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MOON AREA H.S. BASEBALL 2007

A Homepage dedicated to the Moon Baseball Program, The 2005 WPIAL Class AAA SILVER MEDALISTS and The 2001 and 2002 PIAA Class AAA State Champions



The Tigers traveled to Lyndora's (Butler area) High Field on Monday to meet the NEW CASTLE Red Hurricane. The result was not what the Moon Tiger faithful would have wanted or liked as the boys dropped an 8-4 decision to them. I will let the Beaver County Times writer, Bill Utterback sum it up ....

Moon can't get big hit it needs

By: Bill Utterback, Times Sports Staff 5/21/2007

BUTLER - One more hit. The Moon Area Tigers needed one more hit to change the shape of the afternoon, and perhaps the shape of the season. Down 5-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning, they used four consecutive hits to score four runs with nobody out. A strikeout followed. A wild pitch and a walk followed, leaving the bases loaded with one out.

Strikeout. Strikeout.

End of threat. End of season.

The Tigers dropped an 8-4 decision to New Castle in a WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal game Monday at Highfield Park in Butler. "We set a high standard at Moon, and when you lose in the second round of the playoffs, it makes it seem like a disappointing season," coach Dom Santeufemio said. "But it was a good season."

Paul Pitaro and Bryce Goldbach started the Tigers' only rally with singles. Nick Berdine followed with a run-scoring single. Ryan Seuss sent a two-run triple through the gap in left field and scored on an error.

"Another hit in there somewhere would have made a big difference," Santeufemio said. New Castle reliever Nick Turco came in to coax three strikeouts from four batters. But Santeufemio was more disappointed in a defensive effort that allowed New Castle to build its 5-0 lead. "We gave up nine hits today, but four of them should have been caught. And we made three errors, too. You have to make those plays in the playoffs."

Ryan Orlovsky pitched a complete game for the Tigers. "He pitched good enough to win this game," Santeufemio said. Orlovsky, Tom DeAngelis, Brett Hogle, Bryce Goldbach, Dave Compo, Ben Dames and Marco Colalillo complete their careers at Moon. They helped maintain the standard. "They each had different roles," Santeufemio said. "But they all contributed."

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NEW CASTLE

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Winner - Justin Presjnar (4 innings) 3 strikeouts, 0 walks. Loser: Ryan Orlovsky (7 innings) 3 strikeouts, 1 walk. 2B: Zak Schmidt (MA), Joe Motto (NC). 3B: Ryan Seuss (MA). Two or more hits: Joe Motto (NC) 3, Ryan Seuss (MA) 2

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WPIAL CLASS AAA Semifinals/Wednesday's action:

West Allegheny Indians (21-0) vs Trinity Hillers (12-6) at Burkett Complex in Robinson Township on Wednesday, May 23rd at 5:00pm

New Castle Red Hurricanes (15-6) vs Blackhawk Cougars (11-9) at High Field #1 in Butler on Wednesday, May 23rd at 4:00pm


WPIAL CLASS AAA Quarterfinals/Monday's results:

West Allegheny Indians (21-0) ..... 13 - Hampton Talbots (12-8) ..... 3

Trinity Hillers (12-6) ..... 6 - Chartiers Valley Colts (10-10) ..... 2

New Castle Red Hurricanes (15-6) ..... 8 - Moon Area Tigers (12-7) ..... 4

Blackhawk Cougars (10-9) ..... 6 - Laurel Highlands Mustangs (17-3) ..... 3


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In other WPIAL Class AAA First Round action from Saturday May 19, CHARTIERS VALLEY (7-5, 10-9) defeated Thomas Jefferson, 7-1 to advance to the quarterfinals.. All three Section 3-AAA playoff teams have advanced to the next round. West Allegheny recieved a bye as the No. 1 seed.

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MSA Sports Network will carry this game live on the internet. MSA Sports MARK SCHAAS has all the action of this WPIAL Class AAA Quarterfinals playoff battle from High Field #1 in Butler as the Red Hurricanes take on the Tigers.

MSA Sports Network: Moon vs. New Castle on the internet (5-21-07)


The Moon Tigers can count their blessings as they beat the Yough Cougars, 1-0 in eight innings to advance to the WPIAL CLASS AAA QUARTERFINALS. Senior starting pitcher BRYCE GOLDBACH, fired a three hitter and struck out fourteen and walked three and going the distance. The game was tight and well pitched over the first seven innings and was decided in the eighth inning. In the top of the eighth, with two outs, NICK BEDINE doubled and then RYAN SUESS then singled him home on the next pitch to give the MOON the lead at 1-0.

In the bottom of the eighth, after Goldbach got the first two outs recorded on the 7 and 8 men, he gave up a single to JASON HEGEDUS, the nine man. HEGEDUS is pinch run for by MATT LUCIANI. Lead off man CRAIG SEDUNOV drew a walk and then CHANNING FLANIGAN got hit by a pitch to load the bases. No. 3 batter, JOSH ALRIDGE, had a 3-1 count on him when the next pitch by Goldbach was a called second strike. Apparently LUCIANI thought it was ball four and started home. The Tiger players wisely saw him heading home and alertly yelled to catcher Suess, who threw to third baseman, RYAN ORLOVSKY, who tagged Luciani out to end the game. Here is the Pittsburgh Post Gazette story on the ending of the game :

Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Runner's miscue lifts Moon (5-19-07)

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Cougar sophomore pitcher, NICK HEGEDUS pitched an outstanding game as well, striking out three and only allowing four Tiger hits.

Moon blew an opportunity in the third inning with one out, PHIL BONDI, on due to an error got picked off first. On the next pitch, TOMMY DE ANGELIS doubled off the left field fence. YOUGH also had a chance to score, in the Cougar seventh, with two outs, JUSTIN SHAFFER singled, Goldbach trying to keep him on first, over threw Gracey on a pickoff attempt and Shaffer ended up going to third base on the bad throw. However, Goldbach got JUSTIN HOFFER to stikeout for the third time of the game.

TIGER NOTES : Third baseman RYAN ORLOVSKY sustained an mouth injury on the last inning pick off play when BALKO ran in to him going back to third hard. Orlovsky was given the nod to start MONDAY's game on the mound by Coach Santeufemio. ...... The Tigers will now play the NEW CASTLE RED HURRICANE on MONDAY MAY 21 in the WPIAL CLASS AAA QUARTERFINAL PLAYOFFS. Game time and site yet to be determined. ..... Moon DH PAUL PITARO was the only other TIGER to get a hit in this game.

IN other WPIAL CLASS AAA FIRST ROUND ACTION, Hampton (12-7) took advantage of five Greensburg Salem (11-7) errors, including three in a two-run fifth inning, and rallied for a 4-3 victory. Hampton will now play No. 1 West Allegheny (20-0) in the quarterfinals on Monday or Tuesday.

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WINNER - Bryce Goldbach (8 innings), 14 strikeouts, 3 walks. LOSER - Nick Hegedus (8 innings), 3 strikeouts, 0 walks. 2B's : Tommy DeAngelis (MA), Nick Berdine (MA). 3B's : NONE. HR's : NONE. Two or more hits : NONE.


The Tigers have made final preparations for their WPIAL CLASS AAA FIRST ROUND PLAYOFF GAME today against YOUGH at CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY of PENNSYLVANIA at 4:00 PM. The game will be broadcast on the INTERNET on MSA SPORTS NETWORK. MSA Sports Bob Orkwis and Jonathan Whaley have all the action of this WPIAL Class AAA First Round playoff game as the Cougars take on the Tigers.

Here is link to click on to listen to FRIDAY's game :

MSA Sports Network: Moon vs. Yough on the internet (5-18-07)

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In WPIAL Class AAA First Round Playoff action from Thursday, Blackhawk (10-9) upset West Mifflin (13-5), 6-4, at Shaler's Matulevic Field. The Cougars have reached the WPIAL quarterfinals for six consecutive seasons. Nick McCowin pitched six innings of two hit baseball and Austin Wulf had two hits and a sacrifice bunt.


The WPIAL COACHES ASSOCIATION named their ALL-STAR teams on Monday. The ALL STAR teams are all seniors. I am happy to announce that our TOMMY DE ANGELIS was named to the team. The 4th Annual WPCA Games will be played on June 16th at W&J College. The AA/A game starts at 3:30 PM, the AAAA/AAA game at 6 PM. Tommy joins two other SECTION 3-AAA players, Adam Zimmerman of Hopewell and Jared Littler of West Allegheny. Montour's Glenn Vietmeier will be coaching the "AAA" team. One other note, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that former Moon Area alumni Fritz Christiansen's (1976) son, Mike, a senior at OLSH, was named to the "A" team. Another one of his teammates at OLSH, (and a friend/classmate's son of mine at Sto-Rox), Mike Cercone was also named. Blackhawk's Craig Denman and Derek DiRuscia were also nameed to the "AAA" team

I was just wanting to congratulate the MOON AREA GIRL's SOFTBALL team on their first trip to the WPIAL PLAYOFFS in quite a few years and on having such a outstanding season. The girls were in SECTION 1-AAA and finished in second place to Ellwood City with a 12-3 league record and 13-7 overall. Unfortunately, last night, they dropped a tough 2-1 decision to MARS in nine innings. Mars is the defending WPIAL Class AAA champions. Our sincere congratulations to first year Coach Amy Aloi on such a great season. You may remember Amy as an outstanding pitcher at Riverside High School from 1999 to 2002. We would also like to congratulate the outgoing seniors, Caitlyn Kamalich, Becky Bitsko, Lauren Price, Tara Walsh, Michelle Love, and Tracey Colalillo. Good luck in your future endeavors.

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The MOON FRESHMEN split their last two decisons, winning last Friday, 9-7 over Blackhawk and then dropping a 9-2 game to Chartiers Valley. They are now 12 wins and two losses and return to action on Wednesday, when they host HOPEWELL.

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BTW, I just updated information on Derek Blyzwick, Sean and Brian Holliday below.

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The Tigers will be playing the YOUGH COUGARS (11-3, 14-3) one week from today in the FIRST ROUND of the WPIAL CLASS AAA PLAYOFFS at CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PA at 4:00 PM. The Cougars finished in second place in WPIAL SECTION 2-AAA behind LAUREL HIGHLANDS. If you remember we played them last year at California University of PA. Coach Terry Odelli has four outstanding returning senior players including centerfielder TOM BURKETT, pitchers JOSH SHAFFER and NICK HEDEGUS, and catcher CRAIG SEDUNOV.

The rest of the WPIAL Class AAA playoff field looks like this : WEST ALLEGHENY, Laurel Highlands, New Castle, and Trinity got first round byes. On Thursday, Blackhawk will play West Mifflin at SHALER's MATULEVIC FIELD (2:30 PM). On Friday, along with our game, Hampton vs. Greensburg Salem at GATEWAY H.S. FIELD (4:00 PM), and on Saturday, CHARTIERS VALLEY vs. Thomas Jefferson at SHALER's MATULEVIC FIELD at 12 NOON. If we beat YOUGH, we will play NEW CASTLE.


The Tigers traveled to Chipewa Park on Friday to meet the BLACKHAWK COUGARS (8-4, 9-8) in an exhibition game. Moon defeated the Cougars, 9-4. The Tigers set the tone in the first inning when the first three batters for Moon Head Coach Dom Santeufemio loaded the bases, then Nick Berdine unloaded a GRAND SLAM off Cougar starter Derek DiRuscia to spot the Tigers a 4-0 lead. The had ten hits in this contest, Ryan Busch led the hit parade with three hits. Brett Hogle (2 DOUB's), Marco Colalillo, and Berdine each added two. Nick Grace got the win, going three innings with one strikeout and three walks. Zach Mangan tossed the final four shutout innings. Cam Davies (DOUB) added two hits and Craig Denman added a double for Coach Amalia's Cougars.

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Moon's FRESHMEN team continue to dominate their league, last night they destroyed West Allegheny's RED team, 17-0. More information can be seen below on the NINTH GRADE CORNER.

The MOON AREA PINCH HITTERS CLUB's MOON AREA BASEBALL GOLF OUTING on SATURDAY was A GREAT SUCCESS. Our THANK YOU goes out to the GOLFERS, SPONSORS, DONORS, and VOLUNTEERS that help make this outing great. I heard that there were 96 golfers that participated at last count

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WINNER - Nick Grace (3 innings), 1 strikeouts, 3 walks. LOSER - Derek DiRuscia (2 innings), 4 strikeouts, 3 walks. 2B's : Brett Hogle (MA) 2, Nick Berdine (MA), Craig Denman (BL), Cam Davies (BL) . 3B's : NONE. HR's : Nick Berdine (MA). Two or more hits : Ryan Busch (MA) 3, Marco Colalillo (MA), Nick Berdine (MA), Brett Hogle (MA), Cam Davies (BL).


The Moon Area Tigers are going to the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs again in 2007. Despite playing on a bad home field all season, crummy spring weather, and losing a significant player before the season started, the Tigers over came the adversity to claim another playoff appearance. Behind a gutsy pitching performance by senior Bryce Goldbach and timely clutch hitting with two outs, Moon upset Montour, 9-7 at Robinson Township's Burkett Field last night.

Goldbach went the distance, 7 innings, striking out seven and walking four. Bryce Pfueffer came in to relieve Spartan starter, Rich Toal. Pfueffer pitched four and 2/3 innings. He struckout four and walked six (2 intentional walks to DeAngelis).

Offensively the Tigers unloaded on Toal and Pfueffer for 14 hits. Zak Schmidt went 4-5 to lead the hit machine. Corey Gracey added three hits. Junior catcher Ryan Suess and Sophomore Phil Bondi each added solo homers and two RBI doubles. Montour's big hitter was Butch Kriger who had three hits (2 2B's).

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For the Spartans, it was a very tough loss to a great team with great players and great coaching. Our hats off to Coach Glenn Vietmeier and his players. The loss combined with Chartiers Valley's win eliminated them from the playoffs. Good luck to seniors Rich Toal, Bryce Pfueffer, Russ Picard, Matt McGrath, Frank Marko, Butch Kriger, Vinny Mattarazzo, and Jim Teyssier. You gentlemen played admirally for your school. We wish you nothing but great success in your futures.

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In other WPIAL Section 3-AAA last day action, undefeated West Allegheny (12-0, 18-0)remained that way with a 14-13 win over Hopewell. The loss eliminated the Vikings again on the last day of the season. Chartiers Valley (7-5, 9-8) drubbed Keystone Oaks (1-11, 1-16), 12-3 to claim a playoff spot.

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GAME NOTES : The Tigers will play Blackhawk this Friday in an exhibition game at Chipewa Park at 4:00 PM. ..... The WPIAL BASEBALL PLAYOFF PAIRINGS will be released on Friday also. MSA Sports Network will have a PAIRINGS SHOW on Friday evening ..... Speaking of, and according to the MSA Sports Network crew of Sam Hall and Steve Nagler, said there was a very large crowd on hand at Burkett last night. Both gentlemen did an outstanding job.

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WINNER - Bryce Goldbach (7 innings), 7 strikeouts, 4 walks. LOSER - Bryce Pfueffer (4 2/3 innings), 4 strikeouts, 6 walks. 2B's : Butch Kriger (MON) 2, Ryan Suess (MA), Phil Bondi (MA). 3B's : Tom DeAngelis (MA). HR's : Phil Bondi (MA), Ryan Suess (MA). Two or more hits : Zak Schmidt (MA) 4, Corey Gracey (MA) 3, Butch Kriger (MON) 3, Phil Bondi (MA), Ryan Suess (MA), Frank Marko (MON).


Again sorry for the updating of this page. I'm just getting settled back in here at home. The Tigers have finally arrived at the defining point of their season. A win and they can continue on to the WPIAL playoffs, a loss and they end the season. Moon Coach Dom Santeufemio will start his ace, senior lefty Bryce Goldbach on the mound. Meanwhile Montour Coach Glenn Vietmeier will counter with his ace, senior Rich Toal.

