Philadelphia High School Baseball
League/Playoff Results, 2018
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STATE PLAYOFF, SEMIFINAL
Lower Dauphin 3, Carroll 2: In a night game (7:10 start; pushed back from 6:30), the Patriots managed to claim a 1-0 lead in the fourth on Sean Lawley's double. LD scored the next three runs, Carroll accepted an unearned run in the sixth and then went down 1-2-3 in the seventh. Jake Kelchner (5-plus innings) and Tyler Kehoe (all outs via whiffs) did the pitching. Kehoe and Lawley rapped two hits apiece.
STATE PLAYOFF, QUARTERFINAL
At Muhlenberg High
Schuylkill Haven 4, Neumann-Goretti 0: The Saints were limited to two hits, struck out 11 times and allowed two runs in the visiting seventh to diminish their chances.
STATE PLAYOFFS, QUARTERFINALS
At Manheim Twp.
La Salle 13, Red Lion 0 (5 inn.): Eric Marasheski powered this romp by going 2-for-2 with a triple and home run for four RBI. Andrew Cossetti and Brian Schaub also homered and halved four RBI. Gavin Moretski worked the first four innings (three apiece of hits/Ks) and Dan Karrash completed the shutout.
At Muhlenberg High
Carroll 7, Cedar Cliff 2: Tyler Kehoe hammered two doubles and the first plated three runs in a five-run second. Alex Cornell (seven strikeouts) took a shutout into the seventh before experiencing control issues and needing help from Ian Myers.
STATE PLAYOFFS, FIRST ROUND
Neumann-Goretti 7, Dock Mennonite 2: Joe LaFiora helped himself with an early RBI single and wound up mowing down 14 over six innings to break the record for most strikeouts by a Catholic League pitcher in a state playoff; Wood's Joey Lancellotti fanned 13 in a first round 3A loss in 2015. Billy D'Ambrosia's four-RBI party was highlighted by a three-run double. This game was postponed June 4 due to wet grounds.
STATE PLAYOFFS, FIRST ROUND
La Salle 4, Conestoga 1: Anthony Cossetti drove in all four Explorer runs thanks to, in order, a one-run single, solo homer and two-run triple. Joe Miller (eight strikeouts) and Gavin Moretski combined for a five-hitter.
At La Salle High
Carroll 3, West Chester Rustin 2: Tyler Kehoe notched a four-out save behind starter Jake Kelchner (eight whiffs). The Patriots made it 3-1 in the sixth as Trent Pierce tripled and scrambled home on a wild pitch. Kelchner had two hits.
Northwestern Lehigh 8, Bonner-Prendie 0: The upstaters clubbed solo homers on back-to-back pitches in the first inning and finished with four total dingers while coasting to an easy win. Tyler Wilk launched two of 'em. Matt Headley stroked two of B-P's three hits.
Oley Valley 4, Conwell-Egan 3: Ryan Crowell fired four shutout innings, then was forced to depart due to injury. The Eagles jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first thanks to RBI from Justin Porter (sac fly) and Brendan Sullivan (single). Will Zimmerman peppered an RBI double in the seventh, but a groundout ended it.
La Salle 19, Frankford 0 (4 inn.): Eric Marasheski led off the game with a homer and Brian Schaub added a two-run blast shortly thereafter as the Explorers got a quick start en route to breaking the City Title record for runs. In 2009, Neumann-Goretti beat Franklin Towne Charter, 17-1, in Class 3A. Andrew Cossetti matched Schaub's feat in a 10-hit, 11-run second inning. Just two days earlier, Frankford had won its 11th Public League championship in 19 years and this was its third playoff game in four days.
At La Salle High
Carroll 15, Boys' Latin 0 (3 inn.): The Patriots scored eight runs in the third to end it. Jake Kelchner (three RBI) and Cole Chesnet (two) had two hits apiece and Alex Cornell logged five strikeouts.
Bonner-Prendie 13, Esperanza 0: This game was played last among the CTs and the Friars, thanks in large part to an 11-run seventh, upped the CL's scoring advantage in four wins (not counting N-G's triumph via forfeit) to 55-0. Matt Shepherd had one RBI apiece in the first (double) and second (walk) and three more in the seventh (double) to finish with five.
Matt Headley, Kyle Lazer and Owen Evert thirded six RBI while Nate Furman milked four walks. Mike Standen pitched the first three innings and winner Brian Dunphy worked the fourth.
Conwell-Egan 8, String Theory 0: Ryan Crowell and Noah Andress smacked RBI doubles while Andress and Will Zimmerman got runs home with sacrifice flies. Soph Brady Trimble (six Ks in six innings) and Eric Esposito (one in one) handled the pitching.
Neumann-Goretti 1, Masterman 0: By forfeit. Masterman reported it would be "unable to play" on June 1. No other team volunteered to step up.
