Local Roundup: Results from March 22
The Palmerton and Northwestern baseball and softball teams all opened Colonial League play with victories on Wednesday.
The Blue Bombers downed Notre Dame, while the Tigers topped rival Northern Lehigh.
In other action, Weatherly’s Madisyn vonFrisch threw a no-hitter.
Other winners included Panther Valley and Pleasant Valley in baseball, Marian in softball, Pleasant Valley’s track teams, and Lehighton in tennis.
After a sluggish start, Northwestern eventually pulled away for a 16-4 Colonial League victory over Northern Lehigh.
Robert Croneberger had three hits, one a double, and knocked in four runs for the Tigers, who trailed 4-2 after four innings before pushing across six runs in the fifth and five more in the sixth.
The winners also received three hits and three runs from Joshua Lichman, while Justin Augustus, Austin Eisenhard and Shane Hulmes all chipped in with a hit and two RBIs.
For the Bulldogs, Tyler Fenstermaker slugged a three-run homer.
Northwestern improved to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the league, while Nolehi fell to 0-2 and 0-1.
Northwestern 100 165 3 - 16 9 1
Northern Lehigh 010 300 0 - 4 4 3
Farber, Moyer (5), Freeman (6) and Fitch; Fenstermaker, Vargas (5), Martinez (6), N. Buskirk (6) and B. Buskirk. W - Farber. L - Fenstermaker. HR: Northern Lehigh - Fenstermaker (4th, two on).
Notre Dame GP-Palmerton
Brayden Hosier delivered a two-run walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Palmerton to an 8-7 Colonial League victory over Notre Dame-Green Pond.
Hosier also picked up the pitching win in relief, tossing one-and-a-third scoreless innings.
Jacob Grammes had two hits, including a home run, and three RBIs. The winners, who rallied from a 7-5 deficit, also received a pair of hits from Nate Steinmetz. Cole Serfass chipped in with a hit, an RBI and two runs.
The win ups the Blue Bombers to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the league.
Notre Dame 003 022 0 - 7 6 3
Palmerton 111 201 2 - 8 10 4
Rodgers, Klaska (3) Silvius (5) and Buchman; Netznik, Reph (4), Hosier (6) and Serfass. W - Hosier L - Silvius. HR: Palmerton - Grammes (3rd, none on).
N. Schuylkill-Panther Vy.
Stephen Hood did damage on the mound and at the plate to lead Panther Valley to a 6-4 victory over North Schuylkill in its Schuylkill League and season opener.
Hood pitched four innings, allowing two hits and no earned runs while striking out six. Offensively, he drilled a solo home run in the third to spark a three-run inning and finished the game with two hits and three RBIs.
PV’s Michael Pascoe went 3-for-3 with three runs, while Cody Orsulak and Brad Hood both added a hit and an RBI.
Brad Hood also struck out six over the last three innings to preserve the win.
North Schuylkill 002 002 0 - 4 5 2
Panther Valley 103 020 x - 6 8 0
Markosky, Joyce (4), Keninitz (6) and Whalen; S. Hood, B. Hood (5) and Orsulak. W - S. Hood. L - Markosky. HR: Panther Valley - S. Hood (3rd, none on).
Executive Education exploded for eight runs in the first inning and cruised to a 15-0 non-league victory over Weatherly.
Weatherly, which fell to 0-2 on the season, was held to four hits.
Executive (1-1) was led by Eli Fermin, who had two doubles, two runs, two RBIs and three stolen bases. The Raptors also received a pair of hits and three RBIs from Joanel Sanchez.
Weatherly 000 - 0 4 3
Executive Education 834 - 15 12 0
Pleasant Valley-PM East
Pleasant Valley took advantage of a Pocono Mountain East error in the top of the seventh inning to push across the tie-breaking run and eventually gain a 6-5 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory.
Nathan Loch had two hits - both doubles - and scored two runs for the Bears, who improved to 2-0.
Nate Mostosky and Austin Ratti both chipped in with a hit and an RBI, while Kole Henry walked twice and scored a pair of runs.
Ben Mostosky picked up the win in relief, allowing two hits and one run in three innings of work.
The Cardinals’ Evan Schmelz struck out nine over six innings and had two hits and two RBIs at the plate.
Pleasant Valley 410 000 1 - 6 4 2
PM East 112 010 0 - 5 4 5
N. Mostosky, B. Mostosky (4) and Bordick; Schmelz, Meinweiser (7) and Horvath. W - B. Mostosky. L - Meinweiser.
Morgan Kelly pitched a one-hitter and Marian’s offense gave her plenty of support as the Fillies rolled to a 12-0 non-league victory over Allentown Central Catholic.
