Raiders pick up victory
The Tamaqua baseball team picked up a victory to highlight Saturday's scholastic sports action.
Tamaqua posted an 11-7 non-league win over Hamburg.
Mike Streisel picked up a mound save and also finished 2-for-4 with a triple to lead the Blue Raiders. Luke Matsago (single, double, two RBIs) and Matt DelBorrello (two-run double) aided in the effort.
Tamaqua 207 020 0 - 11 12 2
Hamburg 002 023 0 - 7 10 1
Reinhardt, Palsgrove (5), Streisel (7) and Roberts; Stambaugh, Sprenger (3) and Lisek. WP - Reinhardt, LP - Satmbaugh.
Jim Thorpe-Blue Mt.
Jim Thorpe dropped a 5-2 decision to Blue Mountain.
Individual winners for the Olympians were singles players Mitch Franko and Kyle Laurence, who both had to go the distance after splitting the first two sets of their matches.
Mitch Franko (JT) d. Kevin Riotto 3-6, 6-4, 10-6 (tiebreak); Adam Bear (BM) d. Corey Ligenza 6-3, 6-0; Jake Premich (BM) d. James Denny 2-6, 6-4, 14-12 (tiebreak); Collin Boris (BM) d. Tom Smyth 5-7, 7-5, 10-4 (tiebreak); Kyle Laurence (JT) d. Kevin Igo 4-6, 6-0, 10-8 (tiebreak).
Riotto/Bear (BM) d. Franko/Ligenza 8-7 (3); Premich/Boris (BM) d. Laurence/Denny 8-4.
Tamaqua managed a straight-set win from Gonzolo Hernandez-Cascante, but that was all it could muster in the win department, as Hamburg raced to a 6-1 victory.
Gonzolo Hernandez-Cascante (T) d. Brian Jurgielewicz 6-0, 6-2; Scott Showmaker (H) d. Evan Stoll 6-1, 6-0; Alex Hartman (H) d. Joe Binder 6-0, 6-0;
Showmaker/Hartman (H) d. Binder/Stoll 8-1; Cody Manmiller/Jake Rausch (H) d. Matt Hadesty/Jerome Betz 6-0, 6-1; Austin Hartman/Isaac Lescher (H) d. Eric Fiorilla/Nate Liebensburg 6-0, 6-1; Mario Salgado/Josh Herbert (H) d. Christian Gardiner/Tyler Kehl 6-0, 6-1.