Maryanski delivers Bears to walkoff win in season opener
The Boyertown softball team saw its four-run lead on Owen J. Roberts evaporate in the fifth inning Friday, April 6.
The Bears made certain their next lead lasted, though.
Veronica Maryanski’s walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Boyertown at 6-5 victory over OJR at home.
Second baseman Maryanski went 4-for-5 while MacKenzie Shaner was 3-for-4 with a home run, double and four RBI. Rachel Hartman went 2-for-4 for Boyertown, which built a 5-1 lead after two innings.
The Wildcats’ Rylie Hijosh went 3-for-4, including a two-run single in OJR’s four-run fifth.
BOYERTOWN 11, MUHLENBERG 2 » It may have been the first game of the year, but the Boyertown baseball team appeared to be in mid-season form Saturday, March 31.
With Austyn Levengood and Caleb Harrison sparking the offense, the Bears handled Muhlenberg 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 fiverun seventh at-bat.
Drew Hartman, pitching 2-2/3 innings in relief of starter Mike Hohlfeld, got the win off his one-hit, threestrikeout 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.
PERKIOMEN VALLEY 11, BOYERTOWN 10, OT » Taking their PAC Liberty Division game beyond regulation, the Vikings edged the Bears on the strength of Kat Kelley’s overtime goal on April 4.
Paige Tyson had six goals to lead PV, Riley McGettigan added a hat trick and Kelly and Tori Bruno chipped in with two apiece. Sydney Fox, Ashley Dierolf and Amanda Diachynsky each scored pairs of goals to lead Boyertown.
PERKIOMEN VALLEY 74, BOYERTOWN 49 » Isaiah Domine, Josh Magee and Cole Peterlin each won two events to lead the Vikings past the Bears in their PAC Liberty Division meet on April 4.
Domine got his firsts in the 100 (12.08) and long jump (18-11), Magee won both hurdles events (300 intermediates, 43.38 and 110 highs, 18.20) and Peterlin headed the high jump (6-0) and triple jump (38-8 1/2). Boyertown got a pair of firsts from Josh Endy in the 1,600 (4:48.80) and 800 (2:01.84).
PERKIOMEN VALLEY 64, BOYERTOWN 54 » Christina Warren won four events as the Vikings bypassed the Bears in their PAC Liberty Division meet on April 4.
Warren swept the hurdles, winning the 300 intermediates in 50.84 and the 100 lows in 15.68. She also won the long jump in 16-8 and the triple jump in 36-7.
Boyertown second baseman Veronica Maryanski throws to first base for an out to beat out Owen J. Roberts’ Claudia Alldred during Friday’s game.