I've taken in a ridiculous amount of high school baseball the past week and there have been a few snoozers along with an incredible number of insane moments. Before I roll over to Trinity's WPIAL Class AAA semifinal against Moon, it's time for a quick recap.
1. I seriously doubt anyone attending Tuesday's WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinals between Canon-McMillan and Shaler will ever see an ending like that again. Not sure exactly how to score the double-rundown double play the Big Macs recorded to end the game and secure a well-played 1-0 victory. I think it went something like 1-5-2-5-2-5-4-6-5.
Much credit deserved for the C-M defense which did not commit an error and kept their composure during such a critical situation.
The win, however, belongs to the pitching of Chris Dittmar and Chris Douglas. They were both outstanding.
2. I also doubt I'll see a two-run game-winning sacrifice fly any time soon but I did see one when Rochester beat Chartiers-Houston, 6-4, in the Class A quarterfinals. Tough not to feel sorry for the Bucs to lose on such a freak play.
3. It's highly unlikely I'll see Carmichaels ace Joby Lapkowicz surrender another three-run inning like he did during the Mikes' 5-4 win over Vincentian following the Rochy-CH game. Said it before and I'll say it again, Lapkowicz would be the number one pitcher at most schools in Western Pennsylvania.
He gave up two earned runs all year before giving up three in the first to the Royals.
4. Trinity's Tyler Schrader may gain early entry into the new Trinity Sports Hall of Fame if he keeps pitching like he has this postseason.
5. And, finally, has anyone else noticed Peters Township is on a roll? It's amazing how the Indians get it done in the postseason.