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Cawley leads Duryea/PT to D16 title tilt

Pitcher fans 29 in two wins - including a 16K, no-hit performance

JT’s Taylor Baloga rounds second on her way to third.

Jenkins Township shortstop Taryn Ashby tags out a Plains runner during her team’s 10-3 win.

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WP’s Alexis Sokach beats out a hit.

West Pittston’s Hannah Klaproth connects for a hit during all-star action this past week.

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District 16 Minors

Duryea/PT 12, Mt. Top 7

Duryea/Pittston Twp. advanced to Tuesday’s District 16 Minors Winner’s Bracket Final with a 12-7 victory over Mountain Top on Thursday afternoon in Duryea.

Lauren Cawley did the damage for D/PT again as she struck out 13 in the complete-game win. Cawley also smacked three hits and scored four runs.

Anjelica Singer, Alexa McHugh, Alyvia Cook and Bailey Loyack all had hits for Duryea/Pittston Twp.

Duryea/PT. 9, Plains/NWB 2

Lauren Cawley struck out 16 in a no-hitter as Duryea/Pittston Twp. beat Plains/North Wilkes-Barre, 9-2, in a District 16 Minors Tournament First Round game on Tuesday in Plains.

Cawley added a three-run triple, and Anjelica Singer smashed two doubles for the winners. Aleca McHugh chipped in with a two-run single for Duryea/PT.

District 31 Minors

GWA 4, Bob Horlacher 3

Greater Wyoming Area moved into yesterday’s District 31 Minors Winner’s Bracket Final with a 4-3 win over Bob Horlacher on Tuesday in Wyoming.

Gwen Glatz smacked three hits and earned the win on the mound after Cassidy Graham drove in the winning run with a seventh-inning single.

Stephanie Palovchick also drove in a run with a single for GWA.

GWA 10, Northwest 7

Winning pitcher Gwen Glatz cracked four hits with a double to lead Greater Wyoming Area to a 10-7 win over Northwest in a District 31 Minors First Round game last Sunday in Wyoming.

Aubrey Mytych added two hits for GWA, and Abigail Gober, Tinsley Sarnak and Aleah Kranson all chipped in with singles.

WP 15, Northwest 4

Sara Holweg tripled among her three hits as West Pittston defeated Northwest, 15-4, in a District 31 Minors Tournament Elimination Bracket First Round game on Tuesday in Shickshinny.

Olivia Kopetchny got the win for WP as she struck out seven. Lauren Kelly added two hits for the winners.

WP 2, Bob Horlacher 12

Sara Holweg smacked two hits for West Pittston/Swoyersville in a 12-2 loss to Bob Horlacher in a District 31 Minors Tournament First Round game last Sunday in West Pittston.

District 16 Majors

Jenkins Twp. 5, Nanticoke 8

Nanticoke proved to be the thorn in the side of Jenkins Twp. as the locals suffered their second loss to the team from the south in the District 16 Majors Championship game.

Kayla Miller led JT with a three-run double, and Taylor Baloga added two hits. Taryn Ashby doubled and scored a run for Jenkins, and Dominique Quaglia singled and scored a run.

Jenkins Twp. 10, Plains 3

Jenkins Twp. beat Plains for the second time in a week on Wednesday in a 10-3 victory to advance to the District 31 Majors Championship Series.

Taylor Baloga struck out 15 in a complete-game three-hitter, and also belted two hits and scored two runs for JT.

Dominique Quaglia blasted a grand slam and drove in five runs, and Taryn Ashby added two hits and three runs scored for the winners.

Jenkins Twp. 3, Nanticoke 7

Dominique Quaglia and Lauren Landendorfer each singled and scored a run as Jenkins Township lost to Nanticoke, 7-3, in the District 16 Majors Winner’s Bracket Final on Monday in Jenkins Twp.

District 31 Majors

WP 1, Kingston/FF 2

West Pittston was eliminated from the District 31 Majors Tournament by a team they beat last week as Kingston/Forty Fort edged WP, 2-1, in the District 31 Majors Elimination Bracket Final on Wednesday afternoon.

Hannah Klaproth struck out six in the loss for West Pittston.

Lexi Sokach, Grace Angelella and Julia Kopetchny each singled for WP.

West Pittston 0, Back Mt. 5

Hannah Klaproth struck out nine but it was not enough as West Pittston lost to Back Mt., 5-0, in the District 31 Majors Tournament Winner’s Bracket Final on Monday in the Back Mountain.

Grace Angelella and Jenna Harrison each had two hits for WP.

