Game Recap: Archbishop Carroll at St. Joseph's Prep

By Jacob Gill
Philadelphia Region Director of Scouting

In a game that took just 90 minutes on a cool, breezy day, St. Joseph's Prep sophomore left-handed pitcher Colin Scanlon breezed through Archbishop Carroll, outdueling junior southpaw Chris Altopiedi in a 3-0 Hawks win. A fifth inning bunt single was the only safety Scanlon would allow on his way to a complete game one-hitter.

Colin CunninghamSJP opened the scoring in the bottom of the first on an RBI single from senior first baseman Colin Cunningham (right) that scored senior centerfielder Jack Henkels. The Hawks added to their lead the following frame on a two-out, two-strike, two-run single from senior rightfielder Dan Schuhl. Altopiedi (5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 BB, 6 K) settled in after that, retiring 11 of the final 13 hitters he faced.

But it was Scanlon (7 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 8 K) who was in complete control virtually the entire short-lived contest. After he walked two of the first four hitters he faced in the top of the first, Scanlon retired ten in a row before sophomore rightfielder Nicholas Argentieri dropped a drag bunt down the third base line and sped through the bag. He was promptly caught stealing, and Scanlon went on to retire the next eight hitters to finish off the Patriots.

Both squads return to the field on Monday for more Philadelphia Catholic League action: St. Joseph's Prep against Father Judge and Archbishop Carroll against Lansdale Catholic.

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