First Posted: 4/9/2013
Wyoming Area relied on an offensive outburst and Pittston Area used strong pitching as each posted their first Wyoming Valley Conference baseball victory of the season during their second conference game.
Weather again disrupted the early-season schedule, leaving Wyoming Area with a 1-1 record in Division 2 and Pittston Area at 1-2 in Division 1. PA at berwick was psoponed Wednesday and rescheduled for May 3. WA at Dallas Friday was postponed until April 26. PA at Valley West was also postponed Friday.
Wyoming Area 10, Lake-Lehman 4
Wyoming Area won the only game it played when Jake Granteed had a big day at the plate and on the mound in Monday’s 10-4 victory over Lake-Lehman.
Granteed was 3-for-4 with two doubles and drove in two runs for the Warriors. He also struck out eight in six innings while picking up the win. He gave up three runs on five hits and four walks.
Eric Walkowiak worked the seventh inning, allowing one run.
Mike Carey was 4-for-5 with a run and two RBI to lead a strong effort from the top third of the batting order.
Leadoff hitter Nick O’Brien hit a home run and finished with two hits, two runs and two RBI.
O’Brien, Carey and Bart Chupka combined to go 8-for-14. Chupka had two hits, two runs and an RBI.
The Warriors scored twice in each of the first two innings to take leads each time. They added four runs in the fourth for an 8-2 advantage.
Pittston Area 2, Crestwood 1
Matt Mott threw a five-hitter April 6 when Pittston Area got its first win by edging visiting Crestwood, 2-1, last Saturday, April 6.
Mott walked one and struck out four.
The Patriots made the most of their two hits.
Jordan Houseman scored both runs, in the first and third innings, and had one of the hits. Michael Schwab had the other hit.
Pat McGinty drove in a run.
Hazleton Area 17, Pittston Area 11
Pittston Area gave up 10 runs in the top of the first inning, then began the long process of trying to fight its way back before falling to Hazleton Area, 17-11, Monday.
The Patriots scored once in the first, three times in the third, four times in the fifth and three times in the sixth. They got as close as 11-8 after five innings and 13-11 after six before the Cougars added four more runs in the seventh.
Catcher Pat McGinty went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs to lead the Pittston Area offense.
Josh Razvillas, Jordan Houseman, Cody Rowan and Michael Delaney each had two hits.
Razvillas went 2-for-3 with a double, three runs and an RBI. Houseman scored twice and drove in a run. Rowan doubled, scored and drove in a run. Delaney drove in two and scored one.
Dave Klein and Jared Carrelli each had three of Hazleton Area’s 17 hits.
WA at PA
Crestwood at WA