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Local roundup: Results from April 26

The Lehighton baseball team put together a monster effort to earn an emphatic extra inning victory on Friday, The Tribe also secured a victory in softball action.

Elsewhere, the Northwestern softball team kept rolling with its ninth-straight win.


Northwestern-No. Lehigh

A big third inning helped Northwestern roll to a 12-2 Colonial League win over Northern Lehigh.

The Tigers (14-1) turned a one-run deficit into a 9-2 lead with eight runs in the top of the third inning. Shelby Mitman doubled twice among her three hits and finished with three RBIs and three runs scored. Isabelle Akelaitis tripled twice and had an RBI and run scored. Elizabeth Diehl (double, two RBIs, run scored), Sage Toman (RBI, two runs scored), Abby Dunstan (RBI, two runs scored) and Lily Kinnon (RBI) all had two hits. Emma Freeman struck out seven in six innings of work, surrendering just six hits.

Haylie Fenstermaker (run scored) and Kaitlyn Stock each had a hit and an RBI for the Bulldogs (9-4).

Northwestern 018 003 - 12 15 0

No. Lehigh 110 000 - 2 6 5

Watt, Simms (3), E. Smith (4) and Stock; Freeman and Dunstan. W - Freeman. L - Watt.

Lehighton-Saucon Vy.

A stellar pitching performance a timely hitting helped Lehighton secure a 4-1 non-league win over Saucon Valley.

Five of the Indians’ (5-10) six hits went for extra bases, with Addison Chavanic collected a home run, a double and two RBIs, while Maggie Pagotto, Morgan Myers and Makenna Snyder also doubled. Aliyah Nothstein allowed three hits over seven innings and didn’t allow an earned run.

Victoria Fink had two hits, including a triple, for the Panthers (3-9).

Lehighton 200 020 0 - 4 6 2

Saucon Vy. 000 010 0 - 1 2 0

Nothstein and Mertz; Seyfried and Sullivan. W - Nothstein. L - Seyfried. HR: Lehighton - Chavanic.

Pleasant Vy.-Parkland

Parkland edged Pleasant Valley for a 3-2 win in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference action.

The Trojans (12-3) erased a 2-1 deficit with two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Allison Hunsberger had three hits for Parkland, which also got two hits from Anna Hauff-Belletieri (double, run scored) and Addison Fritzinger (two RBIs).

Hailey Krock (run scored), Jovie Valenzuela and Lydia Borger each had two hits for the Bears (10-4), who saw their seven game win streak come to an end.

Pleasant Vy. 002 000 0 - 2 10 2

Parkland 010 200 x - 3 10 1

K. Getz and Ratti; Fritzinger and Stuardi. W - Fritzinger. L - K. Getz.


Tri-Valley rolled to a 13-3 win over Tamaqua.

Grace Header had a double, home run and three RBIs for the Bulldogs (11-3), who also got a triple from Summer Cupsta-Klinger (two hits, two RBIs, three runs scored) and a double from Madyson Schwalm (two hits, two RBIs, run scored). Mia Artz also had a pair of hits and scored three times.

Leah Crowley doubled twice with an RBI and two runs scored for the Blue Raiders (1-13). Megan Linkhorst also doubled among her two hits.

Tamaqua 201 00 - 3 9 4

Tri Valley 530 14 - 13 14 0

Linkhorst, Gormley (5) and Scott; Stehr and Rodichock. W - Stehr. L - Linkhorst. HR: Tri-Valley - Header.

Panther Valley-Lourdes

Lourdes used a huge fifth inning to help gain a 15-7 victory over Panther Valley.

The Red Raiders trailed by two runs, but scored nine times in the fifth to pull out the win.

Gabby Dusendschine had three hits, three RBIs and two runs to lead the winners offensively, while Brynn Barcavage added three hits, three runs and an RBI.

The Panthers, now 6-8, received two hits - one a double - and two RBIs from Lucy Greco. Morgan Orsulak added a pair of hits, one a double, and two runs, with Mikayla Yuricheck chipping with two hits, a run and an RBI. Kyla McQuillen also collected two hits and scored a run.

Panther Valley 003 120 1 - 7 10 6

Lourdes 400 092 x - 15 11 1

Prudente, Alabovitz (5) and Yuricheck; Brown, Baracavage (6) and Adams. W - Brown. L - Alabovitz.



Lehighton erupted in extra innings to claim a 19-9 win over Shenandoah Valley in 10 innings.

The game was tied 8-8 after seven innings and knotted up at 9-9 after the eighth before the Tribe (11-5) pushed across 10 runs in the top of the ninth to secure the win. Brady O’Donnell was 3-for-4 with four RBIs and three runs scored. Aiden Rarick had a home run and three RBIs with three runs scored, while John Light doubled among his two hits. Michael Yeakel (two RBIs, run scored) and Cole Dietz (two runs scored) also had two hits for the winners. Dawson Keiser also had a hit with two RBIs and a pair of runs scored. Aidan Albert tossed the final four solid innings of relief, allowing one hit while striking out three to earn the win.

