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Palmerton gets baseball and softball wins

Published April 10. 2012 05:01PM

Palmerton picked up wins in both baseball and softball against Catasauqua on Monday afternoon in scholastic sports action.




Tanner Gutekunst drilled a two-run triple in the bottom of the fifth inning to lift Palmerton to a 6-5 Colonial League victory over visiting Catasauqua.

Gutekunst was a homerun shy of hitting for the cycle as he finished with a single, double, triple, two runs scored and two RBIs. Teammate Mike Sander added multiple hits with three singles and two RBIs.

James Snyder led the Roughies with a single, triple and a run scored.

Palmerton moved to 2-5 overall and 2-2 in the league.

Catasauqua 100 400 0 - 5 4 0

Palmerton 201 120 x - 6 13 1

Silberman, Trexler (4) and Bradley; Svetik and Kuntz, Sander (5). W - Svetik. L - Trexler.


After starting off with a four-run first inning, Tamaqua couldn't match Tri-Valley's scoring output and dropped a 13-8 non-conference win on the road.

Devon Masser paced the Bulldogs with a single, double and four RBIs.

Dylan DeLay led the Blue Raiders with a single, homerun, two runs scored and two RBIs, while Brett Kosciolek recorded a single, double and two runs scored. Teammate Bo Rottet finished with a single, double and a run scored.

Adam Bates added a two-run double for the Blue Raiders in the sixth inning.

Tamaqua slipped to 1-5 overall on the season.

Tamaqua 401 002 1 - 8 11 2

Tri-Valley 140 305 x - 13 13 3

Rottet, Hosler (4) and Natsago; Bordner, Spickler (1), Wehry (6) and Bair. W - Spickler. L - Rottet. HR - T: DeLay (1st, none on).

Jim Thorpe

-Schuylkill Haven

The Hurricanes rolled to a 14-3 win over the Olympians via the 10-run rule.

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Palmerton rallied for a eight-run sixth inning to score a 11-8 come-from-behind Colonial League victory over visiting Catasauqua.

Janel Tracy sparked the Bombers' offense with solo homeruns in the third and fifth innings. Steph Brinker added a two-run shot to tie the game in the sixth, while Lauren Campbell put the finishing touches on the win with a grand slam.

Ashley Lalik paced the Bombers (5-1, 3-1) with a perfect 3-for-3 performance at the plate, which included three singles and a run scored. Tracy finished with two homeruns, three runs scored and two RBIs, while Sierra Miller chipped in with two singles, a run scored and a RBI.

The Rough Riders' Ally Geseck (homerun, triple, two runs scored, RBI) and Paige Kogelman (single, triple, run scored and RBI) ended up with multiple hitters.

Catasauqua 101 220 2 - 8 10 4

Palmerton 011 018 x - 11 12 2

Ayache, Kunkle (6) and Matos; Herring and Campbell. W - Herring. L - Ayache. HR - C: Geseck (1st, none on); P: Tracy (3rd, none on; 5th, none on), Brinker (6th, one on), Campbell (6th, three on).

Jim Thorpe

-Schuylkill Haven

Schuylkill Haven routed Jim Thorpe in three innings for a 15-0 Schuylkill League victory.

Emily Gerhard, who also scored the win on the mound, helped herself out offensively by leading the Hurricanes with a perfect 4-for-4 day at the plate. She finioshed with two triples, a double and a single.

Teammate Victoria Trout went 3-for-3 with a triple and two doubles, while Emma Schweigert added a homerun and a single.

Jim Thorpe 000 - 0 0 2

Sch. Haven 843 - 15 14 0

Caufman and Weber; Gerhard and Rhody. W - Gerhard. L - Caufman. HR - SH: Scweigert.


Tri-Valley got the best of Tamaqua in four innings for a 15-0 victory.

Miranda Morgan led the Bulldogs with two singles, a homerun and two RBIs, while Juli Weber added a single, double and two RBIs. Teammate Taylor Troutman also had multiple hits with a single and a double.

Arissa Deibert held the Blue Raiders' bats in check pitching a no-hitter on her way to the win.

Tamaqua 000 0 - 0 0 4

Tri-Valley 046 5x - 15 13 0

Dietrich, Heisler (4) and Zancofsky; Deibert and Stuntzman. W - Deibert. L - Deitrich. HR - TV: Morgan.

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