Howard's Anthony Aceves had a bases-loaded single with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the South team a 3-2 victory over the North in the 18th Crown All-Star high school baseball game last night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The players, 15 each on the North and South squads, were seniors chosen from Maryland schools, public and private.
The South trailed 2-1 in the sixth inning when Severna Park's Tony Dokoupil tied it with a home run to left field.
All-Met pitcher Nick Vitielliss of Thomas Stone, who recently was drafted by the Orioles, gave the South a 1-0 advantage with a first-inning bases-loaded walk. But the North scored two runs off Arundel's Andy Kostic in the fourth to take a 2-1 lead.
All-Met pitcher Ryan Childs of Damascus, who has committed to Clemson, threw two scoreless innings for the South team. Kostic, one of three Arundel players chosen to play in the game, pitched the fifth and sixth innings.
Glen Burnie's Tim Hecker, who threw complete games in the 4A state semifinal and final to lead the Arundel school to its first state title, pitched the seventh and earned the victory.