Landon Lorson and Makai Day combined for a two-hitter and South notched multiple runs in three of his four at-bats as it beat Loyalsock 13-1 and gained momentum to advance to the District 4 Class AA playoffs. Lorson hit seven in four innings before Day finished it off with a perfect fifth inning and fanned out two. DJ Gantz and Grant Bachman each had hits and two RBIs as South (13-5) won his second game in two days. Lorson helped his cause by going 2 for 4 with an RBI and three runs. Ben Stoetzel had a hit, RBI and two runs and Kaden Shay had a hit and a run. South rose to No. 3 in the district seeding and will host No. 6 Canton at 4 p.m. Saturday
Matt Worth had a hit and Ethan Nagy had an RBI single for Loyalsock. The Lancers (13-7) are fourth-seeded in the AAA playoffs and host No. 5 Mount Carmel in Saturday’s quarterfinals, with the winner meeting top-seeded Central Columbia next week. The full playoff schedule can be viewed at the bottom of the box scores on this page.
St. John Neumann is in the playoffs for the fourth straight season after beating Sugar Valley 17-2 in three innings. JerVal Weeks-Shuler threw a one-hitter, hit an eight, and hit an RBI double. Kane Wright had a great day going 2 for 3 with two doubles, two RBIs and three runs. Ryan Thompson had one hit, three RBIs and two runs while Matthew Harbach went 1 for 2 with one RBI and one run. Naseer Dymeck added one and Chase Wright scored three as Neumann finished his season (9-8). The district’s defending champions will play second-placed Cowanesque Valley in the District 4 Class A semifinals on Monday at a time and place to be determined next week.
Lewisburg started the postseason on a high, rebounding in the fourth of three heats and scoring twice in the seventh to defeat Montoursville 6-5. Shea Girton exhausted Montoursville’s pitching staff, going 4 for 4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs. Kaiden Wagner won in relief by throwing 1 2/3 innings scoreless, and Forrest Zelechoski was 1 for 1 with an RBI and three walks. Max Mitchell hit six in 5 1/3 innings. Cole Remsnyder was 2 for 3 with two RBIs for Montoursville (14-5), who retained the top seed despite the loss. The Warriors play either Lewisburg or Athens in the semifinals. The Green Dragons (10-8) are the No. 4 seed and host No. 5 Athens in Saturday’s quarterfinals.
Mid-West hit seven runs in the last three innings to close a one-run deficit and defeat Hughesville 9-3. Despite the loss, the Spartans (15-5) remain the No. 2 in District 4 Class AAA and will play No. 3 Wellsboro in next week’s semifinals. Carter Cowburn went 2 for 2 with an RBI for Hughesville and Eli Olshefskie hit a double.
Kimmy Shannon threw a two-hit shutout as Lewisburg continued to climb, defeating Montoursville 4-0 in a battle of Class 4 AAA playoff teams from District 4. Shannon also tripled while Sydney Bolinsky won 2-2 with an RBI triple as Lewisburg (13-3) won for the 13th time in 14 games. Rylee Dyroff also tripled and Erin Field went 3 for 4 with a double. Grace Murphy had a hit and two RBIs and Ryan Brouse had a hit and RBI. Mahlon Yonkin struck eight for Montoursville (10-9), who will be the No. 6 district and will play at the No. 3 site, likely either Loyalsock or North Penn-Liberty.
Sullivan County is one win away from making the playoffs for the third time in the 2000s after beating CMVT 15-5 in five innings. The Griffins (7-7) managed a tremendous turnaround after starting 1-6 and scored 17 times. Lorena Marquardt earned the win by striking seven while going 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs. Chloe Burke excelled at plate, going 3 for 4 with two triples, a double and two runs. Carly Rupert, Kaelyn Wettlaufer, Peyton Pretti and Mallory Dickinson also had two hits each, with Dickinson driving in two runs. Sullivan hosts St. John Neumann in a double header today and will reach wards if it wins at least one of those games.
Casey Fry went 3 for 3 with a double and four RBIs while Muncy quickly dealt with Benton to go 15-0 in three innings. Muncy scored 15 goals and hit 11 in two at-bats, with Izzy Gush, Nolah Moyer and Taylor Shannon all scoring two. Gush ad two RBIs and Shannon an RBI double. Moyer threw a one-hitter and hit an eight while Rachel Dostick was 1-1 with two RBIs and two runs as Muncy improved to 14-4.
Olivia Beck hit a home run in the fifth inning, but Mea Consentino was otherwise great, throwing a one-hitter and hitting 13 as Central Columbia beat South Williamsport 11-1. Notably, Consentino pitched 46 of 50 for strikes and fanned out 13. Alyx Flick was 4 for 4 with a double and two RBIs.
South Williamsport 13, Loyalsock 1, 5 innings
Loyalty Sock 100 00ä1 2 4
South 350 5xä13 6 0
Nick Laubach, Preston Sortman (4), Ryan Bognaski (4), Cy Cavanaugh (4) and Cooper Larson. Landon Lorson, Makai Day (5) and Kayne Jones. Walorson, (3-1). Lä Laubach.
Top loyalsock hitters: Matt Worth 1-1; Ethan Nagy 1-2, RBI. Top South hitters: Lorson 2-4, RBI, 3R; Kaden Shay 1-2, R; Ben Stötzel 1-2, RBI, 2R; DJ Gantz 1-2, 2 RBIs, R; Grant Bachman 1-2, 2 RBIs, R
Records: South 13-5. Loyal Socks 13-7.
