Sluggers Alex Murphy and Matt Bosse each hit home runs on Monday afternoon in Towson as top-seeded Calvert Hall survived a major upset bid with a 6-5 win over visiting Loyola, to advance in the MIAA A Conference Baseball Tournament.

Loyola led 2-1 after 1-1/2 innings, but Calvert Hall surged in front with four runs in the bottom of the third to take a 5-2 lead.  Loyola then rallied for three more in the fifth, but the Dons would not score again, despite out-hitting the Cardinals, 12-7.

Spencer Sutton had two hits in three trips for the Cardinals, while Bosse had three RBI.

Loyola’s Mike Fafaul has three hits in four trips to pace the Dons, while AJ Lardo was 2-for-4.

Calvert Hall now will host the winners’ bracket final on Wednesday against second-seeded Archbishop Spalding.  Loyola will also return to action this week, meeting the St. Paul’s/Curley winner on Wednesday.  Curley/St. Paul’s was postponed until Tuesday because of wet  grounds.

Calvert Hall 6, Loyola 5

 

Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Loyola 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 5 12 2
Calvert Hall 1 0 4 0 1 0 X 6 7 2

 

Loyola AB R H BI Calvert Hall AB R H BI
#4 Reynolds, 2B 3 1 1 0 #4 Pastorius, A., CF 4 1 1 0
#7 Rogers, SS 3 1 1 1 #5 Fratantuono, J., LF 2 1 0 1
#21 Lardo, CF 4 0 2 0 #32 Murphy, A., C 3 1 1 1
#14 Fafaul, 3B 4 0 3 0 #23 Stokes, T., CR 0 1 0 0
#20 Russell, 1B 4 1 1 0 #19 Bosse, M., RF 2 1 1 3
#11 Battista, LF 4 1 1 0 #37 Sutton, S., 1B 3 0 2 0
#24 Sheetz, DH 4 0 1 1 #1 Carlineo, J., 1B 0 0 0 0
#25 Hanke, RF 4 0 1 1 #2 Baron, K., SS 2 0 0 1
#10 Brown, C 2 1 1 0 #33 Gimblet, C., 3B 3 0 0 0
#18 Crowley, P 0 0 0 0 #18 Lipinski, L., DH 3 0 1 0
Totals 32 5 12 3 #20 Rodriguez, R., PR 0 0 0 0
#14 Helmlinger, A., 2B 1 1 1 0
#36 Witzcak, A., P 0 0 0 0
#17 Mooney, J., P 0 0 0 0
Totals 23 6 7 6

E: #19 Bosse, M., #2 Baron, K., #20 Russell 2   2B: #20 Russell, #24 Sheetz, #37 Sutton, S.   HR: #32 Murphy, A., #19 Bosse, M.   SB-ATT: #4 Pastorius, A. (1-1), #21 Lardo (1-1), #14 Fafaul (1-1), #20 Rodriguez, R. (0-1), #5 Fratantuono, J. (1-1)

 

Loyola IP H R ER BB SO BF Calvert Hall IP H R ER BB SO BF
#18 Crowley 6.0 7 6 6 5 3 30 #36 Witzcak, A. 4.0 9 5 5 2 3 23
Totals 6.0 7 6 6 5 3 30 #17 Mooney, J. (W) 3.0 3 0 0 1 3 12
Totals 7.0 12 5 5 3 6 35

HBP: #32 Murphy, A. (by #18 Crowley)   Pitches-strikes: #36 Witzcak, A. 82-50, #18 Crowley 105-54, #17 Mooney, J. 36-24