Thanks to solid pitching from Tyler Mitchell and Gavin Kross, Exeter advanced to the final of the Exeter Classic 8-9-year-old Little League Tournament with a 2-1 win over Mountain Top.
Mitchell and Kross combined to scatter seven hits and stuck out six. Mitchell was 2-for-2 at the plate with a double. Nick Gushka and Kross also added two hits.
In the Section 4 playoffs, West Pittston’s road to a state title came to a halt with a 2-0 loss to East Stroudsburg. A week earlier, the locals won the District 16 title.
The loss put West Pittston at 1-2 in the section playoffs and an overall record of 10-3. Rich Overman and Matt Dunnigan started all but one game, and had a combined record of 10-1. The locals hit a total of 15 home runs with Brian Coleman delivering five.
Dave Yurko led the team with a .500 batting average, while Matt Cowher batted .469 and Coleman finished at .395.
The Dupont Polish American Citizens Club Little League team recorded three wins and advanced to the finals of the Fourth Annual Savo’s Tournament of Champions.
John Luckasavage pitched a no-hitter in a 12-2 win over LaBarre’s of West Pittston. He struck out 13 and walked six. In the two previous games, Jim Luckasavage and Brian Brady each threw one-hitters. Brady’s bid for a perfect game was spoiled with two outs in the final inning.
The Greater Pittston American Legion baseball team won the Wyoming Valley League championship with a 5-2 win over Mountain Top in a special playoff game.
The team finished 16-4 overall to advanced to the Regional Playoffs. It was the team’s second Wyoming Valley League title in four years. The locals finsihed with a team batting average of .390.
In the title game against Mountain Top, Bobby Simonson pitched a three-hitter while Chick Andrewscavage had two hits, including a double.