Thursday marked the second full day of the Lackawanna League baseball season. Seven games were played and the winning team in five of them scored double-digit runs.
The scoreboard:
Valley View 5, Scranton Prep 4
North Pocono 16, Honesdale 8
Riverside 7 Western Wayne 4
Holy Cross 14, Carbondale Area 4 (6 inn.)
Mountain View 13, Susquehanna 5
Lackawanna Trail 13, Elk Lake 2 (5 inn.)
Montrose 14, Forest City 0 (4½ inn.)

Number of the day — 25

Innings Riverside’s scoreless streak to start the season ended. The Vikings shut out their first four opponents and kept Western Wayne of the scoreboard for the first two innings before the Wildcats struck for four runs in the top of the third inning to take a 4-2 lead — the first time Riverside trailed all season. But it rebounded quickly, scoring twice in the bottom of the third inning to tie the game at 4. The Vikings then scored twice in the fourth and once in the sixth to complete the 7-4 victory and improve to 5-0 overall.

Batting line of the day

Jake Millan, North Pocono vs. Honesdale

4AB, 4R, 4H, 4RBI
including 2 doubles and 1 home run

Pitching line of the day

Connor Watkins, Montrose vs. Forest City

5IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 2BB, 11K

The only hit he allowed was a double to the second batter of the game, Forest City’s Artie Bronson

In the big inning …

Just as it did Monday in its win over Lackawanna Trail, Mountain View scored eight runs in the top of the first inning Thursday against Susquehanna.

Up next

League play resumes Monday, April 12. Among the highlights on the schedule:
North Pocono is at Scranton Prep in a Division I-II crossover; Wallenpaupack at Delaware Valley in Division II; Old Forge at Dunmore in a matchup of Division III teams hoping to finally get their league seasons started; and Mountain View (2-0) at Montrose (1-0) in Division IV.