Local roundup: Results from April 20
Three area baseball teams extended their winning streaks on Tuesday.
Northwestern, still undefeated, has won 11 in a row, while Panther Valley and Pleasant Valley stretched their streaks to five straight, respectively.
The Tigers ripped Wilson, the Panthers edged Nativity, and the Bears cruised past East Stroudsburg North.
Panther Valley extended its winning streak to five games with a 6-5 Schuylkill League victory over Nativity in eight innings.
The Panthers (9-1; 4-0) couldn’t hold onto a 4-1 lead entering the bottom of the seventh, as the Hilltoppers (4-6; 1-3) tallied three times to tie the score.
PV answered with two runs in the eighth on a bases-loaded walk and a hit batter with the bases loaded.
Hayden Goida had two hits and scored a pair of runs for the Panthers, while Johnny Byers added a triple and two RBIs. Derek Pavlik and Cody Orsulak each chipped in with a double for the winners.
Panther Valley 030 000 12 - 6 8 3
Nativity 001 000 31 - 5 11 0
B. Hood, S. Hood (7) and Pascoe, Orsulak (7); Kuperavage, Sickle (7), Lesher (8), Chiplonia (8), Strauss (9) and Eades. W - S. Hood. L - Strauss. HR: Nativity - Chiplonia (8th, none on).
RJ Zack had three hits and knocked in three runs to help power Northwestern to a 16-9 Colonial League victory over Wilson.
Zack was a home run shy of the cycle, finishing with a single, double and triple.
Justin Holmes also had three hits for the Tigers (11-0; 10-0), who batted around in both the second and fifth innings. Holmes scored four times and added an RBI. Dylan Witkowski contributed a two-run homer and finished with three runs scored.
Wilson 112 401 0 - 9 9 3
Northwestern 362 050 x - 16 11 4
Werkheiser, Wallaesa (2), Kish (6) and Haas; Boyer, Witkowski (4), Henry (5) and Kensinger. W - Boyer. L - Werkeheiser. HR: Wilson - Haas (3rd, none on), Werkheiser (3rd, none on); Northwestern - Witkowski (3rd, one on).
Palmerton jumped out to an early advantage and held on to post an 8-4 Colonial League win over Northern Lehigh.
Jacob Sutton had two hits, one a double, and knocked in two runs for the Bombers, who took the lead for good with three runs in the first inning. Connor Beahm doubled and scored a run, while Garrett Horvath added a hit and two RBIs.
Chase Reph went the distance on the mound, scattering seven hits, to earn the win.
For the Bulldogs, Ryan Hammond finished with two hits and an RBI, while Cole Hausman added a double and knocked in a pair.
Palmerton improved to 6-4 overall, and 5-3 in the league. Nolehi dropped to 0-10 overall, and 0-9 in the league.
Northern Lehigh 010 010 2 - 4 7 1
Palmerton 310 202 x - 8 8 0
Hammond, Fenstermaker (5) and B. Misera; Reph and Bollinger. W - Reph. L - Hammond.
Pleasant Valley-ES North
Pleasant Valley won its fifth game in a row, cruising to a 10-2 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory over East Stroudsburg North.
Nathan Loch had two triples and scored three runs for the Bears, who jumped out to a 5-0 first-inning lead.
Andrew Meitzler finished with three hits, one a double, while Brandon Ratti added a single, double and two RBIs.
PV improved to 8-1.
Pleasant Valley 510 001 3 - 10 13 1
ES North 200 000 0 - 2 4 4
N. Mostosky, B. Mostosky (5), Kymer (7) and Meitzler; Fernandez, Acosta (5), Stefan (7) and Wilczewski. W - N. Mostosky. L - Fernandez.
Jim Thorpe-Blue Mountain
Keenan Cryts was dominant on the mound, and at the plate, to lead Blue Mountain to a 6-0 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.
Cryts scattered six hits over seven innings, striking out 12 and walking none. At the plate, he was 2-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored.
Brady Bedway also had two hits and scored three runs for the Eagles (6-3), while Derrick Yuengling finished with two hits and an RBI.
For the Olympians (5-6; 2-3), Jared Marykwas collected two hits, one of them a double.
Jim Thorpe 000 000 0 - 0 6 5
Blue Mountain 201 003 x - 6 9 1
Marykwas, Cadogan-Dougherty (6) and Hubbard; Cryts and Tidmore. W - Cryts. L - Marykwas.
North Schuylkill used a five-run second inning to gain the lead, and then cruised to a 15-5 Schuylkill League win over Lehighton.
Jaxson Chowansky was 3-for-3 for the Spartans (7-3, 3-1) with four RBIs.
The Indians, who held leads of 2-0 and 4-2 before North Schuylkill took command, received two hits, a run and an RBI from Randy Bongiorno. Ian Rarick added a hit, run and RBI, while Dylan Bowman scored a pair of runs.
