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OV Venom 12u Drops Opening Day DH at Penn Twp
April 13, 2014

As OV Venom 12U entered Opening weekend without Luke, Jon and Ryan (away at Sports Zone Tournament), we received the news that Calvin had broken his thumb keeping him from action.   The OV Venom family wishes Calvin a speedy recovery.   Jackson and Nick Chaney filled in to get us to a 9 player lineup to face the Penn Twp Warriior at Penn Twp Municipal Park on Sunday.   Weather was fantastic with temps around 80 for gametime.  

In Game 1, we started slow, shaking the rust off, clearly showing that we had been unable to practice outdoors.  We went on to fall 8-0 to Penn Twp Warriors.   Several errors, and limited hitting lead to the tough start.  

In Game 2, we started playing Venom baseball again.  Kaleb pitched a solid 3 inning shutout, leaving the game with a 3-0 lead as we went to the 4th inning.   In the 4th, we reverted back to rusty play and gave up 6 runs.  Final score in Game 2 was 8-3.  

Day ended with dinner at TGI Fridays with about 1/2 the team.  We will do a better job communicating dinner plans, as this one came up last minute as we approached Robinson.  

Keep your heads up, and know there is better baseball to come.   Thank you Chaney brothers for helping us out.  

Practice tomorrow at Leopold Lake.  Return to action on Tuesday at Valley Thunderboltz in Wheeling at I470 At 6:30.  

 


 

Baseball Youth Sponsors OV Venom 12u
March 12, 2014

Baseball Youth, the Nation's Top Baseball Magazine for Kids, has sponsored OV Venom 12u for our 2014 Spring season.  We have been given area rights to sell subscriptions to the magazine for $20 per year. 

Basically, we need to sell 20 subscriptions at $20 each and the team keeps the $400 to be allocated to the Montour Wood Bat Tournament. Each player needs to sell at least 2. Any over 20 that we sell, we get $10 back.  If interested, send an email to venombaseball@comcast.net and we will take the steps to get your subscription started.  Your young baseball player will love this magazine.

Baseball Youth magazine will feature OV Venom 12U in an upcoming issue! 


 

Winter Sessions to Begin
January 7, 2014

Winter Sessions will begin on Friday, January 10th at the West Hills Baseball Warehouse in Imperial, PA.  Our timeslot will be every Friday from 7:30- 9:30. 

The warehouse address is 753 Route 30, Imperial, PA. 

There is a release form in the Misc Docs area to the left.  Please print and sign.  Bring it with  you to first session.  This release form is required by West Hills Baseball.  I will also have blank copies available at the first practice.

Also, we will be inviting players to the winter sessions as prospects.  Looking to fill 3-4 roster spots for the Spring 2014 Season.  Thanks.

 


 

OV Venom 12u Baseball Seeks Players
February 28, 2014
 
The OV Venom is considered to be one of the top up and coming travel teams the area.  We are currently looking to fill a few roster spots for the upcoming Spring 12U season.  OV Venom offers a unique brand of Travel Baseball, as we have found competitive baseball in the Pittsburgh area, and don't force families into 5 vacations per year for tournaments up and down East Coast.  For this reason, we are able to keep costs at a more manageable level.
 
We aim to deliver an high caliber baseball team that prepares players to perform at the highest level.  Our primary focus is on player development and understanding how to play the game of baseball.   If your son is ready to move to the next level and has passion, excitement and commitment to play baseball, then the OV Venom may be right for you. 

Our program has:  
  • Winter training
  • Experienced Coaching Staff in excess of 30 years
  • Weekly practices
  • Competitive league play in Pittsburgh Metro League
  • Tournaments and competitive scrimmages throughout the season
We play a minimum of 2 tournaments in the Spring, Summer and Fall (total of 6-8).   The potential tournaments are listed in the Tournaments link to the left.  May change based on availability.  At the end of the season, you’ll have the most engaged, well-rounded training, practice program and competitive baseball experience.
 
We welcome new talent, so please feel free to email us at venombaseball@comcast.net.  We will then invite you to a Winter Session for a tryout.
 

Merry Christmas to all OV Venom Players and Families
December 25, 2014

 

OV Venom coaches wish all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014.   Enjoy these last few weeks, and we will see you on January 10th 7:30-9:30 for our first winter session. 

 


 

OV Venom Baseball Featured in Ohio Valley Life
December 6, 2013

Thank you Ohio Valley Life for featuring us in your December issue! 

5000+ households in Weirton, Steubenville and Wintersville recieve this magazine through the mail on a monthly basis.

In the article, Coach Waugh provides insight into why this team was established, what prospective players can expect and dispels popular myths about travel baseball.

Interested players should contact us at venombaseball@comcast.net

Much needed sponsors can also contact us via email, or you are welcome to utilize the secure Donate PayPal button to the right. 

Thanks for the support!

 

 


 

OV Venom Sweeps South Fayette, Improves to 18-8 for Fall 2013
October 27, 2013

OV Venom 12u and South Fayette exchanged the lead four times on Sunday, but OV Venom 12u ended up on top with a 9-5 win in six innings over South Fayette.

OV Venom 12u took the lead in the third inning and held on for the victory.  OV Venom 12u went up for good on a two-run double by Luke Beatty off Mike, bringing home Sebastian Spencer and Josh Maurer.  Luke racked up three RBIs on one hit for OV Venom 12u.

Alec McBane got the win for OV Venom 12u.  He allowed four runs over two innings.  Alec struck out four, walked three and gave up three hits.

The top of the first saw OV Venom 12u take an early lead, 2-0. A single by Josh, plating Sebastian started the inning off.  The scoreboard lit up again for OV Venom 12u when Maurer scored on a groundout by Luke.

South Fayette quickly matched OV Venom 12u's strong inning with a three-run inning of its own in the first.  South Fayette scored on an RBI double by Brandon, a walk by Connor, and a fielder's choice.

OV Venom 12u went up for good in the third scoring five total runs, which came home on an RBI double by Ryan Waugh, a sacrifice fly by Jakob Bailey, and an RBI single by Peyton Michalos.

OV Venom 12u built upon its lead with two runs in the fifth.  A clutch ground out by Ryan scored Jakob to open the scoring in the frame.  That was followed up by Tyler Smarrella's single, plating Luke.

One run in the bottom of the fifth helped South Fayette close its deficit to 9-5. An RBI double by Bryce sparked South Fayette's rally.  Finally, Jakob fanned Drew for an inning-ending strike out.

Kaleb Daileythrew a flawless 6th inning to secure the win of first game in double header.

In Gane #2, Jakob Bailey went 2-2 as OV Venom 12u took home a 3-2 victory over South Fayette in six innings at South Fayette.

Josh Maurer worked out of five difficult moments for OV Venom 12u.  He pitched three innings and allowed no earned runs on no hits.  Josh faced his toughest situation in the sixth inning, loading the bases before battling his way out of the inning.

South Fayette jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first.  Dom got things going for South Fayette with a single.  A stolen base then moved Dom from first to second. Bryce singled, plating Dom.

OV Venom 12u tied the game in the fourth on a two-run single by Jakob that scored Sebastian Spencer and Josh.

OV Venom 12u never trailed after scoring one run in the fifth on a steal of home by Peyton Michalos,that proved to be the winning run.

 

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OV Venom Sweeps Cranberry, Improves to 16-8
October 20, 2013

OV Venom 12u shut the door early on Cranberry, capturing an 11-0 victory on Sunday at Cranberry.

With six runs in the first three innings, OV Venom 12u left no doubt about the eventual outcome.

An RBI triple by Luke Beatty, and an RBI single by Alec McBane during the first inning supplied the early offense for OV Venom 12u.

Cranberry couldn't get anything going as long as Jakob Bailey was pitching.  Cranberry managed just one hit off of the OV Venom 12u's pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out four during his three innings of work.

OV Venom 12u was sparked by Alec and Luke, who teamed up for six hits and two RBIs.

OV Venom 12u brought home three runs in the third inning, and matched that run total in the sixth. In the third, OV Venom 12u scored on a walk by Kaleb Dailey, scoring Jakob.

