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.
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.
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