H.S. Softball: Northwest’s Brooke Harvey leads West to victory

By John Erzar - [email protected]
Pittston Area’s Mackenzie Gable, left, and Nina Cencetti join other East All-Stars on the first base line for the national anthem before the start of the 39th annual Robert L. Dolbear/Dallas Kiwanis Club Senior All-Star Softball Game in Dallas on Monday. - Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader
East left fielder Lexi Bruno of Meyers makes a diving catch in the second inning during 39th annual Robert L. Dolbear/Dallas Kiwanis Club Senior All-Star Softball Game. - Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader
West third baseman Kristi Skok of Wyoming Area concentrates on a batter in the 39th annual Robert L. Dolbear/Dallas Kiwanis Club Senior All-Star Softball Game. - Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader
East’s Morgan Klosko of Wyoming Valley West hits a blooper into right field ahead of West catcher Kylie Levan of Berwick and home plate umpire Tony Chiarucci in the 39th annual Robert L. Dolbear/Dallas Kiwanis Club Senior All-Star Softball Game. - - Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader
West’s Kendra Saba of Dallas bunts her way on base. - - Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader
West starter Brooke Harvey of Northwest was named her team’s MVP in the 39th annual Robert L. Dolbear/Dallas Kiwanis Club Senior All-Star Softball Game in Dallas on Monday. - - Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader

DALLAS — Northwest’s Brooke Harvey hadn’t pitched in well over a month.

It didn’t seem that way Monday at the Robert L. Dolbear/Dallas Kiwanis Club Senior All-Star Softball Game.

Harvey pitched one-hit ball over four innings and was 2-for-4 with two RBI, gaining her team’s MVP honors as the West routed the East 14-2.

“I usually play travel (softball),” Harvey said, “but this summer I decided to take it off going into college. I decided I wanted the summer getting ready for college.”

Harvey last pitched on May 25 when Northwest’s season ended with a loss to Holy Cross in the District 2 Class 2A semifinals. Well, it was sort of the last day she pitched.

“I threw one day in my basement,” Harvey said. “Other than that, no.”

It was a nice going-away present for her father and high school coach Kevin Harvey. Brooke will resume pitching in college at Penn State DuBois.

“Oh man, for me it’s way too many emotions,” Kevin Harvey said. “But for her, it’s a heck of an ending for a lot, a lot, a lot of work that doesn’t go seen. She was a seven-day a week, year-round to get to this point. It’s exciting to see her succeed.”

Wyoming Area’s Kristi Skok made a case for being the West’s MVP. She ignited a four-run first inning with a two-run double, and finished 2-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored.

Nanticoke Area pitcher Miranda Bohn was named the East MVP. Although she surrendered five runs in four innings, only two were earned. She also had two of the East’s three hits, her team’s only RBI and scored a run.

Harvey started the game with a 4-0 cushion thanks to her own RBI single, Skok’s double and an RBI by Wyoming Area’s Jess Parente.

The West boosted its lead to 5-0 in the second when Dallas’ Olivia Johnson reached on an error, moved to third on a double by Berwick’s Brooke Stout and scored on a wild pitch.

The West tore open the game with a seven-run fifth for a 12-0 lead. Harvey and Wyoming Valley West’s Katie Rincavage had RBI doubles and Parente and Johnson had RBI single in the inning. Dallas’ Kendra Saba and Berwick’s Kylie Levan also had RBI.

Although the West led 12-0 after five innings, the 10-run rule wasn’t used and the teams played two more innings. However, the game was shortened from nine to seven innings prior to the start due to the 91-degree temperature at start time.

Bohn hit an RBI double in the sixth for the East.

West 14, East 2

West`AB`R`H`BI

Starr ss`2`3`2`0

Saba 2b`4`1`1`1

Skok 3b`4`3`2`3

Ross c`4`1`2`0

Parente lf`4`0`1`2

Levan rf`4`2`1`2

Harvey p`4`1`2`2

Rincavage 1b`4`1`1`1

Johnson 1b`4`1`1`1

Stout c`4`0`2`0

Zawadzki eh`3`0`0`0

Totals`42`14`15`12

East`AB`R`H`BI

Morris ss`3`1`1`0

Klosko c`2`0`0`0

Bohn p`3`1`2`1

Cincetti 1b`3`0`0`0

Murphy 3b`2`0`0`0

Bruno lf`3`0`0`0

Raggi lf`3`0`0`0

Poray cf`1`0`0`0

Gable rf`2`0`1`0

Hererra cf`2`0`0`0

Quinones lf`1`0`0`0

Totals`25`2`3`1

West`410`072`0 — 14

East`000`002`0 — 2

2B — Starr, Skok, Harvey, Rincavage, Stout, Bohn. 3B — Starr.

West`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO

Harvey W`4.0`1`0`0`3`5

Levan`3.0`2`2`1`1`4

East`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO

Bohn L`4.0`4`5`2`1`6

Cincetti`3.0`11`9`5`0`1

Pittston Area’s Mackenzie Gable, left, and Nina Cencetti join other East All-Stars on the first base line for the national anthem before the start of the 39th annual Robert L. Dolbear/Dallas Kiwanis Club Senior All-Star Softball Game in Dallas on Monday.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_TTL070318HSSOFT-AllStar-Game_1.jpgPittston Area’s Mackenzie Gable, left, and Nina Cencetti join other East All-Stars on the first base line for the national anthem before the start of the 39th annual Robert L. Dolbear/Dallas Kiwanis Club Senior All-Star Softball Game in Dallas on Monday. Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader

East left fielder Lexi Bruno of Meyers makes a diving catch in the second inning during 39th annual Robert L. Dolbear/Dallas Kiwanis Club Senior All-Star Softball Game.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_TTL070318HSSOFT-AllStar-Game_2.jpgEast left fielder Lexi Bruno of Meyers makes a diving catch in the second inning during 39th annual Robert L. Dolbear/Dallas Kiwanis Club Senior All-Star Softball Game. Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader

West third baseman Kristi Skok of Wyoming Area concentrates on a batter in the 39th annual Robert L. Dolbear/Dallas Kiwanis Club Senior All-Star Softball Game.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_TTL070318HSSOFT-AllStar-Game_3.jpgWest third baseman Kristi Skok of Wyoming Area concentrates on a batter in the 39th annual Robert L. Dolbear/Dallas Kiwanis Club Senior All-Star Softball Game. Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader

East’s Morgan Klosko of Wyoming Valley West hits a blooper into right field ahead of West catcher Kylie Levan of Berwick and home plate umpire Tony Chiarucci in the 39th annual Robert L. Dolbear/Dallas Kiwanis Club Senior All-Star Softball Game.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_TTL070318HSSOFT-AllStar-Game_5.jpgEast’s Morgan Klosko of Wyoming Valley West hits a blooper into right field ahead of West catcher Kylie Levan of Berwick and home plate umpire Tony Chiarucci in the 39th annual Robert L. Dolbear/Dallas Kiwanis Club Senior All-Star Softball Game. Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader

West’s Kendra Saba of Dallas bunts her way on base.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_TTL070318HSSOFT-AllStar-Game_6.jpgWest’s Kendra Saba of Dallas bunts her way on base. Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader

West starter Brooke Harvey of Northwest was named her team’s MVP in the 39th annual Robert L. Dolbear/Dallas Kiwanis Club Senior All-Star Softball Game in Dallas on Monday.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_TTL070318HSSOFT-AllStar-Game_4.jpgWest starter Brooke Harvey of Northwest was named her team’s MVP in the 39th annual Robert L. Dolbear/Dallas Kiwanis Club Senior All-Star Softball Game in Dallas on Monday. Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader
Northwest pitcher named team’s MVP

By John Erzar

[email protected]

Reach John Erzar at 570-991-6394 or on Twitter @TLJohnErzar

Reach John Erzar at 570-991-6394 or on Twitter @TLJohnErzar