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Greater Wyoming Area wins D31 championship

GWA will face North Pocono in sectional

GWA 7, Northwest 3

Greater Wyoming Area captured the District 31 Junior All-Star championship with a 7-3 win over Northwest on Friday night. The victory sends GWA to the Section 5 Tournament on Wednesday to face District 17 champ North Pocono at Connell Park in Scranton at 5:30 p.m.

It was the second time this week that Greater Wyoming Area beat Northwest in the D31 tourney. This time it was Tyler Mitchell’s three-run home run that paced the locals in the win.

Zach Lopatka allowed just two hits in 6.2 innings of work to pick up the win, and also added a single for GWA.

Cory Lescavage added two hits for GWA, and Tyler Rescinti chipped in with a single.

GWA 6, Northwest 5

Greater Wyoming Area rallied with six runs in the seventh inning to defeat Northwest, 6-5, in the District 31 Juniors All-Star Tournament Winner’s Bracket Final on Monday night.

Tyler Rescinit hit a two-run, walk-off home run to give GWA the win. Cory Lascavage Zach Lopatka and Kevin Carroll each added two hits for the winners.

Kevin Carroll pitched three innings of scoreless relief to earn the victory.

District 31 Majors

W/WW 4, Back Mt. National 14

Wyoming/West Wyoming was eliminated from the District 31 Majors Tournament in a 14-4 loss to Back Mountain National in an elimination bracket final on Saturday evening.

Cole Keating doubled and singled for W/WW, and Matt Silinskie added a double.

Brandon Charney and Blaise Erzar each singled for Wyoming/West Wyoming.

District 31 Mid Majors

W/WW 10, Back Mt. National 12

Wyoming/West Wyoming lost a heartbreaker, 12-10, to Back Mountain National in the elimination bracket of the District 31 10-11 year old Tournament on Saturday night.

Nic Perry, Alex Hawk and Alex Gonzales each had multiple hits for W/WW.

WP 12, K/FF 14

West Pittston was eliminated from the District 31 10-11 Year Old Tournament in a 14-12 loss to Kingston/Forty Fort in the Elimination Bracket Final on Wednesday evening.

Mike Bonita blasted a grand slam as West Pittston ran out to an 11-8 lead entering the sixth inning.

PJ Angelis added a two-run home run for WP, and Joey Bender doubled three times.

WP 2, Back Mt. American 16

West Pittston was beaten, 16-2, by Back Mountain American in the Winner’s Bracket Final of the District 31 10-11 year-old tournament on Monday evening.

Mike Bonita doubled, and Brad Barletta singled for WP.

District 16 Seniors

Duryea/PT 5, Plains 15

Duryea/Pittston Township’s run through the District 16 Seniors Elimination Bracket fell one game short as it dropped a 15-5 decision to Plains in the championship game on Friday night.

Andrew Mies had two hits and an RBI to pace D/PT.

Duryea/PT 3, Newport 2

Duryea/Pittston Twp. staved off elimination with a 3-2 win over Newport on Thursday afternoon in a District 16 Seniors All-Star game.

Winning-pitcher Frankie Ardo allowed just three hits in 6.1 innings of work while striking out nine.

Josh Kramer smacked three hits for D/PT, and Aaron Black added two.

Avoca/JT 4, Newport 14

Avoca/Jenkins Twp. was eliminated from the District 16 Senior All-Star Tournament in a 14-4 loss to Newport on Saturday.

AJ Mancini had two hits for A/JT.

Pittston 5, Newport 10

Pittston City was also eliminated from District 16 Senior action by Newport in a 10-5 loss on Sunday afternoon.

Adam Chopyak and Cody Rowan each had two hits for Pittston.

Tyler Spurlin added a two-run single, and Mark Fetter chipped in with a double for PC.

District 16 Juniors

A/D-2 3, Hanover 9

Avoca/Dupont #2 lost to Hanover/Ashley, 9-3, in the Elimination Bracket Semifinal of the District 16 Junior All-Star Tournament on Monday.

Ryan Hannon led A./D with an RBI single, and Jared Melochik and Dan Gamdini each had hits.

District 16 Mid Majors

Duryea 5, NWB 6

Duryea lost a heartbreaker in a District 16 10-11 Year-Old Elimination Bracket game on Monday, falling 6-5, to North Wilkes-Barre.

Kyle Zapko had two hits for Duryea, and Tyler Wright doubled.

Hunter Ralston pitched the complete game for the locals.

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