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No. Lehigh clinches CL North title

  • Bob Ford/times news Lehighton's Sarah Snyder slides safely back to first base before Megan Hardy (left) of Pleasant Valley can apply the tag.
    Bob Ford/times news Lehighton's Sarah Snyder slides safely back to first base before Megan Hardy (left) of Pleasant Valley can apply the tag.
Published May 11. 2010 05:00PM

Northern Lehigh scored a run in the 10th inning to defeat Catasauqua and clinch the Colonial League North Division championship.

In other action Monday, Northwestern and Tamaqua earned baseball wins while Pleasant Valley's softball team posted a victory.


No. Lehigh-Catasauqua

Northern Lehigh clinched the Colonial League North Division title with a 3-2 extra-inning win over Catty.

Jake Kern delivered with the game-winning RBI-single in the top of the tenth. He finished the day 2-for-4 and also earned the save.

Fellow Bulldog Matt Gill was also 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Joe Seremula fanned six in nine innings of work.

Northern Lehigh improves to 13-6 overall and 12-3 in the CL.

No. Lehigh 200 000 000 1 - 3 10 3

Catasauqua 020 000 000 0 - 2 6 2

Seremula, Kern (10) and Hoch; Tatasciore, Taves (6), Tatasciore (9) and Yost. W - Seremula. L - Tatasciore. S - Kern.


Adam Wehr knocked in three runs to lead Northwestern to a 10-6 Colonial League win over Bangor.

The Tigers, who reached double figures in runs for the eighth time this season, built a 7-1 lead before holding on for the victory.

BJ Schantz and Ty Cunningham each collected two RBIs for the winners while Sean Nagle and Schaeffer both hit doubles.

Sawyer Smith struck out four to gain the pitching win while Wehr registered the save. With the win, Northwestern is now 11-8 overall and 9-6 in the league.

Northwestern 300 221 2 - 10 12 6

Bangor 100 032 0 - 6 9 6

Smith, Wehr (6) and Boyd; Wagner, Pagano (5) and Glueck. W - Smith. L - Wagner.

Pen Argyl-Palmerton

Pen Argyl moved closer to a Colonial League playoff berth by cruising to an 11-1 victory over Palmerton.

Jay Young tossed a two-hitter to gain the pitching win while Conor Gum had two hits and scored a pair of runs.

For the Bombers, who dropped to 0-18 overall and 0-15 in the CL, Aaron Cook had a hit and an RBI.

The Green Knights improve to 13-6 and 11-4.

Pen Argyl 205 40 - 11 6 3

Palmerton 001 00 - 1 2 4

J. Young and T. Young; Marcin and Verzino. W - J. Young. L - Marcin.

Marian-Williams Valley

Williams Valley scored in every inning except for one en route to defeating Marian, 12-2 in six innings of Schuylkill League play.

Drew Sherkness and Damian Gallagher each had RBI-singles for the Colts (11-5, 10-3). Teammate Joe Kloap also had a good day at the plate, as he finished 3-for-3 with a run scored.

Marian 100 001 - 2 6 2

Williams Vy 121 602 - 12 13 1

Stawick, Sherkness (4), McGowen (5) and Nietz, Stawick (4); Herb, Yanosak (6) and Anceff. W - Herb. L - Stawick.

Weatherly-Mahanoy Area

Mahanoy Area had its bats going against Weatherly, as the Golden Bears racked up 11 runs and 14 hits in their 11-1 Schuylkill League victory.

Mahanoy's Jake Holman struck out 10 batters on the day. He was also 2-for-3 at the dish with a double and three RBIs. Teammate Kyle Kozie also had three RBIs.

Kevin Hinkle and Dominic Palermo had Weatherly's hits.

Weatherly 100 00 - 1 2 0

Mahanoy Area 306 2x - 11 14 2

Belletiere and Walton; Holman and Mroczka. W - Holman. L - Belletiere. HR: MA - Kozie (3rd, two on).

Panther Valley-Pine Grove

Pine Grove clinched a berth in the District 11 playoffs by cruising to a 12-3 Schuylkill League Division I victory over Panther Valley.

With the loss, the Panthers dropped to 10-8 overall and 4-8 in the league.

No other information was received by the TIMES NEWS.

Jim Thorpe-Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain clinched the Schuylkill League Division I championship by earning a 6-2 win over Jim Thorpe.

The Olympians (3-15; 1-11) were locked in a 2-2 tie until the Eagles came up with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.

No other information was received by the TIMES NEWS.

Tamaqua-North Schuylkill

Tamaqua scored three runs in the sixth inning to rally for a 9-7 Schuylkill League Division I win over North Schuylkill.

Mike Streisel delivered a two-run double during the deciding frame.

Derek Linkhorst, Carl Wittig and Eric James and all had three hits for Tamaqua (6-11, 4-8). Linkhorst also knocked in a run and scored a run.

