Penn-Trafford advances to semifinals of Junior Legion state tournament

Sunday, July 30, 2023 | 10:00 PM

It was the Ethan Septak show for the Penn-Trafford Junior baseball team Sunday at the Pennsylvania Junior Legion state tournament.

Septak tossed a one-hitter and helped his cause with three hits, including two doubles, to lead Penn-Trafford to a five inning 11-1 victory against Saegertown at Berwick.

Logan Matrisch had two hits, and Braden Lane tripled for Penn-Trafford.

Penn-Trafford jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning on a hit by Zach Feldman. It added five runs in the fourth inning on an RBI by Dom Delio, a two-run double by Septak and an RBI walk by Feldman.

Septak walked two and struck out five.

Saegertown hurt itself by committing seven errors.

Penn-Trafford faces Upper Perkiomen, which defeated Monroeville in the other quarterfinal-round game, at 3 p.m. Monday.

The West Point girls 11U team had the day off and will return to action against Williamsport in the Pennsylvania Little League state tournament at Wellsboro.

The game starts at 5 p.m. Monday.

Paul Schofield is a TribLive reporter covering high school and college sports and local golf. He joined the Trib in 1995 after spending 15 years at the Daily Courier in Connellsville, where he served as sports editor for 14 years. He can be reached at

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