Spalding beats Mt. St. Joe, on verge of baseball playoffs

No. 2 Loyola, No. 6 Gilman pick up boys lacrosse wins


High Schools

May 08, 2004|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

No. 7 Archbishop Spalding continued its run to the school's first baseball playoff berth in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference since 1992 with a 4-3 victory at No. 3 Mount St. Joseph yesterday in Irvington.

Spalding (18-6) virtually clinched a postseason berth and took over second place by raising its conference mark to 12-4, a half game ahead of Mount St. Joseph (19-5, 12-5). The Cavaliers are still a half game behind No. 2 Calvert Hall (18-7, 12-3).

Six teams will qualify for postseason at the conclusion of the 20-game schedule. The top two will receive first-round byes.

The senior leaders - catcher Justin Perry, pitcher Andrew Germuth, infielder Drew Poiter and center fielder Brandon Woods - led the Cavs to the narrow win over the Gaels.

"We just need to play like this every game, not just the big games," said Perry referring to the Cavs letting up against the lower-tier teams. "We got good pitching, defense and scored enough runs to win."

Perry went 3-for-4, doubling in the team's first run in the first and singling home Poiter with the first of two runs in the fifth.

Germuth's grounder right at shortstop Steve Clevenger, who doubled in a run in the first inning, hit an infield bump in the grass and bounced over Clevenger's head into left field. Perry raced home with what would be the winning run in the fifth.

Clevenger's fielder's choice made it a 4-3 game in the fifth before Germuth came on to get the last out and save it for sophomore Dan Palumbo.

Boys lacrosse

No. 2 Loyola 10, No. 4 Calvert Hall 5: The host Dons (12-3, 7-3) clinched the fourth seed in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference tournament. The Cardinals (11-4, 6-4) also clinched a postseason berth.

No. 6 Gilman 8, No. 3 McDonogh 5: Goalie Grant Zimmerman made 11 saves, and the visiting Greyhounds (13-3, 7-3), by virtue of their head-to-head win over Loyola, earned the third seed in the A Conference tournament. The Eagles (18-5, 6-4) will be eliminated from tournament consideration if St. Mary's beats Severn today.

Girls lacrosse

Spalding 9, Park 8: Ashley Paschall scored the last of her three goals in the fourth overtime, lifting the host Cavaliers to their second B Conference semifinal win over the Bruins (9-5-2) in as many seasons.

Glenelg Country 13, St. John's at Prospect Hall 11: Ellie Atkins had three goals and three assists for the defending champion and top-seeded Dragons (10-2), who moved past the No. 4 seed Vikings and into the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland C Conference final.

Oldfields 18, Mount Carmel 8: Senior attacker Kady McBrearty had eight goals and freshman attack Kate Tracey added five for Oldfields (10-2), which advanced to the IAAM C Conference final.

Staff reports contributed to this article.

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