Her season started in centerfield for Old Forge. But Nicole Marianelli’s career will end in the circle as the Blue Devils senior has taken command of her team’s run through the post-season with two pitching wins to put Old Forge back in the District 2 Class 1A title game.
For her effort, Nicole has been named The Sunday Dispatch Old Forge Athlete of the Week for the week May 23-29.
Marianelli first struck out seven in a five-hitter over MMI Prep in which she did not allow a walk. She then scattered eight hits and a walk in holding top-seed Northwest to just one run in the district semi. Marianelli also went 2-for-2 with two RBI in the semifinal win.
Posters of Nicole can be seen at Revello’s Pizza in Old Forge, and Smart Design and Graphics in Wyoming, sponsors of the Old Forge Athlete of the Week.