Poly baseball clinches 5th straight city crown

Engineers score 3 in 7th to edge Edmondson, 8-7

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High Schools

April 30, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Down two runs in the bottom of the seventh with its four-year city championship streak on the line, host Poly rallied to score three runs to defeat an upstart Edmondson baseball team, 8-7, yesterday.

Poly's comeback began when it got two walks to start the inning and with runners on first and second, Brandon Roane hit a two-run triple to set up the win.

Starting pitcher Chris Jacob (5-0) then drove in the winning run with a single.

"We literally had our backs to the wall today and we pulled it out in the bottom of the last inning," said coach Corey Goodwin. "The perception of Poly is that we're soft. We're trying to prove everybody wrong."

Catcher David Watkins hit two home runs for Poly.

The win marks the fifth straight A Conference city title for the Engineers (12-1), who have won 11 straight games.

Annapolis 7, No. 4 Chesapeake-AA 5: Andrew Thomas drove in what proved to be the winning run and scored the insurance run in the sixth inning as the host Panthers (3-10) upset the Cougars (10-2).

Thomas went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI.

Andrew Patterson went seven innings, gave up five runs on seven hits, one walk and struck out six for the win.

Glenelg 8, No. 9 Reservoir 0: Freshman pitcher Hunter Kitchens threw six shutout innings as the host Gladiators (8-6) defeated the Gators (13-2).

Senior J.P. Debrowski went 2-for-3 and came on in the seventh for the save.

Girls lacrosse

No. 5 Severn 13, No. 9 McDonogh 9: Eight straight goals to start the second half helped the host Admirals (10-3) defeat the Eagles (13-2).

Junior attack Bretton Bathris had three goals and four assists in the victory.

No. 6 St. Mary's 8, Roland Park 7: Freshman attacker Caroline Cochran scored three goals and had an assist as the host Saints (14-5, 5-3 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland) overcame a halftime deficit to defeat the Reds.

Boys lacrosse

No. 6 Gilman 10, No. 7 Friends 6: Griff Shay scored three goals to power the host Greyhounds (7-5) past the Quakers (5-5).

Gilman took a 2-0 lead in the first three minutes and never trailed. Randall Cooper and Max Hamacker led Friends with two goals each.

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