Bears open with softball victory
The Pleasant Valley softball team worked overtime in its season opener and came away with a victory over Freedom.
Pius X-No. Lehigh
Northern Lehigh dropped a 7-3 non-league decision to Pius X in its season opener.
George Delesandro, Justin Mazza and Scott Douglas had two hits for the Royals.
For Northern Lehigh, Brody Minnich had a triple and an RBI, Matt Gill singled home a run, and Kirk Bender added a double.
Pius X 102 200 2 7 6 2
No. Lehigh 100 0202 0 3 4 2
Casciano, Tavett (6), Hancock (7) and LaBar; Seremula, Polansky (3), Snyder (4), Kern (6) and Hoch, Bender (5). W - Casciano. L- Polansky.
The Patriots put up three runs in the second inning and never looked back as they shut out the Bears 5-0 in a non-league contest.
Greg Taylor fired a two-hitter for Freedom, striking out three and walking two to get the win.
T.J. Luddy had two hits to lead the Patriots, while Drew Borger and Kershner had the only hits for the Bears.
Pat Kregeloh piched four innings and got the loss despite not giving up an earned run.
Pleasant Vy. 000 000 0 - 0 2 3
Freedom 030 110 x - 5 7 1
Kregeloh, Guadagna (5), Baldino (6) and D'Arcy, Jiminez (6); Taylor and Goldino. W - Taylor. L - Kregeloh
The Lady Bears and Patriots went 10 innings with PV earning a 7-3 non-league win.
Kasey Meckes went 2-for-5 and scored two runs for the Bears, while Megan Hardy had two hits and scored two runs. Rachel Sisco had two singles and two RBIs.
Meagan Fitzgerald was the winning pitche, striking out four and walked two.
Pleas. Vy. 011 000 000 5 - 7 9 3
Freedom 000 020 000 1 - 3 8 4
Fitzgerald and Borger; M. Batcha, T. Miller (10) and A. Batcha. W - Fitzgerald. L - Batcha.
The Indians could only manage a doubles win in a 6-1 Mountain Valley Conference loss to the Mountaineers.
James Sverchek and Nick Mantz combined for the lone Lehighton win as they defeated Nate King and Brandon Clark 8-1 in a pro set.
Stroudsburg 6, Lehighton 1
Karchik Shanigar (S) def. James Sverchek 6-0, 6-1; Cayetno Ceballos (S) def Nick Mantz 6-1 6-1; Jeff Novins (S) def Dustin Ziegenfus 6-0, 6-0
Sverchek/Mantz (L) def. Nate King/Brandon Clark, 8-1; Alex Daviedge/Steve Poorman (S) def. Debra Lobien/Jessica Lobien 6-0, 6-1; James Solorex/Jimmy Catina (S) def. Slaw/Eckman 6-1, 6-1; Dave Young/Ken Esrow (S) def. Jen Everett/Jeff Newman 6-0, 6-0
Jim Thorpe remained unbeaten in regular season play by posting a 5-0 victory over visiting Salisbury on Thursday.
Sam Lux, Zach Ligenza and James Denny swept singles' play for the third straight match this week.
The Olympians are now 3-0 on the season.
Jim Thorpe 5, Salisbury 0
Sam Lux (JT) def. Alex Young, 6-0, 6-1; Zach Ligenza (JT) def. Brandon Bobby, 6-0, 6-0; James Denny (JT) def. Corey Rowlands, 2-6, 7-6 (7-0), 6-4.
Oliver Schultz/Josh Mohn (JT) def. Andrew Soba/Nate Borak, 6-4, 6-2; Mitch Franko/Dan Meader (JT) def. Sean Zimmerman/Kazin Rajmohamed, 6-1, 6-4.
Wilson got the best of Palmerton for a 5-0 victory in a Colonial League match.
The Warriors' Michael Nester, Joel Maynard and Cory McKenna swept singles' play to seal the win.
Wilson 5, Palmerton 0
Michael Nester (W) def. Devon Frey 6-0, 6-0, Joel Maynard (W) def. Cody MacDonald 6-2, 6-1; Cory McKenna (W) def. Jimmy Apgar 6-0, 6-4
Chris Rodrigues/Joey Heller (W) def. Nathan Fronheiser/Kayla Strohl 6-0, 6-1; Roth Healey/Michael McLaughlin (W) def. Lydia Anthony/Kevin Dayton 6-0, 6-0