Indians, 'Dawgs get baseball, softball wins
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Chey Bates slides in to second base safely as Northwestern Lehigh's Lauren Horner takes a late throw. The Tigers kept the Lady Raiders from crossing home plate, however, and rolled to a 10-0 non-league win.
Lehighton and Northern Lehigh picked up baseball and softball wins in non-league action on Monday.
Elsewhere, Northwestern also triumphed in softball and girls soccer.
Northern Lehigh held Jim Thorpe scoreless for the last five innings of the ball game en route to a 5-1 victory.
Pitcher Lucas Pierce gave up just one run in four innings of work along with collecting two hits for the Bulldogs. Trevor Yashur also had two hits and a stolen base.
Nicholas Montenero had two of the four hits for the Olympians.
No. Lehigh 202 100 00 - 5 5 1
Jim Thorpe 010 000 00 - 1 4 4
Pierce, Papay (4), and Bender; Gavornik, Peters (4), and Duvigneaud. W - Pierce, L - Gavornik.
Lehighton scored 10 runs on 12 hits and topped non-league foe Catasauqua, 10-5.
Alex Storm went three-for-three with a double and knocked in three runs, while AJ Wenrich added two hits and drove in four runs for the Indians (2-0).
Carlos Perez had two hits for the Roughies (0-2).
Josh Kerns got the win.
Catasauqua 002 000 3 - 5 13 2
Lehighton 100 504 x - 10 12 1
Bradley, Eck (4), and Bloszinski; Kerns, Rossino (7), and Nalesnik. W - Kerns, L - Bradley.
No. Dame ES-Jim Thorpe
Notre Dame scored two runs in the top of the seventh and then held on to knock off the Olympians, 6-5 in non-league action.
Jim Thorpe's Brittany Caufman led the team with two hits.
K. Moore had a single and home run and B. Malisch added a double and single for the Spartans.
No. Dame 300 010 2 - 6 6 1
Jim Thorpe 320 000 0 - 5 7 4
Moore and Walsch; Tillou and Weber. W - Moore, L - Tillou. HR: ND - Moore.
Lehighton (2-0) scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth to run away from Palisades, 14-11 in non-conference play.
Ashley Otto went 3-for-3 for the Indians with three RBIs and two runs scored. Teammate Emily Kollar finished 2-for-3 with three runs scored.
Palisades 300 300 5 - 11 10 5
Lehighton 301 037 x - 14 11 4
McClintok and Albe; Rehrig and Smith. W - Rehrig, L - McClintok. HR: None.
ES North-Northern Lehigh
Northern Lehigh finished off East Stroudsburg North in six innings by a score of 15-5 in non-league competition.
Kaelah Horwath went the distance for the Lady 'Dawgs and also went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI's.
Shannon Weil also helped out going 3-for-3 and Cassie Toth added two hits and three RBI's.
ES North 111 11 - 5 5 0
No. Lehigh 324 33 - 15 12 0
Rileg and Miro; Horwath and Filchner. W - Horwath, L - Rileg.
Northwestern blanked Tamaqua 10-0 in an early non-league softball match-up.
The Lady Tigers scored four runs in the second and fourth inning to help them get the win.
Lauren Horner had a double, home run and three RBIs, while Calie Rehrig had two hits, a run scored and one RBI for the Tigers.
Brianna Boyle had a double for Tamaqua's lone extra base hit.
Tamaqua 000 000 0 - 0 2 3
Northwestern 040 402 x - 10 7 0
Dietrich and Zancofsky; Bennett and Williams. W - Bennett
Crestwood took care of the Fillies in non-league softball competition with a 12-1 victory.
The Lady Comets scored eight runs in the fifth and sixth inning to propel them to victory.
Gabby Cann, Abby Hill and Jean Connor all had hits for the Fillies, who with the loss have dropped to 1-1 on the season.
Crestwood 130 053 x - 12 11 1
Marian 100 000 0 - 1 3 6
Davies, Cassew (5), and Cooler; Cann, Nemeth (5), and Hill. W - Davies, L- Cann.
Moravian Academy made quick work of Jim Thorpe on Monday afternoon with a 5-0 victory.
The Lions played solid tennis throughout and only surrendered one game loss in singles and doubles action.
The loss drops the Olympians to 1-3 on the year.
Moravian Academy 5, Jim Thorpe 0
Andrew Ma (MA) def. Corey Ligenza (JT) 6-0, 6-1; Madhaj Valla (MA) def. Kyle Lawrence (JT) 6-0, 6-0; Madhaj Sekar (MA) def. Kyle Bainer (JT) 6-0, 6-0.
Insha Malik/Mike Nest (MA) def. Shane Bleicher/Dalton Becker (JT) 6-0, 6-0; Danny Lessig/Euw Burke (MA) def. Zack Nace/Brandon Huffman (JT) 6-0, 6-0.
Salisbury scored twice in each half and blanked Northern Lehigh, 4-0 in Colonial League play.
Emily Kotch led the Falcons with two goals. Goalie Kaylee Owens made 15 saves in net to preserve the shutout.
Kelsey King tallied a hat-trick for Southern Lehigh and helped the Spartans to a 4-1 Colonial League victory over Palmerton.
The Bombers' only goal was actually an own-goal on Southern Lehigh.
Northwestern stayed perfect on the year with a 3-1 win over Colonial League foe Saucon Valley.
Haylee Kubat, Sarah Segan and Sabrina Mertz each scored for the Lady Tigers (4-0). Segan also recorded an assist.