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The Reporter/Times Herald/Montgomery Media Local Roundup (May 17): Lansdale Catholic girls lacrosse stays alive in PCL playoffs

Girls lacrosse
Lansdale Catholic 14, Bonner & Prendergast 12 >> Ava Mercier scored five goals and added one assist as the fifth-seeded Crusaders rallied for a win in the PCL quarterfinals on Tuesday over fourth-seeded Bonner and Prendergast. The Crusaders will next face top-seeded Archbishop Carroll on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Emily Simpson came through with three goals and two assists, while Kate Frederickson and Katie Hogan both scored two goals. Also scoring for LC were Sam Beyerle and Keira Trainer, who also combined for five assists.

Upper Perkiomen 17, Dock Mennonite 5 >> The 10th-seeded Pioneers fell behind 10-2 after one half and dropped the District 1-2A first-round contest on Tuesday.

Kenzie Derstine scored three goals to pace the Pioneers, while Emma Kratz and Olivia Zaskoda also scored goals. Haley Harper made seven saves in net for Dock, while Mary Kate Sisko led 7th-seeded Upper Perk with six goals.

Mount St. Joseph 22, Delco Christian 2 >> Devin Loome scored four goals as The Mount rolled to the first-round win in District 1-2A action.

The fifth-seeded Magic rolled to a 15-2 halftime advantage and never looked back on Tuesday. Lauren Maher added three goals and two assists for Mount St. Joe’s, while Maggie Rezzza added three goals and Sophie Peters came through with two goals and one assist. Annie Shields made six saves in net for The Mount.

Softball
Plymouth Whitemarsh 3, Wissahickon 2 >> The Colonials (13-6, 11-5) stole the lead late in the game and came away with the SOL Liberty win on Tuesday.

The game was tied in the top of the 7th when Lauryn Kane delivered an RBI single. Molly Moore was strong again, allowing five hits and two runs while striking out 10. Kane had a big day, also hitting a home run in the 6th inning. Julie Price also added two hits for PW.

Hatboro-Horsham 16, Upper Dublin 0 >> The Hatters (14-3) made quick work of the Cards, winning in three innings.

Abby Waeltz paced Hatboro-Horsham with three hits, including a triple and two RBIs. Coming through with multiple hits for Hatboro-Horsham were Tess Kearney, Maddie Karpovich, Marissa Rapino and Alyssa Tooley.

Souderton 5, Central Bucks West 0 >> Kayley York hit two home runs while Abby Burns struck out five in throwing a five-hit shutout as Souderton claimed an SOL Colonial victory.

Taylor Nelson had a home run for the Indians (11-7, 8-7 division) while York finished 2-for-4 with four RBIs and two runs scored. Cameron Nadolski was 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored while Brooke Scotti went 2-for-2.

Molly Gibson was 2-for-3 for Central Bucks West (4-13, 3-12).

York led off the top of the fourth with a homer with Nelson making it 2-0 with her solo shot three batters later. York belted a three-run homer with two outs in the top of the seventh.

North Penn 9, CB East 0 >> Julia Shearer struck out 15 in a pitching a two-hit shutout while at the plate the junior was 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored as North Penn capped its regular season with a seventh win in a row.

Sarah Sabocsik was 3-for-5 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored for the Knights (19-1, 15-1 SOL Colonial). Bri Wilmot went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored while Gianna Cimino finished 3-for-5 with two RBIs.

After a Wilmot RBI single in the top of the first, North Penn scored four in the second. Sabocsik hit a two-RBI double then came on an error. Cimino’s RBI single made it 5-0. Sabocsik’s RBI single in the fifth put the Knights up six before NP plated three in the seventh on a Wilmot RBI single, Cimino RBI ground out and Sophia Collins’ RBI single.

Quakertown 10, Abington 0 (6) >> Syd Andrew struck out 13 in throwing a one-hit shutout while Emma Hilton was 3-for-4 with three doubles, an RBI and two runs scored as Quakertown rolled past Abington for an SOL Liberty win.

