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Dupont All-Stars win tournament

The Dupont 12U All-Star Team celebrates its championship game victory at the Dunmore All-Star Tournament. Team photo on page 46.

The Dupont 12U Girls Softball All-Star team dominated this past week’s Dunmore 12U All-Star tournament.

Superb pitching, timely hitting and great defense enabled the collection of Greater Pittston Area girls to take home the trophy with an impressive 13-3 victory in the final game.

Nina Cencetti picked up the victory with game MVP Honors going to Taylor Baloga. It was a true team effort with outstanding play all week from the entire team according to Dupont Coach Vito Quaglia.

Two Dupont ASA 12U teams (Baloga Funeral Home & Bow Clinic) combined to form an All-Star unit made up of girls from Dupont, Jenkins Twp, Pittston, Pittston Twp. and Duryea.

“This year’s girls played together in the Dupont ASA league,” said Quaglia in an email to the Dispatch. “In addition to playing for their respective town Little League softball teams, these girls also got to gel together as a true ‘Greater Pittston’ squad. Basically we see the success the Greater Wyoming Area girls have been having, and we want to try to emulate that on this side of the river.

“With Dupont ASA as the base, the formation of Greater Pittston Area softball has begun. This will be a terrific way to get all the girls residing in the Pittston Area School District to play together and grow as teammates for future Pittston Area teams.”

Members of the Dupont All-Stars were Taylor Baloga, Mia Barbieri, Mindina Lieback, Vicky Steinetz, Jordan Cegelka, Nina Cencetti, Dominique Quaglia, Mary Silinskie, Raechel Kochanowski, and Abby Bradigan. Coaches were John Baloga, Vito Quaglia, Mike Lieback, and Joe Cencetti.

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