Defense fails Keystone Oaks in PIAA baseball semifinals

Written by Brad Everett on .

2013 0613 KO baseKeystone Oaks advanced to the PIAA baseball semifinals, before losing to Upper Moreland. Brad Everett recapped the Golden Eagles season. Click here to read his story.

"Jared Skolnicki sat on a bus late Tuesday night, travelling from the site of his final high school baseball game back to his hometown.

Skolnicki was understandably crushed that his team fell one win short of making it to the PIAA Class AAA baseball championship game, but the three-hour drive from Green Township Park in Franklin County to Keystone Oaks High School allowed him plenty of time to reflect on his senior season.

"I'm so proud of everyone on my team," Skolnicki said. "We have really come a long way, especially from the beginning of the season. We had our ups and downs throughout the season. At the beginning of the season, I didn't know what to expect. Now, to have been part of the best team I've ever been on, it's an honor.""

(Photo: Keystone Oaks' Jared Skolnicki finished the season with an 11-1 record. Photo by Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)