For Friends, last week's 4-1 victory over Arlington Baptist took eight innings. It was worth the wait.
The Quakers had not fielded a baseball team for five years before joining the MSA C Conference this season. The program had been suspended because of insufficient interest.
Winning pitcher Ben Jones struck out 11 and Justin Reis drove in two runs, including the game-winner for coach Tom Randall's team.
* Goalie Stash Rote had 23 saves in two victories as John Carroll won its own lacrosse invitational, downing West Chester (Pa.), 5-4, and North Harford, 7-1. Brian Turk had three goals and Tim Ferriter had three assists in the championship game for the Patriots (2-2).
* Saturday's rain forced three baseball tournaments and the Al Laramore Capital City lacrosse tournament to be rescheduled for today.
Baseball tournaments at Mount St. Joseph, Broadneck and Cardinal Gibbons, each involving four teams, were to be completed this afternoon.
The lacrosse tournament at Broadneck has a top-notch doubleheader, with No. 5-ranked St. Mary's vs. No. 11 Annapolis at 5 p.m., and No. 3 Severn vs. No. 13 Broadneck at 7.
In last Thursday's first round, St. Mary's stopped Broadneck, 8-4, and Severn topped Annapolis, 13-9.