Moira Gilbert hit a homer as String Theory topped Marianna Bracetti, 20-0, in the first round of the Public League playoffs on Thursday. Katie McMullen had two doubles and EvanRose Smith hit a triple. String Theory will play Lincoln in the second round on Friday.

In other Public League playoff action, Prep Charter defeated Washington, 19-3. Alyssa Coates recorded the win on the mound. The Huskies will face Phila. Academy Charter in the next round on Friday.

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Julie Ermi hit a home run in Harriton’s 14-4 victory over Penncrest. Ava Paternoser had three hits and three RBIs.

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Ashley Haggerty went 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI to lead Pope John Paul II past Pottsgrove, 6-5. Grace Harvey had a double and one RBI. Alex DiCampello and Anna Vitelli added one RBI apiece.

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Genevieve Ebaugh’s eight strikeouts helped Kennett romp Phoenixville, 7-0. She also had one hit and one RBI.

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Abby Burns had seven strikeouts as Souderton beat Archbishop Carroll, 6-2. Jess Lepore went 2-for-3 with one RBI.

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Emily Bassick went 4-for-5 with a homer, seven RBIs and two runs to lift West Chester Rustin past Unionville, 20-15. Mallory Hardwick had two doubles, three RBIs and two runs. Maddie Fise hit a home run.

Baseball

Joe Alper hit two doubles and Mike McQuilken had one as Prep Charter defeated Rush, 18-3, in the first round of the Public League playoffs.

In other Public League playoff action, David Anaya went 2-for-2 with a triple and five RBIs to lift Boys’ Latin past Hill-Freedman, 21-6.

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Brett Panis recorded the save, had two hits and scored one run to help Delco Christian beat Plumstead Christian, 2-1.

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Jack Herr went 1-for-3 with three RBIs in Jenkintown’s 9-6 victory over Christian Academy.

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Joe Messina pitched a no-hitter with six strikeouts to lead Neumann-Goretti past St. Joseph’s Prep, 2-0. Billy D’Ambrosia went 2-for-3 with one RBI.

Joe Messina picked up the save in Neumann Goretti’s win over Archbishop Carroll in Catholic League action.
Joe Messina picked up the save in Neumann Goretti’s win over Archbishop Carroll in Catholic League action.

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Penncrest topped Harriton, 7-2, behind two RBIs from Chris Reed. Kevin Mills hit a triple and Dylan Bittle and Danny McLoughlin added one RBI apiece.

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Blake Doherty pitched a shutout with 11 strikeouts to help New Hope-Solebury down Kensington, 6-0.

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Akeem Salaam hit a double and Pat Hasson had three hits and two RBIs in Archbishop Ryan’s 9-1 win over Devon Prep.

Boys’ Lacrosse

Ryan Carroll had a hat trick as Central Bucks East beat Truman, 11-0. Ryan Eife and Ryan Stout added two goals apiece.

Girls’ Lacrosse

Alexandra Long and Emily Matson each scored five goals as George Schools defeated Abington Friends, 18-12, in the Quaker Cup Semifinals. Sara Matson recorded a hat trick.

The Cougars will play Friends’ Central in the Quaker Cup final on Saturday. The Phoenix beat Westtown, 17-6, to advance to the championship.

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Izzy Byler scored five goals in Jenkintown’s 16-6 victory over St. Hubert. Caroline Arena and Sam Pizer each notched hat tricks.

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Upper Dublin downed West Chester East, 17-9, thanks to Julia Reardon’s seven goals. Jenn McCarry added five goals.

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Kaely Cristello’s six goals led Marple Newton past Chichester, 20-8. Sarah Cristello, Olivia Ebersole and Kylie Gioia had one hat trick apiece.