This week's high school sports wrap-ups

Bears Zach Moser steals second base in first inning as Pottsgrove Satchel Sciaretta awaits the throw in first inning. photo by Kevin Hoffman, the Mercury

Boyertown

Baseball

The Boyertown High baseball team improved to 9-4 in the PAC-10 after two league wins last week. The Bears are tied for first with Phoenixville (8-3), but have played two more games than the Phantoms. They are also tied with Methacton and Spring-Ford (both 9-4) in the standings. The Bears have five games remaining on the league schedule.

On April 24, the Bears played host to Spring-Ford. A.J. Bogucki pitched a five-hit shutout for the Bears and Boyertown won the game, 2-0.

The Bears had just four hits as a team, two coming off the bat of Zach Moser who also drove in a run and scored the other run.

The Bears scored in the bottom of the first, then added an insurance run in the third.

On April 26, the Bears traveled to Pottstown to take on the Trojans. The Bears scored two in the top of the first and added one more in the fourth on their way to a 3-1 victory.

Tyler Bauman was the winning pitcher, allowing one run on four hits and four walks in five innings. He struckout five. Brandon Griesemer hurled the last two innings, allowing no hits or walks.

Luke Stong, Corey Fox and Griesemer all had a pair of hits for Boyertown and Daulton Weeks added a pair of RBIs.

In a non-league game, the Bears lost to Wilson on April 27, 7-0.

Softball

The Boyertown High softball team improved to 8-4 in the PAC-10 after a pair of league wins last week. The Bears are alone in fourth place in the league.

On April 25, the Lady Bears played host to Perkiomen Valley. After falling behind 3-0, the Lady Bears came back with one in the second, two in the third and three in the fifth on their way toa 6-3 victory.

Sydney Edwards led the Boyertown offense with two hits, two runs scored and one RBI. Emily Allen had a pair of hits and two runs scored and Amanda Loar chipped in with a double.

Mandy Kalil was the winning pitcher, allowing three runs (one earned) on six hits and no walks. She struckout eight Perkiomen Valley batters.

On April 26, the Lady Bears traveled to Spring-Ford for a key league match-up. Boyertown had no trouble in this game as they plated four runs in the first and eight in the second on their way to a 13-3 five inning win.

Julia Davis paced the Boyertown offense with two hits, four RBIs and a run scored. Alexis Jacquot had three hits and a run scored while Allen added two hits and two runs scored. Vicky Schlot and Elie Goida each chipped in with a single and two runs scored.

Allen was the winning pitcher, allowing three earned runs on five hits and five walks in five inning.

Boys’ Lacrosse

The Boyertown High boys’ lacrosse team won a pair of games last week and improved to 6-5 in the PAC-10 and 6-6 overall.

On April 24 the Bears defeated Pope John Paul II H.S., 13-7. Tyler Fuhrman led the Boyertown offense with three goals and five assists, while Chris Stutzman had four goals and three assists.

Brock Johnson added three goals and one assist while Chris Lees had two goals and one assist and Cody Orff added a goal.

Austin Mutter made 13 saves in goal for the Bears.

On Apirl 25, the Bears defeated visiting Methacton, 7-5. Lees led the way for Boyertown with three goals, while Fuhrman added two goals.

Johnson chipped in with a goal and one assist and Stutzman scored the other Boyertown goal. Matt Saxson was credited with an assist.

Mutter made 10 saves in goal.

Girls’ Lacrosse

The Boyertown High girls’ lacrosse team continued on its winning ways with two PAC-10 victories and a non-league win last week. The Lady Bears are 11-0 in the league and 13-1 overall.

On April 24, the Lady Bears played host to Owen J. Roberts. The Wildcats held a one-goal lead at halftime, but Boyertown came back with 13 second half goals to win the game, 16-7.

Alex O’Herrick paced the Boyertown offense with four goals and two assists, while Rachel Engler had five goals and Kaitlyn DeHaven added three goals and two assists.

Lauren Mengel scored two other Boyertown goals while Annie Rodgers had a goal and one assist. Rachel Shaw scored a goal and Marie Valenti was credited with an assist.

Katie Buckwalter made three saves in net for Boyertown.

On Apirl 26, the Lady Bears put a strangle hold on the division lead when they defeated visiting Spring-Ford, 12-4.

Haley Wentzel led the Boyertown offense with four goals and two assists, while DeHaven had a goal and two assists. Engler and Emma Morgan chipped in with a pair of goals each.

Mengel had a goal and one assist while O’Herrick and Rachel Shaw both had one goal. Rodgers contributed with two assists while Alicia Stratten had one assist.

Katie Buckwalter made 11 saves in goal.

In a non-league game on April 27, the Lady Bears got by Germantown, 8-7. Wentzel led the way for Boyertown with two goals and one assist while DeHaven had one goal and two assists.

O’Herrick had a goal and one assist while Engler, Mengel, Morgan and Rodgers all contributed with a goal.

