Bombers, Indians, Wreckers have big weekend
MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS Palmerton's Lee Kuntz is congratulate by teammates Cody Geist and Brett Snyder as he scores the winning run on a bases loaded hit by pitch in Saturday's game with Jim Thorpe.
Palmerton, Lehighton and Weatherly all came away with baseball and softball wins over the weekend.
With two strikes and two outs in the seventh inning, Lee Kuntz scored the winning run on a hit-by-pitch for the Blue Bombers to pull out a 5-4 win over JT.
Kuntz finished the contest 2-for-4 with two runs scored for the winners, while CJ Cressman was 1-for-3 with a run scored. Ryan Saylor picked up the mound win impressively, with ten Ks.
Meanwhile, JT got a nice effort from Bryce Micciche, who was 2-for-3 with a run scored and a RBI, while teammate Dane Ciavarella had a hit and a run scored and Colton Knox had a hit and a RBI.
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Ciavarella, Sterling (6) and Snisky; Saylor and Sander. W - Saylor, L - Sterling.
The Indians exploded for 10 runs in the first inning and went on to beat Dieruff, 15-1 in a non-league contest.
Jacen Nalesnik led the way going 4-for-4 including a triple, a homer and five RBIs. Josh Kern, the winning pitcher, was 3-for-3 with two RBIs to help his own cause.
With the win, Lehighton improves to 11-4 on the season.
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Rodrigues and Santiago; Kern and Nalesnik. W - Kern. HR: L - Nalesnik (1st).
The Spartans scored six in the fourth and added two more in the fifth as they handed the Bulldogs a 8-0 non-league loss.
Kyle Schomp and Ryan Trexler had two hits apiece for the Bulldogs.
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Tied 7-7 after five innings, Shenandoah Valley scored four unanswered runs in the final two frames to pull out a 11-7 win over Panther Valley.
The Blue Devils top 3 hitters, Chris Palubinsky, Nick Merva and Angelo Maskornick, all combined to go 8-for-12 on the day with six runs scored. Meanwhile, teammates Dakota Rakus and Brandon Cooney each hit two-run homers.
For the Panthers, Mark Williams finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs, Colton Black and Nate Hrebik had two hits apiece and Luke Stano had a double and three RBIs.
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Marconi and Rakus; Black, Ogozalek (6), Szczecina (7) and Williams, Buss (3), Black (6). W - Marconi, L - Black. HR: SV - Rakus (3rd, one on), Cooney (5th, one on).
The Trojans improved to 10-4 overall and 6-2 in their division, as they downed Pleasant Valley 5-1.
Leading the way for Parkland was Nick Rabasco, who finished with three hits and two runs scored, while Chris Rabasco, Jordan Jones and Jacob Rosenblatt all added two hits.
For Pleasant Valley, Tom Agosta and Dan Hrbek both finished with two hits apiece, while Hrbek had the sole RBI.
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Hrbek, Pellei (5) and Miceli; Zesch and Muth. W - Zesch, L - Hrbek.
The Wreckers had a double-header against Moravian Academy and came away with two wins by scores of 10-0 and 11-0.
In the first win, the locals only needed five innings to pull out the 10-run win, as Kevin Hinkle was the winning pitcher and finished 2-for-4 from the plate. Brett Stallone was 2-for-4 with a RBI and Brian Maiello was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.
In the second contest, it took the full seven innings for Weatherly to take a 11-0 win.
Hinkle continued the hitting streak with a 2-for-5 showing with a RBI, while Stallone was 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs.
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Hinkle and Maiello; Puleo and Kravette. W - Hinkle, L - Puleo.
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Stallone and Maiello; Zahm and Hanyon. W - Stallone, L - Zahm. HR: W - Stallone (6th, one on).
The Cardinals came back to score two runs on two Blue Raider errors in the bottom of the seventh to escape with a 4-3 non-league win.
Tamaqua jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the top of the fourth, only to see the Cardinals tie it with two runs in the bottom of the sixth.
The Raiders scored a run in the top of the seventh on a RBI single by Troy Reinhardt before Pocono Mountain East rallied to win it.
Bo Rottet had two hits for the Raiders.
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Yeakel, Hosler (6) and Nicholls; Kollard, Fardella (5) and Brandes. W - Fardella. L - Hosler.
Palmerton only needed five innings to hand Jim Thorpe a 15-1 non-conference setback.
Jenna Ritter sparked the Bombers with a two-run homer in the third, while Emily Knauss added a solo homerun in the fourth.
The Olympians' Sydney Wernett finished with two singles.
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Caufmann and Weber; Herring and Campbell. W - Herring. L - Caufmann. HR: Palmerton - Ritter (3rd, one on), Knauss (4th, none on),
A five-run sixth inning helped Lehighton score a 9-7 non-conference win over Saucon Valley.
Brooke Lucykanish paced the Indians with a perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate, in which she finished with three singles, three RBIs and two runs scored. Teammates Ashley Sensinger (two singles, run scored, RBI), Emily Kollar (single, double, two runs scored) and Katlin Green (two singles, run scored, RBI) added assistance in the victory.
The Panthers' Jess Mopwrey recorded two singles, while Lorrie Werkheiser chipped in with a single, run scored and two RBIs.
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Evans and Smith; Laub, Rusu (6) and Schreder. W - Evans. L - Laub.
At PlayDay at Pate's Park, Cassie Toth's RBI-single in the fifth inning was enough on the offensive to lift Northern Lehigh to a 1-0 Colonial League victory over Bangor.
Toth finished with two singles and a RBI, while teammates Allie Beltz (two singles, stolen base) and Megan Filchner (two singles) chipped in with big games.
Kaelah Horwatch tossed a complete game one-hitter for the Bulldogs to earn the win. She finished with eight strikeouts and only surrendered one walk.
Kailey Smith was the lone Slater to record a hit with a double.
Northern Lehigh improves to 6-9 overall and 4-8 in the league.
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Horwath and Filchner; Ruland and Smith. W - Horwath. L - Ruland.
Northwestern's rally fell short in the late inning as Pen Argyl escaped with a 4-3 Colonial League win at PlayDay at Pate's Park.
Alyssa Weaver led the Green Knights with three singles and two runs scored, while Kasey Beckavage recorded two singles and three RBIs.
Steph Papp paced the Tigers with two RBIs, while Blaise Barron added an RBI.
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Smull and Stem; Eden and Williams. W - Smull. L - Eden.
Diane Klaptach pitched a two-hitter as the Bears blanked Allen by a 7-0 score.
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The Wreckers scored wins of 12-2 and 15-2 over the Lions to improve to 6-7 on the season.
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Marian at Blue Mt. Tournament
Marian split in two in action at the Blue Mountain Tournament.
The Fillies opened with a commanding 16-2 win over Pius X and finished by dropping a 7-4 setback to Berks Catholic.
In Game One, the Fillies' Abbey Hill finished a perfect 4-for-4 with three singles, a double, two runs scored and four RBIs, while Sam Faust ended up with four singles, two runs scored, a RBI and a stolen base. Teammates Gabby Green (three singles, two runs scored, RBI, stolen base) and Jeanne Cannon (2-for-2, double, three RBIs, run scored) chipped in at the plate.
In Game Two, Gabby Cann paced the Fillies with three singles and a RBI. The Saints' Laniszosk finished a perfect 4-for-4 with two runs scored.
Marian moves to 7-7 on the season.
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Shaud and Hill; Verbin and Franza. W - Shaud. L - Verbin.
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Vogel, C. Wensel (6) and B. Wensel; Shaud and Hill. W - Shaud. L - Vogel.
Northern Lehigh cruised to a 8-0 non-conference victory over William Allen.
Booke Wagner paced the Bulldogs with two goals and an assist, while Rachel Wagner added a goal and three assists.
Sam Eden contributed two goals for the Bulldogs, while Marissa Fatzinger while Marissa Fatzinger chipped in with a goal and an assist.
The Bulldogs' Sam Corcoran and Morgan Kravetz were both credited with assists.
Northern Lehigh goalkeepers Kaylee Owens (two saves) and Brook Seyler (two saves) combined to earn the shutout victory.
Dianna Connor scored four goals to propel Pleasant Valley to a 7-0 non-conference win over visiting Liberty.
Ema Sabovic added two goals for the Bears, while Katie Forte recorded a goal and an assist.
Aimee Sokolowski, Hannah Bernier, Emily Schlogl, Maria Cimino, Kayla Kishbaugh and Aubrey Aldinger all were credited with an assist in the victory.
Sarah Elmontacir (two saves) and Janelle Pastrana (one save) split time between the PV posts ad combined to score the shutout win.
Pleasant Valley jumps to 11-3-1 on the season.