No matter who Spring-Ford girls softball coach Tim Hughes has given the ball to this week, the end result has been the same.
The pitching platoon of Amber Sergas and Jenna Lee combined for the Rams' second straight shutout Wednesday night in a 10-0 Pioneer Athletic Conference victory over Upper Perkiomen.
Sergas tossed five innings of three-hit ball with three strikeouts for the win and Lee threw one hitless inning as defending PAC-10 champ Spring-Ford improved to 9-1 in league play and 9-1 overall. The duo had combined on a five-hit shutout in Monday's 6-0 win over Pottsgrove.
Maggie McConney went 3-for-4 with one RBI, Megan Kern and Jaycie Loomis were each 2-for-4 with two RBI and leadoff hitter Cassie Alexy was 2-for-2 with two runs for the Rams, who broke open a 2-0 lead by scoring eight runs over the final three innings.
Perkiomen Valley 8, Boyertown 3: Haley Streeper keyed a potent plate attack for the Vikings as they pulled away from the Bears to win their PAC-10 game.
Streeper drove in four of PV's runs on 2-for-2 hitting that featured a double. She was one of five multiple-hit performers for the Vikes (5-3, 6-3), joined by Abby Wild and Shannon Beattie (both 2-for-3) and Anamarie Bruni and Kelsey Impink (both 2-for-4) in support of winning pitcher Emily Oltman's complete-game mound work.
Pottsgrove 4, Methacton 3: Gabi Ermish pitched a complete game, allowing just six hits and striking out five as the Falcons edged the Warriors in a PAC-10 game.
Tied at one in the bottom of fifth, Pottsgrove (5-4, 5-4) strung hits together as Abby Girafalco, Shauna Maggio and Cori Dickenson scored off hits from Ermish and Kacy Carroll. Megan Stauffer took the loss for Methacton (6-2, 6-2), allowing only two earned runs in six innings.
Amanda Loar was 2-for-3 with one RBI for Boyertown (5-3, 5-3).
Owen J. Roberts 16, Pope John Paul II 1: Sisters Kylie Glenn (2-for-2, three RBI) and Camryn Glenn (2-for-2, two RBI) led the Wildcats past the Golden Panthers in a three-inning PAC-10 game.
Nikki Testa drove in two runs for OJR (8-1, 9-1). Paige Horgan was 2-for-2 with one RBI for PJP (0-7, 0-7).
Phoenixville 9, Pottstown 1: Jess Eldridge threw a no-hitter and the Phantoms did all their scoring early to rack up a PAC-10 victory on the Trojans.
Outside the run Pottstown got in the first, Eldridge yielded just two walks while fanning eight. Phoenixville, in the meantime, got two-hit showings from Kelly Knapp, Tiler Rennard, Nicole Lemon, Nomi Washington and Eldridge, with Rennard, Mirissa DeFelice and Eldridge each driving in two runs.
Perkiomen School 10, Academy of New Church 7: In a non-league affair marked by six lead changes, the Panthers rode some long-ball power to victory over ANC.
Perkiomen took the lead for good in the fourth inning, courtesy of a Dorita Deveney single plating Isabella San Miguel with the go-ahead run. It benefited from a Mindi Gallagher home run and triples by San Miguel, Deveney and Gallagher.
Methacton 13, Pottsgrove 3: Austin Bregman went 3-for-4 with one RBI and Tim Carfrey allowed three hits in four innings of work as the Warriors topped the Falcons in PAC-10 play.
Greg Pellicano went 2-for-3 with two RBI and Glenn Seymour and Kyle Lowery were each 2-for-4 with two RBI for Methacton (8-2, 9-2).
For Pottsgrove (0-7, 1-7), Sachael Sciaretta doubled.Pope John Paul II 3, Owen J. Roberts 1: While Josh Lafferty turned in a solid pitching performance, the Golden Panthers used runs in three at-bats to handle the Wildcats in their PAC-10 clash.
Lafferty gave PJP 6-2/3 innings of four-hit, six-strikeout mound work to come away with the winning decision. James Bleming collected two of the Panthers' six hits to help thwart Stephen Muscovitch's complete-game pitching for Owen J.
Spring-Ford 10, Upper Perkiomen 1: Brett Clarke gave the Rams a solid pitching performance while the offense rode a nine-run second inning to victory over the Indians in PAC-10 action.
Clarke allowed one run, three hits and two walks while striking out 12. Offensively, Spring Ford was sparked by Connor Murphy and Cameron Simmons (grand slam) combining for three hits and six RBI.
Perkiomen School 24, Mercy Vocational 0: Tom Aaron struck out six on a one-hit shutout and also went 2-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI to lead the Panthers to the Tri-County League rout.
