Archive - Jul 2011 - Sports Article
ROSSITER â€” The Rossiter Miners now hold a 2-1 series lead over the Brookville Grays after winning Game 3, 13-5, Wednesday.
Game 4 will be played at 6 p.m. tonight in Brookville.
"It was huge to come out and get a win like that," Miners manager Rick Matthews said. "We starting hitting the ball again, so that was huge."
The Miners combined for 10 hits â€” four better than their first two games combined.
BROOKVILLE â€” The Brookville Grays took Game 2 from the Rossiter Miners Tuesday, 14-2 in six innings.
The best-of-seven series is now even at one game each.
Game 3 will be played at 6 p.m. tonight in Rossiter.
The Grays got out to an early 5-0 lead in the first inning, and Rossiter was not able to recover.
"That's the history of this team," Rossiter manager Rick Matthews said. "Once they get down, they stay down. It's hard to get them pumped up."
The Miners scored their only two runs during the top of the third inning.
Punxsy right fielder Carl Medsger makes a throw to second at Punxsy's 10- and 11-year old All-Star practice Tuesday night. Punxsy is preparing for its Section 1 tournament in Cranberry. Punxsy's first game is at 2 p.m. Thursday against McLane.
CLEARFIELD â€” The previously undefeated Punxsy 13- and 14-year old Teener League All-Stars are undefeated no more after a 2-1 loss in eight innings to Clearfield Monday night in Clearfield.
"There was just really good pitching the whole way through," Punxsy coach Doug Byers said. "That pretty much sums up the whole game."
Thomas Summers pitched a complete game for Clearfield, allowing just one run on five hits to earn the win.
Dakota Byers pitched six strong innings for Punxsy, allowing one run on four hits. Byers also struck out six Clearfield hitters.
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My passion for sports, writing and photography could all be blended together somehow to make the perfect position to fit my talents.
Unfortunately, I didn't realize this truth before I pursued my advanced education, and when I went to college, I studied mathematics and earned a master's in religious studies afterward.
BROOKVILLE â€” Punxsutawney Little League took home the 9-and-10 year old bracket championship Saturday at the Craig Lewis Memorial Tournament. It beat Elk County Tool and Die I from St. Marys, 14-4 in four innings, to win the title.
Punxsy's eight-run second inning led it to the victory. Punxsy totaled 14 runs on 18 hits throughout the game.
"That second inning was one of the best innings we've seen all year," Punxsy manager Mark Ewing said. "The boys really came to life with the bats."
BROOKVILLE â€” The Punxsutawney Bombers went into Saturday's Craig Lewis Memorial Tournament 11-and-12 championship game undefeated, meaning they needed just one victory over Brookville's Team Skittlez to secure the trophy.
It took only four innings to finish off Team Skittlez, 21-7, before the Bombers swarmed the field in celebration.
Dylan Huey led Punxsy's offense, going 3-for-5 at bat, scoring twice and recording three RBIs. He hit two doubles and a single.
ROSSITER â€” The Rossiter Miners topped the Brookville Grays, 1-0, Sunday in game one of the second round of the Federation League playoffs.
The Miners notched the second-seed in the league, guaranteeing themselves home-field advantage in their second round against the Grays.
The round is a best-of-seven series format, with the next game being played in Brookville Tuesday.
Both teams received a first-round bye.
The Miners recorded one run on just three hits throughout the ball game, but that, combined with impressive defense and pitching, was enough to win them the ball game.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsy's 10-& 11-year old baseball All-Stars are on a roll, and if manager Brad Gigliotti has things his way, the hits will just keep coming at Sectionals.
Punxsy defeated St. Marys 12-2 in four innings Thursday night in Punxsutawney to clinch the District 10 Championship and advance to the Section One tournament which will be held in Cranberry.
Punxsy's first game will be Thursday at 2 p.m. against McLane. The winner of the Section 1 tournament will move on to the state tournament in Latrobe.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The votes have been counted and recounted, and your voices have been heard. The 2011 Spirit Spring Sports MVPs are Ashley Barenchik and Jordan Mesoraco.
The Spirit received a record-breaking number of votes in comparison to the number received for the fall and winter competitions.
Eight-hundred and forty-two votes were recorded for the female MVP voting, and 922 were recorded for the male voting.
Barenchik won the female portion in a landslide, receiving 458 votes, 54 percent of the overall total, from Spirit readers.