Jim Thorpe, Palmerton earn Connie Mack wins
Jim Thorpe’s Connie Mack team picked up two victories over the weekend, while Palmerton also posted an impressive win.
LV CONNIE MACK
Jim Thorpe got a complete game from Jared Marykwas to down Bethlehem Catholic 8-2 for its second Lehigh Valley Connie Mack win Saturday.
Marykwas struck out six and added a two-run double at the plate. DJ Richebacher and Brandon Fasolino each had two hits for Thorpe.
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Jim Thorpe 013 112 x - 8 9 0
Martinez, Boyer (6) and Fryer. Marykwas and Hubbard. W - Marykwas. L - Martinez.
Jim Thorpe turned back Lehigh Bethlehem for a 7-4 win in Lehigh Valley Connie Mack action Saturday.
Michael Cadugan-Daugherty gave Thorpe (5-4) an early lead with a two-run single in the bottom of the second. A single by Brandon Fasolino (2-for-3), a sac fly by Ian Hubbard, and a double by Jared Joyce (two RBIs) pushed the advantage to 6-0 in the bottom of the home third.
Lehigh Bethlehem (2-5) cut the advantage in half with three runs in the top of the fourth, but wouldn’t get any closer.
Spencer Hunsicker added a double among his two hits and scored twice for the winners, while DJ Richenbacher finished 1-for-2 with an RBI. Cadugan-Daugherty went the distance, striking out eight and surrendering just four hits.
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Jim Thorpe 024 100 x - 7 8 3
Jaiyen, Albert (5) and Miguel; Cardigan-Daugherty and Wimmer. W - Cadugan Daugherty. L - Jaiyen.
A crooked number in the second inning put Palmerton ahead for good in a 12-9 Lehigh Valley Connie Mack win over Parkland Saturday.
Trailing 5-0, the Blue Bombers (5-3-1) erupted for 10 runs in the home half of the second to take the lead, one they would never relinquish. Kaleb Eitner was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored for Palmerton, which added two insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth. Chase Reph tallied two hits and knocked in two runs for the winners. Shade Klotz finished 2-for-3 with an RBI.
AJ Carpenter and Jake Bartholomew (double, two RBIs) had two hits apiece for the Trojans (7-3).
S. Parkland 3 2 1 002 1 - 9 8 1
Palmerton 0(10)0 002 x 12 11 3
Brandt, Skidmore (2), Carpenter (6); Kocher, Solt (4), Eitner (6). W - Kocher. L - Brandt.
BLUE MTN. LEAGUE
A big fifth inning propelled Hellertown to a 7-6 win over the Berlinsville Braves in Blue Mountain League action Sunday.
The Royals (4-8) pushed across five runs in the decisive frame after trailing 6-2. Ian Burley was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs for Hellertown. Zach Merkle added two hits, an RBI and scored once, and Tone Zabla knocked in two runs.
Austin Mueller was 2-for-3 with a double, RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases for the Braves (5-8). Collin McGeary also added two hits, and Beau Breithaupt delivered two RBIs.
Hellertown 110 050 0 - 7 8 0
Berlinsville 201 300 0 - 6 7 3
McAndrew, Serman (4), Roth (1) and Kaufman, Borneman; Palansky, Horvath(5) and Jenkins. W - Serman. L - Palansky. S - Roth.
The Northern Yankees pushed across two runs in the top of the seventh inning to secure a 7-6 win over the Berlinsville Braves Saturday.
Northwestern product Trevor Schreiner was 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored for the Yankees (8-4). Tamaqua graduate Casey Rother shut the door in the seventh to earn the save. Rother also added a double and scored a run, and former Lehighton standout Jacen Nalesnik tallied a hit and a walk.
Andrew Roth went 3-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs scored for the Braves (5-7). Austin Mueller went 2-for-4.
No. Yankees 300 200 2 - 7 7 1
Berlinsville 131 100 0 - 6 9 4
Kratz, Toth (6), Rother (7) and Charles; Svetik, Kinsley (6) and Mueller. W - Toth. L - Kinsley. S - Rother.
SCH. BERKS LEGION
The Kutztown Cougars swept the Tamaqua Blue Sox in a Schuylkill Berks Legion doubleheader Saturday.
The Cougars won the first game 2-0, and posted a 5-3 victory in the second contest.
Conner O’Neill and Rece Austin combined to limit the Blue Sox to just two hits over five innings. Sam Schaeffer’s two-run triple in the bottom of the second was the difference for Kutztown.
Zach Fannock and Michael Steigerwalt both had hits for Tamaqua (0-4).
The Cougars (5-1) rallied with three runs in the top of the sixth to take the lead in the second game. Justin Renninger’s sacrifice fly scored Jacob Rabert to tie the game at 3-3, and Kutztown (6-1) went ahead when Austin Schlegel (2-for-4) scored on an error. Braedyn Schuler, who advanced to third on the error, later stole home to set the final score. Ian Fenerty added three hits and scored a run.
Zach Fannock and Michael Steigerwalt had two hits apiece for the Blue Sox (0-5). Luke Van Buskirk added a double.
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Kutztown 020 0x - 2 5 0
Milot, M. Steigerwalt (4) and Muschock; O’Neill, Austin (4). W - O’Neill. L - Milot.
Kutztown 011 003 0 - 5 7 1
Tamaqua 030 000 0 - 3 6 3
Sicher and Schlegel; M. Steigerwalt, T. Steigerwalt (2), Ligenza (4) and Muschock. W - Sicher. L - Ligenza.