New Wyoming Area baseball scoreboard dedicated to the late John ‘Beno’ Borzell

For Sunday Dispatch | May 9th, 2016 2:03 pm

EXETER — The Wyoming Area baseball team recently held Meet the Warriors at the high school cafeteria following a mass at St. Barbara’s Parish. After the event, the Wyoming Area Diamond Club hosted a dedication ceremony of a newly purchased scoreboard at the Atlas Field in West Pittston.

The scoreboard was dedicated in honor of the late John “Beno” Borzell, a former WA baseball player who lost his life in 2011. Borzell, a 2007 Wyoming Area graduate, was 22 when he died. He graduated from Wilkes University in 2011. His name is now displayed on the scoreboard behind the center field fence. The Borzell family and the baseball team gathered near the pitcher’s mound to power up the scoreboard which was lit up with 17s, Borzell’s uniform number, during the dedication ceremony.

State Rep. Aaron Kaufer was also on hand along with school board members and faculty.

Wyoming Area baseball seniors Tyler Dougherty, Cory Lescavage and JJ Neely represent the senior class at this year’s Meet the Warriors.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_MTW_Seniors.jpgWyoming Area baseball seniors Tyler Dougherty, Cory Lescavage and JJ Neely represent the senior class at this year’s Meet the Warriors. Submitted photo
Wyoming Area senior JJ Neely received the 2016 Melberger Award, presented by manager Ron Musto.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Neely_MelbergerAward.jpgWyoming Area senior JJ Neely received the 2016 Melberger Award, presented by manager Ron Musto. Submitted photo
The Borzell family stands in silence as the new scoreboard at Atlas Field shows 17s, in memory of John ‘Beno’ Borzell, a former WA baseball player who died in 2011.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_SBD_BorzellFamily.jpgThe Borzell family stands in silence as the new scoreboard at Atlas Field shows 17s, in memory of John ‘Beno’ Borzell, a former WA baseball player who died in 2011. Submitted photo
The Wyoming Area baseball team and the Borzell family pose in front of the new scoreboard at Atlas Field.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_SBD_TeamBorzells.jpgThe Wyoming Area baseball team and the Borzell family pose in front of the new scoreboard at Atlas Field. Submitted photo

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Information provided by Jerry Zezza.


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