Neumann-Goretti’s Opanel perfect in District 12 championship

Kevin Opanel of Neumann-Goretti delivers a pitch during his perfect game on Thursday in the PIAA District 12 3AA championship. Photo/Mark Zimmaro

Kevin Opanel threw a five-inning perfect game, striking out 11 as the Neumann-Goretti High School baseball team defeated String Theory 14-0 in the PIAA District 12 3A championship on Thursday.

Louie Delbrocco tosses his batt to the dugout after drawing a bases loaded walk. Delbrocco had tripled in his first two at-bats. Photo/Mark Zimmaro

The Saints (15-6 record) compiled 11 hits, including a pair of triples from junior Louie Delbrocco (three RBIs). Jimmy Gallo contributed a pair of RBI singles in the victory.

Sal Laimo slides safely into second base after stealing a base in the first inning. Photo/Mark Zimmaro

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Neumann-Goretti first baseman A.J. McGettigan fields a ground ball during teammate Kevin Opanel’s perfect game. Photo/Mark Zimmaro