H.S. softball: Wyoming Area’s Gwen Glatz named Sabatini’s MVP in 5-2 win over Pittston Area


Glatz named MVP of rivalry game

By Nick Wagner - nwagner@timesleader.com



Wyoming Area head coach John McNeil presents the Sabatini’s Pizza MVP trophy to Gwen Glatz.


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Wyoming Area’s Grace Gober scores the first run of the game against Pittston Area in Hughestown on Saturday morning.


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Wyoming Area starter and eventual game MVP Gwen Glatz delivers a pitch against Pittston Area’s Abbey Bradigan in Highestown on Saturday.


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The Wyoming Area softball team poses with their trophy after defeating Pittston Area 5-2 in Hughestown on Saturday.


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Wyoming Area’s Julia Kopetchney, right, gets in a rundown with Pittston Area shortstop Taryn Ashby Saturday morning in Hughestown.


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Relief pitcher Taylor Baloga receives the Honorable Mention MVP Trophy from Pittston Area coach Vito Quaglia.


Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

HUGHESTOWN — Wyoming Area’s Gwen Glatz was named the Sabatini’s Most Valuable Player after tossing a complete game in a 5-2 win over rival Pittston Area in a Wyoming Valley Conference crossover game Saturday in Hughestown.

Glatz, a sophomore, helped break a two-game slide for the Warriors, who now sit at 5-4 and in third place in the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 behind Nanticoke and Tunkhannock, who are both 6-1. Pittston Area falls to 4-4 and keeps them in front of Berwick and Crestwood in the league.

Pittston Area’s Taylor Baloga came to pitch in relief in the fourth inning and didn’t allow a run. She was named Pittston Area’s MVP.

Wyoming Area’s Heather Nametko started the scoring for the Warriors with an RBI single in the bottom of the first. Teammate Kristi Skok then delivered a two-run double to give the Warriors a 3-0 leader after the first.

Wyoming Area tacked on a run in the bottom of the second with a Bree Bednarski triple down the left field line. Sarah Coolbaugh then laced a two-run double in the bottom of the fourth for Wyoming Area’s final runs. That’s when Baloga took over for the Patriots.

Pittston Area scored two runs in the sixth. Lexi Felinski led off with a double, followed by a Alexa McHugh single. Nina Cencetti then knocked in Felinski with a fielder’s choice. Taryn Ashby’s single drove in McHugh.

Berwick 5, Wyoming Area 1

Wyoming Area struggled to get the bats going in a loss to Berwick on Thursday. The Warriors pounded out just seven hits, and stranded eight runners.

Gwen Glatz, who took the loss in the circle, scored Wyoming Area’s only run in the second inning. She allowed three earned runs on one walk and two strikeouts. Glatz and Vicky Remley each had a double.

What’s next

Pittston Area hosts Nanticoke on Monday and Hazleton Area on Wednesday. The Warriors will be back in action on Tuesday at Wyoming Valley West. Wyoming Area hosts Crestwood on Friday.

Wyoming Area head coach John McNeil presents the Sabatini’s Pizza MVP trophy to Gwen Glatz.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_PSD050116softball_spt_5RGB.jpgWyoming Area head coach John McNeil presents the Sabatini’s Pizza MVP trophy to Gwen Glatz. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

Wyoming Area’s Grace Gober scores the first run of the game against Pittston Area in Hughestown on Saturday morning.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_PSD050116softball_spt_1RGB.jpgWyoming Area’s Grace Gober scores the first run of the game against Pittston Area in Hughestown on Saturday morning. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

Wyoming Area starter and eventual game MVP Gwen Glatz delivers a pitch against Pittston Area’s Abbey Bradigan in Highestown on Saturday.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_PSD050116softball_spt_3RGB.jpgWyoming Area starter and eventual game MVP Gwen Glatz delivers a pitch against Pittston Area’s Abbey Bradigan in Highestown on Saturday. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

The Wyoming Area softball team poses with their trophy after defeating Pittston Area 5-2 in Hughestown on Saturday.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_PSD050116softball_spt_6RGB.jpgThe Wyoming Area softball team poses with their trophy after defeating Pittston Area 5-2 in Hughestown on Saturday. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

Wyoming Area’s Julia Kopetchney, right, gets in a rundown with Pittston Area shortstop Taryn Ashby Saturday morning in Hughestown.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_PSD050116softball_spt_2RGB.jpgWyoming Area’s Julia Kopetchney, right, gets in a rundown with Pittston Area shortstop Taryn Ashby Saturday morning in Hughestown. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

Relief pitcher Taylor Baloga receives the Honorable Mention MVP Trophy from Pittston Area coach Vito Quaglia.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_PSD050116softball_spt_4RGB.jpgRelief pitcher Taylor Baloga receives the Honorable Mention MVP Trophy from Pittston Area coach Vito Quaglia. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch
Glatz named MVP of rivalry game

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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