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Dramatic 6th Advances Softball to State Finals

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As many high school teams involved in ties have discovered, the home sixth can be the best half-inning in softball.

Score a run. Get three outs. Exchange shrieks, high fives and hugs.

Penn Charter experienced that scenario Tuesday in the semifinal round of the PAISAA Tournament.

In a nerve-wracking game that lasted just 1 hour, 18 minutes, the Quakers pinned a 1-0 loss on visiting Notre Dame.

In that aforementioned home sixth, junior Grace Stansfield worked a walk and advanced to third as a grounder hit by soph Abby Quinn produced a throwing error. Thanks to aggressive base running – she made a BIG turn around third – Grace wound up scoring when another throwing miscue occurred.

Quinn also stroked two hits in the game and made numerous plays at third base.

Senior Faith Fenton (four innings) and winning reliever Anastasia Lewis, a frosh, split the pitching duties. Lewis allowed no hits/walks and faced just 10 batters. She recorded six whiffs and notched the game's final two outs via called third strikes.

Wednesday at 4 p.m., at Westtown, PC will meet Hill School in the state final.

Baseball, meanwhile, will host Germantown Academy (also Wednesday at 4 o'clock) in a PAISAA quarterfinal.

Above, Grace flips the bat after drawing the sixth-inning walk. More photos.

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, spring sports on Wednesday May, 24, 2017 at 09:25AM

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  • 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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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

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