No. 2 Archbishop Spalding smacked a pair of ranked opponents, Saturday at the Bel Air Invitational, scoring 33 runs in the process. Unranked John Carroll scored a 7-3 win over No. 3 Bel Air in one game and fell to No. 17 C. Milton Wright, 12-9, in the other.
Spalding scored eight runs in the top of the second, in its first game against C. Milton Wright, and led 12-1 after three innings as the Cavaliers went on to prevail, 17-8.
Peter Godrick was 3-for-5 with a triple, two runs scored and an RBI for Spalding. Justin Pelletreau had two hits, including a home run, and three RBI and Cory Blohm add two hits, two runs scored and an RBI.
In the second game, it was another big inning which propelled the Cavaliers, as they scored 10 runs in the top of fourth to go up 11-0. Spalding then added five in the fifth to win the game in five innings, 16-0.
Evan Fochtman and Justin Caesar each stroked doubles and drove in two runs each. Matt Palumbo and Nick Vermillion also had two RBI each.
On the mound, Cameron Webb pitched four innings to get the win and Spencer Sherman pitched the fifth.
Ryan Archibald homered twice in John Carroll’s 7-3 win over Bel Air. He finished with four RBI. Zach Rasmussen added two hits, a double and two RBI.
In it’s second game, John Carroll tried to make it a clean sweep for the MIAA as the Patriots scored five times in the bottom of the sixth to take a 9-8 lead against C. Milton Wright. The Mustangs, however, scored four times in the top of the seventh and held on for a 12-9 victory.
Spalding has now won 12 games in a row and is 14-2 on the season. John Carroll is 6-5, C. Milton Wright is 7-2 and Bel Air is 3-5 with four of its losses coming to MIAA A Conference opponents.