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Local roundup: Results from May 8

Marian’s baseball team used some extra-inning magic to secure a victory on Wednesday.


Marian-Shenandoah Valley

Cole Defrancisco and Lachlan Segedy had RBI singles to highlight a three-run 10th inning to lead Marian to a 4-1 Schuylkill League victory over Shenandoah Valley.

Defrancisco, who had two hits, an RBI and stole two bases, allowed one run and three hits over seven-and-two-thirds innings. Michael Gelatko issued one hit over two-plus innings to pick up the victory.

Brian Hinkle added two hits for Marian, which upped its record to 11-8.

Chase McCord had a hit and a run for Shenandoah Valley, which sank to 6-12.

Marian 010 000 000 3 – 4 9 1

Shenandoah Vy. 000 010 000 0 – 1 4 2

Defrancisco, Gelatko (7), and Segedy; Ryan, McCole (4), Najda (10), and Najda, McCole. W – Gelatko. L – McCole.

Mahanoy-Panther Valley

Tyler Black had three hits, three RBIs, and scored three runs to lead Panther Valley to a 7-3 Schuylkill League victory over Mahanoy Area.

Stephen Hood had two hits, scored two runs and had an RBI, and Aleck Jewells added two hits and an RBI for Panther Valley (14-5), which sailed to its fifth straight victory.

Levi Terry had two hits for Mahanoy (5-13).

Mahanoy Area 201 000 0 – 3 4 1

Panther Valley 112 003 x - 7 10 0

Terry, German (5), and Rick; Baneravage, Wehr (3), Breiner (7), and Goida. W – Wehr. L – Terry.

N. Lehigh-Catasauqua

Coy Daubert went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, and Nicklaus Buskirk scored three runs and had two RBIs to lead Northern Lehigh to a 13-3 Colonial League win over Catasauqua.

Buskirk had three of the Bulldogs’ 10 stolen bases, and Conner Simms allowed three runs, six hits, and struck out four for Northern Lehigh (5-15).

Bryce Emery had three RBIs for Catasauqua, which ended its regular season with a 3-17 mark.

Northern Lehigh 352 021 – 13 10 2

Catasauqua 201 000 – 3 6 8

Simms and Buskirk; Carl, Fotta (2), Estecumber (5), and Collazo. W – Simms. L – Carl.

Blue Mountain-Tamaqua

Blue Mountain clinched the Schuylkill League Division I title with an unbeaten record, as the Eagles knocked off Tamaqua with an 11-1 win.

Brady Gustitus finished with a single, double, a walk and two RBIs for the Eagles. Aidan Grace and Evans Setlock combined for a five-inning three-hitter on the mound, as they combined for five strikeouts, one walk and one run scored.

Mason Ligenza, Cooper Ansbach and Logan Morgans accounted for the three hits for the Blue Raiders (13-7, 9-3).

Blue Mountain 430 04 – 11 13 0

Tamaqua 000 01 – 1 3 1

Grace, Setlock (5) and Gustitus; Hess, Vecolitis (1), Yenser (2), Kane (5) and Kane, Kamant (5). W – Grace. L – Hess.

Jim Thorpe-Pottsville

Dominic Rynard smacked a first-inning grand slam to pace Pottsville to an 8-5 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.

Rynard’s slam gave the Tide (6-13) a 5-0 first-inning cushion. Jim Thorpe rallied for four runs in the third, before Pottsville bounced back for a pair of runs in the home fourth.

Jack Edwards had two RBIs, Brody Schrantz had two hits and two stolen bases, and Michael Antignani added two hits for Jim Thorpe (5-14).

Jim Thorpe 004 001 0 – 5 7 1

Pottsville 500 201 x – 8 6 1

Pastor, Lazorick (1), Murphy (6), and Murphy; Bierman, Clews (6), and Kushwarra. W – Bierman. L – Pastor. S – Clews. HR: Pottsville – Rynard (1st, three on).


Palmerton-Pleasant Valley

Palmerton capped its regular season with a 10-3 non-conference win over Pleasant Valley.