CATHOLIC LEAGUE FINAL
At Immaculata University
La Salle 10, Carroll 0 (5 inn.): The Explorers exploded for seven runs in the first inning and Brian Schaub sent everyone home, or to the shore, by rapping a run-scoring single with nobody out in the fifth. Played on Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, the game had been scheduled for noon. But the starting time was moved up to 10 o'clock due to stormy-weather concerns. No issues. This championship gave La Salle a record 12 in the CL in 15 attempts in the 2017-18 school year (all except football, basketball and wrestling). Eric Marasheski stroked a two-run single in the first while twins Andrew and Anthony Cossetti (three hits) had back-to-back RBI singles in the third. Their dad, Tony, started at second base and led off for the Explorers' 1988 champs. Lefty Joe Miller went the distance, allowing three hits and striking out eight in the first title-game shutout since 2007 (SJ Prep 19, Ryan 0). This La Salle squad, coached by Kyle Werman, was the first in CL history to score at least 10 runs in a semi (11-4 over Judge) and final. Under Joe Parisi in 2013, the Explorers also completed a 10-0 championship game victory (over the Prep) on a fifth-inning walk-off single (by John Fabriziani). All 16 combined hits in the 2018 game were one-baggers.
CATHOLIC LEAGUE SEMIFINALS
At FDR Park, in South Philly
La Salle 11, Judge 4: Shane Manieri and Jack Ruch collected four RBI apiece for the Explorers, who posted four runs in the first inning and ran away and hid with three in the fifth and four in the sixth. Manieri's performance included a two-run homer (first inning) and double en route to 3-for-4. A single produced two of Ruch's RBI. The others came on a safety squeeze and a grounder that wound up being misplayed. Gavin Moretski worked five innings, allowing three hits, no walks and one earned run. Hunter McGarvey pitched the sixth and seventh. Judge's Tim McLaughlin went 2-for-4 with two RBI.
At La Salle High
Carroll 10, O'Hara 5: Jake Kelchner's two run-homer highlighted a three-run home fifth, which enabled the Patriots to claim a 7-4 lead. He also tripled and finished with three RBI. Cole Chesnet scored three runs and turned three hits into two RBI for Carroll, which tallied six of the last seven runs, and Trent Pierce had a two-run single. Tyler Kehoe (2.2 innings) earned the win in relief and was part of an all-time sequence. He reached first on a fielder's choice, then came around to score on three consecutive balks. A sacrifice fly by O'Hara's Tommy Gahagan created the 4-4 tie in the top half of the fifth. Nick Kutufaris lashed three hits and drew a walk while Joe Sperone had two hits, including a triple, along with one RBI and two runs scored. This was only the second time in CL history that both semis winners scored at least 10 runs (also 2009 -- 15 for La Salle, 10 for Neumann-Goretti).
CATHOLIC LEAGUE QUARTERFINALS
At Home Sites
La Salle 2, SJ Prep 1: The host Explorers broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth when Shane Manieri ripped a triple down the rightfield line to score Jack Ruch. Joe Miller threw 88 pitches in four innings (two hits, five walks, six strikeouts) before Gavin Moretski pitched three frames of shutout ball. Owen Lawn had La Salle's other RBI. Evan Matthews hurled all six for the Prep, allowing four hits and one earned run. The Hawks scored in the fourth on Luke Gutos' RBI double.
O'Hara 3, Wood 2: The Lions won in walk-off fashion and Luke Sprague played a role in all three runs. Earlier, he bagged RBI on a sacrifice fly and groundout. Facing an 0-2 count with two away in the seventh, he drew a walk and yielded to a pinch-runner -- his brother, Cole. Dan Hopkins (three hits) moved Cole to third with a single to right and Jim White brought him home with a groundball single through the third-short hole. Liam Nihill went the distance, allowing five hits and two walks while fanning six. Bobby Hennessey and John "JR" Gifford posted Wood's ribbies.
Judge 6, Neumann-Goretti 3: The visiting Crusaders trailed, 2-0, entering the seventh and Andrew Sicinski owned the only hit against starter Joe Messina. He singled again to open the frame and his teammates followed suit in productive fashion. RBI went to winning reliever Nick Conway (two-run single), Tim McLaughlin (sac fly), Justin Murawski (two-run double) and Matt Spaeth (RBI single). N-G rapped three singles to start the game against Chuck Kelley. He allowed no more hits and wound up whiffing eight in 4.2 innings. All five of N-G's hits were posted by different players, as were the three RBI.
Carroll 10, Roman 1: The hosts exploded for four runs in the second (Trent Pierce had a three-run double) and five in the third (Chris Grill had a two-run double). Cole Chesnet launched a solo home run in the sixth. Jake Kelchner worked the first 3.1 innings. Four others followed.
CATHOLIC LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Roman 1, Conwell-Egan 0: Thanks to a run in the home sixth, the Cahillites edged this same opponent by the same score for the second time in seven days. Marquise Wood led off with a double off the fence down the leftfield line, stole third as a second consecutive batter was striking out and scored when Jason Kelly directed a groundball single between the third baseman and shortstop. Soph righthander Jeff Rosenblum (73 pitches, five strikeouts) and C-E's Ryan Crowell (seven Ks) did all of the pitching. Each allowed two hits. No one reached third for the Eagles. The game required just 85 minutes.
