Council Rock North built an early lead and hung on for a 4-3 District 1 Class AAAA baseball quarterfinal win over visiting Owen J. Roberrts on Friday.
The Indians (18-1) the top-seeded team in the North group of teams, got RBI singles from Dan Denton, Mike Tentilucci, and David Pyne for a 3-0 lead in the first inning.
Pat O'Leary pitched five innings of relief to earn the win over the Wildcats (15-6), the No. 5 team from the South half, allowing just two hits and two earned runs.
Council Rock North advances to a Tuesday (3:15 p.m.) semifinal against Spring-Ford.
District 1 Class AA. In a playoff quarterfinal at Neumann University, Jake Yanessa of Springfield (Montgomery) pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the top of the seventh inning to earn an 8-4 win over Devon Prep.
Yanessa got a third-to-first double play to end the game with one out and the bases loaded.
The Spartans pounded out 13 hits, while the Tide had seven hits.
Public. Dan Quinn went 3 for 3 with four RBIs for host Central in a 15-2 quarterfinal win over Franklin Towne Charter on Friday.
Quinn, whose double was one of the Lancers' three extra base hits on the day, also scored four runs to help Central put up four runs in each of the first and second innings.
Mike Cavallaro needed to pitch just three innings for the win, striking out six and walking none.
Cavallaro helped himself with a 2 for 2 day at the plate with two runs scored and two RBIs. Peter Rowe also went 2 for 2 with two RBIs. He scored four runs. C.J. Walsh had two hits and drove in three runs for the Lancers, who will now play Frankford on Tuesday (1:30 p.m.) in a league semifinal at Richie Ashburn Field in South Philadelphia.
Host Frankford earned its place in the semifinals with a 17-0 win over Northeast as Omar Cruz pitched a three-inning complete game and was 3 for 3 at the plate with three RBIs.
Teammate Israel Diaz was 2 for 3 with five RBIs, including a three-run homer to key an 11-run second inning. It was the second home run of the season for Diaz.
Edison's Nate Coronado gave up just one hit in pitching the Owls past host Masterman, 9-0.
Coronado struck out 10 and walked just one and the Owls provided him with a 5-0 lead after four innings.
Coronado's brother, Nelson, was the offensive catalyst, going 2 for 5 with a home run, double and three RBIs. He also scored twice.