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penn charter, pc softball, inter-ac, philadelphia private schoolQuestion: When is a home game played on the road?

Answer: When assistant athletic director Ed Foley works his magic.

Monday, Penn Charter's softball squad was scheduled to host Shipley in the quarterfinal round of the PAISAA Tournament. Rain left the field rather messy, however, and Foley, mindful that Shipley has a turf field, made arrangements to play the game out there.

The Quakers, per the rules, still batted last despite the site . . . and only needed to do so six times. The result was an 8-1 victory.

Senior Faith Fenton (four innings) and frosh Anastasia Lewis combined to post a four-hitter with eight strikeouts.

Frosh Maddie Solow paced the offense by going 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI. Senior Brigitte Gutpelet and junior Grace Stansfield had matching 2-for-4, one-RBI performances and soph Abby Quinn crunched a triple en route to collecting two RBI. Also, Fenton helped herself with a run-scoring single.

Multiple factors permitting, PC is scheduled to host Notre Dame for a Tuesday semifinal.

Coach Doc Mittica, above, watches as Abby Quinn slides into third for a triple. More photos.

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, spring sports on Tuesday May, 23, 2017 at 08:40AM
Tags:  silary, softball

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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!

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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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