STILLWATER, Okla. -- Southern's Jerry Fischer, who was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers last week, threw a complete-game four-hitter to lead Team Maryland over Oklahoma, 2-1, in the first game of the 15th annual Sun Belt Baseball Classic in Stillwater, Okla., yesterday.
Northeast's Craig Everett hit a three-run homer to lead Maryland over Florida, 6-4, in the second game.
The team had a 15-hour bus ride to the tournament, which features the best seniors from Oklahoma, Ohio, Georgia, Florida and Maryland. The team has three more games to reach the championship. It plays Ohio today at 4 p.m.
"We got everybody's attention," said Team Maryland coach Roger Wrenn, of Patterson High School. "It was real big for the state of Maryland [winning the first two games]. We aren't going to sneak up on anybody."
Ken Konapacki, who was 2-for-4 in Team Maryland's second victory, set a single-game Sun Belt record with four steals in four attempts.