One Day, Three Big Accomplishments
Softball/baseball combo days don't get much better.
And the best part was this: The games were played at home on adjacent fields.
Doc Mittica, the softball coach, said his team "was focused on winning the Inter-Ac outright."
Relentlessly focused, in fact.
The Quakers bested Agnes Irwin, 13-3, in five innings, to clinch the crown (at 11-0) with one game remaining (vs. Episcopal Academy).
Junior Faith Fenton went the distance, yielding four hits, three walks and two earned runs while recording three strikeouts.
The hitting heroes were numerous – senior Ayanna Matthews (4-for-4, two RBI), junior Brigitte Gutpelet (3-for-4, triple), soph Grace Stansfield (2-for-4, double, two RBI) and seniors Eileen Hennessy (2-for-3, double, four RBI), Dev Loftus (two RBI) and Zoe Neefe (two-run homer to deeeeeep left field).
Pretty much keeping pace in the cool-win department was David Miller's baseball team.
The Quakers topped Haverford School, 6-1, as FOUR guys combined to twirl a no-hitter. Junior lefty Brendan "Chooch" Cellucci (three innings) and three righties – seniors Frank Driscoll (2 2/3) and Kyle Konowal (1/3) and junior Matt Gorman (one) – accomplished the very rare feat. (Pictured here, left to right Matt Gorman, Kyle Konowal, Frank Driscoll, Brendan Cellucci. More photos.)
PC seized control with a five-run second and soph Mike Siani provided the big blow with a three-run triple.
Both teams honored their seniors and treated all players to outrageous amounts of wonderful food. Any day now, rumor has it, the team moms will be opening a buffet-style restaurant within walking distance of the campus (smile).
Softball's four seniors are mentioned above and shown with their parents during the traditional senior recognition. The other baseball 12th graders – Kenny Bergmann, Dylan Dykstra, Iggy Quinn, Even Ferrell, Santino Primerano, Harrison Timberlake and Colin Mattice – enjoyed a senior celebration, too.
PC's track teams traveled to Hill School, in Pottstown, to compete in the PAISAA state championships.
Junior Akeem Blake earned top-by-far honors by capturing two firsts and a second. His wins came in the long jump (21-7 1/2) and triple jump (44-2) while his runnerup performance occurred in the high jump (6-6).
Junior Harper Pollio-Barbee ran second in the 800 at 2:00.16 and three classmates managed to place fourth -- Dylan Burnett (15.29 in high hurdles), Pat McLaughlin (43.51 in intermediate hurdles) and Edgar McIlvaine (11-0 in pole vault).
The girls' lone headliner was junior Felicia Robinson, who notched a 35-2 effort for second in the triple jump.
Boys lacrosse made the short journey to Conshohocken for a quarterfinal in the Inter-Ac Challenge. Haverford School, long a national power, stormed to a 13-4 win.
PC's goals were scored by freshman Gavin Tygh, senior Drew Gallant, junior Max Hinkle and senior Cody Sweeney.
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