The loss dropped Lehighton to 2-7 overall, and 0-5 in the league.
Lehighton 220 01 - 5 5 5
North Schuylkill 253 41 - 15 11 3
Greene, Rarick (3), Bauder (4) and Poole; Walacavage and Burke. W - Walcavage. L - Greene.
Williams Valley scored eight first-inning runs, and coasted to an 11-1 Schuylkill League victory over Weatherly.
Mason Evans finished with three hits and two RBIs for the Vikings, while Jesse Engle added a pair of hits and two RBIs.
The Wreckers (1-7; 0-5) received two hits from Trevor Lowman.
Weatherly 000 10 - 1 4 1
Williams Valley 803 0x - 11 13 0
Ramirez, Zuberi (2), Tripp (4) and Colecio; Underkoffler, Barner (4) and Williard. W - Underkoffler. L - Ramirez.
Molly Mitman’s third-inning grand slam highlighted Northwestern’s 12-2 Colonial League win over Wilson.
Marissa Christman had two hits, one a double, and knocked in two runs for the Tigers, who have scored double-digit runs in five straight games.
Northwestern (9-1; 8-1) also received three hits from winning pitcher Brynn Balliet, and two from Adana Funk.
Balliet allowed five hits and struck out five.
Wilson 002 00 - 2 5 2
Northwestern 435 0x - 12 9 2
Smith and Werkheiser; Balliet and Stofflet. W - Balliet. L - Smith. HR: Northwestern - Mitman (3rd, three on).
North Schuylkill won its sixth straight game with an 11-1 Schuylkill League victory over Lehighton.
Maddie Hall led the Spartans (6-3; 4-1) with three hits, two of them doubles, and three RBIs. Johannah Taylor added two hits and knocked in a pair of runs.
The Indians (2-6; 1-5) received a pair of hits, one a double, and a run scored from Alyssa Myers, while Cheyenne Whiteman chipped in with a two-base hit.
Lehighton 010 00 - 1 4 3
North Schuylkill 103 16 - 11 11 0
Miller, Craig (5) and Bergdahl; Dinger and O’Connor. W - Dinger. L - Miller.
Williams Valley scored in every inning to gain a 12-2 Schuylkill League victory over Weatherly.
Alex Bogle had three hits and scored two runs for the Vikings, who took control with a five-run third inning. Lainie Shoop chipped in with two hits, two runs and two RBIs.
The Wreckers (6-3; 3-2) received two hits, one a home run, from Amanda Colecio.
Weatherly 010 100 - 2 4 2
Williams Valley 115 221 - 12 13 2
VonFrisch and Al. Colecio; Shoop and Bogle. W - Shoop. L - VonFrisch. HR: Weatherly - Am. Colecio.
Jim Thorpe-Blue Mountain
Marla Freiwald pitched a one-hit shutout to lead Blue Mountain to a 12-0 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.
Freiwald struck out seven and allowed just one walk. She also helped her own cause with a triple and two RBIs.
Bryn Russian had a home run among her two hits for the Eagles (5-2; 4-1), while Anna Laughlin added a triple and two RBIs.
Christy McLean had the only hit for the Olympians (3-6; 2-3).
Jim Thorpe 000 00 - 0 1 4
Blue Mountain 541 2x - 12 9 2
Goodchild and Mahmde; Freiwald and Bergan. W - Freiwald. L - Goodchild. HR: Blue Mountain - Russian (2nd, none on).
Brielle McInaw and Alexandra Bush led Pleasant Valley to a 17-11 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference win over Allentown Central Catholic.
McInaw had six goals and an assist for the Bears (4-4), while Bush added five goals and a helper.
PV also received two goals and two assists from Julia DeYoung, while Emily Shupp chipped in with a pair of goals.
Kayla Charles made 11 saves for the winners.
Tyler Schifko and Bryce Bachman each scored four goals to lead Allentown Central Catholic to a 23-1 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference win over Pleasant Valley.
Jack McGorry scored three times, and Caiden Shaffer, Sean Farrell and Chuck Kuczynski all had two goals for the undefeated Vikings (8-0).
Bill Powder scored the only goal for the Bears (1-7).
Moravian Academy swept Palmerton 5-0 in a Colonial League match.
Moravian Academy 5, Palmerton 0
Will Menichelli (MA) def. Hunter Connell 6-0, 6-1; Ford Koch (MA) def. Nolan Walters 6-0, 6-0; Kendall Bolden (MA) def. Madison Balliet 6-0, 6-2.
Okezue Bell/Jules Bemporad (MA) def. Logan Connelly 6-1, 6-0; Nile Surya/Nader Rifai (MA) def. Tyler Shollenberger/Colby Chadwick 6-1, 6-0.