The game is so significant in the two team's history and rivalry. Both Moon and Montour are coming off big wins on Monday, both teams 10 runned their opponents and ended the games in five innings. Montour sent Hopewell reeling 13-1. Jim Teyssier's masterful one hitter while striking out 7 and allowing no walks avenged the Spartans earlier season loss to the Vikings. Moon on the other hand woke their slumbering offense to the tune of 15 runs and 16 hits defeating South Park, 15-5.

The Tiger's starter, Ryan Orlovsky got the complete game win, striking out six. Corey Gracey and Paul Pitaro (2B) led the Moon offense with three hits each. Bryce Goldbach (2B, 3B), Tommy DeAngelis (2B), and Phil Bondi each added two hits.

BTW, I enjoyed my trip home this past weekend. Getting to see a lot of you plus see the scrimmage was great. Thank you to Cindy DeAngelis for getting those photos to me. Thanks to the MAPHC for such a great picnic. Congratulations to the underclassmen on beating the seniors. Also congrats to PHIL BONDI (Moon Area Class of 1984) for winning the HOME RUN DERBY. He beat out RYAN RINALDI, MIKE HEPAK, MIKE MARASCO. It was a memorable day and I got some great photos while there. I truly look forward to my next trip home for the banquet.

SORTED PLAYOFF NOTES : With one game left today for all the SECTION 3-AAA teams, there is a remote chance, a very remote chance, that there could be a tie for third place. If CV loses today to KO, the losers of today's, Moon/Montour and Hopewell/WA games could still make the playoffs. With a CV loss, it would make them 6-6. The losers of today's game would all be 6-6 (WA excluded). Tiebreakers would be head to head. Moon split with Hopewell and CV, Montour split with them as well. CV owns the tiebreaker with Hopewell, having beaten them twice this season. Guys win today, don't look here for help.

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The Moon Freshmen team avenged its only loss of the season on Tuesday as they beat Pine Richland, 2-0. This improves their record to 10-1. They return to action on Thursday against West Allegheny Red.

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MAPHC NOTES : The Moon Area Baseball Golf Outing is set for this weekend. We are still looking for more golfers. Come on out and support our teams and have a great time this Saturday May 12th at the Moon Township Golf Club. See below for more information regarding the outing. You can also still make donations by contacting Cindy DeAngelis.

The MAPHC would like to offer a huge THANK YOU to Michele Schnelle, Jeanette Liskay, Debbie Montgomery and Missy Grace for organizing Senior Recognition. These ladies were able to pull off Senior Rec BEAUTIFULLY, working with an "on again, off again" schedule, and a very low budget (that they didn't even come close to spending!). Thank you also to all the families that donated the baked goods and beverages. Please support Harold's Inn, Chick-fil-A (near Costco), Kuhn's, and Sam's Club, their donations for the event were greatly appreciated.

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THIS IMPORTANT NOTE : MSA SPORTS NETWORK will broadcast this game on the internet LIVE TODAY at the link listed here. MSA's SAM HALL and STEVE NAGLER handled the play by play and color commentary :

MSA Sports Network: Moon vs. Montour on the internet (5-9-07)

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SOUTH PARK

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WINNER - Ryan Orlovsky (5 innings), 6 strikeouts, 2 walks. LOSER - Tarran Senai (3 innings), 2 strikeouts, 2 walks. 2B's : Tommy DeAngelis (MA), Paul Pitaro (MA), Bryce Goldbach (MA), T.J. Joyce (SP), Chuck Cullison (SP). 3B's : Bryce Goldbach (MA). HR's : NONE. Two or more hits : Corey Gracey (MA) 3, Paul Pitaro (MA) 3, Phil Bondi (MA), Bryce Goldbach (MA), Tommy DeAngelis (MA), Phil Bondi (MA), Zack Lippert (SP), Joe Harrison (SP).


UNFORTUNATELY not such a good evening ! The Tiger's (5-5, 8-6) season continues spiral downwards and out of control as they lost 12-4 to HOPEWELL (5-4, 9-5) this afternoon. Coach Joe Colella's Vikings jumped on Moon starting pitcher Rick Berdine for six runs in the first three innings to take a 6-0 lead after 2 1/2 innings. They would add six more over the last four. Zak Schmidt's two run double and a follow up double by Phil Bondi pulled the Tigers to within a 2-run deficit at 6-4 in the bottom of the fourth.

Unless something changed with scheduling that I did not hear about, Moon will now be off till Monday when they host South Park. In other Section 3-AAA action on Thursday, South Park shocked Montour, 6-5. With that Montour loss, West Allegheny has been able to claim the 2007 WPIAL Section 3-AAA title outright. BTW, in an exhibition game, West Allegheny beat New Brighton, 11-1.

The Ninth Grade team continued to take numbers and kick butt. They beat up New Castle, 15-4 on Thursday improving their record to 8-1.

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THIS IMPORTANT NOTE : MSA SPORTS NETWORK will rebroadcast this game on the internet in their archives at the link listed here. MSA's own and main man, DON REBEL and STEVE NAGLER handled the play by play and color commentary :

MSA Sports Network: Moon vs. Hopewell on the internet (5-3-07)

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WINNER - Zach Durinsky (6 innings), 2 strikeouts, 1 walk. LOSER - Rick Berdine (2 1/3 innings), 0 strikeouts, 3 walks. 2B's : Phil Bondi (MA), Zak Schmidt (MA), Walsh (HOP). 3B's : NONE. HR's : Tyler George (HOPE). Two or more hits : Corey Gracey (MA), Phil Bondi (MA).


In other WPIAL Section 3-AAA games on Wednesday, Montour beat Keystone Oaks, 12-5 and Chartiers Valley edged South Park, 2-1.


The Tigers found themselves on the short end of a slugfest on Tuesday afternoon. West Allegheny (9-0, 13-0) used six home runs, two by Rob Cool (6 RBI's) to stay unbeaten and claim a lock on a WPIAL Class AAA playoff spot with the 15-13 victory. No pitcher was safe at Moon Area Middle School Field. Moon Senior pitcher Ryan Orlovsky started the game but was lifted after three innings. Phil Bondi pitched the latter four.. Despite, trailing all the game, Moon did have one last shot in the seventh with bases loaded and one out, but couldn't get that last hit to tie it. Offensively for the Tigers, Paul Pitaro had four hits. Phil Bondi (2 2B's), Nick Berdine (3B), Ryan Orlovsky (2B) and Zak Schmidt each added two hits. One of Schmidt's hits was a three-run homer.

In other Section 3-AAA games, Hopewell pounded Keystone Oaks, 12-2, and in an exhibition game, Seneca Valley ran over Chartiers Valley, 13-3.

Meanwhile, our FRESHMAN team added two wins to their outstanding season so far. On Monday they beat West Allegheny Gray, 10-0 in six innings. On Tuesday, they downed Ellwood City, 8-0. They improved to 7-1. For more information on those games either scroll down to the NINTH GRADE CORNER or go to the JV/9th Grade ROSTER PAGE at the link listed below. On this page you can catch up on all the game detail and check out the rosters of our FUTURE MOON AREA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL teams.

The Tigers need to nip this losing streak in the bud so to speak. They will need to rebound against rival and border neighbor, Hopewell on Thursday. The game was postponed today because of the condition of the outfield after last night's torrential rain.

One last note, Moon's Senior Recognition game with Sto-Rox has been cancelled by Sto-Rox due to the large volume of games they need to make up in their own section. Moon AD Zach Kessler is still trying to find a team to replace them. But as of Wednesday at NOON, no one has been found. Bummer folks !!! I was looking forward to seeing the boys play.

