2007 News Archives

TESCO wins third straight title!

The Blue and Gray defeated Butera's Towing 5-1 to claim the Glenwood Title for the fourth time, and third season in a row. TESCO started right away with Lee Rohan opening the game with a double to left center and scoring on a Dave Meyner single. Meyner then scored on Brian King's double to left field.

Butera's answered in the third inning with Matt LaPorte singling to left and scoring on Jon McCune's single up the middle. Butera's starter Brian Suraf continued to bottle up the TESCO attack until the 5th inning. Lee Rohan singled to start the inning and advanced to second on a Joe Ermilio sac bunt. Brain King received an intentional walk and Jorge Melendez was hit in the leg with a pitch to load the bases. John Fette cleared the dishes with a double to center.

Matt Palisin tossed a complete game three hitter and fanned seven in the victory. Butera's Towing concluded a fantastic inaugural year in the GBL with a regular season second place finish and a Championship runner-up in the post season.

August 15th
TESCO defeated Butera's Towing 4-1 Tuesday evening to take a two game lead in the best of five final series. Butera's drew first blood with Jon McCune doubling to start the game and scoring on Josh Melquist's ground out to second. That was all the offense TESCO righthander Ryan Frederick would allow as he went on to scatter three hits and punch out five batters for the complete game victory.

TESCO evened the score in the bottom half of the inning as Joe Ermilio singled and scored on Dave Meyner's RBI double. TESCO struck again in the third - with bases loaded Jorge Melendez knocked a sac fly to right to score Lee Rohan. Butera's hurler Ricky Carlson worked his way out of the bases loaded jam with the single tally.

Butera's threatened again in the sixth with Jordan Bardo standing on second after a single and stolen base. Josh Melquist slammed a sharp liner to right only to be robbed by a Bring King "Web Gem" sliding catch. In the TESCO sixth Brian King started the inning off with a single and scored on John Fette's double to right. Fette later scored on a Chris Hay single. Game three is scheduled for 5:45 Thursday.

August 14th
TESCO struck first in the best of five championship series against Butera's Towing with a 4-2 victory in an eight inning nail biter Monday Night. The Butera's crew drew first blood in the fifth inning. Back to back singles by Matt LaPorte and Jon McCune set the table for John Paperski's ground out RBI to second, and Jordan Basile's RBI single to left. TESCO answered in the bottom of the fifth with back to back RBI base knocks from Dave Meyner and Brian King.

The pitching duel continued into the eighth until Chris Hay started the bottom of the inning with a base knock up the middle. Butera's intentionally walked Lee Rohan, struck out the next batter and intentionally walked Dave Meyner to load the bases and set up the force out. Butera reliever Brandon Miller tossed another strike-out for the second out of the inning, but Jorge Melendez responded with a ground rule double through the right field fence to win the game.

Ryan Smith went eight strong innings for TESCO, scattering seven hits and punching out 9 batters. Mark Myott started the game for Butera's and bottled the TESCO attack up for six innings. Myott whiffed eight and scattered four hits. Brandon Miller took the hard luck loss in the dogfight, striking out four in an inning and two thirds of work. The two teams meet again tonight at 5:45 at Ainsworth.
Congratulations to the 2007 All Glenwood team selections. You can see results from the voting here. Special recognition is deserved for the following special award winners:

League Most Valuable Player Dave Gnacinski (ECCA) who earned the Triple Crown.

