Sparrows Point High’s Baseball team came up one run short in a heartbreaker as they fell in the 2A State Title game 8-7 to La Plata of Southern Maryland. After to the MPSSAA Twitter page, he Pointers were leading La Plata 7-1 after five innings.
Sparrows Point was in control 7-6 in the final inning and were one strike away from a state title before the La Plata comeback win.
The title game was played in Waldorf at Regency Furniture Stadium.
The Pointers started the playoffs with a win over Patterson.
Then Sparrows Point opened the state quarterfinals with a 2-1 home win over Boonsboro and then defeated North Harford 9-4 in the state semifinals in Edgemere.
The state playoffs were altered this year with a shortened COVID season. The state semifinals and finals were typically played at neutral sites and the state baseball title games are played at Ripken Stadium Memorial Day weekend. This year all rounds were played at the higher seeds homefield.
According to MPSSAA records, this was Sparrows Point’s second appearance in the baseball state title game over the last three years (2018).
The Pointers were looking for their first state title in baseball since 1979.