They were on a collision course.
Both Pittston Area and Wyoming Area were playing some of the best softball in the Wyoming Valley Conference - using small ball - when the two teams met each other on the diamond Monday afternoon.
Wyoming Area turned up the bats, however, and prevailed in a 13-0, 5-inning win over the Patriots.
The Warriors were treated to a 3-for-4 performance from Emily Wolfgang, who added a triple and a home run. Nicole Cumbo was virtually unhittable in the circle, surrendering just one hit in her shutout. She also struck out seven Patriots hitters.
Wyoming Area scored three runs in each of the first four inning to enforce the 10-run rule. Eight players for the Warriors had a hit in the game. Nicole Turner had a pair of singles, while Cumbo added a triple.
Abby Bradigan got the lone hit for the Patriots.
Wyoming Area 5
Leandra Ramos drove in seven runs — including four on a game-changing grand slam — as the Trojanettes pulled away for a 12-5 victory over Wyoming Area in Wyoming Valley Conference softball.
Nanticoke improved to 3-2 in Division 1, while Wyoming Area fell to 4-2 in Division 2.
Nanticoke led 5-4 entering the top of the sixth when it sent 11 batters to the plate and scored seven times. After scoring a run on an error, Ramos delivered the biggest hit of the game. She smashed a liner to left-center field that just cleared the fence and cleared the bases for a 10-4 lead.
Wyoming Area’s Sarah Coolbaugh was 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI. Adrienne Przybyla chipped in with a pair of doubles.
Pittston Area 3
Alyssa Talerico and Julie and Mindy Lieback each contributed a double for the Patriots in a 7-3 loss to Dallas on Wednesday.
Katy Comitz went 3-for-4 with a triple as the Mountaineers prevailed over the Patriots. Sam Missal also had multiple hits (two) for Dallas.
Wyoming Area 11
Valley West 3
Sarah Coolbaugh and Adrienne Przybyla both had two RBI each while Nicole Cumbo pitched a complete game in the Warriors’ victory.
Cumbo helped her cause at the plate with a double and a triple.
Pittston Area 1
The Dawgs picked up a road win. Courtney Hummell had two RBI. Pitcher Moriah Lynn fanned eight.
Laura Dragon finished 2-for-3 for the Patriots.