Little League: West Pittston Moose’s JJ Hood perfect in win over G&S Car Wash


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JJ Hood was flawless on the mound for the Moose Lodge as he pitched a perfect game shutting down G&S Car Wash on Wednesday.


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Moose Lodge’s Keevan Carey is out on an infield fly rule before the ball was caught by G&S Car Wash starting pitcher Blaise Sokach-Minnick.


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G&S Car Wash catcher Connor Worbleski worked hard behind home plate as he scooped up a low pitch into the dirt.


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G&S Car Wash shortstop Richie Kashuba tagged out Moose Lodge runner Keith Carey (24) at second base.


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Evan Melberger cracked a solo shot home run to left center field for Moose Lodge.


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LITTLE LEAGUE RESULTS

To submit little league results, email reporter Nick Wagner at nwagner@timesleader.com. All scores and reports must include player’s first and last names.

WEST PITTSTON — West Pittston Moose’s JJ Hood pitched a perfect game, striking out 10, while facing the minimum of 12 batters in four innings in a 11-0 win over G&S Car Wash in Major League baseball action on Wednesday.

Evan Melberger had a double and a solo home run. Keith Carey also had two hits, while Hood and Cody Meade collected hits. Blaise Sokach-Minnick and Richie Kashuba combined for eight strikeouts in the loss.

West Pittston Moose 11,

Avoca/Dupont (1) 0

JJ Hood hits two home runs, while Evan Melberger and Jude Janosky each collected three hits in the win over Avoca/Dupont in four innings.

Hood got the win on the mound, striking out 11.

West Pittston Moose 7,

Avoca/Dupont (2) 2

Keevan Carey led the way for the Moose with a three-hit performance, while Cody Meade had two hits. JJ Hood hit a home run in the win.

Evan Melberger got the win, striking out eight.

PT ColorWorld 11,

Avoca/Dupont (1) 0

Pittston Township got three hits out of Sean Connors and Matt Cocco in the win over Avoca/Dupont.

Brayden Strucke and Tyler Copp each had hits.

Noah Calloway and Ciaran Bilbow each had a hit for Avoca/Dupont.

PT Color World 7,

Wyo/W. Wyoming 0

Matt Cocco pitched a complete game, one-hitter, striking out 17, as Pittston Township beat Wyoming/West Wyoming.

JJ Walsh and Zach Elko each had two hits. Wyoming/West Wyoming’s Nick George broke up Cocco’s no-hitter in the third inning.

PT ColorWorld 11,

Wyo/W. Wyoming 6

Pittston Townships’ Brayden Powers picked up the win, while also going 3-for-4 at the plate. Matt Cocco, JJ Walsh and Sean Connors also had multi-hit games.

Wyoming/West Wyoming’s Adam Yelland also had a strong day with three hits.

PT ColorWorld 4,

Duryea (2) 2

Pittston Township got two hits from Aidan Mehal, and JJ Walsh and Zach Elko each had doubles in the win over Duryea.

Duryea’s Dave O’Malley pitched strong for the losing team, while also helping his cause with two hits.

PT ColorWorld 12,

West Pittston Moose 4

Aidan Mehal picked up the win pitching five scoreless innings for Pittston Township against the Moose.

The winners were led by extra base hits from Zach Elko, JJ Walsh, Sean Connors and Kevin Lockett. Evan Melberger had three hits for the Moose.

PT ColorWorld 8,

Exeter (2) 6

JJ Walsh picked up the win on the mound giving up one earned run and striking out six. Offensively, Pittston Township was led by Brayden Powers and Shawn Barber.

PT Color World 8,

PT Capozucca Bros 7

The two teams combined for 21 hits, but Aidan Mehal’s two-run, walk-off home run sealed the win for Color World against rival Capozucca Brothers.

Sean Connors, Brayden Powers and Zach Eko each had two hits. Drew Delucca was stellar from the plate for Capozucca Brothers, going 3-for-4 with a double and a home run.

JUNIOR LEAGUE

Pittston Area 11,

South Wilkes-Barre 7

Pittston Area’s Andrew Krawczk had four hits and scored three runs in the locals win over South Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, June 1.

Matthew Cardinale drove in two runs, while Krawczk, Tyler Granahan, Matt Rinaldi, John McGlynn, Gino Mariggi and Jimmy Murtha also drove in a run. Granahan picked up the win by coming in to shut down South Wilkes-Barre from the third through the seventh.

Pittston Area 12,

North Wilkes-Barre 1

Pittston Area’s Andrew Krawczk finished with three hits — a single, double and triple — and an RBI in the win on Saturday, May 28. Also collecting multiple hits were Michael Nocito, Tyler Granahan and John McGlynn.

Nocito, McGlynn and Jimmy Murtha each had two RBI.

JJ Hood was flawless on the mound for the Moose Lodge as he pitched a perfect game shutting down G&S Car Wash on Wednesday.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Moose-vs-CG-LL-1.jpgJJ Hood was flawless on the mound for the Moose Lodge as he pitched a perfect game shutting down G&S Car Wash on Wednesday. Tony Callaio | Sunday Dispatch

Moose Lodge’s Keevan Carey is out on an infield fly rule before the ball was caught by G&S Car Wash starting pitcher Blaise Sokach-Minnick.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Moose-vs-CG-LL-5.jpgMoose Lodge’s Keevan Carey is out on an infield fly rule before the ball was caught by G&S Car Wash starting pitcher Blaise Sokach-Minnick. Tony Callaio | Sunday Dispatch

G&S Car Wash catcher Connor Worbleski worked hard behind home plate as he scooped up a low pitch into the dirt.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Moose-vs-CG-LL-4.jpgG&S Car Wash catcher Connor Worbleski worked hard behind home plate as he scooped up a low pitch into the dirt. Tony Callaio | Sunday Dispatch

G&S Car Wash shortstop Richie Kashuba tagged out Moose Lodge runner Keith Carey (24) at second base.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Moose-vs-CG-LL-3.jpgG&S Car Wash shortstop Richie Kashuba tagged out Moose Lodge runner Keith Carey (24) at second base. Tony Callaio | Sunday Dispatch

Evan Melberger cracked a solo shot home run to left center field for Moose Lodge.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Moose-vs-CG-LL-2.jpgEvan Melberger cracked a solo shot home run to left center field for Moose Lodge. Tony Callaio | Sunday Dispatch

Staff reports

LITTLE LEAGUE RESULTS

To submit little league results, email reporter Nick Wagner at nwagner@timesleader.com. All scores and reports must include player’s first and last names.

Reach the Sunday Dispatch newsroom at 570-655-1418 or by email at sd@psdispatch.com.

Reach the Sunday Dispatch newsroom at 570-655-1418 or by email at sd@psdispatch.com.

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