Fed’s Shirley’s Cookies, Martin Oil force Game 3

Shirley’s Cookies pulled even with Barton’s Plumbing & Heating in their George B. Kelley Federation quarterfinal playoff series with an 8-3 win at Vets Field on Monday night.

With the score tied 3-3, Shirley’s scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to put the game away.

Zach McCarty threw a five-hitter to earn the win and also collected two hits, as did Hunter Emerick.

Ben Dombrosky had two hits and two RBIs for Barton’s Plumbing.

The third and deciding game will be held at Vets Field today at 5:30.

BARTON’S PLUMBING & HEATING (3): Dombrosky ss 412, Zimmerman lf 200, Swineford 1b-rf 300, Mierley cf 200, Larson rf-eh 300, Kratzer p 000, Hibbs p-3b 300, Adams 3b-p-eh 300, Helmer eh-p 311, Barton 2b 211, Grove c 301. Totals — 28-3-5.

SHIRLEY’S COOKIES (8): Ca. Oakes rf 401, Glass ss 401, Dibert c 301, Diehl cr 010, Chamberlain 3b 210, Emerick 1b 312, Co. Oakes 2b 311, McCarty p 322, Imler dh 210, Helsel lf 000, Mock cf 311. Totals — 27-8-9.


Barton’s Plumbing 002 010 0–3 5 2

Shirley’s Cookies 030 005 0–8 9 3

E–Dombrosky, Adams, Ca. Oakes, Chamberlain, Emerick. 2B–Dombrosky, Dibert, Emerick, McCarty. 3B–Co. Oakes. RBI–Dombrosky 2, Mock, Imler, McCarty, Co. Oakes. WP–McCarty. LP–Hibbs. SO–HIbbs 5, Adams 2, McCarty 3. BB–Hibbs 1, Adams 1, McCarty 3.

Series: Tied, 1-1.

Martin Oil 10

Sheetz 3

Martin Oil forced a third and deciding game in its quarterfinal playoff series with Sheetz by earning a victory at Vets Field.

Game 3 is scheduled for tonight at Vets Field.

Troy Walker keyed the Martin Oil offense by going 3-for-4 with a double, triple and four RBIs, and Joe Dorminy drove in three runs. Mark Stewart went 2-for-3 and scored three runs.

Blake Johnston earned the win with five strikeouts.

MARTIN OIL (10): Kost cf 210, Schmoke ss-p 310, Guyer c 300, Kovac ph 100, Dorminy lf 321, Bollinger ph 110, Stewart 3b-1b 332, Pluebell ph 100, Young 2b-ss 210, Walker 1b-3b 413, Johnston p-2b 201, Shaulis rf 301. Totals — 28-10-8.

SHEETZ (3): Hileman cf 400, Palmer rf-p 311, Kuhns ss 100, Wilson ss-3b 300, Day dh 300, Homan lf 101, Sell p-rf 411, Gochnaur 3b-p 201, Harbaugh pr 010, Shehan p 000, J. McCall 1b 301, Boston 2b 301, Scalice c 301. Totals — 30-3-7.


Martin Oil 023 005 0–10 8 5

Sheetz 012 000 0– 3 7 1

E–Schmoke 3, Young, Johnston, Scalice. 2B–Dorminy, Walker. 3B–Walker. RBI–Walker 4, Dorminy 3, Young, Johnston, Shaulis, Sell. WP–Johnston. LP–Sell. SO–Johnston 5, Schmoke 1, Sell 2, Palmer 2, Shehan 2. BB–Johnston 1, Sell 5, Palmer 3, Gochnaur 2, Shehan 1.

Series: Tied, 1-1.


Lilly CC/AL 8

Johnston Realty 3

Lucas McCoy went 2-for-3, scored three runs and tripled to lead Lilly Conrad Chiropractic/American Legion to a victory over Johnston Realty in a City League/AAABA crossover game at Juniata.

Winning pitcher Landon Sinclair and Brent Matish also had two hits for Lilly.

Cory Storm went 2-for-3 and scored twice for Johnston Realty.


