Gaels collect 15 hits in 17-1 victory; Calvert Hall edges John Carroll, Gilman upends Curley and Loyola rallies past St. Mary’s
Coming off a tough road loss at Archbishop Curley on Tuesday, Mount St. Joseph bounced back in a big way, Thursday, staying on the road and routing McDonogh, 17-1, in five innings.
Every batter in the St. Joe starting lineup had at least one hit and 11-of-12 of the Gaels who got an at bat collected a base knock in the team’s 15 hit attack. After a scoreless first, St. Joe (7-2 overall, 4-2 MIAA A) scored four in the second, five in the third and eight in the fourth.
Ethan Grieb, Travis Leatherwood, Michael Sweeney and Zach Wainio each had two hits, combining for six runs scored and five RBI’s. Both of Sweeney’s hits were doubles and Grieb whacked a triple. In addition, Landon Cooley scored three runs and drive in two.
Jeff Hawkins, Ty Whitaker and Brody Kelm covered the five innings on the mound, allowing one hit each. Hawkins went the first two and got credit for the win.
CALVERT HALL 2, JOHN CARROLL 1
Calvert Hall won its third straight game and second straight in the MIAA A Conference, Thursday, when it visited Bel Air and edged John Carroll, 2-1.
The Cardinals scored on a RBI single by Lamar King in the first inning and a run scoring double by Mike Wineke in the fourth.
Ethan Ruiz singled to plate John Carroll’s only run, in the home half of the fourth, but Steven Mufareh, who tossed the final three innings for the Cardinals, prevented further damage by stranding two Patriots in scoring position. JC also mounted a threat in the fifth with two singles wrapped around a walk, with one out, but Mufareh worked out of the jam with a caught stealing and a fly out.
Ryan Seifert pitched the first four innings for the Hall to earn the win, allowing three hits and one run with five strike outs. Mufareh allowed two hits and struck out three.
GILMAN 6, ARCHBISHOP CURLEY 2, 8 INNINGS
Two of the league’s top pitchers squared off at Archbishop Curley on Thursday, with Curley’s Jake Michel and Gilman’s Peter Heubeck each taking the hill.
The aces threw to a standstill through seven innings as the teams were tied, 2-2, heading into extra frames. Michel, however, after 101 pitches was replaced by Harry Middlebrooks in the eighth and he surrendered four runs to the visiting Hounds, who knocked off the first-place Friars, 6-2.
Heubeck survived a big jam in the Curley seventh and finished what he started by getting Curley 1-2-3 in the eighth to secure the win for the Greyhounds (5-5 overall, 4-3 MIAA A).
With one out in the bottom of the seventh, Curley’s Tristan Schonedienst doubled to left and catcher Zach Gaeta walked. With Matt Sappington at the plate, Gilman catcher Matthew Willis gunned down Schonedienst trying to steal third. Gaeta moved to second on the play and eventually moved to third on a passed ball, giving the Friars runners at the corners, with two down. Sappington added even more pressure by swiping second, but Heubeck ended the threat by getting John Petryszak to ground out to short.
Curley took a 2-0 lead in the second when Kobe Davis delivered a two-out, two-run single. Gilman got even in the fifth when Adam Hicks got a leadoff single, advance to second on a wild pitch, moved to third on a sac bunt by Danny Leikus and scored on a passed ball. Owen Holmgren, who was hit by a pitch, moved to second on Leikus’ bunt and third on the passed ball, scored on a fielder’s choice grounder by Matt Leikus.
Despite the loss, Curley (9-2, 5-2) remains on top of the league by a half game, while Gilman is tied for fourth with John Carroll.
LOYOLA 9, ST. MARY’S 8
On the road in Annapolis, Loyola Blakefield rallied from an early 6-2 hole to edge the St. Mary’s, 9-8, to pick up a an MIAA A Conference baseball victory.
Trent Waire hit an RBI triple in the third to start a five-run inning for Loyola (2-4, 2-4). The next five Dons walked to plate three runs and, after a pair of infield pop outs, Loyola got another walk to complete the rally.
Kyle Luong was 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored to pace the Dons, while Leo Foust and Ryan Wright each hit a double. Wright’s double in the sixth broke an 8-8 tie and lifted the Dons to the victory.
Harry Carbone was 2-for-3 with a double, a run and two RBI’s for St. Mary’s (3-4, 2-4). Rocco Abdinoor also had a two-run double.