The top of the Pioneer Athletic Conference softball standings did a little shaking up on Monday.
Upper Perkiomen, led by a 3-for-4, three RBI performance from Casey Umstead and a nine-inning effort from starting pitcher Lynsey Quinn, topped Boyertown, 6-5, in nine innings.
Sarah Heidler played hero for the Tribe (3-5 PAC-10, 4-5 overall) as she plated Devon Rowles with an infield single to give Upper Perkiomen the victory.
Umstead had a big game for Upper Perk, hitting a home run and a double. Heather Smith and Chloe Clemente both registered two hits for the Tribe as Quinn and Heidler both knocked in runs.
Quinn allowed five earned on seven hits while striking out eight and walking two.
Boyertown (5-2, 5-2) fell to fourth in the conference after Methacton's victory. Ellie Goida went 1-for-3 with one RBI while Maddie Cotellese went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the losing effort. Emily Bradley took the loss, going nine innings and allowing six runs (five earned) on nine hits while striking out two.
Owen J. Roberts 16, Pottstown 0: Nine Owen J. Roberts girls picked up hits as the Wildcats used a 10-run first inning to run away with a victory over Pottstown. Sydney Schnarrs went 3-for-3 from the plate with three RBI and one run scored while Nikki Testa also drove in three, going 1-for-2 from the plate.
Alissa Vining pitched three innings of shutout ball for OJR (7-1, 8-1) as she scattered two hits while striking out four. Terri Chesnut and Carolina Tamayo picked up hits for Pottstown (0-8,0-8).
Methacton 11, Pope John Paul II 0: Megan Stauffer threw a no-hitter in five innings to lead the Warriors over the Golden Panthers in a PAC-10 game.
Stauffer also helped herself at the plate, finishing 1-for-2 with two runs scored for Methacton (6-1, 6-1). Amanda Kulp had two hits, three runs scored and an RBI as Sarah Rambo had two hits and four RBI to defeat Pottsgrove (4-4, 4-4).
Perkiomen Valley 11, Phoenixville 3: Rachel Helverson led off the game with a home run en route to a 4-for-5, three-RBI performance that led the Vikings past the Phantoms in PAC-10 play.
Kelsey Impink was 4-for-5 with a triple and two runs and Noel McCullough went 2-for-4 with three RBI for PV (4-3, 5-3). Jayme Deni went 2-for-2 with two RBI for Phoenixville (1-7, 1-8).
Daniel Boone 14, Wilson 0: Bekah Slattery ripped a leadoff homer on the game's first pitch in going 3-for-4 with a double and four RBI and also fired a one-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts to lead the unbeaten Blazers past the Bulldogs in Berks 1 action.
Savannah Toth (3-for-4, three RBI) unloaded a two-run homer to highlight a seven-run third inning for Boone (4-0, 7-0), whose Nicole Kovach was 3-for-3 with a triple and two RBI.
Spring-Ford 15, Pottsgrove 3: Ryan Cass and Zach Wedemeyer both finished 3-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI to fuel the Rams to a PAC-10 victory over the Falcons.
Dave Gulati had two hits, two RBI and a run while Cameron Simmons had two hits and two RBI for Spring-Ford (7-1, 7-1). Mark Breitenbach earned the win, striking out four Falcons (0-6, 1-6) in four innings of work.
Boyertown 4, Upper Perkiomen 2: James Buckley earned his second win of the season, allowing six hits and two runs in over five innings of work as the Bears held off the Tribe in a PAC-10 game.
After the first, Upper Perk led 2-1, off RBI singles from Brandon Frickmann and Dante Debrigida.
Boyertown (7-1, 7-2) fought back and took the lead in the bottom of the fifth on a two-run single from Dan Purnell. Teammate Zach Moser finished with two hits and an RBI.
Daulton Breyer was 2-for-3 for the Tribe (1-7, 1-7).
Owen J. Roberts 17, Pottstown 1: Dave Clay blasted two homers and drove in six runs to power the Wildcats past the Trojans in a four-inning PAC-10 affair.
