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Local roundup: Results from April 6

The Northwestern baseball and softball teams both posted victories over Salisbury on Tuesday.

Elsewhere, Pleasant Valley earned wins in baseball and girls lacrosse, while Palmerton, Jim Thorpe and Tamaqua picked up victories in softball action.



Northwestern erupted for a 21-7 win over Salisbury in Colonial League play.

Dylan Witkowski was 3-for-3 with two doubles, six RBIs and three runs scored for the Tigers (3-0), who scored 12 runs in the top of the seventh inning.

Nick Henry also had three hits, four RBIs and five runs scored. Justin Holmes collected two hits, including a double, with three RBIs and three runs scored, while RJ Zack finished with three hits, an RBI and two runs scored.

Northwestern, who actually trailed 4-3 at one point, also received a hit and four runs scored from Carter Welch, a pair of hits and an RBI from Ryan Kensinger, and a hit and three RBIs from Ben Boyer.

Holmes gained the win, allowing just two hits and no earned runs while striking out seven in his four innings of work.

Northwestern 012 042 (12) - 21 17 5

Salisbury 004 002 1 - 7 5 8

Holmes, Boyer (5) and Kensinger; Schware, Graver (5), Grejda (6) and Warmkessel. W - Holmes. L - Grejda.

Pleasant Valley-Stroudsburg

Pleasant Valley pulled away from Stroudsburg for a 13-6 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference win.

The Bears’ leadoff hitter, Nathan Loch, collected three hits, scored a run and knocked in two, while Jack Smale finished with three hits, two runs and an RBI.

PV (2-0) also received two hits, one a double, a pair of runs and an RBI from Zach Walters. Chris Frable contributed two hits and two RBIs, with winning pitcher Brandon Ratti adding a hit and two runs scored.

Jake Gethen chipped in with a hit and two RBIs.

Pleasant Valley 004 250 2 - 13 13 2

Stroudsburg 200 202 0 - 6 9 3

Ratti, Mostosky (6) and Meitzler; Orrego, Sodl (3), Allbaugh (5) and Dorst, Silva (7). W - Ratti. L - Sodl.

No. Lehigh-So. Lehigh

Matthew Tankred pitched five innings of one-hit ball and Southern Lehigh rolled to a 10-0 Colonial League victory over Northern Lehigh.

Tankred struck out 10 and surrendered just two walks in the contest.

Christian Pickell was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI for the Spartans (3-0). Tankred added a triple and two RBIs, while Gavin Bealer drove in two and had a hit and a run scored.

Ryan Hammond collected the only hit for the Bulldogs (0-4).

Northern Lehigh 000 00 - 0 1 7

Southern Lehigh 302 14 - 10 4 0

Chamberlain, Buskirk (4); Tankred. W - Tankred. L - Chamberlain.


Pottsville cruised to a 12-4 Schuylkill League win over Lehighton.

Pat Yoder led the charge with a grand slam for the Tide (1-3), who led 10-0 after three innings. The senior finished with two hits and seven RBIs. John Holobetz went 3-for-4 with two triples, two RBIs and three runs scored.

Grant Schaeffer was 2-for-4 with a run scored for the Indians, while Dylan Bowman collected a double and drove in two runs. Randy Bongiorno chipped in with a hit, run scored and RBI.

The loss dropped Lehighton to 1-1.

Lehighton 000 211 0 - 4 7 1

Pottsville 352 200 x - 12 9 2

Rarick, Kocher (2), Schaeffer (3), Bowman (4), Greene (5), Bauder (6) and Poole, Kocher (4); Yoder, Sukeena (5), Kull (7) and Salem. W - Yoder. L - Rarick. HR: Pottsville - Yoder (2nd, three on).

North Schuylkill-Tamaqua

North Schuylkill turned back Tamaqua for a 13-8 Schuylkill League win.

Jaxson Chowansky and Jacob Hall both hit home runs for the Spartans (3-1), who scored eight runs in the first inning. Josh Chowansky had a double and four RBIs, while Tanner Walacavage collected a double among his two hits and scored three runs. Dylan Dietz also finished 3-for-5.

For the Blue Raiders, who dropped to 0-2, Lucas Schickram had a home run and two RBIs among his three hits. Chase Andrews also had three hits and drove in two. Aaron Coccio had a hit and two RBIs, while Zander Coleman chipped in a hit and a pair of runs.

North Schuylkill 800 032 0 - 13 11 2

Tamaqua 200 150 0 - 8 10 3

Walacavage, Stanakis (5), Dietz (6) and Burke; Case, Coccio (2), Coleman (5), Wickersham (7) and Wickersham, Muschock (7). W - Walacavage. L - Case. HR: North Schuylkill - Jo. Chowansky (1st, one on), Hall (1st, none on); Tamaqua - Schickram (1st, one on).



A combination of stellar pitching and timely hitting powered Northwestern to an 8-0 Colonial League win over Salisbury.

Brynn Balliet and Novalie Duffy combined to pitch a three-hit shutout for the Tigers (4-0; 3-0). Balliet went five innings, striking out eight and allowing three hits and three walks. Duffy followed by tossing two innings, striking out three without surrendering a hit.

Adana Funk sparked the Tigers’ offense with a single, triple and a run scored, while Morgan Farthing added two singles, two runs scored and a walk. Sage Toman (single, walk) crossed home plate twice, while both Molly Mitman and Marissa Christman both chipped in with two RBIs apiece.

Northwestern 320 021 0 - 8 9 2

Salisbury 000 000 0 - 0 3 3

Balliet, Duffy (6) and Stofflet; Carary and Knecht. W - Balliet. L - Carary.

Pen Argyl-Palmerton

Carly Gaffney pitched a four-hitter and Palmerton pounded out 12 hits to lead to a 5-1 Colonial League victory over Pen Argyl.

Yessi Olewine paced the Blue Bombers (4-1; 3-0) with three hits, a run scored and an RBI.

Emily Baumgardt added two hits, a run scored and an RBI, while Alyssa Silliman contributed two hits, one a triple, and an RBI.

Pen Argyl 000 000 1 – 1 4 1

Palmerton 021 002 x – 5 12 2

Holler and Rissmiller; Gaffney and M. Green. W – Gaffney. L – Holler.

Jim Thorpe-Lourdes

Jim Thorpe used a four-run fourth inning to pull out a 5-4 victory over Lourdes.

Kristin Pompa tripled and knocked in three runs for the Olympians (1-2), while Trista Gehris contributed three hits.

The winners also received a double and two RBIs from Nadya Soliman. Amanda Goodchild earned the win, striking out four without allowing any walks.

Jim Thorpe 001 400 0 - 5 9 2

Lourdes 100 110 1 - 4 8 3

Goodchild and Mahmde; Brown and Adams. W - Goodchild. L - Brown.

North Schuylkill-Tamaqua

Tamaqua pushed across three runs in the second inning and Bryn Clifford tossed a three-hitter to lead the Blue Raiders to a 4-2 Schuylkill League victory over North Schuylkill.

Clifford, who walked just one and struck out nine, helped her own cause with a two-run double during the second frame.

Breanna Thomas added a run-scoring double in the second, while Alexsya Thomas finished with two hits, including an RBI single in the fourth.

The win lifted Tamaqua’s record to 2-3.

North Schuylkill 100 001 0 - 2 3 1

Tamaqua 030 100 x - 4 6 1

Dinger, White (4) and O’Conner; Clifford and Warne. W - Clifford. L - Dinger.


Pottsville overcame an early deficit and cruised to a 13-3 Schuylkill League victory over Lehighton.

The Indians (0-2) jumped out to a 3-0 first-inning lead on an RBI single by Mia Snyder and a two-run double by Mallory Valentine, but the Tide quickly responded with two runs in the home first and five more tallies in the third.

