Despite chill, baseball gets underway

Despite a snowstorm that blanketed the area’s higher elevations Friday, a couple local baseball teams kicked off their spring campaigns.

Elk Lake traveled to West Virginia where high winds and inclement weather hindered play.

The Warriors went 0-2 but Coach Tony Rezykowski felt the team learned some things about themselves and the direction they need to head.

“We found out we have some younger kids who are going to be able to compete at the varsity level,” noted Rezykowski. “And our pitching staff threw well.”

Rezykowski was impressed with the competition they did face and felt the experience will give his squad the motivation it needs to improve.

Sunday at Pagnotti field in Scranton Mountain View fell to Old Forge 3-1.

The first inning proved to be pivotal as Mountain View got on the board quickly. Nathan Ofalt reached base with one of his two hits on the day and was driven in my Mike DeWolfe for the Eagles’ only score of the game.

Old Forge answered in the bottom of the first with three runs. The Blue Devils scored two unearned runs and Hayden Jones singled to drive in a third for Old Forge.

Both teams tightened down on the hill and defensively and no more runs were scored the game.

Tyler Henke took the loss for the Eagles despite only surrendering five hits over four innings of work. Henke struck out two and walked two. DeWolfe pitched two innings in relief strking out one and allowing no hits or runs.

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