Upon Further Review: Avoca/Dupont won Savo’s 9-10 Tournament in 2006

By Nick Wagner - nwagner@timesleader.com | July 15th, 2016 5:48 pm

July 2006

The Avoca/Dupont 9-10 baseball team defeated Wyoming/West Wyoming, 7-1, to garner the championship of the annual Savo’s 9-10 All-Star Tournament. Avoca/Dupont came out of the losers’ bracket and had to beat WWW twice.

AD won the first game, 5-0. Josh Razvillas was the winning pitcher. Joe Champi was 3-for-4, while Zach Hoffman was 3-for-3 with a triple. Joe Starinsky and Nick Preston each had RBI. Erik Walkowiak had two hits for WWW.

In the final game, Champi was the winning pitcher with 13 strikeouts. Timmy Allen had two hits and two RBI. Starinsky had two hits, including a triple. Nick Yurek had three hits, including two doubles for WWW.

July 1996

Len Coleman won hits seventh Emanon Country Club Championship by firing rounds of 71 and 72 in the two-day event. His total score of 143 trumped runner-up John Petrosky by one stroke.

July 1986

A 6-5, upset win over Plains put Jenkins Township into the semifinals of the District 16 Little League tournament.

Mike Sebia drove in the tying run and Steve Barnac drove in the winning run for Jenkins. Trailing 5-4, Lou Lussi drew a leadoff walk and move to third on Ken Stanislaw’s single. Lussi scored on Sebia’s single to center. Barnec then chased home Stanislaw with a single to left.

John Drause was the winning pitcher.

July 1976

Labarre’s Printing was named the first-half champions of the West Pittston Little League with a record of 8-2. The team was coached by Tony Gadomski and Bernie Kosek.

In a game earlier in the season, Kenny Yakabitis hit a grand slam against West Pittston Moose in a 21-10 win. Members of the team were: Lee Forlenza, Pat Volpe, Jeff Dovin, Brian Tohar, Jim Kosek, Joe Prula, Dean LaTorre, Frank Colella, Ron Musto, Mark Kosek, Lou Forlenza, John Ford, Guy Selenski, Kenny Yakabitis, Jeff Hayden and Chris Vaxmonsky.

Avoca/Dupont’s 9-10 baseball team won the Savo’s Tournament in 2006. From left, first row, Nicky Preston, Timmy Allen, Tyler Mooney and Justin Paglianite. Second row, John Kielbasa, Jose Razvillas, Joe Starinski, Joey Champi, Zach McKitish, Tyler Mullen, Zach Hoffman. Third row, Manager Joe Fritz, coach Bob Razvillas, President Tom Coolbaugh and coach Joe Champi.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Champi.jpgAvoca/Dupont’s 9-10 baseball team won the Savo’s Tournament in 2006. From left, first row, Nicky Preston, Timmy Allen, Tyler Mooney and Justin Paglianite. Second row, John Kielbasa, Jose Razvillas, Joe Starinski, Joey Champi, Zach McKitish, Tyler Mullen, Zach Hoffman. Third row, Manager Joe Fritz, coach Bob Razvillas, President Tom Coolbaugh and coach Joe Champi. Sunday Dispatch File Photo
LaBarre’s Printing were the first-half champions of the West Pittston Little League in 1976. Members of the team were, from left, first row, Lee Forlenza, Pat Volpe, Jeff Dovin and Brian Tohar. Second row, Jim Kosek, Joe Prula, Dean LaTorre, Frank Colella and Ron Musto. Third row, scorekeeper Mark Kosek, Lou Forlenza, John Ford, Guy Selenski, Kenny Yakabitis and Jeff Hayden. Fourth row, coaches Tony Gadomski and Bernie Kosek. Absent from photo: Chris Vaxmonsky.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_LaBarre-s.jpgLaBarre’s Printing were the first-half champions of the West Pittston Little League in 1976. Members of the team were, from left, first row, Lee Forlenza, Pat Volpe, Jeff Dovin and Brian Tohar. Second row, Jim Kosek, Joe Prula, Dean LaTorre, Frank Colella and Ron Musto. Third row, scorekeeper Mark Kosek, Lou Forlenza, John Ford, Guy Selenski, Kenny Yakabitis and Jeff Hayden. Fourth row, coaches Tony Gadomski and Bernie Kosek. Absent from photo: Chris Vaxmonsky. Sunday Dispatch File Photo
Jenkins Township’s John Drause stretches to make a play at first base against Plains in 1986.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Drause.jpgJenkins Township’s John Drause stretches to make a play at first base against Plains in 1986. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

By Nick Wagner

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