SJ Prep 8, Bonner-Prendie 4: Brandon Sanders (3-for-3) turned two doubles into three RBI for the Hawks, who scored the game's final five runs. Declan Evans added two RBI and Luke Donaphon scored three runs. Joe Richardson went 5.1 innings for the win and Owen Beisty hurled shutout relief. B-P's PJ Tecco (three RBI) stroked a two-run single to provide a 4-3 lead. These first-rounders, played on Sunday, were originally scheduled for Saturday with quarterfinals involving the winners to follow immediately. All quarterfinals were moved to Monday.
SJ Prep 9, Lansdale 0: After honoring 13 seniors, the Hawks scored three apiece in the first, second and third. Brandon Sanders (four RBI) thumped a three-run homer while Gianni Arici also had two hits. The game was halted by rain after 4 1/2 innings. Joe Richardson (none in three innings), Owen Beisty (one in one) and Lou DiRenzo (none in one) combined for a one-hitter.
La Salle 10, Wood 2: Andrew Cossetti poled a two-run homer en route to three RBI and Joe Miller mowed down eight in four innings as the Explorers (11-1) finished first in the regular season. They drew four walks in a four-run first.
Carroll 5, Ryan 3: Cole Chesnet had two RBI and Alex Cornell fanned four in as many innings and Jake Kelchner saved Tyler Kehoe's win. Also, Pat Marley and Max Hitman had matching performances (2-for-3, one RBI). Ryan's Adam Estrada went 2-for-4 with one ribbie.
Bonner-Prendie 6, McDevitt 0: John DeMucci went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI while SIX pitchers combined for a one-hitter. In order: Matt Scanlon, Stephen DiBattista, Kyle Lazer, Jason Nihill, Michael Standen and Matt Shepherd. DiBattista pitched two innings; the others were one and done. James Winicki singled for McDevitt in the fifth. The Lancers finished 0-12 and were outscored, 181-3. This year's team outscored last year's, 3-2.
Roman 1, Conwell-Egan 0: Marquise Wood went 2-for-3 and the only run scored in the visiting first on a bases-loaded walk. Wood (three innings) and winner Alex Singer (four) divided the pitching. For C-E, Ryan Crowell fanned 11 and soph Brady Trimble went 2-for-3.
Neumann-Goretti 3, Judge 1: In a night game, visiting N-G scored two in the visiting ninth as Joe LaFiora delivered a bases-loaded, two-run single. Gabe Rappa (nine in six) and LaFiora (five in three) combined for 14 strikeouts. Bernie McGuire drove in Judge's run.
Malvern 3, Penn Charter 2 (8 inn.): In their final I-A game on Ralph Palaia Field, the Quakers were edged on Lonnie White's sacrifice fly. White also had an RBI double to make it 2-2 in the sixth. Billy Corcoran went the distance, allowing six hits and one earned run while recording nine strikeouts. PC's runs were driven in by Aaron Maione in the second (fielder's choice to score Luke Mattice) and Mike Siani in the fifth (double to score Maione).
Episcopal 5, SCH Academy 2: Jack O'Reilly allowed no earned runs in six innings and helped himself with an RBI single. Isaiah Payton homered and earned a save. Mitch Pagano went 2-for-3 and Adam Robinson scored twice.
Haverford School 5, Gtn. Academy 4: Nick Holtz won it with a one-out, bases-loaded single in the home seventh. A three-run sixth featured Holtz' RBI double and Sean Clark's two-run homer. Justin Meyer won it with a perfect seventh. GA's Colten Smith whiffed eight in five innings.
Carroll 19, McDevitt 0: Tyler Kehoe collected seven RBI while hitting for the cycle while Jake Kelchner (also a homer) bagged four RBI. Brett Holmes allowed three hits and struck out six in this five-inning game.
La Salle 12, O'Hara 2: The Explorers needed just five innings to seize this first-place showdown and scored in all four of their at-bats. Anthony Cossetti contributed two hits, three RBI. His brother, Andrew, had two and two. Joe Miller fanned nine over four frames. Dan Hopkins drove in O'Hara's runs.
Carroll 5, Bonner-Prendie 0: Jake Kelchner whiffed nine over six innings, Cole Chesnet homered and Dan Crossan went 3-for-3 with a double, one RBI and two runs scored.
Judge 6, Wood 2: Chuck Kelley dismissed eight in a complete game, Tim McLaughlin went 2-for-3 with two RBI and soph Shawn LeVan stroked two hits. Wood's Mike Ferrara homered.
SJ Prep 6, Ryan 5: In the visiting seventh, a triple by Luke Donaphon and RBI single by Brandon Sanders (earlier RBI triple) gave the Hawks a 6-0 lead. Ryan roared back with five runs before Evan Matthews nailed down the save. The Prep's Joe Richardson fanned 10 in five, three-hit innings and Gianni Arci had two RBI. Ryan's Adam Estrada had three hits and as many RBI.
