Roundup: No. 1 Eastern Tech nears berth in state softball final

Top-ranked and unbeaten Eastern Tech continued its quest for a return to the state softball final, which would be the second appearance in program history.

After beating Loch Raven, 25-3, in Thursday's Class 2A North regional final, Eastern Tech is one win away from a return to the final at College Park.

The Mavericks (23-0) scored 12 runs in the first and second innings. Jordan Cargile worked two scoreless innings, struck out four and gave up two hits. Bre Casper threw three innings of relief and gave up three runs on three hits, all in the third inning.

Cargile also went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and Casper went 4-for-5 with two doubles and four RBIs.

The Mavericks advance to face McDonough (Charles County), a 4-2 winner over Southern, in Tuesday's state semifinal at Bachman Sports Complex.

Wednesday's baseball

No. 3 Calvert Hall 5, No. 15 Mount St. Joseph 0: Nick Delp turned in a flawless performance Wednesday for the Cardinals.

The junior threw a perfect game, striking out five, as the host Cardinals (21-6) defeated No. 15 Mount St. Joseph (13-4) in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference tournament game.

Calvert Hall scored single runs in the first two innings and three in the third.

The Cardinals, who lost, 9-3, Monday to No. 8 Archbishop Curley, must face the host Friars at 4 p.m. today, with the winner advancing to the championship against No. 2 Archbishop Spalding on Sunday at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen.

No. 5 Chesapeake-AA 6, Severna Park 0: Right-hander Chris Ruszin (8-0) struck out seven for the win as the host Bayhawks (20-2) beat the Falcons (11-10) in a Class 4A East section final.

No. 6 North Harford 5, C. Milton Wright 0: Brian Shaffer pitched a three-hitter as the host Hawks (20-2) beat the Mustangs in a Class 3A North section final.

North Harford travels to Franklin for today's regional championship.


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