JT, Palmerton fall on diamond
bob ford/times news Jim Thorpe's Ian Sterling unwinds with a pitch against Blue Mountain.
Jim Thorpe and Palmerton both suffered a pair of losses on the diamond Monday.
Blue Mountain-Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe kept the contest scoreless for the first four innings, but Blue Mountain's offense came to life late to get a 7-1 Schuylkill League victory.
Dane Ciavarella had two hits and Bryce Micciche added a hit and an RBI for the Olympians.
Blue Mountain 000 031 3 - 7 6 1
Jim Thorpe 000 001 0 - 1 4 3
Snyder, Reynolds (7), and Harting; Sterling, Ciavarella (6), Gavornik (7), and Duvigneaud; W - Snyder L - Sterling.
Pen Argyl avenaged an early season upset at the hands of Palmerton by posting a 5-1 Colonial League victory. The game was called after five innings because of rain.
Back in early April, the Green Knights suffered their lone league loss to the Bombers.
Jay Young paced the Green Knights with two singles and two runs scored.
CJ Cressman led the Bombers with a single and a run scored.
Palmerton slips to 4-10 in the league. Pen Argyl improves to 13-1.
Pen Argyl 211 10 - 5 6 2
Palmerton 001 00 - 1 6 3
Kersch and Young; Snyder and Peters. W - Kersch. L - Snyder.
Palmerton committed eight errors in a 17-1 Colonial League loss to Pen Argyl.
The only bright spot on the day for the Bombers was a first inning solo homerun from Janell Tracy.
With the loss Palmerton drops to 15-4 overall and 11-4 in the CL.
Pen Argyl 346 4 - 17 5 0
Palmerton 100 0 - 1 3 8
Smull and Stem; Herring, Silliman (3), and Campbell; W - Smull L - Herring; HR; Tracy (solo in the first)
Blue Mt.-Jim Thorpe
Blue Mountain took control with a big second inning and cruised to a 12-2 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.
Joy Mallory and Jasmyn Strohl had the only hits for the Olympians.
Blue Mt. 362 001 - 12 11 1
Jim Thorpe 101 000 - 2 2 4
Santai and Kline; Caufman and Weber. W-Santai. L-Caufman.
Lorie Ayache fired a three-hit shutout as Catasauqua beat Norterhn Lehigh, 8-0, in a rain-shortened Colonial League game.
Shannon Weil, Kaelah Horwath and Amber Thomas accounted for the Bulldog hits.
Northern Lehigh falls to 6-12 overall and 4-11 in the CL.
No. Lehigh 000 00 - 0 3 3
Catasauqua 121 31 - 8 8 2
Horwath, Kibbler (4), Thomas (5) and Filchner; Ayache and Matos. W-Ayache. L-Horwath.
Cassandra Palmer managed to sneak in a goal in the second half to give the Warriors a 1-0 Colonial League win over the Lady Bulldogs (3-14-1) on Saturday.
Northern Lehigh actually outshot the Warriors 11-3, but Wilson goalie Alesha Seifert had 10 saves. Nolehi goalie Kaylee Owens had two saves.