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THURSDAY JUNE 10th - ELIZABETH FORWARD ..... 2 - MOON AREA ..... 0 - 2010 PIAAL CLASS AAA QUARTERFINAL ROUND GAME - AWAY - LOSS


MONDAY JUNE 7th - MOON AREA ..... 11 - Perry Traditional Academy ..... 0 * - 2010 PIAAL CLASS AAA FIRST ROUND GAME - AWAY - WIN ( * - 6 innings - 10 Run Rule)

Hi everybody, I am going to be quick about this. Our Tigers trounced the Commodores of Perry on Monday afternoon at Burkett Field, 11 - 0 in six innings. Here is the account of the game as written by Chuck Curti of the Allegheny/Beaver County Times in Tuesday's edition. The Tigers will head for Burkett again on Thursday when they play the Elizabeth Forward Warriors in the PIAA Class AAA State Quarterfinals at 3:30 PM. I hope all of you can get up there to support out Tigers. In other PIAA action from Monday, Elizabeth Forward ten runned Corry, 10-0 to advance to meet us. Hopewell eeked out a 2-1 win over a very tough Punxsutawny. Hopewell will travel to Altoona to meet Hershey (18-8) on Thursday in the other game in our bracket.

Allegheny/Beaver County Times: Article about the Moon Area/Perry game by Chuck Curti. (6/8/10)


A note to my family, friends and the fans and followers of Moon Baseball and this website. My Mother, Olive Joan Marek, passed away on Sunday June 6th (this morning). I want to thank all of you that said prayers over the course of the past several weeks (and years) for her. Mom had just turned 76 on May 22nd. She has been suffering and in a lot of pain. Please continue your prayers that she is now resting in peace with our Good Lord. I know she is in a better place now. Right now, my only hope and prayers is the Good Lord gives my Dad, Joseph and my brothers, Steve and George, and sisters, Dottie and Vera the strength to deal with our loss. I also want to thank all of you that have shared your thoughts and prayers with me and my family personally. Your words have been a comfort to all of us.

I hope to be home within the next day or so. Until then, I hope you can forgive me if I am unable to update this site during my family and my time of loss. There will be no viewing in observation of my mom's final wishes. However, we are going to try and have a service at my Mom's church later this week as soon as arrangements can be properly made. God Bless all of you and especially my mother and my family.


TUESDAY JUNE 1st - HOPEWELL ..... 2 - MOON AREA ..... 1 - 2010 WPIAL CLASS AAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME - AWAY - LOSS

Talking to Head Coach Dom Santeufemio this morning on the phone, we both agreed that this was going to boil down to a pitcher's duel and that the score would be 1-0 or 2-1. We also agreed it would be anyone's game. Unfortunately, we were both right, more unfortunate, it was that the Tigers that were on the short side of that 2-1 score. Both pitchers, the Tigers senior Brad Schnelle and Hopewell's Scott Deirdorf pitched their hearts out today at CONSOL Energy Field in Washington, PA. It would be another classic epic in the making. But it was the wily old venerable head coach, Joe Colella in his 47th year and his Vikings that would walk away with the third title. Solo back-to-back home runs by the leading HR leaders in the WPIAL, Scott Deirdorf and Matt Rubino in the fifth inning would give the Vikings enough runs to hold on to win the title. The Tigers threatened in the first inning but it wasn't until the sixth inning that they scored their only run on a sacrifice fly by Brett Hoffman that scored Zac Schmidt who had doubled and moved to third on a fly out by Mike Jeffreys. The Tigers has a runner in scoring position in the seventh as well, but Dierdorf would strikeout the last two batters that Coach Santeufemio sent up to the plate.

The Tigers will now play the Pittsburgh City League (District 8) Class AAA representative, Perry Traditional Academy in the PIAA Class AAA First Round playoffs that start next Monday at Robinson Twp's Burkett Field Complex at 2:00 PM.

The game was broadcast on by WBVP-AM 1230 and WMBA-AM 1460's Bob Barrickman, Tom Hays and Bruce Frey had all the action of this 2010 WPIAL Class AAA Championship Game playoff battle from CONSOL Energy Park in Washington as the Vikings take on the defending champion Tigers. The game will be also streamed online by the MSA Sports Network. Thanks to Don Rebel and the MSA Sports Network crew for their year long efforts to High School athletics. The link is located below.

MSA Sports Network: The broadcast of the Moon Area/Hopewell in a WPIAL Class AAA Championship game.


TUESDAY May 25th - MOON AREA ..... 5 - MOUNT PLEASANT ..... 3 - WPIAL CLASS AAA Semifinal Playoffs - AWAY - WIN

The Tigers traveled to Upper Saint Clair's Boyce-Mayview Complex to play the Mt. Pleasant Vikings in the WPIAL Class AAA Semifinals. The Tigers behind great pitching efforts by Mike Jeffreys (who got the win) and Brad Schnelle (who got the save) beat the Mount Pleasant Vikings, 5-3, for the right to defend their WPIAL Class AAA title next week at Consol Energy Field in Washington, PA. Moon took an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first, but the Vikings chipped away with two in the bottom of the first and one to tie it in the bottom of the 4th. Moon scored a pair in the fifth to take the lead and get the win. Senior pitcher Mike Jeffreys made big plays on the mound and at the plate Jeffreys pitched four innings to earn the win and had an RBI double. Senior Brad Schnelle pitched three scoreless innings to pick up the save.

In other WPIAL Class AAA Semifinal action from Tuesday May 25th : The other Section 3-AAA Co-champ, Hopewell (21-1) beat Elizabeth Forward (18-5) tonight, 5-3. The Vikings advance to the WPIAL Class AAA Championship for the first time in 10 years for a rematch with our Tigers. Deirdorf went the distance for Hopewell to get the complete game win. The Vikings trailed 3-0 after one inning and were down 3-1 going into the bottom of the fifth inning when they scored four runs to take the lead. Viking senior pitcher Scott Deirdorf than shut down the Warriors last six batters in a row. Deirdorf struck out 13 Warriors, including nine of the last 13 batters.

