Brett McCrossen stroked a two-run double in the sixth inning to seal Archbishop Wood's 7-3 win over visiting Archbishop Ryan on Wednesday in the first round of the Catholic League playoffs.
The senior outfielder finished 3 for 4 with a run scored and three RBIs. He had a one-run double in the third. Scott Boches, a senior righthander, posted the win as he struck out nine batters and walked two in seven innings.
Also in the first round:
Pat Vanderslice struck out 10 and scattered five hits to guide Bonner-Prendergast past visiting Cardinal O'Hara, 5-3.
Public. Emmanuel Young went 3 for 3, drove in three runs, and scored once as Ben Franklin nipped visiting Philadelphia Electrical, 10-8, in the Class AAA semifinals.
Sophomore Stephen Callahan struck out 10 and walked none to lift Franklin Towne Charter over visiting Swenson, 6-0.
Friends Schools. Andrew Becker, a senior, tossed a shutout and Germantown Friends topped host Moorestown Friends, 2-0, in the semifinals.
Becker allowed two batters to reach base with one out in the bottom of the seventh before working his way out with a strikeout and fly-out.
Friends' Central cruised in the other semifinal behind Joey Lawall's three RBIs as the host Phoenix dropped Westtown, 12-2.
Reilly Hupfeldt scored three times, and Grant Ament assisted on three goals to lead the Haverford School past visiting Springside Chestnut Hill, 14-7, in the Inter-Ac Invitational quarterfinals.
Ament, who has committed to Penn State, had a pair of goals.
Also in the quarterfinals:
Ryan Hilburn's four goals and Adam Goldner's three helped Malvern Prep turn away visiting Shipley, 18-6.
Peter Gayhardt and Curtis Zappala each scored three goals as Episcopal Academy breezed past visiting Hill School, 15-1.
Brooklynn Broadwater captured the 100- and 200-meter dashes and the 100 and 300 hurdles to lead Springside Chesnut Hill to the girls' team title in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools state meet.
Germantown Friends' Elanor Thompson won the pole vault, and Sarah Walker won the 800 as the Tigers finished second.
Casey Bruer won the 200, and Eric Purnell grabbed the long jump and 110 and 300 hurdles to help Malvern Prep roll to the boys' title. Penn Charter's Ben Szuhaj won the 1,600 and 3,200 as the Quakers finished second.