A two-out double in the seventh inning broke up a perfect game for sophomore right-hander Nick Delp, but host and No. 1 Calvert Hall held on for a 2-0 victory over No. 13 Archbishop Curley in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference baseball playoffs Friday night.
Delp finished the one-hitter for the Cardinals, who will face No. 2 Gilman on Sunday at 5 p.m. at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen.
Calvert Hall must beat the Greyhounds in two straight games to win the title, while Gilman — as the winner's bracket champion — needs to win only one.
Stephen Decatur 3, No. 9 Reservoir 1: Two days after a 6-5 regional semifinal win over two-time defending state champion J.M. Bennett, the visiting Gators fell to the Seahawks in the Class 3A East state regional championship game.
"The experience of having to travel out here twice isn't easy," Reservoir coach Adam Leader said. "We gained a lot of experience this year that can only help us in the future, so I'm really proud of these guys and the way they're handling this now."
Reservoir tied the game at 1 in the top of the fourth on an infield single by Tony Grabow.
But Stephen Decatur went back ahead with an RBI double and then tacked on an insurance run in the fifth.
"That's how its been all year. We're young, we don't have a whole lot of pop, and the runs come one or two. Against good teams we don't really have big innings," Stephen Decatur coach Rich Ferro said.
Reservoir stranded seven base runners in the game, leaving the bases loaded in the second inning and two on with one out in the sixth.
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Bel Air 7, No. 12 Eastern Tech 4: After trailing 3-1 through three innings, the visiting Bobcats (15-5) used a three-run fourth to surge past the Mavericks (13-5).
Matt Wallace doubled to score one run in the third, and Ben Webber hit a two-run home run in the fifth to increase Bel Air's lead.
Tyler Norcross struck out eight Eastern Tech batters in 32/3 innings to help seal the victory.
1/3 innings of work and also homered in the fifth inning to give the Bobcats a 6-3 lead.
Boys' Latin 6, No. 14 St. Mary's 5: Corey Gaines had a home run in the fifth inning and closer Fred Boapst came on to shut down the Saints (22-2) as Boys' Latin upset St. Mary's in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association BConference tournament game at Joe Cannon Stadium in Glen Burnie.
The Lakers' Don Maggio was the winning pitcher.
Catonsville 4, Westminster 3: Jeremy Davis' walk-off hit to deep left field in the eighth inning propelled the host Comets (16-4) past the Owls (15-4) in the Class 4A North Region championship game.
Catonsville will play Churchill in the state semifinals on Tuesday.
Davis' game-winning hit, which bounced off the wall, came after one-out singles by Rob Wheelton and Kevin Sheppard