Philadelphia High School Baseball
Recaps of Public League Playoff Games, 1981-present
(Title Games Not Included)
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Frankford 5, Southern 1
Bruce Konick pitched a four-hitter and helped himself with an RBI triple and solo homer.
Central 21, Franklin 3
John Marzano had two doubles for four RBI while Bob Marra collected three RBI on a walk, sacrifice fly and single. Dan D'Imperio added four RBI. Central scored 11 in the first with the help of six walks and five hits.
Mastbaum 12, Germantown 4
Mike Valentino (400-foot homer) and Joe Allen had three RBI apiece. Ernell Harley allowed six hits and six walks and fanned six in six innings.
Lincoln 11, Bartram 3
Rich Zimmerman had a double and two-run homer while posting five RBI. The Railsplitters turned eight hits into eight third inning runs. Winner Joe Stefanko went 2-for-3 with two RBI.
Frankford 9, Central 0
Bruce Konick limited the Lancers to two hits while Ken MacDonald went 3-for-3 with two homers and three RBI. Ron Delfidio added a solo homer.
Mastbaum 5, Lincoln 4
Joe Kirchner had two RBI and never threw a pitch to earn the win. He picked off a runner after Charlie Davis went the first 6 2/3 innings and Mike Valentino drew a bases-loaded walk to end it in the bottom half. Lincoln's Randy Nicholas and Steve Holiday had back-to-back solo homers in the seventh.
Washington 12, Roxborough 0
Steve Schonewolf fanned eight in a two-hitter over six innings and Jeff Capriotti had two hits, two RBI.
Southern 11, Franklin 2
Dan D'Ambrosia went 3-for-3 with two RBI and pitched a seven-hitter. Doug Marchunt and Frank Strati homered.
Bartram 10, Mastbaum 0
Clyde Peterson pitched a two-hitter. Eric Williams (three RBI) and Derrick Wright (two-run single) led the offense.
Frankford 5, Central 1
Throwing just 18 curves among 127 pitches, and none after the fourth inning, Rich McKay fired a two-hitter with 15 strikeouts and three walks and Drew Cornog went 2-for-2 with an RBI.
Washington 5, Bartram 3 (10 inn.)
J.J. McGee went 2-for-4 with three RBI and won it with a two-run double in the visiting 10th. Steve Schonewolf went the distance, allowing three hits and fanning 13. Bartram's Clyde Peterson also went 10 innings (four hits, nine whiffs).
Southern 3, Frankford 1 (8 inn.)
In the home seventh, Carmen Ginnetti (four-hitter) evaded a two-out, bases-loaded jam with a strikeout and his teammates followed with two unearned runs. Frankford's Rich McKay pitched a four-hitter with 14 strikeouts (and no earned runs).
King 4, Mastbaum 3
Derrick Rose allowed six hits and eight walks, but went the distance. Eric Motley's booming triple made it 3-2 in the fifth.
Roxborough 15, Edison 4
Ben LaPorte had four RBI on a two-run double and two-run homer. Rob Patete and Dave Coyne halved six RBI. Keith Davis (four innings) and Andy Ellinger did the pitching.
Bartram 8, Lincoln 7 (9 inn.)
Scott Crockett, batting close to .100 for the season, stroked an RBI single to tie it in the home seventh and another to win it in the ninth. Greg Pennock went 3-for-3 with three RBI. John Bevan's three-run triple highlighted Lincoln's five-run seventh. Lloyd Hudson fanned five in three innings to win it.
Washington 15, Lamberton 2
Jim Janiczek went 3-for-3 with a walk and five RBI (two-run homer, three-run triple). Winner Dave Shepherd had four RBI on a three-run triple and a solo homer.
Central 5, Washington 4
Rich Danson fanned 10 in a three-hitter and poked a two-run single with one out in the home seventh to end it. Maurice Griffin had Central's other RBI. J.J. McGee's two-run triple highlighted Washington's four-run outburst in the visiting seventh.
Roxborough 11, Southern 9
In a wild one, visiting Roxborough won the last inning, 6-3, as Matt Hanson, Joe Stevenson and Keith Davis hit homers. Earlier, Dave Coyne (3-for-3, three RBI) homered for Roxborough and Mike Garofolo homered for Southern. For Roxborough, Rob Patete went 4-for-5 and Davis went 2-for-3 with three RBI. Stevenson went 6 1/3 innings for the win.
Franklin 7, Bartram 2
Anthony Franklin homered twice for three RBI and Deron Miller pitched a five-hitter.
Northeast 11, King 3
Stu Cohen hit two homers; outfielders got gloves on both balls trying to lean far over the fence. Andy Meltzer also homered.
Franklin 3, Central 1
Deron Miller pitched a five-hitter as the Electrons reached the final for the first time since 1964. Franklin's Randy Clark and Central's Paul Giannetti traded solo homers.
Roxborough 5, Northeast 1
Keith Davis allowed just one hit -- Howie Freiling's bad-hop double off the glove of shortstop Rob Patete in the fifth inning -- while throwing just one pitch, a curve, that wasn't a fastball. Patete went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
Roxborough 3, Olney 2
Rob Patete doubled and tripled and had his team's lone RBI as Matt Hanson (seven-hitter, 12 strikeouts) outdueled Steve Gough (four, 11; he also went 3-for-3 with an RBI).
Lincoln 5, King 2
The Railsplitters' first five batters of the game scored -- three on walks, one on a passed ball, one on a wild pitch. John Bevan got the win. King only had three league wins.
Edison 8, Southern 4
Juan Toro helped the Inventors/Owls to their first postseason win by pitching four innings of hitless, shutout relief (six strikeouts). Cleofe Ramos and Francisco Ortiz had two RBI apiece and Angel Rivera went 3-for-4 with an RBI.
Mastbaum 8, Bok 4
Jim McKinstry fanned nine in 5 2/3 innings and Bob Browne added perfect relief in two different stints -- one out in the sixth, three in the seventh. Browne went 3-for-4 with a double, triple and RBI. Bok was making its first playoff appearance.
Roxborough 13, Lamberton 2
Rob Patete went 5-for-5 with a double, two triples and four RBI. Rick Graner went five innings for the win.
Franklin 8, Lincoln 7
Both teams scored three runs in the seventh. Playing in just his second game of the season -- he was involved in a work-study program -- shortstop Paul Hopkins had two hits and two RBI and drew a bases-loaded walk to win it. Anthony Franklin had a two-run homer. In Lincoln's seventh, Dave Clemmer (RBI double) and Rob Matthews (two-run homer) had the big hits.
Central 13, Edison 1
Joe Coccia pitched a two-hitter and went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Mark Thiboldeaux, Chuck McGarry and Pete Kosofsky had two RBI apiece.
Northeast 10, Mastbaum 6
Howie Freiling went 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBI and got help from Glenn Ziegler (two-run homer). Bob Sim went the distance.
Northeast 11, Central 0
Andy Meltzer fanned nine and allowed one hit, Dave Chapman's off-the-fists, hustle double to center with one out in the seventh. Howie Freiling went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI.
Franklin 3, Roxborough 2
With none out in the seventh, Anthony Franklin got two runs home to win it on a single, E-7 combo. Deron Miller pitched a three-hitter with seven strikeouts while going the distance in a fifth consecutive playoff over two seasons. Franklin trailed, 2-0, after five innings.
Lamberton 7, Germantown 6
David Holt allowed seven hits, struck out nine and got the win when the Blue Devils scored three in the home seventh. Gerald McGonigle went 2-for-4 with a triple, two RBI and two steals. G-town's Chris Wyche went 2-for-3.
Northeast 8, Edison 1
Cary Boyd, Tom Veit, Jason Kolinsky and reliever Ken Smith had RBI singles in a four-run fifth.
Roxborough 18, Bartram 2
Rich Kolodziejek fanned eight in five innings, Ken Leidy had a two-run homer and Jim Kay went 3-for-3 with three RBI.
Frankford 7, Franklin 6
Joe Carretta went five-plus innings to start, then returned to the mound for the seventh. Franklin received homers from Everick "Sugar Shack" Shackelford and Barry Williams.
Washington 4, Lamberton 0
Wally Tittelmayer scattered seven hits and fanned eight and Mike King swatted a solo homer.
Southern 4, Northeast 3
Southern scored four in the home first -- Bob Johnson had a two-run single -- and hung on in the seventh as Northeast scored three and left runners at first and third when reliever Mike Borrelli got a popup to save Tim Smith's win. Southern committed five errors, yielded eight walks and allowed Northeast to go 7-for-7 on steals.
Mastbaum 3, Roxborough 2
Jim McKinstry pitched a three-hitter with nine strikeouts and Tom Wilmer had RBI singles in the first and fifth. Joe Greco had a two-run single for Roxborough.
Frankford 7, Central 2
Efrain Torres went 2-for-4 with three RBI and Matt Evangelist scored three runs to make Joe Carretta a winner.
Washington 15, Mastbaum 9
Glen Hassett had an inside-the-park homer and three RBI to help Kengo Honda win in relief. Jeff Oczkowski also had three RBI. Washington had just three hits and losing pitcher Jim McKinstry walked 12 in four innings; he also went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI.
Frankford 7, Southern 6
Bill Fleming had two RBI and earned a save with 2 2/3 innings of shutout ball. Catcher Matt Evangelist went 2-for-3 with an RBI and, despite heavy contact, held the ball to complete a seventh inning doubleplay on a throw from backup rightfielder Lance Wilus. Matt Szychulski went 3-for-4 with a two-homer and three RBI. Southern's Bob McCormick went 3-for-4 with a double, triple and one RBI.
Frankford 6, Bartram 3
No. 8 hitter Mike Humphries, allowed to bat by ejected coach Dick Connolly (he kept relaying word on personnel matters from a spot behind the first base line), pounded a three-run homer across Pratt Street to break a 3-3 tie in the home sixth and make reliever Vince Nejman a winner. Matt Evangelist went 2-for-3 with three RBI.
Roxborough 13, Edison 1
Joe Calfapietra went 3-for-3 with a double, triple, RBI and three runs scored. Doug Hare add three RBI to help make Bill Murphy a winner.
Lamberton 9, Olney 5
Chris Calciano gritted his way through a 14-hitter and went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Mike O'Loughlin had a two-run triple. For Olney, Tim McHale went 4-for-4 with two RBI and Kevin Martin went 3-for-4 with three RBI.
Franklin 23, King 12
The game was halted after 5 1/2 innings when King coach Jim Stewart said he had no one left to pitch. Greg Fennell went 3-for-5 with a triple and six RBI and Darryl Jones went 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBI. The game was marred by 15 errors. King reliever Dean Taylor posted this line: 4 1/3 innings, 14 hits, 18 runs, 10 earned, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts. King's Maurice Heyward had four RBI.
Central 6, Frankford 2
Junior lefthander Rich Fernandez pitched a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts (though he did walk six) and went 2-for-3 with three RBI. Also, he extended his streak of hitless innings to 16. Frankford's Joe Carretta pitched 4 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.
Roxborough 2, Southern 1
Bill Murphy yielded four hits, struck out 10 and collected the game-winning RBI with an infield single in the fourth. Southern, unbeaten in league play, got 3 1/3 innings of one-hit, nine-strikeout relief from Al Baur.
Mastbaum 4, Lamberton 2
John Feenan pitched a four-hitter with 13 strikeouts and just one walk and Tom Brown had two RBI. Chris Calciano had an RBI for Lamberton.
Washington 22, Franklin 0
Kevin Higgins fired a two-hitter with 12 strikeouts and went 3-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI. Higgins's doubles were the only two Washington hits (of 17) that went for extra bases. Kengo Honga, Frank Rubin, Jim Tilley and Dave Tittelmayer had three RBI apiece.
Washington 13, Roxborough 0
Kengo Honda went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI and pitched a three-hitter with eight strikeouts. Jeff Oczkowski, Ira Prince and Kevin Higgins also homered.
Central 17, Mastbaum 6
Jordan Hesbacher (homer) and Rich Fernandez halved six hits and six RBI while No. 9 hitter Paul Zlotnikoff went 2-for-4 with a double, triple and four RBI. Mastbaum's Dave May had two hits, two RBI.
Eng. and Science 4, Northeast 3
The Engineers had only four hits and no RBI, but Tony Bogan had a big moment with a pure steal of home to provide a 3-0 lead. Wayne Thomas got the win. E&S started two sets of brothers -- Tony and Bill Bogan, Chris and Al Piccoli. For Northeast, Jason Kolinsky and Carl "Corky" Hillen both had two hits, one RBI.
Lamberton 4, University City 2
Chris Calciano allowed six hits and struck out eight and Ken Dejewski, son of coach Alex Dejewski, had an RBI single in a three-run second. UC's Gene Luckey gave up four hits.
Franklin 4, Bartram 1
Soph Terrell Berthau pitched a five-hitter with 11 strikeouts and the Electrons used three unearned runs to break a 1-1 tie in the home sixth.
Roxborough 25, Frankford 14
Roxborough had 24 of the game's 40 hits. There were seven doubles and six homers. Roxborough led, 18-3, after 2 1/2 innings. Frankford scored 11 in the last two innings. Chris DiMidio (four RBI), John Rosado, George Shepherdson and winner Bill Murphy (all three RBI) homered for Roxborough. Bobby Higginson and Mark Dooling homered for Frankford.
Eng. and Science 7, Southern 2
Chris Piccoli had a solo homer and scored two runs, as did his brother, Al. Wayne Thomas again was the winning pitcher.
Washington 21, Franklin 2
The game went just five innings and Washington scored 19 in the first three. Dave Tittelmayer had three RBI. Wilbert "June" Snyder homered for Franklin, whose Kerry Simmons surrendered 19 runs (four earned) in 2 1/3 innings.
Central 6, Lamberton 1
Dom Nardini pitched a five-hitter with 12 strikeouts as coach Bob Cullman saved star Rich Fernandez, who went 2-for-3 with an RBI and three steals, for an anticipated trip to the semis.
Roxborough 3, Mastbaum 2
Bill Murphy pitched a six-hitter. Shortstop Chris DiMidio twice made great plays on deflected grounders and had an RBI in a three-run third, as did George Shepherdson. Mastbaum's Bill Freitag fanned seven in going the distance.
Washington 8, Central 1
Frank Rubin went 2-for-3, stole two bases and had a grand slam to highlight a six-run sixth while Kengo Honda pitched a three-hitter with eight strikeouts. For Central, Rich Fernandez fanned 11 and Jason Lavala homered.
Roxborough 3, Eng. and Science 2
George Shepherdson had an RBI single in the visiting seventh to break a 2-2 tie and make Bill Murphy a winner in his third start in seven days (19 2/3 innings). Bill Bogan went 2-for-3 with an RBI for E&S.
Mastbaum 5, Bok 1
Gregory Hickman had a two-run triple while Joe Moore (10) and Bob Freitag combined for 17 strikeouts.
Roxborough 8, Lincoln 2
Eric Kay pitched a five-hitter with nine strikeouts and had two RBI.
Franklin 8, Gratz 6
Terrell Berthau fanned 13 and went 2-for-3 with two RBI. John Brown had a two-run triple.
Southern 18, Kensington 0
Winning reliever Ty Bradley had a homer en route to three RBI. Wilfredo Lopez, Marty Calvello also had three RBI.
Mastbaum 11, Northeast 7
Joe Malak went 3-for-4 with two homers and five RBI and hit a foul ball that broke a window across Algon Avenue. Joe Moore also homered. For Northeast, Ian Rosenthal homered and Jason Kolinsky went 3-for-3 with two RBI.
Central 1, Roxborough 0 (8 inn.)
Jason Lavala pitched a three-hitter with 14 strikeouts to outduel Eric Kay (four-hitter, 12 K's). The run scored with one out when Jeff Bracciale tripled and Jim Krzywicki blooped a single over drawn-in shortstop Mike Miller.
Washington 10, Franklin 4
Ken Mulderrig hit a three-run homer and winning reliever Eric Kauffman went 2-for-3 with three RBI.
Frankford 7, Southern 3
Winner Dave Boice (five innings) got help from Dave Samuel (two-run homer, three RBI) and Mark Dooling (two-run single). Southern's Marty Calvello went 3-for-4 with two RBI.
Central 12, Mastbaum 7
Jim Aversa went 2-for-4 and sent a three-run homer onto Pratt Street while reliever Jason Lavala whiffed six in three innings and went 2-for-4 with four RBI.
Washington 14, Frankford 8
Joe D'Arcangelo went 5-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and four runs scored as Washington overcame a 6-1 deficit after one inning. Larry Kolongowski added three RBI, Jim Wark homered and Ken Mulderrig won in relief with 6 2/3 innings. Engel Brooks and Dave Samuel homered for Frankford.
Southern 4, Edison 3
Rob Hale pitched a five-hitter with 12 strikeouts and Rich Yusko delivered an RBI to win it with none out in the home seventh. Jose Gonzalez had a two-run double for Edison.
Gratz 8, Frankford 5
Soph Ernest "Bo" Donaldson allowed six hits and had two RBI as the Bulldogs notched a postseason win for the first time since winning the league title in 1934 (0-2 in the interim). George "Toot" Winns singled, doubled and tripled and scored three runs and Aaron McKie went 2-for-4 with three RBI.
Lincoln 6, GAMP 5
Lincoln scored four in the home seventh as Pete DiDonato (walk), Lance Farlow (two-run single) and Scott Quinn (single) had RBI. Pete Wichterman fanned 10. GAMP's Victor Rossi had two RBI.
Franklin 17, Germantown 7
Terrell Berthau had a monster performance, going 5-for-5 with a homer, four RBI, five runs scored and nine strikeouts in two relief stints that totaled 3 1/3 innings and yielded no hits and no runs. Sam "June" Goodman went 3-for-5 with four RBI.
Washington 6, Southern 0
Joe Verello pitched three-hit ball over five innings with 11 strikeouts and Greg Carlisle went 2-for-2 with one RBI. Southern's Rich Yusko had two hits.
Roxborough 6, Franklin 1
Eric Kay fanned eight in a three-hitter and Mike Miller collected two doubles while scoring twice.
Northeast 7, Gratz 4
Jeff Weiss (four innings) and Matt Bralow combined to pitch a four-hitter and Jordan Hunter went 2-for-4 with two RBI. Gratz's Solly Hamilton went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI.
Central 5, Lincoln 0
Jim Krzywicki allowed two hits and one walk, struck out eight and received support from Scott Thorell (2-for-2, double, sacrifice fly, two RBI). Lincoln's Pete Wichterman fanned seven in six innings.
