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Greater Pittston blasts Wilkes-Barre

Local Legion team hits three HRs in 10-0 rout

The Greater Pittston American Legion team started off its season in the Wyoming Valley American Legion Baseball League with a bang on Friday afternoon.

Kody Nowicki, Ron Musto and Randy McDermott all blasted home runs for GP in a 10-0, five-inning victory over Wilkes-Barre as the locals smashed 13 hits in their season-opener.

Nowicki led the way at the plate with a 3-for-3 day. The Wyoming Area catcher – who is playing shortstop for the Legion team - also drove in four runs and scored two. Musto also blasted three hits and drove in two for GP, while McDermott added two hits, two RBI and two runs scored.

Matt Carroll chipped in with two hits and scored three runs, and PJ Bone added a double for Greater Pittston.

Chris Murphy earned the win by allowing just two hits over five innings of work. He also struck out six within issuing a walk.

Old Forge Post 513

The Old Forge Post 513 American Legion team will not begin its WVAL season until the Old Forge High School team is finished with the PIAA playoffs. The Blue Devils are scheduled to play tomorrow in the first round of the Class 1A tournament. If they win they would play again Thursday.

For updated schedules and field directions visit www.freewebs.com/wvalbb/

This week’s schedule

Monday

GP at Plains

Hilldale, 5:45 p.m.

Wednesday

GP v. Back Mt.

Atlas, 5:45 p.m.

Saturday

GP at Hazleton

Pagnotti, 2 p.m.

Sunday

GP v. Nanticoke

Atlas, 5:45 p.m.

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