Little League roundup: Hanover walks off with 10-inning victory

Times Leader | July 3rd, 2017 11:50 pm

Jacob Vigorito singled home Colin Whitman with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning Monday as Hanover completed a four-run rally to edge Mountain Top, 16-15 in a 10-inning District 16 10-11 Little League victory that began Sunday.

The teams were tied 12-12 after nine innings Sunday before the game was suspended by darkness.

When they returned Monday, Mountain Top scored three runs in the top of the 10th inning to forge ahead.

Hanover then staged a four-run rally in the bottom of the inning to win it, ending the game on Vigorito’s walk-off single.

Caden Hummer homered and drove home two runs in the Hanover victory, while Nathan Tomczak drove home four runs and went 3 for 4 with a double.

Vigorito finished 5 for 6 at the plate with two RBI and Whitman earned the victory in relief.

Mountaintop was powered by home runs from Chaz Wright, who went 4 for 6 with three RBI, and Brayden Wanchisen. Logan Rolles went 3 for 7 at the plate in the defeat.



Greater Pittston 17,

Old Forge 7

Bea Lieback had four hits and Grace Giordina had three as Greater Pittston captured Monday’s sectional semifinal and moved into the Section 5 championship game at 8 p.m. Wednesday against host Kingston/Forty Fort.

Jana Eike added two hits in the victory. Winning pitcher Kylie Herbert worked a complete game and finished with eight strikeouts.

Jennifer Gilchrist and Kaylee Shimonis had hits for Old Forge.



Duryea 10,

Pittston City 0

T.J. Johnson, Paul Rusincovitch and Hayden Heppding combined on a four-inning no-hitter as Duryea rolled to victory.

The trio combined for 11 strikeouts, with starter and winner Johnson striking out all six outs over his two innings of work.

Chase Montigney drove home four runs in the victory, Dominic Innamorati scored three times and Logan O’Malley had two hits for Duryea.

Plains 12,

North Wilkes-Barre 2

Caden Demellier struck out seven batters and allowed just two hits and Alex Hufford finished up on the mound as Plains ended the game in four innings.

Nick Mazarella had three hits for Plains and Jake Howe had a triple and drove home a run. Brandon Delbalso doubled and drove in two runs and Joe Egidio had two hits in the victory.

Holden Smith and Max Jackson each had two hits for North Wilkes-Barre.

Mountain Top 16,

Pittston Twp. 6

Colin Lazo went 4 for 4 and scored four runs and Jacob Feisel came on in relief to earn the victory as Mountain Top polished off a victory in four innings.

Mountain Top scored 10 runs in the top of the first inning, but Plains rallied back with six runs until Feisel took the mound. He restored order by retiring the final seven Plains batters.

Dylan Weikal also went 4 for 4 and scored three times for Mountain Top. Chris Litchkofski had a double and a single in the victory and Dylan Domzalski added two hits for Mountain Top.

Elijah Barr had a triple and a single for Pittston Twp., while Luciano Pugliese had two hits.

Jenkins Twp. 11,

Hanover 1

Jake Aftewicz threw four shutout innings and Drew Cisney had three hits, including a triple, to lead Jenkins Twp. to a five-inning victory.

Brycen Martin, Connor Cawley and Ethan Aftewicz all had doubles in the victory.

Aiden Safrie singled and scored Hanover’s lone run.



Kingston/Forty Fort 12,

Harveys Lake 2

D’Vonte Rivers went 4 for 4 and drove home four runs to key Kingston/Forty Fort.

Antek Evan added two hits in the victory and Jacob Stevens picked up the win on the mound.

Tanner Evans had two hits for Harveys Lake, while Jake Naugle tripled and stole a base.

Back Mountain National 13,

Wyoming/West Wyoming 3

Kyle Chesman went 3 for 5 with a double, drove home three runs and struck out four to earn the victory on the mound for Back Mountain National.

Sam Finarelli went 4 for 4, tripled and drove home four runs in the victory. Brady Zapoticky chipped in with two RBI during his 3 for 4 day and Carter Brunn added an RBI single.

David Fath singled in his only at-bat and drove home a run for Wyoming/West Wyoming.

Back Mountain American 13,

Exeter 5

Scott Egbert pitched four innings and struck out six to earn the victory and added two hits and scored twice to spark Back Mountain to a five-inning win.

Will Jenkins had three hits in the victory, while Ryan Finlay and Nick Pisaneschi each had two hits. Sam Rolland and Dominic Zangardi each scored two runs for Back Mountain.

Jake Snyder had three hits for Exeter, Alex Vacula finished with two hits and Christian Pugliese had a double.

Back Mountain American 12,

Harveys Lake 5

Dominic Zangardi had a triple, a double and was the winning pitcher with five strikeouts as Back Mountain won a game played Saturday.

Will Jenkins added two hits for Back Mountain.

Hunter Lee and Connor Smigielski both had two hits for Harveys Lake, while Jake Naugle added a double in the defeat.



Back Mountain American 6,

Harvey’s Lake 2

Corey Klinetob homered in the third inning to break a 2-2 tie and send Back Mountain American to victory in a Pool B game played Sunday.

Back Mountain American finished 3-1 in Pool B and advanced to the District 31 semifinals.

Jason Puza delivered a two-run single as Back Mountain American opened the scoring in the top of the first top inning, but Travis Jones doubled home Corey Bean and Cole Oberst to tie it for Harveys Lake in the bottom of the frame.

Winning pitcher Liam Hite came on in the second inning and pitched 4.1 innings of no run ball.

For Back Mtn American, Ryan Borton finished the game with a double and Jake Koons scored two runs.

Jones added a second double for Harveys Lake.

In other games Sunday, Pittston Twp. downed Nanticoke, 9-5 in a District 16 Major Baseball game, and in the District 31 8-10 Baseball bracket, Swoyersville beat Wyoming/West Wyoming 15-2 and Back Mountain American beat Harveys Lake, 12-5.


Mountain Post 11,

Tunkhannock 5

Mick Bufanno had three hits, drove in three runs and scored three more and Mountain Post used a seven-run third inning to secure victory.

Bafunno tripled among his hits, while Brett Caladie and David Wickiser each scored twice in the win.

Caden Rozitski and John Kehl each had a pair of hits and scored a run for Mountain Post, while Caladie earned the victory with five innings of shutout ball in relief.

Nick Reposa and Tyler Faux both had two hits and combined to score three of Tunkhannock’s five runs.


Mountain Post 11, Tunkhannock 5

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Darden 2b`4`1`1`2

Kehl 3b`4`1`2`1

Taleroski p`3`1`0`1

Kindler rf`2`2`1`1

Vital 1b`3`0`1`0

Rozitski c`4`1`2`0

Morra lf`3`0`0`0



Reposa 2b,3b`4`1`2`0

T. Faux ss,p`4`2`2`0

Muckin cf`3`1`1`0

Henning rf`0`0`0`0

Hulslander dh`2`1`0`1

Gregory lf`3`0`1`1

Sherwood lf`1`0`0`0

Fenwick c`4`0`1`2

Brown 1b`3`0`1`0

Demarco 3b,2b`2`0`1`0

Baltrusaitis p,3b`1`0`0`0

Mislevy 3b`2`0`1`0


Mountain Post`207`110`0`—`11


2B — Faux. 3B — Bafunno.

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Caladie, W`5`5`0`0`2`2


Baltrusaitis, L`2.1`4`9`6`4`1

T. Faux`4.2`6`2`1`4`5

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