Maryland-bound senior K.J. Hockaday (2-for-3) set a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association record for most home runs in a season with 30, and host No. 5 John Carroll shut out Archbishop Curley, 9-0, in the opening round of the MIAA A Conference tournament Friday.
Hockaday hit the record-setting homer in the sixth inning. He set the MIAA career home-run record on May 7, breaking former Mount St. Joseph and current New York Yankee Mark Teixeira's record of 25. Right-hander Trent Shaw (5-1) worked a complete game Friday, gave up six hits, one walk and struck out three for the win. The Patriots (15-4) travel to Archbishop Spalding in Monday's second-round game at 4 p.m.
No. 7 Severna Park 8, North County 4: Connor Wells (2-for-4) and Brent Jones (2-for-3) each homered, and the host Falcons (16-5) beat the Knights in the opening round of Class 4A East regionals.
Wells hit a solo homer in the third, and Jones had a two-run shot in the fifth. Severna Park hosts Old Mill in Monday's quarterfinal at 4 p.m.
Loch Raven 12, New Town 3: Steven Boudouris pitched a complete game for the visiting Raiders in Class 1A North.
Boudouris struck out 11 and allowed only one hit. Loch Raven travels to Western Tech for Monday's quarterfinal.
Loyola 6, St. Paul's 3: A.J. Lardo pitched three innings of relief and the visiting Dons scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat the Crusaders in the opening round of the MIAA A Conference tournament.
Loyola faces No. 1 Calvert Hall in Monday's second round.
No. 5 St. Paul's 9, No. 4 St. Mary's 8: Defending A Conference champion Crusaders (14-7) led by two with a 1:30 to go and held off a late rally to upset the Saints (12-6) in an MIAA quarterfinal.
St. Paul's led for most of the game by a goal, including 4-3 at the end of the first and 6-5 at the half.
Taylor Michel had five points (two goals, three assists) to lead St. Paul's, who will face No. 1 Calvert Hall in Tuesday's semifinal at 6 p.m. at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium.
Pat Manley had a hat trick for St. Mary's.