Mercury Roundup (May 6): Cervino’s two-hit shutout carries Phoenixville baseball by Boyertown


Phoenixville 2, Boyertown 0



Highlights: Chris Cervino came through with a four-hit shutout in a complete game effort that carried Phoenixville to a PAC crossover win over Boyertown Saturday.

Cervino struck out eight and walked none.

Boyertown starter Devin Hoelze didn’t allow a run in 3 ⅓ innings.

Hudson Narke (2 hits) manufactured the Phantoms’ first run, scoring on a groundout by Nico Nattle after leading off with a single and stealing second. Jake Straight’s RBI single in the sixth gave Phoenixville an insurance run.

Easton Albert had a double and was 2-for-3 for the Bears (6-7, 7-9).


Pope John Paul II 15, Pottstown 0, 3 inn.


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Highlights: Chase Frantz smashed two home runs (3-for-3, five RBI) and Brendan Kenning also went deep as PJP rolled Pottstown in three innings in a rescheduled PAC Frontier matchup. Luke Terlesky tripled and had two RBI for the Golden Panthers.


Daniel Boone 8, Warwick 5

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Warwick 111 011 0 – 5 7 1

Highlights: Playing their fifth game in six days and in a virtual must-win for its district playoff aspirations, Daniel Boone came through with a non-league win over last year’s PIAA 6A champion Warwick on Saturday. The Blazers were led offensively by Christian Eckstein who went 3-for-5 with a run, an RBI, and two stolen bases. Maddox Roy added two hits, Mason Walter doubled and drove in two runs, and Dylan Gass drove in three runs. Daniel Boone, which entered the day No. 15 in the district rankings, improved its ranking and position on qualifying for the 16-team 6A tournament.


Perkiomen School 8, La Salle 3

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Highlights: Perk School broke out with a five-run fifth inning and Henry Clausell had a solid pitching outing over six innings to send the Panthers to a non-league victory Saturday.

Clausell went six innings, striking out eight, walking two giving up one earned run for Perkiomen (7-2-1 overall).

Cesar Lopez (2-for-4, 3 RBI) drove In two runs in the 5th with a single that put Perk ahead for good. He also hit an RBI double in the sixth. Gavin Feulner had three singles from the leadoff spot and scored two runs.



Upper Merion 14, Abington 6


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Highlights: Upper Merion exploded in the third quarter to lock up a non-league win over the Ghosts Saturday. Leading the Vikings were Casey Lamey (4 goals, 4 assists), Andrew Haney (3 goals, 2 assists), Kevin Roseland (2 goals, 2 assists) while Ryan Becker had a goal and was 20-for-24 on faceoffs.


Pennridge 11, Perkiomen Valley 7


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Highlights: Pennrige (14-1) swung the game with a big second quarter and Perk Valley dropped its regular-season finale.

Shea Fusco (goal, assist) scored his 100th career point while other multi-goal contributors for PV were Matt Horgan, goal, assist), Brad Curci (goal, assist), Bryce Coletta (2 goals) and Patrick Lamirande (goal, assist). Sam Dogonniuck made 13 saves.


Spring-Ford 16, Ridley 8



Highlights: Justin Wixted netted five goals and an assist to lead the Rams to a non-league victory over Ridley. 

Multi-point games were also turned in by Brady Welsh (2 goals, 3 assists), Lance Terrizzi (2 goals, assist), Ian Evans  (2 goals, assist) and Colin Song (2 assists) for Spring-Ford, which improved to 14-3 (ranked No. 5 in District 1-3A). 


Pope John Paul II 10, North Penn 7


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PJP picked up the non league win 10-7 over North Penn to improve to 9-9. Ian Young (4 goals) and Connor Gucwa (3 goals, assist) led PJP in its regular-season finale. Dillon Murphy was 16-for-20 on faceoffs and Sean Fallon made 15 saves for PJP, which is currently ranked No. 7 in the District 1-2A field (8 teams qualify).



Hill School 6, Mercersburg Academy 2

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Mercersburg 000 101 0 – 2 5 1

Highlights: Hill racked up 15 hits and Aryanna Bodge allowed two runs on five hits and struck out 11 in a complete-game effort as the Blues earned a Mid-Atlantic Prep League win on the road Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader.

Bodge had three hits (two doubles) and two RBI to lead the Hill offense. Anna Cowan, Belle DiCampello, Paige Hartshorn, Maria Halvey and Anika Palmer (2 RBI) all had two hits each.

Mercersburg Academy 5, Hill School 2

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Hill School 101 000 0 – 2 7 0

Highlights: Hill dropped the opener of a MAPL doubleheader Saturday at Mercersburg. Samantha Faella and Anna Cowan had two hits each for Hill, which fell behind 5-1 through two innings.



Hoka Invitational at West Chester Henderson

Perkiomen Valley junior Ian Johnson won the boys’ 1,600 meters in 4:19.86 and Spring-Ford boys were rolling in the relays Saturday at Henderson.

The Spring-Ford boys’ 4×100 relay were champions in 42.63 and the Rams’ other relays were runner-up. The Rams’ 4×400 relay was runner-up (3:21.01) and the 4×800 team also took second (8:05.56).

Other top finishers from the Pioneer Athletic Conference were: Spring-Ford sophomore Abe McNelly was third in the high jump (6-0), junior Jacob McNelly placed fourth in the pole vault (12-6). Mason Scott took sixth in the 100 (10.98).

For Owen J. Roberts, Andrew McGonigle placed fourth in the 3,200 meters in 9:14.64, Shane Towler was fourth in the javelin (158-8) and Nathan Hayes was 5th in 800 (1:56.10).

Norristown’s Daunte Bell placed third in the 200 (22.10). Taimir Lobban, Upper Merion senior, was fourth in the 110-meter hurdles (15.45).



Hoka Invitational at West Chester Henderson

Pope John Paul II sophomore Maeve Gallagher won the girls’ shot put competition to lead Pioneer Athletic Conference participants Saturday at Henderson. Gallagher won with a 36-3 ¾. Perkiomen Valley senior Abrielle Schweitzer ran to second place in the 1,600 meters in 5:04.04 and Methacton sophomore Soleil Bond-Johnson also scored silver in the long jump (17-0).

OJR senior Claire Zubey took third in the 3,200 meters (10:39.39) and PV junior Sienna Miller was fifth (10:46.89). OJR sophomore Jane Kratz grabbed fifth in the 800 meters in 2:14.69 and teammate Gianna Leimeister, a sophomore, was third in the javelin (113-5).

Phoenixville sophomore Emine Ulcay took third in the shot put (33-9).

S-F freshman Madison Johnson took sixth in the 100 (58.12).


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