2016 Chicora League Champs - Hiland Golf Course
Front Row: Chris Dietrich, Travis Bellis, Stush Antoszyk, Eric Wiley, Sam Wiley, Keith Lehman, Jim Harmon
Middle Row: Doug Augustine, Tim Dietrich, Josh Behrens
Back Row: Chris Maxwell, Shawn Bellis, Chris Bellis, Ian Campbell, Tyler Callihan, Joe Callihan, Bill Campbell
Game 1 - Millerstown Inn 5, Hiland Golf Course 3
Millerstown Inn battled for a 1-0 lead in CLCS best of 5 series, winning Game 1 by a score of 5-3. Sluggo Smith scored on a Mike Dorondo sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 6th inning to break a 3-3 tie. Another run scored on an error, making it 5-3. Nathan Markle had 2 singles for MTI, Cody Herald homered. Ian Jewart and Nathan Weckerly each added a double. For Hiland Golf Course Travis Bellis hit a homerun & a double, Joe Callihan had a double & a single, and Chris Dietrich hit a homerun. Sluggo Smith earned the win on the pitchers mound, limiting Hiland to 5 hits. MTI out-hit Hiland 7 to 5. Game 2 was played immediately after Game 1.
Game 2 - Hiland Golf Course 16, Millerstown Inn 15
Hiland Golf Course evened the CLCS best of 5 series at 1-1 with a 16-15 victory in Game 2. Hiland held on to the 1 run victory, despite out-hitting MTI 20 to 12. Hiland was led at the plate by Joe and Tyler Callihan, each with 2 homeruns and a double. Travis Bellis homered and singled, Shawn Bellis doubled & singled, and Sammy Wiley added 3 singles. For MTI, Sluggo Smith hit a homerun, a double, & a single; Nathan Markle hit a homerun, and Ian Jewart & Eric McCue each doubled and singled. Tim Dietrich was the winning pitcher. Game 3 will be played Monday, August 8th at St. Wendelin's, with a 6:15 start time.
Game 3 - Hiland Golf Course 15, Millerstown Inn 12
Hiland Golf Course took a 2-1 lead in the best of 5 CLCS with a 15-12 win over Millerstown Inn on Monday. After MTI scored 7 runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning to take an 11-1 lead, Hiland relief pitcher Tim Dietrich limited Millerstown to just 1 run the rest of the game. Hiland still trailed by 3 runs going into the 7th inning, and scored 6 in the frame to take a 3 run lead. For Hiland, Sammy Wiley & Andrew Larimore were both 4 for 4, each with a double and 3 singles. Tyler Callihan homered in the 7th inning & also had a double & a single. Ian Campbell had 2 triples & a single; Stush Antoszyk had a triple, double, & single; and Shawn Bellis homered. For MTI, Nathan Markle had a homerun & 2 singles, Eric McCue had 4 singles, Sluggo Smith had a triple & a single, and Mike Dorondo doubled & singled. Game 4 will be Thursday, August 11th at St. Wendelin's, 6:15 start time.
Game 4 - Millerstown Inn 17, Hiland Golf Course 10
After a few rainouts, Millerstown Inn evened the series at 2-2 with a convincing 17-10 win over Hiland Golf Course, leading 17-5 at one point before Hiland scored 5 in the bottom of the 7th inning. Mike Riley broke open a 2-1 game in the third inning with a grand slam homerun for MTI. That highlighted a 6-run inning and Hiland never recovered. Riley had a 2 singles to go along with his homerun. Other top hitters for Millerstown Inn were Nick Morrow & Bobby Swartout, each with a double and 3 singles. Sluggo Smith homered and doubled and Flash Christie added a double and 2 singles. For Hiland, Tyler Callihan had an inside the park homerun, a triple, and 2 singles. Sammy Wiley had 3 singles, Shawn Bellis tripled & singled, and Stush Antoszyk doubled & singled. Sluggo Smith was the winning pitcher, striking out 4. For the second straight year, Millerstown will face Hiland (formerly Hunter's Truck Sales) in a winner-take-all Game 5 of the Chicora League Championship Series.
Game 5 - Hiland Golf Course 14, Millerstown Inn 4
Hiland Golf Course won its 4th straight Chicora League Championship with a 14-4 victory in Game 5 of the CLCS over Millerstown Inn. Hiland put 7 runs on the board in the top of the first inning, including 3 homeruns in a row by Joe Callihan, Shawn Bellis, and Travis Bellis. Joe Callihan was the top hitter for Hiland with 2 homeruns and a triple. Ian Campbell had a homerun and 2 doubles, Shawn Bellis finished with a double & single to go along with his homerun, and Sammy Wiley added a homerun and 2 singles. For Millerstown, Ian Jewart was the lone player with 2 hits, a homerun and a double. Tim Dietrich pitched for the win, scattering just 7 hits. It was his 3rd win of the championship series. Dietrich has been in the championship series 7 consecutive years with 2 different teams, winning 6 championships in a row. This was the 5th time these 2 teams have met in the finals, the first time in 2006. 4 of those series have been decided in Game 5. Congrats to both teams on an outstanding season.
