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HS BASEBALL: Valley View, Prep Win To Set Up Semifinal Showdown

May 22, 2019

Alex Savkov had an RBI triple as part of a three-run sixth inning as second-seeded Valley View posted 4-1 win over No. 7 Nanticoke on Tuesday in a District 2 Class 4A first-round baseball game at the University of Scranton’s Volpe Field.

Winning pitcher Dixon Black struck out nine in six innings and also went 3 for 3 with a run and an RBI for Valley View.

Valley View will face Scranton Prep on Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the semifinals at the University of Scranton’s Volpe Field.

Nanticoke Area Valley View

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Myers 2b 3 1 1 0 Kovalchik cf 3 0 1 0

Matson cf 3 0 1 0 Combs ss 3 0 0 0

Cease ss 3 0 1 1 Black p 3 1 3 1

Brown rf 2 0 0 0 Cesarini lf 3 1 0 0

Krupinski lf 3 0 1 0 Savkov 3b 3 1 1 1

Heffron 3b 3 0 0 0 Boyle c 3 0 1 1

Balliet 1b 2 0 0 0 Sheridan 1b 0 0 0 0

Piestrak ph 1 0 0 0 Benson dh 1 0 0 0

Butczynski p 0 0 0 0 Doherty dh 2 0 0 0

Bielecki lf 0 0 0 0 Stfursky 2b/p 3 0 0 0

Bobeck dh 3 0 1 0 Manchak rf 2 1 1 0

Heald c 2 0 0 0

Ormes ph 1 0 0 0

Totals 26 1 5 1 Totals 26 4 7 3

Nanticoke Area 001 000 0 — 1

Valley View 001 003 x — 4

2B: Dixon Black (VV). 3B: Alex Savkov (VV), Jake Krupinski (NA).

Nanticoke Area IP H R ER BB SO

Butczynski, LP 5.1 7 4 3 0 4

Cease .2 0 0 0 0 0

Valley View IP H R ER BB SO

Black, WP 6 5 1 1 1 9

Stafursky 1 0 0 0 0 2

Pitches: NAN: Butczynski 93, Cease 9; VV: Black 95, Stafursky 17.

Records: VV 12-7; NAN 10-11.

Scranton Prep 3, Wyoming Area 1

At Wyoming Area, Jonathan Martens and Vince Cimini combined on a one-hitter to lead No. 6 Scranton Prep.

Noah Granet had two hits, including a double, and an RBI for the Cavaliers.

Dillon Williams singled and drove in a run for No. 3 Wyoming Area.

Scranton Prep Wyoming Area

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Granet 4 0 2 1 Coolbaugh 4 0 0 0

Valvano 2 1 0 0 Petrucci 0 1 0 0

Cimini 2 0 0 0 Janosky 0 0 0 0

Kohut 4 0 0 0 Kelleher 2 0 0 0

Lanzendorfer 3 0 1 1 Graham 2 0 0 0

Sorenson 2 0 0 1 Williams 3 0 1 1

Mancuso 3 0 0 0 Lehart 0 0 0 0

Grady 3 1 1 0 Yochem 3 0 0 0

Blake 2 1 1 0 Angelella 3 0 0 0

Martens 0 0 0 0 Wiedl 2 0 0 0

Elmes 1 0 0 0

Hood 1 0 0 0

Hallman 0 0 0 0

Nossavage 0 0 0 0

Totals 25 3 5 3 Totals 21 1 1 1

Scranton Prep 000 021 0 — 3

Wyoming Area 000 001 0 — 1

2B: Noah Granet (SP).

Scranton Prep IP H R ER BB SO

Martens, WP 5 0 1 1 6 3

Cimini 2 1 0 0 0 2

Wyoming Area IP H R ER BB SO

Hallman, LP 4.2 3 2 2 6 8

Nossavage 1.1 2 1 1 2 2

Hood 1 0 0 0 0 1

Pitches: SP: Martens 90, Cimini 28; WA: Hallman 104, Nossavage 34, Hood 11.

Records: SP 9-9; WA 11-9.

