Pa. Boys: Wed. Pa. boys: Malvern Prep gets past GA

Cardinal O'Hara goalie Eric Marchetti (left) stops a shot by Stephen Hudak during the second quarter of La Salle's 9-3 victory in lacrosse Wednesday. TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer
Cardinal O'Hara goalie Eric Marchetti (left) stops a shot by Stephen Hudak during the second quarter of La Salle's 9-3 victory in lacrosse Wednesday. TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer
Posted: April 11, 2014

Five innings into Malvern Prep's Inter-Ac League baseball opener Wednesday, the only question for the Friars seemed to be whether they would avoid being no-hit.

It turns out The Inquirer's No. 1-ranked team in Southeastern Pennsylvania had another idea in mind.

Malvern rallied for six runs in the final two innings to stave off the upset bid from visiting Germantown Academy, 6-5. Clay Koniencki hit a liner over the centerfielder's head to score the winning run.

Mike Styer's two-run single in the sixth inning had cut the Malvern deficit to one run.

Germantown Academy's Ryan DeWalt, who earned a no-decision, went 52/3 innings. He didn't allow a hit until the sixth.

Also in the Inter-Ac, Jake Silverman's single to left field scored the go-ahead run in a four-run seventh that gave Springside Chestnut Hill a 7-5 win at Penn Charter. A.J. Labella's double down the third-base line tied it.

Catholic Red. Jim Herron went 3 for 4 with two RBIs as second-ranked La Salle beat visiting St. Joseph's Prep, 9-3. Dominic Cuoci homered for the Explorers, and Adam Arcadia had two hits and drove in two runs.

Catholic Blue. Neumann-Goretti's Josh Ockimey went 3 for 4 and had three RBIs to propel No. 10 Neumann-Goretti past visiting Archbishop Wood, 13-5. Bay To went 2 for 3 with a triple and knocked in three runs.

Central. Jesse Bregman pitched a no-hitter, and Harriton scored six runs in the sixth to beat visiting Upper Darby, 8-0. Bregman struck out three and walked one.

Friends Schools. Jerome Allen and Ardon Fryer combined for a five-inning no-hitter as Friends' Central rolled to an 11-0 win at Academy of the New Church. They struck out 10 and walked one. Allen also hit a three-run homer.

Public B. Kensington's Cesar Vargas threw a no-hitter in an 8-1 triumph over visiting Swenson. Vargas struck out 13 and walked four.

Lacrosse

Ben Minardi scored the tying goal with less than a minute remaining, and Sean Tornetta netted the overtime winner to lift Perkiomen Valley to an 8-7 win at Methacton in a Pioneer Athletic Conference game. Tornetta scored three goals, and Minardi and Shawn Coulter each had two. Peyton Rieser won a faceoff in overtime to set up the winner.

Kevin Todd and Jake Hvazda each scored six goals and powered Spring-Ford to a 17-8 victory at Pope John Paul II.

Catholic. St. Joseph's Prep scored the final three goals to pull away from host Archbishop Ryan, 13-9. Chase Young scored four goals and assisted on seven.

Suburban One American. Michael Mullen's nine goals paced Upper Dublin to a 19-9 win at Springfield (Montco).

Nonleague. Will Dulin scored the go-ahead goal with 2 minutes, 48 seconds left, and Abington won at Holy Ghost Prep, 8-7. Dulin, Brian Gallagher, Hunter Jones, and Cameron Leech each had two goals.


tmcmanus@philly.com

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