Hiland Golf Course - 2016 Woody Keyser Tournament Champs - Westfield, NY
Front Row: Tyler Slepski, Travis Bellis, Chris Bellis, Stush Antoszyk, Josh Behrens
Back Row: Shawn Bellis, Tyler Callihan, Rick Belles, Zach Eddinger, Eric McCue, Joe Callihan
2015 CHICORA LEAGUE CHAMPS
Hunter's Truck Sales & Service - 2015 Chicora League Champs
Front Row: Travis Bellis, Chris Dietrich, Jim Harmon, Casey Jordan, Josh Behrens, Keith Lehman
Back Row: Tyler Callihan, Shawn Bellis, Ian Campbell, Chris Bellis, Joe Callihan, Bill Campbell
Missing from photo: Andrew Larimore, Rick Belles, Doug Rodgers, Jordan Johnston, Brad Dolhi, Tim Dietrich, Ryan Bernardi
Game 1 - Hunter's Truck Sales 14, Millerstown Inn 4
Hunter's jumped on top early with a 1st inning 3-run homerun by Tyler Callihan and went on to win Game 1 of the Chicora League Championship Series 14-4. Top hitters for Hunter's were Shawn Bellis with a homerun & 3 singles; Josh Behrens with an inside the park homerun, a double, & a single; Andrew Larimore with an inside the park homerun & 2 singles; and Joe Callihan with a triple, double, & single. For Millerstown Cristos Klutinoty homered & singled and Dave Tarr doubled & singled. Chris Bellis was the winning pitcher. Game 2 will be Wednesday, August 12 at St. Patrick's.
Game 2 - Millerstown Inn 10, Hunter's Truck Sales 7
Millerstown Inn evened the series at 1-1 with a 10-7 victory over Hunter's Truck Sales Wednesday. Hunter's broke a 3-3 tie with 3 runs in the bottom of the 5th but MTI responded with a 5-run 6th inning to take the lead for good. The inning was highlighted by a 2-out, 2-RBI double by Eric McCue to take the lead. Millerstown was led at the plate by Sluggo Smith with a homerun & 2 doubles; Justin Alessio with a triple, double, & single; and Zach Moore added 2 singles. For Hunter's Shawn Bellis had a triple, double, & single and Tyler Callihan had 2 doubles & a single. Kenny Bussard was the winning pitcher. Game 3 will be Friday, August 14 at St. Patrick's.
Game 3 - Hunter's Truck Sales 7, Millerstown Inn 2
Hunter's took a 2-1 lead in the series with a 7-2 win over Millerstown Inn Friday. Leading the way for Hunter's offensively was Ian Campbell with 3 singles, Rick Belles with a double & a single, Joe Callihan with 2 singles, and Jordan Johnston with a 2-RBI triple. For Millerstown, Nathan Markle had a double & a single and JR Brewer added 2 singles. Tim Dietrich earned the win on the pitcher's mound, scattering just 6 hits. Game 4 will be Tuesday, August 18 at St. Patrick's.
Game 4 - Millerstown Inn 16, Hunter's Truck Sales 6
Millerstown forced a deciding Game 5, by beating Hunter's 16-6 in Game 4 of the Chicora League Championship Series. Millerstown scored 5 runs on 6 hits in the top of the first inning and never looked back. Leading the offense was Mike Dorondo with a homerun, double, single, and 6 RBI. Dave Tarr had 2 doubles and Eric McCue, Justin Alessio, Cristos Klutinoty, and Nick Morrow each doubled & singled. Tyler Callihan singled twice for Hunter's. Kenny Bussard was the winning pitcher. Game 5 will be Tuesday, August 25 with the rain date set for Thursday August 27.
Game 5 - Hunter's Truck Sales 10, Millerstown Inn 2
In the deciding Game 5 of the CLCS, Hunter's scored 4 runs in the top of the first inning, and it turned out that was all the scoring they would need to clinch the championship as they went on to win 10-2. Shawn Bellis led the offense with 3 doubles and 5 RBI. Travis Bellis added a triple & a single, Chris Dietrich had 3 singles, and Keith Lehman had 3 RBI. For Millerstown, Dave Tarr had 2 solo homeruns and Nathan Markle doubled. Chris Bellis was the winning pitcher, scattering 6 hits. Note: In the championship series, the visiting team won each game. Congrats to both teams on an excellent season.
