Franklin Towne Charter erased a late 5-1 deficit to prevail over Olney, 9-7, winning the school's first Public League baseball championship on Tuesday night.
Zack Beltran and his lethal bat have been terrorizing Public League pitching for three seasons; now, his younger brother Brendan has joined the party at third base.
Depending on who you ask, Public League baseball’s top division — Division A — is wide open, chock-full of solid teams all gunning for league supremacy. What makes the division so fascinating to monitor (besides the plethora of talented players within) is its local flavor: six of the 13 teams hail from the Northeast, with another containing some local residents on its roster. While all 13 earn an automatic berth to the postseason (the first round begins on May 11), who will emerge as champions? Here’s a closer look at those squads to date, how they’ve fared so far, where they’re going and what they love about playing in such a strong division, which is as balanced as it is deep (division records through Tuesday, April 14):
Most kids Steve Callahan’s age are obsessed with the normal vices of teenage boys, things like video games, iPads and social media. Steve Callahan is not most kids.
Score an inside look at your favorite squads in the Northeast Times’ boys basketball preview.
Thursday, July 10
If you happened to walk by Ken Geiser these days, he wouldn’t fault you for not recognizing him.
The George Washington, Franklin Towne Charter and Philadelphia Academy Charter baseball teams advanced to the Public League baseball postseason semifinals this week. Here’s how they got there:
With the end of the regular season nearly upon us, here is a closer look at the state of some of the area’s top baseball programs on the eve of the postseason (records through Monday):