It was Mark Scarpa's most important start of the season. It also was his best.
A senior righthander, Scarpa pitched a two-hitter with eight strikeouts and no walks as Washington Township clinched the Olympic Conference American Division title Monday with a 5-0 victory over Cherokee.
Senior third baseman John Schoelkopf was 3 for 3 and senior shortstop Colin McAllister reached base three times and scored two runs for Washington Township (16-5, 8-2), the No. 6 team in The Inquirer Top 10.
Junior lefthander Brian Marconi went 51/3 innings for No. 7 Cherokee (12-8, 8-2).
"Scarpa was fantastic," Cherokee coach Marc Petragnani said. "He did a great job of mixing it up and keeping us off-balance."