Archive: June, 2013
MERCER COUNTY 8, JERSEY SHORE 6
Mercer County scored six runs in its last three at-bats and advanced to the Carpenter Cup Classic baseball final with an 8-6 triumph Tuesday over neighboring Jersey Shore.
After it was postponed Monday because of rain, the contest was resumed, with Mercer County leading by 2-1, in the top of the seventh inning.
2013 CARPENTER CUP CLASSIC BASEBALL TOURNAMENT
At Citizens Bank Park.
Tuesday, June 25
Monday's semifinal between Mercer County and Jersey Shore was suspended in the top of the seventh inning, with Mercer County leading by 2-1, due to lightning and rain.
It will resume at noon Tuesday, with the final beginning about an hour after its completion.
When play resumes, Mercer County will have runners on first and second with no outs.
LEHIGH VALLEY 4, TRI-CAPE 1
Tri-Cape’s bid for its first title in the 28-year history of the Carpenter Cup Classic baseball tournament ended in a 4-1 loss to Lehigh Valley in a Monday semifinal at Citizens Bank Park.
“It’s a little disappointing not to break though and win it, but it was a great experience playing here,” said Trevor Datz, an infielder and recent graduate of Pitman High.
Episcopal Academy's Evan Butts, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound senior tight end and defensive end, has committed to play football at Virginia.
He was offered a scholarship by the Cavaliers halfway through Saturday's one-day camp at the school.
"I immediately had the sense that Virginia was the right place for me," said the 17-year-old from Springfield, Delaware County. "I'm beyond excited about it."
Boosted by a strong effort from catcher Matt Thaiss, Jersey Shore racked up 16 hits and thumped Inter-Ac/Independents, 13-1, Saturday in the quarterfinal round of the Carpenter Cup Classic baseball tournament.
Thaiss, from Jackson Memorial, went 2 for 3 with three RBIs and two runs at Richie Ashburn Field in FDR Park. He had an RBI single in a six-run third inning and a two-run home run to right field in a three-run fifth.
In its third-inning outburst, Jersey Shore (2-0) was aided by four walks and two errors. Inter-Ac/Independents (1-1) notched its only run in the second, with August Dichter (Friends Select) knocking in Sean Hyland (Abington Friends) on a single to right.
Haverford School's Sean Lloyd, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound wing player and member of the Class of 2015, picked up a scholarship offer on his visit Friday to St. Joseph's.
Last season, as a sophomore, he helped the Fords go 17-9 overall and 6-4 (tie for second place with Penn Charter) in the Inter-Academic League.
Coatesville Area High will announce its new varsity boys' basketball coach at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the school's library.
Rick Nelms stepped down for personal reasons after guiding the Red Raiders to a 25-8 record and the PIAA Class AAAA state quarterfinals last season.