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Local roundup: Muncy softball clinches District 4 Class AA playoff berth

Muncy clinched a District 4 Class AA playoff berth in emphatic fashion, defeating Northwest, 21-3 in four innings in a potential playoff preview. Both teams entered with just one loss and Muncy scored multiple runs in each inning, including 13 in the fourth. Alaina Brelsford homered and drove in four runs while Nolah Moyer threw a two-hitter and went 3 for 4 with three RBIs. Izzy Gush (2 for 4), Casey Fry (3 RBIs) and Chevelle Bauman (2 RBIs) all doubled and Leah Vest went 1 for 2 with three RBIs. Muncy (10-1) won its sixth straight game and stayed within a game of Montgomery in the Mid-Penn.

Alizabeth Schuler threw a three-hitter, allowing just one hit in the last six innings, as South Williamsport defeated Bloomsburg, 6-1. The Mounties scored four times in the first inning with Sage Lorson putting them ahead to stay with a two-run double. Lily Reidy continued her hot hitting and went 3 for 3 as South (9-4) put runners on base in each inning. Claire Alexander hit a double and scored twice while Olivia Beck was 1 for 1 with an RBI as South won its fourth straight game.

Faith Persing struck out 12 batters and went 2 for 3 at the plate to lead Montgomery to a 10-0 shutout win in five innings against Warrior Run in softball action.

Persing threw a no-hitter as well.

Kaitlyn Raemsch went 3 for 4, and both Taylor McRae and Jenna Waring had two hits each for the Red Raiders (9-1).

Sullivan County defeated Sugar Valley in six innings, 11-1. The Griffins scored five in the third, four in the fourth and two in the sixth as Lorena Marquardt struck out 13. Marquardt and Chloe Burke both tripled and scored two runs each. Carly Rupert, Kaelyn Wettlaufer and Peyton Pretti all scored twice.

• In high school baseball, Karter Peacock had a monster game by going 4 for 4 with a double, triple and three runs scored as Jersey Shore defeated Shamokin, 5-3. The Bulldogs scored two seventh-inning runs to secure the win.

Connor Griffin added a double for Jersey Shore.

Muncy cruised past Benton in five innings, 16-2. Muncy scored at least three runs in four of its five innings. Cameron Kamerer had eight strikeouts and finished the game on just 61 pitches. Branson Eyer went 2 for 4 with a double, Noah Confer was 2 for 2 with a double, and both Brayden and Cameron Kamerer had two hits each.

Montoursville won its fourth straight game as AJ Llorente and Cameron Francis combined on a three-hit shutout in a 7-0 win at Shikellamy. Llorente threw six innings and struck out five to win his fourth straight decision. Maddix Dalena and Cael Frame each had two hits and two RBIs. Nick Reeder also helped Montoursville (8-3) and went 2 for 4 with two runs. Cole Remsnyder hit an RBI single and both Matthew Conklin and James Batkowski went 1 for 1 with runs.

Thayden Miller went 4 for 5 with two RBIs and Colby Springman smashed two doubles as Montgomery pounded out 12 hits and defeated Towanda, 14-7. Austin Kuhn earned the win, throwing 4 1/3 solid innings while also going 2 for 4 with a double and three RBIs. Coltin Hans added two RBIs and Tanner Springman went 2 for 4 with an RBI triple. Montgomery built an 8-1 lead after four innings and answered with five runs after Towanda cut it to three while winning for the fifth time in six games.

Landon Lorson hit two home runs and Makai Day struck out four in two scoreless innings of relief as South Williamsport rallied from a one-run fifth-inning deficit to defeat CMVT, 11-3. Alex Neidig fanned seven and four innings and also was 2 for 2. Ben Stoetzel doubled twice and drove in two runs, while Noah Turner also had two hits and a double. South (8-2) scored seven times in the fifth inning to take control. Grant Bachman combined with Neidig and Day on a five-hitter and also hit an RBI double.

Weston Bellows drove in three runs, doubled and threw two scoreless innings of relief as Canton defeated Sullivan County, 13-4. Gavin Morse went 1 for 2 with two RBIs and threw five innings to earn the win. The Warriors (8-7) have won seven of their last eight game and built an 8-3 lead after three innings. Riley King, Kruz McCusker and Kye McDonald had two hits each for Sullivan County.

• Williamsport fell to Central Mountain in boys tennis on Monday afternoon, 4-1. The Millionaires’ lone win came at No. 3 singles where Evan Beiter defeated Asher Talbot, 7-4, 4-6, 10-3. David Lindsay beat Kyle Shuler at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-1, and Ethan Hall won at No. 2 singles, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1.

