Bardine's rallies to capture Teener League championship Saturday

The Meat Links score 10 runs in the seventh inning to sink St. Anthony's in game two

Sun Jul 17, 2022 - 12:33PM

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Bardine's wins both the regular season and post-season Teener League titlesBardine's wins both the regular season and post-season Teener League titles

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Bardine's 16 St. Anthony's 6 (Championship Gm. 2)       WATCH BROADCAST

Trailing in the seventh inning, Bardine’s exploded for 10 runs to sweep the series against St. Anthony’s and capture the 2022 Latrobe Derry Area Teener League Championship. Rallying for the second-consecutive night, the No. 1 seed Meat Links defeated second-seeded St. Anthony’s 16-6 on Saturday.

Limited to just one run through the first five frames, the Meat Links scored four times in the sixth inning without a hit to deadlock the contest at 5-5. In that inning, Bardine’s drew six walks and took advantage of a Saints’ error. However, St. Anthony’s quickly regained the lead, as Keegan Young singled to open the bottom of the inning, and he later scored by narrowly beating a throw home on a fielder’s choice.

Similar to Game One, however, the Saints could not close out the Meat Links, as Bardine’s started its rally on a one-out single by Ryan Baughman. Joey Razza followed with a fielder’s choice, but both runners were safe on an error, the first of four in the inning committed by the Saints. Tyler Samide then singled to load the bases, and a hit by pitch tied the score at 6-6.

The Meat Links took their first lead on a bases-loaded walk to Luke Bulebosh. After a strikeout, another St. Anthony’s error kept the inning alive, and Bardine’s followed with six consecutive hits, including a two-run double by Ahmad Ward and a two-run single by Baughman.

Staked to a 10-run advantage, Samide retired the side in order in the bottom of the seventh to secure the title.

St. Anthony’s led for the bulk of the contest, as the Saints scored three runs on three hits in the bottom of the first. A home run by Cason Long extended the lead in the third, while the teams exchanged a run in the fourth inning. St. Anthony’s pitcher Alek Skwirut was sharp for most of his outing but could not complete the sixth inning.

Baughman worked five innings for the Meat Links, while Samide pitched two innings and earned the victory. Baughman also paced the Bardine’s offense with three hits, while Ward, Razza, Samide, and Andrew Hantz each had two hits.

Meanwhile, Skwirut had the only two-hit performance for the Saints.

Bardine's 12 St. Anthony's 11 (Championship Gm. 1)       WATCH BROADCAST

Tyler Samide’s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh scored Ryan Baughman from third base, providing the winning run for top-seeded Bardine’s in its 12-11 walk-off win against St. Anthony’s in Game One of the Latrobe Derry Area Teener League Championship series. Playing as the home team, the Meat Links plated a pair of runs in the inning, completing the comeback as they overcame a seven-run deficit over the final three innings of play. Just moments before the winning hit, Bardine’s deadlocked the score when Saints’ pitcher Damian Newsome was called for a balk, which brought in Brody Ruman. Ruman started the rally in the inning with a one-out single, and he advanced two bases on a pair of errors that allowed Baughman to reach. Second-seeded St Anthony’s played with the lead for the majority of the contest, as the Saints scored three runs in the top of the first, highlighted by a two-run single by Ethan Haydo. Bardine’s pulled even in the second, as doubles by Baughman and Jackson McMullen, as well as a walk to Samide, all resulted in runs. The Saints quickly responded, scoring two runs in the top of the third, with Keegan Young’s RBI triple accounting for the big blow. St. Anthony’s tacked on another run in the fourth, and then scored four times in the top of the fifth, including a two-run homer by Newsome. The Meat Links were undaunted, though, putting up six runs in the bottom of the frame. That inning featured five hits, including a two-run double by Ruman. Each team notched a run in the sixth, but Ahmad Ward threw a scoreless seventh for the Meat Links, setting the stage for the dramatic victory. For Bardine’s, Ruman, Baughman, Samide, and Luke Bulebosh each had two hits, while Newsome, Haydo, and Quinn Painter posted multi-hit efforts for the Saints. Game Two will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Bardine's 10 St. Joes 5 (Semifinal Gm. 3)       LISTEN BROADCAST

Staked to an early lead, Bardine’s pitcher Brody Ruman kept St. Joe’s scoreless into the sixth inning, as the top-seeded Meat Links knocked off the No. 5 Owls 10-5 in Game 3 of the best-of-three semifinals series in the Latrobe Derry Area Teener League playoffs. Bardine’s built a 7-0 advantage through the first four innings, and never relinquished the lead, despite a late surge from the Owls. The Meat Links, who rallied on Tuesday to force the decisive third game, scored twice in the first inning, as Ruman delivered an RBI single to plate Ahmad Ward, while Ryan Baughman later scored when teammate Joey Razza induced a rundown scenario between first and second base. Bardine’s added another run in the second, as Leland Wiedeburg provided an RBI single. The top seed scored three more runs in the third, punctuated by RBIs by Baughman, Razza, and Jackson McMullen, and Baughman added another run-scoring single in the fourth. That was plenty of run support for Ruman, who allowed just one hit through his first five innings of work. The underdog Owls showed their resolve in the sixth, however, as Eli Boring’s solo home run sparked a rally. His shot over the center field fence started a streak of five straight batters reaching base, including a triple by Dom Rosensteel and a double from Chad Jones. After the Owls trimmed the deficit to 7-3, however, the Meat Links scored three times in the bottom of the inning, highlighted by a Ward solo blast. Trailing 10-3, St. Joe's scored two more runs in the seventh, but a strong defensive play by Luke Bulebosh accounted for the final out. Baughman posted four hits, three RBIs, and two runs in the win, while Ruman, McMullen, and Razza each reached base safely three times. Boring led the offense for St. Joe’s, as he went 2-3 with three RBIs, a run, and a walk. Bardine’s will face No. 2 St. Anthony’s in the championship series beginning on Friday at 7 p.m.

Bardine's 9 St. Joes 5 (Semifinal Gm. 2)       LISTEN BROADCAST

St. Joe's led for the majority of the game but Bardine's exploded for five runs in the sixth inning to take control and defeat the Owls 9-5 in game two of the best-of-three semifinals to even the series at 1-1. Jack Jeffery and Cole Short each clubbed RBI doubles in the first inning to help give St. Joes a 3-1 lead after one. After the Meat Links tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the third inning, Chad Jones scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the frame to put the Owls back in front 4-3. A sacrifice fly from Eli Boring in the fourth inning pushed the lead to 5-3. Bardine's responded with a run-scoring single from Ryan Baughman in the fifth to pull the Meat Links within one at 5-4. Then, with the bases loaded in the sixth, Ben Hantz lined a single to left field which brought home two runs to give Bardine's a 6-5 lead. The Meat Links added three more tallies in the inning thanks to a RBI infield single by Andrew Hantz and a two-run single from Brody Ruman. Relief pitcher Ahmad Ward kept St. Joe's off the board the rest of the way. With the victory, the top-seeded Meat Links force a winner-take-all game three against No. 5 St. Joe's on Wednesday.

St. Anthony’s Saints 10 F.O. Eagles 4 (Semifinal Gm. 2)       LISTEN BROADCAST

No. 2 Saint Anthony's used a six-run fourth inning to separate itself from No. 3 F.O.E. and win game two of the best-of-three semifinal 10-4 at Rosa-Oglietti Park. With the victory, the Saints secure a spot in the Latrobe-Derry Teener League championship series beginning Friday. The Eagles were in front 3-2 after three innings but the Saints plated six runs in the fourth highlighted by a three-run double off the bat of Cason Long who also doubled and scored in the first inning. After F.O.E. made it 8-4, St. Anthony's tacked on two insurance runs in the sixth inning to set the final score. Evan Springob had two hits and drove in a run for the Saints and Joe Crimboli walked three times. Austin Frye collected two RBIs for the Eagles.

