The Archbishop Spalding baseball team remained red-hot, Thursday, defeated visiting DeMatha, 6-2, as the 2nd-ranked Cavaliers won for the 10th consecutive time.
Trailing 1-0, Spalding (12-2) scored five times in the bottom of the third inning and added one more in fourth to account for all of its scoring.
The third inning rally started with a one-out double by Matt Palumbo and a walk to Nick Vermillion. Palumbo and courtesy runner Eric Rottman then both scored on a double off the bat of Kris Burkowski. Following a fly out by Jack Triolo, Peter Godrick was hit by a pitch, bringing Evan Fochtman to the plate. Fochtman swung at the first pitch he was offered and promptly drove it over the left-field fence for a 3-run homer and a 5-1 Spalding lead.
The Spalding fourth began with back-to-back walks to Justin Caesar and Palumbo. Caesar eventually moved to third on a wild pitch and scored when Vermillion grounded into a double play.
That would be all the runs Spalding would score and it would be all the Cavs needed. Nick Vermillion pitched six strong innings to get the win, allowing two runs (1 earned) and five hits, while striking out nine and walking just one. Timmy O’Farrell pitched a scoreless seventh inning to close out the game.
On Saturday, the Cavaliers will be in Harford County for the Bel Air Tournament, facing C. Milton Wright at 9:00 a.m. and No. 3 Bel Air at 11:00 a.m, before returning to MIAA A Conference action on Monday at Loyola Blakefield.