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MOON BASEBALL 2014

THE most recognized, respected and honored UNOFFICIAL Homepage of the Moon Area H.S. Baseball Program.

THE 2010 WPIAL CLASS AAA SILVER MEDALISTS

THE 2009 WPIAL CLASS AAA CHAMPIONS !!!!

The 2005 WPIAL Class AAA SILVER MEDALISTS

The 2001 and 2002 PIAA Class AAA STATE CHAMPIONS

Keep informed and up to date here on the Moon Baseball Homepage -- MOON BASEBALL -- Welcome back to The Moon Tiger Tales 2014 Update ..... . You can't hide that TIGER PRIDE ..... We'll be B-A-A-C-C-K in 2014 to bring you another great and exciting season of Tiger baseball !!! TIGER BASEBALL and TIGER PRIDE Go Hand in Hand: Sunday June 8, 2014    Keep tuned here for more NEWS about Our Moon Tigers in 2014. You are at the home of THE 2014 WPIAL Class AAAA Third place finalists/ PIAA Class AAAA First Round Playoffs.

Congratulations to Coach Dom Santeufemio and the Moon Area Tiger's players and staff on their third place finish in the WPIAL Class AAAA and making the PIAA Class AAAA Playoffs for the first time in school history

MOON AREA : HOME OF THE 2014 WPIAL CLASS AAAA THIRD PLACE FINISHER !!!!


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REST IN PEACE OUR DEAR FRIEND

Joseph Farquhar

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I just wanted to mention how much I enjoyed my visit home in April to see the new field and a few games. Also, very much to be able to be part of the opening day and new field ceremonies. It was such an honor being able to throw out the ceremonial first pitch and get to see the team play on the field that many men envisioned over 30 years ago.

I want to thank Curt Baker, Moon's new Superintendant and Laura Schisler for inviting me to partake in the field's opening. I also want to thank my dear friend, fellow coach, and Moon Area HS Head Baseball Coach, Dom Santeufemio for all he has done for me, the Moon Area HS Baseball programs and the Moon Township Community. Also the staff and players. Special thanks to Austin Hoffman for catching my pitch. It has been a privilege and honor watching you, your brother, Brett and your sister, Chelsea growing up. As well as being dear friends of your parents, Tom and Jill for all these years.


I also want to thank and mention the Mason Prickett and Brian Shaffer for all their work on a Senior Project that was something I had wanted to do for many years. They put together a database of all the Moon Baseball Alumni and hosted the First MAHS Baseball Player Alumni Game. The game was held on Saturday April 12th, following the Moon Area Varsity game against Woodland Hills and former Moon Area Asst Varsity Coach, Tim Banner. The game was deemed a success and the money raised went to the Moon Area Pinch Hitter's Club (MAPHC) to purchase netting for the new portable batting cage. Also, because of the success, the MAPHC is planning on making this event an annual event. I truly hope so and look forward to being able to attend it!!!

Many former players attended including : Tim Bosley (1975), Greg Virgin (1977), Brian Farringer (1978), Tony Gallagher (1979), Mark Petro (1982), Phil Bondi Sr. (1984), Bob Quinn (1984), Curt Marino (1984), Dave Farquhar (1984), Aly Miller (1984), Dan Miara (1987), Jon Hower (1987), Kirk Peters, Mark Holst (1990), Joe Pass (1990), Scott Quinn (1990), Chris Lantzy (1991), Ryan Krane (1996), Dan Penberthy (1998), Dan Domenico (1998), Mike Hepak (1999), Derek Blyzwick (2002), Michael Ritter (2002), Steve Karaffa (2009), Paul Pitaro (2009), Curt Marino Jr. (2012).




Coach Bosetti's WESTERN PA. BASEBALL CAMP 2014

Hello, Coach Bosetti's 51st Annual WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA BASEBALL CAMP. Click this link and you will be sent to the camp's NEW and official website.

Western PA Baseball Camp: The Official Website of Coach Bosetti's summer YOUTH Baseball Camp.


The ARCHIVED 2007 Moon Area H.S. Baseball Website

You can access this page by clicking this link :

Archived 2007 Moon Area and other Section 3-AAA Game results: Here is a link for you to look at previous game results by our Tigers and the other WPIAL Section 3-AAA action


The 2008 MOON AREA JUNIOR VARSITY Team Corner

For a complete look at the JUNIOR VARSITY games to date you can go to our JV and NINTH GRADE ROSTER PAGE. Just click this handy link :

2008 JV and 9th Grade Rosters: The 2008 JV and Ninth Grade Rosters

Here is the complete up-to-date 2008 Moon Area Junior Varsity schedule :

2008 JV Schedule: The Moon Area JV schedule from the MAPHC website


The 2008 MOON AREA Ninth Grade Team Corner

For a complete look at the Ninth Grade games to date you can go to our JV and NINTH GRADE ROSTER PAGE. Just click this handy link :

2008 JV and 9th Grade Rosters: The 2008 JV and Ninth Grade Rosters

Here is the complete and up-to-date 2008 Moon Area High School Ninth Grade (Freshmen) schedule :

2008 9th Grade Schedule: The Ninth Grade schedule from the MAPHC website


The WPIAL has realigned the entire baseball league. Moon Area is now in Section 1-AAA with the only a few teams from last year. Hopewell and West Allegheny moved with Moon to join Blackhawk, Beaver, Central Valley, New Castle and Ambridge.

Here is the link to the WPIAL's new realignment and tenative schedules for 2011-2012 . You must have a PDF reader to view the link :

WPIAL: New baseball alignments for 2011-2012

WPIAL: New baseball tenative section schedules for 2011-2012


BTW, I'm looking to hear from some of our old player alumni. Please email and say HI. I would love to see how you're doing and what is new in your lives. Moon Baseball has a long standing great winning tradition and a wealth of great players. I have lived for this great program since the early 1970's. I have worked with so great coaches and players. Please get in touch with me. I am putting together an all-time Moon High School Varsity Baseball all-star team. This is to coordinate with the 45 years of information and stats I have on Moon Baseball. The email address is below

Well, I hope all is well for all of you back in Moon Township or where ever you may be reading this website from. I look froward to posting updates again and I am readying for the 2008 season. Stay tuned !!!!


MOOVIN' MEMORIES

BTW, do you need a great idea for a birthday/anniversary/graduation gift that will bring back memories for you and your family and friends forever. My wife and I have started a new business, called MOOVIN' MEMORIES , which if you were at this past year's baseball banquet you saw a photo slide show presentation featuring our Moon Area High School Varsity Baseball team in the 2006 and 2007 seasons.

We now offer this service to you. We can take any or all of your photos (digital, paper, slide, or 35mm film strips) and digital videos, add music of your choice and put it on a VCD or DVD for lasting and truly MOOVIN' memories. We can take your photos from wedding, family or class reunion, family, birthday, anniversary, or any occasion or activity and create a true keepsake that you and your family can cherish for generations. We recently just put together one for a friend who had a retirement party for a fellow employee and recieved nothing but praise. Maybe you would love to have a slideshow that shows your child from birth to graduation. You name it, we can do it.

You can contact us for more information and we will mail you our brochure. Mention that you saw this ad on the Moon Baseball website and save 10% off your purchase. Download our brochure (You must have an ADOBE READER to view this .PDF file) :

Moovin' Memories: Our brochure ready to view and print

PS : I also still have a few copies of the Moon Baseball 2006 and 2007 VCD slideshow available. Proceeds benefit the Moon Area Pinch Hitters Club. Contact me at the emails below for more info.

MOOVIN' MEMORIES

moovin_memories@yahoo.com
Upland, PA 19015-3044


THANK YOU FROM ME, TO THE MOON AREA H.S. and COMMUNITY BASEBALL PROGRAMS and THE MAPHC

On Friday September 1st, 2006 in the lobby of Moon Area Senior High School, the place I graduated from in 1975 and spent a good portion of my life associated with what I consider one the best baseball programs in the state. I was simply without a doubt humbled, speechless, and overwhelmed by the honor I recieved. I was surprised when I recieved a citation from the PA House Of Representatives for my years of work with the Moon Area H.S. and Moon Township Baseball Association. The citation was presented to me by State Representative and fellow classmate, T. Mark Mustio (R-44th). Mark read the citation aloud in front of friends and baseball associates.

I would love to thank again all of you that made this honor possible. Mainly, Don Liskay (past president of the MTBA and current board member) and the Moon Township Baseball Association, Frank Sorosky (former MAPHC president and current Moon Legion Manager), the current Moon Area Pinch Hitter's Club board and membership (including Joe and Cindy DeAngelis and MaryBeth and Goldbach.) Also Dom Santeufemio for allowing me to continue to bring you updates on this website and being a great friend along with his wife, Donna.

I want to also thank Bill Moore, former Moon Area Athletic Director, for his support and encouragement over the years. His "Tiger Pride" was a source of inspiration and a true spark that renewed the competitive drive in the athletic department. Thanks also to current AD, Zach Kessler for continuing in Bill's footsteps.

I also want to thank Mr. Mustio for sponsoring this citation and presenting it to me in person. I apparently threw a monkey wrench into the MAPHC's plan to present it to me at the Moon Baseball Banquet in late June by not being able to attend. I again am very sorry and thank you for trying your best to make it one of the best days in my life. I am truly grateful, touched, and honored by what you have done for me over the years. God Bless you all. I can't thank you all enough.

I also want to thank everyone who attended this presentation, Don Liskay, Dom and Donna Santeufemio, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sorosky, Bill Moore, MaryBeth and Bryce Goldbach, Mark Mustio and his wife Marianne. Also later outside by Tommy DeAngelis, Phil Bondi Jr., and Brian Walsh.

My Citation: Story regarding my PA HOR Citation presentation


THE Archived 2006 MOON AREA VARSITY BASEBALL WEBSITE

Here is where I stored the 2006 website of the Varsity team and the other Section 3-AAA results. This will help clear up some of the clutter and confusion on the main home page. Here is the link to the archived information.

2006 MHS Varsity Baseball Archives: Scores and results from earlier games from our team and the rest of the league.


NATHAN NERY WATCH !!!!

Latest news !!!!

Frederick (MD) Keys: Official Frederick (MD) Key's website




Here is a great website, It is the West Penn Baseball Prospects. I was impressed by the amount of players they are pushing information out on for college/pros to look at. It reminds me a lot of the Joe Butler W.PA. Football Metro Index did for H.S. Football in our area. It is run by High School and College coaches and some local area scouts and baseball instructors. Here is the link :

West Penn Baseball Prospects: Outstanding website for local high school and amatuer baseball prospects to be looked at and look for showcases and workouts


IN MEMORY OF RICH KRANE

This is something that I wanted to do for a long time but never seemed to get around to it. In March of 1999, a dear friend of mine and Moon Baseball's passed away. It has been over eight years since that sad day. I figured I needed to dedicate a page to him so that all will know him. This eulogy was witten in March of 1999. Rich Krane Field is real and very much a great place where are children now play. Here is the link my special dedication to that man. God Bless him and his family, wife, Joyce and son, Ryan.

MEMORIAL: In Remembrance of a dear friend, the late Rich Krane


TRIBUTE TO FORMER MAHS HEAD COACH, RAY BOSETTI

A special note : A special addition to the Moon Area H.S. Baseball Homepage is my special dedication page to Former MAHS Head Baseball Coach Raymond A. Bosetti. BTW, there are some great photos of Ray. You can now view this site by clicking the link below this paragrph. I must warn the page is still UNDER CONSTRUCTION but it is up and running :

Coach Bosetti's Dedication Page: My tribute to Coach Bosetti


2004 Stat Sheet, UPDATED !!!!100/300 Club, Moon Twp. American Legion Baseball Links

The 2004 Moon Area H.S. Baseball Stat Sheet is available. Here is a link to this season's final hitting and pitching stats courtesy of Moon Varsity Scorekeeper and statistician Joe Farquhar. Also there is a link to check out the newly updated 2008 edition of the 100/300 Club.

Here are all the links I promised you :

Moon Area Varsity 2004 Stat Sheet: This season's varsity stat sheet

Moon Baseball's 100/300 Club: The 100 AB/.300 B.A. Club members

Moon Twp. Legion Baseball Home Page: Official Home of Moon Twp. Legion Baseball


The MOON AREA VARSITY BASEBALL SCORES (1963-2005)(UPDATED)

Hey, I have finlly finished posting all the Varsity baseball scores fom 1963 to present. Here is the link to view them :

2003 Moon Area H.S. Varsity Baseball Scores and Season Win/Loss Records: All the Varsity scores and W/L Records from 1963 to present


Would like to hear from our Moon Baseball Alumni

To all the alumni of Moon Area H.S. Baseball I would love to hear from and about you in the upcoming year. I would love to hear your stories, please Email me. I promise not to use your email for any commercial solicitation or massive spamming. This is a non-profit site. I do not accept any donations or draw any compensation for this website. I do however make suggestions sometimes as to where you could donate money, services, or voluntary help to. My favorite charity is the Moon Area Pinch Hitters Club (MAPHC) which you can contact the school's athletic department for information regarding them. The current officers names are listed further below on this page. This club is the main vein of revenue and support outside the Moon Area School District. In this day and age, funding is limited to our program. This club founded by some dear friends of mine and Moon Baseball has done a lot to make the program stronger and helped supplement it's on and off field success'.


PAST SEASONS IN REVIEW ......

BTW, I have completely now archived the 2006 MAHS Baseball Website to free up space on this my main page. Here is a quick link to access it. Hope you enjoy it. Other links to previous seasons are available lower on this page. Feel free to browse !!!

2006 MHS Varsity Baseball Archived Website: Scores, results and information regarding the 2006 season.

The 2005 Moon Area H.S. Baseball website is now archived, you can click here to find the scoop on last season :

MAHS Baseball 2005 ARCHIVED HOMEPAGE: Moon Area H.S. Baseball's 2005 Season Information

A quick note, the 2004 Moon Area High School Baseball season information has been archived. To VIEW it, just click this link and it will take you right to it.

MAHS Baseball 2004 ARCHIVED HOMEPAGE: Moon Area H.S. Baseball's 2004 Season Information

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The Moon Area High School Homepage for 2003 has been now archived. To review the page just click on this handy link.

2003 Moon Area H.S. Baseball Archived Homepage: Moon Area H.S. Baseball 2003 in review

2003 Moon Area H.S. Baseball Game by Game Synopsis : Moon Area H.S. Baseball 2003 game by game review

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To review the 2002 Moon Area High School Varsity Baseball Season just click the following link. I decided to start housecleaning a little sooner this time. You can also review the 2000 and 2001 seasons as well.

To view last year's 2002 Moon Area Schedule and results which includes articles and highlights through Moon's 2nd miraculous run to the PIAA Class AAA Championship game and GOLD medal just click here : The 2002 Moon Area H.S. Baseball Schedule and Results:Check out last year's 2nd run to the PIAA Class AAA Championship and Gold medal

Click here to listen to the achived rebroadcast of the 2002 PIAA Class AAA Championship game on Tuesday June 18th which was broaadcast live on NSNSports.com and WBVP/WMBA AM Radio

NSN Sports.com internet archived broadcast:Moon Area vs. Bethlehem Liberty - 2002 PIAA Class AAA Championship game

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To view 2001 Moon Area Schedule and results which includes articles and highlights through Moon's first ever run to the PIAA Class AAA Championship game and GOLD medal just click here : The 2001 Moon Area H.S. Baseball Schedule and Results:Check out Moon's run to it's first PIAA Class AAA championship


MOON AREA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL RECORD BOOK ONLINE (1963- Present)

The Moon Area High School Baseball Record Book Online (1963-2004) is just an excerpt of a NHM Publication that was last released in 1992. Here you can see who holds the most important statistical records in Moon Area H.S. Baseball History. SINGLE SEASON and CAREER LEADERS in every statistical baseball department from pitching to hitting are available by just clicking the LINK right here. COMING SOON !!! A MAHS COACHING STAFF HISTORY PAGE, MOON AREA H.S. Baseball Year by Year Win-Loss Records, and hopefully this year .... A NEW !!! MOON AREA H.S. BASEBALL RECORD BOOK (1963-2004).

The Moon Area Varsity Baseball Record Book Homepage: Moon Area H.S. Varsity Baseball Records 1963-2004


THE COMPLETE LIST OF WPIAL AND PIAA BASEBALL CHAMPIONS

Just click this link (and follow the prompts) and you can see who has won every WPIAL (1944 - PRESENT) and PIAA ( 1979 - PRESENT) Baseball championship . This link is courtesy of the WPIAL Homepage .....

WPIAL Homepage: Complete list of WPIAL and PIAA Baseball Champions 1944/1979 to 2002


The 2011 Moon Area Varsity Schedule and Results as of: 2/11/2011 2011 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.


Check out a great site called MSA Sports Network. West Pa. H.S. sports coverage featuring scores, broadcasts, and articles.

MSA Sportsnetwork: Home of the WPIAL Playoffs and Championships on the Internet


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QUICK NOTES ABOUT OUR BASEBALL PROGRAM

Moon Area (PA.) High School is located approximately 17 miles WNW of Downtown Pittsburgh, PA. (Click the handy Yahoo! Map button on the bottom of this page) right in the back yard of Pittsburgh International Airport. Moon Area is a member of the Western Pa. Interscholastic Athletic League) which is considered to be one of the largest Scholastic athletic group in the country. Moon Area is also a member of the PIAA (Pa. State Interscholastic Athletic Assoc.) Moon Area has a Class AAA designation and competes in Section 8 of it. The Moon Area H.S. Baseball program consists of grades 9th thru 12th. The school sponsors a VARSITY, JUNIOR VARSITY, and FRESHMEN team.


THE 2010 MOON AREA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL COACHING STAFF

Head Varsity and program coach : Dom Santeufemio (9th Yr./20th w/ program)

Assistant Varsity Coach : Mike Marasco (4th Yr./5th Yr.w/ program)

Varsity Assistant : Doug Busch (7th Yr.)

Junior Varsity Head Coach : Mark Thompson (9th Yr.)

Varsity Statistician : Joe Farquhar (10th Yr.)

Ninth Grade Head Coach : Derek Blyzwick (1st Yr.)

Historian and UNOFFICIAL Webmaster : Joe "Mav" Marek (38th year).

Equipment Manager and Staff aides : Fred Cercone (8 yrs.)


HOW TO FIND MOON AREA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL FIELD at McCormick Elementary School

The new Moon Area High School baseball field is located at McCormick Elementary School at 2801 Beaver Grade Road in Moon Twp.

From Business Route 60 : Take the Ewing Road (Moon Park) exit and make a right onto Ewing Road. Once on Ewing Road make right on Hookstown Road towards Scally's and the Airport Ice Arena. Follow Hookstown Road and make a left onto McCormick Road (at the Airport Ice Arena and Scally's batting cage & mini-golf)(If you pass the Arena, you've gone too far). Follow McCormick Road to Beaver Grade Road (passing Moon Public Golf Course on left). Make right onto Beaver Grade Road and follow this to McCormick Elementary School on left in about a mile. Field is in front of school.

If you're confused, click this link :

Directions to McCormick Field: Moon Baseball Website maintained by the Moon Area Pinch Hitters Club (MAPHC)


MISCELLANEOUS

The MASD superintendant is Dr. Donna Milanovich. The MASD Athletic Director is Mr. Ricci Rich. Moon Area Sr. High Principal is Mr. Michael Hauser. Athletic Trainer is Jerry MacFarland. Read more about our current and past coaches and staff by clicking on the two following links ....

THE NEWLY UPDATED 2008 MOON AREA H.S. BASEBALL COACHING STAFF AND ROSTER PAGE .......

For a look at the 2008 Moon Area Varsity Coaching Staff and more info regarding them, click this great link and presto !, your wish comes true. Ah nothing like modern technology. The Moon Area Varsity Baseball Coaching Staff: Moon Area H.S. Roster and Staff

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NEWLY UPDATED !!!! As promised, I have now added a Head and Assistant Coaches page. You can take a look and see the list of mentors that this great H.S. Baseball Program has had in the past 55 years. Just click this link. Also on the page are Moon's Athletic Directors, Athletic Trainer, and Moon Area Pinch Hitters Club presidents.

The Moon Area Varsity Baseball Head and Assistant Coaches Homepage: Moon Area H.S. Varsity Baseball Head and Assistant Coaches 1949-2004


A BRIEF HISTORY LESSON ABOUT OUR BASEBALL PROGRAM

The Moon Area Varsity teams in years past have always been a strong baseball program winning WPIAL section titles in :

1964 - 1967 - 1971 - 1980 - 1984 - 1985 - 1998 - 2001 - 2010

They've been to the WPIAL playoffs in :

1964 - 1966 - 1967 - 1971 - 1980 - 1983 - 1984 - 1985 - 1986 - 1989 - 1998 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2013 - 2014*. ((*) - denotes Quad A WPIAL playoffs)

They've been to the PIAA playoffs in :

1986 - 2001 - 2002 - 2005 - 2006 - 2009 - 2010 - 2014*((*) - denotes Quad A PIAA playoffs)

PIAA Class AAA Championships :

2001, 2002

WPIAL Class AAA Championships

2009

They are the first and currently the only team in PIAA Class AAA HISTORY to win back-to-back State Championships.

In 1986, Moon advanced through the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs to the WPIAL AAA Championship game where they lost to Connellsville and came home with silver medals. Moon also made the 1986 PIAA playoffs.

In 2000, Moon Area advanced to the WPIAL Class AAA Quarterfinals.

In 2001, they advanced to the WPIAL Class AAA Semifinals losing to Mt. Lebanon, 2-1 and then went on and won the PIAA Class AAA Championship beating Central Dauphin, 2-0. The Tigers finished the 2001 season with a 21-4 mark.

In 2002, they advanced to the WPIAL Class AAA Semifinals losing to Blackhawk, 1-0 and then went on and won the PIAA Class AAA Championship beating Bethlehem Liberty, 3-2.

In 2005, Moon again finally advanced to the WPIAL Class AAA Championship game where they lost to Pine Richland, the defending WPIAL Class AAA champions, 6-5. Moon also advance to the PIAA Class AAA Quarterfinals.

In 2006, Moon continues to show it's perrenial power in the WPIAL and PIAA. The Tigers advance to the WPIAL Class AAA Semifinals before losing to WPIAL Class AAA runner-ups, Hampton. For the the fourth time in six years, Moon returns to the PIAA Class AAA State playoffs.

In 2007, the Tigers advanced to the WPIAL Class AAA Quarterfinals before losing to New Castle.

In 2008, Moon Area again advanced to the WPIAL Class AAA Semifinals before dropping a 1-0 loss to Trinity.

In 2009, the Tigers beat New Castle in the WPIAL Class AAA First Round, knocked out Laurel Highlands in the Quarterfinals, outlasted Hopewell in the semifinals, and beat Chartiers Valley to win the school's first baseball WPIAL Championship. Moon entered the PIAA CLASS AAA State playoffs for the first time as the No. 1 seed from District 7 (WPIAL). They defeated Perry Tradional Academy, 11-0 in 5 innings vis the 10 run-rule. In the quarterfinals, they were defeated by District 6 champ, Bellefonte, 7-2.

In 2010, the Tigers recieved a bye in the First Round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs by virtue of being the No. 2 seed in AAA and winning the Section 3-AAA title along with Hopewell. In the Quarterfinals, they beat Hampton, 2-1. In the Semifinals, they defeated Mount Pleasant, 5-3. In the WPIAL Class AAA Championship, their third trip there, they lost a heartbreaker to Section 3-AAA rival, Hopewell, 2-1. Moon now enters the PIAA State Class AAA playoffs with a First Round game against the same team they played last year, Perry Traditional Academy.

In 2011, the Tigers finished in third place and advanced to the First Round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs where they met Thomas Jefferson. They lost 4-1..

In 2012, they finished 6-8 in WPIAL Section 1-AAA and 9-11 overall and out of the playoff. Later in the year, the PIAA moved them up to Class AAAA.

In 2013, the Tigers finished in third place in the WPIAL's Section 3-AAAA. However they did qualify for the playoffs, only to lose to Canon McMillan, 11-6, in the first round. Moon finished 14-6 overall!!

In 2014, the Tigers finished tied for second place in the WPIAL Section 3-AAAA race. They made it to the semifinals of the WPIAL Class AAAA playoff tourney by beating Butler, 3-2, Canon McMillan 5-3,and lost to Baldwin, 10-2. The Tigers then met section rival, Pine Richland in the WPIAL Class AAAA consolation game for the right to go to the PIAA Class AAAA State playoffs. Moon beat them 9-2 to avenge both the two season losses. Moon was beaten by Seneca Valley, 4-2 in the First Round of state playoffs. Ending the season with a 16-5 overall record. 7-3 in the section, 3-0 Exhibition, 3-2 in the playoffs.


THE 2010 MOON AREA HIGH SCHOOL RETURNING VARSITY PLAYERS

#3 - DEMPSEY, Jesse - OF - SOPHOMORE

#4 - MEGREY, Alexander - OF - JUNIOR

#6 - BUCK, Brandon - OF - JUNIOR

#7 - BOGATS, Bo - INF/OF/P - JUNIOR

#11 - JEFFREYS, Daniel - OF - SOPHOMORE

#12 - *FLANNERY, Brian - P - SENIOR

#14 - *CHAMBERLAIN, Cory - C/1B/OF - SENIOR

#17 - MEGAHAN, Mike - P/1B - SOPHOMORE

#18 - SPINOSI, Julian - C - JUNIOR

#20 - RAIHALL, Noah - INF - JUNIOR

#21 - QUINN, Cody - OF - SOPHOMORE

#22 - *SCHNELLE, Brad - P/1B - SENIOR

#23 - *DeANGELIS, Dominic - INF/C - SENIOR

#24 - *SCHMIDT, Zak - OF - SENIOR

#26 - JEFFREYS, Matthew - OF - JUNIOR

#34 - *GRACE, Nick - P - SENIOR

(*) - Denotes returning lettermen

Please note that this roster is a tentative one. Rosters are always subject to change throughout the season. Just like in the pros, minors, and college there are players that get brought up and sent down.


OTHER SECTION 3-AAA PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2010



THE MOON AREA PINCH HITTERS CLUB (MAPHC)

The MAPHC was founded in the fall of 1994 by several parents and coaches looking to do more for our children/players. The program's founding fathers - the late Rich Krane, Marty Kokel, Dom Santeufemio, Joe Marek and Marv Eicher banded the program together with the Club goals to provide a banquet to honor the athletes for thier service to the school & community. Along with the support and watchful eyes of then Head Coach Ray Bosetti and former AD Bill Moore, the club would take off and flourish. In 1998, the club was able to send it's varsity team to Florida for spring training for the first time in school history.

Now in 2012, WE are proud to say the MAPHC is still thriving and this, it's eighteenth (18th) year, through the leadership of new President Joe DeAngelis and current membership, we are again looking forward to send the VARSITY team to the WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS COMPLEX in DISNEY WORLD in ORLANDO, Fla. for Spring Training in 2012.

The MAPHC is working on the 2014 season.

THe MAPHC is always looking for new members and volunteers, please contact me at the "E" mail address below. If you are a past alumni, and wish to contribute to the program you can contact them at MOON AREA HIGH SCHOOL - Attention : Mr. Athletic Director - 904 Beaver Grade Road, Moon Township, Pa. 15108. Make checks payable to the Moon Area Pinch Hitters Club. Address the envelope to Moon Area H.S. Baseball, % (in care of) The MAPHC.


IN LOVING MEMORY OF ...... MOON BASEBALL FRIENDS and MINE

In Loving Memory of my Mother, Olve Joan Dwire Marek (May 22, 1934 - June 6, 2010), May God Bless her. I miss her so much. She was my inspiration and heart for almost everything I did in life.

In Loving Memory of my niece, Sonia Marie Marek (Jan 7, 1981 - May 4, 1996 )... May God Bless you my baby, always thinking of you. We miss you very much. Love Uncle Joey.

In loving memory of my Grandmother, Evelyn Elizabeth Grey Dwire (May 22,1908 - March 25, 2002), may God Bless you, Grandma.

In loving memory of our "SON", Mortie "Mouse" Royer-Marek, our little pekingnese was 12 1/2 and sent to our Lord on Monday August 28th to be with his Gram-Bunky and his Uncle Kevin

In loving memory of "my first second mother", Marion Kotfis, may the Good Lord take you in his arms and welcome you in to the Heaven above. And now her daughter, Dianne Lee. Who left us before her time on April 14th. May God Bless you both.

God Bless my Mother in Law, Vivian Mae Fry Royer (July, 1940 - September 12, 2001). We will miss you GRAM-BUNKIE !!!

God Bless my father in law, Byron (Sonny) "Poppy" Irvin Royer (December 21, 1940 - November 6, 2012). A true and dear gentleman with a big heart. We miss you dearly POPPY!!!!

My brother in law, Kevin B. Royer, may the God Bless and look after you and your family. To lose you has left a very large part of our hearts opened and saddened. (1965-2006)

God Bless my third adopted Mother, Mrs. Marion Aschenbrenner, may God Bless you !!

God Bless the Cariello Family : Francis Cariello, Nancy Cariello, and Anna Cariello. All three of these very dear friends of mine passed away within a five month span from May to September of 2009. Nancy Cariello, the matriarch of the family passed away in May. Anna was one of my only close and dear friends in Philly. She lost her battle with cervical cancer on September 4th. Fran, the patriarch, 82, died on September 14th of what we feel was a broken heart after losing his wife and daughter.

And also to mine and many others friend, Richard L. Krane (August 4, 1949 - March 9, 1999).

God Bless you my beloved Uncle John Marek, Uncle Jerome "Tom" Marek, Uncle Jim Massimini and Uncle Larry Powell. Peace and eternal rest be with you Aunt Josephine Young.

Also my Mother in Law, Vivian Mae Fry Royer (July,1940 - September 12, 2001). We will miss you GRAM-BUNKIE !!!

God Bless you my first and most dearest friend, Betty Jane Evans Harris. (1957-2006). You are at peace now my love and with your son and your Mom.

Moon Community Baseball coach and ump, Ray Walker. We will miss you my friend and mentor.

I just recently found out that Moon Baseball lost a great baseball coach in the association, Jeff Haywood. He passed away at age 50 this past September, 2006. I send my condolences to his family.

George W. Thomas III, (1976-2001), and his father, George W., Jr. (2000) may you all rest in peace my friends. God Bless you Mr. John "Pappy" J. Rushman, Sr. (1926-2002), Mr. Albert Rozsa (1932-2002), Marcella Madonna, Don Casasanta, and Ray Yanuzzi. Mrs. Gladys Diamond. William "Ralph" Quinn, and Christina Kokel. Mr. Thomas Schmidt and Mrs Betty Fryz

Albert R. "Stretch" Armstrong, June 4th, 2006, HIA Housemen mentor and boss, dear friend, husband of Dawn and great father of Louis, Kayla, and Andrew. Stretch we will miss you my friend. God Bless and love from the former "Holiday Inn PGH Airport Sick Units". Also from us, former Holiday Inn Pittsburgh Airport Banquet waitresses, Yolanda Costanza (1921-2006) and Nancy McCarriher (1935-2007). Also former Front Desk Clerk, Rita Aiman (1936-2008). May God Bless all of you truly sweet woman. You brought laughter and joy into all of us whom you worked with. We will all miss you our friends.

God Bless you Grammy (Gladys) Royer. She was the matriarch of the Royer Family and 88 years young when she left us on April 8th, 2008. You meant so much to Kelley and me.

God Bless Dorothy DePace, mother of Donna Santeufemio, who passed away on April 9th. She too was 88 years old.

God Bless my adopted god daughter Heather Lynn Rushman, (1981-2010)

In memory of Lloy "Pappy" Lambing, a true supporter and loyal follower, fan and bus driver of the Moon Area Baseball program and other Moon sports programs.

In loving memory of Michael Shutak (July 6, 1947 - August 29, 2010). A dear friend and lifetime supporter, coach, and leader in the Moon Township Baseball Association. A friend and volunteer of the Moon Area H.S. Football and Baseball programs.

In loving memory of William Edward "Hen" Henefeld (May 26, 1948 - October 17, 2012). Bill was a very close and dear friend of mine and a proud supporter of all of Moon Baseball. Hen coached the Moon Twp. American Legion team as an assistant from 1986 to 1988. In 1989, he became the full time manager. He retired as manager after the 1995 season.

In loving memory of Joseph Farquhar (December 28, 1931 - May 5, 2014). Joe served many years as a coach, umpire, and board member in the Moon Twp. Baseball Association from the late 60's through the 80's. In 2001, he replaced me as statistician of the Moon Area HS Varsity Baseball team and served them faithfully through the 2013. His love, heart, and dedication were not enough to bring him back in 2014 as his health failed. God Bless my friend.


YA GOTTA LOVE THOSE MOON AREA TIGERS !!!!!!!!!!

Remember, Tiger Pride! in all Moon Area School Athletics and Academics.

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LINKS, That I have found useful and whathavenots .......

Moon Area High School Baseball.:The Official Site of Moon Area H.S. Baseball maintained by the MAPHC
Moon Township Little League.:Official Site of Moon Township Little League Baseball Site
West Penn Baseball Prospects: Outstanding website for local high school and amatuer baseball prospects to be looked at and look for showcases, tryouts, clinics, camps and workouts
Moon Area School District.:Official Site of the Moon Area School District
Sewickley Valley YMCA: One of your local YMCA's
John Skilton's Baseball-Links: One of the best reference sources to High School Baseball links in the country. We've been a proud member of it since 1998.
HeavyHitters.Com :All kinds of Baseball Links
Moon Area H.S. Soccer Website: The New Home of Moon Area Soccer
Moon Area H.S. Sports Website: Great site to access all Moon Sports including Moon Gymnastics

NOTICE : To all you Moon Area H.S.Football fans. Here is the archived original Moon Football website by Del Phillips :

Original Del Phillips Moon Area H.S. Football: This is the Archived site of Moon Area H.S. Football

2004 Moon Area H.S. Basketball Website:Scores Highlights Photos and Tribute to The 2004 PIAA/WPIAL Class AAA Champions
Moon Twp. Legion Baseball Home Page: Official Home of Moon Twp. Legion Baseball
Western Pa. Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL): The governing organization of High School Athletics in Western Pa.
Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA): The governing organization of High School Athletics in the state of Pennsylvania
The MSA Sports Network: The Official Home Page of WPIAL Sports Coverage on the WWW with Pgh. radio legend, Don Rebel
RED ZONE MEDIA: Former SSN/NSN founders Alex Panormios and Rick Smith's Great Site to follow Western Pa. High School and College Sports Action
The Newest edition of the (PSB) PA SPORTSBOARD: The NEWEST EDITION Pennsylvania Sports Board / High School, College, and Pro sports forums with a W.PA flavor and home of Ol'Moondawg
Allegheny/Beaver County Times Online :Best Local H.S.Sports Coverage in our area includes great writers, Mike Bires, John Perotto, Bill Utterback, Bill Allman, Ed Rose - Sports Editor, Chuck Curti, and Eric Hall
Pittsburgh Post Gazette Online : High School, College, and Pro sports coverage as well as news. Mike White - H.S. Sports Editor
High School Baseball Web:Another Place to Links to HS Basball
The Moon Area Varsity Baseball Record Book Homepage: Moon Area H.S. Varsity Baseball Records 1963-2003
The Baseball Think Factory: Great Site for checking on major/minor league teams and statistics
The Language of Baseball: Great reference site for baseball terminology
Slippery Rock University : : SRU Baseball
West Allegheny H.S. Baseball : Home of Indian's Webpage : maintained by Head Coach Bryan Cornell
Montour H.S. Baseball : Home of the Montour Spartans Baseball Program and New Varsity Coach Glen Vietmeier
Sun Valley H.S. Baseball : A look at a team that I occasionally get a chance to watch in my retirement from baseball in exile near Philly
Your Moon Township: Local weekly update of local news, formerly the now defunct Moon Twp./Coraopolis Record website
Pittsburgh Tribune Review : Local daily newspaper featuring local and national sports
Western PA Baseball Camp: The Official Website of Coach Bosetti's summer YOUTH Baseball Camp.
Baseball America: One of the baseball's most authoritative news sources regarding MLB, collegiate, and scholastic baseball recruiting and prospects
Rivals High School Sports: One of the premiere sources for scholastic sports in the USA
NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION : The national organization of High School Baseball Coaches in the USA.
ESPN's RISE: Celebrating High School sports from the leader in sports television, ESPN


YOU CAN REACH ME AT MY EMAIL ......

Joseph Douglas Marek

joemav57@hotmail.com
Upland, PA 19015-3044


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Keep informed and up to date here on the Moon Area High School Baseball Homepage -- Moon Area H.S. Baseball and TIGER PRIDE Go Hand in Hand:     Keep tuned here for more NEWS about Our Moon Tigers are now back for more in 2010 . You are at the home of The Back-to- Back 2001 and 2002 PIAA Class AAA State Champions.

It is a sad day in Moon Township this cold December morning. A dear friend and big fan of all Moon Area Sports, Lloy "Pappy" Lambing passed away. For folks who didn't know Pappy, he was a bus driver for the school district who drove our teams all over the to their games and matches. Pappy loved the baseball team and in recent years dispite his declining health could be seen sitting at the field watching our boys play. Pappy was at the dedication of the new field in April. According to Fred Cercone, arrangements have been made for viewing at Copeland's in Moon Township on Monday December 14th from 2-4 PM and 6-9 PM. I will add more as I get it.