Gold Glove Mark Tupek (Nagy's Tree Farm)

Rookie of the Year Josh Melquist (Butera's Towing)

Ed Smrekar Award for Outstanding Pitcher Matt Palisin (TESCO)

Coach of the Year Tim Campbell (The Bison)


August 12th
TESCO defeated Harrington Industrial Laundry 7-0 Saturday to advance to the finals for the fifth straight year. Matt Palisin led the way with a six inning 3 hit performance and Dave Meyner paced the TESCO attack with a single, a home run and two RBI's. Teammate Shawn Montgomery added a pair of hits and scored two runs. Ricky Hulsinger tossed a complete game for Harrington and bottled up the TESCO attack until the five run fifth inning.
In the second game Butera's defeated Nagy's Tree Farm 4-3 to advance to the finals in their first season in the GBL. Brian Suraf tossed five innings for the win, striking out four, and handed the ball to Brandon Miller to toss the final two innings. Miller earned the save while punching out four Bulls. The duo scattered two hits on the day. Matt Raines swung the lumber for Butera's knocking in two runs. The top two ranked regular season teams, TESCO and Butera's Towing, will meet in the finals starting Monday evening 5:45 at Ainsworth.

August 11th
Harrington Industrial Laundry evened the series 1-1 by defeating TESCO 2-1 over a two day period. Joe Spano started the game Thursday and was relieved Friday by Jordan Kalivoda who tossed the last four innings. The duo scattered 4 hits and punched out 8 TESCO batters. Nick Kulyk paced the Laundrymen's attack with two hits, including a double and a run. The two teams meet again Saturday at 2:00 to decide the series.
In an unreported game Butera's also evened their series with Nagy's Tree Farm with a 3-1 victory. They meet again 5:00 Saturday for game 3.

August 10th
Thursday Night at Ainsworth Harrington and TESCO were able to finish 3 innings before the heavens opened and soaked the field. The game will resume this evening at 6:00 @ Brabender in the bottom of the fourth with Harrington leading 1-0.

August 9th
Nagy's Tree Farm defeated Butera's Towing 7-0 to take a one game advantage in the best of three playoff series. Eric Panko led the way from the hill tossing a complete game three hitter and punching out 8 Butera's Batters. Mark Tupek swung the lumber for the Bulls with a home run and a pair of RBIs. Teammates Matt Gnacinski and Jim Travers each knocked a pair of safeties and Hank Speerstra added two RBIs to the attack. The teams meet again Friday night at 5:45 at Ainsworth.
TESCO struck first against Harrington in their playoff series at Brabender Wednesday, defeating the Laundrymen 6-0 behind Matt Palisin's complete game shutout. Palisin scattered 4 hits and struck out 5 in seven innings. Tony Dippolito knocked a clutch two out two run single in the first to put TESCO in the lead. Brian King and Jorge Melendez chipped in two hits each in the ten run TESCO attack. Harrington and TESCO are the oldest running teams in the GBL, with over three decades of sponsorship combined, and will meet again tonight at Ainsworth.

Signs of the Time Feature Documentary to be filmed at Ainsworth!

Crystal Pix from Fairport New York will be filming at Ainsworth Field the weekend of August 25th. The Documentary explores the origins of signs in Baseball, and the men that claimed to invent them. The scene to be filmed in Erie is a game between the 1921 Boston Braves and St. Louis Cardinals.
Extras are needed to portray the spectators around Ainsworth Field. A catered meal and a final copy of the project will be given to all the extras. If interested please visit www.baseballmovieextras.com


August 6th
Nagy's Tree Farm edged The Bison to capture the wildcard series two games to one with a 3-1 victory Sunday at Ainsworth. Matt Gnacinski tossed a complete game 3 hitter and was supported by Hank Speerstra and Mark Tupek, both knocking a pair of safeties and an RBI each. The Bulls advance to the Playoff round against Butera's Towing starting Wednesday at Ainsworth.

August 5th
Harrington advances to the Playoff round on the strength of a 12-0 clubbing of ECCA Saturday to end the best of three series 2-0. Dan Luthringer slammed 3 RBIs and was joined by Charlie Spano and John Pichette, with two RBIs each, to pace the Harrington Attack. Jordan Kalivoda tossed a five inning one hitter in the shortened game, fanning seven. Harrington will face TESCO in the Playoff round starting Tuesday.

