BASEBALL

Phoenixville 11, Upper Perkiomen 0: Cole Luzins gave the Phantoms a solid pitching performance on May 9 as Phoenixville won its third straight Pioneer Athletic Conference game to close out the regular season at 9-9 in the PAC-10 (11-9 overall).

Luzins pitched a six-hit shutout for five innings, walking three and striking out two. Luzins and Brett Arney also combined for four hits and four runs batted in to end the game via the 10-run rule after a six-run rally in the fourth inning.

Phoenixville 7, Pottsgrove 3: Cole Luzins went 3-for-4 with one RBI, and Cam Cook was 3-for-3 with a double and two runs for the Phantoms in the PAC-10 win over the Falcons May 8.

Zach Gallow went 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs, and junior right-hander Brett Thomas struck out five and allowed three hits and one run during five innings for Phoenixville.

PAC-10 Final Four: Pope John Paul II and Methacton posted seventh-inning rallies to win their PAC-10 semifinals at Spring-Ford's Ram Stadium on May 12.

Pope John Paul II defeated Spring-Ford, 5-4, while Methacton took out two-time defending league champion Boyertown, 3-2.

For the Golden Panthers, Sean Williamson stroked a two-run single with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to cap a three-run rally. Joey Pedorenko went 3-for-4 with two runs and one RBI, and Williamson finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs. PJP reached the finals under first-year head coach John Duffy. Dan Zurowski (6-0) and Josh Lafferty hurled for PJP.


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Spring-Ford's Connor Klemann went 3-for-3 while pitcher Bret Clarke struck out six in six-plus innings but was also touched for nine hits and gave up five walks. Zach Wedemeyer unloaded a two-out solo home run over the left field fence in the sixth inning.

For fourth-seeded Methacton, Tim Carfrey threw a four-hitter, and Glenn Seymour drove home the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh inning.

BOYS TENNIS

District 1 doubles: Phoenixville's duo of Luke Lombardi and Bobby Newman fell to Great Valley's Peter Slaats and Miguel Munoz 6-2, 6-0 in the opening round of District 1-AAA competition on May 9 at Healthplex.

In other AAA action, Spring-Ford's Patrick Pascual and Ryan Schweitzer fell in the first round to Conestoga's Ryan Swope and Max Howarth 3-6, 7-5, 6-1.

The Owen J. Roberts tandem of Utkarsh Pandey and Ethan Gelting won their opening match before falling to Upper Darby's third-seeded Brett Caban and Courtland Hooks 6-2, 6-2 in the second round. In the first round, the Wildcats beat Academy Park's Duwaine Jenkins and Kyle Ashley 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 6-1.

SOFTBALL

Phoenixville, Upper Perkiomen split: The Phantoms salvaged a split of their season-ending doubleheader at Valley Forge Christian College on May 9.

Kelly Knapp was 2-for-3 with two runs scored to help the Phantoms win the nightcap, 4-1, to finish the regular season at 4-14 (4-16 overall). Courtney Panepinto went 2-for-3 with one RBI. The Indians took the opener, 2-0.

PAC-10 Final Four: Owen J. Roberts and Methacton advanced to the league title game with semifinal victories at Spring-Ford's Ram Park on May 13.

OJR defeated Spring-Ford, 8-1, while Methacton nudged Perkiomen Valley, 5-4.

The championship game was played May 15.

BOYS LACROSSE

Spring-Ford 12, Lower Merion 9: The Rams won their first-round District 1 playoff game as Zach Hare scored three gaols on May 13.

Alex Marte, Jake Hvazda and Carter Gensler each scored twice, Alec Orcutt had a goal and three assists against the Aces.

Owen J. Roberts 13, Perkiomen Valley 7: Chris Antich and Austin Delgatto each scored four goals and handed out one assist as the Wildcats beat the Vikings in a PAC-10 matchup in the first round of the District 1 playoffs on May 13.

The Vikings saw their season end despite two goals by Matt Baker in finishing at 13-7 overall under coach Bryan Churchey. Sean Tornetta and Zach Lynn scored single goals for the Vikes and Connor Dee had an assist. PV goalie Kevin Mo made seven saves.

Dee assisted Ben Minardi to tie the game at 3 after OJR opened with a 3-0 burst. Shawn Dickey and Shawn Coulter also scored big goals for the Vikes.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Bishop Shanahan 11, Spring-Ford 9: Kira Gensler tallied her 200th career goal, but the Rams fell to the Eagles in the first round of the District 1 playoffs on May 13 in Royersford.

Bishop Shanahan trailed 6-2 late in the first half, pulled within two goals by halftime and then owned the second half.

The Rams also got goals from Julianna Radzinski, Emily Coyne and Brianna Cirino.