In all of the 2010 baseball season at Boys’ Latin, only three baseballs left the ballpark. On Tuesday afternoon, the Lakers and Annapolis Area Christian combined to whack five round trippers.
The Eagles outlasted the Lakers 22-11 in a three hour marathon that saw both teams have eight run innings. It was the MIAA B Conference opener for both schools.
The Lakers (0-3) got eight in the bottom of the third to take an 11-9 lead, after the Eagles scored six in the second, and three in the top of the third.
Coach Talbot Watkins’ club scored three more in the fourth, and two in the fifth before they tallied eight times in the top of the seventh.
Shortstop Steve Ridings was the hitting hero for the Eagles (2-2) with four hits that included two homers, four RBI and he scored four runs.
BL’s Mike Gillespie smashed a grand slam homer, had a double, four RBIs and scored three runs.
Zach Davis whacked a three-run homer for Boys’ Latin, and Chris Van Riper homered for AACS and drove in four runs on the day.
Eric Mahaffey had three hits for the Eagles that included two doubles, and he drove in four runs and scored three.
Tony Villafane, who got the win for AACS, had two hits and scored two runs, Zach Bradley had a triple and two RBI, and Lane Farmer had two hits and drove in a run.
The line on this one: 3 hours, 33 runs, 23 hits, 5 home runs.
Annapolis Area Christian 22, Boys’ Latin 11
AACS 063 320 8 — 22 16 1
BL 308 000 0 — 11 7 5
Van Riper, Vilafane (3), and Farmer; Gillespie, Bopst (4), Ams (7) and Zerofsky.
2B: AACS-B.Williams, E. Mahaffey 2; BL-Gillespie.
HR: AACS-Ridings 2, Van Riper; BL-Davis, Gillespie.