Jim Thorpe offense in high gear
Jim Thorpe scored in every atbat to beat Weatherly in a mercy-rule shortened baseball game on Wednesday.
An eight-run fourth inning helped Jim Thorpe pull away from a close contest and post a 17-5 non-league win in five innings over Weatherly.
Ian Sterling paced the Olympians with a perfect 3-for-3 performance at the plate, which included two doubles, two runs scored and four RBIs. Teammates Christian Gavornik (two singles) and Bryce Micchiche (single, double, run scored, RBI) also played well..
Brett Stallone led the Wreckers with two singles, a run scored and two RBIs.
Jim Thorpe improves to 1-2 overall. Weatherly is 0-1.
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Jim Thorpe 243 8x - 17 13 3
Lash, Belletiere (3) and Maiello; Peters, Ciavarella (3), Sterling (5) and Duvigneaud. W - Ciavarella. L - Lash.
Bangor scored three runs in the first and never looked back as the Slaters topped Northern Lehigh 5-2 in Colonial League play.
Kirk Bender (3-for-4), Joel Seyler (2-for-4) and Trevor Yashur (2-for-4) all had big games for the Bulldogs. However, six of the seven hits were singles. The lone extra-base hit came from Yashur when he went deep for a solo homer in the seventh.
Northern Lehigh is now 2-1 overall and 0-1 in league play.
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Wagner, Payden (7) and Hydock; Seyler, Wasilkowski (4) and Bender, Williams (7). W - Wagner, L - Seyler, S - Payden. HR: NL - Yashur (7th, none on).
Pen Argyl rallied to upend Colonial League foe Northwestern, 6-2.
Tom Young and Connor Gum each had two hits and a RBI for the Green Knights (2-0).
The Tigers (2-1, 0-1) were led by Peyton Bachman and Tyler Bartholomew. Bachman was 2-for-4 with a double and a run. Bartholomew ended the day 2-for-3 with a RBI.
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Bartholomew, Smith (6) and Breininger; Evans, Pearsson (5), Mutton (7) and Young. W - Evans, L - Bartholomew, S - Mutton.
Pleasant Valley rallied late in its non-league baseball game with Northampton to post a 3-1 victory.
Rob Getz delivered a two-run triple in the fifth to give the Bears (1-1) their first lead of the game. Teammate Jeff Pellei then laid down a perfect suicide squeeze an inning later to plate another run.
Tom Agosta picked up the win for Pleasant Valley. He went six strong, striking out five and allowing just four hits. Dan Hrbek pitched a perfect seventh to earn the save.
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Vitkauskas and Kramer; Agosta, Hrbek (7) and Cardenas. W - Agosta, L - Vitkauskas, S - Hrbek.
Missy Langdon's complete game shutout was key in Bangor's 2-0 Colonial League win over Northern Lehigh.
The Slaters' pitcher had six strikeouts, allowed two walks and was able to keep the Bulldogs away from home plate regardless of allowing six hits.
Northern Lehigh's Amber Kibler pitched well in a losing effort, allowing just two hits.
The Bulldogs' Sarah Frantz finished a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate.
Northern Lehigh drops to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the league.
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Langdon and Smith; Kibler and Filchner. W - Langdon. L - Kibler.
Mahanoy Area used three home runs to power by Tamaqua, 8-1.
Jamie Rago hit two bombs on the day and finished with a game-high four RBIs. Winning pitcher Ashley Hullihan added three hits and three RBIs.
Tamaqua's lone run was scored in the second when Shayna Dietrich doubled in a run. Krissy Bates and Dietrich both two hits.
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Tamaqua 010 000 0 - 1 7 3
Hullihan and Finneran; Dietrich and Zancofsky. W - Hullihan, L - Dietrich. HR: MA - Rago (2), Finneran.
Northampton stayed perfect on the young season with its 5-2 non-league win over Pleasant Valley.
Nicole Kregeloh, Diane Klapatch and Madison Shaneburger each recorded a hit for the Bears (1-2). Kregeloh picked up a RBI, while Klapatch and Shaneburger each scored a run.
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Laubach and Clancy; Klapatch and Shaneburger. W - Laubach, L - Klapatch. HR: N - Dalton.
Pen Argyl got the best of Northwestern for a 4-1 Colonial League victory.
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Rachel Kester's second half goal was enough to lift Northwestern to a 1-0 Colonial League victory over visiting Southern Lehigh.
Kester scored with 32:24 left in the second half. The Tiger senior scored on a direct kick.
Northwestern outshot Southern Lehigh 19-7 in the game while the Tigers held a 4-3 edge in corner kicks. The Tigers' keeper Lorraine Feinour posted two saves. The Spartans' Ally Quilty finished with 12 saves.
The Tigers remain unbeaten at 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the league. Southern Lehigh slips to 1-1 overall.
Saucon Vy.-No. Lehigh
Three second half goals sparked Saucon Valley to a 4-1 Colonial League victory over Northern Lehigh.
Alyssa Whitman scored two goals for the Panthers.
Sam Eden posted the Bulldogs' lone goal.
Kaylee Owens had 10 saves in goal for the Bulldogs.
Northern Lehigh slips to 0-3-1 overall and 0-2 in the CL.
Palmerton blanked Wilson 3-0 in Colonial League action.
Lauren David led the Bombers with two goals and an assist. Teammate Catie Rinfret helped out with a goal and an assist. Kaylee Bliask also added an assist.