Archive - Jul 2011 - Sports Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsy's 13- and 14-year old VFW Teener League All-Stars are one win away from the state championship after defeating Schuylkill County East All-Stars, 10-6, in the winners' bracket championship game Sunday afternoon in Punxsutawney.
With the win, Punxsy advanced to the state championship game against Schuylkill East today at 11 a.m. at Rich Kuntz Memorial Field. If Punxsy wins, it will be state champs, but if Punxsy loses, another game will be necessary to decide the champion. If needed, that game will be played immediately after the first today.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Huey Brothers of Punxsutawney (10 and under) and the Punxsy Scrappers (12 and under) won second place at the Groundhog Baseball Tournament this weekend.
Both teams went 4-1 through the tournament, losing only their final games.
The Huey Brothers were taken down by Williams Sanitation/Servco of Brookville, and the Scrappers were ousted by Clarion.
The Huey Brothers began their tournament Friday night, claiming victory over the Clymer All-Stars, 14-2 in four innings. The game was highlighted by Isaac Stouffer, who had a two-run homer in the first.
DUBOIS â€” The Rossiter Miners defeated the DuBois Rockets Saturday night to force a fifth game in the championship series of the Federation League, but DuBois won the fifth and championship-clinching game, 6-4, Sunday in Dubois to claim the title.
Rossiter took an early 2-0 lead with two runs in the top of the second without recording a hit thanks to one walk by DuBois pitcher Ben McGary and three errors by DuBois' defense.
Miners' starting pitcher Tommy Bush faced only one batter more than the minimum through three innings, but DuBois jumped on him in the fourth.
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.