Tri-Valley outlasts neighboring Vikes
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TOWER CITY - It was a wild and wacky day Monday, April 8 in Schuylkill League Division II baseball.
No game epitomizes that statement more than Tri-Valley's trip to Williams Valley.
The Dawgs used a trio of three-run innings to overcome an early four-run deficit and hand the Vikings their first loss of the season, 9-7.
Dalton Miller sparked the comeback, going 2-for-4 with an RBI double in the third and a two-run double in the sixth. Hunter Bordner was also 2-for-4, hitting a two-run homer in the seventh that nearly hit Route 209 in left-center field.
Cale Bruso was 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a double, and Hunter Herb and Joe Dietrich were each 2-for-4 in Tri-Valley's 14-hit attack. Devin Masser went the distance on the hill despite giving up 11 hits.
Dennis Jansen had two hits and two RBIs for Williams Valley, which led 4-0 after two innings.
Trailing 9-4 in the seventh, the Vikings made things interesting with three runs. Trevor Whelski had a sacrifice fly and Jarred Matter delivered a two-run single.
Travis Crider followed with a long fly ball to deep right-center that was caught for the final out.
Owen Daniel, Whelski and Codie Miller also had two hits for Williams Valley, which had won six straight.
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ELIZABETHVILLE - Kyle Glouner hit a solo home run and finished with three RBIs as the Trojans hammered the Indians in a five-inning Tri-Valley League game.
Glouner laced a two-run double as part of a five-run fourth inning. Matt Deitrich hit a two-run homer in the third inning and Casey Wise went 3-for-3 with two RBIs for the Trojans.
TAMAQUA - The Tamaqua Blue Raiders routed Tri-Valley, 13-2, in a five-inning non-league game April 6. Brett Kosciolek hit a pair of three-run homers against Tri-Valley.
Cale Bruso drove in both of the Bulldogs' runs with a double in the third inning.
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MIFFLINTOWN - Brady Michael drove in three runs with a double and two singles, leading the Eagles to the Tri-Valley League victory over the Indians. Brittoon Heim, Corey Warford and Kellan Masser halso had three hits each for the Eagles.
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MANDATA - The Wildcats scored twice in the first inning to record a Tri-Valley League victory over the Eagles.
Kaleb Reitz fired a one-hitter for Halifax, allowing only J.P. Lenker's single while striking out nine.
Austin Snyder absorbed the defeat.
MINERSVILLE - James Brophy and Isaac Melochick delivered two-run hits in a five-run fourth inning that lifted Minersville to an 8-2 victory over Tri-Valley in a Schuylkill League Division II baseball game April 4.
Brophy and Melochick each collected two hits and two RBIs as the Miners captured their first victory of the season. Melochick had a two-run single, and Brophy followed with a two-run double, in the fourth inning as Minersville built a 7-1 lead.
Brophy finished with a pair of doubles on the afternoon.
Hunter Herb drew a bases-loaded walk in the fourth inning, while Joe Dietrich hit an RBI single in the sixth inning to produce Tri-Valley's runs.
Ryan King pitched the first five innings to earn the win for Minersville. Melochick went to the hill in the sixth inning and finished the Dawgs. Combined, the pair allowed just four hits.
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PINE GROVE - Jared McCabe went 4-for-5 with four RBIs as the Cardinals thumped the Panthers in a six-inning, Division I matchup.
Steve Zimmerman hit a two-run home run in the first inning for Pine Grove.
Brian Reichert and McCabe each hit a two-run single as part of a seven-run second inning that put the Cardinals ahead to stay.
Panther Valley's Mark Williams hit a two-run homer in the third inning and finished with four RBIs.
The Panthers closed to 10-6 after the third inning before Pine Grove pulled away.
HEGINS - Hunter Bordner had a pair of hits and drove in a run as Tri-Valley defeated Marian 4-1 in a Schuylkill League Division II baseball game April 3.
Hunter Herb and Conrad Opozda added RBIs for the Dawgs, who scored two runs in both the second and third innings to take control.
Marian opened the scoring in the top of the first inning when Luke Stawick's RBI double plated Mike Cataldo to give the Colts a 1-0 lead.
Marian was held scoreless the rest of the way, however, as winning pitcher Devin Masser and Bordner combined to allow just four hits and strike out 10.
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ELIZABETHVILLE - Kane Bouchard struck out 10 batters without a walk and limited the Buffaloes to three hits as the Trojans captured a Tri-Valley League victory.
Mac Ney had a solo home run in the third inning for Upper Dauphin, which scored in four of its six at-bats. Ryan Lesher had an RBI double in the fifth inning.
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POTTSVILLE - Pottsville pitcher Eli Nabholtz allowed one hit in six innings at the Crimson Tide recorded a 9-1 win over the Cardinals at Steidle Field on April 2.