Mercandante and Hanover Area remain unbeaten in WVC baseball

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Holy Redeemer Collin Cook fist bumps with head coach Chris Ritsick after Cook drove in runs against GAR on Monday. - Tony Callaio | For Times Leader

Tom Mercandante went 3-for-4 and scored two runs as the Hawkeyes handled Meyers, 11-3 and remained unbeaten at 10-0 atop the WVC Division 3 by moving three games ahead of their closest competition.

Mike Piscotty, Matt Clarke and Connor Quaglia all had a double among their two hits and all scored a run in the victory while Sean Hart finished with three RBI.

Luke Bottger had two hits, an RBI and a run scored for Meyers, which fell to 7-3 and remained in second place in Division 3.

Northwest 10, Lake-Lehman 7

David Piestrak delivered a two-run triple and Connor Hazlet added a two-run double as the Rangers scored six times in the second inning to take control.

Piestrak and Hazlet both finished with three RBI in the victory, Piestrak had two hits and scored two runs and Tommy Antolik also scored twice in the victory.

Holy Redeemer 12, GAR 3

David Wickiser ripped a pair of doubles and drove home two runs to lead the Royals to victory.

Collin Cook, Jacob Roguskie and Kobe Price all had two hits in the win and Dalton Preston also drove home two runs.

Aaron Farrell had two RBI for the Grenadiers.

Wyoming Seminary 15, MMI Prep 7

Caleb Jerome homered, drove home five runs and scored two more as the Blue Knights rolled over the Preppers.

Frankie Nockley also homered and scored three runs in the win, Todd Phillips had four hits and two RBI and Jerome and Mike Oravic both had three hits.

Marcus Danchision had two hits and two RBI for MMI.

Nanticoke Area 8, Coughlin 4

Tyler Pokrinchak delivered a key two-run single as the Trojans opened with a five-run first inning and held on for victory.

Pokrinchak finished with two hits, three RBI and two runs scroed and Trahjan Krupinski added a double among his two hits and scored also twice. Luke Myers drove home one run and scored two more for Nanticoke Area.

George Oko had two hits for Coughlin and Dylan Bronack scored two runs.


Crestwood 97, Wyoming Area 53

Nick Brown was a triple winner and Spencer Riccio won two individual events to lead the Comets to victory.

Brown captured the 400 dash in 55 seconds and ran a leg on the winning 1,600 and 3,200 relay teams. Riccio finished first in the 1,600 and 3,200 runs.


Crestwood 78.5, Wyoming Area 71.5

Andrea Shipton won the pole vault and javelin and the Comets pulled out enough second- and third-place finishes to edge the Warriors.

Shelby Stackhouse was a triple winner for Wyoming Area, capturing both hurdles events and the high jump, while Maddie Rescinetti won the sot put and discus throws for the Warriors.


Wyoming Seminary 5, Crestwood 0

Will Ziegler won 6-2, 6-3 in the top singles match, starting a sweep where the Blue Knights won every clash in straight sets.

Hazleton Area 3, Berwick 2

Chris Kovalick took a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 1, starting a singles sweep that carried the Cougars to victory. Drew Gemmell at No. 2 and Brett Gemmell at No. 3 also won singles matches in straight sets.


Holy Redeemer 3, Coughlin 0

George Beck dished out 26 assists and Jared Piontkowski pounded nine kills as the Royals rolled to a 25-9, 25-15, 25-10 victory.

JD Turosky had four kills, Zach Walker made three kills and blocked four shots and Nate Roppelt served 10 points in the victory.

Berwick 3, Hanover Area 0

Joe Norce served 18 points and made 12 kills, leading the Bulldogs to a 25-9, 25-7, 25-15 victory to improve to 8-1 on the season.

Noah Wygant finished with six kills and seven digs in the win and Connor Hanson made six kills and served six points.

Devon Senk had six service points for the Hawkeyes and Joe Scudder finished with three assists and three digs.

Crestwood 3, Dallas 0

Liam Martincheck made nine kills and served 11 points as the Comets swept to a 25-24, 25-21, 25-18 victory.

Michael Williams served 11 points, including six aces and finished with eight kills for Crestwood and Adam Williams made 23 assists. John Van Fossen added eight service points and five kills for the Comets.

Logan Evanosky had six kills, nine digs and eight service points for Dallas. Kyle Zern added six kills, served seven points and had seven digs for the Mountaineers and Mikail Krochte finished with five blocks.



King’s 9, Delaware Valley 8

Former Hanover Area standout Christian Pack drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Monarchs to victory and into the Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom Tournament.

