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.
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