President's Cup championship preview: No. 5 Gilman vs. Archbishop Curley

In matchup with Friars, Greyhounds look to win second title in three years

April 12, 2013|By Dean Jones Jr., The Baltimore Sun

Third annual President's Cup championship

No. 5 Gilman vs. Archbishop Curley

Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards

When: Saturday at 1 p.m.

Admission/Parking: Free. Enter Camden Yards through Home Plate Plaza, which is located near Lot A.

Radio: WBAL 1090AM and


Archbishop Curley: J.D. Caulkins, senior, LHP-1B-OF; Tyler Coleman, senior, IF; Zack Ridgely, junior, LHP-OF; Luke Skovira, senior, OF; Mitch Sutton, senior, RHP-OF

Gilman: Danny Blair, sophomore, OF; Gavin Sheets, junior, LHP-1B-OF; Joe Smeton, junior, LHP; Matt Tilley, senior, IF-OF; Trevor Wey, RHP


After losing four of its first five games this season, Archbishop Curley has played better heading into the President's Cup championship game against No. 5 Gilman on Saturday at Camden Yards.

In two games in the tournament, the Friars have outscored their opponents, 28-7. Curley beat Boys' Latin, 14-2, in the quarterfinals on March 28 before topping Digital Harbor, 14-5, in the semifinals on April 6 at Johns Hopkins.

Gilman has played in the title game in each President's Cup tournament. The Greyhounds won the inaugural event in 2011 with a 2-0 victory over Mount St. Joseph, while the Gaels beat Gilman, 12-11, in last year's title game.

To get to this year's championship, the Greyhounds routed Poly, 16-0, in the quarterfinals on March 30 before edging No. 14 Mount St. Joseph, 9-8, in the semifinals with a four-run rally in the top of the seventh inning.

Gilman defeated Archbishop Curley on the road, 8-5, in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference opener for both schools on March 20. The two teams will meet again at Gilman on Monday at 4:15 p.m.

This year's tournament started with nine public and seven private schools from Baltimore City.

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