The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


July 3, 2013

MIKE MASTOVICH | Mazey scholarship continues legacy

JOHNSTOWN — Forrest Mazey was a fixture at Point Stadium and baseball diamonds throughout the region.

He made his mark in the Johnstown Junior League/AAABA League as a player, manager, assistant coach and extraordinary recruiter.

After his retirement from the coaching ranks, Mazey simply enjoyed watching baseball and chatting with fans and players at the Point.

When Mazey died in February after a lengthy battle with cancer, his family took a step that would have made Forrest proud by establishing the Forrest D. Mazey Scholarship Award to be presented to a player in the AAABA League who “exemplifies all of the qualities that Forrest liked in a player.”

Forrest’s sons Randy and Brian, both former Junior League/AAABA standouts, honored their father’s memory with the $1,000 scholarship.

Randy Mazey, the WVU baseball coach, noted his father “was involved in the AAABA League as a player, coach, manager or fan since 1958. He played in the tournament in 1958 as a member of Lower Cambria and coached or managed in 10 different AAABA Tournaments with Wheeler Cadillac, Coke, Pepsi, Galliker’s Knickerbockers and Principle Development.

“After he retired from coaching in the AAABA, he became a mainstay in the Point Stadium as a fan of all teams. He never missed a AAABA Tournament in Johnstown since 1958.”

Randy Mazey distributed an email asking local AAABA League managers to nominate those players who are “a good student, demonstrates financial need and has aspirations of playing college baseball, which was one of Forrest’s favorite things to watch.”

Randy Mazey said intangibles such as dedication to the game, dependability, hard work, hustle, desire, a knowledge of the game and willingness to be coached are also factors in the selection because those are parts of the game that meant so much to Forrest Mazey.

Streaking: Martella’s Pharmacy has had a record-setting week. The Pharmacy won its 13th consecutive game on Monday night, beating Berkley Hills Renegades, 8-3. That is the longest winning streak in the franchise’s history.

During the hot streak, Martella’s manager Chris Pfeil recorded his 400th career victory with Martella’s and the former Johnstown Grays. Martella’s beat First Commonwealth Bank, 9-2, last Thursday to reach 400.

Martella’s and Berkley Hills were scheduled to play Wednesday at Roxbury Park.

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