Southern Columbia avenges loss to South Williamsport
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT - Mallory Tomaschik hit a two-run homer in the top of the seventh inning to give Southern Columbia some payback for its opening-game loss to South Williamsport with a 4-3 comeback win over the Mounties in Heartland Athletic Conference softball Thursday.
The heroics for Tomaschik, also the winning pitcher, were set up Haley Levan's two-run triple in the sixth inning after South had taken a 3-0 lead.
Southern (6-4) blew a 9-1 lead in its opening game 14-10 loss against South, which dropped to 3-3.
Mallory Tomaschik and Blair Johnston; Anna Steer and Maul. W - Tomaschik (6-4). L - Steer.
3B - Haley Levan; Kelsey Wheeland. HR - Tomaschik.
Shamokin 12 Shikellamy 3
SUNBURY - Olivia Bonshock had a double and triple and Courtney McGrath had two doubles as Shamokin beat Shikellamy.
Jenny Hornberger also had four singles, and Carley Nash picked up the victory for the Indians.
Nash and C. Augustitus, Hornberger (5); Zimmerman, Click (7) and Barnhardt. W - Nash (3-3). L - Zimmerman.
Hits: Shamokin - O. Bonshock 2, McGrath 2, Wolfe 2, Hornberger 4, Supsic and Forbes. Shikellamy - Lahr 2, C. Coppen, Barnhardt, Young, Lauver, K. Coppen.
2B - McGrath 2, O. Bonshock. 3B - O. Bonshock.
Pine Grove 8 North Schuylkill 3
FOUNTAIN SPRINGS - Pine Grove took advantage of six North Schuylkill errors to defeat the Spartans in a Schuylkill League Division I game.
Matt Smarcanic had three hits, including a double, for North Schuylkill.
W - Jared McCabe. L - Jake Damiter.
Hits: Pine Grove - Brett Kreiser, Nevin White, Nick Cataldo, Levan, Kobe D'Agostino. North Schuylkill - Damiter, Matt Smarcanic 3, Dan Demansky, C.J. Steinhiber, Nick Sanayka.
2B - Levan, White; Smarcanic.
East Juniata 12 Line Mountain 3
MANDATA - Nick Lorenz scattered eight hits and struck out 13 batters, and belted a three-run home run and drove in four runs to lead the Tigers past the Eagles.
Jesse Watts also homered for the winners.
Losing pitcher Kellan Masser, Cory Warford and Kyle Mace all had two hits for Line Mountain (3-3, 3-3 Twin Valley League).
Nick Lorenz and Ryan Stuck; Kellan Masser, Zach Bobb (6) and Britton Heim. W - Lorenz. L - Masser.
Hits: East Juniata - Nick Stahr, Cole Snyder, Lorenz, Jesse Watts, Dalton Rowe, Jeremy Pannebaker, Dillon Leonard 2. Line Mountain - Masser 2, Cory Warford 2, Kyle Mace 2, Jeremy Renn, John Yerger.
2B - Pannebaker; Masser, Warford, Yerger. HR - Lorenz, Watts.