National wins 10-11 Back Mountain battle in District 31 Little League Baseball

By Tom Robinson - For Dallas Post | July 6th, 2016 4:06 pm

Nick Spencer went 4-for-4 and drove in eight runs July 2 when Back Mountain National defeated Back Mountain American, 17-4, in a District 31 Little League Baseball 10-11-year-old tournament opener.

Bryan Osipower also had four hits and scored four runs. Cole Kaiser, who had a double, and Gary Weaver each went 2-for-2 with an RBI. Gavin Adamski had a double and scored twice.

Mike Cumbo struck out four.

Liam Hite doubled for BMA. Lucas Tirpak singled and drove in a run.

BMN added a 13-0 shutout of Kingston the next night to get off to a 2-0 start in the six-team round-robin to determine four semifinalists.

Spencer and Ryan Borton combined on a two-hitter for BMN.

Adamski was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI while Osipower was 2-for-3 with a double and one RBI.

Kaiser had two hits and an RBI. Weaver had a double and three RBI while Spencer had a double and RBI.

BMA came back with a 15-12 win over West Pittston.

Harveys Lake got off to an 0-2 start, losing to West Pittston, 16-15, and Northwest, 17-4.

The round-robin portion of the tournament was scheduled to continue July 6, 8 and 10, followed by semifinals and finals July 13 and 15 at Nanticoke.

District 31 9-10 baseball

Back Mountain American went 3-0 to win Pool A and reach the July 8 semifinals as a home team.

The tournament finals are scheduled for July 10 at Exeter.

Zach Paczewski and Sam Barrouk combined on a no-hitter June 30 when BMA shut out West Pittston, 15-0.

Joey Peters, Jude Nocito and Aiden Burkhardt each had two hits in the win.

Back Mountain National went 2-2 in Pool B missing out on a chance to advance July 3 when it fell to Exeter, 13-8, on the final day of pool play.

J.J. Rischawy had four hits when BMN pounded Swoyersville, 17-2, June 30.

Zack Williams, Chris Sholtis and Seth Berry also had at least two hits to back winning pitcher Sam Finarelli.

Kingston/Forty Fort, which won the pool, defeated BMN, 8-5, June 29.

Finarelli led BMN with two hits.

Exeter took second to qualify for the semifinal game at BMA.

Section 5 senior baseball

Back Mountain is representing District 31 in the four-team, double-elimination tournament, which was scheduled to be conducted July 6-9 at Dallas High School and Shoemaker Field in West Wyoming.

Section 5 major (11-12) softball

Tripp Park shut out District 31 champion Back Mountain, 8-0, Tuesday in an opener of the four-team, double-elimination tournament, scheduled to continue through July 9 at Old Forge.

District 31 9-10 softball

Back Mountain and Harveys Lake are part of the four-team, double-elimination tournament, which was scheduled to begin July 6 and continue through July 13.

By Tom Robinson

For Dallas Post

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