St. Joe’s Owls 6 Bardine’s Meat Links 4 (Semifinal Gm. 1)       LISTEN BROADCAST

St. Joe’s scored four runs in the top of the seventh, rallying to upset top-seeded Bardine’s 6-4 in the first game of the best-of-three semifinals in the Latrobe Derry Area Teener League postseason. The No. 5 Owls did most of their damage after Bardine’s starting pitcher Ryan Baughman exited in the seventh due to the pitch limit. With his team staked to a two-run advantage, Baughman issued a one-out walk to Cooper Outly on his 99th pitch, prompting Brody Ruman to take over on the bump. From that point on, St. Joe’s capitalized, as Josh Short and Joey Bonomo each singled, pulling the Owls within a run. After a wild pitch, Eli Boring was intentionally walked to load the bases, and Dom Rosensteel delivered a single to tie the contest. Chad Jones then hit into a fielder’s choice to put his team in the lead, and Boring later scored on a wild pitch to account for the sixth run. Bardine’s loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh, but Cole Short struck out Jackson McMullen to strand the runners and seal the victory. The Owls outhit the Meat Links 11-4, with Boring, Bonomo, and Jack Jeffery each posting two-hit efforts. Tyler Samide had a pair of hits for the Meat Links, who scored twice in the first inning and plated single runs in both the third and fourth frames.

St. Anthony’s Saints 10 F.O. Eagles 1 (Semifinal Gm. 1)       LISTEN BROADCAST

Second-seeded St. Anthony’s jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, cruising to a 10-1 triumph against No. 3 seed F.O.E. in Game One of the semifinals series of the Latrobe Derry Area Teener League. The Saints scored four runs each in the first and second innings, while four St. Anthony’s hurlers limited the Eagles to just one run. In the bottom of the first, the initial five batters for the Saints all reached, including a three-run double by Damian Newsome to stake his squad to an early edge. The Saints extended their advantage to 8-0 in the next inning, capitalizing on three errors in the frame by the Eagles. F.O.E notched its lone run in the third, as Tyler Smith singled and later scored on a bases-loaded walk to Parker Hollick. However, pitcher Cason Long registered a strikeout of Peyton Legg to strand three runners and limit the damage. While St. Anthony’s scored two more runs in the fourth, including an RBI single by Long, F.O.E left the bases loaded again in the fifth. After Long exited the mound with nine strikeouts, Keegan Young, Newsome, and Aidan Upole worked in relief to preserve the W. Newsome and Alek Skwirut were the hitting stars for the Saints, as each provided three hits, with Newsome collecting four RBIs and Skwirut scoring three runs. Meanwhile, Smith went 3-4 and scored the only run for the Eagles.

St. Joe’s Owls 21 Derry Ukes 1 (Wildcard Game)       LISTEN BROADCAST

St. Joe’s exploded for 15 runs in the first three innings, as the Owls dismantled the Derry Ukes 21-1 in the Latrobe Derry Area Teener League wild card game on Sunday. As a result, fifth-seeded St. Joe’s advances to the semifinals, and will face No. 1 seed Bardine’s. Playing as the visitors, St. Joe’s established command by scoring five times in the first inning on just one hit. Two walks, a hit batter, and two errors by the Ukes loomed large in the frame. Derry, meanwhile, plated its lone run in the bottom of the first, as Tyler Martin scored on a wild pitch. The Owls did even more damage in the second inning, using a similar formula to score six runs on just two hits. They tacked on four more runs in the third, taking an insurmountable 15-1 advantage. The score remained that way until the seventh, as St. Joe’s scored six more runs to account for the final margin. For the Owls, Jack Jeffery and Chad Jones each went 3-4 with four RBIs, four runs, and a walk, Eli Boring went 2-3, drew two walks, scored four times, and stole three bases, and Dom Rosensteel went 2-4 with four runs, an RBI, a walk, and three steals. Martin, Anthony Monios, and Preston Anderson accounted for the hits for the No. 4 Ukes.