Roundup: Reservoir shuts out Mt. Hebron, 6-0, in softball semifinal

No. 5 Reservoir softball team relied on its defense again and quieted the Mount Hebron bats in a Class 3A East regional semifinal Thursday.

Winner Rachel Brown struck out four and shut out the Vikings, 6-0.

The Gators (16-3) have given up one run in the past two playoff games.

Reservoir's offense scored single runs in the first and second innings followed by two two-run innings, the third and fourth.


James M. Bennett 6, No. 7 Northeast 3:

Brandon O'Malley went 2-for-4 and Eric Grantland doubled in two runs, but the Eagles (16-6) fell to the Clippers in a Class 3A regional semifinal.

Bennett has won 42 games in a row.

Loyola 13, St. Paul's 8:

Powered by a nine-run fourth inning, the Dons eliminated the Crusaders from the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference playoffs.

Loyola will visit No. 1 Calvert Hall today for the right to meet Archbishop Curley for the title Sunday at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen. Seniors

Sam Rogers


Colin Brown

, and junior

Michael Wright

had two-run singles in the uprising for the Dons.

—Nelson Coffin

Mount Carmel 9, Glenelg Country School 4:

Winner Matt Biscoe worked six innings and the visiting Cougars beat the


in an MIAA B Conference playoff game.

Mount Carmel faces St. Vincent Pallotti today at 1:30 p.m. at Kinder Park.