Philadelphia High School Baseball
League/Playoff Results, 2017
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STATE PLAYOFFS, FINAL
At Penn State
Neumann-Goretti 7, Bishop McCort 4: A five-spot in the first inning turned out to be sufficient as the Saints beat the same opponent for a second consecutive state championship and became the first school in PIAA history to seize crowns in both basketball and baseball in back-to-back school years. Lefty Phil Sanborn, working on three days' rest, pitched the first 4.1 innings and soph Joe Messina went the rest of the way to earn the save. McCort scored once in the seventh and had the bases loaded with two away when Messina humped up for a three-pitch strikeout; the Crushers stranded 13 runners in all. Eric Nardini and Sanborn lined RBI singles in the first after Brian Reynolds drew a walk to plate the first run. A throwing error off Nardini's single allowed two more runs to score. Two fifth-inning runs were notched thanks to wild pitches. Sanborn and Jared Healey (double) halved four hits.
STATE PLAYOFFS, SEMIFINAL
STATE PLAYOFFS, QUARTERFINALS
At Muhlenberg High
Dallastown 5, SJ Prep 1: The Hawks gave up just two hits, but walks and errors caused major problems in this night game (6:30 start). Dallastown scored three runs in the first on no hits. A lengthy stint by reliever Pat Woltemate was highlighted by five scoreless innings.
Neumann-Goretti 13, Old Forge 10: The Saints erased a 9-7 deficit with six runs in the home fifth and Jared Healey provided the memory-maker with a three-run homer. Colin Eiser turned in a terrific performance, going 5-for-5 with a solo homer and three runs scored, while Phil Sanborn and R.J. McGettigan halved four RBI. The Saints were outhit, 17-12, but drew eight walks and fanned just once.
STATE PLAYOFFS, FIRST ROUND
Oley Valley 6, Conwell-Egan 5: Rain suspended this one two days earlier after OV scored twice in the first inning. It could not be resumed the following day due to C-E's graduation ceremony. The Eagles battled back from a 5-2 deficit before falling. Bryce Trimble (three RBI) and Will Zimmerman both went 3-for-4 with a double. Chris Furey stroked two hits and scored three runs.
STATE PLAYOFFS, FIRST ROUND
Neumann-Goretti 4, Dock Mennonite 3: Phil Sanborn entered the seventh with a no-hitter, but DM used two hits to rally for three runs and get the tying run on base. Sanborn fanned six. Aidan Baur contributed an RBI double and R.J. McGettigan went 2-for-3. This game was postponed the previous day due to rain.
STATE PLAYOFFS, FIRST ROUND
At Immaculata University
SJ Prep 3, North Penn 1: Colin Scanlon allowed three hits and an unearned run while going the distance. The Hawks scored thrice in the visiting sixth. Luke Donaphon smacked a two-run double to deep left and the other run scored on an infield single/error combo off Greg Martin's bat.
At La Salle High
Upper Moreland 2, Wood 0: For Wood, Mike Ferrara went 2-for-3 and Greg Cannon doubled.
At La Salle High
West York 7, Bonner-Prendie 3: The Friars' RBI were provided by Tim Dougherty (single) and Dom Dellabarba (sac fly).
Oley Valley/Conwell-Egan: Suspended in bottom of first with OV ahead, 2-0. To be completed June 7, 4 p.m., at Wood.
Dock Mennonite/Neumann-Goretti: Postponed to June 6, 4 p.m., at Wood.
Frankford 9, SJ Prep 7: Thanks to a nine-run visiting fourth, which left behind a 3-0 deficit, the Pioneers seized their second-ever CT (overall in 1972) and gave the Pub its second consecutive highest-enrollment CT (Olney in 4A in '16). Joshua Pagan bagged two RBI in that frame. Nick Herrera (four innings) and Craig Lugo did the pitching. For the Prep, Evan Matthews went 3-for-5 with one RBI while Greg Martin, Logan Kellerman and Dom Leuzzi had two RBI apiece.
At La Salle High
Wood 11, Franklin Towne 0 (5 inn.): Dylan Slowinski, the No. 9 hitter, went 2-for-3 with three RBI while Mike Ferrara (double), Antonio Rossillo (double) and Sam Reynolds thirded six RBI. Sean Hughes (none in three innings) and Bryce Stock (one in two) combined for a one-hitter and Hughes struck out five. This CT triumph was Wood's fourth in a row and fifth overall (also 2010). John Hitchens stroked FT's hit, a single, with two away in the the fourth inning.