The Monarchs improved to 20-14 overall and finished with a 12-9 mark in conference play by winning their regular season finale for their 12th victory in the last 13 games.

Matt Mellinger started the bottom half of the ninth by reaching base on a fielding error. Sean Padden was hit-by-a-pitch before Mellinger advanced to third on a fly ball to right by Brad Wilkins. Sean McKee hit a fly ball down the right-field line that was caught for the second out, but Dan Hartson worked a five-pitch walk to bring up Pack with the bases loaded.

Pack watched the first three pitches miss for balls before seeing a strike. The 3-1 pitch from James Eldridge missed high to give the Monarchs the victory and send the team to their third consecutive conference tournament.

Chris Rebar had three hits including a home run. Sean Padden knocked in three runs on two hits and scored twice while Dan Hartson had two hits, scored two runs, and knocked in one for King’s

Arcadia 8, Misericordia 6

Kenny Jarema went 4-for-4, but the Cougars dropped their regular-season finale. Kyle Rogalski pitched four innings of one-hit relief for Misericordia, which opens the MAC Freedom Championships against Wilkes at 7:30 p.m. Friday in West Lawn.


Hanover Area 11, Meyers 3


A. Macko ss-p`4`0`0`0

Strobel cf`3`0`1`0

Ostrowski lf`3`0`0`0

Gilgallon 1b`0`0`0`0

K. Macko dh`2`2`1`0

Bottger p`3`1`2`1

Pugh 3b-p`3`0`0`0

Galey 2b`2`0`1`1

Polanowski ph`1`0`0`0

Bynon rf`3`0`1`0

Richards c`1`0`0`0

Columna c`2`0`0`0


Hanover Area`AB`R`H`BI

Polanco 2b`4`2`0`0

Piscotty cf`4`2`2`0

Clarke ss-p`5`1`2`1

Stefanowicz 1b`3`1`1`1

Hart c`3`1`1`3

Stevens p`0`0`0`0

Mercandante dh`4`2`3`0

Kolbicka 3b`3`0`1`1

Quaglia rf`3`1`2`0

Murphy lf`3`1`1`2


Meyers`020`001`0 — 3

Hanover Area`003`404`x — 11

2B — D. Macko, Bottger; Piscotty, Clarke, Quaglia. 3B — Strobel.


Bottger, L`3`5`3`3`3`2

A. Macko`0`0`2`2`2`0


Hanover Area`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO

Stevens, W`5`5`3`2`2`4


Northwest 10, Lake-Lehman 7


Paczewski ss`4`2`2`0

Sincavage 2b`3`1`1`1

Spencer cf`4`1`0`0

Cercone c`3`1`1`1

Selingo p`0`0`0`0

Martin, p`0`0`0`0

Evans dh`4`0`0`0

Kurtz lf`3`0`0`0

J. Wesley 1b`4`1`1`0

Magdalinski rf-p`3`1`1`1

Morgan 3b`3`0`1`2



Piestrak 1b`4`2`2`3

Hardiman ss-p`3`1`0`1

Hazlet 2b`4`0`1`3

Bukavich cf`3`1`1`0

Gregory rf`4`1`1`1

Antolik lf`2`2`1`0

Ridgely 3b`3`1`1`0

Mott c`0`0`0`0

Capece dh`3`1`0`0

Noss p`1`1`0`0

Boyer ph`1`0`0`0


Lake-Lehman`121`201`0 — 7

Northwest`064`000`x — 10

2B — Sincavage; Hazlet, Bukavich. 3B — Piestrak.


Selingo, L`1.2`6`5`5`1`1




Noss, W`3`4`4`2`2`2

Hardiman, S`4`3`3`2`2`5

Holy Redeemer 12, GAR 3


Peguero cf`2`0`0`0

Peter 2b`4`0`0`0

Gill 2b`0`0`0`0

O’Day ss`3`0`0`0

K. Taylor ss`0`0`0`0

Soto c`3`1`0`0

Dougalas c`0`0`0`0

Vicioso 1b`1`2`1`0

Johnson 1b`1`0`0`0

Diaz p`1`0`0`0

Disla dh`2`0`0`0

Plancenio lf`2`0`0`1

Rosario lf`1`0`0`0

Farrell rf`2`0`1`2


Holy Redeemer`AB`R`H`BI

Wills cf`3`1`1`1

Vender rf`4`1`1`1

Skutack rf`0`0`0`0

Wickiser 1b`2`1`2`2

Conway 2b`4`1`0`0

Cook lf`4`1`2`1

Borum c`4`1`1`1

Yastremski 3b`0`0`0`0

Price dh`3`2`2`0

Desiderio p`0`0`0`0

Zarola p`1`1`0`0

Preston p`2`1`1`2

Roguskie ss`4`2`2`2


GAR`020`100`0 — 3

Holy Redeemer`130`404`x — 12

2B — Wickiser 2, Price 2.


