Tues. Pa. boys roundup: Six-run seventh boosts Abington Friends

Abington Friends staged a dramatic comeback and stunned visiting Moorestown Friends (N.J.), 7-6, in a Friends Schools League baseball game Tuesday.

The Kangaroos trailed the Foxes in the seventh inning, 6-1, but scored six runs capped by a two-run, bases-loaded single and Josh Myers' being hit by a pitch to drive in Sean Hyland with the winning run. Myers was hit three times in the game.

Gardner Nutter struck out 15 George School batters and led visiting Westtown to a 5-1 victory.

Public. Joe Barrett ripped an RBI single with two outs in the top of the sixth inning and Furness held on to beat host Germantown, 5-4.

Sal Pizzo walked and eventually scored what proved to be the winning run. Gonzalez struck out 12 including the last batter he faced with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning to clinch the win.

Barrett was 3 for 4 with a double, a pair of runs batted in and two steals.

In other league games:

Martin Luther King kept its playoff hopes alive with a 10-8 win over visiting Strawberry Mansion. Dwayne McClutchen was 3 for 4 with a triple, two steals, two runs and a run batted in, and was the winning pitcher.

Brandon Davenport tossed a five-inning no-hitter with 10 strikeouts and led Ben Franklin to a 13-0 win over host Gratz.

Catholic Red. Kevin Mack tossed a complete-game five-hitter and struck out five for Archbishop Ryan in a 6-2 win over visiting Cardinal O'Hara.

Inter-Ac. Ryan Obrecht doubled and Greg Guers got him home with a single in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Germantown Academy a 5-4 win over visiting Episcopal Academy.

Nick Bateman blasted a three-run homer over the fence in right field and lifted Malvern Prep to a 6-3 win over visiting Chestnut Hill Academy.

Central. Marple Newtown scored all of its runs in the fourth inning and held off visiting Upper Darby, 4-3. John Brogan singled twice and knocked in two runs for the Tigers.

Suburban One National. Ben Salus hit a double and drove in a run as Abington beat visiting Bensalem, 2-0.

Bicentennial. Greg Wagner hit a two-run single during a three-run outburst in the fifth inning and helped Jenkintown beat visiting Phil-Mont Christian, 4-3.

Gabe Lorenz pitched a complete game for the Drakes and struck out 13.

Nonleague. Matt Scherer went 4 for 5 with a triple and drove in five runs including the game-winner to give Haverford High a 14-13 win over visiting Harriton.

Nick Evangelista belted a grand slam in the fourth inning and Jack Meeker smashed a two-run shot in the first inning to propel Great Valley to an 11-1 win over visiting Twin Valley.



Wissahickon swept the doubles competition and earned a spot in the PIAA State Class AAA team tournament for the second straight year with a 3-2 win over visiting No. 6 seed Strath Haven in a District 1 quarterfinal playoff match.

Jon Hsieh and Matt Soffer led the way at No. 1 doubles with a 6-4, 6-4 victory for the Trojans, seeded third.

In other quarterfinals:

Visiting No. 5 seed Radnor swept the singles competition and upset No. 4 seed Council Rock North, 3-2.

Andrew Zhong won at No. 1 singles for the Red Raiders, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.

No. 2 seed Unionville swept the singles competition and handled visiting No. 7 seed Pennsbury, 4-1. The Indians received a 6-3, 6-3 win from Matt Sakoloff at No. 3 singles.

District 1 Class AA. Jake Ohlbaum and Kevin Lawson teamed up at No. 1 doubles and helped No. 1 seed Harriton dispatch visiting No. 4 seed New Hope-Solebury, 5-0.

Ohlbaum and Lawson won their match, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.



Chris Slattery scored with 1 minute, 48 seconds left in a second overtime period and handed Perkiomen School a 7-6 win over host Kimberton Waldorf in a Tri-County League game. Slattery scored on a fastbreak for the Indians who got a hat trick from Matt Bingham.

Jason Link notched a hat trick for Washington in a 12-0 win over visiting Del-Val Charter in the Public League.

Inter-Ac. Henry Blynn and Zach Rego each earned a hat trick and lifted Haverford School past visiting Penn Charter, 15-11.

In another league game, Conor Haab struck for seven goals and two assists and sparked Episcopal Academy to a 13-9 win over host Germantown Academy.

Friends Schools. Jason Klough earned a hat trick for Friends' Central in a 5-3 win over visiting George School.


College Commitment

Justin Ferguson, a former wide receiver for Cheltenham who played last season for Flanagan High in Pembroke Pines, Fla., has committed to Notre Dame, according to IrishIllustrated.com.


Contact Joe Fite at rallysports@phillynews.com.