Upon Further Review: Chic Andrewscavage’s four homers led Greater Pittston legion team in 1975


By Nick Wagner

nwagner@timesleader.com

Members of the 1995 American Legion championship team were, from left, front, Pat Orner, Chris Sobeski, Greg Ratchfoed. Second row, Chris Bejeski, Ed Gromelski, Rich Surridge, Kyle Wrubel, Pat Mullin. Third row, Cody Kunigel, Mike Restuccia, Eric Meager, Ed Tressa. Fourth row, Art Kunigel, Bill Orner and Pat Ratchford. Absent from photo: Matt Edwards.

Avoca/Dupont’s Brandon Matthews fires a pitch during a little league game in 2005.

June 2005

The Avoca/Dupont Major League all-star team advanced to the winners bracket in the District 16 tournament with an 8-4 win over Plymouth.

ADP trailed 3-1 entering their final at-bats, but scored seven in the inning. After one out, Jimmy Pitts, Kevin O’Brien and Brandon Bilwin each walked to load the bases. Chris O’Brien drove in all three runs with a single to center.

Brandon Matthews was the winning pitcher with a complete game, giving up five hits, striking out nine and walking just one.

June 1995

The Greater Pittston American Legion team captured the championship of the InterLeague, which represents teams from Duryea, Pittston Township, Exeter and Wyoming/West Wyoming. The team finished 17-1.

Members of the team were Pat Orner, Chris Sobeski, Greg Ratchfoed, Chris Bejeski, Ed Gromelski, Rich Surridge, Kyle Wrubel, Pat Mullin, Cody Kunigel, Mike Restuccia, Eric Meager, Ed Tressa, Art Kunigel, Bill Orner, Pat Ratchford at Matt Edwards.

June 1985

Ed Hennigan and Ron Pieczynski took the 27-hole lead at the 54th annual John A. Allan golf tournament at Fox Hill Country Club.

The duo shot a 103 over 27 holes, edging Jack Vasil and Bill Gaylord who came in a 104. Three other teams were two strokes back at 105 – John Watson and Paul Fruehan, Bill Lawler and Joe Lawler, and defending champions Walter Kuharchik and Art Brunn Sr.

June 1975

Chic Andrewscavage hit four home runs in as many days as Greater Pittston’s American Legion team stayed unbeaten in Wyoming Valley League play.

Andrewscavage hit two three-run home runs it that span as Greater Pittston beat Wilkes-Barre Heights, Jenkins Township and Plains twice.

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