Honesdale 3, Tunkhannock 1

At Tunkhannock, Caleb Martin and Andy Carroll combined on a five-hitter with six strikeouts to lead No. 5 Honesdale.

Martin doubled, scored a run and drove in one for the Hornets.

Tyler Faux had two hits, including a double, and an RBI for No. 4 Tunkhannock.

Honesdale will play at top-seeded Dallas in Friday’s semifinals at 4:30 p.m. Dallas defeated Berwick, 9-2.

Honesdale Tunkhannock

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Curreri ss 4 0 1 0 Faux ss/p 4 0 2 1

Bannan c 4 0 0 0 Reposa p 3 0 0 0

Dell’Aquila 3b 1 2 0 0 Mislevy 1b 4 0 0 0

Martin p 4 1 1 1 Baltrusaitis lf 2 0 2 0

LaBracio rf 3 0 1 1 Dziak 3b 2 0 0 0

Meagher 2b 0 0 0 0 Wood rf 2 0 0 0

Campen dh 4 0 0 0 Munley cf 0 0 0 0

Carroll cf 3 0 0 0 Kuzma dh 2 0 0 0

Dennis 1b 2 0 2 0 Gavek ph 1 0 0 0

Becker lf 0 0 0 0 Sheridan c 3 0 0 0

Williams lf 3 0 0 0 Sackmann 2b 1 1 1 0

Totals 28 3 5 2 Totals 24 1 5 1

Honesdale 100 020 0 — 3

Tunkhannock 000 010 0 — 1

2B: Tyler Faux (TUN), Caleb Martin (HON), David Baltrusaitis (TUN), Evan Sackmann (TUN).

Honesdale IP H R ER BB SO

Martin, WP 5 5 1 1 3 4

Carroll 2 0 0 0 1 2

Tunkhannock IP H R ER BB SO

Reposa, LP 5 4 3 2 4 10

Faux 2 1 0 0 2 1

Records: HON 11-10; TUN 9-10.

Class 3A

Craig Mercanti had two hits, a run and two RBIs to lead No. 2 Mid Valley to a 7-1 win over No. 7 Hanover Area in a first-round game.

Justin Gohsler allowed four hits and one run in 6⅔ innings for the Spartans.

E.J. Murphy singled and drove in the run for Hanover Area.

Mid Valley will host No. 3 Wyoming Seminary on Thursday at 12:30 p.m.

Hanover Area Mid Valley

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Polanco ss 2 0 1 0 Mercanti ss 3 1 2 2

George c 3 0 0 0 Kalinoski rf 4 0 2 0

Stfanowicz 3b 3 0 0 0 Hanicak c 4 0 1 0

Kolbicka p 3 0 0 0 Kucharski 1b 3 0 0 0

Metric p 0 0 0 0 Mazzino 3b 1 0 0 0

Hummer 1b 3 0 1 0 Gohsler p 3 2 0 0

Quaglia rf 3 1 1 0 Kocsis p 0 0 0 0

Murphy lf 2 0 1 1 Miller dh 2 1 1 0

Richards 2b 3 0 0 0 Longo cf 1 0 0 0

Rowley dh 3 0 0 0 Zelinski 2b 2 1 0 0

Stefanski p 0 0 0 0 Cardenas lf 3 2 2 1

Jaslar p 0 0 0 0

Totals 25 1 4 1 Totals 26 7 8 3

Hanover Area 000 100 0 — 1

Mid Valley 010 402 x — 7

2B: Julian Hanicak (MV).

Hanover Area IP H R ER BB SO

Kolbicka, LP 3.2 5 5 1 2 3

Metric .1 1 0 0 0 0

Jaslar 1.2 1 2 1 1 0

Stefanski .1 1 0 0 0 1

Mid Valley IP H R ER BB SO

Gohsler, WP 6.2 4 1 1 3 6

Kocsis .1 0 0 0 0 0

Pitches: HAN: Kolbica 80, Metric 7, Jaslar 23, Stefanski 10; MV: Gohsler 103, Kocsis 2.

Records: MV 13-4; HAN 11-10.

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