It took eight innings on the road, but the Archbishop Curley baseball team pulled off an 8-7 upset of No. 9 Gilman, Monday, that keeps the Friars in the hunt for a place in the MIAA A Conference baseball playoffs.
Curley (12-11, 6-9 MIAA A) broke a 6-6 tie with two runs in the top of the eighth as Tyler Locklear doubled in a run and scored one batter later on a single by Nick Brown. Gilman got one back on the home half of the eighth as Williamson hit sac fly Curley closer Corey Burton was able to strand a pair of Greyhounds seal the victory for the Friars.
Brown was 3-for-5 for Curley with a home run four RBI. Paul Nixon was also 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a run scored, while Locklear and Derrick Booker each had two hits, scored two runs and drove in two.
Pierce Bennett was 3-for-4 for Gilman with two home runs, three runs scored and two RBI. Max Costes was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Alex Slodzinski also homered and had a pair of RBI.
With the win, Curley moves within one game of John Carroll (7-8) for the sixth and final playoff position in the A Conference, with three games to play.
Gilman (17-9 overall) is 9-5 in the A Conference and currently in third place, a half game in front of Loyola and one game in front of St. Mary’s.