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WINNER - Ryan Huebner (2 1/3 innings), 2 strikeouts, 5 walks. LOSER - Ryan Orlovsky (3 innings), 3 strikeouts, 3 walks. 2B's : Phil Bondi (MA) 2, Rob Cool (WA), Tyler Savisky (WA), Jared Littler (WA). 3B's : Nick Berdine (MA), Ryan Huebner (WA). HR's : Rob Cool (WA) 2, Zak Schmidt (MA), Tyler Savisky (WA), Ricky Devereaux (WA), Mark Diskin (WA), Jared Littler (WA). Two or more hits : Paul Pitaro (MA) 4, Rob Cool (WA) 3, Jared Littler (WA) 3, Phil Bondi (MA), Ryan Orlovsky (MA), Nick Berdine (MA), Zak Schmidt (MA), Tyler Savisky (WA).


The Tigers got stampeded by the Colts of Chartiers Valley, 7-1, on Monday afternoon at home. Between mental and physical errors defensively and a very quiet offense, Moon dropped their third section loss to CV. Bryce Goldbach pitched the whole game for the Tigers, "K"ing nine, but six errors allowed the Colts to seven unanswered runs in the second, third and fourth innings. To make matters worse, Moon's offense must have stayed at the Prom on Friday night as they could only muster two hits. Phil Bondi doubled. The Tigers will try to rebound (TODAY) Tuesday when they play the makeup game with West Allegheny from last week. Head Coach Bryan Cornell has his Indians unbeaten at 7-0 in Section 3-AAA and on the season, 12-0 The game is at home and scheduled for 4 PM.

In other Sectioon 3-AAA action on Monday, West Allegheny beat Montour, 7-5 and South Park pounded Keystone Oaks, 11-2.

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WINNER - Aspfalk (7 innings), 8 strikeouts, 1 walk. LOSER - Bryce Goldbach (7 innings), 9 strikeouts, 2 walks. 2B's : Phil Bondi (MA), Delvis (CV). 3B's : NONE. HR's : Bodnar (CV). Two or more hits : NONE.


However, Section 3-AAA was still in action on Friday. Chartiers Valley beat Hopewell, 8-1 and West Allegheny shutout South Park, 6-0.

Just some quick notes, this is PROM weekend at Moon Area. The varsity and JV will be off for this event. Those of you attending, please have a great time and remember be smart, be safe !!!! Remember, there is more to come in your life don't do anything careless. Those of you not attending, have a great weekend. All of you remember come Monday, the second half of the season awaits you.

Rain again has marred the WPIAL and PIAA schedules. The game between West Allegheny and Moon Area has been postponed and will be made up on Tuesday May 1st at Moon Area H.S. Field at 4 PM. Another quick note, I am almost 95% certain that I will be in attendance at the Sto-Rox/Moon Area game on Saturday May 5th at 1:00 PM. It is also Senior Recognition Day and I hope the weather is great and to see all of you at the ball park. The next game for the Tigers will be the Chartiers Valley Colts on Monday April 30th at 4:00 PM at home.

The Moon Tigers beat the Eagles of South Park on Tuesday afternoon, 6-4. Moon improved to 5-2 (8-3 overall). As promised, I got the game low down for you all. Senior Lefty Bryce Goldbach went the distance on the mound to get the win. He struck out eleven and walked three. Nick Berdine led the Tiger's offense with four hits, including a double. Tommy DeAngelis added three hits with two doubles and two RBI's. Phil Bondi had two hits and two RBI's.

The Tigers were trailing 2-0, when they opened up the game and took the lead with a five-run fourth inning.

In other Section 3-AAA action on Tuesday, Montour pounded Keystone Oaks, 17-5 in regulation.

In a sad note, I want to pass on our condolences and prayers to Moon Area School Superintendent, Dr. Alexander Meta and his entire family on the loss of his mother, Catherine. May God Bless and take care of you and your family in this time of sorrow. Mrs. Meta passed away on Sunday.

I would also like to pass out my prayers and condolences to the family of DeAnn (Bradel) Hart. DeAnn was a classmate (1975) of mine at Moon. She was only 49 and leaves behind her husband and three children. May God Bless them !!!

The Ninth Grade baseball team got back in the saddle with a big 13-2 win over Montour on Tuesday. More details below in the NINTH GRADE CORNER

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6

4

WINNER - Bryce Goldbach (7 innings), 11 strikeouts, 3 walks. LOSER - Lou Benvenuti (3 2/3 innings) 1 strikeout, 1 walks. 2B's : Tommy DeAngelis (MA) 2, Nick Berdine (MA), Craig Price (SP). 3B's : NONE. HR's : NONE. Two or more hits : Nick Berdine (MA) 4, Tommy DeAngelis (MA) 3, Phil Bondi (MA).

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MONTOUR ...... 17 - KEYSTONE OAKS ..... 5

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

MONTOUR

1

2

7

1

2

0

4

17

14

1

KEYSTONE OAKS

0

3

0

0

2

0

0

5

7

3

WINNER - Greg Clarke (5 2/3 innings) 6 strikeouts, 5 walks. LOSER - (7 innings) 2 strikeouts, 10 walks. 2B's : NONE. 3B's : NONE. HR's : Butch Kriger (MON). Two or more hits : Bryce Pfueffer (MON) 4, Butch Kriger (MON) 3, Matt McGrath (MON), Tom Birko (MON).

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Other Section 3-AAA games scheduled for (TODAY) Wednesday April 25th :

Keystone Oaks at Hopewell (4:00 PM)

Montour at South Park (4:30 PM)


Just recieved some more info about the Chartiers Valley game. Ryan Orlovsky got the win, he picked up the game from Bryce Goldbach where it resumed in the bottom of the second. He worked seven innings. The Tigers scored the winning run in the top of the ninth on a single, two wild pitches and a sacrifice fly. Nick Grace pitched the bottom of the ninth and got the save. He worked out of a big jam with runners on 2nd and 3rd and one out. He got a strikeout for the second out, then had Brett Hogle make an outstanding catch at the fence to end the game.

The Tigers offense was led by several players, including Tom DeAngeles, Paul Pitaro, Phil Bondi, and Ryan Orlovsky, all with two hits. Cory Gracey added a double. Moon had 9 total hits. Brett Stackhouse took the loss for the Colts.

Sorry I was off the internet this weekend. Between a bad bout with my leg and my wife trying to convince me that it was necessary to celebrate my 50th birthday on Friday and Saturday. I have been off my computer. Back to news at hand, the Tigers have off (game-wise) until Tuesday April 24th, when they travel to South Park for a 4:30 PM make-up game

In Section 3-AAA action for Monday April 23rd, West Allegheny dumped Montour, 8-5. Chartiers Valley defeated South Park, 4-1.

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WEST ALLEGHENY ..... 8 - MONTOUR ...... 5

The Indians, trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the first inning, changed the game with a four-run rally. Zak Sinclair, the winning pitcher, contributed a run-scoring double in the first, and Andy Slifko added a two-run single. Ricky Devereaux added an RBI single as West Allegheny moved to 11-0 overall, 6-0 in Section 3-AA.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

MONTOUR

2

0

1

0

1

0

1

5

10

2

WEST ALLEGHENY

4

2

0

0

0

2

0

8

11

2

WINNER - Zak Sinclair (6 1/3 innings), 8 strikeouts, 4 walks. LOSER - Rich Toal (5 innings) 1 strikeout, 3 walks. 2B's : Rich Toal (MON), Greg Clarke (MON), Mark Diskin (WA), Tyler Savisky (WA), Derrik Zeroski (WA), Zak Sinclair (WA), Andy Slifko (WA) . 3B's : Bryce Pfeuffer (MON). HR's : NONE. Two or more hits : Butch Kriger (MON) 3, Greg Clarke (MON), Russ Picard (MON), Andy Slifko (WA), Derrik Zeroski (WA).



The Moon Tigers managed to rebound from the big loss on Friday with a 4-3 win over the Chartiers Valley Colts on Saturday afternoon. The game had been previously started, but rain ended that affair in the middle of the second inning with the Tigers ahead 1-0. I will have more details on this contest hopefully tomorrow. In other Section 3-AAA action on Saturday, South Park ended Keystone Oaks' winning streak at one with a 9-3 win in the battle of the Eagles.

