Marian picks up baseball, softball wins
Tamaqua's shortstop Derek Linkhorst, left, and second baseman Ian Nichols watch as Pottsville's Nick Schlitzer steals second base during Thursday's game. Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS
Marian picked up softball and baseball wins in scholastic sports action on Thursday.
Kristian Zanis went the distance for Pottsville, striking out nine and walking one in a 4-0 shutout of Tamaqua.
The Tide'sNick Schlitzer was 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.
Tamaqua's two hits came from Mike Streisel and Brandon Hosler. Both had singles.
The Raiders drop to 4-4.
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Tamaqua 000 000 0 - 0 2 3
Zanis and Heffner; Reinhardt and Roberts. W - Zanis. L - Reinhardt.
Marian only needed five innings to hand Lourdes a 12-1 Schuylkill League setback.
JT Keer paced the Colts (4-2, 3-1) with a perfect 3-for-3 performance, He also scored two runs and knocked in three.
Corey Ryba (two singles, two runs scored) Mark Stawick (2-for-2, single, triple, two runs scored) and Scott Morris (two-run homer) also contributed to the win.
Marian 352 20 - 12 11 1
Lourdes 000 01 - 1 4 2
Motil, Keer (4), Catalado (5) and Stawick, Nietz (4); Melick, Pennypacker (4) and Costo, Holleran. W - Motil. L - Melick. HR: Marian - Morris (3rd, one on).
Salisbury pounded out nine runs on 11 hits and went on to defeat Northwestern, 9-4, in Colonial League baseball action.
Nick Ampietro and Bran Vangeli each picked up three hits for the Falcons (6-2, 4-2). Ampietro added three runs and two RBI.
The Tigers (4-4, 3-3) were paced by T.J White. White went 2-for-3 with a triple and a RBI.
Salisbury 320 121 0 - 9 11 2
N'western 201 010 0 - 4 10 5
Kulig, Vangeli (7) and Deeb; Perry, Snyder and White, Bennett (7). W - Kulig, L - Perry.
Williams Valley knocked off Weatherly 17-0 in three innings of play.
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After jumping out to a 6-0 lead in the first two innings, Nazareth hung on to score a 7-5 non-conference win over Pleasant Valley.
Justin Pacchioli led the Blue Eagles with three singles, a run scored, two RBIs and two stolen bases. Shane Siebler chipped in with two singles and a RBI.
The Bears' lead-off hitter Rob Getz finished 3-for-4 with two singles, a double, a run scored and three RBI.
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Pleasant Vy. 031 000 1 - 5 5 1
Warner, Sheppard (3), Hercik (7) and Charlie; Hrbek, Agosta (4) and Weismeth. W - Warner. L - Hrbek.
Mike Tatasciore pitched a complete game shutout for Catasauqua, leading his team to a 3-0 victory over Northern Lehigh.
Fellow Roughie Jake Bloszinsky was 2-for-3 at the dish with two triples and three RBI.
Jake Kern, Matt Gill and Kirk Bender each went 1-for-3 for the Bulldogs, who dropped their first game of the season (8-1, 7-1).
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Catasauqua 201 000 x - 3 5 1
Snyder and Bender; Tatasciore and Silberman. W - Tatasciore. L - Snyder.
Kayla Knight's perfect game on the mound highlighted Marian's 16-0 Schuylkill League win over Lourdes Regional.
Knight had seven strikeouts and didn't allow a walk to move to 5-0 on the season. She even helped herself out offensively with three singles and three RBIs.
Shannon Skotek (two singles, RBI), Abbey Hill (two singles), Nina Curran (triple, two RBIs), Ashley Donlin (single, three RBIs), Alexa Nemeth (single, two RBIs), Sam Faust (single, two RBIs), Katie Donovan (single, three runs scored) and Gabby Cann (single, three runs scored) contributed to the win.
Marian remained undefeated at 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the SL.
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Lourdes 000 0 - 0 0 3
Knight and Hill; Rosini, Klembara (2) and Komara. W - Knight. L - Rosini.
Northwestern scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth to break a tie and evetually win, 8-4, over Colonial League foe Salisbury.
Tori Papp, along with earning the victory, was 3-for-4 for the Lady Tigers. Teammates Lyndsay Papp, Jess Dietrich and Katie Williams had multiple hits as well.
