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Ellwood 18U All Star Softball Takes First Again

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Row 1: Karyn Kline and Bat Boy, Anthony Teolis
Row 2: Tatum Tomak, Carmella Teolis, Susie Blyth, Andi Hozick, Cheyenne Annarumo and Amber Leech
Row 3: Head Coach Sam A. Teolis, Kayla Murin, Coach Don Rutter, Teagon Osborne, Miranda Fuchs, RaeAnna Orock, Lexus Garvin, Coach Bill Orock and Assistant Head Coach Rick Tomak

The Ellwood City Girls Slow Pitch All Star Softball 18U team traveled to the Penn Trafford All Star Tournament on Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13. The team took first place in the 19U division.

On Saturday, they beat Scottdale, Mt. Pleasant, and Plum to secure the number 1 seed for Sundays double elimination. On Sunday, the team again beat Scottdale in a come from behind win in the bottom of the seventh inning, and went on to beat Plum to secure the top spot in the championship.

In the championship, they again faced off with Scottdale and were able to win 11-7. This was the third first place the team has won at Penn Trafford in the past five years. They won a second place once during that time.

The team will next travel to Dayton, Ohio to play in the USSSA World Tournament on July 25-27 in the 19U division.

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Ellwood City to play in Colt League Championship

The results of the semi-finals for the Beaver County Colt League Baseball program are as follows:

North Division:

  • New Brighton beats Ellwood City McElwain’s, 6-1.
  • Ellwood City McElwain’s beats New Brighton, 6-3.
  • Ellwood City McElwain’s beats New Brighton, 1-0.

Ellwood City McElwain’s wins the series, 2-1.

South Division:

  • West Allegheny beats ABE, 16-9.
  • ABE beats West Allegheny, 7-3.
  • West Allegheny beats ABE, 3-2.

West Allegheny wins the series, 2-1.

This week’s Championship Series:

  • West Allegheny at Ellwood City McElwain’s – Tuesday, July 22nd at 7:00 p.m.
  • Ellwood City McElwain’s at West Allegheny – Thursday, July 24th at 5:30 p.m.
  • West Allegheny at Ellwood City McElwain’s – Tuesday, July 26th at 5:30 p.m. (if necessary)
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Ellwood 18U Softball All Stars Win Tournament

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Row 1 (left to right): Karyn Kline
Row 2: Tatum Tomak, Rachael Falen, Miranda Fuchs, Carmella Teolis, Kaitlyn Lallement and Amber Leech
Row 3: Sam A. Teolis, head coach, Raeanna O’Rock, Bill O’Rock, assistant coach, Lexus Garvin, Teagan Osborne, Andi Hozick, Don Rutter, assistant coach, Susie Blyth and Rick Tomak, assistant head coach.

Ellwood City Girls Youth Slow Pitch Softball 18u All Stars won the West Middlesex 2nd Annual “Swing For Life” Breast Cancer Benefit Slow Pitch Softball tournament.

The team beat Howland, Ohio 14-0 and West Middlesex X Factor 16-1 on Saturday to secure the number 1 seed for Sunday.

On Sunday, they again beat Howland, Ohio 16-1, and then the other Ellwood City 18u team 18-1 to get to the championship.

In the championship, they faced off with Austintown Green and won 13-11. The win came in the bottom of the seventh, down by two, two on and two outs. Andi Hozick then hit a three run home run to win the game.

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Beaver County Colt Baseball Playoff Schedule

A list of the first round playoff games for the Beaver County Colt League Baseball program is as follows:

North Division:

  • Tuesday, July 8th – 5:30 p.m. – Blackhawk AIS at New Brighton
  • Tuesday, July 8th – 7:00 p.m. – Beaver Falls at Ellwood City McElwains
  • Thursday, July 10th – 5:30 p.m. – New Brighton at Blackhawk AIS
  • Thursday, July 10th – 5:30 p.m. – Ellwood City McElwains at Beaver Falls

North Division (IF NECESSARY):

  • Saturday, July 12th – 5:30 p.m. – Blackhawk AIS at New Brighton
  • Saturday, July 12th – 7:00 p.m. – Beaver Falls at Ellwood City McElwains

South Division:

  • Tuesday, July 8th – 5:30 p.m. – Hopewell 16’s at West Allegheny
  • Tuesday, July 8th – 5:30 p.m. – Moon at ABE
  • Thursday, July 10th – 5:30 p.m. – West Allegheny at Hopewell 16’s
  • Thursday, July 10th – 5:30 p.m. – ABE at Moon McCormick Field

South Division (IF NECESSARY):

  • Saturday, July 12th – 5:30 p.m. – Hopewell 16’s at West Allegheny
  • Saturday, July 12th – 5:30 p.m. – Moon at ABE

Game scores and results will be provided as they are received.

