After struggling throughout the early season schedule, No. 12 Archbishop Curley’s bats had a breakout effort, Wednesday, as the Friars traveled to top-ranked Calvert Hall and thumped the top-ranked Cardinals, 12-1, in six innings.

Curley senior Zach Ridgely led the Friars at the plate and on the mound.  After allowing a home run to Calvert Hall’s Troy Stokes (2-for-3) in the bottom of the first, Ridgely settled-in to toss a complete game two-hitter, with Stokes having both hits.

At the plate, Ridgely had two hits (both doubles) with a walk and two RBI.  Nick Carroll also had two hits, including a triple, and two RBI for the Friars.

Curley scored one in the second and three in the third to take a 4-1 lead.  The Friars then scored eight runs over the next three innings to register a rare run-rule victory over the Cardinals.

In what is shaping up to be a wide open race in the MIAA A Conference, Curley improved to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the league, where they are tied for third place with Calvert Hall (6-2, 2-2). After just four games, no team in the A Conference is undefeated.  At the top, Archbishop Spalding is 3-1, whie Gilman and St. Paul’s are tied for second at 2-1.