Pa. Boys: Tues. Pa. boys: North Penn's Maher shuts out Parkland

Posted: June 05, 2013

A single run in the third inning was all North Penn's Brian Maher needed Tuesday afternoon, as he pitched a shutout to power the Knights past Parkland, 1-0, in the first round of the PIAA Class AAAA state baseball tournament at Easton.

Freshman Mason Nadeau doubled to lead off the third inning and scored on a single by senior Brad Bertucci. Maher, a senior righthander, allowed just three hits.

The Knights will face Coatesville at noon Thursday at Spring-Ford in the quarterfinals.

Coatesville's Brian Brown pitched a shutout and Brady Carras stroked a two-run single to lift the Red Raiders over Frankford, 5-0, at Immaculata University.

Class AAA. Temple-bound Pat Vanderslice lasted just six batters as West York scored six quick runs en route to topping Bonner-Prendergast, 9-6, in the first round at La Salle.

Class AA. Charlie Jerla hit a game-tying single in the fifth inning, but Neumann-Goretti fell to Salisbury, 6-2, in eight innings in the first round at FDR Park. Brian Verratti hit a double in the sixth inning but was called out trying to steal home. John LaMotta pitched 71/3 innings for the Saints.

Class A. Mark Farley ripped a single down the right-field line to score Tony Burgess in the bottom of the seventh and lift Calvary Christian over GAMP, 3-2, in the first round at Temple-Ambler. Tyler Scheuer struck out 14 in seven innings for the win.

Football

Cardinal O'Hara's Thadd Smith was the lone Southeastern Pennsylvania player to be nominated for January's U.S. Army All-American bowl. The junior headed for Boston College is among 400 players hoping to make the final 90-man roster.
Contact Matt Breen at mbreen@phillynews.com.

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