Canes, Yanks post stunning victories
Ben Stermer tossed a two-hitter, striking out eight batters, to help lead the Franklin Township Hurricanes to an 8-1 win over the Upper Mount Bethel Muckdogs.
Stermer had a perfect game through four innings as the Hurricanes improved to 4-1.
Brandyn Gates hit a home run for the winners.
FT Hurricanes 203 102 0 - 8 8 0
UMB Muckdogs 000 001 0 - 1 2 3
W - Stermer. L - Pugliese. HR: FT - Gatens.
Bushkill Twp. Patriots-
Travis Labyack went 4-for-4, scored four runs and had a stolen base to help the Towamensing Township Yankees outscore the Bushkill Township Patriots, 12-11.
The Yankees (2-2) actually trailed 10-2 before mounting a comeback and winning the contest with a run in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Kyle Kersting had two hits and knocked in two runs for the winners while Jesse Reiss added two hits and an RBI. Dan Haney earned the pitching victory.
BT Patriots 802 001 0 - 11 10 2
TT Yankees 117 110 1 - 12 16 4
Sauerzopf, Miller (4) and Hawke; Haney and Labyack. W - Haney. L - Miller.
Allen Twp. Warriors-
Pleasant Vy. Pirates
Greg Wierzbicki earned the win in his first start of the season as the Pleasant Valley Pirates slipped past the Allen Township Warriors, 4-3.
Wierzbicki went the distance, allowing just six hits while working around three PV errors.
Eddie Cruz had a hit and knocked in two runs for PV, who improved to 2-4.
AT Warriors 000 200 1 - 3 6 1
PV Pirates 003 100 x - 4 5 3
A. White, Dapper(5) and Shambo, Brooks(4); Wierzbicki and Cruz. W - Wierzbicki. L - White.
LEHIGH VALLEY LEGION
Salisbury scored two runs in the top of the seventh to come from behind and top Lehighton, 4-3.
Freshman standout Jacen Nalesnik continued his hot hitting, as he belted a solo-homer in the sixth to give Lehighton a late-inning lead.
Salisbury 100 100 2 - 4 6 1
Lehighton 101 001 0 - 3 4 2
Bernst, Wisser (3) and Kulig; McAvoy, Harris (7) and Pecha. W - Wisser, L - McAvoy. HR: L - Nalesnik (6th, none on).
Salisbury's Zach Harper tossed a perfect game on Saturday and helped his team beat Lehighton 10-0 in the second game of a double-header.
Harper recorded six strikeouts in six innings of work. Teammate John Wisser drove in four, while Tyler Kuhns and Colby Kulig knocked in three and two runs respectively.
Lehghton 000 000 - 0 0 1
Salisbury 110 26 - 10 11 0
Harris, Pecha (4) and Nalesnik; Harper and Kulig. W - Harper, L - Harris.
Down by one run heading into its last at-bats, Tamaqua tied the game and later plated three more to defeat Pine Grove in legion play, 8-5 in eight innings.
Mike Streisel singled in Chris Pilla, who led off the seventh with a double, to tie the game at five.
An inning later, Jay Pilla, Chris Pilla and Ty Rother each knocked in a run in succession via a walk, sac-fly and single respectively.