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but we are win­ning games against good qual­ity pro­grams. The team chem­istry is what shows out the most and that’s why we are win­ning.”

South­ern Mary­land, which had 10 hits in the game, had a one-run lead af­ter the first in­ning, then broke the game open in the bot­tom of the fourth, scor­ing three runs. Sopho­more cen­ter fielder Corey Rosier, who sparked the Mus­tangs with a 4 for 4 day at the plate, drove in Evan Buchanan on a sin­gle to make the game 4-2. Af­ter a

walk by Austin Simms loaded the bases, third base­man John Todd’s sin­gle brought home Matthew Sowin­ski to give South­ern Mary­land a three-run lead.

“It was a huge win com­ing into a new league and we are the top team in the league right now,” Rosier said. “This team has come along way. We started from the ground up and coach Cor­rick re­ally helped build this pro­gram and it has been a great ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Cor­rick added, “Corey is al­ways a spark plug. He is very fast around the bases and he one of the lead­ers in the state in runs scored right now.”

Ju­nior des­ig­nated Zach McDonough hit­ter then reached third base on an er­ror, scor­ing Rosier to give South­ern Mary­land a 6-2 lead. In the bot­tom of the fifth, the Mus­tangs capped off their scor­ing as Rosier hit a two-out dou­ble, scor­ing fresh­man An­drew Sowin­ski.

In the top of the seventh af­ter the first two bat­ters were walked, Chris Houli­han’s RBI dou­ble brought the Cava­liers to within four runs. The next bat­ter, Guy Desanc­tis, lined out to short­stop Matthew Sowin­ski, who threw Houli­han out at sec­ond for the 6-4 dou­ble play.

An­drew Sowin­ski, who pitched the fi­nal in­ning, struck out Nate Ga­di­ano to end the game.

“When you don’t make rou­tine plays, good teams make you pay,” said The Heights head coach John Fritts, whose team fell to 12-5 on the sea­son. “That is a good team and it is a rea­son why they are num­ber one in the con­fer­ence right now. We just left too many run­ners on base and we didn’t make the rou­tine plays that we needed to.”

The Heights, which left nine run­ners in scor­ing po­si­tion, took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first on a two-out RBI dou­ble by Desanc­tis. In the bot­tom of the frame, South­ern Mary­land scored its first run on a RBI sin­gle from Todd, scor­ing Rosier, who led off the in­ning with a triple. McDonough then gave it a 3-2 lead on a two-run sin­gle.

Simms picked up the win on the mound, strik­ing out six bat­ters, al­low­ing just two runs on four hits, while walk­ing two bat­ters.

“I was down a cou­ple days ago, but coach Cor­rick gave me a chance to prove my­self to­day,” Simms said. “And that’s what I did. I’m very blessed that I came to the school and met the coaches and my team­mates. This was a big win for us.”

Desanc­tis got the loss. He went four in­nings and struck out four bat­ters.

The Mus­tangs will host Chapel­gate Chris­tian Academy of Howard County at 4:30 p.m. to­day in a non­con­fer­ence con­test.

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