Sat. Pa. boys and girls: Roman Catholic gets past Wood
Joe Mangano finished 4 for 5, but his biggest contribution at the plate Saturday wasn't a hit. Mangano lifted a ninth-inning sacrifice fly to right field to score Conor Smith and give the Roman Catholic baseball team a 6-5 win at Archbishop Wood in the first round of the Catholic League playoffs.
Joe Mangano finished 4 for 5, but his biggest contribution at the plate Saturday wasn't a hit.
Mangano lifted a ninth-inning sacrifice fly to right field to score Conor Smith and give the Roman Catholic baseball team a 6-5 win at Archbishop Wood in the first round of the Catholic League playoffs.
Connor McKenna pitched the final two innings and allowed no hits to get the win. Starter Kyle Rogalski let up one earned run on three hits in seven innings.
Archbishop Wood tied the score in the bottom of the seventh when Matt Funk scored from third on a balk.
Two first-round matchups started but did not finish because of rain. Host Cardinal O'Hara and Bonner-Prendergast will resume at noon Sunday. Neumann-Goretti and visiting Archbishop Carroll also will play at noon Sunday.
The first-round game between Conwell-Egan and host La Salle never started because of rain. The game was rescheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday.
Nonleague. With John Miller at the plate, Alec Gagne scored on a wild pitch with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning as Conestoga beat Germantown Academy, 6-5. Andrew Marlino was 3 for 5. GA's Ryan DeWalt hit a two-run double in the seventh to tie the score, 5-5.
Tony Gruenling pitched a 1-2-3 seventh inning and struck out two to save Malvern Prep's 2-0 victory over visiting Kiski Prep in the first game of a doubleheader. Winning pitcher Brendan Inglis struck out five and walked four in five innings of three-hit ball.
In the second game, Tim Quinn went 2 for 2 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs as Malvern topped Kiski, 11-2. Mike Styer went 2 for 2, scored two runs, and drove in another. Kevin Sheridan went 2 for 2 with a run and an RBI.
Unionville's John Wu defeated Conestoga's Brian Grodecki, 6-2, 6-4, to win the District 1 Class AAA singles championship at the Healthplex in Springfield.
Dan Tornea and Tomas Christian of Abington won the doubles championship. They defeated Upper Darby's Brett Caban and Courtland Hooks, 7-5, 7-6 (7-1).
In the district's Class AA doubles final, New Hope-Solebury's Adrian Roji and Andre Garibaldi beat Lower Moreland's Mark Kremer and Matt Titus, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4.
Mikey Zadroga scored seven goals and broke the Upper Merion single-season goal record in a 14-13, Suburban One American win at Springfield (Montco). Zadroga finished the season with 60 goals. He had set the previous record, 58, in 2013.
Nonleague. Steve Bradley scored with 6.6 seconds remaining to give St. Joseph's Prep a 10-9 win over Strath Haven at home.
Dave Kilgore and Jim Moorhead deposited four goals each in host Interboro's 14-10 win over Roman Catholic.
Julia Moriarty belted four hits and knocked in five runs for Springside Chestnut Hill, which scored eight runs in the second inning and defeated visiting Delco Christian, 14-8, in a nonleague game.
Rachel Hughes recorded a hat trick and scored her 100th career goal in Unionville's 14-13 overtime loss to visiting West Chester Henderson in nonleague play. Ryann Bauer scored the winner with 1 minute, 53 seconds left in the extra period.