Noah Beebe went 3-for-3 with a double and four RBI and Colin McCourt was 3-for-3 with three runs for OJR (5-4, 6-4), which got a three-hitter from Kutter Endy. Gary Wise doubled and Mason Pennypacker drove in the lone run for Pottstown (1-6, 1-8).
Wilson 4, Daniel Boone 1: The Blazers (3-1, 5-3) suffered their first Berks 1 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs.
Perkiomen School 11, Christian Academy 0: Joshua Cruz pitched a two-hitter and struck out four and the Panthers needed just 4 1/2 innings to crush Christian Academy in a non-league game.
Joey Pena banged out a double and a two-run homer in a seven-run fourth frame. Tom Aaron ripped a two run-home in that fourth inning onslaught for Perkiomen (6-2).
Perkiomen Valley 16, Pottsgrove 1: Connor Dee and Shawn Coulter each posted a hat trick as the Vikings crushed the Falcons in a PAC-10 matchup.
Sean Tornetta distributed five assists for Perk Valley (7-3), while Shawn Dickey and Kris Boyd each had two goals. Nick Scenna, Ben Minardi, Dan Sullivasn, Jake Willis, Doug Stearly and Matt Baker each scored. For Pottsgrove (1-5), Wyatt Porter had the lone goal.
Boyertown 18, Phoenixville 3: Chris Stutzman scored four goals and registered one assist while Mike Palladino and Mitch Grohoski each netted three goals as Boyertown topped Phoenixville in a league contest.
Boyertown (3-4) also got goals two-goal performances from Brock Johnson (four assists) and Chris Moccia. David Pettine and Tanner Lee registered two assists while Cody Orff recorded 10 groundballs in the win over Phoenixville (0-8).
Methacton 8, Pope John Paul II 1: The Warriors improved to 4-3 in the PAC-10 (4-6 overall) with the PAC-10 win over the Golden Panthers.
Spring-Ford 14, Phoenixville 6: The Rams jumped out to a 9-0 halftime lead en route to their PAC-10 victory over the Phantoms at Coach McNelly Stadium. Kira Gensler and Julianna Radzinski each scored three goals for the Rams. Karly Stevens and Bri Cirino had two apiece. Kali Gill, Marisa Cappellett, Danielle Rheaume and Karly Conway scored single tallies for Spring-Ford (7-1).
Sam Walters and Liz Stierle divided halves in goal for S-F, each logging four saves.
Ang Hayde scored a pair of goals for the Phantoms (3-4) while Tara Gilroy, Alyssa Neppach, Ellie Delany and Kellie Matson scored single goals. Goalie Megan Nemeth collected 12 saves.
Boyertown 16, Pottstown 2: Haley Wentzel notched two goals and two assists and Rachel Shaw, Hannah Jaskuta and Rachel Rigg had two goals each for the Bears in the PAC-10 victory over the Trojans.
Emma Morgan had one goal and three assists; Grace McFadyen and Marie Valenti had one goal and one assist each; and Alicia Stratten, Karli Gilbert,Dana Siepietowski, Maggie Morgan and Tiffany Diachynsky all scored one goal for Boyertown (8-0, 10-1).
Julia Pearson had both goals for Pottstown (2-4, 2-6).
Methacton 13, Upper Perkiomen 12: Methacton scored with 22 seconds left to force overtime, followed by a Riley McCarthy tally with 1:03 left in the first OT to take home a victory over the Tribe in a cross-division matchup. Sarah Hughes had three goals for Methacton (4-3 PAC-10) while Ellie Schmidt (one assist), Maddie Alderger and Deb Peifer each scored two goals. Casey Reid, Riley McCarthy, Kelly Glatthorn (one assist) and Morgan Herber each scored a goal in the winning effort.
Upper Perkiomen (2-6 PAC-10) got five goals from Kayla Smith while Maddie Fox, Morgan Rynn and Kenzie Gebhart added two apiece. Aubrey Wilcox also scored. Regan McComb made 14 saves for the Tribe while Sam Rothman finished with six saves for Methacton.
