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THURSDAY RECAP: Vikings finish perfect regular season in baseball

Riverside wrapped up a perfect baseball regular season Thursday but Delaware Valley made the Vikings work for it in a non-league game.

The Vikings needed a run in the top of the seventh inning to pull out a 5-4 victory and finish 18-0.

Riverside, the Lackawanna League Division 3 champion and the top seed for the upcoming District 2 Class 2A playoffs, led 3-0 after 1½ innings and 4-2 going into the bottom of the sixth before Delaware Valley rallied.

Zach Day had a double and single, Jimmy Decker also had two hits and R.J. Santarsiero drove in two runs to lead the Riverside offense.

Aiden Oliver went 3-for-4 with a double, home run, two runs scored and two RBI for Delaware Valley.


Scranton defeated West Scranton, 8-3, in nine innings.

The Knights tied the game with a run in the top of the seventh, then broke a 2-2 tie with six runs in the ninth.

Darren Clarke combined with two relievers on a one-hitter and Pedro Betancourt provided the offense as Wilkes-Barre Area shut out Berwick, 1-0, in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 game.

Betancourt drove in the only run and was the only player in the game with two hits.

Clarke worked the first 6 1/3 innings for the win.

Adam Anderson had the Berwick hit.


Kaya Hannon led the way as Tunkhannock clinched at least a tie for first place in WVC Division 1 softball with a 12-0, five-inning victory at Wyoming Valley West.

Hannon threw a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts and did not walk a batter. She also went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBI.

Tunkhannock scored seven runs in the fourth inning to give the Lady Tigers the margin they used to end the game early on the 10-run rule.

Freshman Elaina Kulsicavage was 3-for-3 with two RBI.

Gabby Wood and Sydney Huff joined Hannon in producing two hits, two runs and two RBI each. One of Huff’s hits was a triple.

Sage Weidlich hit two home runs and winning pitcher Tori Para had two hits and two runs scored when Pittston Area kept its WVC Division 1 title hopes alive with an 11-1 win at Wilkes-Barre Area.

The Lady Patriots scored seven runs in the top of the first.

Weidlich and Kallie Booth each drove in three runs.

Para struck out 10 while walking one in a five-hitter.

Kaitlyn Slusser doubled, singled and drove in two runs as Wyoming Area spoiled the last unbeaten overall record in District 2 by beating visiting Elk Lake, 4-3.

Elk Lake, the Lackawanna League Division 4 champion and the top seed for the upcoming District 2 Class 2A playoffs, took a 15-0 record into the regular-season finale.

Steph Nowak struck out 10 and tripled for Wyoming Area.

Anna Wisnewski had two hits and scored a run.

Morgan Quinn homered, tripled and singled to lead Dunmore past Carbondale, 10-6, in a Lackawanna Division 3 game.


Lacrosse: District 2 and subregional playoffs.

Baseball: Battle of the Bridge.

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