|Boyertown Devyn Heidelbaugh.|
The first game was a District One lacrosse match between Downingtown East and Boyertown. The fast pace from goal to goal had me shooting photos in rapid-fire succession. I pop off a burst of six or seven frames as plays happen in front of me. With all the constant movement, lacrosse is by far one of the easiest to get great action photos and Boyertown was taking care of business in their first round game.
|Boyertown Kaitlin Dehaven.|
|Perk Valley's Sara Sermarini.|
The following day, the PAC-10 held the girls softball semi-finals at Pine Forge A.A. Complex. In the first game of the double header Perkiomen Valley faced Spring-Ford. The teams have battled over the last two years with Spring-Ford coming out on top. This game was Perk Valley's from the first inning as they took an early one run lead. Viking pitcher Erin Hamm was dialed in and threw a seven hit shutout over the Rams. Spring-Ford had their chances hitting the ball hard at times and loading the bases in the top of the first but were unable to plate any runners.
|Perkiomen Valley pitcher (27) Erin Hamm.|
But as a senior Hamm has become a focused and intense pitcher and in the final half of the seventh inning with two outs I stayed focused on her waiting for her reaction as the game ended. She didn't disappoint gritting her teeth and signaling the final out as she jumped into the air.
It's not the end of the road for Spring-Ford Rams. Coach Tim Hughes will have his players regroup and begin district play.
|Bears Jenna Marburger is out.|
|Methacton's Sarah Rambo is out at the plate.|
Softball is a game of dominating pitchers and some games the bases remain empty as strikeouts pile up. After I left, the score was tied through seven innings and the game went into extra frames. Methacton won it with two runs in the ninth inning taking the semi-final by a score of 3-2.
On the following evening the PAC-10 held the boys baseball championship with Boyertown going against Spring-Ford at Bears Stadium. Both teams sported the same 13-5 regular season record. Both have great pitching and hitting and the match up would make a great final.
|Matt Purnell scores run.|
In the final half of the seventh Bears coach Todd Moyer trotted Bogucki back out to try and finish the Rams off. After the shaky sixth inning Bogucki shut the Rams down in order. I stayed focused on him and I waited for his catcher Kyle Weller to meet on the mound to celebrate. That never happened as he was swarmed over by happy teammates piling on top of him. This was my lead shot for the sports page.
|Bears celebrate PAC-10 title.|