With more games like the one his Frankford Pioneers played on Friday, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Juan Namnun have a full head of gray hairs by the time the postseason rolls around.
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):
For the past two baseball seasons at George Washington High School, head coach and athletic director Ken Geiser always maintained that you could never have too many Scott Sileys on your team.
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):
Ishmael Bracy said that when his team is hitting, it’s contagious. If so, the rest of the Public League could get very sick.
John Larsen remembers the darker days, so forgive him for not allowing his sky to fall following two consecutive losses.
George Washington graduate Aaron Goldberg received the Andrew Farrell Spirit of Courage Scholarship.