Deletis keys three-run third inning rally with a two-run double

Looking for its third win of the young 2021 baseball season, John Carroll traveled to Owings Mills, Friday, and used three-run third inning to top McDonogh, 3-2, in MIAA A Conference action.

Each team scored a single run in the first and the game remained tied at one entering the top of the third. Mason Delitis broke the tie with a two run double and John Carroll scored another run on a McDonogh miscue. Neither team scored again until the host Eagles tallied twice in the sixth inning, but JCV (3-1 overall, 3-1 MIAA A) held on for the victory.

In the first inning, Frank Adamski reached on a one-out single, stole second and raced home when Deletis reached on an infield error. McDonogh tied the game in its half of the first when Evan Marcinko delivered an RBI with a one-out single to center, chasing home Peter Kokinis, who walked to start the inning.

Marcinko added a second RBI when he drew a bases loaded walk in the McDonogh sixth. Jack Jacobson drove home the Eagles’ third run with a fielder’s choice groundout.

Adamski, who was the only player on either team with two hits, earned the win on the mound with five strong innings of work in which he allowed just one hit and one run, while striking out seven Eagles.

Michael Gibson-Robinson came on to quell McDonogh’s surge in the sixth and struck out five in two innings without allowing a hit to earn the save. Marcinko made the start for McDonogh (0-5, 0-4), working the first four innings, and Jacobson tossed the final three.

Pictured above: John Carroll’s Frank Adamski, who also had two hits, pitched five strong innings to earn the win on the mound.