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The Reporter/Times Herald/Montgomery Media Local Roundup (March 30): Morrissette delivers for Souderton baseball

Souderton 8, Pennridge 0: Jackson Morrissette had 11 strikeouts in four innings as the Indians rolled to the SOL Colonial win on Thursday. Jeremy Fallon came in and struck out five over the next three innings. Ethan Warner doubled, while Chris McKenna drove in two runs to pace Souderton.

North Penn 12, Central Bucks West 3: North Penn erased a 3-2 deficit with six runs in the top of the third – the first coming on Jack Picozzi’s home run – then tacked on four more in the seventh as the Knights claimed an SOL Colonial victory.

Picozzi went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored while Kevin Brace was 2-for-5 with a double, four RBIs and a run scored for North Penn, which totaled 14 hits. Brady Dolder went 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored, Ben Farley finished 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored, Chase Jones was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored while Justin Egner was 2-for-4 and scored twice.

Will Hogenauer was 2-for-3 with two RBIs for Central Bucks West.

Dock Mennonite 17, Bristol 2 (4): Dock scored 10 runs in the bottom of the first and total 19 hits in rolling to a four-inning BAL win.

Sam Laux hit a solo homer in the third and finished 3-for-3 with a walk, three RBIs and four runs scored for the Pioneers (3-0). Brayden Kratz was 3-for-4 with a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored while Deven Ross went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and scored twice.

Zach Neff was 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored, Matt Miles went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored with Cooper Brannon going 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Zack Frederick finished 2-for-2 with a run scored with Nathan Lapp scoring two runs.

William Tennent 5, Upper Moreland 4: Julio Ybarra gave William Tennent a 4-0 lead with his three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth then earned the save as the Panthers held off Upper Moreland’s comeback bid.

The Golden Bears pulled within 4-3 in the top of the sixth on a Jackson Townsend RBI double and Jimmy Torpey’s two-RBI single. Tennent went up 5-3 in the bottom of the frame when Luke Torok scored on a wild pitch. With two outs in the top of the seventh, Patrick Kilgus came home as Townsend reached on an error. Consecutive walks loaded the bases but the next batter grounded out to the shortstop.

Ybarra was 3-for-3 with four RBIs while B. Bloom went 2-for-3 with a double. For UM, Kilgus finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored while Townsend was 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored.

Springfield Twp. 11, New Hope-Solebury 3: The Spartans racked up 16 hits on the day in a big SOL Freedom win on Thursday. Brett Smith, Mike Capoferri, Matthew Caruso, Jack Hartman, Jim Hallign and Colby Sabin each managed multiple hits. Capoferri and Smith each collected three hits. Smith allowed two runs on four hits over five innings, striking out nine.

Owen J. Roberts 14, Pope John Paul II 1: OJR scored nine runs in the third innings and rolled to the win on Thursday. PJP only managed two hits in five innings, one a home run from Billy Fitzgerald.

Boys Lacrosse
Pennridge 15, Neshaminy 4: The Rams took a 5-0 lead after one quarter and coasted to the win on Thursday. Frank Fanelli set the tone for Pennridge with five goals and one asssist, while Matt Kriney and Rocco Fanelli each added three goals. Ryan Carickhoff and Drew Ferguson each had two goals, while Ben Souder won 20 of 22 faceoffs. Calvin Mcguire made four saves in net for Pennridge.

Central Bucks East 10, North Penn 2: Luke Christmas and Adam Volm each scored three goals for the Patriots on Thursday in SOL National action.

Council Rock North 10, Souderton 9: The Indians dropped a heartbreaker on Thursday in SOL National action despite three goals by Tyson Bui. Sean Landis added two goals, while John Martin-Vince, Ty Quintois, Seth Grossman and Gavin Landis also scored for Souderton. Peyton Bannak won 16 of 23 faceoffs, while Matt Malanga had 10 saves in net.

Girls Lacrosse
Agnes Irwin 9, Archbishop Carroll 8: Agnes Irwin overcame a 6-3 halftime deficit with six second-half goals of its own to defeat Carroll. Irwin was led by Mariyn Dryer with four goals and Hunter Fleitas with two. Carroll was led by Ava Bleckley’s four goals and sister Chloe and Sam hewitt with two goals apiece. Goalie Bridget Robinson from carroll had 10 saves and Irwin’s Maggie Mullen had eight saves.

North Penn 10, Central Bucks West 0 (6): Julia Shearer hit a grand slam during North Penn’s six-run bottom of the fifth, the Maryland commit going 3-for-3 with two walks, five RBIs and two runs scored at the plate while striking out 17 in a pitching a two-hit shutout in the SOL Colonial matchup.

Brie Wilmot connected on leadoff homer run in the fifth while Cailin Halfpenny was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored for the Knights (4-0, 2-0 SOL division. Sarah Sabocsik collected three RBIs with Reyna Doherty going 2-for-2 with two runs scored.

Chloe Dryden and Sienna Lawson each had a hit for Central Bucks West (2-1, 1-1).

