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.
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