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Anna Wisnewski pitches for Greater Wyoming Area in a District 31 Little League 9-10 Softball game against Back Mountain on Tuesday.
Anna Wisnewski pitches for Greater Wyoming Area in a District 31 Little League 9-10 Softball game against Back Mountain on Tuesday.
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SWOYERSVILLE — Bill Gregory pitched a three-hitter as Swoyersville defeated Plains 3-1 Tuesday to finish undefeated in the regular season of American Legion Baseball.

Swoyersville (18-0) won the league by more than three games, earning an automatic berth into the regional tournament that starts July 19 in Mansfield. The team was also unbeaten during the regular season last year, winning all 20 games.

Jerry Worlinsky had the only RBI for Swoyersville. Joe Champi knocked in Plains’ only run.

Nanticoke 6, Mountain Post 1

Nick Deno struck out seven as Nanticoke defeated Mountain Post in a game called after five innings due to rain.

Zack White added two RBI for Nanticoke. Mike Sulcoski had a triple.

Greater Pittston 8, Wilkes-Barre 2

Tyler McGarry went the distance for Greater Pittston, allowing three hits and two earned runs over seven innings. Jake Granteed provided a pair of doubles. Jeremy Zezza tripled and scored two runs.

Jason Hoggarth doubled as part of a two-hit performance for Wilkes-Barre.



Nanticoke 10, Duryea/Pittston Twp. 0

Nanticoke’s Elizabeth Mendrzycki pitched a complete game one-hitter with 10 strikouts in five innings to help Nanticoke claim the district championship. She helped her cause with two RBI. Tiffany Brogan had a triple, double and three RBI. Rebecca Ottensman, Josette Park and Trinity Belles supplied a hit.

Sam Quinn provided the lone hit for DPT.



Mountain Top 11, Pittston City 1

Adam Litchkofski had a hit in all three at-bats to finish with two RBI for Mountain Top. Litchkofski, Wills and Williams combined to allow three hits over four innings.

Ethan Ghannam, Eric Pisack and Andrew Hower each singled for Pittston City.

With the win, Mountain Top faces Nanticoke for the championship at 6 p.m. today at Nanticoke.

Pittston City 10, Hanover 4

Winning pitcher Devin Markert tossed five innings and struck out six as Pittston City defeated Hanover in an elimination game on Monday. Markert and Nikki Dennis each had a double with two RBI. Ethan Ghannam had two hits and scored three runs while Eric Pisack added two hits for Pittston City.

Zach Murphy had a double and scored a run for Hanover. Jacob Mercadante and Gavin Iosopi each added a hit.



Kingston/Forty Fort 17, Northwest 4

Audi Welles was the winning pitcher and tripled for KFF. Payton Boler had a double and two singles. Elizabeth Owen, Melinda Holena and Mel Raskiewicz totaled two hits.

Alicia Carr and Morgan Kline registered two hits for Northwest.

The two teams play tomorrow at Northwest.



Jenkins/Pittston/Avoca 12,

North Wilkes-Barre 6

In a game resumed from Monday because of darkness, JPA scored six runs in the top of the eighth to break open the extra innings affair. Matt Costello hit a bases-clearing double in the eighth as part of a 3 for 5 performance. Costello also shut down North Wilkes-Barre for a scoreless eighth.

Riley Brody, Cody Noone and John Bernagis each had two hits for JPA. Noone started the rally with a leadoff single.



Mountain Top 6, Hanover 3

Brennan Magin hit the game-winning two-run double for Mountain Top. Ryan Harding had two hits and two RBI. Aiden Murphy and Jakson Amend went 2 for 3. Ryan Harding struck out five in four innings.

Joe Curcio had a hit for Hanover.


Nanticoke 6, Mountain Post 1 (5 inn.)

Mountain Post`AB`R`H`BI`2B`3B`HR

Josh Dotzel 2b`3`0`2`0`0`0`0

Anthony Caladie ss`1`0`0`0`0`0`0

Brett Chupka ss`1`0`0`0`0`0`0

Jared Whitner 3b`1`0`0`0`0`0`0

Matt Darden 3b`2`0`0`0`0`0`0

Chris Jones 1b`3`0`1`0`0`0`0

Josh Grzech lf`3`0`0`0`0`0`0

Tyler Jones dh`2`0`0`0`0`0`0

RJ Kresge cf`1`0`0`0`0`0`0

Joel Sledziewski cf`1`0`0`0`0`0`0

Nick Gavio c`0`0`0`0`0`0`0

Brian Markowski p`2`0`0`0`0`0`0

Matt Kaster p`0`0`0`0`0`0`0

Mike Paranich rf`1`1`0`0`0`0`0



Tyler Myers 2b`3`0`0`0`0`0`0

Christian Pack ss`3`0`0`0`0`0`0

Mike Sulcoski c`3`1`1`0`0`1`0

Nick Deno p`2`1`1`1`0`0`0

Mike Bugonowicz 1b`2`2`0`0`0`0`0

Mike Dalzaskie lf`0`0`0`0`0`0`0

Justin Kwiatkowski lf`2`0`0`0`0`0`0

Dave Cook lf`1`0`0`0`0`0`0

Zack White rf`2`2`2`2`0`0`0

Scott Gulshefski rf`0`0`0`0`0`0`0

Morgan Higgs 3b`2`0`1`1`0`0`0

John Wickhiser cf`1`0`0`0`0`0`0


Mountain Post`000`01`-`1


Mountain Post`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO

Markowski (L)`4.0`3`5`3`3`3



Deno (W)`5.0`3`1`1`2`7

Greater Pittston 8, Wilkes-Barre 2

Greater Pittston`AB`R`H`BI`2B`3B`HR

Jo. Zezza ss`4`0`0`0`0`0`0

Granteed 3b`5`1`3`0`2`0`0

Gavenonis lf`3`1`2`1`1`0`0

Steinberger lf`1`1`0`0`0`0`0

Je. Zezza 2b`3`2`1`1`0`1`0

Tzmalis rf`4`1`2`1`1`0`0

Mitchell 1b`2`1`0`0`0`0`0

Walker 1b`2`0`0`0`0`0`0

McGarry p`0`0`0`0`0`0`0

Charney dh`2`1`1`2`0`0`0

Gushka dh`2`0`0`0`0`0`0

Prebish c`4`0`2`1`1`0`0

Dougherty cf`2`1`2`1`0`0`0

Cirelli cf`1`0`0`0`0`0`0



Yurkoski 3b`3`0`0`0`0`0`0

Ostroski 2b`3`0`0`0`0`0`0

Hoggarth cf`3`1`2`0`1`0`0

Brodi 1b`3`0`0`1`0`0`0

Preston c`1`1`1`0`1`0`0

Williamson ss`2`0`0`0`0`0`0

Kaslavich lf`2`0`0`0`0`0`0

Scott rf`2`0`0`0`0`0`0

Zarola p`0`0`0`0`0`0`0

Youngblood dh`1`0`0`1`0`0`0


Greater Pittston`014`102`0`—`8


Greater Pittston`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO

McGarry (W)`7`3`2`2`3`1


Zarola (L)`5.1`11`8`8`5`3


Swoyersville 3, Plains 1


Dave Marriggi cf`2`0`0`0`0`0`0

Mike Wozniak 2b`3`0`0`0`0`0`0

Mike Schwab p`2`1`0`0`0`0`0

Kyle Lupas 1b`3`0`2`0`0`0`0

Pat McGinty ss`0`0`0`0`0`0`0

Joe Champi dh`3`0`1`1`0`0`0

Dave Parsnik lf`3`0`0`0`0`0`0

Eric Adamczyk c`2`0`0`0`0`0`0

Kyle Turonis ph`1`0`0`0`0`0`0

Mike Carey rf`2`0`0`0`0`0`0

Felix Nascelli 3b`2`0`0`0`0`0`0



Jeremy Sabecky cf`1`0`0`0`0`0`0

Chris Lupole ss`3`0`0`0`0`0`0

Ryan Hogan c`3`1`1`0`0`0`0

Mike Leonard 2b`3`1`1`0`0`0`0

Jerry Worlinsky 3b`3`0`1`1`0`0`0

Bill Gregory p`3`0`0`0`0`0`0

Matt Labashlesky rf`3`0`0`0`0`0`0

Evan McCue 1b`2`0`0`0`0`0`0

Justin Montalvo lf`1`0`0`0`0`0`0





Schwab (L)`6.0`3`3`0`2`3


Gregory (W)`7.0`3`1`1`2`3

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