OV Venom 12u tacked on another two runs in the fourth. A sacrifice fly scored Brodie McUmar to get OV Venom 12u on the board in the inning.  That was followed up with a steal of home by Sebastian Spencer.

OV Venom 12u increased its lead with three runs in the sixth. A ground out scored Josh Maurer to start the scoring in the inning. That was followed up by Ryan Waugh's double, scoring Luke and Alec.

In Game #2, OV Venom 12u and Cranberry lit up the scoreboard as they combined for 26 runs.  In the end, OV Venom 12u won the offensive battle 18-8 in four innings.

The teams banged out 27 hits hits between them, as well as three for extra bases.

Seventeen runs in the first three innings helped OV Venom 12u blow out Cranberry. during the first inning and a walk by Tyler Smarrella, a hit by pitch, a two-run double by Sebastian Spencer, a two-run single by Josh Maurer, an RBI single by Alec McBane, and a two-run single by Kaleb Dailey in the second inning supplied the early offense for OV Venom 12u.

Alec boosted his batting average thanks to a perfect 3-3 day at the plate to pace OV Venom 12u.

Luke Beatty recorded the win for OV Venom 12u even though he allowed eight runs over three innings. Luke struck out one, walked two and gave up 11 hits.

OV Venom 12u pounded Cranberry pitching, as six hitters combined for 11 hits, 13 RBIs and 14 runs scored.

OV Venom 12u answered Cranberry's top inning with seven runs of its own in the third.  OV Venom 12u scored on a steal of home by Peyton Michalos, a walk by Sebastian, an RBI triple by Josh, an RBI single by Luke, and RBI single by Ryan and a two-run single by Tyler capped off a solid offensive day.

 

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OV Venom Drops Heartbreaker then Blown Out
October 12, 2013

OV Venom 12u won the hit battle 11-10 on Saturday, but couldn't push enough runs across to get the win, instead losing 7-6 in six innings to Team United at Bessemer.

Sebastian Spencer racked up two RBIs on three hits for OV Venom 12u.  He singled in the first and fourth innings and doubled in the sixth inning.

Schmidt recorded the win for Team United.  He allowed one run over two innings, struck out none, walked none and gave up two hits.

The top of the first saw OV Venom 12u take an early lead, 1-0. Sebastian singled to ignite OV Venom 12u's offense.  A stolen base then moved Spencer from first to second.  Jakob Bailey singled, plating Sebastian.

Team United answered OV Venom 12u's top inning with one run of its own in the first. Team United scored on an error.

OV Venom 12u pushed one run across in each of the second, third and sixth taking a 6-5 lead to the bottom of the 6th.  

It didn't take long for Team United to answer as it scored two runs of its own in the sixth. Team United scored on a steal of home by Wilson and an RBI single by McCattery.

Despite nine hits, OV Venom 12u lost 14-4 to Team United in Game #2 at Bessemer.

Ryan Waugh racked up two RBIs on one hit for OV Venom 12u.  He doubled in the third inning.

Exler got the win for Team United.  He tossed two innings of shutout ball. He struck out one, walked one and surrendered two hits.  Team United never trailed after scoring three runs in the first on an error, a groundout by Manning, and.

After pushing across three runs in the bottom of the third, OV Venom 12u faced just a 4-3 deficit.  An RBI double by Alec McBane and a two-run double by Ryan sparked OV Venom 12u's rally.  Finally, Schmidt got Peyton Michalos to ground out to end the threat.

A one-run fourth inning helped bring OV Venom 12u within 10.  An RBI single by Josh Maurer gave OV Venom 12u life. Auth ended the game by getting Luke Beatty to single.

 

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OV Venom Splits Series in Plum
October 6, 2013

Jakob Bailey brought home the winning run to give OV Venom 12u the lead in the sixth inning, as OV Venom 12u hung on to beat Plum 12 3-0 on Sunday.

Josh Maurer singled to get on base in the sixth. He then went from first to second on a stolen base.  Jakob went a perfect 3-3 at the dish for OV Venom 12u.

Josh shut down Plum 12 while he was on the hill.  Plum 12 managed just one hit off of Maurer, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out three during his three innings of work.

In game #2, Josh Maurer went 2-3, but OV Venom 12u still fell 6-2 in six innings on Sunday at Plum.

Denny got the win for Plum 12.  He tossed 1 1/3 innings of shutout ball.  He struck out none, walked none and surrendered no hits.

Plum 12 matched its one-run second inning with one more in the fifth.  In the second, Plum 12 scored on an RBI single by Dom D, plating Brady.

A two-run fourth inning helped bring OV Venom 12u within three.  An RBI double by Josh and an RBI single by Kaleb Dailey gave OV Venom 12u life.  Finally, Max got Peyton Michalos to ground out to end the threat.

 

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OV Venom pounded by Ingomar
September 29, 2013

It's said, "Sometines You Get the Bear, and sometimes the Bear Gets You".  Safe to say, Ingomar was the bear and outscored OV Venom 39-6 in this 2 game double header.

Despite Sebastian Spencer's 2-3 performance at the plate on Sunday, OV Venom 12u took a 20-6 loss at the hands of Ingomar in game #1.

Ryan recorded the win for Ingomar with plenty of run support from the Ingomar bats.  He allowed two runs over two innings.  Ryan struck out three, walked none and gave up three hits.

After pushing across two runs in the top of the fourth, OV Venom 12u faced just a 10-6 deficit.  A groundout by Lance Novak and an RBI double by Josh Maurer sparked OV Venom 12u's rally.  Finally, Ryan got Jakob Bailey to ground out to end the threat.

Ingomar quickly matched OV Venom 12u's strong inning with a 10-run inning of its own in the fourth.  Ingomar scored on a walk by Connor, an RBI single by CJ, a steal of home by CJ, a three-run home run by Ryan, a two-run home run by Braydon, a bases loaded walk by Zack, and a walk by Walker.

In game #2, Jakob Bailey did his best to will OV Venom 12u to a win with a two-hit game, but OV Venom 12u dropped a 18-1 contest to Ingomar on Sunday.

Eric got the win for Ingomar. He allowed one run over three innings. He struck out one, walked one and surrendered five hits.

Home runs for Ingomar came when Ryan homered in the first inning and Chris homered in the third and fourth innings.

OV Venom 12u managed to score one run in the second inning on an RBI single by Ryan Waugh.

Ingomar built upon its lead with three runs in the third. Chris homered, bringing home Ryan to start the inning.

Ingomar piled on 12 more runs in the top of the fourth.  Walker kicked things off with a single, scoring Zack.  That was followed up by Ryan's single, bringing home Walker.

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OV Venom take Ohio Glaciers Fall Tourney Runner Up
September 15, 2013

OV Venom 12u lost 11-3 to Sports Zone 13u on Sunday for the Ohio Glaciers Fall Tournament Championship, despite a total of six hits.  A confirmed misprint in the tournament rules allowed 13 yr olds to play in this 12u tournament. 

Ryan Waugh led OV Venom 12u's offensive threat, as he got on base three times in the game.  He also drove in one run, as he singled in the second inning, and later reached on 2 walks.

Greene got the win for Sports Zone. He allowed two runs over 3 1/3 innings. Greene struck out two, walked five and gave up six hits.  Sports Zone's 13 year olds; Wood, Greene, Palmer and Snyder, combined for all ten hits and nine RBIs.

Two runs in the bottom of the third helped OV Venom 12u close its deficit to 4-3.  A steal of home by Sebastian Spencer and a bases loaded walk gave OV Venom 12u life.

Sports Zone tacked on another six runs in the fifth. A error scored Snyder and Sullivan to get Sports Zone on the board in the inning.  That was followed up by Wood's three-run home run (his 2nd of the game), bringing home Schultz and Mallone.

OV Venom takes Runner Up in competitive Ohio Glacier Fall Tournament.  Nice job in first tournament after only playing 5 games together prior to the beginning of this tournament.

