Malvern Prep's Michael Davis had some high-profile help Tuesday on the way to taking the Inter-Ac League golf title at White Manor Country Club.
The Friars' freshman shot a 2-under-par 69 in an impressive championship match debut. Last year's champion and former Malvern Prep teammate, Tucker Koch, now at James Madison University, was his caddie.
Davis was the only player to shoot under par for the day. Three players, Chestnut Hill's Jack Russell, Haverford School's Cole Berman and teammate Brendan Papariello, all shot 75.
Davis birdied five holes.
Prep Charter used a nine-run sixth inning to take the Public League's Class AA title, 17-8, over visiting Philadelphia Academy Charter.
The Huskies (15-3) got two home runs in the sixth inning from winning pitcher and No. 3 hitter Mike Borelli, a two-run shot and a grand slam.
Cleanup hitter Michael Sandefur tied the game in the fourth inning with a grand slam. Borelli finished with seven RBIs, while Sandefur drove in five runs.
In a Class AAA semifinal, lefthanded catcher Thomas Hicks threw out three baserunners and slammed a two-run home run in the fourth inning to lift host Philadelphia Electrical past Bodine, 8-2.
Danny LaPorte scattered six hits to pick up the complete-game win for the Chargers (10-3).
In the other Class AAA semifinal, Roxborough got two RBIs each from Frank Legrady and John Spinks to beat visiting Swenson, 8-6.
Roxborough will travel to Philadelphia Electrical for the Class AAA championship on Wednesday (3:15).
Catholic. In a first-round playoff game, Nick Burns had his sinker ball going for host La Salle in a 12-1 first-round win over Roman Catholic. Burns pitched all five innings and the Cahillites grounded into 11 outs. The key hitter for La Salle was Tyler Kozeniewski, who went 2 for 2 with four RBIs and had a three-run homer over the fence in right-center field, about 390 feet away, to highlight a six-run second inning.
Colin Pyne also had two hits for the Explorers (14-5).
The Explorers travel to Archbishop Ryan for a second-round date, while Father Judge visits Monsignor Bonner in the second round.
Ryan Milligan scored on a fielder's choice in the sixth inning to lift host Lansdale Catholic past Archbishop Carroll, 6-5.
Beau Fleming went 2 for 4 with four RBIs as Conwell-Egan overwhelmed visiting Bishop McDevitt, 9-1.
Pa. Independent Schools. Shipley used a seven-run sixth inning to rally for a 12-8 win over visiting Penn Charter in a first-round game.
Brian Henry was one of four players with two hits for the Gators (19-4). The others were Jona Frey, Spencer Stokes and Ian Pearlstein.
In other first-round games:
Cameron Retif pitched a two-hitter over four innings as host Germantown Academy coasted to a 15-0 win over West-Mont Christian. Retif struck out five and walked none. Greg Geis went 2 for 3 for the Patriots (14-8) with a double, triple and three RBIs.
Seth Regensburg went 2 for 4 to pace a seven-hit attack for Hill School in a 10-5 win at Friends' Central.
Adam DiSalvo hit a grand slam over the fence in left-center to highlight a seven-run fifth inning and lift Episcopal Academy to a 12-1 win at Perkiomen School.
Tim Menninger pitched a three-hitter for host Chestnut Hill in a 4-1 win over Germantown Friends.
Penn-Jersey. In a league semifinal playoff game, Barrack Hebrew got a four-hitter from Daniel Raikin to beat Solebury School, 2-1.
District 1 Class AAA. In a quarterfinal, Ryan Snyder's seventh-inning single drove in Robert Knox with the winning run in Upper Moreland's 6-5 victory over visiting Upper Merion.
The Cougars will play Life Center for the title at Plymouth Field (3 p.m.) on Wednesday.
District 1 Class A. Host Jenkintown rallied for two runs in the bottom of the sixth to beat Christopher Dock, 3-2, in a first-round game. Pat Stillman went 3 for 3 for the Drakes.
Washington captured its first Public League Class AAA title in the sport with a 25-17, 25-20, 25-22 win over Central at Northeast.
Under head coach Chris Reid, the Eagles qualified to play for the overall title on Thursday with the win as Daniel Pavlov had 15 kills and Subin Shaji added 30 assists.
CAPA rallied from a two-game deficit to beat Masterman, 19-25, 21-25, 25-20, 27-25, 15-13, in the other semifinal. Matthew Powers led the Pegasus with 23 kills and six blocks. Josh Hillard and David Dimitruck added 14 kills apiece.
Washington got four goals from Nick DiMartino in a 10-0 Public League semifinal win over Audenried at Simon Gratz.
Northeast beat Mastery Charter, 14-6, in the other semifinal, also at Gratz, behind Matt Reagan and Veasna Kim, who each scored four goals.
Catholic. At Cardinal O'Hara, the two league semifinal playoff games were one-sided as St. Joseph's Prep routed Archbishop Ryan, 22-2, and La Salle cruised past Archbishop Carroll, 14-4. The rivals will meet for the title at O'Hara on Thursday (5 p.m.).