Rosters for the seventh annual Field of Dreams senior select baseball game, presented by Lackawanna County, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and the Bill Howerton StrikeOut Cancer Foundation, have been set.
Pitchers Nate Rolka, Noah Coleman, and shortstop Joe McAleer will represent Lackawanna Trail and Elk Lake, respectively, on the Lackawanna League small school team squad.
As of press time, the Wyoming Valley Conference teams had not been announced.
The event will again feature a doubleheader as teams from both the Lackawanna League and the Wyoming Valley Conference have been split into small-school and big-school teams that will face off on Sunday, June 16, at PNC Field, beginning with the big-school game at 1:30 p.m followed by the small-school game at approximately 4 p.m.
The Lackawanna League Small-School team will be made up of 18 players, with Mid Valley leading the way with four players. Right fielder Justin Gosler, shortstop Craig Mercanti, catcher Julian Hanicak and first baseman Brendan Kucharski represent the Spartans. Also selected for the team are Lackawanna Trail pitchers Nate Rolka and Noah Coleman; Mt. View catcher Cameron DeManicor and second baseman Joshua Craven; Carbondale Area third baseman Pat Durkin and shortstop Stone Wormuth; Dunmore pitcher Michael Aronica; Holy Cross shortstop Tyler Mozeleski; Old Forge first baseman Hayden Jones; Montrose third baseman Andrew Raspardi; Elk Lake shortstop Joe McAleer; Forest City centerfielder Tyler Clift; and Susquehanna shortstop Devon Dubanowitz.
Riverside High School manager Sean Hughes will manage the Lackawanna Big-School squad with Carbondale Area manager J.J. Perri skippering the Lackawanna Small-School squad. The Wyoming Valley Big-School team will be managed by Crestwood’s Sean Foley while Northwest Area’s Lou DiPasquale manages the Wyoming Valley Small-School team.
Game sponsors are Lackawanna County, the Lackawanna County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Luzerne County Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Times-Tribune, The Citizens Voice, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, and Battaglia’s Sporting Goods.
Admission is $5. A portion of the proceeds go to the Bill Howerton Strikeout Cancer Scholarship Fund.