The MIAA A Conference Championship Game pitted #1 seed Curley Friars against the #6 Gilman Greyhounds. Gilman surged during the playoffs, defeating Calvert Hall, John Carroll and Loyola. Curley defeated Gilman last week 4-3 and today 8-3.
The scoring started in the bottom of the first inning with a solo home run by Tyler Locklear. Gilman got on the board in the top of the third inning with two runs, but Curley tied the score on a Derrick Booker home run. In the top of the fourth, Gilman scored once and Curley answered in the bottom of the frame with two runs to take a 4-3 lead.
The bottom of the fifth inning proved to be decisive, as Curley scored four times to take an 8-3 lead, which was the final score. Booker (2), Evans (2), Locklear, Richardson, March and Burton drove in the Friars’ 8 runs.
Senior Paul Nixon started for the Friars and pitched six innings, earning the win and raising his record to 9-2. Senior Nick Richardson pitched the top of the seventh inning to seal the victory for the Friars.