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LEHMAN TWP. — After crossing home plate for the winning run, 5-foot-9 Cole Barbacci kept on running. The senior catcher made a left turn, headed toward first base and leaped toward 6-foot-6 Pete Borum in celebration.


Both played equally big roles for Lake-Lehman with the game on the line.


Barbacci had tied the game in the bottom of the seventh and Borum brought him home four batters later for an 11-10 walk-off victory over Meyers on Tuesday.


It had the usual back-and-forth drama of a game between the last two District 2 Class 2A champions. But on a windy, rainy and gray afternoon at Lake-Lehman High School, it didn't play out as smoothly as some of the recent entries in the series.


"This was not a clean game," Lehman coach Mark LeValley said. "We battled our way through it. We told the team we needed to win this game, and we'll take it any way we can. And it was an ugly win. But we needed it."


Meyers shook off a 9-3 deficit after four innings, firing back for five runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth to take an improbable 10-9 lead into the final frame.


But Borum, on the mound in relief, mixed in three strikeouts with three walks to get out of a bases-loaded jam in the top of the seventh to keep the Black Knights (2-1) within a run.


Barbacci laced a one-out double to make it 10-10 in the home half. A single, a strikeout and a walk brought up Borum with the bases loaded and two outs.


One strike away from extra innings – and, with daylight fading, perhaps a suspended game – Borum reached out and knocked an 0-2 pitch right up the middle for his third hit of the game and a Lehman win.


"He got himself in and out of trouble (on the mound and at the plate)," LeValley said of Borum. "He battled his way back and came through for us."


Lake-Lehman had lost in extras to Hanover Area on Thursday and a setback against the Mohawks (1-1) would have dropped the Knights into a hole early in Division II race.


That didn't seem likely in the first half of Tuesday's contest. A two-run single by Curt Barbacci in the second keyed a 5-1 lead for the Knights, who then opened the bottom of the fourth with six straight hits, highlighted by an RBI triple from Troy Shurites. It was 9-3 headed into the fifth.


Meyers answered right away with extra-base hits from Dan Conrad (two-run double), John Zionce (two-run triple) and Matt DeMarco (RBI triple), cutting the lead to 9-8 with no outs.


Cody Cutter came on to strand that last runner at third and Lehman temporarily stayed in front. The Mohawks changed that in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by DeMarco, with the go-ahead run scoring on a throwing error.


Borum, Shurites and Cole Barbacci all finished with three hits for the Knights. DeMarco (3 RBI) and Zionce did the same for Meyers.


The teams combined for five errors on a frigid day, but the most glaring number may have been the 14 runners stranded by the Mohawks.


"We didn't give up when we went down 9-3, but we left a lot of runners on base," Meyers coach Matt Skrepenak said. "We made a lot of mistakes. We had a lot of opportunities to capitalize and we just failed at those opportunities.


"I'm happy with the way we fought back in the ballgame, but we have a lot of work to do."


 


























































































































































































MeyersLake-Lehman

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abrhbi
MDeMrco 3b4133CoBrbcci c5332
Reilly cf-p5010Shurites cf4231
Szafran ss-p5121McGvrn p-lf5011
Owen c2010CuBrbcci ss3122
CDeMrco 1b3110Borum 1b-p5032
Dubil p2011Sweitzer pr0100
Lisman cf3110Bean 3b-p4021
Kendra rf-pr0100Carey 2b1100
Conrad dh3112Parschk dh1000
Morrash 2b4200Prtngtn lf-rf3211
Zionce lf4232Cutter p0000





VnScy rf-3b1100





Davenprt 3b1000





Balloun ph1000
Totals3510149Totals34111510




















Meyers1011520—10
Lake-Lehman2304002—11

2B – MDeMarco, Zionce, Conrad, Borum, CoBarbacci; 3B – Zionce, MDeMarco, Shurites





















































IP


H


R


ER


BB


SO


Meyers


Dubil


2.0


4


5


2


2


1


Reilly


2.0


8


4


4


0


0


Szafran (L, 0-1)


2.2


3


2


2


3


2














































Lake-Lehman





McGovern2.031122
Bean2+107605
Cutter1.112122
Borum (W, 1-0)1.200033

Wyoming Seminary 7, Northwest 0

Mackey Power went 3-for-4 with a triple and a pair of RBI to help pace Wyoming Seminary.


