Archive - Jun 2012 - Sports Article
INDIANA â€”Â Already ahead 10-6 entering the visitor's half of the seventh inning, Fezell Enterprises put up a 10-spot and went on to earn a 20-6 victory over United in Indiana County Youth League action Monday evening.
Fezell started the game with a six-spot right out of the shoot, and it added three more in the second to open up a 9-1 lead before things settled down until the seventh inning.
Joey DiPietro led the offensive explosion with a 5-for-5 night, which included a double, two runs scored and two driven in.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â As the Senior Little League softball schedule winds down, Punxsy's pitchers' arms are heating up, as was evidenced Monday evening in Punxsutawney, where Shania DeFoor threw a complete-game one-hitter to lead the ProForm Devil Rays past Fox's Pizza Den, of Brookville, 13-0 in five innings.
In addition to DeFoor's solid pitching performance, the Devil Rays' offense poured on 13 runs over just four trips to the plate.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â Punxsy starter Alli Ishman pitched five no-hit innings, and reliever Kylee Lingenfelter finished the job, pitching one inning to complete a combined no-hitter, and the Punxsy nine and 10-year-old softball All-Stars cruised to a 9-0 victory over Brockway in their opening game of the tournament.
Despite the strong pitching performance, though, Punxsy head coach Mike Ishman was sure to point out after the game that his team's victory came from a full-team effort.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â While the 11- and 12-year-old Punxsy softball All-Stars opened their season with a convincing 9-0 win over Brockway Sunday afternoon, the majority of the other Punxsy All-Star teams are just beginning their practices in preparation for their own tournaments.
Including the softball team that already started, Punxsy has eight teams entered in tournaments this year, with the only exceptions being that Punxsy has no Senior Little League team in either softball or baseball.
A list of the All-Star rosters â€” along with information on their first game â€”Â follows.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” In a game that saw a pair of ties and three different lead changes, Jefferson Grocery came out on the short end of the stick against GKN of Fox Township 11-8 Friday evening in Punxsutawney.
It was GKN which jumped out to an early lead before Jefferson even had a chance to pull out its bats with a two-spot in the top of the first.
Hunter Fantechi started things with a one-out single in front of the left fielder, and he came all the way around to score on a two-out double that short hopped the fence in right.
BROOKVILLE â€” When the Rossiter Miners and the Brookville Grays met in Federation League action May 31, Brookville starter Craig Hibell allowed four runs and was charged with a loss in Rossiter's 4-1 victory. Thurs- day evening in Brookville, Hibell earned his revenge, holding the Miners scoreless through five and earning the win with help from closer Ryan Barrett, as the Grays eked out a 3-2 victory over Rossiter.
After the game, Rossiter head coach Jim Dunlap said he knew from the beginning what the team's problem was: They came out flat.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â Femco Machine's Senior League baseball team held a 4-2 lead entering the sixth inning against Fox Township's GKN, but a pair of big innings in the sixth and the seventh pushed the visiting squad past Femco 13-6 Wednesday evening in Punxsutawney.
Things started out on a high note for Femco after giving up one run in the top of the first, as it answered with a pair in the home half to take the lead.
GKN's run came off a leadoff single by Andy Geci, a walk, a fielder's choice and a fielding blunder by Femco.
Every once in a while, you're a part of something that you know is special â€” a little piece of history.
One such occurrence from my past comes to mind.
It was Saturday, July 27, 1997, and I was spending the weekend camping with my grandparents in Cook Forest.
My grandparents, my cousins, my brother and I had just finished a game of cards, and as was usually the case in the evenings at camp, we were listening to the Pirates game on the radio.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Last Saturday, the Fezell Enterprises Indiana Youth County League team dropped a close game to Walbeck, 7-5.
Walbeck led 4-0, but Fezell battled back to cut the lead to one run before a three-run inning put Walbeck comfortably ahead â€” a lead it would hold throughout the remainder of the game.
Joey DiPietro and Keeston Perry led the Punxsy offense with two hits apiece.
DiPietro added an RBI, and one of Perry's hits was a double.
Lucas Ambler also went 1-for-4 with two RBIs, and Kevin Hutton added an RBI walk for the visiting team.
Bob Greslick, of Mahaffey, recently bagged this 400-plus pound black bear while bow hunting in Canada. The bear was killed in the early part of May.