A bases-clearing double by Dominic Fratantuono and a two-run double by Robbie Harris highlighted an eight-run fourth inning that propelled host and No. 11 Cardinal Gibbons to an 11-7 upset of the top-ranked Calvert Hall baseball team.
Cardinal Gibbons unleashed 15 hits to end Calvert Hall's 31-game winning streak in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference that began in 2006.
Ryan Staton (5-3) went all the way for the Crusaders (11-5, 3-4 MIAA A Conference) on eight hits with five strikeouts and as many walks.
Calvert Hall (13-4) fell into a three-way tie for first in league play at 6-1 with No. 2 Archbishop Spalding (18-3) and No. 4 Archbishop Curley (9-3). The tie was created by Calvert Hall's loss coupled with Spalding's 6-2 win at Curley yesterday.
Spalding's Jason Patten pitched a five-hitter with nine strikeouts through six innings. Kody Hines, Ryan Woods and Steve Brinkley homered for Spalding.
No. 12 John Carroll 5, No. 8 IND 4, 8 inn. -- Katie O'Hara advanced to third and scored on separate wild pitches as the Patriots defeated the host Indians (6-7). O'Hara also had a two-run homer and was the winning pitcher with 13 strikeouts.
No. 3 Spalding 2, No. 10 C. Milton Wright 0 -- Emily Weinan singled in Jennifer Rinzone, and Lauren Hocking scored on Jessica Bates' suicide squeeze as the host Cavaliers (7-0) won.
No. 1 John Carroll 16, Notre Dame Prep 7 -- The Patriots took a 3-0 lead early and held on to beat the Blazers. Casey Ancarrow paced John Carroll (9-0) with a game-high four goals.