Megan Matsko was a perfect 3-for-3 for the Bombers (18-2 overall), as she finished with two singles, a double, four runs scored and two RBIs.

Cadee Munjone collected three singles and an RBI in four trips to the plate. Carly Gaffney (single, home run, run, three RBIs) and Madison Green (two singles, run, RBI) also had multiple hits.

Brianca Pridham paced the Bears (13-6) with two singles, a run scored and an RBI, while Lydia Borger added two singles and an RBI.

Palmerton 202 042 0 – 10 13 2

Pleasant Valley 011 010 0 – 3 7 5

Gaffney, Barry (7) and Delgado; K. Getz and Ratti. W – Gaffney. L – K. Getz. HR: Palmerton – Gaffney (1st, one on).

Marian-Shenandoah Valley

Marian ended the regular season with momentum, cruising to a 17-1 Schuylkill League win over Shenandoah Valley.

Morgan Kelly tossed another gem for the Schuylkill League Division III champs, as she posted a four-inning three-hitter behind eight strikeouts and no walks to earn the win.

Kelly also was 3-for-3 at the plate with two doubles, a single, four runs scored and three RBIs for the Fillies, who ended the regular season at 14-5 overall and 9-4 in the league.

Malina Letcher collected two singles, three runs scored and two RBIs in the win.

Marian 536 3 – 17 10 1

Shenandoah Vy. 001 0 – 1 3 5

Kelly and Grabosky; Laboski and Coyle. W – Kelly. L – Laboski.

Mahanoy-Panther Valley

Panther Valley took control early en route to a 13-5 Schuylkill League victory over Mahanoy Area.

After scoring two runs in the opening inning, the Panthers (9-11 overall; 6-7 SL) added seven more in the second to take a commanding lead.

Kyla McQuillan and Janessa Prudente both helped spark the inning with two-run singles, while Brenna McAndrew, Jascelyn Mika and Mikayla Yuricheck all added RBI singles.

McQuillan (three singles, three runs scored, two RBIs), Yuricheck (three singles, two runs scored, two RBIs) and Prudente (two singles, double, two runs scored, three RBIs) all finished with three-hit days in the win.

Naomi Kowalick led the way for the Golden Bears (4-11; 3-7) with a double, triple, run scored and two RBIs.

Mahanoy Area 011 120 0 – 5 9 5

Panther Valley 271 021 0 – 13 15 0

Prudente and Yuricheck, Orsulak; Poslasky, Long (2) and Mrozcka. W – Prudente. L – Poslasky.

Jim Thorpe-Pottsville

Ava Bower’s fielder’s choice groundout in the bottom of the seventh gave Pottsville a 3-2 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.

Melina Schwartz’s RBI single in the top of the fifth helped Jim Thorpe tie the game at 2-2. Mara Levins’ RBI single in the top of the first gave the Olympians a 1-0 lead before Pottsville pushed across two runs in the home-half of the inning.

Levins had three hits and an RBI, and Madison Schwartz allowed three runs, four hits, struck out seven and walked five, while Hannah Zacharias added two hits for the Olympians (5-15).

Jess Simintius had two hits for Pottsville, which improved to 12-8.

Jim Thorpe 100 010 0 – 2 8 1

Pottsville 200 000 1 – 3 4 4

Ma. Schwartz and Sully; Eckert, Heinbach (6), and Bowers. W – Heinbach. L – Ma. Schwartz.


Arianna Adams had two hits and three RBIs to lead Lourdes to a 10-0 Schuylkill League victory over Lehighton.

Byrann Barcavage added a pair of hits for Lourdes, which moved to 12-8 overall.

Maggie Pagotto had two of Lehighton’s (5-14) five hits.

Lourdes 343 00 – 10 6 4

Lehighton 000 00 – 0 5 7

M. Adams and A. Adams; Chavanic, Nothstein (3), and Mertz. W – M. Adams. L – Chavanic.

Blue Mountain-Tamaqua

Courtney Cavadini had three hits and three RBIs to help steer Blue Mountain to a 19-1 Schuylkill League win over Tamaqua.

