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Hiland Golf Course, 2017 Chicora League Champs
Laying Down: Drew Holben. Front Row: Jim Harmon, Jeff Tait, Travis Bellis, Doug Augustine, Keith Lehman, Matt LaPorte
Back Row: Ian Hindley, Ryan Ziacik, Shawn Bellis, Chris Bellis, Tyler Callihan, Joe Callihan, Josh Behrens, Bill Campbell
Missing From Photo: Ian Campbell, Dom Pusateri, Joe TV Strobel, Buddy Gibson, Stush Antoszyk
Chicora League Championship Series
Millerstown Inn took a 1-0 lead in the Chicora League Championship Series with a convincing 13-3 victory over Hiland Golf Course. MTI jumped out to a 6-0 lead int he bottom of the first and it proved to be all the runs they would need. Nick Morrow led the way with an inside the park homerun, a double, & 2 singles; Michael Riley had a double & 3 singles; Zach Moore and Christos Klutinoty each homered & hit 2 singles; and Sluggo Smith added 2 doubles & a single. For Hiland, Matt LaPorte and Doug Augustine each doubled & singled. Tim Dietrich pitched for the win. Game 2 will be Monday, August 14 at St. Wendelin's, starting at 6:15 PM.
Hiland Golf Course evened the series at 1-1, with a 15-5 victory over Millerstown Inn. Ian Campbell led the way with a homerun & 2 singles; Tyler Callihan hit a homerun & a single; Ryan Ziacik hit a triple & 2 doubles; Ian Hindley tripled & doubled; and Matt LaPorte added 2 doubles & a single. For MTI Evan Stitt, Nathan Markle, Christos Klutinoty, Michael Riley, and Tyler Kepple each had 2 singles. Chris Bellis pitched for the win.
It took 9 innings to do it, but Hiland Golf Course finally pulled out Game 3 with a 19-16 extra inning victory. Josh Behrens's 2-out 2-strike 2-run homerun in the 9th gave Hiland the lead and Ryan Ziacik's 3-run homer in the same inning gave them the insurance runs needed for the win. Zach Moore hit a 2-run homerun in the bottom of the 9th to pull his team within 3. For Hiland Golf Course, ZIacik hit 2 homeruns and a double; Berhrens had a homerun & a triple; Ian Campbell hit a double & 2 singles; and Travis Bellis had 2 doubles. For Millerstown Inn, who held a 6-0 early lead, Zach Moore hit 2 homeruns, a double, & a single; Sluggo Smith & Nathan Markle each hit 2 doubles & 2 singles; and Michael Riley added 3 singles. Chris Bellis pitched for the win.
Hiland Golf Course closed out the series and clinched the 2017 Chicora Area Softball League Championship with a Game 4 win over Millerstown Inn. Hiland was down early and used an 11 run 4th inning to take a 13-9 lead, then held off MTI for a final score of 13-12. Top hitters for Hiland were Shawn Bellis with 3 doubles & a single; Josh Behrens with a double & a single; Joe Callihan with 2 singles; and Travis Bellis with a homerun. Leading the way at the plate for Millerstown (who out-hit Hiland 17-13) were Tyler Kepple & Michael Riley each with a triple, double, & single; Christos Klutinoty with a triple & 2 singles, and Sluggo Smith with a homerun. Chris Bellis was credited with pitching for the win. This is the team's 5th consecutive league championship and 10th league championship overall.
#5 Bill's Beer Barn vs. #1 Millerstown Inn
Bill's Beer Barn scored 7 runs in the top of the 7th inning to upset #1 seed Millerstown Inn by a score of 10-5 in Game 1 of the series. Winning pitcher Robert Stamm went 3 for 4 at the plate with a single, double, and an inside the park homerun. Kyle Oswald added a double and single. Game 2 will be played on Wednesday, August 9 at St. Patrick's, starting at 6:15.
Millerstown Inn evened the series at 1-1 with a 6-4 victory over Bill's Beer Barn. Sluggo Smith and Zach Moore each homered for MTI. Nick Morrow and Evan Stitt each had 2 singles for MTI as well. Joey Friel had 3 singles and Cody Preston had 2 singles for Bill's Beer Barn. Tim Dietrich pitched for the win. Game 3 of the series will be played on Friday, August 11th at St. Patrick's, starting at 6:15.
Millerstown Inn scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to get past Bill's Beer barn 10-9 to advance to the Chicora League Championship Series. Michael Riley drove in the game winning run and had a double and a single in the game. Zach Moore homered and doubled, while Evan Stitt added 2 singles. For Bill's, Josh Friel had 3 singles and Robert Stamm had a triple and a single. Sluggo Smith pitched the final 2 innings in relief to pick up the win. Millerstown advances to the best of 5 championship and will play Hiland Golf Course.
#3 Pack Ratt Sports Cards vs. #2 Hiland Golf Course
Hiland Golf Course rallied for 5 runs in the 6th inning, then scored 2 runs in the 7th innning to get past Pack Ratt Sports Cards 13-12 in Game 1 of the series. Matt LaPorte tripled to right field to drive in the tying run and scored on an error to win the game. Tyler Callihan had 2 homeruns; Shawn Bellis homered, doubled, and singled; LaPorte added a double and single to his late game triple; and Travis Bellis hit a double and a triple, scoring the tying run in the 7th. For Pack Ratt Doug DeFrancicis hit 2 homeruns; Josh Reddick had a double and 2 singles; Adam Steiner doubled and singled; and pitcher Justin Smith added 3 singles. Chris Bellis pitched for the win. Game 2 will be Wednesday, August 9th at St. Wendelin's, starting at 6:15.
Pack Ratt Sports Cards evened the series at 1-1 with a 19-15 victory over Hiland Golf Course that included at 10-run 4th inning. Josh Reddick led Pack Ratt at the plate with a homerun, a double, and a single; Steve Shoemaker had a triple and a double; Luke Slater had a triple and a single; Doug DeFrancicis added a homerun. For Hiland, Ian Campbell had 2 homeruns and a double; Shawn Bellis had a homerun, a double, and 2 singles; Tyler Callihan homered and doubled; and Keith Lehman had a triple and a single. Dustin DeFrancicis pitched for the win. Game 3 of the series will be played on Friday, August 11th at St. Wendelin's, starting at 6:15.
Hiland Golf Course won Game 3 of the series to advance to the Chicora Area Softball League Championship Series. Josh Behrens led the way with a homerun, a double, and a single. Travis Bellis homered for Hiland, while Tyler Callihan hit a double and 2 singles, and Ryan Ziacik hit a triple and a single. For Pack Ratt, Dillon O'Donnell had a double and a single and Josh Reddick added 2 singles. Chris Bellis pitched for the win. Hiland advances to play Millerstown Inn in the best of 5 championship series, starting Sunday.
#5 Bill's Beer Barn vs. #4 Kittanning Eagles
Bill's Beer Barn won Game 1 of the series 13-8. Aaron Voelker homered for Bill's. Adam Voelker was 4 for 5 and Cody Preston went 3 for 4 at the plate. For Kittanning Eagles, C.J. Sanders hit 2 doubles. Robert Stamm pitched for the win. Game 2 was played immediately after Game 1.
Kittanning Eagles won Game 2 of the series 16-15. Dave Tarr and Dickie Crismman led the way at the plate, each hitting a homerun. Bobby Swartout homered twice for Bill's Beer Barn, Drew Spangler homered once. Josh Friel's bases clearing double brought Bill's within one run in the 7th inning, but Kittanning Eagles held on for the victory to force the deciding Game 3 of the series. Kenny Bussard earned the win on the pitcher's mound. Game 3 was played immediately after Game 2.
Bill's Beer Barn clinched the series, winning Game 3 by a score of 24-13. Robert Stamm was 3 for 4 with a homerun and Adam Voelker chipped in 3 singles. Stamm pitched for the win. C.J. Sanders hit a homerun for Kittanning Eagles. Bill's advances to the Chicora League Semi-Finals for the first time and will play #1 seed Millerstown Inn. Their series will start on Tuesday, August 8 at 6:15 at St. Patrick's
#6 Countyline Tavern vs. #3 Pack Ratt Sports Cards
Pack Ratt Sports Cards won Game 1 of the series, 16-8 over Countyline Tavern. Brandon Daughtry had a good day a the plate with a homerun, a triple, and a double. Justin Smith hit a double and two singles and Pat Lokhaiser added 3 singles. P.J. Stolitza was Countyline's top hitter with a triple and two singles. Dustin Defrancicis pitched for the win. Game 2 of the series will be played Thursday, August 3rd at St. Wendelin's, starting at 6:15.
Pack Ratt Sports Cards won Game 2 of the series by a score of 7-2. Josh Reddick and Justin Smith led the way, each hitting a double and two singles. Justin O'Donnell hit 3 singles for Pack Ratt. P.J. Stolitza was again Countyline Tavern's top hitter with 2 singles. Dustin Defrancicis earned the win on the pitcher's mound. Pack Ratt will advance to the Semi-Finals and will face Hiland Golf Course Tuesday, August 8 at St. Wendelin's, starting at 6:15 PM.
