Cavaliers post a pair of five-run innings to power a 16-9 victory
In the topsy-turvy world that is the 2019 MIAA A Conference baseball campaign, Archbishop Spalding slowed a hot John Carroll squad, on the road in Bel Air, Tuesday, defeating the Patriots, 16-9, on the strength of four home runs.
Spalding scored a single run in the first before the two teams combined for 17 runs over the next two innings, with the Cavaliers emerging with a 10-8 lead. John Carroll got one run closer in the fourth, but Spalding five times in the fifth and one more in the seventh to lock down the victory.
Adam Barclay began the home run barrage for the Cavaliers (9-4, 5-3 MIAA A) with a one out grand slam of in the second inning. Josh Moylan followed with a solo blast to center and the lead grew to 6-0.
Barclay and Moylan each came through again in the third inning with a Barclay stroking a two-run single and Moylan singling home one. Ethan McCormick hit a three-run home run to cap the Cavaliers five-run fifth and Ben Wieman added a solo home run in the seventh to set the final score.
Barclay had just two official at bats, but he scored three runs and drove in six. Moylan was 3-for-4 and McCormick was 3-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored to go with his three RBI’s.
John Carroll (10-3, 4-3) did not hit any home runs, but did smack three doubles, including two by Nico Santoro, who was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and four RBI’s. Sean Fasano had two hits in three trips, with one run scored and pair of RBI’s.
The loss snapped a four game winning streak for the Patriots, while Spalding won its third straight after breaking a two-game skid.