The Tiger's Freshmen team suffered their first loss of the year, a 5-3 loss to the Rams of Pine Richland. Tigers are now 4-1. More game detail available in NINTH GRADE CORNER below.


The Tiger's got declawed courtesy of the Montour Spartans, 16-5 on Friday afternoon. Montour's starting pitcher, senior Rich Toal worked five innings to pick up his first win against the Tigers, striking out five and walking only one. Tiger ace Bryce Goldbach suffered the loss going only 4 1/3 innings. He got tagged with seven earned runs on 11 hits. The only bright offensive effort for the Tigers was a two-run home run by Corey Gracey. Gracey also added a single. The MSA Sports Network will re-broadcast the Montour at Moon Area game in it's archives.

MSA Sports Network: Internet broadcast of the Montour at Moon Area (4/20/07)

The Tigers will have to lick their wounds and rebound quickly as they have to travel to Chartiers Valley at 12 NOON TODAY. Look for the Tiger's Ryan Orlovsky to be on the mound.

MONTOUR ..... 16 - MOON AREA ...... 5

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

MONTOUR

2

0

0

4

2

4

4

16

15

3

MOON AREA

0

0

0

2

0

2

1

5

8

2

WINNER - Rich Toal (5 innings), 5 strikeouts, 1 walks. LOSER - Bryce Goldbach (4 1/3 innings) 5 strikeout, 2 walks. 2B's : Russ Picard (MON), 2. 3B's : Russ Picard (MON). HR's : Corey Gracey (MA), Bryce Pffeufer (MON), Mike McGrath (MON), Vinny Mattarazzo (MON). Two or more hits : Russ Picard (MON) 4, Tom Birko (MON) 3, Frank Marko (MON) 2, Rich Toal (MON) 2, Vinny Mattarazzo (MON) 2, Corey Gracey (MA).


In Section 3-AAA action on Friday, West Allegheny hammered Hopewell, 12-5 and Keystone Oaks won their first game in section play, pounding Chartiers Valley, 17-9.

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RESULTS from SECTION 3-AAA GAMES on FRIDAY APRIL 20th

KEYSTONE OAKS ..... 17 - CHARTIERS VALLEY ..... 9

The streak is over. The Eagles are no longer grounded. Keystone Oaks (1-8, 1-4) snapped a 16-game losing streak that lasted exactly one year when the visiting Eagles earned a 17-9 win against Chartiers Valley (3-5, 1-3) in Class AAA Section 3. John Russell earned the pitching victory with a complete game and also went 3 for 4 at the plate with three RBIs.

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WEST ALLEGHENY ..... 12 - HOPEWELL ..... 5

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The Ninth Grade team improved to 4-0 with a 5-0 shutout over Center. Brian Flannery and Corey Chamberlain combined on the mound with a three hitter. The team returns to action again today against the Pine Richland rams.


RESULTS from SECTION 3-AAA GAMES on WEDNESDAY APRIL 18th

HOPEWELL ..... 6 - MONTOUR ..... 5

Montour appeared to be on its way to its 10th victory of the season. The host Spartans, however, let a five-run lead slip away, resulting in a 6-5 loss to Hopewell yesterday in Class AAA Section 3 baseball. Adam Zimmerman led the winning Vikings (6-3, 2-2) with three hits, including a decisive two-run triple in the sixth inning. Max Vogel pitched four innings of relief for Hopewell, giving up no runs and three hits while striking out seven batters. Montour (9-1, 2-1) is ranked No. 1 in WPIAL Class AAA by the Post-Gazette.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

HOPEWELL

0

0

0

3

1

2

0

6

13

1

MONTOUR

3

0

2

0

0

0

0

5

5

1

WINNER - Max Vogel (4 innings), 5 strikeouts, 2 walks. LOSER - Jim Teyssier (5 1/3 innings) 1 strikeout, 2 walks. 2B's : Greg Clarke (MON), Rich Toal (MON) 3B's : NONE. HR's :NONE. Two or more hits : Butch Kriger (MA).

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WEST ALLEGHENY ..... 5 - CHARTIERS VALLEY ..... 2

Winning pitcher Zak Sinclair hit a three-run home run to lead West Allegheny (8-0, 3-0) in a 5-2 win against Chartiers Valley (3-4, 1-2) in Class AAA Section 3. Mark Diskin also had three hits and scored two runs for the Indians. Sinclair struck out nine Chartiers Valley batters.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

CHARTIERS VALLEY

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

2

2

1

WEST ALLEGHENY

3

0

1

0

0

1

0

5

8

3

WINNER - Zak Sinclair (6 innings), 9 strikeouts, 5 walks. LOSER - 4 strikeouts, 1 walk. 2B's : NONE 3B's : NONE. HR's : Zak Sinclair (WA). Two or more hits : Mark Diskin (WA) 3, (WA).


RESULTS from SECTION 3-AAA GAMES on TUESDAY APRIL 17th

MONTOUR ..... 5 - CHARTIERS VALLEY ..... 2

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

CHARTIERS VALLEY

0

1

1

1

1

0

0

4

5

4

MONTOUR

3

0

0

0

5

5

0

13

8

2

WINNER - Rich Toal (5 innings), 5 strikeouts, 5 walks. LOSER - Brett Stackhouse (5 1/3 innings) 10 strikeouts, 8 walks. 2B's : Greg Clarke (MON), Russ Picard (MON) 3B's : NONE. HR's : NONE. Two or more hits : Rich Toal (MON).


The Tigers traveled to Hopewell on FRIDAY. Senior left-hander Bryce Goldbach went the distance striking out 14 to get the win. He was aided offensively by senior Corey Gracey who hit two homers and drove in all four of Moon's runs. Gracey's one-out three run homer in the top of the seventh inning gave Moon Area (3-1, 6-2) the 4-3 victory. Hopewell senior lefty Zack Durinsky took the loss going 6 1/3 innings. Hopewell falls to 1-2 in the section and 4-3 overall.

In the Moon seventh, Tommy DeAngelis led off with a single. Phil Bondi walked. With one out, Gracey crushed Durinsky's first pitch out of the ball park.

Moon had 10 hits and threatened many innings, but stranded 11 runners. Ryan Orlovsky added two of the hits. Zach Schmidt had a double. Nick Berdine, Phil Bondi, Tommy DeAngelis, Paul Pitaro, and Ryan Suess all had singles.

TIGER NOTES : Friday's game was originally scheduled for Moon but of course when your field is bad to begin with (you get the picture). The May 2nd game with the Vikings will be played at home (I Hope, but you never know). ..... The Moon Area at Chartiers Valley game has been set to resume on Saturday April 21st at 12 Noon. The Tigers have a 1-0 lead heading into the bottom of the second inning. ...... Don't forget to sign up for the Moon Area Baseball Golf Outing at Moon Golf Club. Information is located lower on this page. ...... If any one has photos of the VARSITY, JUNIOR VARSITY, and NINTH GRADE teams please EMAIL them to me. I am looking to put together the same kind of slideshow you may have seen at last year's banquet. My EMAIL address is located below. If you don't know how to attach them to an email, you can send me a picture disk (CD). .....

MOON AREA ..... 4 - HOPEWELL ..... 3

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

MOON AREA

0

1

0

0

0

0

3

4

10

0

HOPEWELL

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

3

4

1

WINNER - Bryce Goldbach (7 innings), 14 strikeouts, 2 walks. LOSER - Zach Durinsky (6 1/3 innings). 2B's : Zach Schmidt (MA) 3B's : NONE. HR's : Corey Gracey (MA), 2. Two or more hits : Corey Gracey (MA), Ryan Orlovsky (MA).

