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Bears, Bombers walk off with wins

  • Nancy Scholz Palmerton's Janel Tracy tops a ball in front of the plate during Saturday's Colonial League game against Catasauqua at Pates Park.
    Nancy Scholz Palmerton's Janel Tracy tops a ball in front of the plate during Saturday's Colonial League game against Catasauqua at Pates Park.
Published April 29. 2013 05:07PM

Pleasant Valley and Palmerton's softball teams both registered walk-off wins over the weekend.

The Bombers defeated Catasauqua in a Colonial League contest, while the Bears won their 10th straight game with a non-league victory over Allen.

In other weekend action, Lehighton's baseball team and Northern Lehigh's softball squad both rolled to non-league wins.



Lehighton made quick work of Dieruff in a non-league baseball game, defeating the Huskies 11-0 in five innings.

Anthony Rossino, Thatcher David, Vince Mele and Brady Niehoff all had two hits in the win, with Niehoff driving in two runs.

Jacen Nalesnik also had a triple and two RBIs for the Indians (8-6).

Lehighton 213 50 - 11 11 0

Dieruff 000 00 - 0 2 3

David and Nalesnik; Santiago, Rodriguez (2), Cuvo (5) and Schiller. W - David. L - Santiago.

Parkland-Pleasant Valley

Parkland held on to post a 4-2 non-league win over Pleasant Valley.

The Bears, shut out through the first six frames, rallied for a pair of runs in the home seventh but it wasn't enough.

Damin Muth had two hits and scored two runs for the Trojans, while Chris Rabasco had two hits and an RBI.

For PV, which dropped to 11-3, James Shank had a hit and knocked in a run.

Parkland 100 010 2 - 4 6 0

Pleasant Valley 000 000 2 - 2 4 2

Higgins, Rabasco (6), Duff (7) and Merkle; Hrbek, Stevens (7) and Shank. W - Higgins. L - Hrbek.

Weatherly-Moravian Aca.

Moravian Academy rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out a 7-6 non-league win over Weatherly.

The Lions scored four runs in the final frame to gain the victory.

Owen Loughlin had two triples and knocked in five runs for the winners. For the Wreckers (1-10), Vinny McCroy finished 3-for-4 with an RBI, while Robbie Hinkle had a pair of hits. Ryan Hoffman chipped in with a hit and two RBIs.

Weatherly 200 100 3 - 6 8 2

Moravian Aca. 200 010 4 - 7 5 1

McCroy and Maiello; Schippel, Shane (5) and Gushue. W - Schippell. L - McCroy.


PM West-No. Lehigh

Northern Lehigh scored early and often in rolling to a 13-3, five-inning, non-league win over Pocono Mountain West.

Lexy Barrett had two hits, one a triple, scored twice and knocked in two runs for the Bulldogs (8-8). Jocelyn Filchner and Kianna Marlatt each added two hits and scored a pair of runs.

Winning pitcher Jenelle Kern finished with a three-hitter, striking out 10.

PM West 210 00 - 3 3 6

No. Lehigh 273 1x - 13 9 3

Robson and Keiper; Kern and Weil. W - Kern. L - Robson.

Northwestern-Pen Argyl

Pen Argyl continued to dominate the Colonial League, improving to 10-1 with a win at Pates Park over Northwestern.

Corrine Ashmore had two hits and knocked in three runs to lead the Green Knights to their 6-2 victory.

The winners also received two hits and a pair of runs from Alyssa Weaver while Emily Smull struck out seven and didn't walk a batter.

Northwestern's Lyndsey Papp smacked a double, while Stephanie Papp added a triple. Erynn Day chipped in with a hit and RBI.

With the loss, the Tigers dropped to 5-11 overall and 3-9 in the CL.

Northwestern 001 100 0 - 2 6 0

Pen Argyl 103 020 x - 6 8 1

Danner and Greenberg; Smull and Kresch. W - Smull. L - Danner.


Palmerton's Abby Reimer scored the only run of the game on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Blue Bombers to a 1-0 Colonial League win over Catasauqua.

Reimer doubled and moved to third on a bunt before racing home with the winning run.

Kendra Pekurny tossed a three-hit shutout for the pitching victory while Reimer finished with three hits for Palmerton (9-4; 7-4). Bomber catcher Lauren Campbell also came up big recording two putouts at the plate.

Catasauqua 000 000 0 - 0 3 2

Palmerton 000 000 1 - 1 5 2

Kunkle and Matos; Pekurny and Campbell. W - Pekurny. L - Kunkle.

Allen-Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley ran its winning streak to 10 straight games by gaining a 4-3 walk-off win over Allen.

Rikki Correll pitched a two-hitter, striking out nine, to lead the Bears (10-4).

PV rallied from a 3-1 deficit, scoring twice in the home sixth before plating the winning run in the eighth.

Jordan Meckes had three hits, stole two bases and knocked in a run while Katie Lenhart added a pair of hits and two RBIs.

Allen 000 003 00 - 3 2 5

Pleasant Valley 000 012 01 - 4 9 3

White and Morrell; Correll and Caffrey. W - Correll. L - White.

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