"I was just looking straight fastball and once I was in the 2-2 count I was trying to slap it the other way to try to bring him in and I found a hole," McCann said. "I wanted the last at bat because it's my senior year and Reservoir is a big game ... I'm hoping for an undefeated season now."
While the win was a huge boost for Atholton, the Raiders have a long way to go in their county championship defense.
"We still have River Hill and Marriotts Ridge both away, and we still have Mt. Hebron twice," Dupski said. Reservoir "is a great ball club and I hope we see them again" in the playoffs.
The Gators, meanwhile, have to try to win out and hope that Atholton slips up during the last two weeks.
"There's a lot of baseball left to play this year and there's a lot of competition out there still, we're not hanging our heads," Leader said. "We've got to come back out and jump back on the horse and get on a roll ... It'll sting for a little bit but we've got to come back out tomorrow."
Re (10-1, 11-2) 001 010 0 - 2 9 1
A (10-0, 11-1) 002 000 1 - 3 4 2
Morris and O'Hagan. Slayton and Bagley.
2B: Re — Quattrone, O'Hagan. A — Frazier, Acker.
Around the league
Glenelg 6, Oakland Mills 1
Hammond 4, Marriotts Ridge 3
Howard 9, Long Reach 2
Lions senior Tyler Gormus pitched the complete game three-hit victory. Junior Jimmy Cain doubled twice and drove in two runs on three hits, while Mark Reagan hit a bases loaded triple.
Chris Wessels drove in both Long Reach runs.
Mt. Hebron 9, Centennial 7
River Hill 15, Wilde Lake 5
Glenelg Country 10, Friends 6 (MIAA B Conference)
Atholton at Oakland Mills
Centennial at River Hill
Glenelg at Long Reach
Howard at Hammond
Marriotts Ridge at Mt. Hebron
Wilde Lake at Reservoir
League standings (as of April 22)
Marriotts Ridge, 8-3
Mt. Hebron, 6-4
River Hill, 6-4
Long Reach, 3-6
Wilde Lake, 2-9
Oakland Mills, 0-10
Glenelg Country, 7-2 MIAA B
Chapelgate, 6-0 MIAA C