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Baseball Advances, Softball Loses in OT

Baseball earned a 12-5 win over Springside Chestnut Hill Academy yesterday in the last game on Palaia Field. The Quakers advance to the semi-finals of the PAISSA State Tournament and will play against Malvern Prep at the Perkiomen School on Saturday, May 26 at 4 pm.

Senior Will Samuel was strong on the mound, striking out the first three batters to start the game. Freshman Dean Bergmann earned a RBI with a double in the first inning to get the Quakers on the scoreboard.

The highlight of the game occured in the fifth inning when PC was trailing 4-2 with the bases loaded, junior Sam Siani hit a grand slam to bring in four runs and take the lead. The team continued to turn up the offense late in the game to seal the dominant 12-5 victory.

Softball lost a heartbreaker in extra innings against Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in the PAISSA State Tournament championship game yesterday at Arcadia University. The game was tied 2-2 after seven innings, but SCH scored a run in the ninth to earn a 3-2 victory.

Sophomore Maddie Solow hit a double to start the game and eventually scored to give PC a 1-0 lead early in the game. Senior Grace Stansfield had two hits, junior Abbey Quinn added a RBI and junior Abby Manion contributed a big double in the sixth inning to tie the game at 2-2.

Senior Ava Nicolucci and sophomore Anastasia Lewis pitched a strong game on the mound. Lewis took over pitching duties late in the game and fought out of a tight situation in the eighth inning with the bases loaded. However, the international tiebreaker rule allowed a runner to start on second base in the ninth inning and SCH took advantage of the opportunity and found a way to score to earn the win.

The appearance in championship game marks the fourth consecutive year the Quakers have played for the PAISSA State Championship.

Posted by S. Sexton in spring sports on Friday May, 25 at 10:18AM
Tags:  baseball, softball

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