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City finals tonight at Vets

Blair County Oil clinched a spot in the Greater City League baseball finals, thanks to an 8-7 win over B&M Contracting Thursday night at Vets Field.

Matt Massaro’s two hits and two RBIs were big for BCO, which scored six times in the second inning. B&M got three hits and two RBIs from Ray Watt in a game it had tied up in the top of the fifth at 6-6.

Teammate Ricky Patterson added four RBIs with his only hit being a home run. Luke Mento and Braeden O’Donnell each added two hits for B&M.

Defending champion Lilly Conrad Chiropractic/American Legion will defend its title, thanks to its 16-1 win in three innings against Cumming Motors in the other semifinal game.

Game 1 of the championship series is tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Vets. Game 2 is Saturday at 5, followed by Game 3 on Sunday at 5. There are games set for Monday and Tuesday if they are needed. All games are at Vets.

Josh Bracken and George Roberts each drove in three runs for Lilly. Brent Matish had two RBIs, while Brandon Ickes had three hits to go with three from Roberts.

City League finals

(Best-of-5)

(All games at Vets Field

FRIDAY

Lilly Conrad vs. Blair County Oil, 6:30

SATURDAY

Lilly Conrad vs. Blair County Oil, 5

SUNDAY

Lilly Conrad vs. Blair County, 5

MONDAY

Lilly Conrad vs. Blair County Oil, 6:30 p.m., if nec.

TUESDAY

Lilly Conrad vs. Blair County Oil, 6:30 p.m., if nec.

LILLY CONRAD CHIROPRACTIC/AMERICAN LEGION (16): Matish cf 221, Donaughe ph-cf 100, Gallaher 1b 221, Fabbri ph-1b 111, Ickes 2b 323, Minor 2b 000, Roberts dh 313, Holberg p 000, Sinclair 3b 311, L. McCoy ss 222, C. McCoy c 211, Bracken lf 321, Kravetz rf 210. Totals 24-16-14

CUMMING MOTORS (1): Green cf 200, Chamberlain ss 201, Parks 3b 200, Moslak lf 101, Margroum 1b 100, Burd c 100, Smith rf 100, McCombie p 000, Stolarski p 000, Krise p 100, Turiano 2b 110. Totals 12-1-2

SCORE BY INNINGS

Lilly Conrad……. 781 XXX X — 16 14 1

Cumming ………..001 XXX X — 1 2 3

E–Fabbri, Green, Burd, Turiano. 2B–Ickes, Roberts, Bracken. 3B–Ickes. RBI–Roberts 3, Bracken 3, Matish 2, Kravetz, L. McCoy, Sinclair, Ickes, Fabbri, Chamberlain. WP–Holberg. LP–McCombie. SO–Holberg 4, McCombie 1, Krise 1. BB–McCombie 1, Krise 1.

B&M CONTRACTING (7) Watt p-cf 413, Durbin ss-3b 401, Patterson dh 311, Smick 1b 000 Niemand rf 411, Mento c 402, Ball cf-p-ss 300, Colon lf 310, Maul 3b-p 210, O’Donnell 2b 222. Totals 30-7-10

BLAIR COUNTY OIL (8): Wyandt 2b 301, Massaro 3b-ss 412, Steffy lf 311, Paniague dh 3b 221, S. Conrad p 000, D. Conrad c 311, Saxman 1b 311, Sweeney rf 211, M. Stewart ss-p 210 Kawtoski cf 300. Totals 25-8-8

SCORE BY INNINGS

B&M Cont………….. 003 211 0 — 7 10 0

BC Oil………………….060 020 X — 8 8 0

2B–Niemand, Massaro, Steffy. HR–Patterson. RBI–Patterson 4, Watt 2, Mento, Massaro 2, Steffy, Paniague, Sweeney. WP–M. Stewart. LP–Ball. SO–Watt 2, Ball 5, Maul 2, S. Conrad 3, M. Stewart 4. BB–Watt 3, Maul 1 S. Conrad 1, M. Stewart 1.

Legion tourney

HOLLIDAYSBURG –Hollidaysburg will host the American Legion Baseball Tournament starting today at the senior high school field.

Teams competing in the event include Latrobe, Claysburg, Mount Union, Yough, Bushy Run, Bedford, Mifflin County and the host team.

Claysburg will take on Latrobe at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mount Union/Yough at noon, Bushy Run/Bedford at 2:30 p.m. and Mifflin County vs. Hollidaysburg at 5 p.m.

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