N'western teams enjoy success
Jim Thorpe's Janieva Mallory slides safely into second base as Tamaqua's Carly Sassaman takesthe throw. Umpire Bill McGinley prepares to make the call.
Northwestern picked up victories in baseball, softball and soccer to highlight Wednesday scholastic sports action.
Angelica Heisler tossed five innings of scoreless relief to lead Jim Thorpe to a 7-1 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.
Heisler struck out nine to earn the pitching victory.
Krissy Bates led the Raiders offensively with three hits and two RBIs. Brianna Boyle, April Donnon and Heisler all added two hits. Donnon also had a pair of RBIs.
Brittany Caufman had three hits for Jim Thorpe.
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Tillou, Caufman (6) and Weber; Dietrich. Heisler (3) and Emily Zancofsky.
Kaelah Horwath contributed on the mound and at the plate to lead Northern Lehigh to a 5-3 Colonial League win over Catasaqua.
Horwath tossed three inning of one-run relief to pick up the save. She also had a triple and three RBIs to provide a big lift to the Bulldog offense.
Megan Filchner added two hits, a run scored and an RBI for Northern Lehigh (2-4, 1-3). Amber Thomas had a triple and a run scored.
Thomas also picked up her first career pitching victory. She pitched four innings. allowed two runs and struck out eight.
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Ayache and Matos; Thomas, Horwath (5) and Filchner. W-Thomas. L-Ayache.
Stroudsburg scored 10 runs in the first two innings to help propel them to an 18-1 Mountain Valley Conference victory.
Sam Snyder was responsible for the lone Lady Indian run with a homerun in the third inning.
Lehighton drops to 3-3 with loss.
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M. Lieberl and C. Noyes; K. Rehrig and J. Smith; W- M. Lieberl L- K. Rehrig; HR; L - Sam Snyder (3rd, none on).
Northwestern came back from a three-run deficit and used a nine-run fourth inning to gain a 9-4 Colonial League victory over Bangor.
Lyndsey Papp knocked in two runs for the Tigers with Calie Rehrig adding an RBI of her own.
Emily Bennett pitched all seven innings for Northwestern to get the win.
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Missy Langdon, Gabby Ruland (4); Emily Bennett; W - Emily Bennett L - Missy Langdon.
Lehighton's sixth-inning explosion carried it to a 9-8 Mountain Valley Conference victory over Stroudsburg.
Trailing 3-2 entering the home sixth, the Indians exploded for seven runs to take control. Joe Oriel and Steve Shanton both had two-run singles in the frame for the Indians while Jacen Nalesnik ripped an RBI double.
Lehighton needed all of those runs to hold off a late rally by Stroudsburg as the Mounts scored five times in the seventh before AJ Wenrich came on in relief to finally shut the door and preserve the victory.
Oriel led Lehighton offensively with two hits and three RBIs. Shanton added a hit and two RBIs.
Parker David picked up the piching victory for the undefeated Indians (6-0, 2-0). Wenrich earned the save.
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David, Wenrich (7) and Nalesnik; Albarans, Nikorak (6) and Dunne. W-David. L-Albarans. S-Wenrich.
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Adrian Conception came off the bench to help Pleasant Valley edge East Stroudsburg South, 6-5, in a Mountain Valley Conference game that went eight innings.
In his only atbat in the game, Conception ripped an RBI single to leftfield that tied the game at 5-5 in the bottom of the eight. A couple of batters later, he scored the winning run on a Cavalier error.
Billy Miceli had a single, a double and a home run to lead Pleasant Valley offensively. He also scored a pair of runs. Rob Getz added three hits, Aaaron Cetnar had two hits, and James Shank had a hit and two RBIs for Bears (3-2, 2-0).
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Werner, Alicea (8) and Grober; Agosta, Stevens (7) and Shank. W- Stevens. L-Alicea.
Weatherly got a strong pitching performance from Kevin Hinkle, but still dropped a 2-1 non-league decision to Northwest.
Hinkle went six strong innings and allowed just five hits. He was outdueled by Northwest's Devon Mazonkey, who tossed six plus innings of five-hit ball before needing late relief help from Kyle Stempien.
Christian Hinkle had two hits and drove in Weatherly's lone run.
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Mazonkey, Stempien (7) and Korea. Hinkle, Stallone (7) and Maiello. W-Mazonkey. L-Hinkle. S-Stempien.
Northwestern stormed from behind on three different occassion to pulled out a 13-12 Colonial League win over Bangor.
The Tigers tied the game with a five-run fifth inning, re-tied it with a four-run sixth inning, and then won the game with a three-run seventh.
Ty Cunningham had a huge game for Northwestern (5-1, 3-1) with four hits, three runs scored and a pair of RBIs. Nick Rodriguez added three hits and three runs scored.
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Wagner, Pysher (6), Cutter (6), DiGuiseppi (7) and Hydock; Bartholomew, Snyder (4), Smith (7) and Breininger. W- Smith. L-DiGuiseppi. HR - Bangor: Hester (6th, one on).
Palmerton picked up its first victory of the season by stunning previously unbeaten Pen Argyl, 6-5, in a Colonial League game.
The Bombers (1-5, 1-2) did all their scoring in the second inning as CJ Cressman drilled a two-run single and Aaron Cook and Tanner Gutekunst both had hits and scored runs. Cook and Gutekunst both had two hits in the game.
Kirby Mutton had two hits, a run scored and an RBI for Pen Argyl (4-1, 3-1).
Ryan Saylor got the pitching victory for the Bombers with seventh innng relief help from Tyler Svetik. Svetik entered the game with two on and no one out in the inning and retired the side without allowing a hit.
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Saylor, Svetik (7) and Kunst; Ruggiero, Kresh (5), Persson (7) and Young. W-Saylor. L-Ruggiero.
Anthony Martino tossed a four hitter and struck out 11 as Pius X defeated Marian, 11-1, in a non-league game.
The Colts (3-1) got their only run in the sixth inning when Nick Kwedar singled and eventually scored on Zach Motil ground out.
Marian had a runner on third with less than two out in three of the first four innings but failed to score. That eventually came back to haunt it when Jay Malatz'ss two-run homer keyed the Royals six run outburst in the fifth.
Malatz fnished with two hits and four RBIs for Pius X (4-3).
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Motil, Stawick (5) and Kosar, Nietz (6); Martino and Kokmuski. W-Martino. L-Motil. HR - PX: Malatz (6th, one on).
Northwestern allowed just two shots on goal in their non-league match-up with Moravian Academy and ran away with a 5-0 win.
Sarah Seoan, Anna Erricchione, Caitlin Harris, Sabrina Mertz, and Angela Motolese all scored goals for the Lady Tigers.
Rachel Kester and Haylee Kubat added assists to help get the shutout victory.
East Stroudsburg South scored three goals in the first half en route to a 5-1 MVC win over Lehighton.
The Cavaliers dominated the game throughout out shooting the Lady Indians 21-2 in shots at the net.
The lone Lehighton goal came on a penalty shot by Andrew
With the loss, Lehighton drops to 1-3 on the year.
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Pleasant Valley jumped out to an early lead and went on to post a 3-1 Mountain Valley Conference victory over Pocono Mountain West.
Dianna Connor and Amber Skworzow scored goals to give the Bears a 2-0 halftime lead. Emily Schlogl added a goal in the second half.
Pleasant Valley held a 9-4 advantage in shots. Bears' goalie Janella Pastrana made three saves.
Pleasant Valley improves its record to 4-2 overal and 3-0 in the MVC. Pocono Mountain West falls to 2-4 overall and 1-3 in the league.