Upon Further Review: Lou Falzone shined as Greater Pittston Legion team advanced in 2005

July 16th, 2015 4:44 pm

By Nick Wagner

nwagner@timesleader.com


Greater Pittston’s Ryan Mott delivers a pitch against Plains in 2005 during the Wyoming Valley Legion playoffs.
Pittston Area freshman Natalie Morgantini was selected to the Keystone Games in 1995.
The 1985 Jenkins Township all-star team was, from left, first row, Kevin Morgan, Steve Barnic, Ron Walsh, Frank Cawley, Lou Lussi, Bill Mudlock Jr., Kelly Roman and Chris Lazevnick. Second row, manager Gene King, Steve Kivac, Jay Shane, Brian Sudol, Ian Jamieson, John Drouse Jr., Len Mudlock Jr. and coach Bill Mudlock Sr.
Iin 1975, the Exeter Little League Ladies Auxiliary donated a scoreboard. From left, Mary Janosky, President Vickie Stochla, Josephine Hatrak, Rose Lukash, Secretary Aggie Abromavage, Carol Reedy, Vice President Mary Ann Switzer, Josie Modlesky and Betty Kovalcin.

July 2005

Lou Falzone pitched and hit Greater Pittston’s American Legion Baseball team to an 11-3 win over top-seed Plains in the first round of the Wyoming Valley Legion double-elimination playoff tournament.

Falzone pitched six innings and was 3-for-4 with four RBI in the game played at Artillery Park in Kingston. Bret Sokirka scored five runs for Greater pittston.

Two games earlier, the team turned the rare triple play in a 3-1 win over Tunkhannock. With the bases loaded Jamie Montville caught a fly ball and threw to second where Sokirka tagged the runner. Sokirka then threw home where Tunkhannock’s runner was called out.

July 1995

Pittston Area freshman Natalie Morgantini was named one of three local girls to be chosen for the Keystone Games Pocono Region Junior female basketball team. Lisa Pettinato of Old Forge and Christine Ashley of Wyoming Seminary also made the team.

Morgantini graduated from St. Mary’s Assumption where she became the sixth girl in school history to score more than 500 points. She survived four cuts to be one of the 10 players. Seventy-six girls originally tried out.

July 1985

Jenkins Township Little League picked up an 11-9 win over Mayflower before falling to North End, 5-3.

Members of the team were: Kevin Morgan, Steve Barnic, Ron Walsh, Frank Cawley, Lou Lussi, Bill Mudlock Jr., Kelly Roman, Chris Lazevnick, Steve Kivac, Jay Shane, Brian Sudol, Ian Jamieson, John Drouse Jr. and Len Mudlock Jr. Gene King and Bill Mudlock Sr. were managers.

July 1975

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Exeter Little League donated an electronic scoreboard to the league. The scoreboard was purchased with the proceeds from the refreshment stand.

Members of the auxiliary were: Mary Janosky, President Vickie Stochla, Josephine Hatrak, Rose Lukash, Secretary Aggie Abromavage, Carol Reedy, Vice President Mary Ann Switzer, Josie Modlesky, Betty Kovalcin, Treasurer Pauline Jeffrey, Diane Kovalcin, Ann Paluski and June Fialko.


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