Bonner-Prendie 7, Esperanza 1: Chris Huyette (one hit in 3.2 innings), Joe Nestel (2.1) and Eli Chase (1.0) combined for a three-hitter. Support was provided primarily by Tim Dougherty (1-for-3, sac fly, two RBI) and Dom Dellabarba (2-for-3, one RBI, also reached base on HBP).
Conwell-Egan 12, Science Leadership 2: Ryan Crowell pitched the first six innings and added a double and three RBI. Staff ace Shane Souchuck, inactive since a line drive broke the orbital bone in his left eye on May 1, was able to pitch the seventh and be the focus of the winning celebration. The Eagles packed nine runs into the fifth-sixth innings. They had no hits in the six-run fifth. The "highlight": Crowell, Connor Lowry and Chris Furey drew consecutive bases-loaded walks.
At La Salle High
Neumann-Goretti 8, MaST Charter 4: To claim their eighth CT in nine years, the Saints scored five runs in the home fifth to erase a 4-3 deficit. R.J. McGettigan thumped his second RBI single of the game to make it 4-4 and Steve Pizza followed with a two-run single. Soph reliever Joe Messina, who racked up a strikeout to end the visiting fifth, was the winning pitcher. This was the third consecutive CT appearance for MaST, inside the city limits but not a Public League member.
CATHOLIC LEAGUE PLAYOFF
At Immaculata University
Neumann-Goretti 6, Wood 4: Under first-year coach Mike "Zoom" Zolk Jr., the Saints won their second consecutive championship, third in four years, fifth in seven years and sixth in nine years (under four coaches). Also, this title was the 10th for N-G and its predecessors, tying the league mark of now-closed North Catholic. Zoom's father, Mike, was the boss in '12, one year after Zoom started at second base for a title squad. This season began with two losses in league play and this game did not start well as Wood, with help from two errors, posted a three-spot in the top of the first. Again, N-G bounced back, scoring thrice in the bottom half thanks mostly to Brian Reynolds' two-run single. It claimed the lead for good, at 5-4, in the third on two wild pitches that followed a lengthy delay; catcher John "J.R." Gifford was struck in the neck by a bouncing pitch and had to be taken to nearby Paoli Hospital. Senior lefty Phil Sanborn, a first-year varsity pitcher, wound up going the distance, allowing six hits and fanning seven. Two Ks were racked up in the sixth after the Vikings loaded the bases with one away. Jared Healey went 3-for-3 with a double and scored twice. For Wood, Antonio Rossillo posted two hits, including a double, and two RBI.
CATHOLIC LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
At La Salle High
Wood 7, SJ Prep 0: Kody Cracknell (76 pitches) fired a two-hitter with four strikeouts and one walk and kept the Prep from advancing anyone as far as third base. John "J.R." Gifford went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored and Sam Reynolds smacked a run-scoring double.
At New Ashburn Field
Neumann-Goretti 4, Ryan 0: George Mascuilli allowed four hits in 6.1 innings and Joe Messina completed the shutout as the Saints became the first CL team to earn a spot in the championship game for a fourth consecutive year since Judge made five visits from 1963 through '67. Steve Pizza bagged two of his three RBI off a single in a three-run first and R.J. McGettigan went 3-for-3. Eric Nardini added two hits. All four of Ryan's hits were singles by different players.
CATHOLIC LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
(At Higher Seeds)
SJ Prep 5, O'Hara 1: Senior lefthander Colin Scanlon owned a perfect game through six innings. Isaiah Hammond opened the seventh by beating out a grounder to short for a single. Scanlon finished with a three-hitter (RBI to Jim White), seven strikeouts and no walks. Evan Matthews, Brandon Sanders and Greg Martin stroked two hits apiece for the Prep and Sanders posted one RBI.
Wood 2, La Salle 1: The winning run scored in the sixth on an error, one of three committed by the host Explorers in that decisive frame. Jack Colyar pitched six innings and Kody Cracknell notched a three-batter save. The other runs scored in the third on a single by Wood's Mike Ferrara and a homer to dead left by Andrew Cossetti.