Jake Matta had a home run and a double for the Blue Devils (3-10), who pounded out 14 hits. Chase McCole doubled among his three hits with an RBI and a run scored. Brady Najda had three hits, two RBIs, and Brayden Maksimik had two hits and two runs scored with an RBI.

Lehighton 120 203 01(10) - 19 13 6

Shenandoah 301 211 010 - 9 14 7

Dietz, Birnbaum (3), Albert (6) and Light; Maksimik, McCole (6), Monaghan (10) and Najda. W - Albert. L - McCole. HR: Lehighton - A. Rarick; Shenandoah - Matta.

Notre Dame ES-Tamaqua

Tamaqua battered Notre Dame East Stroudsburg for a 19-1 non-leage win in three innings.

Lucas Kamant and Mason Ligenza each homered in an 11-run first inning for the Blue Raiders (11-4), who collected 16 hits. Ligenza was 3-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs scored, while Kamant was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a pair of runs scored. Wyatt Steigerwalt had two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored. Luke Kane (two RBIs, two runs scored) and Logan Morgans (two RBIs, two runs scored) each had a double and two hits, while Maximus Najarro doubled and had three RBIs and a run scored. Cooper Ansbach (RBI, two runs scored) and Jake Yenser (two RBIs, two runs scored) also had a pair of hits.

Matthew Rivera had Notre Dame’s (1-10) lone hit.

Notre Dame 0 10 - 1 1 0

Tamaqua (11)8x - 19 16 0

Acosta, Hale (2) and Andino; Ansbach, La. Kamant (3) and Kane, Hess. W - Ansbach. L - Acosta. HR: Tamaqua - Ligenza (1st, none on), Lu. Kamant (1st, one on).

Marian-Mahanoy Area

Winning pitcher Michael Gelatko helped his own cause with four hits and two runs scored as Marian posted an 11-5 Schuylkill League victory over Mahanoy Area.

Gelatko allowed two runs in four innings, striking out three and walking three.

Dylan Zullo collected two hits, knocked in two runs and scored twice for the Colts, who have won three in a row and raised their record to 8-6 overall and 6-4 in the league.

Chase Grier added a pair of hits and an RBI to the winning cause, while Brian Hinkle finished with two hits and a run. Lachlan Segedy also chipped in with a hit and two RBIs.

The Bears (4-8; 1-7) received two hits and an RBI from Dan German.

Marian 000 326 0 - 11 12 1

Mahanoy Area 200 001 2 - 5 7 5

Gelatko, DeFrancisco (5), Davidovich (7) and Segedy; Soult, B. Noraka (4), Herman (5) and Rick. W - Gelatko. L - Soult.


Cavalier Invitational

Five individuals and two relay teams from the area won events at the annual Cavalier Invitational at East Stroudsburg High School.

Three Pleasant Valley girls and two girls from Northern Lehigh turned in first-place showings.

The Bears received winning performances from Kara Miller in the discus (95-9), Danielle Boland in the 1600 (5:35.63) and Nemani Moon in the 400 (58.65).

Meanwhile, the Bulldogs gained firsts from Katelynn Barthold in the 800 (2:19.21) and from Emma Heil in the 3200 (12:22.52). Nolehi’s 3200 relay team also crossed first in a time of 10:30.86.

The only first place in a boys event came from Lehighton’s 3200 relay team, which won in 8:45.69.

Area athletes that placed second included Lehighton’s Lorah Thomas (shot put, discus), Gabriella Brown (long jump), Cayley Reph (400) and Elijah Pagotto (3200), as well as Pleasant Valley’s Moon (200) and Jereal Moore (200).

Northern Lehigh, whose girls placed third in the team standings, also received a second place from Evelina Mayak (100 hurdles).



Devon Hildebrand and Blaine Snyder both scored five goals to power Northwestern to a 17-2 victory over Northampton.

Hildebrand also added a pair of assists for the Tigers, who improved to 7-6.

Stone Sosnovik and Michael Lagowy each finished with three goals and a helper, while Braydon Urrichio and Braxton Lakatosh also tallied. Tyler Kaas chipped in with a pair of assists.



An eight-goal performance from Olivia Costa helped Northwestern earn a 15-9 victory over Northampton.

The Tigers, now 4-9, also received three goals from Cara Thomas.

Sydney Wright chipped in with a pair of tallies, while Ella Collins and Olivia Spatz accounted for the other goals.

Northwestern's Isabelle Akelaitis (left) and Ryleee McGinley celebrate during the Tigers' victory against Northern Lehigh Friday. NANCY SCHOLZ/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS