Back Mountain wins District 31 championship

Times Leader

The District 31 Little League major softball champion Back Mountain All-Stars run with their banner after defeating West Side 5-0 in Dallas on Sunday evening.

Back Mountain pitcher Sydney Hornlein, center right, hugs catcher Carley Kavanagh as their team runs onto the field after defeating West Side 5-0 to win the District 31 Little League major softball championship on Sunday evening in Dallas.

Sydney Hornlein went six innings giving up two hits with four strikeouts and was 2 for 3 with a double and single as Back Mountain topped Westside 5-0 in the District 31 Little League major softball championship on Sunday.

Riley Wren was 3 for 3 with a double, two singles and three RBI. It was Wren’s three-run RBI in the fifth inning that broke open the game for Back Mountain.

Westside’s Sara Hoskins struck out five and gave up seven hits. She also recorded a single. Teammate Julia Franks singled in the loss.

Girls Junior Softball

Nanticoke 11, Pittston Area 2

Nanticoke’s Emilee Bobos was 2 for 4 including a 3-run home run in the fourth inning to power Nanticoke’s victory.

Teammate Brinley Sobeck had 10 strikeouts. Stephanie Layland, Jill Maute, Katie King, Jilann Baron and Lindsey Rowles each singled for Nanticoke.

Pittston Area’s Tinsley Sarnak had four strikeouots and went 2 for 4 from the plate. Bailey Loyack, Brianna Pizzano, Lexi Felinski and Shayla Williams each singled in the loss.

11-12 Girls District 16 Softball

Nanticoke 3, Greater Pittston 0

Jen Kurkoski had two singles and a double, while Riley Baird singled and doubled in Nanticoke’s win.

Teammate Lauren Mullery had two singles. Jessica Skladzien picked up the win in the circle with five strikeouts and six assists.

Greater Pittston’s Kaehler Kivler and Madisyn Antal singled. Kylie Herbert struck out 12 in the loss.


Tunkhannock sweeps Pittston

Tunkhannock swept Greater Pittston in an American Legion baseball doubleheader on Sunday.

Tunkhannock won the first game, 7-6 and the second game 6-4.

In Game 1, Jordan Hannon went 2 for 3 with two RBI as Tunkhannock scored two runs in the seventh inning to secure the win. Brian Muckin doubled and Brett and Sean Soltysiak each scored two runs in the win.

In Game 2, Tunkhannock withstood a big-time performance from Lucas Jurchak who went 7 innings, giving up seven hits and striking out 12 batters.

Tunkhannock scored two runs in the top of the ninth to pull away.

Brett Hughes (3 for 5, 2 RBI), Jordan Hannon (2 for 4, 1 RBI) and Cody Brown (2 for 5, RBI) each doubled in the win.


Tunkhannock 7, Pittston 6


Lopatka p/cf `4`0`0`0

Lescavage ss `4`0`1`1

Gushka 3b `0`0`0`0

Gavenonis dh `2`0`0`0

Zezza lf/p `3`2`0`0

Mitchell 1b `2`1`1`1

Musto c `3`1`0`0

Homza cf `3`1`2`1

Jackson rf `3`1`1`2

Dougherty 2b `2`0`0`0

Totals `26`6`5`5


B. Soltysiak rf `3`2`0`0

C. Brown ss/3b `2`1`0`0

S. Soltysiak p/ss `5`2`1`2

Tinna 2b `0`0`0`0

Hannon dh `3`0`2`2

Hughes 1b `4`0`0`0

Gilpin lf `3`1`1`0

Muckin cf `2`0`1`1

B. Brown ph `0`0`0`0

Goodwin 3b/p `3`0`1`0

Ceccarelli c `3`1`1`1

Totals `28`7`7`6



2B — Muckin, Homza.


Lopatka, LP`3.0`2`4`3`6`5

Zezza `3.2`5`3`1`2`1


S. Soltysiak`4.0`4`5`3`7`1

Goodwin, WP `3.0`1`1`0`0`2

Tunkhannock 6, Pittston 4


Lopatka cf `4`0`0`0

Homza lf `5`1`1`0

Jurchak p `0`0`0`0

Gavenonis dh `4`0`1`0

Zezza 1b `3`2`1`0

Musto c `4`1`1`0

Jackson rf/p `4`0`1`1

Guska ss `3`0`0`1

Malompy 3b `4`0`1`0

Dougherty 2b `3`0`0`0

Totals `34`4`6`2


B. Soltysiak rf, p, 2b`5`2`2`0

C. Brown 3b, 2b `5`2`2`1

S. Soltysiak ss `4`1`0`0

Gregory p `0`0`0`0

Goodwin 3b, p `0`0`0`0

Hannon dh `4`0`2`1

Hughes 1b `5`0`3`2

Gilpin lf `5`0`1`1

Muckin cf `3`1`1`0

Hulslander ph `1`0`0`0

Kozlonsky c `3`0`1`1

B. Brown ph `1`0`0`0

Tinna pr `0`0`0`0

Ceccarelli 2b, rf `3`0`0`0

Kosty ph `1`0`0`0

Totals `40`6`12`6



2B — C. Brown, Hannon, Hughes.

Pittston `IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO


Jackson `2.0`5`3`2`0`2



B. Soltysiak `1`1`1`1`2`0

Goodwin `2`0`0`0`0`1

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