Calvert Hall wins its second straight in Miami; Spalding dominates St. John’s (DC); St. Mary’s edges John Carroll


The Loyola Blakefield baseball continues to rebound from a slow start as the Dons won for the fourth straight time on Tuesday, defeating visiting Mount St. Joseph, 7-3, in MIAA A Conference baseball action.

The top of the order did a lot of damage as Josh Bonaparte, from the leadoff spot, and Leo Foust, from the number two hole, stroked two doubles each to lead an 11-hit attack. Both scored one run and Bonaparte added an RBI. Not to be outdone, the third batter in Coach Mike Kelly’s order, Trent Waire was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

Also enjoying a big day for the Dons was Zach Stolze, who was 2-for-3 with a triple, one run scored and one driven home. Jake Hauk added a hit and two RBI.

St. Joe broke on top, 1-0, with an RBI double by Ripken Reese in the of the first, but the Dons scored four times in the bottom of the first and scored three more time over the next two innings to build a 7-1 advantage.

Zachery Wainio and Landon Cooley each had two hits for the Gaels. Wyatt Mummert was the winning pitcher for the Dons, working six innings, scattering seven hits, striking out seven and walking just two.

At 6-7 overall, Loyola is back within one game of .500 and the Dons improved to 3-5 in the A Conference, where they are tied for fourth place with St. Joe (10-7) and John Carroll.

Pictured above: Loyola’s Leo Foust was right in the middle of the Dons’ success at the top of the order in its win over Mount St. Joe. He hit two doubles and scored a run.


NO. 1 ARCHBISHOP SPALDING 6, ST. JOHN’S (DC) 1

St. John’s College (DC) has had a strong season against MIAA A Conference baseball competition, having already defeated Archbishop Curley and Calvert Hall, but on Tuesday the Cadets met their match as top-ranked Archbishop Spalding grabbed an early lead and defeated St. John’s, 6-1, at Spalding.

The host Cavaliers (14-3) scored three runs in the first inning, which proved to be more than enough for senior pitcher Eddie Sargent. Sargent made the start and pitched six shutout innings, giving up just three hits and striking out five on the way to the victory.

The offense was led by Ty Smith, who had an RBI single in the first and doubled off the wall to jump start a rally in the fifth inning. Caleb Estes had two hits on the day and Matt Gormley added three RBI, including a 2-RBI double in the fifth inning.


NO. 3 CALVERT HALL 13, MONSIGNOR PACE (FL) 3

No. 3 Calvert Hall won its second straight game by a lopsided score in the Belen Jesuit Tournament in Miami, defeating Florida’s Monsignor Pace, 13-3, on Tuesday.

The Cardinals (13-4) collected 15 hits in the five inning contest, including four doubles and a pair of home runs. John Harris hit one of the home runs and went 2-for-3 with three RBI. Jackson Kerr also went deep, driving in two and scoring twice.

Jake Butler, Clover Garrick, Lamar King and Liam McDevitt hit the doubles and Chase Davalli went 2-for-2 with a run scored and three RBI.

On Monday, Butler and King each hit a pair of home runs, while Davalli had a double and a home run in 12-0, five inning rout of Cardinal Gibbons (NC). King had five RBI in that contest and Butler drove in three.


ST. MARY’S 3, NO. 13 JOHN CARROLL 2

St. Mary’s proved opportunistic in defeating No. 13 John Carroll, 3-2, on the road in MIAA A conference play, Tuesday in Bel Air.

The Saints scored twice in the second inning when they loaded the bases with two walks and a single. After a pop out, Dom Hicks walked to drive in the first run and Damion Kenealy was hit by a pitch to plate the second.

Kenealy also drove in the third run, in the fourth, when he drilled a one-out home run over the left-field fence.

John Carroll got two back in bottom of the fourth on a sac fly from Casey Carpenter and an RBI single from Dallas Brooks. The Patriots also threatened with a seventh inning rally, as a double by William Weiman was followed by an infield single from Austin Hoffman. Then, with one out, Frank Adamski was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Unphazed, Rocco Abdinoor, who pitched the seventh inning, struck out Griffin Shirk and got Matt Archibald to line out to right, to close out the win for the Saints.

Eric Chaney pitched the first six innings for St. Mary’s and earned the win. He allowed only three hits and struck out three. He also walked four.

The win moves St. Mary’s (7-8, 2-6) within one game of John Carroll (7-8, 2-6) and two others in what will be a battle for the final three league playoff spots in the closing weeks of the regular season.