Four first round games in the 2012 President’s Cup, the 2nd annual baseball event created by Baltimore City Council President Jack Young, matching Baltimore City public and private schools, were played on Saturday, with the private schools winning three games.  The tournament continues Monday afternoon with four more first round games and two quarterfinal contests.

In first round action at Boys’ Latin, Archbishop Curley routed Patterson, 14-0, and Friend romped over Mervo, 11-1.  This sets up a Monday afternoon (3:30 pm) quarterfinal match-up between Curley and Friends at Swann Park.  Also at Swann Park on Monday evening (6:30) Mount St. Joseph will battle Poly in a quartfinal game.  St. Joe shutout Edmondson, 11-0, on Saturday at Gilman.  Also at Gilman on Saturday, Poly eliminated Cristo Rey, 14-0.

The four first round games on the other half of the bracket, which will also take place on Monday are slated for play at Medfield Heights Elementary School, St. Joe and Curley.

At Medfield, Gilman will face Southwestern at 4:00 p.m.  At St. Joe, St. Frances will square off with Dunbar, also at 4:00 p.m.  The day will start at Curley, at noon, when Digital Harbor battles MATHS.  And finally, at 4:00 p.m., City and Boys’ Latin will meet, also at Curley.

The winners of Monday’s first round games will play in a pair of quarterfinal games on Wednesday Swann Park.

After Wednesday, the tournament will be on hold until April 14 when a pair of semifinal games will be played at Johns Hopkins University.  The semifinal winners will have the honor of playing in the championship game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 21 at 1:00 p.m.

Editor’s Note: An early version of this story stated that Mervo defeated Friends in a first round game.  Friends actually won the game and advanced to the quarterfinal round against Archbishop Curley.  VSN regrets this error.