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Colts, Panthers, Bears get baseball wins

  • Steve Shinko/Special to the TIMES NEWS Panther Valley shortstop Karoline Vavra tries to block Lehighton's Echo Bretz from stealing second base during Monday's game at Panther Valley.
    Steve Shinko/Special to the TIMES NEWS Panther Valley shortstop Karoline Vavra tries to block Lehighton's Echo Bretz from stealing second base during Monday's game at Panther Valley.
Published April 06. 2010 05:00PM

Marian, Panther Valley and Pleasant Valley all picked up wins in baseball, while Lehighton and Pleasant Valley notched softball wins on Monday.


Marian-Pius X

Mark Stawick and Ryan Gimbi combined to strike out 10 Royals, as the Colts defeated their non-league opponent 11-4.

Stawick was also 3-for-5 at the dish with an RBI. Gimbi added two hits and two RBIs.

Teammates Brandon Dopira (two) and Scott Nietz (one) each drove in runs as well. Nietz finished the game 3-for-4.

Marian goes to 1-1, while Pius X (4-1) lost for the first time this season.

Marian 301 420 1 - 11 12 1

Pius X 200 101 0 - 4 6 4

Stawick, Gimbi (6) and Nietz; Trivett, Camiletti (3), D'Alessandro (4), Martino (7) and Labar. W - Stawick, L - Trivett. HR: M - Kloap (1st, none on), Nietz (5th, none on); PX - Casciano (4th, none on).


-Panther Valley

Greg Pecha took a no-hitter into the fifth and helped lead his Panthers to a 6-1 win over Lehighton in non-league play.

Pecha allowed just one hit in five innings while striking out six. Teammate Kyle McAvoy chipped in with two hits and two RBIs. Ryan Porambo and Zach Stanko each added two hits.

Lehighton's lone run was scored by Anthony Farole on a fielder's choice from Derek Heffelfinger.

The Panthers improve to 3-0 on the year.

Lehighton 000 000 1 - 1 3 1

Panther Vy 103 101 x - 6 8 1

Harris, Rex (3), Behler (5) and Nelesnik; Pecha, McAvoy (7) and Marouchoc. W - Pecha, L - Harris.


Nick Malloy and Alex Mansell had three hits apiece as Nativity rolled to a 17-2 three-inning win over the Wreckers (0-3, 0-1).

No other information was received by the TIMES NEWS.


Tamaqua and Kutztown combined to score 16 of their 18 runs in the first four innings, but it was the Cougars that came out on top in the end, 10-8.

Ryan Palsgrove led the Raiders (1-2) with three RBIs. Teammate Eric James helped out with two doubles and two runs scored.

Tamaqua's Jordan Heisler also had a good day at the plate, as he went 4-for-4.

Tamaqua 122 200 1 - 8 15 1

Kutztown 133 201 x - 10 7 0

Bumbulsky, Palsgrove (3), Heisler (5), Streisel (6) and James; Frederick, Smith (3), Marstellar (5), Gernert (7) and Weil. W - Smith, L - Palsgrove, S - Gernert.

Pleasant Valley-Whitehall

After allowing two runs in the first inning, Pleasant Valley's Pat Kregeloh settled down and struck out 13 batters in a 7-4 non-league victory over Whitehall.

Derrik Walling (two-run) and Tim Shea (solo) each hit homers for the Bears.

Kregeloh and Shea, along with Drew Borger, collected two hits each.

Pleasant Vy 010 203 1 - 7 11 3

Whitehall 200 101 0 - 4 7 1

Kregeloh and D'Arcy; Amaike, Snyder (3), Knauss (6) and Gerhard. W - Kregeloh, L - Snyder. HR: PV - Walling, Shea; W - Amaike, Gerhard, Wells.


-Pen Argyl

Pen Argyl scored two runs in the first and third innings and went on to beat Northwestern, 4-2 in its Colonial League contest.

Dylan Evans took the hill for the Knights (1-1) and fanned seven batters in seven innings. He also helped his own cause by hitting a solo homer run.

The Tigers' Nathan Kester produced the team's only two runs. He went deep in the top of the first.

Northwestern is now 1-2.

Northwestern 200 000 0 - 2 4 2

Pen Argyl 202 000 x - 4 5 1

Schantz, Wehr (6) and Boyd; Evans and T. Young. W - Evans, L - Schantz. HR: PV - Kester (1st, one on); PA - Evans (1st, none on).



-Panther Valley

Lehighton used a big seven-run fourth inning to defeat Panther Valley, 14-6.

Echo Bretz led the Indians with two hits and three RBIs. Sarah Snyder added two hits and two RBIs of her own.

The Panthers (0-2) were led by Karoline Vavra. She was 3-for-4 on the day with four RBIs.

Lehighton 032 701 1 - 14 13 1

Panther Vy 004 020 0 - 6 6 1

Evans and Smith; Snisky, Zlock (4) and Ogozalek. W - Evans, L - Snisky.


The Golden Girls built up a five-run lead and went on to a 5-2 win over the Lady Wreckers.

No other information was received by the TIMES NEWS.

Pleasant Valley-Whitehall

After surrendering four runs in the bottom of the seventh, Pleasant Valley kept its poise and scored a run in the top of the eighth to beat Whitehall, 6-5.

Megan Fitzgerald earned the win for the Bears.

No other information was received by the TIMES NEWS.



-Southern Lehigh

Southern Lehigh blanked Colonial League foe Palmerton, 7-0.

Courtney Long scored three times for the Lady Spartans (3-0, 2-0).

Despite giving up seven goals, Kelsey Eaton still stopped 39 shots for the Bombers (1-1, 1-1).

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