Marian, No. Lehigh, Pleasant Vy. win pair
Marian, Northern Lehigh and Pleasant Valley all picked up wins in baseball and softball on Wednesday.
Marian improved to 8-3 on the season with a three-inning drubbing of Weatherly, 15-0.
The Colts scored seven runs in the bottom of the second inning, with home runs coming off the bats of Brandon Dopira and Drew Sherkness.
Dopira ended the afternoon with two hits and two RBI, while Sherkness and Mark Stawick tacked on 3 RBI apiece. Just Petrovich also added 2 RBI in the win.
Kevin Hinkle and Domonic Palermo had singles for Weatherly.
Weatherly 000 - 0 2 1
Marian 276 - 15 8 1
Pfeiffer, Hinkle (1), Barna (2) and Ormiston; Kloap and Nietz. W - Kloap. L - Pfeiffer. HR: Marian - Dopira (2nd, one on), Sherkness (2nd, two on).
No. Schuylkill-Panther Vy.
Jeff Corby hit a pair of home runs and Panther Valley snapped a five-game losing streak by posting a 10-4 Schuylkill League Division I win over North Schuylkill.
Corby drilled a three-run blast in the first inning and added a solo shot in the sixth. The Panthers (6-5; 2-5) also received two hits and three RBIs from Kyle McAvoy while Casey Lawrence struck out five in earning the pitching win.
For the Spartans, Derek Dumboski had three hits.
North Schuylkill 001 102 0 - 4 8 3
Panther Valley 310 411 x - 10 7 0
Klinger, Ennis (4) and Weist; Lawrence and Marouchoc. W - Lawrence. L - Klinger. HR: North Schuylkill - Weist (4th, none on); Panther Valley - Corby 2 (1st, two on; 6th, none on).
Sch. Haven-Jim Thorpe
Schuylkill Haven improved to 11-1 on the season by routing host Jim Thorpe, 17-0.
Shane Berger went 3-for-4 with two doubles and five RBIs to pace the Hurricanes. Berger also gained the pitching win, tossing five shutout innings.
Evan Fink had two hits and a pair of RBIs for Haven, which closed the game with a 10-run sixth inning. Collin McGee also had two hits.
For the Olympians (1-11; 0-7), Josh Williams, Corey Cinicola and Dan Russo each had a hit.
Schuylkill Haven 114 10(10) - 17 11 0
Jim Thorpe 000 000 - 0 3 4
Berger, Jones (6) and McGee; Ciavarella, Janecki (3), Stermer (5), Russo (6), Green (6) and Williams, Knox (5). W - Berger. L - Ciavarella.
In a pitcher's duel at Tamaqua, Pine Grove plated the lone run of the game in the top of the second inning as the Cardinals took a 1-0 Schuylkill League Division 1 victory over the host Raiders.
The loss is the Tamaqua's fifth straight and drops the Raiders to 3-8 on the year.
Dave Hafer struck out 13 for Pine Grove, while Tamaqua's Mike Streisel had 14 strikeouts in the hard-luck loss.
With Ryan Boyer stationed at second base with one out in the second inning, Streisel struck out Hafer. However, the called third strike was dropped and Tamaqua catcher Eric James had to force Hafer out with a throw to first base. On the throw to first, Boyer tried advancing to third and a Tamaqua errant throw across the diamond sailed out of play allowing Boyer to come home.
Jordan Heisler had two of Tamaqua's three hits on the afternoon.
Pine Grove 010 000 0 - 1 2 3
Tamaqua 000 000 0 - 0 3 2
Hafer and Zimmerman; Streisel and James. W - Hafer. L - Streisel.
Northern Lehigh plated five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break open a one run game, en route to a 11-9 Colonial League victory over Salisbury.
The win improves the Bulldogs to 9-5 on the season.
Jake Kern's three-run home run in the sixth inning capped off a three-hit night, while Matt Gill went a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate. Kirk Bender and Tyler Bolton also added two hits apiece for the Bulldogs.
For Salisbury, Tyler Tocci contributed two hits and two RBI.
Salisbury 200 300 4 - 9 8 1
Northern Lehigh 401 015 x - 11 15 2
Simon, Harper (6) and Kulig; Snyder, Kern (7) and Hoch. W - Snyder. L - Simon. S - Kern. HR: Northern Lehigh - Kern (6th, two on).
