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THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY and PENNSYLVANIA REGION 6 AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL HOMEPAGE

2008 ARCHIVED EDITION !!!

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THE 2008 ALLEG. CO./REGION 6/PA. ALB Tournaments ARCHIVED Homepage


Hello everyone! It deeply saddens me to announce the passing of a great man, a good friend, and mentor to me over the past thirty years. Region 6 Director, Bob Hester has passed away at the age of 68 on Monday April 13th. Our condolences to Bob's wife Cathy and his sons, Robert G., Thomas, Dennis, and Donald and their families.

Bob took over the reins of the Region 6 director's position in the early 1980's and was a strong leader and advocate of the program ever since. It was only this past summer when he announced he was stepping down from the position due to poor health. Region 6 American Legion Baseball will not be the same without his leadership, wisdom and understanding. The ALB program has lost a dear friend. May God Bless you Bob and your family. You are in our prayers and will never forgotten my friend

Those wanting to pay their respects will be received at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME at 216 4th Street in Lawrenceville. Viewing will be held on Tuesday from 7 PM -9 PM, Wednesday 2 PM -4 PM and 7 PM - 9 PM. Funeral Mass will be held in St. Joseph Church on Thursday at 1 PM.


Some other sad news, Legion baseball not only has lost a good friend, but apparently the recession and bad times have led to the demise of several outstanding American Legion franchises. I have been notified that Robinson Twp., Sto-Ken-Rox, and West View/Ross have all apparently folded their programs for this year. This leaves a lot of boys without a place to play baseball. This truly saddens me. Baseball is a rite of summer and when you take away that from our youth, you diminish their futures. I can only hope and pray that things will improve and we will see the return of these programs in the near future.


Hello everyone! I was not planning on daily updates but, I will give it a try. In the Mid-Atlantic American Legion Baseball National Regional in Colonial Heights, VA., Boyertown survived opening day jitters and came from behind to beat Maryland State ALB Champ, Gaithersburg Post 295 (39-4), 11-10. Bear Ace, Shayne Houck got knocked around and left the game in after Gaithersburg took a 7-3 lead on a three-run blast by No. 9 hitter Gary Schneider in the bottom of the third inning. Nate Schnell would relieve him and would end up becoming the winner pitcher when the Bears took the lead for good in the top of the ninth inning. Boyertown (54-1) will play host Colonial Heights, a 12-11 winner over Newark, DE. on Thursday night, tonight in a 7:30 p.m. winners-bracket semifinal.

In the Great lakes ALB National Regional tournament in Chillicothe, OH., PA. State ALB Runner-up, Bradford (29-11) defeated host Chillicothe Post 757 (19-21), 7-3 in the nightcap. Bradford pitcher, Brandon Slater went the entire nine innings, striking out 12 to get the win. Bradford only had six hits, but took advantage of three Chillicote pitchers that issued 11 walks. Chillicothe outhit Bradford, 12-6. Bradford will now play Michigan ALB State Champion, Midland Post 165 (51-10). Midland, a perrenial Legion power was an 8-6 winner over Eden Prairie Post 509 (44-11) on Thursday night.

The Pottstown Mercury : Article on the Boyertown/Gaithersburg, MD game (8-15-08)

Reading Eagle : Article on the Boyertown/Gaithersburg, MD game (8-15-08)

Chillicothe Gazette : Article on the Bradford/Chillicothe, OH game (8-15-08)

The Bradford Era : Article on the Bradford/Chillicothe, OH game (8-15-08)


Boyertown have put their name on another Pennsylvania State American Legion Baseball Championship trophy. The Bears (53-1) beat up Bradford, 16-0, in a game stopped after seven innings via the 10 run-rule. They had 15 hits to Bradford's five. It is their third consecutive title and . Boyertown will now advance to the Mid-Atlantic National Regional which begins Thursday August 14 in Colonial Heights, VA. They will play the Maryland State champion, Gaithersburg Post 295 (39-3) at 12:30 PM at Shepard Stadium.

Bradford (28-11), despite the loss, advances to the Great Lake National Regional in Chillicothe, Ohio. They also begin play on Thursday at 7:30 PM against Chillicothe Post 757 (19-20), the host team.

Reading Eagle : Article on the Boyertown/Bradford game (8-10-08)

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Saturday August 9th result

Game No. 14 : Boyertown (PA Host, 53-1) ..... 16 - Bradford (Region 8, 28-11) ..... 0* (* - 7 innings) (Bradford eliminated)

(Boyertown wins the 2008 Pa. State ALB title)

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Colonial Heights American Legion website : PDF file with information on the 2008 Mid-Atlantic Nation Regional


Region 8 champ, Bradford (27-10) knocked Region 6 Champion, Plum (33-7) out of the PA. ALB tournament early this evening, 12-9. Bradford will now play Boyertown at 12:30 PM for a shot at the title. However, they would have to beat the Bears twice to claim it. Boyertown remains unbeaten after coming back to eliminate NorChester, 12-9 on Friday evening. Bradford, however, with NorChester losing, has claimed one of the two berths Pennsylvania recieves to the National Regionals. If Bradford beats Boyertown in the first game, they will play them again about a 1/2 hour later.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review : Article on the Plum/Bradford game (8-9-08)

Reading Eagle : Article on the Boyertown/NorChester game (8-9-08)

Reading Eagle : Article on the Bradford/Plum game (8-9-08)

The Pottstown Mercury : Article on the Boyertown/NorChester game (8-9-08)

The Pottstown Mercury : Article on the Boyertown/NorChester game (8-9-08)

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Friday August 8th schedule

Losers' Bracket

Game No. 12 : Bradford (Region 8, 28-10) ..... - Plum (Region 6; 33-7) ..... (* - Plum eliminated)

Winners' Bracket

Game No. 13 : Boyertown (PA Host, 52-1) ..... 12 - NorChester (Region 3; 30-11) ..... 9* (* - NorChester eliminated)

Saturday August 9th schedule

Game No. 14 : Boyertown (PA Host, 52-1) vs. Bradford (Region 8, 28-10) (12:30 PM)

(If Bradford wins, there will be a Game No. 15 about 1/2 hour after Game No. 14 ends)


It was a rough day in Boyertown for two of the three Western PA. teams there. In the winner's bracket final, the host team, Boyertown shut out Region 6 Champion, Plum, 4-0. With the win, the Bears earned one of the two National Regionals spots alloted to Pennsylvania. Region 7 Champ, Hollidaysburg saw it's first trip to the states end on a unhappy note as they were defeated by NorChester, 15-4.

In the only other game, another loser's bracket elimination game, Region 8 champ, Bradford eliminated Hatfield, 4-2.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review : Article on the Plum/Boyertown game (8-8-08)

Reading Eagle : Article on the Boyertown/Plum game (8-8-08)

Reading Eagle : Article on the other Day 3 games (8-8-08)

The Pottstown Mercury : Article on the Hollidaysburg/NorChester game (8-8-08)

The Pottstown Mercury : Article on the Boyertown/Plum game (8-8-08)

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Thursday August 7th results

Losers' Bracket

Game No. 9 : Bradford (Region 8, 26-10) ..... 4 - Hatfield (Region 2; 26-9) ...... 2* (* - Hatfield eliminated)

Game No. 10 : NorChester (Region 3; 30-10) ..... 15 - Hollidaysburg (Region 7; 24-10) ..... 4* (* - Hollidaysburg eliminated)

Winners' Bracket

Game No. 11 : Boyertown (PA Host, 51-1) ..... 4 - Plum (Region 6; 33-6) ..... 0

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Friday August 8th schedule

Losers' Bracket

Game No. 12 : Plum (Region 6; 33-6) vs. Bradford (Region 8, 26-10) (4:00 PM) (Loser will be eliminated)

Winners' Bracket

Game No. 13 : Boyertown (PA Host, 51-1) vs. NorChester (Region 3; 30-10)* (7:30 PM)


Good evening! Plum beat Hatfield, 6-1 on Wednesday evening and will advance to the PA State ALB winner's bracket final against host Boyertown (50-1). Boyertown was a 7-4 winner over Hollidaysburg. Bradford stayed alive and beat Abington, 5-2. NorChester eliminated Lititz, 8-0.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review : Article on the Plum/Hatfield game (8-7-08)

Altoona Mirror : Article on the Hollidaysburg/Boyertown game (8-7-08)

Reading Eagle : Article on the Boyertown/Hollidaysburg game (8-7-08)

Reading Eagle : Article on the Pa State ALB tournament (8-7-08)

The Pottstown Mercury : Article on the Lititz/NorChester game (8-7-08)

The Pottstown Mercury : Article on the Boyertown/Hollidaysburg game (8-7-08)

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Wednesday August 6th

Losers' Bracket

Game No. 5: Norchester (Region 3; 29-10) ..... 8 - Lititz (Region 4; 20-9) ..... 0 (Lititz eliminated)

Game No. 6: Bradford (Region 8, 25-10) ..... 5 - Abington (Region 5; 20-10) ..... 2 (Abington eliminated)

Winners' Bracket

Game No. 7: Plum (Region 6; 33-5) ..... 6 - Hatfield (Region 2; 26-8) ...... 1

Game No. 8: Boyertown (PA Host, 50-1) ..... 7 - Hollidaysburg (Region 7; 24-9) ..... 4

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Thursday August 7th

Losers' Bracket

Game No. 9 : Bradford (Region 8, 25-10) vs. Hatfield (Region 2; 26-8) (12:30 PM)

Game No. 10 : NorChester (Region 3; 29-10) vs. Hollidaysburg (Region 7; 24-9) (4:00 PM)

Winners' Bracket

Game No. 11 : Plum (Region 6; 33-5) vs. Boyertown (PA Host, 50-1) (7:30 PM)


Hi everybody, the PA. State American Legion Baseball Tournament has begun in Boyertown and our Region 6 Champion, Plum, won it's opening day game, 10-4 over Lititz, the Region 4 champion. They will play Hatfield, a 3-2 winner over NorChester, at 4:00 PM on Wednesday (TODAY). In other action at Boyertown on Tuesday, host Boyertown used 16 walks to run past Abington, 12-2 in 8 innings and Hollidaysburg downed Bradford, 12-0 in 7 innings. You can read more about the games at the provided links below.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review : Article on the Plum/Lititz game (8-6-08)

Altoona Mirror : Article on the Hollidaysburg/Bradford game (8-6-08)

The Pottstown Mercury : Article on the Hatfield/NorChester game (8-6-08)

The Pottstown Mercury : Article on the Boyertown/Abington game (8-6-08)

Reading Eagle : Article on the Boyertown/Abington game (8-6-08)

Reading Eagle : Article recapping the rest of the PA State ALB games from day 1 (8-6-08)

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OPENING DAY Schedule - Tuesday August 5th

Game No. 1 - Plum (Region 6; 32-5) ..... 10 - Lititz (Region 4; 20-8) ..... 4

Game No. 2 - Hollidaysburg (Region 7; 24-8) ..... 12 - Bradford (Region 8, 24-10) ..... 0* (* - 8 innings)

