Jim Thorpe stars win another tournament
Photo courtesy of Maryann Photography
The Jim Thorpe 7-8 year-old All-Stars recently captured their second tournament championship of the summer. Jim Thorpe followed up its Hazleton Tournament title by winning the West Hazleton Tournament. Jim Thorpe was the only undefeated team in the tournament and won the championship game with a 5-4 extra-inning victory over Valley East. In the title game, Jared Marykwas had a game-tying triple in the sixth inning. Anthony Voto had three singles and Davier Calcano had an inside the park home run and a single. Caiden Hurley pitched two shutout innings with five strikeouts.Team members were, front row, from left, Abel Calcano (head coach), Davier Calcano, Jared Joyce, John Malarkey, Jarad Marykwas and Ryan Hurley (assistant coach). Middle row, Adam Lauer, Chris Condly, Anthony Voto, Jimmy Schwartz, Gavin Fikentscher, Caiden Hurley, Ian Hubbar and Carlos Magobet. Back row, assistant coaches Pat Joyce, Josh McCartney, John Malarkey, John Fikentscher and Tim Hubbard.