St. Paul's Johnson remains hot, tops Mt. St. Joe in baseball, 2-0

No. 3 Spalding softball falls to Seton Keough

Spring sports

High Schools

April 14, 2005|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

Senior Steve Johnson added a two-hitter to the no-hitter and two one-hitters he has thrown this season as the third-ranked and visiting St. Paul's baseball team defeated No. 11 Mount St. Joseph, 2-0, yesterday.

Johnson (5-1) struck out eight and walked two in recording his 29th career victory. He had a no-hitter with one out in the sixth, when Matt Staso doubled. Johnson also gave up a double to John Mudrick in the seventh.

Mudrick's courtesy runner, Joe Scardina, was then picked off second base by Johnson.

The Crusaders (11-5, 7-1) trail only unbeaten and top-ranked Calvert Hall (13-1, 8-0) in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference. Defending champion Mount St. Joseph (7-7, 2-5) received a strong relief effort from left-hander Matt Swanson, who held St. Paul's to one hit and no runs in the last five innings.

No. 9 Severna Park 4, No. 6 Broadneck 0: Chris Crum threw a complete game, two-hit shutout and struck out eight for the host Falcons (7-2), who won their seventh straight.

Severna Park's Andrew Ferris went 2-for-3.

No. 6 Chesapeake-AA 3, North County 2: Pitcher Jake Shibilsky hit two triples and scored twice for the visiting Cougars (5-1).

No. 1 Calvert Hall 20, St. John's Prospect Hall 0: The host Cardinals (14-1, 8-0) extended their winning streak to 14.

Scott Krieger hit a grand slam in the second inning.

Softball

No. 15 Seton Keough 5, No. 3 Archbishop Spalding 3: An extra out went a long way for the Gators against the Cavaliers at Randazzo Park.

Seton Keough scored five unearned runs in the top of the third inning - all the runs scoring after two outs - and then held off the Cavaliers to pull off an upset win.

Pitcher Carly Martin and Lauren Dulay hit run-scoring singles and Meghan Kovacs followed with a two-run single to key the big inning, which was extended on an infield error. Seton Keough improves to 6-1 overall and 5-0 in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference, while the Cavaliers drop to 6-2 and 5-1 in the league.

After the Cavaliers scored three runs in the fourth to get within two, Martin retired nine of the last 10 batters for the win.

- Glenn P. Graham

No. 14 Broadneck 2, No. 1 Severna Park 0: The Bruins (4-0) overtook the Falcons (3-1) on two unearned runs in the sixth inning.

No. 10 IND 10, McDonogh 2: Jessica Vetock went 3-for 4, including a bases-empty homer for the host Indians (6-4).

Winner Colleen Matthes struck out eight over six innings.

No. 5 Chesapeake-AA 2, No. 2 North County 1: The Cougars (4-1) scored twice on errors to upset the host Knights (4-1).

Jessica Dembinski doubled for North County's lone run.

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