With two down and nobody on in the bottom of the eighth inning, host Gilman staged a two-run rally to knock off No. 1 Calvert Hall, 6-5, Wednesday in Roland Park.
After the first two Greyhound batters were retired in the eighth, sophomore Drew Ehrlich drew a walk to keep his team alive. Charlie Darby followed with a base hit and Emmanuel Engerman walked to load the bases. Calvert Hall then botched what might have been a game-ending ground ball, allowing Ehrlich and Darby to race home on the error.
In the top of the eighth, Calvert Hall also scored after two were down. Nate Bosse reached on an error and moved to second on a hit by Dariel Torres, before Jack Finn produced a RBI single to move Calvert Hall in front 5-4.
Calvert Hall scored three times in the top of the first. Finn leadoff with a single and later scored on an error. Bosse capped the inning with a two-run single. The Cardinals upped their lead to 4-0 in the third as Brandon Dorsey drilled a RBI single to center.
Gilman got on the board in the bottom of third, on a RBI double by Engerman, and tied the game with three runs in the sixth. In the sixth, Alex Shafer and Ehrlich had RBI singles and Max Costes had a sac fly.
The win allowed Gilman (11-4, 7-2) to gain a split of the regular season series with the Cardinals and move within in a half game of the Calvert Hall (12-5, 7-1).