Wyoming/West Wyoming picked up a 9-8 win over Duryea in the District 16/31 9-10 baseball tournament.
Brian Berti and Nick Yurek had three hits each and Rocky Rutkoski had two hits, including a home run to pace Wyoming/West Wyoming. Marty Michaels picked up the win.
For Duryea, Josh Kramer and Tyler Lutecki each had two hits.
Brian Coleman hit the game-winning home run as West Pittston won its first District 16 Major Baseball Little League championship with an 8-7 win over Pittston Township. The win marked West Pittston’s first district Little League championship in the league’s 45-year existence.
West Pittston trailed 6-4 as it came up for its last at-bats. The team scored four runs, including Coleman’s two-run blast to take the lead. In the bottom half of the inning, Pittston Township’s Pat Cawley led off with a home run to make it 8-7. Coleman then came in to pitch and got the next three batters on strike outs.
West Pittston won the title after losing its first game in the 33-team tournament.
Coming back from a 4-0 deficit, Jenkins Township Little League won its first District 16 Major Baseball championship with a 6-4 win over Mountain Top.
Mountain Top opened the scoring in the first, and added three more runs in the third to take a 4-0 lead. Jenkins went out and scored five, fourth-inning runs. Mike Sebia drew a walk for the first run, followed by Steve Barnic’s two-run single. Steve Kivak then hit a two-run double for the 5-4 lead. Barnic would plate the final Jenkins run.
The Jenkins Township Little League all-stars picked up a 4-3 win over Wyoming/West Wyoming in the opener of District 16 action.
Winning pitcher Sandy Lafoca held Wyoming/West Wyoming scoreless through five innings, and struck out five. Al Michalec had two hits in the win. Joe Amato had a single and a home run for Wyoming/West Wyoming.
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