Javi Quinones was 3-for-3 with three doubles and three RBI and Joey Pena was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI for Perkiomen School (2-0, 7-2), which scored 12 runs in the third inning.
Muhlenberg 2, Daniel Boone 1: Joey Moyer's RBI single was the lone run for the Blazers (3-2, 5-4) in the Berks Conference Division 1 loss to the Muhls (2-4,5-5).
Methacton 6, Phoenixville 3: Jake Blitzer's goaltending meshed with a balanced offense to lift the Warriors over the Phantoms in PAC-10 play.
Blitzer made stops on seven of 10 shots he faced as Methacton went to 5-3 in league play (5-6 overall).
Pope John Paul II 15, Pottsgrove 5: Drew Glass scored five goals and John Bildstein and Jake Bevenour scored three goals each to lead the Golden Panthers past the Falcons in PAC-10 play.
Wayne Mitchell had two goals and Jake Koury and Armen DiFilippo each had one goal for PJP (2-6, 3-7).
Wyatt Porter, Riley Michaels, Brendan Wurtz, Garret Walton and John Gresko all scored goals for Pottsgrove (1-6, 1-7).
Malvern Prep 13, Hill School 0: Malvern further validated its lofty ranking — tops in Pennsylvania, sixth nationally — by blanking the Blues in their non-league pairing.
The high points for the Hill were goalkeeper Jake Myers' nine saves and Connor Rayfield's six ground-balls and two turnovers. Spencer Hoey, Kellan Rankin, Will Reynolds, Kurt Neumaier and Sam Norton also played well defensively, totaling six turnovers caused and five ground balls.
Boyertown 18, Phoenixville 3: Sisters Haley and Hannah Wentzel combined for nine goals to lead the Bears in their PAC-10 victory over the Phantoms.
Haley had six goals and two assists while younger sister Hannah had a hat trick of her own for the Bears (8-0). Alicia Stratten, Hannah Jaskuta and Rachel Rigg each scored two goals while Grace McFadyen, Marie Valenti and Rachel Shaw scored once apiece. For Phoenixville (3-5), Ellie Delaney, Angela Hayde and Kellies Matson scored the team's goals.
Owen J. Roberts 21, Pottstown 2: Maddie Gerbert netted six goals and Devin Hassinger connected for five goals to power the Wildcats past the Trojans in the PAC-10 contest.
Also for OJR (5-2, 7-2), Kerry Huzzard had three goals and three assists; Morgan Stone and Anna Dempsey each had two goals and one assist; Paige Brehm had one goal and two assists; Sydney Drumheller had one goal; and Devon Hennessey made six saves.
Spring-Ford 20, Pope John Paul II 4: Kira Gensler led the way with seven goals and two assists while Brianna Cirino (one assist) and Danielle Rheaume each scored four goals as Spring-Ford coasted to a win over the Golden Panthers. Kat Connelly and Karly Stevens (four assists) each scored two goals while Casey Trimbur scored one. Emily Coyne tallied three assists for the victorys while Sam Walters made eight saves in net.
Kate Cressman, Lillia Walls, Jordan Kengor and Meg Mattiola each scored one goal for PJP. Jackie Bowes made 10 saves in net.
Julia Pearson and Janna Jones each scored goals for Pottstown (2-5, 2-7), which got nine saves from Brigid Benfield.
Pottsgrove 15, Conrad Weiser 6: Cheyenne Owens had four goals and an assist to lead the Falcons over the Scouts in a non-league game.
Courtney Petrucelli had a hat trick while Madison Davis, Dana Landes and Brianna West each had two goals for Pottsgrove. Hunter Dyer and Rachel Levengood also posted goals as Serena Hampton made six saves in goal.
Unionville 13, Methacton 5: Although tied 2-2 at the half, the Warriors could not find a way to stop Unionville as they lost in a non-league match.
For Methacton (4-2, 4-3) Sarah Hughes scored twice, while Ellie Schmidt, Casey Reid and Kelly Glatthorn all chipped in one goal apiece. Sam Rothman made 10 saves in net.
Germantown Academy 16, Hill School 10: Despite hat tricks from both Liz Cossel and Elizabeth Sitko, the Blues fell to the Patriots in a non-league game.
Bree Gorman had two goals, to go along with one goal apiece from Hope Redmond and Kathleen Carmichael for the Hill as Annie Carroll made 12 saves in goal.
George School 14, Perkiomen School 13: Keyed by Claire Kinnel's game-high seven goals, George School edged the Panthers in a non-league game that went into overtime before being decided.
