Saints hand Archbishop Spalding its first baseball loss of the season


St. Mary’s scored five times in its final three at-bats, including a two-run walk-off home run from Damion Kenealy in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Archbishop Spalding, 5-3, in MIAA A Conference baseball, Tuesday afternoon at Bestgate Park.

With two out and no one on in the bottom of the seventh, Jon Madden doubled to left to bring Kenealy to the plate and he drove a 1-0 pitch over the center-field fence to hand Spalding (6-1 overall, 4-1 MIAA A) its first loss of the year. Kenealy was also the winning pitcher, working scoreless frames in the sixth and seventh innings.

Spalding broke a 1-1 tie with two runs in the top of the sixth, but the Saints (3-2, 2-2) pulled even again with a two-run single from Rocco Abdinoor, scoring Kenealy and Eric Chaney. Abdinoor was 3-for-3 with a double, two RBI’s and a run scored.

Parker Thomas and Thomas Joseph each had RBI’s for the Cavaliers and Brady Hannon was 2-for-2 with an RBI.

Pictured above: St. Mary’s Damion Kenealy, who hit a walk-off home run to left St. Mary’s to a 5-2 MIAA A Conference win while sending Archbishop Spalding to its first loss of the year.