Northeast 9, Central 8
Substitute Gary Kraus had an RBI single to create a 6-6 tie in the home fifth and had a two-run double in the eighth to make it 8-8. He then scored the winning run on single to right through a drawn-in infield by Jordan Hunter (2-for-5, three RBI). Reliever Dave Knasiak got the win. Losing reliever Todd Hume homered.
Roxborough 7, Washington 5
Mike Miller went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI to help make Dave Brotherton a winner. George Shepherdson's two-run double capped a three-run visiting seventh. Shepherdson was playing as fifth-year senior, having been granted an extra year of eligibility because he missed most of the 1984-85 school year (serious car accident). Washington's Darryn Cromwell had two RBI.
Southern 7, Bok 1
Sam Cubilette fired a two-hitter with 16 strikeouts and Rich Yusko had a two-run homer en route to three RBI.
Edison 3, GAMP 0
Carlos Gonzalez allowed just one hit -- Bob DiDonato's bunt single to lead off the sixth -- and whiffed seven while Rodney Cortez went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI.
Olney 2, Frankford 1
With one out and the bases loaded in the home seventh, Felix Rivera notched two consecutive strikeouts to save Steve Ortiz's win. Rivera had an RBI single in the fifth. In the seventh, Ortiz doubled and scored on an error.
Lincoln 8, Germantown 2
Pete Wichterman pitched a three-hitter with 14 strikeouts and went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI. Chris Diamond and Bill Hoff (inside the park) added homers.
Central 9, Southern 8
Bill "Scooter" Sedgwick had a three-run triple to highlight a seven-run home seventh and send Southern to a crushing defeat. Trevor Parsinnon had a two-run single. Jim Dugan, who started the uprising with a double, capped it with an RBI single. Sam Cubilette and Rich Yusko halved four RBI for Southern.
Roxborough 12, Edison 2
Brian Burns went 2-for-4 with an RBI and fanned 10 while Tim Russ went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Edison's Pedro Diaz went 3-for-4 with a triple and one RBI.
Northeast 17, Olney 3
Mark Ertel got the win with four innings of no-hit, six-strikeout scoreless relief. Nestor Acosta, Jeff Weiss and Gary Kraus (three RBI) hit homers and Northeast's seniors were excused in the home fifth to prepare for their prom.
Washington 8, Lincoln 5
Sitting in freshly painted bleachers -- no one put up signs -- the fans at Washington wrecked their clothes and saw Ray Barnhart get the win while going 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Shane Kenney added two RBI. Lincoln's Bill Hoff homered.
Washington 11, Northeast 4
Tom Honda went 2-for-3 with three RBI and Jeff Strunk had a two-run single to make Ray Barnhart a winner. Barnhart took a no-hitter into the fifth inning. Matt Bralow homered for Northeast.
Roxborough 12, Central 4
Winner Mike Miller had a double and grand slam for four RBI while No. 9 hitter Demetrios Gaitanis added a three-run blast. Brian Burns had two hits, three ribbies. The Sedgwick brothers played for opposite teams -- Chris for Roxborough, Bill "Scooter" for Central.
Lincoln 21, Furness 0
Keith Michalak allowed four hits, fanned eight and went 3-for-4 with four RBI. Kenny Allmond and Dave Jones had three-run homers while Pete DiDonato went 3-for-5 with a double, two triples and three RBI.
Southern 5, Roxborough 4
Russell Wilson had two RBI, Steve Campolongo went 4-for-4 with a run scored and Mike Cernaglia saved Eric Grady's win.
Edison 8, Lamberton 7
Luciano Rodriguez won it with two outs and two strikes in the visiting seventh by delivering a bloop, two-run single. Jaime Gonzalez got the last out with runners on second and third.
Central 4, Gratz 1
Marc Priest pitched a four-hitter with eight strikeouts and smacked a two-run homer to expand a 2-1 lead. Gratz's Ernest "Bo" Donaldson fanned 12 and went 2-for-3.
Washington 3, Edison 0
Ray Barnhart pitched a two-hitter with eight strikeouts and Doug Tuley had a two-run single.
Lincoln 10, GAMP 9
Keith Michalak smacked a pair of two-run homers for four RBI. Kenny Allmond went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Pete DiDonato had two RBI. For GAMP, with left the bases loaded to end the game, Greg Rossi (homer) and Dante Annacone had two RBI apiece and Clay Caldwell had three hits.
Central 5, Frankford 3
Chuck McCaffrey went the distance and had a sacrifice fly in a three-run visiting seventh. Jimmy Calderone went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Frankford's Ron Honeyford doubled twice.
Northeast 9, Southern 0
Dan Rodgers pitched a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts and got the only run he needed on Nestor Acosta's leadoff homer. Scott Hunter and Jeff Weiss halved six RBI.
Lincoln 8, Northeast 3
Keith Michalak fanned nine and doubled twice en route to three RBI. All of Lincoln's runs came in the fourth inning.
Washington 4, Central 1
Brandon Heller went 2-for-3 with two RBI in the No. 9 hole. Ray Barnhart pitched a five-hitter with seven strikeouts and had an RBI single.
ROUND OF 16
Washington 31, Fels 2
The Eagles had 22 hits (six for extra bases), drew six walks and benefited from 11 Fels errors. Washington coach Joe O'Hara inserted all seven of his subs in the third inning, told Jordan Nicgorski to wander off first base and get tagged out to end the fifth and did not let his team bat in the sixth. Fels was a first-year PL member. Terry Burstein had four RBI. Jamar Griffin and John Plunkett had three apiece. Nicgorski and Herb Hoffman had three hits apiece. There were no homers. Washington's runs by inning: 11, 5, 0, 7, 8.
Northeast 6, Mastbaum 5
A two-run single by winner Justin Ertel and two-run double by Jeff Fisher helped the Vikings erase a 5-1 deficit in the home sixth. Mastbaum's Keith Sadowski allowed three hits.
Edison 12, Lamberton 1
Jose Montanez went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI, Geraldo Hernandez added three RBI and Mike Morales pitched a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts.
Roxborough 15, Overbrook 1
Joe Bogle pitched a five-inning two-hitter with 10 strikeouts and went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI. Rob Owens added three RBI.
Southern 1, Olney 0 (9 inn.)
In the home ninth, sub Marc Armando slammed an RBI single to score Rob Comorote and make reliever Erik Grady (five innings) a winner.
Frankford 22, Bartram 5
Frankford sent 21 batters to the plate in a 15-run second. Don White had four RBI to support Tom Sullivan.
Lincoln 7, Eng. and Science 1
Winner Andy Fuller (eight strikeouts) and Keith Michalak halved six RBI.
Central 12, King 1
Chris Camburn pitched a no-hitter with 15 strikeouts and no walks. Marc Priest had two RBI.
Central 6, Northeast 2
Marc Priest used 10 strikeouts to tough out a 10-hitter and No. 9 hitter Walt Campbell went 2-for-3 with four RBI. Scott Hunter homered for Northeast.
Roxborough 11, Southern 3
Chris Sedgwick and Sean Gray had identical numbers (2-for-4, three RBI) and Joe Bogle fanned seven in five innings.
Frankford 12, Edison 0
Bob Dittman, John Stinsman and Jerry Pollock all had two hits and two RBI while Tom Sullivan (five innings) and Dittman combined for a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts.
Washington 5, Lincoln 4
Keith Michalak had retired 16 of the last 17 batters after allowing a first inning run, but John Plunkett's triple and Rick Woertz's RBI single produced a sixth inning run and RBI in a three-run seventh came from Keith Kabrhel, Desmon Heath and Plunkett. John Bickel threw a perfect seventh for the win.
Frankford 7, Washington 4
In the home sixth, the Pioneers expanded their lead to 7-2 as O.J. Thomas and Bob Dittman sandwiched RBI singles around a two-run single by Hamid Nasrat. Tom Sullivan got two outs to save Dittman's win. Washington's John Plunkett had two RBI.
Central 8, Roxborough 3
Chris Camburn found out he was pitching about an hour beforehand, then went the distance. Walt Campbell went 2-for-3 with an RBI. For Roxborough, Rob Owens went 3-for-3 and Sean Gray had two RBI.
DIVISION C QUALIFIERS
Bok 8, Kensington 1
Robert Curry pitched a five-hitter with seven strikeouts. Jermaine Stephens had an RBI double to expand a 2-1 lead.
Overbrook 23, Franklin LC 4
Mike Holley allowed four hits in the five-inning game and stroked a three-run homer.
King 8, Franklin 7
Earl Pough pitched a three-hitter with 15 strikeouts and went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI. Gerald Snead added two RBI.
Olney 10, King 5
Larry Abney went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI. Paul Escaleira (four innings) and Thomas Rodriguez did the pitching.
Mastbaum 12, Bok 2
Mike Milloy pitched a four-hitter with nine strikeouts and Renato Lajara went 4-for-5 with a triple and four RBI.
Bartram 5, Eng. and Science 3
Mike Smyl fanned eight . Losing pitcher John Breslin went 3-for-3 with a triple.
Edison 10, Overbrook 3
Jaime Gonzalez struck out 12 and had a three-run homer. Ivan Rosario added three doubles, three RBI.
Mastbaum 8, Southern 4
Mike Milloy had a pair of RBI doubles and reliever Matt Schaffer struck out nine in 5 2/3 innings. Pinch-hitter Frank Bertolino had a two-run double for Southern.
Olney 6, Lincoln 4
Thomas Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with two RBI and pitched 2 1/3 innings to save Paul Escaleira's win. Lincoln's Mike McDonald homered.
Edison 3, GAMP 2
Jaime Gonzalez tripled and pitched a six-hitter with 13 strikeouts.
Roxborough 18, Bartram 0
The Indians enjoyed a 13-run fifth. Brian Newmeyer went 3-for-3 with two homers and four RBI. Josh Schrieber had a three-run homer.
Central 6, Edison 5 (9 inn.)
Joe Dugan had a dream game -- he was fantastic in relief, allowing three hits and striking out 13 in 7 1/3 innings, and bombed a solo homer to lead off the home ninth. Michael Tatom went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Chuck Meissler went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
Roxborough 4, Frankford 2
In the visiting seventh, Jason Russ (three RBI) smashed a two-run homer that hit a house across Large Street on one bounce. Brian Braithwaite allowed four hits, fanned seven.
Washington 8, Olney 4
Mark Roque went 3-for-3 with a triple and two RBI. Steve Harris (five innings) and Jordan Nicgorski did the pitching.
Northeast 9, Mastbaum 2
Mike Ferro yielded three hits in six innings and K'd 10. Buddy Grippo (homer) and Jerry Logan (three RBI) led the offense. Losing pitcher Matt Schaffer homered.
Doubleheader at La Salle University
Central 7, Roxborough 1
John Matta pitched a five-hitter (all singles) with six strikeouts and Michael Tatom went 2-for-3 with a steal and three runs scored. Ron Jones added two hits and an RBI.
Washington 5, Northeast 0
Jordan Nicgorski pitched a two-hitter with nine strikeouts for the semis' first shutout since 1986. Keith Kabrhel went 2-for-2 with two steals and three RBI.
DIVISION C QUALIFIERS
Lamberton 24, Gratz 20 (8 inn.)
The game lasted 4 hours, 20 minutes. Lamberton scored five in the visiting eighth to break a 19-19 tie as Bobby Melone and Bryant Horsley had RBI hits. Marshall Kerdeman and Chris Griffin both had grand slams en route to five RBI. Chuck Moran went four innings for the win. For Gratz, which committed nine errors and issued 21 walks, Shawn "Reds" Smith had three doubles for six RBI and Brian Samuels had five RBI.
Bok 8, King 5
Robert Curry allowed three hits, mowed down 13. Jermaine "P-Wee" Stephens had three RBI.
Franklin LC 9, Overbrook 2
Jason Wiley pitched a three-hitter with 15 strikeouts and had three hits. Phil Rogalski had three RBI.
Olney 17, Lamberton 0
Jason Simmons (3-for-4, three RBI) and Wilson Duran (four RBI) paced the romp.
GAMP 7, Bartram 6 (8 inn.)
Joe Meloni pitched a seven-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Dave Magaldi knocked in Chuck Loggia for the game-winner.
Mastbaum 13, Bok 0
Louis Miranda fanned nine in four innings. He received support from Renato Lajara (two homers, four RBI) and Jose Mercado (three-run homer).
Fels 4, Franklin LC 3
Joe Brown pitched a three-hitter with 14 strikeouts while Steve Walker and Brian Cavanaugh both went 3-for-3 with an RBI.
Lincoln 9, Mastbaum 8
With rain falling, thunder crackling and Mastbaum coach Ralph "Bones" Schneider being accused of stalling by several rabid Lincoln fans, the Railsplitters scored three in the home seventh to win it. The winning run scored when centerfielder Renato Lajara lost sight of Jim Keiser's easy fly and it dropped 15 feet in front of him, allowing John Dempster to dash home with the game-winner. No more than 10 seconds later, the skies opened full-force and everyone was instantly soaked to the skin. The downpour lasted just three minutes. Keiser finished with four RBI. Ed Bowman and Fred Hansberry homered for Mastbaum.
Southern 9, Fels 5
Marc Holmes fanned four in two relief innings and went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI. Starter David Lopez fanned 10. Rob Comorote homered.
Olney 5, Roxborough 2
Jason Simmons (five innings) and Paul Escaleira combined on a three-hitter and Wilson Duran went 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Frankford 8, GAMP 5
Juan Namnun allowed five hits and Alex "Sparky" Pascavitch went 2-for-3 with three RBI.
Northeast 9, Olney 4
Justin Ertel fanned 12 in a five-hitter and received backing in the form of homers from Terry Rooney (four RBI), Brett Rosen and Mike Darigo. Olney's Wilson Duran went 3-for-4 and scored twice.
Frankford 10, Edison 7 (8 inn.)
Reliever Juan Namnun went 4 2/3 innings for the win and twice saw runners come home on balks while he was batting in the sixth. Ivan Rosado had three RBI for Edison.
Washington 12, Lincoln 3
Mark Roque went 3-for-3 with two RBI and Matt Battista allowed five hits in 6 2/3 innings. His twin brother, Nick, had two RBI.
Southern 6, Central 4
David Lopez fueled a big upset by going 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBI and throwing 6 1/3 innings. He allowed four hits and struck out nine. He pitched the first six, then had to come back in and get the last out. The Rams were 4-10 in Division A. Central was 10-4.
Doubleheader at La Salle University
Northeast 12, Frankford 0
Andy Smith had two RBI and pitched shutout ball for four innings. Brett Rosen completed the shutout. Buddy Grippo and Justin Ertel halved six hits.
Washington 8, Southern 4
Jordan Nicgorski permitted six hits, fanned 12 and went 2-for-4 with an RBI. In a six-run sixth, Nick Battista had a two-run homer and Jeff Whitmore had a two-run double. Ryan "Rusty" Share went 3-for-3 with two RBI. For Southern, Rob Comorote had two RBI.
DIVISION C QUALIFIERS
Lamberton 5, Straw. Mansion 2
Bob Melone pitched a seven-hitter and Jeff Keating had an RBI single to break a 2-2 tie. Mansion's Ato Caldwell allowed seven hits, fanned 11.
Univ. City 15, Overbrook 9
In the visiting seventh, UC sent 16 batters to the plate and scored 10 runs to erase an 8-5 deficit. James "Muggsy" Gaymon and Maurice Liles both went 4-for-5 to make Willie Davis (11 K's) a winner.
Furness 9, King 8 (8 inn.)
Adam Fisher went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI; he singled home the winning run in the visiting eighth.
Roxborough 14, Univ. City 0
Jamie Cannon went 2-for-3 with a walk and three RBI and Brad Jenkins went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and two RBI. Vinnie Passalacqua (three innings) and Joe Juliano combined on a three-hitter.
Kensington 12, GAMP 1
Len Rosado had two doubles to support Joe Rivera.
Mastbaum 15, Furness 5
Efrim Guerra went 4-for-5 with a double, homer and five RBI to support Jose Mercado. Ed Bowman added two doubles and a homer.
Fels 12, Lamberton 0
Brian Langdon pitched a one-hitter with five strikeouts while Steve Walker had a three-run triple and four RBI.
Lincoln 10, Mastbaum 3
Mike McDonald went 2-for-4 with an RBI and got help from Joe Riley (two hits, three runs) and John Groves (three runs). Craig Keiser allowed 10 hits and seven walks, but fanned eight.
Olney 6, Kensington 5
Wilson Duran allowed two hits and fanned 12 in 6 1/3 innings of relief. Jose Caraballo had two homers, five RBI. Steve Cannizzaro had a solo homer for Kensington.
Central 3, Fels 2
Tony Schimony hit a triple in the fifth to tie the game at 2-2 and continued home on an overthrow to win it.
Edison 9, Roxborough 6
Ivan Rosado (four RBI) got Edison started with a three-run homer in the first inning. Jose L. Rivera got the win.
Washington 12, Lincoln 7
Matt Battista, Ryan "Rusty" Share (two doubles) and Mark Roque had three RBI apiece to make a winner of Frank "Jaws" Jarosiewicz. Lincoln's Mike McDonald went 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Northeast 11, Edison 2
Brett Rosen went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and two RBI and pitched no-hit ball over the first two innings before yielding to Phil Goodhead (seven K's in five innings). Terry Rooney and Buddy Grippo halved four hits, four RBI.
Frankford 6, Olney 2
In the first inning, Luis Ortiz followed a pair of walks with a three-run homer to send the Pioneers on their way. Juan Namnun allowed seven hits and no earned runs.
Central 11, Southern 7
Mike Tatom went 3-for-4 with four RBI and three runs scored. Tony Schimony (two RBI) saved Greg Wilkens' win. Mike Renzulli (four) and Danny Giordano combined for all of Southern's RBI.
Doubleheader at La Salle University
Washington 5, Frankford 2
With his identical twin, Nick, doing the catching, Matt Battista posted a four-hitter with six strikeouts and went 1-for-3 with an RBI. Mark Roque had a two-run homer in the fifth after being denied in the second and third on deep shots to the outfield.
Northeast 7, Central 4
Mike Ferro allowed four hits and Rob MacMullan had a two-run homer to expand a 5-4 lead. Damian Panto added two RBI.
DIVISION C QUALIFIERS
Overbrook 14, Lamberton 4
Marc Holley (3-for-5, three RBI) and Ron Branham (3-for-3, three RBI) led the offense while Anwar Bright and Aric Burton combined for a three-hitter.
