John Smith provided a dramatic finish and a victory for
in a nonleague baseball game yesterday.
With two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Smith ripped a two-run single and handed the Crusaders a 14-13 victory over visiting Gloucester Christian (N.J.).
Jason Carter singled, winning pitcher Dave Kane reached on an error and Smith delivered the game-winning single.
Kane pitched the final four innings of the game, shutting down Gloucester with eight strikeouts.
Jon Tavares belted a pair of doubles and knocked in seven runs to spark Community Academy of Philadelphia to a 20-4 win over visiting Stern Hebrew.
Public. Agustin Santos scored on a ground out in the fifth inning and Kensington held on for its first league win of the season, a 4-3 decision over visiting Philadelphia Electrical.
Santos singled and stole second and third before scoring the eventual winning run. He earned the win on the mound after striking out 13 and walking two.
James Paulk excelled on the mound and at the plate and boosted Roxborough to a 7-2 win over host Franklin Towne Charter.
Paulk went 3 for 4 with a double and drove in three runs. He also held FTC to seven hits, struck out six and walked five to earn the win.
Dave Pachuki hit a double, a triple and knocked in three runs as Philadelphia Academy Charter dropped visiting Communications Tech, 16-1.
Micah Krey hit a double and a triple and limited visiting Lamberton to two hits over three innings as Masterman picked up a 16-1 win.
Abdul Mujahid pitched a complete game and Wes Brown hit a single, a double and scored a run to lift Dobbins past host Bodine, 4-2.
Kenny Thomas drove in five runs with a pair of doubles and a single and Del-Val Charter clinched a District 12 playoff spot with a 23-8 win over visiting Gratz.
Catholic North. Evan Garner hit a double and drove in four runs as Archbishop Wood completed a three-game sweep of visiting Bishop McDevitt with a 14-1 win.
In another league game, John Ross ripped a two-run triple in the third inning and Archbishop Ryan went on to beat visiting Conwell-Egan, 6-4.
The Raiders scored four runs in the third inning to break a 1-1 tie.
Catholic South. Joe Sessa collected a pair of doubles, drove in three runs and scored three times and Steve Juliano belted a three-run homer in the third inning to lead Cardinal O'Hara past visiting Monsignor Bonner, 14-4.
Central. Will Godwin drove in three runs with three singles and sparked Strath Haven to a 5-2 win over visiting Penncrest.
Andy Eisenlohr drove in Elliot Yode with an eighth-inning single and handed Lower Merion a 7-6 win over visiting Ridley.
Eisenlohr was 4 for 5 with a pair of RBIs.
Suburban One National. Art Hirsch hit a double and two singles and drove in three runs to lead Harry S Truman past visiting Neshaminy, 12-6.
Suburban One American. Brett Segal slapped three singles and scored three runs, including the game-winner, in the bottom of the sixth inning and Cheltenham handed visiting Quakertown its first loss of the season, 4-3.
In another league game, Mark Carringrini singled in the seventh inning and scored on an error to give Upper Moreland a 9-8 come-from-behind victory over visiting Upper Merion.
Del-Val. Anthony Torres struck out 16 Chester batters and Glen Mills held off the host Clippers, 6-5.
Torres held Chester to three hits.
In another league game, John Burke nailed a home run and finished with five runs batted in as Interboro upended visiting Penn Wood, 15-0.
Burke was 2 for 2 with with two runs scored.
Ches-Mont. Jabiar Khan blasted a grand slam in the fifth inning and West Chester Henderson came from behind to beat visiting Downingtown West, 7-6.
Khan's slam highlighted a six-run inning when the Warriors took a 6-5 lead.
Southern Chester County. Jay Hahn drove in runs in the second and third innings with doubles and led Great Valley to a 6-1 win over host Unionville.
Mike Connelly and Chris Hartline each knocked in two runs to lead Delco Christian to an 8-1 win over visiting Devon Prep.