Abington National wins Dist. 17 11-12-year-old Little League baseball title

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Abington National won the District 17 11-12 year-old Little League baseball championship July 9. From left, first row, Mark Nazar. Second row, Coach Chris Vida, Reece Vida, Gene Curtain, Ryan Nealon, Gavin Walsh, Zach Brister, Coach Brian Brister, Conner Abel, Jake Rowlands, Declan Walsh, Thomas LaCoe, Andrew Summa, Michael Naegele and Coach Dave Abel. - Submitted photos
Members of the Abington National 11-12 year-old All-Star team celebrate with their banner after winning the District 17 Little League baseball championship July 9. - Submitted photos
Members of the Abington National 11-12 year-old All-Star team celebrate with their banner after winning the District 17 Little League baseball championship July 9. - Submitted photos
Members of the Abington National 11-12 year-old All-Star team celebrate with their banner after winning the District 17 Little League baseball championship July 9. - - Submitted photos

Abington National defeated North Pocono, 3-2, to win the District 17 11-12 year-old Little League baseball All-Star championship in a deciding Game 3 July 9 at North Scranton.

Reece Vida’s double in the fifth inning brought home the winning runs. Conner Abel, Gavin Walsh and Ryan Nealon each had two hits. Abel and Walsh also each had a double for Abington. Nealon, the winning pitcher, struck out seven batters without allowing a walk in 5 1/3 innings.

Abington National defeated North Pocono, 9-3, in Game 1 July 5 at Ackerly Fields in Glenburn Township.

Andrew Summa had two home runs, Zach Brister had two singles, and Ryan Nealon had a double for Abington. Nealon, the winning pitcher, had six strikeouts.

Cole Dymek had a home run and double, Zach Hatala had a double and single, and Noah West had a triple for North Pocono.

North Pocono defeated Abington National, 13-3, in Game 2 July 7 at North Pocono.

Declan Walsh had a two-run double, and Gavin Walsh, Ryan Nealon and Zach Brister each had a single for Abington.

Abington National won the District 17 11-12 year-old Little League baseball championship July 9. From left, first row, Mark Nazar. Second row, Coach Chris Vida, Reece Vida, Gene Curtain, Ryan Nealon, Gavin Walsh, Zach Brister, Coach Brian Brister, Conner Abel, Jake Rowlands, Declan Walsh, Thomas LaCoe, Andrew Summa, Michael Naegele and Coach Dave Abel.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_ABJ-Ab-National-1-1.jpgAbington National won the District 17 11-12 year-old Little League baseball championship July 9. From left, first row, Mark Nazar. Second row, Coach Chris Vida, Reece Vida, Gene Curtain, Ryan Nealon, Gavin Walsh, Zach Brister, Coach Brian Brister, Conner Abel, Jake Rowlands, Declan Walsh, Thomas LaCoe, Andrew Summa, Michael Naegele and Coach Dave Abel. Submitted photos

Members of the Abington National 11-12 year-old All-Star team celebrate with their banner after winning the District 17 Little League baseball championship July 9.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_ABJ-Ab-National-team-1.jpgMembers of the Abington National 11-12 year-old All-Star team celebrate with their banner after winning the District 17 Little League baseball championship July 9. Submitted photos

Members of the Abington National 11-12 year-old All-Star team celebrate with their banner after winning the District 17 Little League baseball championship July 9.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_ABJ-Ab-National-team-2-1.jpegMembers of the Abington National 11-12 year-old All-Star team celebrate with their banner after winning the District 17 Little League baseball championship July 9. Submitted photos

Members of the Abington National 11-12 year-old All-Star team celebrate with their banner after winning the District 17 Little League baseball championship July 9.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_ABJ-Ab-National-3-1.jpegMembers of the Abington National 11-12 year-old All-Star team celebrate with their banner after winning the District 17 Little League baseball championship July 9. Submitted photos

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