The St. Frances baseball team has been accepted into the Maryland State Private School Tournament and will play its first game against Bishop Walsh on Tuesday, May 15.
St. Frances coach Brian Boles applied to play in the tournament after he learned April 27 that his team would have to forfeit all its games because of incomplete paperwork on two transfer students. The Panthers were among the leaders in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference before the penalty, which turned their 8-4 record into 0-12 and eliminated them from MIAA postseason play.
The team got more good news Thursday when it learned four of its seniors -- catcher Eric Winston, third baseman Carey Cheek, pitcher Darrold Adams and pitcher Harold Myles -- had been selected to participate in the Mid-Atlantic Baseball Classic all-star game. The game is to be played at Hagerstown Municipal Stadium on May 28.
Cheek has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend St. Augustine College (N.C.). He is hitting .474 (36 hits), with 25 RBIs, six doubles and 11 stolen bases.