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Local Roundup: Results from March 18

Palmerton and Pleasant Valley posted wins in baseball action Monday, while Weatherly picked up a victory in softball play.


Jim Thorpe-Palmerton

A solid pitching performance by Cameron Pengelly helped Palmerton gain a 9-2 non-league victory over Jim Thorpe.

Pengelly tossed five innings, allowing just three hits and two runs while striking out five. AJ Borger hurled two scoreless frames to secure the win.

The Blue Bombers (1-1) received two hits and two RBIs from Jacob Grammes, with Pengelly adding a double and an RBI. The winners also received a hit, a run and an RBI from Jason Carrelli.

For the Olympians, who were playing their season opener, Lazorick had two hits and scored a run. Matt Domski also contributed a hit and two RBIs.

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Palmerton 003 222 x - 9 5 0

Edwards, Pastor (4), Schrantz (4), Antignani (6) and Murphy; Pengelly, Borger (6) and Stroup. W - Pengelly. L - Edwards.

Nativity-Pleasant Valley

Royce Thompson delivered a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Pleasant Valley to a 4-3 non-league victory over Nativity.

Trailing by a run entering the home seventh, walks to Braydon Green and Anden Bordick were followed by a sacrifice bunt that put both runners in scoring position. After an intentional walk to Dakoda Lucas loaded the bases, an error allowed Green to score the tying run.

Thompson then ended the game for the Bears (1-0) with his clutch hit.

Lucas was on base four times, with two hits and a pair of walks. He also stole two bases.

For Nativity, Nick Wagner finished with three hits.

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Pleasant Valley 001 010 2 - 4 3 4

Ferhart, Cooper (5) and Grabowski; Borger, Smith (5) and Walsh. W - Smith. L - Cooper.



A huge seventh inning lifted Hamburg to a 13-2 non-league victory over Tamaqua.

The Blue Raiders plated two runs in the home first and held the lead until the final frame when Hamburg scored 12 times.

The winners were led by Molly Krick, who had a single, a double, two runs and three RBIs.

Ceanna Gormley and Paige Bumbulsky both had RBI singles for Tamaqua (0-2) in the opening inning. Both players also collected a double in the contest, while Kolbe Robb added a pair of hits and a run.

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Tamaqua 200 000 0 - 2 8 0

Strunk and Morales; Bumbulsky, Linkhorst (7) and Krall. W - Strunk. L - Bumbulsky.


Weatherly outscored Columbia-Montour Vo Tech in gaining a 20-12 non-league victory.

Juliette Bartel knocked in five runs for the Wreckers, who posted six runs in the top of the first inning and never trailed.

The winners, who improved to 1-1, also received two RBIs from Kiley Holman, Rebecca Caldwell and Abigail Teodorescu.

Abigail Binder went the distance on the mound for the win.

Weatherly 603 335 - 20 6 4

CMVT 112 413 - 12 7 5

Binder and Caldwell; F. Yorks and H. Fisher. W - Binder. L - Yorks.


Freedom-Pleasant Valley

Freedom remained undefeated after edging Pleasant Valley 4-3 in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference match.

The Patriots, now 4-0, swept singles action in straight sets.

The Bears (2-2) managed three wins in doubles play, as the teams of Chris Lanier/Roman Steuer, Aaron Rehrig/Jens Hansen and Logan Krock/Damon McMurtry all posted victories.

Freedom 4, Pleasant Valley 3


Luke Braida (F) def. John Hargrave 6-0, 6-2; Eric Wu (F) def. Noah Dolan 6-1, 7-6 (7-5 tiebreaker); Matt Dakis (F) def. Ben Keppel 6-3, 6-1.


Braida/Wu (F) def. Dolan/Hargrave 6-0, 6-0; Chris Lanier/Roman Steuer (PV) def. Hardee Sandlu/Angel Suarez 7-6 (7-5 tiebreaker), 5-7, 6-0; Aaron Rehrig/Jens Hansen (PV) def. Joe Siessmayer/Henri Hanla 6-1, 6-1; Logan Krock/Damon McMurtry (PV) def. Bhavya Patel/Aidan Cabres 6-1, 6-0.

Blue Mountain-Lehighton

Lehighton’s Bayto Cokrilja managed a win at No. 1 singles, but Blue Mountain won every other match in claiming a 4-1 victory.

Cokrilja won in straight sets for the Indians, who dropped to 1-1.

The victory lifted the Eagles to 2-1.

Blue Mountain 4, Lehighton 1


Bayto Cokrilja (L) def. Max Freed 6-3, 6-2; Evan Burcik (BM) def. Bekim Cokrilja 6-3, 2-6 (10-8); Ethan Faust (BM) def. Michael Bowman 6-3, 6-2.


Chase Sivak/Sam Bunnick (BM) def. Isaac Carpenter/Phillip Ebbert 6-1, 6-1; Gunesh Can/Carson Steinruck (BM) def. Jacob Hall/Jed Cordes 6-0, 6-0.

Saucon Valley-Palmerton

Saucon Valley spoiled Palmerton’s season opener on its new courts, as the Panthers posted a 5-0 Colonial League victory.

Deven Pandey, Alex Moraski and Louis Flowers swept singles play for the visitors, as Saucon improved to 2-0.

The loss dropped the Blue Bombers to 0-1.

Saucon Valley 5, Palmerton 0


Deven Pandey (SV) def. Colby Chadwick 6-0, 6-0; Alex Morawski (SV) def. Levi Johnson 6-0, 6-0; Louis Flowers (SV) def. Jared Reinhard 6-0, 6-0.


Sebastian J. Samorris/Will Nagy (SV) def. Anderson Garcia-Escobar/Katie Heimbach 6-1, 6-0; Jeff Holzraur/Biaeden Schriffert (SV) def. Hadlee Lake/Colton Ruzicka 6-0, 6-0.

Pottsville-Jim Thorpe

Pottsville recorded a 5-0 victory over Jim Thorpe.

The Crimson Tide swept singles action to improve to 2-1.

The contest was the first of the season for the Olympians.

Pottsville 5, Jim Thorpe 0


Pottsville No. 1 def. Alex Plesniarski 6-4, 3-6, 6-3; Pottsville No. 2 def. Ian Walck 6-3, 6-2; Pottsville No. 3 def. Max Priore 2-6, 6-4, 7-5.


Pottsville Nos. 1 and 2 won by forfeit.

Palmerton's Colby Chadwick returns the ball during his No. 1 singles match on Monday. RON GOWER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS