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Diamond teams set to begin league play

OF pitcher Dave Chromey is about to deliver a pitch against Abington Heights last Wednesday at Pagnotti Park.

OF second baseman Mario Martinelli fields a grounder.

Gary Puckett fouls off a pitch for the Blue Devils.

Old Forge third baseman Russ McGynn awaits a throw as an Abington Heights player steals thrid base.

photos by rick notari

The four of the six local baseball and softball teams did their best to get in some live action this past week as they prepare for the opening of Wyoming Valley Conference and Lackawanna League play this week.

Wyoming Area seemed to have the best success in getting on the diamond as both the baseball and softball teams were outside a few times. The Warriors took on North Pocono and Wyoming Seminary while the Lady Warriors got in four games – all victories – against North Pocono, Lake-Lehman, Northwest and Crestwood.

The Old Forge baseball team took on Abington Heights this past week in a 4-1 loss, and the Blue Devils softball team played two games during its annual trek to Fort Myers, FL for Spring Training.

Both Pittston Area teams were unable to get any on-field action in, including the WVC openers against Hazleton for the Patriots and Lady Patriots which were postponed without a makeup date set.

The Warriors and Lady Warriors also had their WVC openers against Tunkhannock postponed until Tuesday.

Old Forge opens Lackawanna League play at Dunmore on Monday.

This week’s baseball schedule

Monday

PA v. Nanticoke

WA at Valley West

OF at Dunmore

Tuesday

WA v. Tunkhannock

Wednesday

WA v. Lake-Lehman

Thursday

PA v. Coughlin

WA at Dallas

OF v. Holy Cross

This week’s softball schedule

Monday

PA at Nanticoke

WA at Valley West

OF at Dunmore

Tuesday

WA v. Tunkhannock

Thursday

PA at Coughlin

WA at Dallas

OF v. Holy Cross

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