La Salle wins the Philadelphia Catholic League
Photo credit: Mike Nance (@mlnphilapa)
La Salle rallied back from a 2-0 deficit against rival Archbishop Wood and prevailed 3-2 in eight innings Tuesday, capturing the Philadelphia Catholic League title at Bensalem High School. 

Danny Wagner doubled and scored the winning run on a throwing error for the Explorers. 

“It feels awesome. You’re excited for these kids. You lose last year (to the pandemic) when you have guys ready to go for a third title in a row, and you have these guys coming back,” La Salle head coach said following the win. “I’m just really proud of them.” 

Brian Baquero hit a sharp grounder to shortstop Aiden Myers who overthrew first base allowing Wagner, who was already off with the pitch, to cross the plate. 

 A dog-pile ensued. 

“I was going on the pitch there, had a pretty good jump, and that’s usually not a pitch that I’m scoring on but rounding third, I saw the throw go high, get over his head, and I scored," Wagner told 

The Vikings took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second on a two-run blast to left by Sean Slowinski. The Explorers answered with a run in the third on an Eric Shandler RBI double and evened the contest in the seventh when Wood reliever Michael Trommer forced in the tying run via a bases-loaded walk.

Both teams will play in the PIAA tournament set to begin next week.

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