Nagy's Tree fame evened the other wildcard series one game each with the Bison Saturday with a 2-0 victory in the 2:00 game. Travis Butcher authored a complete game shutout scattering 2 hits and punching out nine Bison. Ford Eisenman set the table for the Bulls with three stolen bases and scored both the runs, scoring both times by Mark Tupek. Cody Campbell took the hard luck loss tossing all seven innings and scattering 6 hits. The teams meet again this afternoon at 5:00 to determine the wildcard series winner.

August 4th
Harrington Industrial Laundry opened the second wild card series in dramatic fashion with Rich Chessario slamming a walk off homer to sink ECCA 9-8. Joe Spano also hommered and plated four runs for the laundrymen, as well as tossing six innings and striking out six. Ricky Hulsinger earned the win in relief by tossing a scoreless seventh. Dave Gnacinski swung the heavy lumber in a losing effort slamming three doubles and plating 5 runs. Harrington takes a one run advantage in the best of three series.

August 3rd
In the battle of the horned ungulates the Bison edged the Bulls 2-1 at Ainsworth Thursday to take a one game advantage in the best of three Wild Card Series. Bison hurler Ian Beezub tossed 6 innings and fanned 7 for the win and was relieved by Cody Carlson who tossed a scoreless seventh. Eric Panko tossed for the Tree Farmers, striking out 12 in 6 and a third innings allowing a single run in the top of the seventh on an Aaron Skalko RBI. Matt Hill entered in relief and was called for a balk with a runner on third, proving to be the winning run. The teams meet again Saturday and 2:00 for game two of the series.

TESCO (Regular Season Champs) 14 3
Butera's Towing 14 4
Nagy's Tree Farm 12 6
Harrington Industrial Laundry 11 7
ECCA Payroll Services 10 8
The Bison 9 9
Knox Law 7 11
Miller's Erie Hard Chrome 6 11
Akerly Concrete 6 12
One Way Inn 0 18

August 2nd
TESCO and Miller's Erie Hard Chrome battled until the light gave out at Ainsworth and neither side was able to pull away resulting in a draw. Miller's Matt Lewis knocked a two run double in the fourth, only to be answered with Joe Ermilio's two run double in the fifth for TESCO. Miller's hurlers Joe Delgado and John O'Connell combined for 9 innings, six strikeouts and seven hits, while TESCO righty Ryan Smith tossed all nine, tallying 9 punch outs and 7 hits. The tie game concluded the 2007 regular season and now the league prepares for the playoffs.
The first round of the Wildcard Series opens tonight at Ainsworth at 5:45 with the Bison taking on 3rd place Nagy's Tree Farm. Harrington will host ECCA Friday in the second Wildcard series.

August 1st
Butera's Towing wrapped up a fantastic regular season debut in the GBL with a 8-6 victory over Miller's Erie Hard Chrome at Brabender Tuesday Night. Brandon Miller continued swinging a hot bat slamming a pair of doubles as well as picking up the win on the hill in a single inning's work in relief. Miller's hosts TESCO in the last regular season game of the summer at 6:00 at Brabender.

July 31st
Butera's Captures Second Place! Ricky Carlson tossed a complete game and gave up a lone run to lead Butera's Towing past Nagy's Tree Farm into second place in the GBL regular season standings, and therefore earning the Jamestown squad a 1st round playoff bye. Brandon "Hoss" Miller slammed 3 RBIs to pace the Butera's attack. Nagy's claims third place in the standings and will face the Bison in the Wildcard Series starting Thursday Night, with Harrington squaring off against ECCA Friday Night.

July 30th
ECCA defeated Harrington Industrial Laundry Sunday to end their regular season at 10-8, and in the second Game Harrington beat Akerly Concrete12-9 to finish their regular season at 11-7. The TESCO @ Miller's Erie Hard Chrome Game was moved to Wednesday 6:00 @ The Bender.
The Nagy's/Buteras Game tonight will determine second place in the regular season standings and who will join TESCO with a first round playoff bye. Butera's won the first contest 4 to 2. Harrington wrapped up fourth place in the regular season standings and will face the ECCA in the wildcard round, while the loser of the Butera's/Nagy's series will face the Bison.

