South Hills & Synergy Group

GAME 1.......SOUTH HILLS....3.......SYNERGY GROUP....1


John Bachman went the distance while allowing just four hits, a walk and an unearned run as South Hills won the opening game of the series.  Synergy Group scored in the top of the first when they collected half of their hits.  Bachman settled in after that to record seven strike outs.  Erick Locker didn't give up much in defeat for the Blue Jays, five hits and three walks.  The Snappers tied the game in the second on a Mike Trusky single.  They scored twice more in the fourth after starting the inning with two walks and two stolen bases by Jon Leber.  A ground out followed by a double from Trusky each drove in a run.  Leber stole his third base of the night after hitting a double in the sixth.


GAME 2.......SOUTH HILLS....10.......SYNERGY GROUP....7


South Hills advanced to the semi finals with the hard fought win tonight.  The game last night had the pitchers in control, but the match this evening saw the offenses take over as fifteen different batters had at least one hit.  Johnny Rende was the best of them all at the plate.  The shortstop knocked out three singles in three at bats during his one hundred and third consecutive game for Synergy who took a 3-1 first inning lead.  South Hills, who scored in every inning but the fifth,  batted around in the third to take the lead for good at 6-3 and stretched it to 9-3 heading into the bottom of the sixth.  The Blue Jays rallied late with two in the sixth and seventh before ending the game with the tying run at the plate.  Matt Butter, Jon Leber, Josh Shearn, Mike Trusky and Clarke White had two hits each for the winning Snappers.  Matt Bradburn and Matt Pitschman did the same for Synergy.  Anthony Difilppo hit a long home run to left field for the Blue Jays. 






Clancy's Pub & Quinn Construction




Jim Pasquine led Quinn Construction to victory tonight at the plate and on the mound.  The right hander spread out five hits and six walks in the complete game win for the defending champs.  Clancy's went ahead three nothing in the third on consecutive hits from Joe Aul, Jayson Monroe and Mike Hustava.  The Mudcats answered quickly by batting around in the bottom of the inning to score six times.  They then added five more runs on over the next two frames to put the game away.  Pasquine lead the winners at the plate with three hits and three RBIs.  Also for Quinn's with two hits and two RBIs each where Mike Hermann, Brooks Marzka and Rick Olasz.  


Game 2....CLANCY'S PUB....5.......QUINN CONSTRUCTION....0

Jon Giuliani threw a two hit shut out as Clancy's Pub evened the series at one game each.  Giuliani allowed singles in each of the first two innings to Quinn Construction but no more after that except for walking two and hitting four batters.  The Tar Heels scored a run each in the third and fourth before opening up the fifth frame with four consecutive singles leading to three more runs.  2013 Batting Champion Jayson Monroe lead the Pub with three hots who also got two each from Joe Aul, Mike Hustava and Mike Wilcox. 

Game 3....QUINN CONSTRUCTION....3.......CLANCY'S PUB....2

Corry Ryan allowed six hits and three walks as Quinn Construction held on to defeat Clancy's Pub 3-2.  The Mudcats scored twice in the first and again in the second for the early lead.  Clancy's loaded the bases after two outs in the fourth but didn't score.  In the sixth, again after two outs, the Tar Hells did score twice before ending the inning with the bases loaded.  Ryan got out of another jam in the final frame as Clancy's had runners on first and third with one out but couldn't push the tying run across.  Tony Kostelnik and Jim Pasquine each had two hits for the winners.  Mike Hustava and Mark Tripson both delivered a pair of hits for the Pub.  Nick Opherman was the hard luck losing pitcher as he held Quinn to six hits and two walks over six innings.    




Dan Campbell went five for five and drove in four runs as Quinn Construction moves onto the finals for the third consecutive season.  The Mudcats, who won the league title last year, scored three times each in the first and third innings before adding a pair in the fifth for an 8-0 lead.  Luke Hils didn't walk a batter in seven innings of work to pick up the win while allowing ten hits.  Campbell and Clancy's Jayson Monroe both doubled for the only extra base hits in the contest.




South Hills & South Park


GAME 1....SOUTH PARK....10.......SOUTH HILLS....2

South Park, the regular season champions, continued their winning ways by taking the first game of their semi finals series with South Hills 10-2.  Aaron Lapaglia worked six innings of the contest and scattered five hits and four walks while picking up the victory.  A four run sixth inning for South Park doubled their lead as they efficiently used six hits, four walks and four hit batters to reach double figures in runs this evening.  Logan Corrigan delivered two doubles and three RBIs for victors who also got two hits from Chad Jacob.  Jon Leber and Jon O'Neill doubled for South Hills.


