Tiffany Brogan made sure the Nanticoke softball team came away with a victory on a special day for the program.
The Trojanettes scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning Monday to pull out a 7-4, Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 victory over Hanover Area, completing a day that included ceremonies to dedicate the team’s home as Terry Havens Memorial Field.
Brogan, who was also the winning pitcher, came up with a two-out, two-run single to put Nanticoke ahead, 5-4.
The win was the first in three WVC games for the Trojanettes and knocked Hanover Area out of a second-place tie in the division.
Havens supported Nanticoke sports, in particular Little League and high school softball programs that use the field where he spent time as an umpire, league officer and in other roles. The field has been refurbished and named in his honor.
Wyoming Area assumed sole possession of second place in the division by scoring three times in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally past MMI Prep, 8-7. Winning pitcher Stephanie Nowak went 3-for-4 with a double, three runs batted in and two runs scored. Anna Wisnewski and Jocelyn Williams also had three hits in the win.
Gianna Adams threw a three-hit shutout in Pittston Area’s 3-0 WVC Division 1 victory over Berwick.
Emma Conte went 4-for-4 and Moriah Murray struck out 10 when Dunmore defeated Riverside, 7-2, in a Lackawanna League Division 3 game.
West Scranton moved a half-game in front of idle Abington Heights in Lackawanna Division 1 with its 5-2 victory over Scranton Prep.
Delaware Valley remained a half-game ahead of North Pocono in Lackawanna Division 2. Delaware Valley edged Valley View, 8-7, in a Division 1-2 crossover while North Pocono outlasted Wallenpaupack, 19-17, in a Division 2 game.
Hazleton Area, Riverside and Blue Ridge all remained undefeated overall with victories while Division 2 leader North Pocono remained perfect in the Lackawanna League.
Brett Antolick went 3-for-3 with a double, three runs scored and five RBI as Hazleton Area, the team with the district’s best record in any sport, rolled over visiting Pittston Area, 12-1, in five innings in a WVC Division 1 game. The Cougars are 10-0 overall, including 5-0 in the division. They took control by scoring four runs in each of the first three innings. Grant Russo had two hits and scored three times.
Riverside improved to 5-0 in Lackawanna Division 3 and 8-0 overall with a 12-2 victory at Dunmore. Blue Ridge edged Elk Lake, 8-6, to improve to 3-0 and move within a half-game of idle Lackawanna Division 4 leader Mountain View.
Holy Redeemer and Lake-Lehman, which did not play Monday, are also unbeaten through seven and six games respectively.
Winning pitcher Jake Millan and Damarco Maglio each had three hits when North Pocono defeated Wallenpaupack, 11-5, in Lackawanna Division 2. Both teams were 3-0 in the division going into the game, but North Pocono took control early with four runs in the bottom of the first. Millan had a home run, three RBI and two runs scored for the Trojans (8-1). Maglio also had a sacrifice fly while driving in two runs and scoring one.
Mark Christina threw a five-inning, no-hitter when Western Wayne shut out Carbondale, 10-0, in Lackawanna Division 3. Christina struck out eight. Tyler Peet went 3-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI to lead the offense while Luke Janiszewski was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI.
Zachary Lloyd and Cameron Butka combined on a two-hitter as West Scranton edged Scranton Prep, 3-2, in Lackawanna Division 1. Lloyd struck out 10 and did not allow an earned run or walk in six innings. Butka threw a hitless, scoreless seventh inning with two strikeouts for the save.
Cooper Wood had three goals and two assists while Jack Herron had two goals and three assists when Wyoming Seminary defeated North Pocono, 9-3, to remain undefeated in the WVC. The Blue Knights scored five unanswered goals in the third quarter to break open a 4-2 game.
Crestwood, the unbeaten WVC leader, suffered its second non-league loss, falling to Allentown Central Catholic, 21-14. Isabella Caporuscio scored eight goals in the loss.
Wyoming Seminary posted the first shutout of the season in District 2, blanking Wilkes-Barre Area, 12-0, in a WVC game.
Dunmore improved to 7-2 in the Lackawanna League with a 4-1 win over Western Wayne. Billy Portanova and Nicky Chiaro won singles matches while the teams of Louis Hanni-Aden King and Calvin Zhang-Tommy Pavlowski swept doubles. Lenny Maiocco remained undefeated at first singles for Western Wayne, dropping just two games in two sets.
Berwick swept Dallas, 25-14, 25-17, 25-11, in a match between teams that began the day with one WVC loss each.