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Talerico leads PA to win over Coughlin

Wyoming Area upsets Dallas as Holtz tosses two-hitter

Above, Wyoming Area second baseman Nicole Turner, right, can’t find the handle as Valley West’s Vanessa Peterson dives back safely on Monday afternoon. Below left, WA’s Kayla Kross gets a bunt down for the Lady Warriors. Below right, Old Forge’s Andi Alsalahat gets ready to take a lead at second base against Carbondale.

WA photos by BILL TARUTIS / OF Photo by RIck Notari

Above, Wyoming Area shortstop Serra Degnan fields a ground ball against Valley West. Below, Old Forge’s Kim Regan fires a pitch to the plate against Carbondale.

WA photo by BILL TARUTIS / OF Photo by Rick NOtari

Freshman pitcher Alyssa Talerico scattered eight hits and struck out four to lead Pittston Area to a 5-2 win over Coughlin on Wednesday afternoon in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division I East game at the Bucky Harris Sports Complex in Hughestown.

Talerico did not walk a batter and did not allow an earned run as PA won its second game of the season.

Kelly Keener and Antoinette Scialpi provided the offense for the Lady Patriots. Both went 2-for-3 with two RBI.

Katie George added two hits for Pittston Area.

PA 1, Nanticoke 12

Pittston Area managed just three hits in a 12-1, five-inning loss to Nanticoke in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division I-East game on Monday afternoon at the Bucky Harris Sports Complex in Hughestown.

Marissa Nardone doubled and drove in a run for the Lady Patriots.

WA 4, Dallas 0

Wyoming Area pulled off a major upset as it knocked off WVC Division I West-leading Dallas, 4-0, on Thursday behind the pitching of sophomore Alex Holtz.

Holtz allowed just two hits while scattering five walks in shutting down the Lady Mounts offense. She also struck out six as the Lady Warriors defense played flawlessly behind her.

Freshman Nicole Turner led the WA offense with two hits, while also scoring two runs.

Serra Degnan added a single and a run scored, and Kayla Korss chipped in with an RBI double.

WA 3, Valley West 2

Freshman Nicole Cumbo picked up her first win as Wyoming Area edged Wyoming Valley West, 3-2, in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1-West game on Monday afternoon at the Atlas Sports Complex in West Pittston.

Cumbo went the distance, striking out five and walking two while allowing just three hits.

Serra Degnan went 2-for-2 with a run scored to lead the Lady Warriors offense.

Riley Thomas added a triple for WA, and Lexi Coolbaugh, Adrianne Przybyla, and Nicole Turner drove in the Lady Warriors runs.

WA 2, Holy Redeemer 3

Andrianne Przybyla smacked two hits, including a double, but it was not enough as Wyoming Area lost 3-2 to Holy Redeemer in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division I Crossover on Tuesday afternoon at the Atlas Sports Complex in West Pittston.

Nicole Turner and Melissa Eipper each added two hits for the Lady Warriors.

Alex Holtz pitched four solid innings of shutout relief, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out two.

OF 0, Valley View 4

The Old Forge offense continued to struggle as the Blue Devils managed just two hits in a 4-0 loss to Valley View in a Lackawanna League Division II game on Thursday night at the Old Forge Miles Street Community Park.

Andi Alsalahat led off the bottom of the first with a single to right field and moved to second when Nicole Marianelli was hit on the left arm with a pitch from Gina Chieffalo. But the Blue Devils stranded their top two hitters without even moving them over a base.

Old Forge had opportunities in the second and third but stranded both Jess Casey and Marianelli at first base when the seniors drew walks in each respective inning.

Valley View scored two in the top of the second to take a 2-0 lead, and added another in the top of the third before getting an insurance run in the top of the seventh.

Meanwhile, the Blue Devils could not get anything going despite Alsalahat drawing a walk in the fifth, and Chelsea Cadwalder leading off the sixth with a double to right.

Marianelli pitched all seven innings for Old Forge, working her way out of jams in every inning. In her third start of the season, Marianelli scattered 10 hits and six walks while stranding 11 runners on base.

OF 1, Carbondale 6

Old Forge had a few opportunities to scratch out runs against Carbondale ace Mackenzie Lynn. But in the end, the Lackawanna League’s most dominant pitcher was too much to overcome in a 6-1 loss to the Chargerettes in a Division II game on Monday night in Carbondale.

The Blue Devils had a runner on in their half of the first when Andi Alsalahat reached on an error with one out. But Lynn struck out the next two hitters to end the threat.

Then in the third, Alsalahat singled with two outs before stealing second with Nicole Marianelli at the plate. Marianelli sharply grounded back to Lynn who was just able to reach above her head to snag the ball and retire Marianelli at first to end the inning.

In the fifth, Jess Casey drew a one-out walk and stole second base with pinch-hitter Michelle Giacometti at the plate. Giacometti eventually drew a walk, but Casey was thrown out trying to steal third on the ball four pitch. One batter later, Lynn got Taylor Nemetz to fly out to end the inning.

Carbondale finally got to Old Forge starter Kim Regan in the bottom of the fifth after a leadoff walk to Kristi Brunza. Two batters later, Lynn doubled her home for a 1-0 lead.

The Chargerettes added five runs in the sixth to pull away as the CA bats came to life with three hits, including a three-run, inside-the-park homer by Brunza.

The Blue Devils scored in the top of the seventh when Dana Bilski reached on a walk, moved to both second and third on wild pitches, and scored on an RBI-triple by Jess Casey.

Standings

WVC Division I East

Nanticoke…13-0

Hazleton…11-2

Crestwood…7-6

Coughlin…4-9

Holy Redeemer…2-11

Pittston Area…2-11

WVC Division I West

Dallas…9-3

Tunkhannock…9-3

Berwick…7-5

Wyoming Area…4-9

Valley West…2-11

Lackawanna Division II

Valley View…12-0

Riverside…8-4

Lakeland…7-5

Carbondale…6-6

Dunmore…6-6

Holy Cross…4-8

Old Forge…3-9

Mid Valley…2-10

This week’s schedule

Monday

PA at Holy Redeemer

WA at Berwick

OF at Mid Valley

Wednesday

PA at Crestwood

OF at Riverside

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