ASA OF PA - 35 & OVER - STATE RUNNER-UP
Front Row: Casey Jordan, Tony Grenek, Chris Bellis, James Reavis, Travis Bellis
Back Row: Kevin Anthony, Shawn Bellis, Jason Evakich, Ryan Briggs, Jason Kelley, Ryan Wimer, Mike Fleeger, Tim Murray
Missing from photo: Chris Miller, Travis Brown, Tim Wahler
2015 Woody Keyser Tournament Champs - Westfield, NY
Front: Stush Antoszyk, Chris Bellis, Sluggo Smith, Adam Steiner, Joey Friel
Back: Joe Callihan, Josh Behrens, Eric Wiley, Eric McCue, Nick Morrow, Josh Friel, Hunter French, Ryan "Flash" Christie, Hunter Balliet
2015 West Middlesex Memorial Day Weekend Tournament Champs
Left to Right: Joe Steiner, Tim Dietrich, Joe Callihan, Joey Friel, Josh Friel, Jim Harmon, Shawn Bellis, Dave Tompkins,
Justin Smith, Chris Bellis, Eric Wiley, Adam Steiner, Hunter French
Bachelors II - 2014 Chicora League Champs
Front Row: Dan Harmon, Gus Harmon, Jim Harmon, Alexa Harmon, Travis Bellis, Chris Dietrich,
Cole Sherwin, Mark Sherwin, Doug Augustine, Ty Belles, Chris Bellis, Mason Sherwin, Casey Jordan,
Back Row: Tim Dietrich, Josh Behrens, Joe Callihan, Boo Augustine, Eric McCue, Greg Dills, Rick Belles,
Tyler Callihan, Jordan Johnston, Andrew Larimore
Missing from photo: Shawn Bellis, Bill Campbell, Ian Campbell, Brad Dolhi
BACHELORS II WINS 2014 CHICORA AREA SOFTBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
Game 1 - Bachelors II - 10, Secrets of Hair Design - 9
Bachelors II held on to win Game 1 of the Chicora League Championship Series 10-9. B II got on the board
first with 2 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning on RBI's by Travis Bellis & Joe Callihan. They extended
their lead to 6-0 in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Doug Augustine led the inning off with a solo homerun &
Tyler Callihan had a bases loaded triple later in the inning. In the top of the 4th inning, Secrets of Hair Design
got on the board when David Tompkins drove in 2 runs with a 2-out hit to right field. Bachelors responded
with 4 runs of their own in the 4th, including RBI singles by Josh Behrens and Joe Callihan, & a 2 RBI triple by Travis Bellis.
In the top of the 5th, Secrets broke out for 7 runs, making the score 10-9. They strung together 7 hits in the inning,
including a 2-run homerun by Mick Fennell. Dalton Koebler, Matt Baranchak, Cody West, & Bob Swartout
each drove in runs in the inning as well. 10-9 would be the final score, since both teams left runners in scoring
position in the final innings. Top hitters for Bachelors II were Travis Bellis with a homerun & a triple, and Doug
Augustine with a homerun and a single. Mark Sherwin added 2 singles. For Secrets of Hair Design, Mick
Fennell had a homerun and a triple, and Taylor Ford, Cody West, & David Tompkins each added 2 singles.
The teams were even in the hit department, each getting 12 hits. Chris Bellis was the winning pitcher.
Game 2 will be played Friday, August 15 at St. Wendelin's.
Game 2 - Bachelors II - 5, Secrets of Hair Design - 4
In Game 2 of the CLCS, Bachelors II entered the top of the 7th inning down 3-1 but was able to score
4 runs to take a 5-3 lead. Secrets of Hair Design scored 1 in the bottom of the 7th and got the potential
tying run to third base & the potential winning run to second. However, they were not able to get them
home, giving Bachelors II a 5-4 victory. Secrets opened the scoring in the 1st inning with a Mick Fennell
solo homerun. Bachelors II finally evened the score in the top of the 5th when Shawn Bellis came off
the bench to hit a solo homerun. Secrets of Hair Design responded with a run in each of the 5th & the 6th
innings. In the 5th Bob Swartout singled and Darren Blakely drove him home with a double. In the 6th Cody
West doubled and Taylor Ford drove him in with an RBI single. In the top of the 7th for B II, Mark Sherwin
led off with a single, Keith Lehman and Jim Harmon each followed with a single, tying the game at 3. Then,
Shawn Bellis legged out a 2-run inside the park homerun to opposite field, giving B II a 5-3 lead. In the bottom
of the 7th inning, Ryan Fennell led off with a double and scored on a single by John Crummie. Darren Blakely
followed with a single but would only reach third base as B II pitcher Tim Dietrich was able to get the next 2 batters
out. Sherwin & Bellis were the only 2 Bachelors II players with 2 hits, Blakely had 2 doubles & a single for Secrets
of Hair Design. Bachelors II out hit Secrets 9-8. Tim Dietrich was the winning pitcher. Game 3 will be Sunday at
St. Patrick's at 4:30. Game 4, if needed, will be at 6:00 the same day.
