Philadelphia High School Baseball
Recaps of Catholic League Playoff Games, 1981-present

(Title Games Not Included)

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1981
NORTH PREPLAYOFFS
At Ryan
Dougherty 6, Egan 0
    In the first of two games to break a three-way tie for second place, soph Jaime Przybylinski permitted one hit -- Tom Zito's single -- with seven whiffs and went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.
At Ryan
Egan 7, Judge 2
    The Eagles scored three apiece in the sixth and seventh to make Fran Kelly (six-hitter) a winner. Kelly and Bill Kramer halved four RBI. Judge's Harry Murray had two hits, two RBI.
SOUTH PREPLAYOFF
At La Salle College
West 10, SJ Prep 2
    Russ Gianforcaro pitched a one-hitter -- a single by Sean Fernandez -- with seven strikeouts and the seventh and eighth hitters, John Simko and Jimmers Wollner, had three RBI apiece.
FIRST ROUND
At La Salle College
Dougherty 5, Egan 4
    Ed Law (2-for-2, two-run triple) and Joe Ruch (two steals, two RBI) helped the Cardinals to a 5-0 lead. Bob Molle had a three-run homer for Egan in the sixth before Mark Palmero earned a not-easy save.
At Swarthmore College
Carroll 5, West 0
    Ed "Bull" Lisinski struck out just one, but pitched a three-hitter and helped himself with a two-run double. Joe Innes also had two RBI.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at Temple's Erny Field
North 9, Dougherty 6
    The Falcons turned 10 hits, five for extra bases, into eight runs in the third inning, erasing a 4-1 deficit. Vince Ciaramella had the big hit, a two-run homer.
O'Hara 9, Carroll 6
    George Clark went 3-for-4 with a double, 400-foot homer and five RBI. Eight of O'Hara's runs were unearned. Clark and Steve Buonato had two-run doubles to hand the Lions a 9-3 lead in the sixth.

1982
SOUTH PREPLAYOFFS
At O'Hara
Neumann 11, SJ Prep 5
    In the first of two games to decide third place, Nick Martino (3-for-4, four RBI) highlighted a nine-run fifth with a three-run homer and Frank DiMichele won in relief with one-run ball over four innings. Mike Roccato went 2-for-3 with three RBI. Prep's Paul Murray had two hits.
At O'Hara
Bonner 5, Neumann 0
    Jim Bellano pitched a two-hitter. Joe Kilroy and Steve Clark had RBI singles in a three-run third.
FIRST ROUND
At La Salle College
Egan 10, North 2
    Rick Burns went 3-for-4 with a homer, two steals (making him 51-for-53 on the season) and two RBI. Burns stole 65 consecutive bases (16 to end '81, first 49 of '82) before being thrown out at third by Judge's Stan Brach in the last regular season game. Kevin Warren added two hits, two RBI. Bob Zupcic allowed five hits over six innings. Bob Plumley tripled for North.
At Swarthmore College
Carroll 8, Bonner 0
    Joe Innes went 2-for-4 with two RBI and pitched a three-hitter Chris Pheneger had a three-run double.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at Temple's Erny Field
Judge 2, Egan 0
    Pat Waninger allowed two hits, both by third-string rightfielder Dave Burch, and Harry Murray had a two-run single in the third.
Carroll 6, West 5
    The Patriots compiled a 6-0 lead after four at-bats and then held on. Chris Pheneger went 6 1/3 innings and departed after West scored its fourth run of the inning. Dave Lafferty got the final out on a line drive to shortstop Bill Walsh. Joe Innes had two RBI. West's Doug DiEmidio went 3-for-4 with two RBI.

1983
SOUTH PREPLAYOFF
At O'Hara
Roman 5, SJ Prep 4 (12 inn.)
    Paul Barton homered with one out in the home 12th to win it. Pat DiCicco went 2-for-4 with an RBI, was issued two intentional walks, gunned out two base-stealers and made a great block-and-tag at the plate to prevent an 11th inning run. Roman scored two in the seventh on RBI singles by Pete Boylan and John Connor. In the eighth, Prep scored on a doubleplay grounder and Roman's Fran Zehren had an RBI single. Prep's Vince Bonaventura and DiCicco had RBI singles in the ninth.
FIRST ROUND
At La Salle College
Egan 8, Dougherty 5
    Greg Youngblood homered twice for three RBI and Bob Zupcic added a solo blast. Both batted righthanded and all three homers went to right-center. Zupcic (five innings) and Ted Blucas did the pitching. Dougherty had nine hits -- all by different players.
At Swarthmore College
St. James 8, Roman 0
    Tim McCarthy pitched a three-hitter with seven K's. Dan McNeely went 3-for-4 with an RBI and scored twice.
SECOND ROUND
At La Salle College
Egan 8, North 5
    Bob Zupcic went 2-for-4 with a double, three-run homer and four RBI and Greg Youngblood went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI. Ted Blucas won in relief with three scoreless innings. North's No. 9 hitter, Joe Carr, went 3-for-3 and scored twice.
At Swarthmore College
St. James 2, Neumann 0
    Joe Knoud allowed three hits and the Bulldogs scored twice in the visiting seventh on an error and Tim McCarthy's squeeze bunt. Neumann's Frank DiMichele pitched a three-hitter.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at Temple's Erny Field
Egan 9, Ryan 5
    Once again, Greg Youngblood went 2-for-3 with three RBI while Bob Zupcic went 3-for-5 and scored three times. Egan upped its playoff batting average to .364 (32-for-88). Zupcic struck out seven in five innings for the win. Ryan's Bob Senske went 3-for-3 with a double, triple and three RBI.
O'Hara 1, St. James 0 (8 inn.)
    In the home eighth, Joe Romano drew a one-out walk and stole second. As Chris McCall grounded out, Romano ran to third and drew a throw from the first baseman that bounced off the third baseman's glove and allowed Romano to score. Norm Hanratty pitched a four-hitter to outduel Tim McCarthy, who allowed four hits and fanned 10 in his 7 1/3 innings.

1984
NORTH PREPLAYOFF
At La Salle College
Judge 7, Dougherty 3
    Brian Golderer had a two-run double to fuel a six-run fifth and Mike Wieczorek went the distance. Mark Iacovelli had two hits and one RBI to match Dougherty's Andy Garczynski.
FIRST ROUND
At La Salle College
North 6, Judge 2
    Tom Maiorano and Steve Korpalski had two-run doubles in a five-run third. Jeff Parker allowed five hits, struck out seven.
Losing pitcher John Bachman had an RBI.
At Swarthmore College
West 20, Neumann 2
    The Burrs rapped 11 hits, five for extra bases, and benefited from 11 walks, two hit batsmen and eight errors. Winner Anthony Dell'Osa, a sophomore, went 3-for-5 with two doubles, three RBI and three runs scored. Jay DeVito and Dave O'Mara halved four hits and had four and three RBI, respectively.
SECOND ROUND
At La Salle College
North 7, Egan 5
    Tom "Tucker' Kalpokas went 4-for-4, slammed a three-run homer in the fourth to break a 3-3 tie and pitched the final two-thirds (walk, two strikeouts) to save the win for reliever Tom Mroz. Egan's Greg Youngblood went 3-for-3 with an RBI.
At Swarthmore College
West 6, O'Hara 3
    Tom McDevitt pitched a five-hitter (all singles) with seven strikeouts. Freshman Scott Thompson drew a bases-loaded walk to make it 3-2 in the fifth, then McDevitt's steal of home and Anthony Dell'Osa's two-run double added three in the sixth.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at Temple's Erny Field
Ryan 9, North 6
    Backup second baseman Ron James stroked a two-run single in the home sixth to expand a 7-6 lead. Ron D'Antonio went 2-for-3 with a triple and scored three runs. Losing pitcher Jeff Parker went 2-for-3 with a two-run single and two-run homer for four RBI.
Bonner 7, West 3
    Sean Harding allowed six hits, fanned nine and received support from Bill Coyle (two doubles, two RBI) and Dennis Hennelly (three hits, triple, two RBI). Jay DeVito homered for West.

1985
FIRST ROUND
At La Salle University
Judge 4, Ryan 3
    Mike Cummiskey, 2-4 in league play, allowed four hits in 6 1/3 innings and had a two-run homer, as did Kerry Cahill. Ryan's Dan Crowley had a three-run homer in the visiting seventh.
At Haverford College
West 2, O'Hara 0
    Tom McDevitt allowed five hits and Carlo Marinari sent a fourth inning single down the leftfield line for two runs. He got one RBI and the other run scored on a misplay. O'Hara's Mike Connor pitched a six-hitter.
SECOND ROUND
At La Salle University
Judge 5, Wood 4
    Judge won it with two in the visting seventh on an RBI, ground-rule double by sub Mike Ginley and an infield throwing error. Wood had gone ahead, 4-3, in the sixth. Mike Wieczorek pitched a four-hitter with seven strikeouts. Wood's Rob Kerrigan also allowed four hits.
At Haverford College
St. James 5, West 0
    Tim Barbacane's solo homer and Tom Furman's two-run single helped make Joe Knoud a winner. Knoud went 6 2/3 innings, allowing six hits and fanning seven.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at Temple's Erny Field
Judge 6, North 5
    Bill Shappell broke a 5-5 tie in the visiting sixth by singling, stealing second, moving to third on Mike Cummiskey's single and scoring on a passed ball. Reliever Mike Wieczorek pitched 3 2/3 innings of shutout ball for the win. North's Steve Korpalski had two hits, two RBI.
St. James 5, Neumann 2
    Bruce Thomason had a two-run double in the fourth and took a no-hitter into the sixth before allowing three hits and a run. Mike Van Horn got the save.

1986
SOUTH PREPLAYOFF
At O'Hara
Bonner 11, Carroll 3
    Tom "Tush" Millison went 3-for-4 with a two-run single and a pair of two-run homers for six RBI, giving him 15 RBI in the last five games. Kevin Meehan pitched a four-hitter and fanned 10. Carroll pinch-hitter Steve Troutman got credit for a homer in the seventh when his liner to right-center momentarily got stuck in the ivy covering the fence.
FIRST ROUND
At La Salle University
Ryan 13, Judge 5
    Ryan trailed, 5-0, after the visiting fifth but then posted a nine-spot capped by Jerry Witkowski's three-run homer. Jim McNesby, Dan Crowley and Al Settembrino had RBI singles in the rally. Steve Hayes retired one batter for the win. Judge's Kerry Cahill homered.
At Swarthmore College
Bonner 6, West 5
    Kevin Meehan pitched a complete game for the third time in nine days, permitting six hits and whiffing eight. Mike Weber (double) and Mike Jones (triple) had run-scoring hits in a three-run fifth. West's Warren Keir had two hits.
SECOND ROUND
At La Salle University
Ryan 4, Wood 2 (9 inn.)
    Earle Masciulli's second double of the game plated two runs in the fifth and his RBI single capped a two-run ninth. Bob Valach got the win with 6 2/3 innings of two-hit, scoreless relief. Wood's Mike Kerrigan went 8 1/3 innings.
At Swarthmore College
Neumann 11, Bonner 7
    Anthony "Tonto" Marinucci won in relief and had a two-run triple in a four-run first. Brian Smith forced Bonner to strand five runners in the last two innings. Bonner's Mike Weber went 2-for-3 with a double, triple, sacrifice fly and three RBI.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at Temple's Erny Field
North 9, Ryan 1
    Jerry Rose homered and Dave Mastropietro went 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBI. All eight hits against Joe Gillespie were singles. Earle Masciulli had Ryan's RBI.
Neumann 20, O'Hara 9
    Neumann had 19 of the game's 31 hits, but O'Hara had six of the nine extra base hits. Anthony Grosso went 4-for-6 with three RBI. Rob Carfagno and Eddie Ross both went 3-for-4 with four RBI while Anthony "Tonto" Marinucci went 3-for-6 with three RBI. Jim Conran homered for O'Hara.

1987
FIRST ROUND
At La Salle University
Judge 6, La Salle 0
    Chris Gies allowed three hits and fanned seven while Kevin Henes hit a solo homer and drew a walk to force in a run. Ron Filippo went 3-for-3 with an RBI.
At Swarthmore College
Neumann 6, West 5
    Tired after being thrown out trying to stretch a triple into a homer, Mark Kavalauskas (one-hitter through five) needed help from Rob Carfagno (one batter, one K) to get the win. Six Pirates had RBI. Rick Moss had two RBI for West.
SECOND ROUND
At La Salle University
Judge 10, Kenrick 8
    Carmen Caserta, Chris Walton and Ron Filippo had two RBI apiece and reliever Mike Wieczorek got the win for one-third of an inning when Judge scored three in the visiting seventh to erase an 8-7 deficit. Walton's two-run double capped the rally. Steve Moloney and Sean McNamara homered for Kenrick.
At Swarthmore College
Bonner 7, Neumann 3
    Joe Boyle allowed just two hits and fanned nine, though he walked seven and his mates made four errors. Jack McCoy went 2-for-3 with two RBI and Chris Boyle, no relation to Joe, went 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at Temple's Erny Field
Judge 8, Wood 0
    Chris Gies allowed one hit (John Hasson's clean single to left leading off the sixth), walked none and struck out seven. He also went 2-for-4 with two RBI. Ron Filippo had a two-run homer.
Bonner 19, St. James 14
    In the highest-scoring playoff game in CL history, the Friars exploded for eight runs in the visiting seventh to erase a 14-11 deficit. The leaders were Pete Klein (2-for-3, triple, four RBI) and Chris Boyle (2-for-5, double, triple, five RBI). Bonner was outhit, 16-8. For St. James, Jim Smith had three RBI while Neal McLaughlin, Len Montano, Dave "Duke" Elison and Mike McBride had three hits apiece.