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Youth Baseball Round-Up: Playoff Edition

Little League:

Wolves 9 – Lions 5

Wolves Leading Pitchers:

  • Nick Neupauer pitched 6 innings for a total of 13 strikeouts and 9 walks.
  • Rody Polojac pitched 2 innings for a total of 5 strikeouts and 0 walks.

Lions Leading Pitchers:

  • Skylar Bartolomeo pitched 4.1 innings for a total of 10 strikeouts and 9 walks.
  • Ethan Coy pitched 3.2 innings for a total of 8 strikeouts and 2 walks.

Wolves Leading Batters:

  • Nick Neupauer batted 4 times for a total of 3 hits and 2 RBIs.
  • Trent Smith batted 2 times for a total of 1 hit and 1 RBI.
  • Tyler Richards batted 3 times for a total of 1 hit and 2 RBIs.

Lions Leading Batters:

  • Skylar Bartolomeo batted 3 times for a total of 2 hits.
  • Kelton Docchio batted 4 times for a total of 1 hit.
  • Ethan Pilarski batted 4 times for a total of 1 hit and 2 RBIs.
  • Noah Magill batted 3 times for a total of 1 hit.

It was a wild opener for the 2014 ECABF Little League Playoffs Semi-Finals at Friedhoff Field Thursday night when the Wolves prevailed in extra innings. It was a game filled with strikeouts and walks, with each team recording 18 strike outs, while allowing only 5 hits apiece but combining for 23 walks.

The Lions again jumped out to an early lead when Kelton Docchio reached on an error and Skylar Bartolomeo had a base hit. Ethan Coy and Brayden Veres both walked to push in the first Lions’ run. Ethan Pilarski knocked in two more runs on another Wolves error and Angelo Agostinelli picked up an RBI with a sacrifice to make the score 4-0 Lions after one inning.

The Lions added another run in the third on four walks by Ethan Hughes, Brayden Veres, Angelo Agostinelli and Justin Bailey.

The Wolves finally got on the board in the top of the fourth when Caden Crizer was hit by a pitch and Nick Neupauer recorded an inside the park home run on a fluke play where the Lions’ second baseman and right fielder collided.

The next batter, Ryan Gibbons, was hit by a pitch to force starting pitcher Ethan Coy from the game. The Wolves drew three straight walks by Trent Smith, Tyler Richards and Hyland Oesterling to add another run which made the score 5-3 Lions.

The Wolves starting pitcher, Nick Neupauer, got on track striking out the side in the fourth and fifth innings.

In the top of the sixth, down by two runs, Caden Crizer draws a lead off walk for the Wolves followed by a double off the left field wall by Nick Neupauer. Ryan Gibbons then grounded out to second base, but scored Crizer from third base.  Trent Smith walked and Tyler Richards hit an RBI single to tie the game 5-5.

In the bottom of the sixth, Neupauer walked the bases loaded, with Brock Biega, Skylar Bartolomeo and Ethan Hughes each drawing walks, but was able to pitch his way out of a jam to send the game into extra innings.

Lions’ pitcher, Skylar Bartolomeo, struck out the side in order in the top of the seventh inning. Wolves’ reliever, Rody Polojac, then retired the Lions 1 – 2 – 3 in the bottom of the seventh including 2 strike outs.

With two outs in the top of the eighth, Nick Neupauer singled and Ryan Gibbons walked to put two on for the Wolves. Trent Smith then knocked in what proved to be the game winning run with a two-RBI single – scoring Neupauer and Gibbons. Tyler Richards then reached on an error and Hyland Oesterling, Caden Meyers, and Brayden Strohecker each walked to score two more, making the score 9-5 Wolves.

