Baseball Team Affected By Coach’s Arrest

July 13, 2010 /
The case against a baseball coach accused of having sex with a teenage girl is affecting more than just the alleged victim.

A baseball team in Lackawanna County is scrambling now to come up with money for a trip after their coach was jailed on child sex charges and a real estate company where the suspect worked is in on the investigation. Now that Phil Godlewski is in jail on statutory rape charges, Taylor’s American Legion baseball team is out thousands of dollars.

Assistant coach A.J. Meranti said the team is now scrambling. The team of 15 to 18 year olds leaves for a tournament in Myrtle Beach this Friday and they’ve had less than a week to raise the money all over again through a weekend collection.

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