The Pittstob City Little League lines up at the edge of the infield for Opening Day ceremonies under very threatening skies on Sunday afternoon.photos by BILL TARUTIS
Fred DeSanto, left, presents a plaque recognizing the 60th anniversary of the Pittston Little League to President Ken Lucke.
Graduate Pat Mitchell, center, applaudes during the Pittston City Little League opening ceremony.
W/WW Diamond 8,
Jenkins Twp. Giants 3
Brandon Charney, Matt Hindmarsh, and Matt Silinski had multiple hits for Diamond Manufacturing in an 8-3 win over the Jenkins Twp. Giants.
Jimmy Kosco and Kyle Brown also added singles for the winners, and Cole Keating added some insurance by belting his first home run of year in the sixth inning. Silinski was the winning pitcher and Charney got the save for the Diamond boys.
Havrilla had a double and two singles for the Giants.
W/WW Diamond 9,
Duryea Legion 2
Cole Keating and Alex Gonzalez combined for a three-hitter as Diamond Manufacturing defeated Duryea American Legion, 9-2.
Keating and Matt Silinski added multiple hits for the winners, and Brandon Charney, Matt Hindmarsh, and Jimmy Kosco also added hits. Diamond’s Dimitri Dipietro added an RBI in the second inning.
Pliska, Ralston, and Meglio had hits for Legion.
Dupont VFW 5,
W/WW Legion 1
Dupont VFW defeated Wyoming/West Wyoming American Legion, 5-1, on Monday evening in Avoca.
Aidan Jopling picked up the win on the mound with a complete-game, one-hitter. He also struck out nine batters.
Brandon Baldrica had a two-run triple, and Walter Coles had a double and two runs scored for Dupont.
Alex Hawk had the lone hit for American Legion, while Jason Mapes scored a run.
Exeter Yankees 9,
JT Phillies 6
Kyle Musto broke a 5-5 tie in the third inning with a double to lead the Exeter Yankees Aamco Transmission to a 9-6 win over the Jenkins Twp. Milazzo Phillies.
Alex Chronowski made an inning-ending catch in the bottom of the fifth with the bases loaded to preserve the lead for the Yanks, andNick Allardyce homered and doubled. Jake Wiesner, Joe Mikoliczyk and Adam Buczynski had key hits for the Yanks.
Steve Shamnoski doubled and Ryan Zelonis knocked in a run for Jenkins.
Exeter Phillies 8,
JT Giants 2
Behind the combined pitching of Steve Homza, Mike Wall, and Ryan Shuleski, the Exeter Parini Phillies downed the Jenkins Twp. Giants, 8-2.
Hitting for Exeter were Homza, Sam Giordano, Matt Wright, John McNeil, Wall, Shuleski, Ryan Wrubel, Morgan Coolbaugh, and Alex Ambruso.
Jenkins hitters included Moscelli and Mozeleski.
Exeter Phillies 10,
A/D VFW 0
The Exeter Phillies bats came alive in a 10-0 win over Avoca/Dupont VFW.
Steve Homza hit two doubles and a single, while Sam Giordano added a triple and a single. Matt Wright belted a home run and a single, followed by John McNeil with two singles. Ryan Shuleski added a double, Ryan Wrubel singled, and Morgan Coolbaugh provided the game ending single.
Wright and Shuleski combined on the mound for the win.
Hitting for Avoca/Dupont were Jopling, Coles, and Krawczyk.
Mariotti’s 15, H
onor Awards 5
Winning-pitcher Lorenzo Febbo struck out eight and collected four hits, including a double, to lead Mariotti Lumber to a 15-5 win over Honor Awards.
Shane Smith added four hits for the Lumberman, and Ben Grochowski smacked three hits, including a triple. DJ Megotz added a single and a double for the winners, and Matt Mariotti chipped in with a triple.
OF Boosters 6, C
Mike Wasko struck out 13 in a complete-game one-hitter as Old Forge Boosters beat Connell/East, 6-1.
Paul Papi doubled for the winners.
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