Columbus first team eliminated

By Jim Lane

For the Mirror

The Columbus (Ohio) Braves dropped a pair of AAABA Altoona Regional Tournament games Friday at Veterans Memorial Field and became the first team eliminated from tourney competition.

The Long Island (N.Y.) White Sox scored once in the seventh inning and twice in the eighth to slip by Columbus, 7-5, Friday afternoon.

Dan Walsh had the hot bat for the New York entry, smacking a single, double and home run while driving in three runs. Connor Coman had two hits and scored three times for the winners.

Trailing 4-1, Columbus scored four times in the fifth to take a 5-4 lead, but Joe Broderick came on in relief for New York and pitched 3 1/3 innings of no-hit ball as the Sox came back to win in extra innings.

NEW YORK (7): Coman ss 332, Papparella 2b 512, Bell 3b 501, Tomassetti c 500, Walsh dh 313, Jagiello lf 401, A.J. Valentino 1b 411, Cappiello rf 211, McKnight cf 400, F. Valentino p 000. J. Broderick p 000. Totals 35-7-11.

COLUMBUS ( 5): Link cf 412, Flaherty 2b 311, Williams 3b 411, Lykens 1b 411, Ty Compton ss 311, Conroy rf 400, Marshall lf 301, Huth c 100, Badal dh 300, A.J. Taylor p 000, Tay Compton p 000. Totals 29-5-7.


New York201 100 12 7 11 1

Columbus000 1410 00-5 7 2

2b-Coman, Lykens, Marshall. 3b-Link. HR-Walsh. RBI-Coman , Pappaarella, Bell, Walsh 3, Jagiello, Flaherty, Lykens, Marshall 2, Huth. WP-Broderick. LP-Tay Compton. SO-Valentino 7, Broderick 2, Taylor 1, Compton 5. BB-Valentino 4, Broderick 3, Taylor 1, Compton 3. Umpires-Steve Oakes (HP), Dave Adams (1b ), Gene Decker (2b ), Joe Thompson (3b).

Youngstown 7, Columbus 3

The Youngstown (Ohio) Glaciers scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break open a close game en route to a 7-3 win over Columbus in AAABA Altoona Regional action at Vets Field.

Caleb Huth’s triple and a suicide squeeze helped Columbus tie the score at 2-all in the fifth, but Youngstown scored once in the bottom of the fifth and used four singles and a hit batter to tally four times in the sixth for the win.

Tyler Gentile had three hits and two RBIs and scored twice for Youngstown. Drew Link had a pair of hits for Columbus.

COLUMBUS (3): Link cf 302, Flaherty 2b 300, Lykens 1b 301, Ty. Compton ss 301, Conroy rf 301, Marshall lf 120, Tay. Compton dh 200, Huth c 211, Badal ph 000. Totals 23-3-6.

YOUNGSTOWN (7): Burdick ss 320, Popio c 321, Gentile 3b 323, Sstavrenos rf 201, Reinthaller 1b 202, Hix cf 400, Sierra lf 300, Leone dh 311, McGivern 2b 100, Cuckovich rf 101, Pitzo pr 000. Totals-25-7-9.


Columbus000 020 1-3 6 2

Youngstown101 014 X 7 9 0

2b-Stavrenos. 3b-Huth. RBI-Link, Huth, Popio, Gentile 2, Cuckovich 2, Reinthaller, Hix. WP Bettura. LP-Hoy. SO-Bettura 6. BB-Bettura 1, Hoy 3, Mehle 1.

Philadelphia 6, New York 5

A four-run fourth inning sparked the Philadelphia Bandits to a 6-5 win over the Long Island White Sox in morning game at Juniata.

Chas McCormick’s two-run homer to right capped the four-run uprising for the young Philadelphia team. Brock Podgurski smacked a run-scoring triple in the big inning and Ed Posavec’s suicide squeeze bunt scored Podgurski before McCormick’s blast over the right field fence.

Tom Mullen (the winner) and Rick Dennis shared pitching duties for Philly and gave up only four hits between them. Bill Fleming had two hits and two RBIs for the winning Bandits.

NEW YORK (5): Coman ss 310, Paparella 2b 300, Bell 3b 211, Tomassetti c 211, Walsh dh 310, Muenkle p 000, Jagiello rf 211, Valentino 1b 100, Cappiello lf 301, Broderick cf 300. Totals-22-5-4.

PHILADELPHIA (6): McCormick lf 321, Plunkett rf 210, Tomei cf 301, Fleming 2b 302, Harwick 1b 200, Todd 3b 300, Callahan dh 311, Mullen p 000, Dennis p 000, Podgurski ss 211, Posavec c 210. Totals 23-6-6.


New York021 110 0-5 4 0

Philadelphia101 400 X 6 6 3

E-Plunkett, Fleming, Mullen. 2b-Jagiello. 3b Podgurski. HR-McCormick. RBI-McCormick 2, Fleming 2, Podgurski, Posavec, Valentino, Cappiello. WP-Mullen. LP-Muenkle. SO-Muenkle 5, Mullen 1, Dennis 1. BB-Muenkle 4, Mullen 4. Umpires-Roger Oswalt, Larry Stitt (1b), Bill Johnston (2b), Gene Decker (3b).