Daily Times (Primos, PA)
Potts wins pitching duel, Jags nip Fords
Garnet Valley’s bats were silenced in Wednesday’s Central League baseball showdown with Haverford. Fortunately for the Jaguars, they received an excellent start from Jake Potts.
Potts struck out nine Fords and allowed but three hits over five innings, and Matt Marowski notched a two-inning save as Jaguars took a 1-0 decision.
Haverford starter Ryan Brown certainly deserved a better fate. He registered five strikeouts in the complete game loss. Reed Farrell’s RBI in the first inning drove in Drew VanHorn for the only run of the afternoon.
Farrell was 2-for-2 with a walk. VanHorn smacked a double and CJ Wood and Jack Dembeck each went 1-for-2 with a walk. .
Jimmy Wright produced two of Haverford’s four hits. Kyle Heston added a double.
Elsewhere in the
RIDLEY 12, UPPER DARBY 7 » The Green Raiders scored six runs in the first inning and churned out 12 hits on the day. Gavin Severa was 3-for-3 with a triple, two runs scored and five RBIs.
MARPLE NEWTOWN 4, SPRINGFIELD 2 » Greg Impriano went 2-for-2 with an RBI and Jason Anderson and Tommy Lucchesi both delivered run-scoring hits for the Tigers (2-0).
Michael Govan got the win in relief of starter Jimmy Wigo, who punch out five and allowed two hits in 4.2 innings. Mike Hooker added three base knocks, including a double.
Jake Franzini finished 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI for the Royals.
PENNCREST 8, HARRITON 6 » The Lions broke a 6-6 tie in the top of the seventh when they scored two runs off a Rams error.
Kellen Davis was a perfect 4-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and three runs scored for the Lions. Luke Cavanaugh contributed three ribbies and Quentin Perilli was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Christian Reed and Jake Moule also chipped in with RBIs for the Lions.
In the Ches-Mont League:
GREAT VALLEY 12, SUN VALLEY 10 » The Vanguards jumped out to an 8-1 lead in the third inning, but the host Patriots responded with an eight spot in the bottom of the third.
Ikon Jones was 3-for-4 with four runs scored in the losing cause. Vinny Proietti added singled, doubled and drove in three runs. Tyler Davidson rapped two hits and knocked in a run.
Sun Valley ace Brianna Lawson racked up eight strikeouts and supplied three RBIs as the Vanguards trounced Great Valley, 10-0, in Ches-Mont League action.
Hannah Brong and Sarah Powers each collected two RBIs. Lexi Timlin and Abby Doyle had two hits apiece and Hailey Lipka scored three runs for the Vanguards.
In the Central League:
RIDLEY 13, UPPER DARBY 0 » The Green Raiders (3-0) won their third straight behind the excellent pitching of Karlie Cecchini, who recorded eight strikeouts and gave up only one hit in a fiveinning complete game.
Ridley produced 14 base knocks off UD pitching. Cecchin led the way, going 3-for-3 with a triple and three-run homer. Paige McLaughlin, the team’s catcher, also had a round-tripper. Dakota Marshall added two doubles and Mary DelFera was 2-for-3 with a triple. Mollie Reece chipped in with a single and a double, while Madison Chapman smacked a triple for Ridley.
STRATH HAVEN 12, RADNOR 2 » Audrey Kochanowicz’s solo blast in the first inning ignited a huge day for the Haven bats. Bianca Penn also went yard for the Panthers, who collected 13 hits.
Cate Kozub, Kiera DeColli, Jessica Yohey and Hazel Kane all delivered RBIs in the winning effort. Lilah Demmy had three leads for Radnor.
MARPLE NEWTOWN 8, SPRINGFIELD 6 » The Tigers clawed back from a 6-2 deficit with four runs in the fifth and two in the sixth. Marissa Stracciolini was 3-for-4 with a triple. Lindsay Walsh (three RBIs), Amanda Smith (two runs), Makenzie Murrin (two runs) and Abigail Smith all chipped in with two hits. Overall, MN recorded 16 hits.
Academy Park wrapped up its dual match season with a 5-0 victory against Norristown.
Led by six senior standouts, the Knights swept each match in straight sets.
Briyae Jackson and Kate Phanthavong were victorious in singles competition. The doubles pairings of Gwyneth Bevans and Victoria Scott, and Andria Neal and Leah Harvey went home with wins, as well. AP’s senior class won 50 consecutive matches against Del Val League schools.
Jackson and Phanthavong will represent the home team in the United X League doubles tournament at Academy Park Thursday.
Emily Liberio’s five-goal performance powered Ridley to a 9-7 Central League win over Penncrest Tuesday evening.
Mackenzie Griffith added two goals for the Green Raiders. Frace DeCarlois registered seven saves in net.
Kat Harding and Mia George paced the Lions with two goals each.
Penncrest overcame a slow start offensively and received stellar play by its defense en route to a 6-4 victory over Ridley Tuesday night.
The Lions, who trailed 3-1 at the end of the first quarter, scored three goals in the second quarter and outscored the Green Raiders after halftime, 2-0.
Jason Poole recorded two goals and one assist. Chas Katz and Stephen Woolery each netted a pair, while Brennan Kaut dished out three assists. Andrew Wickman (nine saves) was outstanding in goal.
Gavin Kingsborough pocketed two goals and one assist for Ridley. Sean Wright played well in goal, finishing with nine saves.