Furness 6, Dobbins 5 (11 inn.)
Julio Vargas scored the tying run in the home seventh on Edwin Fernandez' hit, and then had the game-winning RBI.
Bok 15, Gratz 5
Mike Ferrer struck out eight in the five-inning game.
Roxborough 16, Furness 1
Joe Juliano and Brian Shepard had three RBI apiece as 30-year coach Cliff Hubbard raised his record to 400-211.
Overbrook 7, Lincoln 6
Aric Burton went 2-for-4 with an RBI and escaped a second-and-third, one-out situation to save Anwar Bright's win. 'Brook had never won a baseball playoff game (except in Division C).
Fels 12, Bok 4
Winner Tony DeLeon went 3-for-4 with four RBI and four runs scored. Help came from Brian Langdon (four RBI) and Dan Colon (three).
Eng. and Science 14, GAMP 8
Derek Williams went 2-for-4 with two RBI to make Bobby Filler a winner.
Edison 8, Fels 7 (8 inn.)
Albert Snyder struck out 10 in a seven-hitter and went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. The winning run scored on a throwing error. Omar Pagan went 3-for-3 with a walk, homer and four RBI. For Fels, Brian Langdon fanned 10 in a six-hitter.
Roxborough 13, Mastbaum 1
Winner Vinnie Passalacqua went 3-for-4 with a double, homer and four RBI.
Southern 9, Overbrook 5
Danny Giordano relieved with nobody out in the first and went the rest of the way, allowing six hits and striking out seven. Phil Faragalli hit two homers en route to four RBI. Overbrook's Anwar Bright went 4-for-4.
Olney 12, Eng. and Science 2
Yamil Collazo went 4-for-4 with a double, homer and four RBI to support Irv Carrillo (eight K's, four-hitter). Rodney Quintana had three RBI.
Northeast 7, Roxborough 2
Phil Goodhead pitched a four-hitter with seven strikeouts and John Creighton had a two-run homer.
Frankford 4, Southern 1
Fred Ewing won in relief, pitching two-hit shutout ball over five innings. Steve Szambelak had two RBI.
Washington 12, Olney 5
Rory Miller had a two-run single to highlight an eight-run sixth as the Eagles overcame a 5-4 deficit. Andrew Gartner went the distance for the win. Olney's Gregory Tony went 2-for-3 and scored twice.
Central 9, Edison 8 (8 inn.)
In the home ninth, Ed "Bundy" O'Neil walked, moved to second on Giuliano Pignataro's sacrifice bunt and scored on Steve Pietrzykowski's single. Mike Mastrangelo had two doubles, two RBI. Paul "P.J." Diaz and F. Radames Sanchez had two RBI apiece for Edison.
Doubleheader at La Salle University
Northeast 16, Washington 6
This one was interrupted by rain in the bottom of the third inning one day, and then completed the next. Terry Rooney went 3-for-4 with a walk, triple and four RBI. Ernie Rehr (three) and Brett "B.J." Reynolds (two) also had multiple RBI. Phil Goodhead pitched 2 1/3 innings of shutout ball to save Mark Wrzos' win. Alan Cohen homered for Washington.
Central 9, Frankford 7
Bob Dintino, who lived directly across the street from Frankford's field, sparked Central by going 3-for-4 with three RBI. His two-run homer broke a 7-7 tie in the visiting sixth. Tim Greco went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Pete Whittle won in relief. Bill McKeen homered for Frankford.
DIVISION C QUALIFIERS
Dobbins 10, Penn 2
Amari Wynder struck out 17 in a two-hitter while Orlando DeLaRosa went 4-for-4 with four RBI.
Franklin LC 8, King 1
James Russell had three hits for three RBI. Zeb Congdon allowed three hits.
Lamberton 10, Gratz 3
Mahmuwd Muhammad had a double and triple en route to five RBI.
Overbrook 13, Eng. and Science 7
Eric Pugh's two-run double and Ron Branham's solo homer highlighted a four-run fourth, giving 'Brook an 8-6 lead. Alonzo Oler pitched a six-hitter with nine strikeouts.
Mastbaum 13, Lamberton 1
Joe Lock got the win and homered. Ed Bowman went 4-for-4 with a double, homer and two RBI. George Diaz also had two RBI.
GAMP 18, Franklin LC 8
Winner Ricky Grasso had a grand slam and five RBI. Jason Troccoli went 4-for-5 with two homers and five RBI. Tommy DeMarco also homered twice.
Fels 11, Dobbins 10
Mastbaum 10, Edison 9
Ed Bowman had two ground-rule doubles for an RBI and handled eight chances flawlessly at shortstop. Tony Centifonti had a two-run double to highlight Mastbaum's three-run visiting seventh. Edison scored once in the bottom half, but Joe Lock got the last two outs to keep the tying run at second.
Roxborough 8, GAMP 4
Lewis Dawley's three-run homer and Mike Rex's two-run single were the big hits for the winners. John Burns fanned nine.
Washington 15, Overbrook 8
The hitting heroes were Mike McBride (4-for-5, two RBI) and Matt Gilbert (3-for-3, two walks, three RBI).
Lincoln 6, Fels 2
Ricky Davila pitched a two-hitter. Erich Houser (two-run homer) and Jeff Groves (two-run double) had the big hits in Lincoln's five-run second.
Olney 6, Washington 2
Irv Carrillo toughed out an 11-hitter, forcing the Eagles to strand 13 runners (nine in scoring position). Geovanni Reyes had a two-run double in a three-run sixth, expanding a 3-2 lead. Olney became the first predominantly Hispanic team (eight starters) to advance to the semifinals.
Mastbaum 8, Central 6
Ed Bowman went 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBI and broke a fifth-inning tie by stealing home. Joe Lock pitched a seven-hitter.
Frankford 13, Roxborough 2
Manuel DeLaRosa went 4-for-5 with two RBI and his brother, Rhomer, pitched no-hit ball over the last two innings in relief of Dennis Boyles. Matt Alturo had a solo homer.
Northeast 8, Lincoln 3
Phil Goodhead fanned 13 while allowing eight hits. R.J. Farina went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI. Brett "B.J." Reynolds and Ernie Rehr split four RBI. Lincoln's Jeff Groves had two RBI.
Doubleheader at La Salle University
Northeast 6, Mastbaum 2
Phil Goodhead pitched a two-hitter with nine strikeouts. R.J. Farina's two-run triple and Ernie Rehr's RBI single were the key hits in a three-run sixth.
Olney 2, Frankford 1
David Santiago won it in the visiting seventh by lashing a run-scoring double into the left-center gap. Shortstop Geovanni Reyes had an RBI single in the third and eight assists. Irv Carrillo allowed five hits. Olney coach Bob Vivian started six sophs while advancing to a final for the first time winning the title in 1969.
DIVISION C QUALIFIERS
Penn 16, Kensington 6
Seymour Anson persevered through a 10-hitter and Blair Ridgeway went 2-for-5 with four RBI. He had the ONLY hit, a two-run single, in Penn's nine-run first.
Southern 5, Furness 2
Joe King pitched a three-hitter with 12 strikeouts to outduel John Perinelli (three-hitter, 17 K's). During the regular season, Perinelli threw a no-hitter with 20 whiffs against Southern.
Franklin LC 9, Saul 2
Milton Velazquez allowed eight hits and fanned seven and Zeb Congdon went 3-for-3 with a solo homer.
Bartram 10, Southern 9
With the team's other pitchers unavailable, Richard Watson went the distance for the second day in a row (regular season finale) and third time in six days. Watson found out he was pitching right before the Braves ran onto the field to start the game. Watson allowed 10 hits and six walks while fanning 10. He also broke an 8-8 with a two-run single in the sixth. Southern's Omar Torres had a triple and three RBI.
Franklin LC 10, Mastbaum 8
Zeb Congdon got the win. Darnell Smaller homered for Mastbaum.
Roxborough 12, Overbrook 0
Obi Abara had a triple and homer for five RBI. Also, Brian Clark homered and Mike Rex doubled twice to make Thanh Pham a winner.
Fels 12, Penn 3
Roy Allmond went 3-for-4 with three RBI and John Neal won in relief.
Central 13, Roxborough 3
Pete Whittle (on a double) and Brian Schuster bagged two RBI apiece and Dan Renn pitched the first five innings. Mike Price mixed two steals with two runs scored.
Olney 7, Franklin LC 1
Nick Santiago struck out 12 in a two-hitter and Nolberto Lopez' three hits included a triple.
Lincoln 10, Bartram 3
Joe Bottoms fanned six and allowed three hits while Brian Gavaghan doubled twice. Mike Morell added a triple.
One Other Game . . . (played 5/22)
Northeast 12, Lincoln 3
Mark Wrzos pitched a five-hitter and received support from Josh Gutmaker (3-for-4, two doubles, four RBI) and Josh Brinkley (homer).
Washington 7, Edison 5
Karl Safran allowed two runs in six innings of relief to win and Jesse Gauer's three-run triple created a 7-3 lead.
Frankford 10, Olney 0 (5 inn.)
Rhomer DeLaRosa allowed three hits. Dennis Boyles slammed a two-run homer en route to three RBI. Ryan McGovern added a solo homer.
Central 16, GAMP 11
The game featured 11 extra-base hits, five homers, 13 walks and 10 errors, and Central twice overcame six-run deficits. Pete Whittle, pitching for the first time in three weeks (shoulder tendinitis), pitched the last four innings to win. Jeff Hertzog went 3-for-4 with a homer and five RBI. For GAMP, Tommy DeMarco, Nick DiGiacomo, Danny Ferrazzano and Nick Loggia homered.
Doubleheader at La Salle University
Northeast 5, Washington 4
Miguel Santa, a 5-8, 245-pound designated hitter, went 2-for-4 with two RBI and got the decisive run home in the visiting seventh when his grounder was misplayed. Mark Wrzos pitched a seven-hitter.
Frankford 7, Central 5
The Pioneers, semifinal losers in the previous four seasons, broke their streak of misfortune as Jack Redfern pitched one-run ball over the final four innings. Ryan McGovern and Eric Kite, the No. 9 hitter, had two-run homers in a five-run second. Redfern mixed in an RBI single.
Bok 14, Dobbins 13
Ron Kenney went 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBI, Noel Rivera had three RBI and John Gailey had a two-run single in a five-run sixth, which erased a 9-7 deficit. The game was marred by 19 errors. For Dobbins, Lonnie Lowry and Nikko Edwards had three RBI apiece and JeVan Sayles, after angering the plate ump by taking WAY too long to tuck in his shirt, took a strike three called with his pants at his ankles.
Eng. and Science 2, Saul 0
Tim Ennis pitched a two-hitter with nine strikeouts. John Daly (single) and Waldemar Amaro (squeeze) had RBI in a two-run fifth.
Furness 16, Kensington 6
Ed Vargas had three hits and scored thrice to make John Perinelli a winner.
Franklin LC 11, Fels 2
Milton Velasquez pitched a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts. Joe Morris had two doubles, four RBI.
ROUND OF 16
Frankford 10, Furness 0
Ryan McGovern went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI and Manuel DeLaRosa allowed two hits in the five-inning game.
Olney 15, Mastbaum 5
Jorge Beltran fanned 10 in the five-inning game. Jose Vera (slam) and Orlando Berrios (three-run) had homers.
Northeast 7, Franklin LC 2
Ron Meyer hit a two-run homer and Mike Downey went 2-for-3 with a solo homer to support Nick Kluge (nine strikeouts).
Central 13, Eng. and Science 5
Dan Renn pitched a five-hitter with 14 strikeouts and stroked a two-run homer. Craig Kabrhel had a three-run triple.
Washington 12, Bok 1
Derek Abrams pitched a one-hitter over five innings, striking out nine, and Harry Ley went 2-for-3 with two RBI.
Lincoln 14, Bartram 4
Ricky Davila allowed four hits, fanned eight and went 3-for-3 with two RBI. Erich Houser went 3-for-3 with a homer and four RBI. Joe Bottoms had a two-run homer.
Edison 18, Roxborough 9
Winner Jesus Martinez went 4-for-4 and Jose Lopez had a three-run homer in a 10-run fourth.
GAMP 7, Overbrook 1
Chris DeMarco struck out 10 in 6 2/3 innings and his brother, Tommy, went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI. Ricky Grosso added a three-run homer.
Northeast 15, Edison 1
Mitch Kay and Ron Meyer drove in three runs apiece and sub Ryan Merrigan hammered a two-run homer. Jesse Bulicki lost his shutout bid with two out in the fifth (and last) inning as Jose Lopez homered.
Central 6, Lincoln 0
Pete Whittle pitched a three-hitter (all singles), walked none and struck out 13. Bobby Johnson had a two-run single and George Voutsinos went 2-for-2 with an RBI.
GAMP 9, Frankford 8
Tommy DeMarco toughed out a 14-hitter and fanned 10. Nick Loggia and Mike Sacco (homer) had three RBI apiece. For Frankford, which two weeks earlier had topped DeMarco, 2-1, despite striking out 18 times, Ed Durfor went 3-for-4 with a homer and five RBI.
Washington 14, Olney 4
With their mother, Joanne Zwolak, gravely ill at Temple Hospital (she passed away soon thereafter), brothers Kevin and Errick Wiener paced the emotional victory. Kevin had a two-run homer. Errick scored twice. Harry Ley fanned nine in five innings and went 2-for-4 with three RBI.
Northeast 8, Central 6
The Vikings scored seven runs in the second inning as E.J. Goldstein, Ron Meyer, Dave Kravetz and Cory Ford had RBI singles. Pat Brady allowed 10 hits, but walked just one and only one of Central's runs was earned. Ian Cohen had a two-run homer for the losers.
Washington 10, GAMP 0
Jesse Gauer went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI and Matt Gamble went 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI. Harry Ley allowed two hits in six innings.
Mastbaum 14, Kensington 6
Sophomore righthander Mark Hansberry got the win with 4 2/3 innings of one-run relief. Leadoff hitter Rob Vose went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored, Mike Street had a two-run double and Mike Smith (RBI triple) and Jasson Gonzalez (two-run single) had the big hits in a six-run fifth.
Franklin LC 6, Fels 4
Eric Rossiter pitched a five-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Joe Morris had a two-run single as the Bobcats grabbed a 4-0 lead in the third. Clinton Hackett tripled twice for the losers.
Eng. and Science 7, Mansion 3
Tim Ennis pitched a four-hitter while Hector Martinez went 3-for-3 with two RBI and Steve Foglia went 3-for-4 with a triple and one RBI.
Saul 12, Furness 2
Mike Jones went four innings in the five-inning game and had two RBI. John Ramos had a homer and three RBI and Steve McDowell had a double and triple for two RBI.
ROUND OF 16
Saul 3, Washington 2
Saul, a three-year PL member coming out of lowly Division C, registered a gigantic upset over the Division A champs by scoring three runs in the visiting seventh to erase a 2-0 deficit. An error and two bases-loaded walks brought in the runs. Mike Jones allowed five hits and fanned seven.
Bartram 5, Olney 3
Steve Guida raised his league record to 9-0 in a five-hitter with eight strikeouts and went 2-for-4 with an RBI as Bartram advanced to a quarterfinal for the first time since 1983.
Frankford 14, Mastbaum 7
Ed Durfor had four hits, including a double, and three RBI to help make Glenn Labadie a winner. Durfor had two hits and scored twice in a nine-run fourth. Mastbaum’s Mike Street homered and doubled.
Central 10, Eng. and Science 0
Jeff Mihocko pitched a four-hitter over five innings with nine strikeouts and Gabe Givnish had a two-run double to end it.
Lincoln 8, Bok 0
Miguel Morell pitched a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brian Corbett went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI. Brian Kelly added a double and triple for one RBI.
Roxborough 13, Edison 2
Steve Furtak pitched a five-inning three hitter with six strikeouts and Steve Horvat went 2-for-2 with three runs scored.
Northeast 11, Franklin LC 0
Jon Stears pitched a five-inning one-hitter with eight strikeouts while Chris Hymes, Dave Firth, Cory Ford and Steve Josephson homered. Second baseman Jesse Bulicki caught a liner, stepped on the bag and threw to first for a triple play.
GAMP 10, Overbrook 0
Rod Anello’s two-run double fueled a two-run first and Chris DeMarco went 3-for-4 with two RBI.
Bartram 5, Saul 4
Anthony Boyer allowed four hits and fanned 11 in 6 1/3 innings and got help from Steve Guida, who recorded a game-ending strikeout as Jon Ramos came steaming down the line, trying to steal home. Kelvin Rawlinson had a two-run triple in a three-run first. Saul's Steve McDowell went 2-for-3 with two RBI and Mike Jones, working on one day's rest, pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts.
GAMP 11, Northeast 8
Girard Academic Music Program scored eight runs (all unearned) in the visiting seventh to erase a 5-3 deficit and then held on to stun Northeast, the four-time defending champ, 11-8. GAMP’s rally included four errors and five hits and was capped by Chris DeMarco’s grand slam. Mike Sacco won in relief.
Central 3, Lincoln 2
Brian Schuster allowed nine hits and four walks and plunked four batters, but forced Lincoln to strand 13 runners. Tony Figueroa went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Frankford 12, Roxborough 2
In a five-inning game played at Washington, Ed Durfor allowed four hits and no walks, struck out eight and went 4-for-4 with a triple, three steals and four runs scored. Jim Connolly homered and had three RBI. Roxborough soph Mike Gibbs had a double and a two-run homer.
Frankford 9, Central 7
Ed Durfor persevered for the win despite allowing six hits and five walks and uncorking five wild pitches. He also had a two-run triple. Mike Tritz went 2-for-3 with a walk and three RBI. Russ Pizzo and Tom DiBello added two hits, one RBI. Central's Brian Schuster went 2-for-4 with a double, triple and one RBI. Ian Cohen did the near-impossible -- three RBI with no hits (two on sacrifice flies, one on a groundout).
GAMP 10, Bartram 9 (8 inn.)
The Pioneers won it with one out in the home eighth as Danny Ferrazzano was hit by a pitch, stole second and was singled in by Mike Sacco. GAMP overcame 5-1 and 9-6 deficits. Sacco pitched 3 1/3 innings of shutout relief. Bartram's Bryan Hines went 2-for-3 with two walks, three RBI and four steals
Saul 8, King 4
Bill Clark allowed seven hits while striking out six. Andy Godlewski had a two-run homer and Mike Koszowski went 2-for-4 with three RBI.
