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Reporter/Times/Herald/Montgomery Media Roundup (April 29): Plymouth Whitemarsh softball rallies to beat Upper Dublin in 8


Plymouth Whitemarsh 13, Upper Dublin 9 (8 innings ) >> Plymouth Whitemarsh rallied from 9-4 down after four innings to win its seventh straight Friday, scoring three in the top of the seventh to  tie the SOL Liberty contest with freshman Rian Reed’s inside-the park grand slam in the eighth giving PW the victory.

Reed was 3-for-6 with six RBIs and two runs scored also earning the pitching win for the Colonials (8-3, 8-2 division), throwing four scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out five

PW’s Lauren Kane hit two home runs – a lgeadoff blast in the third and a two-run shot in the fourth – and finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored while Sam Skivo was 4-for-5 with a double, an RBI and scored three runs. Julie Price went 2-for-5 with a double, RBI and two runs scored, Marissa Perez was 2-for-4 with an RBI while Caelin Kosvitch went 2-for-6 with an RBI and a run scored.

Upper Dublin’s Chloe Foster connected on a two-run home run as the Cardinals (4-8, 4-6) took a 5-0 lead in the top of the first. Madden Reilly was 3-for-5 with an RBI, Katelyn Gamburg went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Kaitlyn Zacharia was 2-for-5 and scored twice.

Kane’s two-run homer in the top of the fourth had PW down 6-4 but the Cardinals plated three in the bottom of the inning to go up five.

The Colonials scored a run in both the fifth and sixth frames then in the top of the seventh pulled even 9-9 on a Kosvitch RBI single and Reed’s bases-loaded, two-RBI double.

Pennridge 9, Abington 4 >> Pennridge scored four runs in the top of the first inning – the first three on Reagan Bauman’s home run – then took a 7-1 lead with three in the third as the Rams’ snapped a four-game losing streak with an SOL nonconference victory.

Catelyn Thrush went 4-for-5 with a double and a run scored, Bauman was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored while Olivia Crognale finished 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs and scored twice for Pennridge (5-7, 3-7 SOL Colonial).

Ashleigh Kenworthy was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored, Ryleigh Lilly went 2-for-4 and scored twice and Katie Buccafuri was 2-for-5 with a run scored.

Averi Dockery struck out 12 in a complete-game win, giving up four runs – all earned – on eight hits and six walks.

Ellie Pierce went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Abington (5-7, 4-6 SOL Liberty) while Lauren Everitt had two RBIs.

Girls Lacrosse

Pennsbury 14, Plymouth Whitemarsh 10 >> Plymouth Whitemarsh’s Bri Austin scored a game-high four goals but Pennsbury held off the Colonials in the second half to win the SOL nonceference matchup.

Rhianna Gooneratne and Meghan Wendler both had two goals while Fiona Gooneratne collected two assists for PW (6-5, 5-2 SOL American), who dropped their fourth straight. Sophia Gartland had a goal and an assist, Olivia Reilly added a goal and goalie Aniya Bond made 10 saves.

Lily Abraham, Darrien Furiness, Grace Holmes and Caroline Mellon all had three goals while Olivia Graebner scored twice for Pennsbury (7-2, 3-1 SOL National), which led 7-4 at halftime.

Spring-Ford 18, Norristown 6 >> Ayana Lyons led Norristown with three goals while goalkeeper Zaki Coleman made nine saves for the Eagles in the PAC loss.

Alyssa Mozi scored a game-high six goals for Spring-Ford. Gianna DiBattista and Emma Sowers had three and two goals, respectively for the Rams while Marina Granieri had a goal and three assists.


La Salle 4, Father Judge 3 (10) >> Brian Baquero gave La Salle a walk-off PCL win as he one-out single in the bottom of the 10th scored Tahir Parker from second base and lifted the Explorers over Father Judge.

Parker and Tim Schuler both went 2-for-4 with a run scored, Matt Gannon was 2-for-4 with an RBI while Baquero collected two RBIs for La Salle (8-4, 6-2 league), which won their fifth in a row.

The Explorers took a 3-0 lead after a Baquero RBI groundout in the third, Frank Provenzano’s RBI sacrifice fly in the fourth and Gannon’s RBI single in the fifth.