July 29th
Harrington Industrial Laundry defeated The Bison 13-6 Saturday afternoon @ Brabender.

July 28th
There were 2 unreported games at Ainsworth Friday evening. ECCA defeated Nagy's Tree Farm 3-1 in the first contest and in the second game Akery defeated Millers 12-9.

July 26th
Nagy's Tree Farm edged Industrial Manufacturing and Sale's Bison 2-0 in a seven inning pitchers duel at Brabender Wednesday Evening. Travis Butcher tossed all seven innings and struck out 9 for the victory while Ian Beezub took the hard luck loss tossing 6 innings and allowing only two runs. Ford Eisenman struck the fatal blow for the Bulls with a bases loaded single in the sixth. Nagy's is now tied with Butera's Towing for second place in the regular season standings, setting up the final contest of the year between the two teams on Monday July 30th, while the Bison hold on to the top Wild Card spot with a 9-8 record.

July 25th
Dustin Coleman and the ECCA Payroll Services Squad stayed hot Tuesday Night with a 9-1 victory over Knox Law at Brabender Park. Coleman slammed a bases loaded double and a sac fly to plate four ECCA runners and teammate Dan Laughner tossed five innings to earn the win on the hill. Advancing to 8-8, the Payrollers have a solid grasp on the final wild card slot going into the last week. Knox Law finishes its solid 2007 season at 7-11.

July 24th
One Way Inn has withdrawn from the league and forfeited the remainder of their games. Records have been updated to reflect these changes.

July 23rd
ECCA Payroll Services started the Sunday festivities off with a 10-0 pounding of Akerly Concrete at Brabender Field. Dustin Coleman swung the heavy lumber for the Payrollers with a three run round tripper to left in the third inning. Teammates Dave Gnacinski chipped in with three hits and Kirk Reynolds slammed three RBIs. Ryan Starr tossed a complete game shutout for the win, punching out eight and scattering four hits.
Nagy's Tree Farm handed Akerly their second loss of the day with a 13-4 defeat in the second game at Brabender. Matt Hill, Hank Speerstra and Mark Tupek each knocked three hits while teammates Jimmy Travers and Ford Eisenman added a pair of safeties each. Matt Gancinski flipped four innings for the win and struck out six. Andrew Kimmy led the Akerly charge with a two run double in the third.
TESCO strode into first place in the regular season standings by defeating Butera's Towing in a seven inning dogfight at Penn State Behrend Field. TESCO's Matt Palisin battled Butera hurler Brian Suraf. Palisin whiffed 12 and scattered 4 hits for the complete game shutout, while his counterpart fanned 4 and scattered 5 hits. John Fette scored Dave Meyner in the first inning with a single and Brian Hirschberg plated Meyner in the sixth with a Sac Fly to right. John McCune led Butera's attack with two hits.
Knox Law received a forfeit win over One Way Inn as the team failed to show for the second straight game.

July 22nd
Industrial Sales and Manufacturing's Bison defeated Miller's Erie Hard Chrome 8-3 behind Steve Millers two and two thirds work on the hill and his fourth inning two run triple. Miller punched out five for the win. Keith Bator lead the Hard Chromers with a two run double in the seventh.
In an unreported game at Jamestown High School Field Butera's Towing defeated the Knox Lawmen 7-4.

July 21st
Harrington Industrial Laundry rallied for two runs in the bottom of the eighth to edge Butera's Towing 4-3 at Brabender Friday Night. John Pichette stepped up and delivered the winning blow with a bases loaded single in the bottom of the eighth. Jordan Kalivoda tossed five and two thirds and then handed the ball to Joe Spano who earned the victory in two and a third innings of relief. The duo scattered five hits and punched out seven Butera's batters. Rickey Carlson tossed seven innings and took the hard luck loss for Butera's.