Game No. 3 - Hatfield (Region 2; 26-7) ..... 3 - Norchester (Region 3; 28-10) ..... 2

Game No. 4 - Boyertown (PA Host, 49-1) ..... 12 - Abington (Region 5; 20-9) ..... 2* (* - 8 innings)

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Wednesday August 6th

Losers' Bracket

Game No. 5: Lititz (Region 4; 20-8) vs. Norchester (Region 3; 28-10) (9:45 AM)

Game No. 6: Bradford (Region 8, 24-10) vs. Abington (Region 5; 20-9) (12:30 PM)

Winners' Bracket

Game No. 7: Plum (Region 6; 32-5) vs. Hatfield (Region 2; 26-7) (4:00 PM)

Game No. 8: Hollidaysburg (Region 7; 24-8) vs. Boyertown (PA Host, 49-1) (7:30 PM)


It took two days and two tries, but Plum finally managed to get a handle on Blackhawk's high scoring offense on Thursday. Plum defeated Blackhawk, 4-2, in the Pa. Region ALB Championship game. After being the bridesmaid the past two years, losing to Blackhawk in 2006 and West Allegheny in 2007, Plum will now represent Region 6 in the PA. State American Legion Baseball Championship Tournament in Boyertown starting next Tuesday August 5th. Plum will play Region 4 champion, Lititz (20-7) at 9:45 AM. Congratulations to Plum and their Manager Bill "Homer" Holmes on the win and to Manager Bob Amalia and Blackhawk on the great season.

Allegheny/Beaver County Times : Article on the Plum/Blackhawk game (8-1-08)

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The 2008 PA. Region 6 American Legion Baseball Double Elimination Tournament (Thursday's result)

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Plum (AC#1; 28-3) ..... 4 - Blackhawk (BC HOST; 24-7) ..... 2

(Plum advances to the Pa. State ALB Championship tournament in Boyertown)


The 2008 PA. State American Legion Baseball Double Elimination Tournament Regional Champions and Schedule

(Tournament is in Boyertown, PA and runs from Tuesday, August 5th through Saturday, August 9th, 2008)

REGION 2 RUNNER-UP* - Hatfield (25-7) (lost to Boyertown, 16-0)

REGION 3 CHAMPION - NorChester (28-9) (beat Lower Southampton, 9-1)

REGION 4 CHAMPION - Lititz (20-7) (beat Fredericksburg, 10-7)

REGION 5 CHAMPION - Abington (20-8) (beat Plymouth, 14-2)

REGION 6 CHAMPION - Plum (28-3) (beat Blackhawk, 4-2)

REGION 7 CHAMPION - Hollidaysburg (23-8) (beat State College, 13-8)

REGION 8 CHAMPION - Bradford (24-9) (beat Cochranton, 14-3)

PA. STATE HOST - Boyertown (48-1) (beat Hatfield, 16-0)

(* - Region 2 Champion was Boyertown, since they are hosting the states and recieve an automatic berth, the Region 2 runner-up, Hatfield, play in that position.)

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OPENING DAY Schedule - Tuesday August 5th

Game No. 1 - Plum (Region 6; 28-3) vs. Lititz (Region 4; 20-7) (9:45 AM)

Game No. 2 - Bradford (Region 8, 24-9) vs. Hollidaysburg (Region 7; 23-8) (12:30 PM)

Game No. 3 - Hatfield (Region 2; 25-7) vs. Norchester (Region 3; 28-9), (4:00 PM)

Game No. 4 - Abington (Region 5; 20-8) vs. Boyertown (PA Host, 48-1) (7:30 PM)

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Wednesday August 6th

Losers' Bracket

Game No. 5: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 3 (9:45 AM)

Game No. 6: Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 4 (12:30 PM)

Winners' Bracket

Game No. 7: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 3 (4:00 PM)

Game No. 8: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, (7:30 PM)


Good day! The Blackhawk Americaan Legion Baseball team has been playing the gracious host for the 2008 Pa. Region 6 ALB Tournament for the past five days at Chippewa Park Field. So gracious that they decided to extend it another day. With the help of their bats and Mother Nature, Blackhawk finds themselves playing Plum again today (Thursday) for the Region 6 title. Coach Bob Amalia's boys pounded Plum on Wednesday afternoon, 15-4, in 8 innings to force another game. That game had been scheduled to be played right after the first game yesterday but rain ended that idea. Both teams will line up again today at 4:00 PM to resolve the matter of who will go to the PA. State ALB Tournament in Boyertown. You can read more about the game at the link below :

Allegheny/Beaver County Times : Article on the Plum/Blackhawk game (7-31-08)

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The 2008 PA. Region 6 American Legion Baseball Double Elimination Tournament (Thursday's schedule) (All games at Blackhawk's Chippewa Park Field)

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Blackhawk (BC HOST; 24-6) vs. Plum (AC#1; 27-3) (4:00 PM)

(Winner of this game advances to the Pa. State ALB Championship tournament in Boyertown)

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The 2008 PA. Region 6 American Legion Baseball Double Elimination Tournament (Wednesday's result) (All games at Blackhawk's Chippewa Park Field)

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Blackhawk (BC HOST; 24-6) ..... 15 - Plum (AC#1; 27-3) ..... 4 * (*- 8 innings)

(If Blackhawk wins, they will play each other again about 1/2 hour after the first game concludes)


Blackhawk edged Hopewell in the last of the 10th inning of Tuesday's Loser's bracket, 10-9. Blackhawk had an early 7-0 lead in this contest. But Hopewell cut the lead to 7-2 on a two-run homer by Max Vogel and then scored seven runs in the seventh inning to take a 9-7 lead. Blackhawk inched its way back to tie the game at 9-9 on a Ryan Verlihay two-run homer. It would be a sacrifice fly by T.J. Lambert to score Austin Wulf in the 10th inning. Blackhawk will meet Plum on Wednesday at 11:00 AM. Plum eliminated Uniontown, 13-8 in the late game. Plum is still unbeaten in this double-elimination tournament, for Blackhawk to win the title, they will have to play and beat Plum twice. For Hopewell, it ends a great season. Congratulations to all the teams that made it this far.