St. John Neumann 17, Sugar Valley 2, 3 innings
Sugar Valley 002ä2 1 10
Neumann 449a17 7 3
Vonada, Weber (3) and Homan, Vonada (3). JerVal Weeks-Shuler and Aiden Vogt. WäWeeks-Skuler. LäVonada.
Top Neumann hitters: Kane Wright 2-3, 2 2Bs, 2 RBIs, 3R; Week Schooller 1-3, 2B, RBI, 2R; Ryan Thompson 1-3, 3 RBIs, 2R; Naseer Dymeck 1-2, 2R; Matthew Harbach 1-2, RBI, R.
Records: Neumann 9-8.
Midwest 9, Hughesville 3
Hughesville 001 110 0ä3 8 1
Midwest 020 025 xä9 9 0
Jed Webb, Austin Gray (5), Carter Cowburn (6) and Tyler Wetzel. Griffen Paige, Garrett Leitzel (5) and Matt Weimer. Wäleitzel. LäGray.
Hughesville top hitters: Cowburn 2-2, RBI; Eli Olshefskie 1-3, 2B, R; Jackson Bowers 1-3; Wezel 1-3; Coen Riegner 1-2; Logan Kiess 1-4, R; Brenden Knight 1-4, R. Top Mid-West Hitters: Paige 2-4; Erb 1-2, 2 RBIs, R; Caden Wolfley 1-4, RBI, R
Records: Midwest 14-5. Hughesville 15-5.
Lewisburg 6, Montoursville 5
Lewisburg 000 130 2ä6 9 2
Montoursville 102 020 0ä5 6 2
Max Mitchell, Kaiden Wagner (7) and Shea Girton. Cameron Francis, Matthew Conklin (5), Nick Reeder (5), Maddix Dalena (7) and Cael Frame. Wa Wagner. LäDalena.
Top Lewisburg hitters: Girton 4-4, 2B, 2 RBIs, 2R; Mitchell 1-4, RBI, R; Forrest Zelechoski 1-1, 3 BBs, RBI. Montoursville top hitters: Cole Remsnyder 2-3, RBI, 2R; Dalena 1-3, 2R; AJ Llorente 1-3, R; Francis 1-3.
Records: Lewisburg 10-8. Montoursville 14-5.
Lewisburg 4, Montoursville 0
Lewisburg 100 000 3ä4 10 0
Montoursville 000 000 0ä0 2 1
Kimmy Shannon and Sydney Bolinsky. Mahlon Yonkin and Brianna Trueman. WaShannon, (7-1). LaYonkin.
Lewisburg top hitters: Erin Field 3-4, 2B, R; Bolinsky 2-2, 3B, RBI, R; Shannon 1-3, 3B; Carley Wagner 1-4, R; Rylee Dyroff 1-4, 3B, R; Gracie Murphy 1-3, 2 RBIs; Ryan Brouse 1-4, RBI. Top hits from Montoursville: Hannah Klotz 1-3; Trueman 1-3.
Records: Lewisburg 13-3. Montoursville 10-9.
Sullivan County 15, CMVT 5
CMVT 000 50ä5 4 6
Sullivan 732 3xä15 17 1
Fischer and Boggs. Lorena Marquardt and Mallory Dickinson. WMarquardt. LäFischer.
Top CMVT batter: Comstock 2-3, 2 RBIs. Top Sullivan hitters: Chloe Burke 3-4, 2 3Bs, 2B, RBI, 2R; Kaelyn Wettlaufer 2-3, 3R; Carly Rupert 2-4, 2R; Marquardt 3-4, 2B, 2 RBIs, 2R; Peyton Pretti 2-2, RBI, 2R; Dickinson 2-2, 2 RBIs, 2R.
Records: Sullivan 7-7.
Muncy 15, Benton 0, 3 innings
Benton 000ä0 1 3
Muncy 3(12)xä15 11 0
Nolah Moyer and Taylor Shannon. WaMoyer, (11-3).
Top Muncy hitters: Izzy Gush 2-3, 2 RBIs, 3R; Casey Fry 3-3, 2B, 4 RBIs, 2R; Moyer 2-3, RBI; Shannon 2-2, 2B, RBI; Lily Frederick 1-1, 2R; Rachel Dostick 1-1, 2 RBIs, 2R.
Central Columbia 11, South Williamsport 1, 5 innings
South 000 01ä1 1 2
Switchboard 001 19ä11 12 0
Alizabeth Schuler and Olivia Beck. Mea Consentino and Payton Crawford. WaConsentino, (18-2). LäSchuler, (9-3).
Top South hitters: Olivia Beck 1-1, HR. Top central hitter: Alyx Flick 4-4, HR, 2 RBIs, 2R; Hubler 2-4, 2B, 4 RBIs.
Records: Central 18-2. South 13-5.
District 4 baseball playoff schedule
Class AA Quarterfinals
No. 8 Montgomery in No. 1 Sayre, 4:30 p.m
Class AAAA Quarterfinals
No. 5 Athens at No. 4 Lewisburg, 11 a.m
Class AAA Quarterfinals
No. 5 Mount Carmel in No. 4 Loyalsock, 11 a.m
Class AA Quarterfinals
No. 7 Wyalusing at No. 2 Line Mountain, 1 p.m
No. 6 Canton at No. 3 South Williamsport, 4 p.m
No. 5 Southern Columbia at No. 4 Muncy, 11 o’clock
Monday, May 23rd
Class A semifinals
#3 St. John Neumann vs. #2 Cowanesque Valley, TBA