An outstanding effort by Ed Villaverde hoisted St. Maximilian to a 24-15 win in seven innings over St. Francis on Tuesday at Forest Rd.
Villaverde racked up eight RBIs on three hits for St. Maximilian. He homered in the first and second innings and doubled in the fifth inning.
Each team blasted the other's pitching, and there were 39 total runs and 46 hits during the game.
St. Maximilian beat St. Francis thanks to 27 hits, including six extra base hits. St. Maximilian scored eight runs in the fifth on St. Maximilian scored in the fifth on a two-run double by Villaverde, a two-run single by Jason Virgil, an error, a two-run single by Steve Burton, and an RBI single by Russ Lomuscio.
The game was back-and-forth heading into the fifth, with seven lead changes.
St. Maximilian easily handled St. Francis pitching as eight hitters combined for 26 hits, 23 RBIs and 23 runs scored.
Home runs for St. Maximilian came when Villaverde homered in the first and second innings and Paul Bifani homered in the second inning.
St. Francis jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Andy Wilber kicked things off for St. Francis with a single. Bill Scheiner singled, bringing home Mike Cunningham. St. Francis added more runs when Wilber scored on an RBI single by Joshua Baik.
St. Maximilian answered St. Francis' top inning with four runs of its own in the first. St. Maximilian scored on an RBI single by Rich Pitonzo and a three-run home run by Villaverde.
Cunningham's solo blast and sparked St. Francis' five-run second inning.
St. Maximilian survived St. Francis' surge and put up six runs of its own in the second. St. Maximilian scored on an RBI triple by Stephen Mavrakes, a two-run home run by Bifani, and a three-run home run by Villaverde.
St. Maximilian brought home three runs in the third inning, and matched that run total in the sixth. In the third, St. Maximilian scored on an RBI single by Burton, plating Jason Virgil.
John Junguenet racked up three RBIs on three hits for St. Vincent. He doubled in the first and third innings and singled in the sixth inning.
John Stueck racked up three RBIs on three hits for St. Matthew. He homered in the fifth inning and singled in the third and sixth innings.
St. Matthew jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Rich Reich kicked things off for St. Matthew with a double. A groundout by Wells Pikaart then moved Reich from second to third. St. Matthew added more runs when San Jaun scored on an RBI double by Michael McKenna.
After a quick strike from St. Matthew, St. Vincent responded with five runs in the first. St. Vincent scored on an RBI double by Junguenet, an RBI single by Louis Messano, an RBI single by Keith Karyczak, an RBI single by Brian Pyluck, and a groundout by Steven Pirella.
St. Matthew got two-run rallies in the second inning and the fifth. In the second, St. Matthew scored on a groundout by Joseph Tilocca, bringing home Fernandez.
St. Vincent answered St. Matthew's top inning with three runs of its own in the third. St. Vincent scored on an RBI double by Junguenet, an RBI single by Messano, and a sacrifice fly by Karyczak.
St. Vincent quickly matched St. Matthew's strong inning with a two-run inning of its own in the fifth. St. Vincent scored on an RBI single by Messano and a walk by Pirella.
The lead was St. Vincent's to lose after sixth inning. More runs came home on three singles.
An outstanding effort by Glenn Gang spurred St. Joseph to a 17-3 win in seven innings over St. John Paul II on Friday at Brookside.
Gang racked up five RBIs on four hits for St. Joseph. He homered in the first inning, doubled in the second inning, singled in the fifth inning, and tripled in the sixth inning.
Twelve runs in the opening three innings allowed St. Joseph to easily put away St. John Paul II. An RBI single by Todd Feinberg, an RBI single by Nashad Warfield, a three-run home run by Gang, and a two-run home run by Tom Swales in the first inning and a two-run triple by Tom Swales and an RBI single by Larry Trenk during the second inning supplied the early offense for St. Joseph.
St. Joseph hit three home runs in the win. Additional home runs for St. Joseph came when Gus Alvarez homered in the fifth inning.
Frank Chupko got it done on the rubber on the way to a win. He allowed three runs over seven innings. He struck out one, walked none and surrendered 15 hits.
Peter Costello took the loss for St. John Paul II. He allowed 17 runs in six innings, walked one and struck out none.
St. Maximilian jumped out to an early lead on St. George and captured a 16-7 victory on Friday at Forest Rd.
With eight runs in the first three innings, St. Maximilian left no doubt about the eventual outcome.
Deitch racked up five RBIs on two hits for St. Maximilian.
Ryan Peters racked up three RBIs on two hits for St. George. He singled in the first inning and homered in the fifth inning.
After pushing across five runs in the bottom of the fifth, St. George faced just a 10-7 deficit. A two-run double by Walt Patrylo and a three-run home run by Peters set off St. George rally. James Richey to end the St. George threat.
St. Maximilian built upon its lead with four runs in the sixth. Jason Semple doubled, scoring Deitch to start the inning. That was followed up by Ed Villaverde's single, bringing home Rich Pitonzo and Jason Semple.
Anthony Blasi was solid at the plate for St. Wolfgang. Blasi went 3-4 and scored one run. He singled in the fourth, seventh, and eighth innings.
Jerry Russo racked up three RBIs on two hits for St. Vincent. He singled in the first and fourth innings.
The bottom of the first saw St. Vincent take an early lead, 2-0. Harry Semple started the rally for St. Vincent with a single. The scoreboard lit up again for St. Vincent when Hopler scored on an RBI single by Russo.
St. Wolfgang posted one run in each of the second, fourth and eighth. In the second, St. Wolfgang scored on an RBI single by Tom Fazio, bringing home Bobby Camisa.
St. Vincent quickly matched St. Wolfgang's strong inning with a three-run inning of its own in the fourth. St. Vincent scored on an RBI double by Keith Karyczak and a two-run single by Russo.
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