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Punxsy softball advances in bracket behind DiPietro's shutout

July 11, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsy's Junior League softball All-Stars batted around in three of the four innings that it came to the plate en route to a 14-0 victory in five innings over Ridgway in Punxsutawney on Saturday.

Punxsy was the home team, so it did not have to bat in the fifth inning because of the ten-run rule.

With the win, Punxsy advances in the losers' bracket and will play St. Marys today at 6 p.m. Ridgway was eliminated from the tournament with the loss.

Punxsy drops first game of best-of-three series to Blairsville, 11-1

July 9, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsy Fezell Enterprises Junior Legion baseball team left 13 runners on base, scoring only one run, and lost the first of a best-of-three-game playoff series against Blairsville Kovacic Insurance 11-1 Friday night in Punxsutawney.

The loss was Punxsy's first in 14 games, as it ended the regular season with a 13 game winning streak.

Despite the loss, Punxsy is still alive in the opening round of the playoffs.

"We're not out of it yet," Punxsy manager Mike Klingensmith said. "We've got lots of good ball players, and we're going to go out there and get them tomorrow."

Rossiter makes step toward playoffs, wins with lucky seven over Grays

July 9, 2011

ROSSITER — The Rossiter Miners improved their record to 10-8 with a 7-0 victory against the Brookville Grays Friday night in Federation League action.

The Miners are now in a heated competition with the Grays for the second seed in the Fed League playoffs, which will begin Wednesday.

"We're excited with either second or third," Rossiter manager Rick Matthews said about his team's playoff seeding. "We're just excited to be up there."

Rossiter's offense was led by Jordan Mesoraco, who was 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs.

He also scored one run.

Punxsy rolls past Warren in four to advance

July 9, 2011

WARREN — Leading 6-1 entering the bottom of the fourth inning, Punxsy's 10-&11-year old baseball All-Stars scored seven runs in their half of the inning to defeat Warren, 13-2 in four innings, via the ten-run rule Thursday night in Warren.

With the win, Punxsy advances in the losers' bracket for a re-match with DuBois, which lost to St. Marys Thursday, today at 4 p.m. in Punxsutawney.

Punxsy's John Serian drove in four runs and finished off the game with a walk-off grand slam in the fourth.

Matt Blose and Alexander Neal led off the seven-run inning for Punxsy with a pair of walks.

Pennington's one-hitter propels Punxsy to king seed

July 7, 2011

DUBOIS — Two months removed from his first collegiate baseball season, Punxsy's Braedon Pennington was nearly unhittable Thursday night during the Jefferson County American Legion playoffs.

Pennington, who will begin his sophomore year at Allegany College of Maryland this fall, allowed just one hit and an unearned run during John J. Fisher Post No. 62 of Punxsutawney's 2-1 victory over DuBois at Showers Field.

DuBois piles on late, defeats Punxsy, 7-1

July 7, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Leading 2-1, DuBois added five insurance runs in the top of the seventh inning after a controversial call seemed to change the momentum, and it went on to win 7-1 in Junior League softball All-Star action Thursday in Punxsutawney.

DuBois' No. 8 hitter, Shelbie Jamison, led off the seventh with a double to the left field fence.

The next hitter, Emily Krise, hit a ground ball in the hole between the shortstop and the third baseman.

DuBois eliminates Punxsy with 13-2 win

July 7, 2011

DUBOIS — Punxsy's Little League baseball All-Stars were tied 2-2 with DuBois going into the fourth inning of the brackets' final, a rematch from earlier in the tournament, but DuBois scored 11 runs in the final three innings to cruise to a 13-2 win and claim the District 10 southern tier baseball championship.

DuBois starting pitcher Noah Schneider picked up the win, pitching four innings and allowing two runs.

Schneider allowed only three hits, struck out six and walked one.

Punxsy battles back to win season finale over Indiana 12-8

July 7, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Things looked bleak for the Punxsy Fezell Enterprises Junior Legion baseball team when the Indiana Lions scored eight runs in the top of the fourth inning, but Punxsy bounced back with six runs of its own and held Indiana scoreless for the final three frames to win 12-8 Wednesday in Punxsutawney.

Behind two homers, Punxsy Legion advances

July 6, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Brodi Lowmaster's powerful pitching and John J Fisher Post 62 of Punxsutawney's lethal lineup were on display Tuesday night at Rich Kuntz Memorial Field in Punxsutawney.

Lowmaster struck out nine through five innings, and both Tyler Skerkavich and Braedon Pennington hit convincing home runs during Punxsy's 13-2 victory over the Clearfield Chiefs in the first round of the Jefferson County American Legion baseball playoffs.

Punxsy tops St. Marys, earns rematch with DuBois

July 6, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — With Tuesday night's down- to-the-wire win over St. Marys, the Punxsy Little League baseball All-Stars earned another shot at DuBois.

Punxsy, which dropped to the losers' bracket with an 11-1 loss in five innings to DuBois last Sunday, scored nine runs during the first three innings and made some clutch plays defensively Tuesday to edge St. Marys, 10-8.

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