The Annapolis Area Christian School baseball team used four consecutive singles to start a four-run rally in the bottom of the fifth to overtake St. Mary’s in an MIAA B conference match-up Monday night at Joe Cannon Stadium.

Junior Phil Michael picked up his third win for the Eagles (), allowing four runs, three earned, eight hits and six strikeouts in six innings on the mound.  Steven Ridings recorded his first save of the year, coming in with the bases loaded in the top of seventh to get the final out.

After spotting AACS a 1-0 lead on doubles by Bryan and Thomas Williams, the Saints tied the game on a squeeze bunt by Chase Gorski in the second.

In the third, Danny Usewick hit a leadoff double and scored on a single by Chris Severa.  Severa later scored on a single by Danny Nowicki to give St. Mary’s a 3-1 advantage.  The Saints pushed across an unearned run in the fourth, driven in by starting pitcher Andrew Oliver.

The Eagles chipped away at the lead, plating two runs in the bottom of the fourth on only one hit.  Ridings and Farmer led off the frame with back to back walks.  Ridings scored on a wild pitch, and senior Eric Mahaffey singled in pinch runner Luke Bachelor.

Bryan Williams singled to right-center opening the fifth and advanced to second on Graham’s liner up the middle.  They advanced on a passed ball, and Thomas Williams tied the game with an infield single.

Ridings’ liner flew just got over the glove of the second baseman to give the Eagles a 5-4 lead.  After  Farmer walked for the third time, Zack Bradley singled to left, scoring T. Williams. An infield groundout plated Ridings with the fourth run of the inning.

The Eagles plated their final run in the sixth on consecutive two out doubles by T. Williams and Ridings.

Annapolis Area Christian 8, St. Mary’s 4

St. Mary’s           012      100      0      —      4     8    0

AACS                  100      241      x       —     8    11   3

Michael, Villafane(7), Ridings(7) and Farmer; Oliver, Slotterback(5) and Armiger.

WP: Michael (3-0); LP: Oliver.

S: Ridings(1).

2B: SM-Usewick, Oliver;  AACS-T. Williams(2), B. Williams, Ridings.

RBI:  SM-Oliver, Severa, Nowicki, Gorski;  AACS-Ridings(2), E. Mahaffey (2), T. Williams(2), Bradley.