Northwestern hit four home runs and rolled to a 15-5 Colonial League victory over visiting Notre Dame.
Adam Wehr hit two roundtrippers for the Tigers (8-6; 6-4) while Colton Breininger and Billy Moyer also went deep.
Payton Bachman was 4-for-4 with three runs and three stolen bases while Dalton Conway and B.J. Schantz each had two hits and scored two runs.
Wehr finished with his two homers, walked twice, scored three runs and knocked in three.
For Notre Dame, Tom Crimi had two hits including a solo homer.
Notre Dame 210 110 - 5 10 3
Northwestern 261 006 - 15 14 0
Kohler, Simpkins (6) and Salimbino; Conway and Boyd. W - Conway. L - Kohler. HR: Notre Dame - Crimi (4th, noneon); Northwestern - Wehr 2 (1st, one on; 6th, none on), Breininger (2nd, two on), Moyer (6th, one on).
Palmerton pounded out 19 hits but still dropped a 9-7 Colonial League decision to visiting Palisades.
The Bombers' Christian Marcin went 5-for-5 and Tyler Hahn was 4-for-4. Nick Brogan also finished with three hits as Palmerton, which left 16 men on base, dropped to 0-12 overall and 0-10 in the league.
Desiato, Chambers and Yashinski each had two hits for the Pirates.
Palisades 130 140 0 - 9 8 3
Palmerton 113 011 0 - 7 19 7
Mayette, Carr (7) and Greim; Brogan and Verzino. W - Mayette. L - Brogan. S - Carr.
Lehighton scored seven runs in the first inning and cruised to a 13-3 Mountain Valley Conference win over visiting Pocono Mountain East.
Derrick Heffelfinger, Nick Storm and Tyler Harris all had two hits apiece to lead the Indians (9-4; 4-2). Harris also knocked in four runs, while Heffelfinger added three RBI.
Kyle Hunter struck out five in gaining the pitching win.
PM East 101 01 - 3 8 2
Lehighton 711 4x - 13 14 1
Sharpe, DeAngelo (3), Benninger (4) and Ferranti; Hunter and Nalesnik. W - Hunter. L - Sharpe.
ES North-Pleasant Vy.
Tim Shea hit a grand slam and knocked in five runs to help lead Pleasant Valley to a 16-0 Mountain Valley Conference win over East Stroudsburg North.
The Bears (10-2; 6-0) clinched a district playoff berth with the victory.
Alex Jimenez knocked in three runs for PV, which took advantage of 10 walks. Jake Chamberlain added a hit, two runs and a pair of RBIs while Drew Borger had a double and scored twice.
ES North 000 - 0 1 1
Pleasant Valley 565 - 16 7 0
Kazura and Whittaker; Hammond, Rodriguez (3) and Wiesmeth, Jimenez (3). W - Hammond. L - Kazura. HR: Pleasant Valley - Shea.
Marian's Kayla Knight carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, as the Fillies posted a 3-1 Schuylkill League Division 2 victory over Weatherly.
With two outs in the top of the seventh, Weatherly's Sarah Heister broke up Knight's no-hit bid with a single. Rachel Heister then ended the shutout with an RBI single for the Wreckers.
For Marian, Kayla Merchlinsky went 3-for-3 in the win, while Jess Latham tacked on two hits.
Knight struck out eight Wreckers without issuing a walk.
Weatherly 000 000 1 - 1 2 1
Marian 110 010 x - 3 9 3
Parker and Furmanchin; Knight and Hill. W - Knight. L - Parker.
No. Schuylkill-Panther Vy.
North Schuylkill made quick work of Panther Valley, needing just three innings for a 17-0 Schuylkill League Division 1 victory.
The Spartans' 17 runs came on just eight hits. Freshman Courtney McGrath accounted for two doubles and four RBI.
Sarah-Mary Tucker notched a single for the Panthers' lone hit of the game.
With the loss, Panther Valley drops to 1-10 on the season.
North Schuylkill 368 - 17 8 0
Panther Valley 000 - 0 1 0
Smith and Cappel; Gates and Ogozalek. W - Smith. L - Gates.
