Local roundup: South baseball reaches playoffs

Tyler Askey and Aaron Hughes combined on a five-inning no-hitter Monday as South Williamsport clinched a District 4 baseball playoff berth for the 23rd straight season with its 10-0 win over Sugar Valley. Pete Sinibaldi went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs while Hunter Finn had a home run and two RBIs.

After falling behind 6-0, St. John Neumann scored 18 runs over the second and third innings to come from behind and defeat Sullivan County, 20-8. Jaiden Cioffi went 3 for 4 with five RBIs and two runs while Naa­man Amos went 2 for 2 with two RBIs and two runs while earning the win.

Warrior Run won its third straight game and has moved within a victory of clinching a playoff berth after defeating Blooms­burg, 8-7. The Defenders (9-10) will reach districts if they defeat Hughesville Thursday. Brayton Rowello went 2 for 4 with an RBI while Gage Anzulavich earned the win and Noah Showers had two RBIs as well as the save.

Brandon DePasqua went 2 for 3 but Mifflin County built an early lead and cruised from there, defeating Jersey Shore 9-0.

Lewisburg topped East Juniata 15-0 in four in­nings. Arthur Ramirez and Jack Marrara combine to allow five runs. Ramirez, Marrara and Dakotah Sny­der each had two runs and two RBIs at the plate.

• In high school softball, Mikayla Aldenderfer pitched a complete-game four-hitter and Skyler Colaruso had a sixth-inning two-run home run as Williamsport defeated Shikellamy, 4-3.

Warrior Run scored at least two runs in all but one inning during a 12-2 rout in five innings against Selins­grove. Megan Her­riman scattered six Selins­grove hits. Gina Beyer led the Defenders (13-4) with two singles and a double while Madi Waltman had a single and double and Lauren Watson had two singles.

South Williamsport scored seven in the top of the second inning and cruised to a 17-2 win over Montgomery in five innings. The Moun­ties out-hit the Red Raiders, 15-4, as Hanna Hennigan led the Mounties by going 3 for 4 with a double, triple and three RBIs. Montgom­ery (9-10) needs to defeat Canton today in order to get into the District 4 playoffs.

Megan Ryder and sister Taryn Lambert kept Hughes­ville’s playoff hopes alive. Ryder hit a two-out, two-run double in the seventh in­ning, scoring Lambert as Hughesville completed a big comeback and beat CMVT 9-8. Lambert earned the win in relief and Ryder recorded the final out as Hughesville (8-9) won for the fourth time in five games and scored five seventh-inning runs to overcome a four-run deficit.

Kat Ebner and Muncy beat Benton, 7-1. Ebner became Muncy’s career strikeout leader with 320, when she struck out eight Benton batters. Makenna Snyder went 3-3 at the plate with a home run and a double for the Indians.

St. John Neumann and Sullivan County split a doubleheader, Neumann took game one 12-6, then with Sulllivan County winning 4-4. Anne Weller struck out six and went 1-3 with two runs and an RBI in game one for Neumann. Sullivan County’s Bethany Weinhardt went 3-6 overall, had five runs and 2 RBIs between both games.

South Williamsport beat Montgomery 17-2 in five in­nings. Alexis Schuler struck out six and went 2-4 with two RBIs for South. Mont­gomery’s Hannah Bryson went 2-3 with two RBIs.

• Bucknell’s Christine Bedzinski was named the Patriot League Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She became the sixth Bucknell athlete in school history to earn the recognition for the outdoor season, and also the third to receive the honor in the same indoor and outdoor season, joining Julie Sweit­zer (199) and Caroline Tolli (2012).

Mansfield’s Kenzie Jones was named U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Asso­ciation All-Atlantic Region for her performance this outdoor season. Jones earned the accolades in the 10,000-meter run after racing to a personal best time at the ECAC Outdoor Champion­ships on Friday.

The Bucknell men’s track and field team had two athletes on the Aca­demic All-Patriot League team, represented by junior Kyle Adams and senior Luke Giugliano.

Mansfield’s Hunter Wat­kins was named U.S. Track and Field and Cross Coun­try Coaches Association All-Atlantic Region for his performance this outdoor season.

• In men’s soccer, with a 10-man incoming class that focuses on defense after losing two starting defenders and a goalkeeper in 2016, the Lycoming men’s soccer team announced the incoming class.

