Upper Dublin’s Duan and Schlackman are one game away from the PIAA tournament – PA Prep Live
District 1 double >> The Upper Dublin duo of Daniel Duan and Scott Schlackman were one game away from qualifying for the PIAA Championships.
Unfortunately, they ran into a buzzsaw that was Conestoga’s No. 2 seed of Rohan Rao and Aaron Sun in a 6-1, 6-2 loss.
The Upper Dublin duo went 3-2 in the tournament, starting with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Perk Valley’s Henry Ye/Evan Bolton.
Then there was WC Rustin’s Sam Page and Rowan Degnan, who were a gritty 6-4, 7-5 victory.
Unfortunately, in the quarter-finals, they drew against eventual champions Abhiraj Srivastava/Abhineet Srivastava of Downingtown East, which was a 6-2, 6-1 defeat.
“Daniel Duan and Scott Schlackman played extremely well,” Cards head coach Lora Ball said. “They were stable and dug deep. The semi-finals included seeds 1, 3, 7 and an unseeded CB East. It might have been a different outcome for UD had they not played both seeds 1 and 2.”
Duan and Schlackman then entered the draw, beating No. 4 seeds Shrihan Madam/Adi Shankar of Downingtown East 6-4, 6-3. Next came the match for fifth place, which did not go Upper Dublin’s way.
Srivastava and Srivastava of East clinched the title with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Andrew Poprik and Andrew Ou of Unionville. More locally, the duo Yevgan Kuryanov and Alex Knyazkov of CB East took third place with a retirement ahead of Stoyan Angelov and Adam Lee of Lower Merion.
It’s been quite a season for Upper Dublin’s Schlackman, who was the SOL Liberty champion in both singles and doubles.
Lansdale Tigers >> The Lansdale Tigers return to Weaver Ground in Memorial Park for the Perky Twilight League.
The Cannoneers Baseball program enthusiastically sponsors the team for good quality baseball in Lansdale.
After Lansdale150 Celebration kicked off last weekend on the field with the North Penn High School Baseball Hall of Fame game, followed by appearances by the Phillies Phanatic and the Old Timers game, the park is ready for the American pastime, baseball.
The Cannoneers Sportsmen Club staff did all the cooking with old time refreshments which were delicious with cold drinks.
The team is thrilled to return to Lansdale and play at Weaver Field after a one year absence during which the team won a championship.
This year’s squad will be most players from last year’s league champions.
The head coach/player is Jason Mills who grew up locally and played at North Penn High School, George Mason University, Kutztown University and played in the minor league Baltimore Orioles.
He is also a coach at Hatboro Horsham High School.
The field manager is Jeff Murtha, who has been league manager since 2011 with many successful seasons including last year’s championship team. He played for Science University and now coaches at Methacton High School.
Many of the players are homegrown talent and the goal is to bring that homegrown talent back to play in Lansdale on the beautiful Weaver Ground in Memorial Park.
The opening night match is Mondy vs. Trooper Tribe at 7:30 p.m. The team is away Tuesday at Stony Creek at 8:15 p.m. and back home Wednesday against the ever-competitive Collegeville White Sox at 7:30 p.m.