Neumann-Goretti 15, Roman 8: The Saints dropped a seven-run bomb in the visiting seventh. N-G's Joe LaFiora (three-run homer in that frame) and Roman's Gaetan Grandelli (three hits, homer) posted four RBI apiece. Aidan Baur's triple made it 8-7. Marquise Wood also homered for Roman. Winning reliever Joe Messina allowed one run over 5.1 innings.
Conwell-Egan 6, McDevitt 0: Blake Fleming fanned 13 while going the distance (three-hitter) and Ryan Crowell blistered a triple.
Malvern 4, SCH Academy 3 (8 inn): The Friars (7-2) clinched the outright title in wacky fashion with one game remaining. They created a 3-3 tie in the home seventh as Lonnie White clubbed a two-run homer to right-center and Grant Burgess scored on Connor Dillon's two-out, two-strike single after reaching base on a strikeout/wild pitch combo. In the eighth, White was hit by a pitch and raced all the way around on two poor throws (pickoff, follow-up attempt to get him at third). Reliever Brady Devereux (two innings) got the win. For SCH, Aidan "Curly" Frye fanned 10 in seven innings and pinch-hitter Zion Spearman spanked a two-run single in a three-run fourth. Patrick Elliott and Jared Sprague-Lott had two hits apiece.
Penn Charter 10, Haverford School 8: Luke Mattice had two hits, including a double, and two RBI. Trajan Womack also had two ribbies and Sammy Siani went 3-for-4 with a double. Jake Siani saved reliever Danny Will's win. The Fords' Isaiah Winikur went 2-for-3 with a double, homer and three RBI. Logan Keller added two RBI.
Episcopal 5, Gtn. Academy 2: Cole Dumont allowed three hits over five innings. Jack O'Reilly, Will Kelley, Mitch Pagano and Tommy Dennis all stroked at least two hits.
Neumann-Goretti 20, McDevitt 0: Gilbert Almonte claimed his first varsity win in this three-inning tilt. He allowed one hit and struck out three. Colin Eiser and Joe LaFiora halved six RBI and Eric Nardini cracked four hits.
Roman 13, Wood 4: Jeff Rosenblum went 5.2 innings for the win. Anthony LoMastro and Sean Flanagan bagged three RBI apiece and Frank Jaworski had three hits. Roman scored in the first, five in the sixth.
Bonner-Prendie 4, Ryan 2: Matt Maselli won in relief, allowing one hit and fanning five in 4.1 innings. John DeMucci and Matt Headley had two hits apiece while Matt Shepherd and PJ Tecco lofted sacrifice flies. Ryan's Adam Estrada had two hits, one RBI.
Carroll 7, Conwell-Egan 6: Trent Pierce won it with a walkoff single. Max Hitman and Chris Grill had two RBI apiece. C-E's Chris Furey had four hits.
O'Hara 4, Judge 3 (8 inn.): Luke Sprague won it with a walkoff dinger. Winning reliever Bryan Pazulski allowed one hit in 2.1 innings and scored the tying run in the sixth.
La Salle 13, Lansdale 4: Andrew Cossetti, Brian Schaub and Shane Manieri smacked homers for the Explorers, who rang up 13 runs in the first three innings then yanked the starters. Gavin Moretski struck out seven and surrendered one hit over three frames.
Penn Charter 7, SCH Academy 2 (9 inn.): Will Samuel got the win with three scoreless relief innings. Mike Siani and Demetrius de Ramus had matching performances -- 2-for-4 with two RBI. Sammy Siani, Mike's brother, had two hits, one ribbie. Starter Tommy Snipes also pitched three scoreless innings. For SCH, Zion Spearman had two RBI and Carter Davis allowed four hits over eight innings.
Malvern 12, Gtn. Academy 1: Billy Corcoran allowed one hit and whiffed nine in this five-inning game. Chris Newell (two triples), Brady Devereux (double) and Connor Dillon (sac fly) combined for six RBI.
Episcopal 2, Haverford School 0: Jack O'Reilly struck out seven while yielding four hits. Will Park's two-run homer in the first provided the necessary support.
Judge 3, Carroll 1: Chuck Kelley whiffed 10 and went 2-for-3 with one RBI. Andrew Sicinski and Bernie McGuire had the 'Saders other RBI. Carroll's Jake Kelchner went 2-for-3 with a double.
O'Hara 4, Neumann-Goretti 2: Liam Nihill fanned 5 in 6.2 innings and Stephen Swanick finished things off. Zachary Fidelibus mixed two hits with one RBI. For N-G, Joe Messina went the distance and Colin Eiser lashed three hits.
Roman 16, McDevitt 1: Chris Marino (3-for-4, three RBI) and Marquise Wood (2-for-3, three runs scored) provided primary support for winner Jimmy Ferioli.
Wood 16, SJ Prep 10: The Prep scored four in the visiting sixth to seize a 10-9 lead. Wood responded with seven. For Wood, Sam Reynolds went 3-for-4 with five RBI, John "JR" Gifford cracked a three-run homer and Kyle McNamee/Mike Ferrara/Ryan DiVergilis thirded six RBI. For Prep, Evan Matthews (two-run homer), Logan Kellerman, Luke Gutos and Declan Evans collected two RBI apiece. Prep won the pitchers used contest, 6-3.
