The regional playoffs for baseball and softball are scheduled to begin Thursday, so let's take a look at the first-round matchups for county teams.

In baseball, county champion Century (16-3) has a bye in Class 2A West Section 2. The Knights await the Winters Mill-South Carroll winner in the section semifinals. The Falcons (6-12) visit the Cavaliers (6-11) on Thursday.


Liberty (8-9) is the No. 3 seed in the section and the Lions are hosting No. 6 Oakland Mills on Thursday, while Francis Scott Key (2-13) travels to Marriotts Ridge.

In 3A West Section 1 quarterfinal action, Manchester Valley (7-12) visits Damascus while Westminster (11-6) hosts Oakdale.

Softball county champ South Carroll (12-4) hosts Oakland Mills in a 2A West Section 2 opener, while two other intra-county games are on tap in the section. Century (12-8) hosts FSK (2-12) while Liberty (11-8) visits Winters Mill (11-6).

Manchester Valley (12-5) has a bye in 3A West Section 1, and Westminster (5-12) travels to Oakdale.

Boys Lacrosse

Gerstell 12, Curley 11 OT

Recap: At Baltimore, CJ Kovalsky netted the game-winner and finished with five goals for the Falcons, who improved to 13-2, 6-1 in the MIAA B Conference. Complete box score information wasn't reported.

Goals: G-CJ Novalsky 5, Seth Higgins 3, Jake Higgins 2, Joey Tabak 2.

Assists: G-J. Higgins 2, S. Higgins 2, Kovalsky.

Saves: G-14 (Tyler Curtis).

Halftime: Tied, 5-5.


Gerstell 7, Concordia Prep 2

Recap: At Towson on Monday, the Falcons (15-4, 14-2 MIAA C) got four hits from Chris Hagan and two homers from Reece Early.


Gerstell 103 012 0 — 7 13 0

Concordia Prep 000 200 0 — 2 2 0

G-Reece Early, Matthew Nowakowski (5)and Chris Hagan; CP-Gregory, Holtman (6) and Young. 2B: G-Max Friedman, Blake Bissen, Brenden Sanders. HR: G-Early 2, Hagan. WP: Early. LP: Gregory.