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Tamaqua hangs on for victory

Published June 13. 2011 05:04PM

Tamaqua held on to post a win over Schuylkill Valley in legion baseball action over the weekend.

Other locals winners included the Birches and Northern Valley.

SCHUYLKILL-BERKS LEGION

Schuylkill Vy.-Tamaqua

Tamaqua jumped out to an early lead and then held off a Schuylkill Valley rally to escape with a 10-8 victory.

The Blue Sox used a five-run second inning to build a 9-2 lead before Schuylkill Valley scored six times over the last three innings.

Toby Rosen led the Blue Sox with a double, homer, two RBIs and two runs scored. Luke Matsago added two singles and two RBIs.

Schuylkill Valley's Matt McGinley finished with three hits and two runs scored.

Schuylkill Vy. 002 031 2 - 8 10 0

Tamaqua 152 002 x - 10 9 0

W - Roberts. L - Kissling. HR: Tamaqua - Rosen.

LEHIGH VY. LEGION

Northern Vy.-West End

Jake Kern tossed a four-hitter to help Northern Valley gain a 4-2 win over West End.

Sawyer Smith and Payton Bachman each had two hits while Tyler Harris scored two runs and knocked in a pair.

So. Lehigh-Coplay

Christian Marcin, a Palmerton graduate, tossed a two-hitter and struck out 10 to lead Coplay to a 5-2 win over Southern Lehigh.

NORCO LEGION

Wind Gap-Birches

Xavier Hammond struck out 11 batters and allowed just six hits to help Birches post a 7-4 win over Wind Gap.

Joey Weismith had two hits and knocked in three runs for the winners while John Guadagna added a pair of hits.

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