Olivia Labe added three hits, and Chloe Brown scattered five hits and fanned nine for Blue Mountain, which won its 14th straight and moved to 19-1.

Megan Linkhorst had a hit and a run scored for Tamaqua (3-17).

Blue Mountain 076 240 – 19 20 0

Tamaqua 000 100 - 1 5 5

Brown and Cavadini; Linkhorst, Gormley (4), and Scott. W- Brown L- Linkhorst.


Cali Lauderman and Elia O’Brien combined to toss a four-inning no-hitter to pace Minersville to a 17-0 win over Weatherly.

Lauderman, who collected three RBIs, notched six strikeouts over three innings, and O’Brien struck out the side in the fourth. Emily Hart had two hits and three RBIs for Minersville, which evened its mark at 10-10.

With the defeat, Weatherly tumbled to 5-11.

Minersville 900 8 – 17 11 3

Weatherly 000 0 – 0 0 0

Lauderman, O’Brien (4), and Kopinetz; Caldwell, Bunder (4), and Snyder. W – Lauderman. L – Caldwell.

N. Lehigh-Catasauqua

Jordan Soltis hit a walk-off, two-run homer to lift Catasauqua to a 7-5, nine-inning Colonial League victory over Northern Lehigh.

Catasauqua, which evened its record at 10-10, tied the game at 5-5 with a three-run seventh.

Kaitlyn Stock had four hits, and Peyton Hoffman scored two runs and had two hits for Northern Lehigh (11-8).

Northern Lehigh 001 003 100 – 5 11 1

Catasauqua 000 020 302 – 7 15 4

A. Smith, E Smith (9), and Gad; Troxell and Becker. W – Troxell. L – A. Smith. HR - Catasauqua: Armbruster (5th, none one), Troxell (5th none on), Soltis (9th, one on).

ES North-Northern Lehigh

Northern Lehigh rolled to a 13-2 non-league win over East Stroudsburg North.

Haylie Fenstermaker (RBI, two runs scored), Peyton Hoffman (three RBIs, two runs scored), Marisa Maehrer (two doubles, two RBIs, run scored), Emma Smith (double, RBI) and Lilyanah Watt (two RBIs, run scored) all finished with two hits for the Bulldogs. Kylee Snyder had a triple with a run scored and three RBIs. Smith struck out four in the six-inning win.

ES North 002 000 - 2 6 5

Northern Lehigh 103 522 - 13 13 1


Saucon Vy.-Northwestern

Sydney Wright’s four goals highlighted Northwestern’s 9-8 win over Saucon Valley.

Olivia Fagan and Nik Yanders added multiple goals for the Tigers (7-9 overall), as both scored twice. Cara Thomas also scored.

Saucon Valley dropped to 2-11 on the season.


Panther Vy.-Nativity

Panther Valley recently swept a pair of games from Nativity, 15-0 and 23-1.

Paige Goida tossed two no-hitters, one a perfect game, with the first going five innings and the second ending after four.

In the first game, Sadie Mae Frets had two hits and three RBIs while Ciari Wolfgang added a pair of hits and three runs. Jovie Breiner collected a pair of hits and two RBIs, and Savannah Pierce finished with two hits and two runs.

Bailey Snyder chipped in with a couple hits, while Natalie Romankow knocked in two runs.

In the second game, the Panthers scored 12 times in the first inning en route to another win.

Frets banged out three hits, scored three times and had five RBIs to lead the team offensively.

Other contributions came from Breiner (two hits, four runs, two RBIs), Brianna Binder (two hits, four runs, two RBIs), Wolfgang (four runs), Isabella D’Ancona (two runs), Snyder (two runs) and Ryliaunna Shainline (two RBIs).

Lehighton's Makenna Snyder reaches for the ball as Gabby Dusendschine of Lourdes tries to beat the throw to first base. RICH SMITH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS