Delagol, Tennent slip past Abington
With a number of college scouts on hand to watch the pitching of Chuck Delagol, the hard-throwing, righthanded starter for William Tennent, the star senior did not disappoint the Panthers nor his spectators.
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“Chuck is a horse,” Tennent coach Rick Penecale said. “He gets stronger as the game goes and he battled. He had a tight hip there at the end, but he battled and that’s what we expect out of him.”
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Abington Friends’ Gabby Garza prepares to release a pitch during Friday’s game against Academy New Church.