Urtz, Pope lead AAABA League award votes
Logan Urtz hadn’t fielded a ground ball as an infielder or swung a bat in a game for a couple seasons.
But you can’t take the former infielder out of a starting pitcher.
McIlroy holds on to win British Open
Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf’s oldest trophy.
On the claret jug, his name is etched in silver below Phil Mickelson.
AAABA League playoffs: Martella’s takes 2-0 series lead
Martella’s Pharmacy took a two-game advantage in its best-of-5 AAABA League semifinal series against Delweld via an 11-8 victory on Sunday night at Roxbury Park.
Martella’s drums out Game 1 win over Delweld
Martella’s Pharmacy and Delweld played the type of postseason game area baseball fans have become accustomed to when the AAABA League powers meet during crunch time.
Solid pitching. Great defensive plays. Timely hitting.
Pirates take second straight over Rockies, win in 11th inning
Jordy Mercer doubled home Neil Walker with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.
Walker led off the inning with a single against Colorado’s Chad Bettis (0-2), moved to second on a sacrifice bunt, and scored one batter later when Mercer hit a drive deep into the gap in left-center.
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Eighth-inning rally carries Pirates to victory over Rockies
Travis Snider’s pinch-hit double in the eighth scored Neil Walker to spark the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.
Walker trotted home when Colorado right fielder Carlos Gonzalez couldn’t track down Snider’s sinking line drive off reliever Matt Belisle (2-5). All-Star Josh Harrison added a sacrifice fly one batter later.
Claysburg optimistic for regional
Claysburg defeated Bedford 15-5 in seven innings on Wednesday to win the championship of the Cambria American Legion Baseball League.
But Claysburg (23-3), which also was the regular-season champion, is not just sitting on its laurels as it, along with the Hurricanes (21-5), prepares to represent the Cambria League when the American Legion Region 7 Tournament opens Saturday in Clearfield.
Pirates in race, hope for late surge
The Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves in an average, every day – if still heated – pennant race.
A season after shedding the yoke of two decades of failure with a stirring run to a playoff berth, the Pirates are just another solid if not spectacular team trying to keep pace in the jam-packed NL Central.
Sube, Williams lead class for AAABA Hall
Mike Sube and Keith Williams each starred on the Pepsi-Cola powerhouse teams in the Johnstown Junior League and AAABA Tournament during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Both players parlayed their local success into NCAA Division I and professional offers.
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