#7 Down Range Supply vs. #2 Hiland Golf Course
Hiland Golf Course took at 1-0 lead in this series with a 12-2 victory over Down Range Supply. Shawn Bellis led Hiland at the plate with a homerun and a double. Joe Callihan and Travis Bellis each added an inside the park homerun and a single. For Down Range Supply, Tyler Knass had 2 singles. Chris Bellis pitched for the win. Game 2 will be played on Wednesday, August 2nd at St. Patrick's, starting at 6:15
Hiland completed a sweep of Down Range Supply with a 11-1 win on Wednesday. For Hiland Golf Course Ryan Ziacik, Ian Campbell, Tyler Callihan, and Ian Hindley each homered. Top hitter for Down Range was Brandon Hilderbrand with a double and a single. Jeff Tait earned the win on the pitcher's mound for Hiland. Hiland moves on to the Chicora Area Softball League Semi-Finals next week against Pack Ratt Sports Cards. They will play Tuesday, August 8 at St. Wendelin's, starting at 6:15 PM.
Thank You To Playoff Umpires
Umpires are needed for the playoffs. If anyone is interested, the pay is $30 for the plate, $20 for the bases. Contact Chris at 724-355-0284 if you are interested.
Again, thanks to the following people who have umpired playoff games so far this year:
no team: Dave Craig, Eric Wiley
Bill's Beer Barn - Robert Stamm
Countyline Tavern - Dan Yantos, Keith Clark
Down Range Supply - Rhett Wahler, Dave Stevenson, Jesse Savisky
Hiland Golf Course - Ian Hindley
Kittanning Eagles - Josh Schrecengost
Millerstown Inn - Rick Belles, Tim Dietrich, Christos Klutinoty
Pack Ratt Sports Cards -
Hiland Golf Course, USA Softball 2017 Modified Class B West Champions
Front: Ian Hindley, Stush Antoszyk, Chris Bellis, Travis Bellis, Matt LaPorte, Keith Lehman
Back: Josh Behrens, Joe Callihan, Shawn Bellis, Eric McCue, Ryan Ziacik, Tyler Callihan
Hiland Golf Course won the 2017 USA Softball Modified Class B West Championship in Meadville on Saturday, July 8. They defeated the South Cass Condors from the Minersville League in Schuylkill County for the championship in the "if needed" game of the championship. South Cass came out of the losers bracket to win Game 1 of the Championship in extra innings 11-10. Hiland also defeated Bison Bulls from Venango County and the Keystone Pounders from Lancaster County in the tournament. Top hitters for Hiland were Tyler Callihan, Matt LaPorte, Shawn Bellis, and Ryan Ziacik. Chris Bellis pitched for all 4 of Hiland's wins. Following is the unofficial order of finish.
Class B West State Tournament Results
1. Hiland Golf Course - Chicora League - 4-1
2. South Cass Condors - Minersville League - 4-2
3. Bison Bulls - Venango County League - 3-2
4. Keystone Pounders - Elanco League - 2-2
5. Pack Ratt Sports Cards - Chicora League - 0-2
5. Xtra Innings / PPC - Culmerville League - 0-2
7. High Street - Shenango Valley League - 0-2
Class C West State Tournament Results
1. Ma Parker's - Harborcreek League - 8-1
2. Sunset Lanes - Shenango Valley League - 5-2
3. Hilltop Beer - Harborcreek League - 3-2
4. Cooperstown Sand & Gravel - Venango County League - 3-2
5. Kittanning Eagles - Chicora League - 4-2
5. McCormick's - Harborcreek League - 2-2
7. Rack-N-Roll - Harborcreek League - 2-2
7. Thunder - Lancaster United Church League? - 2-2
9. Bill's Beer Barn - Chicora League - 1-2
9. Flynn's Tire - Shenango Valley League - 1-2
9. Phaha Hotel - Culmerville League - 1-2
9. Sharon Domino's - Shenango Valley League - 1-2
13. Rapid Reaction - Venango County League - 1-2
13. Timberbuilt Construction - Mason-Dixon League - 1-2
13. Lowry Auto Body - Fayette County? - 0-2
13. Coaches Pizza - Towanda? - 0-2
17. Countyline Tavern - Chicora League - 0-2
17. JB's Roadside Bar - Culmerville League - 0-2
Chicora Team Wins 2017 Shenango Valley Memorial Day Tournament
A Chicora League team with members of Bill's Beer Barn, Countyline Tavern, and Hiland Golf Course won the 2017 Memorial Day Weekend Tournament in West Middlesex. The team went 1-1 in pool play, beating Sunset Lanes (Shenango Valley) and losing to Bison Bulls (Venango County). Then in the single elimination bracket, the team knocked off Sharon Domino's from Shenango Valley, Millerstown Inn (Chicora), and then defeated Dunkirk Fastpitch from Dunkirk, NY in the championship.
2017 Shenango Valley Memorial Day Tournament Champs
Front: Buddy Gibson, Bobby Coyle, Adam Voelker, Josh Friel, Joey Kriley, Matt LaPorte, JJ Raabe
Back: Joey Friel, Hunter French, Tyler Callihan, Eric McCue, Chris Bellis, Joe Callihan, Aaron Voelker
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