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MOON BASEBALL 2005

The 2005 Moon Varsity Baseball Chronology page

WPIAL Class AAA QUARTERFINAL ROUND PLAYOFF GAME

MOON AREA 12, BLACKHAWK 2 - WIN (5 innings/10 RR) - PLAYOFFS - HOME - THURSDAY MAY 19th - (2-0, 8-4, 14-7)

The FORCE is definitely alive and with the Moon Area Tigers as they upset and ravage the Blackhawk Cougars, 12-2 in five innings. The Tigers No.4 pitcher and often forgotten senior righty Ben Sorosky allowed only six hits and no earned runs to be the hero. Sorosky who pitched off and on during the regular season and struggled with control all season showed the WPIAL and the Tiger faithful how good he can be.

Offensively, Moon battered and walked all over Blackhawk senior ace Johnny Navage. The Tigers had thirteen hits and took advantage of Navage's control problems. Navage did not have a strikeout and had four walks. He also had numerous wild pitches, two that allowed runs to score. Leading the Moon hit parade was Sean Holliday. Holliday had two doubles, one that almost was a grand slam and scored three runs. The other, a two run gap shot in the sixth. Bobby Francis had three hits including a double and two runs scored. Brian Walsh and Casey Williams (3 runs scored) each added two hits.

Here is the Beaver County Times story in Friday's paper :

Forgotten pitcher Sorosky sparks Moon over Blackhawk

By: Chris Harlan - Times Sports Staff - 5/20/2005

ROBINSON TWP. - Ben Sorosky wasn't expecting to start a playoff game, having struggled most of the season to control his pitches. He worried his Moon teammates might have lost a little confidence in him, and he really didn't blame them.

That all changed Thursday.

Sorosky pitched five strong innings to lead his Tigers to an overwhelming 12-2 victory against higher-seeded Blackhawk at Burkett Field in the WPIAL playoffs. With Moon leading by 10 runs, the second-round game was halted after the fifth inning, sending Class AAA's second-seeded team home with an unexpected ending.

Moon Area (14-7) returns to Burkett Field on Tuesday to play semifinal opponent Peters Township at 7 p.m. The two-time state champions have never won the WPIAL championship. Almost no one expected such a lopsided score Thursday. And even fewer expected Sorosky to out-pitch Blackhawk starter John Navage.

"(My teammates) couldn't believe I was hitting all my spots," said Sorosky of his pitch accuracy. "They were excited for me. They knew I pitched a good game. They were happy for me getting the start. ... They knew I'd come back and I did. It was a magical day. It was unbelievable." The senior right-hander was forced to start Thursday because Moon's top three pitchers were needed during its 10-inning first-round victory that stretched over two days.

Sean Holliday was unavailable, and coach Dom Santeufemio was unwilling to use either Paul Altmyer or Bryce Goldbach on little rest. So Santeufemio turned to Sorosky, who had been a standout pitcher as a junior but struggled to a 1-1 senior record and an ERA over 8.00. Against Blackhawk, Sorosky allowed five hits, no walks and struck out one. He surrendered two second-inning runs but neither was earned. Santeufemio said he couldn't have asked for any more. "I figured (Sorosky) would give up a few runs," he said. "He was probably our top pitcher last year, but he's had trouble keeping the ball down. ... As it stands, (having to start Sorosky) was probably a blessing in disguise."

Navage, considered Blackhawk's top starter, struggled with control. The senior allowed nine hits and nine runs in 4 2/3 innings, but his five wild pitches were just as costly. He was replaced in Moon's six-run fifth inning when three of the five batters he faced reached base. He left trailing 9-2 with two outs in the fifth.

His replacement, Dwain McCann, couldn't claim the inning's final out. McCann surrendered a walk, two singles and a double. Then, with Holliday on third base, the Blackhawk right-hander threw a wild pitch that allowed Holliday to walk home for the game-ending 12th run.

The Cougars, the defending WPIAL Class AA champions, ended the season by losing five of their last seven games. Their last three were by 10 runs or more. "For the last two weeks we've really struggled," Blackhawk coach Bob Amalia said, "and I really don't know why. The kids have had a good attitude all season. ... Maybe they have lost confidence."

Blackhawk scored its two runs in the second inning Ty Marburger hit a leadoff double and later scored when McCann reached base on a fielding error. McCann scored the second run when Mark Brewer singled to right.

Holliday provided much of Moon's offense against Blackhawk. The senior had two doubles and drove in five runs. His bases-clearing double in the fourth scored Bobby Francis, Nick Peterson and Casey Williams to give Moon a 6-2 lead. His two-run double in the fifth inning again scored Peterson and Williams, giving Moon an 11-2 lead.

When Sorosky learned he'd be pitching Thursday, he went to Moon's home field the night before and practiced pitching into a strike-zone-sized crate. After 20 pitches, he knew he was ready.

"I've been given a fair opportunity this year, but I've struggled," Sorosky said. "So when (Santeufemio) told me I was going to start this game, I knew I had to be ready. This was going to be the biggest game of my life. I didn't want to miss this chance."

The Tigers next game will be the WPIAL Class AAA Semifinals where they will meet Peters Township at Robinson' Burkett Field at 7:00 PM, who were 8-5 winners over South Park.

CONGRATULATIONS BOYS !!!! HOW SWEET THIS IS !!!

Moon Area 12, Blackhawk 2

BLACKHAWK - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0 - 0 = 2 - 5 - 1

MOON AREA - 0 - 2 - 1 - 3 - 6 = 12 - 13 - 1

Winning Pitcher - Ben Sorosky (5 innings) 0 walks, 1 strikeout. Losing Pitcher - John Navage (4 2/3 innings) 4 walks, 0 strikeouts. 2B : Sean Holliday (MA) 2, Bobby Francis (MA), Marburger (BL), Neary (BL). 3B : None. HR : None. Two or more hits - Bobby Francis (MA) 3, Sean Holliday (MA), Casey Williams (MA), Brian Walsh (MA).

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2005 WPIAL CLASS AAA Quarterfinals results :

Pine-Richland 7 - Ringgold 6

West Allegheny 7 - New Castle 5

Peters Township 8 - South Park 5

Moon Area 12 - Blackhawk 2

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2005 WPIAL Class AAA Semifinals (All games scheduled for Tuesday May 24th)

Pine-Richland (13-6) vs West Allegheny (15-5) at Matulevic Field in Shaler at 2:00 PM

Peters Township (16-4) vs Moon Area (14-7) at Burkett Field in Robinson Twp. at 7:00pm

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This game can be heard as a re-broadcast on the internet courtesy of MSA Sportsnet. Dan Zagrilli and John Perrotto have the color commentary and play by play. Here is the link :

MSA Sports Network Broadcast: Internet broadcast of the WPIAL Class AAA Baseball Quarterfinal Round playoff game between Moon Area and Blackhawk on 5/19/05


Here is a link to great article in the Moon Area Record about Tom DeAngelis. It was written by Harry Bradford. :

Moon Record Article: Nice article on Tom DeAngelis written by Record sports writer, Harry Bradford


WPIAL Class AAA FIRST ROUND PLAYOFF GAME

MOON AREA 6, GREENSBURG SALEM 5 - WIN (10 innings) - PLAYOFFS - AWAY - TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY MAY 17th/18th - (1-0, 8-4, 13-7)

Here is the article that was in Thursday's Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Moon finishes off Greensburg Salem

By Dan Kipperman - TRIBUNE-REVIEW - Thursday, May 19, 2005

With one more chance to put the game away, Moon's Bill Divis was not going to let this opportunity go by. Divis, a senior catcher, hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th inning that proved to be the winning run for Moon, as it beat Greensburg Salem 6-5 in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs at Matulevic Field on Wednesday afternoon.

The game was stopped Tuesday night becuase of darkness after nine innings with the score tied at five. "If it was up to me, we would play sudden death every time," Divis said. "We knew we were the better team, and we wanted another chance to prove that."

Moon head coach Dom Santeufemio did not have the same outlook. "That's not the way that you want a game to play out," coach Santeufemio said. "One break either way, and the game is over. Luckily, we got that break today."

Moon's Tom DeAngelis singled to lead off the top of the 10th. Pinch-runner Brian Walsh advanced to third on a single by Josh Williams. Divis then came up with his game-winning RBI. "Because we did not know how long the game was going to go," said Santeufemio, "we wanted to put the pressure on them from the start."

Greensburg Salem coach Jim Stewart thought that the single run changed his team's mind-set. "Beacuse they scored, that puts a lot of pressure on you," coach Stewart said. "We got the leadoff runner on, but that wasn't enough."

Sophomore pitcher Bryce Goldbach pitched a scoreless inning for Moon, striking out Mangery to end the game. "The kid has ice water in his veins," said Santeufimo. "He didn't get emotional about it. He just did his job."

Coach Stewart was pleased with the effort that his team gave. "They showed their true colors today," he said. "We had a great season, but they are playing tomorrow and we're not. That's the bottom line."

Moon will play Blackhawk in the quarterfinal round at Burkett Field in Robinson at 1 p.m. today

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Here is the article that was printed in Thursday's Beaver County Times :

Moon finally gets win after 10 innings, two days

Chris Harlan, Times Sports Staff - 5/19/2005

SHALER TWP. - Tom DeAngelis was already heading toward Matulevic Field's shadow-filled batter's box when umpires decided to postpone Tuesday's playoff game because of darkness. DeAngelis was eager to end the extra-innings tie, and was willing to keep playing, but was forced to wait more than 17 hours for that chance. When play resumed Wednesday with the 10th inning, DeAngelis hit a leadoff single, and pinch runner Ken Sofranko later scored on a sacrifice fly to give Moon Area a first-round victory over Greensburg-Salem, 6-5, in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs.

Tigers sophomore Bryce Goldbach allowed a walk and a single in the bottom of the inning, but recorded the final three outs to earn the save. Paul Altmyer, who pitched the last eight outs Tuesday, earned the victory. "I was hoping (the conclusion) would be short and sweet," Moon coach Dom Santeufemio said, "and it was."

The Tigers are short on pitchers, though, having used three in two days. And today they will face Blackhawk at 1 p.m. at Burkett Field in Robinson Township. Moon won the teams' only regular-season meeting, beating the Cougars, 7-3, on April 5.

Blackhawk has been resting for a week, having drawn a first-round bye.

Moon lefty Sean Holliday started Tuesday and pitched the first 6 1/3 innings but left after two of the three batters he faced in the seventh reached base. Holliday allowed only four hits and struck out seven, but he walked the bases loaded in the fifth and then made a two-out throwing error that gave Greensburg two runs. "It was obvious I was getting a little tired," Holliday said. "My pitch count was up."

