PAB, Kiwanis win Teener playoff games
Professionals Auto Body continued its hot streak by ousting regular-season champ Sheetz in the Altoona Teener Major League semifinal playoffs.
Professionals swept the best-of-three series 2-0 by recording a 7-2 victory at Seitz Field on Thursday.
Colin Horn drove in four runs on two hits for Professionals, which went 6-10 during the regular season. Matt Smith and Joe Bukowsky each had three hits, Parker Stampley had two hits and two RBIs, and Brendan Holtslander added two hits.
Smith worked into the sixth inning to earn the win, and Ben Stapelfeld finished up with 1ª scoreless innings.
PAB will meet PennCrest Bank or Eldorado Kiwanis in the best-of-three finals, which begin Sunday.
SCORE BY INNINGS
Sheetz 000 020 0–2 7 1
Professionals 320 200 X–7 14 3
2B–Ferguson (S); Stampley, Horn, Stevenson (PAB). Multiple hits–Smith 3, Bukowsky 3, Horn 2, Stampley 2, Holtslander 2 (PAB). RBI–Lorocco (S); Horn 4, Stampley 2, Stevenson (PAB). WP–Smith. LP–Alwine. SO–Smith 4 (PAB); Alwine 4, Ferguson 2 (S). BB–Smith 6 (PAB); Alwine 1, Ferguson 1 (S).
Series: Professionals Auto Body wins, 2-0.
n Eldorado Kiwanis evened its series with PennCrest Bank at one game apiece with a 20-3 rout at Seitz Field.
Kiwanis pounded out 16 hits in a four-inning victory. Hunter Rossman collected three hits, four RBIs and scored four runs to lead Kiwanis, and Nick Hogan and Brennan Friewald each collected three hits.
Game 3 is set for 6 p.m. today at Seitz with the winner advancing to the finals to face Professionals Auto Body.
ELDORADO KIWANIS 20, PENNCREST BANK 3: Multiple hits–Rossman 3, Hogan 3, Friewald 3, Ridgway 2, Kost 2 (EK). RBI–Rossman 4, Hogan 3, Parker 3, Friewald 2, Ridgway 2, Kost, McIntyre, McMasters, Colombo, Ca. Sanders (EK); Blough, Evans (PCB). WP–Ridgway. LP–Blough. SO–Ridgway 1, Friewald 1, Co. Sanders 1 (EK); Young 2, Blough 1 (PCB).
Series: Tied, 1-1.
Altoona Teener League
All games at Seitz Field
Professionals Auto Body 7, Sheetz 2, PAB wins series 2-0
Eldorado Kiwanis 20, PennCrest Bank 3, Series tied 1-1
PennCrest Bank (5) vs. Eldorado Kiwanis (2), 6
Professionals Auto Body (6) vs. PennCrest Bank (5)-Eldorado Kiwanis (2) winner, 7
PennCrest Bank (5)-Eldorado Kiwanis (2) winner vs. Professionals Auto Body (6), 7
Professionals Auto Body (6) vs. PennCrest Bank (5)-Eldorado Kiwanis (2) winner, 7, if necessary
Greater City League
Johnston Realty at Cumming Motors, at Juniata, 2
Sheetz at B&M Contracting, at Vets, 8
Cumming Motors at Johnston Realty, at Juniata, 2
B&M Contracting at Sheetz, at Vets, 6
Johnston Realty at Cumming Motors, at Juniata, 5:30, if necessary
Sheetz at B&M Contracting, at Lilly, 6, if necessary
Semi-pro ball in the area
The Flood City Thunder, a semi-professional football team out of Johnstown, will play its first game on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Memorial Field in Philipsburg.
The team, owned by Georgianne Matava and coached by Matt Speed, is part of the 8-man Greater Eastern Football Association that is made up of teams from Pennsylvania. Tony Penna Jr. is the general manager.
The team will leave the parking lot of the Greater Johnstown Community YMCA at 9 a.m. on Saturday and head for Philipsburg. There is no admission fee at Memorial Stadium and refreshments will be available.
For more information, visit the Thunder official Fan page on Facebook.