McDonogh beat Gilman in a Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference tennis showdown yesterday between the league's two best teams. The two division winners will meet again for the league title, probably on Thursday at McDonogh.
Gilman won the No. 1 singles match, with Reed Cordish rallying to beat Marcus Eyth, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, but McDonogh's No. 2 through No. 5 players swept the Greyhounds. Jamie Porsella, Steve Talles and Scott Ackerman won in two sets and Brian Castleman won in three.
The victory pushed McDonogh's season record to 13-1 under coach Laddie Levy, 9-0 in the A Conference. During the past six years, the Eagles are a combined 79-4.
The MSA individual championship tournament will be held at McDonogh next week, Monday through Thursday.
Dons can clinch today: Only one of four spots remains for the MSA A Conference lacrosse playoffs, which begin May 12, and Loyola can wrap that one up with a victory over visiting Severn this afternoon.
A Loyola victory would clinch second place in Division I behind St. Paul's, which has clinched first place and a playoff spot. Boys' Latin and Calvert Hall have clinched playoff spots in Division II, finishing first and second, respectively.
Notable performances last week: Baseball: Brett Seidel led Fallston to three wins, going 7-for-12 with a home run, a triple, two doubles and seven RBI. . . . Brad Midgett led Dulaney to four wins, going 7-for-14 with six RBI and five runs. . . . Dundalk pitcher Jeff Burnett won two games with a no-hitter and a two-hitter. He struck out 21 in 14 innings. . . . McDonogh's Kenny Cloude pitched a five-hit complete game and pitched eight innings for a win. . . . Brian Pisani paced Patterson to two wins with a shutout and went 6-for-10 with three home runs, nine RBI and eight runs. . . . Mike Mahoney helped Old Mill win three of four, going 9-for-14 with three doubles, a home run and seven RBI.
Softball: Stacy Reynolds led Northeast to three victories, pitching two complete games and two innings of relief and striking out 23. . . . Towson's Erica Hurtt was 8-for-12 with three doubles and a triple in three wins. . . . Katie Marsheck of Dundalk won two games, allowing four hits and striking out 26.
Girls lacrosse: Joppatowne's Crissy Maly had nine goals and seven assists in two wins. . . . In three wins, Mount Hebron's Megan Drake had 17 goals and two assists, Kathy Nelson had 16 goals and nine assists and Laura Pasquantino had eight goals and 11 assists. . . . Perry Hall's Kerry Johnson had 13 goals and 13 assists in two wins.