West Scranton’s Mia Butka, Mid Valley’s Maranda Runco and Hazleton Area’s Gabbie Terracino all hit home runs in games where they were also the winning pitcher Monday in softball league openers.
Butka homered twice and drove in four runs while tossing a four-inning perfect game in which she struck out six as the Lady Invaders defeated Scranton, 15-0, in a Lackawanna League Division 1 game.
Runco homered, drove in three runs and struck out 10 in a three-hit shutout as Mid Valley defeated Old Forge, 10-0, in five innings in Lackawanna Division 3.
Gabbie Terracino went 3-for-4 with a homer, three runs scored and four RBI as Hazleton Area defeated Berwick, 6-4, in Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1.
West Scranton scored four runs in the first, six in the second, and three in the third, then ended the game on the Mercy Rule by scoring twice before an out was recorded in the bottom of the fourth.
Butka was 2-for-2 with a walk, and a hit by pitch. She scored three times.
Ameilia Noll, one of five Lady Invaders with two hits, drove in four runs.
Gianna Russo, another with two hits, scored three times and drove in the game-ending run.
Runco was 2-for-2 and also scored three times.
Courtney Rebar doubled, homered and drove in four runs.
Krista Cortazar went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI.
The game was one of three shutouts in Lackawanna Division 3 openers.
Holy Cross blanked Carbondale, 10-0, and Dunmore ripped Lakeland, 14-0.
Makenna Balay also had three hits, including a double, and drove in two runs in the Hazleton Area win.
Cali Juris has two hits and scored twice.
Berwick’s Gianna Berlin went 3-for-3 with a homer and three RBI.
Sophomore Gianna Adams struck out 16 in a one-hitter as Pittston Area shut out Wyoming Valley West, 9-0, in another WVC Division 1 game.
Adams walked three.
Sage Weidlich went 3-for-4 with two RBI to led the 15-hit attack.
Skylar Borthwick singled, doubled and drove in two runs.
Kallie Booth had a double, triple and two runs scored.
Lauren Stalica, Megan Heard and starting pitcher Avery Fiorillo homered for Abington Heights in a 21-6 win over Delaware Valley in five innings in a Lackawanna Division 1 crossover.
Stalica drove in five runs and Heard drove in four.
Other highlights around District 2 sports Monday included:
Garrett Pietryka singled in the game-winning run with two out in the top of the seventh inning and Matt Show followed with a two-run double to complete an Abington Heights rally that produced an 11-8 victory over Delaware Valley in a Lackawanna League 1-2 baseball crossover.
Show finished 4-for-5 with a stolen base, a run and three RBI.
Delaware Valley took leads of 5-0 after one inning and 7-1 after three.
Abington Heights closed the gap to a run with five runs in the top of the fifth, but still did not lead until the seventh inning.
Conner Griffin had a single, double and two RBI.
Griffin led off the seventh with his double and scored the tying run on a Jacob Fink sacrifice fly.
Charlie Hamm did not allow an earned run in 3 2/3 innings of relief to pick up the win.
The Warriors took an 8-7 lead into the final inning.
C.J. Ross had two hits while Corey May and Derek Metzger drove in two runs each for Delaware Valley.
A half-dozen Lackawanna openers ended in shutouts.
They were: Scranton 8-0 over West Scranton and Scranton Prep 15-0 over Valley View in Division 1; North Pocono 7-0 over Honesdale in Division 2; Lakeland 2-0 over Dunmore and Riverside 3-0 over Western Wayne in Division 3; and Mountain View 10-0 over Susquehanna in Division 4.
Crestwood broke away from a halftime tie to defeat visiting Dallas, 12-6, in a Wyoming Valley Conference night game.
Brendan Davis scored six goals while Ethan Zabroski made 11 saves for Crestwood.
Frank Usavage added two goals in the win.
Anderson Leo scored three times for Dallas.
The game was tied, 1-1, after one quarter and, 3-3, at halftime.
Delaware Valley routed Holy Redeemer, 18-3, by building leads of 11-0 after one quarter and 16-0 at halftime.
Xander Kelly scored five goals.
Peyton LoRocco, who had an assist, and Brady Quinn added four goals each.
Wyoming Area and Crestwood used the same formula to post 3-2 victories in the WVC.
Both teams lost at the first two singles spots, but won No. 3 singles and swept doubles.
Wyoming Area defeated Berwick and Crestwood downed Wilkes-Barre Area.
Wyoming Area’s Nick Cirelli-Eli Harding won the second set at No. 2 doubles in a tiebreaker.
Crestwood’s second doubles win was much different, a 6-0, 6-0 victory by Braiden Fallbright-Mike Modrovsky.
Wyoming Seminary lost just 3 games in 10 sets during a 5-0 victory over Hazleton Area.
Ben Ziegler, Vaughn Kutish and Jeremy Han swept through singles, 6-0, 6-0.
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