Local roundup: Results from April 14
The Palmerton softball and Northwestern baseball teams both earned extra-inning victories on Wednesday.
Elsewhere, Marian picked up victories in baseball and softball action, while the Tamaqua softball team, Pleasant Valley baseball squad, and Palmerton tennis team also posted wins.
Palmerton-Notre Dame GP
Megan Green’s solo home run in the top of the eighth inning lifted Palmerton to a key 8-7 Colonial League victory over Notre Dame of Green Pond.
The Bombers (7-1 overall; 6-0 CL) and Crusaders (5-1; 5-1 CL) traded the lead three times, but, it was Palmerton that came out on top, handing Notre Dame its first loss of the season.
Green finished 4-for-5 on the day with three singles, a homer and three RBIs, while Megan Serfass was 3-for-4 with three singles and two runs scored.
Bridget Shields sent the game into extra innings with a two-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.
Palmerton 201 300 01 – 7 13 0
NDGP 310 002 0 – 6 8 1
Gaffney and Green; Fabiano, Pavelko and Nedo. W – Gaffney. L – Pavelko. HR: Palmerton – Green (8th, none on); NDGP – Shields (7th, one on).
Bryn Clifford starred at the plate and in the circle as Tamaqua posted a 9-3 Schuylkill League win over Lourdes.
Clifford was 3-for-4 with two singles, a triple, a run scored and two RBIs for the Raiders (4-5) while also striking out 11. Riley MacMillan finished 2-for-4 with a single, triple and three RBIs, while Courtney Loar collected a single, double and scored a run.
Lourdes 010 200 0 - 3 5 4
Tamaqua 030 321 x - 9 8 0
Yuskoski, Brown (4) and Adams; Clifford and Warne. W - Clifford. L - Yuskoski.
Marian remained undefeated with a 15-1 Schuylkill League win over Mahanoy Area.
Paige Welch had a pair of doubles for the Fillies (5-0), who scored 13 runs in the top of the fourth to break the game open. Athena Matenkoski, Alise Heisey, Morgan Kelly and Eden Arnold also collected two hits apiece.
Kelly was dominant in the circle, allowing one hit with 12 strikeouts. She has 54 strikeouts through five games this season.
Marian 002 (13)0 - 15 13 2
Mahanoy 001 00 - 1 1 4
Kelly and Grabosky; Mayberry, McLeary (3) and Lewandowski. W - Kelly. L - Mayberry.
Bangor jumped out early, and never looked back on its way to an 8-2 Colonial League win over Bangor.
Sarah Harvat sparked the Slaters (4-1, 4-1) with two singles, a triple and three RBIs, while Lexi Bissinger followed with two singles and three runs scored.
Haylie Fenstermaker and Kaitlyn Stock accounted for the Bulldogs’ (2-4) two hits, while Fenstermaker and Arabella Heintzelman each scored runs.
No. Lehigh 002 000 0 – 2 2 3
Bangor 410 201 x – 8 13 2
Heiney and Peters; Smith and Harvat. W – Smith. L - Heiney.
Jim Thorpe-No. Schuylkill
North Schuylkill used the strength of three home runs to power to a 12-2 Schuylkill League win over Jim Thorpe.
Violet Ryan, Joslin Stitzer and Maddie Hall all collected homers for the Spartans (4-3), who won their fourth straight.
The Olympians’ (3-5) Amanda Goodchild finished a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate with two singles, while Oleksa McAndrew accounted for two RBIs.
Nadya Soliman and Jada Mahmde added extra base hits, as both finished with a double.
Jim Thorpe 000 02 – 2 6 6
North Schuylkill 534 0x – 12 9 1
Goodchild and Mahmde; Dinger and Taylor. W – Dinger. L – Goodchild. HR: NS –Hall (2nd, one on), Ryan (3rd, one on), Stitzer (3rd, none on).
Notre Dame ES-Panther Vy.
Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg rolled to a 13-3 non-league win in five innings over Panther Valley.
Cierra Ohl led the Panthers (0-6) with a single and a double, while Mikayla Yuricheck added multiple hits with two singles.
Alexis Cooper (single), Elizabeth Rex (double) and Brenna Beshock (single) added the others hits.
NDES 423 13 – 13 10 2
Panther Valley 101 10 – 3 7 4
Kasharian and Schnatter; Ohl, Beshock (4) and Yuricheck. W – Kasharian. L – Ohl. HR: NDES – Pansy (1st, one on).
Two runs in the top of the ninth inning pushed Northwestern past Palisades for a 5-3 Colonial League win.
Justin Holmes was 2-for-5 with two RBIs for the Tigers (8-0), while Carter Welch collected two hits, including a double, and scored twice.
Ben Boyer, Dylan Witkowski, Rafe Perich and Welch combined to allow just four hits in the game.
Will Guthier had a double and two RBIs for the Pirates (4-3).
Northwestern 101 000 102 - 5 10 0
Palisades 000 100 200 - 3 4 2
Boyer, Witkowski (6), Perich (8), Welch (9) and Kensinger; Newton, Pavlinsky (8) and Denato. W - Perich. L - Pavlinsky.
Pleasant Valley-PM West
Pleasant Valley pounded out 15 hits en route to a 13-6 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference win over Pocono Mountain West.
