Upper Darby 10, Marple Newtown 4


Grant Kernaghan came up big as the Upper Darby Blue Sox struck first in the best-of-3 quarterfinals with a 10-4 victory over the Marple Newtown Black Sox.

Upper Darby can wrap up the series with a win Friday at Kerr Field in Yeadon (5:45).

Kernaghan went the distance and struck out five to get the win. The Blue Sox broke the game open with four runs in the top of the first inning.

Vince Gasparro led the offense with two hits and three RBIs. Ben Mutz collected two hits and one RBI, while Joe Suppa added two hits including a double and three runs scored.