Alexa McHugh struck out 10 and walked just one while pitching a two-hit shutout Monday when Pittston Area completed its Wyoming Valley Conference softball season with a 1-0 victory in a Division 1 game at Wyoming Valley West.
Madisyn Antal’s fifth-inning sacrifice fly scored Lexi Felinski with the winning run.
Pittston Area finished second of five teams in Division 1 with an 8-5 record. The Lady Patriots will be seeded either third or fourth when the five-team District 2 Class 5A tournament begins this week.
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Gwen Glatz threw a three-hitter and went 2-for-3 at the plate when Wyoming Area lost the Division 2 game on the road Thursday in its WVC finale.
Glatz gave up just one earned run and did not walk a batter while striking out three in six innings.
Nicole Silinskie doubled and scored the only Wyoming Area run. Kristi Skok had the RBI.
Wyoming Area finished WVC play with a 7-6 record and will end up tied for either second or third in the five-team division.
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Nanticoke held host Wyoming Area scoreless over the final six innings of the nine-inning Division 2 victory Monday.
Gwen Glatz tripled for the only Wyoming Area extra-base hit. Brianna Pizzano’s sacrifice fly drove in the run.
Glatz pitched all nine innings, striking out nine and walking two while giving up seven hits.
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Hazleton Area 6
Kevin Krawczyk and Kyle Ralston each had three hits in a game that was continued from last week and completed Thursday to allow Pittston Area to salvage a winning WVC season.
The Patriots (7-6) won their third straight.
They trailed, 4-2, when the game was stopped in the fourth inning. Zach Mascelli took over on the mound and got the win with help from Joe Cecetti’s perfect seventh inning for the save.
Krawczyk was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs. Ralston was 3-for-5 with three runs and an RBI.
Cole Cherkas added two hits, including a double, and Joe Stella drove in two runs.
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Wyoming Area had a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the fifth inning of the Monday WVC Division 2 road game against the defending state champions and this year’s division champions.
“We’re in a great position,” Warriors coach Rob Lemoncelli said after completing the regular season Tuesday. “We beat a state champion for 19 outs and we had a little inexperience for two outs come back to bite us, but we’ll see Dallas again down the road.”
Dylan Melberger and Matt Wright each had a double and an RBI for the Warriors.
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Abington Heights 6
Justin Joseph won 17 of 18 faceoffs, scored three goals and had an assist May 11 to lead the Warriors to the non-league road win.
F.J. Braccini also has three goals, Jake Switzer had a goal and three assists and Alex Hawk made nine saves.
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