Sch. Haven-Jim Thorpe
Schuylkill Haven's Emily Gerhard fired a no-hit shutout over five strong innings as the Hurricanes stormed past Jim Thorpe 11-0.
Kendall Boyer and Lauren Rhody each had two hits apiece for Schuylkill Haven, with Boyer tacking on two RBI.
With the loss, the Olympians fall to 1-9 on the year.
Schuylkill Haven 230 60 - 11 5 1
Jim Thorpe 000 00 - 0 0 3
Gerhard and Rhody; Tillou and Milliard. W - Gerhard. L - Tillou.
Pine Grove remained unbeaten in the Schuylkill League by scoring 13 runs in the first inning, en route to a 15-0 shutout of Tamaqua.
Tamaqua's pitchers combined to walk nine batters in the opening inning, while the Raiders committed three errors in the frame.
Hope Spancake had two of the Cardinals five hits and secured the pitching win by striking out seven batters.
Jordan Nowacki and Megan Amey tallied singles for Tamaqua.
Pine Grove (13)10 1 - 15 5 2
Tamaqua 000 0 - 0 2 5
Spancake and Reeves; K. Bates, Wagner (1) and Burkett. W - Spancake. L - K. Bates.
Northern Lehigh broke a tie by scoring 14 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and went on to defeat visiting Salisbury, 18-4, in a Colonial League contest.
The Bulldogs sent 19 hitters to the plate in the big frame, which was highlighted by Julie Wagaman's two-run homer.
Wagaman finished 3-for-5 with three runs and four RBIs. Maggie Lear, who struck out seven to earn the pitching win, also went 3-for-4, scored twice and knocked in four runs.
Other big hitters for Nolehi (8-5; 7-4) included Kristi Seiler (2-for-4, two runs, three RBIs), Kayla Toth (2-for-4, two runs, two RBIs), Payton Marunich (2-for-3, two runs) and Erika Bowman (2-for-4, home run, two runs).
Salisbury 010 30 - 4 4 3
Northern Lehigh 103 (14)x - 18 17 0
Remaley and Williams; Lear and Bowman. W - Lear. L - Remaley. HR: Northern Lehigh - Bowman (1st, none on), Wagaman (4th, one on).
Notre Dame took advantage of seven Northwestern errors to pick up a 6-5 Colonial League victory.
Alex Buccino had three hits and two runs scored to lead Notre Dame.
For Northwestern, who outhit the Crusaders 12-8, Jackie Wear tallied a home run, a double and three RBI.
Notre Dame 102 012 0 - 6 8 2
Northwestern 101 012 0 - 5 12 7
Gorman and Saraceno; Papp and Wear. W - Gorman. L - Papp. HR: Northwestern - Wear.
Palisades' Krista Morrone struck out 17 batters in leading the Pirates to an 8-2 Colonial League victory over Palmerton.
Taylor Rundatz had three hits, including a home run, to lead Palisades, while Sam Sherrard also tacked on three hits for the Pirates.
For Palmerton, Katie Reimer notched two hits and Jen Snyder chipped in two RBI.
Palisades 003 020 3 - 8 11 1
Palmerton 000 002 0 - 2 5 2
Morrone and Sadow; Herring and Arner. W - Marrone. L - Herring. HR: Palisades - Rundatz.
ES North-Pleasant Vy.
Pleasant Valley scored 10 runs over the first two innings and rolled to a 13-2 Mountain Valley Conference victory over East Stroudsburg North.
Jordan Borger, Megan Hardy and Emily Piere all had two hits and two RBI apiece to lead the Bears, while Diane Klaypatch belted a three-run home run.
Hayli Martini struck out five in picking up the win for Pleasant Valley.
With the win, the Bears improve to 10-1 on the season.
ES North 002 00 - 2 3 7
Pleasant Vy. 460 3x - 13 11 4
Marchesani and Whittaker; Marini and Borger. W - Marini. L - Marchesani. HR: Pleasant Valley - Klaypatch.
Pocono Mountain East held off Lehighton, 17-14, in a Mountain Valley Conference shootout.
The Cardinals (7-4, 3-2) were led Danielle Palmisano who had four hits, three runs scored, and three RBIs.
