DUNMORE - Michael Starbuck, Will McCrum and Todd Phillips combined to pitch a five-hitter as Back Mountain American captured the Section 5 10-11 Baseball Championship with an 8-1 victory over Dunmore.
Phillips added three hits, while Frankie Nockley and Sam Nocito chipped in two hits apiece in the win.
McCrum also laced a double, while Dylan Schuster and Jack Lukasavage each logged a single.
Michael Hannah delivered an RBI single for Dunmore, while Steve Borgia and Daniel Walsh both doubled.
Nick Panunzio and Frankie Ruggiero added singles in the loss.
With the win, Back Mountain American advances to the state playoffs at Mansfield University where it will face off against the Section 7 winner Friday at 7 p.m.
JENKINS TOWNSHIP 9-10 SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
West Side 15, Jenkins Township 3
Jillian Bonczewski led the way for West Side with three hits in its win over Jenkins Township.
Makayla Kobusky and Kiley Harding each added two hits in the victory.
Jianna Eike had two hits for Jenkins Township, while Sage Weidlich chipped in a double.
JENKINS TOWNSHIP MAJOR SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
Mountain Top Caladie’s Ladies 20, Mountain Top LeRoy’s Looneys 10
Abby Waite earned the win from the circle with six strikeouts to lead Mountain Top Caladie’s Ladies to a victory over LeRoy’s Looneys.
Jordan Rinehimer, Sydney and Madison Sobolewski, Kelsey Caladie and Brooke Aton all contributed hits for Caladie’s Ladies.
Bridget LeRoy went 3-3 with a double for LeRoy’s Looneys in the loss.
EXETER 8-9 BASEBALL TOURNAMENT
Back Mountain Navy 13, West Pittston 0
Jake Koretz, Ty Fedirici and Will Youngman combined for a three-hit shutout as Back Mountain Navy defeated West Pittston.
Lily Lombardo tallied three hits to lead Back Mountain Navy, while Nick Nocito, Youngman, Fedirici and Braden Saracino chipped in two hits apiece.
Evan Melberger led West Pittston with two hits.