St. Paul's Johnson matches Floyd's 30 wins

April 20, 2005|By Pat O'Malley

St. Paul's pitcher Steve Johnson tied Gavin Floyd, now with the Philadelphia Phillies, for most career wins by a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference pitcher when he earned his 30th victory Monday in a 16-0 rout at John Carroll.

Johnson (6-1) gave up three hits in six innings for the second-ranked Crusaders. Johnson matched Floyd, who was a two-time Sun Player of the Year at Mount St. Joseph, where he compiled a 30-5 career mark.

Ken Loudermilk of North East in Cecil County holds the state record at 39-3 (1985-1988).

State's top winners

Pitcher, School ................................ Years .......................Record

Ken Loudermilk, North East .......... '85-88 ......................... 39-3

Ryan Lambert, Paint Branch .......... '90-93 ........................ 34-3

Charlie Buckheit, Northeast ........... '88-91 ........................ 30-3

Steve Johnson, St. Paul's ................ '02-05* ....................... 30-5

Gavin Floyd, Mt. St. Joseph ........... '99-01 ........................ 30-5

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