Exeter falls short in District 31 9-10 semifinals


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Exeter’s Dane Schutter hits a single in front of Back Mountain American catcher Joey Peters in District 31 9-10 Little League action Friday night in Dallas.


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Exeter’s Joseph Marranca gets up after advancing to second base against Back Mountain American in a District 31 9-10 Little League semifinal Friday night in Dallas.


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Exeter second baseman Brady Noone throws to first after fielding a grounder against Back Mountain American in a District 31 9-10 Little League semifinal Friday night in Dallas.


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Exeter lead-off hitter Anthony DeLucca singles to left field against Back Mountain American in a District 31 9-10 Little League semifinal Friday night in Dallas.


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Exeter’s chances of earning a District 31 9-10 baseball title were diminished by Back Mountain American on Friday in extra innings.

Sam Barrouk drove in Jude Nocito in the top of the seventh to give American the lead in extras. Barrouk picked up the win on the mound, striking out six in four innings.

Allan Lisman tied things up with a hit in the top of the sixth. Zach Paczewski led American with two hits. Exeter’s Dane Schutter had two hits of his own and pitched five strong innings. American advanced to the title game of District 31.

10-11 BASEBALL

Plains 11,

Avoca-Dupont 1

Noah Calloway had Avoca-Dupont’s only hit in an 11-1 loss at the hands of Plains in District 16 play. Ryan Novakowski had two hits and drove in four runs for an explosive Plains offense.

Braeden Cook, Drew Menendez, Evan Corcoran and Phil Altinski all joined Novakowski with two hits. Novakowski also allowed one hit through his four innings to pick up the victory on the mound.

South Wilkes-Barre 14,

Pittston Twp. 3

In a District 16 loss to South Wilkes-Barre, Pittston Township’s Adam Williams had a double and Pat Bohan had a single.

Winning pitcher Cael Ropietski rapped out three singles in a 3-for-4 night for South Wilkes-Barre.

Plains 10,

Pittston Twp. 0

Jeffrey Kozerski and Ryan Novakowski combined on a one-hitter with nine strikeouts for Plains in its four-inning, District 16 win.

Ethan Clarke had Pittston Township’s only hit.

Hanover 12,

Avoca/Dupont 0

Trent Winters and Nicky Franchetti each singled for Avoca/Dupont in the District 16 loss.

Northwest 16,

West Pittston 7

West Pittston fell to Northwest in a District 31 game.

Exeter’s Dane Schutter hits a single in front of Back Mountain American catcher Joey Peters in District 31 9-10 Little League action Friday night in Dallas.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_PSD071016LLminors_spt_1.jpgExeter’s Dane Schutter hits a single in front of Back Mountain American catcher Joey Peters in District 31 9-10 Little League action Friday night in Dallas. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

Exeter’s Joseph Marranca gets up after advancing to second base against Back Mountain American in a District 31 9-10 Little League semifinal Friday night in Dallas.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_PSD071016LLminors_spt_2.jpgExeter’s Joseph Marranca gets up after advancing to second base against Back Mountain American in a District 31 9-10 Little League semifinal Friday night in Dallas. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

Exeter second baseman Brady Noone throws to first after fielding a grounder against Back Mountain American in a District 31 9-10 Little League semifinal Friday night in Dallas.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_PSD071016LLminors_spt_3.jpgExeter second baseman Brady Noone throws to first after fielding a grounder against Back Mountain American in a District 31 9-10 Little League semifinal Friday night in Dallas. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

Exeter lead-off hitter Anthony DeLucca singles to left field against Back Mountain American in a District 31 9-10 Little League semifinal Friday night in Dallas.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_PSD071016LLminors_spt_4.jpgExeter lead-off hitter Anthony DeLucca singles to left field against Back Mountain American in a District 31 9-10 Little League semifinal Friday night in Dallas. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

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