Aiden Murphy tossed a one-hit shutout and also sparked the offense Tuesday while leading host Wyoming Seminary past previously unbeaten Lake-Lehman, 10-0, in five innings in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 baseball game.
Murphy struck out nine and did not walk a batter. He went 3-for-4 with three runs batted in and a run scored.
The Blue Knights improved to 3-2 in the division and 4-2 overall. Lake-Lehman fell to 4-1 and 6-1, dropping out of a first-place tie with Holy Redeemer, which had the day off.
Zac Williamson had two hits and drove in two runs while Will Youngman scored three times.
J.J. Hood tossed a two-hit shutout with 15 strikeouts as Wyoming Area downed Hanover Area, 6-0, in another WVC Division 2 game.
Hood also walked twice, doubled in his only official at-bat and drove in a run.
Jason Weidl led the offense with a single, double and two RBI.
Pittston Area broke a tie with a six-run seventh inning to defeat Wilkes-Barre Area, 9-3, in WVC Division 1.
Abington Heights and Delaware Valley combined for just six hits in an eight-inning Lackawanna League Division 1-2 crossover, which Abington Heights won on a bases-loaded hit by pitch to maintain Division 1’s only unbeaten record.
Rich Padula was the hit batter, driving in Matt Show with the winning run and making Michael Show into the winning pitcher.
Scott Gilbert had struck out 14 in seven innings as the Abington Heights starter, giving up just two hits and not walking a batter. Michael Show struck out one in his spotless inning.
The Comets are 2-0 in the Lackawanna and 3-1 overall.
Lackawanna Trail handed Blue Ridge its first loss, 5-3, and passed the Raiders into second place in Lackawanna Division 4.
The Lions have won four straight since an opening loss to first-place Mountain View. Blue Ridge is 3-1.
Abington Heights remained unbeaten and posted its sixth shutout in seven games when Ava Leach threw a three-hitter in a 7-0 victory over Delaware Valley.
Leach struck out nine to overcome five walks.
Megan Heard had two hits and drove in three runs.
Renee McDonald and Rachel McDonald each went 2-for-2 with two runs scored. Renee doubled twice and drove in a run while Rachel doubled once.
The Comets used the crossover victory to improve to 3-0 in the Lackawanna to move back into a first-place tie in Division 1 with West Scranton.
Blue Ridge scored the game’s final seven runs to rally past Lackawanna Trail, 8-7, in Lackawanna Division 4.
Leigha McCain’s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh ended the game.
Pittston Area moved into a share of the WVC Division 1 lead with Tunkhannock when it shut out Crestwood, 4-0.
The Lady Patriots have won all four league games, including three by shutout. Tori Para tossed the latest shutout, a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts and also boosted the offense with two hits and an RBI.
Abington Heights overcame dropping the first set to rally past Blue Ridge and take over the Lackawanna League from the Raiders by winning the meeting of unbeaten teams.
The Comets won, 17-25, 25-15, 25-22, 25-18, to improve to 5-0. Blue Ridge fell to 5-1.
GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD
Giavanna Innamorati set a school record by winning the 100-meter hurdles in 15.6 seconds during Pittston Area’s 84-66 WVC Division 1 victory over Berwick.
Innamorati won both hurdles races and was on the winning 1600 relay. Teammate Jakiya Kroon won the 100- and 200-meter dashes, anchored the winning 400 relay and led off the winning 1600 relay.
Tasha Mihalko won the 100, long jump, triple jump and was part of the 400 relay win to lead Lake-Lehman past Nanticoke, 106-43, in WVC Division 2.
BOYS TRACK AND FIELD
Montrose defeated Lackawanna Trail, 85-56, for first place in Lackawanna Track Conference Division 4.
Both teams entered the day 2-0.
David Behm swept the three jumps in Pittston Area’s 92-58 victory over Berwick.
Rachel Shook scored seven goals while Madison Lasinski added six goals and two assists when Lake-Lehman racked up the highest goal total in District 2 so far this season in a 28-2 WVC romp over Pittston Area.
Isabella Caporuscio scored five goals while Julia Glowacki scored three and assisted on three in Crestwood’s 15-2 WVC victory over Wilkes-Barre Area.
Emmaus handed WVC leader Crestwood its first loss in a non-league battle of unbeatens, 14-2.
Abington Heights and Scranton Prep maintained perfect Lackawanna records with 5-0 victories.
The Comets (9-0) defeated Wallenpaupack while the Cavaliers (8-0) downed Mid Valley.