Pa. Boys: Tues. Pa. boys: La Salle advances to Catholic final

Posted: May 22, 2013

Dom Cuoci's bid for a no-hitter fizzled in the sixth inning Tuesday. But La Salle's quest for its first Catholic League baseball championship since 2005 is still going strong.

The Explorers beat St. Joseph's Prep, 10-3, at Immaculata University to move into Saturday's final.

Cuoci, a junior righthander, took a no-hitter into the sixth and settled for a six-hitter. Pete Auteri went 4 for 4 and drove in three runs. John Fabriziani had a pair of two-run singles and scored two runs.

La Salle is the only unbeaten team remaining in the double-elimination tournament.

St. Joe's Prep will play Archbishop Ryan, a 7-4 winner over Archbishop Wood in eight innings Tuesday, in the losers-bracket final on Thursday at Immaculata. The winner of that game will have to beat La Salle twice to claim the title.

Shane Smith's two-strike, two-out single down the right-field line gave Archbishop Ryan a 5-3 lead in the eighth inning. Nick Centeno entered in the bottom of the eighth with one out and the bases loaded and escaped the jam to earn the save.

District 1 Class AAA quarterfinals. Mike Cavanaugh knocked in three runs, and third-seeded Upper Moreland cruised past No. 6 Marple Newtown, 12-0.

Cole Luzins went 4 for 4 with two RBIs and John Hopkins was 2 for 2 with three RBIs to lead No. 4 Chichester past No. 5 Phoenixville, 9-6.

Independent Schools first round. Senior first baseman Joseph De Los Santos hit a walk-off, three-run homer over the fence in center field, and Perkiomen School beat visiting Germantown Academy, 5-4.

Sophomore second baseman Jamie Clauson-Wolf went 3 for 4 with three RBIs, three runs scored and two stolen bases as Germantown Friends won at Penn Charter, 17-8.

Evann Dumont-Lapointe threw four scoreless innings and went 2 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored to lead Hill School past Westtown, 11-1.


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