First Posted: 5/19/2014
The Dallas championship baseball season and the Mountaineers’ eight-game winning streak came to an end Tuesday with a 6-0 loss to visiting Scranton Prep in the District 2 Class AAA quarterfinals.
Nate Fiala threw a two-hit shutout to help the seventh-seeded Cavaliers knock off the second-seeded Mountaineers, who used their winning streak to claim the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 title. Fiala walked three and struck out two.
Chad DeBona and Justin Brojakowski had the hits for Dallas.
The Mountaineers reached the quarterfinals with their own impressive pitching performance.
Domenic Oliveri threw a three-hit shutout and struck out eight when Dallas edged GAR, 2-0, May 18.
Oliveri overcame five walks in the win.
The Mountaineers also managed only three hits in the game, which was scoreless until the bottom of the fourth.
Jordan McCrum broke the tie by scoring from first on a stolen base that drew a wild throw.
Chad DeBona scored in the sixth on the wild pitch.
Nigel Stearns, Dave Simpson and A.J. Sweppenheiser had the Dallas hits.
Lake-Lehman did not manage a hit in the first round of the District 2 Class AAA tournament and was eliminated May 17 with a 7-0 loss at third-seeded Berwick.
Jordan DiValerio, a sophomore who struck out seven in five innings, and Zach Kyttle, combined on the no-hitter.
Sydney Kern and Katy Comitz led the way Monday when Dallas opened the District 2 Class AAA softball playoffs with a 9-0 shutout of Dallas.
Kern threw a four-hit shutout.
Comitz went 3-for-3 and hit a home run for the third time in four games.
Maddie Perez was 2-for-4 with a double and Kelly Snyder was 2-for-3 for Dallas, which finished fourth in Division 2 of the Wyoming Valley Conference with a 7-7 record.
The win advanced the Mountaineers into a quarterfinal game at top-seed and defending state champion Valley View that was scheduled to be played Wednesday.
Lake-Lehman’s season came to an end in the first round of district play Monday with a 9-0 loss at Abington Heights.
The Knights finished last in the five-team Division 2, going 1-13.
J.J. Konigus is coming home to be the next coach at Lake-Lehman.
Konigus, who coached at Crestwood the last four seasons, was appointed earlier this month to replace Tom Williams, who stepped down at the end of the season.
Konigus wrestled at Lake-Lehman and was an assistant at the school from 2005-2010 before coaching at Crestwood. He told The Times Leader that he plans to add Will Weber as his top assistant.
Lake-Lehman and Dallas were both eliminated in the quarterfinals of the District 2 tournament May 14.
Crestwood eliminated Lake-Lehman, 13-6, and Coughlin routed Dallas, 17-2.
Lake-Lehman was within 7-5 before being overwhelmed in the second half.
Katie Struhl led Lake-Lehman with three goals and an assist while Hannah Stull had three assists. Mackenzie Borum made 18 saves in the loss.
Katie Kapral and Kelsie Davis scored for Dallas.
Crestwood eliminated Lake-Lehman, 16-5, in the District 2 quarterfinals.
Bo Butler scored twice for the Black Knights, who were 3-9 to finish tied for fifth out of seven teams in the WVC during the regular season.
Joe Bevevino and Steve Wempa from Dallas won one match in the District 2 Class AA boys doubles tournament before being eliminated in the second round. They defeated Valley View’s Dylan Rudalavage and Erik Miller, 6-2, 6-2, before falling to fourth-seeded Rob Azzarelli-Jonathan Kelley from Holy Cross, 6-1, 6-1.
Dallas was also represented by Anthony DeLuca and Frank Bevevino, who met second-seeded Pete Kazmierczak and Tony Kutz from Scranton Prep in the opening round and lost, 6-2, 6-1.