Palmerton gains baseball, softball wins
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Marian's Kayla Knight slides into third base safely as Panther Valley's Krista Knepper covers.
Palmerton's baseball and softball teams picked up wins over Salisbury in local sports action on Tuesday.
In other action, Weatherly and Tamaqua scored softball wins, while Lehighton and Jim Thorpe got baseball victories.
The Fillies improved to 11-2 on the season with a 17-2 triumph over the Lady Panthers in four innings.
The Lady Panthers fell victim to nine errors and some big hits by the Fillies to drop the decisive outcome.
Jeanne Cannon led the way for the winners with two hits, two runs and two RBI, while teammate Nina Curran had a hit, scored three times and had three RBI. Gabby Cann had a single, scored three runs and added a RBI, while Kayla Knight had a triple and scored twice.
For PV, Ashtin Walck, Angie Piscitelli and Georgianna Butler had individual hits in the losing effort.
Marian will return to action this afternoon, when they travel to Shenandoah Valley.
Panther Vy. 200 0 - 2 3 9
Marian 253 7 - 17 8 1
Gates and Walck; Nemeth and Hill. WP - Nemeth, LP - Gates.
The Lady Bombers reeled off their third straight win with a 10-0, five-inning shutout Colonial League win over Salisbury.
Martina Herring proved to be a force from the mound, as she struck out eight in the four-hitter.
Big Palmerton hitters were Sierra Miller with three hits, including a double, while teammate Alexa Harleman had two hits, one of which was a homer in the second inning. Katie Reimer also added a triple offensively in the winning effort.
Salisbury 000 00 - 0 4 0
Palmerton 031 06 - 10 10 1
Wickel and Brown; Herring and Harleman. WP - Herring, LP - Wickel. HR: P - Harleman (2nd, one on).
The Wreckers jumped out to a nine-run lead and the scored a pair in the fourth inning for a 11-0 win behind a one-hitter by Kristen Parker.
Jaime Dougherty had a double, while Tracy Galada, Erin Dougherty and Becky Moyer added singles for Weatherly. Lauren Rich had Jim Thorpe's lone hit.
Ashley Tillou suffered the loss.
Jim Thorpe 000 00 - 0 1 6
Weatherly 360 2x - 11 5 1
Tillou and Weber; Parker and E. Dougherty. WP - Parker.
Alex Mansell's three-run, walk-off double with two-out in the seventh inning gave the Hilltoppers a 9-8 comeback win over the Colts in a Schuylkill League Division III matchup.
Mansell went four-for-four with a double, triple, scored two runs and added three RBI. Taylor Luckenbill added two hits.
The Colts were trailing 6-2 entering the seventh inning and scored six runs to take a two-run lead.
Dylan Latham was two-for-four with four RBI and while Justin Petrovich had three hits and drove in two runs. J.T. Keer, who came on in relief and got the loss, also had two hits for the Colts (8-4, 7-2).
Marian 000 200 6 - 8 10
Nativity 001 311 3 - 9 13
Stawick, Keer (7) and Kosar; Klinger, Luckenbill (6), Hollohan (7) and Mansell. WP - Hollohan.
The Indians took their longest road trip of the season and came home with a doubleheader sweep of the Timberwolves.
Lehighton jumped out to an early lead and took a 14-8 win in the opener.
Jacen Nalesnik was two-for-four with a solo home run in the fourth. He also scored two runs and had one RBI. A.J. Wenrich had a single, double and three RBI, and Tyler Harris had four RBI for the Indians.
The Indians (10-2, 6-1) took the nightcap 11-5 in five innings after it was called due to darkness.
Nalesnik was three-for-three with a single, double, triple and two RBI. Anthonty Farole was two-for-two with two runs scored and two RBI, Derek Heffelfinger had two hits and scored two runs and Steve Shanton added a triple and three RBI.
Tyler Hill also hit a solo home run in the fifth.
Lehighton 400 152 2 - 14 9 2
ES North 001 033 1 - 8 7 5
Hill, Horwith (6) and Hartman; Breisholz, Rowe (6) and Santana. WP - Hill. HR: L - Nalesnik (4th, none on).
ES North 041 00 - 5 6 1
Lehighton 021 35 - 11 11 3
Thomas and Santana; Wenrich and Nalesnik. WP - Wenrich. HR: ESN - Santana (3rd, none on); L - Hill (5th, none on).
The Tigers took a three-run lead into the bottom of the ninth and the Raiders left the tying run on second base as Northwestern grabbed a 10-9 win over Tamaqua in a non-league game.
Andrew Rivera was two-for-three with two runs scored, two RBI and four stolen bases for the Tigers. Rich Perry was two-for-four with one RBI.
Tamaqua's Ryan Palsgrove was two-for-four, including a solo home run in the fifth and scored two runs. Luke Matsago added three hits, including two doubles, two runs scored and three RBI and Mike Toth had two doubles and three RBI.
