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Varsity roundup (April 11): Catonsville slips past Eastern Tech, 3-2, in eight innings in baseball

Baseball

No. 15 Catonsville 3, Eastern Tech 2, 8 innings: Sam Brown drove home Josh Tingler with a run-scoring single in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the host Comets (9-2) over the Mavericks (1-5).

Catonsville junior Mark Brady went 3-for-4 and ended his week with 11 hits in 16 at bats and seven RBIs for Catonsville, which won three of four.

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He also earned the win on the mound with two strikeouts in one scoreless inning.

Brady relieved senior Ben Hall, who pitched four hitless innings with five strikeouts.

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“He (Hall) is doing everything right,” Catonsville coach Eric Warm said. “He’s being a phenomenal team player.”

-- Craig Clary, Baltimore Sun Media Group

Archbishop Curley 10, St. Mary’s 2: The visiting Friars (5-6, 4-5 MIAA A Conference) scored three runs in the fourth inning and five runs in the sixth to pull away from the Saints (1-8, 1 -5) Wednesday. Gavin Evans hit a two-run RBI single and Jake Michel went five innings, gave up two runs on seven hits, walked four and struck out three in the win for Curley.

No. 4 Notre Dame Prep 10, No. 11 St. Paul’s 8: The host Blazers (11-2, 9-0 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference) broke an early 3-3 tie and stayed ahead the rest of the way to beat the Gators (6-5, 4-4). Nancy Halleron had a hat trick and Ellie Curry and Halley Koras scored two goals each.

Maryvale 13, No. 7 Roland Park 12, OT: Amber Bustard made 11 saves and Kiki Shaw had four goals, but the visiting Reds (7-3, 6-2 IAAM A Conference) fell in overtime to the Lions (5-5-1, 4-5). Maryvale has won three of its past four games.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes 20, Calverton 6: Hannah Leubecker scored a game-high eight goals and Sam Deiaco had five goals to lead the host Falcons (7-3) past the Cougars (0-2) Wednesday. Ashley Ehrmantraut had a hat trick for Calverton, which trailed 12-2 at the half.

Softball

No. 4 McDonogh 13, No. 15 Catonsville 8: Leadoff batter Harper Allee-Press had three hits and Abby Nevin added two hits to lead the visiting Eagles (7-2) past the Comets (7-2).

Allee-Press was the winning pitcher and Andrea Ottomano earned the save for McDonogh, which rallied from a 7-4 deficit with six runs in the top of the sixth inning.

Senior Erin Kreis was 3-for-4 with her second home run of the week and freshman Ally Lemerise was 2-for-3 with three RBIs for Catonsville, which had a 5-game winning streak ended.

“It was a crazy game, there were more squibbers and loopers, but it went both ways,” said Catonsville coach Steve McCleary, whose squad’s only losses came against Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference foes Mount de Sales and McDonogh. “That’s a nice team over there, they can swing it.”

-- Craig Clary, Baltimore Sun Media Group

No. 10 Eastern Tech 20, Hereford 0: Abbie Heagy (3-for-3) hit a double and two home runs and had six RBI’s to lead the visiting Mavericks (6-2) past the Bulls (1-8). Starter Mackenzie Burton gave up one hit in four innings in the shutout for Eastern Tech and Olivia Bangs worked one inning of relief.

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