July 20th
** Weekend Schedule Update **

Saturday 7/21 11:00 Jamestown High School - Knox Law @ Butera's Towing
Saturday 7/21 5:00 Brabender - Miller's Erie hard Chrome @ Industrial Sales and Manufacturing (The Bison)

Sunday 7/22 12:00 Brabender - Akerly Concrete @ ECCA Payroll Services
Sunday 7/22 2:00 Brabender - Nagy's Tree Farm @ Akerly Concrete
Sunday 7/22 3:00 Penn State Behrend - Butera's Towing @ TESCO
Sunday 7/22 5:00 Brabender - Knox Law @ One Way Inn

July 19th
The Wednesday double header at Ainsworth started with Harrington Industrial Laundry defeating Knox Law 10-0 behind Dan Palmer's complete game shutout. Palmer allowed a pair of hits and whiffed five Lawmen in seven innings of work. Dan Luthringer slammed a home run, a double and plated three runs to lead the Harrington attack while teammates Ricky Hulsinger and Brad Blood knocked 2 RBIs each.
TESCO downed ECCA Payroll Services 5-0 in the nightcap behind Ryan Frederick's three hit complete game shutout. Hoover fanned seven in seven innings. Brian King and Lee Rohan paced the offense with a single and double each. TESCO scored all five runs in the fourth inning.

July 18th
Last night at Ainsworth One Way Inn did not show up to the 6:00 game and therefore forfeited to Harrington. The Nagy's and Akerly Game was cancelled due to rain and will be rescheduled at a later date.

July 17th
There were two unreported games Monday night: Miller's Erie Hard Chrome defeated Knox Law 12-6, and The Bison defeated ECCA 6-3 in the nightcap.

July 16th
The Brabender Division (Butera's Towing, Nagy's Bulls, The Bison, ECCA & Akerly Concrete) convincingly defeated the Ainsworth Division (TESCO, Harrington, Miller's Erie Hard Chrome, Knox Law & One Way Inn) 10-2 in the 2007 All-Star Game at Ainsworth Sunday Evening. Nagy's Mark Tupek was selected the game's most valuable player slamming three hits and three RBIs, while teammate Ricky Carlson (Butera's) earned the win on the hill. Brabender hurlers Ian Beezub (Bison) and Tim Dunn (Akerly) collectively punched out 10 Ainsworth hitters in four innings of work.
TESCO's Brian King won the Home Run Derby by defeating Miller's Erie Hard Chrome's Jake Spiker 4 home runs to 3 in the final round. King Slammed a total of 13 round trippers in three rounds to earn the 2007 title. Regular league action resumes tonight with a double header under the lights at Ainsworth featuring four teams fighting for playoff spots. At 6:00 The Bison host ECCA, and at 8:00 Knox Law hosts Miller's Erie Hard Chrome.

July 15th
TESCO edged Nagy's Tree Farm in the first game at Ainsworth Saturday 2-1. Lee Rohan doubled to start the game for TESCO and Dave Meyner drew a walk to set up a two run double by John Fette. Nagy's answered in the bottom of the inning with Mark Tupek doubling to start the inning and scoring on a Hank Speerstra single. The one run lead was all TESCO hurler Matt Palisin needed to hold on for the complete game win, scattering 5 hits and striking out 6 Bulls.
Butera's Towing edged the Bison in the second game 4-2. Matt LaPorte plated two runs and A.J. Fay knocked a double for 1st place Buteras. Brian Suroff tossed six innings and struck out 4 Bison for the win, while teammate Mark Myott worked a scoreless seventh for the save. Butera's remains entrenched in first place at 11-2 while the Bison fall to 5-7.
Harrington Industrial Laundry forfeited the other scheduled game Saturday to Knox to fall to 6-6, while Knox stepped up to 6-7.