Perkiomen Valley 10, Pottsgrove 3: Christie Balestra ripped in five goals to lead Perk Valley in a PAC-10 win over host Pottsgrove.
Anna Koniencki scored two goals for the Vikings (3-1 PAC-10), while Laura Dunne scored one goal and had two assists. Natalie Johnston and Ariana Choing each chipped in one goal.
Pottsgrove (0-8 PAC-10) was led by Jaid Mark with one goal, one assist, four ground balls, five caused turnovers, and one draw control. Brianna West and Caitlin Gillette each scored one goal for the Falcons, Pottsgrove goalie Serena Hampton recorded 10 saves.
Pope John Paul II 21, Quakertown 3: Jordan Kengor and Kelsey Brennan both finished with four goals to lead the Golden Panthers in a non-league victory over the Panthers.
Kate Cressman had a hat trick and two assists while Megan Mattiolla finished with two goals. Lillia Walls, Meg Haffey, Megan Kirby, Lauren Bello, Becca Gates, Kylie Chernesky, Maddie Ratkiewcz and Caroline Dawson all scored a goal.
Spring-Ford 7, Boyertown 0: Patrick Pascual opened up the match with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Dave Herring en route to a PAC-10 victory for the Rams (7-0) over the Bears (2-5).
Ryan Schweitzer followed that up with a 6-1, 6-0 victory while TJ Cruickshank won his match 6-0, 6-1. In the first doubles, Nick Griswold and Matt Yerkes defeated Kyle Dennin and Chris Smith 6-2, 6-2 while Luke Emerson and Zack Collier defeated Phil Huber and Matt Bown 6-0, 6-1. Kevin Yun and John Fazzini swept Derek Hukari and Connor Cordera 6-0, 6-0 as Cameron Trager and Todd Unger closed out the match 6-1, 6-0.
Phoenixville 5, Pope John Paul II 2: Led by Brian Caresosa's first singles win, the Phantoms swept the singles bracket en route to their PAC-10 victory over the Golden Panthers.
Bobby Newmann won his singles match 6-3, 6-0, while Nick Vaile won 6-7 (2-7), 7-5, 7-5. In the doubles, Ben McKeon and Austin Starczewski won their match 6-3, 6-1 while Andrew Peterson and Mike Pinelli also won 6-1, 6-4 for Phoenixville (3-3). For PJP (3-3), Dan Parker and Bobby Lewis won their match 6-3, 6-2 and Kristof Marrecau and Adam Donmoyer won 7-5, 6-3.
Methacton 7, Pottsgrove 0: With a first singles shut-out, Justin Baman got the Warriors rolling as they swept the Falcons in a PAC-10 match.
Max Schneider and Tassos Sapalidis kept the momentum, winning their matches by scores of 6-2, 6-0 and 6-1, 6-3, respectively for Methacton (6-0). Ryan Hamilton and Nick Simeone won their doubles match 6-2, 6-1. In the proceeding sets, Debanik Purkayastha and Subanik Purkayastha swept their Pottsgrove (0-6) opponents 6-0, 6-0 as did Kelly Donahue and Kevin Wichert and the pair of AJ Benno and Hari Santhanam.
Perkiomen Valley 7, Upper Perkiomen 0: Luke Pain led off with a 6-0, 6-1 first singles win to get the Vikings rolling as they swept the Tribe (0-7) in a PAC-10 match.
Yashveer Singh followed close behind with a 6-2, 6-1 win as did Shaan Kawalramani won 6-1, 6-0 for Perk Valley (5-2). Alex Dove and Evan Newbill led off the doubled with a 6-0, 6-0 sweep, followed by Jordan Pavlow and Daniel Kershner's 6-0, 6-1 victory. Sanjay Kalidindi and Maulin Patwel swept 6-0, 6-0 as Mike Venezia and Bradley Dickerman won 6-0, 6-1.