Pittston Area claims District 16 Junior Baseball crown

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Ethan Clarke scored two runs and earned the pitching victory Friday and Jack Walker locked down the save as Pittston Area won the District 16 Junior Baseball title with a 10-9 victory over Hanover Area.

Alex Hoban doubled and scored two runs in the victory and Jack Long had a hit and scored a run for Pittston Area. Walker recorded the final three outs that sent Pittston Area into the Section 5 tournament against Abington on Wednesday at Plains.

Zachary Murphy had a hit and scored three runs for Hanover Area, while Ian Kunec and Gavin Isope each had a hit and a run scored in the loss.

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Back Mountain National 16,

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Carter Brunn rapped out four hits and Sam Finarelli had three hits to lead Back Mountain National to victory in the Section 5 tournament.

Kyle Chesman and Jack Leandri both had two hits in the win.

JUNIOR LEGION

Greater Pittston 4,

Mountain Post 3

Matt Sorick ripped a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 3-3 tie and lift Greater Pittston to victory in a WVALL playoff game Thursday.

Sorick’s winning hit made up for an earlier Greater Pittston error which allowed Mountain Post to scored twice and pull within 3-2.

Sorick reached base in all three of his plate appearances, while Jason Wiedl finished 2-for-3 and gave Greater Pittston a 2-0 lead with a two-run single in the second inning.

Jeremy Lavelle slammed a run-scoring double in the third inning to give Greater Pittston a three-run lead before Mountain Post tied the game in the top of the sixth inning.

Sorick responded with his winning single in the bottom of the frame.

Adam Felinski picked up the victory and Max Rosen earned an 11-pitch save by inducing a doubleplay in the seventh inning.

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