1988
FIRST ROUND
At La Salle University
Ryan 3, Egan 2
    Ed Jagaczewski fanned 10 in a six-hitter. In the first, Jim Stafford got Ryan's only hit to drive in a run and Bill Filer followed with a perfect suicide squeeze. Egan reliever Chuck Coleman worked five hitless innings and allowed just one baserunner -- Gerry Eck on an error. Coleman's RBI double pulled Egan within 3-2 in the visiting seventh, then Jagaczewski recorded a strikeout and flyout.
At Haverford College
Bonner 10, SJ Prep 0
    Jim Snell powdered a grand slam to break a scoreless tie in the fourth while Jack McCoy pitched a four-hitter and went 3-for-4 with a double, triple and three RBI.
SECOND ROUND
At La Salle University
Ryan 11, Judge 10 (13 inn.)
    This one featured 29 hits, 10 extra-base hits, 19 walks, 10 errors, seven steals, the use of 32 players and lasted 4 hours, 13 minutes, not counting an 8-minute rain delay. Soph Tom Billek, a backup shortstop, made his first pitching appearance and posted 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief for the win. The winning run scored in the visiting 13th on Steve Devlin's suicide squeeze. Jim McNesby had a two-run homer. For Judge, Doug Briggs went 2-for-6 with a double and three RBI. With no out in the home seventh, Ron Brunner broke for home on an errant pitch, but catcher Jim Stafford recovered quickly and tossed to pitcher Jim Yozallinas for the out.
At Haverford College
Bonner 7, West 5
    The visiting Friars scored three in the sixth and four in the seventh to wipe out a 5-0 deficit. Joe Hollingsworth started the comeback with a solo homer. Jon Schaffer had one RBI in each inning. Reliever Jeff Tinari got the win with two hitless innings. West's Dave Bertoline had a three-run triple in a five-run first.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at Temple's Erny Field
La Salle 3, Ryan 2 (10 inn.)
    With the bases loaded in the home 10th, Ed Weber got plunked by a first-pitch fastball to end it. Gene Schall (seven innings) and Jack Stanczak did the pitching. Ryan's Jim McNesby went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI. Both teams scored one run in the seventh.
Neumann 5, Bonner 2
    Rob Carfagno allowed seven hits, fanned eight and tripled. The Pirates milked nine walks; six came in a three-run first. Bonner's Jon Schaffer went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI.

1989
NORTH PREPLAYOFF
At La Salle High
Judge 4, Egan 3
    Jeff Jordan recorded no strikeouts in seven innings, but allowed just three hits. The Crusaders broke a 3-3 tie in the home sixth on a fielder's choice RBI by Doug Briggs. Egan's Chuck Coleman struck out one in six innings.
FIRST ROUND
At La Salle High
Judge 7, North 6
    Substitute Jim Malone went 2-for-2 with two RBI and Doug Briggs went 2-for-5 with a triple and two RBI. Ken Vogt went 4 2/3 innings to win in relief and Matt Schnauffer got the save by allowing no hits and fanning two in 1 1/3 innings.
At Penn's Bower Field
O'Hara 6, St. James 0
    Eric Parker pitched a no-hitter with six walks (one in each of the first six innings) and received fielding gems from leftfielder Bob Neil (smash close to the 330-foot sign) and second baseman Tony DiGregorio (popup in shallow right). Six Lions had one RBI. Neil was the only one with two hits.
SECOND ROUND
At Phila. Textile
Wood 11, Judge 6
    With the thermometer over 90, Sean Hollenbach went 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBI and four runs scored. Soph Brad Hamilton, a recent JV callup, got the win with 3 2/3 innings of no-run relief.
At Penn's Bower Field
West 4, O'Hara 1
    Brian Dunphy (two K's in one inning) saved the win for Frank Stassel and Matt McCauley went 3-for-3 with two RBI.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at Temple's Erny Field
La Salle 3, Wood 2
    Drew Shire (3-for-4) pounded a two-run double to left-center in the home sixth to break a 1-1 tie as the Explorers became the first North team to win back-to-back titles in 17 years of divisional playoffs (various formats). Jack Stanczak pitched a five-hitter and allowed just Dan Kusters' sacrifice fly in the seventh after Wood loaded the bases with one out.
Bonner 5, West 2
    With No. 1 pitcher Jack McCoy unavailable (broken hand), Jeff Tinari worked a five-hitter with eight strikeouts and had two RBI. The game's 11 hits were singles.

1990
SOUTH PREPLAYOFF
At West Catholic
Bonner 10, Neumann 7
    Neumann used five hits, two walks and three errors to score six in the first, but Bonner roared back thanks mostly to Bob Sadwick (three RBI) and Ron Bradly (two-run double). Shawn Lavin allowed 13 hits. Neumann five times left a runner at third and two of those times also left a runner at second. Neumann's Gaeton Lucibello had a homer and three RBI and Nick Del Percio went 4-for-5 with an RBI.
FIRST ROUND
At La Salle University
Kenrick 11, Judge 6
    Brad Krenicky, a lefthanded hitter coming off a .210 regular season, went 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBI. His first homer hit high in the trees in right-center. His second, a three-run shot to dead right, came with two out in the visiting seventh and erased a 5-4 deficit. Tom Sergio (3-for-5), B.J. Marchese (two RBI) and Scott Lawler (3-for-4) also starred. Steve Hoppel went the distance. Brian Peacher and George Beisel halved four RBI for Judge.
At Phila. Textile
O'Hara 9, Bonner 2
    Eric Parker allowed six hits, nine walks and two homers, but the homers by Shane Mayer and Bob Sadwick were solo jobs and he used 11 strikeouts to strand 13 runners. Dave DiTrolio went 2-for-3 with a triple and scored three runs.
SECOND ROUND
At La Salle University
La Salle 8, Kenrick 4
    Roger Harrington went 1-for-2, stole three bases (making him 34-for-34 in CL play) and scored three runs. Chris Massella went 2-for-3 with two RBI. Chuck Malloy (4 2/3 innings) and Jason Pennington combined on a five-hitter.
At Phila. Textile
Carroll 9, O'Hara 2
    Back miseries limited ace Keith Conway to one inning, but Frank Rauscher moved in from first base and went six strong innings for the win. He pitched shutout ball with 11 strikeouts. At bat, Conway went 3-for-4 with a double, homer and three RBI. Rauscher added two hits.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at Penn's Bower Field
Wood 6, La Salle 0
    Dan Kusters allowed three hits (two in the infield) and fanned eight and Mike Hildebrandt clubbed a two-run homer.
Carroll 7, West 1
    Geoff Dreyer pitched a four-hitter and allowed just one runner past second base until the seventh inning, when his throwing error handed West a run. Dreyer, batting eighth, and No. 9 Glenn McClelland had two RBI apiece.

1991
NORTH PREPLAYOFF
At La Salle High
Kenrick 7, Dougherty 3
    The Knights scored four in the visiting seventh to break a 3-3 tie and soph Tom Sergio had the big hit, a two-run triple. He also got the win with three innings of one-run, five-strikeout relief. Jim Amplo had three RBI. For Dougherty, Kevin Davis hit a two-run homer and threw out three basestealers. There was a 13-minute brick delay in the second -- Kenrick starter Sean Vandegrift kept hitting bricks used to build up the mound on his follow-through and La Salle coach Joe Parisi had to add more dirt.
FIRST ROUND
At La Salle University
Kenrick 9, La Salle 5
    Catcher Sean Vandegrift went 2-for-3 with three RBI and caught basestealer supreme Roger Harrington for the second time in the season. Also, Tom Sergio had a two-run triple to make Steve Hoppel a winner. La Salle's Tom Poehlmann had two RBI.
At Phila. Textile
Neumann 5, Roman 3
    Nick Del Percio had a triple just to the left of the 430-foot sign in dead center and later hit a ball 40 feet high into the trees down the leftfield line -- but 20 feet foul. Dennis Flinn pulled off this rarity: no walks and no strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings (he allowed eight hits). Roman's Joe Tremoglie went 3-for-4 with two RBI.
SECOND ROUND
At La Salle University
Wood 9, Kenrick 3
    Dan Kusters allowed six hits and fanned nine in 6 1/3 innings and went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI. Tom Whalen had three RBI and John Atkins, who began the season as the scorekeeper, went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Kenrick's Tom Sergio had two RBI.
At Phila. Textile
Carroll 10, Neumann 3
    Keith Conway pitched a four-hitter with 16 strikeouts and no walks and 5-9, 160-pound Tom Handzus hit a solo homer just a shade to the left of dead centerfield; it was estimated at 430 feet. Joe Aylmer went 2-for-3 with three RBI. Neumann used 21 players.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at La Salle University
Wood 9, Ryan 2
    Brad Hamilton went the distance and had three RBI while catcher Dan Harvey, the valedictorian at the morning commencement ceremony, went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI and made a key tag at the plate for a doubleplay. Ryan's Jim Magee went 3-for-3.
Carroll 1, Bonner 0
    Keith Conway (five innings) and Sean Dalton combined on a four-hitter to outduel Mike Staehle (five-hitter). The run scored in the visiting first on Sean McGarvey's walk, Mike Halpin's single and Conway's RBI single.

1992
NORTH PREPLAYOFF
At La Salle High
Dougherty 5, Ryan 2
    Catcher Kevin Davis went 2-for-3 with two RBI and gunned down a basestealer for the 14th time on the season. Chris Dugan, making his fourth appearance in five days, went 2 1/3 innings to save Dave Bognar's win. Ryan's Joe Simko went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
FIRST ROUND
At La Salle University
Kenrick 6, Dougherty 1
    John Kelemen had a triple and three RBI while Scott Lawler went 2-for-2 and scored two runs. Rob Olszewski pitched a six-hitter (three by Andy McMenamin).
At Phila. Textile
St. James 2, West 1
    Jim Buggy pitched a no-hitter, faced just 23 batters (two walks) and collected an RBI single in the fourth to break a 1-1 tie. Scott Green had doubled and scored on an error in the first. Losing pitcher Greg DeFelice (five-hitter) had a sacrifice fly.
SECOND ROUND
At La Salle University
Kenrick 9, La Salle 5 (8 inn.)
    La Salle scored three in the sixth, both teams scored two in the seventh, then Kenrick scored four in the visiting eighth. John Kelemen, previously 0-for-3, had an RBI single in the seventh and a two-run double in the eighth after Scott Lawler's two-run single.
At Phila. Textile
Neumann 4, St. James 3
    The Pirates inched within one strike of elimination before accepting a gift-wrapped victory. With two outs and two strikes in the home seventh, Ray Russo bagged an infield single, winner Lou Spadaccini (six-hitter, 10 strikeouts) walked on a borderline pitch, Rocky Fogarino slapped a groundball that became a run-scoring error and Dennis Romolini won it with an RBI single. Fogarino had a two-run triple in the first. Tim McLaughlin homered for St. James.
SEMIFINALS
At La Salle University
Kenrick 6, Wood 4 (8 inn.)
    Working for the third time in four days, Rob Olszewski relieved in the home seventh with one out and two on and recorded three straight strikeouts. He'd totaled one K in his previous 7 2/3 playoff innings. Scott Lawler (three RBI) and John Kelemen had run-scoring singles in the eighth. For Wood, Mike Hartman had a two-run homer and Tom Whalen went 3-for-3.
At La Salle University
Roman 6, Neumann 5
    Rain forced a two-day delay for Game 2 of what should have been a doubleheader. With one out in the home seventh, backup second baseman Chris Nottis, batting ninth, inside-outted a solo homer down the rightfield line to create a 5-5 tie. Bill Black reached second on an error and Dan Lauer followed with an RBI single. Mike Moore had a 385-foot, two-run homer. Harry Carr got the win. For Neumann, Sal Laimo had a two-run single.