Rody Polojac closed out the game striking out the side in the bottom of the eighth to give the Wolves the victory in Game 1 of the three game series.

Polojac was the winning pitcher, pitching two innings – striking out 5 and without giving up a walk. Neupauer was the Wolves’ starter, pitching 6 innings – striking out 13 and walking 9.

Wolves 9 – Lions 5

Wolves Leading Pitchers:

  • Nick Neupauer pitched 3 innings for a total of 6 strikeouts and 2 walks.
  • Ryan Gibbons pitched 3 innings for a total of 4 strikeouts and 1 walk.

Lions Leading Pitchers:

  • Ethan Coy pitched 3 innings for a total of 6 strikeouts and 4 walks.
  • Skylar Bartolomeo pitched 2 innings for a total of 2 strikeouts and 4 walks.
  • Angelo Agostinelli pitched 1 inning for a total of 2 strikeouts and 0 walks.

Wolves Leading Batters:

  • Nick Neupauer batted 2 times for a total of 2 hits.
  • Rody Polojac batted 3 times for a total of 2 hits and 1 RBI.
  • Ryan Gibbons batted 2 times for a total of 1 hit and 1 RBI.
  • Caden Meyers batted 1 time for a total of 1 hit and 1 RBI.

Lions Leading Batters:

  • Kelton Docchio batted 3 times for a total of 2 hits.
  • Ethan Pilarski batted 1 time for a total of 1 hit.
  • Brock Biega batted 2 times for a total of 1 hit.
  • Ethan Hughes batted 3 times for a total of 1 hit and 1 RBI.

The Wolves took Game 3 of the semi-final series with the Lions Saturday night to advance to the Championship series starting Monday, June 30, 2014.

The Wolves got on the board in the top of the first when Nick Neupauer hit a double, stole third and then stole home.

The Wolves added another run in the top of the second when Brennen Marsh drew a walk, Caden Meyers was hit by a pitch, and Braden Strohecker walked. With bases loaded, Brock Newman had an infield hit to score Marsh. The Wolves led 2-0.

The Lions came back in the bottom of the second to tie the game when Ethan Pilarski was hit by a pitch and Angelo Agostinelli walked to put two on for the Lions. Justin Bailey knocked them in with a base hit to left field.

The Wolves regained the lead in the top of the third when Nick Neupauer was walked and Ryan Gibbons drove him in with a double to make the score 3-2.

The Wolves added two more in the top of the fourth when Rody Polojac led of the inning with a double and was driven in by Trent Smith who also doubled. Smith was knocked in by a base hit by Caden Meyers to make the score 5-2.

The added four more runs in the top of the sixth inning when Nick Neupauer led off with a single and was driven in by a base hit by Rody Polojac. Polojac stole second and third and scored on a ground out by Trent Smith.

Brennan Marsh singled and Hyland Oesterling, Caden Meyers, and Brayden Strohecker each walked to score Marsh. Oesterling scored when Brock Newman was hit by a pitch to make the score 9-2 Wolves.

The Lions fought to the very end. Kelton Docchio led off the bottom of the sixth with a double and was driven in by an RBI single by Skylar Bartolomeo. Bartolomeo was driven in on a base hit by Ethan Hughes. Ethan Pilarski drove in Hughes to round out the scoring for a final score of 9-5.

Nick Neupauer was the winning pitcher, pitching three innings – striking out 6 and walking 2. Ryan Gibbons pitched the final three innings for the Wolves– striking out 4 and walking 1.

The Wolves will defend their 2013 ECABF Little League Championship in a rematch of last year’s final against Johnny’s Pizza. The three game championship series will begin Monday, June 30, 2014 at 8:00pm at Freidhoff Field. Game 2 will be Tuesday at 8pm and if Game 3 is needed, it will be played Wednesday at 8pm.

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Baseball Around Town

Little League:

The Little League Playoffs are underway.  Last night, Johnny’s Pizza edged out the American Legion in the play-in game between the the 4th and 5th place teams.

Tonight starts the semi-finals which will be best of three series. At 6:00 p.m., the defending champion Wolves, seed #3,  will face the Lions, seed #2. In the night cap, Johnny’s Pizza, seed #4, will take on the regular season champion Moose, seed #1.