In a Fayette County ALB Best-Of-Five Championship note, Uniontown and Charleroi will apparently play the fifth and deciding game on Thursday at Hopwood's Hutchinson Field at 6:00 PM.

Allegheny/Beaver County Times : Article on the Hopewell/Blackhawk game (7-30-08)

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review : Article on the Plum/Uniontown game (7-30-08)

Uniontown Herald-Standard : Article on the Uniontown/Plum game (7-30-08)

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The 2008 PA. Region 6 American Legion Baseball Double Elimination Tournament (Wednesday's result) (All games at Blackhawk's Chippewa Park Field)

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Blackhawk (BC HOST; 24-6) ..... 15 - Plum (AC#1; 27-3) ..... 4 * (*- 8 innings)

(If Blackhawk wins, they will play each other again about 1/2 hour after the first game concludes)


Good day! On Monday, Plum took a bigger step towards Boyertown and the Pa. ALB State Tournament when they beat Hopewell, 4-3. The win guarentees Plum a shot at the title. Plum will play Uniontown today at 4:00 PM. Hopewell slips into today's loser's bracket game against Blackhawk at 1:00 PM.

In the loser's bracket, Blackhawk kept it's self alive with an 18-1 win over Bethel Park which eliminated them. This sets up another rematch with Beaver County rival, Hopewell. In the the only other game left, Uniontown beat Peters Twp., 8-4 to eliminate them.

Allegheny/Beaver County Times : Article on the Hopewell/Plum game (7-28-08)

Allegheny/Beaver County Times : Article on the Blackhawk/Bethel Park game (7-28-08)

Uniontown Herald-Standard : Article on the Uniontown/Peters Twp. game (7-28-08)

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The 2008 PA. Region 6 American Legion Baseball Double Elimination Tournament (Tuesday's results) (All games at Blackhawk's Chippewa Park Field)

WINNER's BRACKET

Plum (AC#1; 27-2) ..... 13 - Uniontown (FC#1; 22-8) ..... 8 (Uniontown eliminated)

LOSER's BRACKET

Blackhawk (BC HOST; 23-6) ..... 10 - Hopewell (BC#1; 23-5) ..... 9 (Hopewell eliminated)

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The 2008 PA. Region 6 American Legion Baseball Double Elimination Tournament (Monday's results) (All games at Blackhawk's Chippewa Park Field)

LOSER's BRACKET

Uniontown (FC#1; 22-7) ..... 8 - Peters Township (AC#4; 17-10) ..... 4 (Peters Twp. eliminated)

Blackhawk (BC HOST; 21-6) ..... 18 - Bethel Park (AC#2; 16-7) ..... 1 (Bethel Park eliminated)

WINNER's BRACKET

Plum (AC#1; 26-2) ..... 4 - Hopewell (BC#1; 23-4) ..... 3


On Sunday, Plum and Hopewell took the next step toward a possible Pa. Region 6 ALB title with big wins. Allegheny Co. No.1 seed, Plum beat Blackhawk, 10-6 and Beaver County's No. 1 seed crushed Fayette County's No.1 seed, Uniontown, 14-2. Today (Monday), Hopewell and Uniontown will meet at 4:30 PM at Chippewa Park Field in the battle to remain unbeaten and take the upper hand in the tournament.

In the loser's bracket, Peters Twp. rebounded and eliminated Charleroi, 13-1. Bethel Park righted it's ship and knocked out Chartiers Valley/South Fayette, 7-6. Peters Twp. will meet Uniontown at 10:00 AM and Bethel Park will play Blackhawk at 1:00. The winners stay on and the loser's are eliminated.

Allegheny/Beaver County Times : Article on the Blackhawk/Plum game (7-27-08)

Allegheny/Beaver County Times : Article on the Hopewell/Uniontown game (7-27-08)

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The 2008 PA. Region 6 American Legion Baseball Double Elimination Tournament (Monday's Games) (All games at Blackhawk's Chippewa Park Field)

LOSER's BRACKET

Uniontown (FC#1; 21-7) vs. Peters Township (AC#4; 17-9) - 10:00 AM

Bethel Park (AC#2; 16-6) vs. Blackhawk (BC HOST; 20-6) - 1:00 PM

WINNER's BRACKET

Hopewell (BC#1; 23-3) vs. Plum (AC#1; 25-2) - 4:00 PM

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The 2008 PA. Region 6 American Legion Baseball Double Elimination Tournament (Sunday's results) (All games at Blackhawk's Chippewa Park Field unless noted)

LOSER's BRACKET

Bethel Park (AC#2; 16-6) ..... 7 - Chartiers Valley/South Fayette (AC#3; 14-12) ..... 6 (CV/SF eliminated)

Peters Township (AC#4; 17-9) ..... 13 - Charleroi (FC#2; 18-10) ..... 1 (Charleroi eliminated)

WINNER's BRACKET

Hopewell (BC#1; 23-3) ..... 14 - Uniontown (FC#1; 21-7) ..... 2

Plum (AC#1; 25-2) ..... 10 - Blackhawk (BC HOST; 20-6) ..... 6


On Saturday, in the Pa. Region 6 American Legion Baseball Tournament at Blackhawk's Chippewa Park Field. Hopewell defeated Bethel Park, 10-6, Plum beat Charleroi, 14-0 in 7 innings, Blackhawk rolled by Peters Township, 15-1, also in 7 innings, and Uniontown edged Chartiers Valley/South Fayette, 8-7.

