Ophthalmic Associates 3, First Commonwealth 1: At Roxbury Park, winning pitcher Brent Barron, Tyler Black and Logan Fluke combined on a three-hitter as Opthalmic Associates inched closer to a .500 record.
Cameron Kaminsky had two hits, a double and a sacrifice fly for Ophthalmic Associates (6-7).
Alex Beiler had two hits and Kirk Davis smacked a run-scoring double.
Cody Mickus doubled for First Commonwealth.
Delweld 7, Berkley Hills 2: At Point Stadium, Andy Smithmyer struck out 12, scattered two hits and allowed a pair of unearned runs as Delweld improved to 12-1 with another impressive pitching performance in Wednesday’s late game.
Eric Weyant went 2-for-4 and Ben Legath doubled, scored and had a RBI. Brett Marabito hit a run-scoring double for the Renegades (5-8) in the fifth.
Claysburg 10, Richland 1: In Claysburg, Mike Mock went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI to lead the hosts while winning pitcher Daniel Taylor was 2 for 3 with one RBI.
Nicholas D’Ambrosia was 3 for 3 for Richland.
Ebensburg 4, Stoystown 1: In Ebensburg, Troy Templeton strick out 11, allowed five hits and hit a two-run single in the third inning for Ebensburg.
Scott Lucas also hit a two-run single in the fourth for Ebensburg (3-4).
B.J. Spangler pitched a four-hitter with 11 strikeouts for Stoystown (1-3).
Penn State to ban bags
from athletic events
STATE COLLEGE – Penn State is banning bags from home athletic events this fall.
Penn State announced Friday it is prohibiting backpacks, bags and purses from athletic facilities including Beaver Stadium, the Bryce Jordan Center and Rec Hall. Each fan will be permitted a single clear gallon-size plastic bag for medical and child-care items, officials said.
Items abandoned at entry gates will be tossed.
Third suspect in stabbing of Steeler caught in Florida
PITTSBURGH – Police say a third suspect in the stabbing of Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Mike Adams has been captured in Florida.
Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard says 26-year-old Jerrell Whitlock of Pittsburgh was arrested in Gainesville in central Florida and is being held there.
Whitlock had been wanted on charges of attempted homicide, attempted robbery, aggravated assault and conspiracy for his alleged role in the June 1 attack on Adams.
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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