Catonsville rolls over Mervo in first round of baseball playoffs

It was a good Friday on the Catonsville High baseball diamond as the Comets opened the postseason with a convincing 13-2 victory over Mervo.

The Comets opened their defense of a Class 4A North Region championship with a 13-2 victory over visiting Mervo, of Baltimore City.

Spencer Singh allowed four hits and fanned six in the complete-game effort for the Comets (8-9) who will play at Perry Hall on Monday.

Anthony Pehr delivered a pair of two-run doubles to lead the offensive onslaught.

The Comets erased a 1-0 deficit in the second inning with four runs and they blew the game open with seven runs in the fourth.

Joey Getzendanner, Danny Bruno, Ryan Whittington and Lee Wolfe all had two hits for the winners.

“Mervo put a well-disciplined team out there and we took advantage of the chances they gave us,” Catonsville coach Rich Hambor said.

Catonsville’s next opponent is Perry Hall and the Comets are slated to throw JD Klein on the mound.

Earlier this week Klein was named Baltimore County Pitcher of the Year.

The All-County First Team selection had 39 strikeouts in 35.1 innings pitched this season.

He also led the Comets in home runs (4) RBIs (24) and batting average (.400).

Shortstop Getzendanner, catcher Scott Beautz and center fielder Ryan Whittington were selected to the All-County Second Team.

"It was a good win for us to gain some confidence," Hambor said.

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