Overbrook 9, Furness 4
Jmes Clark fanned 10 in a five-hitter and Andre Andrews went 3-for-4 with a 400-foot solo homer, three RBI, three steals and three runs scored. Ed Daly homered for Furness.
Kensington 13, Fels 3
Winning pitcher Carlos Munoz went 3-for-4 and Jim Slavin had a double among two hits.
Franklin LC 7, Olney 6 (8 inn.)
Cody Worthy fanned 13 in a six-hitter (he had a no-hitter through five) while Joe Holt went 3-for-3 with a double, sacrifice fly and bases-loaded walk, which scored the winning run, en route to three RBI. FLC's Billy Griffiths and Olney's Jiovanni Ramos (with two outs and two strikes) traded two-run homers in the seventh. Olney was missing its top five players, among them its top three pitchers (violation of school rules).
Frankford 8, Kensington 0
Glenn Labadie pitched a four-hitter with 13 strikeouts. In a four-run third, Tom DiBello (two-run), LaBadie and Ambioris Puntier (one-run) had RBI singles.
GAMP 18, Franklin LC 2 (5 inn.)
Mike Sacco had a pair of three-run homers for six RBI. Chris DeMarco went 2-for-4 with four RBI. Anthony Caines fanned seven in the five-inning game.
Central 18, Saul 4 (5 inn.)
Wiinner John Hickey went 3-for-4 with four RBI. Emerson Martinez and Leo Schonwald both had a double and four RBI. Noah White had a three-run double.
Washington 16, Overbrook (5 inn.)
Charlie Ritterson allowed one hit and fanned eight. Jason Weinstein went 2-for-3 with three RBI.
Northeast 13, Mastbaum 1 (5 inn.)
Joe Malloy and Steve Sandberg hit grand slams to make Jesse Bulicki a winner.
Bartram 15, Eng. and Science 4 (5 inn.)
Winner Anthony Boyer went 2-for-3 with two RBI, Akei Johnson went 3-for-4 with two RBI and Phil Obiesie cracked a three-run homer. Phil Chapman-Polite homered for E&S.
Lincoln 11, Roxborough 1
Lincoln sent 16 men to the plate in an 11-run fifth. Steve Gallo's three-run triple started the barrage. Steve Mooney had a pair of RBI singles. Ron Clarkson got the win. Sr. 2B Brian Corbett returned to Lincoln's lineup after having his eligibility restored. (Lincoln earlier had to forfeit seven wins; the forfeits stood despite Corbett's return). Roxborough's Michael Gibbs went 3-for-3.
Bok 10, Edison 8
On a 2-2 count with two out in the visiting seventh, winner Ron Kenney slugged a three-run homer to reverse an 8-7 deficit. Mike Sacco went 3-for-5.
Lincoln 8, Washington 2
Ron Clarkson scattered seven hits, walked none and struck out five as Lincoln dumped the 14-0 Division A champs. (Washington was 13-1 on the field. Its loss, to Lincoln, was reversed by forfeit.) Jeff Kern went 3-for-4 with a run scored. Steve Gallo had two RBI and Tim Szychulski went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Ivan Kosty homered for Washington.
GAMP 1, Northeast 0
Chris DeMarco allowed one hit, a scratch infield single in the second inning, while walking none and fanning seven. He faced just 22 batters. Mario Malatino (2-for-2) scored in the second inning on Anthony Caines' groundout. Northeast's Jesse Bulicki allowed seven hits and walks and fanned seven. The game lasted 1 hour, 23 minutes.
Central 13, Bok 3 (6 inn.)
Leo Schonwald got the win and received support from Gabe Givnish (2-for-3, three RBI), Noah White (2-for-4, two RBI), Keith Cohen (2-for-4, two RBI) and John Hickey (two RBI). Under 30-year coach Tom DeFelice, Bok was making its first quarterfinal appearance.
Frankford 11, Bartram 1 (6 inn.)
Matt Colon, Russ Pizzo and Tom DiBello had two RBI apiece and Glenn LaBadie went four innings for the win.
Lincoln 7, GAMP 0
Ron Clarkson pitched a four-hitter with 11 strikeouts and went 2-for-3 with a walk. Joe Helveston went 2-for-3 with three RBI; two more runs scored on balls he put into play. Tim Szychulski and Jeff Kern scored two runs apiece.
Central 13, Frankford 12 (8 inn.)
Thirteen runs were scored in the one extra inning. A grand slam by Teddy Lipford, who also doubled while going 3-for-4 with a walk, double and five RBI, capped Central's seven-run outburst. Joe Manini and Will Bromley had RBI singles as Frankford clawed back. With Bromley, the tying run, at third, Adam Hartman grounded to Lipford, the shortstop, and was called out on an extremely close play to end it. Noah White got the win, John Hickey the save. Frankford pitchers Glenn LaBadie and Tom DiBello were used two times apiece.
Saul 17, Lamberton 5
The Razorbacks sent 14 batters to the plate in an 11-run home sixth that ended the game. Andrew Godlewski (2-for-4, six RBI) capped the outburst with a three-run homer. Bill Clark saved John Loftus' win. Clark had two hits in the sixth. Mike Taylor had two hits, three RBI.
Franklin LC 13, Engineering and Science 2
Terrell Harris allowed three hits and struck out nine in the six-inning game. Chris Bragg (two doubles) and Billy Griffiths (two hits) led the offense.
Kensington 11, Furness 4
Francis Colon pitched a three-hitter with 12 strikeouts and no walks. Frank Graber's two-run double highlighted an eight-run first. Harllyn Perez had two hits and scored three runs.
Fels 13, Southern 2
Steve Barnes excelled in the five-inning game, allowing two hits, striking out 14 and collected three RBI on two hits. Michael Raimo added two doubles.
ROUND OF 16
Roxborough 16, Olney 4
Mike Gibbs allowed five hits and fanned 11 in the six-inning game. He also went 5-for-5 with a double and two homers for eight RBI. His grand slam ended it. Chuck Richardson went 3-for-5 with two doubles and homer for three RBI.
GAMP 6, Bok 4
Mario Malatino struck out 13 over six innings and went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Anthony Caines pitched the entire seventh and ended it by getting a looking strikeout with the bases loaded. Nick DiVario had a two-run double. Bok's Joe DeSalis had two RBI.
Northeast 12, Fels 2
Ryan Zastowney pitched a three-hitter in the six-inning game and Ken Wlodarczyk went 4-for-4 with four doubles, four RBI and three runs scored.
Washington 17, Kensington 0
Rob Ritterson pitched a five-inning no-hitter, marred only by a walk, and went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Brian Morgan went 3-for-3 and scored three runs. Washington had seven hits in a 14-run fourth.
Frankford 16, Franklin LC 0
Dave Firth went four innings in the five-inning game and had three doubles en route to three RBI. Joe Farina had two doubles among four hits, good for four RBI.
Bartram 8, Mastbaum 4
Horatio Henry fanned six in a nine-hitter and tripled twice en route to five RBI. Randall Eggleton went 3-for-3 with a double while stealing three bases and scoring three runs.
Lincoln 3, Edison 1
Devin Wirt pitched a two-hitter with eight strikeouts. Lincoln broke a 1-1 tie in the home fifth on Rick Bates' sacrifice fly and Nick Zanczuk's RBI single.
Central 10, Saul 2
John Hickey went five innings for the win and Noah White went 4-for-4 with two RBI. Central scored six in the third; all with two out.
Frankford 3, Lincoln 2 (11 inn.)
Dave Firth pitched scoreless ball over the final seven innings, striking out 15 and allowing three hits, and became a winner when pinch-hitter Jason McCune stroked an RBI single with one out in the home 11th. Carlos Rivera had doubled before yielding to pinch-runner Carlos Massip. Lincoln's Tim Szychulski went the distance, throwing 160 pitches in mid-80s temperatures. He allowed seven hits and seven walks while striking out six. Both teams scored twice in the second inning. Frankford's Glenn LaBadie went 2-for-5 with an RBI. Lincoln's Steve Gallo went 3-for-6 with an RBI. Lincoln's batters struck out 22 times.
Northeast 4, Roxborough 1
Ryan Zastowney scattered seven hits and fanned eight over six innings and Ken Wlodarczyk earned a save. Wlodarczyk also went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Losing pitcher Mike Gibbs doubled twice.
Washington 4, Bartram 3
Rob Ritterson fanned seven in a six-hitter. In the fifth, he doubled and courtesy runner Stephen Kern came around on Jason Welte's single, breaking a 3-3 tie. Bartram's Gerry Rogers went 3-for-3 with an RBI.
GAMP 2, Central 1
Mario Malatino permitted six hits and struck out eight to outduel Noah White (four-hitter, 10 whiffs). The Pioneers' runs scored on an error and a wild pitch. Central's John Hogan had an RBI single.
GAMP 8, Frankford 7
GAMP, 5-9 during the regular season, scored eight runs in the third inning to take an 8-1 lead and then held on. Anthony Caines went four innings for the win. Mario Malatino earned the save by escaping a one-out, second-and-third jam in the home seventh with a strikeout and groundout. Malatino and Jeff Colon had RBI singles in GAMP's third. For Frankford, 14-0 in the regular season, Joe Manini (single) and Ambioris Puntier (double) had hits worth two RBI.
Northeast 8, Washington 2
Ryan Zastowney (four innings) and Ken Wlodarczyk combined on a two-hitter (with just three strikeouts) while Steve Sandberg and Ari Bluestein had consecutive RBI triples to provide a 4-1 lead in the visiting fifth. Jim Brady's RBI triple capped a four-run seventh. Dennis Massott, on a would-be sacrifice bunt that became a single, had a first inning hit for Washington. The other hit, Abdiel Sanchez's groundball single to center, came with two out in the seventh.
ROUND OF 16
Northeast 10, Kensington 0
Andrew Lihotz pitched a five-inning no-hitter with seven strikeouts. Bryan Adamson had a solo homer and two-run single. Jeff Barow had two RBI singles and Jay Banks added two doubles for one RBI.
GAMP 5, Mastbaum 1
Mario Malatino fanned 12 and walked three in a no-hitter and homered in the first inning. Dave Scirrotto (3-for-3) and Gabe Natale (2-for-3) added one RBI apiece.
Olney 6, Bartram 1
Edwin DeLeon pitched a two-hitter with nine strikeouts while adding two hits, two RBI. Kelington Tejada went 3-for-4.
Lincoln 12, Saul 2
Shane O'Connor went 2-for-4 with two RBI to help make a winner of Devin Wirt (six-inning four-hitter). Rob Cowie contributed two hits, two RBI.
Washington 10, Prep Charter 0
Harry Parfitt fanned seven in a five-inning three-hitter and Adam Eisman went 2-for-3 with a double and four RBI. He had a two-run single in a five-run first and two-run double in a four-run second. PC was in its first PL season.
Frankford 17, Dobbins 0
Joe Farina pitched a five-inning perfect game, his second of the season, with 13 strikeouts and had two triples en route to five RBI. The other two outs were grounders. Carlos Rivera (three RBI) had a two-run homer.
Central 11, Franklin LC 1
Craig Gould allowed three hits and fanned eight. Support came from Craig Baumbach (4-for-4, double, four RBI) and Brandon Watson (4-for-4, triple, three RBI).
Edison 12, Roxborough 11
The Owls rallied from an 11-3 deficit to make Danny Camacho a winner. Braulio Marquez had a two-run homer. Carlos Maldonado went 3-for-4 with two RBI.
Frankford 9, Edison 4
Carlos Rivera (eight, five innings) and Joe Farina combined to strike out 13 and Farina went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Matt Colon added two hits and an RBI. Edison’s Braulio Marquez went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Northeast 9, GAMP 3
Bryan Adamson went 3-for-3 with a double, homer and two RBI to support Craig Solomon (four innings). Andrew Lihotz pitched three hitless innings, extending his playoff streak to eight. Dennis Heebner and Jay Banks added two RBI apiece.
Central 7, Lincoln 3
Brandon Watson went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI and pitched one-hit ball over the final 2.2 innings to save Craig Baumbach’s win. Ryan Abrams also had two RBI.
Washington 7, Olney 2
Harry Parfitt's two-RBI effort included a two-run homer and he pitched one-hit ball over the final two innings in relief of winner Dennis Massott. Adam Eisman had a two-run single in a five-run first.
At La Salle University
Frankford 6, Central 2
Joe Farina allowed four hits while fanning nine and had an RBI single. Frosh DH Ramon Reyes had a two-run double. Erick Navas got Central on the board with a two-run single with two out in the seventh.
At Piccoli Playground
Northeast 11, Washington 5
Andrew Lihotz went 2-for-3 with a double, triple, sacrifice fly and three RBI and pitched 3.1 innings in relief for the win. Jeff Barow went 3-for-5 with a double and one RBI. For Washington, Dennis Massott and Adam Eisman had two hits, one RBI. This game would have been the second of two at La Salle, but both schools had night functions so it was also played in the early afternoon at North Catholic's home field.
ROUND OF 16
GAMP 9, Kensington 4
Vinnie Evangelista pitched three-hit, one-run ball over five innings and Kyle Torriero had a two-run double in the home sixth, expanding a 5-4 lead. Dom DeMarco went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Paul LaBruna went 2-for-3 with a double, walk and two runs scored. Kensington's Edwin Tapia had a two-run double. A thunderstorm caused a 63-minute delay after 2 1/2 innings.
Edison 5, Saul 2
With another player absent from school, Gilberto Oquendo moved up from No. 2 to leadoff and went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI. Javier Lafuente fanned six in five innings and Jonathan "Loco" Gonzalez finished up. Kevin Trethaway had two of Saul's six hits.
Frankford 11, King 0
Richard Jimenez fanned 10 in a five-inning no-hitter while Joe Farina, Ramon Reyes and Jeff Newman had two RBI apiece.
Northeast 8, Germantown 2
Joe Breitweiser struck out five in a five-inning stint. Chris Steinke and Chris McNamee had doubles in two-hit performances.
Washington 25, Roxborough 6
The Eagles batted just twice in the three-inning game, plating 18 runs in the first and seven in the second. They scored 16 runs before anyone was retired. Mike Werb got the win. Eric Seidman collected five RBI on just two hits. Adam Eisman went 3-for-4 with a double and four RBI.
Central 10, Fkn. Towne Charter 0
Andrew "Harry Potter" Reynolds allowed one hit, Brian Figaniak's first-inning single, in the five-inning game and had a two-run single.
Olney 15, Bartram 8
Kelington Tejada got the win while adding two hits and four runs scored. Jose DeLeon went 3-for-3. Bartram's Andrew Brown doubled twice.
Lincoln 7, Mastbaum 2
Ricardo Garcia-Arias fanned seven in a four-hitter. Rick Bates (two doubles), Josh Candelario and Bryan Hartzell all had RBI.
Central 7, Edison 6
Brandon Watson went 3-for-4 with three RBI and had a two-run single, as did Ron Daukaus, in a four-run home sixth to give the Lancers a 7-5 lead. In the seventh, Gilbert Boria hit a 395-foot sacrifice fly to bring in one run and, with runners on first and second, the game ended as Carlos Maldonado hit a rocket to leftfielder Kurt Haberle. Andrew "Harry Potter" Reynolds won in relief. Edison's Danny Camacho hit a 370-foot homer to left.
Northeast 10, Lincoln 0 (5 inn.)
Joe Cross opened the home first with a homer and went 2-for-3 with two RBI. Andrew Lihotz fanned six and allowed one hit, a scratch infield single to Joe DiGrazio. He also went 2-for-3 with two RBI.
Frankford 11, Olney 2
Joe Farina homered and pitched no-hit ball for 6 1/3 innings, when Juan Diaz doubled to left-center. Mike Semidey then lined to Farina for a game-ending doubleplay. Richard Jimenez, Ramon Reyes and Jeff Newman added two RBI apiece for Frankford.
Washington 12, GAMP 3
Marc Tankel fanned nine while Adam Eisman, Matt Yankowitz and Bill Jamieson all contributed two hits and three RBI.
Doubleheader at La Salle University
Northeast 2, Central 1
Andrew Lihotz, a senior lefty, recorded his first 11 outs on strikeouts (with three singles mixed in) and finished with 14 Ks, tying the record for a PL semifinal, along with a six-hitter. He opened the home seventh with a single, convinced coach Sam Feldman to refrain from inserting a courtesy runner, stole second and third and, with the infield up, raced home as Jason Zitman's popup landed at the edge of the dirt behind shortstop Jared Farbman. Chris McNamee scored Northeast's other run on a steal-error combo. For Central, Andrew "Harry Potter" allowed seven hits, Brandon Watson went 3-for-3 with a double and Mark Gillman had an RBI double out of the No. 9 hole.
Frankford 5, Washington 2
With two runners on in the seventh, second baseman Richard Jimenez (2-for-3, double, two RBI) gloved Brian Morgan's screaming liner and stepped on the bag for a game-ending doubleplay. Joe Farina pitched a three-hitter with nine strikeouts. Carlos Rosado and Jimenez had RBI doubles in a four-run first while Carlos Masip added a two-run single. Geoff Minetola, the No. 9 hitter, doubled and tripled. Matt Yankowitz had Washington's lone RBI on a groundout.
Saul 7, Prep Charter 0
With his brother, Enrique, a junior, calling the shots at catcher, frosh Esteban "Shorty" Meletiche pitched a three-hitter with six strikeouts as the Razorbacks surprised the 17-0 Division C champs. He owned a no-hitter through 5.1 innings. Only one run was earned and only one player, Andrew Phipps, had an RBI (on a single).
GAMP 14, Franklin LC 0
Anthony Venafro, Brandon Henson and Ryan Challender held FLC to two hits over five innings and Geno Cellucci stroked a double. Only six of GAMP's runs were earned.
Bok 12, Furness 1
Bok's production in the five-inning game came mostly from Rasheed Fleming (three hits, double, four RBI), Robert LaMotta (three hits, triple, three RBI) and Joe "Pepe" DeSalis (three hits, two RBI). Rosario Messina (three innings) and LaMotta combined on a two-hitter.
Franklin Towne 4, Straw. Mansion 3
Sean Pastelnick's two-run double and Keith Rycek's RBI single fueled a three-run fifth, rallying FT from a 4-1 deficit. Ron Gunning allowed five hits and fanned 12. Mansion's Matthew "Moo" Johnson allowed four hits and struck out 11 while adding a solo homer. For motivation, coach Kyle Riley said he'd dye his hair blond, as several players had done in recent days, to honor a victory. He did so that night and his players were waiting outside his classroom the next morning to make sure he'd followed through.
ROUND OF 16
(Number of innings in parenthesis)
Frankford 15, King 0 (3)
Kelinton Tejada fanned seven in a shorted no-no. Carlos Rosado (double) and Andrew Bracero halved four hits, four RBI. Ramon Reyes also had two hits.
Lincoln 12, Olney 2 (5)
Kevin Adamson recorded five strikeouts and Justin King smacked a two-run homer. Bryan Hartzell added two RBI while Khaleef Ings turned two hits into two runs.
Northeast 10, Roxborough (5)
Joe Breitweiser pitched a no-hitter with eight strikeouts and slammed a two-run triple, as did Nick Diamond.
Washington 11, Kensington 1 (5)
Mike Werb allowed three hits while Rolando Fontanez, Bill Jamieson and Matt Peterson posted RBI singles in a six-run, game-ending fifth. Marc Tankel had two RBI.
Edison 17, Mastbaum 5 (5)
Miguel Rodriguez fanned seven while the matching performances of Javier Lafuente and Carlos Maldonado included a single, double and three runs scored. Mathew Padro added two hits, two RBI.
Central 15, Fels 0 (4)
Dave Kosleiko allowed one hit and whiffed seven. Support came from Andrew "Potter" Reynolds (single, triple, four RBI) and Jared Farbman (single, double, two RBI).
CLASS AAA FINAL
Bok 14, Franklin Towne 4 (5)
Joe "Pepe" DeSalis went 2-for-3 with a three-run double en route to six RBI. Rosario Messina shook off a four-run first to go the distance (seven Ks). He added two hits, four RBI.
CLASS AA FINAL
GAMP 16, Saul 1 (3)
Andrew Caines pitched the first two innings while Vinnie Evangelista doubled and tripled for four RBI. Ryan Challender and Eric Funaro halved four hits.
Frankford 9, Bok 3
The top and bottom of the order lent major production as leadoff man Andrew Bracero went 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI and No. 9 Jose "Pinky" DeLeon went 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBI. Luis Alicea and Carlos Rosado added two RBI apiece. Richard Jimenez went the first five innings for the win.
Northeast 3, GAMP 2
Brandon O'Malley persevered through a 10-hitter and collected the Vikings' only hit off Vinnie Evangelista. GAMP was guilty of eight errors. Evangelista and Anthony Venafro singled with two outs in the home seventh, then Joe Breitweiser made a running catch of Ryan Challender's liner to left.
Central 7, Lincoln 4
welve consecutive balls loaded the bases in the home sixth, then Walt King was hit by a pitch to break a 4-4 tie. Joe Magdovitz and Rick Avanzato followed with RBI singles. Central trailed after two innings, 3-0, then reliever Andrew "Potter" Reynolds pitched four-hit ball for the win. Lincoln's Dave Gibson struck out 10. Justin King went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI.
Washington 15, Edison 0 (4)
Matt Peterson went 3-for-4 with a double, triple and three RBI while Chris Phares turned two hits into four RBI. Marc Tankel allowed two hits.
Doubleheader at La Salle University
Frankford 7, Northeast 3
The Pioneers upped their four-year Pub record, counting playoffs, to 68-2, and had to overcome a deficit to do so. After a walk to Nick Diamond and Chris Steinke's single gave Northeast a 2-0 lead with two away in the visiting fourth, Richard Jimenez replaced Edwin Burgos and got a one-pitch out. Frankford posted a four-spot in the bottom half, as Kelinton Tejada (two-run triple) delivered the big blow. Jimenez allowed two hits, both infield singles, in earning the win. Luis Alicea pitched the seventh.
Central 7, Washington 4
Andrew "Potter" Reynolds allowed just three hits (one through six innings) and struck out nine. He also slammed an RBI double off the fence in rightfield to cap a four-run fourth. His blast immediately followed Matt Smith's two-run, inside-outed triple down the rightfield line. Jared Farbman had two RBI. Washington's only RBI on a hit was provided by Marc Tankel (seventh-inning single.)
Bodine 9, Franklin LC 4
Andrew Rosado posted a two-run triple en route to three RBI and Ricardo Torres fanned five while pitching two-hit ball over the last four innings in relief of Jesse Steinberg.
Nueva Esperanza 18, Eng. and Science 17 (8 inn.)
Edward Rodriguez (4-for-6, five RBI) provided an 18-16 lead with a two-run double in the visiting eighth. Moises Rodriguez homered. E&S outhit the NE, 18-11.
Nueva Esperanza 7, Bodine 3: Edward Rodriguez fanned nine in a five-hitter and went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Moises Rodriguez went 4-for-4 with three RBI.
GAMP 12, Prep Charter 2
Brandon Henson struck out nine in 4.1 innings and Anthony Venafro singled and doubled en route to two RBI.
Saul 9, Nueva Esperanza 3
Tim Strain pitched four innings while support came mostly from Harris Trobman (three RBI) and Matt Richie (two-run single).
(Winner to Quarterfinals)
GAMP 14, Saul 1
Christian Matticks homered for two of his three RBI and the Pioneers made the most of six hits. Andrew Caines (three) and Foster McKoskey did the pitching in the five-inning game. Saul's Ian Cogan homered.
Phila. Elec. 8, Franklin Towne 5
John Bowers went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI and worked two innings to save Eric Andracchio's win. Rightfielder Jerard Mickie turned a run-and-run-some-more catch into a key doubleplay. FT's Mike Croft went 3-for-4 with an RBI triple.
Swenson 7, Bok 6
Tyrone Largaespada posted two singles and a double for Swenson, which used a three-run visiting sixth to take a 7-5 lead. Bok's Anthony Rivers went 3-for-4.
(Winner to Quarterfinals)
Swenson 16, Phila. Elec. 8
The Lions sent 18 men to the plate in a 12-run visiting sixth that erased an 8-3 deficit and featured just three hits (all singles). Frosh righthander Harry Davila went the distance. Tyrone Largaespada and Dom Simone posted three RBI apiece. PE's John Bowers doubled twice for four RBI.
(Winners to Overall Playoffs)
Bartram 11, Dobbins 1
Martin Akers fanned five in the five-inning game and went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBI. Tommy Lloyd added two hits, two RBI.
Fels 10, Overbrook 7
Edgardo Lozano smacked a three-run, two-out walkoff homer en route to finishing 3-for-3 with four RBI. Bob Byle went the distance, striking out 11. Overbrook's Sylvester "Lefty" Broxton struck out six and doubled.
Washington 13, Olney 3 (5)
Chris Phares fanned six in four innings and went 3-for-5 with a triple and three RBI. Sean Engelberg singled, doubled and homered while Rolando Fontanez collected two singles and a double.
Northeast 17, Kensington 1 (3)
Jose Delgado's three-run homer halted the game. Joe Breitweiser did the pitching and doubled.
Edison 10, Mastbaum 2
Javier Lafuente pitched a three-hitter with seven strikeouts while Phillip Acevedo, Joshua Guzman and Luis Beato had hits worth two RBI. Luis "Ricky" Marquez went 4-for-4 with an RBI.
Central 13, Fels 0 (5)
Nick DeLeo fanned five and allowed only a second-inning hit by Angel Garcia. Aaron Esbensen cleared the fence with a three-run homer.
Frankford 12, Bartram 2 (6)
Edwin Burgos allowed four hits and two walks while striking out 13. Juan Carlos Torres went 3-for-4 with two outta-here homers and four RBI.
Roxborough 14, Lincoln 5
Chris Schroeder fanned eight in a four-hitter while Destry Kiker went 3-for-3 with a triple, three RBI and three runs scored. Lincoln's Justin King slugged a pair of two-run homers.
Central 14, Roxborough 4 (6)
On a day when none of the playoffs went the full seven innings, this one made it to six before ending on the last of Roxborough's 12 errors. Joe Magdovitz went 3-for-3 with a sac fly and three RBI and Ian Lewis stole three bases as his personal courtesy runner. Micah Winterstein struck out nine over 5.1 innings. For Roxborough, which needed three JV callups to suit 10 players, Johntae Grove had two RBI.
Northeast 11, Edison 1 (5)
Frosh Tim Freiling, recently promoted from eighth to third in the order, collected five RBI with an early sac fly and a grand slam to end it. This was his first lifetime slam and first varsity homer. Brad Dwyer added three RBI. Seth Shapiro pitched four hitless innings with eight whiffs and Edwin Padua stroked Edison's one hit, a single, off Jose Lopez with two out in the fifth.
Frankford 15, Swenson 0 (3)
In 52 minutes, Richard Jimenez had a two-run single en route to three RBI while Esteban "Shortie" Meletiche and Dave Doggett drove in two apiece. Juan Carlos Torres, Jimenez and Meletiche worked one inning each of no-hit ball.
GAMP 12, Washington 2 (5)
Anthony Venafro rapped a grand slam and John Dunn ended the game with a two-run double. Andrew Caines (three innings) and Foster McKoskey did the pitching. Washington's Sean Engelberg homered.
Doubleheader at Campbell's Field, Camden
Central 2, Northeast 1
Jared Farbman pitched no-hit ball for four innings with six strikeouts, then finished with a three-hitter and the same number of Ks. Matt Smith drew a walk to open the home first, stole second and scored on Aaron Esbensen's double to left. In the second, Joshua Fleishman looped a two-out single to right and Smith and Nick DeLeo (RBI) followed with singles. Losing pitcher Joe Breitweiser tripled for a sixth-inning run.
Frankford 10, GAMP 2
Jose Burgos (4.1 innings) and Esteban "Shortie" Meletiche (no hits allowed) did the pitching while big hits were provided by Ramon Reyes (RBI triple), Juan Carlos Torres (two-run single) and Jeffry Bru (two-run triple on flyball lost in lights). Dave Doggett added two RBI on a grounder and single. Christian Matticks and Eric Funaro rapped RBI singles for GAMP and Foster McKoskey fanned all four batters he faced.
Phila. Acad. 6, Bodine 3
Bobby Ropars posted two hits and as many RBI while Bill Stoerrle fanned six over five innings. Bodine's Jesse Steinberg whiffed eight in six.
Masterman 15, Comm. Tech 1
Micah Krey allowed two hits in the four-inning game and Billy Powers doubled twice en route to three RBI. Chuck Feeley (two RBI) and Mark McGuire (one) halved four hits.
(To Determine Finals Opponent for GAMP)
Phila. Acad. 11, Masterman 6
Eric Schaeffer (3-for-4, walk, two-run single, three runs scored), Justin Beattie (3-for-5, two-run double), Bobby Ropars (three RBI) and Taylor Vanderwoude (two-run single) led the offense and Dave Pachucki went the distance.
(Winner to Quarterfinals)
GAMP 12, Phila. Acad. 0
Andrew Caines pitched a five-inning three-hitter with eight strikeouts for the Pioneers, who posted a seven-run second. Brandon Henson (three hits) and Chris Matticks (two) halved four RBI.
Nueva Esperanza 18, Del. Valley 17
Luis Santos singled home Jose Fortin with the game-winner in the home seventh. Christian Ortiz went 3-for-5 with a double, triple, three-run homer and five RBI. NE led 8-0 before DV forged ahead, 16-11. DV's Stefan "Stizzy" Parker fanned 10, walked eight.
Mansion 16, Eng. and Science 15
Charles Dorsey went 2-for-5 with three RBI and the Knights used a five-run visiting sixth to take a 16-14 lead. E&S' Wilberto Casillas went 5-for-5 and scored four runs.
Prep Charter 12, Nueva Esperanza 1
Mike Bariana and Sean McGovern had two-run singles in an eight-run second, Casey "Butters" Margerum went 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI and Angelo DelVecchio blasted a solo homer. Joe Crooks did the pitching.
Saul 17, Mansion 16
Brian Gruver's two-run double capped a wild seventh as Saul (0-14 in Division A) became the first team in city history to win a playoff game after going winless during the regular season. Mansion scored five in the top half. Saul roared back with eight to make reliever Herb Steinberg the winner. Jon DeMalavez doubled twice. Harris Trobman had four RBI. (Due to an incomplete backstop at Saul, the game was played at Mansion's field.)
(Winner to Quarterfinals)
Prep Charter 6, Saul 0
Josh DeSimone struck out nine in a seven-hitter while Joe Crooks (double) and Sean McGovern halved four RBI.
Franklin LC 18, Penn 8
Joe Maloney went 4-for-4 with a triple and Eric Garced allowed two earned runs while striking out 12 over 4.2 innings.
Swenson 18, West 3
Greg Feble went 2-for-3 with five RBI, including a two-run homer in an eight-run second. George Berdeja added two hits, four RBI. Winner Pat Quinn pitched three of the four innings.
(To Determine Fourth Seed)
Franklin LC 12, Swenson 6
Lenny Nicoletti fanned eight in an eight-hitter and Joe Maloney went 3-for-4 with a double, solo homer and three stolen bases.
Franklin Towne 6, Franklin LC 0
Mike Croft pitched a two-hitter with six strikeouts and Eric Krajewski went 3-for-3 with two doubles, three RBI. FLC's Lenny Nicoletti allowed seven hits.
Roxborough 2, Phila. Elec. 1
James Paulk fired a three-hitter with 11 whiffs and one walk. Paulk, Chris Schroeder and Stephen Tucker doubled and Chris Koons had the game-winning RBI. Chuck Fitzgerald allowed six hits.
(Winner to Quarterfinals)
Franklin Towne 11, Roxborough 1
Jason Krajewski pitched all six innings, John Plumley went 3-for-4 with a double, triple and three RBI and Mike Skinner's walkoff single ended the proceedings.
Dobbins 11, Fels 1
Abdul-Aziz Mujahid pitched a one-hitter with 12 strikeouts over six innings as the Mustangs won a playoff for the second time in school history (also 1997). Wesley Brown collected three RBI on a two-run double and a bases-loaded walk.
Bartram 12, Southern 2
Tommy Lloyd scattered seven hits and Sean Jones capped a five-run home fifth, ending the game, with a two-run triple off the rightfield fence.
(Winners to Quarterfinals)
Washington 15, Mastbaum 0
Tom Radziak fanned nine in a four-inning one-hitter (Hector Marrero's third-inning single) and Tim McHale (2-for-3, five RBI) clubbed a three-run double in a seven-run first.
Northeast 10, Olney 0
Joe Breitweiser allowed one hit, Deivis Santana's fourth-inning double, while striking out 11 over six innings. Jose Delgado and Tim Freiling doubled while Craig Young laced a triple.
Central 22, Bartram 0
Aaron Esbensen pitched this three-inning win. The hitting heroes were Jared Farbman (3-for-3, double, triple, five RBI), Zach Magdovitz (4-for-4, three doubles, three RBI) and Jim Benek (three-run homer). The Lancers posted a 17-spot in the second.
Frankford 18, Dobbins 0
Esteban "Shortie" Meletiche got the win and one of his three hits was a grand slam in a seven-run second. Edwin "Tito" Rohena (four RBI) had a double among three hits.
Edison 14, Lincoln 4
John Fuentes went 3-for-5 with a double and five RBI, Edwin Padua went 4-for-4 with a double and Javier Lafuente got the win.
Northeast 5, Edison 2
Brian Susten scattered five hits and gave himself a first-inning lead by blooping a two-run single to center. The Vikings expanded their to lead to 4-1 in the third as Lance Lempert and A.J. Logan drew bases-loaded walks. Edison scored runs in the second (double steal, with Giraldo Robaina on the back end) and fifth (RBI single by Luis "Ricky" Marquez.
Frankford 15, Franklin Towne 0
The Pioneers ended this one with nobody out in the third after plating 11 runs. Kevin Roche collected two-run singles to start and finish the frame and overall went 3-for-6 for six RBI. Robinson Rodriguez and Daniel Rodriguez halved four RBI and Edwin "Tito" Rohena allowed two hits.
Central 9, Prep Charter 0
The Lancers scored three runs in each of the first three innings and Mike Braun struck out five while pitching two-hit ball over six innings. Jared Farbman went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI while Zack King slammed a three-run homer. PC's Sam Shipley pitched four innings of shutout relief, striking out five and allowing two hits.
GAMP 7, Washington 1
Brandon Henson pitched one-hit ball over four innings while striking out seven, then Andrew Caines fanned four more over the final three. Christian Matticks stroked a two-run single in the first and Foster McKoskey followed with an RBI double. Matticks added an RBI in the fourth. Catcher Eric Funaro gunned down two runners. Washington avoided a shutout on Damien Wilmer's sacrifice fly in the seventh.
(Doubleheader at Richie Ashburn Field)
Frankford 10, GAMP 8
Bad mushroomed into worse very early for Frankford as rightfielder Jose Burgos suffered a dislocated right shoulder diving for Brandon Henson's game-opening triple and GAMP went on to explode for eight runs; Henson capped the inning with a three-run homer. After scoring two runs in the second on a dropped popup, Frankford posted its own eight-spot in the fourth as hits by Jon Bracero (double) and Kevin Roche (single) chased home two runs apiece; Roche had started the frame with a double. Esteban "Shortie" Meletiche allowed seven hits (none after the leadoff batter of the second inning) in going the distance.
Central 2, Northeast 1 (8 inn.)
In a battle of senior righthanders, Jared Farbman (four-hitter, 12 strikeouts) fared a shade better than Joe Breitweiser (seven, eight). Jim Benek drove in a run in the fourth and scored the winner in the home eighth. He singled to left, moved up on Mike Braun's sacrifice and came around on Micah Winterstein's drive over the rightfielder's head. Northeast soph Tim Freiling went 3-for-4 with an RBI.
Masterman def. Communications Tech
Forfeit. Player shortage.
Phila. Acad. 17, Bodine 1
Tony Summer struck out five in the three inning game while adding a double.
(To Determine Finals Opponent for GAMP)
Masterman 13, Phila. Acad. 4
David Ashbridge fanned 11 and walked non over five innings. Billy Powers smacked a grand slam en route to five RBI and Adam "All My Children" Chandler doubled thrice.
(Winner to Quarterfinals)
GAMP 9, Masterman 4
Foster McKoskey pitched the first 6.1 innings, Christian Matticks slammed a two-run homer and Ron Malandro, Joe Coppolla and Jon Sheridan stroked singles worth one run apiece. For Masterman, Evan Hunt went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a homer for three RBI. Adam "All My Children" Chandler also went yard.
Esperanza 12, Del-Val 2
Joshua Ortiz allowed three hits over six innings. Reinaldo Benitez doubled and homered and Angel Rivera went 4-for-4 with a double and four RBI.