Salisbury 012 010 0 - 4 10 5
Northwestern 022 040 0 - 8 10 2
Wickel and Kinsell; Papp and Williams. W - Papp, L - Wickel.
Nazareth handed Pleasant Valley a 7-2 setback in non-league softball action.
The Eagles' Sarah Faust came in in relief in the second inning and proceeded to strike out 13 Bears en route to earning the win. She received help from teammates Lindsey Mastro and Lizzie Deutsch, both of which hit home runs.
Pleasant Valley's Megan Hardy hit a homer of her own in the second inning.
The Bears are now 6-3 (5-0).
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Pleasant Vy. 020 000 0 - 2 4 0
Setzer, Faust (2) and Loftus; Marini, Correll (6) and Klingel. W - Faust, L - Marini. HR: N - Mastro (none on), Deutsch; PV - Hardy (none on)
Tamara Stubits tossed a two-hit shutout to lift Northern Lehigh to a 4-0 Colonial League win over Catasauqua.
Kristi Seiler sparked the Bulldogs' offense with a 2-for-4 performance, which included a single, homer, two runs scored and two RBIs.
Stubits helped herself out with a single, two runs scored and two walks.
Northern Lehigh improved to 6-3 overall and 5-3 in the league.
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Catasauqua 000 000 0 - 0 2 2
Stubits and Bowman; Kern and Geseck. W - Stubits. L - Kern. HR: NL Seiler (7th, one on).
Pottsville used three solid innings to run away with a 13-0 Schuylkill League Division I win over Tamaqua.
Steph Sweat paced the Tide with a single, double and two RBIs, while Angel Cicero finished with two singles.
The Tides' Bryanna Snowell, who tossed a three-hit shutout, helped her own cause with a solo homer in the third.
Lauren Mateyak, Brianna Boyle and Krissy Bates had hits for the Blue Raiders.
Pottsville 038 20 - 13 10 2
Tamaqua 000 00 - 0 3 2
Snowell and Gerber; Heisler, C. Bates (3) and Zancofsky. W - Snowell. L - Heisler. HR: Pottsville - Snowell (3rd, none on).
Four different players scored goals as Northern Lehigh rolled to a 5-0 non-conference win over Allen.
Shelby Snyder led the Bulldogs' attack with two goals, while Marissa Fatzinger, Brooke Wagner and Samantha Eden each added scores.
Nicole Pitosky grabbed 11 saves to earn the shutout victory.
Northern Lehigh improved to 2-8 on the season.
Kayla Dorney and Dianna Connor each scored for Pleasant Valley to lead the Bears to a 2-0 victory over Bangor in non-league play.
Teammate Aimee Sokolowski was credited with an assist on the day. Pleasant Valley's goalie, Sarah Elmontacir, stopped one shot en route to her eighth shutout of the season.
The Bears improved to 9-3.
No. Dame GP-Northwestern
Meghan Weber's first half goal helped Northwestern to a 1-0 victory over Notre Dame of Green Pond.
Weber's goal was set up by Cassy Yost. Goalie Kelly Boyd had to make just one save in net.
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East Stroudsburg North swept all three singles matches and beat MVC-foe Pleasant Valley, 5-2.
The doubles teams of Mike Vargas/Lou Bravo and Bryan Baumgartner/Jonathan Walmach won the only two matches for the Bears (7-5, 7-2).
ES North 5, Pleasant Valley 2
Adrian Garcia (ESN) def. Vince Voulo, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4; Brandon DeSilva (ESN) def. Wilson Wong, 6-4, 6-0; Luis Gomes (ESN) def. Tom Park, 6-4, 6-1.
Mike Vargas/Lou Bravo (PV) def. Mike Aquino/Adam Haelsig, 8-3; Joe Leone/Sean Leone (ESN) def. Justin Kemmerer/Andrew Russo, 6-4, 7-5; Bryan Baumgartner/Jonathan Walmach (PV) def. Mike Kaufman/Brennan Stevens. 7-5, 6-3; Kris Penunia/Gilbert Jascon (ESN) def. James Osinski/Stevie Berry, 7-6 (7-1), 2-6, 7-5.