Game 2 in each series will take place Friday at 6:00 p.m. and 8 p.m. If a Game 3 is needed in either series, it will be played Saturday night. The Little League Championship series will be played June 30, July 1 and, if game 3 is needed, July 2.

Also, the ECABF will be hosting the Lawrence County Pony League All-Star games on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. We are also hosting the Beaver County Colt League All-Star games at 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Potter Baseball:

Potter Baseball Tour partners up with Ellport and Ellwood City to honor the 40 heroes of Flight 93.

June 28 Festivities:

Sheeler Field in Ellport:

  • 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Walk for Heroes – 40 Laps Around the Field
  • 9:10 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Acknowledge Heroes
  • 9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. – Memorial Service
  • 10:00 a.m. – Pledge of Allegiance
  • 10:03 a.m. – Moment of Silence
  • 10:05 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Continue Honoring Heroes
  • 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Fun Baseball Events

Ellport Community Park:

  • 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – 40 Inning Game – Flight 93 Memorial Tribute
  • 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Picnic & Cookout

‘Never Forget the Heroes of Flight 93’:

Honor the Hero in your “Own way” by stopping at the 911 Memorial Table to make an artifact, or bring an artifact with you.

  • Get Pledges
  • Draw Pictures
  • Research a Hero

Participate in Saluting Flight 93 by signing a “Hero Sponsor Card”.

  • Donations are welcome.

For more information contact: Ed Prence ed.prence@gmail.com or (412)585-5481 or Sheryl Potter at slpotter27@yahoo.com or (301)318-2435. For more about Potter Baseball or the Tour visit www.jeffpotterbaseball.com.

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Penn-Ohio Game to Feature Four Local Athletes

Tomorrow night in the 35th Annual Bellissimo & Pierce Penn-Ohio Classic, two Wolverines and two Panthers will come together to defeat an even bigger rival, Ohio. The two schools are among a total of nearly 20 Pennsylvania teams to compete in the stateline rivalry game.

Adam Hunter and Jared Meyers of Ellwood City and Aaron Tedys and Matt Tedys of Riverside will be just four players representing Pennsylvania tomorrow, June 27, in New Middletown, Ohio.

The game will be held at Springfield’s Local Community Stadium. A player introduction will begin at 7:00 p.m. and kickoff will shortly follow at 7:30 p.m.

adam hunterRivalry is one thing Adam Hunter, #78, will miss about high school football and lucky for him, that’s just what he will get.

Hunter is returning from a season-ending broken foot that happened during warm-ups of Ellwood City’s third game.

This Wolverine tackle has been lifting, conditioning and strengthening his foot to prepare to square off against some of the best athletes in the area.

“This is actually a lot more competitive,” said Hunter. “You’re playing among the best of the best players from several different teams, so you really need to fight for a starting spot.”

After the classic, Hunter will attend Mercyhurst University to major in sports medicine and minor in physical therapy. He will also play on the offensive line for the Mercyhurst Football team.

Pennsylvania has had an edge over Ohio with a consecutive 24 game winning streak. The Keystoners slid past the Buckeyes last year with a final score of 25-22, improving their overall record to 24-10.

jared meyersEllwood City’s Jared Meyers, #1, is predicting yet another big Pennsylvania victory.

He has been training since he received the call from Ellwood Head Coach Don Phillips that he would be playing in the Classic.

Meyers, who is hoping to see time at runningback, practices with Team PA at Blackhawk High School every week night.

“It’s cool,” said Meyers. “I knew a lot of the kids on the team, but I got to meet a lot of new friends too.”

Meyers, however, will not be anywhere near his Pennsylvania teammates come fall. He will be attending Daytona State in Florida to study business.

The game will be co-sponsored by the M.A.C. Coaches Association of Pennsylvania and the Quad County Coaches Association of Ohio. Pennsylvania’s proceeds will go toward several scholarships for the Penn-Ohio players, scholarships to member schools, and to help honor first team M.A.C. selection athletes.

Joe Greco, New Brighton Football Head Coach, will be the man in charge for Pennsylvania tomorrow night and is cited by Riverside’s Aaron Tedys for making it an easy transition for the athletes playing on this blended team.

aaron tedysTedys, #23, is excited to experience a game that not every high school athlete gets to play in.

The Riverside High School wide receiver plans to attend Bethany College and continue his football career after the Penn-Ohio game.

As with all of the Pennsylvania players, Tedys is hoping his team of ex-rivals can pull together and take home a victory.

“I’ve always liked the people who I played against,” said Tedys, “I just didn’t like them as a team, so actually getting to play with them is pretty cool.”

There is one person on the team, however, that Tedys has played beside his entire life. Brother Matt Tedys will join Aaron on the field Friday night for the last time in their high school career.

Both boys were members of the Riverside Track & Field PIAA AA 4×400 Relay State Championship team, but are ready to make the move back to football.

matt tedysMatt, #35, feels privileged to have been picked as a member of the Pennsylvania team.

The Panther cornerback will attend the New Castle School of Trades to either study heating, ventilation and air conditioning or mechanics after his final football game.

The Pennsylvania players had the chance to meet the Ohio players last Wednesday. The encounter was less than intimidating for Tedys, even boosting his confidence for the match-up.

“We are just a bigger team with better athletes,” said Tedys. “It’s going to be a close game, but I feel like we will come out on top.”

With a forecast of 84 degrees, sunny skies and a Pennsylvania victory, the evening looks to be an entertaining one. The Ellwood and Riverside athletes would appreciate the support of all local community members, no matter what side of the rivalry you support.

Pre-sale tickets for the game will be $7.00 a piece for both adults and students. All tickets at the gate will be $8.00 each.

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Youth Baseball Round-Up 6

Little League:

Wolves 13 – Lions 10

Wolves Leading Pitchers:

  • Ryan Gibbons pitched 4.2 innings for a total of 4 strikeouts and 5 walks.
  • Nick Neupauer pitched 1.1 innings fora total of 4 strikeouts and 0 walks.

Lions Leading Pitchers:

  • Ethan Coy pitched 3 innings for a total of 7 strikeouts and 1 walk.
  • Angelo Agostinelli pitched 1.2 innings for a total of 0 strikeouts and 3 walks.
  • Ethan Hughes pitched 1.1 innings for a total of 3 strikeouts and 6 walks.

Wolves Leading Batters:

  • Nick Neupauer batted 3 times for a total of 2 hits and 4 RBIs.
  • Trent Smith batted 3 times for a total of 2 hits and 2 RBIs.
  • Brayden Strohecker batted 2 times for a total of 1 hit and 2 RBIs.
  • Caden Meyers batted 3 times for a total of 1 hit and 2 RBIs.

Lions Leading Batters:

  • Brayden Veres batted 3 times for a total of 3 hit and 5 RBIs.
  • Ethan Hughes batted 1 time for a total of 1 hit and 1 RBI.
  • Kelton Docchio batted 3 times for a total of 1 hit.
  • Angelo Agostinelli batted 3 times for a total of 1 hit.

The Lions jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning in a game against the Wolves on June 23 with Ethan Hughes hitting an RBI double to score Kelton Docchio who singled. Brayden Veres then singled to drive in Ethan Pilarski. Angelo Agostinelli added a single to score Veres.

The lions added to their lead in the second on an RBI single by Sylar Bartolomeo to make the score 7-0 Lions.

Proving again that you can never count out the Wolves, they came storming back in the fourth inning. Brennen Marsh led off the inning with a single. Caden Crizer, Nick Neupauer and Ryan Gibbons drew consecutive walks, scoring Marsh.

With bases loaded, Trent Smith blasted a double to drive in two runs. Caden Meyers added another double to drive in two more runs to close the gap to 7-5.

After shutting the Lions down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the fourth, the Wolves continued to fire on all cylinders. Brennen Marsh drew a walk, Rody Polojac hit a double and Caden Crizer reached base on a fielder’s choice to load the bases. Nick Neupauer ripped a base-clearing triple down the third base line.

Neupauer then scored from third on an errant throw back to the pitcher. Ryan Gibbons followed with a double and Trent Smith added a single. Hyland Oesterling drew a walk to load the bases and Brayden Strohecker hit a two RBI single to give the Wolves a 12-7 lead.

