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BASEBALL: Two no-hitters thrown

Riverside’s Jimmy Decker and Hazleton Area’s Antonio Doganiero tossed no-hitters Tuesday, in games shortened by the Mercy Rule, to keep their teams unbeaten in league play.

Decker’s came in a 12-0, five-inning victory at Carbondale in Lackawanna League Division 3.

Doganiero only needed to get through three innings as Hazleton Area routed Berwick, 16-0, in Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1.

Six of District 2’s 10 baseball games ended in shutouts.

Lakeland downed Western Wayne, 10-0, in five innings in the other Lackawanna Division 3 game; Wallenpaupack downed rival Honesdale, 2-0; Pittston Area blanked Wilkes-Barre Area, 10-0, in five innings in WVC Division 1; and Dallas topped Crestwood, 3-0, in WVC Division 1.

Decker struck out nine and walked one. He also drove in four runs.

Riverside scored in every inning, including six times in the fourth. Trevor Balcerzak went 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBI.

Tyler Mullen went 4-for-4 with two homers and drove in seven runs for Lakeland. Tyler Uram struck out six in a two-hitter.

Wallenpaupack’s Jake Hobert struck out eight in six innings while combining with Wyatt Peifer on a four-hitter.

Jack Smith went 3-for-3.

T.J. Johnson threw a one-hitter with six strikeouts for Pittston Area.

Drew Menendez went 2-for-2 with a double, two runs and two RBI.

Chris Killian struck out nine and walked one while getting all but one out of a combined four-hitter for Dallas.

Also, Wyoming Area pounded Holy Redeemer, 20-7, in five innings in WVC Division 2

Jake Kelleher went 3-for-3 with a homer, double, two walks, four runs and four RBI.

The Warriors led 10-5 after just one inning.

Jack Mathis and Joe Colarusso homered in the win. Mathis had two hits, three runs and four RBI. Colarusso was 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI.

Max Lopuhovsky, Mason Sgarlat and Luke Buss each had two hits and drove in runs from the top three spots in the lineup as Wyoming Valley West defeated Tunkhannock, 8-1, in WVC Division 1.

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