Hailey Hernandez collected the lone hit for the Galloping Ghosts (10-9, 8-8 division) with a leadoff double in the top of the fifth.

Maya Hellyer went 3-for-4 with four RBIs for the Panthers (15-3, 14-2). Ava Beal was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a double while Trinity Lucas was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Quakertown took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first. After going up 4-0 with a run in the fourth, the Panthers scored three times in both the fifth and sixth.

Baseball
Souderton 6, Central Bucks West 0 >> Will McCausland threw another gem, striking out 12 and allowing just two hits for the Indians (16-3, 13-2 SOL), who won their 11th straight.

Carter Jagiela homered for Souderton, while Shanley Wall, Ethan Warner and Kaden Pasternak all had two hits.

Central Bucks East 4, North Penn 0 >>  Tyler Behm threw a two-hit shutout – striking out six and walking just one – while Central Bucks East scored two runs in both the first and sixth innings to win the SOL Colonial contest.

Justin Egner and Pat Breen collected the lone hits for North Penn (8-10, 6-9 division) on back-to-back singles in the bottom of the first. After giving up a one-out walk in the bottom of the second Behm retired the next 17 batters to hand the Knights a third-straight loss.

Max McGrady hit a leadoff home run in the sixth to make it 3-0 while Joey Wilga was 2-for-3 with a double for CB East (11-6, 8-6), which stopped a two-game skid.

Methacton 7, Lansdale Catholic 6 >> Mike Wimmer came through with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the seventh, hitting a walk-off three-run double as Methacton rallied to win the nonleague contest.

Wimmer was 2-for-3 with three RBIs while Kross Howarth went 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Warriors. Mike Christian and Nolan McCloskey both were 2-for-4 with a run scored with Grant Baker scored twice.

Ryan Martinez had two RBIs and Ryan Pilewski had two runs scored for Lansdale Catholic, who scored a run in both the first and second then plated three in the third for a 5-0 lead. Methacton scored twice both the fourth and fifth to pull to within 5-4 before LC went up 6-4 on Ethan Mellinger’s RBI double in the top of the seventh.

The Warriors loaded the bases with one out of the seventh on singles by Christian and Howarth and a Tyler Weil-Kaspar walk. The Crusaders got a force out at home on a fielder’s choice but Wimmer followed with his walk-off, three-RBI double.

Central Bucks South 3, Pennridge 0 >> Robbie Porco was superb on the mound as Central Bucks South earned a fourth consecutive win, striking out 13 in throwing a three-hit shutout while the Titans collected all their runs in the first two innings.

Aidan Fretz, Ryan Hass and Jaden Morgan each had a hit for Pennridge (8-11, 5-10 SOL Colonial) while Rams starting pitcher Ryan DeHaven went 6 2/3 innings, allowed three runs – all earned – on seven hits, walked two and struck out eight.

Logan Hinds was 3-for-4 with a run scored while JT Anderosky went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored for CB South (11-8, 9-7 SOL Colonial). The Titans grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on RBI singles from Anderosky and Owen Wheeler then went up threeas Eric Damico scored on a wild pitch in the second.

Upper Dublin 14, Hatboro-Horsham 11 >> Kyle Rizzo was 3-for-4 with three doubles, three RBIs and two runs scored while Nick Lombardo and Nick Harley both hit home runs as Upper Dublin earned a slugfest win to hand Hatboro-Horsham its first SOL Liberty loss.

Harley went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored while Ethan Madnick was 2-for-4 for the Cardinals (13-6, 12-3). David Sharp was 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored with Tristan Cairnes scoring twice.

Trey Porter finished 2-for-5 with a solo home run in the seventh, four RBIs and two runs scored for the Hatters (16-3, 15-1), who had their 15-game win streak snapped. Nick Katherine was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, Cole Fischer went 2-for-5 with both Logan Fischer and Noah Schlosser had two runs scored.

UD was up 6-0 after scoring four runs in the top of the second but Hatboro-Horsham plated seven in the bottom of the inning to take the lead.

