DUNMORE — Abington American was unable to rebound from an early 10-run deficit and fell to Dunmore, 21-1, in a District 17 Junior League All-Star baseball game July 10 at Dunmore High School.
Dunmore scored 10 runs in the first inning before Abington recorded its first out. Second baseman Steve Borgia drove in three runs on a double, catcher Joey Mandarano knocked in two runs with a double, and first baseman Michael Hannah and center field Tommy Lewis each singled to drive in a run. Hannah scored on a wild pitch, Borgia scored on a passed ball, and third baseman Jayden Buckley scored on a error.
“Our number one pitcher was sick and that hurt us and everything we hit went right at one of their players,” Abington American head coach Thad Supanek said. “Dunmore was finding gaps and that was the difference.”
Dunmore added seven more runs in the top of the third inning. Left fielder Nick Sinkevich and Lewis scored on a throwing error, Hannah drove in a run and Borgia scored on a passed ball.
Abington American scored its lone run in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single from catcher Ryan Gabura. Center fielder Carson Smith, with a double, left fielder Louis Natale and first baseman Will Brown had the other three Abington hits.
Dunmore struck for four runs in the top of the fifth inning. Hannah drove in two runs, Buckley drove in one, and pitcher Daniel Walsh scored on a fielder’s choice.
Abington American will play West Scranton at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Dunmore High School. The winner will advance to play Dunmore on Thursday.
“Baseball is one day at a time,” Supanek said. “One game at a time. You can’t down over a loss like this because you always have the next game.”
Reach Robert Tomkavage at 570-704-3941 or on Twitter @rtomkavage.