HS Baseball: Dallas Leads Over Lake Lehman, Goes to D2-4A

DALLAS TWP. – It is possible that if the game of Back Mountain baseball competition was played at the time when it was originally planned – on April 9 – the approach would be different.

Lake Lehmann, however, looked at the big picture on Thursday, namely the 2nd Class 3A playoffs next week. They even replace Saturday’s match with Wyoming in the Wyoming Valley Division 2 Division Championship.

Meanwhile, Dallas wanted to slip into a narrow opening to replace the Wyoming area as the first seed in the D2-4A playoffs and get the farewell that comes with the place. The Highlanders have done so – so far – with a 12-3 victory over Lehmann.

Dallas (14-4) came in Thursday yielding to the Wyoming area (17-3) by 0.002 in power rankings to determine the district sowing. The Highlanders were ahead of the Warriors, who lost 8-7 to the current D2-5A, who sowed first, Wallenpaupack, but as early as Saturday morning there was a game left against West Scranton (3-15). Wyoming’s game with Lehman for the WVC Division 2 crown will not affect power ratings, as only regular-season games are included in the formula.

Lehman (14-5) had a D2-3A main seed, so ace Nick Finarelli threw just three innings.

“We started this year with the goal of winning the district, getting into a state tournament and running,” Lehman coach Mike Soltis said. “We need Nick in stock, all our pitchers are available on Monday. So today was like a bullpen for him. Fast three innings, 50 fields.

Dallas received a row of singles from Nick Nochit, Mike Timinsky and Zach Paczewski, as well as a throw-in error when Paczewski’s strike and RBI’s Chris Killian’s grounding to advance 3-2 in the final inning of Finarelli’s work.

“I’m very happy that we put the ball pretty hard into the game against Finarelli,” Dallas coach Ken Cashatus said. “He didn’t blow everyone away. About a month ago I was afraid he would strike out two of the three guys he encountered. But now we are achieving an honest ball, which is an important moment at this time of season. “

Homer from Pachevsky’s three runs in the fifth, who had just cleared the right field of the field, helped increase the lead to 7-3. Dallas added five more runs in the sixth on four bases of loaded walks and Gavin Adamski’s domestic single.

Dallas starter Gary Weaver overcame a tough first inning in which he delivered three hits, including a single with two Finarelli races. He made 6.2 innings, scoring eight and allowing four singles after the first half.

Dallas 12, Lake Lehmann 3


C.Kaiser cf-p`2`1`1`0

Naugle ph`1`0`0`0

G. Finarelli c`3`1`1`0

T. Jones ph`1`0`0`0

Federici 1b`3`0`0`1

Corio lf-rf`3`0`1`0

N. Finarelli p-lf`3`0`2`2

M. Šolcis 2b`3`0`0`0

C.Sholtis dh`3`0`1`0

Wallace ss-p`0`0`0`0

Bob 3b-ss`1`0`0`0

E. Kaiser rf`2`0`0`0

S. Finarelli 3b`1`1`1`0



Wear 2b`4`2`2`0

Timinsky cf`3`2`1`1

Pachevsky ss`3`3`2`4

Kilian 1b`3`1`0`2

Peters rf`2`0`2`1

Osipower dh`3`0`0`0

Rishy lf`0`0`0`0

Healy ph`1`0`0`0

J. Adamski 3b`2`1`0`0

G. Adamski c`4`0`1`1

Razor cr-p`0`1`0`0

Weaver p`2`0`1`0

Burkhardt kr`0`2`0`0


Lake Lehmann`200`010`0 – 3

Dallas`003`405`x – 12

HR – Pachevsky.


N. Finarelli L`3.0`5`3`0`0`2


K. Kaiser`0,1`1`5`5`4`0



Weaver W`6.2`7`3`3`2`8


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