The Raiders also received big games from Streisel (two hits and three RBIs); Jordan Heisler (three runs scored); and Adam Smarr (triple, run scored).

Tamaqua 401 003 1 - 9 14 3

North Schuylkill 302 020 0 - 7 9 4

Reinhart, Linkhorst (6) and James; Houser, Ferrari (6) and Weist. W - Reinhart. L - Ferrari.

Jim Thorpe-Tamaqua

Mike Streisel had a double and a home run on Saturday to help Tamaqua defeat Jim Thorpe, 7-2, in a Schuylkill League Division I contest.

The Raiders used a four-run fifth inning to pull away for the victory.

Zach Nicholls gained his first varisty pitching win while Derek Linkhorst had a double and scored two runs.

For Thorpe, Pat Janecki had two hits and an RBI.

Jim Thorpe 000 110 0 - 2 6 3

Tamaqua 110 140 x - 7 6 1

Cinicola, Ciaverella (5) and Stermer; Nicholls, Linkhorst (5) and George, James (6). W - Nicholls. L - Cinicola. HR: Tamaqua - Streisel (2nd, none on).


Pleasant Valley-Lehighton

Pleasant Valley recorded nine hits and two walks in a nine-run sixth inning against Lehighton and went on to win 18-1 in MVC play.

Lehighton (8-13, 3-8) also made four errors in the big inning for the Bears (16-2, 8-2).

The Bears' Rachel Sisco had a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. Teammate Jordan Borger scored three runs as well. Meagan Fiztgerland fanned nine in her six innings on the mound.

Lehighton's three hits came from Kristin Breiner (2) and Sarah Snyder.

Pleasant Vy 224 019 - 18 14 0

Lehighton 000 100 - 1 3 5

Fitzgerald and Borger; Evans and Smith. W - Fitzgerald. L - Evans.

Pen Argyl-Palmerton

Palmerton's Martina Herring tossed a three-hitter but visiting Pen Argyl came away with a 2-1 Colonial League victory.

Nicole Knecht had two of the Green Knights' hits and also knocked in a run.

Taylor Presby struck out six in gaining the pitching win.

For the Bombers, Katie Reimer knocked in her team's only run.

Pen Argyl 200 000 0 - 2 3 1

Palmerton 100 000 0 - 1 6 2

Presby and Stem; Herring and Arner. W - Presby. L - Herring.

Jim Thorpe-Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain scored eight runs in the first inning and never looked back, knocking off Jim Thorpe 11-1 in five innings of play.

Darian Rodgers drove in the Olympians' only run in the third inning on a single. Teammate Julia Mason chipped in by going 2-for-3 with two singles.

Blue Mountain's Nicole Wozinski led the team with four RBIs.

Jim Thorpe 001 00 - 1 5 2

Blue Mt. 800 12 - 11 8 1

Tillou and Milliard; Corondi and Wozniski. W - Corondi. L - Tilloi.

Marian-Williams Valley

Williams Valley scored six runs in the first two innings of its Schuylkill League softball matchup with Marian and ended up winning 6-1.

Marian's lone run was scored on a RBI groundout from Kayla Knight. Fellow Fillies Nina Curran and Alexa Nemeth added two hits apiece.

The Fillies are now 9-7 (7-6) on the season.

Marian 001 000 0 - 1 7 3

Williams Vy 150 000 x - 6 8 0

Nemeth, Knight (2) and Hill; Bixler, Miller (4), Bixler (7) and Davis. W - Bixler. L - Nemeth.

Panther Valley-Pine Grove

Nine Panther Valley errors helped Pine Grove to a 15-0 Schuylkill League victory over the Panthers.

Ellen Krajcir had the only hit for the Panthers.

Panther Vy 000 - 0 1 9

Pine Grove 933 - 15 8 0

Ogozalek and Walck; Santai and Reeves. W - Santai. L - Ogozalek.

Tamaqua-North Schuylkill

North Schuylkill limited Tamaqua to just two hits and shut out the Lady Raiders, 9-0, in Schuylkill League play.

Chey Bates and Jordan Nowacki had Tamaqua's hits.

Tamaqua 000 000 0 - 0 2 2

No. Schuylkill 140 211 x - 9 7 0

Wagner and Zancofsky; Smith and Cappel. W - Smith. L - Wagner.

No. Lehigh-Catasauqua

Catasauqua scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to rally for a 6-5 victory over Northern Lehigh.

The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 10-5 in league play.

No other information was received by the TIMES NEWS.


Northwestern scored six times in the sixth inning to pull away for a 9-3 Colonial League win over Bangor.

The Tigers improved to 11-8 overall and 8-7 in the league.

No other information was received by the TIMES NEWS.


Catasauqua-No. Lehigh

Allie Beltz and Becca Howell both knocked in three runs to lead Northern Lehigh to a 15-2 win over Catasauqua. Timmi Fiske added two RBIs for the Bulldogs.

Taren Fritzinger struck out five batters to gain the pitching win.

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