1993
NORTH PREPLAYOFF
At La Salle High
Wood 9, Dougherty 8
    Winner Rob Wertz went 5 1/3 innings and had a double en route to three RBI. Steve Kusters homered. Dougherty's Tim Farley went 2-for-2 with a triple and four RBI.
FIRST ROUND
At La Salle University
Wood 8, Judge 3
    Phil Hurst hit a three-run homer en route to four RBI, Rob Wertz went 3-for-4 and winner Steve Kusters pitched a six-hitter. Judge's Jack Smith went 3-for-4 and had a solo homer.
At Haverford College
Roman 2, SJ Prep 1
    Andrew "Dew" Micali went 2-for-3 with an RBI while Mike Gondos allowed three hits in six innings and Joe Noll had a two-whiff seventh for the save. The Prep's Rob Williams permitted no earned runs.
SECOND ROUND
At La Salle University
Wood 11, Kenrick 1
    In the seventh inning, Brian Schaller clubbed a grand slam to the right of the leftfield scoreboard; the ball dented a car belonging to Bloomsburg assistant Matt Haney. Sean Fisher pitched a five-hitter.
At Haverford College
West 5, Roman 2
    Charlie Brown, the team leader in striking out, hammered a three-run homer in a four-run fourth, erasing a 2-0 deficit. Steve Sala struck out 10.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at La Salle University
Wood 5, La Salle 4
    Coach Bill O'Toole had FOUR pitchers warming up before the game and told La Salle coach Joe Parisi he would probably use a righthander. Instead, he used lefty Rob Wertz, who pitched a five-hitter. Brian Schaller had a three-run homer. For La Salle, Chris Zallie homered and Bob Ball went 3-for-4 with two RBI.
Neumann 11, West 2
    Sal Laimo (three-run, four RBI) and Dennis Romolini (two-run) had homers in a seven-run home sixth as Neumann blew open a tight game. Ray Russo allowed seven hits.

1994
NORTH PREPLAYOFF
At La Salle High
Ryan 3, North 2
    Cole Unger had one RBI on a groundout and another on a sixth inning double, scoring Chris "Hutch" McKenty (double). John Sforza (six innings) and Dan Green did the pitching. North's Chris Heck pitched a four-hitter.
FIRST ROUND
At La Salle University
Conwell-Egan 7, Ryan 4
    Carl Roder went the distance and went 2-for-3 with a double and No. 9 hitter Todd Huber had two RBI. Ryan's John Sforza went 3-for-3 with two triples and two RBI.
At Swarthmore College
SJ Prep 6, Kennedy-Kenrick 5 (9 inn.)
    Rocco D'Alessandro went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and three RBI as the Hawklets won a postseason game for the first time. Jason Nolte had a solo homer. The Prep scored two in the home seventh, the teams scored two apiece in the eighth and Chris Cavallaro won it with a bloop RBI single down the rightfield line. For K-K, Carmen Gambone took a one-hitter into the seventh and Chris Sullivan went 3-for-5.
SECOND ROUND
At La Salle University
Judge 4, Conwell-Egan 3
    Tom Hellwarth pitched a two-hitter with 12 strikeouts and Mike DeVincentis went 2-for-3 with two RBI.
At Swarthmore College
SJ Prep 8, Roman 5
    Ben Crowley wriggled through a 10-hitter (one walk, no strikeouts) and Jason Nolte went 3-for-4 with an RBI.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at La Salle University
La Salle 5, Judge 4
    Kevin Kline allowed seven hits and went 2-for-3 with two RBI. He retired the last nine batters in order. Tim Gannon stole home with nobody out in the third. Judge's Mike DeVincentis had two RBI.
SJ Prep 5, O'Hara 3
    All five runs against losing pitcher Drew Baylor (11 strikeouts) were unearned. Mark Mooradian had a two-run double and Rob Williams pitched a five-hitter. O'Hara's Matt Galati went 2-for-4 and scored twice and Dennis Kollhoff homered.

1995
SOUTH PREPLAYOFF
At La Salle High
SJ Prep 5, O'Hara 3
  Paul Blasetti allowed seven hits, walked seven and fanned seven while forcing O'Hara to strand 11. Jason Nolte went 3-for-3 with a walk, two doubles and an RBI. O'Hara's Bob Driscoll had two hits, two RBI.
FIRST ROUND
At La Salle Univ.
Ryan 7, Conwell-Egan 3
    Cole Unger went 2-for-4 with RBI doubles in the fourth and sixth innings. John Sforza (win) and Chris Brown (save) did the pitching. Losing pitcher Shawn Smith had two RBI.
At Phila. Textile
SJ Prep 11, Carroll 5
    The Hawklets received seven RBI from their 2-3-4 hitters -- Mike Kuriger (three), Jason Nolte and winning pitcher Ben Crowley (two apiece). Nolte's RBI single provided a 5-4 lead in the sixth. Crowley followed with a two-run double. For Carroll, Jay Aquilante went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI.
SECOND ROUND
At La Salle University
Ryan 9, McDevitt 4
    Chris Cavallaro pitched a four-hitter with seven strikeouts and went 3-for-4 with a solo homer. John Sforza added two RBI, Shawn Magee went 3-for-4 with a walk and an RBI and Mike Bell had a two-run double. With two outs in the seventh, McDevitt's Doug Conaway smashed a three-run homer. The ball dented a car far beyond the leftfield fence. McDevitt committed eight errors in its first playoff appearance in the program's 24-year history.
At Phila. Textile
Roman 8, SJ Prep 5
    Mike Gondos was touched for two homers (by Mike Kuriger and Ben Crowley), but got the win with an 11-strikeout six-hitter. Brian Leposki had two RBI.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at La Salle University
North 9, Roman 5
    A day after getting drafted by Pittsburgh in the 26th round, Chris Heck pitched a four-hitter with nine walks, one hit batsman and six strikeouts. He also went 2-for-3 with a double, homer and two RBI. Joe Dugan had a two-run double.
Neumann 5, Ryan 4
    Doug Rubino carried a no-hitter through five innings, then held on and did not get the win until Jason Guerrera scampered home on a wild pitch with one out in the home seventh. Rubino finished with a four-hitter. Tom Anastasi had three RBI. Tony Aspite was the only Ryan player to collect a hit and an RBI.

1996
FIRST ROUND
At La Salle University
La Salle 3, Conwell-Egan 1
    Paul Grevy pitched a three-hitter and allowed just one runner to advance past second base. Greg Kevane had a two-run single.
At Phila. Textile
Carroll 10, O'Hara 2
    Mike Fuchs got two runs home on sacrifice flies, then added three more on a booming homer down the left field line. The ball was approximately 55 feet high as it left the field. Jay Aquilante stroked three hits and Jim Gentile went 4 2/3 innings for the win.
SECOND ROUND
At La Salle University
La Salle 8, Dougherty 3
    Drew Middlemiss began three-run uprisings in the fourth and seventh innings with triples, and Jeff Pietrak added singles for a total of three RBI. Bill Murphy won with help from Mike Wilkin, who pitched hitless ball over 2 1/3 innings and entered the game by recording a two-out, bases-loaded strikeout.
At Phila. University
Carroll 11, Kennedy-Kenrick 5
    Mike Daly went 3-for-4 with two doubles and scored three runs while Rob Enoch had three RBI. Tim Noone, the No. 9 hitter, reached base three times on catcher's interference. Jay Aquilante allowed seven hits.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at La Salle University
La Salle 9, SJ Prep 6
    The Explorers built an 8-0 lead, then faltered until Mike Wilkin came on to retire the final six batters in order. Drew Middlemiss and Pat Gorman had two RBI apiece, Jeff Pietrak clubbed a solo homer and Jack Hammond collected three hits.
Carroll 6, Ryan 1
    Jay Aquilante went 4-for-4 with a double, homer and three RBI while Kevin Murphy (four innings) and Brian Roller surrendered just one hit, John Sforza's first inning RBI double.

1997
SOUTH PREPLAYOFF
At La Salle High
Neumann 10, Bonner 5
    Mike Ferraiolo went 4-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored, then rushed to his senior prom. Joe Scavetti and Mike DeLuca had two RBI apiece. Losing pitcher Mike Kearney had three RBI.
FIRST ROUND
At La Salle University
La Salle 6, Ryan 0
    Paul Grevy hurled a four-hitter (all singles, two in the infield) and allowed no one past second base. Jack Hammond went 2-for-4 with two RBI.
At Phila. Textile
Neumann 5, Kennedy-Kenrick 4 (9 inn.)
    Anthony "Meat" Benedetto, a 5-6, 265-pound righthander, pitched no-hit, no-run ball over the final 3 1/3 innings. The winning run scored on an errant throw to home on a fielder's choice. Neumann's only earned run against Jim Boylan (six-hitter, eight K's) came on Mike DeLuca's homer.
SECOND ROUND
At La Salle University
Judge 6, La Salle 2
    Kevin McGerry pitched a four-hitter with 12 strikeouts. Jim White had a two-run double and Kris Dufner scored twice on wild pitches. La Salle's Drew Middlemiss went 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI.
At Phila. Textile
Carroll 5, Neumann 4
    Jim Gilinger capped Carroll's comeback from a 4-0 deficit with a solo homer in the home sixth. Jay Aquilante went the distance and Jim Fuchs had a two-run double. Neumann's Mike DeLuca homered high into the trees in left-center.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at La Salle University
Carroll 8, Dougherty 0
    Jim Fuchs (four innings) and Jay Aquilante allowed three hits apiece. Aquilante had a three-run triple and his brother, Justin, had a two-run single.
Judge 5, SJ Prep 2
    Working on two days' rest, Kevin McGerry allowed four hits and fanned 10 while receiving support from Ryan Hartey (3-for-3, double, walk, RBI, two steals, two runs scored) and Mike Gies (two-run triple off the top of the fence in right-center.)

1998
SOUTH PREPLAYOFF
At Wood
O'Hara 13, Neumann 12
    John Kokol had a homer and three RBI while Tom Marren also homered. O'Hara scored five in the visiting fifth to erase a 12-8 deficit.

FIRST ROUND
At La Salle University
Ryan 5, Wood 2
    Gene Peszek went 2-for-3 with a two-run double and a solo homer for three RBI. The homer was his first as a varsity player and the ball landed in shrubbery across the driveway in left-center. Neal Regan went 3-for-3 with an RBI. John Price allowed six hits, fanned seven.
At Phila. Textile
O'Hara 5, SJ Prep 3
    Jeff Randazzo allowed six hits and seven walks and plunked a batter while fanning 10 and throwing 151 pitches. Phil Clark had two RBI. Prep's Kevin Dougher had a two-run single en route to three RBI.
SECOND ROUND
At La Salle University
Ryan 10, La Salle 4
    Joe Corsanico went 3-for-4 with three RBI and John Price went 2-for-3 with two walks, two RBI, three stolen bases and three runs scored. Neal Regan added two hits, two RBI. Six errors helped Ryan score six unearned runs. Rob Philipp homered for La Salle.
At Phila. Textile
Carroll 11, O'Hara 4
    The Patriots stormed to seven runs in the first inning. Jim Fuchs scuffled through an 11-hitter and went 2-for-2 with two walks and three runs scored. Brett Becker and John Pindynski had three RBI apiece.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at La Salle University
Ryan 5, Bonner 3
    Ryan, 10-8 in league play, packed all of its scoring into the last two innings to stun the Friars, 17-1 in league play. Kevin Corcoran went 2-for-3 with a double, walk and two RBI. Ryan's three runs in the visiting seventh scored on catcher's interference and two walks. Ralph Kane (one inning) saved John Price's win. Bonner's top pitcher, Dan Mulholland, had to leave after five innings due to a back injury incurred while running the bases.
Judge 7, Carroll 2
    Tom Walsh went 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBI and, in a big-time oddity, the Crusaders' other four runs scored on sacrifice flies -- two by Mike Gies, one each by Brian Kearney and Pete Gabriele. Rib discomfort forced Josh Riordan out of the game after 2 1/3 hitless innings and Bob Rogers got the win. Carroll's Brett Becker had two RBI.

1999
FIRST ROUND
At La Salle University
Conwell-Egan 15, Judge 6
    Mick Angelo went 4-for-5 with four RBI, Chris Carter went 3-for-5 with a double, triple and one RBI and Shawn Grassi (three-run) and Chad Harvey (two-run) smashed homers. Brian Delahanty went the distance and had two RBI. Judge's Bob Greenfield had a double en route to four RBI.
At Phila. Textile
O'Hara 9, Kennedy-Kenrick 2
    Lefty Jeff Randazzo was impressive enough on the mound, posting a two-hitter with 13 strikeouts. But the righthanded hitter also had a pair of two-run homers. His second home-run ball was 35 feet high as it left the field about 40 feet to the right of the leftfield foul line. B.J. "Butch" Hogan had a three-run triple. John Kokol had a two-run homer.
SECOND ROUND
At La Salle University
La Salle 5, Conwell-Egan 4 (11 inn.)
    In the home 11th, with the bases loaded and one out, C-E coach Rich Papirio went to a five-man infield and two-man outfield. Keith Olender ended it by smashing a 350-foot single. Olender won in relief, allowing four hits and one run (tainted) over five innings. Drew Santillo had a two-run homer. For C-E, Phil Papirio, the coach's son, pitched seven innings in relief while B.J. Reiprich, Mike Lamina and Chad Harvey had solo homers.
At Phila. Textile
SJ Prep 13, O'Hara 4
    Steve Harris went 2-for-4 with homers good for three and two runs en route to five RBI. Mike Lista also had two homers -- one an inside-the-parker -- for five RBI. Mike Gambone pitched 3 2/3 innings of hitless relief for the win. Dave Kern and John Kokol had two RBI apiece for O'Hara.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at La Salle University
Carroll 8, La Salle 5
    John Pindynski had a three-run triple while Marty Higgins went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Jim Fuchs had an eventful 5 2/3 innings; he walked eight and fanned seven. John Malara homered for La Salle.
SJ Prep 1, Ryan 0
    Righthander Matt Altomare, who began the season on the junior varsity and was cut from the freshman team in '98, pitched a six-hitter with five strikeouts while becoming just the second soph to pitch a playoff shutout in 27 years. It was just the fifth 1-0 game in that span. Ryan's John Price pitched a three-hitter with eight K's, but uncorked a third-inning wild pitch to score Ed Turner.