Loyalsock’s Jett Pulizzi won an exciting match at No. 1 singles against Muncy’s Kaleb Meyer, 6-3, 5-7, 10-7 (tiebreak), but Muncy defeated the Lancers, 3-2. At No. 2 singles, Connor McLean of Muncy won against Jackson Ellis, 6-3, 7-5, and Logan Hammond earned a 6-3, 6-2 win for Loyalsock at No. 3 singles against Zach Slamka.

Kade Sanford won at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-4 for South Williamsport against Micah Moyer and the Mounties swept the doubles competition to defeat Shikellamy, 3-2. Ross Flerlage and Caleb Jackson won at No. 1 doubles against Kaden Gold and Fernando Nunez, 6-3, 6-1. The No. 2 doubles team of Luke Sanford and Brock Weaver earned a victory via forfeit.

Montoursville won a doubleheader against Bloomsburg, sweeping the Panthers in both, 5-0. In the first match, the Warriors’ Jared Matlack defeated Levi Fritz, 6-2, 6-3 and Matlack earned a 6-1, 6-1 win in match two. Tyler Gilbert beat Ken Zheng, 6-1, 6-0 and 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. At No. 3 singles, it was DJ Alexander picking up 6-1, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-4 victories over Jake Crane.

• A run of five straight goals in the first 18 minutes of the second half helped the Lycoming College women’s lacrosse team rebound after DeSales University tied the game late in the second quarter, as No. 4 Lycoming held on for a 13-9 win over No. 5 DeSales in the MAC Freedom Championship first round.

Freshmen Erin Henn and Katie Maguire each had four goals and fellow rookie Kailey Stocker also added a goal, as the Warrior rookies accounted for nine goals in the game. Senior Erika Boyer had three goals, moving within two of 100 points in her career, and junior Tess Arnold scored the other one.

The Warriors (10-8 overall) move on to face top-seeded FDU-Florham (15-2 overall) at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at Robert T. Shields Field, in the conference semifinals.

Sophomore Zoe Stauffer was again tough to beat in goal, as she stopped 11 shots in her 10th win of the year, as she moved within a save of the school’s single-season record of 227 set by Laurie Rooney in 2003.

The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference announced its All-Conference lacrosse teams and three standout-seniors from the Lock Haven University lacrosse team were named to the first team in the Western Division.

Attacker Caitlin Morrow makes her second appearance on the First Team, while goalkeeper Lauren Girardi and midfielder Krysta Reading each make their first appearances on the team.

Bucknell senior midfielder Emma Cashwell and junior defender Ella Payer were both named to the All-Patriot League second team.

Cashwell and Payer were two of the co-captains and catalysts of a Bucknell team that was in contention for a postseason berth right up until the final day of the regular season.

Payer, who was elected team co-captain as a junior, is Bucknell’s first two-time All-Patriot League selection since Annie Gilbertson earned second-team honors in 2016 and 2017. Payer was one of the league’s top defenders all season, and she also excelled on the draw circle.

• Bucknell’s Connor Davis was voted as the Patriot League Rookie of the Year, and Harry Wellford was recognized on the All-Patriot League second team in men’s lacrosse.

Davis became the eighth Bison to be recognized as the Patriot League’s top rookie, joining Ed Joffe (1996), Wes Fetchet (2001), Chris Cara (2002), Joe Mele (2006), Austin Winter (2007), Charlie Streep (2009) and Sean Doyle (2013).

Davis is the sixth Bison to net at least 40 goals in a single campaign, joining Justin Zackey (63 in 1993, 44 in 1994), Jon Romm (45 in 1990), Jim Ball (44 in 1979), Sean O’Brien (42 in 2018) and John Golaszewski (41 in 1998). His current average of 3.38 goals per game is good for first in the Patriot League and sixth in the NCAA Division I ranks behind five upperclassmen.

• Williamsport and Mansfield University graduate Owen Lukensand the USA Softball Men’s National Team finished fourth at the World Baseball Softball Confederation Americas Qualifier to earn a spot in the 2022 WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup held in New Zealand in November.

Team USA posted a 5-3 record in the tournament with wins over Colombia, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Guatemala and Cuba. The Eagles fell 11-5 in the bronze medal game in a rematch against Cuba.

Lukens appeared in six games during the Americas Qualifier in Argentina. He went 1-for-2 with a single in the win over Puerto Rico and scored runs against Columbia, Canada, Venezuela, and Cuba.

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

Muncy 21, Northwest 3, 4 innings

Muncy 242 (13) – 21 11 3

Northwest 003 0 – 3 2 7

Nolah Moyer and Taylor Shannon. Davis and Gunther. W: Moyer, (9-1). L: Davis.

Top Muncy hitters: Moyer 3-4, 2B, 3 RBIs, 4 runs; Izzy Gush 2-4, 2B, 3 runs; Casey Fry 1-3, 2B, 3 RBIs; Shannon 1-3, RBI; Chevelle Bauman 1-4, 2B, 2 RBIs, 2 runs; Alaina Brelsford 1-3, HR, 4 RBIs, 2 runs; Leah Vest 1-2, 3 RBIs, run. Top Northwest hitters: Troy 1-1, 2 RBIs.

