Baseball team with several Back Mountain players wins national tournament

August 24th, 2016 4:13 pm

The Northeast Riverdawgs 12U travel baseball team, with players from the Back Mountain and West Pittston, were champions in the Diamond Nation 12U Summer Finale tournament in Flemington, N.J. Eight teams from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania competed in the three-day tournament. The Riverdawgs went 3-1-1 and defeated the Syracuse Sports Zone, 8-2, in the finals to win the tournament. From left, first row, Jude Nocito, Austin Finarelli, Evan Melberger, Nick Nocito, Evan Hromisin and Sam Finarelli. Second row, Nick Finarelli, JJ Hood, Ty Federici, Chris Killian, Graedon Finarelli and Will Youngman. The team is coached by Chuck Youngman, assisted by Steve Federici, Jason Killian and Tony Finarelli. photo