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July 2004

Duryea won the 9-10-year-old Savo’s Little League tournament by defeating Pittston Township, 7-6.

Duryea scored in the bottom of the sixth for the win. Chuck Bressler knocked in the winning run with a base hit that scored Tyler Loftus. Tyler led the way for Duryea with four hits.

Brandon Pernot pitched a complete game with 14 strikeouts. Brian Gima had two hits.

July 1994

Duryea fell to Plains twice in the District 16 Little League championship. The first game finished 3-0, while the second finished 9-5.

Plains scored all nine of their runs in the championship game in the third inning. They send 13 batters to the plate and eight got hits. The biggest was a 3-run home run from winning pitcher Matt Vinciarelli.

Duryea was on the board first in the championship game from a 2-run home run from Dave Perrins. Robert Wilson added a two-run single for Duryea.

July 1984

Duryea, playing 27 innings in a span of three days, won the Greater Pittston Teener League championship with a 7-4 decision over Jenkins Township in their second straight 10-inning game. It was coach Joe Fahey’s eighth championship.

The championship day started with the finish of Duryea’s earlier game with Avoca. Dave Johndrow threw no less than 20 and 2/3 innings over the three-game span. He pitched 9 and 2/3 innings against Jenkins.

In the title game, the scored was tied heading into the seventh thanks to timely hits from Dave Chromey and Steve Pernot. Tom Luder led off the 10th with a walk, followed by a run-scoring single from John Bauman.

July 1974

Lou Acernese closed out the regular season of the Greater Pittston Teeners Baeball League in fine fashion with a no-hitter to defeat Falls 13-0.

Acernese struck out 14 batters and also helped himself at the plate with a home run, triple and a single. He hed his St. Rocco’s team to a 9-3 overall record.

Chick Andrewscavage drilled a home run while Billy Ames went 4-for-4 with a triple.

Rusty Mantione collected three hits.

July 1964

Old Forge Legion, the winners of the District 11 first-half championship, suffered a pair of losses in their quest for the overall championship.

The local lads were defeated 4-3 by Dunmore early in the week. Then, Old Forge fell to Olyphant after sustaining a 3-0 lead early on in the game. Jay Rowan had two hits for Old Forge.

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