Game 1 of the CLCS was stopped because of darkness entering the top of the 7th inning on Tuesday. Long's is winning the slug fest 10-9. Long's jumped out to a 7-0 lead after 2 innings but Armstrong came back with 6 in the bottom of the 4th inning. After that, the two teams were back and forth until the game was suspended. When the game resumed on Wednesday, Armstrong pulled off the victory in extra innings. Scott Wilson hit a no out, bases loaded single to left-center field to drive in the game winning run.
Long's took another early lead in the the 1st inning of game 2 of the CLCS, but no lead is safe when Armstrong is hitting to their potential. Armstrong came back little by little, and was leading by 6 runs when the game was suspended because of darkness in the bottom of the 7th inning. Long's was batting with no outs and a runner on first base. When the game resumed, Armstrong was able to hold Long's off to secure the victory.
Armstrong won game 3, to clinch the 2005 Chicora Area Softball League Championship. Armstrong jumped out to a three run lead in the first, then added three more in the second. Long's Market scored a couple in the next few innings as did Armstrong to make it 8-2 in the 6th. Then, Long's came roaring back with 6 in the 6th to tie the game at 8. Finally, Armstrong was able to hold Long's off in the top of the 7th. Then in the bottom of the 7th, Lee Solada led off with a double. After an intentional walk and a bunt, Rick Belles hit a bases loaded single to knock in the game winner.
This is the team's second championship in a row, and its 9th in the past 11 years. Congratulations!
SUMMARIES FOR THE SEMI-FINALS
Long's beat VFW 8-1 in game 1 of their semi-final round. However, VFW came roaring back in game 2 and won 15-2. Long's won 6-4 in game 3. The game was tied entering the 7th inning, then Long's scored 2 runs and VFW did not score any in the bottom of the inning. Long's enters the finals for the first time in around 10 years.
Armstrong beat Chicora Moose 15-2 in game 1 and 17-5 in game two of their semi-final round. Armstrong will advance to the finals for the 11th consecutive year.
SUMMARIES FOR THE FIRST ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS
In Division A playoff action, The Moose broke out for 8 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to top Toaster's 10-3 in game 1. The Moose won game two 5-1 , so they will advance to the semi-finals. VFW knocked off County Line on game 1 and again in game 2 so they will also advance to the semi-finals.
As for Division B, Longs beat Last Laff in game 1, 10-9 in 10 innings. Game 2 was a tight 5-1 game until the bottom of the 6th when the Last Laff scored 10 runs to win 15-1. Game 3 was decided in the bottom of the 7th when Long's rallied for 4 runs to beat the Last Laff 10-9. Jo De's pulled off a huge upset in game 1 of their series, beating Armstrong 8-6. Armstrong won the 2nd game 11-5. Finally, Armstrong won game 3 and will advance to the semi-finals.
2005 Homerun Leaders
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11 - Travis Bellis - Last Laff
7 - Sluggo Smith - Chicora Moose
6 - Mike Fleeger - Last Laff
6 - Chris Miller - Last Laff
5 - John Bojanek - Toaster's
5 - Erik Fuhrer - Chicora Moose
5 - Doug Rodgers - Last Laff
4 - Joe Callihan - Last Laff
3 - Dan DeCola - Toaster's
3 - Johnny Rupp - Armstrong Beer
2 - Jason Farren - Toaster's
2 - DJ Kutch - Armstrong Beer
2 - Dave Tarr - County Line
2 - Dave Cushey - Long's Market
2 - Lee Solada - Armstrong Beer
1 - Jimmy Frazier - Chicora Moose
1 - Rich Cypher - Long's Market
1 - Tye Desidiero - Long's Market
1 - Ray Slater - Last Laff
1 - Shawn ??? - County Line
1 - Dale Wiles - County Line
1 - Andy Larimore - Chicora Moose
1 - Pat Marron - Toaster's
1 - Chris Shoentag - Jo - De Pizza
1 - Eric ??? - VFW
1 - Scott Patterson - Armstrong Beer
1 - Greg Johns - Armstrong Beer
1 - Nathan McCollough - Chicora Moose
1 - Todd Mellish - Long's Market
1 - Chad Baughman - Jo De Pizza
1 - Scott Wilson - Armstrong Beer
1 - Nick Andreassi - Chicora Moose
1 - Rick Boltz - Armstrong Beer
1 - Randy Bouch - Long's Market
Special thanks to the following people for umpiring playoff and make-up games.
