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Local Roundup: Results from March 20

Lehighton posted wins in three sports on Monday.

The Indians were victorious in baseball, softball and tennis.

Marian also gained wins in both baseball and softball


PM West-Lehighton

An offensive explosion by Lehighton powered the Indians to a 21-11 non-league victory over Pocono Mountain West.

Aiden Rarick led the way for the winners with a single, double and triple. He scored five runs and knocked in five.

Ian Rarick also finished with three hits, one a double, and five runs scored while John Light went 3-for-3 with two runs and three RBIs.

Lehighton (2-1), which trailed 11-10 before scoring the game’s final 11 runs, received a pair of hits and two RBIs from both Adam Bastone and Austin Greene, with Dawson Keiser adding two hits and three runs.

PM West 141 500 - 11 9 8

Lehighton 244 722 - 21 18 4

Bray, Espinoza (3), Dunham (3), Marinovich (4), Mecca (4), Munoz (6) and McHugh; I.Rarick, Yeakel (4), Keiser (4) and Light. W - I. Rarick. L - Dunham.

Marian-Executive Ed.

Marian opened its season with a 9-4 non-league victory over Executive Education.

Brian Hinkle reached base five times (two hits, three walks) for the Colts and knocked in a pair of runs.

Rawlin Melendez contributed a double and two RBIs, while Michael Gelatko also doubled, scored a run and knocked in one. Lachlan Segedy chipped in with a hit and three runs scored.

On the mound, winner Kaiden Nolasco tossed three shutout innings and allowed just one hit.

Marian 012 501 0 - 9 7 3

Executive Ed. 000 101 2 - 4 3 1

Nolasco, DeFrancisco (4), Hinkle (6), Baran (7) and Walko, Segedy; Ricourt, Rodriguez (4), Sanchez (4), Roa (6). W - Nolasco. L - Ricourt.

Blue Mtn.-Northwestern

Robert Croneberger’s two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning allowed Northwestern to gain an 8-8 tie with Blue Mountain in a non-league contest.

The Tigers trailed by three runs heading into their final at-bat. Eli Zimmerman singled home Wesley George to cut the gap to two before Croneberger knotted the score with his key hit. The game ended after the seventh due to darkness.

Justin Augustus paced Northwestern (1-0-1) with three hits, a run and an RBI, while Croneberger and Joshua Lichman both finished with a single and a double.

Blue Mountain 022 022 0 - 8 12 2

Northwestern 002 300 3 - 8 9 2

Gormley, Grace (4) and Gustitus; Lichman, George (5), O’Donnell (5) and Augustus.

Weatherly-Executive Ed.

Weatherly suffered a 15-5 loss to Executive Education in its season opener.

No other information was submitted.


PM West-Lehighton

Lehighton scored 14 runs in the third inning to offset a deficit and cruise to a 17-5 non-league victory over Pocono Mountain West.

Maggie Pagotto and Amy Dwojewski both finished with three hits and three RBIs for the Indians, who trailed 4-2 before their bats exploded in the third. Dwojewski also scored three runs.

Mia Snyder added three hits, two of them doubles, a pair of runs and two RBIs, while Addison Chavanic ended with two doubles, two runs and two RBIs.

Lehighton (1-2) also received a triple and three RBIs from winning pitcher Abbie Miller.

PM West 22 0 10 - 5 4 4

Lehighton 02(14) 1x - 17 16 1

MacPhee and Kifolo; Miller, Craig (4) and Bergdahl, Rogers. W - Miller. L - MacPhee.

Marian-Executive Ed.

Morgan Kelly pitched a one-hitter in Marian’s season opener as the Fillies rolled to a 13-1 non-league victory over Executive Education.

Kelly allowed three walks and struck out 14 in her five innings of work.

Offensively, Marian received a three-run homer from Malina Letcher.

Jackie Guth and Katie Barron both added a single, triple, two runs and two RBIs for Marian, which scored runs in every inning.

Marian 324 13 - 13 9 1

Executive Ed. 000 10 - 1 1 3

Kelly and Grabosky; Reyes and Moyez. W - Kelly. L - Reyes. HR - Marian: Letcher (5th, two on).


Jim Thorpe-Lehighton

Lehighton didn’t lose a set in posting a 5-0 victory over Jim Thorpe.

The Indians received 6-0, 6-0 wins from all three of their singles players - Bayto Cokrilja, Bekim Cokrilja and Daniel Hoppes.

Lucas Schatz and Luke Blauch also combined for a doubles win for Lehighton, now 2-0.

Lehighton 5, Jim Thorpe 0


Bayto Cokrilja (L) def. Jaxson Gehris 6-0, 6-0; Bekim Cokrilja (L) def. Jayden Chambers 6-0, 6-0; Daniel Hoppes (L) def. Max Priore 6-0, 6-0.


Lucas Schatz/Luke Blauch (L) def. Alex Plesniarski/Ian Walck 6-0, 6-0; Owen Kovach/Zane Smith (L) won by forfeit.

Palmerton-Saucon Valley

Palmerton dropped a 5-0 Colonial League decision to Saucon Valley in its season opener.

Deven Pandey, Eric Wu and Alex Morawski all registered wins in singles action for the Panthers.

Saucon Valley 5, Palmerton 0


Deven Pandey (SV) def. Justin Sebelin 6-0, 6-0; 2. Eric Wu (SV) def. Riley Fallon 6-3, 3-6, 10-7; 3. Alex Morawski (SV) def. Tyler Hager 6-2, 6-3.


Sebastian Jaramillo Zamorra/Will Nagy (SV) def. Kaitlyn Heimbach/Anderson Garcia-Escobar 6-0, 6-1; Louis Flowers/Braeden Schriffert (SV) def. Emily Bollinger/Hadlee Lake 6-0, 6-0.

Pleasant Valley-ES South

Pleasant Valley gained its first win of the season, downing East Stroudsburg South 6-0 in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference action.

The victory lifts the Bears to 1-2.

No other information was submitted.


Pleasant Vy.-Quakertown

Pleasant Valley opened its season with a 13-7 non-league victory over Quakertown.

No other information was submitted.

Jayden Chambers of Jim Thorpe prepares to hit a backhand during Monday's match. RON GOWER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
Lehighton's Bayto Cokrilja reaches down to hit a backhand during Monday's match against Jim Thorpe. RON GOWER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS