5/25/2012
Nanticoke Area 4
Valley View 2

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At Valley View, After winning three consecutive wins together for the first time in seven years to close the regular season, Nanticoke Area extended that streak to five after knocking off second seeded Valley View, in the second round of the District 2 Class AAA playoffs.
The win advances the 10th seeded Trojans, 7-10 on the year, to Tuesday's semifinal round where they will play at third-seeded Berwick.
Josh Decker got the win pitching 6â?? innings of four-hit ball with five strikeouts. Joe Yudichak came on with one out in the seventh and runners on first and second. He got the first batter he faced to strikeout before ending the game on a line out to third caught by Tyler Myers who just came into the game.
NAmanaged just four singles, two by Yudichak. Shaun Boyle had two RBIs.

Nanticoke Area Valley View
ab r h bi ab r h bi
Yudichak p 4 1 2 0 Williams lf 2 1 1 0
Jezewski cf 4 1 0 0 Callejas 2b 3 0 0 0
Briggs 2b 2 1 0 0 Staback 1b 2 0 2 2
Ioanna ss 2 0 0 1 Lalli ss 4 0 0 0Decker rf 3 1 1 0 Nardelli c 3 0 1 0
Ivan 1b 2 0 0 0 Ferguson p/p 2 0 0 0
Malshefski lf 0 0 0 0 Bordo pr 0 0 0 0
Boyle dh 3 0 1 0 Cwalinski rf 3 0 0 0
Higgs 3b 2 0 0 0 Wells 3b 0 0 0 0
Maul rf 3 0 0 0 Higgins dh 1 0 0 0
Myers 3b 0 0 0 0 Houlihan ph 1 0 0 0
Kranick ph 1 0 0 0
Kranick cf 2 1 1 0
Totals 25 4 4 1 Totals 24 2 5 2

Nanticoke Area 000 400 0 - 4
Valley View 001 010 0 - 2
2B: Rob Nardelli (VV).
Nanticoke IP H R ER BB SO
Decker, WP 6â?? 5 2 2 6 7
Yudichak â?? 0 0 0 0 1
Valley View IP H R ER BB SO
Ferguson, LP 7 4 4 3 1 4

5/23/2012
Nanticoke Area 8
Scranton Prep 7

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At Scranton Prep, Anthony Ioanna was the winning pitcher with four strikeouts and he also connected on a two run homer as Nanticoke upset host Scranton Prep.
Robert Briggs had three singles and drove in a pair of runs and Josh Decker went 2-for-3 in the win.
Nanticoke Area Scranton Prep

ab r h bi ab r h bi
Yudichak c 5 1 2 0 Graziosi cf 3 0 0 1
Jezewski cf 3 2 1 0 Sompel 3b 4 0 1 0
Briggs 2b 4 1 3 2 Gaetano rf 3 0 0 0
Ioanna p 3 1 1 3 Timlin p/p 4 1 1 0
Decker rf 3 1 2 0 McDonald lf 3 3 2 2
Ivan 1b 3 0 0 1 O'Donnell ss 3 1 2 0
Maul lf 0 0 0 0 Preston c 3 2 0 0
Boyle dh 4 1 1 0 Fetter rf 4 0 2 2
Myers ss 2 0 1 0 Gustin 2b 2 0 0 0
Scott ph 1 1 1 2 Notarianni ph 1 0 0 1
Malshefski lf 1 0 0 0 Anzelmi p 0 0 0 0
Higgs 3b 4 0 0 0 Stafursky p 0 0 0 0
Gorcyk p 0 0 0 0
Totals 33 8 12 8 Totals 30 7 8 6

Nanticoke 001 223 0 - 8
Scranton Prep 022 003 0 - 7
2B: Mark Fetter (SP). HR: Anthony Ioanna (NA), Mike McDonald (SP).

Nanticoke IP H R ER BB SO
Ioanna, WP 5 5 7 7 4 4
Decker 2 2 0 0 0 2
Scranton Prep IP H R ER BB SO
Timlin 5 8 5 5 1 3
Anzelmi, LP 0 3 3 3 1 0
Stafursky â?? 0 0 0 0 1
Gorcyk 1 1 0 0 0 1

3/27/2012
Trojan Baseball Preview
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2011 WVC Record/Finish: 3-12, fifth place; Lost in D2 first round
State classification: 3A

Coach: Dean Myers
Home field: High school, Kosciuszko Street, Nanticoke / Ted Hiller Park, Honey Pot

Outlook: Though the win total only went up by one from 2010, Nanticoke was a much improved team last season. In Dean Myers’ first campaign in charge, the Trojans lost five games by just one run, including a pair against division champ Pittston Area and another against 2A finalist Holy Redeemer. With four of the team’s top five hitters back from a year ago – Bobby Briggs, Joe Yudichak, Josh Decker and Jeff Jezewski – Nanticoke is hopeful that experience starts turning those narrow defeats into victories.