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July 7th, 2015
What could have been a downer of a defeat turned into an exhilarating victory in the seventh inning.
After surrendering three runs in the top of the seventh to give up a 3-1 lead, Ridgway scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to take a 5-4 win over Fox Township in the opening game of the Elk County Legion League Playoffs Tuesday night at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
The St. Marys Legion baseball team swept Wilcox in a doubleheader played at Berwind Park on Thursday evening. St. Marys won the first game 9-0 and the second game 10-0 in five innings.
St. Marys had seven hits in the first game. For St. Marys, Dan Singer had a double and a single, Dan Stauffer two singles, Brad Dippold, Rudy Gleixner, Shane Haberberger each with a single. For Wilcox Tommy Roberts had a single.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Elk County Major League All-Stars moved on in the District 10 bracket with a 28-0, four-inning victory over Fox Township Tuesday night at Knothole Park in Johnsonburg.
Elk County was the away team in the game and scored in each of the four innings. Elk County scored four runs in the first and six runs in the second. Elk County then put together a 15-run third inning before adding three runs in the fourth.
DAGUS MINES â€“ The Ridgway American Legion baseball team took an early lead in Tuesday night's game at the Fox Township Legion field in Dagus Mines and never looked back, holding on for a 10-5 victory over the Post 511 squad. The game was played in a mix of rain and sunshine, and the only constant was the mud that covered the field.
WILCOX â€“ The Wilcox American Legion team lost 13-0 in five innings to Bradford Friday night at Jones Township Community Park.
Bradford scored three runs in the first and fifth innings and had a seven-run second inning.
Wilcox had just one hit in the game, a long Ben Freeburg double to right field.
KERSEY â€“Â The St. Marys Little League Softball major league all stars kept their season alive Friday evening with a 12-0 five-inning victory over Elk County in a contest played at Fox Township Community Park.
The St. Marys team scored four runs in the first, six in the third, and two in the fifth en route to the victory.
Brianna Grotzinger went the distance in the circle for St. Marys, giving up two hits, walking one, and striking out six in the shutout.
Ridgway Legion had the baserunners and the hits against Bradford.
Just not that clutch hit to sway the outcome.
Ridgway left the bases loaded three times and stranded 16 runners for the game in a 4-1 loss to Bradford Wednesday night at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
"Sixteen runners left on. Three times with the bases loaded," Ridgway coach Ryan LaBenne said. "You can't win games if you can't score. That was the key."
WILCOX â€“ A strong start in the first two innings allowed St. Marys to take a 14-2, five-inning win over Wilcox in American Legion Baseball action Friday evening at Jones Township Community Park.
St. Marys scored five runs in the first inning and six more in the second to take an 11-0 lead after two innings. St. Marys finished with eight hits for the game but the team took advantage of being walked 15 times by Wilcox pitching.
Johnsonburg native Cole Peterson drove in a pair of runs in a 7-3 win for the Olean Oilers of the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) over the Wellsville Nitros Sunday afternoon.
Peterson went 1 for 4 from the leadoff spot in the order and also walked once. Peterson also added two stolen bases, bringing his total to five for the season. Peterson assisted on five plays from his shortstop position and has 36 on the season to this point.
UNIVERSITY PARK â€” STATE CHAMPS.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team captured the 2015 PIAA Class A Softball championship Friday afternoon at Beard Field at Nittany Lion Softball Park on the campus of Penn State University by defeating the Conemaugh Valley Lady Blue Jays 7-0.
Abbey Bauer threw a no-hitter for Elk Catholic. She went all seven innings walking two, hitting one and striking out five.
"Abbey (Bauer) threw a great game and the defense behind her played extremely well," said ECCHS coach Digger O'Dell.