2000
NORTH PREPLAYOFF
Conwell-Egan 3, North 0
   Making his first varsity start, Mike Pinto twirled a five-hit shutout and allowed no one as far as third base. Shawn Grassi had an RBI on a double, Tom Terry had another on a sacrifice fly.
FIRST ROUND
At La Salle University

Conwell-Egan 4, Ryan 3
   Gavin Beier pitched a seven-hitter and Kyle Lorenz drove in the winning run in a two-run sixth with a double. Ryan's John Price allowed no earned runs.
At Phila. University
Roman 8, SJ Prep 0
   Phil Terry pitched a three-hitter and Bob Drozdowski hit a double in the fifth to drive in twin brother John, who'd singled. Prep's Andrew Gambone had faced the minimum number of batters to that point. Later, Anthony Dabrowski, Tim Mahon, Todd Kiefski and Terry had RBI while Joe McCourt and Ray Tierney scored two runs apiece.
SECOND ROUND

At La Salle University
La Salle 7, Conwell-Egan 1
  Bryan Harvey allowed just two hits in six innings, struck out six and went 2-for-4. No. 9 hitter Mike Manzi smacked a three-run homer in the second. Matt Michel added a two-run shot in the third.
At Phila. University
Kennedy-Kenrick 4, Roman 1
   Knuckle-curve specialist Matt Johnson pitched a four-hitter with eight strikeouts and the run scored against him was unearned. No. 9 hitter Marc Wagner slugged a two-run homer.
SEMIFINALS

Doubleheader at La Salle University
Judge 4, Kennedy-Kenrick 2
   Eric Ruhland allowed eight hits and five walks, but survived because he struck out 10 and six K-K runners were erased on the basepaths. Ruhland's RBI double keyed a four-run third. The other three runs scored on bases-loaded walks. K-K's Jason Rowinski went 3-for-3 with a walk.
La Salle 6, Carroll 3
   John Reifsnyder allowed four hits in five innings and fanned seven. Mike Lombardo got the save with two strong innings. Kyle Elliott provided a 4-3 lead in the fifth with a two-run double that was lost in the sun. Ryan Parfitt hit a solo homer in the sixth. Carroll's Tom Gardner had a two-run double.

2001
SOUTH PREPLAYOFF
Bonner 6, Roman 2
   Randy Milia scattered seven hits and had a two-run double to make the score 5-2. Ryan McMahon went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice fly and two RBI. Roman pitcher Phil Terry five times made unassisted putouts on comebackers to the first-base side of the mound. He made tags four times.
FIRST ROUND
At La Salle University
Judge 4, Conwell-Egan 0
    With his team's No. 1 starter, Paul Koenig, unavailable (strained biceps), John Keller got the nod and pitched a four-hitter with seven strikeouts, allowing just one runner past second base. Chris Muessig had a two-run single. Matt Evanitsky had an RBI double.
At Phila. University
O'Hara 5, Bonner 0
    Kenny Grant fanned 11 in a five-hitter and made CL history with Judge's John Keller -- it was the first time two pitchers threw complete-game shutouts on the same day. Fran Burbidge went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.
SECOND ROUND
At La Salle University
Judge 4, Ryan 3
    Logging his first complete-game win of the season, John Boritz threw a five-hitter and retired eight of the last nine batters after Mike Caringi's RBI double brought Ryan within 4-3 with one out in the fifth. Harry Crane had a two-run single.
At Phila. University
Kennedy-Kenrick 3, O'Hara 2 (9 inn.)
    The game was decided on the game's only error, and the first for O'Hara in 16 playoff innings. Kenny Grant, working his second inning in relief after pitching a complete game the day before, made a throwing error to first base on Nick Sacony's comebacker and Dan Rafferty (double) was waved in from second. Winning reliever Matt Johnson and Chris Lubanski had RBI for K-K. Grant hit a 400-foot homer over the 20-foot-high fence in left-center.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at La Salle University
Carroll 5, Judge 4
    Mike Costanzo staked himself to a 1-0 lead with an RBI single and posted a three-hitter with seven strikeouts. He was hurt only by Jim Hasher (RBI double, three-run homer). John Gardner had a two-run single in a four-run third.
Kennedy-Kenrick 9, La Salle 1
    Matt Johnson allowed four hits and struck out eight while Jason Connor went 2-for-3 with two stolen bases and two RBI. La Salle committed five errors and surrendered eight steals.

2002

FIRST ROUND
At Phila. University
Ryan 8, Conwell-Egan 3

   Tom Dolan pitched a five-hitter with nine strikeouts and went 2-for-2 with a double and two walks. Pat Keegan, a late addition to the lineup (a tender knee had made him a question mark), went 2-for-4 with three RBI. Andy MacDonald added two hits, one RBI, and Anthony Manes went 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored. C-E's Gary Stricker went 3-for-4.
At La Salle University
Bonner 9, Kennedy-Kenrick 3

   Randy Milia struck out 10, took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and finished with a two-hitter. Nick Condo went 2-for-3, walked twice, reached base in all five plate appearances and scored twice. Paul Cashin slammed a three-run homer. Kevin Horning went 3-for-4 with an RBI and scored twice.
SECOND ROUND
At Philadelphia University
Ryan 11, Wood 8 (8 inn.)

   The Raiders scored two in the visiting seventh to tie as Anthony Manes drew a bases-loaded walk and George Higginson smacked a run-scoring single to left. Andy MacDonald (double) and Nick DiEnno (single) had RBI in the eighth. Tom Dolan, coming off a complete game one day earlier, pitched two scoreless innings for the win. For Wood, which collected 16 hits, Dan Mueller went 4-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI.
At La Salle University
Bonner 9, O'Hara 0

   Like Randy Milia the day before, Kevin Horning took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and finished with a two-hitter. Mike Shalon, the No. 9 hitter, slammed a two-run homer to highlight a four-run second. Tim D'Orazio went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Paul Cashin went 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBI.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at La Salle University
Carroll 5, Ryan 3

   Frank Gailey struck out eight in a six-hitter while receiving support from Anthony Altomare (2-for-3, RBI), John Gardner and Ryan Stewart (both 2-for-4, RBI). An error that capped a crazy, controversial play gave Carroll a 4-3 lead in the fifth. Stewart's RBI single added insurance in the sixth. Anthony Manes had a two-run single for Ryan.
La Salle 17, Bonner 5

   The Explorers coasted after scoring three in the first and six in the second. Dan Waters fanned 11 in 5.1 innings and had a two-run single in the first. Chris Ladley's inside-the-park homer and Kevin McLoughlin's three-run double fueled the second-inning outburst. Pat Riley went 2-for-4 with three RBI. Bonner's only RBI came on a bases-loaded walk.

2003
FIRST ROUND
At La Salle University
Judge 7, North Catholic 1
   Kevin McDevitt, son of North assistant Brian McDevitt, stroked a two-run single to break a 1-1 tie in the fifth. Joe Cione pitched a four-hitter and Dale Curry smacked a two-run homer. Five North starters were held out at the beginning for violating a team rule; they eventually played.
At Philadelphia University
Roman 4, Bonner 1
   Matt Daley fired a three-hitter and received all the support he needed in a four-run first. Mike McFarlane led off with a homer and Chris Corkery added a two-run shot. After the early barrage, Bonner's Jay Kluka retired 17 of 19 batters.
SECOND ROUND
At La Salle University
Conwell-Egan 5, Judge 4 (10 inn.)
   Todd Puzycki's groundball single down the leftfield line scored an unearned run with two out in the home 10th to make a winner of reliever Mike Kane (three perfect innings). Nick Natriello (double) and Tim Carroll (sacrifice fly) drove in runs in the seventh to erase a 4-2 deficit. Judge catcher Dale Curry had an RBI triple among two hits and threw out two baserunners.
At Philadelphia University
Carroll 3, Roman 1
   Frank Gailey fanned 11 in a three-hitter while Matt Smith and Colin McHale had RBI doubles in a three-run third. Roman's Chris Corkery homered.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at La Salle University
La Salle 9, Carroll 1
   Sennior lefty Dan Waters pitched a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts and faced just 22 batters, one over the minimum, as the Explorers rolled. Leading off the second inning, Matt Smith reached second for Carroll when Waters bobbled his comebacker and then, with no play, threw the ball past first for a double error. He later scored on Chris Cashman's sacrifice fly. Kevin McLoughlin and Andrew Carnevale had two-run singles and Carnevale, the shortstop, made a spectacular play on a groundball up the middle (he was two steps beyond the bag) to end the fifth and preserve the no-hitter.
O'Hara 10, Conwell-Egan 9
   Dan Thiel, the fourth player to occupy the second spot in the order, lofted an RBI single to right to cap a four-run home seventh and end the game. Paul Titchenell (walk) and Mike Antonini (two-run single) also had RBI in the uprising. Steve Cook went 4-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI and an intentional walk. Brian Campbell won in relief and went 2-for-4 with two RBI. For C-E, Matt Brazil and Mike Kane (four RBI) had three-run doubles.

2004
FIRST ROUND
At Philadelphia University
La Salle 22, North Catholic 8
  
Nine of the Explorers' 19 hits went for extra bases. Zac Hess and Pat McCusker split six RBI while Pat Riley went 3-for-6 with two RBI. La Salle's outburst broke the CL record for runs in a postseason game (20, by West vs. Neumann in a 1984 first-rounder) and the teams' combined total was three shy of the 33 posted by Bonner and St. James in an '87 semifinal (Bonner won, 19-14). For North, Stan Orzechowski doubled, tripled and homered en route to two RBI while Ed Jaskowiak also homered. The game included 43 players, nine pitchers, 31 hits (14 for extra bases), 11 walks and six errors.
At La Salle University
SJ Prep 4, Roman 3
   With two out in the home seventh and Steve Vassalotti (walk, bunted over by Bobby Muth) on second, Jim Bogan sent a very deep drive over centerfielder Jerry Reed's head to end it. John Coury struck out 11 in a four-hitter for the Hawks, who overcame a 3-1 deficit. Mark Noonan went 3-for-3 and scored twice while Ed Sullivan stroked a pair of RBI singles. Reed had Roman's lone RBI.
SECOND ROUND
At Philadelphia University
Ryan 7, La Salle 5
   Tom Dolan pitched no-hit ball for 4.2 innings and moved to centerfield after surrendering five runs (three unearned) in the sixth. He allowed four hits, fanned eight. Mike Szelagowski earned the save. Rob Fisher went 3-for-4 with three RBI and Nick DiEnno cracked a solo homer to center. No one had multiple hits, RBI or runs scored for La Salle.
At La Salle University
Carroll 8, SJ Prep 3
   The Patriots rallied from a 3-0 deficit after four innings to advance to the semifinals for the ninth consecutive season. Matt Smith and Ryan Stewart stroked two-run singles while Brian Rorick pitched four-hit ball over six innings to raise his league record to 8-0, with two saves. Steve Vassalotti had the Hawks' RBI on an infield single.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at La Salle University
Carroll 9, Conwell-Egan 8 (8 inn.)
  
The Patriots rallied from a 6-1 deficit, forced extra innings at 7-7 with three runs in the visiting seventh (big hit: Colin McHale's two-run double) and held on in the home eighth when Alex Szathmary was rubbed out at the plate to end the game while trying to take two bases on a wild pitch. Catcher Matt Lisowski could not locate Brian Rorick's wild pitch. Rorick wound up recovering the ball at the base of the backstop and tossed to Lisowski at the plate. C-E's Tim Carroll went 3-for-4 with a double, triple, walk and two RBI. Kurt Bruehl added three hits, including a double, and two RBI. Of Carroll's eight runs over the last four innings, six were unearned due to five errors.
Ryan 10, O'Hara 3

   The Raiders completed the low seeds' sweep of the doubleheader (first time since 1997) by erasing a 2-0 deficit with five runs in the fourth inning and rolling from there. Rob Fisher had an RBI double off the top of the rightfield fence in the fourth and squibbed a two-run single to right in the fifth. Tom Dolan hammered a two-run homer way over the rightfield fence in the sixth and Nick DiEnno added an RBI infield single in the seventh. Mike Szelagowski worked the first six innings. O'Hara's Don Werner went 2-for-4 with a double, triple and one RBI.

