The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


June 27, 2013

Local baseball in brief 6/28/2013

JOHNSTOWN — Baseball

AAABA League

Martella’s Pharmacy 9, First Commonwealth 2: Martella’s Pharmacy manager Chris Pfeil picked up his 400th career victory in a win over First Commonwealth in Thursday’s opener at Point Stadium.

“We’ve been blessed to have some great players, and my assistant coaches over the years have been outstanding,” Pfeil said. “To reach a milestone like that is a team effort. I’m just fortunate that I have a great wife and kids who put up with me being away from home to be at the ballpark every night.

“There are a lot of people that have a hand in any milestone like that,” said Pfeil, who became a AAABA League manager with the inaugural Johnstown Grays franchise in 1999.

Pfeil led the Grays to AAABA Tournament appearances in 2002, 2004 and 2005. Martella’s took on the sponsorship in 2008 and has advanced to the past four AAABA Tournaments.

Martella’s Jordan Giannini went 3-for-3 with a double, triple, two runs scored and two RBI. Tony Strasiser was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Luke Williams went 2-for-4 and scored a run. Sam Barbera had two hits, with a double, a run and one run batted in.

Zaine Tomkowski tripled and drove in a run for First Commonwealth.

Late Wednesday

Delweld 6, Ophthalmic Associates 0: Delweld’s Marcus Shippey tossed a no-hitter as the league leaders blanked Ophthalmic Associates in Wednesday’s nightcap at the Point.

Shippey struck out 12 batters and walked two. The Bedford hurler had plenty of support, as Delweld collected 10 hits.

Austin Sleek went 2-for-3 and scored twice.

Martella’s Pharmacy 5, First Commonwealth 2: Anthony Fanelli went 3-for-3 with a run scored, and Luke Williams scored a run and drove in one as Martella’s beat First Commonwealth in Wednesday’s late game at Roxbury Park. Matt McMillen had one run and one run batted in for the Pharmacy.

Joe Hrbal had two hits and Luke Trotz hit a solo home run for First Commonwealth.

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