Here are the articles that I could find on four of the opening day games :

Allegheny/Beaver County Times : Article on the Blackhawk/Peters Twp. game (7-26-08)

Allegheny/Beaver County Times : Article on the Hopewell/Bethel Park game (7-26-08)

Uniontown Herald-Standard : Article on the Uniontown/Char.Valley/So. Fayette game (7-26-08)

Pittsburgh Tribune Review : Article on the Plum/Charleroi game (7-26-08)

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The 2008 PA. Region 6 American Legion Baseball Double Elimination Tournament (Sunday's results) (All games at Blackhawk's Chippewa Park Field unless noted)

LOSER's BRACKET

Bethel Park (AC#2; 16-6) ..... 7 - Chartiers Valley/South Fayette (AC#3; 14-12) ..... 6 (CV/SF eliminated)

Peters Township (AC#4; 17-9) ..... 13 - Charleroi (FC#2; 18-10) ..... 1 (Charleroi eliminated)

WINNER's BRACKET

Hopewell (BC#1; 23-3) ..... 14 - Uniontown (FC#1; 21-7) ..... 2

Plum (AC#1; 25-2) ..... 10 - Blackhawk (BC HOST; 20-6) ..... 6


The Uniontown/Charleroi BEST-OF-FIVE Fayette County Championship Series is tied at 2-2 and may (or may not) ever be decided. Fayette County ALB officials have suspended the series indefinitely due to the upcoming PA. Region 6 ALB Tournament. Officials say they might resume it after the Regional playoffs are over. Fayette County ALB rules state that the regular season champion is the league's No.1 seed in the regional. Uniontown won the league and will be going to the Region 6 tournament as Fayette Co. #1, Chaleroi as Fayette Co. #2. Both teams will start play on Saturday at Blackhawk's Chippewa Park Field and Geneva College Field.


The 2008 PA. Region 6 American Legion Baseball Double Elimination Tournament (Saturday's Games) (All games at Blackhawk's Chippewa Park Field unless noted)

Hopewell (BC#1; 21-3) ..... 10 - Bethel Park (AC#2; 15-5) ..... 6

Uniontown (FC#1; 20-6) ..... 8 - Chartiers Valley/South Fayette (AC#3; 14-10) ..... 7

Plum (AC#1; 23-2) ..... 14 - Charleroi (FC#2; 18-8) ..... 0* (*- 7 inn/10 Run Rule)

Blackhawk (BC Host; 19-5) ..... 15 - Peters Township (AC#4; 16-8) ..... 1* (*- 7 inn/10 Run Rule)


Good day! Last night's action cleared up a lot of questions. The first question posed, who was going to win the Beaver County ALB Championship. The answer would be Hopewell, with a big 6-0 win over Blackhawk to capture their 13th Beaver Co. League title since 1980.

The next question answered would be : Who were going to be the last wo spots from Allegheny County going to be? The final two Allegheny Co. berths were resolved when Chartiers Valley/South Fayette beat Mt. Washington, 8-2 and Peters Twp. hammered Baldwin, 14-7. Both teams advance as the No.3 and No.4 seeds.

Only one question remains now, since both Fayette County teams in the Championship Series qualify : Who will be the Fayette County champion and No.1 seed to represent them. If Mother Nature cooperates, we will have that answer on Wednesday night (TONIGHT). The fifth and decisive game of that BEST-OF-SERIES will be determined at Hopwood's Hutchinson Field at 6:00 PM.

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Your PA. Region 6 ALB Tournament teams are as follows :

Allegheny County No.1 - Plum (23-2)

Allegheny County No.2 - Bethel Park (15-5)

Allegheny County No.3 - Chartiers Valley/South Fayette (14-10)

Allegheny County No.4 - Peters Township (16-8)

Fayette County No.1 : Uniontown

Fayette County No.2 : Charleroi

Beaver County No.1 - Hopewell

Beaver County HOST - Blackhawk


Good day! Sorry for the late updating of this site. My internet has been down most of the morning. In the Allegheny Co. ALB Dbl. Elimination Tournament on Monday night, in the winner's bracket games, Plum edged CV/SF, 3-2 and Bethel Park beat Baldwin, 7-1. Plum and Bethel Park have secured berths in the PA. Region 6 ALB Tournament starting this Saturday at Blackhawk's Chippewa Park Field. They will represent Allegheny County as No.1 and No.2 seeds.

In the loser's bracket, Peters Township eliminated Moon Township, 10-6 in a rain shortened game that ended after five innings. Mount Washington ended West Allegheny's season, 3-1.

On Tuesday night, CV/SF will play Mt. Washington at Crafton's Meyer-Middleton Field and Baldwin will play Peters Twp. at Peterswood Park. Tuesdays winners will advance to the Region 6 tourney as Allegheny County's No.3 and No.4 seeds. Both games are scheduled at 6:00 PM.

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In the Fayette County ALB Championship series, Uniontown beat Charleroi, 4-1 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in game 3 of the Best-of-Five series. The series continues tonight with Game No.4 at Charleroi's Veteran Memorial Field at 5:30 PM.

