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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Mike Streisel pitched a scoreless sixth inning for Schuylkill-Berks in the win over Lehigh Valley.

READING - Runs were difficult to come by for Lehigh Valley in Monday's All-Star legion baseball game at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading.

The pitching staff for Schuykill-Berks combined to allow just one Lehigh Valley run on six hits in a 7-1 victory.

"I think the wood bats definitely played a role in it," said Northern Valley's Tyler Harris. "Playing all season - all high school and legion season - with aluminum then going straight to wood definitely makes a change."

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Jim Doerr of Lansford is safe after sliding into home while looking on is Jim Thorpe catcher Brandon Carroll in Babe Ruth All-Star baseball action last night.

The score says it all.

Jim Thorpe eliminated Lansford last night, 20-1, in the District 18 11-12 Little League tournament.

The Olympians had everything go their way: pitching, hitting, and fielding. On the other side, nothing seemed to go right.

All but one player on Jim Thorpe's entire roster contributed at least one hit. Kenny Pugh did especially well, going three-for-three including a second inning grand slam. He also had two doubles, a sacrifice fly, and six RBI.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Jim Thorpe Bruins Shane Snisky tags out Brian Ohl of the Jim Thorpe Royals during Monday's Carbon Junior Babe Ruth Championship game. The Bruins won, 14-5. BOB FORD /TIMES NEWS

The Jim Thorpe Bruins were on a mission to defend last year's Carbon County Junior Babe Ruth championship..

On the other hand, the Jim Thorpe Royals were looking to put an exclamation point on an undefeated regular season with a tournament title.

In the end, it was the Bruins however who had the upper hand rolling to a 14-5 victory over the Royals on Monday night at Christman's Field.

It's exactly what Christian Gavornik and the rest of the American League champions, set out to do.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) rolled into its second week of action withsix matches taking place onTuesday and Thursday at Coaldale's Black Diamond Park.

Valley Athletic Supply went 5-1 on the week (with its lone loss to defending league champion Sandstorm) to remain a game up on Sandstorm and Team Ram Rod atop the standings.

TUESDAY'S RESULTS

Dunder Mifflin Coal-Scared Hitless

Scared Hitless got the best of Dunder Mifflin Coal Region Branch by winning two out of the three games, 25-23, 20-25, 25-15.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

June 28, 1946 Walter Slog doubles and belts a two-run homer to help Lansford post an 8-5 Panther Valley League win over Tamaqua. Slog scores a pair of runs for the winners, who also receive three hits and two runs scored from "Peka" Daniels. Johnny Kozak, who has an RBI triple in the contest, gains the pitching win. He tosses seven shutout innings before running into trouble in the eighth. He also walks four and strikes out five. Joe Fignar contributes to the win with two hits.

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Jim Thorpe Summer Basketball League will tip off for its 54th consecutive year on Monday, June 27.

The games are played at Memorial Park on Randy Rabenold Court. Rabenold who is known to most as "RR" has been serving as league President since 1958. The 2011 JTSL season will be Rabenold's last year running the league.

Highland's Beverage of Jim Thorpe was last year's champion.

Below are rosters of the six teams along with the regular season schedule.

JIM THORPE SUMMER

BASKETBALL ROSTERS

Highland's Beverage

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Monday, June 27, 2011

OREFIELD – When the first-place Northern Valley legion team met perennial league power North Parkland Sunday in Orefield, the Buffaloes had more than just revenge on their mind.

The Buffaloes, which lost to Northern Valley three days earlier, also wanted to make a statement that no matter which team is in first place, the Lehigh Valley League title runs through North Parkland.

Behind a solid pitching performance from Mike Tenaglia and some clutch hitting from Kyle Stinner, the Buffaloes (9-3) beat the Chargers 6-3.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Offense was the name of the game for teams in the District 18 9-10 Tournament.

Five teams reached 15 runs or more over the weekend.

District 18 9-10

Tamaqua Blue-

Towamensing White

Nate Boyle made the game-winning catch as Tamaqua Blue held on for a 9-8 win over Towamensing White.

Michael Bonetsky added three hits for Blue, while Boyle, winning pitcher Brady Moyer and Nicholas Breiner had two hits each.

Eric Baumgardt had two hits and scored twice, while Tanner Burnett and Owen Reis also scored twice for Towamensing.

Anthracite-Franklin

Monday, June 27, 2011

June 27, 1965 Jeb Hart collects four hits and knocks in two runs to help lead Lehighton to a 9-1 Lehigh Valley Legion win over Catasauqua. Rod Borger contributes two hits and two RBI while Fred Young also chips in with a pair of hits. The victory allows Lehighton to end first half play with a 6-4 record.

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer basketball league rolled into its second full week of competition with eight games on Monday and Wednesday evening.

Cuz-N-Joe's Place, Guerilla Squad, and Ryan's Oil & Heating all had wins this week to keep them atop the standings with undefeated records (4-0), while defending league champion R.R. Frey Services suffered its first setback of the season.

MONDAY'S RESULTS

Weikel Sportswear-

Cuz-N-Joe's Place