No. 10 Reservoir baseball beats No. 11 Centennial in ninth, 5-3

Spring sports

High Schools

April 19, 2005|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

A two-out, two-run triple by Matt Costa in the top of the ninth inning provided Reservoir its winning margin in a 5-3 victory over defending Class 3A state baseball champion and No. 11 Centennial yesterday.

The victory increased the No. 10 Gators' lead over second-place Centennial to three games. This was the only time the teams will play each other.

Reservoir's Derrick Nason (5-0) pitched eight innings and worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out situation in the bottom of the seventh. Right fielder Kyle Dwyer caught a fly ball and relayed it to first baseman Connor Thompson, who threw a strike to catcher Brian Stone to complete a double play for the first two outs.

Reservoir (10-0 overall, 8-0 Howard County), a second-year varsity program that failed to score in two games against Centennial (7-3, 6-3) last season, scored its first three runs in the third inning on a two-run single by Peter Smith and a sacrifice fly by Chip Hiden.

Girls lacrosse

No. 4 Notre Dame Prep 11, No. 6 St. Mary's 10: Charlene Morin's penalty shot with a little more than five minutes to go proved to be the winner as the Blazers (8-3, 3-0 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A1 Conference) beat the host Saints (7-4, 3-2).

"It was a very well-fought battle between two very good teams," St. Mary's coach Sue Chittim said. "I think that's why everyone likes the IAAM, because any game is up for grabs. If you take two minutes off and you're not at your peak, then anyone can win."

Sun staff reports contributed to this article.

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