Game 3 - Secrets of Hair Design - 20, Bachelors II - 9
Secrets of Hair Design controlled Game 3 from the beginning, beating Bachelors II by a score of 14-2. Secrets
got on the board in the first inning after Mick Fennell tripled and scored on an error, then extended their lead
to 7-1 by the third inning when they strung together 5 hits and scored 5 runs in the inning. Secrets of Hair
Design outhit Bachelors II, 20 to 9. Leading the hitting attack was Alex Ziegler and Matt Baranchak, each
with a double and 2 singles. Mick Fennell and John Crummie each had a triple and a double. Ryan Fennel and
David Tompkins each had a double and a single. Bob Swartout had a homerun and Taylor Ford added
2 singles. Andrew Larimore was the lone B II player with 2 hits, he had 2 singles. David Tompkins was the
winning pitcher. Game 4 was played immediately after Game 3.
Game 4 - Bachelors II - 13, Secrets of Hair Design - 1
Game 4 turned out nearly opposite of Game 3, with Bachelors II winning the game 13-1 and clinching the
2014 Championship of the Chicora Area Softball League. B II took a 3-0 lead in the 2nd inning and held the lead
the rest of the game. In this game, Bachelors II outhit Secrets of Hair Design 10-1. Top hitters for Bachelors II
were Eric McCue with a double and 2 singles and Jim Harmon with a triple and a double. Also, Travis Bellis
homered and Joe Callihan tripled for Bachelors II. Alex Ziegler had Secrets' lone hit, with a single in the 4th
inning, and scored the lone run on an error. Chris Bellis was the winning pitcher.
Congratulations to both teams on an excellent season. This is Bachelors II's seventh Chicora League Championship.
Secrets of Hair Design finished 2nd in the regular season, 3rd at the Class C state tournament, and reached the
Chicora League Championship Series in just their first year of existence.
2013 Chicora Area Softball League Champs
Bachelors II - 2013 Chicora Area Softball League Champs: Front Row: Doug Augustine, Rick Belles, Travis Bellis, Boo Augustine, Andrew Larimore, Keith Lehman, Jim Harmon. Back Row: Brad Dolhi, Eric McCue, Shawn Bellis, Chris Bellis, Joe Callihan, Tyler Callihan, Jordan Johnston. Missing from photo: Chris Dietrich, Casey Jordan, Jason Kelley, Evan Olszak, Chris Price, Mark Sherwin.
Game 1 - Armstrong Beer / Countyline Tavern 13, Bachelors II 4
Bachelors II took a 4-1 lead through 4 innings but Armstrong put 7 runs on the board in the fifth, then tacked 5 more on in the 6th & 7th innings to win Game 1 of the CLCS, 13-4. Kenny Bussard pitched for the victory & led the way offensively with a double & 2 singles. Keith Clark had 2 doubles and Matt Shaffer & John Szymanowski each added 2 singles for Armstrong. Andrew Larimore was Bachelors II's only player with 2 hits, he had 2 singles. Joe Callihan homered for B II. Game 2 will be at 6:15 Thursday, August 15 at St. Patrick's.
Game 2 - Armstrong Beer / Countyline Tavern 2, Bachelors II 1
Armstrong Beer scored 1 run in the 1st inning & 1 run in the 2nd and that proved to be all it needed to win Game 2, outlasting Bachelors II, 2-1. Jeremy DeLuca was the lone Armstrong player with 2 hits with a double & a single, he also scored what proved to be the winning run. Cory Franscheschi added a single for Armstrong. Eric McCue had 2 singles for Bachelors II and Rick Belles added a double. Kenny Bussard was the winning pitcher. Game 3 will be at 4:00 Sunday, August 18 at St. Patrick's. Game 4, if needed, will be immediately following.
Game 3 - Bachelors II 10, Armstrong Beer / Countyline Tavern 5
In Game 3, Bachelors II came from behind in the 2nd inning with 3 runs to take a 5-3 lead. They held on to the lead the rest of the game, winning 10-5. Jason Kelley & Rick Belles each had 2 singles to lead Bachelors II. Armstrong Beer outhit Bachelors II, 12-9. Leading the way was Matt Shaffer with a homerun & a single, Keith Clark with a homerun, Bo Bowser with 2 doubles, and Kenny Bussard added 2 singles. Chris Bellis was the winning pitcher. Game 4 was played immediately after Game 3.
