The Avonworth boys varsity baseball team overcame a slow offensive start and came from behind to defeat Vincentian Academy, the top-ranked WPIAL 1A team, 5-2. Ryan Felter pitched a complete game, giving up only five hits.
The Royals struck first, scoring an unearned run in the fourth inning to break a scoreless tie.
The Lopes erupted for five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, first with Park Penrod’s RBI single. Jacob Jaillet followed with a sacrifice fly, and Jacob Gustic’s safety squeeze bunt put Avonworth ahead 3-1. Another run scored on a wild pitch, and Felter finished the scoring with a sacrifice fly.
Avonworth (9-3, 13-4) will close out its regular season 4:15pm Wednesday, May 9 (Senior Night) at home against Our Lady of Sacred Heart in a non-section game.