Hatboro-Horsham 14, Abington 8: Amya Lundy was one of four Hatboro-Horsham players to collect four hits, finishing 3-for-5 with a home run, two doubles, three RBIs and two runs scored as the Hatters posted 17 total hits in winning an SOL Liberty slugfest over visiting Abington.

Abby Waeltz was 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, two RBIs and a run scored, Alyssa Tooley went 3-for-4 with a triple, three RBIs and two runs scored while Adrianna DeLeon was 3-for-4 and scored twice for HH (1-2, 1-0 division). Tess Kerney went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

Abington’s Lauren Everitt finished 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored. Leanna Schenk hit a triple in going 2-for-5 with two runs scored, Hailey Hernandez was 2-for-4 with a run scored and Liz Hippel went 2-for-4 for the Ghosts (0-5, 0-3).

Archbishop Wood 10, Little Flower 0 (6): Dakota Fanelli struck out 12 in pitching a six-inning no-hitter while also going 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs as Archbishop Wood rolled in its PCL opener.

Maura Yoos went 4-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and four runs scored, Julia Yogis was 2-for-3 with a double and scored twice, while Paige Ross had two RBIs for the Vikings, who led 7-0 after three runs in the first and four in the second.

Central Bucks South 9, Central Bucks East 6: Central Bucks South trailed 6-1 after four innings but scored four runs in the top of the fifth then completed the comeback with four more in the seventh

Riley Theis was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for the Titans (1-0, 1-0 SOL Colonial), who broke a 6-6 tie in the seventh on Kaityln Decker’s one-out RBI single. Decker and Maddie McClintcok each had two RBIs. Central Bucks East (1-4, 0-2 SOL Colonial) scored the games’ first five runs, plating two in the first then three in the third.

Quakertown 7, Plymouth Whitemarsh 1: Abby Wagner twirled a four-hitter as the Panthers picked up the SOL Liberty win on Thursday. Lauren Beal led Quakertown with three hits and two runs scored. Molly Moore was tagged for five hits and six runs runs in three innings. Rian Reed pitched four innings of scoreless relief to keep Quakertown at bay.

Owe J. Roberts 11, Pope John Paul II 1: The Golden Panthers lost in five innings as Sophia Grillo, Rachel Epps and Sophia Cerimele each had two hits for Owen J. Roberts.

Boys Tennis
CB South 4, North Penn 3: The Titans swept the doubles matches and snuck away with an SOL Colonial win on Thursday. The match came down to a thriller at No. 1 doubles where South’s Varun Rao/Mitchell Rabinovich survived a thriller 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 over Nathan Yan/Aslan Yu. North Penn swept the singles matches with Hansana Perera rallying from a set down to win 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1 singles over Justin Bin in the other three-setter.

Upper Dublin 7, Abington 0: It was business as usual for the Cardinals in another SOL Liberty win on Thursday. Upper Dublin dropped just one set in improving to 7-0 on the season. The match of the day came down at No. 4 doubles where Upper Dublin’s Tanner Wilmore/Kai Eguchi defeated Abington’s Nate Sharp/Shane O’Donnell in a three-set thriller by scores of 1-6, 6-3, 10-6. In singles action Scott Schlackman has recovered from an early season injury and rolled to a 6-2, 6-1 win.

CB East 7, Pennridge 0: The Patriots (5-1) lost just six games in overhwhelming the Rams on Thursday in an SOL Colonial match. Yevgen Kuryanov and Alan Zhang combined to lose just one game at No. 1 and 3 singles respectively for CB East.
Hatboro-Horsham 5, Quakertown 2: The Hatters won a pair of three-setters and picked up an SOL Liberty win on Thursday. Cole Jordan rallied for a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 2 singles, while the No. 1 doubles team of Caleb Karlson/Ayden Chan pulled out a three-set thriller 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1. Max Arkans won at No. 1 singles for Quakertown 6-3, 6-3, while Justin Kwityn was victorious at No. 3 6-3, 6-3.

Methacton 7, Boyertown 0: It was one-way traffic as the Warriors blanked the Bears on Thursday in PAC Liberty action. Methacton dropped just nine games in seven flights. Dylan Wen started things off with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles and it went smoothly from there for the Warriors.

Upper Merion 7, Norristown 0: The Vikings did not drop a set in overwhelming the Eagles on Thursday. The most competitive match came down to No. 3 singles where Kyle Roseland gutted out a 7-6 (5), 6-3 win over Norristown’s Jamieson Ta. Josiah Kotright and Dominick Doan got things going smoothly for the Vikings, combining to lose just one game at No. 1 and 2 singles respectively.

Perk Valley 7, Pope John Paul II 0: PV did not drop a set in posting the PAC win on Thursday. The doubles matches though had some competitive outings, especially at No. 3 where PV’s Jacob Loladze/Hunter Ashton pulled through 6-4, 6-0 over Sebastian Marrecau/Blaise Bompadre.
Other scores: Jenkintown 7, Bensalem 0

Boys volleyball
CB South 3, Souderton 2: The Indians fell in five sets on Thursday despite 16 kills, 7 aces and 4 digs from Nate Brown. Also standing out for Souderton were Ian Nice (8 kills, 6 digs, 4 aces), Jake Halteman (5 kills, 3 aces) and Alec Kreiser (8 digs, 3 aces).



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