Lilly Conrad off to a blazing start once again
Two weeks of the Altoona Greater City Baseball League season are in the books, and guess who’s sitting on top of the standings?
You guessed it. Conrad Chiropractic/Lilly American Legion, the team that has won nine championships in 10 seasons.
Lilly has jumped out to a 6-0 record, with wins over ProActive Sports, JnD Guns, Crown Jewel Precious Metals/Cox Refractories, the Railbirds and twice against Sheetz.
The only game that was close was a 6-5 win over JnD Guns.
Besides that one game, Conrad Chiropractic/Lilly American Legion has won by an average of almost eight runs per game.
Lilly’s pitching could not have been much better, getting one lights out pitching performance after another.
Matt Aungst had led the team with a pair of wins and has had 11 Ks, while Landon Sinclair has one win and has struck out 11 in his two games pitched. Zach Stere has a pair of wins and has totaled just four walks in his two games thrown.
The offense has been, in one word, spectacular.
Ryan Ickes is leading the way with a .508 batting average (8-for-15). Brandon Ickes is second in batting average, hitting .476, and Cody Gallaher leads the league in runs scored with 14.
Brent Davison and Sinclair have both slammed home runs.
A trio of JnD Guns hitters are truly on fire. Jarrod Klausman is batting .500 (7-for-14) and has scored five runs. Andy Glass is hitting .714 and knocked in five runs in two games, while Matt Ballos is 6-for-11 in four games.
Tyler Stiffler of ProActive Sports is 5-for-11, with three runs scored and four RBIs in four games.
Brian Farabaugh and Tyler Sell combined to pitch a five-inning two-hit shutout against Sheetz on opening day.
Sell had six strikeouts and a walk, while Farabaugh got the W.
Wise Trailer Sales and Johnston Realty squared off this past Thursday in Cresson with some good, strong pitching stepping to the forefront on both sides.
Nathan Pope and Chad Zurat combined on a three-hitter and 11 strikeouts in a 2-1 Wise Trailer Sales victory.
Ryan Clouse and Mike Goddissart combined on a six-hitter and held a strong JnD Guns lineup to three runs in a 7-3 win by ProActive Sports this past Wednesday.
Johnston Realty’s Tim Scholly and Garrett Peterson combined on a three-hitter in a 11-1 five inning victory over Sheetz this past Wednesday at Juniata.
Andy Lytle and Tyler Neff combined on a three-hit shutout of Ketrow Insurance Friday for ProActive Sports. The two combined for nine Ks.
ProActive Sports is 3-1. It has victories against JnD Guns, Mountain View Archery and Ketrow Insurance.
Sheetz is 0-5. Ketrow Insurance is 0-2.
Games of the week
ProActive Sports will host Conrad Chiropractic/Lilly American Legion Monday at Juniata.
Conrad Chiropractic/Lilly American Legion will travel to Altoona for a matchup with Johnston Realty Friday at Juniata.