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Fri. Pa. boys' roundup: Carroll, La Salle net district titles

Archbishop Carroll and La Salle punched their tickets to the PIAA state tennis tournament next week by winning District 12 championships at the Arthur Ashe Center on Friday.

Archbishop Carroll and La Salle punched their tickets to the PIAA state tennis tournament next week by winning District 12 championships at the Arthur Ashe Center on Friday.

Carroll won the District 12 Class AA trophy for the second straight year and third time in the last four springs by topping Public League champ Masterman, 4-1.

The Patriots' doubles teams of Nick Holder and James Rugh and Dominick Giuffrida and Peter Scheuerman combined to lose just two games in straight-set wins, and Carroll also got victories from Dan Germani at second singles and Donald McMonagle at third singles.

La Salle will face District 1 runner-up Unionville in the first round of the Class AAA state tournament after blanking Central, 5-0. Pete DeWitt (second singles) and R. J. Napolitano (third singles) each won by 6-0, 6-0.


Radnor lost its share of first place in the Central League standings with a 7-4 loss at Conestoga.

Steve Born and Jake Carr (three RBIs) had three hits each, and Bryan Dixon drove in two runs for the Pioneers.

Strath Haven's 10th win was a 7-2 verdict at Harriton in which pitcher Donovan Davis allowed one earned run and Sean Mulholland went 2 for 2.

Inter-Ac. Malvern Prep moved within one win of a perfect league record by beating host Haverford School, 8-1. Nick Bateman and Mike DeMatties each had three hits, a run scored, and a run batted in. Billy Ford scattered four hits to get the win.

Germantown Academy edged visiting Chestnut Hill, 6-5, as Dan Hoy homered twice for three RBIs.

Public. Franklin Towne Charter opened the league's Class AAA playoffs with a 10-0, five-inning no-hitter thrown by Tim Hart. Hart got every out by strikeout, piling up 15 with just one walk, and Chris Hartman had a two-run triple.

Swenson advanced with a 4-3 win over visiting Ben Franklin as Mike Amodei fanned 13 Electrons. In the three-run fifth inning, Josh Durkin's two-run single tied the game and Durkin scored the winning run on John Fox's hit.

Engineering & Science pitcher Doug Williams picked off a runner at first and also dropped two sacrifice bunts that led to runs in a 7-5 surprise at Roxborough.

Philadelphia Electrical notched a 9-2 win over visiting Boys' Latin. Jeff Saunders went 2 for 3 with three RBIs, and pitcher Ray Guinther allowed two hits.

In the Class AA playoffs, Giovanni Zavala's three-run homer and Jamuel Cruz's five RBIs powered Esperanza past visiting Science Leadership, 16-4.

Philadelphia Academy Charter loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh inning on two walks and a hit before Eric Heisler singled in Mike Sullivan and Travis Zink to end a 10-9 win over visiting Saul. Zink went 4 for 4 with two RBIs and was the winning pitcher in relief.

Peter Giccoli pitched Prep Charter's 9-0 playoff shutout of visiting Del-Val Charter.

Angel Figueroa scored on a sixth-inning passed ball for the winning run in Mariana Bracetti's 5-4 triumph over visiting Bok.

Jeff Bonvicin's two-run double in the seventh inning was decisive for GAMP in a 5-4 regular-season win at Edison.

Suburban One. Upper Moreland's 4-1 win over visiting Plymouth Whitemarsh featured Pat Driscoll's two-run single and Kyle Walder's pitching.

Bicentennial. Kelvin Ortiz's two-run homer in the first inning ignited Bristol's 11-1 win over visiting Plumstead Christian.

Nonleague. George School's Sam Kauker struck out nine and also went 2 for 2 with a pair of RBIs as the Cougars topped host Doane Academy, 7-1.


George School earned a berth in the Friends Schools League playoff semifinals by beating Moorestown Friends, 8-4, in a play-in game at Shipley. Brett Heffelfinger made nine saves in goal, and Tucker Bentley scored three goals for the Cougars.

Public. Jason Link collected three goals and two assists while sparking Washington past Audenried, 9-2, at Simon Gratz.