WILKES-BARRE - Owen Brown hit the game-winning single to lead Nanticoke to the championship game in a 10-0 victory over North Wilkes-Barre in four innings Tuesday in the Wilkes-Barre Recreation 9-10 Tournament.
Derek Cease pitched a two-hit shutout with six strikeouts to earn the win.
Jake Krupinski recorded two hits, including a double and three runs for Nanticoke.
Nick Matson also added two hits, while Luke Myers, Cease, Jared Piontkowski and Joey Day all chipped in with singles in the victory.
Cameron Kruger and Chad Regan led North Wilkes-Barre with one single apiece.
Nanticoke will face off against Hanover in championship game at 7:15 p.m. Friday at South Wilkes-Barre Little League.
SECTION 5 9-10 SOFTBALL
Greater Wyoming Area 17, Pittston Township 1 (4 inn.)
Kari Melberger tossed a one-hitter with five strikeouts and laced three hits on offense to lead Greater Wyoming Area to a victory over Pittston Township.
Ellie Glatz and Lily Harden added three hits apiece for Greater Wyoming Area, while Evan Freeman and Olivia Kwiackowski each had one hit in the win.
Kylie Herbert recorded the lone hit for Pittston Township.
SECTION 5 9-10 ALL-STARS
Mountain Top 9, Archbald 4
Aiden Murphy, Max Albee and Ryan Harding combined for six innings pitched and seven strikeouts to lead Mountain Top to a victory over Archbald Monday.
Murphy and Harding went 2-3 with a double and two RBI, while Jakson Amend, Marcus Vieney, Nick Ruggeri and Albee added one hit apiece in the win.
Zach Kovalchik and Duke Starfursky recorded two hits apiece for Archbald, while T.J. Noto and Cory Busth each had one hit in the loss.
Wilkes Berntsen earns honor
Wilkes University quarterback Tyler Berntsen earned a nomination for the 2013 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team.
All nominees have made a commitment to enriching the lives of others while contributing to the greater good of their communities.
Berntsen’s off the field work includes tutoring at a local middle school, working with multiple campus clean-up initiatives and organizing a partnership between the Commission of Economic Opportunity’s Kids Café and Wilkes University Football to provide homework help, tutoring, cooking education and computer training to children at Wilkes-Barre public schools.
Berntsen is one of 151 nominees, and 22 will be chosen to receive the honor.