Blairsville undefeated in Senior Legion play
Blairsville's Kovacik Insurance Senior Legion team advanced to a 5-0 season record this week after defeating Punxsutawney 2-1 on Wednesday and Homer City 12 - 3 on Monday.
Blairsville's Frank Wolford threw a complete game one-hitter on Wednesday.
Kovacik earlier dropped Indiana Legion, 15-5, and Young Township, 6-3, in respective home stands on May 31 and on Sunday.
Reed Ratkus was the winning pitcher last Thursday while Indiana Legion's Jay Roberto was charged with the loss.
Homer Woody smacked a home run for Indiana while teammate Jordan Hudzicki and Blairsville's Adam Magalich had doubles.
Magalich, who plays at first base, went 3 for 4 on offense, with 6 RBIs, while Blairsville left fielder Anthony Faulk also went 3 for 4, with 2 RBIs.
Bobby Thompson was credited with the win against Young Township with support from Bobby Gaston, who pitched two innings, and Wolford, who took the mound for one inning. Combined, the Blairsville pitchers struck out 16 batters, with Gaston and Wolford together striking out 8 of the last 9 batters in the game.
For Blairsville's offensive effort on Sunday, Scott Thompson hit a home run and Faulk, Magalich, Wolford and Gaston all had doubles.
The losing pitcher was Jake Gambella.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments â either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.