Baseball team – NY Renegades http://nyrenegades.com/ Tue, 24 May 2022 20:20:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://nyrenegades.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/ny.png Baseball team – NY Renegades http://nyrenegades.com/ 32 32 Seton Hall Prep baseball team win SEC and GNT titles – Essex News Daily https://nyrenegades.com/seton-hall-prep-baseball-team-win-sec-and-gnt-titles-essex-news-daily/ Tue, 24 May 2022 18:44:50 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/seton-hall-prep-baseball-team-win-sec-and-gnt-titles-essex-news-daily/ This slideshow requires JavaScript. WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Seton Hall Prep baseball team had a stellar week last week, winning four games to extend their record to 19-6 and their winning streak to eight games. In those four games, they won the Super Essex Conference – American Division title and the Greater Newark Tournament […]]]>

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Seton Hall Prep baseball team had a stellar week last week, winning four games to extend their record to 19-6 and their winning streak to eight games. In those four games, they won the Super Essex Conference – American Division title and the Greater Newark Tournament title.

On a sweltering Saturday afternoon, May 21, Seton Hall Prep defeated Bloomfield 15-0 at Yogi Berra Stadium on the Montclair State University campus in Little Falls in the GNT Championship Game. It was the Pirates’ 18th title and their 26th appearance in the title match. Senior right-hander John Cerwinski (5-0) pitched a full five-inning game with one hit with seven strikeouts and two walks. The offense was led by senior left fielder Matt Monteleone, who was 2-for-2 with two runs scored and four RBIs. Junior designated hitter Ryan Probst was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBIs, and senior second baseman Alex Kim was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Senior third baseman Ryan Sprock was 1 for 2 with two RBIs, senior receiver Aaron Bertone was 1 for 3 with two RBIs, senior shortstop Chris Maldonado was 1 for 2 with three runs scored and a run produced, and senior right outfielder Luke Mahala kicked off a run with a goal-laden walk.

After the game, head coach Mike Sheppard Jr. said, “I’m more proud of the fact that we put ourselves in a position to be in the championship game, but in baseball anything can happen. I just want our team to go out there, be competitive and respect their opponent.

Maldonado added: “That’s what we’ve been working on all year.”

Cerwinski said: “I felt good on the mound and was happy my teammates gave me an early lead. We haven’t finished yet. We still have a few regular season games left, and then the state tournament. I believe the Non-Public A North section is the hardest in the state.

Just two days earlier, junior right-hander Justin Shadek threw a stunning shutout on one hit in a 1-0 win over Christian Brothers Academy at Porcello Field. The Pirates’ only run came when, with one out in the fifth inning, Maldonado walked, stole second base and scored when Sprock singled to right field.

Shadek, who had nine strikeouts, said after the game, “I had a good mentality from the start. Going into the third inning, I knew I was going to throw a gem, and the team and the coaches had a lot of faith in me.

Sheppard added: “It was a quality performance today. Justin has lived up to his potential.

The day before, the Pirates clinched their 10th Super Essex Conference – American Division title, beating Bloomfield 14-3 at Bloomfield Middle School. The Pirates were led by junior Garrett Grubbs, who was 3 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBIs, while junior Elijah Foster hit a two-run homer, Monteleone hit a solo homer and Kim was 2 in 4 with two runs scored. Senior right-hander Patrick Walega (3-1) pitched four innings, allowing three runs on six hits with five strikeouts and a walk, and junior James Macko pitched the final two innings with four strikeouts and a base on walks, giving up a hit.

On Tuesday, May 17, Seton Hall traveled to Woodman Field in Montclair to take on the RCMP. They beat Montclair 9-2. Monteleone and Maldonado each had two points, while Kim, Mahala, Bertone and senior center fielder Sam Nomura each had one point. Sprock (4-0), a senior right-hander, pitched a full game, allowing two unearned runs on two hits with 13 strikeouts and two walks.

Photos courtesy of Rich Morris/SHP

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Zimbabwe’s baseball and softball bodies join forces to choose Baseball5 team https://nyrenegades.com/zimbabwes-baseball-and-softball-bodies-join-forces-to-choose-baseball5-team/ Mon, 23 May 2022 10:18:24 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/zimbabwes-baseball-and-softball-bodies-join-forces-to-choose-baseball5-team/ You viewed more than 50 articles in the last 12 months. Keep Olympic News Free Support insidethegames.biz for just £10 For nearly 15 years now, insidethegames.biz has been at the forefront of fearless reporting on what’s happening in the Olympic Movement. As the first website not to be placed behind a paywall, we have made […]]]>

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‘A Season to Remember’: 1952 Little League Team Documentary Includes Director’s Cut | Local News https://nyrenegades.com/a-season-to-remember-1952-little-league-team-documentary-includes-directors-cut-local-news/ Sun, 22 May 2022 04:15:00 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/a-season-to-remember-1952-little-league-team-documentary-includes-directors-cut-local-news/ The year 1952 featured one of the greatest sports stories in Western Pennsylvania history. A baseball team made up of children from Monongahela has qualified for the Little League World Series championship game. To date, it is the only team from Western Pennsylvania to have reached this game. It’s a story of triumph, tragedy and […]]]>

The year 1952 featured one of the greatest sports stories in Western Pennsylvania history.

A baseball team made up of children from Monongahela has qualified for the Little League World Series championship game. To date, it is the only team from Western Pennsylvania to have reached this game.

It’s a story of triumph, tragedy and redemption, which was captured in WQED’s documentary, “A Season to Remember: The Baseball Boys of Mon City.”

A shorter version of the film premiered in October. A new, expanded director’s cut, featuring an additional 10 minutes, will premiere at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ringgold Middle School.

“There was a lot of content that we couldn’t fit into a 30-minute broadcast window,” explained Beth Dolinar, writer, producer and narrator of the documentary.

Dolinar, a Finleyville native who graduated from Ringgold High School in 1977, said she had wanted to do this documentary for a long time. This is understandable, because this story has several stages.

Scott Frederick, a retired history teacher from Ringgold High School, believes there are four chapters to the story.

The first chapter involves this 14-boy team called the Monongahela Mighty Mites winning the state Little League Championship.

In the state championship game, Monongahela hit four straight home runs in the fifth inning to stretch a 2-1 lead over Hickory to the eventual final score of 6-1.

“The newspaper said it was the best Little League team in history so far,” Frederick said. “They really were. In their first 15 playoff games, they allowed just five hits.

Dick Sacane pitched a full game on one hit in the state title game, which followed a one-hitter performance by George Fabian in the semifinals – an 8-0 win over Mid- Valley. Sacane, who hit one of four fifth-inning home runs in the championship game, has been dubbed “The Babe Ruth of Little League”.

They were a team that combined excellent striking with exceptional throwing on a staff that included southpaw Eddie Kikla, nicknamed the “Cy Young of Little League”. He was no slouch either, with two homers in the state title game

“The 1952 team was so talented,” Dolinar said. “They were considered unbeatable. We interviewed the coaches’ daughters. They remembered their dads saying they had never seen so much talent in one place.

The second chapter deals with the tragedy, a part of the story that Frederick, a Monongahela native, knew little about until his 2016 visit to Williamsport.

Many Monongahela residents traveled to Williamsport for the state championship, including a group of recent Monongahela High School graduates.

A known criminal ran into three of the boys as they slept in their car. He killed the driver, 18-year-old Raymond Smith, and forced 17-year-old Herbie Hixenbaugh to drive.

“These boys were sleeping in a car in a parking lot,” Frederick explained. “A career criminal approached them. He took them hostage. He shot the driver, who later died.

Hixenbaugh’s quick thinking saved his life and that of another teenager as he signaled SOS with the car’s brake lights as he drove past a parked police cruiser.

The headlines from the August 18, 1952 edition of The Republican Daily mark each event. It reads, “State LL Champions Given Rousing Welcome Home” with photos from the parade honoring the team. The other reads, “Local LL Fan Slain Near Williamsport.”

“This horrible thing happened the same day this wonderful thing happened,” Dolinar said. “How do you manage to hold two completely different emotions in your head at the same time? That’s what it took to tell this story.

Chapter three is the team’s appearance in the Little League World Series as they continued to roll through to the championship game.

In the semifinals, Monongahela defeated a team from Hackensack, NJ, by a score of 10-1.

This set up the championship game against Norwalk, Connecticut. A fifth-inning Sacane home run gave Monongahela the 3-2 lead he took in the sixth and final innings, as Kikla dominated on the mound.

However, Norwalk picked up two runs in the sixth and won 4-3.

Tom DeRosa served as the team’s bat boy. His brother, Frank, was a catcher on the team.

“They were all my buddies,” he said. “It was really exciting to be there. That team was phenomenal. They were crazy good. You never went there thinking they were going to lose. They’re a group of kids who were just seconds away from being world champions.

He said he remembers those days vividly, including the celebratory parade to welcome the state champions.

“That Little League team got everyone’s attention,” DeRosa remembers fondly. “Everyone in the city knew them. Even people from other cities like Donora and Charleroi knew that the children of Mon City were participating in the Little League World Series. The sidewalk looked like a parade of tickers to Yankee Stadium. It was noisy. You couldn’t even park at Mon City. It was a big, big, big problem. »

Chapter four of the story wasn’t written until two years later, when an 11-member Monongahela team from that Little League team won the Pony League World Series in Washington.

Monongahela beat teams from much bigger cities like San Antonio, Texas and Beverly Hills, California before beating Chicago 8-2 in the championship game.

“They were resilient,” Frederick said. “Some of them said it was redemption, not just for them, but for the whole community. From my point of view, it was really good over evil. It’s really a story of underdogs winning. It’s a redemption story, really, for everyone.

Tickets are free for Wednesday’s screening but required due to limited auditorium capacity. They’re available on Eventbrite or can be picked up in person at the Monongahela Area Historical Society at 711 West Main St.

Doors will open at 6 p.m.

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Arkansas baseball team hurt by twisted number in Alabama loss https://nyrenegades.com/arkansas-baseball-team-hurt-by-twisted-number-in-alabama-loss/ Sat, 21 May 2022 11:52:00 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/arkansas-baseball-team-hurt-by-twisted-number-in-alabama-loss/ TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama (28-25, 11-17 SEC) scored six goals in the fifth to overcome an early multi-point deficit and overtake No. 7 Arkansas (38-15, 18-11 SEC), 8-6. Friday night at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Arkansas and No. 6 Texas A&M (34-17, 18-11 SEC) head into Saturday, the final day of the regular season, tied for the […]]]>

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama (28-25, 11-17 SEC) scored six goals in the fifth to overcome an early multi-point deficit and overtake No. 7 Arkansas (38-15, 18-11 SEC), 8-6. Friday night at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

Arkansas and No. 6 Texas A&M (34-17, 18-11 SEC) head into Saturday, the final day of the regular season, tied for the top of the SEC West Division standings after losing the Aggies at Ole Miss, 14-6, Friday night. With a win tomorrow, the Hogs can clinch their fourth straight division title, having won SEC West in 2018, 2019 and 2021.

The Razorbacks opened an early advantage with help from Jalen Battles, Brady Slavens, Michael Turner and Chris Lanzilli. Each had an RBI in the first five innings of Friday night’s game as Arkansas led 4-1, entering the bottom half of the fifth.

Arkansas starter Connor Noland shot three frames scoreless to start his outing before allowing a run in the fourth and then facing disaster in the fifth. Alabama got a twisted number in the inning, scoring Noland for four runs before going to reliever Zack Morris for two more.

The Crimson Tide added to their 7-4 lead in the very next inning as right-hander Zebulon Vermillion allowed a home run to start the sixth. Alabama totaled eight runs over the middle innings of the game, putting Arkansas in a four-run hole with nine outs to go.

Lanzilli’s productive effort wasn’t over, however, as he doubled up a pair of runs at home in the top of the seventh to cut Arkansas’ deficit to 8-6. The Razorback right fielder powered the offense with three hits, including two doubles, and three RBIs on the night.

Kole Ramage, pitching for the second straight day, pitched scoreless eighth and ninth innings with four strikeouts to give Arkansas the opportunity to get even closer. The Hogs threatened by putting out two runners and getting the go-ahead at home plate in the top of the ninth, but the Crimson Tide prevailed and took an 8-6 win.

Saturday’s rubber game between Arkansas and Alabama begins at 1 p.m. on SEC Network+. Right-hander Jaxon Wiggins will start on the mound in the Razorbacks’ regular season finale.

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Apprentice School baseball team wins seven straight games, three on Thursday, for USCAA Small College World Series Championship – The Virginian-Pilot https://nyrenegades.com/apprentice-school-baseball-team-wins-seven-straight-games-three-on-thursday-for-uscaa-small-college-world-series-championship-the-virginian-pilot/ Fri, 20 May 2022 04:20:45 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/apprentice-school-baseball-team-wins-seven-straight-games-three-on-thursday-for-uscaa-small-college-world-series-championship-the-virginian-pilot/ To say that what the Apprentice School baseball team just accomplished is unlikely seems like a huge understatement. Unprecedented and miraculous might fit better. After losing in the first round of the 10-team, double-elimination tournament, the Builders won seven straight games over three days in DuBois, Pennsylvania to claim their third US Collegiate Athletic Association […]]]>

To say that what the Apprentice School baseball team just accomplished is unlikely seems like a huge understatement.

Unprecedented and miraculous might fit better.

After losing in the first round of the 10-team, double-elimination tournament, the Builders won seven straight games over three days in DuBois, Pennsylvania to claim their third US Collegiate Athletic Association Small College World Series championship. In the title game, Apprentice’s third contest on Thursday, the Builders beat Miami University Hamilton of Ohio 23-17 despite trailing 15-2 after 4 1/2 innings. The Apprentice had 20 hits in the championship game, six of which went out of the park.

It was the first season as head coach for Ben Jones, whose team started 2-11 as he attempted to replace longtime coach Bryan Cave, under whom he had been an outcaster. peer and an assistant coach. But the Builders (26-18) gradually found their rhythm to qualify for nationals, where they put on a performance that no one would have seen coming.

Thomas Packert ended a remarkable tournament with a championship game for the ages. He hit 5 for 6, including a home run and two doubles, with five runs and three RBIs. He also pitched the final two innings for the win in a game in which both teams have been exhausted from needing to work in so many innings this week.

Apprentice, who used six pitchers in the Finals before Packert took the mound, trailed 15-2 and 17-7 in the sixth before Caleb Russell’s two-out Grand Slam cut the deficit to 17-11. in the seventh, Maxwell Burcham and Riggs Ellis drove in before Braden Lambert hit a two-run homer, taking a 17-15 lead.

After Packert retired the Harriers (25-20), Holden Sandridge led the bottom of the eighth with a home run. Packert’s bases-loaded single tied the game at 17, and Burcham quickly hit the Builders’ second grand slam of the game, putting them ahead 21-17 and giving him six RBIs for the contest. Ellis followed with another home run.

Few could have imagined that ending after Monday, when Miami Hamilton dusted Apprentice 12-2 in a game that was stopped after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.

But the Builders immediately rebounded, winning lopsidedly. They beat Mid-Atlantic Christian 11-1 and Bryant & Stratton-Albany 13-3 on Tuesday, then beat Penn State Mont Alto 7-1 and three-time defending champion Penn State DuBois 7-0 on Wednesday.

This left Apprentice as one of three remaining teams. The Builders took the field at 11 a.m. Thursday and edged Cincinnati-Clermont 6-3 in eight innings. After the Cougars scored in the bottom of the seventh to force an extra inning, Packert homered a two-out three-run homer in the eighth. It was his second homer of the game, and he got the win by pitching the last three innings, striking out four and giving up two hits.

Miami-Hamilton, the last undefeated team in the event, had two games to try for the championship. But the Builders forced the contest “if necessary”, winning 14-3 behind effective pitching by winner Logan Earley (4-3) and Clay O’Brien. They haven’t scored in the first three innings but have scored in each of the last six. They had 16 hits, including three each by Burcham and Ellis. Packert and Camden Weston each had two hits, two runs and two RBIs, and Luke Wells was 2-for-2 with three runs.

Apprentice’s momentum didn’t carry over into the opening innings of the rematch against the Harriers, but the Builders turned the script around to add a title to those they won in 2007 and 2015.

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START: Ohtani on the mound, Scherzer takes on his hometown team https://nyrenegades.com/start-ohtani-on-the-mound-scherzer-takes-on-his-hometown-team/ Wed, 18 May 2022 07:02:39 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/start-ohtani-on-the-mound-scherzer-takes-on-his-hometown-team/ A glimpse of what’s happening around the majors today: ___ SHOHEI AND THE RANGERS Two-way Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani is pitching again in Texas a month after allowing six runs in 3 2/3 innings in a 10-5 loss to the Rangers at Globe Life Field. Ohtani has been stellar on the mound since […]]]>

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SHOHEI AND THE RANGERS

Two-way Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani is pitching again in Texas a month after allowing six runs in 3 2/3 innings in a 10-5 loss to the Rangers at Globe Life Field. Ohtani has been stellar on the mound since that second straight loss to open the season – having lost just twice in 23 starts last year. He’s 3-0 with a 1.13 ERA and 32 strikeouts in four starts spanning 24 innings since that visit to rival AL West. Speaking of divisional foes, Ohtani’s 4.56 ERA against Rangers is the second highest of any team he’s faced at least twice. The highest is Houston (4.75).

MISSOURI-MAX

Mets ace and St. Louis-area native Max Scherzer (4-1, 2.66 ERA) makes his 15th career start against the Cardinals, one of three teams he has a losing record against – he is 4-6 with an ERA of 2.55 against his hometown club.

He earned a no-decision in St. Louis last month despite going 10 out of seven scoreless innings at Busch Stadium. He will face Cardinals right-hander Jordan Hicks (1-3, 4.15) in Game 3 of a four-game series.

OCTOBER CONTAINERS

Atlanta and Milwaukee, both NL Division winners last season, wrap up their playoff rematch when Braves left-hander Max Fried (4-2, 3.14 ERA) takes on defending Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes (1-2, 1.77) in the final of a three-game series.

Atlanta reliever Tyler Matzek went on the injured list on Tuesday, retroactive to May 14, with left shoulder inflammation – but star outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. returned to the lineup in a 3-0 victory after missing five games with a sore groin.

HAPPY TO SEE YOU AGAIN

Blake Snell returns from a groin injury to make his first start of the season for the San Diego Padres (23-13). Snell, winner of the 2018 AL Cy Young Award, pitches in Philadelphia against Zack Wheeler (1-3, 4.26 ERA) – NL Cy Young Award finalist last year.

Snell was 7-6 with a 4.20 ERA in 27 starts last season, his first with the Padres.

Bryce Harper could return to the Phillies roster – or he could miss at least one more game as he recovers from a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow. The double MVP is expected on Wednesday or Thursday. He bats .305 with nine homers, 14 doubles, 27 RBIs and an NL-best .634 slugging percentage.

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Community Members Send Holmes Co. Baseball Team to State Tournament https://nyrenegades.com/community-members-send-holmes-co-baseball-team-to-state-tournament/ Tue, 17 May 2022 00:01:00 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/community-members-send-holmes-co-baseball-team-to-state-tournament/ HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – In small towns, like Bonifay, Friday night lights aren’t just for football, but for all sports, including baseball. “The turnout for our ball games has just been phenomenal, so it’s great, and everyone’s excited,” said Holmes County High School principal Tim Baggett. “I mean we had packed crowds at the […]]]>

HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – In small towns, like Bonifay, Friday night lights aren’t just for football, but for all sports, including baseball.

“The turnout for our ball games has just been phenomenal, so it’s great, and everyone’s excited,” said Holmes County High School principal Tim Baggett.

“I mean we had packed crowds at the district tournament and the regional finals,” said senior baseball player Trent Pilcher.

Pilcher said the support for his team has not gone unnoticed.

“It’s kind of emotional, you know, because it’s my last year, so it’s going to be the last time I do something for my community and try to do something big,” Pilcher said. .

“If you don’t have a base of support it’s hard to get up for games over and over and over again, base of support means everything,” Baggett said.

Now the team is heading to the final four in the state, and the support hasn’t waned.

“They’re going to give us a farewell parade going down there,” Pilcher said.

There are several reasons why the Blue Devils want to win the state title, and one of them hits close to home. Starting third baseman Hayden Revell is undergoing surgery and will not make the trip with the team.

After discovering blood clots in his arm, the third baseman is down for the count, but his team said they were playing for him.

“So we’re playing for more than us on the court right now because he’s really been a big part of where we got to and how we got there,” Pilcher said. “It’s going to make me play a lot harder, it’s going to make all these guys play a lot harder.”

They believe giving it their all will be enough for a state championship.

