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MONDAY RECAP: Championships for L-L baseball, 3 softball teams

Lake-Lehman went to the final day of its Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 baseball schedule and then an extra inning looking for the win it needed to secure a championship.

Corey Bean singled in Graedon Finarelli in the bottom of the eighth to lift the Black Knights to the victory and the title, beating Wyoming Seminary, 8-7, Monday.

Finarelli had started the inning with a double.

The Black Knights improved to 10-2 in the division and 12-2 overall. Lake-Lehman beat out Holy Redeemer, a team it split with, by one game.

Bean finished 3-for-4 with four RBI.

Nick Finarelli struck out six in 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to get the win. He came on after Wyoming Seminary had erased a 5-0 deficit with five runs in the fifth, then scored two runs to take a 7-6 lead in the sixth.

Lake-Lehman scored in the bottom of the seventh to force the extra inning.

Jakson Amend homered, singled and drove in three runs for the Blue Knights. Will Youngman, who also had two hits, drove in two runs.


Abington Heights regained its Lackawanna League Division 1 lead from Valley View when it shut out the Cougars, 2-0, at PNC Field in Moosic.

Scott Gilbert and two relievers combined on a four-hitter for the Comets, who manufactured runs in the first and fourth innings for the victory.

Abington Heights improved to 8-3 and 9-6. Valley View is 7-3 and 11-6.

Gilbert struck out nine and walked five while allowing three hits in 5 2/3 innings.

When Gilbert ran out of pitches, Cole Vida came on to get a bases-loaded strikeout to end the top of the sixth.

Gavin LaCoe struck out two while giving up one hit in a scoreless seventh to get the save.

Matt Show tripled and scored on a Michael Show groundout in the first.

Michael Show singled, was bunted to second, stole third and scored on a Buzz Albright sacrifice fly in the fourth.

Duke Stafursky struck out nine while throwing a five-hitter for Valley View. He also doubled.

Ryan Cesarini had two hits in the loss.

Wyoming Area scored seven runs in the bottom of the first, then held on for a 9-7, non-league victory over Wallenpaupack, the No. 3 Big School team in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Baseball Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

Evan Melberger, who had two hits, and J.J. Hood, who homered, each drove in two runs.

Jack Smith went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI for Wallenpaupack.


The last three of four Lackawanna League division titles were decided with the result of one game helping settle two of them.

Abington Heights wrapped up its Division 1 championship with a 17-8 victory over North Pocono.

Honesdale used its 6-5 victory over Delaware Valley and North Pocono’s loss to break a first-place tie on the final day of the season and claim the Division 2 championship.

Abington Heights improved to 10-1 and 14-1. Honesdale is 8-3 and 12-3. North Pocono is 7-4 and 8-6.

Elk Lake entered the day needing one more win to clinch the Lackawanna Division 4 title.

The Lady Warriors got two.

Elk Lake, District 2’s only unbeaten team overall, was too much for winless Susquehanna, sweeping a doubleheader, 16-1, 17-0.

The Lady Warriors improved to 11-0 in the division and 14-0 overall.

Jess Koptcho struck out 14 for Crestwood in a 5-3, WVC Division 1 victory over Wilkes-Barre Area.

Cassandra Scripkunas went 3-for-3 and drove in two runs for Wyoming Area when it defeated Nanticoke, 10-4, in a WVC Division 2 game.

Riley Baird had three hits, including two doubles, for Nanticoke.

WVC Division 2 champion Holy Redeemer scored five runs in the top of the seventh to take a three-run lead on the way to an 8-6, non-league victory over Loyalsock Township.

Kaylee Gryboski and Peyton Parker each drove in two runs in the win.


Steven Schermerhorn had 16 assists, 11 service points and 7 aces as Delaware Valley wrapped up a second-place finish in the WVC with a 25-12, 25-10, 25-6 romp over Hanover Area.

Zane Papula had seven kills to help the Warriors finish 10-1.


Boys track and field: District 2 Class 2A Championships.

Girls track and field: District 2 Class 2A Championships.

Boys tennis: District 2 Doubles Tournament.

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