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May 21, 2010 | By Don Beideman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Morgan Cullen scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 11th inning Thursday night to give Bristol a 2-1 victory over Harry S Truman in one of the weirdest finishes of the high school softball season. With the score tied, the Warriors began their half of the inning with Cullen on second base as part of the tiebreaker rule. She moved to third on Kelly Pond's sacrifice before scoring. The matchup was part of a doubleheader at Bristol Memorial Park. Neshaminy and Pennsbury played in the second game, which ended too late for this edition.
NEWS
May 20, 2010 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Morgan Cullen scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 11th inning Thursday night to give Bristol a 2-1 victory over Harry S Truman in one of the weirdest finishes of the high school softball season. With the score tied, the Warriors began their half of the inning with Cullen on second base as part of the tiebreaker rule. She moved to third on Kelly Pond's sacrifice before scoring. The matchup was part of a doubleheader at Bristol Memorial Park. Neshaminy and Pennsbury played in the second game, which ended too late for this edition.
SPORTS
May 21, 2010 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Morgan Cullen scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 11th inning Thursday night to give Bristol a 2-1 victory over Harry S Truman in one of the weirdest finishes of the high school softball season. With the score tied, the Warriors began their half of the inning with Cullen on second base as part of the tiebreaker rule. She moved to third on Kelly Pond's sacrifice before scoring. The matchup was part of a doubleheader at Bristol Memorial Park. Neshaminy and Pennsbury played in the second game, which ended too late for this edition.
SPORTS
June 23, 2006 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Pitching at ball fields all around the Philadelphia area, Conwell-Egan High's Brian Herman went 10-0 for the Catholic League champion Eagles this season. He had a much tougher time yesterday on the mound at Citizens Bank Park. Herman, in a relief appearance, threw three wild pitches in the eighth inning as Tri-Cape scored three runs to beat the Catholic League, 6-5, in the first semifinal of a Carpenter Cup doubleheader. Tri-Cape, composed of all-stars from the Tri-County Conference and Cape-Atlantic League, advanced to its sixth final.
NEWS
May 2, 1994 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It's been a frustrating season for the Great Valley softball team and new coach Dick Abplanalp. After finishing atop the Pioneer Athletic Conference in three of the last four seasons, the Patriots are struggling with a 1-9 record. And nowhere was that frustration more evident than in Thursday night's 12-11, error-filled league loss to Upper Perkiomen. Great Valley rallied twice to overcome 2-0 and 7-3 deficits before taking a 9-7 lead in the top of the sixth inning. But a combination of errors, passed balls, a wild pitch and questionable baserunning ruined the comeback.
SPORTS
June 4, 2003 | By Tom McGurk INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Fifteen innings, 44 strikeouts and a controversial call - the South Jersey Parochial B softball championship game had it all. Yesterday's game was decided when Gloucester Catholic's Suzanne Fox was ruled safe on a bang-bang play at home plate after a wild pitch. The run gave the Rams a 1-0 win over rival Bishop Eustace at Delsea and their third straight sectional crown. Gloucester Catholic (25-3) will meet St. Mary's of Rutherford for the state Parochial B title at Toms River East at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
NEWS
April 26, 1994 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The early-season showdown between the Collingswood and Woodbury baseball teams lived up to its billing. In a classic pitchers' duel, Collingswood scored a nine-inning 4-2 win over the host Thundering Herd yesterday in a Colonial Conference game. The Panthers, No. 6 in The Inquirer's South Jersey Top 15, improved to 9-0 overall and 8-0 in the Colonial. No. 13 Woodbury fell to 6-1 overall and in the conference. Collingswood senior Fran Weikel and Woodbury junior lefthander Adam Gawason allowed just one extra-base hit between them.
NEWS
April 11, 1995 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Cherry Hill West's Chris Matarese made the two biggest plays of the game yesterday in a 4-3, 12-inning win over host Washington Township. Matarese drove in the winning run on a sacrifice fly in the top of the 12th inning and threw out a runner at the plate in the bottom of the inning to preserve the victory. West, ranked No. 10 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, is 2-1 overall and in the Olympic Conference American Division. No. 6 Township fell to 1-1, 0-1. "I had had a rough day at the plate," said Matarese, who had struck out in his first three at-bats.
NEWS
October 16, 2009 | By Robyn Norwood, FOR THE INQUIRER
LOS ANGELES - Another young Dodger pitcher came undone in the Phillies' 8-6 NLCS Game 1 victory. Clayton Kershaw, a 21-year-old with a scruffy face seemingly meant to prove he can grow whiskers, was the Dodgers' new hope. Their future Cole Hamels, perhaps. Then he suddenly looked like this year's Chad Billingsley. For four innings, Kershaw's first-pitch strikes and his curveball mastered the Phillies in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Thursday at Dodger Stadium.
NEWS
May 11, 2010 | By Bill Iezzi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Maple Shade pitcher Lauren Routzahn wasn't expecting a feisty rematch with Burlington City on Tuesday at the Tex Gwynne Sports Complex. The Blue Devils had bowed to Routzahn & Co., 9-3, committing eight errors the first time they met in a Burlington County League Freedom Division game this season. This time, Burlington City came at the Wildcats with more determination and a little better defense, but still stumbled, 6-3. Maple Shade improved to 11-2 overall and 10-0 in the division, which it leads.
