Marian picked up baseball and softball victories over Lourdes on Saturday.



Drew Sherkness came up big to lead Marian to a 9-6 Schuylkill League victory over Lourdes.

Sherkness had two hits, two runs scored and three RBI. One of his hits was a two-run homer in the third inning his eighth homer of the season. The senior southpaw also pitched two innings of relief to earn the save.

The Colts (12-5, 11-3) received several other strong performances. Joe Kloap had two hits and scored twice; Damian Gallagher had a hit, two runs scored and two RBIs; and Ryan Gimbi had a hit and drove in two runs.

Lourdes 302 000 1 - 6 6 3

Marian 404 001 x - 9 7 0

Wasko, Pennypacker (6) and Menapace; Stavinski, Gimi (3), Sherkness (6) and Nietz. W-Gimbi. L-Wasko. HR - Marian: Sherkness (third, one on).



Alexa Nemeth's two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning proved to be the game-winner in Marian's 6-4 Schuylkill League victory over Lourdes.

Nemeth paced the Fillies with two singles, three RBIs and a run scored, while Shannon Skotek chipped in with a single, double and three runs scored.

Marian's Kayla Knight provided the firepower from the mound. Knight struck out 14 Red Knights, while only allowing two walks to earn the pitching win.

Kortney Kushinskie led Lourdes with a single, triple and four RBIs.

Marian improves to 11-7 on the season and 9-6 in the league.

Lourdes 200 020 0 - 4 6 2

Marian 002 022 x - 6 9 1

Rosini and Komara; Knight and Hill. W - Knight. L - Hill.