Butler - 7 Kiski Area - 0
Butler, one of the WPIAL's early season surprises, scored
all its runs after two outs, as the Golden Tornado posted
a 7-0 victory to go 4-0 in Section 1-AAAA play and 5-2
Golden Tornado right fielder Dustin Uhlman got the scoring
underway with two outs in the first innings with a towering
home run over the left-center field fence.
After two outs and nobody on, Tim Geibel doubled and scored
on Bill Coleman's single. An error at third scored two
more runs, and Darren Blakley pounded a homer to right
to put the Golden Tornado in front, 6-0.
Butler concluded the scoring in the seventh off reliever
John Russell, as John Crummy doubled with two outs and
none on, later scoring on a wild pitch.
They don't quit," Butler coach Dave Florie said. "We
established that reputation last year when we would be
Kiski Area dropped to 0-8 overall and 0-5 in section play.
It's just the way this season's been going," said
Cavaliers coach Daryl Hixenbaugh, who returned from a three-game
suspension after he allegedly struck a player with a plastic
hockey stick. "The coaching staff is so frustrated.
We do it right in practice, but not when we're into a game."
Kiski Area had some late opportunities to rally, loading
the bases in the sixth and seventh innings.
In the sixth, Shawn Vogel led off with a walk, and John
Delancey and Tyler Garrone singled.
But Vogel was caught in a rundown, as Butler thwarted a
squeeze play. McCormick fanned the next two batters to
end the threat.
We were calling a squeeze and trying to get them to make
a play," Hixenbaugh said. "I thought if we could
get a couple of runs, who knows?"
Vogel singled to load the bases with two outs in the seventh,
but Delancey's bouncer to third ended the game.
Hixenbaugh indicated some players might soon be elevated
from the junior varsity.
We've looked at about a half season now," the first-year
coach said. "The JV is playing well, and some of the
kids are working hard and earning their way. They're the
future of Kiski baseball."
Geibel had two doubles and a single to pace a 13-hit Golden
Blakley, who also had three hits, was called out in a rundown
at the plate, jamming his shoulder. He left the game.
Even Florie, in his third season at Butler after 16 years
at Seneca Valley, is surprised by his team's start, which
includes a victory over defending state champion Seneca
Valley last week.
You don't expect that in this league," he said. "But
we're hitting pretty good. It's a matter of confidence."
5 Hampton - 4
Butler made Senior Day a memorable one. The Tornado plated four runs in the bottom
of the seventh inning to nip Hampton 5-4 in a nonsection contest .
Tim Geibel led off with a walk, then,
one out later, Ryan Armahizer walked and Bill
Coleman loaded the bases with a single.
Zach Cuffman and Ken Rosenbauer sandwiched
run-scoring singles around an RBI walk to Greg
Hays that tied the game at 4.
Nick Rossmiller followed with an RBI double
to win the game for Butler, which had all five of its hits in the final
3 Franklin Regional - 1
6 Seneca Valley - 4
15 Franklin - 8
Butler - 12 Blackhawk - 11
Butler - 7 Mt.
Lebanon - 3
Butler - 14 NA
Butler - 3 Kiski
Brian Warheit scattered
six hits in seven innings in a 3-0 shutout
victory over Kiski Area.
Warheit struck out eight and walked two in the
Jordan Roycroft drove in two runs with a triple
in the top of the fifth inning to give the Golden Tornado some breathing room.
Butler - 15 Riverside -
The Tornado didn't waver
when it fell behind, 8-0, in the first inning. Butler fought
back for a 14-10 victory against North Allegheny (10-5, 5-5) . Andy
Onufrak went 3 for 4, Dustin
Uhlman had four RBIs and Jordan
Roycroft had three RBIs in leading to the upset win.
Butler - 15 Franklin - 8
Butler - 7 Mt. Lebanon - 3
Miller leads Butler baseball
Adam Miller went 4-for-4 with twoRBI as the Butler baseball
team matched its victory total from a season ago with a
14-9 win over Ellwood City Saturday afternoon. The Golden
Tornado (3-2), which went 3-16 a season ago, took a big
lead early with a seven-run third inning, sending 12 batters
to the plate in the frame. Andy Onufrak, Anthony Pinto and
John Marra each drove home two runs for the Tornado.
In other action...
Butler 207 100 4—14 11 3
Ellwood City 212 013 0—9 8 2
WP: John Marra (3 IP) 1 strikeout, 3 walks.
LP: Leviere (3 IP) 2 strikeouts, 5 walks
Butler (3-2): AdamMiller 3-1B, 2B, 2-RBI; Andy Onufrak 2-RBI;
Anthony Pinto 2-RBI; Marra 2-RBI
Ellwood City: Lodovico 3-1B; Post 3-1B
Butler - 3 Seneca
Valley - 2
- 3 Seneca Valley - 2
Andy Onufrak doubled and collected
three RBI to pace Butler to a 9-3 baseball victory over
Josh Marchinoski struck out
six in six innings to earn the victory for the Golden Tornado.
Butler 7 Fox Chapel 2
Josh Marchinoski picked up the win
and Adam Miller was 3 for 4
at the plate to help Butler (5-2, 2-0) pick up a Section
1-AAAA win at Fox Chapel.
- 5 Ambridge - 4
- 9 Franklin - 4
- 14 Ellwood City - 9
OF THE HILL
Butler - 9 Franklin - 4
Butler - 5 Ambridge - 4
Butler - 7
Fox Chapel - 0