It was a total team effort as every Pittston Area starter had at least one hit in the team’s 12-9 District 16 10-11 Championship win over Mountain Top on Friday. It was the team’s second win over Mountain Top in three days to secure the title.
Callie Booth had two hits and two runs scored. Skylar Borthwick finished with two hits and Sophia Vanesko recorded two hits and two runs. Ava Serino was the winning pitcher with eight strikeouts.
In the first championship game, Pittston Area’s Serino struck out 14 to get the 2-1 win. Sofia Quaglia had two hits and scored a run for Pittston Area while Taylor Baiera and Serino both singled in the win.
Pittston Area will play Old Forge at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21 in the Section 5 championships.
Pittston Area 26,
Mountain Top 0
Gianna Adams and Kate Wywoda combined on a four-inning no-hitter to push Greater Pittston into the District 16 championship round.
Every player in the Greater Pittston lineup recorded at least one hit. Pittston Area, who is unbeaten in the double elimination tournament, will play on Tuesday, July 12 against either Mountain Top or Nanticoke for a chance at the title.
Pittston Area 2,
Gianna Adams struck out 16 as Pittston Area blanked Nanticoke in District 16 9-10 softball action. Maura Mihalka tripled while Ava Callahan had two hits and Isabella Giardina added one.
Shaylee Heffron struck out eight for Nanticoke.
Greater Wyo. Area 18,
Harveys Lake 2
Gillian Graham struck out nine to lead GWA in a four-inning win in District 31 play. Morgan Janeski topped the team at the plate, going 3 for 3. Ava Vacula and Kayla Leo both added two hits.
Kaylie Meader and Hope Hummel each had a hit for Harveys Lake.
Back Mountain 11,
Greater Wyoming Area 1
Victoria Spaciano threw a one-hitter, striking out 11 batters to lead Back Mountain past Greater Wyoming Area.
GWA’s Jilliam Graham had four strikeouts, while Kayla Leo finished with a singe single and RBI.
PA eliminated from title chances
Shayla Williams had a triple and a double for Pittston Area as the locals fell to Northwest, 10-6, in the championship game of the Section 5 Senior Softball Championships on Thursday.
Brianna Pizinno added a double and a single and Madisyn Antal singled in the loss. Northwest advanced to the Pennsylvania State Tournament, which begins July 13.
In the first game of the championship series, Northwest got a two-hitter from Aleigha Parnell in an 8-1 win over Pittston Area. Pizzano and Antal each had a hit for the locals.