Colts qualify for D-11 playoffs
bob ford/times news Marian's Dylan Latham takes a late throw at second base as Weatherly's Christian Hinkle slides in safely.
Marian qualified for the District 11 baseball playoffs with a victory over Weatherly on Thursday.
Marian qualified for the district playoffs with a 7-5 Schuylkill League victory over visiting Weatherly.
Dylan Latham and Nick Kweder hit back-to-back singles to start a fifth-inning rally. Frank Nietz recorded an RBI single to score Latham, while Zach Motil delivered a two-run triple to score Nietz and Mike Cataldo and put the Colts up by a run. Motil's courtesy runner, Kyle Rodgers provided an insurance run on a double steal.
Nietz paced the Colts with a single, triple, two runs scored and two RBIs, while Latham added a single, double and a run scored.
The Wreckers' Maiello had a double, homerun, a run scored and a RBI, while Vinny McCray chipped in with two singles and two RBIs.
Marian improves to 9-7 overall and 6-5 in the league.
Weatherly 040 001 0 - 5 8 1
Marian 012 040 x - 7 7 3
Hinkle, Stallone (5) and Maiello; McGowan , Motil (3) and Kosar. W - Motil. L - Stallone. HR: Weatherly - Maiello (5th, none on).
Stroudsburg used a four-run fourth inning to post a 7-5 Mountain Valley Conference victory over visiting Pleasant Valley.
The Mounties' Bennie keyed the inning with a two-run double and scored on a Stoke's RBI-single.
John Guadagna led the Bears with two singles, a double, a run scored and two RBIs, while Robert Getz added two singles, two runs scored and a RBI. Teammate Howie Stevens finished with two singles.
Pleasant Valley slips to 9-10 overall and 7-5 in the MVC.
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Stroudsburg 110 401 x - 7 8 1
Stevens, Hrbek (6) and Agosta; Hakes and Albaran. W - Hakes. L - Stevens.
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Jim Thorpe cruised to a 14-0 Schuylkill League win over Panther Valley.
Pat Duvigneaud led the Olympians with two singles, four runs scored and a walk, while Ian Sterling added a single, two runs scored and two RBIs. Teammate Bryce Micciche contributed a two-run single in the fifth.
Nick McArdle finished with a single and stolen base for the Panthers.
Jim Thorpe moves to 3-17 overall (1-11 in the league), while Panther Valley falls to 3-17 (1-11).
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Panther Valley 000 000 - 0 5 5
Ciavarella and Duvigneaud; Stano, Szczecina (6) and Buss. W - Ciavarella. L - Stano.
A seventh-inning rally fell a run short as Tamaqua lost a 7-6 Schuylkill League contest to visiting Pottsville.
With two losses in two days, the Blue Raiders (5-14 overall, 4-7 Schuylkill League) fail to qualify for district as they have just one game left this season.
Dylan Delay led Tamaqua with two doubles, a single, two runs scored and a RBI, while Bo Rottet followed with three singles and a RBI.
Teammates Matt Roberts (two singles), Derek Rottet (two singles, run scored, RBI) and Troy Reinhardt (two singles, two RBIs) contributed as well.
Pottsville 120 011 2 - 7 9 0
Tamaqua 000 111 3 - 6 14 3
Tobin, Moser (7) and Hinchliffe; B. Rottet, Yeakel (7) and Matsago. W - Tobin. L - B. Rottet. HR: Pottsville - Heffner (2nd, one on), Tobin (7th, none on).
Joshua Scheibley scored on a passed ball with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to lift Pine Grove to a 7-6 Schuylkill League win over visiting Tamaqua on Wednesday.
The Cardinals' Ty Zimmerman and Steve Zimmerman hit back-to-back singles to lead off the bottom off the seventh. With two strikes, Brandon Scheibley tied the game with a two-run double, which sent the game into extra innings.
The Blue Raiders' Brett Kosciolek finished with a single, double and three RBIs while Matt Roberts added two singles.
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Pine Grove 000 040 201 - 7 8 2
Kosciolek, Nicholls (8) and Matsago; T. Zimmerman, McCabe (7) and S. Zimmerman. W - McCabe. L - Nicholls.
Marian beat visiting Weatherly, 3-1 in a Schuylkill League game.
The Fillies need one win in their remaining two games to punch their district playoff ticket.
Abbey Hill and Sam Faust both had with three singles and a RBI to lead the Fillies. Teammate Marissa Web recorded two runs scored and a single.
Sara Dolinsky paced the Wreckers with a single, triple and a run scored.
Marian improves to 9-9 on the season. Weatherly falls to 10-8.
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Marian 110 100 x - 3 9 1
Polchin and E. Dougherty; Shaud and Hill. W - Shaud. L - Polchin.
Martina Herring tossed a complete-game four-hitter to lead Palmerton to a 2-0 Colonial League win over Northern Lehigh.
Janel Tracy had two hits for the Bombers. Lauren Campbell added a hit and an RBI.
Cassie Toth had a pair of hits for Northern Lehigh. Amber Kibler had a hit and walked twice.
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Herring and Campbell; Horwath and Filchner. W-Herring. L-Horwath.
Stroudsburg handed Pleasant Valley its first Mountain Valley Conference setback of the season with a 3-1 victory.
Despite suffering the setback, the Bears' Hailey Marini struck out eight and allowed just five hits.
The Bears' Jordan Meckes had a single and a run scored, while Diane Klapatch added a single and a RBI.
Pleasant Valley drops to 13-5 overall and 10-1 in the conference.
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Stroudsburg 000 102 x - 3 5 3
Marini and Shaneburger; Leidberg and Noyes. W - Leidberg. L - Marini.
Shenandoah Valley got the best of Panther Valley in a Schuylkill League doubleheader.
The Blue Devils opened with a 5-1 victory over the Panthers, while following that up with a five-inning, 13-3 win in the second game.
In the opening game, Jasmine Wilson and Sam Zlock accounted for the Panthers' lone hits.
In the nightcap, Sara Mary Tucker led the Panthers with a RBI single and a run scored.
Panther Valley slips top 1-19 on the season.
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Panther Vy. 100 000 0 - 1 2 1
Lukashunas and Mika; Zlock and Kehrli. W - Lukashunas. L - Zlock.
Shenandoah 161 05 - 13 5 3
Panther Vy. 002 10 - 3 4 5
Luckashunas and Mika; Tucker, Marouchoc (3), Zlock (4) and Rodriguez. W - Luckashunas. L - Tucker.
Lourdes Regional only needed five innings to blank Jim Thorpe, 14-0.
The Red Raiders' Rosini tossed a no-hitter.
Long paced Lourdes with two doubles, a triple and two RBIs.
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Lourdes 427 1x - 14 11 1
Caufmann and Smith; Rosini and Chapman. W - Rosini. L - Caufmann.
Pottsville beat Tamaqua, 12-0, in a Schuylkill League game.
Morgan Alisauckas led the Tide with two doubles, while Stephanie Sweat, who earned the pitching victory, chipped in with a single and a double.
Krissy Bates and Alexis Boyle accounted for the Blue Raiders' two hits on the day.
Pottsville 203 34 - 12 12 0
Tamaqua 000 00 - 0 2 7
Sweat and Wentzel; Dietrich, C. Bates (5) and Zancofsky. W - Sweat. L - Dietrich.