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Indians, Colts, NL win on diamond

Published April 19. 2011 05:00PM

Lehighton, Marian and Northern Lehigh all posted baseball and softball wins in scholastic action on Monday.


Lehighton-PM West

Tyler Hill had a big day at the plate to help Lehighton roll to a 12-1 Mountain Valley Conference win over Pocono Mountain West.

Hill had a double, triple and knocked in five runs.

Tyler Harris earned the pitching win, allowing just two hits and striking out eight in the five-inning contest. The Indians (5-0, 2-0) also received two hits, one a double, and two RBI from Jacen Nalesnik, while Derek Heffelfinger added two hits and three runs scored. Jager Ziegenuss also chipped in with a pair of hits.

Lehighton 340 23 - 12 11 0

PM West 100 00 - 1 2 2

Harris and Nalesnik; Soler, Robson and Scott. W - Harris. L - Soler. HR: PM West - Soler (1st, none on).

PM East-Pleasant Vy.

Pleasant Valley exploded for seven first-inning runs en route to a 12-7 Mountain Valley Conference win over Pocono Mountain East.

Joey Weismeth had a double and knocked in three runs for the Bears (4-2, 2-1), while Jimmy Beidleman added two hits and two runs scored.

PV also received a hit, three runs scored and two RBI from Dan Hrbek with Rob Getz adding a hit, run scored, RBI and four stolen bases.

PM East 003 220 0 - 7 9 1

Pleas. Vy. 710 004 x - 12 7 1

Gallagher, Transue (1), Denninger (6) and Ferranti; Baldino, Agosta (5) and Weismeth. W - Baldino. L - Gallagher.

No. Lehigh-Wilson

Northern Lehigh remained undefeated after rolling to a 13-3 Colonial League victory over Wilson.

Eric Snyder gained his fourth pitching win of the season, allowing just five hits and three walks.

The Bulldogs (7-0, 6-0) received a three-run homer off the bat of Matt Gill, who finished with two hits.

Jake Kern added two hits and two runs scored while Kyle Schomp contributed a single, double, two runs and three RBI. The winners also received a triple and two runs knocked in from Dylan Bolton.

No. Lehigh 206 05 - 13 10 1

Wilson 201 00 - 3 5 3

Snyder and Bender; Crone, Blake (5) and Gabor. W - Snyder. L - Crone. HR: No. Lehigh - Gill (5th, two on).

Tamaqua-Pine Grove

Brock Natale's RBI-single in the bottom of the sixth inning proved to be the difference in Pine Grove's 1-0 Schuylkill League Division I win over Tamaqua (4-3, 1-2).

The Cardinals' Joshua Scheibly reached first base on a fielding error in the top of sixth. On a sacrifice bunt, Scheibly moved to third and eventually scored on Natale's RBI-single.

Tamaqua's Mike Streisel tossed a complete game one-hitter, striking out 11 and walked none.

His counterpart, Ty Zimmerman, recorded the complete game one-hit shutout, which included 10 strikeouts and one walk.

Tamaqua fell to 4-3 overall and 1-2 in the league.

Tamaqua 000 000 0 - 0 1 1

Pine Grove 000 001 x - 1 1 2

Streisel and Roberts; T. Zimmerman and S. Zimmerman. W - T. Zimmerman. L - Streisel.

Williams Vy.-Marian

Mark Stawick tossed a five-hit shutout and Ron Kosar came through with a clutch hit to help Marian top Williams Valley and star pitcher Ben Ancheff, 2-0.

Stawick walked just one and struck out only two, but kept the Vikings off balanced with his change-up and curveball.

The Colts (3-1) loaded the bases in the first inning without benefit of a hit off the Georgia-bound Ancheff and Kosar blooped a two-out single to right to plate both runs.

Ancheff, whose fastball hits 93 mph, struck out 17 and walked one.

Williams Vy. 000 000 0 - 0 5 1

Marian 200 000 x - 2 3 0

Ancheff and Neidlinger; Stawick and Kosar. W - Stawick. L - Ancheff.

Blue Mtn.-Jim Thorpe

Blue Mountain erupted for a 16-run second inning to cruise to a 21-2 Schuylkill League Division I win over Jim Thorpe (0-7, 0-3).

Ike Polinsky paced the Blue Eagles with a single, triple, three runs scored and an RBI, while Jake Cryts added a single, double, three runs scored and two RBI.

Sean Green had a base-loaded walk for an RBI, while Mike Hickey added an RBI-single.