Eng. and Science 11, Straw. Mansion 1
Aside from pitching a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts and no walks, Jon Drummond singled, doubled and tripled for five RBI.
Esperanza 14, Saul 8
Luis Santos' three-run homer provided a 3-2 lead and Reinaldo Benitez pitched 4.1 innings for the win.
Prep Charter 8, Eng. and Science 2
Joe Crooks pitched two-hit, 14-whiff ball over six innings in two stints and went 2-for-3 with one RBI. Sean McGovern and Angelo DelVecchio halved four hits, four RBI.
(Winner to Quarterfinals)
Prep Charter 8, Esperanza 7
Sam Shipley (four innings) and Sean McGovern (five Ks in three) combined on a four-hitter. Brian Moffitt (three) and Joe Crooks contributed five total RBI. PC's seven-run home lead made it 8-4.
Swenson 5, Furness 0
Harry Davila (he allowed it), Pat Quinn and Javier Sanchez combined to spin a one-hitter with three, three and one inning, respectively. Quinn fanned seven and went 2-for-3 with two RBI.
Franklin 16, W. Phila. 6
Khaleen Brown went 3-for-4 and Angel Roman won in relief, striking out three in two frames.
(To Determine Fourth Seed)
Swenson 9, Franklin 4
Justin Holzshu's leadoff triple and Dom Simone's RBI double ignited Swenson's four-run home sixth. Steve "Alphabet" Grzeszczak had a two-run double in the second. Pat Quinn pitched four innings to win in relief.
Phila. Elec. 7, Roxborough 6
Chuck Fitzgerald allowed four hits, fanned 12 and posted a two-run double. Luke Moscinski drew a bases-loaded walk in the home fourth to make it 7-5.
Fkn Towne 16, Swenson 6
Mike Croft fanned six in four frames, Mike Skinner went 3-for-4 with two RBI and Jason Krajewski's double was the only hit of the game (among 18) to go for extra bases.
(Winner to Quarterfinals)
Phila. Elec. 11, Fkn Towne 9
Pitcher Luke Moscinski went 3-for-4 with four RBI and his three-run double provided an 11-4 lead in the visiting seventh. Moscinski dislocated a pinkie on his glove hand trying to catch a liner with two on and none away in the bottom half, then Rob Boreman persevered through some tough times to lock up the win. Sean Holmes had three hits. Chuck Fitzgerald, Randy Pizzo and Sam Petrowski added two apiece. FT's Jason Krajewski went 3-for-4 with a double, walk and two RBI.
Kensington 10, Dobbins 0
Ricardo Torres struck out 13 over five innings and gave up two hits while walking none. Frank Soto turned two singles and a triple into three RBI.
Overbrook 10, Fels 8
Carlos Payano struck out 10 in a complete-game effort. Joe Clements ripped a two-run double and drove in four runs.
(Winners to Quarterfinals)
Central 15, Mastbaum 0
Steve Schall pitched a three inning no-hitter with six strikeouts. A batter who walked was erased in a double play. Zach Magdovitz turned two hits into four RBI. Zack King doubled and tripled for two ribbies.
Frankford 16, Overbrook 1
Edwin "Tito" Rohena fanned nine in the four inning contest and had three RBI. Robinson Rodriguez doubled twice for three RBI.
Lincoln 4, Edison 3
David Mosher (5.2 innings) and Kevin Adamson combined on a two-hitter. Adamson entered with the bases loaded in the home sixth and recorded a whiff. The seventh: walk-K-K-K. Lincoln seized a 3-0 lead in the fourth on Nick Arnott's single, then Rob Eddis brought home Arnott with a groundout.
Washington 3, Kensington 2
Stan Borodyansky pitched a three-hitter with six whiffs and one walk. Damien Wilmer doubled and tripled and scored a run. Mike LaRose's RBI single made it 3-0 in the home fourth.
Northeast 11, Olney 1
Brian Susten allowed three hits over the five innings while striking out seven. Jose Delgado doubled and tripled en route to collecting two RBI and scoring twice.
Northeast 8, GAMP 5
A three-run triple by Jose Delgado capped a seven-run first, but GAMP kept creeping back and loaded the bases with one out in the seventh. A popup and lineout to rightfield ended it. Lance Lempert went five-plus innings and then made a hairy sixth-inning catch in leftfield to start a doubleplay in support of A.J. Logan. For GAMP, Eugene Aversa doubled and got serious help from the wind on a two-run homer.
Central 15, Lincoln 0
Shane Meyer and Micah Winterstein had matching performances (3-for-3, two RBI) and Aaron Esbensen turned his three hits into one RBI as Central rolled, in four innings. Zach Magdovitz allowed two hits and struck out six.
Frankford 7, Phila. Elec. 0
Esteban "Shortie" Meletiche went 2-for-2 with one RBI, scored three runs and pitched one-hit, 10-whiff ball over five innings. Frank Donato finished up. Randy Pizzo singled twice for PET.
Washington 13, Prep Charter 3
Damien Wilmer went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and three RBI in a game that went six innings. Wilmer's homer and a two-run single came in a six-run third. Will McFillin went 3-for-4 with one RBI while Dan Engelberg and Andrew Goodman stroked two hits apiece. Goodman added two RBI. Engelberg settled for one. Eric Eder fanned eight over four innings and Tom Radziak pitched no-hit ball in his two frames.
Doubleheader at La Salle University
Frankford 6, Northeast 4
The Pioneers used a three-spot in the home sixth to earn their sixth consecutive visit to the championship game. Jose Burgos and Robinson Rodriguez scored on daring dashes that followed wild pitches and Jose Gueits, the No. 9 hitter, capped the rally with an RBI single. Esteban "Shortie" Meletiche smashed an RBI double and made a sensational, diving, back-to-the-infield catch of a popup. Frankford junior Edwin "Tito" Rohena and Northeast lefty Brian Susten allowed nine hits apiece. Susten added a triple.
Central 12, Washingon 11 (10 inn.)
A double by Aaron Esbensen (4-for-6, two RBI) and a single by Tom Capewell (3-for-5, three RBI) gave Central a run in the visiting 10th. Capewell, the shortstop, gunned down a runner at the plate in the bottom half on a fielder's choice. Central led, 11-1, after 5 1/2. Washington scored eight in the sixth and Stan Borodyansky (3-for-4, three RBI) tied it with a two-run single in the seventh. Stephen Schall got the win with four scoreless frames. Plate ump John Jackson would have halted play after the 10th due to rapidly diminishing sunlight.
(To Determine Finals Opponent for GAMP)
Masterman 11, Boys' Latin 0
Nate Vahedi pitched a five-inning no-hitter with two strikeouts and three walks. Micah Krey bagged two RBI.
GAMP 5, Masterman 4
Dom Raia pitched one-run ball over the final four innings and went 2-for-2 with a walk and double. Eugene Aversa added three hits, including a double, while Tyler Criniti stroked a two-run single. Masterman's David Ashbridge launched a two-run homer.
Prep Charter 5, Franklin LC 1
Angelo DelVecchio allowed two hits, whiffed nine and stroked an RBI single, as did Sam Shipley. Kieth "Spikey" McCandless had both FLC safeties.
Esperanza 9, Phila. Academy 7
Felix Torraca lasted 4.1 innings and Luis Santos went 2-for-3 with a two-run double.
Esperanza 9, Prep Charter 8
Luis Santos doubled and went 1.1 innings to win in relief. Christian Ortiz' two-run single capped a four-run home seventh.
(To Determine Finals Opponent for Fkn Towne)
Roxbrough 12, Phila. Elec. 1
Matt Horvat pitched a six-inning two-hitter with six whiffs. Andrew Shields (three RBI), Nick Passivo and Joe Cody (two RBI apiece) thirded six hits.
Fkn Towne 10, Roxborough 0
Jason Krajewski struck out nine over five innings while permitting three hits and two walks. He added a two-run double. Ryan Kubacki went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI.
Germantown 13, King 3
O'Shane "O'Daddy" Black permitted four hits and two walks while whiffing eight in the five-inning game. The win was G-town's first in postseason diamond action since 1979. Khary Redmond went 4-for-4 with a five RBI and a three-run homer in a nine-run fourth.
Kensington 14, Southern 3
Devon Finney (one inning) won in relief and the Nos. 8 and 9 hitters, Miguel Velez (2-for-3, four RBI) and Emanuel Rivera (two hits), were important.
Overbrook 6, Fels 5
Christian Blackwell fanned seven in six frames, Joe Clement went 3-for-3 with three RBI and Tyree Rollins singled home the game-winner in the home sixth.
Olney 16, Univ. City 0
Benji Cruz cruised while help came mostly from Runyon Holmes (three-run homer) and Deivis Santana (3-for-3, two doubles, three RBI).
(Winners to Quarterfinals)
Northeast 16, Germantown 1
Anthony Rauscher fanned five in the three-inning game, which was played at Jardel RC due to deep mud on Northeast's field. Tim Freiling (3-for-3, triple) and Julius Spann (2-for-3, double/triple) halved six RBI.
Central 10, Overbrook 0
Kevin Kearney fanned seven in a five-inning one-hitter while Ian Lewis went 3-for-3 with a double, triple, one RBI and four runs scored.
Frankford 13, Kensington 6
Marquis Robinson got the win. Edwin "Tito" Rohena went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Danny Rodriguez added two apiece of hits, ribbies.
Washington 6, Olney 1
Aaron Wilmer went the distance, whiffing eight and walking three in a four-hitter. Nick Romaninsky went 2-for-2 with a triple and two RBI.
Edison 15, Lincoln 5
Jonathan Colon fanned six over five innings (though he also free-passed nine). Mijael and Orlando represented the Rodriguez surname with triples.
Frankford 13, Edison 1
Jose Sosa-Reyes, the No. 8 hitter, powered a grand slam out onto Pratt Street to cap a nine-run second inning. Edwin "Tito" Rohena (single) and Wander Nunez (double) had hits worth two RBI in that frame. Cameron Stimpson (three innings) and Brandon Rodriguez did the pitching. Mijael Rodriguez doubled for Edison.
Central 11, Franklin Towne 0
Zach Magdovitz pitched a five-inning one-hitter (Mike Confair's single with one out in the fifth) while leadoff man Ian Lewis went 3-for-4 with a double, two stolen bases and four RBI. Brian Burkett and David Kremer added two RBI apiece.
Washington 9, GAMP 7
Will McFillin walked none and struck out eight while toughing out an eight-hitter. After moving to shortstop, he had to return to the mound after GAMP touched a reliever for three runs. A whiff ended it. Nick Romaninsky went 3-for-4 with two RBI and Gavino Rodriguez bagged three RBI. GAMP's Dom Raia went 3-for-4 with one RBI.
Northeast 14, Esperanza 1
Tim Freiling included a three-run homer while going 2-for-2 with four RBI. Lance Lempert pitched four of the five innings. Lempert, Brian Susten and Josh "Pudge" Rivera thirded six RBI. Carlos Gil posted Esperanza's RBI.
Doubleheader at La Salle University
Northeast 11, Washington 1 (5 inn.)
Jose Delgado started an eight-run first with a triple and capped it with another three-bagger; this one was good for two RBI. Overall, Josh "Pudge" Rivera and Mike Stampone bagged two RBI apiece while Brian Susten pitched a four-hitter with eight strikeouts. Losing pitcher Aaron Wilmer went 2-for-2 with a double and walk.
Central 14, Frankford 9
Steve Schall toughed out a 12-hitter and went 2-for-4 with a double, sac fly and three RBI as the Lancers halted Frankford's bid to win a sixth title in seven seasons (and seventh of the decade). Brian Burkett, wearing glasses because an eye infection forced him to go without contacts, went 3-for-4 with three RBI. Zack King also posted three RBI. For Frankford, Dominican import Wander Nunez, using a wooden bat, launched a pair of solo homers over the 25-foot fence -- one to left-center (about two-thirds of the way from the leftfield line to dead centerfield) and another to straightaway left.
(To Determine Finals Opponent for GAMP)
Masterman 7, Boys' Latin 2
Tyler Hunt allowed two hits while Nate Vahedi (triple) and David Ashbridge scored two runs apiece.
GAMP 3, Masterman 2
Dom Raia twirled a no-hitter with eight strikeouts -- he walked five, plunked two -- and delivered an RBI single. Joe Coppola's two-run single erased a 2-1 deficit in the third. Masterman scored two in the first on a walk, HBP, wild pitch and two-run infield error.
Prep Charter 11, Randolph 1
Mike Borelli fanned six in three innings and went 3-for-4 with a double. Carmen DeCarlo added two hits, including a triple, and two RBI.
Saul 14, Eng. and Science 1
Tyler Esbensen (three innings) and Tyler Calvitti did the pitching in the five-inning game. Esbensen added a homer, four RBI. Ryan Zamorski had a triple, two RBI.
Swenson 4, Bracetti 3
In the home sixth, Javier Sanchez' two-out single scored James Holland and Josh Durkin to help Jeff Durkin earn the win.
Phila. Academy 16, Franklin 1
Jorge Martinez allowed one hit over four innings and Harry Beam went 3-for-3 with a double, triple and five RBI.
Prep Charter 10, Saul 7
Winner Juwan Jordan went 3-for-3 and scored thrice. Mike Borelli slashed a three-run double and notched the save.
Swenson 12, Phila. Academy 8
Jeff Durkin won in relief (four innings) and slammed an RBI triple in a seven-run visiting seventh. James Holland (RBI double) and Zach Finch (two-run single) also keyed that uprising.
Swenson 16, Prep Charter 10
Winner Josh Durkin went five innings and doubled. Javier Sanchez had two RBI.
Esperanza 7, Swenson 3
Carlos Gil tossed a complete-game two-hitter, struck out 10 and walked two. Luis Santos went 3-for-4 with two runs batted in, Felix Torraca-Dedos added two singles and two RBI and Franklin Mejia chipped in with a single, a double and an RBI.
Roxborough 14, Furness 2
Andrew Shields pitched a six-inning four-hitter with eight Ks while receiving strong support from Chris Flannery (4-for-4, four RBI, double, three-run homer to end it) and Dareohn Gunter (4-for-4, double, three runs scored).
Phila. Electrical 9, Bok 0
Frosh Tom Hicks mowed down 15 and walked two in a four-hitter, Steve McCollum doubled en route to three RBI and Joe Piacentini scored three times.
Phila. Electric 6, Roxborough 1
Chuck Fitzgerald got the win and Matt Foley doubled twice as the Chargers earned a visit to Franklin Towne for the Pub AAA title and a spot in the overall playoffs.
Franklin Towne 4, Philadelphia Electrical 1
Ryan Kubacki pitched all seven innings, held the Chargers to a lone single, struck out seven and walked two. Kevin Racek and Tim Hart combined for three RBI. Chuck Fitzgerald pitched five innings and struck out 10 while walking five and collected Philadelphia Electrical’s only hit in the fourth inning.
Germantown 8, Fels 7 (8 inn.)
O'Shane "O'Daddy/Bolt" Black fanned three in his one relief inning and gave himself the win in the home eighth by singling home Shaquille Graham and Manny Castellanos. Khary Redmond allowed just three hits and fanned eight in the first seven frames, though he walked nine. In the visiting eighth, Christian Zayas doubled and came around on a passed ball.
Washington 15, Overbrook 0
Aaron Wilmer pitched a three-inning perfect game with seven strikeouts; the other outs came on a fly and grounder. Frosh Jake Wright turned two doubles and a triple into three RBI.
Frankford 9, Kensington 4
Winning pitcher Israel Arroyo-Diaz went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and as many runs scored. Augusto Ortega went 3-for-3 with two RBI.
Northeast 9, Olney 4
Tyler Layfield fanned six in a seven-hitter. The Vikings bagged just four hits. One was Nelson Coronado's two-run single.
Edison 18, Lincoln 2
Fresh off forfeiting 10 wins for using an over-age player, and dropping from the fourth to sixth seed at 0-16, the Owls cruised. Winner Gonzalo Lebron bagged five RBI, Brian Santiago hammered a three-run triple and Chris Lopez' three-RBI outing included a two-run double.
Central 12, Germantown 2
Pete Rowe pitched a six-inning one-hitter with 11 strikeouts and one walk; O'Shane "O'Daddy/Bolt" Black doubled in the third. Mike Cavallaro broke a 1-1 tie with a grand slam off the small fence high atop the cement wall in dead center at Central's field. Mark Gervasi ended it in the sixth with a two-run single.
Washington 12, Esperanza 2 (6 inn.)
Aaron Wilmer went 3-for-4 with two RBI and as many runs scored, and his best shot was a two-run homer to dead centerfield. Dean Grande also had three hits, two ribbies. Tom Marano (two hits in 4 1/3 innings) and Dan Meade (also two RBI) did the mound work. Luis Santos had both RBI for the Toros.
Frankford 6, Franklin Towne 1
Edimil Brito's RBI single made it 2-1 in the home third while a two-run fifth featured a successful squeeze by winning pitcher Brandon Gonzalez and an RBI single by Francisco Bonilla (3-for-3). Gonzalez yielded nine hits and struck out just three, but his teammates played errorless ball.
GAMP 11, Northeast 3
Jimmy Coin went 2-for-3 with four RBI, Dom Raia went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI and Anthony DiVincenzo fanned six while allowing eight hits. Luis Contreras managed two hits for the Vikings, who failed to advance to the semis for the first time since 2001.
Central 14, Edison 3 (5 inn.)
Central scored five runs in the first inning, then exploded for seven more in the second as Kevin Pfeifer provided the highlight with a grand slam to center. The Lancers scored their runs on just seven hits. Pete Rowe pitched three no-hit innings and Pfeifer fanned two in one relief frame. Edison's Joshua Fontanez collected two hits.
Doubleheader at La Salle University
Frankford 7, Washington 0
Soph righthander Omar Cruz picked a great time to twirl his first career shutout. He fanned five in a four-hitter and the Pioneers played error-free defense. Ricky Alvarez (single) and Brandon Gonzalez (double) stroked hits worth two runs apiece in a six-run second. Augusto Ortega went 3-for-4 with a walk, two steals and two runs scored. Harrison Leal, who arrived in the third inning after attending a funeral, had Washington's only extra-base hit, a double. In the seventh, the 5-2 3/4, 121-pound Alvarez, the No. 9 hitter, became one of the smallest players in world baseball history to receive an intentional walk. Up next was Ortega. He swung at the first pitch and pounded into a doubleplay, thus ending the inning.