Lilly CC/AL 005 020 1–8 10 0

Johnston Realty 011 010 0–3 6 0

2B–C. McCoy, Davison, Sinclair (L); Storm, Treese (JR). 3B–L. McCoy (L). Multiple hits–Matish 2, Sinclair 2, L. McCoy 2 (L); Storm 2 (JR). RBI–Matish, Davison, B. Ickes, Porter, C. McCoy, R. Ickes 2 (L); Weglarz, Creppage, Treese (JR). WP–Sinclair. LP–Hammerle. SO–Sinclair 4 (L); Hammerle 2, Kitko 4 (JR). BB–Sinclair 2 (L); Hammerle 4, Kitko 3 (JR).

Cumming Motors 13

Medicine Shoppe 2

Larry Corle had a pair of hits and three RBIs to lead Cumming Motors to a victory over Medicine Shoppe in a AAABA-City League crossover game at Mansion Park. Adam Sinisi and Brenden Vollkommer each went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs for Cumming Motors.

Jordan Klausman had two RBIs for Medicine Shoppe.


Cumming Motors 010 615 X–13 10 1

Medicine Shoppe 002 000 X–2 3 2

2B–Durbin, Corle (CM); C. Sinisi (MS). RBI–Corle 3 A. Sinisi 2, Vollkommer 2, Johnson 2, Miller, Becquet (CM); Klausman 2 (MS). WP–Ebersole. LP–Lemark. SO–Ebersole 4 (CM); Lemark 3, Klausman 1 (MS). BB–Ebersole 2 (CM); Lemark 6, Klausman 3 (MS).

Records: Cumming Motors (10-7); Medicine Shoppe (0-20).

Blair Co. Oil 17

BMG Construction 4

LILLY — Sean Steffy and Mark Saxman each had three hits and three RBIs to lead Blair County Oil to a 17-4 victory over BMG Construction in a City League game.


BMG Construction 003 001 X–4 5 5

Blair County Oil 700 307 X–17 14 3

2B–Steffy, Massaro (BCO). 3B–Steffy (BCO). Multiple hits–Steffy 3, Saxman 3, Ehredt 2 (BCO); Patterson 2 (BMG). RBI–Massaro 3, Steffy 3, Saxman 3, Harshberger 2, Snyder, Ehredt, Lidgett (BCO). WP–Luensmann. LP–Fesko. SO–Luensmann 6, Fesko 3. BB–Fesko 4.

Records: BMG Construction (6-10); Blair County Oil (8-9).

Area 4 VFW

MARTINSBURG — Spring Cove won the Area 4 VFW 13-14 championship with an 11-10 victory over Altoona.

Spring Cove, which won the best-of-three series, 2-1, will now participate in the VFW State Tournament beginning Friday in Hollidaysburg. Spring Cove won the title last year.

Zach Oakes contributed three hits, including an RBI single in the top of the seventh inning. Luke Bettwy went 6ª innings to earn the win, and Nick Wiedemer got the last out to earn the save.

Michael Riccio led Altoona with three hits and four RBIs.

SPRING COVE 11, ALTOONA 10: Multiple hits–Oakes 3 (SC); Riccio 3, Masone 2, Blough 2, Yost 2, Weyant 2 (A). WP–Bettwy. LP–Alwine. SV–Widemer. SO–Bettwy 2 (SC); Alwine 3, Slogik 1 (A).

Records: Altoona (1-2); Spring Cove (3-0).

DP Little World Series on tap

The 27th annual Dean Patterson Little World Series, with a record 25 teams, is scheduled to begin Saturday with all games at Altoona Independent Youth Baseball League’s Centennial Field near Mansion Park.

The single-elimination tournament will run all next week with the semifinals set for Thursday, July 25, the home run derby and base-running contest on Friday, July 26, and the consolation and championship games set for 6 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 27.

The tournament will include teams from leagues in Altoona, Bellwood, Williamsburg, Claysburg, Portage, Cresson and Hastings.

Opening ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday. The bracket will be determined by a drawing on Wednesday night.