Spalding baseball tops Calvert Hall

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Senior Chris Huisman had three hits, including his sixth homer of the season and scored the winning run on a single by Nick Pease in the bottom of the eighth as second-seeded and No. 4 Archbishop Spalding edged defending champion and No. 6 Calvert Hall, 3-2, yesterday in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference tournament.

Jason Patten went the distance for the Cavaliers (19-7), giving up three hits and striking out eight on 135 pitches. Spalding will host fifth-seeded (12-9) Gilman, a 6-5 upset winner at top-seeded and No. 3 Mount St. Joseph (19-5), at 4 p.m. tomorrow in the winners' bracket.

In the losers' bracket, third-seeded Calvert Hall (23-8) meets No. 6 St. Paul's (14-14), which eliminated Loyola (12-11), 5-2 yesterday, at 4 today. The survivor visits Mount St. Joseph tomorrow at 4 in the double-elimination tournament.

Pat O'Malley

More baseball

No. 2 Arundel 12, North County 0 -- Shawn Pleffnor (2-for-3, four RBIs) hit two home runs as the host Wildcats (20-3) advanced to the Class 4A East final.

No. 8 Chesapeake-AA 12, No. 10 Broadneck 2 -- Greg Snyder struck out 10 and allowed one extra-base hit as the host Cougars (18-5) beat the Bruins in a 4A East regional semifinal. Chesapeake will face No. 2 Arundel, which has beat it twice this season, in the next round.

C. Milton Wright 2, No. 14 Parkville 0 -- Nick Bisesi, who had a no-hitter going until the seventh inning, struck out seven as the visiting Mustangs (15-8) upset the Knights (17-5) in a 4A North regional semifinal.

Blake 6, Perry Hall 1 -- Sophmore left-hander Ryan Rehman allowed five hits as the host Bengals defeated the Panthers in a 4A North regional semifinal in Norwood. Perry Hall third baseman Tim Wells led of the third inning with a homer to give the Gators (12-10) a 1-0 lead, but Blake scored four runs in its half of the third.

Harford Tech 21, Pikesville 0 -- Josh Williams went 2-for-3 with a triple and four RBIs as the host Cobras (14-6) advanced to the Class 1A North regional final for the second time in school history. Williams also pitched four shutout innings in the rout of the Panthers (9-9).


No. 2 Chesapeake-AA 4, Thomas Stone 2 -- Lauren Gibson (13-1) struck out 11 batters as the visiting Cougars (21-2) advanced to the 4A East regional final.

No. 3 Severna Park 4, J.M. Bennett 0 -- Kaila Jenkins pitched a complete game with 16 strikeouts to earn her 18th win of the year for the host Falcons (19-4) in the 3A East regional semifinal.

No. 8 Long Reach 3, Northeast 2 -- Sarah Blaszak had an RBI and made the game-winning catch in center field to lead the Lightning (17-4) past the Eagles in Class 3A East. Long Reach will host No. 3 Severna Park tomorrow at 4 p.m. in the regional final.

Catonsville 12, Western 0 -- Amanda Fefel (seven strikeouts) and Sami Johnston (two strikeouts) pitched a combined five-inning no-hitter as the host Comets (18-4) advanced to the 3A North regional final against Franklin today at 4 p.m.

Boys lacrosse

North Harford 8, Fallston 5 -- Mark Parks scored two goals in the first half as the host Hawks jumped out to an early lead and held off a late Cougars rally to win in the 3A-2A North regional final. The Hawks held the Cougars scoreless in the first half and took a 5-0 lead at halftime. Fallston, led by Matt Baroch (two goals), outscored North Harford 5-3, but couldn't overcome the early deficit. Goalie Steve Pollhammer had 11 of his 15 saves in the second half for the Hawks. Parks finished with a hat trick. Jake Hert- zog had three assists and one goal and Dean Thrasher scored twice for North Harford (17-2). Patrick Mull had two assists for the Cougars (9-6) and Brad Motley stopped 11 shots. The Hawks will face Mount Hebron in the state semifinals.

No. 10 Dulaney 17, C. Milton Wright 3 -- Rich Romanelli scored a game-high four goals to help the host Lions take the 4A-3A South regional title.

Loch Raven 12, Pikesville 7 -- Tim Homa led the host Raiders (11-4) with five points, including three goals and an assist in the second half, to beat the Panthers.

South Carroll 15, Winters Mill 3 -- Joey Grimes and Mike Lewis each had first-half hat tricks to lead the host Cavaliers (14-3) in a rout of the Falcons (13-5) in the 2A-1A West final.

Girls lacrosse

Sparrows Point 12, Harford Tech 6 -- Jackie Moser had four goals and an assist to lead the host Pointers (13-2) to their first Class 2A-1A South regional championship. Danielle Toland scored three goals and Misty Might added two for Sparrows Point, which will play the Loch Raven/Pikesville winner in the state semifinals.

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