La Salle 9, Ryan 2: Gavin Moretski allowed two earned runs in six innings. Andrew Cossetti went 2-for-4 with a homer, Jack Ruch went 3-for-4 and Shane Manieri's two-hit performance included a double.
Conwell-Egan 9, Lansdale 1: Aside from mowing down 12 batters in six innings, Ryan Crowell went 2-for-3 with three RBI.
Penn Charter 7, Episcopal 1: Will Samuel allowed two hits over six innings and went 3-for-3 with three RBI. Dean Bergmann, Tommy Snipes and Gavin Zavorski delivered two hits apiece.
Malvern 9, Haverford School 5: Chris Newell went 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBI and Brady Devereux's three-RBI outing included a double. Luke Dabagian went 4.1 innings for the win. The Fords' Sean Clark had two RBI.
SCH Academy 4, Gtn. Academy 2: Aidan "Curly" Frye recorded seven strikeouts and received primary support from Joe Jaconski (3-for-4, double, RBI)/Kyle Williams (2-for-3, one RBI). Pat Elliott and Chance Ishikawa had one ribbie apiece. Shane Harkins' first-inning, way-outta-here bomb accounted for GA's two runs.
Judge 16, McDevitt 1: Neiko Conti (three RBI) and Chuck Kelley (two) smacked triples in this four-inning game. Andrew Burgher doubled. McDevitt avoided a shutout as Sean Rock's single plated Eric Wilson.
Wood 5, Neumann-Goretti 4: John "JR" Gifford's three-run homer capped a four-run home sixth after N-G dropped a four-run bomb in the top half. Wood won it on Antonio Rossillo's line drive sac fly. N-G's RJ McGettigan had two RBI.
O'Hara 9, Conwell-Egan 6: The teams swatted 10 hits apiece. O'Hara, which trailed by 5-0 after three innings, exploded for six runs in the fifth. Nick Kutufaris offered two apiece of hits/RBI and scored three runs. Dan Hopkins' three-hit outing included a double and triple. Brandon Schumm and Joe Sperone halved four hits.
Roman 7, SJ Prep 4: Jason Kelly (four RBI) clubbed a three-run homer in the home seventh after a sac fly by Declan Evans (3-for-4, double, three RBI) made it 4-4 in the top half. Gaetan Grandelli had two RBI for Roman. For Prep, Luke Donaphon homered and Joe Richardson fanned 11 in six frames.
Carroll 5, La Salle 4: The Patriots dropped a five-run bomb in the home sixth to make reliever Tyler Kehoe (1.1 innings) the winner. Starter Jake Kelchner mowed down 12 in 5.2. Kehoe also had two RBI. For La Salle, Eric Marasheski had a double and three RBI.
Bonner-Prendie 11, Lansdale 0: Erik Lachette pitched a five-inning two-hitter with six Ks. PJ Tecco had three RBI and Matt Shepherd went 2-for-2 with two ribbies.
Malvern 5, Episcopal 3: Billy Corcoran allowed three unearned runs, five hits and one walk while going the distance. He fanned six. Charlie Andress rapped a two-run single in a four-run sixth. The Friars scrambled back from a 3-0 deficit.
Gtn. Academy 8, Penn Charter 2: Colten Smith crafted a five-hitter with no walks and five strikeouts. Mike Reilly had two hits, two RBI. Soph Dante Messina also had two hits. PC's Mike Siani went 2-for-3 with a two-out, two-run double.
SCH Academy 8, Haverford School 4: Jared Sprague-Lott laced a three-run double in the fifth, erasing a 4-3 deficit. Zion Spearman added two hits. Jack Elliott hurled two hitless innings to save Carter Davis' win. HS was led by Nick Holtz (two RBI) and Justin Meyer (solo homer).
SJ Prep 8, Bonner-Prendie 7: At Immaculata, the host Hawks scored two runs apiece in the last two innings to win. Two were tallied in the seventh as Dom Leuzzi (two total RBI) drew a walk and Luke Donaphon fired a single to left. Gianni Arci went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI. The win went to reliever Lou DiRenzo (scoreless top half).
O'Hara 3, Roman 2: Liam Nihill fired a two-hitter (both runs were unearned) and fanned eight. Dan Hopkins homered while Brandon Shumm and Joe Sperone contributed two hits apiece.
Conwell-Egan 9, Ryan 8: The Eagles, who start two apiece of freshmen/sophs, scored five runs in the visiting seventh. Brendan Sullivan drove in what proved to be the game-winner with a pinch-hit double. In the bottom half, Ryan loaded the bases with no outs . . . then was unable to score. Justin Porter (3.1 innings) fanned two and got the last out on a popup. Other batting heroes for C-E: Chris Furey (three hits, three RBI), Noah Andress (two hits, two RBI) and Will Zimmerman (two hits).
