Carpenter Cup Baseball Wrap (6-10-24)

SEPA won its Carpenter Cup opener on Monday at FDR Park. Photos provided courtesy of Tracy Valko. Check back for a gallery of photos:

Pitching was the name of the game for SEPA in Monday’s Carpenter Cup opener, and no one was more impressive than Council Rock North’s Peyton Shaw, who did not allow a hit in three shutout innings. The junior right-hander walked one and struck out one in three standout innings to earn the win in a game played on Dick Allen Field in FDR Park.

“SEPA rode the strong pitching performances of Connor McCloskey (Pennsbury), Peyton Shaw (CR North), Reed Courtier (CR South) and closer Will Seiler (CR North),” said New Hope-Solebury coach Tony Vlahovic, who is the head coach of SEPA. “All of our pitchers worked ahead and mixed speeds really well, keeping Olympic off track.

“Defensively, we were flawless with both groups communicating and covering a ton of ground.”

In addition to Shaw, McCloskey started and allowed one hit and one run in two innings, walking a pair and striking out two. He was followed by Shaw, and then Courtier threw three innings, allowing two hits and one run while striking out three and walking one. Seiler closed it out with a scoreless ninth to record the save. He allowed one hit and issued one walk.

Olympic-Colonial scored a run in the first, and that 1-0 lead stood until SEPA erupted for three runs in the fourth inning. The rally began with a two-out single by Pennsbury’s Dylan Hirsh, who advanced to second on a wild pitch. That brought designated hitter Chase Ennis to the plate, and Council Rock South senior delivered a single to center that plated Hirsh. Dock Mennonite’s Brayden Kratz followed with a single to left center, and SEPA had runners on the corners. Rock South’s Sam Serpiello delivered an RBI single to right field, and Ennis scored a run that stood as the game-winner when Pennsbury’s James Schaffer singled to center.

Olympic-Colonial plated a run in the seventh, but that’s as close as it would get as SEPA’s pitching shut them down for the final two innings to notch the big win.

“Our offense was led by James Schaffer, who was 1-for-3 with an RBI, and he ran the bases exceptionally well,” Vlahovic said. “Chase Ennis barreled up a timely single and RBI, and Sam Serpiello was also 1-for-3 with an RBI.
“Overall, this group of players demonstrated great energy and approached this game like a ‘team’ which you don’t see in all-star games.”

Vlahovic also had high praise for his assistants – Matt Schram (CR North), Greg Paprocki (CR South), Lou Persichetti (Bristol) and Jarrett Patman (CR North).

“Even though I am head coach on paper, they are excellent coaches and have a great rapport with our players,” Vlahovic said.

OLYMPIC-COLONIAL (2) – Tyler Wiltsey cf 2-1-0-0; Dante Matarese lf 1 0-0-0; Jon Young Jr ss 2-0-0-0; Logan Dawson ph/3b 2-0-0-0; Sam Winsett 3b 2-0-1-1; Grant Fournier ph/rf 2-0-1-0; Nick Mirachi c 2-0-0-0; Jake Griess ph/ss 2-0-0-0; Drew Harris rf 2-0-0-0; Dante Bell ph/2b 2-0-0-0; Leo Orefice lf 2-0-0-0; Seth McCormick cf 1-1-0-0; Cole McKenna 2b 2-0-0-0; Zach Salsberry c 2-0-1-0; Mason Myers dh 0-0-0-0; Sean Greene dh 1-0-0-0; Miles DeVincentis 1b 2-0-0-0; Luciano Macri 1b 1-0-1-1; Landon Mack p 0-0-0-0; Ryder Garino p 0-0-0-0; Michael Schulke p 0-0-0-0; Cade Michalski p 0-0-0-0; Nico Kalogiros p 0-0-0-0; Anthony Ungaro p 0-0-0-0; Lucas Edwards p 0-0-0-0; TOTALS 30-2-4-2.
SEPA (3) – James Schaffer 2b 3-0-1-1; Devon Ross 2b 1-0-0-0; Will Scibona cr 3-0-1-0; Evan Kratz cf 1-0-0-0; Jordan Czerniak lf 1-0-0-0; Drew Nemeth lf 2-0-1-0; Nick DiGiacomo rf 2-0-0-0; Cole Guy rf 2-0-0-0; John Mendola 1b 2-0-1-0; Gavin Grasso 1b 1-0-0-0; Dylan Hirsh c 2-1-1-0; Zach Lentchner c 2-0-1-0 Chase Ennis dh 2-1-1-1; Ben Seidler dh 1-0-0-0; Brayden Kratz ss 2-1-1-0; Ryan Webber ss 2-0-0-0; Sam Serpiello 3b 2-0-1-1; Mason Kishpauh 3b 1-0-0-0; Connor McCloskey p 0-0-0-0; Peyton Shaw p 0-0-0-0; Reed Courtier p 0-0-0-0; Will Seiler p 0-0-0-0; TOTALS 32-3-9-3.
Olympic-Colonial        100 000 100.  2-4-0
SEPA                        000 300 00x.  3-9-0
LOB-Olympic-Coloial 8, SEPA 8. 2B – Grant Fournier. SB – Tyler Wiltsey 2, Dante Matarese, Mason Myers, Will Scibona.
Olympic-Colonial          IP.  H.  R.  ER.  BB.  SO
Landan Mack              3.0.  2.  0   0     1    4
Ryder Garino              2.0   7   3   3     1    2
Michael Schulke          1.0   0   0   0     0.   2
Cade Michalski            0.2   0   0   0     0    0
Nico Kalogiros             0.1   0   0   0     0    0
Anthony Ungaro         0.2   0   0   0      0   1
Lucas Edwards           0.1   0   0   0      1    0
SEPA                            IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO
Connor McCloskey        2.0.  1   1   1      2     3
Peyton Shaw (W)         3.0   0   0   0      1     1
Reed Courtier              3.0   2   1   1      1     3
Will Seiler                    1.0  1   0   0      1      0