On This Date: May 9, 1997
May 9, 1997 — Jim Thorpe clinches at least a share of the Schuylkill League Division 3 title by earning an 8-2 victory over Freeland MMI. Jon Lilly delivers an RBI double, Jake Herman adds a run-scoring single and Cory Deacon hits a sacrifice fly during a six-run second inning for the Olympians. Joe Marzen’s RBI double, along with a run-scoring hit from Casey Hydro, in the fourth gives Thorpe, coached by Mike Lewis, some insurance runs. Skrimcovsky tosses three innings of relief, allowing two walks and striking out five, to gain the win.