Tigers, Colts, Bulldogs win on diamond
bob ford/times news Northwestern's Tim Schaeffer dives back into first base as Palmerton's Jesse Reis applies the tag.
Northwestern, Marian and Northern Lehigh all picked up baseball victories on Friday.
Adam Wehr had three hits and scored two runs to help Northwestern outscore Palmerton, 15-10, in a Colonial League contest.
The Tigers (2-3; 1-2) trailed 6-5 after two innings but used a five-run third frame to go ahead for good. Sean Nagle finished with two hits, two runs scored and three RBIs while teammate Colton Breininger had a pair of hits and scored three times.
For Palmerton, which has scored in double figures in three straight games, Aaron Cook had three hits and scored three runs. The Bombers (0-5; 0-3) also received three hits and two runs from Nick Brogan while Christian Marcin and Travis Labyack added two hits apiece.
N'western 325 100 3 - 15 13 2
Palmerton 331 210 0 - 10 13 5
Schantz, Wehr (6) and Boyd; Marcin, Brogan (5) and Hahn, Verzino (5). W - Schantz. L - Marcin.
Marian posted its second straight mercy-rule victory, blanking Minersville, 10-0, in Schuylkill League action.
The Colts got a huge game from Joe Kloap. Kloap was the winning pitcher, striking out nine and allowing just four hits. He also belted a home run, a single, and scored three runs.
Marian (3-1, 2-0) also got offensive contributions from Matt Stawick (three hits, three RBIs, two runs) and Drew Sherkness (two hits, four RBIs, one run).
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Marian 420 4x 10 8 2
Pothering, Melochick (4) and Kostishack; Kloap and Stawick. W-Kloap. L-Pothering. HR - Marian: Kloap (1st, none on)
Pen Argyl-No. Lehigh
Joe Seremula tossed a four-hitter and struck out nine to lead Northern Lehigh to a 5-2 Colonial League victory over Pen Argyl.
Leading the way offensively for the Bulldgos (4-1; 3-0) were Jake Kern (three hits, two runs, one RBI); Matt Gill (double, triple, two RBIs) and Trevor Yashur (two hits, one run).
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No. Lehigh 200 030 x 5 9 1
DeJesso and Young; Seremula and Hoch. W-Seremula. L-DeJesso.
Pen Argyl-No. Lehigh
Taylor Presby pitched and hit her team to victory as Pen Argyl earned a 4-3 Colonial League win over Northern Lehigh.
Presby allowed three runs in the first inning but kept the Bulldogs scoreless the rest of the way. The Knights' hurler walked one and struck out eight. At the plate, she had two hits including a two-run triple.
Lindsay Ashworth also had two hits and an RBI for Pen Argyl (4-1; 3-0).
For the Bulldogs, who fell to 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the CL, Julie Wagaman had a pair of hits and two RBIs. Wagaman also suffered the pitching loss despite striking out six. Erica Bowman chipped in with a hit and a run scored.
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No. Lehigh 300 000 0 - 3 5 1
Presby and Stem; Wagaman and Bowman. W - Presby. L - Wagaman.
Freshman Tara Klee struck out 20 batters and tossed a three-hitter to lead Hamburg to a 7-2 non-league victory over Tamaqua.
Jordan Nowacki had a pair of doubles and an RBI to lead Tamaqua offensively. Chey Bates added an RBI single.
Allie Sotak struck out 10 in a losing effort for the Raiders.
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Tamaqua 000 002 0 2 3 5
Klee and Snyder; Sotak and Zancofsky. W-Klee. L-Sotak.
Pleasant Vy.-PM West
Kayla Dorney scored a pair of goals to help lead Pleasant Valley to a 3-0 Mountain Valley Conference win over Pocono Mountain West.
Dorney tallied the only score in the first half off a feed from Kelly Roden.
Aimee Sokolowski and Dorney added insurance goals in the second half, with Katie Forte picking up an assist on Sokolowski's score.
The Bears held a 12-5 edge in shots and had eight corners.
Lehighton held a 1-0 lead at halftime but East Stroudsburg South scored four unanswered goals in the second half to earn a 4-1 Mountain Valley Conference win.
Kacy Beck's shot from midfield gave the Indians (0-3) a 1-0 advantage.
The Cavs received two goals from Brielle Kessel in the second half with both tallies assisted by Carly Gallagher. South's other goals came from Nicole Grimaldi and Colleen Bergen.
Lehighton's Jourdan Semmel made 12 saves as the Cavaliers (2-3; 2-1) outshot their oppoenent 19-7.
Katie Hallingstad scored a pair of goals to lead Northwestern to a 3-0 Colonial League win over Moravian Academy.
The two teams battled to a scoreless tie in the first half before Hallingstad finally got her team on the board. She added a second later in the half before Seneca Tucker gave the Tigers an insurance goal to make it 3-0.
