Montoursville seniors advance to winners’ final

In the senior baseball regional tournament in Thorofare, N.J. on Saturday afternoon, Montoursville overcame a two-run deficit and advanced to the winners’ bracket final with a 6-3 win over New Jersey.

Montoursville advanced to Monday’s winner bracket final and it will take on Delaware at 7:30 p.m. for a chance to play in the regional final.

The Senior World Series is held in Easley, South Carolina.

Facing a 3-1 deficit in the bottom of the sixth inning, Montoursville’s Jonathan Zayas led off with a double and the bases eventually became loaded and Naaman Amos was hit by a pitch to make it 3-2. Peyton Mussina followed with a two-run single to give Montoursville its first lead at 4-3. Nate Ewing added another single to make it 5-3 and later in the inning a hit by pitch and bases loaded walk made it 6-3.

Dillon Stokes pitched a final two clean innings to earn the win.

Ewing (2 for 4) and Stokes (2 for 3) accounted for half of Montoursville’s eight hits.



Montoursville 6, New Jersey 3

New Jersey 010 200 0–3 8 0

Montoursville 010 005 x–6 8 2

Ron Antonelli, Thomas DiMarco, Mike Keenan and Jake Rutkowski. Jaxon Dalena, Keon Burkholder (4), Dillon Stokes (6) and Naaman Amos. W–Stokes. L–Keenan.

Top New Jersey hitters: Patrick Egon 2-3; Ryan Antonelli 2-3. Top Montoursville hitters: Nate Ewing 2-4; Dillon Stokes 2-3.

Next game: Montoursville vs. Delaware at Thorofare, N.J., Monday, 7:30 p.m.