Wood 8, Lansdale 4: Wood's Kyle McNamee (triple, one RBI) and Lansdale's Tommy Pistorius halved six hits. Wood scored in five of the seven innings and led, 6-0, after 2 1/2. Dylan Slowinski (four innings, two hits, five Ks) got the win.
Wood 15, McDevitt 0: Chris Taylor (two innings) and Dan Hughes combined for a three-inning no-hitter. Sam Reynolds (two hits) and Kyle McNamee halved four RBI.
Judge 11, Lansdale 0: Chuck Kelley pitched five of the six innings, allowing three hits and whiffing six. He also went 2-for-3 with two RBI. Two of Matt Spaeth's three hits were doubles.
Neumann-Goretti 7, Carroll 4: Joe Messina saved Colin Eiser's win. Joe LaFiora's two-run double broke a 2-2 tie and Adam Jaep went 3-for-3 with an inside-the-park homer and two RBI.
Malvern 3, Penn Charter 1: Liam Dabagian (five in 4.2 innings) and Jordan Dissin combined for nine strikeouts and received enough support in the first when a wild pitch and groundout brought home two runs. Chris Newell added a sacrifice fly in the third. PC's Will Samuel (RBI) and Luke Mattice stroked two hits apiece.
SCH Academy 7, Episcopal 0: Aidan "Curly" Frye fanned eight while allowing four hits and went 3-for-4. Zion Spearman matched that batting performance. Jared Sprague-Lott (three) topped the RBI column.
Haverford School 2, Gtn. Academy 1: Zak Summy allowed three hits and one earned run over six innings. Calvin Costner notched the save. Joe Bonini delivered a two-out, two-run single in the second inning.
La Salle 9, SJ Prep 4: Joe Miller allowed one run over 5.2 frames. Joe Sortino (three) and Eric Maracheski combined for five RBI while The Prep's Brandon Sanders turned three hits into two RBI.
Carroll 6, Wood 3: Chris Grill and Dan Crossan halved four RBI for the Patriots, who rolled to a 5-0 lead. Jake Kelchner struck out nine over six innings.
Neumann-Goretti 7, Ryan 3: Colin Eiser (double, two RBI) and Michael Napoli stroked three hits apiece for the Saints, who posted a six-spot in the fourth. Gabe Rappa's complete game featured nine punchouts. Ryan's Adam Estrada banged out three hits, including a double.
Bonner-Prendie 17, Conwell-Egan 4: Nate Furman reached base five times thanks to three hits, two walks. He also three RBI, one fewer than Matt Shepherd. "Shep" and John DeMucci thumped three hits apiece.
O'Hara 15, McDevitt 0: Luke Sprague doubled and homered during this three-inning tilt and Nick Bromley notched a no-hitter. Liam Nihill spun a five-inning no-hitter in last year's game vs. McDevitt. Khalil Reed enjoyed driving in three runs with his first varsity hit, a double.
Roman 5, Lansdale 0: Marquise Wood (4.1 innings) and Alex Singer did the pitching. Anthony LoMastro had two hits, two RBI. Erik Grady added two hits, one RBI
Haverford School 11, Penn Charter 7: Pat Toal allowed one run over 5.1 relief innings to post the W. Justin Meyer went 2-for-2 with a double, homer, three walks and three RBI. Tommy Snipes and Luke Mattice homered for PC. Sammy Siani added three RBI, two steals.
Malvern 7, SCH Academy 2: This game ended after HS-PC and left all six I-A teams with 2-2 records. Billy Corcoran fanned nine in 6.1 innings. Chris Newell's triple and Jordan Dissin's sac fly broke a 1-1 tie in the visiting fifth. RBI singles by Lonnie White and Liam Dabagian made it 4-1 in the visiting seventh, which ended 7-1.
Bonner-Prendie 3, Judge 1: Steve DiBattista (5.2) and Erik Lachette split the pitching while PJ Tecco and Matt Shepherd bagged RBI. Shepherd scored the tying run in the fourth and his sac fly made it 2-1 in the fifth Judge's Chuck Kelly whiffed eight over six innings and allowed just one hit.
Roman 6, Ryan 5 (8 inn.): With the bases loaded and two away in the home eighth, John Kelly delivered a two-run single to make his brother, reliever Jason Kelly, the winner. Jeff Rosenblum started for the Cahillites. Robert Buckley added two RBI. Hakim Abdul-Salaam drove in Andrew Costello (double) for a Ryan run in the top half.
Gtn. Academy 9, Episcopal 2: Colten Smith fired a two-hitter with eight strikeouts and Jack Popolizio provided major support with four RBI. Drew Yuskevich added two RBI.
SJ Prep 18, McDevitt 0: Dan Guinan (three innings), David Devine and Chris Gutt (one apiece) combined for a no-hitter. The Hawks, who racked up 14 total hits, ended it with nine runs in the fifth. Brandon Sanders' four-RBI performance included a double and triple.
Wood 5, O'Hara 0: Jack Colyar uncorked 80 pitches while firing a one-hitter with eight strikeouts, one walk and one HBP. The one hit, Jim Beaky's double, led off the game. Colyar faced just 22 batters, thanks to two pickoffs. Robbie Bailey smacked a solo homer.