But the Lions were not going down without a fight. They loaded the bases in the bottom of the fifth on walks by Kelton Docchio and Ethan Hughes and a single by Ethan Coy. Brayden Veres smashed a double to clear the bases for the Lions, making the score 12-10 Wolves.

The Wolves added an insurance run in the sixth when Caden Crizer drew a walk and Nick Neupauer hit a single.

Ryan Gibbons was the winning pitcher for the Wolves going 4 2/3 innings. Nick Neupauer closed the game out for the Wolves striking out 4 out the five batters he faced.

With this victory, the Wolves claimed third place in a very tight race, earning a spot in the semi-finals where they will battle the Lions in a three game series starting Thursday night.

Playoffs:

The Ellwood City Amateur Baseball Federation Little League season is nearly coming to an end. The current season standings are as follows:

  • Moose 10-6
  • Lions 9-7
  • Wolves 8-8
  • Johnny’s Pizza 7-9
  • American Legion 6-10

The Little League Playoffs started last night with a one game playoff between American Legion & Johnny’s. The winner is set to face the Moose Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. in the first of a three game series.

The Wolves will also take on the Lions Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the other best of three series. Game two in each series will be on Friday night with game three on Saturday if needed.

Stay tuned for the results of the playoff games. You can also check out our previous youth round-ups here:

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Youth Baseball Round-Up 5

Little League:

Wolves 13 – Moose 9

Wolves Pitchers:

  • Nick Neupauer pitched 5 innings for a total of 6 strikeouts and 3 walks.
  • Caden Meyers pitched 1 inning for a total of 2 strikeouts and 2 walks.

Moose Pitchers:

  • Danny D’Itri pitched 3 innings for a total of 4 strikeouts and 1 walks.
  • Nate Scott pitched 1.1 innings for a total of 4 strikeouts and 0 walks.
  • Rodney Grymes pitched .1 innings for a total of 0 strikeouts and 1 walk.
  • Cade Owens pitched .1 innings for a total of 1 strikeout and 1 walk.

Wolves Leading Batters:

  • Ryan Gibbons batted 3 times for a total of 3 hits and 2 RBIs.
  • Nick Neupauer batted 3 times for a total of 2 hits and 3 RBIs.
  • Rody Polojac batted 3 times for a total of 2 hits and 3 RBIs.
  • Brennan Marsh batted 2 times for a total of 2 hits.

Moose Leading Batters:

  • Sammy DiCaprio batted 3 times for a total of 2 hits and 4 RBIs.
  • Nate Scott batted 1 time for a total of 1 hit.
  • Cade Owens batted 2 times for a total of 1 hit.
  • Ashton Wilson batted 2 times for a total of 1 hit and 2 RBIs.

The Moose jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning on four hits during the June 11th game. Cade Owens led off the game with a double. Danny D’Itri followed with a base hit and Nate Scott drew a walk to load the bases.  Sammy DiCaprio blasted a 2 RBI double and Ashton Wilson knocked in 2 more with a single.

The Wolves finally got on the board in the bottom of the fourth.  Brennen Marsh and Rody Polojac led off the inning with base hits.  Tyler Richards knocked in Marsh with a base hit followed by Nick Neupauer who singled to drive in 2 more.  Ryan Gibbons knocked in Neupauer with a double and Caden Crizer added a base hit to score Gibbons to put the Wolves up 5-4.

The Moose battled back in the top of the fifth to score 3 runs without registering a hit.  Tyler Wehman reached base on a walk and Nolan Curran and Damon Bumgarder reached base on errors.  They all score as a result of aggressive base running and sloppy defense to put the Moose up 7-5.

The Wolves, however, exploded in the bottom of the fifth with 11 consecutive batters reaching base.  The offensive onslaught was highlighted by a bases loaded triple by Roady Polojac, RBI doubles by Nick Neupauer and Hyland Oesterling, and RBI singles by Ryan Gibbons and Caden Meyers.

The Moose added 2 runs in the sixth on a single by Sammy Dicaprio, but fell short 13-9. Nick Neupauer was the winning pitcher going 5 innings with six strike outs and three walks.  Caden Meyers closed out the game for the Wolves in relief.  The win put the Wolves in sole possession of second place.

