We are already into the month of May which means spring sports are well under way for the schools in our area. This means we are midway through the baseball and softball seasons and we are starting to see the stronger teams emerge from the rest of the field.
There are a few of those teams led by their seniors that are making an impact on the field to lead to their team’s success.
Now, colleges are starting to take notice and multiple star athletes in our area just chose where they are going to be
continuing their careers on the field, as well as in the classroom.
Seniors Jake Decker and Derek Stento from Blue Ridge both choose to attend Northhampton in the fall and Elk Lake’s Amanda Mowry has elected to attend Lackawanna College.
Mowry received a scholarship from Lackawanna College as well as SUNY Oswego. However, she choose Lackawanna to be closer to home for a unique reason.
“I had scholarship offers from SUNY Oswego and Lackawanna College,” Mowry said. “I choose Lackawanna to be closer to my family and my doctor for my Lymes disease. I also really liked the Lackawanna campus a lot.”
Mowry is the starting pitcher for Elk Lake and she helped lead her team to a 3-1 start on the season. She is very excited to begin her collegiate softball career at Lackawanna, but she remains focused on the current season and winning the district title. She believes the Lady Warriors have a very good chance to do so.
“I believe we definitely have a shot at the district title,” Mowry said. “If we work as a team and play to the best of our abilities we have a real shot to go far in the playoffs”.
The Blue Ridge Raiders have been off to a good start thanks to the duo of Stento and Decker. Stento already has three wins pitching on the season and Decker has been off to a very good start at the plate.
This dynamic duo will now have the chance to play college baseball together at Northhampton.