Harveys Lake Junior Softball takes three-game series from Back Mountain

By Tom Robinson - For Dallas Post
Back Mountain National starting pitcher Zach Paczewski, right, gets mobbed at the plate after hitting his first home run of the game against Swoyersville in District 31 Little League Majors Baseball in West Pittston Monday. - Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post
Back Mountain National starting pitcher Zach Paczewski, right, hits his second home run of the game, a grand slam, ahead of Swoyersville catcher Cole Hospodar in District 31 Little League Majors Baseball in West Pittston. - Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post
Back Mountain National first baseman Mike Cumbo (No. 6) gets mobbed at the plate after hitting a home run against Swoyersville in District 31 Little League Majors Baseball in West Pittston/ - Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post
Back Mountain National’s Gavin Adamski ducks on a pitch by Swoyersville’s Dominic Cavuto as catcher Cole Hospodar hauls in the ball in District 31 Little League Majors Baseball in West Pittston - - Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post
Back Mountain’s Hannah Chipego (No. 29) leads her team out of the dugout to congratulate Nina Barrouk after she hit an inside-the-park home run against Harveys Lake in a District 31 8-10 Little League softball game in Dallas Tuesday. - - Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post
Back Mountain’s Sophia Maier slides into second base against Harveys Lake. - - Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post
Gracie Bucknavage delivers a pitch for Harveys Lake against Back Mountain in District 31 8-10 Little League softball action Tuesday in Dallas. - - Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post
Harveys Lake shortstop Hayley Wallace fields a grounder in a District 31 8-10 Little League softball game against Back Mountain. - - Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post
Back Mountain’s Carolyn Comitz drives in teammate Leaha Riley against Harveys Lake. - - Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

HARVEYS LAKE — Alison Newhart doubled three times and Krista Scoblick struck out nine Tuesday night when Harveys Lake won the third and deciding game of its District 31 Junior Little League Softball championship series, 7-4, over visiting Back Mountain.

Harveys Lake won the coin toss to host the third game after each team had won on its home field to start the series.

After Harveys Lake won, 5-2, June 21, Back Mountain forced a third game with an 8-7 victory June 23.

Jillian Ulozas, Rylee Bucknavage and Amber Kocher all had doubles for Harveys Lake in Game Three.

Lexi Dougherty and Riley Egan had doubles for Back Mountain.

DISTRICT 31 MAJOR SOFTBALL

Back Mountain secured the home field by finishing unbeaten in four games of round-robin play, beating Greater Wyoming Area, 12-2, June 24.

The 4-0 record came by a combined margin of 55-2. The championship game rematch with Greater Wyoming Area, one of three teams to go 2-2, was rained out Wednesday and was scheduled to be played Saturday.

Winning pitcher Victoria Spaciano had a triple and double in the win to complete round-robin play. She struck out seven.

Jordyn Porasky drove in three runs and Abby Beyer had three hits in the win. Abby Cruz added a double and single while Allison Vitanovec had two hits.

DISTRICT 31 8-10-YEAR-OLD SOFTBALL

Nina Barrouk threw a no-hitter and got all 12 outs by strikeout Tuesday when Back Mountain defeated Harveys Lake, 17-0, in four innings.

Barrouk, Hannah Chipego and Carolyn Comitz each had two hits, including a home run, in the win.

Back Mountain shut out Greater Wyoming Area, 14-0, in four innings in a June 24 tournament opener.

Barrouk had a one-hitter with 12 strikeouts in the opener.

Kirsten Finarelli, who homered, and Barrouk each had four hits. Carolyn Comitz added three.

Harveys Lake defeated Northwest, 12-2, in four innings Monday.

Gracie Burkavage struck out 12 for Harveys Lake.

Alexis Shotwell, Bailey Wallace and Alana Morris had two hits each.

Back Mountain went into Thursday’s last game of pool play in the four-team event trying to secure home field for the final. Harveys Lake headed into a game against Greater Wyoming Area in a second-place tie with the winner of the game likely to grab the second spot in Sunday’s championship game.

DISTRICT 31 MAJOR BASEBALL

Zach Paczewski ripped two home runs, including a grand slam, when Back Mountain National rolled over Swoyersville, 15-0, in three innings Monday.

Paczewski homered in each of the first two innings and combined with Sam Barrouk on a two-hit shutout.

