Could this be the start of something big? Chesapeake-Anne Arundel hurler Ryan Moore certainly thought so after his 4-0 shutout of No. 1 Calvert Hall, the two-time Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association champ.
"We lost to [No. 2] Mount St. Joe, 5-2, on Monday, and we knew Calvert Hall had beaten [4A state champ] Arundel and was ranked above St. Joe," said Moore, one of only two seniors in yesterday's lineup for No. 7 Chesapeake (1-1). "The No. 1 thing was to come out and play a steady game and not to be intimidated. This is definitely the biggest win of my career."
Moore went five innings, allowing only two hits and five walks while striking out five. Jeff Fraley entered in the sixth and allowed just a walk with two strikeouts.
Moore was aided by a three-run third inning and acrobatic grabs by outfielders Chad Duncan, Matt Wolfe and Jared Vogt early on. He had a rough second inning, walking two, yielding two steals, and balking once. But with the go-ahead run on third base, Calvert Hall's Dave Smith popped out.
"I just tried not to throw a straight fastball, and to make the ball move. Keep them off balance, and rely on our defense, which I credit for the win," said Moore, who is 1-0.
Vogt doubled to start the third inning, and advanced on a single by Mike Bianco. Vogt scored to make it 1-0 when Cardinals pitcher Mike Svehla overthrew first base trying to get Moore. Bianco made it 2-0 after Cory Dlugokeski grounded out, advancing Moore to third. Moore scored on a grounder by Dave Stepp.
It became 4-0 in the fourth after Marvin Hazen singled, stole second, took third on a wild pitch, and scored on a pop-out by Ryan Terpay.
"Losing to St. Joe the other day wasn't as bad as the write-up on the game in the papers the next day, which [disrespected] Anne Arundel County baseball. That helped us today," said Chesapeake coach Jimmy Simms. "Calvert Hall's a great team, but today we played better."
Calvert Hall (5-1) -- which lost its coach, Joe Binder, when he was ejected by umpire Dave Green for arguing balls and strikes -- stranded seven runners, including Chuck Easter, who doubled and reached third with one out in the third inning.
Right-hander Tom Bloom (1-0) pitched a seven-inning no-hitter, walking two and striking out eight. Right-hander Adam Nastalski (1-0) pitched a five-inning no-hitter, walking one and striking out five.
Patterson 12, Southern-BC 0: Right-hander Jennifer Preston (1-1) pitched seven hitless innings, striking out nine and walking four.
Pub Date: 3/28/96