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Tamaqua, NL get wins on diamond

  • RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Courtney Berger (22) battles for ball against Wilson's Alesha Seifert.
    RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Courtney Berger (22) battles for ball against Wilson's Alesha Seifert.
Published April 28. 2011 05:00PM

Tamaqua and Northern Lehigh both picked up baseball and softball wins on the local scholastic sports scene on Wednesday.


Pleasant Vy.-ES North

Pleasant Valley exploded for 10 runs in the first inning en route to a 20-9 Mountain Valley Conference victory over East Stroudsburg North.

The Bears (7-3, 5-1) banged out 17 hits, seven of them for extra bases.

Travis Raseley had three hits, two of them doubles, scored four runs and knocked in one while Drew Borger had a pair of hits, one a homer, drove in three and scored twice.

Derrik Walling added three hits, one a double, three runs and an RBI with John Guadagna contributing a single, double, two runs and four RBI. Chris Kershner finished with two hits and knocked in four while Rob Getz collected three hits, one a double, scored a run and knocked in one.

The winners also received a hit and three runs from Dan Hrbek while Jimmy Beidleman had a double, drove in three and scored twice.

Pleasant Vy. (10)04 042 - 20 17 3

ES North 072 000 - 9 8 3

Stevens and Weismith, Cardenas; Breithollz, Dwyer (1), Montante (6) and Santana. W - Stevens. L - Breitthollz. HR: Pleasant Valley - Borger.

No. Lehigh-Salisbury

Jake Kern used both his arm and his bat to help aide in Northern Lehigh's 7-0 Colonial League victory over Salisbury.

Kern tossed a complete game shutout win from the mound, while the Bulldog helped himself out early in the batter's box with a solo homerun in the first inning.

Zach Polansky paced the Bulldogs (9-2, 8-1) with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBI, while Kyle Schomp added a single and a triple.

No. Lehigh 102 400 0 - 7 10 1

Salisbury 000 000 0 - 0 5 0

Kern and Bender. W - Kern. HR: Northern Lehigh Kern (1st, none on).


Marian and Tri-Valley ended up splitting a doubleheader.

The Colts used the strength of a nine-run fifth-inning to post a 13-7 Schuylkill League Division II-III win over the Bulldogs in Game One.

The Bulldogs returned the favor in the nightcap by handing the Colts a 6-3 setback in a non-league.

Zach Motil led the Colts in game one with a single, double, three run scored and two RBI. Mark Stawick followed with a single, double, two runs scored and two RBIs.

Corey Ryba (two singles, two run scored, two RBI) and JT Kerr (two singles, run scored) also played well.

In Game two, it was the Colts' Justin Bilka, who had the big bat with two singles, a run scored and a RBI. Teammate Dylan Latham chipped in with a single and a double.

Marian is to overall and 5-1 in the SL.

Marian 001 109 2 - 13 10 4

Tri-Valley 220 012 0 - 7 9 2

Motil, Keer (2), Kweder (5), Ryba (7) and Kosar; Wehry, Strohl (6), Spickler (6), Miller (6) and Baer. W - Kweder. L - Wehry.

Marian 000 30 - 3 6 0

Tri-Valley 021 3x - 6 6 1

Mehalshick, L. Stawick (3), Sullivan (4) and Nietz; Strubecker and Masses. W - Strubecker. L - Mehalshick.

Jim Thorpe-Tamaqua

Trevor Reinhardt fired a two-hit shutout to lead Tamaqua to a 10-0 Schuylkill League win over Jim Thorpe.

Reinhardt walked four, struck out three and received plenty of support from his offense.

Carl Wittig had three hits, one a double, and knocked in four runs for the Blue Raiders (7-5; 4-4), who banged out 14 hits.

Ryan Palsgrove added two hits, two runs and an RBI while Matt Roberts had two hits and two runs. Mike Streisel contributed two hits, a run and knocked in a pair with Mike Toth collecting a single, double and RBI.

Jim Thorpe 000 000 - 0 2 3

Tamaqua 410 014 - 10 14 0

Ciavarella, Gavornik (1), Green (4), Peters (6) and Duvingneaud; Reinhardt and Roberts. W - Reinhardt. L - Ciavarella.

Panther Vy.-Pottsville

Panther Valley got the early jump on Pottsville, but the Crimson Tide rebounded to gain a 12-7 Schuylkill League victory.

Zach Stanko had two hits, one a double, two runs and two RBI for PV (2-7, 0-6).

Panther Vy. 040 300 0 - 7 8 3

Pottsville 050 250 x - 12 11 0

Ogozalek, Black (4), McArdle (5), Stanko (6) and Marouchoc; Delinko, Miranda (4) and Heffner. W - Delinko. L - Black. HR: Pottsville - Tarconish (2nd, one on).


Minersville used a pair of five-run innings to cruise to an 11-1 Schuylkill League win over Minersville.

Will Lech had a pair of singles for the Wreckers (1-6; 1-6) while Kevin Hinkle and Alex Martens each had a hit.

Weatherly 001 00 - 1

Minersville 551 0x - 11

Lash, Filloy (4) and Walton; Kopinetz, Weachock (4) and Kostishak, Sborz (4). W - Kopinetz. L - Lash.


Palisades jumped on Palmerton early and never looked back en route to a 12-8 Colonial League win.

Christian Marcin went two-for three, scored two runs and had one RBI for the Bombers. Mike Horvath also had two hits and drove in a run, while Lee Kuntz had two hits and scored a run.

Palmerton 301 300 1 - 8 9 2

Palisades 441 030 x - 11 15 1

Kuntz, Tyahla (3) and Fiouris, Kunz (3); Carr, Mayette (6) and Campbell. WP - Carr.