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Youth Baseball Round-Up 4

Little League:

Wolves 10 – American Legion 7

Wolves Pitchers:

  • Nick Neupauer pitched 5.1 innings for a total of 6 strikeouts and 3 walks.
  • Tyler Richards pitched .2 innings for a total of 0 strikeouts and 1 walk.

American Legion Pitchers:

  • Caden Ochsenhirt pitched 4 innings for a total of 5 strikeouts and 4 walks.
  • Nico DeCaria pitched 1 inning for a total of 0 strikeouts and 0 walks.

Wolves Leading Batters:

  • Hyland Oesterling batted 2 times for a total of 2 hits and 3 RBIs.
  • Ryan Gibbons batted 3 times for a total of 2 hits and 3 RBIs.
  • Tyler Richards batted 3 times for a total of 2 hits.
  • Devin Allen batted 2 times for a total of 1 hit and 1 RBI.

American Legion Leading Batters:

  • Caden Ochsenhirt batted 4 times for a total of 4 hits and 3 RBIs.
  • Tyler Baker batted 3 times for a total of 2 hits and 1 RBI.
  • James Meehan batted 4 times for a total of 2 hits and 1 RBI.
  • Nico DeCaria batted 2 times for a total of 1 hit and 2 RBIs.

The American Legion jumped off to a great start with James Meehan hitting a double and scoring on a Caden Ochenhirt single at the June 6th game.  Ryan Hampton drew a walk and Nico DeCaria drove in two runs with a single to give the American Legion a 3-0 lead.

The Wolves came storming back in the bottom of the first, however.  Rody Polojac lead off with a walk and Tyler Richards had a base hit.  Ryan Gibbons hit a single to drive in two runs.  Caden Crizer drove in Gibbons with a base hit.  Trent Smith was hit by a pitch and Caden Meyers drew a walk to load the bases.  Hyland Oesterling drove in two more runs with a single to put the Wolves up 5-3.

The Wolves added three more runs in the bottom of the second.  Rody Polojac reached base on an error and Tyler Richards hit a single.  Nick Neupauer smacked a double to drive them in.  Ryan Gibbons then drove in Neupauer with a single to make the score 8-3.

Caden Ochenhirt led off the third inning with a hit and, aided by some sloppy defense by the Wolves, made it the entire way to score for the Legion.

The Wolves added two more in the bottom of the third with base hits by Caden Meyers and Devin Allen, and a double by Hyland Oesterling to make the score 10-3Wolves.

The American Legion added one in the fourth and two in the top of the sixth to round out the scoring for a final of 10-7.

Nick Neupauer was the winning pitcher going 5 1/3 innings with six strike outs and three walks.  Tyler Richards closed out the game for the Wolves.  Caden Ochenhirt picked up the loss going four innings with 5 strike outs and four walks and Nico DeCaria pitched in relief.

Wolves 7 – Lions 4

Wolves Pitchers:

  • Ryan Gibbons pitched 5 innings for a total of 8 strikeouts and 4 walks.
  • Nick Neupauer pitched 1 inning for 3 strikeouts and 0 walks.

Lions Pitchers:

  • Skylar Bartolomeo pitched 3 innings for a total of 6 strikeouts and 2 walks.
  • Ethan Coy pitched 1 inning for a total of 3 strikeouts and 0 walks.
  • Ethan Hughes pitched 1 inning for a total of 0 strikeouts and 0 walks.

Wolves Leading Batters:

  • Ryan Gibbons batted 2 times for a total of 2 hits.
  • Brock Newman batted 1 time for a total of 1 hit and 1 RBI.
  • Brennan Marsh batted 1 time for a total of 1 hit.
  • Caden Meyers batted 1 time for a total of 1 hit.

Lions Leading Batters:

  • Skylar Bartolomeo batted 3 times for a total of 2 hits and 2 RBIs.
  • Ethan Hughes batted 3 times for a total of 2 hits.
  • Kelton Docchio batted 3 times for a total of 1 hit.

The Wolves extended their winning streak to five games on Saturday, June 7th when they knocked off the first place Lions in a game that was postponed by rain from earlier in the week.

The Wolves drew first blood in the second inning when Caden Meyers was walked and Hyland Oesterling drove him in with a double.  Brock Newman drove in Oesterling to put the Wolves up 2-0.

