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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Lansford and Towamensing White advanced to the winner's bracket final of the District 18 9-10 LL tournament with wins last night.

DISTRICT 18 9-10

LITTLE LEAGUE

Franklin Twp.-

Lansford

Lansford scored 11 runs in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back in posting a 15-5 win in four innings over Franklin Township to advance into the winner's bracket final on Thursday.

Zack Kindt had three triples and scored three runs for the winners, while Wyatt Zimmerman added two doubles and Tristan Blasko had two singles.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June 29, 1952 Dick Person fires a six-hit shutout to lead Palmerton to a 9-0 Tri-County League win over Mauch Chunk. Person, who collects a hit at the plate and scores a run, walks one and strikes out five. Bruce Snyder collects two hits, one a double, and scores three runs. Williard Fritzinger adds an RBI triple and scores a pair of runs, while Ronnie Costenbader, Pete Blynn and Joe Nagy each chip in with a hit and run scored.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tamaqua stayed alive, while Weatherly and Towamensing headed for the losers bracket in the District 18 11-12 Little League tournament.

LITTLE LEAGUE

District 18 11-12

Freeland-Weatherly

Justin Fisher pitched a complete game and helped Freeland top Weatherly, 17-0 in a second-round matchup.

Fisher allowed just one hit in his four innings of work.

Weatherly's only hit came off of the bat of Chris MacNeil. MacNeil doubled down the left field line in the fourth inning.

Freeland 526 4 - 17 13 1

Weatherly 000 0 - 0 1 9

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

ALLENTOWN – It's amazing what one spark can do.

Two nights ago, Brandon Moss hit a three-run homer to propel the IronPigs to break a five-game losing streak.

Last night, the Pigs continued their turnaround to win back-to-back games. Ryan Edell won his first Triple-A game, 6-1 over the Charlotte Knights, behind a consistent and efficient offense.

Edell, who had success at Reading that earned his promotion, finally got on track after horrific numbers in his first two outings.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Mike Streisel pitched a scoreless sixth inning for Schuylkill-Berks in the win over Lehigh Valley.

READING - Runs were difficult to come by for Lehigh Valley in Monday's All-Star legion baseball game at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading.

The pitching staff for Schuykill-Berks combined to allow just one Lehigh Valley run on six hits in a 7-1 victory.

"I think the wood bats definitely played a role in it," said Northern Valley's Tyler Harris. "Playing all season - all high school and legion season - with aluminum then going straight to wood definitely makes a change."

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Jim Doerr of Lansford is safe after sliding into home while looking on is Jim Thorpe catcher Brandon Carroll in Babe Ruth All-Star baseball action last night.

The score says it all.

Jim Thorpe eliminated Lansford last night, 20-1, in the District 18 11-12 Little League tournament.

The Olympians had everything go their way: pitching, hitting, and fielding. On the other side, nothing seemed to go right.

All but one player on Jim Thorpe's entire roster contributed at least one hit. Kenny Pugh did especially well, going three-for-three including a second inning grand slam. He also had two doubles, a sacrifice fly, and six RBI.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Jim Thorpe Bruins Shane Snisky tags out Brian Ohl of the Jim Thorpe Royals during Monday's Carbon Junior Babe Ruth Championship game. The Bruins won, 14-5. BOB FORD /TIMES NEWS

The Jim Thorpe Bruins were on a mission to defend last year's Carbon County Junior Babe Ruth championship..

On the other hand, the Jim Thorpe Royals were looking to put an exclamation point on an undefeated regular season with a tournament title.

In the end, it was the Bruins however who had the upper hand rolling to a 14-5 victory over the Royals on Monday night at Christman's Field.

It's exactly what Christian Gavornik and the rest of the American League champions, set out to do.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) rolled into its second week of action withsix matches taking place onTuesday and Thursday at Coaldale's Black Diamond Park.

Valley Athletic Supply went 5-1 on the week (with its lone loss to defending league champion Sandstorm) to remain a game up on Sandstorm and Team Ram Rod atop the standings.

TUESDAY'S RESULTS

Dunder Mifflin Coal-Scared Hitless

Scared Hitless got the best of Dunder Mifflin Coal Region Branch by winning two out of the three games, 25-23, 20-25, 25-15.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

June 28, 1946 Walter Slog doubles and belts a two-run homer to help Lansford post an 8-5 Panther Valley League win over Tamaqua. Slog scores a pair of runs for the winners, who also receive three hits and two runs scored from "Peka" Daniels. Johnny Kozak, who has an RBI triple in the contest, gains the pitching win. He tosses seven shutout innings before running into trouble in the eighth. He also walks four and strikes out five. Joe Fignar contributes to the win with two hits.

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Jim Thorpe Summer Basketball League will tip off for its 54th consecutive year on Monday, June 27.

The games are played at Memorial Park on Randy Rabenold Court. Rabenold who is known to most as "RR" has been serving as league President since 1958. The 2011 JTSL season will be Rabenold's last year running the league.

Highland's Beverage of Jim Thorpe was last year's champion.

Below are rosters of the six teams along with the regular season schedule.

JIM THORPE SUMMER

BASKETBALL ROSTERS

Highland's Beverage

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