Dallas baseball team pays back Hazleton Area, runs win streak to 18

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Matt Mathers drove home two runs, Will McCrum scored three times Wednesday and the Dallas Mountaineers erased all memories of their last loss by beating Hazleton Area, 8-2 for their first victory over the Cougars since 2011 in a Wyoming Valley Conference baseball game at Dallas.

Darren Kerdesky doubled, scored twice and picked up the victory on the mound as the defending Class 4A state champion Mountaineers ran their season record to 5-0 and their winning streak to 18 consecutive games over the past two years. That streak began after a 2017 loss at Hazleton Area.

Kerdesky needed help, as Alex Kapral relieved him in the fifth inning and induced a bases-loaded doubleplay to end a Hazleton Area threat and keep Dallas’ lead at 5-2.

Kerdesky, McCrum, Mike Luksic, Nick Kocher and Drew Patton all had two hits for Dallas.

Josh Lydon struck out two in the seventh inning to wrap up a combined three-hitter by a trio of Mountaineers pitchers.

Wyoming Sem 6, Lake-Lehman 2

Michael Oravic and Todd Phillips both doubled, drove home one run and scored another as the Blue Knights handed Lake-Lehman its first loss of the season.

Sam Sweitzer limited Lehman to five hits and struck out six in a complete game.

Chris Hadsall homered for Lehman.

Frankie Nockley had three hits and drove in a run for the Blue Knights, who also received two hits and a run scored Sweitzer and Caleb Jerome.

Sem rebounded from its first defeat of the season Saturday to improve to 4-1, while Lehman’s record dropped to 3-1. Both are behind 4-0 Hanover Area in the league standings.

GAR 9, Northwest 1

Jared O’Day pitched a two-hit shutout over his five innings and scored three runs as the Grenadiers pulled away from the Rangers.

O’Day struck out eight and walked two before giving way after the fifth to Simon Peter, who completed the three-hitter and struck out three over the final two innings.

Ronald Peguero and Juan Vicioso both doubled among their two hits and Vicioso, Jared Soto and Miguel Disla all drove home two runs.

Tunkhannock 6, Pittston Area 3

Connor Munley, Nick Reposa and Dylan Mislevy all had an RBI and scored a run as the Tigers pulled out a victory.

Johnny DeLucca homered and drove in two runs for the Patriots.

Munley tripled among his two hits and worked 5 1/3 innings while fanning eight to earn the victory on the mound.

Dennie Robinson tripled among his two hits for the Tigers, while Donnie Faux added two singles and scored a run.fro

Dallas 8, Hazleton Area 2

Hazleton Area`AB`R`H`BI

Heim lf`4`2`2`0

Reed rf`3`0`1`0

McGowan ss`3`0`0`0

Pietrzyk 1b`1`0`0`0

Colyer 3b`2`0`0`1

Antolick p`0`0`0`0

Reese p`0`0`0`0

Klein dh`2`0`0`0

Gentile c`2`0`0`0

Pleban ph`1`0`0`0

Amentler cf`2`0`0`0

Repetz ph`1`0`0`0

Vozar 2b`3`0`0`0



Kerdesky p-cf`3`2`1`0

McCrum ss`3`3`2`1

Luksic 3b`3`1`2`1

Collins rf`0`0`0`0

Kocher dh`4`1`2`1

Mathers c`4`0`1`2

Patton lf`4`1`2`1

Holdredge 1b`2`0`1`1

Lombardo 2b`3`0`0`0

Lewis cf`1`0`0`0

Kapral p`0`0`0`0

Zawatski ph`1`0`0`0

Lydon p`0`0`0`0


Hazleton Area`001`010`0 — 2

Dallas`103`103`x — 8

2B — Kerdesky, Kocher, Patton.

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

Antolick, L`4`7`5`5`1`3



Kerdesky, W`4.1`3`2`2`6`6

Kapral, H`1.2`0`0`0`0`0


Wyoming Seminary 6, Lake-Lehman 2

Wyo. Seminary`AB`R`H`BI

Kachi 2b`3`0`0`0

Phillips ss`4`1`1`1

Oravec c`4`1`2`1

Nockley 3b`4`0`3`1

Negron cf`3`0`0`0

Zweiter p`3`1`2`0

Jerome lf`4`1`2`0

Flanley rf`2`0`1`0

Nardone 1b`3`1`0`0

Coates ph`1`0`0`0



Sincavage 2b`1`0`0`0

Paczewski ss`2`1`0`0

Hadsall 3b`3`1`2`2

Cercone c`3`0`0`0

JWesley 1b`3`0`0`0

Selingo p`0`0`0`0

Evans dh`3`0`1`0

Spencer cf`3`0`1`0

Kurtz lf`2`0`1`0

Sokoloski rf`1`0`0`0

DWesley c`2`0`0`0


Wyo. Seminary`100`400`1 6

Lake-Lehman`000`002`0 2

2B — Oravec, Phillips. HR — Hadsall.


Sweitzer, W` 7.0`5`2`2`3`6


Selingo, L` 3.2`5`4`1`4`4



GAR 9, Northwest 1


Piestrak 1b`2`0`1`0

Hardiman p`3`0`0`0

Hazlet 2b`3`0`1`0

Bukavich lf`3`1`0`0

Antolik c`3`0`0`0

Krzywicki rf`0`0`0`0

Gregory dh`3`0`1`0

Ridgely ss`3`0`0`0

Piertoni cf`3`0`0`0

Noss 3b`3`0`0`0



Peguero cf`4`1`2`0

Peter ss`2`2`0`0

O’Day p`1`3`1`0

Soto c`3`1`1`2

Vicioso 1b`4`1`2`2

N. Taylor 3b`4`0`0`0

K. Taylor rf`0`0`0`0

Disla dh`4`0`1`2

Placenio lf`2`0`0`0

Farrell 2b`3`1`1`0


Northwest`000`001`0 — 1

GAR`421`002`0 — 9

2B — Peguero, Vicioso.


Hardiman, L`2`4`6`5`4`5




O’Day, W`5`2`0`0`2`8


Tunkhannock 6, Pittston Area 3

Pittston Area`AB`R`H`BI

K. Ralston p`3`1`1`0

Krawczyk ss`3`0`0`0

DeLucca lf`4`1`1`2

Brody 1b`3`0`1`1

J. Stella 3b`4`0`1`0

D. Stella cf`0`0`0`0

Mariggi p`0`0`0`0

Cherkas dh`3`0`1`0

McAndrew rf`3`0`0`0

H. Ralston 2b`3`0`0`0

Spurlin c`2`0`0`0

Totals `28`3`5`3


Robinson cf`3`0`2`0

Gregory lf`1`0`0`0

T. Faux ss`2`1`2`0

Mislevy c`3`1`1`1

Baltrusaitis 1b`3`1`1`0

Reposa 2b-p`3`1`1`1

Goodwin 3b-p`3`0`0`0

Munley p`cf`3`1`2`1

Henning cf`2`0`0`1

Astegher 3b`1`0`0`0

Stephens rf`0`0`0`0

Dziak dh`3`1`0`0

Totals `29`6`9`6

Pittston Area`200`010`0 — 3

Tunkhannock`023`100`x — 6

2B — Brody; Robinson. 3B — Munley. HR —DeLucca.

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

K. Ralston`3.2`6`6`6`0`0



Munley, W`5.1`5`3`3`2`8




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