Pa. Boys: Fri. Pa. boys: Upper Moreland gets past Wissahickon

Posted: April 20, 2013

Upper Moreland baseball coach Ernie Rehr said he would put his top of the lineup up against anyone else's.

Just not on Friday afternoon.

The top of the order stumbled, but the bottom of Rehr's lineup pulled through and propelled Upper Moreland to a 3-2 walkoff win against Wissahickon in a Suburban One American game.

Kyle Irwin, the team's No. 8 hitter, stroked a single to center field that easily scored No. 7 hitter Nick Corbett from third base. Both players finished 2 for 3.

"It was just one of those days where it didn't work out for them," Rehr said of the top of the lineup. "But that was great to see these guys pick it up."

In the third inning, Corbett reached on a single and stole second and third before scoring on a passed ball. Rehr said the senior second baseman is "extremely baseball-savvy" and knows how to read a pitcher.

Also in the Suburban One:

Ian Pollack scored from second on Anthony Scafidi's single to center field as Springfield (Montco) edged Plymouth Whitemarsh, 4-3.

Evan Myers faced three batters over the minimum as he struck out four in a complete game to lead Pennridge over visiting North Penn, 4-0.

Inter-Ac. Joe Poduslenko went 3 for 4, drove in three runs, and scored four times as Malvern Prep dropped host Haverford School, 11-2.

A.J. Lotsis's single to left ended up tying and winning the game for host Episcopal Academy as the Churchmen topped Penn Charter, 8-7. After the tying run scored, a fielding error at third yielded the winning run.

Public. Ryan Roffman pitched a six-inning no-hitter, and Northeast blanked host Swenson, 10-0. The righthander struck out eight and walked two.

Boys' Lacrosse

Curtis Zappala scored once and assisted on two goals as Episcopal Academy topped host Penn Charter, 7-4, in an Inter-Ac League game.

Trupert Ortlieb scored three goals, Ian Strain added a pair, and Dutch Buckley had two assists. Colin Reder recorded six saves to seal the win.

Catholic. Anthony Marini and Joe Walsh scored three times each as host St. Joseph's Prep topped Bonner-Prendergast, 20-0.

Friends Schools. Cory Rayfield's four goals led Shipley past host George School, 11-5. Tate Gallagher and Andrew Wafford added two goals each.

Pioneer. Sean Tornetta scored four times and recorded a pair of assists as Perkiomen Valley topped visiting Pottsgrove, 18-7. Kris Boyd added three goals and two assists.

Public. Colin Herbert, Connor McMonagle, and Matt Woods scored twice each to help George Washington down visiting West Philadelphia, 10-0.

Nonleague. Sean Coleman, a senior, scored once and assisted on three goals as La Salle cruised past visiting Conestoga, 13-5.

Matt Rambo, also a senior, scored a game-high three goals for the Explorers.


Contact Matt Breen

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