Blue Mountain 0(16)5 - 21 12 1

Jim Thorpe 1 10 - 2 3 4

O'Brien and Polinsky; Gavornik, Green (2) and Duvigneaud. W - O'Brien. L - Gavornik.

Sch. Haven-Weatherly

Schuylkill Haven put runs on the scoreboard in all five innings to run away with a 15-1 Schuylkill League victory over Weatherly.

Phil Dohner had the hot bat for the Hurricanes finishing with three hits, including a solo homer, and three runs scored. Brett Moore and Collin McGee also went yard for the winners.

The Wreckers' Kevin Hinkle had two singles and a run scored.

Sch. Haven 511 26 - 15 18 0

Weatherly 001 00 - 1 2 0

Berger, Moore (4) and McGee; Belletiere, Filloy (5) and Walton. W - Berger. Belletiere. HR: SH - Dohner (2nd, none on), Moore (5th, two on), McGee (5th, one on).

Palmerton-So. Lehigh

Palmerton dropped a 12-2 Colonial League setback to Southern Lehigh.

No other information was provided to the TIMES NEWS.


Northwestern scored a 7-3 Colonial League victory over Palisades.

No other information was provided to the TIMES NEWS.


Lehighton-PM West

Emily Kollar had a big day at the plate to help lead Lehighton to an 18-7 Mountain Valley Conference win over Pocono Mountain West.

Kollar had a triple, home run, two walks, two runs scored and five RBI.

Winning pitcher Krista Rehrig, who struck out eight, contributed two hits at the plate.

The Indians (1-4; 1-2) also received a triple and three RBI from Krysten Breiner, while Ashley Otto added a double, two runs scored and a pair of RBI.

Lehighton 106 036 2 - 18 7 0

PM West 300 040 0 - 7 10 1

Rehrig, Evans (6) and Smith; Keiper and Peake. W - Rehrig. L - Keiper.

Williams Vy.-Marian

Abby Hill's fielder's choice RBI to score Sam Faust lifted Marian to a 1-0 Schuylkill League win over Williams Valley.

After not having a single base runner over the first six innings, the Fillies' lead-off hitter Ashley Donlin beat out an infield single in the bottom of the seventh giving way to pinchrunner Faust, who beat out a throw home to score.

Kayla Knight, who worked her way out of bases loaded jams in the second and fifth innings, earned the complete game shutout win.

Marian improves to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in league play.

Williams Vy. 000 000 0 - 0 4 0

Marian 000 000 1 - 1 2 3

Machamer and Davis; Knight and Hill. W - Knight. L - Machamer.

No. Lehigh-Wilson

Maggie Lear pitched a three-hit shutout to help Northern Lehigh gain a 3-0 Colonial League win over Wilson.

Lear walked two and struck out five as the Bulldogs improved to 4-3 overall, 3-3 in the league.

Sarah Frantz, who had two hits, broke a scoreless tie with an RBI single in the fifth inning. Kristi Seiler knocked in Nolehi's other two runs.

No. Lehigh 000 011 1 - 3 5 1

Wilson 000 000 0 - 0 3 3

Lear and Bowman; Moninghoff, Oren (6) and Smolock. W - Lear. L - Moninghoff.


Northwestern managed to get an early lead for once and was able to hold on to it the rest of way to earn a 11-9 Colonial League victory over Palisades.

Lauren Horner paced the Tigers (4-3, 3-2) with a single, double, two runs scored and four RBI, while Tori Papp added two singles.

N'western 035 012 0 - 11 9 3

Palisades 013 210 2 - 9 10 6

Papp and Rehrig; Lehr and Albe. W - Papp. L - Lehr.

Jim Thorpe-Blue Mt.

Jim Thorpe jumped out to a 3-0 lead but Blue Mountain stormed back to post a 19-3 Schuylkill League Division I victory.

Joy Mallory had a double and knocked in a run for the Olympians (0-3).

For BM, Meghan Kisela and Kayleigh Elser each had three hits and two RBI.

Jim Thorpe 120 00 - 3 3 10

Blue Mountain 036 73 - 19 12 3

Caufman and Weber; Corondi and Porczynski. W - Corondi. L - Caufman.

Palmerton-So. Lehigh

Southern Lehigh edged Palmerton, 4-3, in a Colonial League match-up.

No other information was provided to the TIMES NEWS.

