Archbishop Wood rallied to win its last two Catholic League baseball games and remain in position to gain one of the top playoffs seeds.
"We've been a pretty resilient group," seventh-year coach Jim DiGuiseppe Jr. said. "It's a credit to our kids."
On Monday, the Vikings trailed visiting Neumann-Goretti, 4-0, in the top of the sixth inning. Catcher J.R. Gifford's three-run homer evened things in the bottom half, and rightfielder Antonio Rossillo's sacrifice fly in the seventh was the difference in a 5-4 victory.
Two days later, also in Warminster, Wood trailed upset-minded St. Joseph's Prep, 10-9, through six innings. The Vikings erupted for seven runs in their last at-bat, including another three-run blast from Gifford, to triumph, 16-10.
The 13-1 Vikings (9-1 league) and La Salle (9-1) are tied atop the Catholic League standings with three league games remaining for each.
Next in line are Cardinal O'Hara (8-2), Father Judge (7-2), Archbishop Carroll (6-2), and Neumann-Goretti (6-3). Ten teams qualify for the playoffs, with the top six finishers gaining first-round byes.
"Our league is so competitive, so you can't let your guard down at any point," DiGuiseppe said. "We've battled in every game, and that's all I can ask for as a coach."
Wood, which earned the Catholic League crown in 2015, has outscored foes, 133-43.
"We've been swinging the bats well and getting timely hitting," DiGuiseppe said.
Leftfielder and leadoff man Kyle McNamee, who was a reserve guard in basketball, is batting .415 with three doubles, two triples, 10 RBIs, and 18 runs scored. He went 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBIs vs. St. Joseph's Prep.
McNamee is followed in the order by shortstop Robbie Bailey (.341, eight RBIs, 19 runs), first baseman Mike Ferrara (.385, 18 RBIs, 16 runs), Rossillo (.324, 11 runs), third baseman Sam Reynolds (.341, 18 RBIs, 13 runs), and Gifford (.275, 20 RBIs, four homers).
"It's been tremendous that we've had so many players step up and contribute," DiGuiseppe said.
The pitching staff is headed by ace righthander Jack Colyar and lefthander Dylan Slowinski, who doubles as a centerfielder. Righthanders Reynolds and Bobby Hennessey, also a second baseman, and southpaw Mike Grispino are also in the mix.
Colyar, a junior who has committed to Duke, is 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA and has 34 strikeouts in 25 2/3 innings.
Ferrara is bound for UNC-Greensboro; Gifford is headed to West Chester; McNamee, Bailey and Slowinski are ticketed for Gwynedd Mercy; and pitcher Dan Rockenbach, who has been shelved by an arm injury, is set to play at Chestnut Hill.
The Vikings will recognize their seniors when they play MaST Charter, of the Bicentennial Athletic League, at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Northampton Civic Center.