Jim Thorpe-Tamaqua

Allie Sotak allowed just three hits and struck out 10 batters to gain the pitching win in Tamaqua's 9-2 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.

Lauren Mateyak had two hits and scored two runs for the Blue Raiders (5-4; 4-2), who have won three games in a row.

Emily Zancofsky added two hits, one a two-run single, and Krissy Bates chipped in with two hits and an RBI. Sotak helped her cause with a triple and run scored while Jordan Nowacki crossed homw twice.

Jim Thorpe 000 200 0 - 2 3 8

Tamaqua 321 300 x - 9 9 0

Caufman and Weber; Sotak and Zancofsky. W - Sotak. L - Caufman.

No. Lehigh-Salisbury

Tamara Stubits tossed a three-hit shutout to lead Northern Lehigh to a 7-0 Colonial League win over Salisbury.

Kristi Seiler had two doubles, scored a run and knocked in three to lead the Bulldogs (7-4. 6-3) offensively.

Maggie Lear added a hit and two RBI while Payton Marunich had a hit and scored two runs.

No. Lehigh 321 100 0 - 7 8 2

Salisbury 000 000 0 - 0 3 2

Stubits and Bowman; Rogers, Wickel (4) and Kinsell. W - Stubits. L - Rogers.


After surrendering a lead to Marian in the first inning, Tri-Valley recovered to take it back in the third and never relinquished it to score a 9-3 Schuylkill League Division cross-over win.

Nina Curran paced the Fillies with two singles and two RBIs, while Shannon Skotek added two singles and a run scored.

Ashley Donlin (two singles) also finished as a multiple hitter for the Fillies (7-2, 4-2).

Marian 100 000 2 - 3 10 2

Tri-Valley 002 403 x - 9 11 2

Knight, Nemeth (4) and Hill; Rabuck and Neumeister. W - Rabick. L - Knight.

Panther Valley-Pottsville

Pottsville erupted for a 11-run first inning and never looked back to post a 18-0 Schuylkill League Division I win over Panther Valley (0-10), which ended after two and a half innings because of the 15-run rule.

Kristyn Gates and Sam Zlock collected the Panthers' lone hits.

Panther Vy. 000 - 0 2 2

Pottsville (11)7x - 18 13 0

Zlock, Tucker (1) and Piscitelli; Herndon and Gerber. W - Herndon. L - Zlock. HR: Pottsville - Wentzel (1st, two on).


Palisades cruised to a 12-2 Colonial League win over Palmerton (1-8) by breaking the game open with a five-run fourth inning.

The Bombers dropped to 1-8 with the loss.

Palmerton 000 110 0 - 2 4 1

Palisades 203 520 0 - 12 11 3

Herring and Harleman; Lehr and Albe. WP - Lehr.

Lehighton-PM East

The Cardinals jumped out to an early lead and wound up beating the Indians in five innings by a 11-1 score in MVC play.

Krysten Breiner and Julianna Evans had the two Lehighton hits, with Evans scoring the lone run.

Lehighton 000 01 - 1 2 1

PM East 411 32 - 11 13 0

Rehrig and Smith; T. Smith, Nayman (5) and Braithwaite. W - Smith. L -Rehrig.



Seven different players scored goals as Northwestern cruised to an 8-0 Colonial League win over Catasauqua.

Katie Hughes led the Tigers (10-2, 8-2) with two goals. Cassy Yost and Trista Cunningham both added a goal and an assist.

The winners, who outshot the Roughies 19-0 and held a 5-0 halftime lead, also received goals from Sara Jones, Meghan Weber, Abby Schneck and Katie Hallingstad.


Carlye Messman's hat-trick helped spark Wilson to a 4-1 non-conference win over Lehighton.

Jordyn Homyak had the Indians' lone goal.

The Indians' keeper Kayla Troutman finished with 15 saves.

Lehighton slipped to 2-11 overall,


Jim Thorpe-Moravian A.

Moravian Academy swept Jim Thorpe (3-10), 5-0.

Moravian Academy 5, Jim Thorpe 0


Madhar Valla (MA) def. Mitch Franko 6-1, 6-0; Andrew Ma (MA) def. Corey Ligenza 6-0, 6-0; Bobby Michaelis (MA) def. James Denny 6-1, 6-3


Jack Dealtray/Logan Bernard (MA) def. Tom Smyth/Kyle Lawrence 6-0, 6-0; Madhar Sebar/Michael Borean (MA) def. Shane Bleicher-Otto/Zach Nace 6-0, 6-1

PM West-Lehighton

Nick Mantz and Justin Ziegenfus won in singles play to help Lehighton gain a 4-3 Mountain Valley Conference win over Pocono Mountain West.

The Indians (5-8; 3-7) also split their doubles matches to earn their third victory in their last five matches.

Lehighton 4, PM West 3


Collin Strunk (PMW) def. James Sverchek 6-1, 6-1; Nick Mantz (L) def. Mike Patterson 6-2, 6-4; Justin Ziegenfus (L) def. Kyle Salage 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.


James Sverchek/Nick Mantz (L) def. Collin Strunk/Kyle Salage 4-6, 6-2, 6-4; Pete Wieczorek/Andrei Angheluta (PMW) def. Deb Lobien/Liz Lobien 6-4, 6-2; Stephanie Slaw/Kirk Ahner (L) def. Jacob Abrams/Alfredo Juarez 6-0, 6-3; Tim Stogren/Joe Princetta (PMW) def. Laurren Burrows/Graham Strauss 7-5, 6-1.

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