Game Recap: West Chester East at Coatesville (PIAA District I Playoffs Round One)

By Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

Coatesville 8, West Chester east 7 (8 innings)

Colin AugustineIt took eight innings, but Coatesville was able to advance to today's second round of the PIAA District One playoffs with an extra inning victory. Colin Augustine, a SUNY-Brockport commit, ripped a double into right-center field scoring Alex Curtiss from first base for the walk-off win.

It was West Chester East that jumped on Coatesville's junior right-hander Adam Stauffer to the tune of five runs in the first two innings. Senior shortstop Ian Street, a Swarthmore commit, did the heavy lifting for the Vikings with three RBI on a 1st inning single and a 2nd inning double.

Coatesville climbed back into the game with a three run 2nd inning highlighted by a run scoring single from Augustine and a two RBI single from Jake VanDemotter. The Red Adam SmithRaiders continued to apply offensive pressure adding three more runs in the 3rd to take a 6-5 lead. Curtiss had a two RBI single and Augustine followed with his second RBI single of the evening.

West Chester East scored a run in the 5th to tie the game and took a lead in the top of the 7th when sophomore third baseman Adam Smith tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Jackson Berman. Coatesville used the same method in the bottom of the 7th to send the games to extra innings with senior Jared Urban, a Mount St. Mary's recruit, tripling to lead off the inning and scoring on a sacrifice fly by designated hitter Stephon Hines. Augustine sent the Coatesville faithful home happy in the Jared Urbanbottom of the inning finishing the night 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored. Curtiss went 2-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored including the game winning run.

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