Archive - Jun 2012 - Sports Article
DUBOIS â€” With a three-day rest and the tournament's king seed on the line, Punxsy and DuBois' 11- and 12-year-old softball All-Stars faced off in the winners' bracket championship game Monday evening in DuBois.
And behind a two-run sixth inning, DuBois earned a come-from-behind win to advance to the District X final Friday.
After the game, Punxsy head coach Mike Ishman attributed the loss to a couple simple concepts: DuBois got the hits when it needed them, and Punxsy made a few too many mistakes and didn't get the hits when it needed them most.
ROSSITER â€”Â With a 2 p.m. contest against the Bigler Buccos Saturday, the Rossiter Miners opened their third-annual Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament with a bang â€” picking up a 9-1 victory behind a complete-game three-hitter by Dylan Kachmar and some lively hitting up and down the lineup.
Kachmar took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, and over the final 5.2 innings, he was nearly unhittable, as he faced the minimum number of opposing hitters before Andy Turner picked up Bigler's third hit one out before the end of the game.
BROOKVILLEâ€” Brookville's big fourth inning was too much for the Punxsy Minors All-Star team to overcome Saturday at Zufall Field.
The Punxsy squad fell 10-5 to Brookville.
Despite the final outcome, Punxsy led during the first three innings.
Brookville batted to open the game. Seth Dunkle stepped up to the plate first.
He hit a shot to lefty pitcher Darren Byers, who threw to first baseman Zack Reitz, but the throw was mishandled, allowing Dunkle to reach second on the first error of the game.
Kyle Macbeth batted next, and flew out to right field for the first out.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Sometimes, it's just not your night. Friday evening, that was the case for Fezell Enterprise's junior Legion team, which fell 17-0 in five innings at the hands of Young Township.
Young Township jumped on Fezell early by batting around and putting up a four-spot in the top of the first on four hits with the help of two errors by the home squad.
BROOKVILLE â€” After a 9-0 victory over Brockway last Sunday to open the 11- and 12-year-old Little League softball All-Star tournament, Punxsy's squad stayed hot Thursday with an 11-0, four-inning trouncing of Brookville in Brookville.
After the game, Punxsy manager Mike Ishman couldn't say enough about how pleased he was with his team's performance from start to finish.
ROSSITER â€” The No. 1 team in the Federation Baseball League â€” the Brookville Grays â€” fell to the Rossiter Miners in a hard-fought 4-3 game. The Miners improved their record to 7-3 with the victory.
Both squads had solid pitching performances, but Rossiter's was just a little bit better to give them the edge.
Sean Smith pitched all seven innings for the Miners. He threw two strike outs, allowed three runs on 11 hits and walked only two.
"The key to the game was Sean Smith," Rossiter manager Jim Dunlap said. "That's a gutsy kid; that's probably the gutsiest kid."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â I-Medical scored at least once in five of its six trips to the plate Wednesday evening in Punxsutawney, including five in the first two frames, to cruise to a 10-3 victory over Marion Center in Indiana County Youth League action.
The home squad never trailed in the contest and used strong pitching and timely hitting to pick up its 10 runs on just eight hits.
Punxsy starter Dakotah Byers allowed one runner to reach base in the first inning but still managed to retire the side in order with the help of his catcher, Clayton Dale.
A young man with local ties â€” Jacob Mahan, who resides in Camarillo, Calif. with parents Dan and Jacqui, but is grandson to Bob and Phyllis Mahan and nephew to Joe Mahan (pictured, right with Jacob), all of Punxsutawney â€” is playing baseball on the NCAA's largest stage, as he and his nationally-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks are currently playing in the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. Arkansas is 2-0 in the tournament thus far, with their most recent victory coming Monday over South Carolina, 2-1.
LeBron James has proclaimed him-self â€śKing James,â€ť and of late, he has often lived up to the nickname, despite drawing the criticism of â€” well, of everyone â€” for his inability to â€ścome through in the clutch.â€ť
Rumor has it, LeBron even has â€śKing Jamesâ€ť written on his bicycle â€” proof positive that sometimes, these celebrities do remember how to be kids.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â Punxsy's John J. Fisher Post 62 Senior Legion team had an all-around solid performance with pitcher Cory Geer throwing a three-hit shuout and the offense scoring 10 runs over four-plus innings on nine hits to pick up a 10-0, five-inning win over Creps United Publications Tuesday in Punxsutawney.
"We swung the bats pretty well; we ran the bases pretty well; and we got a pretty good pitching performance from Cory," Punxsy head coach Mike Dickey said after the game. "It's pretty simple. When you do those things, you'll usually come out on top."