PHILADELPHIA – Annie Penrod of Archmere Academy went three-for-three and scored two runs to lead Delaware North to a 3-2 win over Delaware County West in the Carpenter Cup Softball tournament on June 26 at FDR Park in south Philadelphia. The event is an annual high school showcase event sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies.
Penrod is the only Catholic school representative playing for either Delaware team. The North is coached by Dan Pisani, who is also Penrod’s coach at Archmere.
Penrod (pictured at the top of this post batting against Mid-Penn) had two singles and a double to help lead the North to a comeback victory. The team trailed, 1-0, entering the fifth inning, but North scored single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings.
That was the team’s third game of the day. Delaware North dropped a heartbreaker to Suburban One in its opener. After taking a 3-0 lead in the first inning, but Suburban One bounced back to take a 4-3 lead into the sixth. North tied it up, but fell on a walkoff run in the bottom of the seventh. Penrod singled and scored in that game.
In the second game, against Mid-Penn, North scored twice in the fourth inning, enough for a 2-1 win. Appoquinimink’s Mallory Weir reached base to open the inning and scored on a double by Clare Henry of Delaware Military Academy. Henry would come around to score on a pair of wild pitches.
North continues its play this morning at 11 a.m. against Tri-Cape. The winner advances to play Chester County at 1 p.m., and whoever comes out on top of that one will play again at 5 p.m. for a berth in the championship round tomorrow morning.
Delaware South is in the winner’s bracket of the Carpenter Cup. They meet Berks County LL at 1 p.m., also at FDR Park. The winner of that game moves on to the championship game at 11 a.m. Thursday.