Pa. Boys | Carroll takes division title in track and field
Joe Wright's win in the 800 meters helped Archbishop Carroll take the boys' title in the Southern Division track and field championships at Widener University yesterday.
Joe Wright's win in the 800 meters helped
take the boys' title in the Southern Division track and field championships at Widener University yesterday.
Wright covered the course in 2 minutes, 3.2 seconds.
Carroll had 115 team points to second-place St. Joseph's Prep's 105.
Villanova fans who ventured over to
West Chester East
got an impressive preview of future Wildcat baseball pitcher Dave Koczirka.
Koczirka, a senior righthander, pitched a five-hitter and struck out 10 as the Vikings clubbed visiting Coatesville, 14-2.
Koczirka has now won seven of his eight starts this season.
Koczirka also helped himself with a two-run homer over the left-field fence in the fifth inning. It was the first of two home runs on the day for the Vikings (12-2 overall, 12-1 league). Ryan McCaffrey capped a 3-for-4 day with a walk-off, three-run, homer in the fifth inning.
District 12 Class AAAA. Abdul Mujahid pitched a two-hitter as Dobbins won at Fels, 11-1, in a first-round game. Mujahid struck out 11 and walked only two in the six-inning game. Marcellus Willoughby went 3 for 3 with four runs scored and an RBI for the Mustangs (7-5).
District 12 Class AAA. In a first-round playoff game, Greg Feble's five RBIs lifted host Swenson to an 18-3 win over West Philadelphia. Pat Quinn pitched the first three innings and was credited with the win for the Lions.
In another Class AAA first-round game, Franklin Learning Center's Joe Maloney went 4 for 4 with a triple in his team's 18-8 win over William Penn.
District 12 Class AA. At D and Ontario, Luis Santos singled in Jose Forton with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to break a 17-17 tie and give Nueva Esperanza an 18-17 quarterfinal win over Del-Val Charter. The highlight for the Scorpions (9-3) was a 3-for-5 day by Christian Ortiz, who hit a double, triple and home run. Del-Val Charter fell behind, 8-0, in the first inning and eventually took a 16-11 lead before the Scorpions fought their way back into the game.
In another quarterfinal, Strawberry Mansion scored five runs in the top of the sixth inning to beat host Engineering and Science, 16-15.
District 12 Class A. In a quarterfinal playoff game, Masterman's Micah Krey pitched a two-hitter in a 15-1 win over visiting Communications Tech. Billy Powers stroked a pair of doubles and had three RBIs for the Blue Dragons (12-0).
In another quarterfinal, Bill Stoerrle pitched five innings of four-hit baseball to lead host Philadelphia Academy Charter past Bodine, 6-3. Bobby Ropars went 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs to pace the Chargers' six-hit attack.
Public. John Katein went 3 for 4 with two runs scored as host Northeast overwhelmed Edison, 14-1, in a regular-season game.
Catholic North. Kevin McGovern survived some rocky innings but pitched Archbishop Ryan to an 8-6 win at Father Judge. McGovern struck out 13 and walked only one.
Catholic South. Mike Riverso helped host Neumann-Goretti reverse its season-long form for the second straight day by hitting a pair of doubles to key a 10-hit attack in a 15-5 win over visiting West Catholic. Riverso had four RBIs for the Saints (2-15), who came into this week winless.
Bicentennial. Mike Grimaldi's three-run homer in the second inning highlighted host Lower Moreland's 10-8 win over New Hope-Solebury.
Del-Val. Jon Hammer's 4-for-4, five-RBI, day helped host Harriton nail down a 10-3 win over Interboro. Hammer hit two singles, a triple and a home run.
's tennis team got to watch the best player in the Catholic League yesterday.
Either today or tomorrow, the Raiders have a chance to take on the best team.
Or be the best.
Ryan, as expected, dropped the No. 1 singles match to Cardinal Dougherty junior David Negron, the top-ranked player in the league, but won all of the other matches to beat the visiting Cardinals, 60-51, in a Catholic League quarterfinal.
The key match for the Raiders came at No. 2, where Chris Naylor outlasted Dougherty's Jordan Hooks, 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2.
Ryan will be attempting its 12th appearance in the league final if it defeats No. 2-seeded St. Joseph's Prep today in a league semifinal at Fairmount Park.
The winner of the Prep-Ryan match will face La Salle High tomorrow (at La Salle University) for the title.
The Raiders, who have been coached by George Todt for the last 33 years, won consecutive titles in 1987 and 1988.
Inter-Ac. Billy Hazel's third singles win highlighted Malvern Prep's 5-2 win at Penn Charter, the first league win for the Friars in eight years.