Upon Further Review: Jason Facciponti’s RBI lifted LaBarre’s to Little League title in 1986


By Nick Wagner - nwagner@timesleader.com



Greater Pittston’s Sean Rooney tags out a Plains baserunner during a game in June of 2006.


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Members of LaBarre’s, of the West Pittston Little League, were, from left first row, Michael Nocera, Shawn Miller, Charley Gelb, Michael Vavrek. Second row, John Elko, Robert Ardoline, Billy Harry, Tom Supey. Third row, coach Tony Gadomski, Steve Lombardo, Jason Facciponti, Brian Harry and coach Jim Collella. Absent from photo: Chris Klienberger and coach Len Osiecki.


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Wilkes University’s Don McDermott was named to the National Collegiate Division 3 Mideast Regional All-Tournament Team in 1976.


Sunday Dispatch File Photo

June 2006

The Greater Pittston American Legion baseball team dropped to 3-1 with a 12-0 to Plains, following a 10-8 win over Tunkhannock.

In the win over Tunkhannock, George Dructor threw five innings and struck out two to pick up the win. Chris Tonte and Bret Sokirka combined for a 5-for-7 day with four runs. Lou Falzone hit a three-run home run for Greater Pittston, who knocked out 14 hits.

June 1996

The Jenkins Township Owls 13-year-old baseball team improved to 6-2 with a 15-3 win over Royal Blue.

Chris Silinskie, Pat Pryor, Ryan Reklaitis and Reggie Struzzeri led the offensige attack for the win. Earlier in the week, against Kingston, Corry Chaump drove in the winning run as the team won 3-0.

June 1986

Jason Facciponti’s game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning scored Charley Gelb, giving LaBarre’s a 3-2 win over Pagnotti and the first half championship of the West Pittston Little League. Both teams entered with 7-2 records.

Facciponti and Walter Harding were locked in a pitcher’s duel as the game was tied at 2 and headed to regulation. LaBarre’s clinched the title when Gelb walked and eventually advanced to third. Facciponti then delivered a bases-loaded single to win the game.

June 1976

Two local athletes were named to the National Collegiate Division 3 Mideast Regional All-Tournament Team.

Wilkes University’s Don McDermott and Mike Supczenski, former teammates at Wyoming Area and former teammates on the 1967 Wyoming-West Wyoming Little League All-State team that advanced to the state final, were named to the first team.

Supczenski, an outfielder, batted .386 in 29 games and led the team with 41 hits and 14 walks. McDermott, a first baseman, hit .327 and led the club with 10 home runs, 28 runs scored and 21 RBI.

Greater Pittston’s Sean Rooney tags out a Plains baserunner during a game in June of 2006.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Rooney.jpgGreater Pittston’s Sean Rooney tags out a Plains baserunner during a game in June of 2006. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

Members of LaBarre’s, of the West Pittston Little League, were, from left first row, Michael Nocera, Shawn Miller, Charley Gelb, Michael Vavrek. Second row, John Elko, Robert Ardoline, Billy Harry, Tom Supey. Third row, coach Tony Gadomski, Steve Lombardo, Jason Facciponti, Brian Harry and coach Jim Collella. Absent from photo: Chris Klienberger and coach Len Osiecki.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_LaBarre-s.jpgMembers of LaBarre’s, of the West Pittston Little League, were, from left first row, Michael Nocera, Shawn Miller, Charley Gelb, Michael Vavrek. Second row, John Elko, Robert Ardoline, Billy Harry, Tom Supey. Third row, coach Tony Gadomski, Steve Lombardo, Jason Facciponti, Brian Harry and coach Jim Collella. Absent from photo: Chris Klienberger and coach Len Osiecki. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

Wilkes University’s Don McDermott was named to the National Collegiate Division 3 Mideast Regional All-Tournament Team in 1976.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_McDermott.jpgWilkes University’s Don McDermott was named to the National Collegiate Division 3 Mideast Regional All-Tournament Team in 1976. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

By Nick Wagner

nwagner@timesleader.com

Reach Nick Wagner at 570-991-6406 or on Twitter @Dispatch_Nick

Reach Nick Wagner at 570-991-6406 or on Twitter @Dispatch_Nick

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