GAME 2....SOUTH HILLS....5.......SOUTH PARK....2

A four run sixth inning carried South Hills past top seeded South Park to even the series at a game a piece.  South Hills managed just four hits against South Park's league leading pitching staff with two coming from Brandon Whitfield.  The Snappers held South Park scoreless until the last inning.  South Hills, who took a 1-0 lead in the second, went up 5-0 in the sixth with two runs on a Josh Shearn double to deep right field and two more on a throwing error.  2014 Batting Champion Ryan Dodson had two of South Park's twelve hits who also got a pair each from Carter Grote, Chad Jacob and Jordan Campano. 

GAME 3....SOUTH PARK....10.......SOUTH HILLS....4

South Park used clutch hitting in the first two innings to take a quick 5-1 lead on their way to a 10-4 victory over South Hills.  Four of those runs came on hits with two outs in the early going for South Park who lead 9-1 after the fourth.  Ben Nolan allowed just one run, three hits and walked four over five innings to pick up the win.  Adam Dodson had three hits and three RBIs for the winners.  South Park also got a pair of hits each from Logan Corrigan and Anthony Monaco.  Jon O'Neill had two hits and Brandon Whitfield a two run home run for South Hills.   

GAME 4....SOUTH PARK....10.......SOUTH HILLS....2

A four run top of the first inning was enough to send South Park into the finals.  The regular season champs then added three unearned runs in the second frame on their way to a 7-0 lead and a 10-2 victory over South Hills.  Chad Jacob went four for four, including a double and home run, while collecting  four RBIs to lead the winners at the plate.  South Park also got two hits each from Anthony Monaco, Ben Nolan and Ryan Dodson along with a two run triple from Carter Grote.  Logan Corrigan picked up the win by allowing five hits in five shut out innings on the mound.



Quinn Construction & South Park


Defending champions Quinn Construction trailed 4-2 after three innings before coming back to take the first game of the series.  South Park, who won the regular season title with a 19-2 record, gave up two in the top of the first before putting up a single run in the second and three more in the third.  Winning pitcher Jim Pasquine then launched a three run, two out home run to put the Mudcats up for good in the fourth at 6-4.  Neither team scored again until Quinn did three times in the seventh before South Park attempted a comeback with one in the bottom of the frame and had two runners on base when the game ended.  Tony Kostelnik lead the Mudcats with two hits who also got two RBIs from Dan Campbell.  Adam Dodson, Carter Grote and Logan Corrigan all had a pair of hits for South Park.  Dodson and Grote drove in two runs each.     


Quinn Construction scored six times in the first inning but had to hold its breath as South Park looked to even the game and series in the bottom of the seventh.  The Mudcats got six consecutive hits in its first at bat to take the early lead and scored another pair in the second on a Jim Pasquine home run to lead 8-2.  By the seventh South Park cut the lead to three and got the lead off man on base.  Ben Nolan then hit the top of the center field fence, but only for a single as the runner on first had to wait to see if the ball would be caught or not.  South Park's next batter hit a line drive down the first base line for what would have been a sure two run triple.  It didn't end up that way as Quinn Construction manager Tom Simcho made a diving catch just inside the foul line.  Simcho, in the game only after an ejection left the Mudcats with nine players, then got to his feet and back to first base just in time to complete the line drive double play.  Cody Gross picked up the save for the Mudcats as he limited South Park to three hits and two walks over the last 3 1/3 innings of the night.  He entered the game in the fourth with two outs and the bases loaded but ended the rally with a strikeout to preserve Quinn's 8-5 lead.  Dan Campbell, Mike Hermann and Pasquine had two hits each for Quinn who also got a pair of RBIs from Adam Becker.  Nolan with two hits and Ryan Dodson's two RBIs lead the South Park offense.


Quinn Construction used a four hit shutout from Dan Laird to wrap up their second consecutive league title.  Laird's only walk of the game came with one out in the top of the seventh as South Park looked to score with two on and one out.  Laird got the next South Park batter to hit into a series ending ground ball double play.  The only run of the game came when Adam Becker singled to short right field on an 0-2 pitch with two outs.  The Mudcats started their winning fourth inning rally on a lead off single from Jim Pasquine who then moved to second on Mike Hermann's sacrifice bunt.  Logan Corrigan took the loss for South Park despite allowing only four hits and a walk in six innings.  South Park also came close to getting on the board in fifth when with two outs Adam Dodson singled and Ben Nolan doubled to left center.  The inning ended when the next batter grounded out, one of fourteen ground ball outs Laird recorded on the night.