Going 2-for-6 in baseball again and again and again could punch your ticket to the Hall of Fame.

So, on Monday, why did a 2-for-6 performance feel like a punch to the gut for supporters of the Catholic and Public leagues?

Easy . . . Because .333 was a winning percentage. Not a batting average.

The PIAA state playoffs today head into the quarterfinal round in the four classifications, and for the two survivors, CL squads Archbishop Wood (AAA) and Kennedy-Kenrick (AA), that means hittin' the road.

Wood won't have it too bad, actually. The Vikings will travel to Bear Stadium, on the campus of Boyertown High, to meet Twin Valley at 3 o'clock. An hour later, at Northern York High, in Dillsburg (like we know where that is), K-K will clash with Loyalsock, of Williamsport.

The winners will advance to Monday's semifinals.

K-K again will be fighting to sustain its sports history. The school is closing and most of its underclassmen next fall will be found at Pope John Paul II, in Royersford, mixed primarily with students from the also-outta-here St. Pius X, in Pottstown. The new school will not be part of the CL. *