Third-ranked Cardinals improve to 6-0 in league play with a win over St. Paul’s; Mount St. Joe handles Gilman its first conference loss

In the parity rich MIAA A Conference, the Calvert Hall baseball team is starting to distinguish itself.

The Cardinals (10-2 overall) are now 6-0 in league play and the only remaining unbeaten squad, as they moved into first place on Thursday with a 14-3 home win over St. Paul’s, in five innings.

After surrendering three runs in the top of the first to the Crusaders, Calvert Hall scored five times in the bottom of the first and seven more times in the second to set the stage for the run-rule victory. The Cardinals ended the game with two runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Nick Tamberino was the major force in the Cardinal lineup, going 3-for-3 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and six RBI’s. Michael Blair also homered in his only at bat and drove in two runs. In addition, Parker Landwehr was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and a pair of RBI’s.

On the mound, Grant Duemel allowed the three first inning runs to the Crusaders (0-7 overall, 0-7), but settled in to toss four solid innings, allowing just two hits with four strikeouts and four walks. Kasey Baumgart pitched a scoreless fifth for the Cardinals.

Calvert Hall owns a half game lead over both Mount St. Joseph and Gilman (each 5-1). St. Joe handed Gilman its first league loss of the year on Thursday, downing the Greyhounds, 8-5, at Gilman.

Michael Rosen had a double and two RBI’s and Ripken Reese tripled and also drove in two to lead the Gaels. In addition, Ethan Grieb went 2-for-3 with a double and three runs scored.

Pictured above: Nick Tamberino had a double and home run and drove in six runs to lead Calvert Hall to a win over St. Paul’s.