2005
FIRST ROUND
At La Salle University
Ryan 3, Judge 1
   Down to its last out in the visiting seventh, Ryan used an error to tie the score and then received RBI singles from Kyle Unger and Ed Kovacs. Rob Fisher allowed five hits and struck out 11. Judge's Matt Compton pitched a six-hitter with seven whiffs and collected his team's RBI on a fielder's choice.
At Widener University
Roman 7, Kennedy-Kenrick 6
   Nick DeMalto, Eric Di Santis and Tim Hoban, who saved Ryan Weber's win, had two RBI apiece while Carmen Del Mastro had two hits and two steals and scored two runs. K-K rallied from a 7-0 deficit over the last two innings and the game ended when Dominique Joseph ran down a deep drive by Dennis Morgan (two RBI) with runners on second and third.
SECOND ROUND
At La Salle University
Conwell-Egan 5, Ryan 3
  
C-E built a 5-0 lead despite getting just one of the runs home with a hit (Rich Dupell's pinch-hit RBI double), then held on to avoid yet another playoff collapse. Starter Ryan Geiss departed with one out and the bases loaded in the seventh. Ryan scored three thanks a sac fly, hit-by-pitch and walk and had the bases loaded when first baseman Chris David ended the game by making an over-the-shoulder catch of a popup down the rightfield line.
At Widener University
Roman 6, Bonner 4
   Brian Cooper went 2-for-4 with three RBI and his two-run single in the visiting seventh broke a 4-4 tie. Carmen Del Mastro added two hits and three runs and Nick DeMalto had two RBI. Tim Hoban allowed six hits in a 121-pitch effort. Bonner's Joe McGilligan went 2-for-4 with two RBI. This one was delayed by one day due to poor field conditions.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at La Salle University
Conwell-Egan 11, O'Hara 4

   The North runner-up rolled to a surprisingly easy win over the South champ while advancing to the final for the first time since 1982. Greg Martoccio reached base in all four of his plate appearances (two singles, two walks) en route to one RBI and three runs scored. Help came from John Malloy (3-for-5, double, triple, RBI) and Ryan Terry (2-for-4, double, three RBI). Chris "Meat" David had a no-hitter going when he was removed in the sixth after issuing a walk and going to 3-0 on the next batter. Brian Herman allowed two hits thereafter. Jim Young bagged a two-run triple when rightfielder Mike Verdeur misjudged his blooper.
La Salle 5, Roman 4

   With help from a strong wind, which arrived just before a thunderstorm caused a 42-minute delay in the fourth inning, Zac Hess launched a three-run homer over the fence in right-center to create a 3-3 tie. Sean Saverio singled home the fourth run of the inning and Mike Pennington (double) scored on a wild pitch in the fifth. Matt Zielinski allowed eight hits and fanned 10 in six-plus innings, then Chez Angeloni recorded a save in hairy fashion. His wild pitch could not immediately be found by Saverio, the catcher, and Brian Cooper scored from second. Then, pinch-runner Mike Mychack was rubbed out in a rundown after Pennington fielded a grounder at third base and Dominique Joseph was caught stealing at second base to end it. Joseph was easily safe, but then was tagged out after momentarily losing contact with the bag.

2006
SOUTH PRE-PLAYOFFS
At La Salle High
O'Hara 14, Roman 9
   In the first of two pre-playoffs to decide fourth place, the Lions used a five-run visiting sixth to overcome a 9-8 deficit. Kevin Culbert got the win with three perfect innings. Marco Menna collected three RBI while Matt Izzi went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Will O'Mara, Rich Yoka and Pat DiGiovanni had two RBI apiece for Roman.
O'Hara 6, Carroll 1
  
Kevin Culbert worked the first four-plus innings and finished the weekend 2-0 with no walks in seven-plus innings. Harry Duke pitched one-hit ball over the final three frames. The Lions scored two in the fourth as Rob Crowley (single) and Marco Menna (double) checked in on groundouts.
FIRST ROUND
At Temple Ambler
Judge 6, Ryan 1
  
Matt Compton pitched a five-hitter and his teammates played errorless ball in the CL's first visit to Temple Ambler's Skip Wilson Field. The Crusaders packed all of their runs into the third and Justin DeCristofaro provided the highlight with a two-run triple. Mike Chichearo went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Rob McArdle singled home Ryan's run.
At Widener University
O'Hara 8, Kennedy-Kenrick 1
   The Lions continued their hot streak with their third postseason win in four days. Joe Sessa (4.1 innings) and Harry Duke combined for a five-hitter with eight whiffs while Marco Menna went 3-for-3 with three RBI. Pat Young added two RBI and Jonathan Szeliga and Pat Young halved four hits, two RBI.
SECOND ROUND
At Temple Ambler
La Salle 4, Judge 0
   Matt Zielinski, a senior lefty committed to Richmond, pitched a two-hitter with 14 strikeouts, second only in CL playoff history to the 16 recorded by Carroll's Keith Conway in a 1991 second-round win over Neumann. Sixty-eight of his 99 pitches were strikes. The Explorers posted three in the second. Jeff Liberatore singled, stole second and came around on John Knab's double. Jared Carter (triple) and Steve Ullrich (sac fly) added RBI.
At Widener University
Bonner 7, O'Hara 3
   The Friars spotted upstart O'Hara a 3-0 lead, then roared back behind the likes of Mike Coleman (two-run single) and Matt Gallagher (two-run double). Rob Graham won in relief thanks to four-hit, nine-whiff work over 5.2 innings. For O'Hara, Pat Young went 4-for-4 and Jonathan Szeliga (two RBI) had a double among two hits.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at Widener University
Conwell-Egan 3, Bonner 1
  
Rider-bound righthander Brian Herman, the North MVP for the 14-0 Eagles, posted a four-hitter with six strikeouts and stroked a one-out single in the home first that keyed a three-run outburst. Ryan Terry (single) and John Malloy (two-run triple) followed with hits, then Malloy ran home on a passed ball. Bonner scored an unearned run in the seventh and had runners on first and third with two out when Herman recorded a looking strikeout to end it.
SJ Prep 3, La Salle 2
  
With two out and two men on base in the home seventh, and just after star lefthander Matt Zielinski replaced T.J. Foley, Nelson Russom lined a two-run double off the base of the rightfield fence to hand the Hawks the dramatic win. Tim Edger and Tom Elliott (two outs, two strikes) had singled. Russom also singled to drive in a third-inning run. Doug DiSandro allowed five hits, and both runs were scored by guys who drew walks (thanks to Sean Saverio's double and Ryan Creter's single).

2007
SOUTH PRE-PLAYOFFS
Doubleheader at La Salle High
Carroll 9, Roman 4
  
Chris Dengler pitched a two-hitter with one walk, one strikeout (game's final batter) and no earned runs while Tim Weglicki (single) and Kyle Baker (double) lined hits worth two RBI. Carroll's batters also struck out just once; to BEGIN the game.
Carroll 9, Kennedy-Kenrick 0
  
Tim Collins, who played third base in game one, fired a two-hitter with two whiffs. Chris Dengler's two-run double was the big hit in a five-run fifth. Tim Weglicki finished 3-for-4 to finish the day 5-for-7.
FIRST ROUND
At Widener University
Judge 14, La Salle 7
  
In a game featuring 38 negative stats -- 10 errors, 10 unearned runs, 11 walks, seven hit batsmen -- Tim Ashenbrenner was a breath of fresh air. The Crusaders' third pitcher went the final five innings and allowed just one run on one hit, Mike Martinelli's RBI double. Jim DiLisio lofted two sacrifice flies while Andrew McHale (double) and Joe Ashdale (single) lashed hits worth two RBI. The highlight for La Salle, which owned a 6-2 lead after two innings, was Sean Saverio's two-run triple.
At Phila. University
Carroll 6, Bonner 4
   Down 1-2 in the count, John Thomas lined a two-run double to center in the top of the seventh to give the Patriots their third postseason win. Though he did not receive credit for the win, Andrew Candelore was a first-magnitude star thanks to his 5.2 innings of one-run (unearned) relief after the starter failed to retire any of the first five batters. Chris Lisowski posted a two-run single in the first and Chris Dengler, the No. 3 hitter, created a 4-4 tie in the fifth with a squeeze bunt. Bonner, the third consecutive Carroll opponent to do so, collected just two hits.
SECOND ROUND
At Widener University
North 10, Judge 9 (8 inn.)
  
The Falcons overcame deficits of 4-0 early and then 8-7 and 9-8 in the last two innings to jolt their arch-rival and earn a semifinal berth for the first time since 1995. Frosh Ryan Etsell extended the game in the seventh by scoring his senior brother, Derrek (single), with a double; Judge DH Joe Ashdale (five RBI) had provided an 8-7 lead in the top half with a grand slam over the Blue Monster in left-center. Bob Zanneo singled home a run in the eighth, then North got two on an error and Chris James' RBI single. Each Etsell went 2-for-3 with a double and Chris Morrin collected two RBI. Kegan Smith won in relief.
At Phila. University
O'Hara 6, Carroll 0
   Kevin Culbert pitched a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts and, with Chris Dengler (double) on third base in the seventh, he was able to preserve his shutout by inducing a popup caught behind the mound by third baseman Marco Menna. Steve Juliano laced a two-run single while Jon Yuravage lofted a pair of sacrifice flies. Pat Young (two hits) and Greg D'Alonzo (two runs scored) also were factors.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at Widener University
SJ Prep 6, North 1
  
Soph righthander Kyle Mullen nearly became the fifth pitcher in CL semis history to notch a complete game while yielding no hits or one hit. But in the seventh, he walked three and plunked Derrek Etsell to force in a run and classmate Kevin Gillen was summoned to retire the  final batter. Chris Morrin had North's lone hit, a fifth-inning single. Mullen fanned nine. Tim Edger (triple and single for one RBI apiece) and Steve Bruno (2-for-3, RBI) led Prep's offense.
Ryan 11, O'Hara 3
  
Kevin McGovern, who'd personally scouted the big-hitting Lions three days earlier, pitched a six-hitter. Each hit came in a different inning; three came with two away. Nick Ferdinand went 2-for-3 with a walk, triple and three RBI. Help came from Rob McArdle (3-for-4, two-run single), Andrew Lacovara (3-for-4, two runs scored) and Mike Kovacs (two-run single). Ryan scored in all six of its at-bats. For O'Hara, which used five pitchers, Marco Menna doubled and tripled.

2008
RED PRE-PLAYOFF
At La Salle High
Ryan 4, N. Catholic 2
  This one featured a major snafu. The teams first met on Sunday, but the game was halted by rain in the bottom of the third, with North up, 2-0. CL baseball moderator Fran Murphy was under the impression that PIAA rules in this specific instance mirror the National Federation's, which call for a restart. They don't. The game should have been resumed. By the time the mess was untangled via assorted cell phones Monday afternoon, the Blue pre-playoff featuring coach Murphy's Carroll team and host Wood (also halted Sunday after one scoreless inning) was in progress. Murphy said Ryan-North, for consistency's sake, had to restart since Carroll-Wood had already done so. Nick Ferdinand pounded a solo homer deep into the leftfield woods and pitched three-hit ball with eight strikeouts. Ferdinand and teammate Kevin Mack collected two hits. Losing pitcher Ryan Etsell did so for North. Ryan's Jerry Smith had two RBI. PIAA rules did not permit a protest.
BLUE PRE-PLAYOFF
At Wood
Wood 7, Carroll 3
 
Andrew Penecale and Kyle Schwab, the No. 9 hitter, slammed homers, Joe Nicholson added two RBI, and Pete Gubicza (no-hit over the last two innings; nephew of ex-major league pitcher Mark Gubicza) saved the win for Brian O'Grady. Jared Tuwalski and Mike Maerz halved four hits for Carroll.
QUARTERFINALS
At Home Fields
Neumann-Goretti 1, La Salle 0
  Lefty Mark Donato, the first soph MVP in league history, pitched a three-hitter to outduel junior lefty Shawn O'Neill (also three hits allowed). In the home sixth, Aggie Osano reached first on a bad-hop single, pinch-runner Anthony Pfettcher got to second on a caught stealing/dropped ball combo and, after Joey Armata was issued an intentional walk, soph Mike Riverso slashed an RBI single to center. This was N-G/Neumann's first playoff visit since '97 while the 1-0 score was the first in a CL playoff since 1999 (and eighth total).
SJ Prep 10, Wood 0
 
Kyle Mullen, Kevin Gillen and Pat Carbone (two innings apiece) combined to spin a six inning no-hitter. They struck out eight; Mullen led with four. Brett Tiagwad went 3-for-4 with a double and triple for three RBI. Aaron Haas clubbed a two-run homer. Perry Russom also had two RBI.
Bonner 8, Kennedy-Kenrick 1
 
Wet grounds forced a one-day postponement and then a move from Bonner's new field to Neumann College. Conor Kerins still felt right at home, allowing two hits and fanning 10 over six innings (seven in the first three). Bill Hollingsworth's RBI double made it 2-1 in the third. Lou Tomasetti had a pair of RBI singles.
Ryan 3, Conwell-Egan 2
 
Rain halted this one in the fifth inning, with the score tied at 2-2. In the resumption, Ryan scored one in the visiting seventh as Jon Schmidt walked, went to second on a wild pitch and came around on an infield throwing error. Bob Steffney got the win with three no-hit, no-run relief innings. Nick Ferdinand (HBP) and Jerry Smith (walk) had Ryan's RBI. Sean O'Hara (injured on Day One, unavailable for Day Two) and Pat Sevick had C-E's on singles.
SEMIFINALS
At Philadelphia University
SJ Prep 5, Neumann-Goretti 1
 
On the strength of Mark Donato's rocketed homer to dead rightfield (20 to 25 feet high; 346 down the line) and pitching of Nick Piscitelli, N-G was giving the defending champs great cause for consternation through 5 1/2 innings. Ten batters later, Prep owned a five-spot. The big hit was Perry Russom's 400-foot, two-run double to dead center. Aaron Haas and Kyle Mullen (two innings) did the pitching. Semifinals became a CL staple in '73. This was the first time they were not scheduled as a same-site doubleheader.
At Widener University
Bonner 11, Ryan 1
 
A pair of righthanders, junior Ryan Haley (2.2 innings) and senior John Condo, combined to pitch a no-hitter that covered six innings. It was the second such no-no of the week in a CL playoff (though SJ Prep's over Wood featured three pitchers for two innings apiece) and it earned the Friars a spot in the championship game for the first time since 1989. Haley walked three and struck out two; the run scored on consecutive errors in the third. Condo walked one and fanned one. Condo, a closer all season, would have enjoyed going to the mound for the seventh, but the Friars scored eight in the home sixth on only three hits (just one left the infield). For the game, Bonner had no extra base hits and half of its eight singles did not reach the outfield. This was played on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend; Prep/N-G was played a day earlier.

