After the first inning of the opening Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association Tournament game, the tone was set. Pitcher Wes Champlin '19 got The Hill School to ground out twice and pop out once, ending the top of the first inning without ever getting in trouble. On the other end, GA manufactured runs with ease.
One run was all it took to decide who would advance to the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association between Germantown Academy and Malvern Prep. Both teams displayed powerful pitching and deft fielding, but one pitch proved to be the difference.
The Patriots put together a strong performance and stayed with the Irish throughout the contest. Unfortunately, with 7:55 remaining in the game, Notre Dame pulled away. The Irish defeated Germantown Academy, 16-12.
McAfee -- a junior midfielder for the 18-3 Mammoths -- along with the rest of his teammates will be looking to upend the 21-2 Cabrini Cavaliers.