Tues. Pa. boys' roundup: Springfield (Montco) ties school mark for victories

Posted: May 30, 2012

Anthony Scafidi reached 100 strikeouts for the season and Springfield (Montco) matched its record for wins in a season in a milestone-filled, 4-2 baseball victory over Conwell-Egan on Tuesday at Immaculata University.

The game was part of the Class AA subregional playoffs combining Districts 1 and 12 to determine the qualifiers for next week's state tournament. Springfield (16-6) will meet Esperanza on Thursday in the subregional final.

Scafidi fanned a dozen Eagles to reach 100 strikeouts and also went 2 for 4 at the plate with two runs batted in. Ian Quigg (two hits) and Tim Quigg each drove in a run, and Kris Bornholdt scored twice.

District 1 Class AAAA. Council Rock South and Central Bucks South posted 6-5 semifinal victories and will meet for the district title Thursday.

Kane Price's double aided Council Rock South's win over Upper Dublin at Temple's Ambler campus, and C.B. South needed nine innings to squeeze past Hatboro-Horsham at Glen Mills.

Junior catcher Jake Kennedy became the first Coatesville player to pile up seven RBIs in a game, hitting three home runs in a 14-7, Class AAAA consolation victory at Downingtown West.

Kennedy was 4 for 4, Emmett Hunt went 3 for 5, and Brian Brown struck out nine in six innings.

Central Bucks West survived a 9-8, nine-inning consolation thriller at Methacton. Jake Poeski drove in three runs with four hits, and catcher Eugene Alpin lined a game-winning three-run double in the top of the ninth.

West escaped a bases-loaded jam in the third when leftfielder Mike Banford caught a fly ball and threw out a runner at the plate.


Pennridge (22-0) survived a five-set marathon and advanced to Friday's pool play in the PIAA state Class AAA tournament with a 25-20, 21-25, 25-21, 18-25, 15-8 victory over Hempfield in the first round at William Tennent.

Souderton also moved to pool play with a 25-6, 25-13, 25-4 win over Northeast at Tennent.

Washington got 13 kills by Danil Pavlov and 11 kills from Dan Paraskevov, but the Eagles' season ended with a 25-20, 25-13, 25-27, 25-15 loss to Parkland at the Community College of Philadelphia.

Class AA. District 12's entries in the state tournament exited with losses as Masterman dropped a 25-14, 25-10, 25-10 verdict to Dover at CCP, and Engineering & Science bowed to Holy Redeemer, 25-12, 25-12, 25-10, at Dallas.

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