No. 2 Arch. Spalding @ No. 1 Calvert Hall
WHEN -- Today, 4 p.m.
OUTLOOK -- The visiting Cavaliers have lost their past five games against the Cardinals and are hoping to end that streak today and put themselves in position for one of the top two seeds in the Maryland Inter scholastic Athletic Association A Conference playoffs. The playoffs be gin in mid-May with six teams qual ifying and the top two seeds receiv ing first-round byes. Calvert Hall has won the past three titles. Spalding dropped the first meeting this season with the Cardinals , 12-5. Calvert Hall hit five homers in that game, and the Cavaliers hit three. The Cavaliers are counting on Matt Hillsinger (.459), Kody Hines (.449), Eddie Palmer (.403) and Adam Summerfelt (.373) to have big games against a pitching staff that has been solid. It's likely that Spalding left-hander Paul DeVito (3-1), who went five innings on Friday to beat McDonogh, 8-1, will get the call today against the Cardinals. Pat Fitzgerald (.365), Kevin Linergman (.382) and Pat Blair (.410), the first three batters in Calvert Hall's lineup, have been the most consistent.
THE SUN'S PICK -- Archbishop Spalding
South River @ No. 12 Severna Park
WHEN -- Friday, 6.45 p.m.
OUTLOOK -- This game is crucial as to who plays in the Anne Arundel County final Tuesday at Meade High. Coming into this week, these two teams had one league loss each, while Broadneck and Northeast had two losses each. Barring any make ups, this should be the last regular-season game for each on the 11-game schedule. The loser of this game still could make the county final. Both of these teams have firepower. Drew Lee and Matt Gregoire lead the visit ing Seahawks, while the Falcons will counter with Sam Jones and Sean Price.
THE SUN'S PICK -- Severna Park