Jersey-Lynn Cook and Alex Blum both had two hits and scored three runs for the winners, while Mia Bowers and Kierstin Schmidt finished with a pair of hits and two RBIs.

For Lehighton, Snyder had three hits.

Lehighton 300 000 - 3 5 0

Pottsville 205 204 - 13 10 1

Miller, Craig (4) and Bergdath; Welsh and Bowers. W - Welsh. L - Miller.

No. Lehigh-So. Lehigh

An eight-run fifth inning helped Southern Lehigh claim a 10-3 Colonial League win over Northern Lehigh.

Kaley Hoffman paced the Spartans (1-1) with a double, triple, two runs scored, and an RBI, while Zoey Ritter chipped in with two singles, two runs and an RBI.

Haylie Fenstermaker led the Bulldogs (0-3) with two singles, two runs, and an RBI, while Cadence Peters added a double and a single. Jordan Hemingway also added an RBI double.

Northern Lehigh 000 020 1 - 3 8 2

Southern Lehigh 001 081 x - 10 12 1

Heiney, Smith (5) and Peters; Schlegel and Hespell. W - Schlegel. L - Heiney.


Weatherly scored 12 runs in the first inning and cruised to a 19-0 nonleague win over Lincoln Leadership Academy.

Maddie VonFrisch allowed just one hit and struck out seven in three innings of work.

The Wreckers (2-1) received two hits, one a triple, and two runs from Kelly Royer.

Weatherly (12)70 - 19 11 0

Lincoln LA 0 00 - 0 1 5

VonFrisch and Colecio; Emily and Jenayah. W - VonFrisch. L - Emily.



Lehighton won two singles matches, but Pottsville swept doubles play to gain a 3-2 victory.

Aaron Miller and Luke Blauch both posted straight-set victories for the Indians, who dropped to 2-3.

Pottsville 3, Lehighton 2


Aaron Miller (L) def. Tyler Diehl 6-0, 6-0; Matt Garland (P) def. Daniel Hoppes 6-3, 7-5; Luke Blauch (L) def. Ken Wolff 6-2, 7-6.


James David/Malek Troutman (P) def. Zach Wilusz/Celia Fisher 6-2, 6-1; Alex Nick/Kull Horvath (P) def. Adrienne Leiby/Kendyl Fitcher 6-3, 6-3.

Saucon Valley-Palmerton

Saucon Valley swept Palmerton 5-0 in a Colonial League match.

Saucon Valley 5, Palmerton 0


Matt Nagy (SV) def. Hunter Connell 6-0, 6-0; Joey Andres (SV) def. Nolan Walters 6-0, 6-0; Greg Ackerman (SV) def. Madison Balliet 6-0, 6-0.


Ryan Salmon/Brennen Van Helmondt (SV) def. Brayden Kline/Logan Connelly 6-0, 6-1; Ron Carr/Tom Ward (SV) def. Riley Fallon/Tyler Shollenberger 6-1, 6-0.



Freedom posted a 14-7 nonleague win over Northwestern.

Matthew Bogardo sparked the Patriots (2-1) with four goals and an assist, while both Alexander Hume and John Quin Hoke added three goals.

Austin Sosnovik and Blaine Snyder paced the Tigers (3-1) with two goals, and Andrew Sabo added a goal and two assists. Kane Flickinger and Colby Borrows both chipped in with goals.

Tigers’ keeper Daniel Fenstermacher finished with seven saves.


Nazareth-Pleasant Valley

Brielle McInaw’s six goals and two assists highlighted Pleasant Valley’s 16-6 win over Nazareth in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference play.

Alexandra Bush contributed five goals and an assist for the Bears (1-1), while Emily Shupp chipped in with three goals and an assist. Riley Green and Julia DeYoung also added scores.

PV keeper Amanda Hayes finished with six saves.

Sage Toman of Northwestern slides into second base as Salisbury shortstop Bailey Aeotz awaits the throw. NANCY SCHOLZ/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS