American Legion Baseball
|Posted by Legion Baseball on July 9, 2014 at 10:05 PM|
Bedford defeated Claysburg 9-2 to win the league title. Somerset, also representing the league, was the host of the regional tournament. Somerset topped Marion Center by a run on the opening day. The hosts followed that with two consecutive losses, losing to Unity and eventual champion Latrobe. Bedford had a tougher time, going 0-2 during the tournament. They lost their opener 12-6 to Blairsville and were eliminated by a 6-4 margin by ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Legion Baseball on July 18, 2013 at 5:35 PM|
The state announced a slight update to the Region 7 bracket this afternoon.
Essentially, Unity (District 31 #1) and Bedford (Cambria) switched spots. The first day's matchups are as follows.
Game 1: Mifflin County vs. Latrobe, 10am in Somerset
Game 2: Philipsburg vs. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Brad Bellas on July 15, 2013 at 9:20 PM|
Marion Center 9, Young Twp 2
Marion Center cruised to a 9-2 victory behind the pitching of CJ Stiles and solid defensive play. Marion Center will be Indiana County's #2 seed and will join Indiana County's #1 seed Kovacik Insurance (Blairsville) at the Region 7 Tournament in Somerset. Marion Center's record is 17-8. Blairsville's league record is 17-5.
|Posted by Brad Bellas on July 14, 2013 at 10:05 PM|
Young Twp 6, Marion Center 5
Young Twp rebounded from its Game 1 loss to defeat Marion Center 6-5 and even the series at one game apiece. Marion Center jumped out to a 3-0 lead, but the Renegades battled back to even the score at 3-3 after 3 innings. Trailing 4-3 in the 5th, Young Twp took the lead for the first time on the strength of Delbert Brown's 3-run double to the corner in rig...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Brad Bellas on July 13, 2013 at 8:50 PM|
Finals Game #1 - Marion Center 3, Young Twp 2
Jared Selkirk kept the Renegades' bats quiet, going the distance to help stake his team to a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three finals series. CJ Stiles drilled an RBI double in the 3rd to give his team a 2-1 lead in the game. Young Twp rallied in the 7th to score one run and put the tying run on first. But, Selkirk induced a fly ball to short center field that Stile...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Brad Bellas on July 13, 2013 at 12:50 AM|
Young Twp - 7
Blairsville - 5
Marion Center - 4
Punxs'y - 2
|Posted by Brad Bellas on July 12, 2013 at 11:20 PM|
Marion Center 5, Punxs'y 1
Marion Center completed its 2-game sweep of Punxs'y. Matt Popovich picked up the win, aided by CJ Stiles' bases-clearing triple in the 4th.
Young Twp 3, Blairsville 2
Mitch Johnston's 2-out broken bat single throug...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Brad Bellas on July 9, 2013 at 10:35 PM|
Indiana County's playoffs start on Wednesday. Three-time defending regular season champion and defending playoff champion Kovacik Insurance (Blairsville) will play Young Twp, and Punxsutawney squares off with Marion Center in the best-of-three semi-finals series.
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|Posted by Adam on July 7, 2013 at 9:05 PM|
Latrobe, fresh off a 16-1 regular season, will be the number one seed in the upcoming District 31 playoffs. The Jethawks clinched the top spot with a 4-0 win over rival Unity on the 4th of July. Unity, which finished 15-2 will the the number two seed. The first round will be contested with four best of three series which begin Monday evening.
The first round matchups are as foll...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Legion Baseball on July 20, 2012 at 2:30 PM|
Region 7 Tournament Capsules
League: District 31 Champion
Manager: Ron Frye
How They Got Here: Hempfield East swept each of its three playoffs series, including its championship over Unity. Hempfield East also eliminated rival W...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Brad Bellas on July 17, 2012 at 12:00 AM|
Blairsville defeated Marion Center 6-1 Monday night, completing a 2-game sweep of their best of three championship series. Blairsville (25-4) is Indiana County #1 seed for the Region 7 Tournament and will face Westmoreland champ Hempfield East. Marion Center (18-10) is Indiana County #2 seed and will square off with host Latrobe at the Region 7 Tournament.
|Posted by Brad Bellas on July 12, 2012 at 1:00 PM|
Playoffs got underway Wednesday evening with regular season champion Blairsville scratching out a 6-4 win over visiting Young Twp. Frank Wolford went the distance, striking out 8 batters, to get the win. Sam Held took the loss. John Distefano finished 2-3 with 3 RBI and plated the winning runs with a 2-run single in the bottom of the 5th after Young Twp scored 3 in the top of the inning to tie the game at 4.
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|Posted by Adam on July 10, 2012 at 8:15 PM|
The Central Penn League will commence its double elimination playoffs on Wednesday. First round matchups are below. All games will be played at the home field of the higher seed. The final will be played on Monday, or Tuesday if an extra game is necessary.
Clearfield @ Beech Creek
Mifflin County @ Philipsburg
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|Posted by Adam on July 9, 2012 at 10:25 PM|
Double Elimination (Begins Wednesday)
Richland vs. Somerset
Meyersdale vs. Patton
Cernic's vs. Claysburg
Stoystown vs. Bedford
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|Posted by Brad Bellas on July 8, 2012 at 11:30 PM|
The Indiana County playoffs are set with two best-of-three semifinals series getting underway Wednesday, July 11. Regular season champion Blairsville ( 21-3 ) will face Young Twp ( 14-10 ). Punxsutawney ( 21-3 ), which finished in second place based on its head-to-head record with Blairsville, takes on a red-hot Marion Center team ( 16-8 ) that won its final 8 games of the season. By virtue of its regular season title, Blairsville has already earned a b...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Adam on July 7, 2012 at 11:10 PM|
Game One results from the District 31 quarterfinal matchups:
West Hempfield 7, Kiski Valley 6
Unity 11, Latrobe 9
Hempfield East 4, Derry 0
Irwin 8, Mount Pleasant 5
Game Two in each series is scheduled for Sunday. The games will be hosted ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Adam on July 7, 2012 at 1:40 PM|
District 31 in the state's Region Seven begins its eight team playoff tournament today. The first round, which comprises of four best of three series, starts this afternoon with each game hosted for the higher seed. Regular season champ Hempfield East hosts eight seed Derry, while seven seed Mt. Pleasant visits two seed Irwin. Regional host Latrobe, the four seed, hosts rival Unity Township. In the final matchup, West Hempfield travels to third se...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Legion Baseball on May 29, 2012 at 9:50 PM|
The Jefferson County League, which had hosted legion baseball for decades, disbanded over winter due to a lack of interest from area teams. The four remaining teams moved to neighboring leagues as follows: Clearfield and Dubois to the Central Penn League, Punxsutawney to the Indiana County League, and Brookville to the Clarion County League.
The standing pages have been updated accordingly.
|Posted by Brad Bellas on May 21, 2012 at 11:35 PM|
The Indiana County League (Region 7) opened play on Monday night with Young Twp. topping Homer City Post 493 by a score of 11-0. The game was shortened to 5 innings by the 10-run mercy rule. Sam Held held Homer City to a leadoff single by Garrett Omasta and fanned 11 in the win.