Joe Kaleck
Joe Kaleck had another solid day at the plate for West Chester. | PHOTO: West Chester Athletics
West Chester (20-5-1, 9-5) continued their impressive form by stretching their winning streak to 10 games with a dominant doubleheader sweep (6-4, 5-3) of Mansfield (7-20, 3-15) at Serpico Stadium on Saturday afternoon. 
The Golden Rams secured a 6-4 victory in the first game and a 5-3 triumph in the nightcap. 
Joe Kaleck was a standout performer, going 3-for-3 at the plate with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored. The game was tied at 3-3 until West Chester exploded in the fifth inning, scoring three additional runs. Joe Kaleck and Anthony Boccio both delivered clutch RBI singles, while Sean Szestowicki contributed by getting hit by a pitch to bring home Boccio for the Golden Rams' sixth and final run of the game. 
Kyle Lazer sealed the victory with his third save of the year in relief, while David Ferguson (4-0) earned the win by pitching four stellar innings, allowing just two hits and one run while recording a pair of strikeouts. 
In the nightcap, Nick Noga showcased his pitching prowess, delivering five solid innings and conceding only two runs (one earned) on three hits while striking out five. The Golden Rams' offense also shined, scoring four runs in the top of the fourth inning courtesy of RBI singles by John DeMucci and Drew Simpson, along with an RBI sacrifice bunt from Boccio. 
Evan Profy had a notable performance as well, finishing 2-for-4 at the plate for West Chester in the contest. 
In Other Action 
Jefferson (17-10, 6-4) put on a commanding display in their doubleheader against Chestnut Hill (8-21, 2-8) on Saturday, securing victories in both games. 
The Rams dominated the first game, winning decisively with a score of 23-9, which also served as the Bill Giles Semifinal. They continued their impressive form in the second game, clinching a convincing 16-3 win. 
The opening game witnessed an offensive onslaught from Jefferson, particularly in the later innings where they scored a remarkable 15 runs over the final three frames. 
Marquise Wood had a standout performance, driving in six runs with his clutch hitting. The power hitters of the team, including Josh Lopez and Justin Espinal, contributed significantly with home runs, adding to the team's offensive explosion. Espinal's offensive impact was notable, as he also contributed five RBIs, showcasing his versatility at the plate. 
On the pitching front, Sean Morgan delivered a solid performance in the nightcap, pitching five strong innings and allowing only one earned run. The Rams' pitching staff combined their efforts with the potent offense, creating a formidable challenge for Chestnut Hill throughout both games. 
The Rams will await their opponent, either Wilmington or West Chester, in what promises to be an exciting title game for the Bill Giles Invitational at Citizens Bank Park.

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