JOHNSTOWN - All season long, Bishop Carroll Catholic baseball coach Matt Pfeil has preached taking advantage of other team's mistakes and being patient in the batter's box.
Thursday afternoon at Point Stadium, the seventh-seeded Huskies did just that.
Bishop Carroll played a near flawless game and capitalized on four Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic errors, 10 walks and placed timely hits to rout the 10th-seeded Marauders, 14-4, in five innings in the District 6 Class A playoffs.
"We have been harping on the kids all season in our approaches at the plate," Pfeil said. "We had a rough week last week, dropping all four of our last scheduled games. We just brought it back to the basics, and it paid off.
"They were patient at the plate and drove the ball when they needed to."
Taylor Makin and Josh King both went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored for the Huskies (11-8).
They also had matching RBI doubles in Bishop Carroll's four-run first inning.
"The first inning was big, and we didn't let off the gas," Pfeil said. "That's the thing we've done this season. We've gotten complacent, and today, we weren't complacent."
Tyler Adams and Stefan Beard both hit home runs in the top of the third for the Marauders (8-11), but each were without runners on base, leaving the damage minimal.
Bishop Guilfoyle also scored a pair of runs on T.J. Krol's double in the fifth inning.
Bishop Carroll responded by scoring five in the bottom half of the inning to end the game.
"We chipped away and then just went right back out there and gave it back to them," Bishop Guilfoyle coach Bill Wolf said.
"They scored a couple of runs, and we wanted to get them right back," Pfeil said. "The kids battled and when we needed a hit, they produced."
Huskies starter Ryan Woo scattered six hits and six strikeouts in 4 innings. He also drove in two runs on his game-ending double to left.
"Ryan Woo pitched a gem of a game," Pfeil said. "He got the third strikeout a couple of times when there were runners on."
Pfeil also credited his defense, which forced Guilfoyle to strand eight runners in the game, twice with the bases loaded.
"We made some plays in the field," he said. "We only made one error, and that's big."
As for Wolf, though - he knew his Marauders dug themselves a big hole from the start.
"Errors and walks," Wolf said. "When you get to this level, you can't do that. You can't walk guys and not make plays defensively. You can't win doing that."
Bishop Carroll advances to play second-seeded Portage in the quarterfinals on Monday.
"It's going to be a good game," Pfeil said. "We're looking forward to it."
Game note: Nick Maruca led off the bottom of the fifth inning with a home run for the Huskies. Woo finished 2-for-4 and added a stolen base. Dylan Link drew three walks for Bishop Carroll, while Nick Lassak and Drew McCabe each walked twice. Nate Nardelli walked three times for Bishop Guilfoyle.
BISHOP GUILFOYLE (4): Keller ss 300, Adams cf 311, Pugh p-1b 211, Stewart pr 000, Beard 3b 311, Sanders 1b-rf-p 210, Hoover rf-p 301, Krol c 302, Nardelli lf 000, Irwin dh 300, Wolf 2b 000. Totals 22-4-6.
BISHOP CARROLL (14): Link 2b 130, Lassak rf-p 231, McCabe ss 210, Makin c 322, King 3b 322, Woo p-rf 412, Sammarco cf 301, Maruca dh 211, Strong 1b 000, Tatarko lf 200. Totals 22-14-9.
SCORE BY INNINGS
Bishop Guilfoyle002 02x x - 4 6 4
Bishop Carroll412 25x x - 14 9 1
E-Sanders, Krol, Beard, Wolf, Strong. LOB-Bishop Guilfoyle 8, Bishop Carroll 4. 2B-Krol, Makin, King 2, Woo. HR-Adams, Beard, Maruca. RBI-Adams, Krol 2, Lassak, McCabe, Makin 2, King 2, Woo 2, Sammarco, Maruca. SB-Link 2, Woo.
Bishop Guilfoyle-Pugh (L), 3.0 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO; Hoover, 1.0 IP, 3 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 0 SO; Sanders, 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO.
Bishop Carroll-Woo (W), 4.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 6 SO; Lassak, 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO.
Hoover pitched to 4 batters in the fifth.
Records: Bishop Guilfoyle (8-11), Bishop Carroll (11-8).