Strath Haven 5, Phoenixville 0
Highlights: Alex Pak pitched a complete one-hitter and struck out eight, holding down the fort for Strath Haven in a District 1-5A quarterfinal win over Phoenixville and punching his team’s ticket to a third straight district semifinal appearance. Pak also had one hit and two RBIs.
At the plate, the Panthers were led by Matt Kane, who went 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and two runs scored. Third-seeded Strath Haven will host No. 10 West Chester Rustin in the District 1-5A semifinals on Friday at 4 p.m.
Dylan Antonini pitched 5.1 innings for the Phantoms, striking out three with six hits and four walks. After winning the Pioneer Athletic Conference Championship and winning the program’s first district playoff game in 10 years, Phoenixville ends its season with a record of 15-8.
Central Bucks West 10, Methacton 0
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Highlights: Fueled by a five-run second inning and five players recording multiple hits for the Bucks, Central Bucks West defeated PAC runner-up Methacton to survive and advance in the District 1-6A second round.
The 14th seeded Bucks will head to No. 6 Coatesville in the District 1-6A quarterfinals Friday with first pitch slated for 6:45 p.m.
Sam Greer earned the win, pitching all six innings with four strikeouts while going 2-for-5 with an RBI at the plate. Alex Valdez led the Bucks at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs. Max McGlone (3-for-5, three RBIs), Julio Ermigiotti (2-for-4, RBI) and Quinn Illig (3-for-4, RBI) all poured on hits for Central Bucks West.
Methacton finishes its season with an overall record of 18-5.
North Penn 11, Methacton 0 (5 inn.)
Highlights: Already up 3-0, Julia Shearer hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, sparking a five-run frame that pulled top-ranked North Penn away early in a five-inning District 1-6A second round game Wednesday. The Knights will host No. 8 Ridley, an 8-4 winner over No. 9 Pennsbury on Friday in the District 1-6A quarterfinals at 4 p.m.
Shearer threw four no-hit innings and Lexi Nyce worked an inning of relief as North Penn held Methacton to a single hit by Jillian McTamney.
Casey Sokol was 3-for-3 with three RBI and Shearer and Brie Wilmot were each 2-for-2 with an RBI.
Methacton finishes its season 13-9 overall.
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