It only took one pitch, but for Pittston Area catcher Ron Musto, it was the perfect pitch.
Musto drilled a fastball off of the center field fence at PNC Field for a bases-loaded double to break up a 2-2 tie and lead the Patriots to a 7-2 win over Wyoming Area in the annual Ashby Game.
For his efforts, Ron was awarded the Ashby MVP, and has been selected The Sunday Dispatch Pittston Area Athlete of the Week for the week April 25 – May 1.
Musto, who heeded some words of wisdom from PA hitting coach Jerry Ranieli just before he stepped in the batter’s box, came up just a few feet short of a grand slam as he hit the rawhide to the deepest part of the stadium.
Posters of Ron can be seen at Tony’s Pizza in Pittston, and Smart Designs and Graphics in Wyoming, sponsors of the Pittston Area Athlete of the Week.