MSA Sports Network is broadcasting this game online : MSA Sports Steve Nagler has the call fro the Boyce-Mayview Complex in Upper St. Clair of this 2010 WPIAL Class AAA Semifinals playoff game as the defending champion Tigers battle the Vikings. here is the link

MSA Sports Network: The broadcast of the Moon Area/Mt. Pleasant in a WPIAL Class AAA Semifinal Playoff game.


FRIDAY May 21st - MOON AREA ...... 2 - HAMPTON ...... 1 - WPIAL CLASS AAA Quarterfinal Playoff - WIN

The Tigers will return again to the WPIAL Class AAA Semifinals for the sixth time in the last 7 years. With Senior Pitcher (and winner of last week's ESPN Radio 1250 AM Athlete of the Week), Brad Schnelle and Hampton pitcher Zach Davis in a pitcher's duel . With the score 1-1 in the bottom of the sixth, Dom DeAngelis drew a walk for Moon. With one out, Noah Raihall singled and DeAngelis moved to third. Cory Chamberlain pinch ran for DeAngelis and stole second on the first pitch to Julian Spinosi. Hampton catcher Craig Nugent faked a throw to second and then threw to try to pickoff DeAngelis leading off of third, but the throw got away and DeAngelis scored. Schnelle gave up a hit in the seventh and the runner advanced to second and scoring position. But he managed to get the last out on a line drive. Schnelle struck out two and walked two for the complete game win. The Tigers improved to 16-4 and will travel back to Upper St. Clair's Mayview/Boyce Complex Field on Tuesday May 25th at 5:00 PM to meet the Mount Pleasant Vikings (16-4).

In WPIAL Class AAA Quarterfinal Round Playoff Action from Friday May 21st :

Elizabeth Forward 6, Trinity 1: A pair of two-run homers from catcher Buddy Wilson and designated-hitter John Kutzfara lifted the Warriors (18-4) past the Hillers (12-6) at Mount Pleasant. Elizabeth Forward will play Hopewell Tuesday at Burkett Complex in the semifinals.

Hopewell 4, Montour 2: The top-seeded Vikings (20-1) scored two runs in the top of the seventh to beat the Spartans (15-7) in a quarterfinal game at Shaler. Hopewell pitcher/outfielder Kevin Welsh had three RBIs.


I am saddened to find out that a friend and great gentleman, Dennis Cornell Sr., passed away on Thursday morning. Dennis is father of West Allegheny Head Baseball Coach, Bryan Cornell. I got to know him very well when two of his sons, Bryan and Chris played for the Moon Township American Legion Baseball team. He also has another Dennis Jr. whom I got to know well through his baseball days at West A. May God Bless his wife, Judy and his sons and their families. I send out my prayers and condolences.

Beaver County Times: Obituary and details of Dennis' funeral arrangements.

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The MSA Sports Network will carry this game live this afternoon. MSA Sports Don Rebel and Steve Nagler have the call from the Boyce-Mayview Complex in Upper St. Clair of this 2010 WPIAL Class AAA Quarterfinals playoff contest as the Tigers battle the Talbots. Thanks Don and the MSA crew!!!!

MSA Sports Network: The broadcast of the Moon Area/Hampton WPIAL Class AAA Quarterfinal Playoff game.

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In WPIAL Class AAA First Round Playoff Action from Wednesday May 19th : Elizabeth Forward edged Knoch, 1-0 and West Mifflin upet Blackhawk, 8-7.

In WPIAL Class AAA First Round Playoff Action from Thursday May 20th :

Trinity 3, Laurel Highlands 1: A two-run single by Joe Havrilak in the first was all the scoring Trinity (12-5) needed in a first-round victory against Laurel Highlands (15-5) at Mount Pleasant. In the loss, Ethan Mildren went seven innings, striking out 12 for Laurel Highlands, which committed three costly errors.

Hampton 14, Thomas Jefferson 9: In a first-round shootout at Gateway, Hampton's five-run ninth was the difference against Thomas Jefferson (12-9). Craig Nugent's two-run single highlighted the Hampton ninth. Hampton is 10-10.

Montour 3, Greensburg Salem 2 : No details of this game due to the late start of this game last night at W&J College.

In WPIAL Class AAA Quarterfinal Round Playoff Action from Thurssday May 19th :

Mount Pleasant 11, West Mifflin 7: Consecutive three-run innings in the fifth and sixth helped lift Mount Pleasant past West Mifflin (13-8) in a quarterfinal matchup at Haymaker Field in Murrysville. Joe Fearer, Sean Bradley and Zac Heide each had two RBIs for Mount Pleasant (16-4).

The Moon Area Tigers recieved a First Round bye in 2010 WPIAL Class AAA playoffs that are set to start some of the games Wednesday, but most on Thursday May 20th. The Tigers (14-5) will meet Hampton on Friday May 21st at the Upper Saint Clair's Mayview/Boyce Field at 2:00 PM. Hopewell was named the No.1 seed and them and Mount Pleasant also recieved byes. You can see the actual bracket by clicking this link :

WPIAL Website: The 2010 WPIAL Class AAA Playoff Bracket.

