The SOL National/Bicentennial team won the 2015 Carpenter Cup Championship on Tuesday June 23 at Citizen's Bank Park. The Carpenter Cup tournament hosts 16 All-star teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware in a single-loss elimination tournament.
The SOL National/Bicentennial, made of players from 15 teams out of the Bicentennial Athletic League and 8 teams from the SOL National conference, beat Olympic Colonial (NJ) 6-1 in round 1 on Monday June 15, Delaware North 12-8 in the quarterfinals on Friday June 19, Berks County/Lancaster-Lebanon 6-5 in the semi-finals at CBP on Monday June 22, and defending champ Jersey Shore by a score of 12-6 in the Championship game at CBP.
Senior DJ Endler, Senior Zach Szumigala and Junior Zach Conley represented Pennsbury. All three made significant contributions in the Championship game. DJ Endler hit an RBI triple to centerfield while Zach Szumigala hit a 2 run double down the third baseline. Zach Conley started the game and earned the win in 3 innings (maximum allowed for a pitcher in each game of tournament).
For the tournament, DJ Endler was 5-for-11 with a double and a triple, while Zach Szumigala was 4-for-13 with a double and a triple. Pitcher Zach Conley struck out 6 in 9 innings of work (3 in each game 1, 2, and 4) and earned 3 WINS!
The SOL National/Bicentennial team last won the Championship in 2008. They made the finals in both 2010, 2011, and reached the semifinals in 6 of the last 8 trips. This was the first year for co-head coaches Joe Pesci from Pennsbury and Dave Torresani from Abington. Both have been on the staff as assistant coaches for several years.
ZACH CONLEY - 1st team Pitcher
DJ ENDLER - 1st team First Base (unanimous)
PAT LAWRENCE - 1st team Second Base
ZACH SZUMIGALA - 1st team Short Stop (unanimous)
BILLY BETHEL - 2nd team Third Base
LOGAN BUELL - 3rd team Outfield
BRODY MCFADDEN - 3rd team Designated Hitter & HM Pitcher
HELP DEDICATE THE PENNSBURY BASEBALL FIELD
TO FORMER COACH NAPOLITANO!!!
Victor Napolitano was the Pennsbury High School Baseball coach for 29 seasons. He won 13 league titles, 3 District 1 championships, 1 PIAA Final Four appearance. He touched many lives both as a coach and a teacher in his 36 years at Pennsbury.Vic has been inducted into the Pennsbury Athletics Hall of Fame (2001 inaugural class), the Temple University Athletics Hall of Fame (2009), and the Bucks County Sports Hall of Fame (2010). Since his passing in 2012, I have been pushing to have the Pennsbury Baseball field officially named after Victor Napolitano.
Coach "Nap" has been part of the Pennsbury Family since 1956 and needs to be honored in this way. I applied following his passing, but have not received any notification.This is not about the wins or the titles. Coach Nap made a positive impact on so many people in the Pennsbury community. We owe this to him.
Please sign this petition and forward the link to anyone that you know that would be interested in honoring him in this way.
Pennsbury Baseball Coach