Overlea's baseball team, which moved up a notch to No. 12 this week, has soared behind senior right-hander Mark Truszkowski.
Truszkowski (6-0) has given up just 17 hits and four runs. He has four shutouts and has 48 strikeouts and just three walks in 39 1/3 innings.
"He's got three excellent pitches -- a breaking ball that really breaks, a fastball that moves and a nice changeup," Overlea coach Dave O'Neill said.
"His speed goes up as the game goes on."
A 6-foot-2, 160-pound athlete, he is 15-1 since his sophomore season, coming in "more confident this year," O'Neill said.
As the Falcons' No. 3 batter, Truszkowski has hit .421 with 11 RBI and has only three errors as a shortstop.
"He's scored over a thousand on his SATs and he's a solid 'B' student. Towson State and the Naval Academy are looking at him," said O'Neill, who teaches Truszkowski in honors English.
"He could go Division I, no question, but I don't think he's that well-known outside of the area. Hopefully, that'll change."
The Falcons (13-1) have split a doubleheader with Baltimore County 2A-1A league rival Owings Mills and today meet rival Chesapeake, a 7-4 winner over Owings Mills on Monday.
Friday, the Falcons have a rematch against state semifinalist Patapsco, an earlier 4-3 loser to the Falcons.
More college signings
Wes Unseld Jr. -- Loyola's All-County basketball player and son of Washington Bullets coach Wes Unseld -- signed to play at Johns Hopkins.
Johnny Montgomery of Randallstown High, who successfully defended his 145-pound state title this year, pacing the Rams to a 4A-3A runner-up finish, has a full scholarship to Morgan State.
Gayle Belz, Mercy's second-team All-Metro basketball star, has signed with Bloomsburg State.