Diaz, L`3.1`5`6`5`3`2



K. Taylor`1`1`1`0`0`0

Holy Redeemer`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO


Zarola, W`2.2`1`1`0`1`3


Wyoming Sem 15, MMI Prep 7

Wyoming Sem`AB`R`H`BI

Phillips `5`2`4`2



























Wyoming Sem`304`300`5 — 15

MMI Prep`001`105`0 — 7

2B — Jerome, Amend; Danchision, Kassick. HR —

Nockley, Jerome.

Wyoming Sem`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO


Hromisin, W`3`5`2`1`0`0




Jordan, L`2.2`7`7`7`1`0



Nanrticoke Area 8, Coughlin 4


Oko cf`4`0`2`1

Marek p-rf`3`0`0`0

Wozniak 3b`3`1`0`0

Egidio rf`4`0`1`1

Biniek 1b`2`0`0`0

Rhodes c`3`0`0`0

Rodriguez rf`0`0`0`0

Wychock p`0`0`0`0

Bronack dh`2`2`1`0

Smith 2b`3`0`1`1

Betancourt ss`3`1`1`1


Nanticoke Area`AB`R`H`BI

Cease p-22`3`1`0`0

Myers 2b`3`2`1`1

Rynkiewicz c`3`1`1`0

T. Krupinski 1b`3`2`2`1

Brown rf`0`0`0`0

Pokrinchak dh-p`4`2`2`3

Szychowski cf`4`0`0`1

Heffron 3b`2`0`1`1

Heald ss`2`0`0`0

Stecco rf`1`0`0`0

J. Krupinski lf`3`0`1`0


Coughlin`120`001`0 — 4

Nanticoke Area`510`000`2 — 8

2B — Egidio, Smith, Betancourt; T. Krupinski. 3B — Oko.


Marek, L`3`4`6`5`2`2


Nanticoke Area`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO

Cease, W`5`5`3`3`2`3



Wyoming Seminary 5, Crestwood 0

SINGLES — 1. Will Ziegler (SEM) d. Brandon Krupa 6-2, 6-3; 2. Duncan Lumia (SEM) d. Julien Lacoste 6-0, 6-0; 3. Jerry Tang (SEM) d. Alex Covelas 6-1, 6-0.

DOUBLES — 1.Tommy Dang/Rounak Lele (SEM) d. Anthony Ruggeri/Jordan Minle 6-0, 6-3; 2. Jake Shoemaker/Keefer Wu (SEM) d. Noah Partington/Braydon Fenwicks 6-0, 6-0.

Hazleton Area 3, Berwick 2

SINGLES — 1. Chris Kovalick (HAZ) d. Noah Craig 6-0, 6-0; 2. Drew Gemmell (HAZ) d. Ben White 6-2, 6-0; 3. Brett Gemmell (HAZ) d. Mark Celona 6-0, 6-1.

DOUBLES — 1. Luis Donayre/Jarret Groshek (BER) d. Adam Sasch/Kellrick Denzieson 4-6, 6-0, 7-6 (7-5); 2. Ben Wojo/Justin Filbert (BER) d. Dylan Ponchery/Gavin Ashwin 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-5).

Winner x, Loser x

SINGLES — Name (SCH) d. Name x-x, x-x; Name (SCH) d. Name x-x, x-x; Name (SCH) d. Name x-x, x-x.

DOUBLES — Name/Name (SCH) d. Name/Name x-x, x-x; Name/Name (SCH) d. Name/Name x-x, x-x.

Winner x, Loser x

SINGLES — Name (SCH) d. Name x-x, x-x; Name (SCH) d. Name x-x, x-x; Name (SCH) d. Name x-x, x-x.

DOUBLES — Name/Name (SCH) d. Name/Name x-x, x-x; Name/Name (SCH) d. Name/Name x-x, x-x.

Holy Redeemer Collin Cook fist bumps with head coach Chris Ritsick after Cook drove in runs against GAR on Monday. Redeemer Collin Cook fist bumps with head coach Chris Ritsick after Cook drove in runs against GAR on Monday. Tony Callaio | For Times Leader

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