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Tony 'Bird Man' Verdine reacts after sinking a long putt at the 63rd Annual John Allan Tournament held at Fox Hill Country Club in 1994.
Tony 'Bird Man' Verdine reacts after sinking a long putt at the 63rd Annual John Allan Tournament held at Fox Hill Country Club in 1994.
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JUNE 2004


Greater Pittston’s Ryan Overman cruised on the mound to an 11-0 win over Wilkes-Barre in American Legion baseball action.


Overman pitched a complete game two-hitter, didn’t walk a batter and struck out two. Bret Sokirka went 3-for-3 with a walk, scored three runs, and drove in another two. Brett Gibbons was 2-for-2 and scored twice. Greater Pittston belted 16 hits in the win.


JUNE 1994


Bob Gill and Brian Corbett, along with John Watson and Len Coleman, tied for the lead after 18 holes in the 63rd Annual John Allan Tournament at Fox Hill Country Club.


Both pairs shot 5-under par 66 to take the lead over ED Hennigan and Pat Regan and Dr. Sandy LaFoca and Bill Briggs. Gill and Corbett went on to win the tournament.


The 2014 John Allan Tournament continues today.


JUNE 1984


Gary Wolczak was no less than perfect is a Little League team. Wolczak, a First Bank hurler, tossed a perfect game, retiring all 18 hitters he faced, en route to a 4-0 win over the Lions.Wolczak proved untouchable as he fanned a remarkable 16 batters on the day.


JUNE 1974


Frank Baldiga tossed a no-hitter to lead West Pittston, 7-0, over Junction in the Greater Pittston Teeners Baseball League.


Baldiga, a pitcher for St. John the Evangelist, brought West Pittston’s record to 7-2 and helped to create a three-way tie for first place in the 13-team league.


Baldiga struck out seven batters and walked only three. Mark Kolmansperger led the hitting with a single and a double. Don Casey had a pair of singles.


JUNE 1964


Art Brunn Sr. and Bob Bonser continued to lead the 17th annual John Allan Tournament in a wild weekend at Fox Hill Country Club.


Two holes-in-one were recorded during Saturday’s play. John Stencik, of Hollenback, and George Mears, of Bloomsburg, each recorded an ace during play on the 133-yard 11th hole.


Bonser and Brunn went on to win the tournament.


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