Adam Dietz's fifth-inning bases-empty home run lifted unranked John Carroll to a 2-1 upset at No. 2-ranked Calvert Hall yesterday in Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference baseball action.
Kevin Eldreth (2-0) struck out five, walked one and scattered five hits for John Carroll (1-0, 2-0).
"They [Calvert Hall] had bases loaded with one out in the seventh, but Kevin got a comebacker and threw it to home for the force on a guy trying to score," said John Carroll coach George Cooper. "[Catcher] Matt Corbett threw the ball to [first baseman] John Fava for the last out."
No. 3 Severna Park 11, Annapolis 4: Matt Cipollone's seventh-inning, two-run single broke a 4-4 tie, and John Tessarzik had a home run later in a rout for the Falcons (1-0).
No. 4 Fallston 7, Harford Tech 0: Brian Owens' double was among 10-hits against five different Cobras hurlers, and 6-foot-6, 215-pound Phil Aikens got the win for the Cougars (1-0).
No. 5 Arundel 2, No. 14 Southern-AA 1: Jeff Lloyd stole home in the fifth inning to lift the Wildcats (2-0) over the Bulldogs (1-1).
No. 6 Perry Hall 11, Overlea 1: Chris Pike struck out six as the Class 4A state runner-up Gators (1-0) routed the Falcons (0-1). Jason Henry and Brian Vecchioni each had two RBIs, and Chris Middlecamp had a home run.
No. 9 Howard 11, Wilde Lake 5: Mike Burke tripled in three runs and Adam Snyder double twice with three RBIs for the Lions (2-0) against the Wildecats (0-2).
C. Milton Wright 5, North Harford 0: Gavin Martin struck out 11 of 23 batters in a three-walk, one-hit win. He also had two hits, an RBI and scored once.
No. 5 Loyola 19, No. 11 Mount St. Joseph 10: Brian Miller (four goals, four assists), Owen Mulford (three, three) and Devon Weatherley (three goals) led the Dons (1-1), whose eight-goal third period turned a halftime 8-5 lead into a rout of the Gaels (0-2).
No. 6 Severna Park 18, Broadneck 2: Jerry Cornett (four goals, four assists), Mike Osbourne (three, four) and Paul Gillette (two, three) led the defending 4A-3A state champion Falcons (1-0).
No. 8 Annapolis 7, Southern-AA 6: Josh Lesko (three goals, one assist), Brett McConnaughhay (two, two) led the Panthers (1-1) to a come-from-behind win over the Bulldogs (1-1). Southern attackman Rob Whitt (three, two) led all scorers.
No. 10 Calvert Hall 14, No. 7 McDonogh 12: Eric Wittelsberger's five goals and midfielder Kevin Frew's two goals and three assists led the Cardinals (2-1, 1-1), who trailed, 8-7, at halftime against the defending MIAA A champ Eagles (1-1). Calvert Hall's Anthony Schiavino had 17 saves.
No. 13 Hereford 6, Pikesville 5: Matt Curtis' goal with 42 seconds left lifted the Bulls (1-0) over the Panthers (1-1).
No. 10 Maryvale 14, Severn 8: Kelly Mulford (four goals) and Allie Juras (five assists) led the Lions (1-0) over the Admirals (1-1) in Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference Sinclair Division action at Maryvale.
Fallston 7, Hammond 5: Jess Hammer's goal with six minutes left gave the Cougars (1-0) a permanent lead, 6-5, and keeper Ali Goetz had 20 saves as host Fallston overcame a 4-3 halftime deficit to win. Cougars coach Pam Wright is in her first season at Fallston after being at Joppatowne for 20 years.
No. 4 Chesapeake-AA 2, No. 7 Glen Burnie 1: Cindy Miller's fifth-inning, two-out single scored Kristen Bishoff and Sara Vogt, and right-hander Erin Taylor (1-0) went the distance for the Cougars, yielding four hits against seven strikeouts.