Abington National wins Region 5 Junior League baseball championship

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Abington National’s Michael Stanton catches a fly ball as Gavin Ross and Noah O’Malley come in for backup. - Submitted photos
Abington National’s Dominic Selvenis slides in under a tag at home plate. - Submitted photos
Abington National’s Cole Vida delivers a pitch from the mound. - Submitted photos
Abington National won the Section 5 Junior League baseball championship. - - Submitted photos

Abington National defeated Pittston Area, 6-0, to win the Section 5 Junior League Baseball Tournament July 21 at Hilldale Baseball Park in Plains.

Gavin Ross led Abington with two singles. Noah O’Malley, Dominic Selvenis, Michael Stanton, Brodie Robertson and Camden Vaughn each had a single. Andrew Albright was the winning pitcher and Stanton earned the save.

Abington will now travel toward Pittsburgh to Lakeview Knothole Junior League for the Pennsylvania State Tournament. Abington was scheduled to begin play at 11 a.m. July 25 against the Section 2 Champion. This will be a double elimination tournament, with the champion advancing to the U.S. Eastern Finals in Freehold, New Jersey.

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Pittston Area 2

Winning pitcher Andrew Albright, who combined with Noah O’Malley for a no-hitter, struck out four batters and also had four singles at the plate. O’Malley struck out two and had a double. The pair combined to walk five batters.

Brodie Robertson and Gavin LaCoe each had two singles and a double for Abington.

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Back Mountain 3

Winning pitcher Cole Vida stuck out three batters and also had a single and triple. Brodie Robertson earned the save and had two doubles and a single.

Gavin Ross had two singles and a double, Gavin LaCoe had two singles and two doubles, and Noah O’Malley had a single and double for Abington.

Abington National’s Michael Stanton catches a fly ball as Gavin Ross and Noah O’Malley come in for backup.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_ABJ-Junior-LL-1.jpgAbington National’s Michael Stanton catches a fly ball as Gavin Ross and Noah O’Malley come in for backup. Submitted photos

Abington National’s Dominic Selvenis slides in under a tag at home plate.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_ABJ-Junior-LL-2.jpgAbington National’s Dominic Selvenis slides in under a tag at home plate. Submitted photos

Abington National’s Cole Vida delivers a pitch from the mound.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_ABJ-Junior-LL-3.jpgAbington National’s Cole Vida delivers a pitch from the mound. Submitted photos

Abington National won the Section 5 Junior League baseball championship.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_ABJ-Abington-Junior.jpgAbington National won the Section 5 Junior League baseball championship. Submitted photos

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