NEPA Sports Nation

Today in NEPA Sports Nation, 5/10

Lake-Lehman clinched a tie for the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 baseball title without playing Friday when second-place Holy Redeemer dropped an extra-inning game against Nanticoke.

The Black Knights can claim the title outright Monday if they can inflict a third straight loss on Holy Redeemer when they travel to play the Royals. The teams shared first place less than a week ago.

Lake-Lehman is 9-1 in the division and 11-1 overall. The Black Knights have won by shutout in the last three games and have outscored opponents, 44-3, during their five-game winning streak.

Holy Redeemer is 7-3 and 10-3.

The game is one of many that could have an impact on title races across multiple sports during a busy day in District 2 sports.

In Lackawanna League Division 1-2 crossovers, two games send a division leader against a second-place team from the other division.

Division 1 leader Abington Heights (6-1, 7-4) will try to shake off being shut out twice Saturday when it travels to Wallenpaupack (6-1, 12-2) in baseball.

West Scranton (6-1, 6-1) is at Division 2 leader North Pocono (5-2, 6-4) in softball.

There are four other games that have first-place teams playing against third-place teams, including a game between the top two teams in the Riverfront Sports Boys Lacrosse Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

They are:

Boys lacrosse – WVC: Crestwood (9-0, 12-2) at Delaware Valley (7-1, 7-1)

Baseball – Lackawanna Division 1-2 crossover: West Scranton (3-2, 3-2) at North Pocono (5-0, 9-2)

Softball – Lackawanna Division 4: Elk Lake (7-0, 9-0) at Blue Ridge (4-2, 4-2)

Softball – WVC Division 1: Tunkhannock (8-1, 12-2) at Berwick (6-4, 8-6)

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