Andy Bair (6-0, one save) struck out seven against two walks and three hits as visiting and No. 1 Calvert Hall held off No. 2 McDonogh, 2-1, yesterday.
Bair threw 86 pitches -- three more than McDonogh ace Mike Ginsberg (5-1), who struck out four, yielded five hits and walked none.
Calvert Hall scored its runs in the second on a single by Bill Staub and a double by Randy Hohenstein.
McDonogh's lone run came in the sixth, as Rich Levin, who walked, scored on Scott Breault's sacrifice fly.
The Eagles were within striking distance in the seventh when Jason Taylor led off with a bunt. But Bair threw out the next batter and struck out the one after that.
Mike Dubansky then blasted a shot to deep right-center field that Scott Jachimski chased down.