Sch. Haven-Weatherly

The Lady Wreckers rallied for a 9-7 win over the Hurricanes.

No other information was provided to the TIMES NEWS.


No. Lehigh-N. Dame-ES

Megan Kravetz's goal five minutes into overtime helped lift Northern Lehigh to a 4-3 Colonial League victory over Notre Dame-ES.

The win was the first of the season for the Bulldogs (1-8 overall).

Shelby Snyder led the Bulldogs with two goals and an assist, while Brooke Wagner added the other score. Megan Kutchera, Sam Eden and Marissa Fatzinger each had an assist.

Bulldog keeper Kaylee Owens made seven saves.

Pleasant Vy.-ES North

Katie Forte had a goal and an assist to lead Pleasant Valley to a 2-0 Mountain Valley Conference win over East Stroudsburg North.

Forte, off a pass from Kristin Hart, opened the scoring with six minutes left in the opening half.

The Bears (7-3, 6-1) added an insurance goal with just over two minutes left to play when Forte assisted Kira Sever's tally.

PV held a 9-4 edge in shots with keeper Sarah Elmonticir making four saves.


Three different scorers tallied goals as Bangor went posted a 3-1 Colonial League victory over Palmerton.

The Slaters' Emily Howell recorded a first half goal, while Abigail Bakke and Katlin Kuchar added second half scores.

Alex Paulinho scored the only goal for the Bombers (1-6). Palmerton keeper Kelsey Eaton made 10 saves.

Lehighton-PM East

Pocono Mountain East blanked Lehighton 9-0 in a Mountain Valley Conference match.

No other information was available to THE TIMES NEWS.


PM West-Pleasant Vy.

Pleasant Valley won all four doubles matches to help the Bears gain a 6-1 Mountain Valley Conference win over Pocono Mountain West.

Vince Voulo and Tom Park had singles wins for PV (6-4; 6-1).

Pleasant Valley 6, PM West 1


Vince Voulo (PV) def. Collin Strunk 6-3, 6-4; Weston Strubert (PMW) def. Mike Vargas 6-0, 6-1; Tom Park (PV) def. Kyle Salage 6-2, 6-2.


Wilson Wong/Lou Bravo (PV) def. Joe Princetta/Reswane Sakar 8-1; Justin Kemmerer/Andrew Russo (PV) def. Pete Wieczorek/Andrei Angheluta 6-1, 6-4; Bryan Baumgartner/ Jonathan Walmach (PV) def. Anthony Cardone/Shaun Principato 6-0, 6-2; Stevie Berry/James Osinski (PV) def. Alfredo Juarez/Jacob Abrams 6-1, 6-2.

Pottsville-Jim Thorpe

Pottsville's Evan Rajchel earned a hard-fought three-set win at No. 3 singles to help his team gain a 3-2 win over Jim Thorpe.

The Olympians (2-7) received victories from their No. 1s Mitch Franko in singles and the team of Tom Smyth and Kyle Lawrence in doubles.

Pottsville 3, Jim Thorpe 2


Mitch Franko (JT) def. Petter Soderound 6-3, 6-3; Kevin Wang (P) def. Corey Ligenza 6-4, 6-2; Evan Rajchel (P) def. James Denny 6-4, 4-6, 4-6.


Tom Smyth/Kyle Lawrence (JT) def. Eddie Motley/Mike Ryan 7-5, 6-0; Austin Stump/Greg Merrick (P) def. Shane Bleicher-Otto/Zach Nace 6-0, 7-5.

Lehighton-ES South

Lehighton earned three wins in doubles play to help secure a 4-3 Mountain Valley Conference win over East Stroudsburg South.

James Sverchek also won at No. 1 singles for the Indians (3-6; 2-6).

Lehighton 4, ES South 3


James Svercheck (L) def. Mike Galluci 6-4, 6-2; Luke Cason (ESS) def. Nick Mantz 3-6, 6-0, 7-5; Pete Cason (ESS) def. Justin Ziegenfus 6-2, 6-4.


Svercheck/Mantz (L) def. L. Cason/P. Cason 5-7, 6-2, 6-0; Deb Lobien/Jess Lobien (L) def. Ty Gable/Kazuiki Mollenthiel 6-3, 6-0; Stephanie Slaw/Graham Strauss (L) def. Brandon Briggs/Garoth Krycoueoulous 6-4, 6-3; Abe Silva/Shawn Sanders (ESS) def. Chris Windbeck/Peter Phalen 6-2, 6-2.

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