It includes Langley, Vir­ginia’s Logan Cushing; Car­­lisle’s Alex Henry; Massa­ponax, Virginia’s Caleb Her­rin; Indian Creek, Mary­land’s Max Janson; Elkton, Maryland’s Serebe Kajubi; Baltimore’s Jared Moses; Silver Spring, Maryland’s Rolf Ngana and Arthur Nganou; Bowie, Mary­land’s Kamso Onqumechili; and Huntington, New York’s Mark Rafuse.

The Warriors finished 9-6-4 under fourth-year head coach Nate Gibboney, posting a 3-3-2 record to tie for fifth in the MAC Com­monwealth.

High School Baseball

South Williamsport 10, Sugar Valley 0

SV 000 00- 0 0 2

SW 016 21- 10 11 0

N. Zuback and Marr. Tyler Askey, Aaron Hughes (3rd) and Pat West, Dom Harding. W- Askey. L- Zuback.

Top South hitters: Aaron Orgitano 2-3; Pete Sinibaldi 2-3 2B, 3 RBI; Hunter Finn 2-2 HR, 2 RBI.

Record: SW (9-7)

Next: South at Line Mountain (Today)

St. John Neumann 20, Sullivan County 8

SC 331 10- 8 7 2

SJN 0(10)8 2x- 20 12 2

Jake Doyle, Taylor Baldwin (2nd), Nate Higley (3rd) and Jake Houck. Jaiden Cioffi, Kyle Ferguson (2nd), Naaman Amos (3rd), Daimeer Clark (5th) and Malaki Parlante, Cioffi (3rd). W- Amos. L- Baldwin.

Top SC hitters: Jake Doyle 3-4 2B, RBI, 2 R; Sam Carpenter 2-3 3 RBI. Top SJN hitters: Brady Romano 2-3 2 RBI, 2 R; Jaiden Cioffi 3-4 2B, 5 RBI, 2 R; Noah Persun 2-2 RBI, 4 R; Naaman Amos 2-2 2 RBI, 2 R.

Record: Neumann (5-9)

Next: Montgomery at Neumann (Today)

Warrior Run 8, Bloomsburg 7

Warrior Run 114 020 0–8 11 3

Bloomsburg 200 023 0–7 5 1

WP–Anzulavich. LP–Hock. SV–Showers.

Top Warrior Run hitters: Brayton Rowello 2-4, 2 R, RBI; Michael Muffly 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI; Noah Showers 1-2, 2 RBI; Bryce Woland 1-3, RBI; Tyler Leighow 2-3, RBI. Top Bloomsburg Hitters: Malatesta 2-4, 2 R; Zola 2-4, 2 RBI.

Records: Warrior Run Record 9-10. Next game: Warrior Run vs. Hughesville (Thursday).

Mifflin County 9,

Jersey Shore 0

Jersey Shore 000 000 0–0 3 4

M. County 200 304 x–9 9 0

Jersey Shore battery: Aaron Best, Calvin Lesser and Wyatt Lorson. L–Best.

Top Jersey Shore hitters: Brandon DePasqua 2-3; Koby Peacock 1-3.

Records: Jersey Shore 11-8.

Lewisburg 15, E. Juniata 0

Lewisburg 068 1 – 15 9 1

East Juniata 000 0 – 0 5 9

Arthur Ramirez, Jack Marrara (2) and Wilson Fisher. W – Jack Marrara.

Top Lewisburg hitters: Kevin Reyes 1-3 3 runs 2 RBI, Wilson Fisher 2-4 2 runs 1 RBI, Andrew Ramirez 1-2 2 run 2 RBI, Jack Marrara 2-3 2 runs 2 RBI, Dakotah Snyder 1-3 2 runs 2 RBI.

Record: Lewisburg (11-8). Next game: Lewisburg at Line Moutnain, Thursday, 4:30.

High School Softball

Williamsport 4,

Shikellamy 3

Williamsport 001 002 1- 4 11 2

Shikellamy 100 002 0- 3 4 0

Mikayla Aldenderfer and Kalindi Maggs.

Leeser and Harman. W- Aldenderfer. L- Leeser.

Top Williamsport hitters: Skyler Colaruso 2-3 2-run HR, 2B; Elaina Stone 1-4 RBI.

Top Shikellamy hitters: Tasker 2-3.

Record: Williamsport (8-7)

Next: Williamsport at Loyalsock (Today)

Warrior Run 12, Selinsgrove 2 (5 inn.)