The 2008 Allegheny County ALB Dbl. Elimination Tournament (Monday's Games)(WINNER'S BRACKET) (All games at 6:00 PM)

Plum (ARL-#1; 23-2)..... 3 - Chartiers Valley/South Fayette (SL-#4; 13-10) ..... 2 (Plum advances to the PA Region 6 ALB Trny as Alleg. Co.#1)

Bethel Park (SL #3; 15-5) ..... 7 - Baldwin (SL-#1; 17-6) ..... 1 (Bethel Park advances to the PA Region 6 ALB Trny as Alleg. Co.#2)

(LOSER'S BRACKET)

Peters Twp. (SL-#3; 15-8) ..... 10 - Moon Township (ORL-#2; 19-4) ..... 6* (5 innings; rain) (Moon Twp. eliminated)

Mount Washington (MYL-#2; 17-5) ..... 3 - West Allegheny (ORL #1, 20-4) ..... 1 (West Allegheny eliminated)


The 2008 Allegheny County ALB Dbl. Elimination Tournament (Tuesday's Games)(LOSER'S BRACKET) (All games at 6:00 PM)

Chartiers Valley/South Fayette (SL-#4; 14-10) ..... 8 - Mount Washington (MYL-#2; 17-6) ..... 7 (Mt. Washington eliminated)

Peters Twp. (SL-#3; 16-8) ..... 14 - Baldwin (SL-#1; 17-7) ..... 7 (Baldwin eliminated)



In both the Beaver and Fayette County League Championships, Mother Nature decided to delay results for another day. In Beaver Co., the series final game will be played on Tuesday night at Chippewa's Park Field. The Beaver County Colt League Championship series begins tonight, so Norm Kraus (Beaver County League Director) decided that Tuesday would be a better night than Monday. In Fayette Co., Uniontown will host Charleroi in game three of that Best-Of-Series.

In Allegheny County playoff action on Sunday afternoon, Moon Township rolled by knocked out Shaler, 12-0, Mount Washington ended Keystone Oaks season, 16-4. Peters Twp. eliminated West View/Ross, 17-2. In the only other game, West Allegheny and Springdale were tied at 3-3 were rain ended up suspending that game in the sixth inning. The game will be finished at Shaler's Matulevic Field on Monday at 5:00 PM. The winner will then meet Mt. Washington right after that.

I would like to send our best wishes to for a speedy recovery to Pa. Region 6 ALB Director, Bob Hester. You are in our prayers my friend. Bob has been the Director of our Region for well over twenty years and involved with legion baseball for many more than that.

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The 2008 Allegheny County ALB Dbl. Elimination Tournament (Sunday's Games)(LOSER'S BRACKET) (All games at 1:00 PM)

Mount Washington (MYL-#2; 16-5) ..... 16 - Keystone Oaks (ORL-#4; 11-14) ..... 4 (Keystone Oaks eliminated)

West Allegheny (ORL #1, 20-3) ..... 4 - Springdale (ARL-#3; 17-7-1) ..... 3

Moon Township (ORL-#2; 19-3) ..... 12 - Shaler (ARL #2; 21-4) ..... 0 (Shaler eliminated)

Peters Twp. (SL-#3; 14-8) ..... 17 - West View/Ross ..... 2 (ORL-#3; 13-9) ..... 2 (West View/Ross eliminated)


In Alleg. Co. ALB games on Saturday. In the winner's bracket : Bethel Park upended West Allegheny, 4-2, Baldwin blanked Mt. Washington, 10-0, and Plum slipped by Peters Twp., 7-6 in 8 innings. and Char. Valley/So. Fayette edged Moon Twp., 7-6.

In the loser's bracket, West View/Ross eliminated Penn Hills, 4-3. Keystone Oaks dumped Pleasant Hills, 9-3. Springdale eliminated Swissvale, 3-1, and Shaler sent West Mifflin packing, 11-1.


In Friday night action : Moon Twp. beat Springdale, 11-4; Peters Twp. beat Pleasant Hills, 13-3, Bethel Park beat Shaler, 11-5, and Mt. Washington edged West View/Ross, 6-5

In the Alleg. Co. ALB Dbl. Elim. Tournament on Thursday night, Plum edged Keystone Oaks, 7-6, West Allegheny pounded West Mifflin, 11-1, and Baldwin shut out Penn Hills, 14-0. Also, Chartiers Valley/South Fayette upset Swissvale, 6-3.

My thanks to Pat Riley, mananger of the Sto-Rox American Legion Baseball team for providing me with Friday night's scores.


Hello everybody! Well it's that time of the year to dust off the cobwebs on this website and get it ready for all the Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette and Washington County playoff action. In the next several days I hope to have all the pairings and results of the counties that make up the PA. Region 6

The Allegheny County American Legion Baseball Double Elimination tournament playoff pairings are now set. Below you check out the first round schedule with you should note start earlier than in previous years. In the past the first round always began with all the games being played on Saturday. This year, they have broken it up into two days and will be begin play on Thursday and Friday The four A.C. Leagues (Ohio River (ORL), Allegheny River (ARL), Southern (SL), and Mon-Yough (MYL) will send their top four teams to be seeded in a 16 team bracket.

The four teams out of the sixteen that survive, will move on to the 2008 PA. Region 6 ALB tournament that is being held at Blackhawk starting on Saturday July 26th.

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In the Beaver County ALB Championship, Hopewell won game four, 6-3, on Friday night and now the series is all tied up at 2-2 with the deciding fifth game set for Sunday at Blackhawk's Chippewa Park Field. Check the link below for the story.

