An East Passyunk baseball team preserved its undefeated start by earning its second title in three days.
“He is a special player,” Spadaccini said. “Early in the year, he struggled with confidence. I told him there is no reason he should not be a starter.”
The coach feels the area’s reputation as a tight-knit community helps his team to put so many games into the win column.
“This team is a bunch of neighborhood kids who love one another, who have no jealousy or me-first attitudes,” he said.
Because of their bonds, they became enamored with Spadaccini’s three-phase season plan.
“The first was winning our division, and the second was winning the Catholic League title. The third is capturing states,” Spadaccini said. “I know winning the state title would really finish off this season and make it ten times better.”
Their City title triumph earned them a spot in Monday’s first round at Ashburn Field against Chester County’s Twin Valley high School. The teams met in 2009’s quarterfinals, with the Saints scoring a 1-0 win.
The Saints again scored one run, but the Raiders stunned them 3-1.
“I’ve never been more proud to be associated with the best young men in the world,” Spadaccini said.
He was especially grateful to his seniors.
“If I told you four years ago I can offer you two Catholic League and City titles and the best brotherhood in the world, you would have signed up,” he said. “Remember that.”
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Louis Spadaccini walked in the courtroom with his hands cuffed in front of him and glanced toward his family before sitting in his seat at the defense table around 10:30 a.m. Monday.
Just as he has needed to ponder which pitches will baffle batters while manning the mound for Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., Joe Kinee found himself contemplating which postsecondary site would best benefit his brain.
The baseballers at Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., have “Saints” emblazoned on their uniforms, but after Tuesday’s 5-4 eight-inning triumph over Wyndmoor’s La Salle College High School at Widener University, they might consider changing their nickname to the “Cardiac Kids.”
One usually associates saints with cleanliness, but dirt appealed to figures from Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., Nov. 1. With afternoon sunshine to accentuate their smiles, president John Murawski and nearly 100 alumni, colleagues and students celebrated the groundbreaking for the Saints Field House.
The Neumann-Goretti baseball team enjoyed the Memorial Day holiday, but the day after celebration is the one they’ll remember most. Tuesday afternoon, the East Passyunk squad traveled to Widener University to face Monsignor Bonner for the Catholic League crown.
If the baseball players at Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., ever grow tired of wearing cleats, their institution’s track and field team would surely offer them a chance to don different footwear. Seeking to win their second Catholic League championship in three years, the East Passyunk athletes have made jaunts to home plate constants this season. The offensive juggernauts showed Wyncote’s Bishop McDevitt no mercy last week, taking two games by identical 12-0 scores.
The head coach of the Ss. Neumann-Goretti baseball team was arrested for allegedly supplying a minor with alcohol Monday and put behind bars the following night for an allegation of sexual abuse.
When Kahleah Copper revealed her college selection Nov. 14 in the auditorium at Prep Charter High School, 1928 Point Breeze Ave., she did more than make the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights happy. The 17-year-old also delighted her mother, Leticia Copper, who is fighting breast cancer and will require only a short trip to watch her youngest daughter’s basketball games.
Senior right-hander Joe Jaep confessed May 31 that its desire to fight for each game has made him proud to don a jersey for the baseball team at Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St.
That wasn’t so hard!
A half-dozen heroes