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OV Venom beats Bethel Park and Advances to Championship
September 15, 2013

OV Venom 12u beat the Bethel Park Hawks 4-1 in six innings on Sunday at Ohio Glaciers Fall Tournament behind Luke Beatty, who went 3-3 at the plate.  He singled in the second and fourth innings and doubled in the fifth inning.  Luke also got it done on the mound on the way to a win. He allowed one run over four innings.  Luke struck out eight, walked one and gave up five hits.

After a quick strike from Bethel Park Hawks, OV Venom 12u responded with one run in the fourth.  OV Venom 12u scored on an RBI single by Kaleb Dailey.

Jakob Bailey brought the heat against Bethel Park Hawks during his outing. Bethel Park Hawks managed just one hit off of  Jakob, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out two during his two innings of work.

OV Venom 12u never trailed after scoring three runs in the fifth on two doubles Sending them to the Championship game vs. Sports Zone 13u.  

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OV Venom Falls 8-4 to Bethel Park in Glaciers Tournament
September 14, 2013

OV Venom 12u lost 8-4 in six innings at Ohio Glaciers Fall Tournament on Saturday, despite outhitting Bethel Park Hawks 12 to nine.  Jakob Bailey went a perfect 3-3 at the plate for OV Venom 12u. He singled in the first, fourth, and sixth innings.

Kevin got the win for Bethel Park Hawks allowing one run over 2 1/3 innings. Kevin struck out six, walked none and gave up five hits.

Bethel Park Hawks never trailed after scoring five runs in the first on an RBI double by Huber, a groundout by Zack, an RBI single by Andrew, and two bases loaded walks.

Bethel Park Hawks built upon its lead with three runs in the second. Huber's double got things going, scoring Kevin. That was followed up by Evan's single, bringing home Huber.

After pushing across three runs in the top of the sixth, OV Venom 12u faced just a 8-4 deficit.  An RBI single by Jakob and a two-run single by Kaleb Dailey set off OV Venom 12u rally.

Following the days action, OV Venom secured the #2 seed and will return on Sunday to play Bethel Park again, as they are the #3 seed.   Winner will advance to Championship.  Good Luck Venom.

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Early Lead Fuels OV Venom Victory over Ohio Glaciers
September 14, 2013

OV Venom 12u refused to relinquish the lead after grabbing it early against Ohio Glaciers, recording an 11-2 victory on Saturday at Ohio Glaciers Fall Tournament.  With seven runs in the first three innings, Venom left no doubt about the eventual outcome.

A two-run single by Kaleb Dailey and an RBI single by Ryan Waugh during the first inning and a two-run single by Lance Novak and a two-run double by Jakob Bailey in the second inning fueled OV Venom 12u's offense early.  Jakob went a perfect 3-3 at the plate for OV Venom 12u.

Luke Beatty recorded the win for Venom.  He allowed one run over three innings.  Luke struck out five, walked six and gave up no hits.

Venom hammered Ohio Glaciers pitching as six hitters had a field day, combining for 12 hits, 10 RBIs and seven runs scored.

Venom scored three runs of its own in the fifth, on an RBI single by Peyton Michalos and a two-run double by Tyler Smarrella.

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OV Venom 12u Falls to Montour in Game 2 of DH
September 7, 2013

OV Venom lost 7-5 in six innings at Kennedy Field on Saturday afternoon, despite outhitting Montour seven to five.  Brodie McCumar reached base three times in the game for OV Venom 12u.  He scored one run and had one RBI.

The top of the first saw Montour take an early lead, 1-0.  A single by Deutsch, plating Puglduo started the inning off.  OV Venom 12u scored one run of its own in the third on a walk by Lance Novak.

OV Venom battled for two-run rallies in the fourth inning and the fifth.  In the fourth, Venom scored on a groundout by Ryan Waugh, scoring Luke Beatty.  The game's last lead went to Montour thanks to a fifth inning rally that saw four runs cross the plate on a three-run home run by Persinger and a steal of home by Gallager.  

Venom had several chances, battled in the closing innings, and came up short in the loss.  

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OV Venom 12u No Hits Montour in Game 1 of DH
September 7, 2013

Two pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter for OV Venom 12u in a 13-0 victory in four innings over Montour on Saturday at Kennedy Field.  Luke Beatty and Kaleb Dailey tallied eight strikeouts and walked two in completing the no-no, in the 1st game of an afternoon double header.

