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.
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.
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.
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.