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DuBois wins District behind Henry's shutout

July 14, 2011

DUBOIS — DuBois pitcher Rachel Henry threw a complete game shutout, allowing only three hits and striking out eight, to defeat Punxsy 5-0 in the District 10 championship in the Junior League Softball division Wednesday night in DuBois.

Henry allowed two of the three hits in the first two innings and seemed to throw better as the game went on, allowing only one more hit on a come-backer that she just could not handle in the seventh.

Home runs abound in Punxsy loss to Brookville, 10-8

July 14, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Punxsutawney 11-and-12 year olds were beaten, 10-8, at the hands of Brookville Team Skittlez Wednesday night despite a late sixth-inning rally.

Down 10-5 and with two outs, Punxsy's Brandon Matthews hit a three-run homer to right field, cutting Brookville's lead to just two. But Brookville's relief pitcher Ben Reitz remained calm and struck out the next batter, ending the game for Punxsy.

Punxsy will drop to the losers' bracket of the Craig Lewis Memorial Tournament taking place this week in Brookville.

Punxsutawney had three home runs, while Brookville hit two.

Punxsy plays tonight after extra-inning win

July 12, 2011

ST. MARYS — With St. Marys one out from a victory, Punxsy's Alyssa Reitz belted a two-out RBI double to drive in Ivy Phillips and tie the score at three in a game that Punxsy would go on to win 7-3 in eight innings in Junior League softball All-Star action Monday night in St. Marys.

Punxsy advanced to a rematch with DuBois in the bracket final for the District 10 championship with the win. Punxsy will need to win two games, as it is coming out of the losers' bracket.

Punxsy edged out by DuBois in championship, 6-4

July 12, 2011

DUBOIS — Punxsy's Post 62 Senior Legion baseball team's season came to a disappointing end with a 6-4 loss against DuBois in the winner-take-all championship game Tuesday night at Showers Field in DuBois.

Punxsy manager Doug Mesoraco was proud of his players and the way they battled, though, not only Tuesday, but throughout the six years that he has been working with them.

Punxsy tops Luigi's DuBois in Brookville tourney, 10-4

July 12, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Punxsy 9-and-10 year olds took down Luigi's DuBois in round one of the Craig Lewis Memorial Tournament Tuesday in Brookville.

Punxsy's Willie Hoover went 3-for-3 from the plate with two doubles and three RBIs, leading his team's offense to victory.

Logan Johnston also had two doubles with three RBIs, going 2-for-3 at bat, and the team totaled eleven hits.

"I was impressed with everyone's play," Punxsy manager Mark Ewing said. "Everyone contributed really well."

Punxsy will take on the winner of the Franklin/ElCo II (St. Marys) game at 6 p.m. today in Brookville.

Punxsy taken down by Brookville in four innings, 16-3

July 11, 2011

BROOKVILLE — The Brookville Area Little League Craig Lewis Memorial Tournament began Monday. The tournament features nine 9-and-10 year old teams and seven 11-and-12 year old teams from around the district.

In the first round, Punxsutawney 9-and-10 year olds faced Williams/Servco (Brookville) and were ousted. They fell 16-3 in four innings.

Brookville acted as the away team during Monday night's game and gained an early lead, scoring five runs in the top of the first.

Punxsy rolls past king-seed St. Marys, 21-3

July 11, 2011

ST. MARYS — "I've never seen anything like it," Punxsy manager Brad Gigliotti said after his team scored 21 runs in the first two innings of its game against king-seed St. Marys, rolling to a 21-3 victory in four innings in 10-&11-year old baseball All-Star action Monday night in St. Marys.

Punxsy, which was the home team, jumped out to a quick start defensively, forcing a groundout by the leadoff hitter and turning a double play after allowing the second runner to reach base safely.

Punxsy wins opener, 6-2, against Clearfield

July 11, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Despite notching only three hits in six trips to the plate, Punxsy's 13- and 14-year old sPunxsy VFW All-Star team took advantage of six walks by Clearfield pitchers to score six runs and win 6-2 in the opening game of its round-robin tournament Monday night in Punxsutawney.

DuBois forces winner-take-all final with Punxsy

July 11, 2011

DUBOIS — The DuBois Post 17 American Legion baseball team scored five runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings of Sunday afternoon's game against Punxsy Post 62,.

The final score was 15-3, and the game ended in five innings via the 12-run rule at Showers Field in DuBois.

"We didn't bring the same intensity as we did the other day, that's for sure," Punxsy manager Mike Dickey said. "Maybe it was a let down. I don't know, I really can't explain it. They hit the ball well, and we didn't. We just didn't show up."

Punxsy advances to District 10 bracket final

July 11, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Already leading 9-5, Punxsy's 10-&11-year old All-Stars brought 14 hitters to the plate in the top of the fifth inning and doubled its run total on the way to an 18-5 victory over DuBois Saturday in Punxsutawney.

"Everything carried over from up in Warren like I had hoped it would, especially at the plate," Punxsy manager Brad Gigliotti said.

Nine of the first 10 batters that Punxsy brought to the plate in the fifth inning reached base via base hits.

Carl Medsger led off the inning with a double off of DuBois relief pitcher Doran Walker.

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