Vikings knock off area rivals in three-day span


ROB WHEARY/Staff Photo Williams Valley’s Rayanne Hawk slides into home as Tri-Valley catcher Catherine Troutman waits for the throw during Schuylkill League softball action Monday, May 9. Hawk scored from second on a sacrifice fly to put Williams Valley up 3-1, powering to a 5-1 victory.

Williams Valley 5, Tri-Valley 1
TOWER CITY — Out of Williams Valley’s 16 wins this season, 15 of them have come with Tianna Yanoscak on the mound.
May 9 was no different as Yanoscak struck out seven and allowed one run on five hits to defeat crosstown rival Tri-Valley, dropping them to 14-4 on the season.
Yanoscak drew first blood offensively in the second inning, knocking Tri-Valley pitcher Kelsey Schwalm around with a two-run double that scored Rayanne Hawk and Kate Whelski.
The Bulldogs cut the lead to 2-1 in the third when Jacey Roth reached base on an error and Maddie Horn picked up her first hit of the day with an RBI single.
Williams Valley put the game out of reach in the fifth when Yanoscak put one close to the fence in center. Horn caught it for the out, but Hawk, who was on second, tagged up and never looked back, scoring on the sacrifice to make it 3-1.
Another sacrifice fly in the sixth and an RBI single from Caitlyn Pinchorski and Williams Valley cruised to the victory.