The Cards went back ahead with a four-run fourth on Lombardo’s two-run homer and a Soriano two-RBI single. Harley’s two-run home run in the top of the fifth made it 12-7. HH scored twice in the bottom of the fifth but Upper Dublin responded with two in the top of the sixth to lead 14-9.

Plymouth Whitmarsh 6, Wissahickon 5 >> Joe Redmond scored on a wild pitch to break a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the sixth and Plymouth Whitemarsh edged Wissahickon in the SOL Liberty contest to earn a third straight win.

Redmond finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored for the Colonials, who plated their first five runs in the bottom of the first for a 5-2 lead. Wissahickon pulled even with three runs in the fourth as Nate DeVincent was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded then two batters later Ben Junker hit a two-out, two-RBI single.

Junker was 2-for-4 with two RBIs for the Trojans (8-11, 8-8), who lost their third straight. DeVincent had three RBIs and connected on a two-run home run for a 2-0 Wissahickon lead in the top of the first. In the bottom of the first, Miller tied the game with a two-run homer. Luke Caucci scoring on a wild pitch and Colin Brady’s two-RBI double had PW up 5-2.

Quakertown 6, Abington 5 (9) >> Quakertown’s Ethan Beil tied the SOL Liberty game in the top of the seventh with an RBI single then hit another RBI single in the ninth to give the Panthers the win.

Matt Worek went 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored for Abington (9-10, 7-9 division) while Luke Sydlowski was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Alex Dardaris was 2-for-5. After a leadoff walk and a one-out error in the bottom of the ninth, an intentional walk loaded the bases for Abington but Quakertown turned a double play to seal the victory.

Peyton Kochel finished 3-for-4 with a run score for Quakertown (11-6-1, 10-4-1) while Ty Everitt was 2-for-5 with a double, RBI and a run scored. Thomas Kozlusky was 2-for-4 with a run scored with Beil and Brandon Pierce going 2-for-5 – Pierce hitting a three-run home run to put the Panthers up 3-0 in the top of the first.

Abington scored twice in the bottom of the second then once in the third to tied things 3-3. After Quakertown went up 4-3 with a run in the fourth, the Galloping Ghosts took a 5-4 lead by plating two runs in the fifth.

La Salle 11, Friends’ Central 3 >> Tahir Parker was a home run short of the cycle, going 3-for-4 with a double, triple, and three runs scored as La Salle pulled away late for a nonleague win.

Jephson Hadson-Taylor and Matt Gannon both were 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored while Brian Baquero was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for the Explorers. Aidan Bretschneider had three RBIs and two runs scored.

La Salle took a 3-0 lead with three runs in the bottom of the third. Friends’ Central made it 3-2 in the top of the fourth but the Explorers scored the final eight runs – one in the bottom of the fourth, two in the fifth, five in the sixth.

Lower Moreland 10, William Tennent 7 >> Donato Incollingo went 2-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored and Lower Moreland rallied from a 6-0 deficit after four innings to claim a SOL Freedom win.

The Lions (7-10, 6-9 division) pulled even 6-6 with six runs in the top of the fifth. William Tennent went back ahead with a run in the bottom of the inning but Lower Moreland answered by scoring three times in the top of the sixth – Aidan Ricciardi’s two-RBI double putting the Lions up 9-7.

Matt Dymowski was 2-for-4 with three runs scored, Mason Tammaro went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Mike Pennisi was 3-for-5 with two runs scored for Lower Moreland.

Jordani Tiburcio went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored for Tennent (4-13, 4-11). Austin Tizol was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, Corey Kravcak was 2-for-3 with two RBIs with Josh Nydick going 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Boys Lacrosse
Lansdale Catholic 18, Father Judge 1 >> Connor Mann scored eight goals, including his 200th as the Crusaders picked up the win in a PCL quarterfinal on Tuesday.

Pat McKeever added six goals, while Colin Corbett had four goals. Scoring two goals were Mikey Kleinert and Pat Cooney, while Patch Flannery and Gavin Selchert also scored for LC. Jack Kennedy made 10 saves in net.

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