The Lions came right back in the top of the third.  Kelton Docchio had an infield hit and Skylar Bartolomeo knocked him in with a two-run home run.  Ethan Hughes added another run for the Lions to give them a 3-2 lead.

Brennen Marsh lead of the bottom of the third with a walk and Tyler Richards followed with an inside the park home run to regain the lead for the Wolves 4-3.

Caden Meyers added an insurance run in the fourth and Nick Neupauer drove in two more with a double in the fifth inning to close out the scoring for a 7-4 final.

Ryan Gibbons picked up the win for the Wolves with 8 strike outs and four walks in five innings.  Skylar Bartolomeo was the losing pitcher striking out 6 and walking 2.  Ethan Hughes pitched in relief.

Moose 5 – American Legion 1

Moose Pitchers:

  • Danny D’Itri pitched 4 innings for a total of 8 strikeouts and 0 walks.
  • Nathan Scott pitched 2 innings for a total of 2 strikeouts and 1 walk.

American Legion Pitchers:

  • Ryan Hampton pitched 5 innings for a total of 4 strikeouts and 1 walk.
  • Jacob Peffer pitched 1 inning for a total of 2 strikeouts and 0 walks.

Moose Leading Batters:

  • Nathan Scott batted 2 times for a total of 2 hits and 1 RBI.
  • Alexander Roth batted 3 times for a total of 2 hits.
  • Danny D’Itri batted 3 times for a total of 1 hit and 1 RBI.
  • Damon Bumgardner batted 3 times for a total of 1 hit.

American Legion Leading Batter:

  • James Meehan batted 2 times for a total of 1 hit.

The Moose beat the American Legion 5-1 Saturday evening. Alexander Roth and Nathan Scott had two hits each to lead the Moose. Tyler Wehman, Sammy DiCaprio and Danny D’Itri each added an RBI to the cause for the Moose.

D’Itri was the winning pitcher in relief of Scott. D’Itri retired all 12 batters he faced. James Meehan singled in the first inning for American Legion’s only hit. Two defensive plays stood out during the game.

For the Moose, Scott made a sliding stop at second base of a hard shot off the bat of Evan Barton to take away a hit in the fifth inning.  In the third inning for American Legion, centerfielder Carter Lutz made a highlight-reel diving catch to rob Roth of extra bases.

Moose 6 – Johnny’s 4

Moose Pitchers:

  • Sammy DiCaprio pitched 4 innings for a total of 3 strikeouts and 2 walks.
  • Blake Agnew pitched 3 innings for a total of 5 strikeouts and 4 walks.

Johnny’s Pitchers:

  • Joey Rush pitched 4 innings for a total of 4 strikeouts and 2 walks.
  • Andy Vrabel pitched 2 innings for a total of 2 strikeouts and 2 walks.
  • Frank Bellissimo pitched 1 inning for 0 strikeouts and 0 walks.

Moose Leading Batters:

  • Danny D’Itri batted 3 times for a total of 2 hits.
  • Sammy DiCaprio batted 3 times for a total of 2 hits.
  • Nathan Scott batted 3 times for a total of 2 hits and 1 RBI.
  • Damon Bumgardner batted 3 times for a total of 1 hit and 2 RBIs.

Johnny’s Pitchers:

  • Storm Chambers batted 4 times for a total of 2 hits and 2 RBIs.
  • Marley Schweiger batted 4 times for a total of 2 hits.

Moose and Johnny’s battled into extra innings before the Moose prevailed 6-4. The Moose jumped out to a 3-0 lead before Johnny’s put together a 4-run fourth inning to take the lead. The Moose added a run in the fifth to tie the game.

In the seventh, Nathan Scott led off the inning with a single to center and eventually came around to score on a Levi Smith base hit. With two outs, Damon Bumgardner singled to score Rodney Grymes to make it 6-4. Sammy DiCaprio finished a strong 4 inning relief performance in the bottom of the seventh to earn the win.

Marley Schweiger and Storm Chambers led Johnny’s with two hits each and Doug Balin added a double. Scott, DiCaprio and Danny D’Itri had two hits apiece for the Moose and Blake Agnew and Ashton Wilson each chipped in with a double.

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