Tigers, Bulldogs, Bears win in baseball
NANCY SCHOLZ/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Northwestern's Billy Moyer uses a headfirst slide to reach third base safely against Palisades. The Tigers won the game, 13-3.
Northwestern, Northern Lehigh and Pleasant Valley all posted baseball victories in scholastic sports action on Friday.
Northwestern scored in every atbat on its way to a 13-3 Colonial League victory over Palisades.
The Tigers banged out 14 hits in the six-inning victory. Ty Cunningham led the way with three hits, two RBI and two runs. Colton Breininger, Adam Wehr and Billy Moyer all added two hits and two RBIs. Breinger also scored two runs.
Nate Kester got the complete-game pitching victory for the Tigers (5-4, 7-5). He struck out nine and walked two.
Palisades 002 010 - 3 6 4
Northwestern 331 321 -13 14 2
Stuebing, Baxton (4) and Grein; Kester and Boyd. W-Kester. L-Stuebing. HR - Palisades: Grein (2nd, one on).
Joe Seremula tossed a five-hit shutout, striking out nine and walking just one, to lead Northern Lehigh to a 10-0 Colonial League victory over Wilson.
Andy Hoch led the Bulldogs (8-4, 7-2) with a home run, two singles and two RBIs. Matt Gill added two hits and a run scored; Tyler Bolton had a triple and an RBI; and Jake Kern, Eric Snyder and Dylan Bolton all drove in two runs.
Wilson 000 000 - 0 5 3
No. Lehigh 112 105 - 10 10 0
Crone and Izarek; Seremula and Hoch. W-Crone. L-Seremula.
Jeff Smillie had three hits and scored a pair of runs to help Southern Lehigh gain an 11-7 Colonial League win over Palmerton.
The Spartans, who built an early lead and then hung on for the victory, also received a hit and three runs scored from Brad Hefele.
For the Bombers, who dropped to 0-10 and 0-8, Travis Verzino had a hit and scored two runs.
Palmerton 000 120 4 - 7 6 5
So. Lehigh 351 002 x - 11 6 3
Svetik, Tyahla (4) and Verzino; Mirth, Anderson (5), Moyer (7) and Iversen. W - Mirth. L - Svetik.
Pleasant Valley-PM West
Alex Jimenez tossed a three-hitter while Pat Kregeloh did damage at the plate and Pleasant Valley stayed unbeaten in the Mountain Valley Conference with a 5-1 win over Pocono Mountain West.
Jimenez allowed an unearned run and struck out nine as the Bears moved to 5-0 in the league.
Kregeloh had a double, a homer, scored two runs and knocked in two. Derrik Walling added three hits, scored twice, and had a pair of stolen bases.
Pleasant Valley 200 001 2 - 5 6 1
PM West 100 000 0 - 1 3 2
Jimenez and D'Arcy; Knecht and Argentieri. W - Jimenez. L - Knect. HR: Pleasant Valley - Kregeloh.
Collin McGee slugged a walk-off homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Schuylkill Haven a 4-2 Schuylkill League Division I win over Tamaqua.
With one on and one out, McGee went deep for the Hurricanes. The blast also made him the game's winning pitcher, as he relieved starter Phill Dohner in the seventh frame.
The game-winner spoiled a solid outing by Tamaqua pitcher Mike Streisel. The Raider hurler allowed just four hits, walked four and struck out 13.
Trailing 2-0, Tamaqua (3-7; 2-4) forced extra innings with a two-run sixth inning. Derek Linkhorst singled, Ryan Palsgrove was hit by a pitch and Jordan Heisler delivered a two-run double.
Tamaqua 000 002 00 - 2 3 1
Schuylkill Haven 100 010 02 - 4 4 2
Streisel and James; Dohner, McGee (7) and McGee, Berger (7). W - McGee. L - Streisel. HR: Schuylkill Haven - McGee (8th, one on).
Pleasant Valley used a four-run second inning to help gain a 5-1 non-league win over Bethlehem Catholic.
Jordan Borger had three hits for the Bears (9-1), while Felicia Domenici added two hits and a run scored.
Meagan Fitzgerald earned the pitching win, allowing five walks while striking out four.
Becahi 100 000 0 - 1 8 4
Pleasant Valley 041 000 x - 5 8 1
Yanders, Merriman (4), Morey (6) and Presto; Fitzgerald and Borger. W - Fitzgerald. L - Yanders.
The Warriors took advantage of six errors by the Lady Bulldogs and pulled ot a 8-4 Colonial League win.
The Bulldogs (7-4, 6-3) took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the first when Erika Bowman walked stole two bases and scored on a base hit by Peyton Marunich. Julie Wagaman also walked and both runners scored on passed balls.
The Warriors (3-6, 5-6) scored four in the third and three more in the fifth to pull off the win.