A RBI single by Judge’s Sean Moore, who finished 2-for-3, made it 3-1 in the top of the sixth with the Crusaders getting two runs in the seventh on a bases-loaded double play and error to force extras.

North Penn 7, Central Bucks West 1 >> Jack Picozzi struck out nine in a complete-game win, Brian Neal and Johnny Carson both went 2-for-4 and North Penn snapped a two-game skid with an SOL Colonial win.

Carson also had an RBI and run scored, Quinn Marett collected two RBIs while Ben Farley and Justin Egner each scored twice for the Knights (6-5, 4-5 division).On the mound, Picozzi allowed one earned run on seven hits and no walks.

Cole Fehrman finished 2-for-3 with an RBI – driving in the Bucks’ lone run Central Bucks West with a single in the bottom of the seventh. Aidan Quinn went 2-for-4.

North Penn scored the game’s first three runs in the top of the third on a Ben Farley RBI double and a two-RBI double by Marett.

Picozzi’s RBI single in the sixth made it 4-0 with the Knights’ tacking on three more in the top of the seventh – two scoring due to an error on Farley’s fly ball with a Carson RBI single putting NP up 7-0.

Quakertown 4, Wissahickon 0 >> The SOL Liberty contest went five scoreless innings before Quakertown struck for two in the sixth then doubled its lead in the seventh as the Panthers shut out Wissahickon for a third straight win.

Nate DeVincent had a double for the Trojans (6-6, 6-4 division), who had their two-game win streak halted.

Dan Qualteria was 2-for-3 while Cooper Natisin and Chris Parrillo combined on the shutout for Quakertown (7-4-1, 7-2-1). Natisin went 6 2/3 innings, allowed six hits, walked two and struck out six. Parrillo came in with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the seventh and got a groundout to seal the win.

Owen J. Roberts 11, Methacton 1 (6) >> Owen J. Roberts scored three runs in the top of the first, added three more to go up 6-0 in the third then plated five in the sixth to claim a PAC Liberty win.

Tyler Weil-Kaspar drove in Methacton’s lone run with an RBI double in the bottom of the third.

Dean Mihos was 3-for-4 with a double, triple, two RBIs and two runs scored for OJR. Zach Brockner went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs and also pitched a complete-game win, allowing one earned run on four hits, walking two and striking out six. Zach Santise was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Phoenixville 7, Pope John Paul II 5 >> Phoenixville’s Drew Kingsbury hit a grand slam in the top of the third while the Phantoms added three more in the fifth to take a 7-1 lead before holding off Pope John Paul II late for a PAC Frontier win.

Chase Frantz was 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored for PJP II. Brendan Kenning went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored while Mike Greco had two RBIs.

The Golden Panthers scored three in the sixth to pull within 7-4. In the bottom of the seventh, Kenning’s two-out RBI single cut the margin to two. Greco followed with a base hit to load the bases but the next batter struck out.

Kingsburg was 2-for-3 with four RBIs and two runs scored. Nico Nattle went 2-for-3 with an RBI while Avery Schwartz had two RBIs and pitched five innings to earn the win, allowing one run – earned – on two hits, walked four and struck out nine.

Boys Tennis

District 1 Singles Championships >> Faith Christian’s Tony Frantz claimed the District 1-2A singles championship by beating Lower Moreland’s John Heller in three sets in the final 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 at the Springfield YMCA.

In the semifinals, Frantz, who is the lone 2A player to advance to the PIAA tournament, beat Pope John Paul II’s Aiden McCarel 6-0, 6-1 while Heller defeated Paul Pabalan of Holy Ghost Prep 6-1, 6-2.

In Class 3A, Central Bucks West’s Alex Myron is still alive for District 1’s fifth and final state bid after reaching the quarterfinals, where he lost to Lower Merion’s Brian Yi 6-0, 6-0. Myron, who had a first-round bye, topped Great Valley’s Krish Mediratta 6-3, 6-1 in the second round.

Myron faces Radnor’s Ariston Fonesca in the fifth-place semis at 10 a.m. Saturday back at Springfield YMCA.

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