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Old Forge snaps three-game losing streak

Blue Devils double-up Mid Valley, 4-2

Above, Old Forge’s Lindsay Regan looks to the umpire for the safe call after sliding into home against Valley View. Below left, Sarah Fish connects for a single. Below right, Andi Alsalahat fires a throw to first base for an out, and Kim Regan is in her windup against Valley View

photos by rick notari

Old Forge snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over Mid Valley on Wednesday afternoon at the Old Forge Miles Street Community Park.

Andi Alsalahat continued to tear the cover off the softball for the Blue Devils as the senior turned in a 3-for-3 day with two doubles and two RBI.

Lindsay Regan added an RBI double for Old Forge (3-3), and Nicole Marianelli chipped in with an RBI single.

Kim Regan pitched the victories for the Blue Devils, allowing two unearned runs over seven innings. The sophomore scattered four singles and three walks while striking out four.

OF 5, Valley View 6

Old Forge went toe-to-toe with Lackawanna League Division II leader Valley View but the Cougars scored an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh to take a heartbreaking 6-5 win from the Blue Devils on Monday afternoon in Archbald.

The Blue Devils took the lead in the top of the fifth against the undefeated Cougars as Chelsea Cadwalder’s two-run single capped a four-run inning.

But Valley View came right back in the bottom half of the inning with four runs of its own to tie the game at 4-4.

The Cougars took the lead in the bottom of the sixth on a Katie Iyoob two-out home run that traveled almost 250-feet at the Valley View Complex.

Andi Alsalahat answered for Old Forge in the top of the seventh with a solo home run off of the scoreboard in centerfield to tie the game at 5-5.

The Cougars however would win the game in their half of the seventh, scoring on a passed ball and two one-out singles.

Alsalahat finished with three hits and two RBI, and Nicole Marianellli added two hits, including a double.

WA 2, Crestwood 6

Wyoming Area lost its third straight game, falling to Crestwood, 6-2, on Monday afternoon in Mountain Top.

The Lady Warriors pounded out 11 hits but could not take advantage of its best hitting day of the season.

Kaitlyn Kross went 3-for-3 with a double and a run scored to lead Wyoming Area (1-3) at the plate.

Kayla Kross added two hits, including a double, and Nicole Turner added two hits and two RBI for the Lady Warriors.

Riley Thomas also chipped in with two hits for WA.

Alex Holtz allowed just three hits in six innings of work, but walked six while being charged with the loss.

Standings

WVC Division I East

Nanticoke…5-0

Hazleton…3-1

Crestwood…4-2

Coughlin…2-4

Holy Redeemer…1-5

Pittston Area…0-4

WVC Division I West

Dallas…4-1

Tunkhannock…4-2

Berwick…3-2

Wyoming Area…1-3

Valley West…1-4

LL Division II

Valley View…6-0

Carbondale…3-2

Old Forge…3-3

Riverside…3-3

Lakeland…3-3

Mid Valley…2-4

Dunmore…2-4

Holy Cross…1-4

This week’s schedule

Tuesday

PA v. Wyoming Area

OF v. Riverside

Wednesday

PA at Tunkhannock

WA v. Hazleton

Thursday

OF v. Dunmore

Friday

WA at Nanticoke

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