PHOENIXVILLE - Phoenixville's boys tennis team rolled to its 175th consecutive Pioneer Athletic Conference victory without a loss Tuesday afternoon during a 7-0 victory over Perkiomen Valley at the Leo J. Scoda Courts.

The Phantoms (5-0, 8-1) won all matches in straight sets except for a three-set victory at first singles by Ben Potts. Potts defeated Matt Nielsen 5-7, 6-0, 6-4.

Kyle MacLelland, Mark West and Tom McAvoy were other singles victors for coach Leo Scoda's Phantoms, who have been atop the PAC-10 for 20 years.

Phoenixville will compete in the annual Phoenixville Kiwanis/Boosters Tournament Wednesday and Thursday at the Arthur Ashe Center in Manayunk. Action starts at 9 a.m. today.


Rams edge Falcons

LOWER POTTSGROVE - Spring-Ford scored four runs in the second inning en route to a 6-5 victory over Pottsgrove.

The Rams (6-2) pounded out 12 hits to the Falcons' seven. Pottsgrove scored threed runs in the second inning and two in the seventh to fall short.

Kristi Grajewski, Megan Allebach and Nicole Pizzico had two-hit ballgames for the Rams. Allebach also plated two runs and doubled along with Grajewski. Liz Fennerty homered for the Rams. Patti Garofolo scored twice with one hit.

Mandi Rush pitched seven innings for the victory. She allowed three earned runs with four walks and no strikeouts. Kelsey Coyne took the loss for the Falcons with relief help from Catelyn Skokowski.

Upper Perk upsets OJR

RED HILL - Lauren Hatch pitched a complete game five-hitter with five strikeouts and also went 2-for-2 with two runs batted in as Upper Perkiomen upset visiting Owen J. Roberts, 3-2.

The Wildcats fell to 3-3 while the Indians raised their record to 3-5.

The Tribe scored two runs in the second inning and one in the fifth while the Wildcats had one in the second and one in the fourth.

Karisa Yablon went 2-for-3 and belted an RBI triple for the Wildcats while Chelsea Schwab finished 1-for-3 with a run scored. Becky Carpenter took the pitching loss with three innings of work, and Kelsey Shultz also pitched for OJR.


Wildcats edge Indians

BUCKTOWN - Ian Gervasi's two-out, bases-loaded single in the eighth inning gave Owen J. Roberts a 2-1 victory over Upper Perkiomen Tuesday night.

Adam Hartzell threw six innings for coach Greg Gilbert's second-place Wildcats (6-1). He gave up one unearned run and three hits and had four strikeouts and three walks. Nate Basham gave up one run and seven hits for the Indians (3-5) with eight strikeouts and one walk.

Rodney Francis went 2-for-3 for the Wildcats and Ben Yeager finished 2-for-4.

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