His team just needed to put one in the air, but the ball ended up on the ground after Andrew Bechtold's final at-bat on Saturday morning.

Fortunately, that ground was just beyond the left-center-field fence.

Bechtold hit a walk-off grand slam with one out in the seventh inning to send Garnet Valley to a 6-2 victory over Haverford High in Central League baseball.

Sean Ellison went 3 for 3 with one run and one RBI for the Jaguars.

Catholic Red. Ian McIntosh came off the bench and singled home Brian Buckley in the bottom of the eighth to lift La Salle to a 1-0 victory over Father Judge. Dominic Cuoci struck out five and walked none in a three-hitter for the Explorers.

Chris Fusaro struck out five and walked one in a four-hitter and Matt McGraw delivered a two-run single in the second to lift Cardinal O'Hara at Archbishop Ryan, 4-1.

Friends Schools. Jack Guida reached on a two-out infield single and then Charlie Taterka saw 16 pitches before he was hit by a pitch, setting up Oliver Mitchell-Boyask's game-winning single in the bottom of the sixth of Germantown Friends' 7-3 victory over Friends' Central.

Pioneer. Pinch-hitter Ryan Weller drove in Ben Longacre with a two-out single in the bottom of the sixth to set up Boyertown's 6-5 win over Perkiomen Valley. Brandon Griesemer retired the side to earn the save.

Nonleague. Connor Burke went 2 for 3 with two runs and four RBIs to power Haverford School past visiting Conestoga, 6-3.

Matt Maul went 3 for 3 with an RBI, two runs, and two steals and Jake Mullan was 2 for 3 with two runs and a steal as Malvern Prep sped past visiting Marple Newtown, 9-3.


Shareef Miller, a hard-charging junior defensive end and rising Division I recruit, has transferred from Frankford to Public League rival George Washington.

Washington coach Rob Cohen said the 6-foot-5, 230-pound Miller, who has about 20 scholarship offers, registered at the school Friday and will begin classes Monday.

According to Cohen, the reason for Miller's transfer was a change in address, with him and his family moving near Grant Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard in the Northeast.

Girls' Lacrosse

Sophomore Hannah Keating scored 10 goals, including her 100th of the season, to propel Agnes Irwin to a 20-15 nonleague victory over visiting Central Bucks West.

Keating also roped in 11 draw controls, and Bridget Chakey had two goals and three assists.

Boys' Tennis

Strath Haven's Nick Ringle and Xandy Hammitt outlasted Brett Caban and Cortland Hooks of Upper Darby, 6-7 (12-14), 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), to claim the Central League doubles title.

Pioneer. Spring-Ford's Patrick Pascual and Ryan Schweitzer cut down Methacton's Justin Baman and Subanock Purkayastha, 6-1, 6-2, to take the league doubles championship at Perkiomen Valley.