Panthers, Bears, Colts and Wreckers win
MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS Lehighton second baseman Brooke Lucykanish tries to turn a double play asNorthwestern Lehigh's Nicole Metzger slides into second base.
Panther Valley, Pleasant Valley, Marian and Weatherly all notched baseball wins over the weekend.
The Panthers got on the winning track with a 11-5 win over Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech in a non-league game.
Thad Ogozalek gave up only two hits and struck out five in relief to earn the win for the Panthers on the mound. Offensively, Zach King finished 2-for-5 with two runs scored, a double and a RBI, while teammate Mark Williams was 2-for-4 with a RBI and two runs scored. Rich Smith was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs, Jake Szczecina was 2-for-3 with a run scored and a RBI, and Luke Stano was 2-for-4 with a double and a RBI, for the well-rounded team attack.
Panther Vy. 200 108 0 - 11 13 0
CMVT 021 200 0 - 5 5 1
Black, Ogozalek (4) and Williams, Black (5); Schmidt, M. Chyko (3), Miller (6), Keefer (6) and Keefer, Miller (6). W - Ogozalek. HR: PV - Smith (6th, one on).
Pleasant Valley improved to 4-5 on the season with a non-league win over Bangor by a 6-2 score.
Colin Cobb and Howie Stevens both had two RBIs and a hit in the win, while teammate Dan Hrbek scored two runs for the Bears.
Meanwhile, Bangor's Ryan Pysher and Tanner Brescancine both had the hits for the Slaters (5-8).
Bangor 000 200 0 - 2 2
Pleasant Vy. 013 200 x - 6 5
Reeser, Brescancine (4) and Hydock; Stevens and Cardenas. W - Stevens, L - Reeser.
The Colts ran their record to 9-3 overall with two five-inning wins over Holy Cross in non-league games.
In the opener, Marian came from behind for a 7-6 win scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Frank Nietz and Zach Motil both had two hits and two RBIs for the Colts.
In the second game, the Colts used a six-run second inning to help pick up a 10-4 victory.
Motil and Mike Cataldo had two hits and two RBIs in that win for Marian.
Holy Cross 032 10 - 6 7 2
Marian 221 2x - 7 8 1
Meis, Micholoff (4) and Kearny; McGowan, Rogers (3), Stawick (5) and Kosar. W - Rogers.
Holy Cross 202 00 - 4 4 4
Marian 260 2x - 10 10 2
Yzeik, Reed (2), Welter (3), Patchoski (4) and Boylaw; Stawick, Motil (3), Sullivan (5) and Kosar. W - Motil.
The Wreckers took a doubleheader from MMI over the weekend to pick up their third and fourth wins of the season. Weatherly rode the strong pitching of Kevin Hinkle in the opener for a 4-0 win.
Hinkle allowed just one hit and struckout six.
In the second game, the Wreckers scored a run in the fourth when Brian Maiello crossed the plate on a sacrifice fly for a 3-2 win.
Weatherly 220 00 - 4 5 1
MMI 000 00 - 0 1 0
K. Hinkle and Maiello; Kollar and Harman. W - K. Hinkle.
MMI 011 00 - 2 7 1
Weatherly 002 1x - 3 4 1
Karchner and Hartman; Belletiere, Stallone (4) and Maiello. W - Stallone.
The Lady Tigers pulled out a tough 5-2 non-league win over Lehighton (9-4).
Northwestern scored four runs in the second and received a nice performance from Lauren Horner, who had a home run and a triple and finished 3-for-4 with four RBIs. Lyndsey Papp was 2-for-3.
Lehighton's Samantha Snyder was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Northwestern 140 000 0 - 5 9 3
Lehighton 000 002 0 - 2 4 1
Edem and Williams; Rehrig and Smith. W - Edem, L - Rehrig. HR: NW - Horner.
The Lady Bombers downed East Stroudsburg North, 10-0 in five innings in a non-league game.
Michelle Rickert led the Palmerton offense, going 3-for-3 with three runs scored, while teammates Lauren Campbell and Jenna Ritter both hit solo homers.
Martina Herring was stellar on the mound, earning the win with eight strikeouts.
ES North 000 00 - 0 2 1
Palmerton 320 32 - 10 13 0
Herring and Campbell; Riley and Miro. W - Herring. HR: P - Campbell (1st, none on), Ritter (4th, none on).
The Lady Bears suffered from six errors, as they dropped a 5-2 loss at the hands of Easton in a non-league affair.
The Red Rovers (6-5, 3-4) saw Chelsea Quinn finish 2-for-4 with two RBIs, while teammates Emily Glose was 2-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored, and Brooke Limeberry was 2-for-2 with a run scored.
PV (7-4, 5-0), got a 2-for-3 performance from Melissa Ejk, while Hailey Martini was 1-for-3.
The Bears' Rikki Correll struck out 10 batters in the loss and only gave up two earned runs.
Easton 004 000 1 - 5 7 1
Pleasant Vy. 020 000 0 - 2 6 6
Dalrymple, Sykes (7) and Mitch; Correll and Shaneburger. W - Dalrymple, L - Correll.
Hamburg knocked out 11 hits and went on to a 14-0 five-inning win over Tamaqua.
Tara Klee was impressive as she picked up the mound win with a no-hitter, striking out six. She also hit two home runs and had four RBIs to lead the winners on both sides of the ball.
Meanwhile, Shayna Dietrich struck out six for the Blue Raiders, only to see seven errors send the team to defeat.
Hamburg 401 63 - 14 11 0
Tamaqua 000 00 - 0 0 7
Klee and Hafer; Dietrich and Zancofsky. W - Klee. HR: H - Klee 2.
The Wreckers upped their record to 4-5 on the year with a 5-2 win over MMI Prep
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The Lady Bears and Northampton battled to a 1-1 tie in non-league competition.
Despite the two overtime sessions, the score remained knotted, after Pleasant Valley's Dianna Connor scored a first half goal off an assist from Ema Sabovic.
Kristina Harajda tied the game up in the second half, off a feed from Brianna Bankos.
The locals' Sarah Elmontacir stopped 11 shots to prevent the loss.
The Blue Raiders took part in the Shippensburg Invitational and came home with some impressive results. Overall, the girls' team finished fourth out of 26 teams, while the boys took seventh.
Individually, Christine Streisel was a double winner, as she bested the fields in both the shot put and javelin events. In the shot, she tossed 37-10, while chucking the javelin 151-3. Teammate Kayla Hope won the long jump with a leap of 17-6. Hope, Caitline Trainer, Christine Streisel and Maria Streisel all teamed up to take second in the 4x100 Relay and Kelsey Patrick finished third in the 1600.
For the boys', Eric Hertzog, Zach Ruba, Lance Williams and Tyler Hope were the first-place 4x100 Relay team in a time of 44.19, while Hope took second in the javelin.