Game 4 - Bachelors II 12, Armstrong Beer / Countyline Tavern 9
In Game 4, Bachelors II had a 4-2 lead going into the bottom of the 5th inning, but Armstrong/Countyline scored 6 runs on 2 outs to take an 8-4 lead. The inning was highlighted by a Bo Bowser inside the park homerun with 2 men on, Matt Shaffer & Lee Solada also drove in runs in the inning. But Bachelors II answered with 4 runs in the top of the 6th inning to tie the game at 8-8. Keith Lehman had an RBI single, and Jason Kelley & Doug Augustine each had "pinch hit" RBI's in the inning. In the top of the 7th, Bachelors tacked on 4 more, Armstrong managed 1 in the bottom of the inning & Bachelors held on for the 12-9 win. Eric McCue led the way for B II with a double & 2 singles, and Lehman had an inside the park homerun & a single. Jim Harmon had a double & single while Travis Bellis added 2 singles. For Armstrong, Brad Bothell was 4 for 4 with 2 doubles & 2 singles, Bowser added 2 singles to his inside the parker, and Lee Solada & Matt Shaffer each chipped in 2 singles. Chris Bellis got the win on the pitcher's mound. The deciding Game 5 of the CLCS will be Tuesday, August 20 at St. Patrick's at 6:15.
Game 3 - Bachelors II 9, Armstrong Beer / Countyline Tavern 4
Bachelors II completed the comeback, after being down 2-0 in the series when Eric McCue broke a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the 6th inning with a 2-run, 2-out double. Tyler Callihan followed it with another double & Rick Belles had an RBI single to boost Bachelors to a 9-4 Game 5 victory. McCue led B II with a triple, double, & single, Travis Bellis had 2 doubles, Callihan had a double & a single, and Boo Augustine added 2 singles. For Armstrong, Bo Bowser had 2 doubles, and DJ Kutch, Logan Atwood, & Goose Johns each had 2 singles. Chris Bellis was the winning pitcher. Each team had 11 hits. It is Bachelors II's sixth Chicora League Championship, one in 1997 as the Chestnut St. Inn, 4 from 2006 to 2010 as the Last Laff, and this is the first under Bachelors II's sponsorship.
40 & Over - Wooden Bat Tournament - Franklin, PA - June 2014
Loss Prevention Services / Bachelors IIFront Row: Keith Lehman, Boo Augustine, Greg Hajek, Kevin McCoy, Chris BellisBack Row: Scott McClelland, Sam Atkinson, John Szymanoski, Greg Dills, Bill Campbell, Mike Fleeger
Front Row - Dana Weaver, Boo Augustine, Josh Friel, Doug Augustine, Keith Lehman, Jason Kelley, Josh Behrens
Back Row - Chris Dietrich, Dave Craig, Joe Callihan, Eric McCue, Chris Bellis, Jim Harmon, Shawn Bellis, Dylan Bellis, Sam Atkinson
2010 CHICORA LEAGUE CHAMPS
LAST LAFF WINS 2010 CHICORA LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP -- 4TH CHAMPIONSHIP IN 5 YEARS
Game 2 was decided in the 7th inning when Last Laff broke a 6-6 tie with 3 runs in the top half of the inning, then held on to win 9-7. Rick Belles led the 7th off with a double, and scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error on Tyler Callihan's bunt. Then, Joe Callihan stepped to the plate and blasted a 2-run homer for some insurance runs. Millerstown got 1 back in the bottom of the 7th, but left the tying runs on 1st and 3rd. Last Laff started the scoring in the top of the 1st, when Eric McCue led off with a walk, stole 2nd base, reached 3rd on a passed ball, and scored on a ground ball by Belles. Millerstown Inn quickly responded when Glen Kilgore hit a solo homerun to lead off the 2nd inning. In the 3rd inning, Millerstown took the lead 3-1 when Brandon Goldinger and Jason Farren put together back to back bunt singles. They were driven home by a Sluggo Smith sacrifice fly and a double by Kilgore. Last Laff bounced back with 4 runs of its own in the 4th; Shawn Bellis, Chris Miller, Keith Lehman, and Andrew "Larrytime" Larimore each had a hit in the inning. Millerstown got 1 in the 5th and 2 in the 6th, leading to the 6-6 tie after 6 innings. Goldinger, Brad Fuhrer, Dayne O'Donnell, and Brian Hobaugh all had hits in those innings. Top hitters for Last Laff were Joe Callihan with a homer and a single, Larimore with a double and single, and McCue with 2 singles. Millerstown was led by Kilgore's homerun and double. Goldinger, O'Donnell, and Fuhrer each chipped in 2 singles. Chris Bellis was the winning pitcher. Millerstown outhit Last Laff 12-11, and has outhit them 25-20 in the series. Last Laff leads the best of 5 series 2-0. Game 3 will be Sunday at 6:15 at 7 Hills.
