Dulaney wins, 2-0, gains 4A state final


Senior left-hander Trevor MacMeekin threw only fastballs and curves pretty much wherever he wanted yesterday and baffled Eleanor Roosevelt of Prince George's County, as No. 11-ranked Dulaney advanced to its first state baseball final with a 2-0 victory over the Raiders.

It was the first of two Class 4A state semifinals yesterday at Prince George's Stadium in Bowie, and it put the Lions (16-8) in the state final against Watkins Mill.

Perry Hall was the last the Baltimore County team to win a 4A state title in 1994 under Larry Butts, and this was only Dulaney's second trip to the final four, the other in 1993 when they were eliminated 4-3 in the state semis by eventual State champion Arundel.

Finishing with a four-hitter, MacMeekin (7-1) struck out seven and walked none in a brilliant effort by a player who is completing his first varsity season as a pitcher and was a second-team All-Metro kicker in football."I tried to mix my fastball and curve which I usually have good control, and on left-handers, I throw my curve more sidearm, " MacMeekin said."Dulaney's known for lacrosse, and this is the first time for baseball. We're trying to bring something special back for baseball."

MacMeekin retired 15 batters in a row after giving up a one-out single in the first to Andy Bouis.

Dulaney scored single runs in the second and fourth innings as Mike Clark singled in the first and Phil Stuart drew a two-out, bases loaded walk for the second run and all the scoring.

Roosevelt's Rob Heilig, also a in their last game before the start of the playoffs."I asked the kids when they complained about not being ranked, 'Do you want to be ranked or hot at the end,' " said eighth-year coach Ron Audlin. "That's the one that counts, the last one."

Class 3A

No. 1 Fallston 13, No. 15 Bel Air 2: A trio of three-run homers from seniors Justin Collins, Kevin Davis, and George Solomon propelled the top-ranked and host Cougars to a five-inning victory and a Class 3A North regional championship.

Fallston, which will meet South region champ LaPlata at 4 p.m. today at Joe Cannon Stadium, also got run-scoring singles from senior shortstop Steve Little and senior left fielder Matt Toomey and a two-run double from senior catcher Bryan Owens.

On the mound, senior right-hander Phillip Akens overcame a shaky first inning - he walked three Bobcats and gave up two runs - to strike out nine and improve to 8-0.

Class 2A

Towson 5, Lackey 2: Senior pitcher Andre Gardner threw a three-hitter and struck out nine to lead Towson to a Class 2A state semifinal victory over the Charles County school at Joe Cannon Stadium.

Sun staff writers Edward Lee and Rick Belz contributed to this article.


State semifinals

Yesterday's results

Class 4A

Dulaney 2, E. Roosevelt 0

Watkins Mill 6, Old Mill 0

Class 3A

River Hill vs. Damascus, 7

Class 2A

Towson 5, Lackey 2

Class 1A

Rising Sun 6, Brunswick 2

St. Michael's vs. Southern-G, late

Today's games (At Arundel)

Class 3A

LaPlata vs. Fallston, 4 p.m.

Class 2A North Harford vs. Walkersville, 7 p.m.

State finals

(At Joe Cannon Stadium, Harmans)

Friday's game

Class 4A, 7 p.m.

Saturday's games

Class 1A, noon

Class 2A, 3:30 p.m.

Class 3A, 7 p.m.

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