Mt. St. Joe routs McDonogh, 11-0

April 16, 1996|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Mount St. Joseph right-hander Ryan Baker overcame early jitters and bitter temperatures to record eight strikeouts against three walks in a four-hit, 11-0 rout of visiting Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association rival McDonogh yesterday.

"After their first batter [Phil Rosenbaum, 2-for-3] slapped one up the middle, I was a little tight," said Baker (3-1, three saves), who caught six batters looking at fastballs. "By the third inning I loosened up, threw harder, controlled my breaking stuff."

The No. 3 Gaels (10-3, 2-0) led 3-0 after two innings, all the runs scoring on errors. Mark Teixera (2-for-3, two RBIs) finally drove one in for a 4-0 lead in the third and the fifth run -- also in the third inning -- crossed the plate on a fielder's choice.

After Jeff Felker blasted a two-run home run, umpires -- citing an equal number of at-bats for each team -- used the 10-run rule to call an end to the one-sided contest. "Going into the sixth, we had as many hits [four] as they did," said coach Chet Janiga, whose No. 8 Eagles (8-2, 2-1) play Calvert Hall Thursday and Gilman Friday.

"I thought [starter] Demetrius Davis gave a good effort today, but we made too many mistakes."

After yielding four hits, eight runs and five walks against three strikeouts, Davis was lifted, and reserve Daryan Lentz shut out the Gaels in the fifth.

Pub Date: 4/16/96

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