After Holliday allowed a single and a walk in the seventh, Altmyer replaced him and immediately surrendered a game-tying double to Greensburg pitcher John Zerbini that evened the score, 5-5, where it stayed until Wednesday.

Zerbini pitched all nine innings Tuesday for Greensburg, allowing nine hits, one walk and five strikeouts. Zerbini topped the 130-pitch mark, but left with a no decision. Teammate Greg Cesare pitched Wednesday's inning and took the loss.

Facing Cesare, DeAngelis started the 10th with a single down the left-field line, and was replaced by Sofranko. A single by Dan Walsh moved Sofranko to third base, from where he then scored on a long fly by Bill Divis.

DeAngelis, the team's designated hitter, had three of Moon's 11 hits, including a first-inning single that drove in the Tigers' first run. Moon led 4-0 after four innings before fielding errors became costly in the fifth and seventh innings.

"I'm disappointed we couldn't hold the lead," Santeufemio said, Tuesday. "We're usually a good defensive team, but we booted the ball and let them back in the game."

While DeAngelis was one of Wednesday's heroes for starting a game-winning rally, Moon left fielder Bobby Francis was Tuesday's hero for stopping one. In the bottom of the eighth, Francis made a diving catch in deep right-center field on what would have been a game-winning flyball for Greensburg. There were two runners on base when Francis made the sprawling catch for the inning's third out.

"I was thinking we were going home," Santeufemio said. "... I had a feeling he might be able to get there, but I didn't know if he could hang onto the ball. He made the play. That kept us playing."

PLAYOFF NOTES : As for the rest of the Section 3-AAA representatives it wasn't all that good on Tuesday. West Allegheny was the only team to advance into the WPIAL Class AAA Quarterfinals. The Indians behind an outstanding pitching performance by Greg Marshall beat Derry Area, 6-0. Marshall pitched a perfect no-hitter retiring all 21 batters he faced. He had 13 strikeouts. Don Pugilese had a 3-3 day for Coach Bryan Cornell's Indians. In the other games, Montour lost to Ringgold, 6-4 and Ambridge got hammered by Peters Township, 11-2.

Not much here to listen to. Apparently thier equipment wasn't working properly as MSA's Mark Schaas and Bob Orkwis handled the play by play and color commentary satrting at 4:30 (or time approxiamate following the West Allegheny/Derry Area game before it) :

MSA Sports Network Broadcast: Internet broadcast of the WPIAL Class AAA Baseball 1st Round playoff game between Moon Area and Greensburg Salem

Moon Area 6, Greensburg Salem 5

MOON AREA TIGERS - 1 - 0 - 0 - 3 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 = 6 - 11 - 3

GREENSBURG SALEM - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 3 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0 - 0 = 5 - 8 - 1

Winning Pitcher - Bryce Goldbach (1 inning) 1 strikeout, 1 walk. Losing Pitcher - Greg Cesare (1 inning) 0 walks, 0 strikeouts. 2B : Jeff Zerbini (GS). 3B : None. HR : None.

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Here are the results of the WPIAL Class AAA First Round games :

Pine-Richland (11-6) - BYE

Ringgold ........... 6 - MONTOUR ............... 4

New Castle ......... 8 - Mount Pleasant ........ 7

WEST ALLEGHENY ..... 6 - Derry Area ............ 0

South Park ........ 10 - Knoch ................. 0 (6 innings)

Peters Township ... 11 - AMBRIDGE .............. 2

MOON AREA .......... 6 - Greensburg-Salem ...... 5 (10 innings)

Blackhawk (15-4) - BYE


MONTOUR 10, MOON AREA 8 - LOSS (8 innings) - LEAGUE - AWAY - WEDNESDAY MAY 11th - (8-4, 12-7)

Morning, there is no joy in Moon Township today. Even though the Tigers can take solace in the fact they had already clinched a WPIAL Class AAA playoffs, the 10-8 loss to Montour in eight innings was still disheartenng. The Tigers blew an 8-5 lead in the seventh inning. Montour (13-7, 8-4), scored three game-tying runs in the seventh to tie the score, 8-8. In the bottom of the eighth, Glenn Davis hit his second two-run home run of the game for the winner. Davis was 4 for 4 and Mike Cercone collected three hits and three RBI's for Spartans. Sean Holliday started for the Tigers and worked into the seventh inning. He left with the game tied at 8-8 and bases loaded and two outs. Senior Mike Burgunder came in relief and got the final out. However in the eighth, Burgunder gave up the winning blow to Davis. More info on this game later this morning.


SCORES FROM THE SECTION 3-AAA GAMES on WEDNESDAY MAY 11th .....

WEST ALLEGHENY ............. 10 - HOPEWELL .............. 0

Greg Marshall threw a two-hitter and struck out ten for Coach Bryan Cornell's Indians (9-3, 13-5) as they won the WPIAL Section 3-AAA championship outright. It is also thier third title in a row. Andy Slifko had two hits including a double and three RBIs.

West Allegheny 10, Hopewell 0

HOPEWELL - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 = 0 - 2 - 0

W.ALLEGHENY - 0 - 3 - 0 - 0 - 6 - 1 = 10 - 9 - 0

Winning Pitcher - Greg Marshall (6 innings) 10 strikeouts, 0 walks. Losing Pitcher - Mike Seech (5 innings) 1 strikeout, 6 walks. 2B : Andy Slifko (WA). 3B : Tyler Wright (HO). Two or more hits - Andy Slifko (WA).

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KEYSTONE OAKS ............... 9 - CHARTIERS VALLEY ...... 8


MOON AREA 11, KEYSTONE OAKS 4 - WIN - LEAGUE - HOME - MONDAY MAY 9 - (8-3, 12-6)

Congratulations to the Moon Area H.S. Varsity baseball team on thier win over Keystone Oaks and even more so clinching a berth in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs for the 5th time in the last six years. The Tigers (8-3, 12-6) won 11-4. Paul Altmeyer got the win working the first four innings. Brian Walsh led the Tiger offensive with four hits (all singles) and drove in four runs. Tom DeAngelis remained hot with two hits including a double.

Other big news, if the Tigers win thier last regular season section game at Montour, they will at least have clinched a tie for the Section 3-AAA Crown. This happened because the Spartans (7-4, 11-7) were beaten by the Vikings on Monday, 9-8. And to make matters worse, a Spartan loss on Wednesday would also eliminate Montour from the playoffs. That's because Ambridge (8-4, 11-9) defeated Char. Valley and thier ace, Mike Gielarowski on the road, 8-5. Ambridge's regular season is over and they are currently in 3rd place all alone. The Colts with the loss were eliminated from contention.

Moon Area 11, Keystone Oaks 4

KEYSTONE OAKS - 0 - 0 - 0 - 3 - 0 - 1 - 0 = 4 - 10 - 4

MOON AREA - 0 - 3 - 1 - 0 - 3 - 4 - X = 11 - 12 - 2

Winning Pitcher - Paul Altmeyer (4 innings) 3 strikeouts, 3 walks. Losing Pitcher - Dave Angle (5 innings) 3 strikeouts, 3 walks. 2B : Bellovich (KO), Sean Holliday (MA), Tom DeAngelis (MA), Bill Divis (MA). 3B : None. HR : None. Two or more hits - Brian Walsh (MA) 4, Tom DeAngelis (MA), Bellovich (KO), Richko (KO) 3.

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SCORES FROM THE OTHER SECTION 3-AAA GAMES on MONDAY MAY 9th .....

AMBRIDGE ........... 8 - CHARTIERS VALLEY ........... 5

Ambridge (8-4, 11-9) is going to the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs for the first time since 1998 as they ended thier regular section season with an 8-5 win over Chartiers Valley. The Bridgers have been one of the hottest teams in the league, winning eight of its last 11 games and five of six. The most impressive thing about this win the also beat Mike Gielarowski, who is considered by many to be one of the best pitchers in Class AAA this season. Gielarowski managed 11 strikeouts in his five innings of work. However, a five run Ambridge second inning including a Gary Bucuren grand slam did the damage. Bucuren and Craig Besong each had two hits.

Ambridge 8, Chartiers Valley 5

AMBRIDGE - 0 - 5 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 0 = 8 - 8 - 2

CHARTIERS VALLEY - 3 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 2 - 0 = 5 - 7 - 1

Winning Pitcher - Sean Speciale (3 1/3 innings) 1 walks. Losing Pitcher - Mike Gielarowski (5 innings) 11 strikeouts, 3 walks. 2B : Sean Speciale (AM). 3B : Adam Biedrzyzki (AM). HR : Gary Bucuren (AM). Two or more hits - Gary Bucuren (A), Craig Besong (A), Bill Poletti (CV)

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HOPEWELL ........... 9 - MONTOUR .................... 8

Coach Joe Colella's Vikings are always tough at home. Call it "home-field" advantage or field mystique. Last night his boys rallied with a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh to upset Montour, 9-8. A run producing single by Chad Alviani his second hit of the game, tied it, and a Spartan throwing error to home allowed the winning run. Mike Seech picked up the win in relief of starter Justin Daley. Josh Meyers had three RBIs for the Vikes. Tyler Wright and Adam Zimmerman each added three hits. The loss puts the Spartans playoffs hopes in a vicarious position.

For the Spartans, who outhit Hopewell, 13-11, Bryce Pfueffer had three hits including a double. Stan Charie (2B), Glenn Davis (2B), Ross Polk, and losing pitcher Dan Vietmeier each added to two hits.

Hopewell 9, Montour 8

MONTOUR - 1 - 0 - 4 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 0 = 8 - 13 - 5

HOPEWELL - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 5 - 0 - 2 = 9 - 11 - 4

Winning Pitcher - Mike Seech (1 2/3 innings) 1 strikeouts, 1 walks. Losing Pitcher - Dan Vietmeier (6 innings) 2 strikeouts, 4 walks. 2B : Dan Vietmeier (MO), Glenn Davis (MO), Stan Charie (MO), Bryce Pfeuffer (MO), Chad Alviani (HO), Josh Meyers (HO). 3B : None. HR : Ray DelVaglio (MO), Tyler Wright (HO). Two or more hits - Bryce Pfeuffer (MO) 3, Stan Charie (MO), Glenn Davis (MO), Ross Polk (MO), Don Vietmeier (MO), Tyler Wright (HO) 3, Adam Zimmerman (HO) 3, Chad Alviani (HO)


The WPIAL Coach's Association named thier "Class AAA" All-Star team that will play the WPIAL Quad "A" team on June 11th at Falconi Field in Washington, PA. Here they are

Class AAA All-Stars

Brad Bothell, C - Kittanning

Gary Bucuren, 3B - Ambridge Area

Tony Capozzi, SS - Mt. Pleasant Area

Jedd Cordisco, DH - Hampton

Glenn Davis, P - Montour

Mike Gielarowski, P -Chartiers Valley

Sean Holliday, 1B - Moon Area

Phil Isabella, SS - West Mifflin

Pete Labrasca, C - Ringgold

Adam Liberatore, OF - Blackhawk

Dan Lutz, 2B - Ringgold

Nick Maiorana, 2B - New Castle

Ryan Maize, OF - Peters Township

Greg Marshall, P - West Allegheny

John Navage, P - Blackhawk

Garrett Pampiks, OF - Pine-Richland

Robert Patula, 1B - Mt. Pleasant Area

Bill Poletti, OF - Chartiers Valley

Don Pugliese , OF - West Allegheny

Ryan Schleiden, DH - Pine-Richland

Alex Valeski, OF - Indiana Area

Dan Vietmeier, 3B - Montour

COACHES

Andy Bednar, Mars Area

Bryan Cornell, West Allegheny

Kevin Gallagher, Keystone Oaks

Joe Maize, Peters Township


MOON AREA 6, NEW BRIGHTON 5 - WIN - EXHIBITION - HOME - SATURDAY MAY 7 - (7-3, 11-6)

Sean Holliday drilled a three run walk-off home run to end the game and give the Tigers a come-from-behind exhibition win on Senior Rec Day. Lion ace and reliever Chas McNutt, faced Holliday, his first batter faced, with one in the seventh inning Holliday. The win improved the Tigers overall record to 11-6, the Lions fell to 12-5.

It was Senior Recognition Day 2005 and the MAPHC and school district honored the players in the outgoing Class Of 2005. The Seniors honored included :

Paul Altmeyer, Jeremy Barchie, Michael Burgunder, Michael Christ, William Divis, Robert Francis, Sean Holliday, Nicholas Peterson, Michael Serretti, Brian Schmidt, and Benjamin Sorosky.

We hope they will find success and happiness as they head out in this big world on thier own. Good luck guys and congratulations on all your achievements. But don't forget we still have a section title and playoffs to conquer.

Moon Area 6, New Brighton 5

NEW BRIGHTON - 0 - 0 - 0 - 3 - 0 - 0 - 2 = 5 - 6 - 3

MOON AREA - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 4 = 6 - 6 - 2

Winning Pitcher - Ben Smith (2/3 innings) 1 strikeouts, 0 walks. Loser - Chas McNutt (0 inning) 0 strikeouts, 0 walks. 2B : Deem (NB), J. Jawirowski (NB). 3B : None. HR : Sean Holliday (MA) 1; Two or more hits - Greco (NB), Brian Schmidt (MA).


SCORES FROM THE OTHER SECTION 3-AAA EXHIBITION GAMES on SATURDAY MAY 7th .....

Shaler Area ....... 14 - WEST ALLEGHENY ....... 4 (5 innings, 10 Run Rule)

Shaler Area, a WPIAL Quad power (14-3) used two big six-run innings (the first and second) to score an exhibition win over West Allegheny (12-5). Greg Marshall led the Indians with two hits including a double.

Shaler Area 14, West Allegheny 4

West Allegheny - 1 - 0 - 3 - 0 - 0 = 4 - 6 - 4

Shaler Area - 6 - 6 - 1 - 1 - 0 = 14 - 13 - 0

Winning Pitcher - (innings) strikeouts, walks. Losing Pitcher - Don Pugilese (1 inning) 1 strikeout, 1 walk.

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Riverside .......... 4 - AMBRIDGE ............. 3

The Riverside Panthers (15-1) beat the Bridgers, 4-3 in an exhibition game on Saturday. Panther's Christian Valeriano picked up the win, working five innings. He had nine strikeouts. Ambridge (10-9) was led by Gary Bucuren. Bucuren hit a solo homer in the third and added two RBIs. Riverside, which suffered thier first and only loss of the season on Wednesday.

Riverside 4, Ambridge 3

RIVERSIDE - 2 - 2 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 = 4 - 10 - 2

AMBRIDGE - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 = 3 - 4 - 2

Winning Pitcher - Christian Valeriano (5 innings) 9 strikeouts, 1 walk. Losing Pitcher - Jim Mylan (6 innings) 0 strikeouts, 3 walks. 2B : Adam Yeager (AM), Thomas (AM). 3B : None. HR : Gary Bucuren (AM). Two or more hits - Evans (RV), Lowry (RV) 2, Gary Bucuren (AM).


SCORE FROM THE ONLY OTHER SECTION 3-AAA GAMES on FRIDAY MAY 6th .....

WEST ALLEGHENY ...... 10 - CHARTIERS VALLEY .......... 0

Please note the exhibition games originally scheduled by these two teams were either cancelled or postponed due to them making this rainout up


AMBRIDGE 13, MOON AREA 12 - LOSS - AWAY - LEAGUE - WEDNESDAY MAY 4th (7-3, 9-6)

Apparently these two teams don't understand low scoring games or pitching duels. The two teams again and generated 25 runs as the red Bridgers maintained thier vigil for a playoff spot win a 13-12 win over the Tigers (7-3, 9-6) in eight innings. Senior Gary Bucuren paced Ambridge with a 3-5 performance at the plate with five RBI's including a three run home run in the fourth inning that tied the game at 8-8. Bucuren also got the win, striking out three in two innings of relief work.

The Tigers broke an 8-8 tie after regulation with four runs in the top of the eighth. But the Bridgers came back with five of thier own to improve to 7-4 (10-8 overall) and move to within a 1/2 game of the league leaders. The loss by Moon Area coupled with West Allegheny's upset win over Montour, 7-2 in 10 innings, has left a three way tie for first place in the section. All three teams have two games left. The Tigers host Keystone Oaks and travel to Montour in thier last two section games next week. More game details to follow. Moon has a pair of exhibition games, on Friday they travel to Sto-Rox and host Senior Rec day on Saturday against New Brighton. Friday's game is at 4 PM, while Saturday's contest begins at 2 PM.

Here is a replay of the eighth inning as reported to and by the BEAVER COUNTY TIMES ....

Moon Area used three Ambridge miscues and a two-run double by Nick Peterson to take a 12-8 lead.

In the bottom of the eighth, Brian Mustio walked, Andrew Yeager singled, and Rick Moyer singled to load the bases. Bucuren's RBI single scored one run, and Adam Biedrzycki walked to force home the second run.

Craig Besong's fielder's choice produced another run, and Chris Mylan, who entered as a replacement designated hitter in the middle of the game, singled home the tying run.

A strikeout put Ambridge down to its last out, but Jake Mley's grounder was misplayed to allow the winning run to score.

Ambridge 13, Moon Area 12

MOON AREA - 0 - 1 - 0 - 7 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 4 = 12 - 9 - 5

AMBRIDGE - 4 - 0 - 0 - 4 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 5 = 13 - 12 - 3

Winning Pitcher - Gary Bucuren (2 innings) 3 strikeouts, 1 walk. Bryce Goldbach (5 1/3 innings) 4 strikeouts, 4 walks. 2B : Andrew Yeager (AM), Nick Peterson (MA), Bobby Francis (MA). 3B : None. HR : Gary Bucuren (AM), Casey Williams (MA), Tom DeAngelis (MA). 2 or more hits - Andrew Yeager (AM) 3, Gary Bucuren (AM) 3, Adam Biedrzycki (AM), Jack Miley (AM), Tom DeAngelis (MA), Brian Walsh (MA).


SCHEDULE FOR OTHER SECTION 3-AAA GAMES on WEDNESDAY MAY 4th .....

KEYSTONE OAKS .......... 7 - HOPEWELL .......... 3

In a battle for last place in Section 3-AAA, the Golden Eagles finally won thier first section game with a 7-3 victory over the Vikings. Both teams are now 1-9 with two games remaining. Ty Wright hit a home run for Hopewell.

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WEST ALLEGHENY ......... 7 - MONTOUR ........... 2

Losing 1-0 in the seventh inning, West Allegheny (7-3, 11-4) tied the score and sent the game against Montour into extra innings. The Coach Bryan Cornell's Indians then scored six runs in the 10th including a bases loaded triple by Don Pugilese to win the contest. Puglise started on the mound for the Indians and gave up just one unearned run in the five innings he worked. Greg Marshall worked the last five and got the win strking out eight.

West Allegheny 7, Montour 2

WEST ALLEG. - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 6 = 7 - 13 - 3

MONTOUR - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 = 2 - 7 - 2

Winning Pitcher - Greg Marshall (5 innings) 8 strikeouts, 0 walks. Losing Pitcher - Bryce Pfeuffer (1 inning) 0 strikeouts, 2 walks. 2B : Mark Diskin (WA), Ryan Huebner (WA), Ricky Devereaux (WA), Josh Given (WA), Andy Slifko (WA). 3B : Don Pugilese (WA). HR : None. Two or more hits - Don Puglise (WA) 3, Mark Diskin (WA) 3.

The win by Indians creates a logjam atop Section 3-AAA. Montour (7-3, 11-6) after winning 11 games in a row, have lost thier last two. The Spartans have two section games remaining, they travel to Hopewell on Monday, before hosting Moon Area in thier section finale. Meanwhile, West Allegheny hosts Chartiers Valley tomorrow and Hopewell next Wednesday to conclude thier section schedule.

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SCORES FROM OTHER SECTION 3-AAA GAMES for TUESDAY MAY 3rd ...

CHARTIERS VALLEY .......... 3 - MONTOUR ............. 2

Chartiers Valley's Mike Gielarowski pitched all nine innings and whiffed fourteen Spartans, then helped himself get the win by singling home a run in the ninth. Joe Henderson scored the winning run on a wild pitch, as the Colts (9-4, 5-4) upset Montour (11-5, 7-2), 3-2.


MOON AREA 7, CHARTIERS VALLEY 3 - WIN - HOME - LEAGUE - MONDAY MAY 2nd (7-2, 9-5)

The Tigers behind a 13 strikeout performance by Sean Holliday beat the Chartiers Valley Colts on Monday, 7-3. Holliday also only allowed 4 hits. The win allowed Moon Area (7-2, 9-5) to pull within a 1/2 game of the idle Montour Spartans and maintain second place. Danny Walsh and Brian Schmidt each had two-run singles in the Tiger's third inning as they erupted for six runs. Sean Holliday and Billy Divis each added doubles.

Moon Area 7, Chartiers Valley 3

CHAR.VALLEY - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 2 = 3 - 4 - 2

MOON AREA - 0 - 0 - 6 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 = 7 - 6 - 2

Winning Pitcher - Sean Holliday (7 innings) 13 strikeouts, 6 walks. Losing Pitcher - Brian Stackhouse (4 innings) 6 strikeouts, 5 walks. 2B : Sean Holliday (MA), Bill Divis (MA). 3B : None. HR : None. Two or more hits - None.

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SCORES FROM THE OTHER SECTION 3-AAA GAMES for MONDAY MAY 2nd ...

WEST ALLEGHENY ........... 14 - KEYSTONE OAKS ........... 2

Indian pitcher Greg Marshall got the win in this abbreviated start, 14-2. Marshall only worked three innings, allowing one run and striking out three. Don Pugilese led the WA offense with three hits. Rick Devereaux added two hits and 3 RBI's. Marshall and Mark Diskin also added two hits. West Allegheny with the win, holds onto third place, a slim 1/2 game lead over a very hot Bridger team.

West Allegheny 14, Keystone Oaks 2

WEST ALLEGHENY - 4 - 4 - 2 - 0 - 0 - 3 - 3 = 14 - 14 - 3

KEYSTONE OAKS - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 = 2 - 6 - 3

Winning Pitcher - Greg Marshall (3 innings) 3 strikeouts, 2 walks. Losing Pitcher - Jeff Richko (2 innings). 2B : Josh Diven (WA), Greg Marshall (WA), Zak Sinclair (WA). 3B : Andy Slifko (WA). HR : None. Two or more hits - Donny Pugilese (WA) 3, Rick Devereaux (WA), Mark Diskin (WA), Greg Marshall (WA).

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AMBRIDGE ................. 3 - HOPEWELL ................. 2

Gary Bucuren's RBI single in the fifth was the game winner as red-hot Ambridge (6-4, 9-8) won again. Andrew Yeager had two hits for the Bridgers. Adam Biedrzycki got the win. Adam Zimmerman had two hits for the Vikings. The tough loss eliminated Hopewell from any possibility of post-season play in 2005.

Ambridge 3, Hopewell 2

AMBRIDGE - 0 - 0 - 0 - 2 - 1 - 0 - 0 = 3 - 6 - 0

HOPEWELL - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0 = 2 - 4 - 1

Winning Pitcher - Adam Biedrzycki (4 1/3 innings) 3 strikeouts, 3 walks. Losing Pitcher - Justin Daley (7 innings) 9 strikeouts, 5 walks. 2B : Ty Wright (HO). 3B : None. HR : None. Two or more hits - Andrew Yeager (AM), Adam Zimmerman (HO)

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MONTOUR was idle and travels to Chartiers Valley today


SCORES FROM THE OTHER SECTION 3-AAA GAMES for FRIDAY APRIL 29th ...

CHARTIERS VALLEY ......... 4 - HOPEWELL ............... 3

The Vikings lost thier fourth game of the season in extra innings as they dropped a 4-3 decision to the Colts. Chartiers Valley scored the tying run with a solo home run by Caleb Carson in the bottom of the seventh and the winning run in the bottom of the eighth on a suicide squeeze bunt. Hopewell went ahead 4-3 in the top of the seventh when Mike Seech, the hard-luck losing pitcher, dropped down a suicide squeeze bunt.

Char Valley 4, Hopewell 3

HOPEWELL - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 = 3 - 3 - 1

C. VALLEY - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 1 = 4 - 5 - 5

Winning Pitcher - Brett Stackhouse (1 inning) 0 strikeouts, 0 walks. Losing Pitcher - Mike Seech (7 1/3 inns.) 10 strikeouts. 5 walks. 2B : Bill Poletti (CV), Justin Daley (HO). 3B : None. HR - Caleb Carson (CV). Two or more hits - Ryan Burda (CV).

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MONTOUR .................. 9 - KEYSTONE OAKS .......... 6

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AMBRIDGE ................. 9 - WEST ALLEGHENY ......... 8

Article from the Beaver County Times

AMBRIDGE - The Ambridge High School baseball team is entering the home stretch of the season hoping to secure a playoff berth. But as far as the Bridgers are concerned, the playoffs have already started. "Our guys know we'll probably have to win out to get in," Ambridge coach Mike Marvin said. "So we have to treat them all like they were playoff games."

Ambridge did just that on Friday, taking an early lead and then holding off a late rally as it knocked off highly regarded West Allegheny, 9-8.

Ambridge was looking to rebound from a tough loss to Section 3-AAA leader Montour. The Bridgers allowed just two hits in that game but lost, 2-0. That left Ambridge's postseason fate in its hands, as it would face the three teams in front of it - West Allegheny, Moon and Chartiers Valley - over the course of its final four section games.

With the game tied, 7-7, in the bottom of the fourth, Craig Besong hit a two-run double to give Ambridge the lead.

West Allegheny cut its deficit to one in the sixth and then got its first batter on base in the seventh. The Indians then tried a sacrifice bunt, but Ambridge third baseman Gary Bucuren made a heads-up play to get the runner at second before winning pitcher Adam Biedrzycki induced a game-ending double play.

Ambridge is 5-4 the section and 8-8 overall. West Allegheny lost its second section game in a row and fell to 5-3, 9-4.

Ambridge 9, West Allegheny 8

WEST ALLEGHENY - 0 - 0 - 2 - 5 - 0 - 1 - 0 = 8 - 8 - 2

AMBRIDGE AREA - 3 - 1 - 3 - 2 - 0 - 0 - X = 9 - 7 - 4

Winning Pitcher - Adam Biedrzycki (3 1/3 inns.) 3 strikeouts, 1 walks. Losing pitcher - Zak Sinclair (3 inns.) 5 strikeouts, 6 walks. 2B : Andrew Yeager (A) 2, Adam Biedrycki (AM), Andrew Doyle (AM), Greg Marshall (WA), Ryan Huebner (WA). 3B : None. HR : Mark Diskin (WA), Scott Ruperto (WA). Two or more hits - Andrew Yeager (AM), Craig Besong (A), Andrew Doyle (AM), Marshall (WA), Huebner (WA)

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MOON AREA 4, HOPEWELL 2 - WIN - AWAY - LEAGUE - WEDNESDAY APRIL 27th (6-2, 8-5)

With the game tied after regulation, 2-2, a Viking error on a groundball by Bill Divis in the top of the eighth inning allowed two runs and gave the Tigers (6-2,8-5) the big victory at Joe Colella Field, 4-2. Tom DeAngelis continued his torrid pace with two doubles. Bill Alviani had two hits for the Vikings. Paul Altmeyer got the complete game victory striking out three.

Meanwhile, with the win, Moon moved into second place in Section 3-AAA because West Allegheny's game with Chartiers Valley was postposed due to poor field conditions. In the only other game played in the league, Montour tightened its grasp of first place with a tough 2-0 win over Ambridge.

The Tigers are now off until Monday when they host the Colts of Chartiers Valley at 4 PM. The reason for the long break is that it is PROM weekend.

Moon Area 4, Hopewell 2

MOON AREA - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0 - 2 = 4 - 6 - 1

HOPEWELL - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 0 = 2 - 5 - 3

Winning Pitcher - Paul Altmeyer (8 innings) 3 strikeouts, 2 walks. Losing Pitcher - Justin Daley (8 innings) 7 strikeouts, 3 walks. 2B : Tom DeAngelis (MA) 2, Bill Divis (MA), Brian Walsh (MA). 3B : None. HR : None. Two or more hits - Tom DeAngelis (MA), Alviani (HO).


SCORES FROM OTHER SECTION 3-AAA GAMES on WEDNESDAY APRIL 27th .....

MONTOUR ............... 2 - AMBRIDGE ............. 0

Morgan Singletary tripled in a run and later scored on a Bryce Pfeuffer sacrifice fly, in the first inning. It was the only two runs scored in the game and it held up to give Montour (10-4, 6-1) its 10th straight win in defeating Ambridge (7-8, 4-4). Glenn Davis picked up the win for Montour, striking out seven batters in five innings. Dan Vietmeier struck out five in the final two innings to earn the save. Sean Speciale fired a two hitter for the Bridgers but suffered the loss

Montour 2, Ambridge 0

MONTOUR - 2 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 = 2 - 2 - 1

AMBRIDGE - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 = 0 - 4 - 2

Winning Pitcher - Glenn Davis (5 innings) 7 strikeouts, 1 walk. Losing Pitcher - Sean Speciale (7 innings) 4 strikeouts, 2 walks. 2B : None. 3B : Morgan Singletary (MT). HR : None. Two or more hits - None.

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CHARTIERS VALLEY at WEST ALLEGHENY (POSTPONED due to poor field conditions)


MOON AREA 9, WEST ALLEGHENY 2 - WIN - LEAGUE - TUESDAY APRIL 26th - (5-2, 7-5)

The Tigers (5-2, 7-5) used patience and an eight-run sixth inning to beat out Greg Marshall and the Indians, 9-2. Tied at 1-1 going into the Moon sixth, a lead-off homer by Tom DeAngelis sparked the eight run inning and give Moon Area starter, senior Sean Holliday the lead and insurance runs. Holliday allowed only one hit but walked ten and struck out six. The game was played in a light drizzle the last two innings.

The Tigers will travel to Hopewell's Colella Field to meet the Vikings Wednesday (today) weather permitting. The game is scheduled for 4 PM.

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Here is a link to a great article written by Beaver County Times Sports Writer Bill Utterback on the West Allegheny at Moon Area game on April 26, 2005 :

Allegheny/Beaver County TimesOnline: A great article by Bill Utterback on the WA/Moon game of 4/26/05

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Thanks to MSA Sports Network and Don Rebel, John Michael, and Mark Schaas for the great broadcast of yesterday's game. It's always great to hear the game live here in Upland. Thanks for the shout-out Don !!!!

Moon Area .......... 9 - West Allegheny ......... 2

WEST ALLEGHENY - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 = 2 - 1 - 2

MOON AREA - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 8 - X = 9 - 11 - 0

Winning Pitcher - Sean Holliday (7 innings) 6 strikeouts, 10 walks. Losing Pitcher - Greg Marshall (5 2/3 innings) 2 strikeouts, 6 walks. 2B : Brian Walsh (MA), Sean Holliday (MA). 3B : None. HR : Tom DeAngelis (MA). Two or more hits - Bill Divis (MA) 2, Bobby Francis (MA) 2.

BTW, the WA/Moon game is also available as a re-broadcast on the internet by MSA Sports Network. Here is the current link which will be activated on Monday. MSA Sports Don Rebel, Mark Schaas and John Michael called the action in this rain-soaked Class AAA Section 3 showdown from Moon Area High School. (Please note this is a new link for the game.)

MSA Sports Network: Internet streaming broadcast of the West Allegheny at Moon Area game on 4/26/05


SCORES FROM OTHER SECTION 3-AAA GAMES on WEDNESDAY APRIL 27th .....

MONTOUR ............... 2 - AMBRIDGE ............. 0

Morgan Singletary tripled in a run and later scored on a Bryce Pfeuffer sacrifice fly, as No. 2 Montour (10-4, 6-1) won its 10th straight game, defeating Ambridge (7-8, 4-4) in Section 3-AAA. Glenn Davis picked up the win for Montour, striking out seven batters in five innings. Dan Vietmeier struck out five in the final two innings to earn the save.

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CHARTIERS VALLEY at WEST ALLEGHENY (POSTPONED due to poor field conditions)



SCORES FROM OTHER SECTION 3-AAA ACTION on TUESDAY APRIL 26th .....

AMBRIDGE ............. 18 - KEYSTONE OAKS ........... 5

Ambridge 18, Keystone Oaks 4

The Bridger's Gary Bucuren had an outstanding afternoon against the Eagle's pitching. The senior had four hits, including two doubles and a home run, and five RBI's. (7-7, 4-3). His teammates also took advantage of K.O. pitching, Andrew Yeager added four hits (2B, HR, 3 RBI's), Matt Kaunert(HR, 4 RBI's) and Craig Besong eached added three hits.

Ambridge 18, Keystone Oaks 4

KEYSTONE OAKS - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 2 = 4 - 5 - 2

AMBRIDGE - 5 - 3 - 2 - 8 - x = 18 - 19 - 0

Winning Pitcher - Adam Biedrzycki (5 innings) 4 strikeouts, 3 walks. Losing Pitcher - Munson (2 innings) 4 strikeouts, 0 walks. 2B : Andrew Yeager (AM), Moyer (AM), Gary Bucuren (AM) 2, Adam Biedrzycki (AM), Brad Mustio (AM). 3B : None. HR : Andrew Yeager (AM), Gary Bucuren (AM) 1, Matt Kaunert (AM), Dan Angle (KO), Jeff Richko (KO), Nolte (KO). Two or more hits - Andrew Yeager (AM) 4, Gary Bucuren (AM) 4, Craig Besong (AM) 3, Matt Kaunert (AM) 3, Brad Mustio (AM) 2, Dan Angle (KO) 2.

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MONTOUR .............. 9 - Brashear ................ 2 (Exhibition)

Spartan pitcher Ray Delvaglio allowed two runs on five hits and and at the plate added a home run in Montour's 9-2 win over Brashear in an exhibition game. Montour (9-4) scored all its runs in the first two frames. Nate Fillip took the loss for the Bulls (8-4).


SCORES FOR OTHER SECTION 3-AAA GAMES from MONDAY APRIL 25th .....

KEYSTONE OAKS at AMBRIDGE - 4:00 PM (POSTPONED)

MONTOUR at CHARTIERS VALLEY - 4:00 PM (POSTPONED)

New Brighton ........... 4 - HOPEWELL .............. 1 (Exhibition)

Dan Dierdorf was the majority of New Brighton's offense in a non-section win over Hopewell (3-9). He collected four of the Lions' six hits in the game, including a double and an RBI in the first. Jay Jaworowski pitched the complete game for New Brighton (8-4), striking out five and allowing two walks. Harry Girting had a two-run, two-out double in the first inning. New Brighton 4, Hopewell 1

NEW BRIGHTON - 2 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 = 4 - 6 - 3

HOPEWELL - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 = 1 - 5 - 4

Winning Pitcher - Jay Jaworowski (7 innings) 5 strikeouts, 2 walks. Losing Pitcher - Zac Durinsky (3 inns.) 4 strikeouts, 3 walks. 2B : Harry Girting (NB), Dan Dierdorf (NB), Josh Meyers (HO). Two or more hits - Dan Dierdorf (NB) 4, Girting (NB), Drew Ference (HO) 2.

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SCORES FROM NON-SECTION 3-AAA ACTION on THURSDAY APRIL 21th .....

MONTOUR ............ 9 - South Fayette .......... 3

Dan Vietmeier went 3 for 3, and Ray Delvaglio earned the win, as Montour (8-4) defeated South Fayette (4-8) in a non-section game.

AMBRIDGE .......... 11 - Quaker Valley ...........1

Andrew Doyle and Brian Mustio each homered, and Rick Moyer went 3 for 3, as Ambridge (5-7, 3-3) beat Quaker Valley. Adam Biedrzycki earned the win for Ambridge.

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MONTOUR 18, MOON AREA 5 (5 innings, 10 Run Rule) - LOSS - LEAGUE - WEDNESDAY APRIL 20th - (4-2, 6-5)

They say in an old addage that I have heard many times .... Some days you get the bear, some days the bear gets you. Wednesday at Moon Area Middle School Field, The Tigers got eaten by the bear. The Spartans came to town with a look of hunger and rolled the Moon into second place with a 18-5 thumping. Just two days after the Tigers feasted on Keystone Oaks pitching, Montour did the same thing to the Tiger's pitching.

Sophomore Bryce Goldbach got the start for Coach Santeufemio. The sophomore found out just how hungry the Spartans were. Goldbach went 2 2/3 innings allowing nine runs (all but one was earned). Senior Ben Sorosky came in the third in relief. In the fourth inning, that made him thier secord course. With two outs, and one one in the inning, three straight doubles, a walk, and another double pushed the Montour lead to 14-3. In the fifth inning, Ben Smith came in and got two quick outs. Then the comedy of errors allowed the Spartans to have dessert as four unearned runs were added.

Montour's Danny Vietmeier led the offense with a 4-for-5 performance. He had a double and 3 RBI's. (One note, Vietmeier was credited with an inside-the park homer by the Trib Review, my sources said the ball was misplayed after a he singled in the fifth inning. I'll stick with my sources !) Ross Polk (DOUB, RBI) and Morgan Singletary (2 DOUB, 3 RBI's) each added three hits. For the Tigers, Bobby Francis had two hits, a double and a triple. Casey Williams added a solo home run.

Montour senior Glen Davis started and went the distance to get the win. He had three stikeouts, walked one, hit one.

The Spartans (5-1) stay in first place with the win. The Tigers drop into second at 4-2. Moon returns to action on Saturday with an exhibition game against Shaler at Matulevic Field.

Montour 18, Moon Area 5

MONTOUR - 1 - 6 - 2 - 5 - 4 = 18 - 17 - 2

MOON AREA - 1 - 0 - 2 - 2 - 0 = 5 - 8 - 6

Winning Pitcher - Glen Davis (5 innings) 3 strikeouts, 1 walk. Losing Pitcher - Bryce Goldbach (2 2/3 innings) 1 strikeout, 2 walks. 2B : Bobby Francis (MA), Brian Schmidt (MA), Sean Holliday (MA), Morgan Singletary (MO) 2, Dan Vietmeier (MO), Ross Polk (MO), Glen Davis (MO), Matt McGrath (MO), Mike Cercone (MO), Rich Toal (MO). 3B : Bobby Francis (MA). HR : Casey Williams (MA). Two or more hits - Dan Vietmeier (MO) 4, Morgan Singletary (MO) 3, Ross Polk (MO) 3, Rich Toal (MO), Bobby Francis (MA).

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This game will be available for re-broadcast on the internet by MSA Sports Network. MSA Sports announcers/analysts John Michael and Steve Nagler had the call from Moon High School of this showdown in Class AAA Section 3 between West Hills rivals as the Tigers take on the Spartans. Just click this link and follow the instructions. (You must have a Real Player installed on your computer to recieve this broadcast.):

MSA Sports Network: Internet streaming re-broadcast of the Montour at Moon Area game on 4/20/05


SCORES FROM OTHER SECTION 3-AAA ACTION for WEDNESDAY APRIL 20th .....

CHARTIERS VALLEY ....... 9 - KEYSTONE OAKS ...... 1

Chartiers Valley ace Mike Gielarowski struck out 14 batters and improved his record to 4-0 as he helped the Colts (7-3, 3-3) to a 9-1 win against visiting Keystone Oaks (3-9, 0-6) in Class AAA Section 3. Gielarowski, who yielded three hits in the complete game win, has received a scholarship offer from Division I Akron."

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WEST ALLEGHENY ......... 2 - HOPEWELL ........... 0

Greg Marshall pitched a three hit shutout and had nine strikeouts as the Indians stayed in a tie for first place in Section 3-AAA with Montour. The only runs in this game came via a two run double by Paul Scully in the second inning. Mike Seech took the loss for the Vikings, only allowing four hits. Two of those four hits came off the bat on Don Pugliese. Adam Zimmerman had two hits for Hopewell.

West Allegheny 2, Hopewell 0

W. ALLEGHENY - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 = 2 - 4 - 0

HOPEWELL - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 = 0 - 3 - 0

Winning Pitcher - Greg Marshall (7 innings) 9 strikeouts, 0 walks. Losing pitcher - Mike Seech (7 innings) 4 strikeouts, 3 walks. 2B : Paul Scully (WA) 3B : None. HR : None. Two or more hits - Adam Zimmerman (HO), Don Pugliese (WA)

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AMBRIDGE was IDLE


SCORES FROM OTHER NON-SECTION 3-AAA ACTION for TUESDAY APRIL 19th .....

North Allegheny .......... 7 - AMBRIDGE ............... 5

North Allegheny (ranked by most No.1 in Quad A) (9-1) rallied to defeat Class AAA Ambridge (5-7) in a non-section game, 6-5. Pat Trettel hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning for the Tigers. John Quimby had a solo home run in the fifth inning and Mike Juliano hit a two-run double.


MOON AREA 21, KEYSTONE OAKS 8 - WIN - LEAGUE - MONDAY APRIL 18th - (4-1, 6-4)

In one of the biggest offensive displays in Moon Varsity Baseball history, the Tigers routed the Eagles of Keystone Oaks, 21-8 at Duquesne University Field in GreenTree. The Tigers hammered out 21 runs and 21 hits. Sean Holliday went 2 innings to pick up the win. He struckout four and walked no one. Bob Francis led the Tiger hit parade with a 4-4 performance including five RBI's a double and a triple. Tom DeAngelis continued to tear up Section 3-AAA opposing pitchers adding 3 singles. Nick Peterson had two run home run in the nine run first inning.

Eagle starter Jeff Richko faced 10 batters, retiring only one, before K.O. Coach Kevin Gallagher pulled him. The Tigers with the win move into a three-way tie for first place with West Allegheny and Montour. All with 4-1 records.

Moon Area 21, Keystone Oaks 8

MOON AREA - 9 - 3 - 2 - 4 - 3 = 21 -21 - 2

KEYSTONE OAKS - 1 - 6 - 0 - 0 - 1 = 8 - 11 - 4

Winning Pitcher - Sean Holliday (2 innings) 4 strikeouts, 0 walks. Losing Pitcher - Jeff Richko (1/3 inning) 0 strikeouts, 2 walks. 2B : Bob Francis (MA), Brian Walsh (MA), Paul Altmeyer (MA), Brian Schmidt (MA), Nick Beveridge (KO), Bellovich (KO), Ben McCollum (KO). 3B : Bob Francis (MA), Beveridge (KO). HR : Nick Peterson (MA). Two or more hits - Bob Francis (MA) 4, Tom DeAngelis (MA) 3, Brian Walsh (MA), Nick Peterson (MA), Sean Holliday (MA), Bill Divis (MA), Josh Russell (KO), Stauch (KO).

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SCORES FROM OTHER SECTION 3-AAA ACTION for MONDAY APRIL 18th .....

MONTOUR ................. 8 - HOPEWELL ................ 7 (8 innings)

The Spartans (6-4, 4-1) trailing 7-0 going into the seventh inning scored seven runs to tie the game. And pushed across another run in the eighth inning against visiting Hopewell (3-7, 1-4) in Class AAA Section 3 for the great come from behind victory. Trailing 7-0 heading into the seventh, Montour got a three-run home run from Matt McGrath and a grand slam from Morgan Singletary to tie the score. Ross Polk hit a two-out, bases-loaded double in the eighth to push Montour to victory.

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AMBRIDGE ............... 13 - CHARTIERS VALLEY ........ 5

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WEST ALLEGHENY ......... 6 - South Fayette ........... 2 (EXHIBITION)

The Indians impoved thier overall record to 8-2 in this non-section game. Zak Sinclair got the win, going 5 innings and striking out eight. Don Pugilese worked the final two and struck out 5 of the 6 batters he faced.

South Fayette - 0 - 0 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0 - 0 = 2 - 4 - 2

West Allegheny - 0 - 1 - 0 - 4 - 0 - 1 - 0 = 6 - 6 - 0

Winning Pitcher - Zak Sinclair (5 innings) 8 strikeouts, 5 walks. Losing Pitcher - 2B : Jordan Meyers (WA), Zach Sinclair (WA). 3B : None. HR : None. Two or more hits - None


SCORES FROM OTHER NON-SECTION 3-AAA ACTION for SATURDAY APRIL 16th .....

WEST ALLEGHENY ........... 14 - Fort Cherry ............ 4

West Allegheny hosted Coach Bob Sawhill's Fort Cherry Rangers on Saturday in an exhibition game. The Indians scored nine runs over the last two innings to 10 Run-Rule the Rangers. Paul Scully in relief of Bob Cool picked up the win as pitcher of in the seven run 5th inning. Scott Ruperto had three hits including a double, a triple and four RBI's. The Indians are 7-2 over for Head Coach Brian Cornell.

FORT CHERRY - 4 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 = 4 - 7 - 6

WEST ALLEGHENY - 1 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 7 - 2 = 14 - 13 - 3

Winning Pitcher - Paul Scully (2 2/3 innings) 1 strikeout, 2 walks. Losing Pitcher - . 2B: Greg Marshall (WA), Scott Ruperto (WA). 3B: Scott Ruperto (WA), Ryan Sinclair (WA). Two or more hits - Scott Ruperto (WA) 3, Greg Marshall (WA), Jordan Meyers (WA), Tyler Savisky (WA)

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AMBRIDGE ................ 13 - Freedom ............... 11



MOON AREA 8, AMBRIDGE 6 - WIN - LEAGUE - FRIDAY APRIL 15th - (3-1, 5-4)

The Tigers (3-1, 5-4) pulled to within a 1/2 game of first place on Friday when they overcame a 6-0 deficit in thier last three innings to beat the Bridgers, 8-6. Casey Williams had two hits including a two run double off the fence in the sixth inning to give Moon the lead and win. Sean Holliday led the 13 hit Tiger attack with three hits which included a double. Spencer Seigle and Tom Angelis (2 DOUB) each also added a pair. DeAngelis continues to stay hot at the plate for the Tigers.

Sophomore Bryce Goldbach got the win on the mound in relief of starting pitching Senior Paul Altmeyer. Altmeyer looked great but got into a jam in the fourth. Goldbach worked the last 2 2/3 innings striking out three.

MOON AREA ............. 8 - AMBRIDGE .............. 6

AMBRIDGE - 0 - 2 - 0 - 4 - 0 - 0 - 0 = 6 - 6 - 3

MOON AREA - 0 - 0 - 0 - 4 - 1 - 3 - X = 8 - 13 - 3

Winning Pitcher - Bryce Goldbach (2 2/3 innings) 3 strikeouts, 2 walks. Losing Pitcher - Biedrzycki (2 innings) 2 strikeouts, 3 walks. 2B - Gary Bucuren (A), Casey Williams (M), Sean Holliday (MA), Tom DeAngelis (MA) 2. 2-or-more hits - Gary Bucuren (AM), Parasida (AM), Sean Holliday (MA)(3), Casey Williams (MA), Tom DeAngelis (MA), Spencer Seigle (MA).


SCORES FROM OTHER SECTION 3-AAA ACTION for FRIDAY APRIL 15th .....

HOPEWELL ................. 12 - KEYSTONE OAKS ............. 2

HOPEWELL TWP. - Hopewell sophomore Josh Myers had four singles and four RBI's as the Vikings picked up thier first Section 3-AAA win of the season, 12-2 in a game that was called after six innings via the 10-Run-Rule. Drew Ference added three hits and four RBIs for Hopewell. Mike Seech went the distance to pick up the win, striking out six

Hopewell 12, Keystone Oaks 2

KEY.OAKS - 0 - 0 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0 = 2 - 5 - 3

HOPEWELL - 0 - 0 - 2 - 1 - 7 - 2 = 12 - 13 - 1

Winner - Mike Seech (6 inns.) 6 strikeouts, 2 walks. Loser - Beveridge (4 1/3 inns.) 1 strikeout, 2 walks. 2B - Howard (H), Ference (H), Dave Angle (KO). HR - Lucatorto (KO). Two or more hits - Josh Myers (HO) 4, Drew Ference (HO) 3, Howard (KO) 3, Dellovich (KO).

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MONTOUR ............... 2 - WEST ALLEGHENY ............... 1

It was an outstanding pitching duel at West Allegheny H.S. Field on Friday as the Section 3-AAA first place Indians met Montour (3-1). The Spartan's Glen Davis fired a masterpiece allowing the Indians only one run on three hits while striking out six. Meanwhile, West Allegheny's Greg Marshall gave up only two runs, striking out seven to suffer his and WA's first loss in the section. Bryce Pfeuffer and Morgan Singletary each had two hits for the Spartans, as Montour outhit WA, 9-3. The win allowed Montour to tighten the Section 3-AAA race pulling within a half game of the Indians

Montour 2, West Allegheny 1

MONTOUR - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 = 2 - 9 - 2

W.ALLEG. - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 = 1 - 3 - 2

Winning Pitcher - Glen Davis (7 innings) 6 strikeouts, 3 walks. Losing Pitcher - Greg Marshall (7 innings) 7 strikeouts, 0 walks. 2B - none. 3B - Singletary (MT). HR - Diskin (WA). 2 or more hits - Singletary (MT)(3), Bryce Pfeuffer (MT).

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CHARTIERS VALLEY was IDLE


MOON AREA 9, CHARTIERS VALLEY 1 - WIN - LEAGUE - WEDNESDAY APRIL 13th - (2-1, 4-4)

Morning ! Surprise, I found internet access. Bigger surprise, the Tigers behind an awesome pitching performance by Sean Holliday and some clutch hitting upended and upset Chartiers Valley, 9-1 on Wednesday. It looked a bit shaky in the first inning when the Tigers allowed the Colts only run. But a double-play and strikeout aided Holliday. Holliday had nine strikeouts and allowed only three hits.

Moon overpowered the Colts with an eight-run barrage in the fifth inning and never had to look back. Tom DeAngelis had a three-run double, Bobby Francis added a two-run triple in the inning.

The Tigers improve to 2-1 in Section 3-AAA, 4-4 overall. Moon hosts the Bridgers of Ambridge on Friday at Moon Area H.S. Field.

MOON AREA 9, Chartiers Valley 1

MOON AREA - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 8 - 0 - 1 = 9 - 10 - 1

CHAR VALLEY - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 = 1 - 3 - 4

Winner - Sean Holliday (7 inns.) 9 strikeouts, 1 walk. Losing pitcher - Brett Stackhouse (4 2/3 inns.) 6 strikeouts, 2 walks. 2B - Tom DeAngelis (MA); 3B - Bobby Francis (MA). 2 or more hits - Danny Walsh (MA) 2, Divis (MA) 2, Ryan Burda (CV)


SCORES FROM OTHER SECTION 3-AAA ACTION for WEDNESDAY APRIL 13th .....

AMBRIDGE ................ 6 - HOPEWELL ............ 3

Gary Bucuren's RBI double in the fifth inning, gave the Bridgers the lead and the win over the Vikings at home. Bucuren also hit a sole homer. Adam Biedrzycki also hit a home run.

Ambridge 6, Hopewell 3

HOPEWELL - 0 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 = 3 - 5 - 1

AMBRIDGE - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 4 - 0 - X = 6 - 8 - 3

Winner -Sean Speciale (6 inns.) 5 strikeouts, 4 walks. Losing pitcher - Justin Daley (6 inns.) 7 strikeouts, 3 walks. 2B - Gary Bucuren (AM), Andrew Yeager (AM), Justin Parasida (AM), HR - Gary Bucuren (AM), Adam Biedrzycki (AM). 2 or more hits - Bucuren (AM), Biedrzycki (AM) 2, Mike Seech (HO) 2.

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WEST ALLEGHENY .......... 3 - KEYSTONE OAKS ....... 2

An RBI single by Andy Slifko drove home Don Pugliese with the game-winner in the 12th inning as the Indians edged the Golden Eagles.

Ryan Sinclair started for W.A., striking out 11 in eight innings. Ryan Huebner came on in to finish the final four frames and earn the the victory for the Section 3-AAA leader with a 4-0 record (6-1 overall).

West Allegheny 3, Keystone Oaks 2

KEYSTONE OAKS - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 = 2 - 4 - 3

WEST ALLEGHENY - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 = 3 - 8 - 3

Winning Pitcher - Ryan Huebner (4 innings) 3 strikeouts, 1 walks. Losing pitcher - Angle (3 innings) 3 strikeouts, 2 walks. 2B - Greg Marshall (WA), Mark Diskin (WA), Lucaquro (KO). Two or more hits - Donnie Pugliese (WA)

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MONTOUR ................ 10 - STO-ROX ............. 2

Dan Vietmeier hit a two-run home run, and Rich Toal drove in three runs, as Montour (4-4) defeated Sto-Rox (3-5) in an exhibition game. Bryce Pfeuffer picked up the win and Steve Bressler suffered the loss.


MOON AREA 11, BEAVER AREA 1 - WIN - EXHIBITION - MONDAY APRIL 11 - (3-4)

The Tigers rolled over the Beaver Bobcats (3-5), 11-1 on Monday in an exhibition game at Moon High School Field. Nick Peterson and Tom DeAngelis each drove in a pair of runs, and Ben Sorosky gave up only one run on six hits as Moon Area (3-4) won the exhibition game in five innings.

Moon Area 11, Beaver 1

BEAVER AREA - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 = 1 - 6 - 8

MOON AREA - 2 - 3 - 2 - 4 - X = 11 - 7 - 0

Winning Pitcher - Ben Sorosky (5 innings) 6 strikeouts, 2 walks. Losing Pitcher - Bowser (2 innings) 0 strikeouts, 4 walks. 2B - Ryan Butschle (MA). 3B - Nick Peterson (MA). HR - none. Two or more hits - Nick Peterson (MA), Tom DeAngelis (MA), Ellis (B).


SCORES FROM OTHER SECTION 3-AAA ACTION for MONDAY APRIL 11th .....

MONTOUR .............. 13 - KEYSTONE OAKS ......... 3

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WEST ALLEGHENY ....... 10 - AMBRIDGE .............. 3

Tyler Savisky had a double and a home run to lead West Allegheny. Don Pugliese had three RBIs, and Greg Marshall struck out nine batters.

AMBRIDGE - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 2 = 3 - 5 - 4

W.ALLEGHENY - 2 - 0 - 0 - 4 - 4 - 0 - X = 10 - 8 - 2

Winning Pitcher - Greg Marshall (5 innings) 9 strikeouts. Losing pitcher - Bledrzecki (5 innings) 3 strikeouts, 5 walks. 2B - Ryan Huebner (WA), Greg Marshall (WA), Don Pugliese (WA) Tyler Savisky (WA). HR - Tyler Savisky (WA). Two or more hits - Tyler Savisky (WA), Ryan Huebner (WA)

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CHARTIERS VALLEY ..... 13 - HOPEWELL .............. 3

The Colt's Mike Gielarowski dominated the hapless Vikings, 13-3 in five innings via the Ten-Run Rule. Gielarowski allowed only four hits while striking out nine. He also added two hits including a triple. CV's Brandon Skoff had three hits including a pair of homers. Mike Seech started and went only two innings in the loss. Chad Alviani had two hits as Hopewell slipped to 0-2 in Section 3-AAA.

CHAR. VALLEY - 7 - 5 - 1 - 0 - 0 = 13 - 13 - 1

HOPEWELL - 1 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0 = 3 - 4 - 4

Winning Pitcher - Mike Gielarowski (5 innings) 9 strikeouts, 4 walks. Losing pitcher - Mike Seech (2 innings) 0 strikeouts, 1 walks. 2B - Robert Coury (CV), 3B - Mike Gielarowski (CV), HR - Brandon Skoff (CV) 2, Casey LaValle (CV), Brian Burda (CV), Two or more hits - Brandon Skoff (CV) 3, Brett Wilks (CV) 3, Ryan Burda (CV) 2, Mike Gielarowski (CV) 2, Chad Alviani (HO)


RIVERSIDE 11, MOON AREA 4 - LOSS - EXHIBITION - SATURDAY APRIL 9 - (2-4)

The Tigers hosted Riverside in an exhibition game Saturday, unfortunately (or fortunately, depending how you wanted to look at it) I was unable to get much info on the game. Riverside's Sophomore center fielder Steve Lowry hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs as Class AA No. 2 Riverside (6-0) defeated Moon (2-4), 11-4. Riverside's John Elms went 3 for 4, including a double. Hopefully, I will have more details for you on Sunday.

On Monday, the Tigers host Beaver in an exhibition game.


RESULTS FROM SECTION 3-AAA NON LEAGUE ACTION on SATURDAY APRIL 9th .....

KEYSTONE OAKS ........ 17 - Brashear .............. 6

Dave Angle finished 4-for-4, including a double and triple, and picked up the win as Keystone Oaks (3-4) defeated Brashear (4-2). Jeff Richko added another 4-for-4 effort with four RBI, while Ben McCollum homered twice.

Only games scheduled


MOON AREA 11, HOPEWELL 10 (10 INNINGS) - WIN - LEAGUE - FRIDAY APRIL 8 - (1-1, 2-3)

The Tigers met Hopewell in thier first home game of the season. Dispite the field being in the worst condition it has ever been in my 33 years with the program, the Tigers managed to out slug the Vikings in extra innings, 11-10. Ben Sorosky got the start for Moon on the mound. It would not be a good day for the senior. Hopewell would score seven runs in the first two innings. Sophomore Bryce Goldbach relieved Sorosky in the second and pitched seven innings.

The Tigers and Vikings seesawed the score of the game and were tied after seven regulation innings. In the ninth inning, with Moon trailing, Casey Williams hit a two run homer to tie the game at 9-9. Hopewell would go ahead again in the tenth inning. In the bottom the tenth, with runners at first and second, Mike Serretti bunted to move the runners up and ended up with an infield single. With bases loaded, junior Ryan Butschle singled home the winning runs.

Tom DeAngelis had three hits for Moon Area. Ben Smith came into work the tenth inning on the mound and ended up with the win.

Moon Area 11, Hopewell 10

HOPEWELL - 3 - 4 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 1 = 10 - 15 - 3

MOON AREA - 3 - 0 - 3 - 2 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 2 = 11 - 14 - 6

Winner - Ben Smith (2 inns.) 3 strikeouts, 2 walks. Loser - Ty Wright (0-plus inns.) 0 strikeouts, 2 walks. 2B - Mike Seech (H), Tim Kubis (H), Casey Williams (MA), Nick Peterson (MA), Tom DeAngelis (MA) 2. 3B - Williams. HR - Williams. 2-or-more hits - Williams 3, DeAngelis 3, Sean Holiday (MA), Bob Francis (MA), Drew Ference (H), Chad Alviani (H), Seech 4, Kubis 3.

SCORES FROM OTHER SECTION 3-AAA ACTION for FRIDAY APRIL 8th .....

MONTOUR .......... 5 - AMBRIDGE .............. 2

Montour's Glen Davis tossed a two-hitter to lead the Spartans (2-1 in the section, 2-4 overall) to a 3-AAA win over Ambridge (1-2, 2-4). Leading 3-2 after five innings, Montour tacked on a run in the sixth and seventh innings, the latter coming on Mike Cercone's solo pinch-hit homer.

Montour 5, Ambridge 2

MONTOUR - 2 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 1 = 5 - 7 - 2

AMBRIDGE - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0 = 2 - 2 - 5

Winner - Glen Davis (7 inns.) 8 strikeouts, 2 walks. Loser - J.T. Thomas (6 inns.) 2 strikeouts, 0 walks. 2B - Craig Besong (A). HR - Mike Cercone (M). 2-or-more hits - Dan Vietmeier (M).

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WEST ALLEGHENY ... 8 - CHARTIERS VALLEY ...... 5

West Allegheny - 1 - 0 - 2 - 2 - 0 - 1 - 2 = 8 - 6 - 0

Chartiers Valley - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 2 - 2 - 0 = 5 - 9 - 2

Winning Pitcher - Loser - Two or more hits - Donnie Pugliese (WA), Greg Marshall (WA).

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KEYSTONE OAKS was idle


WEST ALLEGHENY 7, MOON AREA 2 - LOSS - LEAGUE - WEDNESDAY APRIL 6 - (0-1, 1-3)

Marshall law was declared on the Tigers bats on Wednesday afternoon. Greg Marshall struck out 10 batters and drove in two runs to lead West Allegheny to a 7-2 victory over Moon Area (1-3, 0-1) in both teams Section 3-AAA opener. Marshall allowed only two runs in six innings. He also had RBI doubles in the third and fifth innings. Tom DeAngelis hit a two-run homer for the Tigers.

West Alegheny 7, Moon Area 2

MOON AREA - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 = 2 - 7 - 3

WEST ALLEGHENY - 0 - 0 - 3 - 1 - 3 - 0 - X = 7 - 8 - 2

Winning Pitcher - Greg Marshall (6 innings) 10 strikeouts, 0 walks. Losing pitcher - Paul Altmeyer (4 2/3) 1 strikeout, 1 walk. 2B - Marshall (WA) 2, Andy Slifko (WA) 1; 3B - Altmeyer (MA); HR - Tom DeAngelis (MA). 2 or more hits - Dan Walsh (MA) 2, Don Pugliese (WA) 2, Marshall (WA) 2, Slifko (WA) 2


GAME RESULTS FOR SECTION 3-AAA ACTION for WEDNESDAY APRIL 6th .....

AMBRIDGE .......... 11 - KEYSTONE OAKS ..... 9

Senior shortstop Gary Bucuren homered and then singled home the game-winning run in the top of the seventh to help Ambridge come back to beat Keystone Oaks (0-2, 2-4) in Section 3-AAA. Ambridge (2-3, 1-0) had trailed 9-6 entering the seventh. After loading the bases with one out in the top of the seventh inning, the Bridgers scored five times to come from behind and beat the Eagles. Brian Mustio's with bases loaded pulled the Bridgers to 9-8. Rick Moyer tied it with an single, Mustio scored the winner via a wild pitch

AMBRIDGE - 0 - 0 - 4 - 0 - 0 - 2 - 5 = 11 - 12 - 5

KEY. OAKS - 0 - 0 - 0 - 3 - 6 - 0 - 0 = 9 - 6 - 1

Winner - J.T. Thomas (2 1/3 inns.) 4 strikeouts, 0 walks. Loser - Richko (2 inns.) 1 strikeout, 3 walks. 3B - Moyer (A), Bucuren (A), Penascino (KO). 2-or-more hits - Bucuren 3, Mustio (A), Moyer, Yeager (A), Penascino, Bellovich (KO).

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CHARTIERS VALLEY ... 5 - MONTOUR ........... 0

Senior pitcher Mike Gielarowski tossed a three-hitter, striking out 14, and Bill Poletti drove in two runs, as Class AAA No. 4 Chartiers Valley (4-0, 1-0) blanked Montour (0-4, 0-1) in a Section 3 game. Montour's Dan Vietmeier struck out 13 batters in the loss.

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Brashear ........... 4 - HOPEWELL .......... 2

Brandon Tardio, Joe Barry and Ryan Thurner combined for a two-hitter in City League No. 1 Brashear's victory at Hopewell. Hopewell dropped to 2-3 with the loss.

BRASHEAR - 0 - 3 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 = 4 - 5 - 2

HOPEWELL - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0 = 2 - 2 - 3

Winner - Tardio (3 inns.) 2 strikeouts, 3 walks. Loser - Seech (7 inns.) 5 strikeouts, 3 walks. 2B - Hagan (B), Morena (B). 3B - none. HR - none. 2 or more hits - Hahne (B)


MOON AREA 7, BLACKHAWK 3 - WIN - EXHIBITION - TUESDAY APRIL 5 - (1-2)

The Tigers managed to win thier first game of the young season beating the defending WPIAL Class AA champs, Blackhawk, 7-3. Sean Holliday had four strikeouts and pitched a complete game allowing only six hits. Meanwhile, Tiger bats exploded for ten hits. Brian Walsh, Tom DeAngelis, Bobby Francis, and Holliday all had two hits each. Casey Williams added a double.

Moon again jumped out to an early 2-0 in the first inning. The Cougars tied it with single runs in the second and third. Moon took the lead for good in the fourth.

Moon Area 7, Blackhawk 3

MOON AREA - 2 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 3 = 7 - 10 - 0

BLACKHAWK - 0 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 = 3 - 6 - 2

Winner - Sean Holliday (7 innings) 4 strikeouts, 4 walks. Loser - Adam Liberatore (3 1/3 innings) 4 strikeouts, 2 walks.

2B - Adam Liberatore (Bl), Alan Denman (Bl), Casey Williams (MA), Two or more hits - Ryan Pursiful (Bl) 2, Brian Walsh (MA) 2, Sean Holliday (MA) 2, Tom DeAngelis (MA) 2, Bobby Francis (MA).


GAME RESULTS for SECTION 3-AAA NON-LEAGUE SCHEDULE for MONDAY APRIL 4th

AMBRIDGE .............. 4 - Rochester ......... 1

Sean Speciale took a no-hitter into the fifth inning as Ambridge (1-3) defeated Rochester (0-4) to earn the school's first victory of the season in a non-conference game. Speciale pitched 5 1/3 innings, striking out four and walking four batters. Gary Bucuren went 2 for 3 for Ambridge, with a double, RBI and a run scored

HOPEWELL ............. 11 - Beaver Falls ...... 5

Justin Daley struck out nine batters and allowed only five hits in six innings as Hopewell defeated Beaver Falls. Vince Lloyd started the game for Beaver Falls and pitched three scoreless innings. After Lloyd left the game, Hopewell scored 10 runs in three innings

WEST ALLEGHENY ....... 12 - Beaver Area ....... 3

West Allegheny put the game away early, scoring nine first-inning runs, as it rolled to victory. Ryan Huebner was the winning pitcher and added two hits, including a triple, and two RBI. Ricky Devereaux also added two RBI for the Indians.

CHARTIERS VALLEY ..... 13 - KEYSTONE OAKS ..... 8 (at Falconi Field)(EXHIBITION)

Chartiers Valley used a nine-run fourth inning to defeat Keystone Oaks in non-section action. Chartiers Valley improved to 3-0 and Keystone Oaks dropped to 2-4. Brian Lorenzato earned the victory.

MONTOUR was not scheduled to play


SENECA VALLEY 11, MOON AREA 6 - LOSS - EXHIBITION - FRIDAY APRIL 1st- (0-2)

It might have been April Fool's Day, but the Raiders of Seneca Valley weren't fooling as they pummeled our Tigers, 11-6. On this cloudy afternoon, with rain threatening at Seneca Valley High School, walks and solid hitting by the home team sent Moon away with thier second loss in as many games. Moon senior Ben Sorosky started on the hill and suffered the loss working 3 innings. Sophomore Bryce Goldbach came in to pitch also. Control problems on the mound and a solid 13 hits by the Raiders were some of the key reasons in the loss. Seneca Valley pitchers also walked 11 batters and hit another three. Junior catcher Kevan Smith went 3 for 3 and Kyle Petrucci hit a pair of doubles for Seneca Valley (2-1).

Offensively, The Tigers struggled despite scoring six runs. They had seven hits, but they were scattered, and all by different hitters. Casey Williams had the only extra base hit, a triple. More details on this game forthcoming. The Section 1-AAAA Raiders are now 2-1 with a win also over our Section 3-AAA opponent and favorite, Montour, 7-6 and a loss to Plum, 5-3.

The Tigers will have the weekend off and return to action on Monday when they travel to Blackhawk High School to meet Bob Amalia's Cougars at 4:00 PM. I will have more info this weekend on the Cougars and Moon's upcoming section opener with West Allegheny and Hopewell.


GAME RESULTS for SECTION 3-AAA NON-LEAGUE ACTION for FRIDAY APRIL 1st ....

CHARTIERS VALLEY ... 5 - McGuffey ............. 1

Mohawk ............ 19 - AMBRIDGE ............ 11

West Mifflin ....... 8 - KEYSTONE OAKS ........ 3

The Titan's Phil Isabella hit a two-run homer and Dave Muller went 2 for 4 with three RBI to lead West Mifflin over Keystone Oaks in non-section action. Matt Rosenfeld earned the win.


GAME RESULTS for SECTION 3-AAA NON-LEAGUE ACTION for THURSDAY MARCH 31st .....

North Hills ........ 7 - AMBRIDGE ............. 6

North Hills John Bearer's single scored P.J. Castellano in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Ambridge in a non-section game. The Indians junior pitcher Evan Euler got the win. Brian Mustio tied the game for Ambridge with a two-out single in the top of the seventh. The Bridgers dropped to 0-2 on the young season. J.T. Thomas started for Ambridge and left with a 5-2 lead after five innings. Mustio had three hits, and Gary Bucuren drove in a pair of runs for the Bridgers.

Riverside ......... 12 - HOPEWELL ............. 1

Ryan McCandless used three hits to drive in three runs as Riverside moved its record to 3-0. Joe Jurinko finished with two doubles, including a two-run shot in the first inning. In three games, Riverside has outscored opponents 38-3 and triggered the 10-run rule in the fifth inning of each game. The Panthers have 40 hits in 13 innings. They've scored 12 runs in the first inning. Dan Brown had three hits for Riverside, giving him 7 in three games. He has had at least two hits in each game. Hopewell slid to 1-2. The Vikings have scored four runs in 18 innings, one in the past 12 innings.

Seneca Valley ...... 7 - MONTOUR .............. 6

Junior Derek Andrekovich tripled in two runs and scored on a sacrifice fly to cap Seneca Valley's seventh-inning rally past Class AAA No. 1 Montour, 7-6, in a non-section game. Trailing 6-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth, Seneca Valley made it 6-4 on Nick Hall's two-run single off Montour reliever Dan Vietmeier. With one out in the seventh, John Sklarsky and Shane Patsilevaus singled, and Andrekovich followed with a triple off the right-center field fence. Junior Dave Monteleone hit a short fly to right field, and Andrekovich slid around the catcher on the wide throw home for the winning run. Bryce Pfeuffer and Morgan Singletary homered, as Montour took a 6-2 lead

WEST ALLEGHENY ..... 9 - Canevin .............. 4

Timely hitting was the key in the win for Class AAA No. 4 West Allegheny over Canevin. Senior infielder Greg Marshall had an RBI double to spark a five-run sixth inning. Derrik Zeroski pitched 1 1/3 innings to pick up the win.


PITTSBURGH CENTRAL CATHOLIC 13, MOON AREA 4 - LOSS - EXHIBITION - WEDNESDAY MARCH 30 - (0-1)

The Moon Area H.S. Varsity baseball season got off to auspisious start on Wednesday as they got hammered 13-4 by Pittsburgh Central Catholic. PCC's Sean Kelly, Rich Michalek and Andy Petruska each had three hits, in a non-section game. Senior right-hander Dave Koerbel picked up the win for THE TRIB's Class AAAA No. 3 Central Catholic, which rallied from a 2-0 deficit with five runs in the fourth and seven in the fifth. Nick Peterson had two hits including a two-run home run for Moon. Casey Williams added a double. The Tiger pitching staff and defense got tagged up. Altmeyer who took the loss went 3 1/3 innings. Sean Holliday and Jeremy Barchie also pitched in this game and got a bit banged up. The Tiger defense also was a tad lackluster.

PGH. CENTRAL CATHOLIC 13, MOON AREA 4

PGH. C.C - 0 - 0 - 0 - 5 - 7 - 1 = 13 - 13 - 1

MOON AREA - 0 - 2 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0 = 4 - 5 - 2

Winner - Koerbel (4 inns.) 7 strikeouts,. Losing pitcher - Paul Altmeyer (3 1/3 inns.) 1 walks. 2B - Fquirin (CC), Haburjar (CC), Casey Williams (M). 3B - none . HR - Nick Peterson (M) . 2 or more hits - Peterson (M), Micelli (CC), Petruska (CC) 3, Faquirin (CC), Haburar (CC)

The Tigers will attempt to rebound on Friday when they travel to Seneca Valley in another exhibition match.


SCOREBOARD for SECTION 3-AAA NON-LEAGUE ACTION for WEDNESDAY MARCH 30th .....

Blackhawk ........... 2 - WEST ALLEGHENY ........ 1

Blackhawk returned to Class AAA with a big win, as Drew Bosco hit a two-run double in the bottom of the fifth to spark the victory. Blackhawk's defense preserved the win in the seventh when first baseman Johnny Navage made an unassisted double play and Mathias Bable struck out the final batter of the game with the tying run on second base. Pugliese and Huebner had two hits each for the Indians. Greg Marshall went five innings and struck out seven.

Freedom ............ 11 - HOPEWELL .............. 0

Freedom broke the game open with a nine-run second inning. Chris DiSante, Brett Juth and Jeremy Eckman each had two hits for Freedom. Viking pitcher Matt Seech took the loss going 1 1/3 innings walking four. Justin Daley had a double for Hopewell.

Beaver ............. 5 - AMBRIDGE .............. 4

Sophomore shortstop Steve Bowser's two-out single in the bottom of the seventh capped a four-run rally, as Beaver edged Ambridge in non-section action. Beaver trailed, 4-1, after six innings, before the late surge.

KEYSTONE OAKS ....... 5 - Brentwood ............. 3

CHARTIERS VALLEY .... 2 - Upper St. Clair ....... 0

Mike Gielarowski tossed a three-hitter, striking out 11, as Chartiers Valley edged Class AAAA No. 2 Upper St. Clair in a non-section game. Senior infielder Brandon Skoff's two-run single accounted for all the runs. Pat Slowey allowed three hits in the loss.

MONTOUR was IDLE


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