Evan McCue and Chris Nixon help Swoyersville fend off Nanticoke for PA American Legion Region 5 baseball title
Hard charge by Nanticoke gets nixed in championship
MANSFIELD — One big game by Nanticoke standout Mike Bugonovicz in the regional finals slapped Swoyersville with its first loss of the season.Evan McCue wasn't going to let it happen again.
SKIPPACK — Let those other managers play small ball, utilize the hit and run and hit behind the runner.
Still smarting from its first regional defeat, the Nanticoke American Legion baseball team received some uplifting advice from its leader.
The key to Swoyersville's ride to the brink of an American Legion regional baseball title isn't just held by a couple of star players.It's owned by all of them.
MANSFIELD — Continuing a season-long hitting streak straight through a baseball playoff series is impressive enough.But turning into a guy nobody could keep off the basepaths?That trick even has Ryan Hogan marveling.
MANSFIELD — Once again, the unyielding speed of Swoyersville and hot shots off the teams bats broke open another American Legion playoff game and broke down another opponent's pitching staff.
MANSFIELD — When he first joined the Nanticoke American Legion baseball team, Northwest High School standout Zac White wasn't quite sure how he'd be accepted by players he'd previously viewed as enemies.
MANSFIELD — The onslaught of hits followed by a steady stream of runs was no accident.Nanticoke isn't messing around in the Pennsylvania American Legion Region 5 Tournament.
Jeremy Sabecky's steal of home plate sparks Swoyersville in Pennsylvania American Legion Baseball Region 5 opener
MANSFIELD — It took more guts than great speed.But when Jeremy Sabecky came charging toward the plate from third base just as the opposing pitcher went into his windup, it made more than Hughesville's stomach turn.
MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Jeter was a huge hit from the very start in his final All-Star game.
The good vibes from a five-game winning streak against first-place teams dissipated in less than 24 hours. The bats fell quiet once again, at least in timely situations, and the 2014 version of the Phillies entered the All-Star break with a performance emulative of much...
All eyes on Jeter in his final Midsummer Classic
MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Jeter was an elite shortstop winning World Series championships not long after many of baseball's current greats were born.
MINNEAPOLIS — The decision for the final spot on the National League home run derby squad was a simple call for captain Troy Tulowitzki.Justin Morneau, his Colorado teammate, had the chance to go back to his baseball home.
KINGSTON — Scott Zaner was in the dugout waiting five innings for his Tunkhannock team to get a big hit when needed.
KINGSTON —It has been 14 years since Nanticoke claimed its last Wyoming Valley American Legion League Tournament championship.After beating Greater Pittston on Sunday, the team is just one win away from breaking the drought.
Granteed's arm, bat leads GP in opener
KINGSTON — Missing their coach might have brought out the best of the Greater Pittston American Legion team.
NANTICOKE — It's been almost one week since Back Mountain American has seen live-game pitching and felt the pressure of an actual contest.Well, not much has changed in one week's time.
MILWAUKEE — Jimmy Rollins broke up Matt Garza's no-hit bid with a single in the seventh before sparking a seven-run outburst an inning later, helping the Philadelphia Phillies complete a four-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers with a 9-1 win...
CLEVELAND — Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, who is on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow, was expected to meet with a team doctor Thursday night in Seattle.
CLEVELAND — Derek Jeter's memories of playing in Cleveland include his first major league home run, a swarm of midges and three tough playoff series against the Indians.
CLEVELAND — Shane Greene allowed two runs in six innings for his first major league win, All-Star Dellin Betances earned his first career save and the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 on Monday night.
PITTSBURGH — Edinson Volquez allowed one run in seven sharp innings and Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run homer in the first to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.
PITTSBURGH — Jonathon Niese extended his streak of solid starts with six gritty innings, rookie Eric Campbell had three hits while subbing for injured star third baseman David Wright and the New York Mets spoiled Gerrit Cole's return from the disabled list...
PLYMOUTH — Tom Federci's power display Saturday afternoon put a damper on West Side's chances of clinching a spot in the double-elimination round of District 31 Little League Major Baseball.
NEW YORK — Vidal Nuno rebounded from two awful starts to pitch two-hit ball into the sixth inning, Kelly Johnson and Brett Gardner hit consecutive homers, and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 6-0 on Friday night in the opener of a series between...
TORONTO — For the man who has everything, all Derek Jeter really wants for his 40th birthday is to have it pass quietly.
OMAHA, Neb. — Dansby Swanson and Rhett Wiseman came oh-so close to hitting home runs for Vanderbilt early in the College World Series.
PITTSBURGH — Hot-hitting rookie Gregory Polanco homered and drove in four runs, resurgent right-hander Vance Worley pitched seven stingy innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the New York Mets 5-2 on Thursday night.
SAN FRANCISCO — The shaggy hair, overpowering fastball and consistent dominance have been replaced by a mustache, off-speed pitches and a long stretch of mediocrity.