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Apr. 10—FOUNTAIN SPRINGS — Logan Burke tossed a complete-game hitter as North Schuylkill defeated Panther Valley 3-1 in the finals of the 28th Russ Rothermel Tournament on Friday.

The title is the fifth straight for the Spartans and 10th in the past 11 tournaments.

Friday, North Schuylkill opened the scoring with two runs in the first inning and never looked back. Josh Chowansky scored the game’s first run when he reached on an error and scored when Dylan Dietz’s single was misplayed. Dietz scored on a single by Jake Hall.

After Mike Pascoe’s RBI single in the fifth sliced the deficit to 2-1, North Schuylkill grabbed an insurance run on a sacrifice fly by Jaxson Chowansky in the sixth.

Burke threw 98 pitches, giving up just three singles, walking none and striking out seven. Losing pitcher Stephen Hood also pitched well in defeat, giving up just three hits, walking one and striking out five. The Panthers were making their first appearance in the Rothermel title game.

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S. Hood and Orsulak; Burke and Dietz. W — Burke (2-0). L — S. Hood (0-1).

Hits: Panther Valley — Byers, Pascoe, Orsulak. North Schuylkill — Jo. Chowansky, Dietz, Hall.

Tamaqua 20

Marian 5

TAMAQUA — Aaron Coccio finished 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs as the Blue Raiders downed the Colts in the completion of a game suspended March 31.

Tamaqua led 12-5 in the top of the fourth when the game was called due to weather, scoring 12 straight runs after Marian took an early 5-0 lead. Nate Wickersham began Friday’s action by pitching out of a bases-loaded jam and the Raiders followed by scoring eight runs to end the game via the 15-run rule.

Wickersham, Joel Shellhammer, Kaleb Mushock and Thomas Case each added two hits for Tamaqua. Jake Chulak had the only hit for Marian, a two-run double in the second.

The game featured 26 walks.

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Walser, Petrilyak (2), Hinkle (3), Brady (4) and Rickert, Segedy (4); Mushock, Miller (1), Wickersham (3) and Wickersham, Mushock (3). W — Wickersham (1-0). L — Hinkle (0-1).

Hits: Marian — Chulak. Tamaqua — Wickersham 2, Schickram, Shellhammer 2, Mushock 2, Aa. Coccio 3, Case 2, Hazlett.

2B — Chulak, Aa. Coccio, Mushock, Schickram, Wickersham.

Shenandoah Valley 23

Salem Christian 0

ALLENTOWN — Nicholas Mikita went 3-for-3 with four RBIs at the plate and tossed two scoreless frames on the mound as the Blue Devils crushed Salem Christian in three innings.

Robert Boris and Joey Vevasis each added three hits for Shenandoah Valley, which scored 19 runs in the top of the first inning and compiled 18 hits. All nine starters had at least one hit and scored at least two runs.

Mikita and Boris combined to give up just two hits to Salem Christian, which has been outscored 48-2 in three games.

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Mikita, Boris (3) and Vevasis; Grant, Noah (1) and Zack. W — Mikita (1-0). L — Grant.

Hits: Shenandoah Valley — Kosar 2, Maksimik 2, L. Matta 2, Mikita 3, Najda, Boris 3, Ryan, J. Matta, Vevasis 3. Salem Christian — T.J., Manny.

2B — Boris, Kosar, L. Matta, Manny. 3B — Maksimik.

Williams Valley 6

Line Mountain 4

MANDATA — Bronson Kelly went 2-for-4 with an RBI and threw five strong innings to pick up the pitching victory as the Vikings downed the Eagles in a non-league game Thursday.

Jake Herman, Mason Evans and Logan Williard each added two hits for Williams Valley, while Owen Shoop doubled and Zak Underkoffler had an RBI single.

Kelly struck out five and walked two. Evans pitched the final two innings for the save.

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Kelly, Evans (6) and Shoop; Wirt, Wendt (6), Wolfe (7) and Schaffer. W — Kelly (2-0). L — Wirt. Sv — Evans.

Hits: Williams Valley — Kelly 2, Herman 2, Evans 2, Underkoffler, Williard 2, Shoop, Herb. Line Mountain — Wirt, Phillips, Keim 2, Schaffer, Boyer, Klinger.

2B — Shoop, Phillips.

Fleetwood 6

Hamburg 5

FLEETWOOD — Connor Gruber and Jacob Fegley each drove in two runs as the Hawks suffered their first loss of the season with a nine-inning, non-league defeat to the Tigers.

Gruber and Fegley delivered as part of a five-run first inning for Hamburg. Fleetwood answered with two in the fourth and three in the fifth, then won the game with a run in the bottom of the ninth.

Hunter Shuey added a double for Hamburg, which is 4-1 overall.

Softball

Schuylkill Haven 10

Jim Thorpe 0

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Kyleigh Book and Katie Wank stroked four hits each, leading the Hurricanes to the non-league shutout victory over the Olympians.

Book’s hits included a triple and she knocked in two runs. Wank scored twice and had an RBI. Also for Haven, Chloey Homan had two hits, including an RBI triple in the fourth inning.

Trista Gehris and Christy McLean had two singles each to lead Jim Thorpe.

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Goodchild and Mahmde; Donne and Minnig. W — Donne. L — Goodchild.

Hits: Jim thorpe — Gehris 2, McLean 2, Mordaunt. Schuylkill Haven — Homan 2, Balulis, Wank 4, Book 4, Donne, Curran, Brode.

3B — Homan, Book.

Weatherly 4

Executive Ed. Charter 1

WEATHERLY — Maddie Von Frisch hurled a complete game, scattering four hits and striking out 13 as the Wreckers claimed the non-league victory.

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Reyes and Idansa; Von Frisch and Colecio. W — Von Frisch (4-1). L — Reyes.

Hits: Executive Education Charter — Reyes 2, Miranda, Urena. Weatherly — Colecio, James, Von Frisch, Royer.

2B — Reyes. 3B — Reyes.

Shenandoah Valley 11

CMVT 9, 8 inn.

ESPY — The Blue Devils pushed two runs across in the top of the eighth inning to break a 9-9 tie and record the victory.

The first run scored on an error, while an Ava Menjivar RBI double pushed across the insurance run. Ava Menjivar and Hannah DeAngelo paced the winners on offense with two hits apiece.

Abbie Davis worked the entire game in the circle, striking out 11 to earn the victory.

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Davis and Alexa Menjivar; Kalbach and Fischer. W — Davis (2-4). L — Kalbach.

Hits: Shenandoah Valley — Donovan, Av. Menjivar 2, DeAngelo 2, Al. Menjivar, Coyle. CMVT — Long 2, Kalbach, Fischer 3, Gross.

2B — Av. Menjivar.

Minersville 15

Bristol 1

BRISTOL — Aramie Arroyo hurled a two-hitter, striking out seven as the Battlin Miners romped to the non-league victory.

Arroyo also sparked the offense, stroking a double and two singles and driving in two runs. Abby Adams, Kaycee Raczka and Kieran Plesnarski also drove in two runs apiece. Adams had a home run and double, Raczka had a double and single and Plesnarski had a home run.

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Arroyo and Horoschak; Morales-Devine, McLain (3) and Persetonko. W — Arroyo (3-2). L — Morales-Devine.

Hits: Minersville — Horoschak, Frie-Karkanica, Arroyo 3, Raczka 2, Plesnarski, Adams 2, Conville 2, Hart. Bristol — Morales-Devine, Fusco.

2B — Horoschak, Frie-Karkanica, Raczka, Arroyo. HR — Plesnarski, Adams.

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