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Warriors streaking into D2 playoffs

Wyoming Area on 6-1 spurt after starting 1-6

The Wyoming Area baseball is peaking at the right time.

The Warriors won its sixth game in its last seven when he beat back Berwick, 9-4, on Monday in the Wyoming Valley Conference Division I-West finale in Columbia County.

Dylan Maloney pounded out three hits and drove in three with a double and two singles as Wyoming Area (7-7) pounded out 14 hits, including six for extra-base hits.

The Warriors broke open a 3-3 game with four runs in the top of the fifth to give senior Ron Klepadlo. Klepadlo pitched four innings, allowing just three hits and two earned runs. Maloney and Kody Nowicki came out of the pen to preserve the win for WA.

Ryan Carey and PJ Bone each doubled and singled for the Warriors, and Klepadlo also added two hits and an RBI.

Chris Murphy also stayed red hot with a 2-for-2 day at the plate that included a single and triple. Kyle Colarusso chipped in with a double for WA.

OF 7, Mid Valley 2

In his first outing against upstart Mid Valley, Old Forge starting pitcher Dave Chromey lasted just 2.2 innings as he struggled with his control. Almost one month later, the sophomore lefty threw a gem at the Spartans.

Chromey fanned 14 batters and allowed just an infield single in the fifth inning as he pitched his second complete game of the season in leading the Blue Devils to a 9-3 victory in a Lackawanna League Division II game on Monday afternoon at Spartan Stadium in Throop.

Old Forge (10-3) gave Chromey all the support he would need with two runs in the first innings as Dave Argust and Dom Avvisato drew bases-loaded walks to put the Blue Devils ahead, 2-0.

A double steal in the second inning scored Chris Talipski who had singled to start the inning, and Old Forge added three more runs in the fourth as Michael Long and Connor Fultz drove in runs to take a commanding 6-0 lead before adding a seventh run in the fifth.

Mid Valley scored two unearned runs off of Chromey in the bottom of the fifth.

Mario Martinelli led the Blue Devils with four hits, and Long and Talipski both had two hits for Old Forge.

Standings

WVC Division I East

Pittston Area…10-3

Holy Redeemer…8-5

Hazleton…8-6

Coughlin…5-9

Crestwood…2-11

Nanticoke…2-11

WVC Division I West

Tunkhannock…11-2

Valley West…9-4

Dallas…8-5

Wyoming Area…7-7

Berwick…3-10

LL Division II

Valley View…13-1

Old Forge…10-3

Riverside…7-5

Mid Valley…7-6

Dunmore…5-7

Holy Cross…5-8

Lakeland…4-8

Carbondale…0-13

This week’s schedule

Monday

PA v. Holy Redeemer

Tuesday

D2 Class 3A First Round

D2 Class 1A First Round

Thursday

D2 Class 3A Quarterfinals

D2 Class 1A Semifinals

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