VFW - Billy Yusko, Greg Bly, Buddy Gibson, Harley Flick
Moose - Brent Bell, Tim Dietrich, Nathan McCollough, Matt Clayton
Jo De - Justin Kriley, Dave Kriley, Tony Kriley
Last Laff - Chris Bellis, Rocky Brown, Chris Dietrich, Shawn Bellis
Toaster's - Dennis McCollough, Jeremy Scherer
Armstrong Beer - Johhny Rupp, Rick Boltz, Greg Johns
LAST LAFF TAKES THIRD AT CLASS C STATES
The Last Laff was undefeated going into Sunday, but lost 2 close games at 12 and 1:30 to earn 3rd place at Class C States. The Chicora Moose won their first 2 games, but lost the next 2, finishing in 5th. The County Line won their first game and lost the next 2, finishing in 9th. Following is the official order of finish:
Rank, Team Name, Record, District
1. Baker's Transportation 5-1 District 9
2. Superior Three 7-2 District 6
3. Last Laff 3-2 District 9
4. Bison Bulls 4-2 District 9
5. (tie) R & R 2-2 District 6
5. (tie) Chicora Moose 2-2 District 9
7. (tie) Dixonville 2-2 District 9
7. (tie) Strykers 2-2 District 7
9. (tie) Notre Dame 2-2 District 9
9. (tie) Bogey's 2-2 District 9
9. (tie) County Line 1-2 District 9
9. (tie) Zeigler's 1-2 District 6
13. (tie) Merchants 0-2 District 9
13. (tie) Miller High Life 0-2 District 9
13. (tie) J & B 0-2 District 7
13. (tie) Left Idea 0-2 District 9
17. Hefferman Hauling 0-2 District 9
RESULTS FROM CLASS B STATES
Following are the results of Class B States. The tournament included 32 teams and was rained out on Sunday before it could be finished.
Following is the order of finish from the Class A State Tournament as provided by Guy Demaio of the ASA:
Team District Wins - Losses
1. Ground Zero Dist 2 5 - 0
2. Yellow Dog Dist 6 4 - 2
3. Konar Dist 9 4 - 2
4. Star Grill Dist 9 4 - 2
5. Folmar Dist 9 2 - 2
Pioneer Home Equity Dist 9 2 - 2
7. Pine Grove Golf Dist 9 1 - 2
Marlin’s Dist 2 1 - 2
9. Rustic Inn Dist 9 1 - 2
Unwired Dist 9 0 - 2
Common Ground Dist 9 0 - 2
Scoreboard Dist 9 0 - 2
13. Armstrong Beer Dist 9 0 - 2
Toaster's Wins Class D States, Jo De Pizza takes 3rd
Toaster's was undefeated in taking first at Class D states. Jo De Pizza took 3rd of the 5 team field. If anyone has further details, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Konar's Win Chicora Tournament
Konar's took first place in the Annual tournament hosted by the Chicora League played at the Cadogan Fields on July 16th and 17th. They defeated Unwired in the Championship. If anyone has more details about the tournament, please email them to me. Following is the order of finish.
1. Konar's - Field House League, Saxonburg
2. Unwired - Field House League, Saxonburg
3. Rustic Inn - Franklin
4. Dempsey and Baxter's - Harborcreek League, Erie
5. Merchants - Field House League, Saxonburg
6. Armstrong Beer - Chicora League, Chicora
7. Star Grille - Field House League, Saxonburg
8. Jo-De Pizza - Chicora League, Chicora
9. Otto's Tavern - Clarion League, Clarion
10. Long's Market - Chicora League, Chicora
11. Chicora VFW - Chicora League, Chicora
12. Last Laff - Chicora League, Chicora
13. County Line - Chicora League, Chicora
14. Chicora Moose - Chicora League, Chicora
15. Wick City Saloon - Ford City Slow Pitch League, Cadogan
16. Usedtobegoods - Imporium
The Chicora Moose took third at the First Annual Saxonburg Open. Both losses were at the hands of the eventual champions, Dempsey & Baxter from the Harborcreek League near Erie, PA. Konar's from the Field House League placed second. Konar's held the "King Seat" but were defeated twice by Dempsey & Baxter.
Last Laff Wins Memorial Day Tournament
May 30, 2005
The Last Laff won the Second Annual Memorial Day Weekend Tournament, defeating The Chicora Moose 16-7 in the Championship. Chris Miller, Shawn Bellis, Troy Bellis, and Jim Harmon each had two hits for the winners in the championship game. For The Moose, Darren Knox had a double and a single, and Sluggo Smith belted a homerun.
Earlier in the day, The Moose beat the Last Laff 8-3 to gain the #1 seed for the playoff. Moose pitcher Jim Kusick only gave up 3 runs and and the strong bats of Nathan McCollough (a double and a single), Brent Bell (2 singles), Nick Andreassi (2 singles), and Andy Larimore (1 homerun) helped to provide the run production. For the losers, Mike Fleeger hit 2 doubles, Shawn Bellis hit a double and a single, and Troy Bellis chipped in 2 singles.
Then, the Last Laff edged Toaster's in the Semi-Final game 7-4. Toaster's actually out hit the Last Laff 10-8 but committed 4 errors to the Last Laff's 1. Miller was the lone Last Laff player to manage 2 hits, one of them a 2 run homer in the 5th inning. Dennis "Tomato" McCollough had a double and a single and Jeremy Scherer had 2 singles for Toaster's.
Top hitters in the tournament for The Last Laff were Travis Bellis (.750), Miller (.583, 1 HR), and Shawn Bellis (.500, 2 HR).