Marian, Pleasant Vy. win pair on diamond
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Marian's Ryan Gimbi, who started on the mound against Weatherly on Thursday. The Colts went on to beat the Wreckers 17-1 and Gimbi helped his own cause with a two-run hpmer in the second inning.
Marian and Pleasant Valley both posted baseball and softball victories on Thursday.
Marian belted three home runs to roll to a 17-1 Schuylkill League win over Weatherly.
Mark Stawick delivered a solo home run in the first inning, Ryan Gimbi followed with a two-run blast in the second and Brandon Dopira connected for a solo shot in the third.
Scott Morris finished with a perfect 3-for-3 performance at the plate, which included a double and two RBIs. Teammate JT Keer added two singles and four RBIs. Stawick had a double to go with his home run.
Cody Hoffman had an RBI single for the Wreckers.
Marian 171 8 - 17 13 1
Weatherly 000 1 - 1 2 7
Gimbi, Sullivan (4) and Stawick, Menighan; Lash, Miller (4) and Lech. W-Gimbi. L-Lash. HR - Marian: Stawick (1st, none on), Gimbi (2nd, one on), Dopira (3rd, none on).
Panther Valley posted a 9-5 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.
The Panthers' Zach Stanko was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle as he finished with a single, double, triple, three runs scored and two RBIs. Stephen Gulla had a home run and a single. Matt Tucker added two singles, a double and a run scored.
Justin Kaminski led the Olympians with a single, double, a run scored and a RBI. Teammate Colton Knox finished with a single, a double and a RBI.
Panther Valley improves to 8-11 overall and 3-9 in the SL.
Panther Vy. 303 300 0 - 9 11 3
Jim Thorpe 000 100 4 - 5 8 5
King and Marouchoc; Hickey, Ciavarella (4) and Duvigneaud. W - King. L - Hickey. HR: Panther Vy. - Gulla (1st, one on).
The Crimson Tide overcame a five-run deficit to hand the Blue Raiders a 15-6 loss in Schuylkill League Division I play.
The loss eliminated the Blue Raiders from qualifying for a District 11 playoff berth as their record fell to 9-11 overall and 5-7 in the Schuylkill League.
Pottsville's win and North Schuylkill's 4-1 win over Pine Grove, left the two tied for the Division I wild card.
The teams will meet at 7 tonight at Pine Grove for the right to play in the league semifinals against Division II champion Schuylkill Haven in Tuesday.
Dylan Delay had three hits for the Blue Raiders, while Derek Linkhorst and Mike Toth had two hits apiece.
Tamaqua 005 010 0 - 6 10
Pottsville 007 800 x - 15 12
Palsgrove, Reinhardt (3), Hosier (4) and Roberts; Zanis, Tobin (3)and Heffner.
Pleasant Valley used a late inning surge to run away with a 10-2 Mountain Valley Conference win over visiting Stroudsburg.
Chris Kerschner paced the Bears with a single, double, two runs scored and three RBIs. Teammate Derrik Walling added a single, double, two runs scored and a RBI. Travis Raseley had two singles and two runs scored.
Stroudsburg 020 000 0 - 2 4 5
Pleas. Vy. 201 034 x - 10 10 0
Bennie, Rodriguez (5) and Albarran; Baldino and Weismith. W - Baldino. L - Bennie.
No. Lehigh-Pius X
Kyle Schomp's perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate lifted Northern Lehigh to an 11-9 non-league win over Pius X.
Schomp led the Bulldogs with a single, a solo home run in the second, a two-run home in the third, four runs scored and four RBIs.
Teammate Zach Palansky, who also earned the win on the mound, added a single and a two-run blast in the seventh inning. Dylan Bolton chipped in a single and two RBIs in the victory.
Northern Lehigh improves to 16-3 overall.
No. Lehigh 013 030 4 - 11 9 5
Pius X 100 410 3 - 9 8 3
Palansky, Gill (7) and Bender; Martim, Dalessarto (7) and Gist. W - Palansky. L - Martim. S - Gill. HR: No. Lehigh - Schomp (2nd, none on, 3rd, one on), Palansky (7th, one on).
Pocono Mountain East posted a 3-2 Mountain Valley Conference victory over Lehighton.
Jager Ziegenfuss paced the Indians' with a single, a solo home run, a run scored and a RBI.
Lehighton, which has lost four straight, slips to 12-7 overall and 7-5 in the MVC.
Lehighton 010 000 1 - 2 6 1
PM East 001 020 x - 3 8 1
Harris and Nalesnik; Denninger and Ferranti. W - Denninger. L - Harris. HR: Lehighton - Ziegenfuss (2nd, none on).
A five-run fourth inning carried Pleasant Valley to an 8-1 Mountain Valley Conference win over visiting Stroudsburg.
Kasey Meckes had the hot bat for the Bears with two singles and two RBIs. Teammate Dianne Klapatch chipped in two singles and a RBI; Felicia Domenici added a single, a run scored and two RBIs; and Alura Bellis contributed a single and two runs scored.
Pleasant Valley improves to 14-5 overall and finishes unbeaten in the MVC at 12-0.
Stroudsburg 000 001 0 - 1 7 3
Pleas. Vy. 010 502 x - 8 11 2
Loftus and O'Malley; Correll and Klingel. W - Correll. L - Loftus.
Marian used an eight-run sixth inning to rally for a 12-8 Schuylkill League victory over Weatherly.
Gabby Green (single, triple, run scored and two RBIs) keyed the Fillies' sixth with a two-run triple. Ashley Donlin (two singles, a run scored, three RBIs) chipped in with a two-run single and Jeanne Cannon added an RBI on a suicide squeeze.
Abbey Hill (two singles, RBI) and Shannon Skotek (two singles, run scored) also contributed to the Fillies' win.
Erin Dougherty paced the Wreckers with a double, two run scored and two RBIs. Jamie Dougherty added a double and a RBI.
Marian moves to 15-2 overall and 11-2 in the league. Weatherly slips to 9-8 overall.
Marian 010 128 0 - 12 13 4
Weatherly 004 400 0 - 8 6 4
Knight, Nemeth (4) and Hill; Parker and E. Dougherty. W - Nemeth. L - Parker.
Pottsville rolled to a 10-0 win to a Division I win over Tamaqua.
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