Tamaqua, No. Lehigh get baseball wins
Tamaqua and Northern Lehigh picked up wins on the baseball diamond on Tuesday afternoon in local sports action.
The Olympians dropped another non-league decision at the hands of Northern Lehigh, 13-0 in five innings.
Marcus Kremposky finished 2-for-3 on the day with a single, double and two RBI for the Bulldogs (1-0). Teammate Jake Kern had a double with two RBI, while Ryan Trexler was 1-for-2 with a double and two RBIs.
Sean Green and Justin Kaminski had sole hits for JT (0-2).
No. Lehigh 107 05 - 13 8 1
Jim Thorpe 000 00 - 0 3 5
Snyder, Kern (2), Seyler (4), Gill (5) and Bender, Williams (4); Hickey, Gavornik (4) and Duvigneaud. W - Kern. L - Hickey.
The Blue Raiders held on for a non-league win over Upper Dauphin, 8-3.
Mike Streisel struck out seven, while teammates Ryan Palsgrove (solo HR, two runs), Matt Roberts (two RBIs) and Brandon Hosler (2-for-4, double, RBI) all contributed from the offensive side.
For Upper Dauphin (1-1), Payton Kennery had a RBI single.
Tamaqua (1-0) will travel to King's to take on Pocono Mountain East Friday.
Tamaqua 110 150 0 - 8 7 3
U. Dauphin 101 000 1 - 3 5 3
Streisel, Palsgrove (7) and Roberts; Bouchard, Campbell (5), Weaver (7) and Kreiser. W - Streisel. L - Bouchard. HR: Palsgrove (1st, none on).
The Eagles banged out 12 hits to outscore Northwestern, 15-1 in non-league action.
Jake Cryts earned the win and finished 3-for-4 at the plate with a triple and two RBI. James Bromell also had a noteworthy offensive showing, as he produced a 3-for-4 stint with a triple and three RBIs.
For Northwestern (0-1), Payton Bachman, Tim Schaffer, Austin Kelly and Sawyer Smith all had hits, while teammate Andrew Rivera scored the team's only run on a wild pitch.
Blue Mtn. 744 00 - 15 12 2
Northwestern 100 00 - 1 4 3
Cryts, Harding (4) and Reynolds; Snyder, Perry (2), Lutton (4) and Bennett, White (3). W - Cryts. L - Snyder.
The Golden Bears' Ashley Hullihan struck out six, walked none and allowed one hit, leading her team to a four-inning 15-0 shutout win over the Panthers.
Ashtin Walck had the hit for PV (0-1).
Mahanoy's Emily Davidson had a single, a double and two RBI, with teammate Taylor Finneran added a double, single and three RBI.
Panther Vy. 000 0 - 0 1 2
Mahanoy Area 281 4 - 15 12 0
Snisky and Walck; Hullihan and Finneran. W - Hullihan. L - Snisky.
Pleas. Vy.-PM West
After dropping its first three matches of the season, Pleasant Valley has now won two in a row after handing Pocono Mountain West a 6-1 Mountain Valley Conference defeat.
The Bears (2-3, 2-1) gained straight-set singles victories from Vince Voulo and Tom Park while all four PV doubles teams also won.
Pleas. Vy. 6, PM West 1
Vince Voulo (PV) def. Collin Strunk 6-3, 6-1; Weston Strubert (PMW) def. Joe Osinski 6-2, 7-5; Tom Park (PV) def. Kyle Salage 6-0, 6-0.
Mike Vargas/Lou Bravo (PV) def. Jacob Abrams/Shaun Principato 8-0; Justin Kammerer/Andrew Russo (PV) def. Pete Wieczorek/ Andrei Angheluta 6-7 (7-1), 6-1, 6-2; Bryan Baumgartner/Jonathan Walmach (PV) def. Justin Remillino/Anthony Cardone 6-0, 6-0; Stevie Gerry/James Osinski (PV) def. Oscar Oelowski/Tim Sjogren 6-3, 6-4.
Thanks to a sweep in doubles action, Lehighton gained a 5-2 Mountain Valley Conference win over East Stroudsburg South.
James Sverchek gave the Indians (1-2, 1-2) their only win in singles play, and then teammed with Nick Mantz for a doubles victory. Lehighton took all four doubles matches to earn its first win of the season.
Lehighton 5, ES South 2
James Sverchek (L) def. Mike Gallucci 6-7, 7-5, 6-3; Luke Cason (ESS) def. Nick Mantz 7-6, 6-2; Ty Gable (ESS) def. Justin Ziegenfuss 3-6, 6-0, 6-2.
James Sverchek/Nick Mantz (L) def. Mike Gallucci/Luke Cason 8-1; Deb Lobien/Jess Lobien (L) def. Pete Cason/Kazuki Mollenthiel 6-3, 6-3; Kirk Ahner/Stephanie Slaw (L) def. Brandon Briggs/Paul Dumas 6-2, 6-1; Peter Phelan/Graham Strauss (L) def. Abe Silva/Garreth Kralopoulous 6-4, 6-4.
Allentown Central Catholic got the best of Tamaqua in a 4-1 victory.
The Blue Raiders' Gonzolo Hernandez-Cascante spoiled the shutout by earning a 6-0, 6-3 victory at No. 1 singles.
Central Catholic 4, Tamaqua 1
Gonzolo Hernandez-Cascante (T) def. Mike Zardet 6-0, 6-3; Dan Schoenborn (ACC) def. Evan Stoll 7-6 (7-5), 6-0; Phat Le (ACC) def. Matt Hadesty 6-1, 6-0;
Alex Werner/Mike Gordan (ACC) def. Jerome Betz/Joe Binder 6-2, 6-3; Vince Confalone/Roberto Santana (ACC) def. Colin Johnson/Nate Leibensburg 6-3, 7-6 (7-0).
Jim Thorpe's Mitch Franko gained a win at No. 1 singles but the Olympians (0-3) dropped a 6-1 decision to Pottsville.
Pottsville 6, Jim Thorpe 1
Mitch Franko (JT) def. Peller Soterlund 7-5, 2-6 (11-9 tiebreak); Kevin Wang (P) def. Corey Ligenza 6-4, 6-4; Evan Rajchel (P) def. James Denny 7-6 (7-2), 6-1; Eddie Motley (P) def. Tom Smyth 6-1, 6-1; Austin Stump (P) def. Kyle Lawrence 6-2, 2-6 (13-11 tiebreak).
Greg Merrick/Mike Ryan (P) def. Shane Bleicher-Otto/Zach Nace 8-3; Austin Womer/Duncan Noble (P) def. Sean Parrish/Branden Huffman 8-3.