Chelsea Bock, the winning pitcher, struckout seven and also helped at the plate going two-for-four with a solo home run in the first and a double. Wagaman took the loss.
Wilson 104 030 0 - 8 7 1
No. Lehigh 300 010 0 - 4 5 6
Bock and Monahan; Wagaman and Bowman. W - Bock. HR: Wilson - Bock (1st, none on)
The Lady Bombers scored three runs in the fourth and two in the seventh, but fell just short as the Spartans held on for a 6-5 Colonial League win.
Corinne Ozanne had a double and triple for the Spartans (7-2). Katie Reimer had a triple, two RBIs and a run scored. Amber Hettler added a double and Lindsey Heinrich had a single and two RBIs for the Bombers (5-4).
Weiss was the winner with five strikeouts. Martina Herring had six strikeouts in the loss.
So. Lehigh 011 030 1 - 6 6 3
Palmerton 300 000 2 - 5 5 7
Weiss and Wilson; Herring and Arner. W - Weiss. L - Herring.
Schuylkill Haven used a six-run third inning to hand Tamaqua a 12-2 Schuylkill League Division I setback.
Kendall Boyer had a pair of hits for the winners and knocked in a run while Alicia Miller delivered a two-run single. Emily Gerhard gained the pitching win, striking out six.
For the Raiders, Jordan Nowacki had a hit and scored a run while Chey Bates struck out seven batters.
Tamaqua 000 20 - 2 5 4
Schuylkill Haven 306 03 - 12 6 3
Wagner, Bates (3) and Zancofsky; Gerhard and Rhody. W - Gerhard. L - Wagner.
Stroudsburg captured five of the six individual titles on its way to winning the Mountain Valley Conference Tennis Tournament.
The Mountaineers' Karathik Shankar (No. 1), Cayetano Ceballos (No. 2) and Jeff Norris (No. 3) were the singles champs. Stroudsburg, which racked up 28 team points, also captured No. 2 and No. 3 doubles.
East Stroudsburg North won No. 4 doubles and placed second in the team standings with 23 points.
Pleasant Valley placed third with 13 points. The Bears were led by runner-up finishes from Dan Galante at No. 3 singles and the team of Vince Voulo and Joe Osinski No. 4 doubles. Other top performances for PV were turned in by Zach Kemmerer and Ben Parham, who were third at No. 2 doubles, and Justin Kemmerer, who was fourth at No. 2 singles.
Bangor cruised to a 5-0 Colonial League win over Palmerton (0-13).
The Slaters didn't lose a set in improving to 9-4 in the league.
Bangor 5, Palmerton 0
Ryan Learn (B) def. Devon Frey 6-0, 6-0; Ben Ammerman (B) def. Jimmy Apgar 6-1, 6-0; Andrew Mulitsch (B) def. Kayla Strohl 6-0, 6-1.
Eric Pugliese/Andrew Bouch (B) def. Kevin Dayton/Nathan Fronheiser 6-0, 6-1; Matt Carey/Ethan Rosenbury (B) def. Cody MacDonald/Lydia Anthony 6-3, 6-0.
Jim Thorpe-Central Cath.
The Olympians picked up three doubles wins, but fell just short and lost to the Vikings 4-3.
Oliver Schultz and Josh Mohn, Mitch Franko and Dan Meader and Tom Smith and Cory Ligenza grabbed points for the Olympians.
Central Catholic 4, Jim Thorpe 3
Liborio Obeid (CC) def. Sam Lux 6-2, 7-6; Brandon Werley (CC) def. Zach Ligenza 3-6, 6-0, 7-6; Chris Diefonderfer (CC) def. James Denny 6-1, 6-0.
Liborio Obeid/Chris Deifonderfer (CC) def. Sam Lux/Zach Ligenza 6-4, 6-2; Oliver Schultz/Josh Mohn (JT) def. Dan Fitzpatrick/Dan Schoenborn 6-2, 7-5; Mitch Franko/Dan Meader (JT) def. Alexander Teny/Alex Werner 2-6, 7-6, 6-4; Tom Smyth/Cory Ligenza (JT) def. Phat Le/Mike Gordon 2-6, 7-5, 6-3.
Pleasant Vy.-ES South
Brielle Kessel scored the only goal of the game with 22:15 left in the second half to give the Cavaliers a 1-0 upset win over the Lady Bears in a Mountain Valley Conference contest.
The Cavaliers (5-5-1, 4-2-1) had eight shots on goal, while the Bears (8-3, 6-1) had seven.
Carly Gallagher had seven saves for East Stroudsburg South, while Jackie Juliano had six for the Bears.
Janelle Kern fired a three-hitter and struck out 13 to lead Northern Lehigh to an 8-2 victory over Wilson.
Taren Fritzinger led the Bulldogs' offense with a grand slam home run. Taylor Fliszar added two hits and also drove in a run.