Central 6, GAMP 3: Pete Rowe pitched two-hit, one-run ball over the final four innings to gain the win, in relief of Kevin Pfeifer, and Mike Cavallaro lashed a pair of RBI singles. Dan Quinn and Mark Gervasi also bagged two hits apiece, as did losing pitcher Dom Raia (one was a triple). Central suffered a late-game blow when Pfeifer, incorrectly called out (according to still pics culled from a video) on a close play at first base, was ejected after slamming his helmet and raging at ump Jim Carpino, "Are you kidding me?!" The dismissal made him ineligible for the championship game.
Masterman 2, GAMP 0
David Ashbridge pitched a three-hitter with seven strikeouts to outduel Dom Raia (six-hitter, 15 Ks). Joey Powell went 2-for-3 with a walk, RBI (sixth inning; infield single), two steals and a run scored (first inning; on an error). Chris Woods went 2-for-3 with a double. For visiting GAMP, Tyler Criniti's single was one of only two balls to leave the infield. This also served as the District 12 championship game.
Bracetti 13, Saul 6
Javier Surillo went 4-for-4 with a double, solo homer and five RBI. Kelvin Sabastro got the win.
Prep Charter 15, Straw. Mansion 0
Mike Borelli slammed a two-run homer and fanned five over the final two innings in this three-frame game. Carmen DeCarlo and Michael "Beef" Sandefur halved four hits, six RBI.
Bok 16, Del-Val 9
Steve Ross whiffed 13 in five innings, including 11 of the last 12 batters he faced, and Derek Gregg homered. D-V's Tim DiFore poled a grand slam en route to five RBI.
Phila. Academy 10, Science Lead. 0 (5 inn.)
Travis Zink fanned four in a two-hitter while Chris Ropars and Jim O'Connor halved four hits.
Phila. Academy 7, Bok 4
With PA's field still too messy, this game was moved to Bok. Brian Walsh allowed five hits, struck out 12 and became a winner when Chris Maguire's two-run double highlighted a four-run "home" sixth. Chris Ropars went 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored.
Prep Charter 4, Bracetti 2
Frosh lefty Robert Freer spun a no-hitter with nine Ks and six walks, and Michael "Beef" Sandefur won it with a walkoff, two-run homer.
Prep Charter 17, Phila. Academy 8
Michael "Beef" Sandefur lofted a grand slam to create an 8-8 tie in the fourth. The Huskies broke it with nine in the sixth as Mike Borelli homered twice (two-run, slam) for six of his seven RBI. Borelli also notched the win, fanning nine in five innings over two stints (second inning, then fourth through seventh). The Huskies managed just six hits. For PA, Trevor Newcomb and Travis Zink halved six hits and Newcomb posted more RBI, 3-2.
Esperanza 12, Prep Charter 5
En route to falling into a 5-2 hole, the Toros committed SIX errors in the second inning. The only senior starter, righthander Felix Torraca-Dedos, maintained his cool and wound up contributing two hits to an eight-run, fifth-inning outburst -- leadoff single and a ground-rule homer high into the trees fronting the cemetery beyond leftfield at Front and Erie. It was his first career dinger. Torraca-Dedos went the distance, allowing six hits and -- you guessed it -- no earned runs. One of Jovanny Zavala's two doubles plated two runs. Aderly Perez went 3-for-4 with three RBI. Michael "Beef" Sandefur posted PC's lone RBI.
Franklin 15, Furness 2
Khalil Coles pitched a five-inning two-hitter with 12 strikeouts and two walks and Chris Sullivan crushed a grand slam.
Phila. Electrical 11, Franklin 0 (5 inn.)
Soph righthander Danny LaPorte, normally the catcher, pitched a one-hitter (Chris Sullivan's bloop single in the fourth) and Frank Perez' four-RBI day included a three-run homer. Chuck Fitzgerald added two hits, two RBI.
Bodine 4, Franklin LC 2
Kyle Lewis (also 2-for-3) pitched a seven-hitter with 15 strikeouts and two walks. Roberto Marrero doubled twice for one RBI.
Swenson 4, Boys' Latin 3
Josh Durkin fanned nine in three innings, then yielded to his brother Jeff; both were suffering from 101-degree fevers. In the home seventh, Hakeem Pearson hit a two-out double and Zach Finch's single brought him home.
Roxborough 18, Southern 3 (3 inn.)
Frank LeGrady turned three singles into six RBI, Dareohn Gunther doubled en route to four and Mike Maisch homered. Ralph Martinez (one inning) and John Spinks did the pitching.
Phila. Electric 8, Bodine 2
Tommy Hicks, a lefthanded catcher, threw out three basestealers and launched a two-run homer. Chuck Fitzgerald had an RBI triple and Danny LaPorte scattered six hits.
Roxborough 8, Swenson 6
John Spinks (double) and Frank LeGrady posted two RBI each and Ralph Martinez allowed seven hits. The Indians broke a 6-6 tie with two in the home sixth. Swenson's Josh Durkin tripled.
Phila. Electrical 18, Roxborough 8 (5 inn.)
Steve McCollum went 4-for-4 with four RBI, Tommy Hicks doubled and tripled for three RBI and Chuck Fitzgerald got the win. The Chargers posted 10 runs in the fifth and Danny LaPorte's RBI single ended it.
Franklin Towne 14, Phila. Electrical 8
The Coyotes battled back from deficits of 7-0 (first inning) and 8-1 (third) as the first four batters combined to score 13 runs and the first six notched all but one of the RBI. Cleanup hitter Aron Litostanski went 3-for-5 with a double and four RBI. Markus Malave turned two hits and two walks into four runs scored with the help of four stolen bases. Angel Lazu posted two singles, a walk, two steals, two RBI and three runs scored and George Klein had identical stats! Tyler Landis (two RBI) and Matt Kubacki (3-for-3, walk, two doubles, three RBI) completed the assault. Damian Padilla, pitcher No. 3, worked the last four innings, allowing one hit and a walk while striking out six. Losing pitcher Tommy Hicks went 3-for-4 with an RBI double.
Germantown 15, Overbrook 10
Khary Redmond left the mound after three innings with a no-hitter, then returned in the seventh en route to an eight-whiff one-hitter. He also posted a double and homer for two RBI. Kendall Stewart doubled en route to two RBI. Overbrook's Shafeeq Coleman went 3-for-5 with two ribbies.
Fels 16, Mastbaum 1 (4 inn.)
Eliantonio Martinez (three innings) and Luis Baez-Roman did the pitching. They halved four RBI while Michael Moya (3-for-4, double) managed three.
Washington 12, Olney 1
Dan Meade fanned 10 in a five-inning two-hitter while Dean Grande (two) and Dan Yost combined for three two-run doubles.
Frankford 11, Germantown 1 (5 inn.)
Augusto Ortega went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI to make Hector Cerda a winner.
Northeast 10, Lincoln 9
With two away and the bases loaded in the home seventh, the Vikings won it on a dropped flyball (off the bat of Steve Martinez). John Alford went 1.2 innings to win in relief. Luis Contreras collected two hits, two walks and six steals, including one of home.
Central 12, Fels 2
Pete Rowe (four innings) and Mike Cavallaro did the pitching. Cavallaro (three hits), Ryan Dydak and Anthony DeVito (two apiece) thirded nine RBI.
Edison 8, Kensington 3
Johnny Pagan whiffed 13 in five innings and Felipe Montalvo went 2-for-3 with two RBI and as many runs scored.
At Home Fields
Edison 9, Masterman 0
Nate Coronado, a star shortstop making his first lifetime pitching start, allowed just one hit in five innings and struck out 10 as the Owls won a quarterfinal for the first time in 20 attempts, dating back to 1978. His brother, Nelson, also experienced a lifetime first: an inside-the-park homer (worth two runs). Martin Nolasco had a two-run single. Due to injuries and a previously scheduled family trip for the starting second baseman, Masterman suited just nine players (one, coming off shoulder miseries, was making his first appearance of the season) and committed the same number of errors. The lone hit, a groundball single to center, was delivered in the first inning by cleanup batter David Ashbridge.
Washington 11, Esperanza 4
Dan Meade and Bryan Reiss homered, No. 9 hitter John Santos posted three RBI and winning pitcher Tom Marano (four innings; Meade finished up) went 3-for-4 with one RBI. Esperanza's Jeffrey Escolatico lofted two sac flies.
Central 15, Franklin Towne 2 (5 inn.)
The 3-4-5 hitters, Pete Rowe (triple), Mark Gervasi and Gabe Buchanan (double), thirded nine RBI as the Lancers experienced minimal stress. Mike Cavallaro (three innings) and Rowe did the pitching. Rowe and Dan Quinn (3-for-3, double) scored four runs apiece. Markus Malave and Angel Lazu managed RBI for Towne.
Frankford 17, Northeast 0 (3 inn.)
Israel Diaz (three-run) and Ricardo Calcano (two-run) slugged homers and winning pitcher Omar Cruz (3-for-3, three RBI) bagged a pair of RBI singles in an 11-run second. The Pioneers batted just twice.
Doubleheader at Ashburn Field
Frankford 9, Central 3
Lefty Hector Cerda took a shutout into the seventh, then needed last-out assistance from Brandon Gonzalez as the Pioneers earned a title-game visit for the eighth time in nine years. Central committed six errors and only three of Frankford's runs were earned. Soph Kevin Montero went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI. Ricky Alvarez (three) and Cerda (two) stole multiple bases. Central's seventh inning rally included RBI hits by Mike Cavallaro (triple) and Pete Rowe (double).
Edison 15, Washington 8
Nate Coronado went 3-for-4 with a double, two homers (both over the leftfield fence) and four RBI as the Owls (nee Inventors) advanced to a final for the first time in the program's 55-year history. His brother, Nelson, pitched two perfect relief innings and fanned all six batters. Starter Johnny Pagan struck out seven in four frames. Edison's first three batters, Joshua Fontanez and the Coronados, combined for eight hits and 10 runs scored. For Washington, Dean Grande went 3-for-4 and his two-run single created a 6-6 tie in the fourth. Edison had lost four times in semis, dating back to an era when only the champs of four divisions, based on geography, advanced to the playoffs.
(Included D-I Entrant)
GAMP 4, MaST Charter 3
Tyler Criniti was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th and Jake Kurtz trotted home with the winning run. Criniti got the win in relief.
Masterman 15, Lamberton 0
Nate Vahedi hit a home run in the 3rd and finished 4-for-4 with 3 RBI. Augie Legido went 2-for-4, drove in 4 runs and whiffed 7 for the win.
GAMP 2, Masterman 1
Jake Kurtz fired a one-hitter with 10 Ks and two walks while Desmond Drummond and Tyler Criniti scored first inning runs on an error. Masterman's Nate Vahedi also fanned 10.
Phila. Academy 10, Saul 9
In the home seventh, two walks and a single loaded the bases and Eric Heisler won it with a two-run single. Travis Zink pitched two relief innings to post the W and went 4-for-4 with two RBI.
Prep Charter 9, Del-Val 0
The Huskies stormed to seven runs in the first two innings to make things easy for Pete Piccoli.
Esperanza 16, Science Lead. 4
Jamuel Cruz singled and doubled en route to five RBI while Giovanni Zavala crunched a three-run homer. Yamil Morera got the win.
Bracetti 5, Bok 4
Angel Figueroa scored on a passed ball in the sixth to snap a 4-4 tie and make Kelvin Sabastro a winner. Anthony Vega and Ismael Lopez tripled for the winners.
Prep Charter 10, Phila. Academy 4
Pete Piccoli whiffed 13 in six innings of four-hit, one-run ball while Justin Bocelli and Christian Coppola had matching stats (single, double, two runs scored). Keegan McKoskey, Frank Suppa and Sal Convento all lofted sac flies to right. Jorge Martinez had a double and two RBI for PA.
Esperanza 14, Bracetti 3
Pitcher Giovanni Victoria was 3-for-3 with a three-run double in a six-run first. Jamuel Cruz smacked a two-run homer en route to three RBI.
Esperanza 10, Prep Charter 7
Ralphy Ramos struck out seven while toughing out an eight-hitter and Jamuel Cruz contributed a two-run double to a three-run second, providing a 6-4 lead.
Eng. and Science 7, Roxborough 5
Dougie Williams allowed six hits and whiffed the final two batters with the tying runs on base as the Engineers (tied for fifth in C) pulled the big upset over the Indians (tied for second in B). January "Hot Dog" Llaverias had two RBI and Scott Ervin's ringing double started a four-run fifth. In five relief innings, Roxborough's Ralph Martinez fanned 10.
Franklin Towne 10, Univ. City 0
Tim Hart spun a five-inning no-hitter with 15 punchouts, one walk and two hit batsmen while Chris Hartman cracked a two-run triple.
Phila. Electric 9, Boys' Latin 2
Ray Guinther pitched shutout ball over six innings and James Saunders went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI.
Swenson 4, Franklin 3
Mike Amodei allowed four hits, two walks and no earned runs while striking out 13, thus outdueling Khalil Coles (nine Ks in seven frames). The Lions scored three in the home fifth, making it 4-3, as Josh Durkin's two-run single tied the score and John Fox' RBI single untied it.
Phila. Elec. 13, Eng. and Science 3 (5 inn.)
Danny LaPorte went the distance and had two hits, three RBI. Thomas Hicks doubled twice for two RBI.
Swenson 7, Franklin Towne 4 (9 inn.)
Josh Durkin singled in the winning run with two outs in the visiting ninth. Freshman Brian Nieves had three hits and scored twice while Zach Finch went 2-for-4 with 4 RBI. John Fox went the distance, allowing six hits and two earned runs.
Phila. Elec. 7, Swenson 5
After the teams played error-free ball for nine half-innings, PE scored six runs in the home fifth with the help of four miscues. Elliot Castillo's two-run double was the lone hit in the uprising, which broke a 1-1 tie. Ray Guinther went the distance, posting three of his nine whiffs in the seventh. Swenson's Brian Nieves had a two-run single.
Washington 10, Overbrook 3
Jake Wright went 3-for-3, scored twice and drove in 5 runs. Corey Sharp went 4-for-4 with 3 runs scored. Aaron Keen pitched the first 3 innings.
Central 14, Olney 3
Gabe Buchanan struck out 6 in 4 innings and went 3-for-4 with a double and 3 RBI. Kyle Newcomb (4 RBI) and Tom Benek (2-for-2, 3 RBI) also contributed.
Frankford 15, Bartram 0
Rafael "Omar" Cruz struck out 6 and walked 1 in 3 innings. He also went 2-for-2, scored twice and drove in 2 runs. Augusto "June" Ortega scored 4 times.
Fels 6, Edison 2
Michael Moya hit a grand slam in the visiting 7th and finished 2-for-3. Eliantonio Martinez went 2-for-4 and struck out 11 batters in 7 innings.
Lincoln 9, Northeast 6
With 2 outs 2 strikes in the 3rd, Jairo Bautista hit a 2-run homer. Dylan Burke drove in 2 runs and struck out 5.
Washington 11, Esperanza 6
Mike Honick went 3-for-4 with a walk and four RBI and Ian Dougherty smacked a two-run double to fuel a five-run sixth. Dean Grande had an RBI single, scored twice and gunned down two basestealers. Aaron Keen went four innings. Esperanza's Franklyn Mejia launched a three-run homer.
Frankford 11, Phila. Elec. 1 (6 inn.)
Ramon Rosario fanned six in 4.1 innings and went 2-for-4 with a triple, homer and three RBI. Kevin Montero added two hits and as many RBI.
GAMP 9, Lincoln 3
The Pioneers managed just one earned run and Tyler Criniti reached base four times without collecting a hit. Desmond Drummond (five innings) and Criniti did the pitching.
Central 10, Fels 0 (5 inn.)
Mike Cavallaro stroked a two-run single en route to three RBI, Ryan Dydak added two steals to three hits and Anthony DeVito turned two hits into a like number of RBI. Christian Walsh allowed four hits, dismissed seven.
Doubleheader at Ashburn Field
Frankford 11, Washington 1 (6 inn)
Returning from a several-games break caused by the need to help resolve some family issues, Hector Cerda allowed just one hit over five innings and went 2-for-4 with a triple and one RBI in the three spot. Ramon Rosario lined a two-run single in a five-run first and Ricky Alvarez circled the bases in the third for an imitation “grand slam.” The play should have gone for a two-run single. Cerda cracked a one-run triple in the sixth and scored, after two intentional walks, on a single by Rafael “Omar” Cruz over the head of the drawn-in leftfielder. Ian Dougherty singled in Washington’s run.
GAMP 9, Central 7
Soph Jake Kurtz toughed out a 134-pitch, 11-hit, six-walk outing and did not record his lone strikeout until the seventh. Nonetheless, he held Central scoreless over the last three innings while his teammates were erupting for seven runs to rally from a 7-2 deficit. In a five-run sixth, which made it 8-7, Nick Carine (2-for-4, three RBI) thumped a two-run double to tie the score and Desmond Drummond (3-for-3) raced home on a wild pitch. The Lancers regained momentum in the bottom half as Tom Benek doubled. However, pinch-runner Michael Duson was tagged out at third by Drummond after falling for a fake pickoff play by Kurtz. That exact same scenario had doomed Central in the 1986 final. Gabe Buchanan led Central’s batters with a 4-for-5 performance while Benek went 3-for-4 with two RBI.
Furness 17, Bartram 2
Agustin Gil pitched a four-inning one-hitter and posted a double, triple and homer for the second consecutive game.
CLASS AAAA QUARTERFINALS
Olney 6, Central 4
Yeudy Castro contributed a double, three steals and a great play at shortstop as the Division C squad trumped an A representative. Roberto Sanchez added two hits, including a double. Anjeuris Morales got the win. Central had reached the overall Pub semis for 10 consecutive seasons.
Frankford 4, Edison 3
The host Pioneers overcame a 3-1 deficit with one in the sixth and two in the seventh. Those last two runs, making Carlos Ramirez a winner, scored on an error and Tim DiGiorgio's single to left-center over a five-man infield. Edison's Raimy Amparo homered.
Northeast 3, Lincoln 1
Shahir Gates outdueled Dylan Burke and helped himself with a double. Khalil Taylor's RBI double keyed a two-run visiting seventh, breaking a 1-1 tie.
Washington 9, Furness 2
Aaron Keen struck out seven in six innings, Jake Wright posted a double, triple and RBI while scoring three runs and Scott Siley lashed a two-run double in a four-run fourth that erased a 5-3 deficit.