Ryan 6, Carroll 3 (9 inn.): The Raiders loaded the bases in the visiting ninth as Dom Young doubled, Dave Delvecchio created first and third with a single and Brian Yost was issued an intentional walk. Andrew Costello got one run home off a fielder's choice and Pat Kajder followed with a two-run double. Yost, Young, Pete Comas and Nick Glebocki bagged two hits apiece. Reliever Brennan Hatala allowed one hit over two innings to get the win. Jason Keen pitched the first seven. Carroll forced extras as Max Hitman lofted a sac fly in the seventh.
Neumann-Goretti 3, Judge 2 (9 inn.): The Saints avoided elimination with two in the home seventh, then won it in the ninth on Aidan Baur's bomb of a walkoff single. That hit followed Adam Jaep's single and a hit/error combo off George Mascuilli's bunt. The RBI in the seventh went to Phil Sanborn (double) and Colin Eiser (sac fly). Sanborn permitted five hits over 6.1 innings. Joe Messina (2.0) and Mascuilli (2.2) were stingy in relief.
CATHOLIC LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
O'Hara 11, Bonner-Prendie 1 (5 inn.): At SJ Prep's field, Brian Bromley needed just 64 pitches to go the distance while Kevin McKeon contributed two doubles, four RBI.
Judge 4, Roman 3: At N-G's field, the Crusaders scored twice in the home seventh to make reliever Steve Leopold (3.1 innings) a winner. Kevin Schmitt drove in the first run and the second scored on a fielder's choice/error combo off Chris Lutz' bat. Andrew Sicinski bagged two RBI. Shane Flaherty had two RBI for Roman and Aidan Welch surrendered no earned runs over 5.1 innings.
Malvern 5, SCH Academy 2: Jimmy Kingsbury allowed four hits over 6.2 innings and Brady Devereux earned the save. Chris Newell had two hits, two RBI.
Penn Charter 17, Germantown Academy 0 (4 inn.): Sr. RH Joey Lancellotti fired a perfect game with seven strikeouts as the Quakers ran their streak of consecutive shutout innings to 45, counting league and non-league games (7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 6, 4). Only one ball (fly to right) left the infield. James Gabor (two-run) and Steve Lorenz (one-run) thumped RBI doubles in a nine-run second. In a seven-run fourth, popular sr. sub Jon Lewis rapped two singles and the second brought home two runs. While going 9-1 in I-A play, the Quakers outscored their opponents by 69-13.
Malvern 6, Episcopal 3: Billy Corcoran allowed four hits and two runs over six innings. One of Chris Newell's two hits was a three-run triple.
Germantown Academy 1, SCH Academy 0: Colten Smith, a soph righthander, fired a one-hitter with five strikeouts to outduel Aidan "Curly" Frye (three-hitter). Smith lost his no-hit bid with nobody out in the seventh when Jack Cucinotta singled to left. GA scored in the first as Colton Niedzielski drove in Mike Reilly.
Neumann-Goretti 9, Roman 0: Phil Sanborn pitched a four-hitter with seven strikeouts and RJ McGettigan went 3-for-4 with four RBI. Jared Healey scoref four runs.
Ryan 11, McDevitt 0 (5 inn): Jason Keen recorded his fourth win and Adam Estrada went 3-for-3 with three RBI. Pete Comas also went 3-for-3.
Carroll 2, Judge 1: James Kelly outdueled Chuck Kelley. Carroll scored twice in the home first and Kevin Downs had a two-out RBI.
SJ Prep 3, Wood 2: Logan Kellerman's RBI single in the home seventh made reliever Pat Woltemate the winner. He went two innings. JT Gosweiler pitched the first five. Mike Ferrara and J.R. Gifford socked solo homers for Wood.
O'Hara 2, La Salle 1: The last of Jim White's three hits was a game-winning single in the home seventh. Eric Stewart also had three hits. Brian Bromley surrendered a first-pitch homer, then bounced back and pitched six innings.
Lansdale 3, Conwell-Egan 2: In a night game (7 o'clock start), Ryan McSorley won it with a walkoff double.
Penn Charter 9, Germantown Academy 0: Sr. LH Brendan "Chooch" Cellucci scattered four hits and struck out 14 as the Quakers (8-1) clinched the championship with one game remaining. He also smacked an RBI single. James Gabor ripped an RBI double en route to two RBI. Joey Lancellotti and Adam Holland plated runs with sacrifice flies.
Haverford School 4, SCH Academy 3: Tommy Toal scored the game-winner in the visiting seventh on a wild pitch. Nick Holtz and Logan Keller had one hit/RBI apiece. Grady Nance pitched six shutout innings before departing in the midst of a seventh-inning rally. With the bases loaded, Zak Summy recorded the last two outs.