Neumann-Goretti 12, Lansdale 2: Joe Messina received support from Billy D'Ambrosia (4-for-4, double), Joe LaFiora and Aidan Baur (three hits apiece).
Carroll 8, Roman 5: Reliever Tyler Kehoe went 4.2 innings (nine Ks) to gain the win and helped himself by going 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Cole Chesnet had two RBI and Trent Pierce drove in Carroll's sixth run. Roman's Marquise Wood homered.
La Salle 18, Bonner-Prendie 3: Anthony Basciano (2-for-2, double, homer) and Andrew Cossetti (2-for-2) and contributed four RBI apiece. Joe Miller was the winner.
Judge 7, Ryan 4: In a night game, Nick Conway allowed one earned run over five innings, Matt Spaeth went 2-for-3 with four RBI and Tim McLaughlin doubled/scored twice. Ryan frosh DJ Sims went 2-for-4 with three ribbies.
Penn Charter 5, SCH Academy 2: Dean Bergmann went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI. His two-run double highlighted a three-run home sixth and made reliever Tommy Snipes a winner. A double by starter Will Samuel (5.2 innings) brought home the third run in that rally. Samuel and SCH's Aidan "Curly" Frye recorded eight strikeouts apiece.
Gtn. Academy 3, Malvern 2: Jack Popolizio gained the win and Grant Giampalmi's RBI in the visiting seventh provided a 3-0 lead. Sophs Dante Messina and Shane Harkins had earlier RBI singles. The Friars scored two in the bottom half before Colten Smith earned a one-out save.
Haverford School 3, Episcopal 2: Sean Clark bagged all three RBI for the Fords, one on a sac fly and two on a two-out double in the visiting seventh. Pat Toal rapped three hits. Reliever Calvin Costner (three innings) notched the win.
O'Hara 7, SJ Prep 6: The Lions scored four in the home seventh and soph Chad Walker ended it with a pinch-hit single. Zachary Fidelibus doubled three times. Reliever Bryan Pazulski entered in the top half with the bases loaded and one out. He whiffed two straight. For Prep, Gianni Arci (3-for-3, double) and Logan Kellerman (2-for-3) halved four RBI.
La Salle 12, Conwell-Egan 4: Gavin Moretski fanned nine and walked non over six innings while Eric Marasheski went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer. The Explorers added eight steals.
Malvern 15, Haverford School 4: Chris Newell smacked three of the Friars' six homers while going 3-for-3 with two walks and five RBI. Brady Devereux got the win in relief (four innings) and clubbed a three-run homer. Other dingers: Jordan Dissin and Cam Conley (first of career). For HS, Justin Meyer and Logan Keller also went yard.
Episcopal 5, Penn Charter 3: Daniel Kane went 2-for-3 and claimed the win in relief. Aside from earning the save, Isaiah Payton collected one hit, two walks. PC's Mike Siani had three hits. His brother, Sammy, collected two hits, two RBI.
SCH Academy 4, Gtn, Academy 2: Winner Aidan "Curly" Frye allowed one run over four innings. Pat Elliott bagged two double and as many RBI. Jared Sprague-Lott added an RBI double and Carter Davis posted the save.
Wood 8, Conwell-Egan 1: Jack Colyar allowed one hit and whiffed 11 over five innings. Mike Ferrara (four RBI) delivered the big hit, a three-run double in a six-run visiting sixth.
Ryan 22, McDevitt 0: Christian Kustra twirled a one-hitter with nine strikeouts in this four-inning game. Rob McWilliams had four hits and frosh Nick Costanzo added three. This game matched first-cousin head coaches -- Nick Chichilitti (Ryan) and Paul Fricker (McDevitt). Ryan's 14-run fourth inning was accomplished strictly by subs.
Judge 10, Conwell-Egan 0: Chuck Kelley allowed two hits over five innings in this seven-inning game and went 4-for-4 with two RBI. Bill Kelly's 3-for-4 outing was highlighted by two doubles. Nieko Conti thumped a two-run double.
Carroll 4, SJ Prep 3: With MLB scouts wielding radar guns, senior lefty Jake Kelcher fanned 10 and allowed one run while going six innings for the win. Cole Chesnet went 2-for-3 with two RBI. The Prep's Brandon Sanders turned four hits into two RBI.
Roman 4, Bonner-Prendie 2: Marquise Wood (seven Ks) threw 20 first-pitch strikes over 6.2 innings and Jason Kelly had two hits, one RBI.
La Salle 9, Neumann-Goretti 1: Joe Miller allowed four hits (all singles) over five innings while Andrew Cossetti went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Eric Marasheski added two hits and one RBI while scoring twice. Joe Rossi had a two-run triple in the seventh.
O'Hara 15, Lansdale 1: Jimmy Beaky got the win and Dan Hopkins doubled twice while driving in three runs and scoring four. Other leaders: Liam McGuire (double, four RBI) and Luke Sprague (2-for-3, double, four runs).
Penn Charter 6, Gtn. Academy 5: Will Samuel (5.1 innings) notched the win thanks to a three-run rally in the visiting sixth. Luke Mattice's pinch-hit RBI single was the highlight. Tommy Snipes earned a one-out save with a strikeout. Demetrius de Ramus went 2-for-4. GA's Mike Reilly had two hits, one RBI.
Episcopal 6, Malvern 4: Isaiah Payton went 2-for-3 with a walk, the decisive two-run homer and a save. Jack O'Reilly (two RBI) and Will Park aided the cause.
SCH 11, Haverford School 1: Aidan "Curly" Frye allowed four hits in the five-inning game. Prime support came from Zion Spearman (2-for-3, double, two RBI) and Joe Jaconski (3-for-4, double, RBI).
SJ Prep 3, Conwell-Egan 1: In his first varsity outing, Owen Beisty saved the win for Evan Matthews (six innings, four hits, eight Ks). Max Frantz doubled while Luke Donaphon, Luke Gutos and Gianni Arici had the RBI.
Neumann-Goretti 4, Bonner-Prendie 0: Colin Eiser crafted a two-hitter with one walk and 11 strikeouts. He also went 2-for-3, as did RJ McGettigan (double).
Carroll 3, O'Hara 2: Chris Grill had two RBI as the Patriots scored three runs in the last two innings to erase a 2-0 deficit. Kamal Gray and winning reliever Tyler Kehoe (two hits; game-winning single) did the pitching.
La Salle 10, Judge 7 (8 inn.): Eric Marasheski drove in the tie-breaking run and Andrew Cossetti added the cherry in the form of a two-run homer. Reliever Dan Karrash claimed the win. For Judge, which scored five in the sixth to make it 7-7, Pat Carroll had two RBI and Justin Murawski turned two hits into one ribbie.
Wood 8, Ryan 6: Reliever Bob Hennessey picked the win, raising the record for coach Jim DiGuiseppe Jr. to 100-39 in seven seasons. Sam Reynolds collected two hits and the second drove in two runs with two away in the sixth.
Lansdale 15, McDevitt 1: Sean Gallagher (2-for-2, three RBI) and Matt Horenci (3-for-4, two) led the assault. Sean Duffy, Pat Pelligrino and Matt Ziff combined to allow two hits and fan eight.
Ryan 4, Lansdale 3: Brennan Hatala saved the win for Anthony Giordano (10 whiffs). Pat Kajder (triple) and Nick Costanzo/Nick Grebocki (singles) stroked hits for RBI in a four-run home first.
Judge 10, Roman 1: Matt Spaeth went five innings for the win and provided major self-support by going 3-for-4 with two doubles, four RBI. Bernie McGuire went 2-for-3 with a grand slam. Roman's Gaetan Grandelli had an RBI double.
Neumann-Goretti 6, SJ Prep 2: The Saints scored three apiece in the sixth and seventh to make Gabe Rappa (six innings, no walks) a winner. RJ McGettigan had three RBI and Joe LaFiora stroked a two-run double. The Prep's Evan Matthews owned a no-hitter through five.
La Salle 13, McDevitt 0: Joe Rossi doubled and homered while Hunter McGarvey lashed a triple. Dan Karrash claimed the win. The Explorers scored in all six innings.
Carroll 7, Lansdale 0: Jake Kelcher whiffed 13 in five innings, then Ian Myers and Tyler Kehoe added six more to finish off a combo one-hitter. Trent Pierce went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI, Pat Marley went 4-for-4 and Chris Grill homered.
OHara 10, Ryan 0: Jimmy Beaky got the win and went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Dan Hopkins' 3-for-3 outing featured two doubles and a triple. Bryan Pazulski turned three hits into two RBI and hurled two shutout innings in relief.
Judge 8, SJ Prep 1: Chuck Kelley sat down 12 in a five-hitter. Support came from Andrew Sicinski (two RBI) and Justin Murawski (2-for-3, two runs scored). For the Prep, Brandon Sanders homered and Luke Gutos went 3-for-3.
La Salle 10, Roman 0: Joe Miller allowed one hit and struck out nine in four innings and Hunter McGarvey went 3-for-3 with a double and homer for two RBI. Andrew Cossetti doubled twice.
Neumann-Goretti 3, Conwell-Egan 0: Joe Messina spun a three-hitter, Aidan Baur collected two hits and Eric Nardini had a run-scoring single.
Wood 6, Bonner-Prendie 4 (9 inn.): Sam Reynolds pitched 3.2 innings to win in relief. Antonio Rossillo had three hits, two RBI. Mike Ferrara added three RBI. B-P's Matt Headley managed two hits, two RBI. This game was also played at the Maplezone Sports Institute.
O'Hara 6, Bonner-Prendie 2: Liam Nihill, Brett Craskey and Bryan Pazulski combined for a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts. Jimmy Beaky reached base four times (triple, two walks, HBP) and had one RBI while Jim White walked four times and Dan Hopkins went 2-for-3 with a double. Due to rain, this game was moved to the turf field at the Maplezone Sports Institute.