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Coughlin earns shutout in D2 opener

Last updated: May 15. 2014 11:31PM - 3038 Views
By - dlevarse@civitasmedia.com



R.J. Kenzakoski (9) went 3-for-3 with two doubles for Coughlin and came around to score all three times in the Crusaders District 2 tournament win on Thursday.
R.J. Kenzakoski (9) went 3-for-3 with two doubles for Coughlin and came around to score all three times in the Crusaders District 2 tournament win on Thursday.
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PLAINS TWP. — The stormclouds were already rolling into the area. Coughlin and Dave Marriggi weren’t about to wait around for them.

Coughlin got an early start to the District 2 tournament Thursday and Marriggi wasted no time in shutting down West Scranton for a 7-0 victory at Hilldale Park. The Towson recruit breezed through a three-hit shutout for a decisive win in the first round of the Class 3A bracket.

Marriggi needed just about 80 pitches to go the distance in a game that wrapped up in under 90 minutes. The senior lefty controlled the pace, facing just four batters over the minimum while striking out five.

He retired the final 11 hitters he faced and polished off the Invaders with just four pitches in the seventh to secure the win for the fifth-seeded Crusaders.

“What can I say? It was the Dave Marriggi show,” Coughlin coach Moe Rodzinak said. “Dave had his stuff today. He was around the plate with everything. He worked ahead of all the hitters and his pitch count was only in the 70s. He was a strike-throwing machine.”

Rodzinak and the Crusaders now have the luxury of being able to throw Marriggi again in Tuesday’s quarterfinal round, where they will play the winner of today’s game between Abington Heights and Tunkhannock.

“That’s probably the best I’ve thrown all year,” Marriggi said. “I think it’s the most comfortable I felt all year. I was able to control the zone and get ahead.

“My fastball was dead-on today. Was able to move it all around.”

And he got plenty of help from an error-free defense and an opportunisitic offense.

Eight-hitter R.J. Kenzakoski finished 3-for-3 with two doubles, and E.J. Slavish went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the nine-hole. Their production allowed leadoff man Dave Parsnik to knock in a pair of runs with singles in the fifth and sixth innings.

“The bottom of our order actually carried us today,” Rodzinak said. “Kenzakoski and Slavish had some great swings. That’s nice when the team’s balanced like that and the bottom of the order can help you out.”

No. 12 West Scranton mounted its only threat in the top of the third, putting two runners on with one only one away. Marriggi induced a shallow pop fly to the outfield and a grounder to short to keep the game scoreless.

Coughlin got the only run it would need in the bottom of the frame as Kenzakoski broke for the plate from third while a teammate was caught in a rundown between first and second. The throw home was slightly off the mark and Kenzakoski was able to take a short hop over the catcher’s legs to land safely for the game’s first run.

Invaders starter Nick Ivanoff did his part to keep the game moving at a brisk pace, also coming in at about 80 pitches through six innings. But things fell apart for West in the bottom of the fifth thanks in part to three errors, including two that allowed runs to score.

“That kid pitched a great game,” Rodzinak said. “Just that one inning blew it open for us.”

Scranton Prep 9, Crestwood 0

The seventh-seeded Cavaliers held visiting Crestwood to just two hits in a first-round matchup.

Anthony Caladie led the No. 10 Comets with a double.

CLASS 2A

Northwest 5, Elk Lake 1


Eric Gurzynski followed up his no-hitter on senior day with a two-hitter in the first round of the district playoffs. The senior struck out eight and added a double at the plate.


Nick Long and Tyler Harrison each drove in a run for the eighth-seeded Rangers, who will face No. 1 Hanover Area in Tuesday’s quarterfinals.


Holy Cross 9, Meyers 1


The 12th-seeded Mohawks ended their season with a loss on the road in the opening round.


No. 5 Holy Cross held Meyers to just two hits in the win.


HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL


Northwest 10, Hughesville 5


Emily Buerger went 3-for-4 with two doubles to lead the Rangers in a win against the Spartans of District 4.


Kelsey Yustat, Emily Gleco, Elizabeth Guzinski and Kristin Bomboy all had doubles.


***

DISTRICT 2 BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

(District champions advance to states)

All games 4:30 p.m. unless noted

CLASS 4A (DISTRICT 2-4 SUBREGIONAL)

Quarterfinals

Sunday, May 18

• No. 5 Scranton (7-6) at No. 4 Wyoming Valley West (10-5), 3 p.m.


Monday, May 19

• No. 6 Wallenpaupack (4-9) at No. 3 Williamsport (4-2)


Semifinals

Wednesday, May 21

• WVW-Scranton winner at No. 1 Delaware Valley (10-3)


• Williamsport-Paupack winner at No. 2 Hazleton Area (11-4)


Championship

Monday, May 26

• Semifinal winners at PNC Field, 10 a.m.


__________

CLASS 3A

First round

Thursday’s results

Valley View 17, Western Wayne 2


Coughlin 7, West Scranton 0


North Pocono 11, Honesdale 3


Scranton Prep 9, Crestwood 0


Friday’s games

• No. 15 GAR (2-10) at No. 2 Dallas (8-6)


• No. 13 Tunkhannock (4-10) at No. 4 Abington Heights (9-4)


• No. 9 Pittston Area (7-8) at No. 8 Wyoming Area (7-7)


Saturday, May 17

• No. 14 Lake-Lehman (4-10) at No. 3 Berwick (11-4), 2 p.m.


Quarterfinals

Tuesday, May 20

• Wyoming Area-Pittston Area winner at No. 1 Valley View (11-3)


• No. 7 Scranton Prep (8-6) vs. Dallas-GAR winner at higher seed


• No. 6 North Pocono (8-6) vs. Berwick-Lehman winner at higher seed


• No. 5 Coughlin (10-6) vs. Tunkhannock-Abington winner at higher seed


Semifinals

Thursday, May 22

• Quarterfinal winners at higher seeds


Championship

Monday, May 26

• Semifinal winners at PNC Field, 7 p.m.