Echo Bretz had three hits and three runs scored for the Indians (4-9, 2-4). Kristen Breiner had two hits and three RBIs while Sarah Snyder had a home run.
PM East 453 121 1 17 19 0
Lehighton 103 360 1 14 10 2
Palmisano and Saliba; Poremba and Smith. W-Palmisano. L-Porembo. HR: Lehighton - Snyder
Notre Dame of Green Pond cruised to a 5-0 Colonial League win over host Palmerton.
The Crusaders, who improved to 10-5 in the league, won in each match in straight sets.
With the loss, the Bombers are now 0-14 in the CL.
Notre Dame 5, Palmerton 0
Mike Antonis (ND) def. Devon Frey 6-2, 6-0; Matt Crouse (ND) def. Jimmy Apgar 6-0, 6-0; Robin Rillaraza (ND) def. Kayla Strohl 6-1, 6-0.
Evan Green/Colin Sun (ND) def. Nathan Frnheiser/Kevin Dayton 6-1, 6-3; Brian Bedoya/Rafi Zimmerman (ND) def. Lydia Anthony/Spencer Shigo 6-2, 6-2.
Pocono Mountain West scored a 6-1 Mountain Valley Conference victory over Lehighton.
With the loss, the Indians fall to 1-13 on the season.
Lehighton's lone win came at number two singles, as Nick Mantz defeated Andrei Angheluta in straight sets 6-2, 6-0.
Pocono Mountain West 6, Lehighton 1
Pete Wieczorek (PMW) def. James Sverchek 6-1, 6-1; Nick Mantz (L) def. Andrei Angheluta 6-2, 6-0; Collin Strunk (PMW) def. Kirk Arner 6-2, 6-3.
Pete Wieczorek/Collin Strunk (PMW) def. James Sverchek/Mantz 8-2; Frankie Giamberone/Carl Smith (PMW) def. Deborah Lobien/Jessica Lobien 1-6, 7-5, 6-3; Nate Torres/Weston Strubert (PMW) def. Stephanie Slaw/Justin Ziegenfuss 6-1, 6-4; Jonathan Ortiz/Kyle Salage (PMW) def. Jen Ebbert/Shane Eckman 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.
Allen swept Tamaqua, 7-0, in a non-league match.
Evan Stoll at No. 3 singles was the only Raider player able to win a set.
Allen 7, Tamaqua 0
Nenyi Micah (A) def Matt Hadesty 6-0; 6-1; Adam Schultz (A) def Kyle Oliver 6-0; 6-2; Hayden Hyrowich (A) def Evan Stoll 3-6; 6-3; 6-2;
Nnenyi Micah/ Adam Schultz (A) def Matt Hadesty/Kyle Oliver 6-0; 6-2; Beu Kanoff/Miluio Espiral (A) def Spencer Bennett/Jerome Betz 6-3; 7-5; Joe Martin/Alex Paul (A) def Colin Johnson/Eric Fiorilla 6-1; 6-0; Mitch Drabenstott/Isaias Sanchez (A) def Christian Gardiner/Tyler Kehl 6-0; 6-0.
Eight different players scored goals for Northwestern and the Tigers cruised to a 9-1 Colonial League victory over Catasauqua.
Cassy Yost tallied twice for the winners while Katie Hallingstad, Emily Iobst and Seneca Tucker each added a goal and an assist.
Other goal scorers for Northwestern included Katie Hughes, Sara Jones, Rachel Kester and Alyssa Krause.
TRACK AND FIELD
Blue Mountain-Jim Thorpe
Blue Mountain gained a sweep of Jim Thorpe in Schuylkill League track action.
In the boys meet, the Eagles earned a 24-3 advantage in the throws en route to a 91-50 win.
Carl St. Hill (100, 200) had a pair of firsts for the Olympians.
In the girls action, Blue Mountain won 10 of the 14 individual events to post an 81-60 victory.
Thorpe's Ashley Nicola won the 200 and was a member of two winning relay teams.
Blue Mountain 91, Jim Thorpe 50
100 - 1. Carl St. Hill (JT) 11.2, 2. P.J. Johnson (JT), 3. Matt Maloney (BM).