Millerstown Inn avoided elimination Sunday by beating Last Laff 12-11. Millerstown opened the game with 6 runs in the top of the 1st inning, all with 2 outs. Glen Kilgore, Erik Fuhrer, and Jason Farren each had doubles in the inning, while Brian Hobaugh had a single. They added a run in the 2nd on back to back singles by Brandon Goldinger and Don Kilgore to extend their lead to 7-0. Then, the Last Laff scored 3 in the 2nd inning and 5 in the 3rd to take an 8-7 lead. Chris Miller had a double and a single in the two innings, while Chris Dietrich, Travis Bellis, Eric McCue, Doug Augustine, and Tyler Callihan each had hits. The Last Laff added to their lead in the 5th inning when Dave Craig drove in 2 runs with a 2-out single, making the score 10-7. In the top of the 6th, Erik Fuhrer got Millerstown within 2 runs when he hit a solo homerun. Then, in the 7th, Goldinger led off with a double and Travis Trimbur tied the game with a 2-run homer. They added 2 more on Sluggo Smith and Jason McCollough singles. In the bottom of the 7th, Last Laff got the tying run to 2nd base when Joe Callihan doubled with a man on first. They were able to sacrifice the 1 run home, but Callihan was stranded at 2nd when Millertown ended the game with a double play. Tim Dietrich was the winning pitcher. Fuhrer led the way at the plate with a homerun and 2 doubles. Goldinger had a double and a single and Don Kilgore added 2 singles. Miller and McCue had 2 hits apiece for Last Laff. 10 Millerstown players had hits in the game and 9 Last Laff players had hits. Last Laff leads the series 2-1. Game 4 will be Tuesday, August 17 at 7 Hills at 6:15.
Millerstown evened the series at 2-2 with a 14-12 victory over Last Laff on Tuesday, forcing a tie breaking, Game 5 in the Chicora League Championship Series. Millerstown broke a 2-1 game open in the bottom of the 3rd inning with 6 runs to take a 7-2 lead. In the inning, Millerstown put together 5 hits, including a homerun by Glen Kilgore and a triple by Erik Fuhrer. Last Laff would respond with 4 runs in the top of the 4th inning, led by Joe Callihan's double. Last Laff added 4 more in the top of the 5th, taking a 10-7 lead. In the bottom of the 5th, Millerstown tied the score at 10 on a solo homerun by Sluggo Smith and 3 more hits in the inning. In the top of the 6th inning, Last Laff took a 2 run lead. Callihan doubled in the inning. In the bottom of the 6th, Millerstown would get all the runs they needed when they scored 4, Fuhrer doubled to lead the way. Millerstown Inn turned a double play in the top of the 7th, then Last Laff managed to get the tying run to the plate. But, Tim Dietrich got the Last Laff batter to fly out to deep left field to end the game. Dietrich was the winning pitcher. Top hitters for Millerstown were Brandon Goldinger with a game opening solo homer, a double, and a single; Fuhrer with a triple, double, and single; Kilgore with homerun and a single; Travis Trimbur with a double and a single; Jason McCollough with 2 singles; and Smith with a homerun. Top hitters for Last Laff were Callihan, who went 4 for 4 with a homerun, 2 doubles, and a single; and Buddy Gibson and Doug Augustine each had 2 singles. The deciding Game 5 will be Thursday, August 19 at 6:15 at 7 Hills.
Last Laff finally got the job done, winning Game 5 by a score 13-7 en route to its 3rd consectutive Chicora Area Softball League Championship. It is the team's 4th Championship in the past 5 years, and 5th in the history of the team. Millerstown's Brandon Goldinger opened the game with a lead-off solo homerun. But Last Laff answered with a run of their own in the bottom of the 1st. The game remained close until the bottom of the 3rd inning when Travis Bellis broke out of a hitting slump with a 3-run homerun that extended the Last Laff lead to 8-4. Millerstown only managed to put 1 run across the plate in the next 3 innings while the Last Laff tacked on 5 more. In the 7th, Sluggo Smith hit a 2-run homer for Millerstown, but the rally came up short. Travis Bellis led the way at the plate for Last Laff with 2 homeruns, Rick Belles had an inside the park homerun and a single, Doug Augustine had 2 doubles, Erik McCue and Chris Miller each had 2 singles. For Millerstown, Don Kilgore went 4 for 4 with a triple, double, and 2 singles and Sluggo Smith homered and tripled. Millerstown out-hit Last Laff for the 5th consecutive game, they had 13 hits in the game and 66 in the series, while Last Laff had 11 in the game and 55 in the series. Chris Bellis was the winning pitcher.
