Junior Drew Ehrlich had a big day for the Gilman baseball team, as the Greyhounds survived an elimination battle with Mount St. Joseph in the MIAA A Conference tournament, Wednesday, with a 6-3 victory.
The 19th-ranked Greyhounds (16-12) will now advance to face Calvert Hall in Towson on Friday. The Cardinals lost 5-4 to top-seeded Archbishop Splading, also on Wednesday, in the winner’s bracket. The winner of Friday’s game will advance to Sunday’s tournament finals at Ripken Stadium where it will need to defeat Spalding twice to win the championship.
Ehrlich was a force at the plate and on the mound in relief. The junior went 2-for-4 with a home run and 2 RBI. He also pitched the final two innings of the game, allowing no runs and just one hit to get credit for a save.
Max Costes and Alex Slodzinski each had two hits for Gilman and both doubled, while combining for 3 RBI. John Fitzgerald also chipped in with 2 hits in 3 trips with a RBI and a run scored.
Gilman scored four times in the bottom of the third to take a 5-2 lead and an insurance run in the sixth.
Ethan Gallagher was 2-for-3 for the Gaels and Jack Stilling was 2-for-4 with a RBI. St. Joe ended its season at 17-14.