A pair of upsets on final day of the regular season will go a long way in shaping the upcoming Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference baseball tournament.
After starting Wednesday in a four-way tie for first place, No. 3 Archbishop Spalding wrapped up the league's No. 1 seed with a 3-2 win over John Carroll, earning the Cavaliers a first-round bye in the double-elimination tournament, which begins Friday.
No. 9 Archbishop Curley locked up the No. 2 seed, and the other bye, by upending No. 2 Calvert Hall, the defending A Conference champion, 6-2.
And No. 7 St. Paul's, which could've clinched the top seed with a win, instead fell back to the No. 4 seed after losing to unranked Loyola, 9-5.
The wild day set up a tournament schedule that looks like this:
No. 6-seed Gilman at No. 3-seed Calvert Hall
No. 5-seed Mount St. Joseph at No. 4 seed St. Paul's
Gilman/Calvert Hall winner at No. 2-seed Archbishop Curley
Mount St. Joseph/St. Paul's winner at No. 1-seed Archbishop Spalding
Gilman/Calvert Hall loser vs. Mount St. Joseph/St. Paul's loser
The finals are set for May 18 at Ripken Stadium.