HANOVER TWP. — Coughlin outslugged Holy Redeemer 10-6 on Saturday to win the championship game of the Hawkeye Baseball Classic at Hanover Area High School.
Josh Featherman, Joe Parsnik and Ryan Sypniewski led the Crusaders at the plate to help lift them to the preseason tournament title. Dylan Concini earned the win in relief.
Featherman came through on the mound on Friday to help Coughlin upset Scranton in the first round. The Knights defeated host Hanover Area in Saturday's consolation game 12-4.
Anthony Ioanna threw a complete game as the host Trojans won in the first round of the Trojan Classic preseason tournament at Ted Hiller Park in Honey Pot.
Ioanna allowed six hits and just one earned run while striking out five. He had a triple and an RBI at the plate.
Bobby Briggs hit a three-run homer to lead Nanticoke, adding a double and finishing 2-for-3. Joe Yudichak finished with a double and RBI.
Three Mountaineers pitchers combined on a two-hitter to lift Dallas to a win in the Trojan Classic.
Sophomore Nigel Stearns struck out nine in 4 1/3 innings, teaming with fellow sophomore Justin Brojakowski and junior Brian Stepniak to hold off the Rangers.
Stepniak (two doubles, RBI) and Alex Ivoska (2-3, triple, RBI) led Dallas at the plate.
Skyler DiPasquale struck out seven in five innings for the Rangers.
Dallas and Nanticoke will meet for the tournament title at 2:30 p.m. today, following the consolation game between Northwest and Old Forge at 11 a.m.