The Times Leader staff
EDWARDSVILLE – Thanks to quality pitching in the opener and a strong offense in the nightcap, Wilkes swept visiting Keystone in college softball Thursday afternoon. Wilkes took game one 3-1 before claiming a 6-4 decision in the second contest.
Alysha Bixler started the first game and allowed just one run on two hits, striking out five. Laykin Hughes entered in relief and tossed three shutout innings for the save.
Jessalyn Paveletz went 2-for-3 to lead the offense.
Paveletz finished the second game 4-for-4 with two RBI, while Emily McGrath and Alex Hoops also drove in a run.
SOFTBALL Monarchs double up Misericordia
King’s posted 5-2 and 15-4 wins for a doubleheader sweep of host Miserircordia.
Brittany Haight won both games for the Monarchs, shutting out the Cougars for four innings in game one, and giving up just one run in 4 2-3 innings in the second. Katie Kowalski, Amanda Cardone and Nicolette Pizzo each had a pair of hits in the opener, while Maggie Gola went 4-for-5 with seven RBI in the final, a six-inning romp for King’s.
Amanda Polaha went 3-for-3 with a double in the first game to lead Misericordia’s offense, while Jen Cory posted the same line in the second game. Megan Hardy chipped in a solo home run for Misericordia in game two.
BASEBALL Misericordia wins a pair
Visiting Misericordia swept both ends of a Freedom Conference doubleheader Thursday at King’s, winning the first game 9-4 and the second 7-3.
Andrew Tressa was 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI in the opener for the Cougars, while Joe Tagliarini finished 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and two RBI. Evan Robaczewski pitched his way to a win. King’s Eric Bohem was 2-for-4 with two RBI, while Cody Krupa was 2-for-3 with two doubles. Chris Sweeney smacked solo home run.
In the late game, Misericordia’s Mike Impellittiere was 3-for-4 with two RBI, Kenny Durling went 2-for-3 and Pete Doggott was the winning pitcher, allowing three runs on nine hits in five innings.
Sweeney topped King’s by going 3-for-3 with a double, while Jared Turner was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI.
WOMEN’S TENNIS Wilkes 7, Misericordia 2
Defending Freedom Conference champion Wilkes captured a 7-2 victory over Misericordia in both teams’ league opener.
Wilkes garnered wins in all three doubles matches to take a 3-0 lead into singles play. Melanie Nolt, Katie Lynn, Ally Kristofco and Summer Lentini were all straight-set winners in singles play for Wilkes.