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Greater Pittston stays unbeaten with three-win week

Clockwise from left, first baseman, Kody Nowicki stretchs for a throw for an out. Randy McDermott beats the throw and is safe at home. GP’s Chad DeBona beats out a throw. GP’s Sam Eramo closes out the game in relief. PA grad Jimmy Castellino pitches for Plains.

Photos by Tony Callaio

Clockwise from left, first baseman, Kody Nowicki stretchs for a throw for an out. Randy McDermott beats the throw and is safe at home. GP’s Chad DeBona beats out a throw. GP’s Sam Eramo closes out the game in relief. PA grad Jimmy Castellino pitches for Plains.

Photos by Tony Callaio

Clockwise from left, first baseman, Kody Nowicki stretchs for a throw for an out. Randy McDermott beats the throw and is safe at home. GP’s Chad DeBona beats out a throw. GP’s Sam Eramo closes out the game in relief. PA grad Jimmy Castellino pitches for Plains.

Photos by Tony Callaio

Clockwise from left, first baseman, Kody Nowicki stretchs for a throw for an out. Randy McDermott beats the throw and is safe at home. GP’s Chad DeBona beats out a throw. GP’s Sam Eramo closes out the game in relief. PA grad Jimmy Castellino pitches for Plains.

Photos by Tony Callaio

Clockwise from left, first baseman, Kody Nowicki stretchs for a throw for an out. Randy McDermott beats the throw and is safe at home. GP’s Chad DeBona beats out a throw. GP’s Sam Eramo closes out the game in relief. PA grad Jimmy Castellino pitches for Plains.

Photos by Tony Callaio

With three wins last week the Greater Pittston Legion baseball team is 9-0 overall with a huge double header of sorts today beginning at 5 p.m. with the continuation of a suspended game versus Back Mountain. That game enters the 8th inning with the score tied.

After that game, GP and BM will play a full game. BM is 9-2 and could catch GP on top of the standings by winning both games.

GP has a busy week with games Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and double headers next weekend on both Saturday and Sunday.

GP 7, Nanticoke 3

McDermott, Nowicki, and Bone tripled and Musto hit a home run run in the fifth inning in a 7-3 come-from-behind victory over Nanticoke on Tuesday in West Pittston.

Ron Musto had two hits and three RBI for Greater Pittston, while Sam Eramo kept Nanticoke scoreless in three innings of relief to pick up the win.

GP 10, W-B 0

On Monday Chris Murphy starred at the plate and on the mound to lead Greater Pittston past Wilkes-Barre. Murphy pitched 5 innings, allowing no runs. He also went 2 for 3 at the plate, hitting two home runs and knocking in 3 runs.

Trent Grove went 2-for-2 at bat with 3 RBI’s and Randy McDermott went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI’s.

Swoyersville 8, Old Forge 7

Andrew Philips went 1-for-2 at bat with 3 RBI’s for OF in a tight loss to Swoyesville on Monday. Tyler Loftus went 1-for-3 with 1 RBI and Ian Nemetz went 1-for-3 with 1 RBI and a double.

For Swoyersville Michael Leonard went 2-for-3 at the plate with 3 RBI’s and Christopher Clocker went 1-for-2 with a triple.

Old Forge 5,

Back Mountain 2

Last Sunday Tyler Loftus had three hits, two RBI and a run for Old Forge in a win over Back Mountain.

Andrew Phillips picked up the win striking out nine.

This week’s games (5:45 unless indicated)

Today

BM at GP

Suspended game 5 p.m.

Full game to follow

Northwest at OF

Monday

OF at Tunkahnnock

Tuesday

Hazleton at GP

Swoyesville at OF

Wednesday

GP at Nanticoke

Mountain Post at OF

Friday

Swoyersville at GP

Plains at OF

Saturday

Tunkhannock at GP DH 10:30 a.m.

Sunday

OF at GP DH noon

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