The St. Joe's baseball team drew blood early in the first inning, watching Matt Matre toss another gem and cruising to a 6-0 victory over Nichols in the Georgetown Cup quarterfinals Wednesday.
The Marauders, who beat the Vikings three times this season, scored three runs in the first inning.
"It's also good to score early because it makes the team relax a little bit," St. Joe's coach Paul Nasca said.
It also helps to have a pitcher like Matre, who fired a complete-game four-hitter with eight strikeouts and no walks.
Mike Szalach added three hits while Tyler Miller finished with a pair of hits, including a double and one RBI.
In another Georgetown Cup quarterfinal contest, Lucas Schafer threw a complete-game five-hitter to lead St. Mary's/Lancaster to a 6-1 triumph over Bishop-Timon-St. Jude.
J.D. Andreessen hit a three-run double, Mark Gonzalez added a two-run homer and Brett Helmbrecht went 2 for 4 with two doubles for the Lancers.
In a Section VI Class D quarterfinal, Pine Valley's Lyle Howard scored four runs and finished 4 for 5 with a double and three RBIs, while pitcher Tyler Swanson fanned 12 in six innings as the Panthers romped over Sherman, 26-3.
> Nichols takes CISAA
In girls golf, Nichols won its fifth consecutive CISAA championship with a 177-197 victory over Havergal at Woodington Lake GC in Tottenham (Ont.).
Eighth-grader Maren Cipolla, who shot an 80, finished in first place for Nichols.
> Fields scores seven
Bishop Timon-St. Jude (10-2, 7-0 Monsignor Martin) continues its torrid pace going into postseason boys lacrosse play, blasting Nichols (10-7, 5-4), 20-5. Connor Fields scored seven goals and added five assists, while Lane Collins scored five goals with four assists.