Greater Pittston comes together for annual community night at PNC Field

Staff reports | August 14th, 2015 1:43 pm

MOOSIC — It was the perfect way for a community to come together.

Thanks to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and residents of Greater Pittston, the Greater Pittston community was treated to a night just for them on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at PNC Field in Moosic. The RailRiders hosted the Pawtucket Red Sox.

The special community night featured several attractions.

A pair of Pittston Area cheerleaders — seniors Alex McKitish and Kallie Healey — threw out the first pitch prior to the game. Jenkins Township Little League player Jack Long also tossed a first pitch.

The cheerleaders led several cheers prior to the game. There were in-game elements and festivities throughout the night highlighting the community. Businesses from Greater Pittston were scattered throughout the concourse.

Not only did the community get a chance to spend some time together, the game wasn’t so bad, either. The RailRiders found themselves down 2-0 after the first inning. Once the ninth rolled around, the local team had tied the game at three. After three extra innings, Aaron Judge singled home Rico Noel for the walk-off winner in the bottom of the 12th inning.

Pittston Area cheerleaders performed a routine prior to the game’s start.
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Ten-year-old Jack Long, 10, had the honor of tossing out a first pitch representing Jenkins Township Little League.
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Alex McKitish, a Pittston Area senior, was one of two cheerleaders tossing out the first pitch.
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Avoca resident and Pittston Area senior Kallie Healey tosses out the ceremonial first pitch.
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Greater Pittstonians John and Angie Hopkins were found in the crowd.
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Brittany Thomas, Exeter, smiles for the camera.
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Even though she was working as an attendee for the evening, Lauryn Chromey, was present for Greater Pittston Community Night at PNC Field.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Pittston-Night-PNC-7.jpgEven though she was working as an attendee for the evening, Lauryn Chromey, was present for Greater Pittston Community Night at PNC Field. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
RailRiders host Greater Pittston at annual community night

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