John Nolan, South River, Baseball
The Seahawks' junior right-hander struck out six and gave up six hits in a shutout of then-No. 2 Arundel last Friday. South River had lost to the Wildcats, 16-6, in the teams' first meeting, but won, 2-0, Friday to knock Arundel out of the race for a berth in the county championship game.
"That's one of the best games that has been pitched here at the high school in the history of our team," said South River Coach Ken Dunn. "He mixed well, he kept them off balance. They got six hits, and two came in the last inning."
With the victory, the 6-foot, 185-pound Nolan improved to 3-2 on the season. He had been hurt at the beginning of the season by unearned runs and a lack of run support. "He struggled early in the year, but that was mostly because of unearned runs," Dunn said. "He's come on like gangbusters. We're really pleased with his development."
Nolan, who pitched a handful of games last season, throws a variety of pitches from a variety of arm angles, including a knuckle curve that helped him out of several situations against Arundel.
"He's got a lot of confidence in it," Dunn said. "He's not afraid to throw it on a 3-2 count."
Jenn Collins, South River, Lacrosse
With senior Frannie Sullivan injured, the Seahawks' junior midfielder scored a game-high five goals with one assist to lead the South River girls' lacrosse team to a 17-11 victory over Broadneck.
Kaila Jenkins, Severna Park, Softball
The Falcons' sophomore ace seems to be in postseason form. Last week, in an eight-inning 1-0 victory over Broadneck, she gave up three hits, struck out 19 and drove in the only run.
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St. Mary's v. Gilman
at St. Paul's, Tomorrow
St. Mary's will face the Greyhounds in the first round of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament. The Saints needed a victory last Saturday and some help to get a berth in the tournament, and they did their part by defeating Severn, 10-6, at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium.
Senior Garrett Stanwick and sophomore Grant Krebs both scored three goals, and junior Christian Pastirik had two as the Saints improved to 11-5 on the season and 6-4 in the MIAA A Conference and earned the sixth and final spot in the postseason tournament.
St. Mary's defeated Gilman, 13-9, when the teams met in the regular season on April 23. The winner will face second-seeded Boys' Latin on Monday at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium. St. Mary's lost to Boys' Latin, 9-4, on April 20.
at Joe Cannon Stadium
5 and 7:15 tonight
The best in not only the county but also the state will be on display before the start of the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association playoffs. Chesapeake and Old Mill will face off in the baseball championship, while the softball pairing had yet to be settled at press time.
Last season, Old Mill and Severna Park played for the county baseball title, and the teams went on to win the Maryland 4A and Maryland 3A titles, respectively.