Germantown Academy's powerful offense, highlighted by two home runs off the bat of John Citrone, carried the Patriots to the championship of the Pennsylavnia Independent Schools baseball tournament with a 14-4 win over Germantown Friends on Saturday at Perkiomen School.
The top-seeded Patriots (29-3), who scored in double figures 14 times this season, outscored their four tournament opponents by 52-5.
Sean Coyle doubled and tripled, and Greg Guers and Alex Wilson also lined doubles for Germantown Academy, which grabbed an 11-2 lead in three innings.
Germantown Friends (21-8), which had its six-game streak snapped, got home runs by Jesse Biddle and Ben Rogers.
In the semifinals, Germantown Academy ousted Mercersburg Academy, 13-1, at Perkiomen School as Keenan Kish (7-3) pitched his final game of the season, allowing three hits in five innings.
Coyle, who broke the school record (eight) for single-season home runs earlier in the season, hit his 13th homer as part of the Patriots' 13-hit attack.
Germantown Friends, the No. 7 seed in the 17-team competition and the Friends Schools League champion, got to the final with a 5-4 win over Chestnut Hill in a semifinal at Upper Perkiomen.
Germantown Friends 002020 - 471
Germantown Academy 227003 - 14120
WP: Stolzer. LP: Tyler Clauson-Wolf. 2B: GA-Coyle, Guers, Wilson. 3B: GA-Coyle. HR: GA-Citrone 2; GFS-Jesse Biddle, Ben Rogers.
Mercersburg Academy 10000 - 130
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WP: Keenan Kish. LP: Chris Thorsen. 2B: GA-Mike Fitzgerald, Sean Coyle, Chris Harvey. 3B: MA-Matt Timuney. HR: GA-Sean Coyle.
Chestnut Hill 0003010 - 472
Germantown Friends 1400000 - 5110