Prep Baseball: Bishop McNamara 2, Salisbury 0: Hornets playing in the Florida sun

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Staff report
Salisbury’s baseball team lost 2-0 to Maryland’s Bishop McNamara in the opening round of the Hall of Fame National Classic in Orlando.
Brian Bauk and Sam Murph had the hits for the Hornets, who managed only five baserunners.
“We faced a lefty who threw mid-80s with a lot of movement on his fastball and also had a good curve,” Salisbury coach Scott Maddox said.
Salisbury loaded the bases in the seventh, but Riley Myers lined out to center field on a 3-2 pitch.
“Riley had a really good at-bat after being down 0-2 and fouled off some pitches,” Maddox said.
Bauk pitched six strong innings, striking out three, walking three and allowing five hits. Bishop McNamara scratched out single runs in the second and fifth.
“Bauk didn’t have his best stuff, but he competed and gave us a chance,” Maddox said. “We played pretty well in most phases of the game, but we’re going to see good teams with good pitching. Everyone here is good, and we’re going to have to step it up if we want to come away with any wins.”
Salisbury (3-12) plays against St. Francis Catholic of Gainesville, Fla., tonight in the four-day tournament.
St. Francis is coached by Kevin and Randy Maris, sons of legendary slugger Roger Maris. Roger’s grandsons, Grant and Blaise, are two of the standouts for St. Francis.