Nicole Pupillo led Perkiomen with her five-goal showing. Victoria Roth and Maddy Faraco chipped in with hat tricks while Stephanie Falcone added a pair to round out the locals' scoring.
Perkiomen Valley 83, Pope John Paul II 44: Cole Gehman led Perkiomen Valley with two wins, taking the 300 hurdles (43.98) and 110 hurdles as the Vikings remained undefeated in the PAC-10 (5-0) sweeping PJP in a dual meet. Vikings distance standout Dave Garton won the 3,200 (10:42), Chad Keller the 400 (51.81), Matt Town the 800 (2:08) and Thomas Jaworski the discus (117-1).
For PJP (2-3), Miek Mazaraz won the 200 (23.29), John Connor the 1,600 (4:52), Adam Krulewicz the pole vault (11-0) and Kirk Cherneskie the javelin (148-9).
Methacton 120, Pottstown 30: Nick Shaffer placed first in the 100 (10.9), 200 (22.9) and 400 (52.3) as the Warriors defeated the Trojans in a PAC-10 meet.
Kevin Capizzi also had three first-place finishes in the long jump (20-9.5), the javelin (148-5) and was the anchor in the 100 relay (44.6).
Spring-Ford 111, Pottsgrove 39: Powerful Spring-Ford swept every running and throwing event. The Rams were led in the sprints by David O'Such, who won the 100 (11.2), the 200 (23.2) and the 400 (50.6). Ryan Connelly won both hurdle event, taking the 300 hurdles (41.0) and the 110 hurdles (15.0), while Paul Power won both distance runs, crossing first in the 1,600 (4:29.6) and the 3,200 (9:48.9).
For Pottsgrove, Marquis Barefield won the long jump (21-1) and the triple jump (41-4½), while Aaron Webb won the high jump (6-0).
Spring-Ford 111, Owen J. Roberts 35: Spring-Ford made it a double dual win beating Owen J. Roberts, this time sweeping every event but the pole vault to remain undefeated in the PAC-10 at 6-0.
David O'Such won the 100 (11.2), the 200 (23.2) and the 400 (50.6). Ryan Connelly won both hurdle events, taking the 300 hurdles (41.0) and the 110 hurdles (15.0), while Paul Power won both distance runs, crossing first in the 1,600 (4:29.6) and the 3,200 (9:48.9). Ryan Grosshanten won the high jump (6-0), Brandan Leacraft the long jump (20-11), discus (129-0) and javelin (174-10½).
Colin Tucci was the lone winner for the Wildcats, taking the pole vault with a 12-8.
Pottsgrove 93, Owen J. Roberts 57: Host Pottsgrove also beat OJR in the double dual, led by Barefield's three wins, also winning the 100 (11.4). Devin Fink won both hurdles, the 110 (15.4) and 300 (41.2). Colin Tucci was the lone winner for the Wildcats.
Lawrenceville 87, Hill School 53: The Hill team traveled to Lawrenceville, who held off the Blues in their annual dual meet. But the Blues had their share of winners with Liam Macartney a three-event winner, taking first in the long jump (19-6), the triple jump (39-6), and the pole vault (11-0) for 16 total points. Grant Smith was a double winner, taking first in the discus (133-3) and the javelin (155-10). Braden Cordivari took first in the 800 (1:57.8), Charlie Ricard first in the shot put (44-3), Luke Andersen first in the 3,200 (10:13.4).
Perkiomen Valley 88, Pope John Paul II 44: Pope John Paul II's Caroline McLaughlin was the highest individual winner, taking first in the 300 hurdles (48.96), the 100 hurdles (17.65), and the 400 (1:03.5). But Perkiomen Valley (4-1 PAC-10) still swept past PJP (3-2 PAC-10) with a total nine wins and its depth.
Macey Tanseco led the Vikings with two wins, placing first in the shot put (39-7) and the discus (121-2) and Perk Valley swept all three relays.
Methacton 131, Pottstown 15: Nicolette Serratore placed first in the 300 hurdles (48.5), triple jump (34-8¾) and javelin throw (124-5) as the Warriors routed the Trojans in a PAC-10 meet.
Kelly Groth finished first in the 100 (12.8) and 200 (27.1) while Kara Steinke placed first in the 800 (2:25.8) and also anchored the first place 4x800 relay (10:26.4).
Spring-Ford 110.5, Pottsgrove 39.5: Chelsea Reynolds placed first in the 100 (13.0) and pole vault (8-0), as the Rams defeated the Falcons in a dual meet with Owen J. Roberts.
Maggie Locke also placed first in the shot put (25-9½) and the javelin (89) while Chelsea Reynolds won the 200 dash (26.3) and the high jump (4-8). For Pottsgrove, Alivia Faison finished first in the 300 hurdles (48.6) and the 100 HH (16.2).
Owen J. Roberts 117, Pottsgrove 33: Theresa Walsh placed first in all three throwing competitions to help the Wildcats seal a victory over the Falcons in their dual meet with Spring-Ford.
Walsh won the shot put (29-9½), discus (2-10½) and the javelin (90-3). Becca Painter won the high jump (4-10) and long jump (15-5½) while Jill Weston finished first in the 300 hurdles (46.8) and the 800 dash (2:30.7).
Owen J. Roberts 80, Spring-Ford 70: Jill Weston placed first in the 300 hurdles as well as the 800 to lead the Wildcats past the Rams in their dual meet with Pottsgrove.
Theresa Walsh placed first in the shot put (29-9½), the discus (92-10½) and the javelin (90-3). For Spring-Ford, Sam DiPietro won the long jump (33-1) and the triple jump (33-1) while Chelsea Reynolds won the 100 hurdles (16.4) and the 200 (26.3).
Lawrenceville 96, Hill School 44: The Hill girls also traveled to Lawrenceville for their annual dual meet. But the Big Red held off the Blues, who had their share of winners.
The Blues' Madison Newman won the 400 hurdles (78.3) and took second in the 100 hurdles (19.6). Payton Miles crossed first in the 800 (2:31.6) and ran a fantastic anchor on the 4x400 in a 62.0 to come from behind for the win. Monica Redfern took first in the 3,200 (12:44.4), while Hannah Cummings was second in the javelin (65-2), third in the long jump and third in the shot put, and Funmi Lawal took second in the shot put (28-6) and second in the discus (71-3).
Pope John Paul II 7, Boyertown 0: Brian Caresosa began the match with a first round 6-4, 7-5 singles victory to get the Golden Panthers going as they defeated the Bears.
Connor McCarthy and Jack Donovan won their matches by scored of 7-5, 7-6, 7-5 and 6-2, 6-4, respectively. For the PJP (4-3) doubles, Dan Parker and Bobby Lewis opened in a thriller by scores of 6-2, 7-6, 14-12 while Ryan Milligan and Dan Jucker won 6-1, 6-4. Eric Rothwein and Jordan Tarlecki won 6-1, 6-1, and Kristof Marrecau and Adam Donmoyer closed it out 6-1, 6-1.
Pottsgrove 7, Upper Perkiomen 0: Eric Maynard got the Falcons rolling early with a first singles match win, followed by wins from Dusin Schreiber and George Diener as they hosted the Tribe in a PAC-10 match.
In doubles for Pottsgrove (1-6), Noah Lear and Nate Miller swept the first match 6-0, 6-0 followed by Nick Mohollen and Danny Kaiser's 6-1, 6-3 decision against Upper Perk (0-8). Noah Nodalski and Jared Krieger won their match 6-4, 6-0, and Dwight Marazas and Bert Steyeart closed out 7-5, 6-4.
Perkiomen Valley 4, Owen J. Roberts 3: Winning two of three singles matches proved the difference for the Vikings in their PAC-10 victory over the Wildcats.
The best individual showing for PV came at second singles, where Shaan Kewalramani handled OJR's Ethan Gelting 6-0, 6-2. Tim Graybill was the top player for the ' Cats with his 6-1, 6-2 win over Jordan Pavlou at third singles.
Abington Friends 4, Perkiomen School 1: A victory at second doubles proved the lone point for the Panthers in their non-league match with Abington Friends.
Perkiomen's tandem of Michael Pulcini and Eric Parlin won by a 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 score over AF's Kevin Xu and Aam Al-Salem.
Kiwanis Invitational: West Chester East emerged the early team leader after one day of the 31st annual Phoenixville Kiwanis Invitational, with three singles berths among the quarterfinal-round advancers.
Phoenixvile, with three points third in the standings behind East (six) and Parkland (four), advanced two doubles teams into semifinal-round play. Ben McKeon and Austin Starczewski are its "A' Doubles representatives, Mike Pinelli and Andy Peterson in "B' Doubles.
Haverford 6, Ursinus 5: After tieing the score 5-5 in the eighth inning, the Bears fell to the Squirrels in a Centennial League game.
For Ursinus, freshman designated hitter Austin Feuerman finished 2-for-5 while Ralph Aurora hit a two-run double in the seventh inning. Timo Muro and Devyn Kerr each finished with an RBI. Haverford pitcher Casey Fox kept the Ursinus bats in check, allowing just one hit in the first six innings.