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Plum Notebook: Softball team grabs last spot, earns Class 5A playoff trip https://nyrenegades.com/plum-notebook-softball-team-grabs-last-spot-earns-class-5a-playoff-trip/ Sun, 15 May 2022 15:10:24 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/plum-notebook-softball-team-grabs-last-spot-earns-class-5a-playoff-trip/ By: Michael Love Sunday May 15, 2022 | 11:01 a.m. Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review Plum’s Dani Pici in a singles match against Kiski Area in a match on April 27. It’s been a turbulent season for the Plum softball team, but last Tuesday against Penn Hills the Mustangs were able to pull off a win […]]]>

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It’s been a turbulent season for the Plum softball team, but last Tuesday against Penn Hills the Mustangs were able to pull off a win that earned them a spot in the WPIAL Class 5A playoffs.

Plum controlled his own destiny for the fourth and final spot in Division 1. The Mustangs also considered a measure of revenge on their neighborhood rivals after an 18-8 loss to the Indians on April 13.

It was a different story in the rematch as the Penn Hills bats were put down by Makenzie Lang’s throw and no error from the defense behind her.

In his best outing of the season, Lang allowed just four hits and scored none while striking out eight.

She got all the support she needed as the Plum Bats delivered two runs top of the first. The Mustangs added confidence with two runs in the third and single runs in the fifth and sixth innings.

Plum had 12 hits that day, with Taylor Lorish having the biggest impact. She went 3 for 4 with two RBIs.

Jaralyn Kincaid, Dani Pici and Ashley Polakovic each recorded a pair of hits. Kincaid and Polakovic doubled in the win.

Pici, a freshman, drove a run, giving her the team’s best 18 RBI of the season.

Plum finished the regular season 6-11, and he went 5-7 (fourth) in division play. The Mustangs were to know their fate in the WPIAL playoffs last Thursday, after the deadline for this week’s edition.

Penn Hills finished 4-8 in the section, one game behind Plum, and two of the losses were for Kiski Area as Penn Hills spring teams refused to play the Cavaliers in any sport as a result of racial taunts allegedly made by fans at a college volleyball game in early March.

Baseball

The Plum baseball team is once again in familiar territory as the Class 5A playoff team.

The Mustangs finished 8-4 in Section 2 and entered the playoffs 12-6 overall.

Plum was no stranger to tight, competitive baseball this season, especially in the section where seven of 12 games were decided by a run.

The Mustangs were 3-4 in those games with wins over Penn Hills, 1-0, Hampton, 2-1 and Fox Chapel, 1-0.

Plum finished one game behind Hampton (9-3) and one game ahead of Fox Chapel (7-5).

The 1-0 home win over Fox Chapel on May 9 went to extra innings.

Plum pitchers Justin Giarusso and Colin Watson combined to limit the Foxes to one hit, and the defense made no mistake.

Giarusso worked a full seven and gave up the hit walking three and striking out four on 86 pitches.

Watson came in eighth and picked up the win with a walk and strikeout.

Plum’s offense was also blocked, collecting just three hits – singles from Silvio Ionadi, Colin Solinski and Nick Lamia.

Ionadi was hit by a pitch to start the bottom of the eighth and was sacrificed to second on a bunt by Brady Dojonovic before moving to third on a passed ball.

With two outs, Solinski delivered a single to center to score Ionadi with the game winner.

Boys volleyball

The Plum boys’ volleyball team hoped to play the spoiler and prevent visiting Gateway from finishing their 2-2A section roster undefeated as the teams met in the section final in Plum on May 10.

But the Gators, No. 6 in the Western PA Volleyball Coaches Association’s latest Class 2A poll, had other ideas. They won games one, three and four en route to a 3-1 win.

Plum, who honored his five seniors – Nick Capalongo, Nick Killinger, Cameron Moss, Thomas Marzina and Rocco Schneiderlochner – before the game, capped his section schedule at 5-3.

“We showed improvement,” said coach Plum Fisher Bagiatis after the game with the Gators (8-0).

“It was the first time we faced a team of this caliber in a while, so we could really see how we scaled up. Offensively, we played well. Defensively, we were a bit limited.

Plum swept through Deer Lakes and Mars and shared her season streak with Derry.

Pairings for the WPIAL Boys Volleyball Qualifiers were due to be released last Friday with a first-round match as early as Monday, past the deadline for this week’s edition.

Last year, No. 9 seed Plum outlasted No. 8 Trinity 3-2 in the first round before falling 3-0 to top seed Seton La Salle. the eventual WPIAL champion.