Montour had no answer for Luke, who kept runners off the basepaths in his appearance.  He held Montour hitless over three innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out five.  Luke showed his talents on both sides of the diamond with a strong game on the mound and at the plate.  He racked up four RBIs on two hits for OV Venom 12u. He homered in the first inning and singled in the fourth inning.

OV Venom 12u took the lead early, thanks to a first inning rally that saw three runs cross the plate on a three-run home run by Luke  Alec McBane also homered, blasting a 5th inning grand slam over the right field fence.  

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OV Venom 12u Bests Steubenville in Shootout
August 26, 2013

Fans were treated to a high-scoring affair Monday as OV Venom 12u outscored Steubenville 12-8 in six innings.  The teams totaled 16 hits, including four extra base hits in the game.

The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to five lead changes in the game.  OV Venom 12u finally managed to grab the lead after a strong third inning.  OV Venom 12u scored on an RBI single by Josh Maurer off Zac Berger, bringing home Sebastian Spencer.

OV Venom 12u was led by a flawless day at the dish by Sebastian, who went 2-2 against Steubenville's pitching.  He doubled in the first inning, singled in the third inning, and drew 2 walks.

Jakob Bailey got it done on the hill on the way to a win. He allowed two runs over three innings. He struck out four, walked two and surrendered three hits.  Steubenville jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first.  Scotty Mitchell got things going for Steubenville with a single.  A stolen base then moved Scotty from first to second.  Zac singled, scoring Scotty.

After a quick strike from Steubenville, OV Venom 12u responded with one run in the first.  OV Venom 12u scored on an RBI single by Josh.  Venom scored one run in the second inning, and then followed it up with one more in the fourth.  In the second, Venom scored on a groundout by Peyton Michalos, plating Kaleb Dailey.

Steubenville scored two runs in the top of the fifth to cut its deficit to one. A two-run single by David Tuttle sparked Steubenville's rally. Finally, Luke Beatty got Andrew Gresko to strike out to end the threat.

OV Venom 12u survived Steubenville's surge and put up seven runs of its own in the fifth.  OV Venom 12u scored on a walk by Ryan Waugh, a walk by Peyton, a groundout by Brodie McCumar, a two-run single by Josh, and a two-run single by Jacob.

After pushing across four runs in the top of the sixth, Steubenville faced just a 12-8 deficit.  Alec McBane ended the game by getting Connor Mort to strike out.

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OV Venom 12u drubs Follansbee
August 21, 2013

Follansbee didn't put up much of a fight on Wednesday, as OV Venom 12u cruised to a blowout 13-1 win in five innings at Follansbee.  OV Venom 12u scored six runs in the fourth on  RBI singles by Jakob BaileyLuke Beatty, and Ryan Waugh, and a two-run triple by Tyler Smarrella.   

Alec McBane recorded the win for OV Venom 12u.  He allowed one run over two innings.  Alec struck out four, walked four and gave up no hits.

OV Venom 12u went up for good in the second, scoring four runs on a home run by Tyler Smarrella.  He racked up six RBIs on two hits for OV Venom 12u.

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OV Venom 12u offense too much for Wintersville Orioles
August 16, 2013

OV Venom 12u refused to relinquish the lead after grabbing it early against the Wintersville Orioles, recording a 17-1 victory on Friday at Wintersville.  The game was decided quickly as OV Venom 12u exerted its will early with 13 runs in the first three innings.

A groundout by Jakob Bailey, a two-run single by Alec McBane, an RBI single by Peyton Michalos, a two-run single by Sebastian Spencer, an RBI single by Kaleb Dailey, and an RBI single by Jacob in the first inning fueled OV Venom 12u's offense early.

Luke Beatty recorded the win for OV Venom 12u. He tossed one inning of shutout ball. He struck out two, walked none and surrendered no hits. 

Kaleb pitched lights out for OV Venom 12u.  He gave up just one hit, allowed one earned run, walked one and struck out seven during his three innings of work.

