Local roundup: Results from May 4
The Northwestern softball team won its ninth straight game on Tuesday.
Tamaqua softball and Jim Thorpe baseball also picked up victories.
Northwestern pounded out 17 hits en route to a 16-1 Colonial League win over Southern Lehigh.
Adana Funk had a solo home run and a double among her three hits, driving in three and scoring twice while Morgan Farthing had two doubles, three RBIs and two runs scored as the Tigers (15-1) erupted for 11 runs in the fifth inning. Olivia Stofflet (double, three RBIs), Sage Toman (double, RBI, two runs scored), Marissa Christman (RBI, run scored), Isabelle Akelaitis (home run, two runs scored) and Kylie Zentz (run scored) all had two hits in the win.
Brynn Balliet allowed four hits and one run, striking out three in five innings for Northwestern.
Northwestern 003 2 (11) - 16 17 2
Southern Lehigh 000 1 0 - 1 4 1
Balliet and Stofflet; C. Benner, M. Benner (4), Puzio (5) and Hespell. W - Balliet. L - C. Benner. HR: Northwestern - Akelaitis (4th, none on), Funk (4th, none on); Southern Lehigh - Walter (4th none on).
Tamaqua scored 10 runs in the fifth inning to help gain a 15-5 Schuylkill League victory over Lourdes.
Riley Zeigenfuss sparked the Blue Raiders (7-8; 5-5) with a three-run home run and a two-run triple in the inning.
Bryn Clifford was 3-for-3 with two singles, a double, two walks, two runs scored and an RBI. Ella McLaughlin (two singles, two runs scored) and Megan Lavine (two singles, two runs scored, two RBIs) also added multiple hits.
Tamaqua 001 1 (10) 3 - 15 10 4
Lourdes 301 1 0 0 - 5 6 6
Clifford and Warne; Brown and Adams. W - Clifford. L - Brown. HR: Tamaqua - Zeigenfuss (5th, two on).
No. Schuylkill-Jim Thorpe
A 10-run opening inning helped North Schuylkill cruise to an 18-7 Schuylkill League win over Jim Thorpe.
Johannah Taylor had four hits and knocked in five runs to lead the Spartans, who hit four home runs in the game.
The Olympians (5-12; 3-8) received a single, double, and two runs scored from leadoff hitter Trista Gehris, while Kristin Pompa and Taylor Mordaunt both finished with two RBIs and a run scored.
North Schuylkill (10) 42 02 - 18 16 4
Jim Thorpe 1 60 00 - 7 6 3
Dinger, White (5) and Taylor; Goodchild and Mahmde. W - Dinger. L - Goodchild. HR: North Schuylkill - Dinger (1st, one on), Slotcavage (1st, two on), Taylor (2nd, none on), Stitzer (2nd, one on).
Olivia Labe had three hits and knocked in three runs to help Blue Mountain gain a 14-6 Schuylkill League victory over Lehighton.
The Eagles broke open a close game in the top of the seventh inning as they took advantage of five Indian errors to score seven times.
Addison Chavanak led the Indians (2-13; 1-10) with a single, double, two runs scored and three RBIs, while Mia Snyder added a triple and a run scored.
Blue Mountain 113 011 7 - 14 11 3
Lehighton 030 030 0 - 6 5 7
Russian and Bergdahl; Snyder, Craig (7) and Bergan. W - Russian. L - Snyder.
Beth. Catholic-Pleasant Vy.
Bethlehem Catholic erupted for nine runs in the fourth inning to cruise to a 16-1 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory over Pleasant Valley.
Francesca Cberholzer and Adrianna Truss both had two-run home runs for the Hawks (10-6, 9-6).
Eve Kratzer (single, run scored) and Sage Frey (single, RBI) accounted for the Bears’ two hits.
The loss dropped PV to 4-6.
Bethlehem Catholic 400 93 - 16 13 0
Pleasant Valley 000 01 - 1 2 5
Bond and Bayle; Mulligan, Dorshimer (4) and Ratti. W - Bond. L - Mulligan. HR: Bethlehem Catholic - Cberholzer (4th, one on), Truss (5th, one on).
Southern Lehigh rallied for a 5-4 Colonial League win over Northwestern.
Gavin Bealer had two hits and scored a run for the Spartans (10-4), who trailed 3-0 entering the home half of the fourth. Christian Pickell and Ashton Levy both had a hit and drove in a run in the win.
Justin Holmes was 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs for the Tigers (14-3; 13-3). Rafe Perich doubled for his 100th-career hit and also drove in a run, while Ryan Kensinger also had a hit and an RBI.
Northwestern 002 110 0 - 4 7 3
Southern Lehigh 000 230 x - 5 7 0
Welch and Kensinger; Yaindle and Woodring. W - Yaindle. L - Welch. HR: Northwestern - Holmes (5th, none on).
No. Schuylkill-Jim Thorpe
James Lordi pitched a three-hitter and struck out 14 to lead Jim Thorpe to a 3-1 Schuylkill League victory over North Schuylkill.
Lordi, who allowed just one walk, also had two hits in the contest.
The Olympians (10-7; 5-4) tied the game at 1-1 in the home third on Jared Joyce’s sacrifice fly. An inning later, Damien Richebacher delivered a two-run single to put Thorpe ahead.
The winners also received two hits from Ian Hubbard.
North Schuylkill 001 000 0 - 1 3 1
Jim Thorpe 001 200 x - 3 7 1
Dietz and Chowansky; Lordi and Hubbard. W - Lordi. L - Dietz.
Blue Mountain rolled to an 11-1 Schuylkill League victory over Lehighton.
Connor Meisner had four hits and knocked in three runs to lead the Eagles (11-4; 9-1), while Ryan Grace pitched a two-hitter and struck out four.
The Indians (2-12; 0-9) received a hit and run scored from Randy Bongiorno, while Richard Failla had the other hit and Jayden Gable knocked in his team’s only run.
Blue Mountain 041 301 2 - 11 14 0
Lehighton 000 010 0 - 1 2 0
Grace and Tidmore; Bowman, Bongiorno (4), Schaeffer (7) and Poole. W - Grace. L - Bowman.
Owen Kosar had three hits and knocked in two runs to help Shenandoah Valley post a 10-2 Schuylkill League victory over Marian.
The Blue Devils used three pitchers (Kaleb Maksimik, Luke Matta, Brady Najda) to combine on a two-hitter. The three also combined to register nine strikeouts.
Luke Walser had a hit, run and RBI for the Colts (3-9; 2-8), while Joey Walkso and knocked in a run.
Shenandoah 231 040 0 - 10 8 2
Marian 020 000 0 - 2 2 3
Maksimik, Matta (5), Najda (6) and Vevasis; Patrilyak, Bobish (5) and Walko. W - Maksimik. L - Petrilyak.
Beth. Catholic-Pleasant Vy.
Bethlehem Catholic ended Pleasant Valley’s nine-game winning streak with a 4-2 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory.
The Golden Hawks scored three runs in the first inning, and then put the game in the hands of pitcher Chaise Albus.
Albus allowed just three hits and two runs while striking out seven to earn the victory. The Bears (12-2) were averaging 10.2 runs per game entering the contest.
PV received an RBI double from Zach Walters, while Brandon Ratti contributed an RBI single and a run scored. Nate Loch chipped in with a hit and a run scored.
Bethlehem Catholic 300 010 0 - 4 9 1
Pleasant Valley 100 001 0 - 2 5 1
Albus, A. Martinez (7) and M. Martinez; B. Mostosky, N. Mostosky (6) and Meitzler. W - Albus. L - B. Mostosky.