The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


July 19, 2013

AAABA, Region 7 Legion playoffs to begin today

JOHNSTOWN — The AAABA League semifinal playoffs and American Legion Region 7 Tournament each will begin the local baseball postseason today.

In the AAABA League, first-place Delweld (25-9) will face fourth-place Laurel Auto Group (21-13) at 5:30 p.m. at Point Stadium. The second half of the doubleheader will pair second-place Martella’s Pharmacy (22-12) against third-place Berkley Hills Renegades (22-12).

Martella’s won a tiebreaker to finish seeded higher than the defending league and playoff champion Renegades.

The semifinals will continue through Wednesday, if necessary, at Point Stadium. The teams will rotate playing in the early and late games.

Somerset will host the Region 7 Tournament for the first time in the history of one of the area’s top American Legion programs.

Cambria League champion Bedford (24-4) will face Blairsville at 1 p.m.

Somerset (9-17) advanced to the regional as the host team and will meet Marion Center at 4 p.m. Today’s early game at Somerset features Mifflin County and Latrobe at 10 a.m.

Unity and Philipsburg will play at 1 p.m. at Shanksville High School field.

The Region 7 event will continue with four games on Sunday – three at Somerset at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. There also will be a 1 p.m. game at Shanksville.

Monday’s Region 7 schedule includes three games at Somerset at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

A pair of games are set for Tuesday at Somerset at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday’s championship game will be at 12:30 p.m. at Somerset.


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