Michael Love is a staff writer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Michael by email at mlove@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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BEGINNING: Astros aim to tie team mark of 12 straight wins https://nyrenegades.com/beginning-astros-aim-to-tie-team-mark-of-12-straight-wins/ Sat, 14 May 2022 08:00:01 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/beginning-astros-aim-to-tie-team-mark-of-12-straight-wins/ A glimpse of what’s happening around the majors today: ___ ASTRO RISING Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros go for their 12th straight win, which would tie the team record. Altuve hit the first pitch of the game Friday night as the Astros won their 11th straight, beating Washington 6-1. Houston, which began play in […]]]>

A glimpse of what’s happening around the majors today:

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ASTRO RISING

Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros go for their 12th straight win, which would tie the team record.

Altuve hit the first pitch of the game Friday night as the Astros won their 11th straight, beating Washington 6-1.

Houston, which began play in 1962 as a National League expansion team called the Colts .45, has won 12 straight on three occasions – in 1999, 2004 and 2018.

The Astros won the series opener in manager Dusty Baker’s first game at Nationals Park since being fired as Washington skipper after the 2017 season – that was the year the Nats won their second consecutive NL East title.

This series marks the first games that matter between the franchises — which share a spring training facility — since Washington beat the Astros in the 2019 World Series.

Cristian Javier (2-0, 0.83 ERA) starts for Houston against Erick Fedde (2-2, 3.90).

2B OR NOT 2B

Robinson Canó found another job with the majors, signing with San Diego less than a week after being released by the Mets.

The Padres plan to use Canó, 39, as a left-handed bat off the bench. Interim manager Ryan Christenson said he could get occasional starts at second base and designated hitter.

“I have a lot left in the tank,” Canó said. “I know I can still play this game and just come out on top.”

The Mets owe Canó nearly $45 million remaining on his original contract signed with Seattle. He will earn a prorated share of the $700,000 minimum.

Canó hit .195 with a home run and three RBIs in 43 plate appearances for the NL East-leading Mets. He took time off last season to serve a second suspension for performance-enhancing drugs.

The eight-time star second baseman had a career batting average of .302 with 335 homers in 17 seasons when the Mets cut him.

Christenson took over the Padres while manager Bob Melvin recovers from prostate surgery.

The Padres said Friday that no cancer was discovered during the operation two days earlier. Melvin, 60, had said he hoped to miss only the first six games of the team’s nine-game road trip, which kicked off in Atlanta this weekend and continues in Philadelphia and San Francisco.

AS SICK

Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw is out with inflammation in a pelvic joint, the seventh straight season he has gone on the injured list. Los Angeles moved the roster several hours before it was set to face the Phillies at Dodger Stadium.

Kershaw, 34, was hampered by pitching arm pain for the entire second half of last season and missed the Dodgers’ playoffs.

Kershaw (4-0, 1.80 ERA) is off to a stellar start to his 15th season with the Dodgers. Three-time NL winner Cy Young has 32 strikeouts and just three walks in five starts since signing a one-year, $17million deal in March to return to his only professional club.

Kershaw also became the Dodgers franchise leader in strikeouts on April 30.

RETURN GAME

The Mariners’ prized pitching prospect George Kirby had a vocal cheering section in the Seattle stands for his impressive major league debut on Mother’s Day and thinks he’ll have another when he faces the Mets in his second career start.

Kirby grew up in Rye, New York, about 22 miles north of Citi Field. He was drafted by the Mets out of high school in the 32nd round, but went to Elon College in North Carolina and was selected by Seattle with the 20th overall pick in 2019. The 24-year-old right-hander , ranked among baseball’s top new pitchers, pitched six shutout innings with seven strikeouts and no walks Sunday against Tampa Bay after being called up from Double-A Arkansas.

KB COMES BACK

Kris Bryant could return to Colorado’s roster shortly after a cortisone injection relieved pain in his aching back.

The Rockies outfielder got the shot Monday, then played catch-and-hit into a batting cage Friday for the first time since being sidelined nearly three weeks ago. He is expected to increase his workload on Saturday and could begin a short minor league rehab assignment next week.

Bryant, who signed a seven-year, $172 million free agent contract with the Rockies in March, is still looking for his first home run with Colorado. The four-time All-Star and 2016 NL MVP is batting .281 with four RBIs. He was struck out 12 times in 57 at bats.

