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Students from Wilson-West Lawn & Plymouth Whitemarsh will take the field
(READING, PA) – Two strong baseball programs are scheduled to play one another as a part of the Rip It Baseballtown Charities Showcase. Mays Sandwich Shop – Spring Township (Wilson-West Lawn) will face Colonial Baseball (Plymouth Whitemarsh) at FirstEnergy Stadium on Wednesday, July 15 at 7:30pm. Admission is free for all fans that wish to attend.
Both associated high school teams were projected to be major players in the PIAA this season and set to make it deep into the state championships. Last year, they made it into the final rounds so many players are hungry to compete once again.
Brady Gibble, a senior from Wilson, participated in the All-Star Senior Classic on Monday and will play in the game on Wednesday. He said this has been something to really look forward to. “I’m glad to have a game against a good opponent that we could have possibly seen if we played the season,” Gibble explained. “Plus, this is a great field, it never disappoints to play here.”
Wilson’s head coach, Sal Raccuglia says his team had high expectations for the 2020 season. They have all of the pieces and will be extremely competitive next season. A lot of the players have been staying in shape playing travel and legion ball.
Raccuglia is looking forward to playing at FirstEnergy Stadium. “I want to give a bunch of different guys the opportunity for experience and playing time,” he said. “The showcase will provide a sense of baseball normalcy.”
Chris Moreno, the head coach of the Plymouth Whitemarsh Colonials expressed his gratitude to the R-Phils for hosting this showcase. “This showcase is a great way to give the guys a moment to see what they have been working towards,” Moreno noted. “I think this is a major opportunity to get the team back together on the field in a beautiful historic ballpark.
When asked about playing against Wilson, Moreno said his team is bringing a pretty big roster and is excited for the chance to play against high caliber teams to see how they measure up. Their main goal was to get back to the level they were at last year and with some key pieces returning, expectations were high. In the meantime, the Colonials will enjoy playing some baseball under the lights during this showcase.
Wilson and PW have multiple seniors going on to further their education and baseball careers. While these graduating seniors have contributed much to their teams past successes, there are many players who will remain on the roster and have a positive impact. Both teams are expected to remain contenders in 2021.