Loch Raven senior Jordan Heller out-dueled Dulaney sophomore Tim Gentry yesterday, and the Raiders defeated the Lions, 1-0, to remain undefeated in Division II of the Baltimore County baseball league.
Austin Amrhein, a transfer from Archbishop Curley, drove in Mike Coarts on a fielder's choice with one out in the bottom of the sixth for the lone run.
No. 15 Loch Raven (10-1 overall) improved its county record to 5-0 and dropped the visiting Lions (8-5) to 3-2 in the league.
Heller (4-1) gave up a single in each of the first five innings before holding the Lions hitless the last two. The right-hander was aided by two double plays and the Raiders' first errorless game of the season.
Heller threw a complete game, striking out six, walking four and hitting a batter on 107 pitches. Throwing a two-seam fastball, a nasty curveball, a slider and a knuckleball, Heller stranded seven Lions, including two in the last inning.
Following the walk, Heller reached on an error and the runners moved to second and third on a wild pitch. After Andrew Welch grounded to shortstop Alex Frederick for an out with no one advancing, Amrhein hit a shot up the middle off Gentry's glove.
Frederick, who has not made an error all season and handled six ground balls flawlessly yesterday, reversed his direction from left to right and made a spectacular barehanded grab. Throwing from his knees, Frederick, who will play next year at UNC-Greensboro, got Amrhein at first as Coarts scored.
The exceptional play saved a run, but to no avail.