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.