Mara Hamm tossed a one-hitter Thursday when Abington Heights bounced back from its only loss to clinch the Lackawanna League Division 1 softball title with a 7-0 shutout of visiting Delaware Valley.
The Lady Comets had already clinched at least a tie for the division title before losing, 8-6, to West Scranton May 6.
After beating Delaware Valley, Abington Heights added three more wins in the next two days at the Williamsport Tournament. The Lady Comets beat host Williamsport, 15-3; Berwick, 7-2; and St. Hubert Catholic from Philadelphia, 5-3.
Abington Heights scored two runs in the second inning and five more in the sixth to break open the Delaware Valley game.
Hamm finished with eight strikeouts and just one walk.
Caroline Kelly went 3-for-3 with two runs in the win. Shaelyn Kobynrich, who also had a single, and Catherine Anne Kupinski had a double and two RBI. Ava Leach also drove in two runs.
The offense pounded out 18 hits, including four doubles and three homers, in the Williamsport game.
Nina Kozar had a homer, single and five RBI.
Kupinski and Megan Heard each had three runs, three hits and three RBI. Kupinski had a double and home run. Heard had the other homer.
Hamm, who had three hits and three runs, and Bailey White each doubled.
Leach threw a five-hitter with nine strikeouts against Berwick.
Hamm had two hits and two RBI.
White singled and doubled against St. Hubert.
Hamm struck out seven in four scoreless innings.
The Lady Comets are 11-1 with one game left in the Lackawanna and 16-1 overall. They also lead the District 2 Class 5A playoff race.
Lackawanna Trail posted its second win of the season, 11-4, over Susquehanna Thursday.
The Lady Lions had lost earlier in the week to Blue Ridge, 9-2, and Forest City, 7-3.
Lackawanna Trail is 2-9 in Lackawanna Division 4 and 2-10 to rank last among six teams in the District 2 Class 2A playoff race.
Lackawanna Trail won two road games and clinched the Lackawanna League Division 4 title.
The Lions shut out Blue Ridge, 6-0, and defeated Susquehanna, 9-3.
Nathan Rolka struck out 17 in 6 1/3 innings and went 2-for-2 with a homer and two runs scored against Blue Ridge.
Owen Lisk got the other two outs, walking one and striking out one.
Ryan Melnikoff had a triple, homer and two RBI. Noah Coleman added a double.
The Lions opened a 7-0 lead after 4 ½ innings against Susquehanna.
Lackawanna Trail is 10-1 in Division 4 and 10-2 overall to lead the District 2 Class 2A seeding race.
Abington Heights split two games and headed into the final week of the regular season one game behind Valley View, which has clinched at least a tie for the Division 1 title.
The Comets are 8-4 in the Lackawanna and 10-8 overall.
Jake Petty had two hits in the 11-3 home loss to West Scranton.
John Deibert’s three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning rallied the Comets to a 4-3 victory over Delaware Valley Thursday.
Deibert finished 2-for-2 and scored twice.
Scott Gilbert allowed just one unearned run on three hits in five innings of relief to get the win.
James Myers added a double.
Abington Heights swept Mountain View and Western Wayne in three sets to finish the Lackawanna League on a four-game winning streak that begin with handing eventual champion Blue Ridge its only loss.
The final league standings: Blue Ridge 11-1, Forest City 10-2, Abington Heights 8-4, Susquehanna 7-5, Western Wayne 4-8, Mountain View 1-11, Elk Lake 1-11.
Noah Johnson scored three goals Wednesday when Abington Heights defeated Coughlin, 8-7, in a non-league game.
Ian Stevens, who had an assist, and Gage Curry scored twice each.
The Comets also defeated Lakeland, 11-2, in a non-league game May 6 when Dante DeRiggi scored four goals and added two assists.
Stevens and Noah Johnson added two goals each.
Cameron Boring made four saves.
The Comets lost, 12-4, to Delaware Valley late in the week.
Abington Heights finished 6-6 in the WVC and is 7-6 overall. It will be in the District 2 Class 2A playoffs, which open Friday.
Abington Heights shut out Coughlin, 5-0, Thursday to finish 4-8 in the WVC.
Lake-Lehman defeated Abington Heights, 18-5, May 7.
The Lady Comets are likely to be the eighth team in the eight-team District 2 Class 2A tournament when the pairings are set following the last games Tuesday. The tournament is scheduled to open Saturday.