Still stinging, Calvert Hall tops McDonogh

Kyle's three-hitter leads Cardinals to 6-2 victory

April 01, 1999|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Recalling a defeat from two days earlier, Calvert Hall pitcher Ryan Kyle said yesterday, "Any time you score nine runs in a game, you should win."

The third-ranked, defending champion Cardinals (8-2, 3-1 league) needed fewer than that in Kyle's 6-2 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference win over visiting McDonogh.

Still, the victory served as little consolation to Monday's 12-9 loss at No. 19 Loyola.

"That [Loyola game] was a battle -- them hitting the ball, us hitting the ball. It was neck and neck until they came through," said Dave Marcozzi, whose run-scoring triple in the third inning yesterday broke a 2-2 tie. "We needed a win today, and hopefully, we can continue on and take charge in this league."

FOR THE RECORD - McDonogh third baseman Mike Silverman throws out a Calvert Hall base runner. A photo caption in some editions Thursday misidentified Silverman.

Kyle (2-0) went the distance for his second win since beating public school Class 3A state champ Damascus, striking out five batters against three hits and six walks. McDonogh (3-3, 1-3) lost its second straight game.

Kyle's first-inning wild pitch allowed Shaun Semesky, on with a walk, to cross the plate for a 1-0 lead. Kyle then yielded a second-inning single to Paul Winterling, who twice advanced on wild pitches to set up his score on a throwing error to tie game at 2.

"I was nervous at first. I was all over the place," Kyle said. "After that, I settled down and threw a lot nicer and a lot harder than in previous games."

Calvert Hall overcame a 1-0 deficit in the home first, getting consecutive singles off Jeremy Brown (2-1) from Danny Sorrells and Shamus Cocoran -- the latter scoring Sorrells. Greg Smoot's run-scoring single made it 2-1, Cardinals, heading into the second inning.

Marcozzi tripled in Corcoran before scoring himself on a throwing error to make it 4-2.

"Jeremy Brown threw it outside, and I was able to rip it to get us all pumped up," said Marcozzi. "You saw it in everyone's eyes, right there, that we wanted the game."

Calvert Hall's Brent Gossman doubled to lead off the sixth. Then Nate Barker walked with one out, before both runs scored on a double by Brad Williams for the final margin.

"It's tough playing three of the best teams right in a row with Archbishop Curley [a 9-8 win], Mount St. Joe [an 8-2 loss] and Calvert Hall," said McDonogh's Brown. "But it's still early."

Pub Date: 4/01/99

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