July 14th
Harrington Industrial Laundry downed Miller's Erie Hard Chrome 9-2 in the first game at Ainsworth Field Friday Night. Brad Blood led the Laundrymen attack with a pair of doubles and five RBIs, while skipper Nick Kulyk added a pair of hits. Rich Chessario flipped a complete game five hitter, punching out 11 in seven innings work. Keith Bator knocked two hits for Millers.
Dave Gnacinski led ECCA Payroll Services past One Way Inn in the nightcap Friday slamming two doubles, a grand slam and seven RBIs. Teammate Mike Freeman pounded three base knocks. Bo Corbett tossed five innings and fanned six to earn the win. ECCA moves into a tie with Harrington for fourth place in the regular season standings with the win

July 13th
Akerly Concrete made a big stride in their July surge by defeating first place Butera's Towing 4-3 in nine innings. Tom Kalisewski tossed a complete game to earn the victory, striking out 13 over nine innings. The Concrete men overcame a costly two run error in the second inning to tie the game 3-3 in the seventh and then hold on until the top of the 9th. Kevin Stephenson knocked a base hit to plate Anthony Licata to take the 4-3 lead, and Kalisewski was able to hold in the bottom of the inning for the victory. Butera's remains in 1st place at 10-2 while Akerly climbs up to 4-9.
Nagy's Bulls defeated Knox Law under the stars 9-0 in the late game.

July 12th
TESCO slammed the door on Knox Law Wednesday Night 10-0 behind Ryan Smith's complete game shutout performance. Smith punched out 6 in six innings work. Corey Walters and Chris Hay led the TESCO charge slamming the RBIs each and two and three hits respectively. Jarrod Kilpatrick toughed out a right ankle sprain to make the start for Knox. The Lawmen fall into a three way tie for 5th place at 5-6.

July 11th
Nagy's Tree Farm blasted One Way Inn Tuesday night at Brabender 13-1 to raise their record to 9-3 on the season. Matt Gnacinski slammed a home run and two RBIs while teammates Albert Thigpen and Matt Lauria each plated three runs. Matt Stephany also chipped in a pair of safeties for the Bulls. Eric Panko earned the victory on the hill with four innings of work and six strikeouts. One Way Inn falls to 0-12.

All Star Selections

Brabender Division
Coach Kirk Reynolds (ECCA)
(Butera's Towing, Nagy's Tree Farm, The Bison, ECCA & Akerly Concrete)

1B Josh Melquist (Butera's)
2B Dave Gnacinski (ECCA)
3B Don Massoud (The Bison)
SS Mark Tupek (Nagy's)
C Hank Speerstra (Nagy's)
OF Brian Hardner (ECCA)
OF John McCune (Butera's)
OF Greg Cook (Akerly)
DH John Paperski (Butera's)

P Ricky Carlson (Butera's)
P Travis Butcher (Nagy's)
P Ian Beezub (Bison)
P Tim Dunn (Akerly)
P Matt Gnacinski (ECCA)
P Joe Frey (Bison)

Reserves: Jordan Bardo (Butera's), Julio Alverado (Bison), Tony Rogowski (ECCA), Andrew Kimmy (Akerly) & Ford Eisenman (Nagy's)

Ainsworth Division
Coach Craig Montgomery (TESCO)
(TESCO, Harrington Industrial Laundry, Miller's Erie Hard Chrome, Knox Law & One Way Inn)

1B Brandon Fresch (Knox)
2B Kelly Rensel (One Way Inn)
3B Doug Gerould (Knox)
SS Brad Blood (Harrington)
C Jorge Melendez (TESCO)
OF Lee Rohan (TESCO)
OF Brian King (TESCO)
OF Matt Lewis (Miller's)

P Joe Spano (Harrington)
P Jordan Kalivoda (Harrington)
P Brian Bator (Miller's)
P Dave Gerard (Knox)
P Matt Palisin (TESCO)
P Ryan Frederick (TESCO)

