Boyertown locks up spot in PAC Final Four; Spring-Ford, Upper Perk post wins

Buckle your seat belts.

The reigning Pioneer Athletic Conference and PIAA Class AAAA (now 6A) champions are officially returning to the postseason.

On Monday, the Boyertown baseball locked up a spot in next week’s PAC Final Four with a 12-2 five-inning win over Liberty Division foe Norristown.

The Bears (11-4 PAC, 11-6 overall) racked up only four hits offensively but benefitted from 12 walks.

Tyler Kreitz and Mike Hohlfeld each finished with a hit and a pair of RBI while Michael Raineri, Quinn Mason, Mitchell Peers and Nick DiCiacco each scored two runs.

Noah Kurtz picked up the pitching win, limiting Norristown (0-16, 0-18) to one hit across three innings of work. Norristown finished with only two hits as Matthew Bates picked up a hit and an RBI.

Spring-Ford 7, Owen J. Roberts 0 >> The Rams totaled 11 hits and seven RBI on their way to a PAC Liberty Division rout of the Wildcats.

Jake Kelchner hit 2-for-3 out of the leadoff spot with two runs scored while Sean McHugh finished with a home run and three RBI. Conor Larkin picked up the pitching win, giving way to just one hit across four innings before turning it over to the bullpen.

Upper Perkiomen 12, Pottsgrove 6 >> The Tribe utilized a three-run first inning then followed with a five-run fourth inning en route to a PAC Frontier Division against the Falcons.

Logan Curley finished 3-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and three runs scored while Nolan Graber had a double, a run scored and four RBI. Remington Harris picked up the win, limiting Pottsgrove to three runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk. Spencer Mitchell finished 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI for Pottsgrove.

Daniel Boone 6, Wilson 4 >> The Blazers crossed two runs in both the first and second innings en route to a Berks Conference I win over the Bulldogs.

Carson Zuber finished 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored while Brendan Rivoli hit 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI. Connor Cleaver picked up the win and drove in a pair of runs with a double while Joey Moyer posted two hits. Dalton Emerich, Damaryous Rodriguez, Ryan Murphy and Jaden Himmelreich each had two hits for Wilson.

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