Craig Skudalski also finished 3-for-4 with a double and a home run for the first-place Blue Knights (3-0) while Bobby Polachek pitched a complete-game shutout on the mound, giving up five hits and striking out seven.


Skyler DiPasquale was 3-for-4 with a double for Northwest (1-2).


 


































































































































































Wyoming SeminaryNorthwest

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abrhbi
Power c4132DiPasqle p4030
Seyer lf4000Feno 2b3000
Polachek p 4221Korea c2010
Skudalski 1b4232Volkel rf3000
Gagliardi 3b4300Mazonky 1b3000
Saidman rf0000Stempien cf3010
Gilmore dh3011Gurzynski lf2000
Kaizaki ss3100Bowman ph1000
Chiba 2b3100Long 3b0000





Samlvch dh1000





Godfrey 3b2000





White ss2000
Totals32797Totals26050




















Wyoming Seminary0002311—7
Northwest0000000—0

2B – Skudalski; 3B – Power, DiPasquale; HR – Skudalski




























IPHRERBBSO
Wyo. Seminary





Polachek (W, 1-0)7.050027



























Northwest





DiPasquale (L, 0-1)4.043306
Stempien3.054414

Hanover Area 15, GAR 0 (4 inn.)

Pat Cook struck out six and gave up just two hits as he tossed four scoreless innings to lead Hanover Area.


Mickey Ferrence finished with a double and a triple while Mike Bugonowicz and Mike Blazaskie each hit a double for the Hawkeyes (2-0).


Steve Tyson had both hits for GAR (0-3).


 






























































































































































































GARHanover Area

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abrhbi
Dempsey cf2000Kollar ss4332
STyson lf2020Pack 3b2212
Fickler 2b-p1000Kuhl ph1100
Skrepenk 1b2000Sulcoski c3221
Evans p-2b2000Jones ph1000
Rosa ss-3b1000Ferrence lf2223
TTyson 3b-p1000Kinney ph1000
ODay c1000Cook p0000
Williams rf1000Deno dh3011





Bugnwcz 1b3110





Kocher cf0200





Wickiser rf2000





Blazskie ph1111





McDnnll 2b1000





Zuranski ph0100





Windt ph0001
Totals13020Totals23151111


















GAR
0000—0
Hanover Area
3345—15

2B – Ferrence, Bugonowicz, Blazaskie; 3B – Ferrence














































IPHRERBBSO
GAR





Evans (L, 0-1)1.033320
Sickler2.057531
TTyson0.235310


















Hanover Area





Cook (W, 1-0)4.020016

Pittston Area 15, Holy Redeemer 5 (6 inn.)

The Patriots scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth to end the contest early.


Chuck Bressler struck out seven in a complete-game victory. The Patriots (3-1) got a three-hit day from Josh Razvillas and two hits each from Anthony Schwab, John Kielbasa (3 RBI) and Patrick McGinty (3 RBI).


Christian Choman (3-3, double, 2 RBI) and Dominick Policare (2-3, double, triple, 2 RBI) led the Royals (0-4).







































































































































































Holy RedeemerPittston Area

abrhbi
abrhbi
Policare 2b3222Housmn 2b3211
Condo ss4000MSchwb cf3110
Choman 1b3132Razvillas 1b5231
Ringsdorf c2011ASchwb 3b3221
Tsevdos p2000Kielbasa lf2123
Ell lf3110Loftus c3212
Kerr rf0000Bressler p0000
Triblett dh3000BDelany dh3210
Cavangh 3b2000Hahn rf2101
English 3b0100McGinty ss4223
Kosik cf1000




Cosgrove cf2000




Totals25575Totals28151312


















Holy Redeemer
200012—5
Pittston Area
225006—15

2B – Policare, Choman, ASchwab, Kielbasa; 3B – Policare, Ringsdorf





































IPHRERBBSO
Holy Redeemer





Tsevdos (L, 0-1)4.099752
Kerr 1.246542


















Pittston Area





Bressler (W, 1-1)6.075537

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