The Lady Warriors had no problem crossing over. They outscored three Division I opponents by 25-3 in a 3-0 week. They are 6-3, 1/2 game behind Berwick (6-2) and a full game back of division leader Tunkhannock (7-2) in Division 2.
They play Tunkhannock Friday in West Pittston.
“We’re clicking,” Barry Pryzbyla said. “It was an important week. We had to at least come out 2-1, to come 3-0 it puts us right back in there. They played well. To go down to Nanticoke and spank them like they did, that was the best they played all year. I don’t know when the last time we beat Nanticoke was, but after the game I told them, now I I know when we beat them, today.”
On Wednesday in Nanticoke the LWs got five in the first and knocked D-I co-leader Nanticoke into second place with a 9-2 win. Holtz pitched a complete game. Bree Bednarski and Sokirka each had two hits and scored twice. Emily Wolfgang had three singles.
Holtz gave up seven hits and walked four but got key outs when they needed them. Having beaten Hazleton a week earlier, the LWs have wins over the top two D-1 teams.
On Thursday Valley West scored two in the top of the first, but Degnan wiped those runs out with a 3-run home run into the wind over the fence in left center and Holtz threw shutout innings the rest of the game and the LWs won 7-2.
Again Holtz gave up baserunners, 12 hits, but again she got keys outs. Kross, D’Angelo and Bree Bednarski had extra base hits.
The LWs started the week with a 9-0 win over Pittston Area in West Pittston. The LWs had 15 hits, but PA freshman pitcher Taylor Baloga did strikeout nine.
Alex Holtz and Nicole Cumbo combined on the shutout and for seven strikeouts. Holtz didn’t give up a hit in five innings and the Patriots got only two harmless singles of Cumbo in the last two.
Sarah Coolbaugh tripled and Drew Bednarski, Kat Sokirka and Nicole Turner had doubles for WA and Serra Degnan and Kate Kross had two singles each.
Pryzbyla said the LWs need to win and not watch the other games. “We have to take care of our own business. We can’t expect other teams to help us. It usually doesn’t work.”
Dallas 10, Pittston Area 5, 10 inn
It took 10 innings, but Dallas got by the Lady Patriots with a 6-run top of the 10th on Thursday in Hughestown. PA made it interesting with a 4-run fourth and it was 4-4 after seven. PA got one in the bottom of the 10th, but couldn’t mount a rally.
On Friday the LPs lost 10-0 in five innings to Berwick. The Dawgs’ Margaret Bridge threw a 1-hitter.
WA at Crestwood
Nanticoke at PA
Lake Lehman at WA
Coughlin at PA
Tunkhannock at WA
Valley West 3-6
Pittston Area 2-8
Wyoming Area 6-3
Lake Lehman 0-9