500 STRAIGHT

Royals outfielder Whit Merrifield is set to play his 500th consecutive game, extending the longest streak in the majors, when Kansas City plays Colorado.

Merrifield’s run began June 25, 2018 and is the longest in the majors since Prince Fielder played 547 straight from September 14, 2010 to May 16, 2014. Merrifield played six positions during the stretch: first base, second base , left field, center field, right field and DH.

To beat Cal Ripken Jr.’s record of 2,632 games? The 33-year-old is expected to play over 13 more seasons.

RYU READY

Blue Jays left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu, sidelined since April 16 with a forearm problem, will be activated to start in Tampa Bay.

The 35-year-old allowed 11 runs in 7 1/3 innings in his first two starts before going on the disabled list. After a quick visit to Triple-A Buffalo for a rehab start last Saturday, he’s ready to join the rotation. He will face Rays left-hander Ryan Yarbrough (0-0, 6.14).

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Moreno Valley baseball success helps bolster coach during battle with cancer – Press Enterprise https://nyrenegades.com/moreno-valley-baseball-success-helps-bolster-coach-during-battle-with-cancer-press-enterprise/ Thu, 12 May 2022 22:54:45 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/moreno-valley-baseball-success-helps-bolster-coach-during-battle-with-cancer-press-enterprise/ MORENO VALLEY — Brad Allcock lay in bed at Loma Linda University Medical Center the morning his Moreno Valley baseball team was scheduled to host Savanna in a Division 5 South Section playoff opener of the CIF. Allcock suffered severe abdominal pain in January, about a month before the start of the season. It appeared […]]]>

MORENO VALLEY — Brad Allcock lay in bed at Loma Linda University Medical Center the morning his Moreno Valley baseball team was scheduled to host Savanna in a Division 5 South Section playoff opener of the CIF.

Allcock suffered severe abdominal pain in January, about a month before the start of the season. It appeared to be appendicitis, but Allcock received shocking news shortly after waking up from the appendectomy.

Doctors discovered a tumor in the appendix and Allcock was diagnosed with stage III-B colon cancer. About 25% of his large intestine was removed, along with 14 lymph nodes that were also infected.

Allcock, 38, began chemotherapy treatments in March, about a month into the baseball season. He had side effects from his second session and was hospitalized for a week as his liver enzymes were above normal and his blood platelet count fell from 160 to 2. A clot formed near his gallbladder .

The Moreno Valley baseball team was set to play its first postseason game without its coach in the dugout. But Allcock was released around noon that day and went to the baseball field.

“Baseball has been therapeutic throughout this time,” said Allcock, who has been with the program for 15 years, 12 of them as a head coach. “When I’m home, especially after treatment, I usually hang out by the toilet and want to sleep 24/7. But when I’m out here with the team, these guys are so full of energy and life, and baseball has just been an escape for me during a very difficult time.

The players were ready to play but received an extra boost when their coach entered the pitch.

“Just seeing his face made everyone’s day and made it a little bit easier to go out there and win that day,” senior pitcher Frank Camarillo said. “He fights every day just to be here with us, so we’re going to fight just as hard every time we train and play… We really want to win this one for him.”

Moreno Valley (25-3) is having one of the best seasons in program history and is the No. 1 seed in the Division 5 playoffs. Vikings host Viewpoint (17-7) in the quarterfinals Friday afternoon.

Moreno Valley’s Frank Camarillo is 9-0 on the mound this season and also leads the team with an average of .484 and 38 RBI. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

It was a turnaround season for the program, which went 8-16 last year and missed the playoffs.

“I think we were a divided team last season. Everybody was doing their own thing there,” said senior center fielder Aidan Magana. “We’re all on the same page and just having fun when we play.”

Allcock is also Moreno Valley’s athletic director and has been able to pursue those duties, often while working from home. Allcock said the school administration, led by Principal Philip Peeples, was supportive regardless of the circumstances. Allcock also credited his assistant athletic director Jennifer Strawn.

“I may not be able to be there in person as much right now, but everyone at our school has been phenomenal,” Allcock said. “I couldn’t do all of this without the support of so many people here.”

Allcock also thanked his coaching staff — Justin Brown, Adrien Garibay, JR Harry and former MLB pitcher Kevin Olsen — for taking the reins on the field whenever he can’t be there himself. .

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