Episcopal 5, Malvern 3: Kyle Virbitsky notched the win as Malvern settled for three hits and fanned nine times. Jack O'Reilly turned three hits, including a double, into two RBI. Malvern's loss assured PC of a title tie.
Bonner-Prendie 5, Roman 1: Joe Nestel struck out nine in a four-hitter. Tim Dougherty had two RBI and Dom Dellabarba/Pat Lord halved four hits.
SJ Prep 10, Neumann-Goretti 0: Colin Scanlon fired a two-hitter over six innings with one walk and 10 whiffs. Jeff Manto went 3-for-3 with a three-run homer, Greg Martin went 3-for-4 with a double, triple and four RBI, and Phil O'Connor smacked a solo homer.
La Salle 6, Ryan 2: Anthony Cossetti and Jack Pogyor stroked two-run singles to make Kade Jones the winner.
Wood 6, Lansdale 2: Jack Colyar allowed three hits over 5.2 innings while claiming the win. Mike Ferrara went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Robbie Bailey had two RBI and Mick Pristas went 3-for-4 with a double and one RBI.
Conwell-Egan 14, McDevitt 1 (6 inn.): Ryan Crowell pitched a complete game and supported himself with three hits, including a triple. Noah Andress also tripled while Pat Brennan, Will Zimmerman and Matt Costanzo laced doubles.
Judge 3, O'Hara 2: In a night game, Bill Kelly started the home seventh with a double and Jimmy Forsythe singled him home to end it. Nick Conway, who allowed no earned runs in four relief innings, was the winner.
Penn Charter 1, Malvern 0: Joey Lancellotti allowed five apiece of hits/walks, but recorded six of his nine strikeouts in the last three innings while forcing the Friars to strand 10. Sammy Siani started the visiting seventh with a double and scored four batters later on Alex Cohen's sac fly. PC also won the teams' first meeting by 1-0 and Cohen had the RBI to support Lancellotti.
SCH Academy 6, Episcopal 0: Jr. RH Aidan "Curly" Frye fired a no-hitter with five whiffs and two walks. Andrew Singer went 2-for-2 with two RBI.
Haverford School 5, Gtn. Academy 2: The Fords erased a 2-0 deficit with five in the visiting fifth. Joe Bonini's two-out, two-run single provided the lead. Winner Tyler Dunbar (five innings) and Zak Summy did the pitching.
Carroll 2, Roman 0: James Kelly struck out and scattered four hits over 6.2 innings and Tyler Kehoe induced a flyout to end it. Roman's Aidan Welch fanned seven while allowing three hits. Cole Chesnet had the only RBI.
La Salle 10, Conwell-Egan 1: Zach Moretski posted the win. Andrew Cossetti went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks and two RBI and pinch-hitter Austin Lemke had a two-run double.
Neumann-Goretti 5, Lansdale 3: Phil Sanborn yielded three hits and fanned eight over 6.2 innings. RJ McGettigan and Steve Pizza bagged two RBI apiece.
Wood 13, McDevitt 0 (5 inn.): Antonio Rossillo, Robbie Bailey, Greg Cannon and Dylan Slowinski earned two RBI apiece and Bryce Stock pitched a two-hitter with six strikeouts.
SJ Prep 3, Bonner-Prendie 0: JT Gosweiler (five innings) and Pat Woltemate (two) combined for a three-hitter. Brandon Sanders (two hits) and Luke Donaphon posted one RBI apiece.
O'Hara 9, Ryan 3: Brian Bromley went 6.2 innings and turned three hits into one RBI. Soph Jim White added two hits, one RBI and impressive defense at shortstop.
Penn Charter 6, Haverford School 0: Brendan "Chooch" Cellucci recorded eight strikeouts in a one-hitter (single in second inning by Isaiah Winikur) and received three-homer support from Joey Lancellotti (two) and Sammy Siani (one). Dom Toso added a two-run single.
Episcopal 10, Gtn. Academy 0 (6 inn.): Kyle Virbitsky did the pitching (two hits allowed) and Isaiah Payton went 3-for-3 with a double.
Neumann-Goretti 15, McDevitt 0 (4 inn.): Anthony Pierandozzi (three RBI) and Aidan Baur halved six hits while pitcher Colin Eiser mixed four scoreless frames (two-hitter) with a triple.