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WPIAL CLASS AAA FIRST ROUND:

#1 Hopewell Vikings (19-1) - BYE

#8 Montour Spartans (15-6) ..... 3 - #9 Greensburg-Salem Golden Lions (13-6) ..... 2

#4 Elizabeth Forward Warriors (17-4) ...... 1 - #13 Knoch Knights (11-9) ..... 0

#12 Trinity Hillers (12-5) ...... 3 - #5 Laurel Highlands Mustangs (15-5) ..... 1

#2 Moon Area Tigers (15-4) - BYE

#10 Hampton Talbots (10-10) ..... 14 - #7 Thomas Jefferson Jaguars (12-9) ..... 9

#3 Mount Pleasant Vikings (15-4) - BYE

#11 West Mifflin Titans (13-7) ..... 8 - #6 Blackhawk Cougars (13-8) ..... 7

WPIAL CLASS AAA QUARTERFINAL ROUND:

#1 Hopewell Vikings (20-1) ...... 4 - #8 Montour Spartans (15-76) ...... 2

#4 Elizabeth Forward Warriors (18-4) ...... 6 - #12 Trinity Hillers (12-6) ..... 1

#2 MOON AREA TIGERS (16-4) ..... 2 - #10 Hampton Talbots (10-11) ..... 1

#3 Mount Pleasant Vikings (16-4) ..... 11 - West Mifflin Titans (13-8) ..... 7

WPIAL CLASS AAA SEMIFINAL ROUND: (Tuesday May 25th)

#1 Hopewell Vikings (21-1) ..... 5 - #4 Elizabeth Forward Warriors (18-5) ..... 3

#2 MOON AREA TIGERS (17-4) ..... 5 - #3 Mount Pleasant Vikings (16-5) ..... 3

WPIAL CLASS AAA SEMIFINAL ROUND: (Tuesday May 25th)

#2 MOON AREA TIGERS (17-4) vs. #1 Hopewell Vikings (21-1) at Consol Energy Field in Washington, PA (Time and date TBA)


Brad Schnelle was named last week's ESPN Radio 1250 Pittsburgh - GorillaLawyer.com Scholastic Athlete of the Week. Congratulations Brad!!!!!


The Moon Area at Upper Saint Clair's Boyce Mayview Field on Friday May 14th was rained out and will not be made up.

The WPIAL will be holding their playoff pairings meeting on Friday May 14. The Tigers should be among the top seeds in Class AAA with their shared Section 3-AAA title, W/L record and schedule strength.

Tiger Tracks - Moon Area senior players, CF Zak Schmidt and SP/1B Brad Schnelle have been chosen to play in the 7th Annual WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Games on June 13. It’ll be the Class AAA All Stars vs. Class AAAA All Stars at 4 PM. Last year's game was at Marko Field in Robinson Twp's Burkett Field Complex.

It was also finally officially announced recently that the WPIAL has realigned for the 2011-12 seasons. Moon Area will now be in Section 1-AAA. The new section will include Ambridge, Beaver, Blackhawk, Central Valley (Center/Monaca merger), Hopewell, New Castle and West Allegheny. Hopewell and West Allegheny are the only other Section 3-AAA holdovers along with the Tigers. Gone are former rivals, Montour and Chartiers Valley, as well as McGuffey.


SATURDAY May 8th - MOON AREA ...... 8 - RIVERSIDE ...... 1 - EXHIBITION - WIN

Moon will use their last exhibition game to travel to Upper Saint Clair's Boyce Mayview Field to play the Panthers (7-3, 12-6). USC won the Section 3-AAAA title with a one game lead over Baldwin and Peters Twp.

The Tigers ended their "scheduled" regular season with an 8-1 win over the Riverside Panthers. Senior pitcher, Brian Flannery got the win for Moon Area. Brandon Buck scored two runs and had two RBI's. Mike Jeffreys added a double. Moon now will have to wait for the WPIAL and the playoff pairings meeting scheduled for this Friday May 14th to determine their seed and opponent in the Class AAA tournament.

I just want to wish all of you great women out there that are mothers, a very wonderful and beautiful Mother's Day. God Bless!!!


FRIDAY May 7th - MOON AREA ...... 7 - HOPEWELL ...... 1 - LEAGUE - WIN

The Tigers (11-1, 14-4) started the week knowing they had already clinched a playoff spot. However, that was only one of Coach Santeufemio's goals for this team. His second goal was to win his first Section Championships as a head coach. On Friday, his wish for this team was met as the Tigers handled Hopewell, 7-1 to claim a piece of the Section 3-AAA title. Senior pitcher, Brad Schnelle went the distance to get the big win for Moon giving up three hits and two walks. He struck out six.. Zak Schmidt's double for Moon was the game's only extra base hit. Schnelle was the only player with multiple hits - a pair of singles. Hopewell (18-1, 11-1) was held to three hits. It was the perfect icing on the cake for the Tigers. For the Vikings, they couldn't lose the Section title, but were forced to share. It was the first and only loss for the Vikings this year and their first section loss in two years (they had won 23 section games in a row). Congratulations Moon Area Tigers! Good luck in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs.

In other Section 3-AAA action of the final day of league play on Friday May 8th - Montour rebounded from it's loss to Moon on Wednesday with an 11-1 victory over Keystone Oaks. The loss denied the Golden Eagles a .500 season. Chartiers Valley pulled into a fourth place tie with KO with a 10-0 win over West Allegheny.

GAME NOTES : Weather permitting, the Tigers will host Riverside on Saturday at 12 NOON in an exhibition game. The game is Moon's Senior Recognition. Seniors : Alex Megrey, Brandon Buck, Derek Khazraie, Michael Jeffreys, Brian Flannery, Corey Chamberlain, Dom DeAngelis, Brad Schnelle and Zak Schmidt will be honored and recognized in a pre-game ceremony. Food, cake, and beverages will be served after the game. All family, friends, and fans are welcome to this celebration.


WEDNESDAY May 5th - MOON AREA ...... 8 - MONTOUR ...... 1 - LEAGUE - WIN

The Moon Area Tigers (10-1, 13-4) did what they needed to do on Wednesday night, they won and gave themselves one last shot at winning a piece of the WPIAL Section 3-AAA title. The Tigers came away tonight with a very tough and hard earned 8-1 victory over third place Montour (7-4, 13-6). Mike Jeffreys allowed one run and two hits over six innings, and Brett Hoffman had a pair of RBIs. It was the third straight loss for the Spartans after having two great five game winning streaks earlier. The win secured them the chance they needed when they host unbeaten Hopewell (11-0, 18-0) on Friday in what should be the best game in all of the WPIAL.

