Thomas Williams

Spalding blasts past Calvert Hall to win A Conference baseball title

When Archbishop Spalding's baseball team arrived at Ripken Stadium Tuesday for their Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship final against Calvert Hall, its collective head was filled with inspiration.

Only the night before, the Cardinals had provided some of the incentive, beating the Cavaliers by 10 runs in the first finals playoff game of the MIAA's double-elimination championship tournament. And then, before Tuesday's game, the Cavaliers' football coach Mike Whittles, who is fighting cancer, spoke and gave them direction.

Whittles told them to make things happen for themselves, to step up and battle. For Spalding, there would be no sitting...