Neumann-Goretti 5, Judge 3: Soph Joe Messina posted his third straight complete-game win as Colin Eiser and Eric Nardini slapped two hits apiece and Brian Reynolds banged a two-run single in a four-run first.
Wood 13, Bonner-Prendie 7: Mick Pristas went 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBI. JR Gifford (two doubles) also bagged four RBI. Kyle McNamee and Antonio Rossillo halved four hits.
Carroll 8, Conwell-Egan 1: James Kelly went five innings and Kevin Downs offered two RBI. The Patriots broke a 1-1 tie with seven in the visiting seventh.
SJ Prep 11, La Salle 3: The Hawks scored in every inning after the first. Jeff Manto doubled and homered for three RBI. Colin Scanlon (five innings) and Pat Woltemate (two) did the pitching.
Lansdale 10, McDevitt 0: Ryan McSorley and Richie Bass had two RBI apiece. Curtis Gerzevski, one of three LC pitchers, fanned five in a two-inning stint.
O'Hara 8, Roman 1: Liam Nihill (five innings) picked up CL win No. 4. Jim White collected three hits and two RBI while scoring two runs.
Penn Charter 5, SCH Academy 3: Joey Lancellotti went the distance, recording 13 strikeouts and giving up two of the runs on a wind-blown, misjudged, seventh-inning single. Dom Toso went 3-for-4 with one RBI and Steve Lorenz stroked two RBI singles. SCH's Chris "Bubba" Alleyne wemt 3-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.
Malvern 3, Gtn. Academy 0: Jimmy Kingsbury pitched five no-hit innings with six whiffs. Brady Devereux and Billy Corcoran finished up with one inning apiece. Matt Daller and Shane "Moose" Muntz crunched extra-base hits.
Haverford School 13, Episcopal 5: The Fords scored the final nine runs. Bryan Hyland turned three hits, including a double and triple, into four RBI. Justin Meyer laced three doubles en route to three RBI, Dave Hogarth had three hits and Calvin Costner offered a double, four RBI. Tyler Dumbar (five innings, no earned runs) and Zak Summy did the pitching.
Ryan 7, Judge 6: The Raiders overcame a 5-1 deficit as Adam Estrada (double) and Dom Young (single) thumped hits worth two RBI apiece. Reliever Brennan Hatala (five innings) picked up the win.
SJ Prep 10, McDevitt 0 (6 inn.): JT Gosweiler pitched a three-hitter with one walk and nine punchouts. The Hawks scored five apiece in the fourth/sixth. Jeff Manto had one RBI and scored twice. Greg Martin doubled and scored a run.
Neumann-Goretti 2, Wood 0: Phil Sanborn fired a one-hitter (two-out single in the sixth), walked one and struck out seven and RJ McGettigan stroked two hits.
Ryan 1, Carroll 0: Jason Keen fanned five and scattered eight hits in 6.2 innings and had to leave due to the pitch-count rule with the bases loaded. Brennan Hatala notched the save. Carroll's Tyler Kehoe allowed four hits. Ryan scored on Adam Estrada's fifth-inning single.
Bonner-Prendie 9, Conwell-Egan 3: Dom Dellabarba turned three hits into four RBI and Evan Raiburn whiffed six in five innings.
La Salle 19, Roman 8: Jack Pogyor led the way by going 3-for-5 with a double, two triples and six RBI. Other headliners: Andrew Cossetti (3-for-5, inside-the-park homer, three RBI), Gregg Sywulak (3-for-5, two RBI) and Brian Schaub (3-for-4, double, one RBI). The Explorers scored 10 runs in the fourth.
Judge 6, Lansdale 1: In a night game (7:00 start), Nick Conway got the win and Bill Kelly doubled en route to three RBI.
La Salle 8, Wood 5: Andrew Cossetti swatted a grand slam in a seven-run home sixth to erase a 3-1 deficit and make reliever Hunter McGarvey a winner. All of those sixth-inning runs were scored with two away.
Penn Charter 5, Episcopal 2: Matt Gorman, Brendan "Chooch" Cellucci (three innings apiece) and Joey Lancellotti (one inning, three whiffs) combined to spin a one-hitter. Steve Lorenz scored on a wild pitch in the sixth to break a 2-2 tie. Dom Toso and Adam Holland had sac flies. Episcopal's Cam Van Hoorebeke stroked a two-run single.
