It’s been a busy spring season for Pittston Area Alyssa Talerico.
The freshman not only competes for the Lady Patriots Track & Field team but also does some pitching for the Pittston Area softball team. And last week she picked up her second consecutive victory on the mound as the Lady Patriots won two straight for the first time all season.
For her effort, Alyssa has been named The Sunday Dispatch Pittston Area Athlete of the Week for the week May 16-22.
Talerico pitched a complete-game shutout as PA beat Holy Redeemer 5-0 on the road. She scattered six hits and five walks over seven innings to earn the victory.
Posters of Alyssa can be seen at Tony Pizza in Pittston, and Smart Designs and Graphics in Wyoming, sponsors of the Pittston Area Athlete of the Week.