Tri-Valley — 001 000 0 — 1 5 2
Williams Valley — 200 012 x — 5 6 3
W — Yanoscak. L — Schwalm.
Hits: Tri-Valley — Header, Horn 3, Roth. Williams Valley — Pinchorski 2, Hawk, Yanoscak, A. Schadle, Calnon.
2B — Horn, Yanoscak.
Millersburg 2, Upper Dauphin 0
MILLERSBURG — Jaycee Straub had a 3-for-3 day at the plate as Millersburg won their 10th of the season, putting them in the running for the PIAA District III playoff spot.
Mickayla Grow and Ali Snyder led Upper Dauphin with two hits each as the game featured no extra-base hits.
Lindsay Casner got the win on the mound for the Indians while Lexi Weaver took the loss for Upper Dauphin.
Upper Dauphin — 000 000 0 — 0 6 2
Millersburg — 000 002 x — 2 6 0
Weaver and Klinger; Casner and Troutman. W — Casner. L — Weaver.
Hits: Upper Dauphin — Grow 2, Crosby, Schlegel, Snyder 2. Millersburg — Bordner, Strait, Herb, Straub 3.
Pine Grove 6, Lehighton 2
LEHIGHTON — Four hits for Jen Kaufman and two triples by Faith Sleva gave Pine Grove their 11th win of the season and only a half-game behind leader Tamaqua in the Schuylkill League Division I standings.
Pine Grove broke the game open with a three-run fifth inning, putting them up 5-1 at that point.
Pine Grove — 101 130 0 — 6 11 0
Lehighton — 000 101 0 — 2 7 1
Lehman and Kopinetz; Bickert and Hunsicker. W — Lehman. L — Bickert.
Hits: Pine Grove — Rittenbaugh, Kaufman 4, Kopinetz, Hasenauer, Sleva 2, Lehman, Warner. Lehighton — E. Greene 2, H. Greene, Hunsicker, Salerno, Loudon, Steigerwalt.
3B — Kopinetz, Sleva 2, Hunsicker.
Williams Valley 3, Upper Dauphin 1
TOWER CITY — In a battle of two of the area’s powerhouse softball teams, a timely hit by Rayanne Hawk was the difference in notching Williams Valley’s 15th win.
Down 1-0 in the fifth, Hawk smacked a two-run triple into right field that brought home two runs. Kate Whelski followed that with an RBI single to push the score to 3-1.
Upper Dauphin scored first in the game thanks to Lea Lenker’s RBI single to drive in Kendra Schlegel, making it 1-0 until the fifth.
Tianna Yanoscak continued on her pitching tear, getting the win after striking out seven, walking three and allowing six hits. Mickayla Grow took the loss for the Trojans, striking out one and walking two while giving up six hits.
The Trojans are now 10-4 on the year and have clinched a spot in the Tri-Valley League playoffs.
Upper Dauphin — 010 000 0 —1 6 1
Williams Valley — 000 030 x — 3 6 1
W — Yanoscak. L — Grow.
Hits: Upper Dauphin — Lenker 2, Weaver 2, Schlegel 2. Williams Valley — Pinchorski, Achenbach, Hawk 2, Whelski, Schadle.
2B — Achenbach, Pinchorski; 3B — Hawk.
Williams Valley 11, Nativity 0
TOWER CITY — It was 15 up and 15 down for winning pitcher Tianna Yanoscak, throwing a five-inning perfect game for the Lady Vikings 14th win of the season.
Williams Valley had 15 hits in the game with Megan and Alyssa Schadle being the two to beat with three hits each while Alyssa notching a two-run home run in the fourth inning.
Four other players had two hits each for Williams Valley in the win.
Nativity — 000 00 — 0 0 1
Williams Valley — 502 4x — 11 15 0
Miske and Kenton; Yanoscak and M. Schadle. W — Yanoscak. L — Miske.
Hits: Williams Valley — Pinchorski 2, Hawk 2, Whelski 2, Yanoscak, Ferron 2, M. Schadle 3, A. Schadle 3.
2B — Pinchorski, Whelski, Yanoscak. HR — A. Schadle.
Tri-Valley 3, Schuylkill Haven 2
HEGINS — Some good base running helped Tri-Valley to their 14th win of the season thanks to an error by Schuylkill Haven.
An error in the outfield helped Wendy Header score with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to come away with the victory.
Tri-Valley led 2-0 after one inning thanks to an RBI single from Maddie Horn and a sacrifice fly by Cat Troutman. Kelsey Schwalm was the winning pitcher, her 10th win of the season.
Schuylkill Haven — 000 200 0 — 2 8 1
Tri-Valley — 200 000 1 — 3 8 1
Svenson and Personette; Schwalm and Troutman. W — Schwalm. L — Svenson.
Hits: Schuylkill Haven — Svenson, Ditzler, Personette, Mills 2, Leymeister, Umbenhauer, Batz. Tri-Valley — Header 2, Underkoffler 2, Horn, Troutman, Klinger, Roth.
Upper Dauphin 5, Juniata 3
ELIZABETHVILLE — Two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning help the Trojans improve to 10-3 on the season, giving them a spot in the District III postseason tournament.
Mickayla Grow got the complete game victory as the Trojans scored two runs on an error in left field.
Kendra Schlegel scored a triple for Upper Dauphin while Riley Mahoney and Autumn Walker doubled in the win.
Juniata — 101 001 0 — 3 4 2
Upper Dauphin — 110 012 x — 5 8 0
Misal and Hambright; Grow and Klinger. W — Grow. L — Misel.
Hits: Juniata — Welfley, Goodling 2, Dowling. Upper Dauphin — Lenker 2, Crosby, Miller, Schlegel, Mahoney, Wiler, Snyder.
2B — Dowling, Mahoney, Walker. 3B — Schlegel.
Pine Grove 7, Lourdes 0
PINE GROVE — This forfeit win on May 5 improved the Lady Cardinals to 11-4 on the season and 8-2 in the league, one game out of first place in Schuylkill League Division I.
Williams Valley 20, Shenandoah Valley 0
TOWER CITY — The Lady Viking remained undefeated in Schuylkill League play and improved to 13-1 with this three-inning win May 4.
Winning pitcher Caitlyn Pinchorski threw a one-hit shutout while having a three-hit day at the plate with two singles and a triple. Rayanne Hawk went three-for-three with a single, double and triple as the Vikings amassed 14 hits in the win.
Shenandoah Valley — 0 0 0 — 0 1 1
Williams Valley — 19 1 x — 20 14 1
W — Pinchorski. L — Stevens.
Hits: Shenandoah Valley — Monahan. Williams Valley — Pinchorski 3, Hawk 3, Whelski, Yanoscak 3, M. Schadle, A. Schadle, Calnon, Whitcomb, Nye.
2B — Hawk, Yanoscak. 3B — Pinchorski, Hawk.
Millersburg 10, East Juniata 0
MILLERSBURG — Millersburg held East Juniata to just two hits as they defeated them in five innings for their ninth victory of the season to remain a half-game behind Upper Dauphin in the Tri-Valley League East standings.
Lindsey Casner struck out one in picking up the win on the mound, but was big at the plate, with two doubles and a triple, knocking in three runs. Taryn Herb had three hits as well, including a double, and while Mariah Armor added a triple.
East Juniata — 000 00 — 0 2 3
Millersburg — 611 2x — 10 11 0
W — Casner
Hits: East Juniata — Eaton, Houdashel. Millersburg — Armor, Border, Casner 3, Herb 3, Phillips, Strait, Troutman.
2B — Casner 2, Herb. 3B — Armor, Casner.
Upper Dauphin 14, Line Mountain 0
ELIZABETHVILLE — Upper Dauphin needed just five innings to defeat Line Mountain for the second time this season, this time on their home field.
Lexi Weaver batted in five runs in her three hits, including a home run to lead Upper Dauphin’s 12-hit attacked. Mickayla Grow and Grace Klinger also had three hits each in the win. Weaver also was the game’s winning pitcher, striking out 12.
Myah King and Cassidy Yeader hit safely for Line Mountain with pitcher Sierra Bobb taking the loss.
Line Mountain — 000 00 — 0 2 0
Upper Dauphin — 347 0x — 14 12 1
W — Weaver. L — Bobb
Hits: Line Mountain — King, Ca. Yeager. Upper Dauphin — Grow 3, Klinger 3, Lenker 2, Miller, Weaver 3.
3B — Grow, Klinger. HR — Weaver.
Pine Grove 8, Jim Thorpe 0
PINE GROVE — It was three hits and three RBIs for Caitlyn Becher as Pine Grove won its 10th game of the season, putting them in line for a District 11 playoff spot.
Becher was one of three players to collect three hits for the Lady Cardinals, as Mackenzie Hasenauer had a double in her three hits while Jennifer Kaufman had three singles.
Pine Grove — 310 301 0 — 8 14 0
Jim Thorpe — 000 000 0 — 0 3 4
Lehman, Becher (5) and Kopinetz; Holloway and Marzen. W — Lehman. L — Holloway.
Hits: Pine Grove — Rittenbaugh, Kaufman 3, Hasenauer 3, Kopinetz 2, Becher 3, Lehman, Warner. Jim Thorpe — Detweiler, Stamets, Lignore.
2B — Hasenauer.

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