Malvern 4, Haverford School 0: Billy Corcoran fired a three-hitter and Shane "Moose" Muntz clubbed a solo homer.
Carroll 6, SJ Prep 3: James Kelly struck out six while going the distance. Cole Chesnet and Nick Argentieri halved four doubles, four RBI. Max Hitman went 2-for-4 with one RBI.
Bonner-Prendie 7, Lansdale 2: Tim Dougherty (2-for-3, triple) bagged three RBI for B-P, which broke away from a 2-2 tie through five. Chris Huyette (four innings) and Kevin Zimmerman divided the pitching.
SCH Academy 4, Gtn. Academy 0: Matt Hoffman went the distance (two-hitter with five whiffs) and Brian Fischer went 2-for-3 with two RBI.
Haverford School 2, SCH Academy 1: Tyler Dunbar went six innings and scored the game-winner in the home seventh on Dave Hogarth's single. In the top half, Tommy Toar speared a line drive and turned it into a doubleplay, enabling the Fords' Justin Meyer to escape a bases-loaded situation. Bryan Hyland had HS' other RBI. SCH's Aidan "Curly" Frye struck out seven.
O'Hara 8, Conwell-Egan 1: Liam Nihill went six innings, allowing four hits and one run. Isaiah Hammond, Brian Bromley and Michael Davis all stroked two hits and scored two runs. Hammond and Davis doubled.
Neumann-Goretti 5, La Salle 0: Joe Messina spun a two-hitter while Steve Pizza and Brian Reynolds stroked two-out, bases-loaded hits for RBI in a four-run fourth.
Ryan 3, Conwell-Egan 2: Jason Keen (six innings, nine strikeouts) upped his record to 3-0 and Brennan Hatala claimed the save. All five runs were unearned. Nick Glebocki knocked in the game-winner off a fielder's choice.
Wood 4, O'Hara 3: Jack Colyar pitched a four-hitter (one walk, four whiffs), J.R. Gifford slammed a two-run homer and Antonio Rossillo went 2-for-3 with one RBI.
Bonner-Prendie 17, McDevitt 1 (5 inn.): Matt Headley went 4-for-4 and Tim Dougherty/Dom Dellabarba halved four hits/six RBI to support Joe Nestel (two-hitter). The Friars scored eight in the visiting fifth.
Judge 7, Roman 1: Chuck Kelley recorded 10 strikeouts and received two-RBIs support from Pat Carroll and Kevin Schmidt. Andrew Sicinski added a double. Blaise Faiola doubled twice for Roman.
Carroll 6, Lansdale 2: Carroll was down 2-0 in the second when Dan Crossan thumped a bases-loaded triple. Rich Melito added a two-run double in the fourth and pitcher Tyler Kehoe (distance) had a run-scoring single.
Penn Charter 1, Malvern 0: Joey Lancellotti scattered five hits, struck out 12 and received the run he needed in the second as Alex Cohen sent a groundball single to left to bring home Brendan Pell (walk, moved up on Steve Lorenz' single). Malvern's Billy Corcoran pitched a two-hitter.
SCH Academy 6, Episcopal 4: Matt Hoffman went five innings for the win and supported himself with a two-run triple. Jack Cucinotta pitched the last two innings. He went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Chris "Bubba" Alleyne contributed two hits, including a double, and scored twice.
Haverford School 12, Gtn. Academy 2 (5 inn): Bryan Hyland turned two homers into six RBI while the two homers allowed by winning pitcher Tyler Dunbar (all five innings) were solos.
SJ Prep 3, O'Hara 2: Joe Richardson saved Colin Scanlon's win and Evan Matthews totaled two RBI. All scoring was done in the first three innings.
La Salle 6, Lansdale 1: Kade Jones fanned five and allowed no walks/earned runs while going the distance. Gregg Sywulak and Andrew Cossetti doubled.
Judge 11, McDevitt 0 (5 inn.): Brendan Mallon and Tim McLaughlin collected two RBI apiece to support Matt Spaeth, who doubled.
Wood 16, Carroll 0 (5 inn.): Jack Colyar pitched no-hit ball for 4.1 innings before yielding a single. Kody Cracknell finished up. Mike Ferrara's two-run single highlighted a six-run second. John Gifford's two-run double made it 11-0 in the fourth.
Roman 4, Ryan 2: Aidan Welch spun a two-hitter with seven punchouts. Dom Gillaspy notched two hits and Billy Dougherty scored three runs.
Neumann-Goretti 5, Bonner-Prendie 4 (9 inn.): Jared Healey entered with two away in the sixth and threw 3.2 shutout innings. With two away in the visiting ninth, Brian Reynolds singled home Healey to make it 5-4. Healey had clubbed a triple to tie the score in the seventh.
Penn Charter 14, Haverford School 6: Submariner Alex Cohen pitched 3.2 innings of one-hit, one-run relief to earn the win. Mike Siani went 3-for-4 with a double, sac fly and four RBI. His brother, Sammy, and Joey Lancellotti halved six RBI while Sammy and Dom Toso had three runs apiece.
Malvern 8, SCH Academy 3: Vince Sposato bagged two hits and two RBI to make Jimmy Kingsbury a winner.|
Episcopal 5, Gtn. Academy 2: Kyle Virbitsky whiffed eight in just 3.2 innings and Isaiah Payton, upon entering in the sixth with no outs and the bases loaded, struck out the side. Adam Robinson banged three hits while Dylan Everly (two RBI) and Jack O'Reilly had two apiece.
Judge 5, Bonner-Prendie 2: In a night game (6 o'clock start), Chuck Kelley had a no-hitter until the leadoff batter in the seventh cracked a double. Steve Leopold pitched the rest of the inning to complete a one-hitter. Jim Forsythe had two RBI in a five-run second.
Ryan 12, SJ Prep 5: At Ryan, with B-P as the home team, Jason Keen picked up the win while Dave Delvecchio and Andrew Costello halved six hits/six RBI.
La Salle 15, McDevitt 0 (4 inn.): Gregg Sywulak (2-for-2, triple) and Jack Pogyor (2-for-2, double) provided major support for Riley Monaghan.
Neumann-Goretti 7, Carroll 2: Soph Joe Messina fanned seven in a six-hitter and Steve Pizza contributed two RBI.
Roman 11, Conwell-Egan 7: Marquise Wood doubled twice and John Kelly's two-run double made the difference. Joe Pizzo (two innings) picked up the win in relief of Santino Nave.
O'Hara 12, Lansdale 0 (5 inn.): The Lions rapped 14 hits. Eric Stewart doubled twice en route to four RBI. Greg Manning went 3-for-3 with three RBI and three runs scored. Jim White and Michael Davis scored three runs apiece.
SCH Academy 1, Penn Charter 0: Aidan "Curly" Frye pitched a three-hitter with five whiffs (three in the last two innings) and became a winner when Sam Aslansan drew a two-out, bases-loaded, five-pitch walk in the home seventh to bring home pinch-runner Pat Elliott. The 1-0 win was Frye's third in Inter-Ac play in his three-year varsity career; he's just a junior. PC's Joey Lancellotti also allowed four hits and recorded 12 strikeouts.
Episcopal 5, Haverford School 1: Kyle Virbitsky was a one-man wrecking crew. Aside from hurling a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts, he poled two homers worth five RBI.
Malvern 10, Gtn. Academy 0 (6 inn.): Coach Freddy Hilliard picked up career win No. 200 as Jalen Wade scattered four hits and fanned nine in 5.1 innings and nine guys combined for 12 hits. Shane Muntz smacked a three-run homer, Will Burgess went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI and Connor Dillon reached base three times and scored twice.
Carroll 1, Bonner-Prendie 0: James Kelly spun a two-hitter with six strikeouts and Tyler Kehoe's double to dead center plated the run in the fifth.
Wood 3, Roman 2: Kody Cracknell (four relief innings) got the win and received three-run support in the fourth. The RBI went to Mick Pristas (two-run single) and Kyle McNamee (one-run single). Roman's Aidan Welch fanned 10 and Shane Flaherty scored twice.
O'Hara 17, McDevitt 0: Junior lefty Liam Nihill fired a 64-pitch no-hitter with 11 Ks and one walk. Forty-eight pitches were strikes and and he reached a three-ball count just once (to the guy he walked). Greg Manning (three RBI) and Brian Bromley (three hits) paced the offense. The Lions scored nine in the visiting seventh.
SJ Prep 13, Conwell-Egan 0 (5 inn.): Colin Scanlon fired a no-hitter with seven strikeouts and no walks and Luke Donaphon cracked a three-run homer. Jeff Manto went 2-for-2.
Ryan 2, Lansdale 1: Pat Reilly pitched a four-hitter with eight whiffs, the RBI went to Dave Delvecchio and Cory Hunter, and Brian Yost doubled twice.
La Salle 13, Judge 3 (5 inn.): Andrew Cossetti doubled and homered to make Zach Moretski a winner.
Carroll 11, McDevitt 0: Tyler Kehoe and Christian Argentieri combined for a five-inning no-hitter. In his varsity debut, frosh Trent Pierce went 2-for-2 with one RBI. Drew Butera tripled.
La Salle 4, Bonner-Prendie 1: Cade Jones allowed three hits, fanned six and walked none over six innings. Joe Sortino clubbed a triple.
Wood 3, Ryan 1 (8 inn.): J.R. Gifford won it with a two-run double. Dan Trimber pitched the final two innings, allowing no hits/runs. Jack Colyar allowed three hits over the first six.
Neumann-Goretti 14, O'Hara 5: Jarred Healey went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI to make Phil Sanborn a winner. RJ McGettigan added two doubles. The Saints expanded an 8-3 lead with six in the seventh.
Roman 7, SJ Prep 2: Santino Nave claimed the win. He fanned five in 6.2 innings before being removed for pitch-count reasons. Gaetan Grandelli (two RBI) and Blaise Faiola (RBI double) paced the offense.
Judge 2, Conwell-Egan 1: In a night game, Chuck Kelley fired a one-hitter with seven whiffs and Christian Lutz bagged an RBI single. Matt O'Connor doubled. Kelley lost his bid for a no-hitter in the fourth when Will Zimmerman thumped a run-scoring double.
Penn Charter 11, Episcopal 1 (5 inn.): Sr. RH Joey Lancellotti fired a one-hitter with 13 strikeouts and helped himself with a solo homer. Adam Holland (single), Sammy Siani and James Gabor (doubles) stroked hits worth two RBI apiece in an eight-run fourth. Lancellotti's RBI single ended it in the home fifth.
Malvern 6, Haverford School 5: Overcoming a 3-0 deficit, the Friars rang up six runs in the visiting seventh. Connor Dillon had an RBI single and Brady Devereux plated what turned out to be the winning run with a foulout to right. Reliever Billy Corcoran notched the win.
Carroll 2, La Salle 1 (8 inn.): Tyler Kehoe and Max Hitman (two hits apiece) had key singles in the visiting eighth. Jack Houser saved James Kelly's win.
Wood 12, Conwell-Egan 2: Mick Pristas went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI. Sam Reynolds and Dylan Slowinski also doubled in two-hit performances. Kody Cracknell allowed four hits in the five-inning game.
O'Hara 2, Bonner-Prendie 0: Liam Nihill allowed two hits over six-plus innings and Isaiah Hammond fanned two in earning the save. Eric Stewart knocked in the game-winner in the first inning.
Ryan 3, Neumann-Goretti 2: In an emergency start (the original guy hurt himself during warmups), junior Brennan Hatala went 6 1/3 innings and soph Anthony Giordano locked down the save. Brian Yost provided the lead with a two-run double in the visiting seventh. Dave Delvecchio had Ryan's earlier RBI. He and Adam Estrada halved four hits.
Lansdale 6, Roman 2: Ryan McSorley clubbed a three-run homer.
SJ Prep 1, Judge 0 (8 inn.): Luke Gutos' double in the home eighth gave Pat Woltemate (3 1/3 relief innings) the win. Colin Scanlon pitched the first 4 2/3.
Conwell-Egan 3, Neumann-Goretti 1: Due to the new pitch-count rule, Shane Souchuck (one hit, five walks) had to depart after 6 1/3 innings. Justin Porter locked down the save. The Eagles stole seven bases. Will Zimmerman and Bryce Trimble had the RBI.
Carroll 4, O'Hara 3 (8 inn.): Jack Houser earned the win and Max Hitman doubled.
Ryan 9, Bonner-Prendie 3: Robbie McWilliams (three RBI) and Dom Young (two hits) supported winner Pat Reilly and Jason Keen.
Roman 15, McDevitt 0: Shane Flaherty, Marquise Wood and Gaetan Grandelli had three RBI apiece in the three-inning game. Joe Pizzo collected the win.
Judge 6, Wood 0: Chuck Kelley posted the win and Bill Kelly doubled.
SJ Prep 2, Lansdale 1: The win went to J.T. Gosweiler. Gianni Arci contributed a double, one RBI. Evan Matthews went 2-for-2 and Luke Donaphon tripled.