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July 21, 2013

Delweld’s Staniscia voted AAABA League MVP

JOHNSTOWN — Delweld’s Josh Staniscia standout year at the plate helped his club to a 25-9 record in AAABA League play this season.

Equally as effective on the mound was Martella’s Pharmacy hurler Mike Mulvey.

On Sunday, league managers voted Staniscia as the circuit’s most valuable player while awarding Mulvey the Pete Vuckovich Award as the league’s top pitcher.

Ricky Jones of the Berkley Hills Renegades topped the voting for the Ken Horoho Award, given to the league’s top rookie position player, while Ophthalmic Associates hurler Joe Glass was honored with the Bill Jenkins Award as the league’s best rookie pitcher.

Dillon Boyer won the league’s batting title with a .416 average for Martella’s Pharmacy.

Staniscia hit .406 with three home runs and 26 RBI and scoring 31 runs. He also worked 19 walks while helping Delweld to a regular-season crown.

Mulvey pieced together a 5-0 record with an ERA of 1.67 over 42 innings pitched.

Mulvey also fanned 33 batters while walking only nine for second-place Martella’s.

 Delweld and Martella’s Pharmacy each posted five selections on the AAABA’s first team. Shortstop Eric Weyant; starting pitchers Ben Legath and Marcus Shippey; reliever Brad Ditzler, and designated hitter Ian Helsel received the first-team nod from Delweld.

Martella’s was represented by catcher Pat Gully; outfielder Tony Strasiser, starting pitchers Rylan Schnably and Derek Younker, and relief pitcher Andrew Keirn. 

Laurel Auto Group placed five on the squad with Zac Heide (first baseman), Ben Webb (second baseman), Gordon Barr (outfielder), Mike Nowicki (starting pitcher) and Zach Zimmerman (relief pitcher).

Third baseman John Jones, outfielders Nate Campbell and Brett Marabito along with utility player Matt Kastelic represent the Renegades on the first team.

Jay Pudliner, a utilityman, represented First Commonwealth Bank on the squad.

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