So far this season, the Vincentian baseball team has lived up to its preseason hype. The Royals entered this spring as the Post-Gazette's favorite in Class A and ended up carrying the No. 1 ranking through the regular season.
On May 4, Vincentian (14-3, 10-0) closed out its section schedule with a 2-0 win over Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic to finish with a perfect 10-0 record in Section 4-A. Senior Jay Cortese struck out eight batters to earn the win against the Trojans. Freshman Kyler Fedko drove in both runs. The win also marked Vincentian's eighth-straight victory since losing an exhibition game April 18 against Class AAAA Shaler. During the span of those eight games, the Royals outscored their opponents by a whopping 105-14.
"Cortese shut them out and it was good to see our guys play a close game because we haven't see that in a while," Vincentian coach Paul Quarantillo said. "We still could have done a little better. We left guys in scoring position.
"Still, I'm happy with the way we've been playing. We're playing great defense and our pitchers are doing a great job."