Kelly walked three and struck out 12. The only hit she allowed was a first-inning single to Abigail Brosious.
Marian’s Danica Karlick delivered a two-run single, while Jackie Guth tripled and scored a pair of runs. The winners, now 2-0, also received a hit and two runs from Alise Heisey.
Marian 107 22 - 12 4 1
Central Cath. 000 00 - 0 1 2
Kelly and Grabosky; Dalrymple, Nagle (5) and Kahr. W - Kelly. L - Dalrymple.
Northwestern used a six-run second inning to build a lead and then cruised to a 14-7 Colonial League victory over Northern Lehigh.
Isabelle Akelaitis collected three hits, one a double, for the Tigers, who improved to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the league. Akelaitis scored a run and knocked in two.
Emma Freeman added a pair of hits and two RBIs for the winners, while Abby Dunstan contributed a hit, three runs and two RBIs. Sage Toman finished with a hit and scored four times.
For the Bulldogs, Arabella Heintzelman ended with three hits - one a double. Teammate Jordyn Hemingway had two hits, including a home run. She scored twice and drove home two runs. Also finishing with two hits for Nolehi, now 1-1 and 0-1, were Kaitlyn Stock and Emma Smith.
Northwestern 360 120 2 - 14 10 1
Northern Lehigh 202 100 2 - 7 13 5
Freeman, Neumoyer (4) and Toman; Smith and Stock. W - Freeman. L - Smith. HR: Northern Lehigh - Hemingway (5th, none on).
Notre Dame GP-Palmerton
Palmerton opened its Colonial League schedule with a bang, drilling Notre Dame by a 14-4 score.
Hailey Barry led a 17-hit attack with four hits, two runs and two RBIs. Sydney Frantz also excelled at the plate, collecting three hits - one a triple - and scoring twice.
The Blue Bombers, (-) who used an eight-run fourth inning to take control, (-) also received two doubles and three RBIs from Kelsey Balliet.
The win lifts Palmerton to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the league.
Notre Dame-GP 101 020 - 4 7 1
Palmerton 003 803 - 14 17 4
Bjelobrk and M. Shields; Gaffney and K. Balliet. W - Gaffney. L - Bjelobrk.
Weatherly’s Madisyn vonFrisch pitched a five-inning no-hitter as the Wreckers blasted Executive Education, 16-0, in their season opener.
vonFrisch recorded 14 of the 15 outs via strikeout and allowed just one walk. At the plate, she collected her team’s only extra base hit - a triple.
Juliette Bartel had a single, an RBI and scored three times for Weatherly, who took advantage of 10 walks. Kiley Holman added a hit and two runs, while Adrianna Dotzel scored twice and knocked in a run.
Weatherly 327 22 - 16 7 0
EEACS 000 00 - 0 0 6
W - vonFrisch.
TRACK & FIELD
ES North-Pleasant Valley
Pleasant Valley opened its season with an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference sweep of East Stroudsburg North.
The PV boys won a 91-55 decision, while the girls rolled to a 100-38 victory.
The Bears’ Taevion Parker won both hurdling events in the boys meet, while Michael Meyers took both the high and triple jumps. Joseph Kowalczyk was also a double-winner, taking the discus and javelin.
In the girls competition, Nemani Moon sprinted to wins in the 200 and 400. The Ruggieros, Rylee and Reese, also won a pair of events. Rylee captured the high and long jumps, while Reese took the pole vault and triple jump.
