Baseball, Track and Lacrosse Updates
Friday's weather did not exactly stir thoughts of the recent trip to Florida made by Penn Charter's baseball team.
The result did, though.
Spurred by senior Joey Lancellotti, who fired a one-hitter with 13 strikeouts and turned a solo homer (pictured above rounding the bases) and game-ending single into two RBI, the Quakers bested visiting Episcopal Academy, 11-1, in five innings, in their Inter-Ac League opener.
Lancellotti finished with seven consecutive whiffs and EA put just four balls into play.
In an eight-run fourth, seniors Adam Holland (single), soph Sammy Siani (double) and James Gabor (double) delivered hits worth two RBI apiece. More baseball photos here.
The track teams headed to Downingtown West to compete in the sixth annual Whippet Invitational and brought home four firsts and a number of Top 5 outcomes.
For the boys, senior Akeem Blake captured the high jump (6-2) and long jump (21-3) and he wasn't alone in the best-in-show category. Senior Chris Tucker garnered first in the 100 (10.85) and classmate Dylan Burnett did so in the high hurdles (14.67).
Other performances in Top 5: Junior Tzion Jones, second in triple jump (39-3); senior Conrad Williams, third in high hurdles (15.95); soph Patrick Gabor, third in high jump (5-10); frosh Marcellus Poland, fourth in 400 (55.31); senior Edgar McIlvaine, fourth in pole vault (9-0); junior Al Ouattara, fourth in triple jump (35-8); senior Pat McLaughlin, fifth in high hurdles (16.34); and Gabor again, fourth in long jump (17-11 3/4).
Senior Marilyn Pease fared the best among the girls, capturing second in the high jump at 4-6.
Other girls in Top 5: Senior Felicia Robinson (32-4 1/4) and frosh Anne Flemming (30-8 3/4) placed third and fourth in the triple jump; soph Ainyae Holmes was fifth in the 100 (13.33) and 200 (28.32); senior Schuyler La Barge (1:06.56 in 400) and soph Mary McDavid (5:51.40 in 1600) also placed fifth.
Girls lacrosse dropped a 6-5 decision at Notre Dame.
Senior Macaul Mellor scored twice, classmate Courtney Cubbin mixed one goal with four draw controls and freshman Hayley Hunt made 14 saves.
"We played hard," coach Colleen Magarity noted, "but made some mistakes that didn't help us. We were unable to get the ball back to our offensive zone for the last six minutes after (ND) went into a stall.
"It was a solid effort and hopefully will help push the girls to focus on the little things next week at practice in preparation for Germantown Academy on Wednesday."
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