Buckwalter made 11 saves in goal for Boyertown.

Boys’ Track

The Boyertown High boys’ track team fell to 3-5 in the PAC-10 after losing to Pottsgrove, 91-59.

Eli Marcado led the way for Boyertown with three individual victories. Marcado won in the 300 hurdles (40.20 seconds); 400 (51.30 seconds); and 800 (2:01.0).

Also winning individual events for the Bears were: McLaren, polve vault (11’-6”); Ward, shot put (118’-6”); and Ethan Shallaway, javelin (171’-10”).

Girls’ Track

The Boyertown High girls’ track team improved to 4-4 in the PAC-10 after defeating Pottsgrove last week. 103-47.

Alexandra Heuer led the way for Boyertown with three individual victories. Heuer was first in the 300 hurdles (46.50 seconds), the 100 hurdles (16.20 seconds) and triple jump (34’-11”).

Jill Bertino and Emily Schumaker were each double winners for the Lady Bears. Bertino was first in the 200 (26.60 seconds) and the 100 (12.9 seconds); while Schumaker won the 1,600 (5:32.0) and the 3,200 (11:57.3).

Also winning for Boyertown were: Seymour, 800 (2:34.0); Maric, long jump (15’-9 1/2”); Garofolo, high jump (4’-6”); Blanch, pole vault (7’-0”); and Maddie Balga, javelin (95’-6”).

Oley Valley

Baseball

The Oley Valley High School baseball team split a pair of games last week and are now 6-1 in the Berks League and still in first place in Division 3. Tulpehocken and Kutztown are right behind the Lynx, each at 5-2.

On April 24, the Lynx suffered their first league loss of the season when Kutztown downed them, 2-1. Dustin Smith hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth to provide Kutztown with all of the runs they would need.

Nick Distasio pitched well for Oley, walking just two and fanning six.

The Lynx recovered nicely from the loss when they traveled to Twin Valley on April 26. Oley Valley plated seven runs in the top of the seventh and shutout the Raiders, 9-0.

Distasio led the Oley Valley offense with two hits including a home run and three RBIs. Tim Brill contributed with three hits and Damian Mace had two hits.

Softball

The Oley Valley High School girls’ softball team fell to 4-3 in the Berks League and 9-5 overall after losing to Kutztown on April 24, 7-2.

Amanda Hartman and Brooke Yerger led the Oley offense with two hits and one run scored each.

Boys’ Volleyball

The Oley Valley High Schoool boys’ volleyball team fell to 1-8 in the Berks League and 1-9 overall after losing to Schuylkill Valley on April 25, 3-0 (15-10, 25-9, 25-17).

Jabari Johnson had six kills and one block to lead the Lynx, while Joey Fick added one kills and three digs.

Schuylkill Valley won the junior varsity match, 2-0.

Boys’ Track

The Oley Valley High School boys’ track team improved to 3-2 in the Berks League after ddefeating Tulpehocken on April 23, 88-56.

Peter Janiszewski and Joe Sell were double winners for the Lynx. Janiszewski was first in the 110 hurdles (18:57 seconds) and the 300 hurdles (45.0 seconds); and Sell was first in the pole vault (10’6”) and the triple jump (37’-0 1/4”).

Also winning individual events for Oley were: Chris Shewell, 400 (55.38); and Matt Sauer, 800 (2:13.1).

Also winning for Oley was the 400 relay team of Bryan Behm, Anthony Knarr, Nate Dietrich and Mike Allen (52.49 seconds); the 1,600 relay team of Nate Dietrich, Gabe Duran, Sauer and Shewell (3:54.7); and the 3,200 relay team of Duran, Jacob Hertz, Sauer and Shewell (9:39.6).

Girls’ Track

The Oley Valley High School girls’ track team improved to 2-3 in the Berks League after defeating Tulpehocken, 114-26.

Nicole Snyder and Sarah Kane were both double winners for the Lady Lynx. Snyder won the 100 hurdles (16.88 seconds) and the 300 hurdles (55.21 seconds); and Kane won the shot put (34’-1”) and the discus (88’-2 1/2”).

Also winning individual events for the Lady Lynx were: Thalia Williamson, 200 (27.15 seconds); Rachel Stahl, 400 (1:04.1); Amanda Aulenbach, 800 (2:31.9); Olivia Boyer, 1,600 (5:29.2); Julie Pierodominico, 3,200 (12:12.8); Gabby Gieringer, triple jump (31’-11 3/4”); Skyler Fretz, high jump (4’-10”); Courtney Dunn, pole vault (8’-6”); and Megan Deptula, javelin (100’-3”).

Also winning for Oley Valley was the 1,600 relay team of Williamson, Becca Zeckman, Aulenbach and Stahl (4:32.2); and the 3,200 relay team of Boyer, Zeckman, Stahl and Aulenbach (11:31.1).

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