It took two days, because of a rain suspension on Monday, but No. 2 Calvert Hall finished off No. 20 Archbishop Curley, 15-5, in five innings, when their MIAA A Conference baseball game concluded on Tuesday in Towson.
The Cardinals (7-4, 3-1) led 2-1 when play resumed in the third inning on Tuesday and they added six runs in the bottom of the fourth to go up 8-1. The Friars countered with four runs in the top of the fifth, but Calvert Hall had another big rally In the home half the inning, scoring 7 times to end the contest on the run rule.
“We’re really swinging the bats well right now,” said Calvert Hall coach Lou Eckerl. “We had a great trip to Florida where we played some great competition and feel ready to make a strong run here in the league.”
Garrett Matheny was 2-for-3 for Calvert Hall including a bases loaded triple off the right field fence in the bottom of the fifth, which brought the Cards to the cusp of victory. Matheny, who finished with 4 RBI, then scored the final run when Jose Torres delivered an infield hit.
Torres had a triple earlier in the game. Nate Bosse was 3-for-3 with a triple, 3 RBI and a run scored. JP Murphy also had a big game, going 2-for-3 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored, while Ian Elliott had a pair of RBI and 2 runs scored.
Trent Gast-Woodard was the only Friar with 2 hits and he had a RBI double, as Curley fell to 3-4 overall and 3-2 in the league.
Trevor Sprinkle pitched 2.2 strong innings on Monday and got the win. Brad Weber took the mound on Tuesday and tossed the final 2.1 innings, allowing four runs with only one being earned.