Panther Valley closes season with win
The Panther Valley baseball team closed out its season with a win on Friday.
The Panthers came a way with a 9-0 shutout win over Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech.
Matt Buss went two-for-three with a double and two runs scored, Kyle Ferryman was two-for-two with three RBI and Jake Kusko was two-for-three with a double and run scored for the Panthers (5-15).
Luke Stano pitched a complete game shutout for the win.
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Fenstamacher,N. Chyko (4) and Keeler; Stano and Buss. W - Buss.
Catasauqua held on for a 5-4 Colonial League victory over Northwestern.
Richard Perry picked up two hits and two RBIs for the Tigers (13-7, 9-7). Teammates Jake Augustus and Austin Yanek each drove in runs as well.
Zach Stopay led the Roughies with two hits and two RBIs.
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Catasauqua 140 000 x - 5 6 1
Perry and Breidinger; Bradley and Pacchioli. W - Bradley, L - Perry.
Lehighton and Palmerton needed 10 innings to decide a victor, with the Indians coming out on top 4-0 in a nonleague game.
Both starters dominated. Lehighton's Thatcher David threw seven and two-thirds innings and struck out five while allowing four hits. Palmerton's Lee Kuntz fanned 15 in nine innings while giving up just five hits.
The Indians broke through in the tenth by scoring four runs - three on passed balls - to win the game. Josh Kern (3-for-5) had the lone RBI.
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David, Farano (8) and Nalesnik; Kuntz, Borger (10) and Peters. W - Farano, L - Borger.
The Colts scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out a 3-2 Schuylkill League win over Nativity.
Freshman Dante Salerno drove a liner to right field to score Austin Paisley and end the game.
Frank Nietz had a triple and scored two runs for Marian (10-8 overall, 9-7 league), while Pete Baddick had two stolen bases. Anthony Agosti and Eric Swankoski also had singles for the Colts.
Marian pitcher Luke Stawick struck out four and walked one.
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Marian 000 101 1 - 3 5 4
McGovern, Yordy (7) and Foster; Stawick and Snerr. WP - Stawick, LP - Yordy.
Mahanoy Area blanked Weatherly over seven innings, winning 9-0.
Matt Kimmel, Mason Evitts and Nick Sopko each had two hits for the Golden Bears.
Weatherly's four hits came in the form of singles from Robbie Hinkle, Brett Stallone, Brian Maiello and Ryan Hoffman.
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Bloss and Fegley; Stallone, Hinkle (4), McCroy (6) and Maiello. W - Bloss, L - Stallone. HR: MA - Bumbulsky (2nd, none on).
North Schuylkill-No. Lehigh
Drake Steele drove in two runs while teammate Ryan Martinez knocked in another to help Northern Lehigh to a 3-2 non-league win over North Schuylkill.
Steele finished the day 2-for-3 with a single and a double. Martinez was 3-for-3 with two singles, a double and a run scored.
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Wiley, Ennis (6) and Denanficy; Dailey, Hoffer (6) and Landis. W - Dailey, L - Wiley, S - Hoffer.
Shane Grapsy led Blue Mountain to a 3-2 win over Tamaqua, keeping alive the Eagles' playoff hopes.
Grapsy threw a complete-game, three-hitter with four strikeouts, while going 2-for-4 with the game-winning hit in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Derek Rottet had two hits for the Blue Raiders (13-7, 9-3), including a two-run single in the sixth. while Brett Kosciolek had his team's other hit.
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Zehner and Roberts; Grapsy and Harding. WP - Grapsy, LP - Zehner.
Pottsville scored seven runs in the first inning and never looked back, as the Tide topped Panther Valley 11-0 in five innings.
Sam Zlock and Lexi Rodriguez recorded the Lady Panthers' two hits. Both were singles.
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Pottsville 722 00 - 11 12 0
Zlock, Tucker (3) and Rodriguez; Tobin and Dusel. W - Tobin, L - Zlock.
Saucon Valley did most of its damage in the first three innings and went on to beat Lehighton, 6-3 in nonleague softball action.
The Panthers' Shannon Petsch led the team with two hits and two RBI.
Brooke Lucykanish and Sophia Everett each went 2-for-3 for the Indians (4-15, 2-10). Lucykanish scored a run, while Everett had a RBI.
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Laub, Gubish (6), Laub (7) and Gubish, Laub (6) and Gubish (7); Bickert, Binyon (4) and Andrews. W - Laub, L - Bickert.
Nativity scored two runs in the top of the seventh to come from behind and beat Marian, 4-3.
The Fillies were paced by Sam Faust's three hits and three stolen bases. Teammates Alex Stroia and Bryianna Pearson each added two hits apiece.
Marian drops to 11-8 with the loss.
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Marian 101 100 0 - 3 9 4
Holobetz and Parobeck; Shaud and Hill. W - Holobetz, L - Shaud. HR: N - Pogash (4th, none on).
Weatherly knocked off Jim Thorpe, 11-1 in five innings of play.
Erin Dougherty drove in a game-high five runs to help lead the Wreckers to victory. Dominique added two hits and a RBI as well.
The Olympians' two hits came off the bats of Nicole Murphy and Anna Fiducia.
Jim Thorpe 010 00 - 1 2 3
Weatherly 253 01 - 11 8 0
Valentini, Murphy (3) and Kehrli; Polchin, Parker (4) and Dougherty. W - Polchin, L - Valentini.
NOTE A composing room error prevented the roundup of Thursday's scholastic baseball and softball games from appearing in Friday's TIMES NEWS. The Panther Valley baseball game from Friday and all of Thursday's action appears below.