Bishop Timon-St. Jude got its first Georgetown Cup playoff victory in eight years as the Tigers knocked off St. Francis, 2-0, at St. Joe’s.
The Tigers last playoff triumph came over Nichols in 2011. Timon lost to Canisius in the semifinal round that year and hadn’t won a playoff game since.
Sean Hayes controlled the Red Raiders at the plate with a healthy mix of fastballs, curveballs, cutters and sliders. He struck out nine and pitched his third complete game of the season.
“He was on today, lights-out,” said coach Jeff Ralabate.
Hayes was also responsible for one of Timon’s runs. He drew a walk in the fourth inning and scored when Jake Reid cracked a two-out single to right center field.
James Fino was responsible for Timon’s other run. He singled in the fifth inning and scored Manny McClain.
Timon will challenge St. Joe’s to a best-of-three series beginning Wednesday in the semifinal round.
Lillie shines for Trojans
Southwestern senior Hannah Lillie won two long-distance events at the CCAA Track and Field Championships Saturday to power the Trojans to first place with 228 points in the Girls Division I.
Lillie, who was named to the CCAA Large Division cross country first team in December, ran an 11:26.95 in the 3,000-meter run and an 8:14.12 in the 2000-meter steeplechase.
Southwestern also got a first-place finish from junior Gianna Hoose in the discus throw. She threw 108 feet, seven inches.
Southwestern placed first in the boys Division I as well with 187 points.
Dagon Bryant won the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:33.19 to lead the Trojans.