Back Mountain swept a pair of games from Dunmore to capture the Section 5 Junior Baseball championship Saturday afternoon at Dallas High School and a berth in the state playoffs.
Back Mountain won the opener 8-6 by scoring four times with two outs in the seventh and clinched the title with an 18-8 victory in the nightcap. The team will head to Cranberry Little League and open the state tournament at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday against the Section 8 champion.
Jake Connolly sparked the win in the first game with a bases-loaded triple with two outs to put Back Mountain ahead. Sam Nocita had a double, single and two RBI. Todd Phillips added an RBI single. Alex Magdalinski was the winner, pitching in relief of Phillips.
Steve Borgia had a two-run double for Dunmore. Dan Walsh had three hits and an RBI.
Kyle Sincavage paced Back Mountain in the 18-8 victory with two hits and three RBI. Magdalinski had a double, single and an RBI. Andrew Martin added a two-run single.
Walsh had a two-run double for Dunmore. Tom Lewis knocked in two runs with a single. Frank Ruggiero added two hits.
Pittston Area 10, Old Forge 5
Sofia Quaglia had three hits and Izzy Pisano and Taylor Bairera added two each as Pittston Area won the elimination bracket final.
Pitcher Ava Serino struck out seven for Pittston Area, which will play undefeated Archbald at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Old Forge Little League.
Kamera Parker had two hits for Old Forge.
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