OTHER SECTION 3-AAA GAME RESULTS for FRIDAY APRIL 13th :

MONTOUR at KEYSTONE OAKS (Duquesne University or Aiken Fields in GreenTree) (PPD)

CHARTIERS VALLEY at SOUTH PARK (South Park H.S. Field) (PPD)

Fort Cherry at WEST ALLEGHENY (Donaldson Field) (PPD)


The Moon Area/Chartiers Valley game was rained out. The game actually got started and was called after one and 1/2 innings of play. The Tigers had a 1-0 lead in the second inning. The continuation ofthe game was not announced as of yet. One would believe it would be on Thursday at the same time, but the weather doesn't look promising for tomorrow either. BTW, the West Allegheny/Montour game has been postponed as well.

In this contest, the Tigers had two hits, Paul Pitaro and Tom DeAngelis. Bryce Goldbach had only pitched one inning. CV's starter, Brett Stackhouse pitched two innings. I will let you all know tomorrow (as soon as Dom knows) about the continuation.



In other Section 3-AAA action on Tuesday, West Allegheny out lasted Pine Richland, 11-9 in an exhibition game.

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SECTION 3-AAA ACTION From TUESDAY APRIL 10TH

WEST ALLEGHENY ..... 11 - Pine Richland ..... 9 (Exhibition)

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

WEST ALLEGHENY

0

5

1

2

1

0

2

11

7

3

PINE RICHLAND

1

0

0

2

3

3

0

9

9

2

WINNER - Mark Diskin (1 innings), 0 strikeouts, 2 walks. 2B's : Ricky Devereaux (WA) , Mark Diskin (WA) 2, Jared Littler (WA). 3B's : NONE. HR's : NONE. Two or more hits : Mark Diskin (WA)


The Tigers and Eagles petty much froze in a game that was played in below freezing weather. However, the Tigers thawed out enough for a come from behind win over Keystone Oaks, 9-7. Nick Berdine was the starting pitcher, but his day at the plate was what sparked Moon (2-1, 5-2). Berdine had three hits including a double and a home run. Bryce Goldbach had two hits and four RBI's, including the winning run. Goldbach also picked up the save on the mound. The cold brought about many errors and a lot of walks as pitchers and fielders had trouble throwing. More details and the box score will be available tomorrow.

The Tigers travel to Chartiers Valley High School field on Wednesday for the their next section game.

In other Section 3-AAA action for Monday, in exhibition games, Montour outlasted Blackhawk, 8-6 and West Allegheny beat Riverside, 7-3.


The Tigers did manage to get their HOME OPENER in. Dispite, the snow, wind, cold, and the condition of the outfield. However, this game was not pretty, as a matter of fact, it was down right ugly. The Tigers (1-1, 4-2) managed to out last and over come the Keystone Oaks Golden Eagles, 14-13. Bryce Goldbach hit a bases loaded triple in the sixth inning to bring the Tigers back a 13-11 deficit. Nick Grace got the win in relief of Ryan Orlovsky, going 3 1/3 innings with 2 strikeouts and 4 walks. Both teams' offenses seem to be in full mode as the teams combined for 28 hits. The Tigers had fifteen of those hits. Bryce Goldbach had 3 hits (TRIP) and 7 RBI's.

Nick Berdine had three hits, Tom DeAngelis, Phil Bondi, and Paul Pitaro added two each.

BTW, in other games played in Section 3-AAA, West Allegheny (2-0, 4-0) secured sole possession for the time being with a 6-5 win over South Park. Chartiers Valley edged Hopewell, 5-4.

TIGER TRACKS : The boys are off until Saturday when they have a practice. Next game is on Monday at Greentree's Aiken Field. Junior third baseman, Brian Walsh has decided not to play baseball this year to concentrate on basketball. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette All West H.S. Basketball team featured Brian as he was a unanimous selection. The Times also names Section 4-AAAA Player of the Year. Though I am disappointed that he won't be following in his dad, Mike's footsteps on the diamond, I understand and wish nothing but the best and Good Luck. God Bless and take good care

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

KEYSTONE OAKS

0

1

0

9

1

2

0

13

13

2

MOON AREA

1

5

3

0

1

4

X

14

15

6

WINNER - Nick Grace (3 innings), 2 strikeouts, 4 walks. LOSER - Miller (6 innings) 3 strikeouts, 4 walks. 2B's : Tom DeAngelis (MA) , Nick Grace (MA) , Phil Bondi (MA). 3B's : Ryan Orlovsky (MA), Bryce Goldbach (MA). HR's : Bellovich (KO), Stravarsky (KO).

Just a quick note, don't forget to checkout the NINTH GRADE TEAM CORNER below. They are making some big noise so far early this season.


SECTION 3-AAA ACTION From MONDAY APRIL 9TH

WEST ALLEGHENY ..... 7 - Riverside ..... 3 (Exhibition)

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

RIVERSIDE

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

3

6

8

WEST ALLEGHENY

0

0

3

0

0

4

X

7

8

4

WINNER - Nick Dymkowski (2 innings), 0 strikeouts, 0 walks. 2B's : Ricky Devereaux (WA) , Zak Sinclair (WA). 3B's : Andy Slifko (WA). HR's : NONE. Two or more hits : Jared Littler (WA), Andy Slifko (WA)

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MONTOUR ..... 8 - Blackhawk ..... 6 (Exhibition)

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

MONTOUR

0

0

0

3

0

1

4

8

8

3

BLACKHAWK

0

0

3

0

0

1

2

6

6

2

WINNER - Bryce Pfueffer (1 1/3 innings), 1 strikeouts, 4 walks. 2B's : Adam Falkowski (BLK) , Craig Denman (BLK), Matt McGrath (MN). 3B's : NONE. HR's : Butch Kriger (MN). Two or more hits : Adam Falkowski (BLK), Cameron Davies (BLK), Tom Birko (MN), Bryce Pfueffer (MN)


Well there is no joy in Moonville tonight as the Tigers (0-1, 3-2) drop their Section opener, 8-5. In a game that was to feature the two best pitchers in the WPIAL, WA's Zak Sinclair and our own, Bryce Goldbach. It ended up more as a comedy of errors. With Bryce Goldbach cruising through the first four innings, the Tigers had built up a 4-0 lead. However, between some major mental errors and some timely bunting and hitting, Coach Cornell's Indians (1-0, 3-0) scored eight runs in the fifth and sixth innings to upset the Tigers.

Tommy DeAngelis was 4-4 in the loss. He had two doubles, a single, and a two-run homer. He helped chase WA ace, Zac Sinclair. Nick Berdine added two doubles also.

Bryce went the distance going six innings, striking out four and walking one. He also hit two batters. Derrik Zeroski, in two innings of relief, walked two and K'ed three.

TIGER TRACKSThe Tigers stranded 14 men on base. Moon returns to action on Wednesday afternoon when they host Keystone Oaks at 4:00 PM in their HOME section opener. In other WPIAL Section 3-AAA action and teams involved, Montour scored seven runs in the third inning to take the lead over South Park at 8-7, then score three more in fifth to insure their first section win of the season at 12-9. In a non-section game, Chartiers Valley edged Mars Area, 2-1. BTW, many thanks to MSA SPORTS NETWORK and Don Rebel and Steve Nagler for broadcasting the game and the usual shout out to me

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

MOON AREA

2

0

0

0

2

1

0

5

9

4

WEST ALLEGHENY

0

0

0

0

5

3

X

8

9

4

WINNER - Derrik Zeroski (2 innings), 3 strikeouts, 2 walks. LOSER - Bryce Goldbach (6 innings) 4 strikeouts, 1 walk. 2B's : Tom DeAngelis (MA) 2, Nick Berdine (MA) 2, Jared Littler (WA), Ryan Huebner (WA). 3B's : NONE. HR's : Tom DeAngelis (MA). Two or more hits : Tom DeAngelis (MA) 4, Nick Berdine (MA), Rob Cool (WA), Ryan Huebner (WA), Tyler Savisky (WA).

