Marian, Pleasant Vy. teams win two
bob ford/times news Jim Thorpe's Corey Ligenza returns the ball during his match with Southern Lehigh's Aiden McLaughlin. Ligenza dropped a 6-2, 7-5 decision.
Marian picked up victories in baseball and softball while Pleasant Valley posted wins in girls soccer and boys tennis to highlight Friday's scholastic sports action.
Marian opened up its season with an 8-1 non-league victory over Freeland MMI.
The Colts (1-0) tallied five of their nine hits in a six-run third inning to break things open.
Zack Motil had a two-run single in the third frame, while Nick Kweder and Frank Nietz added two hits apiece.
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Karchner, McCoy (3) and Harman; Motil, Cataldo (5) and Kosas. W - Motil. L - Karchner.
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Northern Lehigh scored four runs in the first inning and never looked back, en rout to an 8-1 non-league victory over Pius X.
In addition to picking up the mound win, Joe Seyler had two hits, two runs and two RBI to lead Northern Lehigh. Chris Seiler added two hits for the Bulldogs (1-0).
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Martino, Goffredo (6) and Kokawski; Seyler, Wazilkowski (4), Hallman (6) and Bender, Williams (4), Bender (6). W - Seyler. L - Martino.
Northwestern scored all five of its runs in the third inning, which was good enough for a 5-1 non-league victory over Blue Mountain.
Austin Kelly and Ty Cunningham had two hits apiece to lead Northwestern (1-0).
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Bartholomew, Smith (7) and Breidinger; Cryts, Bromwell (4) and Reynolds. W - Bartholomew. L - Cryts.
JP Leitzel pitched a complete game shutout to lead Upper Dauphin to a 5-0 victory over Tamaqua.
Leitzel struck out seven for the Trojans, while Adam Welker blasted a two-run homer in the fourth inning for Upper Dauphin. Kane Bouchard also added two hits in the win.
For Tamaqua (0-1), Brett Kosciolek had two hits, including a double.
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Leitzel and Kreiser; D. Rottet, Kosciolek (6) and Matsago. W - Leitzel. L - D. Rottet. HR: UD - Welker (fourth, one on).
Marian scored early and hung on late for a 7-6 non-league victory over Freeland MMI.
With a 7-0 lead heading into the seventh inning, the Preppers scored six in the top of the final frame to make it close.
Making her first varsity start, Gabby Cann picked up the win by striking out seven, while not allowing an earned run.
Sam Faust had three hits and two runs to pace Marian (1-0). Lindsay Nemeth, who came on in relief to pick up the save, added two hits and two RBI, while Shannon Skotek roped two doubles.
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Karchner and Ferry; Cann, Nemeth (7) and Hill. W- Cann. L - Karchner. S - Nemeth.
Pleasant Valley defeated Bangor, 3-1, in a non-league game.
Emily Schlogl had a pair of goals for the Bears while Maria Cimino tallied once. Teresa Cimino and Ema Saboeic both had assists.
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Pleasant Valley remained undefeated on the season with a 6-1 Mountain Valley Conference victory over Pocono Mountain West.
Jon White and Jon Walmach posted straight set singles victories for the Bears (3-0).
Pleasant Valley swept doubles play.
Pleasant Valley 6, PM West 1
Collin Strunk (PMW) def. Vince Voulo 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-4; Jon White (PV) def. Isaiah Torres 6-4, 6-4; Jon Walmach (PV) def. Amandeep Sharma 6-0, 6-0.
Noah Soltis/Erik Ammermann (PV) def. Garrett Vorheese/Tim Garrett 8-1; Kyle Tamaraz/Lou Bravo (PV) def. Oscar Orlowski/Jair Guaridia 6-0, 6-0; Mike Hughart/Stevie Berry (PV) def. Rezwane Sarker/Justin Gladstone 6-2, 6-3; James Osinski/Jeff Olah (PV) def. Frank Sanchez/Lucas Mercado 6-0, 6-0.
So. Lehigh-Jim Thorpe
Southern Lehigh swept through Jim Thorpe in straight sets, en route to a 5-0 victory.
The loss drops the Olympians to 1-2 on the season.
Southern Lehigh 5, Jim Thorpe 0
Aiden McLaughlin (SL) def. Corey Ligenza 6-2, 7-5; Jake Kohler (SL) def. Kyle Lawrence 6-0, 6-0; Luke Feldman (SL) def. Kyle Bacher 6-0, 6-1.
Matt Guro/Andrew Wooley (SL) def. Shane Bleicher-Otto/Dalton Becker 6-0, 6-1; Neal Anon/Aaron Watkins (SL) def. Zach Nace/Austin Faylor 6-3, 6-1.
East Stroudsburg South won three of the four doubles matches to take home a 4-3 Mountain Valley Conference victory over Lehighton.
James Sverchek and Justin Ziegenfuss notched singles victories for Lehighton (0-4), while Nick Mantz teamed with Ziegenfuss for a doubles victory.
ES South 4, Lehighton 3
Luke Cason (ESS) def. Nick Mantz 6-1, 6-1; James Sverchek (L) def. Ty Gable 4-6, 6-0, 6-2; Justin Ziegenfuss (L) def. Sean Saunder 6-0, 6-1.
Nick Mantz/Justin Ziegenfuss (L) def. Patrick Dykiert/D.J. Von Solkema 6-1; Josh Cohen/Kazaki Mollenthiel (ESS) def. Stephanie Slaw/Graham Strauss 6-2, 6-4; Brandon Briggs/Garth Kryciopolos (ESS) def. Peter Phelan/Chris Windbeck 7-5, 6-4; Jay Cox/Aki Mollenthiel (ESS) def. Lauren Burrows/Emily Cerimele 6-1, 6-3.
Pen Argyl posted a 3-2 Colonial League victory over Palmerton.
Spencer Shigo recorded a singles win for Palmerton, while the Bombers Ty Green and Kevin Dayton secured a doubles victory.
Pen Argyl 3, Palmerton 2
Zane Pagotto (PA) def. Tyler Snyder 6-7, 6-3, 6-2; Spencer Shigo (P) def. Jarrett Person 6-4, 7-6; Karl Constantino (PA) def. Richard Roselli 6-0, 6-2.
Ty Green/Kevin Dayton (P) def. Matt Brumbaugh/Nate Lee 6-3, 6-2; Logan Lees/Oliver Blasi (PA) def. Tony Gardo/Hunter Roberts 6-3, 6-2.