Darryl DeSalvo threw the baseball like there was no tomorrow. Pat Boucher hit Mike Ziegler's fastballs for a two-run homer and run-scoring double. And Casey Stidham sprayed the ball around the field for three hits and two RBIs.
That's how 12th-ranked Severna Park systematically dismantled No. 1 Old Mill, 5-0, in a fast-moving, well-played Anne Arundel County game played in a drizzle at Old Mill yesterday.
DeSalvo, a slender senior right-hander, has seldom been better than he was yesterday as he shut out the Patriots (11-2) on five hits, striking out nine and walking just one.
DeSalvo (4-1) painted the outside corner of the plate all day with fastballs and mixed his pitches beautifully. Only one Old Mill runner reached third base.
Gilman 12, Cardinal Gibbons 0: Left-hander Jeremy Klug (2-0) pitched five hitless innings, striking out 10 and walking one, as host Gilman (8-7) shut out Gibbons (0-11).
C. M. Wright 9, Fallston 5: Wright (8-6, 5-0) scored three runs in the first inning without a hit, added four more in the fourth, and strengthened its hold on first place in the Harford County League. Andy Givens and reliever John Rudolph combined to limit Fallston (6-5, 3-1) to four hits.
Fallston 5, No. 12 C. M. Wright 0: Diane Molnar scattered six singles and did not walk a batter, and Carrie Wirth drove in two runs, as visiting Fallston (5-6, 3-1 Harford County) ended an eight-game winning streak for Wright (11-3, 4-1). Fallston, which lost twice by 1-0, to Wright last spring, scored twice in the first and, aided by an error, three times in the sixth inning against Melanie Siler, the Mustangs' top pitcher.
Pub Date: 4/24/97