Renegades 9, First Commonwealth 0: Starting pitcher Nate Spohn struck out seven and Berkley Hills Renegades’ pitchers did not allow a hit after the second inning in a shutout win over First Commonwealth in the late game at the Point.
John Jones was 3-for-4 with a run batted in, Rick Jones and Matt Kastelic each had two hits and an RBI and Jake Pribanic drove in three runs for the Renegades.
Spencer Price had a double for First Commonwealth.
Delweld 9, Wise Trailers 3: Ben Legath was 2-for-3 including a two-run home run over the right-field fence in the fourth to propel Delweld to a win over Altoona’s Wise Trailers in the first game at Roxbury Park on Monday.
Legath finished with three RBI, Matt Martin was 3-for-4 and drove in two runs and Zach Solarczyk was 2-for-3 including a double with two RBI for Delweld (13-1), which also got a double and two runs scored from Ian Helsel, a double and a RBI from Luke Campbell and a double from Drew Hemminger.
Jake Stern and Nate Pope were both 2-for-3 for Wise.
Bedford 7, Claysburg 5: In Claysburg, in a battle for the top spot in the South Division, Bedford scored four runs in the first and rolled to a win over Claysburg, handing the host its first loss.
Kody Blevins and Isaac Kline were both 3-for-4 with Blevins belting a triple for Bedford (9-1).
Presley Swope was 2-for-3 while Jay Stone and Tyler Ickes were both 2-for-4, with Ickes hitting a double for Claysburg.
Somerset 6, Stoystown 3: In Somerset, Eric Costea was 3-for-3, all doubles with four RBI, and Tyler Drain had two hits as Somerset doubled up Stoystown.
Portage 5, Richland 2:
In Portage, Zach Myers had two hits with a double and Jake Bryja had two hits with a double, an RBI and scored once as Portage downed Richland.
Cody Orlovsky and Ryan Orlovsky each had two hits for Portage.
Lilly 6, St. Michael 4: In Lilly, Jake Hurley was 3-for-3 with three runs scored as Lilly raced to a five-run lead before holding off St. Michael.
James Mardula had two hits, including a double, and an RBI for Lilly (3-6). Zane Itle was the winning pitcher.
Jared Baker and Dominic Panick had two hits apiece for St. Michael (5-6). Baker also doubled.
Altoona AAABA player helped Cardinals eliminate Pirates
While much of western Pennsylvania winced at St. Louis Cardinals slugger Matt Adams’ towering two-run homer against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the decisive Game 5 of the NLDS, Mel Curtis jumped up from his couch and cheered loudly.
It’s not that Curtis is an anti-Pirates fan.
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NLDS hero remembers AAABA Tournament
Six years ago, Matt Adams smacked a game-winning hit off the Point Stadium screen in left-center field playing in front of an estimated 7,000 fans – the largest crowd he’d played in front at that juncture of his baseball career.
Last week, Adams ripped a towering two-run homer to effectively seal the St. Louis Cardinals’ 6-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the decisive fifth game of the National League Divisional Series in front of 47,231 fans at Busch Stadium.
Campbell, Solarczyk nominated for Point award
Delweld pick-up player Nate Campbell and Richland running back Tanner Solarczyk earned Point Stadium Award monthly nominations for August and September, respectively.
A center fielder, Campbell laced a one-out double to deep right field, driving in a pair of runs that provided the margin of victory in the Johnstown representative’s 12-10 victory over Chicago Metro in the AAABA Tournament.
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Delweld falls in championship opener
Youse’s Maryland Orioles of Baltimore overcame an early deficit and forced a second championship round game in the 69th AAABA Tournament Sunday afternoon at Point Stadium.
Baltimore scored eight runs over the fifth and sixth innings and beat Delweld 12-5 in front of an estimated 3,000 fans.
Triumphant Delweld heads to title game
Josh Staniscia has produced plenty of big hits with the game on the line this AAABA season.
That comes along with being the local league MVP.
The Delweld center fielder didn’t have a tape-measure homer or blistering line drive in the bottom of the 10th inning on Saturday night at Point Stadium.
Baltimore bounces back to earn rematch with Delweld
Baltimore right-hander Bobby Ruse knew just what to expect Saturday after a deflating loss by his team to Johnstown’s Delweld Friday night in AAABA action at Point Stadium.
Ruse threw a complete game, scattering eight hits with eight strikeouts and one walk as Baltimore defeated New Orleans for the second time this week, 8-4, eliminating the Louisiana squad.
AAABA Sidelights| AAABA fan is a true oldtimer
Johnstown Oldtimers President George Arcurio III made an impromptu presentation in the Point Stadium stands on Friday afternoon.
Arcurio learned that super baseball fan Frank Albert of Johnstown was in attendance.
Albert told Arcruio he is 99 years old and has been in attendance at every AAABA Tournament in Johnstown.
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