__________

CLASS 2A

First round

Thursday’s results

Dunmore 10, Carbondale 0


Holy Cross 9, Meyers 1


Lakeland 7, Montrose 4


Northwest 5, Elk Lake 1


Friday’s game

• No. 13 Holy Redeemer (3-11) at No. 4 Mid Valley (9-3)


Sunday, May 18

• No. 11 Riverside (4-8) at No. 6 Nanticoke (9-3), 3 p.m.


Quarterfinals

Tuesday, May 20

• No. 8 Northwest (8-5) at No. 1 Hanover Area (12-0)


• No. 10 Lakeland (5-8) at No. 2 Mountain View (11-1)


• Nanticoke-Riverside winner at No. 3 Dunmore (11-2)


• No. 5 Holy Cross (10-3) vs. Redeemer-MidVal winner at higher seed


Semifinals

Thursday, May 22

• Quarterfinal winners at higher seeds


Championship

Monday, May 26

• Semifinal winners at PNC Field, 4 p.m.


__________

CLASS A

Quarterfinals

Monday, May 19

• No. 6 Wyoming Seminary (2-10) at No. 3 MMI Prep (6-6)


• No. 5 Blue Ridge (3-9) at No. 4 Forest City (5-7)


Semifinals

Wednesday, May 21

• Forest City-Blue Ridge winner at No. 1 Lackawanna Trail (10-2)


• MMI-Seminary winner at No. 2 Old Forge (6-6)


Championship

Monday, May 26

• Semifinal winners at PNC Field, 1 p.m.


__________

Coughlin 7, West Scranton 0

District 2 Class 3A first round

West Scranton`AB`R`H`BI`2B`3B`HR


Mike Villa cf`1`0`0`0`0`0`0


Tyler Jakes 2b`3`0`1`0`0`0`0


Cole Stetzar ss`3`0`0`0`0`0`0


Nick Ivanoff p`3`0`0`0`0`0`0


Collin Lipowitch 1b`3`0`1`0`0`0`0


Jim Petrucci c`3`0`0`0`0`0`0


Mason Marsico 3b`3`0`1`0`0`0`0


Matt Gaul lf`2`0`0`0`0`0`0


Matt O’Malley rf`2`0`0`0`0`0`0


Totals`23`0`3`0`0`0`0


Coughlin`AB`R`H`BI`2B`3B`HR


Dave Parsnik cf`4`1`2`2`0`0`0


Mike Wozniak ss`4`0`1`1`0`0`0


Dave Marriggi p`3`0`0`0`0`0`0


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


Eric Adamczyk c`3`0`0`0`0`0`0


Brandon Butry 2b`3`1`1`0`0`0`0


Chase Nowak 3b`3`1`0`0`0`0`0


R.J. Kenzakoski lf`3`3`3`0`2`0`0


E.J. Slavish rf`3`1`2`1`0`0`0


Totals`29`7`10`4`2`0`0


West Scranton`000`000`0`—`0


Coughlin`001`042`x`—`7


West Scranton`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO


Ivanoff (L, 0-1)`6.0`10`7`4`0`2


Coughlin`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO


Marriggi (W, 1-0)`7.0`3`0`0`2`5


Northwest 5, Elk Lake 1

District 2 Class 2A first round

Elk Lake`AB`R`H`BI`2B`3B`HR


Tanner Reyan ss`2`1`0`0`0`0`0


Zack Groover 3b`2`0`0`0`0`0`0


Nick Dudock p`3`0`0`1`0`0`0


Pete McGee 1b`2`0`0`0`0`0`0`0


Ben Townsend cf`2`0`1`0`0`0`0


M. Domasiewicz rf`2`0`0`0`0`0`0


Zack Moon lf`3`0`0`0`0`0`0


Brandon Traver 2b`3`0`1`0`1`0`0


Ty Moon c`2`0`0`0`0`0`0


Totals`21`1`2`1`1`0`0


Northwest`AB`R`H`BI`2B`3B`HR


Dave Samulevich rf`1`0`0`0`0`0`0


Eric Evans ss`4`1`0`0`0`0`0


Nick Long cf`3`1`1`1`0`0`0


Eric Gurzynski p`2`1`1`0`1`0`0


Tyler Harrison 1b`3`0`0`1`0`0`0


Zac White 2b`2`1`0`0`0`0`0


Brandon Reno 3b`3`0`1`0`0`0`0


Sam Shaffer lf`0`0`0`0`0`0`0


Bryce Harrison dh`3`1`0`0`0`0`0


Andrew Boberick c`2`0`1`0`0`0`0


Totals`23`5`4`2`1`0`0


Elk Lake`000`001`0`—`1


Northwest`300`101`x`—`5


Elk Lake`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO


Dudock (L, 0-1)`6.0`4`5`3`4`6


Northwest`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO


Gurzynski (W, 1-0)`7.0`2`1`1`5`8


HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

Northwest 10, Hughesville 5

Hughesville`211`010`0`—`5


Northwest`021`203`2`—`10


Pitching — HV, Watts (L) 7IP, 11H, 10R, 7ER, 4SO, 3BB; NW, Kelsey Yustat (W) 7IP, 7H, 5R, 3ER, 0BB, 7SO.


2B — NW, Emily Buerger 2, Yustat, Emily Gleco, Elizabeth Guzinski, Kristin Bomboy. HR — HV, Watt, Fish, Budman.


Top hitters — HV, Watt 2-for-3, Fish 3-for-4. NW, Buerger 3-for-4, Yustat 2-for-4.


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