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Reporter/Times Herald/Montgomery Media Roundup (March 29): Atchley’s 5 hits help Pennridge baseball top Dock Mennonite


Pennridge 8, Dock Mennonite 2 >> Pennridge’s Matt Atchley had a great day at the plate, going 5-for-5 with three doubles and two run scored as the Rams racked up 16 total hits in starting their season with a nonleague win over host Dock Mennonite.

Ryan DeHaven was 2-for-4 with a double and three runs scored, Joey Calabretti went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a run while Jaden Morgan was 2-for-2 for Pennridge (1-0).

The Rams plated the game’s first five runs – one in the first, three in the second then one more in the fourth. Dock broke through with a pair in the bottom of the sixth but Pennridge answered with three in the top of the seventh.

Sam Laux doubled in the third for the Pioneers.

Abington 12, Norristown 2 (5) >> Abington scored the nonleague matchup’s final 12 runs, the last seven coming in the bottom of the fifth.

Luke Sydlowski went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored and also pitched the first four innings for the Galloping Ghosts (1-0), allowing two runs – both earned – on two hits while striking out five and walking two.

Brian Murtha was 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored while Alex Dardaris finished 2-for-4. Cody Frazier had two RBIs and two run scored while Matt Worek and John Dzielawa both scored twice.

Norristown took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first but Abington went ahead with four runs in the bottom of the third. The Ghosts added a run in the fourth before their seven-spot in the fifth.

Pennsbury 6, Hatboro-Horsham 4 >> Pennsbury erased a 3-1 deficit by scoring five runs in the top of the seventh inning and knocked off host Hatboro-Horsham in an SOL nondivision contest.

Ryan Zuckerman pulled the Falcons even with two-run home run. After Pennsbury put two on with a walk and hit by pitch, Jackson Freeman put the visitors ahead with a two-RBI double. Joe Tiroly followed the next at-bat with an RBI double.

In the bottom of the seventh, The Hatters pulled within two on Trey Porter’s RBI double. HH had runners at second and third with no outs but stranded both and dropped their season opener.

Will Bruner hit a two-run home run as the Hatters plated all of their runs in the bottom of the sixth. Freeman was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored while Zuckerman went 2-for-4 with two RBIs for the Pennsbury (3-0). Tiroly finished 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Lower Moreland 16, Jenkintown 6 (5) >> Lower Moreland scored four runs in the top of the first then added five more in the second as the Lions cruised past Jenkintown for a nonleague win.

Mike Pennisi was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored while Aidan Ricciardi had a double and three RBIs.

Andrew Dorval finished with a double, two RBIs, two runs and a walk. Matt Dymowski scored three runs, Donato Incollingo had a double, RBI and two runs scored while Aiden Stepansky scored two runs.


Upper Dublin 13, New Hope-Solebury 3 (5) >> Madden Reilly collected four RBIs as she went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles as host Upper Dublin rolled to an SOL crossover victory in its season opener.

Brianna Kesslick went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs and three runs scored with Lizzie Tambourino finished 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored for the Cardinals (1-0). Rayla Kratchman was 2-for-2 with two run scored and a stolen base.

UD pitcher Chloe Foster earned the win striking out eight in four innings in the circle. She gave up three runs – one earned – on two hits, three walks and one hit batter.

Ciara Carter had a single and run scored for New Hope-Solebury.

Girls Lacrosse

Archbishop Carroll 13, Cardinal O’Hara 9 >> Kiley Mottice had five goals, an assist and a draw control as Archbishop Carroll started PCL play by jumping out to an 8-2 halftime lead then holding off Cardinal O’Hara at The Proving Grounds.

Chloe Bleckley collected two goals, two assists and four draw controls while Ava Bleckley had two goals and six draw controls for the Patriots (2-0, 1-0 league).  Emma Talago added two goals and two assists with Cate McConaghy finishing with two goals and an assist.

Lexi Culp scored three goals to pace O’Hara while Maddie Sharkey had two goals.

Carroll goalkeeper Bridget Robinson made 10 saves while Lions goalie Mack Hand had eight saves.

Mount St. Joseph 16, Merion Mercy 5 >> Amelia Clair had four goals and a draw control while Katie Westmoreland scored three times as Mount St. Joseph rolled to a Catholic Academies victory.

Maggie Rezza, Lauren Maher and Devon Loome all had two goals for the Magic – Rezza adding two assists and a draw control while Maher had an assist.  Ava Rossi finished with a goal and two assists with Kate Donovan collecting a goal, an assist and three draw controls.

Kiersten Pumilia tallied a goal, Quinn Shields picked up an assist while Mount goalie Annie Shields made five saves.

Upper Perkiomen 16, Pope John Paul II 6 >> Jill Cobaugh scored three goals for Pope John Paul II but Upper Perkiomen’s strong first half was too much for the Golden Panthers in the PAC contest.

Payton Bettys and MaryKate Sitko both had five goals for the Indians, who led 10-3 at halftime.

Boys Lacrosse

Owen J. Roberts 12, Pennridge 5 >> Frankie Fanelli paced Pennridge with three goals as the Rams lost a nonleague contest with Owen J. Roberts.

The Wildcats led 5-0 after the first quarter and 9-1 at halftime.

Ryan Carickhoff added two goals for Pennridge. Matt Kriney had two assists, Drew Ferguson collected an assist while goalie Kieran Banks made 14 saves.

Boys Volleyball

Souderton 3, Central Bucks East 2 >> Nate Brown finished with 17 kills, eight digs three aces while Andrew Brown totaled 15 kills as Souderton rallied to edge Central Bucks East in five sets 25-21, 20-25, 21-25, 25-23, 15-8.

Dock Mennonite 3, Lower Merion 0 >> Dock Mennonite opened Independent League play with a sweep of visiting Lower Merion.

Pennridge 3, Central Bucks South 0 >> Nick Smith had eight kills, Alex Derk made 13 digs and Pennridge swept Central Bucks South for an SOL American victory.

Riley Kodidek finished with four blocks for the Rams while Jude Rotondo had four aces.

Boys Tennis

Methacton 7, Pope John Paul II 0 >> Dylan Wen, Ethan O’Brien and Nolan Ngoran all earned straight-set singles victory as Methacton claimed a sweep in the PAC match.

Spring-Ford 7, Upper Merion 0 >> Spring-Ford’s Cameron Moore won first singles over Upper Merion’s Josiah Kotright 6-2, 6-1 as the Rams swept the PAC match

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