McKENDREE — Joey Noss pitched a no-hitter with seven strikeouts as Northwest opened the District 31 9-10 Baseball tournament with an 11-1 victory over West Side on Sunday.
The game ended after four innings due to the 10-run rule. Josh Bonomo got Northwest off to a good start with a first-inning homer. Ethan Adams added a triple and an RBI.
Christopher Matello pitched well for West Side. Paul Monszel had a solid game at third base.
Back Mountain National 12, Harveys Lake 2 (5 inn.)
Four National pitchers combined to strike out 12 in the victory.
Ty Osipower led the offense, going 4-for-4 with three runs scored. Kyle Sincavage was 3-for-4 with three runs scored. Also pacing National at the plate were Michael Rother (triple, single), Xander Shaner (two-run double), Colin Marshall (two hits) and Michael Ropietski (two hits).
Luke Spencer had Harveys Lake’s only hit.
Back Mountain American 18, West Pittston 8
A.J. Bednar, Cooper Lewis, Austin Sowga and Hunter Dixon recorded multiple RBI hits as Back Mountain American defeated West Pittston.
Dalin Stein and Matt Sorrick each had two hits for West Pittston, while Jake Greefield added a two-run triple in the loss.
Kingston/Forty Fort 4, Swoyersville 3
Jack Goham hit a walk-off blast off the fence to give Kingston/Forty Fort a one-run victory over Swoyersville.
Kingston/Forty Fort pitchers Ryan Stevens and Cole Goham combined for 11 strikeouts in the win.
Swoyersville pitchers Ian Bayo and Joe Sholtis recorded 14 strikeouts in the loss.
District 31 Major Softball
Northwest/Harveys Lake 6, Gr. Wyoming Area 5 (7 inn.)
Trista Babcock had a walk-off hit in the bottom of the seventh to lead Northwest/Harveys Lake to an extra-inning victory over Greater Wyoming Area.
Abbey Hogan earned the victory for Northwest/Harveys Lake and recorded two hits, including a triple, a run and an RBI. Alicia Carr was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with two runs in the win.
Cassidy Orzel led Greater Wyoming Area on offense with two hits, including a double, and two runs. Cassidy Graham struck out nine in the loss.
Northwest/Harveys Lake will travel to Back Mountain on Tuesday. If Back Mountains wins, it is the champion. If it loses, the teams will play again Wednesday at the Northwest field.
District 16 9-10 Baseball
Mountain Top 11, Pitttston Twp. 1 (4 inn.)
Max Albee was 3-for-3 with three RBI to pace Mountain Top. Ryan Harding, Brennan Magin, Aiden Murphy and Jacob Zaleski combined for four hits and seven RBI. Murphy pitched a complete game with six strikeouts.
Mark Ranieli singled for Pittston Township. Josh Bajera scored a run.
North Wilkes-Barre 11, Pittston City 1 (4 inn.)
Donte Vitali pitched a one-hitter with seven strikeouts in four innings of work to lead North Wilkes-Barre to a victory over Pittston City.
Cameroon Krugel went 2-for-3 with two triples for North Wilkes-Barre, while Chad Regan added two hits.
Ethan Ghannam recorded the lone single for Pittston City in the loss.
Nanticoke 13, S. Wilkes-Barre 0 (4 inn.)
Nick Matson pitched a one-hitter and helped out offensively with two hits.
Jake Krupinski had the biggest blast for Nanticoke, a grand slam in the fourth inning. Kyle Zeller added a three-run shot in the same frame. Luke Meyers had two hits.
Owen Brown, Derek Cease, Joey Day and Jared Piontkowski each had a single for Nanticoke.
Darren Clarke doubled for South Wilkes-Barre’s only hit.