Reserves: Keith Bator (Miller's), Jake Spiker (Miller's), Josh Dziomba (Harrington), Mike Dunkel (Miller's) Shawn Montgomery (TESCO), John Fette (TESCO), Ricky Hulsinger (Harrington), Nick Brewer (One Way Inn) & Billy Hughes (TESCO)

Home Run Derby Participants: Defending Champion Ryan Nietupski, John Paperski (Butera's), Hank Speerstra (Nagy's), Don Massoud (Bison), Dave Gnacinski (ECCA), Jake Spiker (Miller's), Brian King (TESCO) & Joe Spano (Harrington)

July 10th
Akerly Concrete overcame a four run deficit and rallied for ten runs in the third to defeat the Bison 10-5 Monday night under the lights at Ainsworth. David Bihler knocked four hits and scored two runs to lead the Akerly assault, while teammates Jordan Fargiorgio and skipper Andrew Kimmy plated three runs each. Brent Macko held on for a complete game six hitter, fanning 8 Bison for the win. Akerly goes to 3-9 with the win, while the Bison fall to 5-6.

July 9th
The Knox Lawmen started the Sunday Triple-header at Ainsworth with a 5-2 victory over Akerly Concrete. Dave Gerard led the way tossing a complete game six hitter with 8 Ks, and slammed 3 hits including a pair of doubles and an RBI. Teammates Jim Morris and Robert Slava chipped in with three and two hits respectively and each plating a pair of Lawmen baserunners. Knox steps up to 5-5 with the win.
TESCO hung on for 8 innings to defeat Harrington Industrial Laundry under the stars last night 3-2. TESCO's Ryan Frederick flipped a complete game five hitter punching out 8 Laundrymen, while his counterpart Dan Palmer tossed a 7 hit complete game. Lee Rohan reached base in the eighth, advanced to second on a pickoff attempt and scored on Dave Meyner's third hit of the evening. Brian King also knocked a pair of hits for 10-3 TESCO.
In an unreported game ECCA defeated Miller's Erie Hard Chrome in the 5:00 contest Sunday

July 8th
Butera's Towing kept a tight grip on first place with a convincing 12-2 victory over One Way Inn at the sole contest Saturday afternoon at Ainsworth. Josh Melquist continued his hot swinging with four hits, including a double, and three RBIs. John McCune and Matt Raines chipped in a pair of hits each to support winning hurler Mark Myott. Myott fanned seven One Way Inn Batters in four innings work.
Miller's Erie Hard Chrome agreed to reschedule the 2:00 contest against Harrington Saturday - Make up date TBA.

July 7th
TESCO jumped into second place Friday night at Brabender Park with a 3-0 victory over the Bison. TESCO's Matt Palisin flipped a four hit shutout, tossing 13 strikeouts in seven innings of work. His counterpart in the pitcher's duel, Ian Beezub, also scattered four hits and allowed two earned runs in six innings work. Beezub fanned seven. Tesco scored a pair in the 2nd inning on a wild pitch and an RBI single from Chris Hay. Joe Ermilio scored the final run in the sixth on a errant pickoff throw.

July 6th
Butera's hot streak continued at Ainsworth Thursday evening with a 8-3 victory over ECCA Payroll Services. Doug Baker and Josh Melquist brought the lumber to Erie with each slamming a pair of hits and Melquist adding a pair of RBIs. Ricky Carlson extended his league lead of pitching victories to 5 last evening with three innings of relief work, fanning 4. Dave Gnacinski led the ECCA charge knocking two hits including a double and plating 2 runners.
Knox Law scored three runs in four of the last five innings to blank Miller's Erie Hard Chrome 12-0 at the 6:00 Brabender match. James Czerpak swung the hot bat knocking three hits and plating 5 Lawmen, while teammate Mark Conser knocked three safeties and 2 RBIs. Mark Pompaini authored a complete game shutout allowing a single hit and punching out 7 Miller's batters. The Lawmen step to 4-5 with the victory.
In the nightcap Miller's Erie Hard Chrome rebounded from their loss to Knox and defeated One Way Inn 6-2.

