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.
Delweld remains undefeated in AAABA Tournament
Following Delweld’s 7-5 win over Youse’s Maryland Orioles of Baltimore, Delweld outfielder Nate Campbell referred to his teammates as “a scrappy bunch.”
Campbell’s awareness in a third-inning rundown led to a run awarded to Delweld via defensive obstruction that highlighted a four-run third inning for the local AAABA League champions.
AAABA Sidelights| Weather has affected tournament from the start
This year’s rain and ensuing postponements have perplexed AAABA Tournament organizers, managers, players and fans.
But the weather-related juggling is not really unusual. In fact, the first AAABA Tournament in 1945 had a difficult time with the elements.
New Orleans ends Chicago Metro's run
Heading into the eighth inning with a 9-1 lead would comfort most teams. Facing the potent Chicago Metro Des Plaines Patriots, New Orleans had to sweat out a seven-run eighth inning Friday in order to secure a 10-8 victory to stay alive in the AAABA National Tournament at Point Stadium.
Delweld beats Chicago Metro
Nate Campbell was involved in mirrored situations on Friday.
Bases loaded with one out.
With Johnstown Delweld looking to take the lead.
Delweld rained out for second straight game
As the raindrops continued to fall on Point Stadium Thursday night, AAABA Tournament officials began to revamp an already revamped schedule.
For the second night in a row, the featured game between Delweld and Chicago Metro was washed out.
AAABA Sidelights| McGough might have made a difference in 1975
Johnstown High graduate Tom McGough never had an opportunity to pitch in the AAABA Tournament after being selected in the major league draft as a teenager, but he called the tournament action on television for several years.
McGough has attended games this week during the 69th annual AAABA Tournament.
Lech, Monarchs hammer Bonnies
Livonia’s Ryan Lech has found a new home, at least when he visits the rugged central Pennsylvania mountains in early August.
Point Stadium is his residence of choice when it comes to AAABA baseball, as he hit two home runs to power the team from Michigan to a 12-2 victory in eight innings over Brooklyn in an early loser’s bracket game on Thursday.
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