OV Venom 12u pounded the Wintersville Orioles pitching, as seven hitters combined for 17 hits, 15 RBIs and 15 runs scored.

OV Venom 12u built upon its lead with five runs in the third. Sebastian started the inning with a single, plating Ryan Waugh. That was followed up by Jacob's single, scoring Sebastian.  They added four more runs in the top of the sixth.  Jacob kicked things off with a single, bringing home Peyton.  That was followed up by Luke's single, scoring Sebastian.

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OV Venom 12U Announced
August 7, 2013

Following 2 tryouts which saw many players and families interested in the OV Venom brand of travel baseball, a team of 11 players has been selected.   Thanks to all who came out to support and take a shot at making this team. 

Our official roster can be found by clicking the team roster link in the Main Menu.  Congrats to all who made it, and good luck this Fall 2013.

OV Venom 12U will compete in the Pittsburgh Metro Baseball Fall League, as well as a Fall Tournament or two.  The goal will be to play solid baseball through the fall, then stay together for winter workouts, and compete in Spring 2014 in a league, as well as 4-6 tournaments.   Venom Baseball is a great alternative brand of travel baseball. 

We are pleased to have put together another group of solid baseball players with solid families.  Thanks!


 

OV Venom 14U Thank You
July 15, 2013

A special thank you to all involved.  It has been my pleasure to coach this great group of men for past 2 years.  Many friendships were formed and these young men will stay close through the years. 

The future of Venom Baseball is unknown with our entire roster entering the next step in the progression, High School Baseball.  Best of luck in your next baseball adventure, and be sure to keep us posted on the successess, as I know there will be many!

Thanks again!

 


 

OV Venom 3rd in Beast of the East 14U
July 6, 2013

OV Venom had a great showing at the 25th Annual Beast of the East Tournament this 4th of July weekend, while playing competitive baseball along with strong pitching that has become known as Venom Baseball.  After being in contention for 14u Championship until the final day when we lost 3-2 to the CNY Thunder from Syracuse, NY, we remained focused and finished in 3rd place.

OV Venom competed against teams from Morgantown, Columbus, Syracuse, Union Local, Michigan and the Pocanos, finishing with a 4-2 record, surrendering only 18 runs to opponents while scoring 49 over the weekend.

Danny Zdinak represented Team Venom in Skills Competitions finishing 3rd in Golden Arm and tied for 3rd in HR Derby.

Up next for Venom will be the Pony Sanction Tournament July 26-28.  Lets Go Venom!

 


 

Venom Workouts Through Winter
February 10, 2013

After successful Fall season, Venom is back at it with indoor practices on Fridays beginning January 4, 2013.  We have scheduled every Friday, from January 4th thru March 29th, at the West Hills Baseball Warehouse in Imperial, PA.

The facility was just what we needed.  5 batting cages, 2 pitching tunnels, and large "field" area.  Winter workouts kept bats active, and gave players an opportunity to get used to the -3 BBCOR bats that will be required in the 2013 Tri-State Baseball League.

Also, we were able to introduce some speed & agility drills in an attempt to make the team quicker.   Study showed that, when we lost, we lost by an average of less than 2 runs in 2012.   Thanks Mark for sharing the drills Keenan had picked up in agility courses.  One more stolen base or one more hit beat out for a single could be the difference in any game.

All in all the warehouse sessions were a success, but there is no comparison to getting on a field.  Soon!

 


 

Venom Joins TSPL for Spring 2013
November 16, 2012

Venom coaching staff is excited to annouce we have been asked to join some of Western PA's best 14U tournament teams in the Tri-State Baseball League.  We will join West Allegheny, Upper St. Clair, Moon, Mt. Lebanon, Washington, Canon Mac, Wheeling Thunder, Collier Twp, and Steubenville for a 18 game schedule and playoffs.
 
Coach Bill has been asked to managed the TSBL website, www.tsplbaseball.com, and assist in creating the league schedule.  This league will be the best preperation for High School Baseball as games will be played on 60/90 fields and bats will be restricted to -3 BBCOR.  We are looking forward to some great league baseball in addition to tournament baseball in 2013.


 

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