In other WPIAL Section 3-AAA action from Wednesday May 5th - Keystone Oaks (5-6, 6-8) secured at least of fourth place with 5-2 win over West Allegheny (2-9, 6-11). Chartiers Valley (4-7, 6-9) rolled over winless McGuffey (0-12, 0-16), 13-3.


TUESDAY May 4th - WEST ALLEGHENY at MOON AREA - LEAGUE -

The Tigers headed into this, the last week of the regular season, needing to win all three of it's Section 3-AAA games. Staunch rival, West Allegheny have always given the Tigers tough matches and today was no exception. Even despite WA's record (2-8, 6-10), they gave Moon Area (9-1, 12-4) all they could handle today. But in the end, it was a RBI single by Mike Jeffreys in the fourth inning that gave the Tigers a 1-0 win. Senior starting pitcher, Nick Grace, held the Indians to one hit over the first six innings to get the hard earned win. Brad Schnelle relieved him in the seventh to get the save. In the fourth, it was two walks that set the stage for Jeffreys game winning single. Jeffreys had two of Moon's three only hits.

The Tigers will travel to Burkett Field on Wednesday to meet Montour on Wednesday night at Burkett Field. The game had been originally scheduled for 4:00 PM, but has been moved to 6:00 PM. The Tigers will then host first place Hopewell on Friday. If the Tigers win all thier section games they can share the title. Good Luck to our Tigers!!!

In the only other Section 3-AAA game from Tuesday May 4th - Keystone Oaks outlasted McGuffey, 12-9.


In other Section 3-AAA action from Monday May 3rd = Hopewell (11-0, 18-0) was trailing by 3 runs to Montour on Monday when they rallied in the sixth inning with two outs and two strikes on the batter Garrett Covalt. Covalt laced a bases-loaded double to tie the game, then Scott Dierdorf followed a batter later with a 3-run home run to give the Vikings an 11-8 win over the third place Spartans (7-3, 13-5) and clinch at least a tie for the Section 3-AAA title. Matt Rubino also added a home run in the 3rd inning to give the Vikings a 4-2. Montour, on the strength of home runs by Tyler Amrhein and Nate Buick and three hits from Matt Socol, took an 8-4 lead into the bottom of the sixth.

On a personal note, please keep my mother, Olive Marek, in your prayers. She is in the hospital and not doing well. God Bless you Mom! I love you!


THURSDAY APRIL 29th - MOON AREA ..... 5 - McGUFFEY ..... 2 - LEAGUE - WIN

The Tigers played a team with nothing to lose. The Highlanders came looking to make a statement, having not won a game all season. Having lost their last six games by a combined score of 73-7, they shut down the Tigers offense, but Moon would hang on to win the game 5-2 at McGuffey Community Park Field. Dan Jeffreys’s three-run homer in the second inning proved to be the game-winning hit as Moon improved to 8-1 in Section 3-AAA and are only 1 game behind the front-running Vikings. Mike Megahan got the win. Nick Gace got the save

The Tigers will be off now until Tuesday when they host West Allegheny at McCormick Field at 4:00 PM.

In other Section 3-AAA action from Friday April 30th : Tyler Mroz hit for the cycle to pace Chartiers Valley (4-9, 3-7) to a 16-7 win over Keystone Oaks (4-8, 3-6) in Class AAA, Section 3. Mroz hit a 3-run homer in the first inning. In the only other league game on Friday, Hopewell (10-0, 17-0) continued to dominate it's Section 3-AAA opponents as they crushed West Allegheny, 16-3. In an exhibition game, North Hills beat Montour (13-4), 9-7.

In an exhibition game from Saturday May 1st - Chartiers Valley (5-9) beat Carlynton, 12-6.


I just wanted to offer my condolences and prayers to former Moon Area alumni players, Mike Walsh and his wife JoAnn, (1971), and sons, Dan Walsh (2006), and Brian Walsh (2008) and their family on the of loss of Mike's mother, Eileen Walsh. Mrs. Walsh was Brian and Dan's grandmother, as well as Kate's and Kelly's. May God Bless them all.

I also want to add another prayer and my sympathies to the Albert Hazeem family. Former Moon Area HS Choir Director and teacher, Mr. Hazeem, passed away on Friday at the age of 80. Mr. hazeem was a good friend and mentor to me while I was in high school. He was beloved by his choirs and students. He will be deeply missed. God Bless you my friend!!!! Mr. Hazeem is survived by his wife and former Moon teacher, Kathy Lorenz Hazeem and daughters, Susan and Kathy!


WEDNESDAY APRIL 28th - MOON AREA ..... 5 - CHARTIERS VALLEY ..... 3 - LEAGUE - WIN

Moon Area (7-1, 10-4) guaranteed themselve's a playoff spot today with a 5-3 win over Chartiers Valley. This comes on the heels of Hopewell clinching a spot yesterday. Zak Schmidt hit a two-single in the fourth inning and had two hits. Brett Hoffman also had two hits for Moon. The Tigers have now made in it 6 years in a row that they have made the WPIAL Class AAA Playoffs and the 10th time in the past 11 years.

The Tigers travel to Washington County on Thursday to meet winless McGuffey (0-9, 0-13). The Highlanders have been outscored 73-7 in the last 6 games. However, the Tigers will need to stay on their A-game because it's this kind of game that can come back to haunt you. Moon remains only a game in the loss column behind the Section 3-AAA leading Vikings.

In other Section 3-AAA action from Wednesday April 28th - The Montour Spartans (7-2, 13-3) also clinched a playoff spot today as well with a 9-5 win over West Allegheny. Hopewell (9-0) crushed McGuffey, 15-0. The Viking's Kevin Welsh had three hits and four RBI. Paul Rosenstern added a double and triple and two RBIs for Hopewell, 16-0 overall. Stefan Mrkonja allowed just one hit in the four-inning game stopped by the mercy rule.


TUESDAY APRIL 27th - MOON AREA ..... 11 - KEYSTONE OAKS ..... 3 - LEAGUE - WIN

It was Dom DeAngelis's birthday on Tuesday. It was also a great day to celebrate it as well. DeAngelis went 4-4 with two home runs and 5 RBI's to lead the Tigers to an 11-3 victory over the Golden Eagles. DeAngelis also had two singles Moon Area improved to 6-1 in Section 3-AAA and 9-4 overall. The Tigers host the Chartiers Valley Colts (2-6, 3-8) at McCormick Field on Wednesday April 28th at 4:00 PM. The Colts (2-6, 3-8) played a see-saw game with them at Woodville Field and this game is truly important for the Tigers to keep pace with Hopewell.

In other Section 3-AAA action from Tuesday April 27th - Hopewell (8-0, 15-0) continued it's mastery of it's Section 3-AAA opponents as the Vikings beat Chartiers Valley, 3-1. Pitcher Scott Dierdorf raised his season record to 8-0, and outfielders Kevin Welsh and Stefan Mrkonja threw out runners at the plate. Dierdorf struck out 10 to raise his season total to 63 and had an RBI. Welsh and Matt Rubino drove in the other runs. Montour (6-2, 12-3) also kept pace for a piece of the pie, beating McGuffey (0-8, 0-12), 18-0. The loss eliminated the Highlanders from any possible post-season hopes.


SATURDAY APRIL 24th - SENECA VALLEY ...... 4 - MOON AREA ..... 1 - EXHIBITION - LOSS

The Tigers despite the rain and the chill got their exhibition game against Seneca Valley. However, the result was as damp and cold as the day. Moon dropped an 4-1 decision to the Raiders. Mike Megahan took the loss on the mound. Moon dropped to 8-4 overall.

The Tigers return to Section 3-AAA action on Tuesday April 27th when they travel to GreenTree to meet Keystone Oaks for the beginning of the second half of the League. The Golden Eagles (3-4, 4-6) gave Moon fits the first time in the Tiger's 4-2 win. Keystone Oaks is also coming off a 13-5 win over winless McGuffey on Saturday.

Just wanted to send out a get well wish to Moon's statman and scorekeeper, Joe Farquhar who is home recovering from surgery. God Bless you our friend. Hope and pray you're well.


THURSDAY APRIL 22nd - MOON AREA ...... 6 BETHEL PARK ..... 3 - EXHIBITION - WIN

The Tigers won an exhibition game against Quad A Bethel Park on Thursday afternoon, 6-3. Zak Schmidt had two hits and two runs batted in. Moon returns to action on Saturday afternoon when they host Quad A Seneca Valley (3-4 in Section 2-AAAA, 4-6 overall) at McCormick Field at Noon.

Team pictures of all three HS teams will be taken in the morning. The Ninth Grade team pictures will start at 8 AM. The JV team at 8:30 AM and the Varsity team prior to the varsity game

Joe and Cindy DeAngelis will be at McCormick Field on Saturday, April 24 from 8:00 AM until the end of the Varsity game if you would like to turn in your lottery tickets. Please remember that any ticket not turned in prior to May 1 becomes the property of the MAPHC.

In other Section 3-AAA action from Friday April 23rd - Hopewell continued to remain undefeated when they handed Keystone Oaks, a 10-2 defeat. Montour won their second in a row with a 10-0 drubbing of Chartiers Valley. West Allegheny also got back on it's feet with a 13-1 win over McGuffey.


WEDNESDAY APRIL 21st - HOPEWELL ...... 10 - MOON AREA ...... 7 - League - Loss

The Tigers traveled to Colella Field in Hopewell for the battle of sole posession of the Section 3-AAA lead. Moon Area couldn't solve Hopewell's Matt Rubino's bat on Wednesday afternoon. He hit two 3-run homers off Tiger Senior starting pitcher, Nick Grace. It would be a long day for the Tigers despite the fact they tried to keep it close. Moon had plenty of scoring opportunities off of Viking starter Scott Dierdorf. But a few key defensive plays on Brett Hoffman and Jesse Dempsey staved off the Moon Area rallies. Along with Rubino, Matt Boronsky also added had two hits for Hopewell, while Mike Rittlemann was 3 for 4 and scored a pair. Brett Hoffman led Moon with two hits and two runs scored, while Dan Jeffreys added two hits and two RBIs. The Tigers fall to 5-1 (7-3 overall) while the Vikings remain perfect at 6-0, 13-0 overall

Moon will not have time to rest or lick their wounds as they travel to Bethel Park this afternoon (Thursday) to meet the Quad-A Blackhawks at Purkey Field at 4:00 PM. BP is coming into this contest playing and losing three straight,heartbreaking Section 3-AAAA games in the last three days, by a combined run total of four. They lost to Mt. Lebanon, 2-1, USC, 7-5, and Baldwin, 9-8. This exhibition game should be a great one. Get out to Bethel Park and root your Tigers on.

In other Section 3-AAA action from Wednesday April 23rd - Montour (4-2, 7-2) trounced Keystone Oaks, 10-0. Chartiers Valley (2-4, 3-6) continued West Allegheny's downturn, 6-3

This game was broadcast on the internet by MSA Sports. Greg Kuntz and Mike Azadian have the call from Hopewell High School of this WPIAL Class AAA Section 3 showdown as the Vikings battle the Tigers.

MSA Sports Online Broadcast : Broadcast of the Moon Area at Hopewell game at Colella Field (4/21/10)



MONDAY APRIL 19th - MOON AREA ..... 4 - MONTOUR ..... 2 - League - WIN

Mike Jeffreys was one out away from a complete game shutout. Montour reeled off four hits in the seventh to chase Jeffreys and pull within two runs. Nick Grace came in for the save and to preserve Jeffrey's win as the Tigers beats the Spartans, 4-2 at McCormick Field on Monday afternoon. Brad Schnelle continued his torrid hitting with three hits. Zak Schmidt added a pair to the Tiger's nine-hit attack. Dan Jeffreys, Mike Jeffreys, and Brett Hoffman each added singles as the Tigers remain unbeaten in Section 3-AAA with a 5-0 record, 7-2 overall.

The Spartans fall to 3-2 (6-2 overall). The Tigers will travel to Colella Field on Wednesday April 21st to meet the defending 2009 Section 3-AAA Champions and currently undefeated Hopewell Vikings (5-0, 12-0) to take the Section lead. The last time these two teams met it took 14 innings and two days to decide the contest which propelled the Tigers to the 2009 WPIAL Class AAA Championship game and a WPIAL Class AAA title.

In other Section 3-AAA action on Monday April 19th - West Allegheny (1-4, 5-6) continues to fall on hard times as they got banged up by Keystone Oaks (2-2, 3-4), 14-5. Chartiers Valley (1-4, 2-6) got their first win in Section play defeating McGuffey (0-5, 0-9), 3-0.


FRIDAY APRIL 16th - MOON AREA ..... 11 - WEST ALLEGHENY ..... 7 - League - WIN

Dan Jeffreys hit a grand slam home run in a 7-run fourth inning for Moon Area. Winning pitcher Brad Schnelle had three hits for Moon, The Tigers are 4-0 and 6-2 overall.

In other Section 3-AAA action from Saturday April 17 - Hopewell remained undefeated as the Viking's Scott Dierdorf pitched a four-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts. Hopewell is 6-0 in the section and 12-0 overall. Matt Rubinon hit a home run for Hopewell.

The Tigers will host the Montour Spartans on Monday April 19th at McCormick Field at 4:00 PM

In Section 3-AAA action from Thursday April 15th - Keystone Oaks beat Chartiers Valley, 8-6


WEDNESDAY APRIL 14th - MOON AREA ..... 11 - McGUFFEY ..... 1 - League - WIN

The Tigers (3-0, 5-2 in Section 3-AAA) rolled past the winless Highlanders (0-10, 0-4) as Zak Schmidt and Brett Hoffman had two doubles apiece. More details to come

In other SECTION 3-AAA ACTION from Wednesday April 14th - Matt Rubino's three-run home run was one of four home runs by Hopewell (4-0, 11-0) as the Vikings used their home field advantage to roll past West Allegheny (1-2, 5-4), 11-0.


MONDAY APRIL 12th - MOON AREA ..... 6 - CHARTIERS VALLEY ..... 5 - League - WIN

Hello everyone! Thank you for your patience in my updates on this website. It was a great day for baseball in Western PA as I watched our Tigers (2-0, 4-2) get a great come-from-behind, 6-5 win over Chartiers Valley (0-3, 1-5) on Monday afternoon at Woodville Field. It was a rematch of last year's WPIAL Class AAA Championship game and both teams picked up where they left off in that game yesterday. Like two heavyweight contenders trading blows, the Colts and Tigers traded leads. CV got on the board first with a run in the second inning. The Tigers came back in the fifth inning with the help of a two-run HR by Senior CF Zac Schmidt. They also added another run on a throwing error. The Colts used an assortment of three hits, two walks, and some unusual poor defense to bat around in the bottom of the fifth and take a 5-3 lead. Tiger starting pitcher, Mike Jeffreys would get chased in this inning.

In the Moon Area sixth, a single by leadoff hitter Schmidt and a one out unintentional/intentional walk to junior SS Brett Hoffman set the stage for senior 1B/P Brad Schnelle to hit a three run HR to give the Tigers the lead and the game. Junior P Bo Bogats got the win in relief of Jeffreys. Senior P Brian Flannery picked up the save with a 1-2-3 seventh inning. Schnelle was 3-4 at the plate. Zac Schmidt and Dan Jeffreys each added two hits. The Tigers outhit the Colts, 10-6.

Moon returns to Section 3-AAA action on Wednesday when they host McGuffey at McCormick Field at 4 PM.

In other SECTION 3-AAA ACTION from Monday April 12th - The Vikings continued to roll as Scott Dierdorf’s 3-run homer in the 6th inning. Hopewell defeated McGuffey, 8-4. Kevin Welsh added a double and 3 RBI's for the Vikings (3-0, 10-0) ..... The Spartan's Josh Bryan had four hits. Anthony Marks and Nick McCune three each to lead Montour (3-0, 6-0) to a 12-1 win over the Indians at West Allegheny (1-1, 5-3).


FRIDAY APRIL 9th - MOON AREA ..... 4 - KEYSTONE OAKS ..... 2 - League - WIN

The Tigers used a home run and solid pitching to get their first Section 3-AAA win of the season. More details to follow

In other SECTION 3-AAA ACTION from Friday April 9th - A 3-run 6th inning gave the Vikings a 6-4 over Chartiers Valley. Hopewell (8-0) remains undefeated with the Section 3-AAA win. In the 6th, Mike Rittleman had a two-run single and a squeeze bunt by Paul Rosenstern accounted for the final run. Montour rolled by McGuffey, 7-1. In an exhibition game from Saturday, Hopewell (9-0) beat up Double A New Brighton (2-6) for the second time this year, 7-3.


The Tigers will host Keystone Oaks at McCormick Field weather permitting today (Friday 4/9). Moon Area is 2-2 in exhibition games as they start their WPIAL Section 3-AAA season. Coach Dom Santeufemio's squad is coming off two tough and tight losses in pitching duels. The KO Eagles are coming off a 4-2 Loss to Hopewell on Wednesday.

In other SECTION 3-AAA ACTION from Wednesday April 7th - Hopewell downed Keystone Oaks, 4-2 as Viking winning pitcher Scott Dierdorf went the distance with seven strikeouts and no walks. Dierdorf also hit a home run as Hopewell, 7-0 overall, won its Section 3-AAA opener. Mike Rittelmann had two hits for Hopewell. Coach Glen Vietmeier's Montour Spartans shut out WPIAL/PIAA 2009 Finalists, Chartiers Valley, 2-0. The West Allegheny Indians beat McGuffey, 7-2


TUESDAY APRIL 6th - WASHINGTON ..... 2 - MOON AREA ..... 1 - Exhibition - LOSS


THURSDAY APRIL 1st - FRANKLIN REGIONAL ..... 3 - MOON AREA ..... 2 - Exhibition - LOSS

The Tigers travelled to Franklin Regional on Thursday for an exhibition game. The Panthers handed them their first loss of the season, 3-2. I did not recieve any game detail as of 1:00 AM. More details later!!

In other Section 3-AAA related exhibition games from Thursday, Hopewell (4-0) continued to roll over it's exhibition season opponents, beating up New Brighton, 11-1. The Viking's Matt Hundenski belted a home run and Scott Dierdorf drove in three runs. Chartiers Valley beat Thomas Jefferson, 9-5. Elizabeth Forward rolled by McGuffey, 11-1. West Allegheny improved to 3-1, with a win over Deer Lakes. The Indian's Aaron McKinney hit a two-out, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh inning, scoring Mike Karas with the game-winning run.


WEDNESDAY MARCH 31st - MOON AREA ..... 8 - ERIE CATHEDRAL PREP ..... 6 - Exhibition - WIN

The Tigers (2-0) played a PIAA Quad A powerhouse, Erie Cathedral Prep on Wednesday and needed to rally 6-0 deficit after three innings to come away with a tough 8-6 win in the season opener at McCormick Field. Senior Nick Grace got the start and lasted only three innings against the Ramblers who scored all six runs off of him. Sophomore Mike Megahan relieved Nick in the third and stopped the ECP scoring to get the win. Junior Bo Bogats got the save working the last two innings.

Mike Jeffries had a double and triple and Dom DeAngelis had two hits. Brett Hoffman had a hit and sacrifice fly and three RBI's.

The Tigers are scheduled to travel to Murraysville TODAY (Thursday) for an a previously unscheduled exhibition game against Franklin Regional at Haymaker Field at 4 PM.

In other Section 3-AAA related exhibition games from Wednesday, West Allegheny hammered Beaver, 11-2. Mike Karas and Tommy Forse each had two hits and two RBIs and Nate Scott had two hits and one RBI to lead West Allegheny (2-1). Montour (2-0) edged Kiski Area, 4-3. The Ringgold Rams scored four runs in the eighth inning with the help of two errors to beat McGuffey 8-4. Logan McAnany and Dylan Crawford doubled for the Highlanders (0-1).


TUESDAY MARCH 30th - MOON AREA ..... 14 - BEAVER AREA ..... 3* - Exhibition - WIN (* - 6 innings/10 Run Rule)

The Moon Area Tigers opened their 2010 exhibition season on the road in Vanport today. The beat the Beaver Bobcats, 14-3 in six innings. Senior Brad Schnelle went five innings and got the win. Brian Flannery worked an inning in relief. Brett Hoffman and Schnelle hit back to back homers in this contest. Moon is now 1-0. The Tigers host Erie Cathedral Prep on Wednesday at McCormick Field at 4:00 PM.

In other Section 3-AAA exhibition action from Tuesday afternoon. Hopewell trounced Ambridge, 11-1 in 5 innings. Kevin Welsh and Tyler Swihart each hit two run homers, and Matt Boronsky drove in three runs as Hopewell remained unbeaten (3-0). Welsh also had three RBIs, while Ambridge’s lone run came on a homer by Zach Nichi. Montour edged Seneca Valley, 9-8 and Mount Lebanon beat Chartiers Valley, 14-13.


MAPHC Hosting A Baseball Clinic!!!!

Come learn the latest skills and techniques that helped the Moon Area High School Baseball Team win the 2009 WPIAL Baseball Championship!! Your child will practice the same drills that our Varsity players practice every day. Get to know your Varsity Coaching Staff and the Varsity Players, and let the Coaches learn about your child! All proceeds of the clinic will be donated to the Moon Area Pinch Hitters Club (MAPHC).

When and Where: Saturday, April 3rd and Saturday, April 10th, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. - Registration will begin at 11:30 at the ticket booth entrance to the football stadium. In case of inclement weather, all players are to report to the Middle School Gym. The clinic will be held on the Moon High School Football Field, and in the Field House Batting Cages.

Eligibility: Players must be between the ages of 8 and 14 and not yet entered the 9th Grade


The Moon Area H.S. baseball season is underway. The boys just got back from Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, FL where they spent 5 days practicing and scrimmaging in preparation of the 2010 season. The defending 2009 WPIAL Class AAA Champions looked great in Florida. Coach Santeufemio said the boys got in a lot of work that they couldn't get in at home because of the weather and field conditions. The Tiger's pitching only allowed one run, it came on a passed ball, in the two varsity scrimmages. Coach was very pleased with his pitching and defense. He's hoping the weather will allow them to be able to get on McCormick Field. However, unfortunately, they had to cancel their first game at home against Erie Cathedral Prep on Saturday and the exhibition opener yesterday against South Allegheny away was cancelled.

Moon has rescheduled its exhibition game against ECP for Wednesday March 31st at McCormick Field at 4:00 PM


WPIAL Section 3 Action to date :

On Saturday (3-27), West Allegheny (0-1) played Blackhawk in an exhibition game. The Cougars mauled the Indians, 12-2. Matt Emge had three RBIs, and winning pitcher Colin Loughner, Garrett Swanson and Brett Alberti had two each as Blackhawk rolled. On Friday, West Allegheny beat Fort Cherry, 14-4.

Hopewell (2-0) opened their non-section season with two weekend wins, 10-4 over Beaver on Friday, and 20-1 over Rochester on Saturday. Scott Dierdorf had eight strikeouts in five innings and had two hits and two RBIs, including a home run, in the victory over Beaver. Against Rochester, Matt Rubino hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and had six runs batted in.



The 2010 Moon Area Varsity Schedule and Results as of: 5/26/2010 2010 MOON AREA Varsity Schedule as of: 5/26/2010


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

3/26/2010

Fri

3:30 PM

EXHIBITION

South Allegheny H.S. Field

South Allegheny

A

CXL

CXL

0-0

3/27/2010

Sat

1:00 PM

EXHIBITION

Moon Area's McCormick Field

Erie Cathedral Prep

H

CXL

CXL

0-0

3/30/2010

Tue

3:30 PM

EXHIBITION

Beaver's Vanport Field

Beaver Area

A

WIN

14-3 X

1-0

3/31/2010

Wed

3:30 PM

EXHIBITION

Moon Area's McCormick Field

Erie Cathedral Prep

H

WIN

8-6

2-0

4/1/2010

Thur

4:00 PM

EXHIBITION

Murrayville's Haymaker Field

Franklin Regional

A

LOSS

3-2

2-1

4/6/2010

Tue

4:00 PM

EXHIBITION

Washington Park Field

Washington

A

LOSS

2-1

2-2

4/9/2010

Fri

4:00 PM

LEAGUE

Moon Area's McCormick Field

Keystone Oaks

H

WIN

4-2

1-0, 3-2

4/12/2010

Mon

4:00 PM

LEAGUE

C.V.'s Woodville Field

Chartiers Valley

A

WIN

6-5

2-0, 4-2

4/14/2010

Wed

4:00 PM

LEAGUE

Moon Area's McCormick Field

McGuffey

H

WIN

11-1 !

3-0, 5-2

4/17/2010

Sat

3:00 PM

LEAGUE

W.A.'s Donaldson Field

West Allegheny

A

WIN

11-7

4-0, 6-2

4/19/2010

Mon

4:00 PM

LEAGUE

Moon Area's McCormick Field

Montour

H

WIN

4-2

5-0, 7-2

4/21/2010

Wed

4:00 PM

LEAGUE

Hopewell's Colella Field

Hopewell

A

LOSS

10-7

5-1, 7-3

4/22/2010

Thu

4:00 PM

EXHIBITION

Bethel Park's Purkey Field

Bethel Park

A

WIN

6-3

5-1, 8-3

4/24/2010

Sat

12:00 NOON

EXHIBITION

Moon's McCormick Field

Seneca Valley

H

LOSS

4-1

5-1, 8-4

4/27/2010

Tue

4:00 PM

LEAGUE

GreenTree's Duquesne Univ. Field

Keystone Oaks

A

WIN

11-3

6-1, 9-4

4/28/2010

Wed

4:00 PM

LEAGUE

Moon Area's McCormick School Field

Chartiers Valley

H

WIN

5-3

7-1, 10-4

4/29/2010

Thu

4:15 PM

LEAGUE

McGuffey Community Park Field

McGuffey

A

WIN

5-2

8-1, 11-4

5/4/2010

Tue

4:00 PM

LEAGUE

Moon Area's McCormick School Field

West Allegheny

H

WIN

1-0

9-1, 12-4

5/5/2010

Wed

6:00 PM

LEAGUE

Robinson Twp.'s Burkett Field

Montour

A

WIN

8-1

10-1, 13-4

5/7/2010

Fri

4:00 PM

LEAGUE

Moon Area's McCormick School Field

Hopewell

H

WIN

7-1

11-1, 14-4

5/8/2010

Sat

12:00 NOON

EXHIBITION

Moon Area's McCormick School Field

Riverside (#)

H

WIN

8-1

11-1, 15-4

5/21/2010

Fri

2:00 PM

WPIAL Class AAA Quarterfinal Playoffs

Upper St. Clair's Mayview/Boyce Field

Hampton

H

WIN

2-1

1-0, 11-1, 16-4

5/25/2010

Tue

5:00 PM

WPIAL Class AAA Semifinal Playoffs

Upper St. Clair's Mayview/Boyce Field

Mount Pleasant

A

WIN

5-3

2-0, 11-1, 17-4

6/1/2010

Tue

5:00 PM

WPIAL Class AAA Championship

Washington, PA Consol Energy Field

Hopewell

A

LOSS

2-1

2-1, 11-1, 17-5

6/7/2010

Tue

2:00 PM

PIAA Class AAA First Round Playoff

Robinson Twp.'s Burkett Field

Perry Trd. Academy

A

WIN

11-0 X

3-1, 11-1, 18-5

6/7/2010

Tue

2:00 PM

PIAA Class AAA Quarterfinal Round Playoff

Robinson Twp.'s Burkett Field

Elizabeth Forward

A

LOSS

2-0

3-2, 11-1, 18-6


(#)- Denotes Senior Recognition Game (*)- 10 Run Rule. (^) - 9 innings. (+) - 8 innings. (x)- 6 innings. (!) - 5 innings.

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


The FINAL 2010 WPIAL Section 3-AAA Standings 2010 WPIAL SECTION 3-AAA Standings 5/9/2010

TEAM WIN LOSS PCT GB

* - MOON AREA TIGERS

11

1

.917

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* - Hopewell Vikings

11

1

.917

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# - Montour Spartans

8

4

.667

3.0

E - Keystone Oaks Golden Eagles

5

7

.417

6.0

E - Chartiers Valley Colts

5

7

.417

6.0

E - West Allegheny Indians

2

10

.167

9.0

E - McGuffey Highlanders

0

12

.000

12.0

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