South Carroll pitcher Ron White got the outs when he needed them most against visiting Mount Hebron yesterday.
His supporting cast got him a run in the second and broke it open with a three-run fifth, enabling the Cavaliers to come away with a 4-1 win in a non-conference game.
White went six strong innings, allowing the one run on five hits before giving way to Kile Maxcy, who pitched a scoreless seventh.
"Ron was behind in the count some, but pitched very well," said South Carroll coach Joe Foltz.
"Every time there were runners on, he survived and managed to escape out of the innings."
White's performance offset a solid effort from Mount Hebron starter Mike Cudzilo, who limited the Cavaliers (7-4) to six hits before leaving the game behind 3-1 in the fifth.
Mount Hebron (6-3) had at least one runner in scoring position in each of the first three innings -- the first two with less than two outs -- but White found ways to get out of the jams.
In the first inning, it was two straight strikeouts with a runner on second. In the second, Mount Hebron's Mark Jensen led off with a double, but was left stranded.
With runners on second and third and two outs in Mount Hebron's third, South Carroll second baseman Bryan Herche made a great play getting to a pop fly in shallow center.
"This is Bryan's second year on varsity and he's only a junior," Foltz said.
"He covers a lot of ground and made a great play."
It was Herche who gave White and the Cavaliers a 1-0 lead with a run-scoring double just under the glove of Brian Beniciewkz in left.
The Cavaliers then broke it open with three in the fifth.
Todd Henry led off with a bunt single and scored one out later when Tim Beck tripled to the gap in left-center. Beck came in on FTC a wild pitch by Cudzilo to make it 3-0. A two-out single by Maxcy and two Mount Hebron infield errors gave the Cavaliers a 4-0 lead.
"We got a pretty well-pitched game but didn't hit. And then we make two errors on two routine balls with two outs -- those are plays that have to be made," said Mount Hebron coach Dave Appleby .
Mount Hebron got one back in the sixth when Jimmy Long's sacrifice fly drove in Jensen, who led off with a single.