Lehighton crushes JT
Lehighton posted mercy-rule wns over Jim Thorpe in both baseball and softball on Saturday.
The Indians flexed their batting muscle and displayed their offensive prowess, defeating Jim Thorpe, 11-1, in a non-league game.
A huge seven-run second inning proved crucial as Lehighton pounded out seven hits in that frame alone.
Tyler Harris finished 2-for-2 with a RBI and a run, Joe Oriel was 2-for-3 with a run, and Steve Shanton was 2-for-3 with a RBI and two runs scored.
Jim Thorpe 000 10 - 1 4 2
Lehighton 171 2x - 11 11 0
Hickey and Duvingneaud; David and Nalesnik. W - David, L- Hickey.
Northern Lehigh used a frantic comeback to pull off an 8-7 Colonial League win over Palmerton.
Scoring five runs in the bottom of the seventh, the 'Dawgs erased a 7-3 Blue Bomber lead to pull out the win.
Matt Gill was 2-for-4 with two triples and three RBIs, Kyle Schomp was 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs, while teammate Kirk Bender finished 2-for-5 and produced the game-winning hit.
For Palmerton, Aaron Cook was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, Tyler Svetik finished 2-for-3, CJ Cressman was 2-for-3 with three RBIs, and Christian Marcin had a two-run double.
Palmerton 040 000 3 - 7 10 4
No. Lehigh 101 001 5 - 8 12 1
Cressman, Brogan (7) and Kuntz; Gill, Palansky (7) and Bender. W - Palansky. L - Brogan.
The Wreckers fell victim to five errors and some timely hitting from Mahanoy Area as they dropped an 11-1 Schuylkill League decision.
The Bears had a 4-1 lead heading into the fifth before rattling off seven runs to end it.
Mahanoy Area 022 07 - 11 6 0
Weatherly 010 00 - 1 3 5
Mroczka and Van Horn; Lash, Ormistan (5) and Lech. W - Mroczka; L - Lash.
Hamburg defeated Tamaqua, 5-2, in a non-league game.
For Hamburg, Klee struck out 12 batters and only gave up three hits in the win. Snyder had two singles on the day while teammate Stafford added a double in the win.
Krissy Bates had double and scored a run for Tamaqua. Emily Zancofsky added an RBI single.
Tamaqua 000 010 1 - 2 3 4
Hamburg 003 002 x - 5 8 2
Sotak and Zancofsky; Klee and Snyder. W-Klee. L-Sotak.
An eight-run fourth inning propelled Lehighton to a 12-2 non-league victory over Jim Thorpe.
Kristen Breiner finished with a great performance from the plate as she belted a grand slam in the fourth and finished 2-for-4 with four RBIs. Teammate Brooke Lucykanish was 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
For JT (0-7), Joscelyn DeMarco was 1-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored. Sydney Wernett had a triple in the top of the fourth to score DeMarco.
Lehighton improves to 3-7 on the year.
Jim Thorpe 000 110 - 2 2 0
Lehighton 001 803 - 12 7 6
Tillou and Weber; Rehrig and Smith. W - Rehrig; L - Tillou. HR: L - Breiner (4th, 3 on).
Northern Lehigh rolled to a 17-7 win over Palmerton.
Jennie Fronheiser, Meghan Weil and Jenn Howell all had two hits for the Bulldogs. Fronheiser and Lexy Barrett both knocked in three runs.
Weil struck out eight to pick up the pitching win.