Conestoga looks to continue its Cinderella run
by Rick O’Brien
On a roll
No. 16 seed Conestoga looks to continue its Cinderella run in districts when it visits No. 5 Bensalem in a 6A semifinal on Tuesday.
The Pioneers opened with a 6-3 win over No. 17 Harry S Truman; surprised playoff-tested and No. 1 North Penn, 2-1, in the second round; and held off No. 8 Boyertown, 7-6, in Friday’s quarterfinal.
“It’s been so exciting for our kids,” Conestoga coach Matt Diamond said. “They’re enjoying this ride.”
Second baseman and righthander pitcher Owen Margolis and catcher Luke Czepiel, a second-year captain, are among the top hitters for the 13-7 Pioneers.
Outfielder Ryan Buck, outfielder and shortstop Luke Borger, and designated hitter Christian Moesler are likewise threats at the plate.
Conestoga is trying for its first district title since it nipped West Chester Henderson, 7-6, in Class 3A in 2002.