Bears win in baseball and softball
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Palmerton's Janelle Tracy leads off of first base during Friday;s win over Northwestern Lehigh.
Marian, Palmerton and Pleasant Valley grabbed softball wins, while Pleasant Valley and Tamaqua were baseball winners on Friday.
No. Lehigh-Pen Argyl
Pen Argyl used a strong finish, scoring all six runs in the final three innings, to secure a 6-0 Colonial League win over Northern Lehigh.
Emily Smull pitched a complete game four-hitter and struckout nine for Pen Argyl while also going 2-for-4 with a double at the plate.
Amber Kibler was 2-for-3 with a triple and Taylor Herman also added a triple for Northern Lehigh.
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Pen Argyl 000 411 x - 6 6 1
Smull and Kresch; Thomas and Weil. WP - Smull. LP - Thomas.
Palmerton used a strong pitching performance from starter Kendra Pekurney to secure a 3-0 Colonial League win over Northwestern.
Pekurney pitched a complete game shutout for the Lady Bombers, allowing only one hit.
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Eden, Danner (2) and Greenberg; Pekurney and Acker. WP - Pekurney. LP - Danner.
Pleasant Vy.-ES South
Hailey Marini hit a home run and was the game's winning pitcher as Pleasant Valley cruised to a 10-3 Mountain Valley Conference win over East Stroudsburg South.
Marini allowed five hits and struck out eight. At the plate she had three hits, knocked in three runs and scored twice. The Bears (2-4, 2-0) also received three hits and three runs from Jordan Meckes, while Tracey Deubler added two doubles and a home run.
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ES South 001 110 0 - 3 5 3
Marini and Shaneburger; Snyder, Parks and Fryer. W - Marini. L - Snyder. HR: Pleasant Valley - Marini, Deubler.
Marian rolled to a 15-0 non-league win over Moravian Academy on the strength of Bethany Shaud's perfect game.
Shaud struck out six of the nine batters she faced in the three-inning contest.
Sam Foust had two hits, two runs scored and an RBI, while Lindsay Nemeth chipped in a triple and an RBI.
Marian moves to 3-0 with the win.
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Marian 110 4 - 15 6 0
Sheetz, Helfft (1) and Santiago; Shaud and Nemeth, Hill (2). WP - Shaud. LP - Sheetz.
No. Lehigh-Pen Argyl
Pen Argyl cruised to an 11-5 Colonial League win over Northern Lehigh.
Matt Egan was 2-for-4 with an RBI single for the Bulldogs while Kris Seiler added an RBI double. Drake Steele was also 2-for-3 with an RBI double in the loss.
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Pen Argyl 310 007 x - 11 17 4
Pleasant Vy.-ES South
Pleasant Valley used a fifth-inning rally to break a 3-3 tie with East Stroudsburg South to earn a win in Mountain Valley Conference play.
The Bears (5-1, 2-0) were led by James Shank, who went 4-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored.
Howie Stevens got the win for Pleasnt Valley, with Dan Hrbek picking up the save.
Pleasant Vy. 300 010 0 - 4 12 2
ES South 002 100 0 - 3 9 2
Werner; Stevens, Hrbek (7). WP - Stevens. LP - Werner. S - Hrbek.
Tamaqua jumped on Wyomissing early and held on for a 2-0 non-league win.
Bo Rottet went 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Brett Kosciolek added a triple for the Raiders.
Matt Yeakel got the win and struckout four in five innings, while Matt Minchoff picked up his first save of the season for Tamaqua.
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Yeakel, Minchoff (6) and Matsago; Smith and Degeuero. WP - Yeakel. LP - Smith. S - Minchoff.
Weatherly tied the game at four in the fifth, but couldn't hold off a late Tri Valley rally in the last two innings, falling 7-4 in Schuylkill League action.
The Wreckers certainly had opportunities, with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, but Tri Valley pitcher Hunter Bordner got the third out to seal the win.
Brian Maiello went 3-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run for Weatherly. Kevin and Robbie Hinkle each went 2-for-4 in the contest.
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Bruso, Bordner (5) and Herb; Stallone, Hinkle (6) and Maiello. WP - Bordner. LP - Stallone. HR: Maiello.
Jim Thorpe used strong performances from its one and two singles players to earn a 3-2 non-league win over Lehighton.
Kyle Bacher and Dalton Becker earned straight-set wins for the Olympians, who improve to 3-6 on the year.
Tegan Durishin earned a win in the number three singles match for the Indians.
Jim Thorpe 3, Lehighton 2
Kyle Bacher (JT) def. Peter Phelan 6-0, 6-0; Dalton Becker (JT) def. Chris Windbeck 6-2, 6-1; Tegan Durishin (L) def. Avery Magill 6-1, 6-3.
Kyle Lawrence/Lou Squillace (JT) def. Lauren Burrows/Emily Cerimele 6-3, 6-0; Spence David/Gerardo Puerto (L) def. Shane Bleicher Otto/Matt Miller 6-4, 6-3.
Pleasant Valley dominated Stroudsburg, taking five of seven matches, en route to a 5-2 win in Mountain Valley Conference action.
The Bears got wins from Jon White and Jon Walmach, their top two singles players, in the rout.
With the victory, Pleasant Valley improves to 8-1overall and 6-0 in the Mountain Valley Conference.
Pleasant Vy. 5, Stroudsburg 2
Jon White (PV) def. Brady Wyant 6-4, 7-6 (7-4); Jon Walmach (PV) def. Danny Procaccino 6-0, 6-2; Brian Smith (S) def. Stevie Berry 6-2, 6-3.
Kevin Bantel/Eric Schmidt (PV) def. Adam Deshrirer/Joe Visceglia 8-5; Erik Ammerman/Brandon Percey (PV) def. Will Lynch/Jake Rubin 6-2, 6-3; Connor Cassady/Andy Hendry (S) def. Jeff Olah/Noah Soltis 6-2, 6-4; James Osinski/Eric Galanto (PV) def. Corbin Ruff/Luke Artz 6-4, 6-4.