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Cinicola pitches at LVC

Posted By admin

Date: March 31st, 2011

Category: Baseball

2010 JTHS Graduate Corey Cinicola is a freshman pitcher at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania. He’s started a few games and came into this game in the sixth inning but couldn’t save the game.

JT Baseball starts season with a loss

Posted By admin

Date: March 27th, 2011

Category: Baseball


BETHLEHEM TWP. | Shane Simpkins hardly looked like he was suffering from bronchitis on Saturday afternoon.

The junior right-hander was in midseason form with 11 strikeouts in 5Ø innings to spark Notre Dame High School’s baseball team to a 12-3 victory over Jim Thorpe in the season opener at Lou Cecala Field.

The game was originally scheduled to be played in Jim Thorpe but was moved to Notre Dame because the Olympians’ field was still snow-covered.

JT All-Stars win W. Hazleton tournament

Posted By bqschwartz

Date: August 13th, 2010

Category: Baseball


jtallStarsThe Jim Thorpe Little League 7-8 year-old All-Stars defeated Tamaqua 4-0 in the finals to win the West Hazleton Tournament on Saturday, July 31. The team featured great pitching and defense throughout the tournament allowing only two runs in four games. In the final game, Joe Kamieniecki and Jared Joyce had two hits each and Jared Marykwas added an RBI single. Team members include, first row, from left, Jared Joyce, Evan Dart, Noah Snisky, Jacob Schwartz, Johnny Malarkey and Davier Calcano. Second row, Nick Goff, Joe Kamieniecki, Nathan Rosahac, Jeff Tews, Sabastian Rodriguez and Jared Marykwas. Third row, coach Abel Calcano, coach Joe Marykwas, manager Brian Schwartz, coach Mike Snisky and coach Pat Joyce.

Baseball ends with a win

Posted By bqschwartz

Date: May 18th, 2010

Category: Baseball

From the Times-News:

Jim Thorpe’s baseball team ended the season with a win, defeating North Schuylkill in action Monday.

In the only other game, Thorpe’s softball team was no-hit by the Spartans.

Jim Thorpe-No. Schuylkill
Jim Thorpe finished off a dissapointing season on a positive note, gaining a 5-2 victory over North Schuylkill in its finale.

Dan Russo knocked in three runs for the Olympians, who ended the year with a 4-16 overall record and a 2-12 mark in Schuylkill League Division I action.

Sean Green had a hit and scored two runs for Thorpe, while Pat Janecki earned the pitching win and added a double at the plate.

No. Schuylkill 010 100 0 – 2 4 2

Jim Thorpe 100 130 x – 5 3 1

JT stuns Pine Grove Area

Posted By bqschwartz

Date: May 6th, 2010

Category: Baseball

From the Republican-Herald:

JIM THORPE – Ben Stermer and Dane Ciaverella combined on a four-hitter as Jim Thorpe stunned Pine Grove 5-2 in a Schuylkill League Division I contest Thursday.

Stermer went the first 4.1 innings to get the win, and Ciaverella went the rest of the way to get the save.

Daniel Russo had two hits for Jim Thorpe, while Patrick Janecki hit a key two-run single in the third.

Ryan Boyer struck out 11 in taking the loss for Pine Grove.

Pottsville 9 Panther Valley 8

Kevin Miranda had two hits, including a two-run homer in the fifth inning to put the Tide in the lead for good, as the Pottsville came from behind to down the Panthers in a Division I contest at 16th Street Field.

Miranda, one of three Pottsville players to hit a home run in the game, turned a one-run deficit into a 9-8 advantage.

Eric Leymeister added a three-run blast in the fourth, while Trey Hook hit a two-run shot in the fifth.

Panther Valley had two homers in the game. Jeff Corby hit a two-run shot in the first and Zach Stanko added a solo shot in the third.

Read more Schuylkill League baseball stories here >>.

Panthers beat Thorpe baseball

Posted By bqschwartz

Date: April 30th, 2010

Category: Baseball

From the Times-News:

It doesn’t matter what the records are when two rival baseball teams get together.

It may sound a little cliché, but when the two schools are separated by a mere eight-and-a-half miles – the saying reigns true.

Although it did make some mistakes, Jim Thorpe did not play like a one-win team in its Schuylkill League match-up with Panther Valley on Thursday. Still, the miscues the Olympians did make cost them dearly, as they fell to the Panthers 8-5.

“Jumping out to a four-run lead was nice,” said Panther Valley head coach John Cooper. “But Jim Thorpe battled back. It doesn’t matter what the records are. When you play a backyard rival you are going to get a good game. Jim Thorpe came to play today. (Corey) Cinicola kept it in check and allowed them to get back in the game.

“I am just real happy with the way we responded. The two insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth were key and allowed us to have some breathing room.”

Panther Valley took control early. The Panthers scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning thanks to two errors and RBIs from Jeff Corby, Zach Stanko and David Marouchoc.

Read the full story here >>.

Thorpe beats Wilson

Posted By bqschwartz

Date: April 17th, 2010

From the Times-News: Jim Thorpe-Wilson

After trailing 6-3 after three innings, the Olympians got things going offensively to pull out a 17-6 non-league win over Wilson on Saturday, April 17 at Wilson.

Ben Stermer and Dan Russo (3 for 4) both garnering two RBIs apiece and Zach Knox had two hits and scored four runs.

For Wilson, Matt Izarek had a RBI triple.
Jim Thorpe 201 752 – 17 12 0
Wilson 051 000 – 6 5 3

Ciararella, Green (2), Cinicola and Stermer, Knox (1). Crohn, Webber (4), Lopez (5), Blake (5) and Izarek. W – Cinicola. L – Crohn.

JT Baseball falls to Tamaqua 9-8

Posted By bqschwartz

Date: April 13th, 2010

Category: Baseball

From the Standard-Speaker

Tamaqua 9, Jim Thorpe 8 – At Jim Thorpe, Anthony Bumbulsky had two hits and three RBIs and Matt DelBorrello roped a pair of doubles as the Blue Raiders edged the Olympians in a Division I game.

Derek Linkhorst and Eric James each added two hits for Tamaqua.

Zack Knox was 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs for Jim Thorpe, which made things interesting with a five-run second inning.

Baseball loses to Northwestern in seventh

Posted By bqschwartz

Date: April 11th, 2010

Category: Baseball

From the Pottsville Republican-Herald:

NW Lehigh 4 Jim Thorpe 3

JIM THORPE – First baseman Nate Kester threw out a runner at the plate for the final out to preserve Northwestern Lehigh’s non-league win.

In the seventh inning, Jim Thorpe had a runner on second base with two outs. Pat Janecki beat out an infield single to second base, and the Olympians tried to score the tying run from second. Kester, though, alertly threw home to end the game.

Kester also excelled at the plate, delivering an RBI triple for the Tigers.

Janecki finished 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and one run scored. Zach Knox and Danny Russo each went 2-for-3 for the Olympians.

Lehighton beats Thorpe, 3-2

Posted By bqschwartz

Date: April 8th, 2010

Category: Baseball

From the Times-News:

Close games are often won by the team that does the best job of capitalizing on its opportunities.

After five innings of play on Wednesday, Jim Thorpe had the upper hand against Lehighton.

But thanks to a big sixth inning, it was the Indians who had the last laugh in a 3-2 non-league victory. Read the full story here >>.