CLASS AAA QUARTERFINALS
Franklin Towne 15, King 0
The first attempt to play this game was postponed after King's bus driver dropped off the team at Mastbaum's field. After this one ended at 5:10, the Cougars had to wait until 6:10 before the bus finally showed up to take them home. Tim Hart and Damian Padilla pitched two innings apiece of no-hit ball (there were walks) and Chris Hartman homered.
Swenson 3, Bodine 2
Gio Cortez' single through the right side scored Carlos Bahamundi in the home seventh (it began 2-2), giving Swenson a dramatic win in the first round of the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year. Josh Bittner fanned nine. Bodine's Nick Cammisa managed eight Ks.
Phila. Electrical 8, Boys' Latin 7
Danny LaPorte got the win, thanks to a three-run home seventh. Rob Payne's single scored one run. The last two scored on a fielder's choice off LaPorte's bat.
Franklin 14, Eng. and Science 2
Emmanuel Young fanned seven and twirled no-hit ball over three innings in the five-frame affair (E&S managed one hit) while adding a double and triple for two RBI.
CLASS AA FIRST ROUND
Bracetti 18, Roxborough 8
Kelvin Sabastro doubled twice en route to four RBI while Jose Escalera went 4-for-5 with a triple and four RBI. Jorge Quinones got the win.
MaST Charter (D-I) 12, Phila. Academy 2
Bryan Kaelin went the distance and Harry Hancock went 3-for-5 with a double and six RBI.
Esperanza 15, Univ. City 0
Jamuel Cruz pitched a four-inning no-hitter with seven whiffs (also two walks, one HBP) and went 3-for-3 with a triple and four RBI. UC, set to close in June, had gone perfect in league play (12-0) for the first time in the school's 40 seasons.
CLASS A SEMIFINALS
GAMP 15, Saul 0
Joe Brinkman pitched a three-inning one-hitter with five strikeouts. The hitting stars were Jeff Bonvicin (3-for-3, double, four RBI), Ben Leggerie (3-for-3, double, two RBI), Jeremy Castellanos (three RBI), Jacob Kurtz (two-run single) and Dylan Anderson (2-for-2, walk, double). The score reached 18-0 before the umps realized the game should have ended three batters earlier. Kurtz had to relinquish a two-run double.
Masterman 17, Rush 2
Greg Whitehorn worked the first three frames in this four-inning tilt. Jack Christmas went 3-for-3 with four RBI while Joey Powell went 2-for-4 with three RBI.
CLASS AAAA SEMIFINALS
Washington 13, Northeast 3
Jake Wright went 3-for-3 with a grand slam and four runs scored to back Sean Kearney (two innings) and Roger Hanson (three). Corey Sharp and Scott Siley added doubles.
Frankford 9, Olney 6
Carlos Ramirez got the win and Eduardo "Cheese" Sanchez, as the second closer, fanned three guys to register the save. He also went 2-for-4 with two RBI.
CLASS AAA SEMIFINALS
Franklin Towne 6, Swenson 0
Stephen Callahan twirled a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts and no walks while Zackery Beltran delivered a three-run single in a five-run home fifth.
Franklin 10, Phila. Electrical 8
The Electrons scored seven runs in the home sixth to wipe out an 8-3 deficit. Three walks and two HBPs helped and Julian Aponte's RBI single made it 9-8. Emmanuel Young went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI. Khalil Coles pitched the final 5.2 innings, fanning nine.
CLASS AA SEMIFINALS
Esperanza 7, MaST Charter 6
The Toros scored seven in the first -- Yamil Morera's two-run single was the capper -- and then held on. Morera pitched the first four innings, then Gio Victoria was perfect in the fifth through seventh.
Prep Charter 11, Bracetti 3
Frank Suppa allowed one hit over 4.1 innings and Michael Lyons went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored.
(ALSO CLASSIFICATION FINALS)
Frankford 7, Washington 4
One day before he'd play quarterback in the City All-Star Classic, lefty Tim DiGiorgio got the win with three innings of no-hit, six-K relief. Kidanny Cumba went 3-for-4 with three runs scored while Chafil Alvarez added two hits, one RBI. For Washington, which owned a 4-1 lead after three innings, Chase Alexander (two-run single) and Corey Sharp (RBI double) rapped big hits.
Franklin Towne 10, Franklin 3
Tim Hart fanned 10 in four, one-hit innings and went 3-for-4 with three steals and two runs scored. Frosh Zackery Beltran had the only hits in a six-run fourth, a triple to start it and a two-run single. Franklin's Jose Santiago slammed a two-run double.
Prep Charter 5, Esperanza 1
Peter Piccoli spun a three-hitter with 11 punchouts in a game that required just 83 minutes. Joe Suppa went 2-for-3 with one RBI and two runs scored. Piccoli and Lyons added RBI.
GAMP 5, Masterman 4
Jacob Kurtz allowed six hits and mowed down 11 and Vincent Clark drove home the run that made it 5-3 in the visiting fifth. Jeremy Castellanos doubled for GAMP, as did Masterman's Joey Powell and Jack Christmas.
Doubleheader at Ashburn Field
Frankford 3, Prep Charter 2
Carlos Ramirez pitched a five-hitter and forced the Huskies to strand four guys in the last two innings. Shortstop Kidanny Cumba bagged his sixth assist on a game-ending doubleplay. Kevin Montero had Frankford's lone RBI on a first-inning single. In the fourth, Chagito Almodovar scored on an error to break a 2-2 tie. For PC, Steven Miraglia singled for one RBI and sub Kyon Anderson (double) managed the game's only extra-base hit. Frankford coach Juan Namnun wore No. 19 in honor of star outfielder Edwin "Tito" Rohena ('09), who'd died three days earlier in a motorcycle accident.
Franklin Towne 4, GAMP 2
Tim Hart, having pitched four, one-hit, 10-K innings on Friday, spun a no-hitter with another 10 whiffs. He walked four, plunked one and helped himself with a sac fly and two-run double for three RBI. GAMP scored two in the first on a throwing error.
CLASS AA PRELIMS
Tacony 15, Del-Val 3 (6 inn.)
The first-year Pub member stormed to playoff victory No. 1 as Jeremiah Alston went 3-for-5 with three RBI and Eli Crespo smacked a three-run double. Matt Bilotti whiffed nine in a six-inning three-hitter.
Science Lead. 16, Freire 1 (3 inn.)
The offense was led by Jeff Schwartz (five RBI) and Kevin Williams (three); each went 3-for-3 with a double and triple. Ethan Reese and Kevin Courtney combined for a three-inning one-hitter along with seven strikeouts.
CLASS AAAA QUARTERFINALS
Washington 15, Southern 0 (3 inn.)
Ed Tingle allowed two hits and went 3-for-3 with a double and four RBI. Team favorite Luke Wright made an appearance and stroked an RBI single.
Edison 5, Frankford 3
One week earlier, the Owls ended a losing streak against Frankford that had covered 26 meetings, including four playoffs, dating back to '99. This time, Freddie Martinez' two-run single broke a 3-3 tie in the visiting sixth and Michael Garcia got the win in relief of his brother, Ismael, who started his stint by forcing Frankford to strand two runners in scoring position in the fifth.
Central 9, Northeast 0
Frosh Danny Holdsman (five innings) and Louis Lobron teamed for a three-hitter while Kyle Rosenberg turned a double and triple into three RBI.
Olney 6, Lincoln 5
The Trojans won it with two in the visiting seventh. Ray Cedano doubled home the tying run and his courtesy runner, Ricky Alicea, scored on a steal/overthrow combo. Jamuel Cruz went 3-for-4. Julio Sierra earned the W.
CLASS AAA QUARTERFINALS
Boys' Latin 4, Bodine 0
Tyler McColley had two hits and as many RBI. McColley also had one of Boys' Latin's four doubles. Antonio Harris tossed a shutout and struck out 11.
Franklin Towne 2, New Foundations 1
Freshman Eric Sanchez pitched a three-hitter while fanning seven and walking three. Zack Beltran went 2-for-3 and Rob Henry's sac fly provided a 2-0 lead in the fourth.
Swenson 4, Mastbaum 3 (8 inn.)
Juawan Reed hit a walkoff single to score Brian Nieves and give the Lions a one-run, first-playoff win for the fifth consecutive year. This was the fourth with a 4-3 score. The score in '13 was 3-2. Only in '12 (the fifth) did the Lions not score the winning run in the final inning. David Fred forced extras with a two-out RBI single in the seventh. Josh Bittner pitched five shutout innings in relief to earn the win.
King 16, Franklin 4
Ahmad Hall-Lear cracked a three-run double to support Isaiah Gregory. Clinton Hickson and Demetrius Smith contributed multiple hits/RBI.
CLASS AA QUARTERFINALS
Phila. Academy 10, Tacony 4
Soph Shawn Hayes went 4-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored. Travis Zink enjoyed getting eight runs of support in the first two innings.
Prep Charter 12, Science Lead. 1 (5 inn.)
Chris Coppola went 3-for-3 with three singles, Michael Torres was 2-for-2 with two runs scored and Dean D'Angelo homered in support of Rob Freer.
Bracetti 19, Roxborough 6
Bracetti took advantage of 12 errors. Winner Kelvin Sabastro also doubled. Ricardo Alvarado and Onesimo Bocket each doubled for Bracetti.
MaST 7, Esperanza 0
Forfeit. A recent Prep Charter-Esperanza regular season game ended with a benches-clearing episode. The umps gave each squad a "team forfeit," meaning they'd have to forfeit their next game. PC had one game remaining prior to the start of the playoffs and, after forfeiting that one, was allowed to participate in today's playoffs. Esperanza did not have another pre-playoff game remaining and, thus, lost this one by forfeit. MaST competes in a suburban league, but is inside the city limits and competes in the Pub playoffs.
CLASS AAAA SEMIFINALS
Central 6, Olney 3
At Central, Tyler Barreto got the scoring started with a two-run double in the first. Anthony DeVito struck out 10 and allowed two earned runs in a complete game. DeVito also had a two-run single in the first.
Washington 8, Edison 4
Roger Hanson gave up three hits and struck out 11 for the host Eagles, who rallied for seven runs in the sixth to erase a 4-1 deficit. There were no hitting heroics; Edison struggled mightily in the field.
CLASS AAA SEMIFINALS
Boys' Latin 10, King 3
At 22nd and Pennsylvania, Darron Mitchell and Andrew Crittle each belted two-run homers while Asa James fanned nine over 5 2/3 innings.
Franklin Towne 10, Swenson 0
At FT, Christian Diaz (seven Ks) and Steve Callahan (2-for-2, four RBI) went three and two innings, respectively.
CLASS AA SEMIFINALS
Phila. Academy 9, Bracetti 5
At PA, Dylan Prendergast went 4-for-4 with a double and triple while scoring three times. Travis Zink doubled twice and Eric Heisler claimed the win.
Prep Charter 7, MaST Charter 0
At PC, Rob Freer pitched 4 2/3 innings of scoreless ball with seven strikeouts.
CLASS A SEMIFINALS
GAMP 15, Rush 2
Dylan Anderson smacked two hits and drove in three runs for the hosts. Winning pitcher Matt Ventus and Jacob Kurtz each knocked in two runs.
Masterman 11, Saul 1
Greg Whitehorn had two hits, including a double, and a pair of RBI. John Pizzolla got the six-inning win.
CLASS AAAA FINAL
Washington 9, Central 8
A gassed Eddie Tingle allowed three runs in the visiting seventh, but induced a popup to end it with runners on first and second. The Eagles scored three apiece in the third, fourth and fifth. Roger Hanson clubbed a two-run homer to left-center and Ishmael Bracy went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI. For Central, KJ McFarlane notched a trio of RBI doubles.
CLASS AAA FINAL
At Ashburn Field
Franklin Towne 11, Boys' Latin 1 (5 inn.)
Rob Henry went 2-for-2 with two RBI and as many walks and three runs scored. Steve Callahan's RBI double sent everyone home two innings early while soph righty Christian Diaz spun a one-hitter -- Jahlil Gregg's second-inning double -- with six strikeouts.
CLASS AA FINAL
At Phila. Academy
Phila. Academy 9, Prep Charter 5
Soph Shane McGrody went 3-for-4 and scored two runs while classmate Shawn Hayes added two hits, two RBI. Travis Zink notched the win.
CLASS A FINAL
At Ashburn Field
Masterman 5, GAMP 4
Nick Vicoli stroked a two-run double to ignite a five-run second; Greg Whitehorn added an RBI double. Frosh Liam Shanahan, a lefthanded shortstop, went 3-for-3 with two RBI and pitched a perfect seventh (two Ks) to save Whitehorn's win. GAMP's Matt Ventus went 2-for-3 with one RBI and Jacob Kurtz pitched shutout ball over the last five frames (nine whiffs).
Doubleheader at Ashburn Field
Washington 6, Masterman 2
Eddie Tingle and Chase Alexander posted two-run singles in a five-run third and Roger Hanson had nine strikeouts in a six-hitter as Washington advanced to the final for the first time since '99. Masterman's Greg Whitehorn bagged two hits.
Franklin Towne 10, Phila. Academy 2
Phil Gilchrist stroked a two-run single in four-run fourth as the Coyotes upped their lead to 7-2. Zack Beltran and Matt Schlernitzauer collected two hits apiece, as did PA's Anthony Pickens and Tim Zink. Steve Callahan went five innings for the win.
(No Breakdown by Classifications)
Franklin 4, Rush 3
Christian Torres went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Odalis Estevez-Rodriguez struck out 12 in a three-hitter.
Furness 10, Saul 9
Marshall Drummond had four hits, including a walk-off RBI single. He finished with three RBI and a run scored.
Kensington 12, Future 9
Jason Morrillo hit a home run to lead off the bottom of the sixth.
Bracetti 3, Southern 2
Miguel Cintron struck out nine in a no-hitter.
Maritime 4, Roxborough 3
Julio Ramos whiffed 13 in a three-hitter.
King 12, String Theory 2
Ahmad Hall went 2-for-2 and Frank Wilburn cracked a solo homer.
Mastbaum 15, Franklin LC 0
Daniel Martinez went 2-for-3 with five RBI while Adonis Sabian went 2-for-3 with three RBI.
Science Leadership 7, Bodine 1
Benjamin Simon struck out 11 in a one-hitter. Lukas Supovitz-Aznar went 2 for 4 with three RBI.
Boys' Latin 2, Kensington 1
Asa James struck out seven in a three-hitter. Tyler McColley went 2-for-3. John Gonzalez struck out five in six innings for Kensington.
Edison 10, Mastbaum 0 (5 inn.)
Nick Herrera struck out six in four innings of three-hit ball. He also went 2-for-3 with a run scored.
GAMP 11, Bracetti 7
Winning pitcher Dylan Anderson went 3-for-5 with three RBI. Matt Ventus went 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored.
MaST 15, Furness 0 (3 inn.)
The Falcons managed one hit. (MaST, a non-member but inside the city limits, was forced into the Pub playoffs by PIAA officials.)
Masterman 6, Franklin 5
Colin Brown went 2-for-2 with two RBI and drove in the go-ahead run on a single with two outs in the home sixth.
Northeast 8, Maritime 1
Jason DeJesus had three strikeouts in three innings of work. Eli Mejia was 2-for-4 with a double, triple and two RBI.
Science Leadership 13, Esperanza 7
Stephen Eager-White went 3-for-3 and scored three runs. Kevin Courtney went 4-for-5 with a double and four RBI. Ijustice Avery went 2-for-5 with a triple, a home run and three RBI. Kevin Williams went 4-for-4 with a double and two RBI.
Swenson 8, King 5
Brian Nieves helped himself with two RBI.
ROUND OF 16
Olney 7, Boys' Latin 1
Kenny Cruz earned the win in four innings on the mound for the hosts. Christian Santos and Giovanni Ortega hit doubles.
Central 5, Edison 3
The Lancers trailed, 3-1, after 4 ½ innings. Sam Green hit a go-ahead single in the bottom of the sixth and Mike Dunson drove in an insurance run with a squeeze bunt. Danny Holdsman struck out 11 in a five-hitter.
Franklin Towne 6, Swenson 1
Kyle Camm went 1-for-2 with a double and two RBI. Phil Gilchrist went 2-for-2 with a walk, an RBI, a walk and two stolen bases. Steve Callahan earned the win.
GAMP 7, Phila. Academy 5
Cesar Quezada stroked three hits and scored four runs to make Matt Ventus a winner. Andrew Ragna added two RBI.
Lincoln 10, Northeast 9 (8 inn.)
Luke Baur had three hits, including an RBI single in the home eighth. Teammate Danilo Burgos tied it with an RBI double in the seventh. Jason Chattley went the distance. Eli Mejia reached him for a double and triple.
MaST Charter 18, Prep Charter 6
The Huskies posted a four-run third.
Washington 2, Masterman 0
Eddie Tingle struck out 10 and finished with a one-hitter; Liam Shanahan cracked a double in the seventh.
Science Leadership 6, Frankford 5
Kevin Williams delivered a go-ahead, two-run single on a line drive up the middle in the visiting sixth. Benjamin Simon earned the win with three no-hit innings of relief. Simon struck out five of the final six hitters he faced. Lukas Supovitz-Aznar went 3-for-4 with two doubles and as many RBI.
Science Leadership 5, Lincoln 3
Each SL player notched a hit. Kevin Courtney went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI. Nick Clark finished with a three-hitter after allowing one safety through six frames. David Baker and Aaron Watson-Sharer halved four hits. For Lincoln, which scored twice in the seventh, James Knotwell tripled.
MaST 4, Central 3
In defeat, the Lancers won the hit contest, 10-8. Kyle Spaulding doubled twice and losing pitcher Kyle Rosenberg tripled.
Franklin Towne 7, GAMP 1
Christian Diaz whiffed 10 in a one-hitter and went 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Olney 8, Washington 2
Joseph Gomez fanned 12. Doubles were lashed by Cesar Loya and Giovanni Ortega.
At 11th and Bigler
MaST 4, Science Leadership 0
SL was limited to three hits. None went for extra bases.
At 7th and Packer
Olney 8, Franklin Towne 6
Cesar Loya fanned seven and went 2-for-3 with one RBI while primarily receiving support from Jeff DeLeon (homer) and Giovanni Ortega (2-for-3, two runs scored). For FT, losing pitcher Steve Callahan and Brenden Beltran doubled.
At 11th and Bigler
Franklin Towne 6, Science Leadership 4
Following the original semis, this game was played to provide Olney an opponent for the final. Reason: MaST was not a Public League member even though PIAA officials forced it to compete in the Pub playoffs. Eric Sanchez went the distance and Brenden Beltran doubled.