Records: Muncy (10-1), Northwest (9-2).

South Williamsport 6, Bloomsburg 1

Bloomsburg 100 000 0 – 1 3 2

South 401 100 x – 6 9 0

Roberts and Devine. Alizabeth Schuler and Olivia Beck. W: Schuler, (6-2). L: Roberts.

Top Bloomsburg hitters: O. Hull 2b, run; M. Devine 1-3, RBI; run. Nuss 1-3. Top South hitters: Lily Reidy 3-3; Alizabeth Schuler 1-2, RBI, run; Claire Alexander 1-3, 2B, 2 runs; Sage Lorson 1-3, 2B, 2 RBIs, run; Aleigha Rieppel 1-4, RBI, run; Olivia Beck 1-1, RBI; Gianna Godfrey 1-3.

JV score: South won, 10-6.

Records: South (9-4).

Montgomery 10, Warrior Run 0

(5 INNINGS)

Warrior Run 000 00 — 0 0 4

Montgomery 402 13 — 10 10 0

M. Watts, K. Watson (1) and Maggie Gelmett. Faith Persing and Shely McRae. W: Persing. L: Watts.

Top Montgomery hitters: Faith Persing 2-3; Kaitlyn Raemsch 3-4; Taylor McRae 2-3; Jenna Waring 2-2.

Records: Montgomery (9-1). Next game: South Williamsport at Montgomery, Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Jersey Shore 5, Shamokin 3

Jersey Shore 102 000 2 — 5 7 4

Shamokin 100 020 0 — 3 4 1

B. DePasqua, C. Griffin (6) and J. Breining. M. Long, C. Bowers and and H. Rodman. W: Griffin. L: Bowers.

Top Jersey Shore hitters: K. Peacock 4-4, 2B, 3B, 3 runs; C. Griffin 2B. Top Shamokin hitters: J. Hile 2B.

Muncy 16, Benton 2

(5 INNINGS)

Muncy 631 33 — 16 12 0

Benton 000 20 — 2 2 7

Cameron Kamerer and Braydon Kamerer. Yost, Grassley (1), Stewart (3) and Kapp.

Top Muncy hitters: Branson Eyer 2-4, 2B; Noah Confer 2-2, 2B; Brayden Kamerer 2-4; Cameron Kamerer 2-3.

Records: Muncy (12-2). Next game: Wednesday at Neumann, 4:30 p.m.

Montoursville 7, Shikellamy 0

Montoursville 003 022 0 – 7 9 1

Shikellamy 000 000 0 – 0 3 2

AJ Llorente, Cameron Francis (7) and Cael Frame. Hoffman, Angelillo (6) and Culp. W: Llorente, (4-1). L: Hoffman.

Top Montoursville hitters: Nick Reeder 2-4, 2 runs; Maddix Dalena 2-4, 2B, 2 RBIs, 2 runs; Frame 2-3, 2 RBIs; James Batkowski 1-1, run; Matthew Conklin 1-1, run; Cole Remsnyder 1-4, RBI.

Records: Montoursville (8-3).

Montgomery 14, Towanda 7

Montgomery 302 305 1 – 14 12 4

Towanda 100 042 0 – 7 7 6

Austin Kuhn, Noah Gearhart (5) and Thayden Miller. Parker, Tawani (4), Chapman (7) and Sluyter. W: Kuhn. L: Parker.

Top Montgomery hitters: Tanner Springman 2-4, 3B, RBI, run; Colby Springman 2-3, 2 2Bs, RBI, 4 runs; Miller 4-5, 2 RBIs; Kuhn 2-4, 2B, 3 RBIs, R; Coltin Hans 1-4, 2 RBIs, run. Top Towanda hitters: Bowman 1-3, 2 RBIs; Butts 1-4, 2 RBIs.

Records: Montgomery (6-6).

South Williamsport 11, CMVT 3

South 100 172 0 – 11 11 0

CMVT 100 200 0 – 3 5 2

Alex Neidig, Makai Day (5), Grant Bachman (7) and Kayne Jones. Mutchler, Yohe (5), Haught (5) and Miller. W: Day, (4-1). L: Mutchler.

Top South hitters: Landon Lorson 2-4, 2 HRs, 2 RBIs, 2 runs; Neidig 2-2, run; Ben Stoetzel 2-4, 2 2Bs, 2 RBIs, run; Noah Turner 2-3, 2B, run; Kaden Shay 1-2, RBI, run; Bachman 1-3, 2B, RBI, run; Day 1-3, 2 runs. Top CMVT hitters: Miller 1-3, HR, 2 RBIs; Tomlinson 1-3, 2B, run.