Row 1: Josh Behrens, Gary Coe, Chris Miller, Buddy Gibson, Doug Augustine, Chris Dietrich
Row 2: Crazy Dave Collier, Wiley Masterson, Jim Harmon, Tyler Callihan, Chris Bellis, Keith Lehman, Travis Bellis, Jeremy Scherer, Shawn Bellis, Joe Callihan, Mike Fleeger, Rick Belles, Ty Belles
LAST LAFF WINS 2009 CHICORA LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP; 3RD IN THE PAST 4 YEARS
Armstrong Beer took a 1-0 lead in the CLCS, beating the Last Laff 3-1. Craig Witenski started the bottom of the 1st inning with a lead off double and Goose Johns and Jarid Huth added a single apiece to take an early 1-0 lead. The Last Laff tied it up at 1-1 in the top of the 5th when Mike Fleeger led off with a single, Travis Bellis added a bunt single, Shawn Bellis laid down a sacrifice bunt to move Fleeger to 3rd, and Josh Behrens hit a sacrifice fly to bring Fleeger home. But Armstrong answered in the bottom of the 5th. Kenny Buzzard and D.J. Kutch's singles combined with 3 Last Laff errors to produce 2 runs, giving Armstrong a 3-1 lead. That was all they would need, as Last Laff only sent 3 batters to the plate in each of the last 2 innings. Scott Petras pitched for the win, holding Last Laff to just 6 hits.
A strong bench made the difference in Game 2 of the CLCS as the Last Laff posted a 6-5 come from behind victory. Armstrong drew first blood, scoring in the top of the 1st inning when Keith Clark was driven home on a Richie Toy double. However, the Last Laff answered in the bottom of the 1st with 3 runs of its own on singles by Doug Augustine, Joe Callihan, Chris Miller, and Andrew Larimore. Armstrong managed to score 1 run in each of the next 4 innings to take a 5-3 lead into the 6th. Strong at the plate for Armstrong was Richie Toy with 3 doubles, Mark Flick with 3 singles, and Jarid Huth with a double. Then, in the bottom of the 6th, Shawn Bellis came off the bench to lead off with a double for Last Laff. After a walk to Chris Miller and a sacrifice bunt, the Last Laff had runners on 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs. Thats when pinch hitter Dave Craig stepped to the plate and drove in both runners to tie the game at 5. Chris Dietrich re-entered the game for Craig and stole 2nd base, putting himself in scoring position. Another pinch hitter, Keith Lehman, drove in Dietrich for the go-ahead run. Armstrong out-hit Last Laff 9-8 in the game. Chris Bellis came out of the bullpen in the 6th inning to get the win.
The Last Laff took a 2-1 lead in the series, winning Game 3 of the CLCS by a score of 9-4. The Last Laff posted 1 run in the first inning on 2 hits and an error, then plated 4 more in the second, putting together 5 hits in the inning. Armstrong chipped away at the lead, making the score 6-3 in the top of the sixth, when the Last Laff capitalized on 3 Armstrong errors and Mike Fleeger's 2-RBI pinch hit single to get 3 runs in the inning. Top hitters for Last Laff in the game were Rick Belles with 2 doubles and Doug Augustine and Chris Miller, each with 2 singles. For Armstrong, Keith Clark was 3 for 3 with a triple and 2 singles, Richie Toy had a double and a single, and Brad Bothell added a triple. Chris Bellis was the winning pitcher.
The Last Laff clinched the 2009 Chicora Area Softball League Championship with another hard fought, one run victory over Armstrong Beer. Down 5-4 in the bottom of the 7th inning, Rick Belles led off with a double for Last Laff. The next 2 batters walked, and Joe Callihan hit a 2-RBI double to left center to win the game. Top hitters for Last Laff were Jim Harmon with a triple and a single and Chris Bellis with a double and a single. Dave Cushey and Jarid Huth each doubled for Armstrong. Chris Bellis was the winning pitcher.
Front Row: Dave Craig, Travis Bellis, Keith Lehman, Doug Augustine, Brynn Coe, Gary Coe, Buddy Gibson, Chris Dietrich
Back Row: Brian Horner, Mike Fleeger, Emily Fleeger, Joe Callihan, Jim Harmon, Chris Bellis, Andy Larimore, Jeremy Scherer, Shawn Bellis, Josh Behrens, Brandon Kriebel, Connor Kriebel, Chris Miller, Rick Belles, Ty Belles, Crazy Dave Collier
JONES' FARM WINS 2009 FIELDHOUSE LEAGUE TITLE
Back Row: Josh Behrens, Joe Callihan, Chris Bellis, Shawn Bellis, Dave Craig
Missing from photo: Ken Kroll, Tyler Callihan
LAST LAFF WINS 2008 TITLE
Other Championship Series Game Recaps:
Elbo Room won Game 1 of the CLCS by a score of 11-6. Sluggo Smith and Travis Trimbur hit back to back homeruns for the winners. Tim Dietrich added 3 singles. Rick Belles and Andy Larimore each had a double and a single for Last Laff. Billy Yusko picked up the win on the pitcher's mound.