Selinsgrove 020 00 — 2 6 4

Warrior Run 240 24 — 12 9 2

Megan Herriman and Haley Miller. Samantha Artley, Hailey Grenfell and Paige Smith.

Top Selinsgrove hitters: Elise Hessek 3 1B. Top Warrior Run hitters: Gina Beyer 2 1B, 2B; Madi Waltman 1B, 2B; Lauren Watson 2 1B.

Records: Warrior Run (13-4).

Hughesville 9, CMVT 8

Hughesville 101 200 5–9 10 6

CMVT 410 030 0–8 7 5

W–Taryn Lambert.

Top Hughesville hitters: Megan Ryder 2-2, R2 RBI.

Muncy 7, Benton 1

Muncy 100 005 1 – 7 8 1

Benton 000 001 0 – 1 6 4

Kat Ebner (8K) Makenna Snyder. Tori Tingley and Dana Kingsbury. W – Kat Ebner. L – Tori Tingley.

Top Muncy hitter: Makenna Snyder 3-3 HR double. Top Benton hitter: Landree Wilkin 2-3.

Record: Muncy (15-3). Next game: Hughesville at Muncy, Today, 4:30.

St. John Neumann 12, Sullivan County 6

Sullivan County 200 100 3 – 6 12 3

Neumann 100 0110 X – 12 7 2

Madison Burke, Quincy Fry (6), Savannah Baldwin (6) and Alexis Randall. Anne Weller and Cheyenne Danneker W – Anne Weller (8-5). L – Madison Burke.

Top St. John Neumann hitters: Brianna Minnier 2-3 1 run 2 RBI, Anne Weller 1-3 2 run 1 RBI, Cheyenne Danneker 1-3 1 run 2 RBI, Maria Helminiak 1-3 1 run 1 RBI, Sarah Harbach 1-3 1 run 1 RBI. Top Sullivan County hitters: Alexis Randall 3-4 1 run, Quincy Fry 2-3 1 run 2 RBI, Bethany Weinhardt 2-3 2 runs 1 RBI.

Sullivan County 14,

St. John Neumann 4

Neumann 310 00 – 4 3 7

Sullivan County 434 03 – 14 11 2

Anne Weller, Brianna Minnier (2), Maria Helminiak (3) and Cheyenne Danneker. Savannah Baldwin and Kassandra Houseknecht W – Savannah Baldwin. L – Brianna Minnier.

Top St. John Neumann hitters: Brianna Minnier 1-3 2 RBI, Cheyenne Danneker 1-1 1 run, Kaylin Brown 1-2 1 run. Top Sullivan County hitters: Kassandra Houseknecht 3-3 2 runs 2 RBI, Madison Burke 2-2 1 run 3 RBI, Alexis Randall 2-4 2 run 2 RBI, Bethany Weinhardt 1-3 3 runs 1 RBI.

Record: St. John Neumann (8-7). Next game: St. John Neumann at Bucktail, 4:30.

South Williamsport 17, Montgomery 2

South Williamsport 370 34 – 17 15 3

Montgomery 001 01 – 2 3 3

Alexis Schuler, McKinsey Sauers (5) and Hannah Hennigan, Bella Bachman (3). Emily Snyder, Hannah Bryson (4) and Shea Strouse.

Top South Williamsport hitters: Ashley Gardner 2-3 double 3 runs, Hannah Hennigan 3-4 double triple 1 run 4 RBI, Alexis Schuler 2-4 2 RBI, Lily Eiswerth 2-4 1 run 1 RBI, Emily Hennigan 2-3 2 RBI, McKenna Wertman 1-1 2 RBI. Top Montgomery hitter: Hannah Bryson 2-3 double 2 RBI.

Record: South (13-2), Montgomery (9-10). Next games: South at Millville, Thursday, 4:30, Canton at Montgomery, Today, 4:30.

MAJOR BASEBALL

Crouse 9, Lyons 0

Crouse 201 402 – 9 5 0

Lyons 000 000 – 0 0 4

Carter Secora, Mo Foketi (1), Ethan Nagy (4), Miller (6) and Miller, Vincenzes (3). Bachman, Bower (5) and Jones.

W – Carter Secora. L – Bachman.

Top Crouse hitters: Ethan Nagy 2-4 HR 3 runs, Mo Foketi 2-4 double 3 runs.

Record: Crouse (12-0). Next games: Crouse vs Wilkins&Dunn, Friday, 5. Lyons vs Picklener, Thursday, 5.

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