Gaels look sharp in big-league park
By Catholic Review Staff
Members of the Mount St. Joseph baseball team are accustomed to seeing their alumni thrive in major-league settings.
The current Gaels did the same April 21, when they stormed back from a six-run deficit to defeat Gilman, 12-11, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in the championship game of the second annual President’s Cup. The tournament brings together teams from parochial, private and public schools in Baltimore City.
Down 8-2, the Gaels responded with seven runs in the fifth inning. Mount St. Joseph first baseman Stephen Hostutler was named the game’s MVP, as he had three singles, reached base on a walk and scored two runs.
Coach Dave Norton’s program currently has three graduates playing in the major leagues.
New York Yankees’ first baseman Mark Teixeira has hit 30-plus home runs in each of the last eight seasons. Gavin Floyd, a right-handed starting pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, has recorded double-digit wins in each of the last four seasons. Steve Clevenger, from the Class of 2004, was hitting .556 through games of April 22 as a catcher for the Chicago Cubs.
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