The Wyoming Area softball team took down Pittston Area, 3-2, in the Class AAA softball opener. The team broke a three-season, 48-game losing streak with the win.
Pitcher Erin Bell tossed a complete game two-hitter with 11 strikeouts. Michelle Falzone drove in the winning run with single in the bottom of the fifth, scoring bell.
Pittston Area scored two runs in the top of the fourth.
Seton Catholic’s baseball team handed Bishop Hafey its first loss of the season with an 8-3 decision in WVC Division 3 play.
Sophomore pitcher Chris Iorio, in his first varsity start, pitched 6.2 innings, giving up three runs on six hits while striking out six. Seton Catholic scored four runs in the third to back Iorio.
Driving in runs for the Eagles were Brian Simko, Rob Sutkowski, TJ Melone and Dan Pellegrini.
Pittston Area’s Sue Charney tossed a no-hitter to lead the Lady Patriots softball team to a 6-0 win over GAR.
Charney, a senior, walked just two batters an struck out eight Grenadier hitters. Lindo Musto hit a two-run single in the third inning, while Amy Salerno also drove in a run. Sue Cziernakowski and Lori Butler each had RBI doubles in the fourth inning.
Joe Cosgrove, a resident of Pittston, was named the next “Leprechaun” for the University of Notre Dame athletic department for the 1976-77 school year.
Cosgrove, a St. John’s graduate, was selected from a field of 11 candidates. Notre Dame head football coach at the time, Dan Devine, said, “Joe Cosgrove is one of my best friends… to me, he’s Mr. Notre Dame.”