Bears base­ball blasts off in opener

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Base­ball

It may have been the first game of the year, but the Boyertown base­ball team ap­peared to be in mid-sea­son form Satur­day.

With Austyn Le­ven­good and Caleb Har­ri­son spark­ing the of­fense, the Bears han­dled Muh­len­berg, 11-2 in a non-con­fer­ence show­ing. They proved par­tic­u­larly op­por­tunis­tic against the host Muhls, scor­ing five un­earned runs in the top of the fifth to erase Muh­len­berg’s ini­tial 2-1 lead.

Le­ven­good was 2-for-4 with three runs scored and three steals, and Har­ri­son was 2-for-4 with a dou­ble, two RBIs and two runs. Mitchell Peers and A.J. Kline each drove in pairs of runs for Boyertown, which capped their day with a five-run sev­enth at-bat.

Drew Hart­man, pitch­ing 2-2/3 in­nings in re­lief of starter Mike Hohlfeld, got the win off his one­hit, three-strike­out per­for­mance. Boyertown’s four pitch­ers see­ing ac­tion — Gavin Hen­der­son and Jared Wald­man closed out in re­lief — com­bined to fan nine and limit the Muhls to six hits.

Jake Kuczawa went 2-for-4 with a run scored and Dean Light dou­bled for Muh­len­berg, which sus­tained its first loss of the sea­son.

OLEY VAL­LEY 1, OWEN J. ROBERTS 0

» The Wild­cats could muster only two hits against Lynx’ starter Reece Kauff­man dur­ing this non­con­fer­ence show­ing.

The game’s lone run came in the bot­tom of the third in­ning when Oley’s Gavin Troutman scored on a sac­ri­fice fly by Zach Pel­lock. OJR’s big­gest threat came in the top of the first in­ning when Andy Blum hit a two-out triple but was stranded at third. OJR used five dif­fer­ent pitch­ers and held Oley to just three hits. Kauff­man’s pitch­ing line in­cluded a walk and a strike­out in the win.

Girls lacrosse

BOYERTOWN 9, METHAC­TON 6 » Syd­ney Fox net­ted a hat trick to lead the Boyertown girls lacrosse team to a 9-6 win over Methac­ton in a Pi­o­neer Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Lib­erty Divi­sion matchup Thurs­day.

Be­hind Fox, Ash­ley Dierolf and Liz Ta­m­a­sitis added two goals apiece while Amanda Di­achyn­sky and Am­ber Mar­berger were each cred­ited with solo tal­lies. The Bears outscored the War­riors in both halves, in­clud­ing a 5-3 ad­van­tage at the break. Syd­ney Tor­netta paced Methac­ton with a hat trick and an as­sist while Julie Byrne scored twice. Mia Shel­don had a goal while Katy Ben­ton added an as­sist.

BOYERTOWN 10, SOUDERTON 9 » Syd­ney Fox and Amanda Di­achyn­sky scored three goals apiece to lead the Bears to a non-con­fer­ence win over the In­di­ans.

Fox also added an as­sist as Boyertown jumped out to an 8-4 lead by the half. Ash­ley Dierolf and Kristi Kada added a goal and an as­sist in the win while Hay­den Cor­co­ran and Liz Ta­m­a­sitis were each cred­ited with solo tal­lies. Sarah Did­get and Kasey Fox com­bined for eight saves in the goal.

Boys lacrosse

BERKS CATHOLIC 11, BOYERTOWN 10» Brady McFalls and AJ Robin­son scored three points apiece dur­ing the Bears’ non-con­fer­ence loss against the Saints.

McFalls net­ted a hat trick while Robin­son had a pair of goals and an as­sist for Boyertown (01). Brewer John­son and Carter Watts each had a goal and an as­sist while Alex Ax­man, Chris­tian Hell­reigel and Chris Moc­cia each scored once. Gar­rett Hei­decker had four goals and two as­sists for Berks Catholic while Alex Man­cuso (three goals), Jaden Bookser (two goals) and Joseph Al­bert (three as­sists) had four points apiece.

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