BTW, today's VARSITY game was broadcast on the WORLD WIDE WEB by our favorite INTERNET SPORTS SITE, MSA SPORTS NETWORK. MSA's and our favorite broadcaster and sports personality, Don Rebel, along with his faithful colleague and sidekick, Steve Nagler had the call on Monday afternoon at 4 PM. The game can be heard archived on the internet :

MSA Sports Network and WBGG (Fox Sports 970 AM): Internet and radio broadcast of the Moon Area/West Allegheny Section 3-AAA opener (4-2-07)

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Other SECTION 3-AAA OPENERS RESULTS for MONDAY APRIL 2nd

MONTOUR ..... 12 - SOUTH PARK ..... 9

Montour trailing 7-1 in the third inning, scored seven runs to take the lead. The big hits came from senior second baseman Russ Picard, who hit a home run and had three RBI's, Bryce Pfeuffer added a double. Butch Kriger also had a double and three RBI's. Frank Marko had two hits and drove in two runs. Jim Teyssier got the win, Pfueffer got the save.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

SOUTH PARK

3

0

4

1

1

0

0

9

10

2

MONTOUR

0

1

7

0

3

1

X

12

10

1

WINNER - Jim Teyssier (4 1/3 innings) 4 strikeouts, 2 walks. 2B's : Bryce Pfueffer (MON), Butch Kriger (MON). 3B's : NONE. HR's : Russ Picard (MON). Two or more hits : Bryce Pfueffer (MON), Russ Picard (MON), Frank Marko (MON)

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NON SECTION GAME

CHARTIERS VALLEY ..... 2 - Mars Area ..... 0

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Other SECTION 3-AAA game results for TUESDAY APRIL 3rd)

HOPEWELL ..... 19 - KEYSTONE OAKS ..... 3

Zach Durinsky's bases-loaded triple in the third keyed a seven-run inning, leading Hopewell (4-1, 1-0) with a win in its Section 3-AAA opener. Adam Zimmerman and Max Vogel added three RBIs each for Hopewell.

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NON SECTION GAMES

MONTOUR ..... 15 - Langley ..... 7

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

MONTOUR

0

1

4

0

5

5

0

15

11

3

LANGLEY

0

1

1

0

3

2

0

7

7

8

WINNER - Ryan Traurig (4 innings), 6 strikeouts, 1 walks. 2B's : Vinny Mattarazzo (MON). 3B's : NONE. HR's : NONE. Two or more hits : Greg Clarke (MON) 3, Alex Clements (MON).

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WEST ALLEGHENY ..... 10 - Ellwood City ..... 6

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

WEST ALLEGHENY

0

0

2

1

0

7

0

10

7

2

ELLWOOD CITY

4

1

0

0

1

0

0

6

8

5

WINNER - Mike Visloski (3 innings), 4 strikeouts, 2 walks. 2B's : Jared Littler (WA), Zac Sinclair (WA), Rick Devereaux (WA). 3B's : NONE. HR's : NONE. Two or more hits : Zac Sinclair (WA).


SECTION 3-AAA games scheduled for WEDNESDAY APRIL 4th

MOON AREA ..... 14 - KEYSTONE OAKS ..... 13

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CHARTIERS VALLEY ..... 5 - HOPEWELL ..... 4

Hopewell (1-1) scored four unearned runs in the first inning as the Colts (1-0) committed four errors and walked two. After that, CV's Brett Stackhouse was nearly untouchable going the distance striking out 12 and firing a no hitter. Hopewell's Zach Durinsky took the loss for Coach Colella's Vikings.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

CHARTIERS VALLEY

0

1

0

1

1

2

0

5

8

4

HOPEWELL

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

5

WINNER - Brett Stackhouse (7 innings), 12 strikeouts, 6 walks. LOSER - Zach Durinsky (5 innings) 5 strikeouts, 1 walk.

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WEST ALLEGHENY ..... 6 - SOUTH PARK ..... 5

Derrik Zeroski won his second game in three days, both in relief, as the Indians edged the Eagles. Ricky Devereaux and Andy Slifko had two hits each as the Coach Bryan Cornell's team improved to 2-0 in Section 3-AAA and 4-0 overall.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

SOUTH PARK

0

0

1

0

4

0

0

5

2

2

WEST ALLEGHENY

3

0

0

1

2

0

X

6

9

8

WINNER - Derrik Zeroski (2 innings), 3 strikeouts, no walks. LOSER - Sentai (6 innings). 2B's : Zak Sinclair (WA), Ricky Devereaux (WA), Ryan Huebner (WA). 3B's : NONE. HR's : NONE. Two or more hits : Ricky Devereaux (WA), Andy Slifko (WA).

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Perry Trad. Academy at MONTOUR (Exhibition) (PPD)



Only one game of importance to Section 3-AAA followers on Saturday, Coach Joe Colella's Hopewell Vikings defeated New Brighton, 11-2. Hopewell is now 3-1.

On Friday, in games involving our Section 3-AAA opponents, these were all exhibition games. WEST ALLEGHENY picked up a 4-0 win over Bishop Canevin on Friday. They are now 2-0 after posting their second straight pitching shutout. CHARTIERS VALLEY (1-1) picked up their first win of the season with a 7-5 victory over Elizbeth Forward (2-2). HOPEWELL improved to 2-1, with a 9-7 win over Riverside (1-2).

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The Tigers suffered their first loss of the season in a 3-2 exhibition game to SENECA VALLEY on Thursday. Ryan Orlovsky took the loss going the distance (6 2/3 IP). Moon held a 2-1 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning. With two outs, three straight hits including a bases clearing and game ending double set the Tigers to defeat. Bryce Goldbach had two hits including a home run. Tommy DeAngelis had two singles. Zach Schmidt, Phil Bondi, Paul Pitaro, Corey Gracey, and Rick Berdine (2B) gave Moon the edge in hits, 9 to 4. Moon falls to 3-1 and the Raiders are now 2-1 on the season. The Tigers travel to Donaldson Field on Monday April 2nd to meet the West Allegheny Indians in the Section 3-AAA opener.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

MOON AREA

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

2

9

0

SENECA VALLEY

0

1

0

0

0

0

2

3

4

0

(2 outs when winning run was scored)

In other action involving Section 3-AAA teams, Montour, also just back from Florida, defeated Ambridge, 5-1 to improve to 5-0 on the season. Another team just back from Florida, Ringgold, (they lost to Shipley School on Tuesday 16-7), beat Chartiers Valley, 9-8. Newly annointed Section 3-AAA team, South Park, beat Washington, 4-2.


On Monday, Moon, behind the solid pitching of returning Senior starter, Bryce Goldbach rolled to an 7-2 victory over Hickman, a team from Columbia, Mo. (a suburb of St. Louis). Goldbach struck out 11 and walked three in seven innings. Bryce also had a pair of hits. Tommy DeAngelis added a double and a triple. Corey Gracey, Phil Bondi, Ryan Suess, and also had hits as Moon improved to 3-0 on the season.

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On Sunday, the Tigers hammered Friend's Select School, a private school from Philadelphia, 16-2, in five innings via the 10-Run Rule. Moon sank Shipley School on Saturday afternoon, 13-3. Tiger pitcher Ryan Orlovsky (SR) went the distance and went 3-3 at the plate to help his own cause. Tommy DeAngelis had a couple of hits (shots as Dom called them) including an inside-the-park home run. Phil Bondi, Jr. added four RBI's. Tiger starters left the game after three innings. Here is the box score from the Shipley School game.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 R H E

MOON AREA

0

2

5

5

1

13

15

2

SHIPLEY SCHOOL

0

2

1

0

0

3

4

2

Winner - Ryan Orlovsky (5 innings) 6 strikeouts, 2 walks. LP - Sam Frey. 2B's - Tommy DeAngelis (MA), Ryan Orlovsky (MA), Phil Bondi, Jr (MA). 3B's - Phil Bondi, Jr (MA). HR's - Tommy DeAngelis (MA)

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BTW, in other WPIAL Section 3-AAA action from Friday March 23rd, the Mars Planets beat up Keystone Oaks, 10-0 in South Carolina. They also lost to Columbia, SC., 12-6. No other details were reported about this exhibition game.

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A quick note, Moon's first GAME against Noble & Greenough School (a suburb of Boston) on Friday morning was considered a SCRIMMAGE. Despite the Tigers winning it, the stats and results will NOT be counted.


