Winning pitcher Dan Jacklinski singled in the winning run in the top of the sixth inning Tuesday as visiting Scranton defeated defending champion Abington Heights, 5-4, to take the early lead in Lackawanna League Division 1 baseball.
Dylan Labukas had a double and home run to drive in the other four runs to put Scranton at 2-0 in the division and 3-0 overall.
Every other Division 1 team has at least one loss.
Collin Domozych, who scored twice, and Jacklinski had two hits each.
Jacklinski gave up two runs in the bottom of the fifth, but shut out the Comets in the sixth and seventh to earn the win in relief. He struck out four in three innings.
Conner Griffin and Matt Show homered for Abington Heights.
Dustin Ferraro drove in five runs while Luke Janiszewski drove in four on three hits as Western Wayne outslugged Lakeland, 10-8, in Lackawanna Division 2.
Chris Killian and Sam Barrouk combined on a no-hitter with 16 strikeouts as Dallas defeated Berwick, 7-0.
Killian worked the first 3 innings, striking out 12 and walking 3. He also had two hits and three RBI.
Barrouk struck out four in three innings and did not walk a batter.
Leadoff hitter Nick Nocito had three hits for the Mountaineers.
Among Tuesday’s other highlights in District 2 sports:
Isabella Caporuscio scored 10 goals to lead Crestwood past visiting Wyoming Seminary, 17-9, in a meeting of Wyoming Valley Conference unbeatens.
Caporuscio also had two assists.
Julia Glowacki had five goals and six assists. Hannah Ziegler scored twice.
Morgan Koons made 15 saves in the win.
Lily Kutz scored four goals and Maddie Olshemski three for Wyoming Seminary.
Xander Kelly scored three goals and assisted on two to lead the balanced Delaware Valley attack that carried the Warriors past Lake-Lehman, 11-5, in a meeting of WVC teams that entered the day at 2-0.
Delaware Valley opened a 3-0 lead after one quarter, then used a 4-1, third-quarter advantage to stretch the lead to 9-3.
Peyton LaRocco, Brady Quinn and Owen Kelly each had two goals and an assist.
Connor Gaughan made nine saves in the win.
Gavin Paraschak led Lake-Lehman with three goals and an assist.
Gianna Russo’s double with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning lift West Scranton over Wallenpaupack, 3-2, in a Lackawanna Division 1-2 crossover game.
Mia Butka struck out 10 in a three-hitter during which she did not allow an earned run, but the Lady Invaders still trailed, 2-1, until the last half inning.
Madison Maloney tripled with two out and nobody on to start the rally.
Butka’s bunt was misplayed for an error that allowed Maloney to tie the game.
Wallenpaupack’s Clara Babyak took a three-hitter into the seventh inning.
Megan Heard and Bryn Stiles had four hits each in the first two spots in the batting order to lead Abington Heights to a 12-5 victory in Lackawanna Division 1.
Heard went 4-for-5 with four runs and an RBI.
Stiles was 4-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBI.
Krista Cortazar and Kat Davis had three hits each while Courtney Rebar blasted a grand slam as Mid Valley shut out Wyoming Area, 12-0, in five innings in non-league play.
Cortazar went 3-for-3 with two runs and three RBI. Kat Davis was 3-for-5 with three runs.
Rebar finished with five RBI.
Maranda Runco and Emma Kobylanski combined on a three-hitter with eight strikeouts. Runco allowed one hit and struck out five in three innings.
Ben Ziegler won 6-0, 6-0 at first singles as Wyoming Seminary defeated Wyoming Area, 4-1, in a WVC match.
Second singles players Vaughn Kutish and the doubles teams of Marco Magnotta-Ryan Chun and Gabe Cable-Braidon Kostik also won in straight sets to help Wyoming Seminary reach 5-0 in the conference.
Sean Burke won third singles in three sets to make Wyoming Area just the second WVC team to earn a point against the Blue Knights.
Brendan Turowski, Dylan Smith and Ean Magrane swept singles in Berwick’s 4-1 victory over Crestwood.
Matt Prociak has 12 kills, 2 blocks, 7 service points and 3 aces to lead Holy Redeemer to a WVC sweep of Wyoming Valley West.
The Royals won by set scores of 25-11, 25-10, 25-19.
Lucas Dwyer had six kills, nine points and four aces.
Berwick swept Nanticoke, 25-11, 25-12, 25-13, in another WVC match.
Graham Marshman had 13 kills for Berwick, which also benefitted from strong serving.
Andrew Blockus and Hunter Madl each had 13 service points and Blaze Croop had nine. Blockus and Madl had five aces and Croop had four.
BOYS TRACK AND FIELD
Justice Shoats won the 100-meter dash, long jump and high jump along with leading off the 400 relay as Holy Redeemer edged Lake-Lehman, 71-70, in WVC Division 2.
Jacob Simoson swept the throwing events for Lake-Lehman.
GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD
Lake-Lehman used its depth to get past Holy Redeemer, 95-53, in WVC Division 2.
Kalee Raczkowski won the 300 hurdles and was part of two relay wins, including anchoring the 3200.
The Lady Knights won 2 of the 3 relays, took second place in 12 of 15 individual events and third place in 9 of 13.