In the Fayette County ALB Championship series, Charleroi rumbled back to tie the series at 1-1 with a 15-5 win on Friday night at home in a game shortened by the ten run rule. The Fayette County League Championship moves back to Hopwood's Hutchinson Field for Game 3 of the Best-Of-Five series on Sunday at 6:00 PM.

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The 2008 Allegheny County ALB Dbl. Elimination Tournament (First Round)(All games begin at 6:00 PM)

Plum (ARL-#1; 21-2) ..... 7 - Keystone Oaks (ORL-#4; 10-13) ..... 6

Peters Twp. (SL-#3; 13-7) ..... 13 - Pleasant Hills (MYL-#2; 12-11) ..... 3

Chartiers Valley/South Fayette (SL-#4; 12-9) ..... 6 - Swissvale (MYL-#1; 18-4) ..... 3

Moon Township (ORL-#2; 18-2) ..... 11 - Springdale (ARL-#3; 16-6-1) ..... 4

West Allegheny (ORL #1, 19-2) ..... 11 - West Mifflin (MYL #4; 11-11) ..... 1

Bethel Park (SL #3; 13-5) ..... 11 - Shaler (ARL #2; 20-3) ..... 5

Baldwin (SL-#1; 16-5) ..... 14 - Penn Hills (ARL-#4; 15-8) ..... 0

Mount Washington (MYL-#2; 15-4) ..... 6 - West View Ross (ORL-#3; 13-8) ..... 5


The 2008 Allegheny County ALB Dbl. Elimination Tournament (WINNER'S BRACKET) (All games are on Saturday June 19 at 3:30 PM)

The 2008 Allegheny County ALB Dbl. Elimination Tournament (Saturday's Games)(WINNER'S BRACKET)

Bethel Park (SL #3; 14-5) ..... 4 - West Allegheny (ORL #1, 19-3) ..... 2

Baldwin (SL-#1; 17-5) ..... 10 - Mount Washington (MYL-#2; 15-5) ..... 0

Chartiers Valley/South Fayette (SL-#4; 13-9) ..... 7 - Moon Township (ORL-#2; 18-3) ..... 6

Plum (ARL-#1; 22-2) ..... 7 - Peters Twp. (SL-#3; 13-8) ..... 6* (8 innings)

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(LOSER'S BRACKET GAMES)

West View/Ross (ORL-#3; 13-8) ..... 4 - Penn Hills (ARL-#4; 15-9) ..... 3 (Penn Hills eliminated)

Keystone Oaks (ORL-#4; 11-13) ..... 9 - Pleasant Hills (MYL-#2; 12-12) ..... 3 (Pleasant Hills eliminated)

Springdale (ARL-#3; 17-6-1) ..... 3 - Swissvale (MYL-#1; 18-5) ..... 1 (Swissvale eliminated)

Shaler (ARL #2; 21-3) ..... 11 - West Mifflin (MYL #4; 11-12) ..... (West Mifflin eliminated)


The 2008 Allegheny County ALB Dbl. Elimination Tournament (Sunday's Games)(LOSER'S BRACKET) (All games at 1:00 PM)

Mount Washington (MYL-#2; 15-5) vs. Keystone Oaks (ORL-#4; 11-13) at Crafton's Meyer-Middleton Field

West Allegheny (ORL #1, 19-3) vs. Springdale (ARL-#3; 17-6-1) at CCAC Boyce Campus Field

Moon Township (ORL-#2; 18-3) vs. Shaler (ARL #2; 21-3) at Shaler's Matulevic Field

Peters Twp. (SL-#3; 13-8) vs. West View/Ross (ORL-#3; 13-8) at Peterswood Park in Peters Twp.


The 2008 Allegheny County ALB Dbl. Elimination Tournament (Monday's Games)(WINNER'S BRACKET) (All games at 6:00 PM)

Chartiers Valley/South Fayette (SL-#4; 13-9) vs. Plum (ARL-#1; 22-2) at CCAC Boyce Campus Field

Bethel Park (SL #3; 14-5) vs. Baldwin (SL-#1; 17-5) (TBA)

(LOSER'S BRACKET)

Loser's Bracket winners from Sunday's games (TBA)

Loser's Bracket winners from Sunday's games (TBA)



The Beaver County playoffs have been running already and are in the Championship series with Blackhawk and Hopewell battling in the best of five series. Blackhawk opened up the series with a 3-2 win at home on Sunday. Hopewell evened the series at 1-1 on Monday night with a 9-1 victory at Hopewell. On Wednesday night, Blackhawk grabbed the lead back in the series with a 7-3 win. The series resumed on Friday night at Hopewell and the home team won, 6-3 to extend it to the fifth and final game on Tuesday. Rain cancelled Sunday's game which has now been moved to Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Hopewell won it's 13th Beaver Co. ALB title since 1980. They took down Blackhawk, 6-0 behind a commanding pitching performance by Brad Kubis. Both Hopewell and Blackhawk (who is the PA Region 6 ALB tourney host) will begin the regionals at Chippewa Park Field on Saturday. You can check out all the game stories in the Beaver County Times at the links listed here :

Allegheny/Beaver County Times : Article on the fifth game of the Beaver Co. Championship Round Best-Of-Five Series between Blackhawk and Hopewell

Allegheny/Beaver County Times : Article on the fourth game of the Beaver Co. Championship Round Best-Of-Five Series between Blackhawk and Hopewell

Allegheny/Beaver County Times : Article on the third game of the Beaver Co. Championship Round Best-Of-Five Series between Blackhawk and Hopewell

Allegheny/Beaver County Times : Article on the second game of the Beaver Co. Championship Round Best-Of-Five Series between Blackhawk and Hopewell

Allegheny/Beaver County Times : Article on the first game of the Beaver Co. Championship Round Best-Of-Five Series between Blackhawk and Hopewell

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In the Fayette County playoffs on Friday night, Charleroi fired back in a big way to continue their battle for the Fayette County Championship. Charleroi pounded Uniontown 15-5 to tie up the best-of-five series at 1-1. Game three of the series, on Monday night, saw Uniontown beat Charleroi, 4-1, to take a 2-1 advantage in the series.