2009
FIRST ROUND
At Home Fields
Roman 4, Bonner 2 (10 inn.)
  Sean Weber went nine and became the winner thanks to Anthony Ortiz' two-run single in the visiting 10th. John Hildebrand (single) and Kyle DeLone (sac fly) drove in Roman's other runs. Tim Racek got the save. Bonner's Alex Liberatore had a two-run single.
North 7, Judge 4
  yan Etsell allowed eight hits and two walks while striking out six. He also tripled. Tom Ditro went 3-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored.
Kennedy-Kenrick 3, Carroll 1
  Joe Harvey fanned nine in six-plus innings and Jimmy Volpe earned the save. K-K's runs scored on Derek Barnes' two-run double and Harvey's sac fly.
Conwell-Egan 12, Lansdale 2
 
Kevin Cahill (6-0) allowed seven hits in this five-inning affair and Joe Petrino went 3-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored. Ben Keller tripled.
QUARTERFINALS
At Home Fields
SJ Prep 4, Conwell-Egan 0
 
Kyle Mullen pitched a six-hitter with nine strikeouts (seven in the first three innings) and forced C-E to strand five guys in scoring position over the final four frames. Ray Toto and Dan Turner (with singles) drove home runs in the first and fourth. Gio Morales cracked a two-run double in the sixth. C-E's Pat Sevick, normally the catcher but limited to DH duty due to a compound fracture of his left index finger, had two hits.
Wood 14, Roman 13 (9 inn.)
 
In the highest scoring one-run playoff in CL history, the Vikings rallied from deficits of 6-0 and 13-8 and won it in the home ninth on a no-out, bases-loaded hit by pitch (drawn by Kyle McCrossen). The teams halved 28 hits. Roman created an 8-8 tie with one out in the seventh on Steve Herbetko's solo homer. John Hildebrand (double) and Herbetko (another homer) slammed hits worth two runs apiece in a five-run eighth. Wood battled back on two-run doubles by McCrossen and Mike Kerns and Sean Duckworth's chopped RBI single over a drawn-in infield. Jeff Courter pitched one uneventful inning to win it. He was the only one of seven pitchers to yield no runs. Matt McAllister led Wood with four RBI. McCrossen and Kerns had three apiece. Hildebrand and Herbetko managed four apiece for Roman while A.J. Vagliani was the game's only player with four hits.
Neumann-Goretti 4, North 0
  Mark Donato pitched a three-hitter with nine strikeouts and one walk and his two-run triple highlighted a four-run first. Joey Armata added an RBI single to that uprising. North's Bob Hopkins allowed no hits after the first.
La Salle 6, Kennedy-Kenrick 1
 
Shawn O'Neill scattered four hits while fanning six and walking one. The top of the order was huge: Joe Aloia went 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBI while Kevin Johnson turned three hits, including a double, into two RBI.
SEMIFINALS
At Phila. University
La Salle 15, Wood 9
 
With Matt McAllister's grand slam serving as the obvious highlight, Wood scored five runs in the first one-third of the home first. Soph Brian Zielinski relieved and held the Vikings scoreless through six. He departed three batters into the seventh and wound up getting charged with two runs (one earned). Tyler Freeman went 2-for-3 with a double, homer, sac fly and intentional walk en route to four RBI. Brendan McCoy added three hits, two RBI. Mike Antoni managed two hits and one RBI and turned a huge doubleplay in the fifth, keeping the lead at 7-5. He caught a hopper, tagged out a baserunner who'd strayed off the bag, and gunned to first baseman Sean Abbott (also two hits, one RBI).
At Neumann College
Neumann-Goretti 10, SJ Prep 9 (9 inn.)
  The Saints suffered a serious blow in the home seventh when the Prep, with two away, mounted a four-run rally to create a 7-7 tie. Ray Toto (double for two runs), Jeff Lynch and Greg "Buddy" Brooks (singles) had the RBI. Reno Regalbuto pitched shutout ball thereafter and the winning uprising featured a walk to Dom Riverso, a stolen base and a groundball single to center by frosh Marty Venafro. Regalbuto also had two hits, one RBI. Riverso and his brother, Mike, combined for three apiece of hits and RBI, five runs scored and four stolen bases. Toto (three RBI) and Gio Morales (three runs scored) stroked four hits apiece for Prep. The game featured 27 hits (16 for Prep) and 45 baserunners. With 43, these two games broke the city record for runs scored in semifinals. There'd been 41 in '87 (CL) and again in '88 (PL).

2010
FIRST ROUND
At Home Fields
Judge 5, SJ Prep 4 (11 inn.)
 
Kevin Conroy smacked a mammoth solo homer in the first, capped a three-run home seventh with an RBI groundout and singled to plate the winning run in the 11th. He also got the W with four shutout relief innings, escaping two hairy jams to boot. Jim Delaney scored the tying and winning runs. Matt Stahl (single) and Greg "Buddy" Brooks (double) delivered RBI hits for Prep.
La Salle 7, O’Hara 0
  C.J. Burns went the distance, held the Lions to four hits and struck out seven while walking none. On offense, the Explorers were paced by T.J. Burgmann, who was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs batted in.
Carroll 6, Lansdale 0
  Seamus Finnegan went the distance while striking out three, walking none and holding the Crusaders to four hits. He also contributed three hits and an RBI while Greg DiSanto added a pair of singles and an RBI. This game likely helped to establish a city record for biggest run turnaround in consecutive games between the same opponents, at 22. Just four days earlier, Lansdale had hit seven homers vs. Carroll while frolicking, 16-0.
Kennedy-Kenrick 5, Conwell-Egan 3
 
Jimmy Volpe pitched a six-hitter with 10 whiffs (most ever in Kenrick/K-K's postseason history), Joe Harvey went 3-for-3 with a double and one run scored, Sal DiPrinzio laced a two-run single and A.J. Koscelansky stole home after a pickoff throw was made to first. C-E scored on Daulton George's two-run double and Matt Petrizzi's sacrifice fly.
QUARTERFINALS
At Home Fields
Neumann-Goretti 10, Carroll 4
 
Mark Donato became just the third guy to register as many as 14 strikeouts in a CL playoff and just the ninth to homer twice in the same game. Both were solo shots; he also doubled. Marty Venafro went 3-for-3 with a three-run double and five RBI. Mike Santoleri (double) and Seamus Finnegan (triple) hit shots to chase home two runs apiece.
Wood 1, Kennedy-Kenrick 0
  Matt McAllister pitched a three-hitter with eight strikeouts, and Mike Spahits scored in the third as Jeff Courter drew a bases-loaded walk. For K-K, which advanced just one guy as far as third base in its final CL game, Joe Harvey allowed five hits. Steve Zbyszinski singled twice.
Ryan 8, La Salle 7
  Steve Markle's right-side infield dribbler scored Eric Frain, who'd doubled, to win it with one out in the home seventh. Frain went 4-for-4 with three RBI. John "Milk" Rizzo two hits, two RBI. Kevin Mack worked one-third of an inning to get the win. AJ Rodriguez' two-run single and Mike Piscopo's single drove in the final three runs in La Salle's four-run seventh. Joe Forcellini bagged three hits and scored thrice, as well.
Bonner 9, Judge 8
 
Bonner scored the first six runs as Rick Reigner (solo homer, two-run single) provided much of the impetus. Kurt Sowa's two-run single and Anthony D'Ambrosio's three-run triple highlighted Judge's seven-run fourth. In the bottom half, the Friars went ahead for good, at 8-7, as Alex Liberatore lofted a sacrifice fly and Sam Christie, the only runner on base, daringly stole home. Jim Bonner won in relief and faced, believe it or not, a pinch-hitter with the name as the Friars' sister school, (Tom) Prendergast.
SEMIFINALS
At La Salle High
Ryan 9, Wood 8
 
The Raiders used an eight-run fourth to build a 9-2 lead, then held on -- yes, for dear life -- as Wood scored five in the six and one in the seventh. With two away and runners on first and second, Sean Kovacs replaced winner Kevin Mack and served up a jolt caught right in front of the centerfield fence by a slightly off-balance Pat Kwiatkowski (on his final step, his foot slid on the warning track). Colin Budny had two hits, including a capping RBI double, in Ryan's outburst. He also made a tag to complete a rundown in Wood's sixth after Brett McCrossen's double brought in two runs. Chris Zikmund's homer to left-center, which immediately followed, thus was good for just two runs, not three. Mark Golic had a three-run double in Ryan's fourth. Mike Spahits homered for Wood in the first.
At Widener University
Bonner 9, Neumann-Goretti 5
  Proving their team was in hackin' mode, Bonner's first four batters swung at the first pitch and two runs resulted. The Friars crunched 13 hits, with seven for extra bases. Matt Mullen went 4-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI and his three-run two-bagger, high off the fence in left-center, extended the lead to 9-5 in the home sixth after Matt Ruggieri's sacrifice fly broke a 5-5 tie. Rick Reigner (double), Sam Christie (two doubles) and Josh VanHorn (double, triple) thirded six safeties. The win, in relief, went to Matt Dolan (no hits, no runs in two frames), who'd pitched almost not at all over the previous month. For N-G, Mike Riverso thumped a two-run homer over the 400-foot sign in dead center and Mike "Zoom" Zolk had two hits.

2011
RED PREPLAYOFF
At La Salle High
Roman 2, SJ Prep 1
  These two, Judge and O'Hara finished in a four-way tie for fourth at 4-8. A coin flip decided fourth/fifth with Judge besting O'Hara. This one was for sixth. Erik DeLone allowed seven hits, induced 15 groundball outs and stranded the tying run at second after Jawan McAllister's RBI single moved the Hawks within one. Matt Stoffere (on a passed ball) scored for Roman in the third. Rich Houck's sac fly brought home a fifth-inning run.
FIRST ROUND
At Home Fields
La Salle 12, Roman 1 (5 inn.)
  Nick Burns allowed four hits (fourth inning, in succession), Tyler Kozeniewski went 2-for-2 with a walk, three-run homer and four RBI and Colin Pyne smoked a pair of RBI doubles. While totaling nine runs in the first two frames, La Sale lofted three sac flies (Corey Baiada, Jules Arici, Joe Forcellini).
Judge 6, O'Hara 0
 
Kurt Sowa scattered seven hits while Shane "Stosh" Malone (worth two RBI) and Mike O'Hanlon bagged doubles.
Conwell-Egan 9, McDevitt 1
 
Domenic Petrino (four innings) and Beau Fleming permitted three hits apiece. Fleming turned two hits into four RBI while Matt Wagner and Nick DeChristofaro halved four hits and as many ribbies.
Lansdale 6, Carroll 5
 
Ryan "Mugsy" Mulligan scored on Rory Clemens' fielder's choice in the home sixth, breaking a 5-5 tie. Eric Lewandowski posted two RBI while Greg Meyle and Kevin Neumann had two hits apiece. Carroll's Eric McGough had two hits.
QUARTERFINALS
At Home Fields
Neumann-Goretti 13, Lansdale 3 (5 inn.)
 
