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Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse Highlights

penn charter, baseball, inter-ac, quaker school, philadelphia private schoolForty school years ago, John Bartram's football defense was tagged the Zeroes Heroes as it posted seven consecutive shutouts and 10 in the first 11 games.

Time to resurrect that nickname when referring to Penn Charter's pitchers.

Tuesday, in a 10-0, six-inning win over visiting Father Judge (coached by ex-PC multi-sport star Kenny Devenney), the Quakers racked up their fifth consecutive shutout while extending their scoreless-innings streak to 34.

Senior right-hander Matt Gorman, pictured above, did the pitching this time, allowing three hits and striking out seven. He also saved the No-Runs-for-Them Day in the fourth, when he gloved the ball just in front of the out-of-play line near PC's bench. It squirted over that way after an off-line throw. Another 12 inches and the runner on third would have been waved home by the umpires.

Senior Joey Lancellotti powered the offense, launching a three-run homer over the fence in dead left-center. Junior Mike Siani went 3-for-4 with three RBI.

On the road, softball rolled past Episcopal, 14-4.

Winning pitcher Faith Fenton, a senior, supported herself with a two-run triple and classmate Brigitte Gutpelet crushed a grand slam.

Girls lacrosse also played Episcopal, at home, but dropped a 15-4 verdict. Pictured below, seniors Macaul Mellor (two goals, one assist), Courtney Cubbin, Alex Kuper, Perri Keehfuss and Hannah Griffith were honored, as were their parents.

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Posted by S. Sexton in silary, spring sports on Wednesday May, 17, 2017

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Penn Charter has provided student athletes with resources to match their talents. On 44 acres, Penn Charter offers its players and fans:

  • five grass playing fields, two synthetic turf fields, one all-weather, eight-lane track, seven tennis courts, 10 squash courts, four basketball courts, and one swimming pool.
  • PC has four buildings designated for athletics: Graham Athletics Center — with the new Blaine A. Steinberg OPC '11 Center for Fitness and Performance  Kline & Specter Squash Center, Ray Dooney Field House, and the Old Gym.

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The spirit of Penn Charter athletics is built on a storied tradition of excellence and the belief that the interplay of academics, arts and athletics leads to strong, creative, resilient and flexible people.

Skilled teachers and coaches help our students understand – whether on the playing field or in the classroom – how to collaborate and compete, how to win with grace, and how to handle challenges and setbacks.

Our school cheer is: Go Charter!

We appreciate the student athletes who are now powering PC to great feats, and look forward to welcoming those who will do so in the future. Also, of course, we eternally appreciate the efforts of all OPCs!

Penn Charter

A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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