If it's better to be lucky than good, it's best to be both.
That was the Lenape baseball team Tuesday.
The Indians caught a break when a seemingly routine, two-out fly ball was lost in the sun and fell for a three-run double in the second inning of a South Jersey Group 4 tournament game against Clearview.
But Lenape also rapped 14 other hits, including six for extra bases, received great work from starting pitcher Jeff McGarry, and scored an 11-5 victory in the sectional quarterfinal game.
"I'll take it," Lenape coach Phil Fiore said of Stefan Kancylarz' sun-kissed double. "That's part of the home-field advantage. That's part of being the No. 3 seed."
Lenape (22-4), the No. 1 team in The Inquirer Top 10, advanced to play Olympic American rival Washington Township in Friday's sectional championship game.
Clearview, the 15th seed, fell to 14-9 with two Tri-County Royal games still on the schedule.
"I couldn't be prouder of these kids," Clearview coach Rocco Cornacchia said. "To come this far as a 15 seed, that was exciting."
McGarry, a junior righthander, pitched five innings, allowing two runs and two hits. He struck out five with no walks.
McGarry also went 3 for 4 with two ground-rule doubles and three RBIs. Steve Kramitz and Jason Bohrer hit home runs for Lenape.
"I know we can hit," McGarry said. "When we start hitting and I gain confidence, it's smooth sailing."
Clearview ace Shane Taylor, a senior righthander who has signed with North Carolina, left the mound after two innings because of a blister on the middle finger of his throwing hand, according to Cornacchia.
Taylor had a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second. He appeared to be out of the inning on Kancylarz's fly ball, but it dropped in front of a Clearview outfielder and three runs scored.
"We talked before the game about not giving them four or five outs," Cornacchia said. "Lenape is a quality team. They are going to be tough to beat in this tournament."
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WP: Jeff McGarry. LP: Shane Taylor. 2B: L-Brian Tabott, Stefan Kancylarz, Chris Malinowski, Jeff McGarry 2; C-Giovanni Azzari. HR: L-Steve Kramitz, Jason Bohrer.