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July 9th, 2012
WILCOX â€“ From the beginning of Monday's game, Smethport was overmatched and Cole Peterson was spectacular.
Peterson threw a no-hitter against Smethport in an 8-0 win in a winner's bracket game of the Elk County American Legion baseball playoffs.
Smethport had just one baserunner for the game and it came with two outs in the seventh inning as Zach Smith drew a walk which prevented a perfect game.
BROOKVILLE â€“ The Ridgway minor league all-stars had its District 10 tournament run come to an end after an 18-4, 4-inning loss to Brookville Saturday afternoon at the Brookville Area Little League complex.
The game was payed under sweltering conditions with temperatures at approximately 95 degrees with the heat and humidity contributing to storms which delayed the start of the game and another set which led to a second-inning delay.
The Ridgway minor league all-stars lost Game 1 of the District 10 North/South championship series by a 14-3 margin in five innings to Brookville Friday night at the Ridgway Little league fields.
Brookville was spurred on by 7-run innings in the third and fifth innings to take the 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series which will determine the District 10 minor league champion. Game 2 is scheduled for 4 p.m. this afternoon in Brookville. If Ridgway wins Game 2, Game 3 is scheduled for Sunday with information to be announced.
The Ridgway minor league all-stars once again had the game in doubt until the final pitch.
Once again, Ridgway survived a final-inning rally victorious.
A third straight close call gave the Ridgway 9- and 10-year-olds the D-10 North Division title and a chance to play for the D-10 title outright with a 13-12 victory over Bradford Tuesday night at the Ridgway Little League fields along Grant Road.
DAGUS MINES â€“Â The Fox Township Post 511 American Legion baseball team gave the undefeated Wilcox squad a run for their money early on in Monday evening's match-up in Fox Township, but Wilcox's bats finally came alive late in the game and the team used good defense to hand Fox a 10-2 loss to end their regular season.
Wilcox manager Jeff Peterson indicated that Fox's slower pitching initially threw off his batters, remarking that they need "to adjust a lot faster" than they did.
The St. Marys Little League Baseball Major League all-stars stayed alive in the District 10 South Division Tournament with a 15-1, four-inning victory over the Ridgway All-Stars Saturday afternoon at Memorial Park.
St. Marys will travel to Fox Township this evening for a 6 p.m. game against the Fox Township squad. Fox defeated Brockway by a 7-5 score on Saturday.
Surviving final-inning rallies is becoming a habit for the Ridgway minor league baseball all-stars.
One more victory will equal a District 10 North Division championship.
Ridgway survived a furious 6-run rally from Bradford in the bottom of the sixth inning for a 9-7 victory Friday night at the Ridgway Little League fields along Grant Road.
Ridgway will play the winner of the Warren Americans/Bradford game on Tuesday at 6 p.m. with the site to be determined.
WILCOX â€“ Cole Peterson made the start on the mound Wednesday for Wilcox in American Legion baseball against Fox Township and stole the show with not only a complete game 5-2 win but also a perfect 4 for 4 showing at the plate.
Peterson struck out nine batters on the night while working out of trouble with runners in scoring position four times.
The Ridgway minor league softball all-stars hosted Warren on Wednesday night with Warren winning 10-0 in four innings at the Ridgway Little League fields along Grant Road.
Warren starting pitcher Julia Lobdell was a dominant force on the mound as she finished with 11 strikeouts and three walks without surrendering a hit in her four innings pitched.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ With a dominating performance from Gabe Kraus on the mound, St. Marys Major League All-Stars earned a 10-0 4-inning win over Johnsonburg.
Kraus frustrated the opposition in a 5-strikeout, 1-hit effort.
Meanwhile, St. Marys used a 3-run second inning and 5-run fifth to fuel the shutout victory.
St. Marys got a run across in the bottom of the first inning. Ryan Heary reached base with a 2-out single to center field and later advanced to second on a wild pitch. Kraus reached on an error at shortstop which allowed Heary to score from second for the early 1-0 lead.