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Local Roundup: Results from April 24

Panther Valley’s baseball team rallied for a win over Shenandoah on Wednesday, while Marian no-hit Weatherly.


Panther Valley-Shenandoah

Panther Valley rallied from a huge deficit to gain a 9-7 Schuylkill League victory over Shenandoah Valley.

The Panthers trailed by six runs entering the home third, but scored three times in the third and four in the fourth to pull out the win.

Chase Weaver collected two hits and scored three runs for PV, while Hayden Goida added a hit and four RBIs. Drew Kokinda also contributed a pair of hits, two runs and two RBIs.

The winners, now 9-4 overall and 7-2 in the league, also received two RBIs from Stephen Hood.

Danny Wehr struck out nine in 6 1/3 innings and earned the win.

For the Devils (3-9; 3-7), Chase McCole had two hits and knocked in two runs.

Shenandoah Vy. 106 000 0 - 7 7 4

Panther Valley 103 410 x - 9 6 4

Najda, Boris (5) and Kechula; Wehr, Breiner (7) and Goida. W - Wehr. L - Najda.


Cole Defrancisco and Nate Davidovich combined on a four-inning no-hitter, and Brandon Klitsch hit a home run to lead Marian to a 15-0 Schuylkill League victory over Weatherly.

Defrancisco pitched the first three frames, walking three while striking out six, while Davidovich fanned two during his one inning of work.

Klitsch connected for a two-run shot during a five-run second inning that pushed the Colts’ lead to 7-0.

Defrancisco and Klitsch finished with two hits at the plate, as did Brian Hinkle, Michael Gelatko, Lachlan Segedy and Bruce Hopeck. Hinkle also scored twice and knocked in two runs, while Hopeck crossed home twice and Gelatko had two RBIs.

Marian improved to 7-6 overall and 5-4 in the league. The Wreckers dropped to 1-10 and 0-8.

Weatherly 000 0 - 0 0 3

Marian 252 6 - 15 17 0

James, Connors (3) and Eroh; Defrancisco, Davidovich (4) and Segedy. W - Defrancisco. L - James. HR: Marian - Klitsch (2nd, one on).

Pleasant Valley-PM East

Adam Horvath knocked in two runs and Bobby Ehrmann gained the pitching win as Pocono Mountain East gained a 7-3 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory over Pleasant Valley.

The win was the seventh in a row for the Cardinals, who moved to 10-2 and clinched a district playoff berth.

Horvath and Ehrmann both finished with two hits, while Connor Triano added a double and two runs.

The Bears, who outhit their opponent, received three hits and an RBI from Zach Pandolfo. Braydon Green contributed a pair of hits and an RBI.

The loss dropped PV to 4-9.

Pleasant Valley 001 001 1 - 3 8 2

PM East 030 400 x - 7 7 0

Lucas, Smith (4), Borger (6) and Walsh; Ehrmann, Lee (7) and Li. W - Ehrmann. L - Lucas.


Luke Schane and Max Clems combined on a shutout to lead Pottsville to an 8-0 Schuylkill League victory over Lehighton.

Schane pitched 5 2/3 innings, scattering seven hits and walking three while striking out seven. Clems closed out the contest with 1 1/3 hitless innings, fanning two.

Jacob Filiac had two hits, one a homer, and knocked in two runs for the Tide, who improved to 5-9 overall and 3-5 in the league.

Aiden Rarick had two hits and two stolen bases for the Indians, now 10-5 and 4-5.

Lehighton 000 000 0 - 0 7 1

Pottsville 022 220 x - 8 8 1

O’Donnell, Keiser (4) and Light; Schane, Clews (6) and Kushwarra. W - Schane. L - O’Donnell.

Tamaqua-North Schuylkill

North Schuylkill gained two wins over Tamaqua in Schuylkill League action.

The first victory, a 10-8 decision, was the completion of their suspended game from April 12. The Spartans followed that with an 8-5 victory in the regularly scheduled contest.

Jason Chowansky finished with two hits, one a double, and four RBIs in the suspended game for the winners. North Schuylkill also received two hits, two runs and two RBIs from Kolton Joyce.

For the Blue Raiders, Lucas Kamant had two hits and knocked in three runs, while Mason Ligenza connected for a home run. Luke Fronheiser also chipped in with a hit and two RBIs.

In the regularly scheduled game, Tamaqua jumped out to a 3-0 start but the Spartans came back for the victory.

Joey Cuthie led the Spartans (9-4; 5-4) offensively with three hits, one a homer, and three RBIs. Landen Smith added three hits and two runs, with Collin Stanakins adding a homer.