Last Laff bounced back and took Game 2 by score of 10-2. Rick Belles homered, doubled, and singled for the winners while Nathan McCollough hit a homerun for Elbo Room. Joe Callihan added two doubles for the winners and Travis Trimbur doubled and singled for Elbo Room. Gary Coe tallied the victory, pitching for Last Laff.
Last Laff came from behind to win Game 3 by a score of 12-11. Josh Behrens drove in the tying run and winning run in the bottom of the 7th. Travis Bellis homered, doubled, and singled for the winners. Chris Miller hit 3 doubles and Mike Fleeger had a triple and 2 singles. Sluggo Smith had 2 doubles for Elbo Room, and Jason McCollough and Travis Trimbur hit 2 singles apiece. Gary Coe came out of the bullpen to pick up the win.
Elbo Room won Game 4, 11-6. They were led by Josh Bly, who went 4 for 4 with a triple and 3 singles. Dayne O'Donnell, Dallas O'Donnell, Chad Bell, and Jason McCollough each hit 2 singles for the winners. Tim Dietrich got the win, pitching for Elbo Room, holding Last Laff to only 7 hits, three of which were Mike Fleeger's triple and 2 singles.
Row 1: Gary Coe, Keith Lehman, Chris Dietrich, Josh Friel, Ty Belles, Larrytime, Josh Behrens, Norm Bly, Chris Miller, Travis Bellis
Row 2: Crazy Dave Collier, Rick Belles, Jim Harmon, Tyler Callihan, Joe Callihan, Brian Horner, Dave Craig, Rick Bellis, Brandon Kriebel, Shawn Bellis, Mike Fleeger, Chris Bellis, Doug Augustine. Missing from Photo: Rocky Brown, Ronny Harnish
JONES' TURKEY FARM WINS 2008 FIELDHOUSE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
Players from the Last Laff who played regularly for Jones' included Doug Augustine, Chris Bellis, Shawn Bellis, Joe Callihan, Andrew Larimore, and Chris Miller. Josh Behrens and Brian Horner also made appearances throughout the season for Jones'.
Row 1: Brian Hilderbrand, Chris Miller, Chris Bellis, Dave Hilderbrand, Chad Bachman, Matt Sondej
Row 2: Doug Augustine, Sluggo Smith
Row 3: Andy Larimore, Justin Kriley, Shawn Bellis, John Szymanoski, Joe Callihan, Tim Dietrich, Brad Dolhi, Dayne O'Donnell. Missing from Photo: Doug Rodgers, Erik Fuhrer, Tony Kriley
Front Row Left to Right: Jim Harmon IF, Travis Bellis CF-C, David Hilderbrand 1B-OF, Chris Miller C-3B, Chris Dietrich LF, Brian Horner PH-OF, Josh Friel scorekeeper; Second Row Left to Right: Jim Bellis PH-P, Beau Rattigan C-1B, Keith Lehman 2B-RF, Doug Rodgers SS-3B, Rick Bellis P, Chris Bellis P manager, Shawn Bellis RF-CF, Mike Fleeger IF, Dave Craig 1B-P, Dave Collier sponsor, owner of Last Laff; missing from photo: Rocky Brown DH-2B, Ronny Harnish 3B, Jim Kusick P, Joe Callihan SS, Troy Bellis RF
Left to Right: Jim Bellis, Rick Bellis, Brian Horner, Troy Bellis, Shawn Bellis, Travis Bellis, Mike Fleeger, Chris Dietrich, Chris Bellis, Jim Kusick, Keith Lehman, Ray Sabatelli, Doug Rodgers, Joe Callihan, Chris Miller
Team Photo - Chestnut Street Inn - 1997
Front Row: Doug Augustine, Buddy Gibson, Zack Barney, Rick Bellis, Keith Lehman, John Bresnehan, Tony Grenek
Back Row: Umpire, Manager Matt Tynan, Chris Miller, Shawn Bellis, Mike Fleeger, Chris Bellis, Ronny Harnish, Rick Bresnehan
Throwback Photo - June 1996
Front Row: Doug Augustine, Cody Augustine, Boo Augustine, Chris Miller, Zac Barney, Keith Lehman, Matt Tynan, Rick Bellis
Back Row: Buddy Gibson, Ronny Harnish, Mike Fleeger, Bucky Savannah, Umpire, Chris Bellis, Shawn Bellis, Jim Bellis