“The whole team hit the ball,” Back Mountain National manager Gary Peters said. “It was a great offensive performance by the entire lineup.”

Back Mountain American started with two straight decisive wins, beating Northwest, 11-1, June 23, then Back Mountain North, 14-2, in four innings Monday.

A nine-run first inning led Back Mountain American to the win over Back Mountain North.

Lucas Tirpak went 2-for-2 with a triple and a walk. Evan Kaiser had two doubles while Ben Fenster was 1-for-1 with two walks.

Alex Aiello, Tucker Chesman, Tyler Casey and Ben Fenster combined on a one-hitter.

Bryce Phillips had a first-inning singe for the only Back Mountain North hit.

Harveys Lake dropped its first two games, 11-0, to Kingston/Forty Fort June 23, then, 4-2, to West Pittston Monday.

Gavin Wallace doubled and had six strikeouts on the mound in the loss to West Pittston.

Back Mountain National starting pitcher Zach Paczewski, right, gets mobbed at the plate after hitting his first home run of the game against Swoyersville in District 31 Little League Majors Baseball in West Pittston Monday.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_TTL062618BMtnNat-SwoyLL_1.jpgBack Mountain National starting pitcher Zach Paczewski, right, gets mobbed at the plate after hitting his first home run of the game against Swoyersville in District 31 Little League Majors Baseball in West Pittston Monday. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

Back Mountain National starting pitcher Zach Paczewski, right, hits his second home run of the game, a grand slam, ahead of Swoyersville catcher Cole Hospodar in District 31 Little League Majors Baseball in West Pittston.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_TTL062618BMtnNat-SwoyLL_2.jpgBack Mountain National starting pitcher Zach Paczewski, right, hits his second home run of the game, a grand slam, ahead of Swoyersville catcher Cole Hospodar in District 31 Little League Majors Baseball in West Pittston. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

Back Mountain National first baseman Mike Cumbo (No. 6) gets mobbed at the plate after hitting a home run against Swoyersville in District 31 Little League Majors Baseball in West Pittston/
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_TTL062618BMtnNat-SwoyLL_3.jpgBack Mountain National first baseman Mike Cumbo (No. 6) gets mobbed at the plate after hitting a home run against Swoyersville in District 31 Little League Majors Baseball in West Pittston/ Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

Back Mountain National’s Gavin Adamski ducks on a pitch by Swoyersville’s Dominic Cavuto as catcher Cole Hospodar hauls in the ball in District 31 Little League Majors Baseball in West Pittston
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_TTL062618BMtnNat-SwoyLL_4.jpgBack Mountain National’s Gavin Adamski ducks on a pitch by Swoyersville’s Dominic Cavuto as catcher Cole Hospodar hauls in the ball in District 31 Little League Majors Baseball in West Pittston Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

Back Mountain’s Hannah Chipego (No. 29) leads her team out of the dugout to congratulate Nina Barrouk after she hit an inside-the-park home run against Harveys Lake in a District 31 8-10 Little League softball game in Dallas Tuesday.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_LLgirls1.jpgBack Mountain’s Hannah Chipego (No. 29) leads her team out of the dugout to congratulate Nina Barrouk after she hit an inside-the-park home run against Harveys Lake in a District 31 8-10 Little League softball game in Dallas Tuesday. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

Back Mountain’s Sophia Maier slides into second base against Harveys Lake.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_LLgirls2.jpgBack Mountain’s Sophia Maier slides into second base against Harveys Lake. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

Gracie Bucknavage delivers a pitch for Harveys Lake against Back Mountain in District 31 8-10 Little League softball action Tuesday in Dallas.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_LLgirls3.jpgGracie Bucknavage delivers a pitch for Harveys Lake against Back Mountain in District 31 8-10 Little League softball action Tuesday in Dallas. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

Harveys Lake shortstop Hayley Wallace fields a grounder in a District 31 8-10 Little League softball game against Back Mountain.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_LLgirls4.jpgHarveys Lake shortstop Hayley Wallace fields a grounder in a District 31 8-10 Little League softball game against Back Mountain. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

Back Mountain’s Carolyn Comitz drives in teammate Leaha Riley against Harveys Lake.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_LLgirls5.jpgBack Mountain’s Carolyn Comitz drives in teammate Leaha Riley against Harveys Lake. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

By Tom Robinson

For Dallas Post

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