Catonsville baseball holds off host Lansdowne after building big lead
By Craig Clary
Apr 08, 2019 at 8:45 PM
Catonsville junior Mark Brady had four hits and five RBIs and senior Ben Hall came in for a save in the bottom of the seventh inning as the visiting Comets (6-1) held off Lansdowne, 9-8, on Monday afternoon.
The Vikings (1-6) trailed 9-3 after five innings, but rallied with a run in the sixth and four in the seventh, before Hall, the sixth pitcher for the Comets, put out the fire.
The seventh inning began with George Berbakos on the mound.
Gavin Kolb (2-for-4) led off with a single and scored on a single by Jerald Hurt (3-for-4, home run, 2 stolen bases) after he advanced on a wild pitch.
Hurt stole second and Nick White walked, before Chase Redden singled Hurt home, making it 9-6.
“I was 1-2 and I was just looking to put the ball in play and it was inside and I just drove it,” Brady said.
Warm has high expectations for his number two hitter.
“We’ve scored almost 10 runs in every game this year and he’s batting second in our lineup for a reason,” Warm said. “He is just one of our top hitters and he’s been doing a great job all year, in practice, on the field, he’s just keeping it all going.”
Lansdowne’s first-year coach Mike Corn lamented the fact his team lost another close game.
“We have six losses and all but one or two are by one or two runs and in every one of those losses we can pick one inning where we fall apart,” Corn said. “That’s been the theme, we play really, really strong baseball for six innings of every game and we have not been able to overcome that one inning.”