Northwestern (4-2; 2-1) outshot the Lions 17-1 and had 10 corners.
Wilson exploded for four second half goals to pull away from Northern Lehigh and post a 6-1 Colonial League victory.
Victoria Tadman-Ubele scored the Bulldogs' lone goal, tying the game 1-1 midway through the first half. But Wilson dominated play the rest of the way to pull away for the victory.
The Warriors held a 31-10 advantage in shots. Emily Mulcahy did her best to keep Northern Lehigh (0-6, 0-5) in the game as she made 25 saves.
Jim Thorpe remained undefeated with an easy 5-0 victory over Freeland MMI.
Sam Lux, Zach Ligenza and James Denny all recorded singles victories for the Olympians (7-0), who posted straight set victories in all five matches.
Jim Thorpe 5, MMI 0
Sam Lux (JT) def. Robert Yanulla, 6-2, 6-1; Zach Ligenza (JT) def. Justin Dasher, 6-2, 6-1; James Denny (JT) def. Zachary Bowman, 6-1, 6-4.
Oliver Schultz/Josh Mohn (JT) def. Balaganish Natamjan/Ryan Twardzik, 6-0, 6-2; Mitch Franko/Dan Meader (JT) def. Andrew Maley/Michael Macarevich, 6-1, 6-0.
Pocono Mountain West won all three singles matches and cruised to a 6-1 Mountain Valley Conference win over Lehighton.
The Indians managed just one victory in the match as Deb Lobien and Jes Lobien earned a straight set win at No. 2 doubles.
PM West 6, Lehighton 1
Pete Wieczorek (PMW) def. James Sverchek 6-1, 6-2; Andrei Angehluta (PMW) def. Nick Mantz 3-6, 7-5, 6-3; Collin Strunk (PMW) def. Kirk Arner 6-1, 6-0.
Wieczorek/Strunk (PMW) def. Sverchek/Arner 8-1; Deb Lobien/Jes Lobien (L) def. Frankie Giambrone/Carl Smith 6-3, 7-6 (7-4); Nate Torres/Weston Strubert (PMW) def. Stephanie Slaw/Justin Ziegenfus 6-3, 6-1; Jonathan Ortiz/Kyle Salage (PMW) def. Jen Everrett/Jeff Newman 6-1, 6-1.
PM East-Pleasant Vy.
Pleasant Valley took all four doubles matches to help gain a 6-1 Mountain Valley Conference win over Pocono Mountain East.
The Bears also received singles wins from Justin Kemmerer and Dan Galante.
PV improved to 4-2 overall and 4-1 in the MVC.
Pleasant Valley 6, PM East 1
Kevin Wolkoff (PME) def. Kevin Peer 6-4, 6-3; Justin Kemmerer (PV) def. Jay Ruvane 6-7 (7-5), 6-2, 6-1; Dan Galante (PV) def. Max Kenny 6-1, 6-3.
Ryan Enste/James Spinola (PV) def. Ahmed Baig/Andrew Doerr 8-4; Zach Kemmerer/Ben Parham (PV) def. Austin Sopko/Matt Hoff 7-6 (7-5), 6-2; Andy Russo/Bryan Baumgartner (PV) def. Zach Von Zup/Kody Van Fleet 7-6 (7-1), 6-2; Vince Voulo/Joe Osinski (PV) def. Quinn Hulsizer/Matt D'Auersa 6-2, 6-3.
Palisades earned its first win in Colonial League action by rolling to a 5-0 victory over Palmerton.
The Pirates won all five matches in straight sets, losing only 12 games.
Palisades is now 1-6 in CL play while the Bombers drop to 0-8.
Palisades 5, Palmerton 0
Logan Bonner (Pali) def. Devon Frey 6-2, 7-5; Andrew Hollenbach (Pali) def. Spencer Shigo 6-2, 6-0; Chris Schad (Pali) def. Kayla Strohl 6-2, 6-0.
Jack Holby/Cody Bordeau (Pali) def. Nathan Fronheiser/Kevin Dayton 6-0, 6-0; Evan Fritz/Kevin Stenson (Pali) def. Lydia Anthony/Kaitlyn Nickerson 6-0, 6-1.
Hazleton had no problem with host Tamaqua, cruising to a 5-0 victory.
The Cougars won all three singles matches, losing just five games. The winning doubles teams also won in impressive fashion, dropping just four games.
Hazleton 5, Tamaqua 0
Tom Delahanty (H) def. Matt Hadesty 6-0, 6-0; Peter Gallagher (H) def. Kyle Oliver 6-3, 6-0; Kerth Lutz (H) def. Evan Stohl 6-2, 6-0.
Jared ODonnell/Chris Lazar (H) def. Dillon Epler/Jerome Betz 6-0, 6-2; LJ Sidari/Chris Lazar (H) def. Colin Johnson/Joe Binder 6-2, 6-0.