May 29, 1945 Andy Semko collects three hits and scores a run to help Coaldale gain an 8-2 Panther Valley League victory over Tamaqua. The winners, coached by Al Zummers, receive a strong pitching performance from "Bud" Popik, who tosses all nine innings, allows seven hits, and strikes out eight batters. Mike Harb also contributes to the win with two hits and two runs scored while Eddie Marasiak adds a hit and two runs scored.