Pleasant Valley 100, ES North 38
100 - 1. Kamryn Milhouse (ESN) 13.2, 2. Celis Miranda (ESN), 3. Ciara Watson (PV); 200 - 1. Nemani Moon (PV) 27.0, 2. Celis Miranda (ESN), 3. Rylee Ruggiero (PV); 400 - 1. Nemani Moon (PV) 1:03.3, 2. Vrianna Cruz (ESN), 3. Javonna Ponton (ESN); 800 - 1. Kaitlyn Guzman (PV) 2:44.4, 2. Hailey Klein (PV), 3. Jordan Rosenberg (PV); 1600 - 1. Ayia Hashway (ESN) 6:11.0, 2. Desiree Matthews (ESN), 3. Keeley Lawrence (PV); 3200 - 1. Wendy Smith (ESN) 15:30.0, 2. Desiree Matthews (ESN); 100H - 1. Mattison Hyland (PV) 17.9, 2. Bailey O’Keefe (PV), 3. Kamryn Milhouse (ESN); 300H - 1. Kristen Lawrence (PV) 52.7, 2. Mattison Hyland (PV), 3. Bailey O’Keefe (PV); 3200 relay - Pleasant Valley (Danielle Boland, Kaitlyn Guzman, Hailey Klein, Keeley Lawrence) 13:54.8; High jump - 1. Rylee Ruggiero (PV) 4-8, 2. Sara Ballek (PV), 3. Ciara Watson (PV); Pole vault - 1. Reese Ruggiero (PV) 10-0, 2. Bailey O’Keefe (PV); Long jump - 1. Rylee Ruggiero (PV) 15-10, 2. Reese Ruggiero (PV), 3. Mattison Hyland (PV); Triple jump - 1. Reese Ruggiero (PV) 31-9, 2. Mattison Hyland (PV), 3. Kristen Lawrence (PV); Shot put - 1. Celis Miranda (ESN) 34-0, 2. Kara Miller (PV), 3. Nora Jones (PV); Discus - 1. Nora Jones (PV) 86-3, 2. Kara Miller (PV), 3. Celis Miranda (ESN); Javelin
- 1. Kara Miller (PV) 106-0, 2. Nora Jones (PV), 3. Emily Shupp (PV).
Pleasant Valley 91, ES North 55
100 - 1. Jarael Moore (PV) 10.8, 2. Bryson Gilchrist (ESN), 3. Jonathan Francisco (ESN); 200 - 1. Bryson Gilchrist (ESN) 23.4, 2. Jarael Moore (PV), 3. Abe Estime (PV); 400 - 1. James Morton (PV) 55.6, 2. Isaiah Montgomery (PV), 3. John Onubogu (PV); 800 - 1. Isaiah Sorge (ESN) 2:11.9, 2. Gustavo Mora (ESN), 3. Brandon Makara (PV); 1600 - 1. Isaiah Sorge (ESN) 5:00.7, 2. Gustavo Mora (ESN), 3. Edward Lauritsen (PV); 3200 - 1. Gustavo Mora (ESN) 11:38.0, 2. Isaiah Sorge (ESN), 3. Edward Lauritsen (PV); 110H - 1. Taevion Parker (PV) 18.8, 2. Brandon Jeffers (ESN), 3. Jose Ramos (ESN); 300H - 1. Taevion Parker (PV) 46.7, 2. Jalil McFarlane (ESN), 3. Jose Ramos (ESN); 400 relay - Pleasant Valley (Patrick Moore, Jarael Moore, Romeo Winckler, Fitzroy Walters) 45.6; 1600 relay - Pleasant Valley (Patrick Moore, Jarael Moore, Frankie Morales, James Morton) 3:56.1; 3200 relay - Pleasant Valley (Jacob Chechel, Lorenzo Demaio, Owen Hedgelon, Edward Lauritsen) 12:07.0; High jump - 1. Michael Meyers (PV) 5-6, Fitzroy Walters (PV), 3. Jalil McFarlane (ESN); Pole vault - 1. Jason Cameron (PV) 10-0; Long jump - 1. Bryson Gilchrist (ESN) 20-4 1/2, 2. Michael Meyers (PV), 3. Tyler Weidman (PV); Triple jump - 1. Michael Meyers (PV) 37-5, 2. Tyler Weidman (PV), 3. Evan Burney (PV); Shot put - 1. Christian Marrero (ESN) 37-5, 2. Nathaneal Clay (ESN), 3. Julian Canela (PV); Discus - 1. Joseph Kowalczyk (PV) 108-5, 2. Julian Canela (PV), 3. William Bruckman (PV); Javelin
- 1. Joseph Kowalczyk (PV) 139-5, 2. Liam Carroll (PV), 3. Jason Cameron (PV).
Lehighton remained undefeated after posting a 4-1 victory over Pottsville.
Bayto Cokrilja, Bekim Corkrilja and Daniel Hoppes swept singles - all in straight sets - to help the Indians improve to 4-0.
The Tribe also received a win in doubles from the team of Owen Kovach and Zane Smith.
Lehighton 4, Pottsville 1
Bayto Cokrilja (L) def. James Malek 6-0, 6-0; Bekim Cokrilja (L) def. Nick Horvath 6-0, 6-0; Daniel Hoppes (L) def. Ethan Doyle 6-1, 6-1.
Nick Giuffre/Jason Dieht (P) def. Edie Cordes/Trey Spring 6-3, 6-4; Owen Kovach/Zane Smith (L) def. Kevin Dinu/Quinn Evans 6-2, 6-3