The Saints improved to 19-0 overall as frosh Josh Ockimey went 2-for-3 with five RBI, a three-run triple in the third and a two-run single in the fourth, while Mike "Zoom" Zolk turned three singles into three RBI and he scored all three times, as well. Joe Gorman went the distance. A double error on a grounder ended the game.
Wood 3, Conwell-Egan 0
 
Brady McNab gave the Vikings the only run they needed with a two-out, first-inning single. He added a sac fly in the third and Joey Monaghan doubled home Kevin Sullivan (triple) in the fourth. Jeff Courter pitched a three-hitter (all singles) with six strikeouts and was perfect through four full innings.
Bonner 10, Judge 0 (6 inn.)
 
Matt Dolan permitted one hit, a fourth-inning, groundball single inside the third-base bag by Mike O'Hanlon, a lefty swinger. Jim Haley went 3-for-4 with three RBI and his two-run double sent everyone home with two away in the sixth. Paul Shepherd and Joe Haley, Jim's brother, halved four RBI.
La Salle 5, Ryan 4
 
Kevin Long posted a six-hitter and Ryan Otis went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. P.J. Acierno broke a 3-3 tie in the visiting sixth with a single to left. The game ended on a weird play: Long's well-timed bullet to Joe Forcellini picked a Ryan player off first. By the time the player was tagged out, Mike Anusky had scored from second to leave the Raiders one run short.
SEMIFINALS
At La Salle High
Bonner 5, Wood 4 (11 inn.)
 
Seventh-inning RBI singles by Joe Haley (one out) and Ronnie Scull (two out) enabled the Friars to force extra innings, then Jim Murphy took a first-pitch curve on his left knee to end it with one away in the 11th. Scull pitched shutout ball over 4.2 innings and contributed two significant defensive gems; his diving catch of a popped-up bunt resulted in a doubleplay, and he tagged out a runner near third after the screaming Friars duped the guy into thinking a non-existent pickoff throw had sailed into centerfield. Wood's highlight was Jeff Courter's two-run double.
At Widener University
Neumann-Goretti 18, La Salle 13
  In an all-time crazy contest, La Salle scored the first 11 runs in the initial two innings and N-G, the home team, scored the last 15 in its final two at-bats. The Saints were one out away from being 10-runned, at 13-3, in the fifth when frosh Josh Ockimey crunched a two-run homer. A bases-loaded walk, followed by an uncaught popup, made it 15-3 in the sixth, then Ockimey hammered a three-run triple, thus becoming the first player in city leagues playoff history to post as many as five RBI in consecutive games. Earlier in that rally, winning reliever Joe Gorman (double) and Jimmy Kerrigan (homer) walloped hits worth two RBI apiece. For La Salle, Ryan Otis and starting pitcher Nick Burns halved six hits, P.J. Acierno had three RBI and Corey Baiada slammed a homer.

2012
FIRST ROUND
At Home Fields
Ryan 9, Judge 1
  Matt Budny struck out eight in five innings while Bob Romano, Dylan Egan (two RBI apiece) and Jason Dones (two runs scored) all went 2-for-3. Roman and Dones doubled. Tim Ross tripled for Judge.
Wood 7, Conwell-Egan 6
  Justin Babb whiffed five in three relief innings and a four-run home seventh made him a winner. Two walks and a single loaded the bases. Brendan St. Thomas (one run), Matt Mandes (two) and Rich Rosenbaum (one, over a drawn-in outfield) all lashed singles to account for the RBI. Rosenbaum went 4-or-5 with two RBI. Benji Abercrombie went 3-for-3 and scored twice.
Lansdale 11, McDevitt 1 (5 inn.)
  Brian Farrell went 2-for-3 with a double and four RBI while Rick Norwood doubled, scored twice and had one RBI. Pat Duggan went 4.2 innings for the win.
SJ Prep 4, O'Hara 3
  Ryan Winton pitched a seven-hitter with no walks and two strikeouts. Tim Rafter and Chris Stallings posted singles to drive in the final runs in a four-run sixth, which erased a two-run deficit. Skyler Mornhinweg went 3-for-4 with a run scored and made a tough scoop at first to end the game; a runner was on third.
QUARTERFINALS
At Home Fields
Neumann-Goretti 8, Wood 4
  The visiting Vikings jumped to a 2-0 lead on John "Beef" Santospago's bomb of a two-run homer in the first, but N-G answered right away with a two-run triple off the bat of Josh Ockimey (3 RBI total). Joey Gorman went the distance, allowing eight hits and fanning as many, and Marty Venafro raised his career hit total to 101 with bunt and regular singles. Jimmy Kerrigan's triple started a three-run fourth.
Bonner 5, Ryan 3
  Ronnie Scull fanned 10 in six-plus innings and got the win with save help from his across-the-street neighbor, Frank Saviski. Jack Liberatore and Joe Haley posted one RBI apiece while Jim Haley, Joe's brother, halved four hits with Saviski. For visiting Ryan, which started no seniors, Gage Galeone went 3-for-4 with one RBI.
La Salle 6, SJ Prep 0
  Senior righthander Kevin Long, a Lehigh commit, spun a one-hitter with two walks and five strikeouts. The visitors' lone safety came in the fourth as Jawan McAllister beat out an along-the-line dribbler maybe 50 feet toward third baseman Mike Piscopo. In the fifth, Long was hit on the foot by Sean Connolly's liner. He recovered to get the out. Corey Baiada and Colin Pyne halved two doubles, four RBI.
Carroll 4, Lansdale 3
  Eric McGough, a junior righthander, became just the fourth pitcher to record as many as 14 strikeouts in a CL playoff. The record is 16, by Carroll's Keith Conway in 1991. McGough also allowed six hits and three walks. Justin Roman went 3-for-3 with one RBI and Joe DiWilliams provided a 4-2 lead with a suicide squeeze. Lansdale's Pat Duggan posted two RBI. Carroll was the higher seed, but opted to play at a neutral site (Wood) due to concerns about the small size of Carroll's home field.
SEMIFINALS
At Phila. University
La Salle 10, Carroll 0 (5 inn.)
  Dom Cuoci pitched four-hit shutout ball and joined Tyler Koziniewski in stroking a two-run single in a five-run fourth. Corey Baiada went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI while P.J. Acierno slugged a solo homer. Matt Maerz (double) and Justin Roman (triple) laced extra base hits for Carroll.
At Widener University
Neumann-Goretti 8, Bonner 7 (14 inn.)
  Everyone got a late start to the holiday weekend as this baby lasted 4 hours, 15 minutes, and tied the city record for longest playoff game, innings-wise (also a '71 Pub semi). Junior righthanded reliever John La Motta, who had pitched just one league inning all season (and had absorbed the Saints' lone CL loss), went an amazing nine innings (most allowed by PIAA rule) to get the win. He allowed one run, four hits and whiffed 10, and only 21 of his 97 pitches were balls. Josh Ockimey capped a three-run third, pulling N-G into a 4-4 tie, by clobbering a home run to dead center that cleared the 400-foot mark by a lot. Also, he ended the game at 8:12, with darkness warming up in the bullpen, by milking a four-pitch walk. For Bonner, Jim Haley went 3-for-5 and scored three times while Frank Saviski turned two hits into as many RBI. The teams combined for 23 hits (five for extra bases) and 14 errors, and left 33 runners on base. A whopping 424 pitches were thrown.

2013
FIRST YEAR OF DOUBLE-ELIMINATION FORMAT
PRELIMINARIES
At Home Fields Unless Noted

O'Hara 6, Lansdale 5
  A single by Ian Conwell (one RBI) and double by Tom Gibbons (two RBI) gave Lansdale a 5-4 lead in the visiting seventh, but O'Hara won it on Will Latcham's sac fly and, after two intentional walks, a first-pitch HBP absorbed by Scott Grinnan (2-for-3). Reliever Bob Ieradi got the win. Nolan Cummings clubbed a two-run, first-pitch pinch homer.
Judge 11, Carroll 4
  Josh Teson struck out seven while receiving strong support from Jeff Seigafuse (two solo homers), Brandon Mau (two-run homer, three RBI) and Ryan Mackiewicz (solo homer, three RBI). For Carroll, Steve Dengler (3-for-3) and Eric McGough cracked solo homers.
FIRST OVERALL ROUND
SJ Prep 7, Neumann-Goretti 2
 
Chase Standen (double) and Alex Stewart (triple) crushed hits worth three RBI in a seven-run fifth, enabling the Hawks to erase a 2-0 deficit. Tom Mullin allowed six hits and struck out 12, most ever by Prep guy in postseason action. N-G's Josh Ockimey went 3-for-3 with a triple and a walk. Charlie Jerla (double) and Nick Simon (sac fly) had the ribbies.
Bonner-Prendie 5, O'Hara 3
  Tom Crumlish (double) and Frank Saviski (single) posted RBI in the home fourth as the Friars broke a 3-3 tie. Pat Vanderslice fanned 10 while permitting five hits and Brad Scull recorded a one-out save. John Banes scored twice for O'Hara.
Wood 7, Ryan 3
 
Scott Boches whiffed nine in a six-hitter while Brett McCrossen went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI. His two-run double in the home sixth expanded a 5-3 lead. For Ryan, Dan Stahl doubled and Connor Golden tripled.
La Salle 6, Judge 4
 
In the home sixth, after John Fabriziani's bad-hop single loaded the bases, Pete Auteri delivered a two-run single to snap a 4-4 tie. Joe Picard went 3-for-3 with a triple, two steals and three runs scored. Reliever Nick Paglione got the win (two innings). Judge's Marc Berlanger went 2-for-2 with a homer and sac fly for two RBI. Jeff Seigafuse also had two ribbies.
WINNERS BRACKET, FIRST ROUND
La Salle 11, Wood 8
  Joe Picard became the first player in CL postseason history, including City Title games, to hit for the cycle (double, triple, single, homer) and bagged six RBI while going 4-for-4; intentional walk in his fourth plate appearance. Reliever Nick Paglione got the win by pitching one-run ball over the final three innings, which began with the score at 7-7. In the home fifth, John Fabriziani drew a walk to break that tie.
SJ Prep 11, Bonner-Prendie 3
  Soph Colin Cunningham allowed five hits and two earned runs in going the distance while Shane Williams went 3-for-3 with two doubles, two RBI and three runs scored. Jim Haley tripled for B-P, which was coming off its first perfect league season in school history.
LOSERS BRACKET, FIRST ROUND
Ryan 12, Judge 6
  Winning pitcher Connor Golden went 2-for-4 with a double and homer for two RBI. Gage Galeone added three hits, three RBI. Ryan's Bobby Romano and Judge's Marc Berlanger posted triples.
Neumann-Goretti 8, O'Hara 7 (9 inn.)
 
Joe McGinley scored the game-winner in the home ninth as a grounder off Nick Simon's bat was misplayed. Joe Glennon's three-run double highlighted a seven-run sixth. Charlie Jerla won in relief, allowing one run over four innings. O'Hara's Chris Salvey posted his four RBI on a grand slam.
LOSERS BRACKET, SECOND ROUND
Wood 6, Neumann-Goretti 1
  Scott Boches scattered five hits and fanned eight while throwing 74 of his 112 pitches for strikes. Big hits went to Matt Lafferty (two-run double), Matt Mandes and Brett McCrossen (RBI doubles). N-G's Nick Simon also had a two-bagger.
Ryan 9, Bonner-Prendie 0
  Chris Elmes allowed six hits and dismissed eight (83 strikes among 120 pitches) while Matt Graber went 3-for-4 with three RBI, Gage Galeone mixed two RBI with two runs scored, and Bobby Romano turned two hits, a walk and one HBP into two runs scored. B-P's Jim Haley doubled.
WINNERS BRACKET FINAL
At Immaculata University
La Salle 10, SJ Prep 3
  Dominic Cuoci faced the minimum 15 batters through five innings (walk-drawer erased on steal attempt in fourth), then lost his no-hitter on Alex Stewart's single to open the sixth. He allowed six total hits while fanning the same number. Pete Auteri went 4-for-4 with a triple and three RBI, John Fabriziani turned two singles into three RBI, Jimmy Herron managed three infield singles and AJ Grezeszak made it 1-0 in the home fourth with a run-scoring double. Shane Williams cracked a two-run single for Prep.
LOSERS BRACKET THIRD ROUND
Ryan 7, Wood 4 (8 inn.)
  Rick Romano allowed five hits over seven innings and became the winner thanks to the Raiders' four-run visiting eighth. Shane Smith's two-out, two-strike, two-run single made it 5-3. Nick Centeno earned a hairy save by recording a strikeout and groundout with the bases loaded. Brett McCrossen doubled and homered for Wood.
LOSERS BRACKET, ELIMINATION GAME
At La Salle University

SJ Prep 10, Ryan 3
 
In conditions better suited for late-November football, the Hawks advanced on the strength of an eight-run second. Six tallies were unearned, though Frank Santore (single) and Chase Standen (triple) lashed hits worth two runs apiece. Standen added a third RBI on a fourth inning groundout. Shane Williams went 2-for-3 with a double, sac fly and two RBI. Colin Cunningham allowed five hits over six innings. It was cold and windy throughout and rain, which came down briefly at a 45-degree angle, caused a 36-minute delay in the bottom of the fifth.

2014
PRELIMINARIES
Carroll 7, Judge 2
 
At Neumann-Goretti, Bryan Chesky allowed three hits over six innings and Max "Noodle" Frederick worked the seventh. Tom Sparacino (double) and Rich Funchion (sac fly) had RBI while Kevin Bier went 3-for-4.
Conwell-Egan 22, Ryan 9
 
At La Salle, angered that Ryan's softball players had recently been guilty of a no-no -- ringing C-E's famed victory bell behind the school -- the Eagles exacted revenge by tying the CL record for postseason runs; La Salle dropped a 22-run bomb on North Catholic in a 2004 first-rounder. Justin Forktus went 3-for-4 with two doubles and five RBI. Other hitting heroes: Greg Black (4-for-4, two doubles, three RBI); Shane Souchuck (2-for-2, two RBI) and Billy Bonfig (two doubles). Billy Meyer won in relief.

FIRST ROUND
O'Hara 7, Bonner-Prendie 2
  At O'Hara, starter Chris Fusaro (eight) and Will Latcham combined to retire the first 15 batters they faced over a two-day period. Rain flooded the field with one away in the visiting fourth on Saturday. Latcham went the rest of the way Sunday in the 54-minute resumption to earn the win. Nick Newman's two-run double highlighted the Lions' five-run first. Dan Dwyer went 2-for-3 with one RBI. For the visiting Friars, Richie Tecco cracked a run-scoring triple.
La Salle 9, Conwell-Egan 2
  At La Salle, Dominic Cuoci scattered eight hits while sitting down seven, Ryan Coonahan doubled and tripled en route to one RBI and Nick Dermo went 2-for-3 with two RBI. For the Eagles, Greg Black contributed two hits, one RBI. This was the only first-rounder played completely on Sunday.
Neumann-Goretti 4, Carroll 0
  At N-G, Pat Doudican allowed just hits through six full innings on Saturday before rain intervened. Charlie Jerla quickly completed the shutout Sunday afternoon. Nicky D'Amore's first-inning, two-run single gave the Saints all the runs they would need. Bay To added two hits and two steals en route to scoring two runs.
Roman 6, Wood 5 (9 inn.)
 
The visiting Cahillites dominated in hits, 11-3, then won it with a sac fly from Joe Mangano (3-for-4, two RBI). Joe Myers went 2-for-5 with two RBI and Connor McKenna claimed the W with two hitless relief innings after Kyle Rogalski allowed three hits (and no earned runs) through seven. Matt Funk scored for Wood in the seventh via a balk.

WINNERS BRACKET SEMIFINALS
Roman 8, La Salle 4
 
At La Salle, the Cahillites scored four runs apiece in the first and seventh to claim a second playoff victory in one season for the first time since 2005. Conor Smith went 2-for-4 with three RBI and made a sliding catch in center to maintain a 4-3 lead in the fifth. One inning earlier, rightfielder Matt De Treux gunned down an Explorer at the plate. Joe Mangano went the distance. La Salle's Brad Schneider went 2-for-4 with one RBI.
O'Hara 5, Neumann-Goretti 2
  At N-G, in the third inning, Nolan Cummings belted the Lions' first grand slam of the year to provide a 5-0 lead. Also crucial were  centerfielder Matt McGraw's over-the-shoulder catch in the fourth inning, in left-center, with two runners on base and Chris Fusaro's three scoreless innings in relief to save Kevin George's win.
LOSERS BRACKET FIRST ROUND
Bonner-Prendergast 1, Carroll 0
  At B-P, Danny Goggin’s two-out single drove in Jesse Basden with the walkoff run in the home seventh. Nick Bralczyk needed 83 pitches to go seven innings. He allowed two hits and struck out six.
Wood 7, Conwell-Egan 1
 
At Wood, soph righthander Anthony Russo pitched a five-hitter to earn his sixth victory of the season. Erik Bowren scored twice and one of his two RBI came via a triple.

LOSERS BRACKET, SECOND ROUND
La Salle 5, Bonner-Prendergast 3
  At La Salle, Brad Schneider went 3-for-4 with a run scored and Adam Arcadia contributed an RBI single to a four-run third. Dominic Cuoci got the win.
Neumann-Goretti 5, Wood 4 (8 inn.)
  At N-G, Pat Doudican, who pitched the first seven innings, drove in Bay To with a bases-loaded single with one out in the home eighth. Doudican went 3-for-4. He allowed seven hits, then Charlie Jerla got the win. Wood tied it with two outs in the seventh as Anthony Zupito drew a bases-loaded walk.

WINNERS BRACKET FINAL
At Immaculata University
Roman 6, O'Hara 5 (9 inn.)
 
Roman claimed its third playoff win as the lower seed by scoring five unearned runs over the last four innings (three in sixth, one apiece in eighth and ninth). Mike Opiela went 4-for-5 with one RBI. Connor McKenna had two hits and one RBI and pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to save Kyle Rogalski's win. For O'Hara, Nolan Cummings (three RBI) laced a two-out, two-run single to make it 4-4 in the seventh and Bill Johnson fired a two-out, RBI double into the leftfield corner to make it 5-5 in the seventh. Joe Myers (walk, bunted over by Matt De Treux) scored the winning run on an off-target throw in an attempt to complete a doubleplay.

LOSERS BRACKET THIRD ROUND
Neumann-Goretti 1, La Salle 0
 
At N-G, in a battle of lefties, Charlie Jerla outdueled John Scheffey by allowing four hits. He received the necessary run support in the second when Justin Curtin's single scored courtesy runner Joe Lolio. 

LOSERS BRACKET, ELIMINATION GAME
At Widener University
Neumann-Goretti 3, O'Hara 0
 
Soph Ethan "E" Pritchett tossed a four-hitter with seven strikeouts and started one of the Saints' three doubleplays with a barehanded stab of a one-hopper. The three runs (all unearned) were scored in the third and Bay To's two-out double provided the spark. An error allowed two runs to score. Pat Doudican then bagged an RBI on an infield single.
FIRST FINAL
At Widener University
Neumann-Goretti 11, Roman 1 (5 inn)
 
Pat Doudican fashioned a four-hitter with eight strikeouts and tied the CL playoff record for RBI with six thanks to a two-run double in the third, then two-run singles in the fourth and fifth. Bay To added two hits, one RBI. Mike Opiela had an RBI single for Roman, which missed out on a chance to become the first team in major-sports CL history to win a championship after finishing below .500 (7-8) in league play.

2015
FIRST ROUND

Bonner 3, Lansdale 1
  At Wood, Billy Meyers (two) and Nick Lazer (3-for-3) bagged the RBI in a three-run second.  Nick Bralczyk claimed the win (four hits over six innings) with help from Evan Raiburn.
Carroll 2, Conwell-Egan 1 (9 inn.)
  At Neumann-Goretti, Max Frederick went the distance, fanning nine in a five-hitter. The decisive run, with starter Cole Ingelido still on the mound, scored with one away as JT Evangelist (single to open inning) beat a throw to the plate off Nick Zambella's grounder.
QUARTERFINALS
At Home Fields
Wood 5, Bonner-Prendie 4
 
Joey Lancellotti cracked a three-run homer to break a 1-1 tie in the fifth and owned a mostly easy four-hitter through six. Thanks to two hits, two errors and a walk, visiting B-P tallied three times in the seventh before Justin Rubin was able to garner a one-out save. B-P’s Paul Curran went 2-for-3.
Neumann-Goretti 6, Carroll 5
  The teams combined for six apiece of hits/errors and the visiting Patriots almost tied the score with four in the seventh. Winner Pat Doudican recorded eight strikeouts. Carroll’s JT Evangelist went 2-for-4 with one RBI.
La Salle 4, Roman 2
  Ian McIntosh posted three RBI and his two-run, two-out single highlighted a three-run fifth for the hosts. Jimmy Herron added two doubles while scoring twice. James Dougherty claimed the win. Roman’s Collin Kelly thumped a double.
SJ Prep 5, Judge 3
  Richie Ashburn Field, the Prep's home field, was unavailable, so this one was played at La Salle High prior to La Salle-Roman. The Hawks trailed by 3-2 entering the home sixth. Tyler Clark got things started with a triple, then RBI were provided by Keith Flaherty (single) and Jack Frantz (two-run double). Andrew Magiera saved Colin Scanlon’s win. For Judge, Chris Lutz tripled and Dan Hammer doubled.
SEMIFINALS
At Neumann University
Wood 4, La Salle 3
  The Vikings scored twice in the home seventh to win in dramatic fashion. Matt Cummiskey tied it with a sacrifice fly, then courtesy runner Corey Dower dashed home from second as a throw to first off a grounder went awry. The win victory went to Sean Hughes, who pitched the top half in relief of starter Justin Rubin. For La Salle, Gregg Sywulak (double) and Ian McIntosh (single) batted in runs.
At La Salle High
Neumann-Goretti 12, SJ Prep 2 (5 inn.)
 
The Saints dropped five-run bombs in the first and second innings and Brian Verratti's two-run single got things started. He finished with three RBI while Pat Doudican, Lou Testa and Nicky D’Amore thirded six ribbies. Gino Tripodi earned the win.

2016
FIRST ROUND
(Doubleheader at Judge)
Bonner-Prendie 4, Ryan 1
  Soph righthander Matt Scanlon fashioned a four-hitter with seven strikeouts and no earned runs. Steve Furman and Dom Della Barba went 2-for-3 with hits for RBI while Tim Dougherty added a sacrifice fly
SJ Prep 6, Lansdale 3
  John Coppola went 4-for-4 with a double and two RBI for the Hawks, who scored the game's final four runs. The mound duties were divided by Colin Scanlon (4 2/3 innings; he's not related to B-P's Matt Scanlon) and Pat Woltemate. Lansdale's Andrew Smith stroked a two-run single.
QUARTERFINALS
(At Higher Seeds)
O'Hara 3, La Salle 1
  This game was suspended in the bottom of the sixth due to inclement weather, and both teams expected that it would be completed May 24. PIAA rules called for the result to stand. O'Hara's sixth-inning run was erased because that inning was not finished. Jim White, the No. 9 hitter, went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI. Luke Sprague and Isaiah Hammond bagged two hits apiece. Billy Neill pitched five innings, allowing seven hits and walking/fanning one apiece.
Neumann-Goretti 2, Roman 1
  Played at Philadelphia University, this game was suspended in the top of the sixth due to inclement weather, and both teams expected that it would be completed May 24. PIAA rules called for the result to stand. Jeff Ciocco went five strong innings and posted what turned out to be the decisive RBI with two away in the fourth. Joe LaFiora also had a two-out RBI in the second.
SJ Prep 6, Wood 4
  The Hawks completed a quarterfinals sweep by the underdogs in this 7-2 matchup. Inclement weather forced a shutdown, with the score at 0-0, in the top of the second on Day One. John Coppola's RBI double provided a 2-1 lead. Keith Flaherty's two-run single made it 4-3. Ronnie Cavalier's two-run single -- a liner over the glove of the leaping second baseman -- made it 6-3 in the seventh. Pat Woltemate, who relieved Evan Matthews after three innings, earned the win. Wood's Matt Schwartz had two RBI (sac fly, single).
Bonner-Prendie 5, Judge 3 (8 inn.)
 
Winning reliever Evan Raiburn (3 1/3 shutout innings, also 2-for-3 at plate) opened the visiting eighth with a single, advanced on a sacrifice bunt and scored his third run. A single by Ryan George (2-for-4) drove in the insurance run for the Friars while Steve Furman added two RBI. Judge had finished atop the standings at 11-1 during the regular season. This was the first top-dog, first-game stumble since Conwell-Egan in 2008.  Anthony Martinelli allowed 3 hits and 3 runs in 4 2/3 innings before his stint was stopped by a rain delay. The game was able to be completed thanks to Judge's turf field.

SEMIFINALS
At La Salle High
SJ Prep 14, O'Hara 9
  John Coppola and Jeff Manto were batting twins in this marathon, going 3-for-3 with two walks and three RBI. Coppola's two-run single highlighted a five-run fifth as the Hawks seized a 12-7 lead. George Stewart got the win. O'Hara's Pete Klein turned two hits into three RBI.
At Neumann University
Neumann-Goretti 9, Bonner-Prendie 3
  After getting roughed up in a crazy first inning that yielded a 3-2 deficit, few (none?) would have expected Ethan "E" Pritchett to pitch a complete game. But he did and a gigantic fifth inning provided more than enough support. Aidan Baur's two-run single made it 4-3, Joe LaFiora's double made it 5-3 and Pritchett stroked a two-run single for 7-3; the Saints lashed four consecutive two-out hits. Nicky D'Amore went 3-for-3 with two RBI. Brian Verratti, Jared Healey and Colin Eiser thirded six of N-G's 13 hits. Pritchett uncorked 123 pitches, walking five and whiffing three in a seven-hitter. Ryan George had a run-scoring single in B-P's first.

2017
FIRST ROUND
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.

QUARTERFINALS
(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.
SEMIFINALS
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.