Archive - Jul 2011 - Sports Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsy's 13- and 14-year old VFW Teener League All- Stars scored six runs in the first inning and four more in the fourth to jump out to a 10-0 lead over Schuylkill County West All-Stars and went on to win, 19-2, in its opening game of the state tournament Friday night in Punxsutawney.
Punxsy's Brycen Paulinellie led off the top of the first inning with a single, and T.J. Petro followed with an infield single.
Ruben Taylor walked to load the bases, and Paulinellie scored on an RBI single by Dakota Byers.
Huey Brothers (Punxsy) 14, Clymer 2
Marion Center 15, Punxsy-Krieble 1
12U Major "B" Tournament
Punxsy Scrappers 6, DuBois 5
12U Major "A" Tournament
Punxsy Bombers 5, Blairsville 3
R.B.C. 4, Femco Machine 1
Revolution 6, St. Marys Auto 3
10U Tournament (Little League Softball Field)
9:00 a.m. - Huey Brothers (Punxsy) vs. St. Marys Curve
2:15 p.m. - Punxsy-Krieble vs. Elk County Tool & Die
7:30 p.m. - Huey Brothers vs. Brookville
9:00 p.m. - Punxsy Krieble vs. Ridgway
DUBOIS â€” Kevin Gnacinski pitched a complete game shutout, allowing just three hits, and the DuBois Rockets beat the approaching storm clouds to win Game 3 of the Federation League championship over the Rossiter Miners, 3-0, Thursday night in DuBois.
With the win, DuBois took a 3-0 series lead, and needs just one more victory to clinch the championship for the second straight season.
Rossiter's inability to muster up any offense frustrated manager Rick Matthews.
CURWENSVILLE â€” Punxsy's 15- and 16-year old VFW Teener League All-Stars scored 10 runs in the top of the second inning and never looked back, cruising to a 15-5 victory in five innings over Curwensville Wednesday night in Curwensville.
With the victory, Punxsy clinched a berth to the state championships, which will be held Aug. 5-8 in Huntingdon, but Punxsy still has one game to play in the round-robin tournament before it begins practicing for States.
ROSSITER â€” The DuBois Rockets batted around twice and scored 13 runs in the top of the third inning and held off a late Rossiter Miners push to win the second game of the Federation League championship series, 14-9, and take a 2-0 series lead Wednesday night at Shaffer Field in Rossiter.
Punxsy's 13- and 14-year old VFW Teener League All-Star team. Punxsy will host the State Tournament this weekend, beginning Friday. There will be four games Friday, including Punxsy's game at 7 p.m. There will be an opening ceremony Friday at 6:45 p.m. at Rich Kuntz Memorial Field with the presentation of the flag by the Jefferson County Color Guard. Ruben Taylor, Kuntz's great-nephew, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Tournament action kicks off at 10 a.m. Friday, and runs through the championship game Monday.
DUBOIS â€” The Rossiter Miners jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in Game 1 of the Federation League championship series Tuesday night in DuBois, but DuBois Rockets' pitcher Ben McGary threw six shutout innings after that, and DuBois won 8-1 to take the early lead in the series.
"We didn't have too many guys on base to get a chance to steal a base and score," Rossiter manager Rick Matthews said.
Rossiter also struggled defensively, committing an error in the fourth inning and two in the fifth that all proved to be costly.
As a Pirates fan, there is a day approaching on the Major League Baseball calendar that has long been one I have dreaded: The July 31 trade-deadline.
Typically, the trade deadline has meant I needed to constantly check all of the trade-rumor Web pages to make sure my favorite players had not been dealt away to the Yankees or the Red Sox in a last-minute trade "for prospects."
Trades for prospects ended up being the worst news I could hear, or so I thought at the time.
DUBOIS â€” The Rossiter Miners will have a chance at revenge as they begin the Federation League Championships against the DuBois Rockets at 6 p.m. tonight at Showers Field in DuBois.
The Miners fell to the Rockets in Game 7 of the 2010 championships, and both teams are looking for a good challenge this year.
"It's going to be a good series," Rossiter manager Rick Matthews said following Sunday's series-winner over the Brookville Grays. "DuBois got the best of us in the regular season. ... Our pitching has to step up big against them, and we need to hit the ball on their pitching, too."
ST. MARYS â€” Punxsutawney placed third out of 15 teams this past weekend at the St. Marys 9-& 10 year old Little League tournament.
"The two teams that were ahead of us were exceptional, but we hung right in there," Punxsy manager Mark Ewing said. "Third place out of 15 teams is pretty respectable in my eyes and the other coaches."
Punxsy began the weekend by playing three games Saturday.
Punxsy first faced Four Leaf from Clearfield and won 18-4 then immediately played Orchard Park from Buffalo, N.Y. but lost 15-11.