Frustrated by a series of tough losses, including three in the final inning, in MIAA A Conference play, Archbishop Curley traveled to No. 3 Bel Air, Monday, and unleashed a 17-hit attack on the unsuspecting Bobcats, rolling to a 16-6, 6-inning victory.
The Friars fueled their attack with the long ball as they whacked four home runs, including two by senior Zeke Maldonado. Sophomore Tyler Locklear connected for his fifth of the year and junior Paul Nixon also drove one over the fence.
Curley turned a 2-1 lead into a 10-1 margin with eight runs in the top of the second. Bel Air got three back in the home half of the inning, but the Friars outscored them 6-2 over the next four innings to finish off the victory.
Maldonado had a career day. In addition to the two home runs, he was 4-for-4, with a double, three RBI, a walk and five runs scored. Wesley Meadowcroft had a double and drove in four runs. Locklear and Nick Brown also had doubles and added two RBI’s each, while Nixon and Trent Gast-Woodard each had one RBI and Jalen March doubled home a run.
In all, the Friars (5-7) had 10 extra-base hits, five home runs and five doubles.
Liam Bowers had a triple and drove in four runs for Bel Air (4-2). Michael Yetter also had a RBI for the Bobcats.
Pictured above: Curley senior Zeke Maldonado had a double and two home runs during a 4-for-4 performance.