Records: South (8-20.

Canton 13, Sullivan County 4

Sullivan 012 100 0ä4 8 2

Canton 423 031 xä13 9 3

Cummings, Parkhurst (3) and Fitzgerald, Cummings (3). Gavin Morse, Weston Bellows (6) and Brenen Taylor. WäMorse. LäCummings.

Top Sullivan hitters: Riley King 2-4, RBIs; Kruz McCusker 2-4; Kye McDonald 2-3, R. Top Canton hitters: Cooper Kitchen 1-1, 2 RBIs, 3R; Bellows 1-2, 2B, 3 RBIs, 2R; Morse 1-2, 2 RBIs; Mason Harold 1-2, 3R; Mahosky 1-2, 2 RBIs; Landis 1-4, 2B, R; Colton 1-2, R.

Records: Canton 8-7. Sullivan County 4-8.

BOYS TENNIS

Central Mountain 4,

Williamsport 1

SINGLES

1. David Lindsay (CM) def. Kyle Shuler, 6-1, 6-1; 2. Ethan Hall (CM) def. Shreshth Singh, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1; 3. Evan Beiter (W) def. Asher Talbot, 7-5, 4-6, 10-3.

DOUBLES

1. Nate Brinker/Jackson Walker (CM) def. Owen Kaar/Sam Radulski, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4; 2. Leisher Gugino/Lucas Porter (CM) def. Jack Compton/Ben Manetta, 6-4, 6-3.

Muncy 3, Loyalsock 2

SINGLES

1. Jett Pulizzi (L) def. Kaleb Meyer, 6-3, 5-7, 10-7; 2. Connor McLean (M) def. Jackson Ellis, 6-3, 7-5; 3. Logan Hammond (L) def. Zach Slamka, 6-3, 6-2.

DOUBLES

1. Cruz Nagle/Rowan Revata (M) def. Caleb Shimko/Colby Peter, 6-2, 6-0; 2. Ian Dayhoff/Cameron Myers (M) def. Ryan Caeo/Kaden Bidelspacher, 6-3, 7-5.

South Williamsport 3,

Shikellamy 2

SINGLES

1. Jack Weaver (Sh) def. Logan Ogden, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4; 2. Kade Sanford (SW) def. Micah Moyer, 6-3, 6-4; 3. Luke Fatool (Sh) def. Wyatt Robbins, 6-4, 6-1.

DOUBLES

1. Ross Flerlage/Caleb Jackson (SW) def. Kaden Golf/Fernando Nunez, 6-3, 6-1; 2. Luke Sanford/Brock Weaver (SW) by forfeit.

Records: South Williamsport (8-4).

Montoursville 5, Bloomsburg 0

(MATCH ONE)

SINGLES

1. Jared Matlack (M) def. Levi Fritz, 6-2, 6-3; 2. Tyler GIlbert (M) def. Ken Zheng, 6-1, 6-0; 3. D.J. Alexander (M) def. Jake Crane, 6-1, 6-1.

DOUBLES

1. Noah Shaffer/Greyson Simms (M) def. Dave Cooper/Jake Evans, 6-4, 6-2; 2. Dan Kutay/Myken Barnes (M) def. Georg Ader/AIden Derr, 6-4, 6-1.

Montoursville 5, Bloomsburg 0

(MATCH TWO)

SINGLES

1. Jared Matlack (M) def. Levi Fritz, 6-1, 6-1; 2. Tyler Gilbert (M) def. Ken Zheng, 6-0, 6-1; 3. D.J. Alexander (M) def. Jake Crane, 6-0, 6-4.

DOUBLES

1. Kaleb Watts/Ionut Reynolds (M) def. Jake Evans/Dave Cooper, 6-0, 6-3; 2. Danny McCafferty/James Kerher (M) def. Georg Ader/Aiden Derr, 6-0, 6-0.

Records: Montoursville (16-2).

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

Lycoming 13, DeSales 9

(MAC FREEDOM CHAMIONSHIP PLAYOFFS)

DeSales 1 4 0 4 – 9

Lycoming 2 3 3 5 – 13

DeSales goals: Marina Bradley 3, Hayley Petrosini 3, Amanda Schultz 2, Meagan Landers 1. DeSales assists: Marina Bradley 2, Jess Brey 1, Kyleigh Price 1, Amanda Schultz 1, Dani Towey 1. Lycoming goals: Erin Henn 4, Katie Maguire 4, Erika Boyer 3, Kailey Stocker 1, Tess Arnold 1. Lycoming assists: Rorie Bass Foresman 1, Erin Henn 1, Kailey Stocker 1.

Shots: D 34, L 29. Saves: D 14, L 11.

Records: DeSales (8-10), Lycoming (10-8).

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