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June 2, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Dan McLaughlin noticed it during preseason, before his Perkiomen Valley softball team even stepped on the diamond to play a game. There was a little extra something on Abby Wild's pitches, the coach thought to himself. A little extra pop, a zing when the ball left her right hand and hit the catcher's glove. That was a few months ago. Rachel Helverson noticed it from her spot at second base. That was on Tuesday. Wild has pitched in only nine games this season for the Vikings, but none was more important than the District 1 Class 3A semifinal against Upper Darby, in which she allowed just four hits, as P.V. won, 5-1. "Phenomenal," Helverson said.
NEWS
June 7, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
UNION, N.J. - When they took the field in the bottom of the sixth inning, they were six outs away from the first state title for a girls' team in their school's history. They were so close they might have imagined the feel of the trophy in their hands and the exultation of thrusting their right index fingers in the air while posing for pictures. "We were right there," St. Joseph senior catcher Carly Testa said, tears forming on the corners of her eyes after the final game of her illustrious career.
SPORTS
April 3, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Denny Brady has set such a high standard that an 11-strikeout performance against a quality opponent in the season opener somehow seems like an off day. That's surely unfair, but Brady has been so good for so long that the sight of a crooked number in the opposing team's linescore looks like a misprint. "He makes it look easy, but it's not easy," Buena coach Harry Grose said after Brady led the Chiefs to a 5-2 victory over Moorestown on Wednesday in a nonleague clash of Top 11 teams.
SPORTS
August 1, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - Four and a half years ago, the Phillies had a team chock-full of highly paid veterans but an organization lacking in near major league-ready talent on the farm. So coming off back-to-back World Series appearances, Ruben Amaro Jr., who had worked out a deal to bring Roy Halladay to Philadelphia, traded Cliff Lee to the Seattle Mariners for a package of three minor league prospects. Yesterday, nearly a half-decade later, the lessons from that trade, an unmitigated disaster, were briefly on display at Citi Field, where the Phillies were on the wrong end of a 11-2 drubbing at the hands of the New York Mets on the eve of Major League Baseball's trade deadline.
NEWS
May 25, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
If there is one thing that really stresses out a softball catcher, it is a pitch that gets past her. When the softball hits the dirt or flies over her head, a wave of panic hits. The catcher's job is to protect the pitcher, make her look good. The advantage to being so well-acquainted with wild pitches and passed balls, on the other hand, is that the catcher takes that knowledge with her on the base paths. That's exactly what happened to Avon Grove's Alyssa Herion, who scored the winning run in walk-off fashion as the Red Devils defeated Neshaminy, 2-1, Friday in the quarterfinals of the District 1 Class AAAA tournament.
SPORTS
May 13, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
The first two runs scored on wild pitches. The third scored on a delayed steal. The fourth and fifth runs scored on an error. The sixth scored on another wild pitch. "You know you have a good offense when you don't hit and you still score," Eastern senior pitcher and cleanup hitter Steve Priolo said after the Vikings' 10-4 victory over St. Augustine Prep on Saturday in a Diamond Classic first-round game between top-three teams. In the end, the Vikings got their share of big hits as junior Jake Quinn rapped an RBI double, senior Matt Marella delivered an RBI single, and junior Tom Flacco sent a fastball soaring over the right-field fence for a two-run homer.
SPORTS
April 3, 2013 | From Inquirer Wire Services
CINCINNATI - Chris Iannetta hit a solo homer and a bases-loaded single in the 13th inning on Monday, powering the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the majors' first interleague season opener. Both teams emptied their benches and bullpens before Iannetta - who caught all 13 innings - finally provided the breakout hit. The Angels loaded the bases with two outs in the 13th off J.J. Hoover, who walked two and hit Hank Conger, the Angels' final position player.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 2012 | By Troy Patterson and SLATE
On air, Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), the news-anchor superhero at the center of HBO's The Newsroom, talks to America about important things while his staff looks on adoringly. Meanwhile, in his active dating life, Will is wont to assume a kingly hauteur when talking down to the very women he's trying to woo. This week, in the decisively bad fourth episode of Aaron Sorkin's wild pitch of a screwball, Will is more than once powerfully rude in denouncing the evils of gossip to his lady friends, and more than once his lectures earn damp feedback — the little liquid smack of a drink thrown in his face.
NEWS
June 16, 2012 | By Rick O'Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
STATE COLLEGE - With the lights-out duel being waged between Central Bucks South's Haileigh Stocks and Bishop Shanahan's Kate Poppe, it seemed as if Friday's PIAA Class AAAA softball final might go deep into the night. But C.B. South scratched out a run against Poppe in the top of the ninth inning, and Stocks shut the door in the bottom half. With that, the Titans, despite totaling only three hits, earned a 1-0 victory at Penn State's Beard Field and captured the program's first state crown.
NEWS
June 1, 2012 | FOR THE INQUIRER
Two days after capturing the Catholic League baseball title, Neumann-Goretti added another crown, as the Saints rolled over Philadelphia Electrical, 13-0, in the District 12 Class AAA title game Thursday at Ashburn Field. Anthony Adams led the Saints with two hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Jimmy Kerrigan and Pat Doudican also added doubles. Josh Ockimey had a triple and finished 1 for 2 and drove in two runs. Joe Jaep picked up the complete-game win, striking out four and allowing two hits in the six-inning game.
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