The other day the baseball and softball teams of the Central School of Friends won the title of the League of Friends. Friends’ Central’s softball team defeated Shipley 7-2 in extra innings in the League Championship final on May 13; and the next day the Phoenix baseball team won its second consecutive FSL title with a 12-0 victory in five halves against Shipley in the league championship final.
In the final of the FSL Baseball Championship, senior John Fitzpatyk scored two shots, and the Phoenix quickly started, scoring three wounds in the first inning. FCS senior Dylan Posencheg doubled home junior Darius Edkins, then senior Derek Francis followed with an RBI single in which he became senior Sam Berman, then Posencheg scored a goal on the wild.
Friends’ Central put three more launches in the third, highlighted by another RBI single from Francis (2 on 3 with two RBIs). The FCS finished fourth in six runs, including Burman’s 108th RBI career – he is the RBI school leader of all time. Posencheg (2-on-2, three stab wounds) celebrated his beautiful day with the lofty three runs of Homer. Third baseman Brendan Aiken also made a significant contribution to the offensive with two singles, RBI and two runs.
Friends’ Central’s baseball team, which has won 21 FSL games in a row, has seven seniors who have committed to playing in college next year – Sam Burman (Hofstra), Luke Buscalia (UMBC), Kaden Carlin (Monmouth), John Fitzpatick (West Chester) ), John Oman (Widener), Derek Francis (Alvernia) and Dylan Posencheg (Dickinson).
For the Friends ’Central softball team, it was the first FSL title since 2014 and the eighth FSL title overall, which equated George’s school with the most softball titles won.
The leader of the “Phoenix” on the mound was a second-year pitcher Brianna Keenan with seven outlines, bringing the total number of career to 167. In the championship final Keenan four times reached base with two moves, two and a mistake, and scored three runs .
At the top of the eighth inning two errors Shipley put the runners in first and second place, and then in singles Maria Morse, Bella Lederman and Una Stokawaza scored four goals. Amina Alvin calculated the insurance.
In other Main Line High School sporting events (this local compilation is compiled from a summary of the games sent to email@example.com):
Lacrosse for boys
The Episcopal Academy defeated Springside Chestnut Hill, May 15-7, 11. EA was led by Dylan Yashch (six goals), Charlie Mayer (three goals), Charlie Kraftson (two goals, two assists), Lucas Slate (two goals), TJ Lamb (four assists) and Nash Womak (14 saves).
The Heverford School defeated the Episcopal Academy 14-8 13 May. Fords were led by Chuck Kakchuti (seven saves), Ben McCarthy (eight goals), Ryan DiRoco (four assists, one goal), Teddy Malone (three goals), Aidan DiRoca (two goals, one assist) and Colin Zeller. two goals). Tristan Whitaker scored two goals for EA.
Lacrosse for girls
Agnes Irwin defeated Baldwin 20-5, 10 May. El Brady scored four goals for the Owls, Marissa White had a hat-trick, and goalkeeper Maggie Mullen made nine saves and made two turns.
Canestoga, the Central League champions, defeated Hariton 14-3 on May 10th. The pioneers were led by Kate Galica (three goals, two assists, two draw controls), Keating Hopkins (two goals, three goals from the ground) and Kiki Libesiet (two goals, four draw controls).
Haverford School (12-9-1, 2-6) defeated the Crusaders 4-3 at the Michael Talarida Scholarship Collection Event on May 14, having made four runs at the bottom of the fifth half. Kevin Rivy won, while Brendan Tui, Colby McNealy and Marc Quattrani received a pair of punches. Fred Jordan came out to make the last two innings for the save. Conor Scanlan has put a clutch base loaded unitary for Ford.
The day before, Colby McNealy’s full game led to a dramatic 6-4 victory over the Episcopal Academy. Jake LaRockie’s double kick finished off Will Ferris to equalize, and striker Sean Dagherty delivered an RBI double to LaRocca’s plate while the Fords made a mistake insurance for the final count. McNeely also entered the home run twice.
The Episcopal Academy defeated Agnes Irwin 4-2, May 13th. Riley Spore killed Homer twice, and Hannah Mae Legospi and Karen Xiao also helped with big punches.
The day before, EA defeated Cardinal O’Hara 2-1. Spurs made several life-saving catches in the center of the field, and pitchers Alyssa Sterner and Anna Gallagher limited O’Hara to just four strikes.
Villa Maria Academy defeated Gwynedd Mercy 4-2, May 10. Pitcher Villa Ariana Butler made just two shots in six innings, and Alex Kilpatyk made three home runs.
Tennis for boys
The Episcopal Academy defeated Springside Chestnut Hill, 5-2, on May 13, withstanding a delay with rain for 2 and a half hours. John Bishop won in the first singles and Nicki Lava in the second.
The day before, EA defeated Malvern Prep 6-1. Nicki Lava won the second singles 6-0, 6-0; and Gavin Schmidt won in the third singles with a score of 6-0, 6-0. Malvern Hayden Fisher won the first singles.
Haverford School defeated Episcopal Academy 5-2, May 10th. Ford’s Jay Crowther won the first singles, while EA’s Nicki Lava and Gavin Schmidt dominated the second and third singles, respectively.
Runners Radnor Amelia Dole, Zoe Margolis, Courtney Cairns and Lucy Henkel teamed up to achieve the best of the season 9: 46.52 in the 3200-meter relay at the CAL Last Chance meeting on May 14 in Strat Haven. Time qualifies the quartet for the district championship 1.
Raptor sophomore Sofia Hill won the gold medal in pole vault at the Central Athletics League Championships on May 11, moving 11 feet. Margolis took second place in the 3,200-meter dash with a personal best of 11: 39.6.