Pittston Area second baseman R.J. Emmett recently signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at Lackawanna College. Emmett has been a two-year starter at second base for the Patriots. He was an important contributor to the Wyoming Valley Conference Division I Eastern champions this season, often hitting in the cleanup spot. He plans on majoring in Life Sciences. R.J. chose Lackawanna College because of the high caliber baseball he will play and because of the program’s success rate placing players into high-quality four year programs. He credits the whole program, including Coach Zaffuto, Coach Richards, and Coach Brogna, for inspiring him to continue his baseball career.
R.J. is shown seated and flanked by his parents Ralph and Juliann. Standing, John Haas, high school principal; Ace Brogna, assistant coach; Chris Pensack, Lackawanna College baseball coach; Paul Zaffuto, PA baseball coach; Charlie Turco, PA athletic director; and Art Savokinas, assistant principal.