H.S. BASEBALL: Line Mountain captures Zalar Tournament title
COAL TOWNSHIP - Zach Bobb pitched a complete game, leading Line Mountain past Upper Dauphin 5-4 in the championship game of the George Zalar Memorial Tournament, Saturday at Shamokin Area.
The Eagles reached the title game Saturday morning with a 3-0 victory over host Shamokin Area in a semifinal. Upper Dauphin scored a 10-6 victory over Troy in the other semifinal.
Kellan Masser and Brady Michael were the hot hitters for Line Mountain in the championship victory. Colton Gaw knocked in two runs with a single.
Mac Ney and Kyle Glouner had two hits apiece to lead the Trojans, who suffered their first loss of the season. Matt Deitrich had a two-run home run in the fifth inning.
Bobb, who struck out four and walked two, was named the tournament Most Valuable Player.
Ney, who started and lasted only two-thirds of an inning, sustained the loss.
Semifinal Line Mountain 3 Shamokin 0
COAL TOWNSHIP - Indians' pitchers Josh Scheuren and Josiah Miller combined to limit the Eagles to just three singles, but the Eagles posted single runs in the first, third and fifth innings to advance to the tournament final.
Kellan Masser, J.P. Lenker and Tanner Spatzer all hit safely for Line Mountain.
Winning pitcher Cory Warford went the distance for Line Mountain, striking out one, walking three and scattering four singles.
Jeff Kashner, Scheuren, Garrett Zalar and John Demsko hit safely for Shamokin.
Consolation game Troy 14 Shamokin 10
COAL TOWNSHIP - After surrendering 10 runs in the bottom of the first, the Indians battled back to make a game of it.
Shamokin had big innings in the second, with three runs, and third, with six, but didn't score again until getting a single run in the sixth.
Minersville 10 Mount Carmel 7
MINERSVILLE - Mitch Haney and Jonathan McBreen each had two-run doubles to give Minersville the edge over Mount Carmel in the consolation game of the Russ Rothermel Tournament.
Gary Bregensir, Mike Pupo and Zack Wasilewski had a double each for Mount Carmel (1-8).
Softball Montoursville 3 Southern Columbia 2
MONTOURSVILLE - The Tigers committed five errors in dropping their first contest of the season.
Taylor Hoffman and Abbey Herr had two hits apiece for Southern (6-1).
Kelsey Stine had a double for Montoursville.