Brandon Ratti and Zach Walters both had three hits and drove in four runs for the Bears (5-1). Ratti also scored three runs and had a triple, while Walters went deep with a two-run home run.
Dominic Payan (RBI, two runs scored) and Andrew Meitzler (RBI) both had two hits apiece in the win.
Joel Weirich had a three-run home run and a double among his three hits for the Panthers (2-3).
Pleasant Vy. 302 050 3 - 13 15 1
PM West 010 031 1 - 6 10 2
Walters, Frable (7) and Meitzler; Kalinock, Dunham (5) and McHugh. W - Walters. L - Kalinock. HR: Pleasant Valley - Walters (7th, one on). PM West - Weirich (5th, two on).
Palmerton-Notre Dame GP
A late rally fell short as Notre Dame Green Pond hung on to knock off Palmerton in Colonial League action.
The Bombers (4-4) pushed across three runs in the top of the sixth inning to make it a one-run game.
Brock Bollinger had two hits, two RBIs and scored two runs for Palmerton. Kaleb Eitner and Jacob Sutton both had two hits and drove in a run.
Collin Quintano had two hits and two RBIs for the Crusaders (8-0), who led 8-3 after three innings. Jackson Shollenberger and Ben Moyzan both had a hit and two RBIs.
Palmerton 003 103 0 - 7 10 1
Notre Dame GP 152 000 x - 8 7 2
Horvath, Sutton (3) and Bollinger; Castellano, Quintano (6) and Shollenberger. W - Castellano. L - Horvath.
Jim Thorpe-No. Schuylkill
Jake Hall’s RBI-single in the bottom of the seventh inning served as the game-winner as North Schuylkill walked off with a 4-3 Schuylkill League win over Jim Thorpe.
The Olympians (4-3 overall; 1-2 SL) held onto a 3-0 lead going into the bottom of the sixth inning, but the Spartans scored three times to tie the score before winning it in their final at bat.
Michael Cadogan-Dougherty finished with a single, double and a run scored for the Olympians. Garrett Lienhard chipped in with a double, a run scored and an RBI.
Jim Thorpe 030 000 0 – 3 4 2
No. Schuylkill 000 003 1 – 4 5 1
Marykwas, Cadogan-Dougherty (6) and Wimmer; Markosky, Dietz (7) and Burke. W – Dietz. L – Cadogan-Dougherty.
Luke Walser tossed a complete game four-hitter to lead Marian to a 10-1 Schuylkill League win over Mahanoy Area.
Walser surrendered just one run, struck out nine and allowed only two walks. Chase Petrilyak sparked the Colts’ (2-3, 1-2) offense with a 3-for-4 performance at the plate, finishing with two singles, a double, a walk, two runs scored and three RBIs. Jake Bobish (two singles, two runs scored, two RBIs, walk) and Mason Gibson (single, double, RBI) also had big games in the victory.
Marian 211 111 3 – 10 12 2
Mahanoy Area 000 010 0 – 1 4 2
Walser and Rickert; Karnish, Burke (5), Wargo (6) and Davidson. W – Walser. L – Karnish.
Kael Godshalk’s perfect 3-for-3 performance at the plate highlighted Bangor’s 13-2 Colonial League victory over Northern Lehigh.
Cole Hausman led the Bulldogs (0-7 overall; 0-6 CL) with a single, triple and two RBIs, while Ryan Hammond accounted for the team’s lone two runs scored on a single and a walk.
No. Lehigh 101 00 – 2 3 3
Bangor 615 1x – 13 11 0
Chamberlain, Misera (4) and B. Misera; Campbell and Godshalk. W – Campbell. L – Chamberlain.
Tyler Shollenberger and Fiona Winger’s win in No. 2 doubles served as the deciding factor in Palmerton’s 3-2 victory over Lehighton.
With the match tied at 2-2 and Shollenberger and Winger still on the court, the Bombers’ (2-7) duo posted a 7-6 tiebreaker to secure the win.
The Bombers also earned the No. 1 doubles’ win from Logan Connelly and Riley Fallon, and a victory at No. 2 singles from Madison Balliet.
Aaron Miller picked up a victory at No. 1 singles for the Tribe (3-5), while Luke Blauch posted a win playing at No. 3 singles.
Palmerton 3, Lehighton 2
Aaron Miller (L) def. Hunter Connell 7-5, 6-1; Madison Balliet (P) def. Daniel Hoppes 6-1, 6-4; Luke Blauch (L) def. Brayden Kline 6-3, 0-6, 6-3.
Logan Connelly/Riley Fallon (P) def. Edie Cordes/Lyle Cordes 6-1, 6-2; Tyler Shollenberger/Fiona Winger (P) def. Owen Kovach/Zane Smith 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 tiebreaker.
Emmaus rolled to a 5-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory over Pleasant Valley on Tuesday.
Quinn Erk, Eddy Chow and Aidan Springs swept singles play for the Hornets.
Emmaus 5, Pleasant Valley 0
Quinn Erk (E) def. Donovan Ritnic 6-0, 6-0; Eddy Chow (E) def. Atticus Gordon 6-0, 6-1; Aidan Springs (E) def. Jack Ertle 6-0, 6-0.
Nick Gilboy/Gabe Huff (E) def. Jacob Hargrave/Ben Keppel 6-0, 6-0; Aedan Whalen/Gavin Coleman (E) def. Donovan Ritnic/Jack Ertle 8-3.