On Tuesday, the series returned to Charleroi and saw the home team win the game 7-5. With the game tied at 5-5, Charleroi scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning when with two runners on, a pop fly to right field led to a collision between UT's second baseman and right fielder. The collision resulted in the ball being dropped, and the runs scoring. Apparently, while the two teams waited for an ambulance for a 1/2 hour, darkness was setting in and when play was ready to resume, the umpires and officials decided it was too dark too play and since the game was in the eighth inning it was a legal contest and awrded the win to Charleroi. On Wednesday, heavy rains postponed the series indefinitely. Read the story on game five below.

On Thursday July 31st, Uniontown and Charleroi managed to complete their Fayette County ALB Championship Best-Of-Five series at Hopwood's Hutchinson Field. With the series tied a 2-2, weather killed the first attempt to get the game in. That combined with the Pa. Region 6 ALB tournament starting in two days, the Fayette County ALB officials decided to postpone the series indefinitely. On Thursday, Uniontown beat Charleroi, 13-9 to win the series, 3 games to 2. The first link below has the story from the Uniontown Herald-Standard :

Uniontown Herald-Standard : Article on the fifth game of the Fayette Co. Championship Round Best-Of-Five Series between Uniontown and Charleroi (8-1-08)

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Uniontown Herald-Standard : Article on the fourth game of the Fayette Co. Championship Round Best-Of-Five Series between Uniontown and Charleroi

Uniontown Herald-Standard : Article on the third game of the Fayette Co. Championship Round Best-Of-Five Series between Uniontown and Charleroi

Uniontown Herald-Standard : Article on the second game of the Fayette Co. Championship Round Best-Of-Five Series between Uniontown and Charleroi

Here is the story on Uniontown's win over Charleroi, 19-14 on Thursday night :

Uniontown Herald-Standard : Article on the first game of the Fayette Co. Championship Round Best-Of-Five Series between Uniontown and Charleroi

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Here are two articles on the second and third games of the Uniontown/California Best-Of-Three semifinal series :

Uniontown Herald-Standard : Article on the third and decisive game of the Fayette Co. Semifinal Round Best-Of-Three Series between Uniontown and California

Uniontown Herald-Standard : Article on the second game of the Fayette Co. Semifinal Round Best-Of-Three Series between Uniontown and California


Pa. Region 7 ALB Tournament news at State College's Shaner Complex (updated, 7-31-08)

In the Pa. Region 7 ALB tournament games from Wednesday, Hollidaysburg claimed the Pennsylvania American Legion Baseball Region 7 Tournament title after splitting a pair of games with State College. State College won the first game, 5-4, and forced a second game because Hollidaysburg was undefeated. Hollidaysburg took the second game, 13-8. Hollidaysburg advances to the state championships in Boyertown.

Altoona Mirror : Article on the fifth day of the Pa. Region 7 ALB tournament at State College

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In the Pa. Region 7 ALB tournament games from Monday, Hollidaysburg beat perrenial Region 7 power, State College, 8-5 to remain unbeaten and clinch a spot in the title game at 4:00 PM. Hollidaysburg will play Westmont. In the loser's bracket, Latrobe eliminated Kiski Valley, 7-4 and Westmont ended Somerset's season, 8-7. State College will play Latrobe at 1:00 PM. Loser goes home.

Somerset Daily American : Article on the third day of the Pa. Region 7 ALB tournament in State College

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In the Pa. Region 7 ALB tournament games from Sunday, State College came from behind in the 9th inning to beat Somerset, 4-3, Latrobe topped Young Township 13-3, Westmont defeated Punxsutawney 12-10 and Hollidaysburg beat Kiski Valley 13-9. Punxsutawney and Young Twp. are eliminated.

With play on Monday, Hollidaysburg and host team, State College, both unbeaten, meet today (Monday) in the winners bracket at the Shaner Complex in State College at 7:00 PM. In the loser's bracket, Kiski Valley plays league rival Latrobe at 1:00 PM and Somerset plays their Cambria League rival, Westmont at 4:00 PM

Somerset Daily American : Article on the second day of the Pa. Region 7 ALB tournament in State College

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In the Pa. Region 7 ALB tournament opening day games from Saturday, Somerset trailing 8-1 to Latrobe, came back to win, 9-8. In other first-round games on Saturday, Hollidaysburg beat Punxsutawney 14-10, Kiski Valley defeated Westmont 17-3 and State College topped Young Township, 14-3

Somerset Daily American : Article on the opening day of the Pa. Region 7 ALB tournament in State College

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The Region 7 tournament, which begins Saturday at State College. Kiski Valley will face Westmont, the Cambria County second-place team at 4:30 on Field #2, and Latrobe will meet Somerset, the Cambria County champion on the main field at 4:00 PM.

The other games in the Region 7 tournament have Young Township, the Indiana County champion, playing host State College at 7:00 PM, and HollidaysburgPunxsutawney, the Jefferson County winner at 1:00 PM. Both of these games are on the main field of the State College Shaner Complex.