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West Side players converge on an infield pop up with pitcher Kasen Hein, left, making the catch in the fourth inning during the District 31 Junior softball game in Kingston on Monday. Others pictured, Katie Rincavage and Gabby Hartzel (7).
West Side players converge on an infield pop up with pitcher Kasen Hein, left, making the catch in the fourth inning during the District 31 Junior softball game in Kingston on Monday. Others pictured, Katie Rincavage and Gabby Hartzel (7).
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WRIGHT TWP. — Joe Pechulis knocked in three runs and Frank Brodi threw a two-hitter as Swoyersville completed its season undefeated by shutting out Mountain Post-A 11-0 Monday in American Legion Baseball.

Swoyersville (20-0) will be the top seed in the Region 5 playoffs. Evan McCue added two RBI for the winners. Matt Labashoski had three of Swoyersville’s 16 hits.


Sabecky cf`2`2`2`0`0`0`0

Hogan 1b`2`1`1`0`0`0`0

Yakomowicz 1b`1`1`1`1`0`1`0

Pechulis 3b`3`2`3`3`0`0`0

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Nixon ph`1`0`0`0`0`0`0

Labashoski ss`4`1`3`1`0`0`0

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Brodi p`3`0`1`1`0`0`0


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Yenchik c`2`0`0`0`0`0`0

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Sartini 2b`2`0`0`0`0`0`0

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Swoyersville`222`23 — 11

Mountain Post-A`000`00 — 0


Brodi (W)`5.0`2`0`0`1`3

Mountain Post-A`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO

Gallagher (L)`3.0`8`6`5`5`1



Plains 5, Hazleton 2

Felix Mascelli drove in two runs and Justin Glasgow pitched a complete game with six strikeouts as Plains defeated Hazleton.

Eric Adamczyk and R.J. Kenzakowski also had an RBI each for Plains.


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John c`3`0`0`0`0`0`0

Chirico 1b`3`0`1`0`0`0`0

Hernandez p`2`0`1`1`0`0`0

Cara 3b`1`0`0`0`0`0`0



Parsnik rf`4`0`1`0`0`0`0

Mascelli ss`4`1`2`2`1`0`0

Glasgow p`0`0`0`0`0`0`0

Delaney dh`4`1`2`0`0`0`0

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Adamczyk lf`1`1`1`1`1`0`0

Garziosi cf`3`0`2`0`0`0`0

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Kenzakowski 1b`3`0`1`1`0`0`0

Butry c`3`1`0`0`0`0`0

Rivera 2b`2`1`0`0`0`0`0


Hazleton`001`100`0 — 2

Plains`000`131`0 — 5


Hernandez (L)`5.0`8`4`4`1`1



Glasgow (W)`7.0`7`2`2`0`6

Wilkes-Barre 8, Mountain Post-B 1

John Zoince threw a one-hitter and Wilkes-Barre banged out five extra-base hits in its victory over Mountain Post-B.

John Yurkoski and Sean-Paul Williamson paced the offense with two RBI each.

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Williamson ss`3`1`1`2`1`0`0

Amesbury 1b`3`1`1`0`0`0`0

Kendra lf`3`0`0`0`0`0`0


Mountain Post-B`001`000`0 — 1

Wilkes-Barre`201`005`x — 8

Mountain Post-B`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO

Grzech (L)`6.1`8`7`5`2`0



Zoince (W)`7.0`1`1`0`4`3

Greater Pittston 2, Nanticoke 1

Erik Walkowiak had the only RBI of the game as Greater Pittston prevailed.

Joe Gavenonis tossed a complete game, scattering three hits.


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Bugonowicz dh`3`0`0`0`0`0`0

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Yudichak c`3`0`1`0`0`0`0

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Nanticoke`000`100`0 — 1

Greater Pittston`002`000`x — 2


Blazinski (L)`7`2`2`1`1`7

Greater Pittston`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO

Gavenonis (W)`7`3`1`0`3`2

Back Mountain 7, Tunkhannock 5

Dylan Pilger had two RBI as Back Mountain held off Tunkhannock

Sean Soltysiak was 3-for-4 with a double for Tunkhannock.

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Back Mountain`012`004`0 — 7

Tunkhannock`011`013`0 — 5

Back Mountain`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO

Balloun (W)`5.0`4`2`2`1`7



Zaner (L)`4.0`2`3`3`1`2


District 16 Junior Baseball

North Wilkes-Barre 2, Plains 1

Kyle Kowalski was 2-for-3 with a run scored as North Wilkes-Barre won the winners bracket final.

Kowalski also pitched four scoreless innings with three strikeouts. Ryan Colleran and Caleb Jerome each had a single and RBI. Ryan Keyes scored the game-winning run.

Andy Lenkofski had two hits for Plains, which will host the elimination bracket final on Wednesday. George Oko had a single and Tyler Sekelsky scored the team’s only run.

Hanover 11, Avoca/Dupont 10

Austin Gately was 3-for-3 with five RBI as Hanover advanced to the elimination bracket final.

Sean Hart and Kevin Rimmer also provided hits for Hanover. Mike Piscotty was the winning pitcher.

Anthony Zimmerman was 3-for-4 with two triples for Avoca/Dupont. Aidan Jopling was 3-for-4. Austin Smithonic and Alex McAndrew were was 2-for-4, with Smithonic having a double.

District 31 Junior Softball

Kingston/Forty Fort 9, West Side 4

Chloe Ruckle allowed one run over five innings in helping Kingston/Forty Fort win the elimination bracket final in seven innings.

Ruckle also tripled. Brittany Hebda had two singles and Loren Pizano doubled.

Katie Rincavage had two hits for West Side.

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