200 - 1. St. Hill (JT) 23.1, 2. Maloney (BM), 3. Alex Garcia (JT).
400 - 1. Kareem Mickens (JT) 52.8, 2. Robert Breslin (BM), 3. Sam Riley (BM).
800 - 1. Kyle Bradley (JT) 2:15.7, 2. Matt Tothero (BM), 3. Weber (BM).
1600 - 1. Tyler Rauenzahn (BM) 4:51, 2. Brad Lukasak (BM), 3. Jay Marsden (JT).
3200 - 1. Rauenzahn (BM) 10:47, 2. Kyle Hoffner (BM), 3. Brad Lukagak (BM)
110 HH - 1. Jordan Hoffman (BM) 16.4, 2. Aaron Weller (BM), 3. Ricky Jones (BM).
300 IH - 1. Hoffman (BM) 42.7, 2. Weller (BM), 3. Scott Lignore (JT).
400 relay - Jim Thorpe (Fogal, St. Hill, Garcia, Johnson) 44.6.
1600 relay - Jim Thorpe (Garcia, Mickens, Lignore, St. Hill) 3:40.9.
3200 relay - Blue Mountain (Heffner, Breslin, Stock, Tothero) 8:47.9.
Shot put - 1. Tyler Rocshauson (BM) 40-0, 2. Aaron Dolman (BM), 3. Greg Raudembush (BM).
Discus - 1. Rocshauson (BM) 148-10, 2. Cody Yackenchick (BM), 3. Chris Hunt (BM).
Javelin - 1. Rocshauson (BM) 178-6, 2. Ben Moore (JT), 3. Tyler Hartraft (BM).
Long jump - 1. Johnson (JT) 20-7, 2. Kyle Laughlin (BM), 3. Vaughn Wessner (BM).
Triple jump - 1. Garcia (JT) 40-1, 2. Laughlin (BM), 3. Brian Freed (BM).
High jump - 1. Freed (BM) 6-0, 2. Laughlin (BM), 3. Johnson (JT).
Blue Mountain 81, Jim Thorpe 60
100 - 1. Briana Rauenzahn (BM) 13.0, 2. Ashley Nicola (JT), 3. JaAsia Page (JT).
200 - 1. Nicola (JT) 27.3, 2. Tori Stamara (BM), 3. Mylena Gilkes (JT).
400 - 1. Aly Starr (BM) 1:04.7, 2. Hillary Reis (JT), 3. Meg Greewalt (BM).
800 - 1. Alexa Yoder (BM) 2:32.1, 2. Kayla Susko (JT), 3. Caitlyn Lisinsik (JT).
1600 - 1. Yoder (BM) 5:52, 2. Susko (JT), 3. Jackie Boran (BM).
3200 - 1. Yoder (BM) 13:06, 2. Boran (BM), 3. Jessie Setlock (BM).
100 HH - 1. Rauenzahn (BM) 16.4, 2. Sophia Stasulli (BM), 3. Amelia Herman (JT).
300 IH - 1. Herman (JT) 53.1, 2. Chelsea Smelas (JT), 3. Elizabeth Rauenzahn (BM).
400 relay - Jim Thorpe (Gilkes, Nicola, Herman, Page) 52.5.
1600 relay - Jim Thorpe (Reis, Poalillo, Susko, Nicola) 4:24.8.
3200 relay - Blue Mountain (Yoder, Grapsy, Juritsch, Boran) 10:46.9.
Shot put - 1. Maggie McLaughlin (BM) 31-7 , 2. Danielle Juritsch (BM), 3. Jess Noll (BM).
Discus - 1. Ellyn Tomko (JT) 83-7, 2. Marrissa Cantelmi (JT), 3. Kathryn Jones (JT).
Javelin - 1. Jillian Graspy (BM) 95-5, 2. Elaine Kimbil (BM), 3. Smelas (JT).
Long jump - 1. B. Rauenzahn (BM) 17-3 1/2, 2. Page (JT), 3. Stasulli (BM).
Triple jump - 1. Page (JT) 34-8 1/2, 2. Stasulli (BM), 3. E. Rauenzahn (BM).
High jump - 1. Stasulli (BM) 5-2, 2. Reis (JT), 3. E. Rauenzahn (BM).