THE WEEK IN SECTION 3-AAA

TUESDAY MARCH 27th EXHIBITION GAME RESULTS

Ambridge ..... 13 - HOPEWELL ..... 2

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MONTOUR ..... 5 - Columbia's (MO) Hickman ..... 0

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

MONTOUR

0

1

0

2

2

0

0

5

9

0

HICKMAN

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

1

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WEST ALLEGHENY ..... 10 - Beaver Area ..... 0 (5 innings, 10 Run Rule)

The Indians (1-0) made short work of the Bobcats to start their season with a 10-0 win in five innings. Derrik Zeroski had two hits and three RBI's. Zak Sinclair got the win, working three innings and striking out three, walking two. They host the TIGERS on MONDAY in the Section 3-AAA top opening game.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 R H E

BEAVER AREA

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

3

WEST ALLEGHENY

0

5

1

3

1

10

9

1

Winner - Zak Sinclair (3 innings) 3 strikeouts, 2 walks. 2B's - Ricky Devereaux (WA), Ryan Huebner (WA), Tim Marshall (WA), Zak Sinclair (WA), Derrik Zeroski (WA). 3B's - NONE. HR's - Tyler Savisky (WA), Derrik Zeroski (WA)

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WEDNESDAY MARCH 28th EXHIBITION RESULTSS

CHARTIERS VALLEY at Ringgold (PPD)

HOPEWELL ..... 16 - Freedom ..... 6

SOUTH PARK at Woodland Hills (PPD)

THURSDAY MARCH 29th EXHIBITION RESULTS

Ringgold ..... 9 - CHARTIERS VALLEY ..... 8

Seneca Valley ..... 3 - MOON AREA ..... 2

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MONTOUR ..... 5 - Ambridge ..... 1

MONTOUR ..... 5 - Columbia's (MO) Hickman ..... 0

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

MONTOUR

0

1

0

0

2

2

0

5

9

0

AMBRIDGE

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

5

0

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SOUTH PARK ..... 4 - Washington ..... 2

FRIDAY MARCH 30th EXHIBITION GAME RESULTS

HOPEWELL ..... 9 - Riverside ..... 7

CHARTIERS VALLEY ..... 7 - Elizabeth Forward ..... 5

WEST ALLEGHENY ..... 4 - Bishop Canevin ..... 0

SATURDAY MARCH 31st EXHIBITION GAMES

HOPEWELL ..... 11 - New Brighton ..... 2


THE 2007 MOON AREA JUNIOR VARSITY and NINTH GRADE BASEBALL TEAM ROSTERS and SCHEDULES

Here are the links to the schedules for both those teams to access them. As soon as the season begins i will have the rosters up for the Ninth Grade and JV teams

2006 Moon Area Junior Varsity and Ninth Grade Rosters

2007 JV and 9th Grade Rosters: The JV and Ninth Grade Rosters ((pre-season)

2007 Moon Area Junior Varsity Schedule

2007 JV Schedule: JV schedule maintained by Moon AD department

2007 Moon Area Ninth Grade Schedule

2007 9th Grade Schedule: 9th Grade schedule maintained by Moon AD department



The 2007 Moon Area Varsity Schedule and Results as of: 5/18/2007 2007 MOON AREA Varsity Schedule as of: 5/18/2007


Date Day Time EX-LEAG Location Opponent H/A W/L Score Record

3/23/2007

Fri

10:00 AM

SCRIMMAGE

DISNEY DWW Field #7

Noble & Greenough School (Dedham, MA)

H

WIN

7-1

0-0

3/29/2007

Sat

5:00 PM

EXHIBITION

DISNEY DWW Field #5

Shipley School (Bryn Mawr, PA)

H

WIN

13-3*

1-0

3/25/2007

Sun

11:30 AM

TBA

DISNEY DWW Field #5

Friends Select (Philly, PA)

A

WIN

16-2*

2-0

3/26/2007

Mon

10:30 AM

EXHIBITION

DISNEY DWW Field #7

Hickman (Columbia, MO)

H

WIN

7-2

3-0

3/29/2007

Thu

4:00 PM

EXHIBITION

Seneca Valley H.S.Field

Seneca Valley

A

LOSS

3-2

3-1

4/2/2007

Mon

4:00 PM

LEAGUE

Donaldson Field

West Allegheny

A

LOSS

8-5

0-1, 3-2

4/4/2007

Wed

4:00 PM

LEAGUE

Moon Area H.S. Field

Keystone Oaks

H

WIN

14-13

1-1, 4-2

4/9/2007

Mon

1:00 PM

LEAGUE

Duquesne University Field

Keystone Oaks

A

WIN

9-7

2-1, 5-2

4/13/2007

Fri

4:00 PM

LEAGUE

Colella Field

Hopewell

A

WIN

4-3

3-1, 6-2

4/16/2007

Mon

4:00 PM

EXHIBITION

Moon Area H.S. Field

Ambridge

H

CXL

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3-1, 6-2

4/20/2007

Fri

4:00 PM

LEAGUE

Moon Area H.S. Field

Montour

H

LOSS

16-5

3-2, 6-3

4/21/2007

Sat

12:00 NOON

LEAGUE

Chartiers Valley H.S. Field

Chartiers Valley

A

WIN

4-3

4-2, 7-3

4/23/2007

Mon

4:00 PM

EXHIBITION

Pine Richland H.S. Field

Pine Richland

A

CXL

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4-2, 7-3

4/24/2007

Tue

4:30 PM

LEAGUE

South Park

South Park

A

WIN

6-4

5-2, 8-3

4/30/2007

Mon

4:00 PM

LEAGUE

Moon Area H.S. Field

Chartiers Valley

H

LOSS

7-1

5-3, 8-4

5/1/2007

Tue

4:00 PM

LEAGUE

Moon Area H.S. Field

West Allegheny

H

LOSS

15-13

5-4, 8-5

5/2/2007

Thu

4:00 PM

LEAGUE

Moon Area H.S. Field

Hopewell

H

LOSS

12-4

5-5, 8-6

5/5/2007

Sat

2:00 PM

EXHIBITION

Moon Area H.S. Field

Sto-Rox-#

H

CXL

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5/7/2007

Mon

4:00 PM

LEAGUE

Moon Area H.S. Field

South Park

H

WIN

15-5

6-5, 9-6

5/9/2007

Wed

6:00 PM

LEAGUE

Burkett Field

Montour

A

WIN

9-7

7-5, 10-6

5/11/2007

Fri

4:00 PM

EXHIBITION

Chipewa Park Field

Blackhawk

A

WIN

9-4

7-5, 11-6

5/18/2007

Fri

4:00 PM

WPIAL FIRST ROUND PLAYOFF

Calif. Univ. of PA

Yough

A

WIN

1-0+

1-0, 7-5, 12-6

5/21/2007

Mon

4:00 PM

WPIAL QUARTERFINAL ROUND

High Field #2, Lyndora

New Castle

H

LOSS

8-4

1-1, 7-5, 12-7


(#)- Denotes Senior Recognition Game (*)- 10 Run Rule. (^) - 9 innings (+) - 8 innings

Please note that this schedule is only tentative and highly subject to change as Coach Santeufemio solidifies it.


The FINAL 2007 WPIAL Section 3-AAA Standings FINAL 2007 WPIAL SECTION 3-AAA Standings 5/10/2007

TEAM WIN LOSS PCT GB

*-West Allegheny Indians

12

0

1.000

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**-MOON AREA TIGERS

7

5

.583

5.0

**-Chartiers Valley Colts

7

5

.583

5.0

E-Hopewell Vikings

6

6

.500

6.0

E-Montour Spartans

6

6

.500

6.0

E-South Park Eagles

3

9

.250

9.0

E-Keystone Oaks Golden Eagles

1

11

.083

11.0

(*) - Section Champion , (**) - Section Runner-Up , (E) - Eliminated from playoffs , (#) - Clinched a playoff spot.