Tamaqua’s Luke Kane collected a pair of hits and two RBIs. Ligenza chipped in with a triple and two runs.

The losses drop the Raiders to 10-4 and 6-3.

Tamaqua 106 100 0 - 8 8 1

North Schuylkill 161 200 x - 10 10 1

Ansbach, Hess (3) and Kane; Groody, Minahan (3), Ryan (4) and Whalen. W - Ryan. L - Hess. HR: Tamaqua - Ligenza (4th, none on).

North Schuylkill 012 041 0 - 8 9 3

Tamaqua 300 100 1 - 5 5 1

Minahan, Cuthie (7) and Whalen; Steigerwalt, Yenser (4) and Kane. W - Minahan. L - Yenser. HR: North Schuylkill - Stanakis (3rd, none on), Cuthie (5th, two on).


Pleasant Valley-PM East

Pleasant Valley won its seventh straight game and clinched a district playoff berth, posting a 5-2 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory over Pocono Mountain East.

Kailynn Getz went the distance in the circle and collected three hits at the plate. Getz scattered nine hits and struck out two.

Jovi Valenzuela added a pair of hits, two runs and an RBI for the Bears, now 10-3.

Catherine Besecker had two hits and two RBIs for the Cardinals, who dipped to 4-8.

Pleasant Valley 011 030 0 - 5 8 1

Pocono Mtn. East 000 020 0 - 2 9 3

Getz and Ratti; Dubois and Vanwinkle. W - Getz. L - Vanwinkle.

Jim Thorpe- Lourdes

Jim Thorpe’s Mara Levins hit a three-run homer but that’s all the scoring the Olympians could muster against Lourdes, which gained a 13-3 Schuylkill League victory.

Arianna Adams had three RBIs for the Red Raiders, now 6-6. Brynn Barcavage and Cassidy Grimes each added a hit and three runs.

Thorpe (3-11; 0-9) also received a hit and a run from both Hannah Zacharias and Isabella Sully.

Jim Thorpe 000 03 - 3 5 6

Lourdes 037 3x - 13 3 2

Levins and Zacharias, Sully; Brown, Barcavage, and Adams. W - Brown. L - Levins. HR: Jim Thorpe - Levins (5th, two on).


Lily Heinbach pitched a four-hit shutout to lead Pottsville to a 10-0 Schuylkill League victory over Lehighton.

Heinbach walked none and struck out eight as the Tide improved to 9-5 overall and 7-2 in the league.

Jes Siminitus had two hits and three RBIs for the winners, while Ava Bowers finished with three hits and an RBI.

The Indians, who dropped to 4-10 and 3-7, received hits from Morgan Myers, Addison Chavanic, Mallory Valentine and Makayla Gaston.

Lehighton 000 00 - 0 4 2

Pottsville 026 11 - 10 14 1

Nothstein and Mertz; Heinbach and Bowers. W - Heinbach. L - Nothstein.

Tamaqua-North Schuylkill

Emilee Slotcavage had three hits and knocked in five runs to help lead North Schuylkill to an 18-2 Schuylkill League victory over Tamaqua.

The Spartans, now 10-4 and 8-2, jumped out to a 9-0 start in the first inning.

Mallorie Crocker added three hits and three RBIs for the winners, who pounded out 21 hits.

Addison Krall, Megan Linkhorst and Veronica Scott had the only hits for Tamaqua, who dropped to 1-12 and 1-9.

North Schuylkill 954 - 18 21 1

Tamaqua 200 - 2 3 2

Flynn and Brouse; Linkhorst and Scott. W - Flynn. L - Linkhorst.


Pen Argyl-Lehighton

Lehighton swept singles play in gaining a 4-1 victory over Pen Argyl.

Bayto Cokrilja, Bekim Cokrilja and Isaac Carpenter all won in straight sets to help the Indians end their schedule with a 9-3 record.

Lehighton’s Michael Bowman and Phillip Ebbert also posted a victory at No. 1 doubles.

Lehighton 4, Pen Argyl 1


Bayto Cokrilja (L) def. Mason Soos 6-0, 6-2; Bekim Cokrilja (L) def. Blake Boyer 6-0, 6-0; Isaac Carpenter (L) def. Hunter Beers 6-1, 6-4.


Michael Bowman/Phillip Ebbert (L) def. Michael Thomas/Evan Frable 6-4, 6-4; Fletcher Marsh/Jake Oyer (PA) def. Dante Kalbach/Nolan Eckman 6-3, 6-2.

Marian's Cole DeFranciso slides into second base while Weatherly's Jack James waits for the throw. RON GOWER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS