Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Posted: Friday, June 6, 2014, 1:09 AM
Corey Neel went the distance in Harriton’s 2-1 victory over Blackhawk in eight innings in a PIAA Class AAA baseball quarterfinal Thursday at Green Township Park in Scotland, Pa.
The senior righthander struck out 11, eight over the last four innings, and drove in the winning run.
During the fifth, with the bases loaded and no outs, Neel struck out the side.
The Rams will play Erie’s Cathedral Prep in the semifinals Monday.
PIAA Class AAAA baseball quarterfinals
With elimination three outs away, Conestoga rode a six-run seventh inning to a 10-6 victory over Red Land at Muhlenberg.
After Austin Shirley smacked a leadoff triple, Ryne Ogren collected his fourth hit, an RBI single, to tie the score, 5-5. Andrew Born hit a two-run triple to score the go-ahead runs. Conestoga will face Seneca Valley on Monday in the semifinals.
La Salle 3, Hazleton 1 – John Scheffey struck out six in a complete game at Parkland. In the seventh inning, Hazleton loaded the bases with two outs, but an interference call ended the game. La Salle will play Spring-Ford in the semifinals Monday.
PIAA Class AA baseball quarterfinal
Ethan Pritchett threw a two-hitter for Neumann-Goretti in a 1-0 win over Bloomsburg at Parkland. The sophomore struck out nine and walked two. Neumann-Goretti will play Loyalsock Township in the semifinals Monday.
PIAA Class A baseball quarterfinal
Sean Phelan blasted a three-run homer for Devon Prep in a 12-1 win over Canton at Stump Stadium in Pine Grove. Devon will play Schuylkill Haven in a Monday semifinal.