N'western 102 312 1 - 10 6 0
Tamaqua 013 300 2 - 9 10 6
Perry, Snyder (7) and White; Streisel, Huber (6) and Roberts, George (4). WP - Perry. HR: T - Palsgrove (5th, none on).
The Blue Bombers picked up their second win in a row as they scored four runs in the fifth to pull out a 5-4 Colonial League win over the Falcons (8-5, 10-5).
Christian Marcin was one-for-three, scored a run and had two RBI for Palmerton (3-11, 3-11), while Aaron Cook had a hit and scored a run.
Zach Harper had two its, including a solo home run in the third for the Falcons, while Ryan Utsch also had two hits.
Ryan Saylor went the distance to pick up the win for the Bombers. Nick Ampietro suffered the loss.
Salisbury 102 100 0 - 4 5 0
Palmerton 100 040 x - 5 4 2
Ampietro, Uangelo and Kulig; Saylor and Kuntz. WP - Saylor. HR: S - Harper (3rd, none on).
The Olympians scored seven runs over the last three innings and came home with a 11-6 win over the Wreckers for their first win of the season.
Colton Knox was two-for-four with a triple, Christian Gavornik was two-for-three with a double and Sean Green also had two hits for the Olympians.
Kevin Hinkle was three-for-three with a double and William Lech was two-for-four with a triple and RBI for the Wreckers.
Dane Ciavarella was the winning pitcher, while Tim Lash took the loss.
Jim Thorpe 130 022 3 - 11 10 3
Weatherly 001 032 x - 6 6 5
Ciavarella, Gavornik (4), Green (5) and Duvigneavo; Lash and Lech. WP - Ciavarella.
No. Schuylkill-Panther Vy.
The Spartans exploded with six runs in the third and eight in the fourth to build up a 18-8 five-inning triumph over Panther Valley.
Charlie Hutnik went five-for-five including two home runs (a grand slam in the third and a solo in the fourth) and five RBI for the Spartans. Dan Demansky went three-for-four with a three-run homer in the fourth and scored four runs.
Zach Stanko was two-for-two with a double and RBI and Mark Williams had a two-run double for the Panthers (4-9).
Stephen Gulla suffered the loss for the Panthers.
No. Schuylkill 116 82 - 18 17 2
Panther Vy. 002 06 - 8 11 2
Klinger, Reed (4) and Demansky; Gulla, Black (4), Stano (4), Terry (4), Szczecina (5) and Marouchoc, Lopata (5). WP - Klinger. HR: NS - Hutnik 2 (3rd, three on, 4th, none on), Demansky (4th, two on).
No. Dame ES-N'western
Northwestern scored early and often to pull out an easy 9-0 Colonial League win over Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg.
Emily Iobst had two goals and two assists to lead her team to the win. Teammates Katie Hughes and Haylee Kubat both scored two goals apiece.
Meghan Weber, Anna Fricchione and Katie Hal all added a single score in the well-rounded team effort.
The Lady Tigers outshot their opponents 35-1 and had six corners to Notre Dame's none.
Notre Dame's goalie Marie Schiumo had 18 saves in the losing effort.
Pleasant Vy.-PM West
The Lady Bears picked up a Mountain Valley Conference win over Pocono West, 5-1.
Dianna Connor led the way with two goals and two assists, while teammate Maggie Patterson had two goals and an assist.
Emily Schlogl rounded out the scoring with the team's other tally, while Kayla Dorney and Olivia Cote both chipped in assists.
Sarah Elmonticir had two saves in goal for PV, who outshot the Lady Panthers 11-3.
The Bears had an easy time of it against the Konkrete Kids as they scored a 6-1non-league win.
Vince Voulo, Joe Osinski and Tom Park won singles matches, while Mike Vargas and Wilson Wong, Justin Kemmerer and Andrew Russo, and Bryan Baumgartner and Jonathan Walmach all got wins for Pleasant Valley (8-6, 7-3).
Pleasant Vy. 6, Northampton 1
Vince Voulo (P) def. Geoff Rybitski 7-6 (7-1), 6-4; Joe Osinski (PV) def. James Moss 6-1, 7-5; Tom Park (PV) def. Connor Barz 7-5, 7-5.
Mike Vargas and Wilson Wong (PV) def. Tony Frey and Andrew Burger 8-4; Justin Kemmerer and Andrew Russo (PV) def. Tyler Daly and Alex Ifkovits 4-6, 6-3, 6-3; Bryan Baumgartner and Jonathan Walmach (PV) def. Dave Bonorquez and Josh Schoenberger 6-3, 6-2; James Osinski and Stevie Berry (PV) def. Mike Brown and Eric Boschi 6-2, 3-6, 5-7.