Cole, Shoemaker lead Hawks to redemption win over Seneca


Evan Manion

Cooper Shoemaker prepares to make a play at first base during the Hawks’ game vs. Pine Richland on March 27.

Matthew Szymanowski, Deputy Sports Editor

It took ten innings, but the Hawks defeated Seneca Valley, 3-2, in the quarterfinals.

Earlier on in the season, Seneca Valley 10-run ruled the Hawks. Obviously, the Hawks wanted to win, but it would taste even better beating Seneca.

With Evan Bromley on the mound for the Hawks, he held Seneca to only one run in the first two innings.

In the bottom of the second, catcher Brandon Cole hit a towering home run over the left field fence to tie the game at 1.

Bromley kept the game close through five, but Seneca did score to take a 2-1 lead.

With the bases loaded and one out for Seneca in the 6th, the Hawks turned to Kevin Kogler to try to get them out of the jam.

And he did just that. An inning-ending double play got the team fired up heading into the dugout.

In the bottom of the inning, Cole earned his third hit of the game on a single and second RBI to tie the game at two.

Pitching dominated the rest of the game until the 10th inning.

With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 10th, first baseman Cooper Shoemaker came through in the clutch with a base hit to left field to give the Hawks a 3-2 win.

Following the victory, the Hawks will play Pine-Richland at Shaler High School on Wednesday, May 22 at 3:30 p.m. in the semi-finals.