GWA 6, Bob Horlacher 12

Greater Wyoming Area was eliminated from all-star play in a 12-6 loss to Bob Horlacher in a District 31 Majors Tournament Elimination Bracket first round game last Sunday in Wyoming.

Dupont Softball

Atlantic 11, Taylor 8

Atlantic Propane wrapped up the regular season with an 11-8 come-from-behind win over Taylor Post 306 for its 12th victory of the season. Atlantic took advantage of 12 walks and two hit batters in the victory.

Grace Remus and Bernadette Lieback each scored twice for AP, and Emilee Demarco, Julianna Wayman and Mackenzie Gable each drove in a run.

Gable earned the win with five strikeouts in three innings of relief.

Atlantic 11, Wagner’s 1

Atlantic Propane belted three home runs, including two grand slams, to defeat Tripp Park Wagner’s, 11-1, in the first round of playoff action in the Dupont Softball League.

Bella Gorzkowski and Mackenzie Gable each hit grand slams for AP, and Kerry Shamnoski added a solo shot. Gorzkowski finished with three hits and five RBI, and Grace Remus, Madisyn Antal and Lexi Felinski each had multiple hits for the winners.

Kyla Klocko was the winning pitcher with six strikeouts in two innings, and Gable and Gorzkowski combined to pitch three perfect innings in relief.

Atlantic 11, Natalie’s 8

After leading big, Atlantic Propane needed a four-run rally in the fifth to beat Tripp Park Natalie’s 11-8, in the second round of playoff action in the Dupont Softball League.

Mackenzie Gable hit a two-out, three-run double, and scored on a single by Kerry Shamnoski to give the Dupont team a lead they would keep. Shamnoski had two hits in the game, including a two-run home run. Kyla Klocko and Lexi Felinski each added two hits for the winners.

Klocko and Gable combined for 12 strikeouts on the mound.

Atlantic 4, Papershop 5

Atlantic Propane took unbeaten Tripp Park Papershop intro extra innings before dropping a tough one, 5-4, in semifinal playoff action in the Dupont Softball League.

Tied at 2-2 going into extra innings, Atlantic Propane pushed across two runs on aground out by Bailey Jordan and a fielder’s choice by Lexi Felinski.

Papershop tied it up with two runs in the bottom of the frame, and in the 8th, scored on a bloop hit to centerfield to score from second for the win.

Kyla Klocko pitched four innings and had nine strike outs for AP.

Pierantoni 12, Demarco 2

Pierantoni Law defeated Demarco Plumbing, 12-2, behind the two-hit pitching of Alyssa Davies and Kristyn Murray.

Davies also added three hits and two RBI, and Liz Cappelloni smacked two hits and drove in three.

Taylor Eichler added two hits and two RBI for Pierantoni Law, and Murray chipped in with two hits and an RBI.

Pierantoni 0, Demarco 9

Pierantoni Law lost the rematch with Demarco Plumbing, 9-0, as the managed just three hits.

Sam Rydzy, Dez Bellas and Sara Joyce had the three hits for Pierantoni Law.

Pierantoni 11, National 4

Pierantoni Law rebounded in the season finale with an 11-4 win over National Furnace to finish the regular-season with a 7-4 record and the second seed in next week’s playoffs.

Kristyn Murray picked up the win, scattering up 10 hits and striking out four.

Liz Cappelloni led the offense with three hits and three RBI, and Jessica Borget cracked a three-run triple for Pierantoni Law.

Nicole Walters added two hits and two RBI, and Madeline Moss and Kelsey Joyce each had two hits. Ashley Scarantino and Sam Rydzy each chipped in with doubles.

Bow Clinic 15, Solfanelli’s 4

Megan Purcell smashed two doubles to lead Dupont Bow Clinic past Taylor Solfanelli’s, 15-4, in the Tripp Park League playoffs.

Rachel Kochanowski added a home, and winning pitcher Nina Cencetti doubled. Cencetti struck out eight in three innings of work.

Bow Clinic 9, Baloga’s 1

The Dupont Bow Clinic defeated Baloga Funeral Home, 9-5, in the Tripp playoffs.

Winning pitcher Nina Cencetti fanned seven for DBC.

Lauren Lanzendorfer doubled and singled, and Dominique Quaglia doubled for Bow Clinic.

Bow Clinic 3, Taylor 9

Vicky Steinetz had two hits but it wasn’t enough for the Dupont Bow Clinic in a 9-3 loss to Taylor in the Tripp playoffs.

Mary Silinskie and Rachel Kochanowski each added hits for DBC.

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