Boys’ Latin and Pallotti are also victorious as the playoffs near; MIAA B roundup
Boys’ Latin, which celebrated May Day with a 15-4 rout of Park School, has pulled away from the pack in the MIAA B Conference baseball standings with a 12-2 record. The race behind the Lakers, however, is quite intense as four squads are jam-packed in the battle for second place.
St. Vincent Pallotti, which edged Friends School, 14-13, on Tuesday, and St. John’s Catholic Prep, which was defeated, 10-3, by Severn, are tied for second with 9-6 records. Glenelg Country (8-6), which edged Annapolis Area Christian, 5-4, is a half game back of second, as is Severn (9-7). Gerstell, now 6-6, is also even in the loss column with the teams battling for second place.
Only six teams qualify for the playoffs, and Friends School and Mount Carmel, both 6-7, are also very much in the playoff hunt.
Severn’s victory, it’s third straight, was paced by Jimmy Riley’2 three hits, two runs scored and two RBI. Ty Benz, Alex Rozner and Ryan Jack all chipped in with two hits each. On the mound, Alex Lashgari tossed six strong innings, working out of several jams, to get the win.
Reece Early pitched five strong innings to help Gerstell to a 14-6 win over Mount Carmel, as he allowed just two hits and one earned run, while striking out 11 Panthers.
Chris Hagan and Brennan Sedney paced the Falcons at the plate with four hits each. Matt Szedlock and Early were right on their heels with three hits each. The top four in the lineup racked up seven of the 14 Gerstell RBI’s.
If the Falcons make the playoffs, they will have earned it. The Mount Carmel game marked first of seven in the next nine days.
In Ellicott City, AACS jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Glenelg Country, in the top of the third inning, on an RBI single by Matt Sowinski, who plated Micaiah Warner and Kyler Wilson, who led of the inning with base hits.
GCS responded in the bottom of the inning scoring four runs on hits by Alex Beglan, Tyler Russo and Michael Fagan. AACS scored 2 runs to tie the score in the top of the fourth inning with Andrew Sowinski getting an RBI double. The Dragons were able to get the go ahead run in the bottom of the fifth inning as Beglan walked, stole second and third base and scored on a sacrifice fly by Russo. This was enough as Russo pitched a complete game to earn the victory on the mound.