July 4th
In an unreported game Tuesday Evening Harrington Industrial Laundry defeated Nagy's Tree Farm 4-1.

July 3rd
Hurricane Hoover rolled through Ainsworth Monday night as Ryan "Hoover" Frederick led TESCO past Akerly Concrete in an eight inning dogfight. Frederick authored a complete game shutout punching out 15 Akerly batters. In addition to his work on the mound Hoover paced the TESCO attack with two base pokes including a sinking liner that snuck past the right fielder in the eighth. Brian King plated Frederick with a long sac fly to center. Bobby Marrow and Tom Kalisewski combined for eight innings of five hit ball with Kalisewski taking the hard luck loss. TESCO goes to 8-3 with the win, while Akerly continues to play hard nose baseball despite the 2-8 record.

July 2nd
Sunday's Triple-header at Ainsworth started off with Akerly Concrete posting a 5-2 upset over Harrington Industrial Laundry. Ryan Oldfield, Matt Lewis-Jones and skipper Andrew Kimmy each knocked a pair of hits and Kimmy plated 3 runs for the concrete workers. Brett Macko earned the win with a five inning 4 hitter, boasting seven strikeouts. Josh Dziomba led the Harrington attack with two hits. Akerly upped their record to 2-7 with the victory.
The Bisons stayed hot blanking ECCA Payroll Services 5-0 in game two. Julio Alverado and Don Massoud led the Bison charge with a pair of safeties each, and Alverado plated a pair of Bisons. Ian Beezub was sharp on the mound working a complete game shutout, scattering 5 hits and punching out 8 ECCA batters for the win. Dave Gnacinski pounded a pair of singles for ECCA. The Bisons charge into 4th place with a 5-4 record, while ECCA drops to 4-5.
Nagy's Tree Farm defeated Miller's Erie Hard Chrome in the nightcap 4-1 behind Matt Gnacinski's 6 2/3 inning 10 strikeout performance. Hank Speerstra and Matt Hill paced the Bull's offense with a pair of doubles from Speerstra, and three hits from Hill. Mark Tupek chipped in a pair of RBIs. Nagy's remains in second place with an 8-2 record, while Miller's drops to 4-5.

July 1st
The Bisons started the Saturday double header at Ainsworth with a 15-3 thumping of Knox Law. Jason Bartlett slammed four hits, A.J. Cottrell knocked three and Todd Eckroat punched a bases loaded double to highlight the nine run Bison third. Cody Campbell earned the win with four innings work scattering five hits and striking out five.
TESCO defeated One Way Inn in the second game 10-0. Lee Rohan paced the TESCO attack with three hit, a pair of stolen bases while teammate Shawn Montgomery knocked in three runs with a bases loaded double in the eight run fifth inning. Matt Palisin knocked out five One Way Inn batters and scattered four hits in five innings work for the victory.

June 30th
TESCO defeated Knox Law 4 to1 Friday Night to advance to 6 - 3 on the season. Ryan Smith tossed a complete game six hitter and punched out 7 Knox batters for the win. Brian King paced the TESCO attack with 2 RBIs and Lee Rohan chipped in a pair of safeties. Jason Freed knocked a RBI double in the 5th to score Robert Slana, who also had two hits on the day for the Lawmen. Knox fell to 3-4 with the loss.

June 29th
Butera's defeated Nagy's Tree Farm 4-2 to stand alone on top of the Glenwood League Standings Thursday Night at Ainsworth. Josh Melquist and Brandon Miller knocked 3 hits each to pace the Butera's Attack. A.J. Fay picked up the win with two innings of relief and Ricky Carlson earned the save holding the Bulls scoreless in the final two innings.
At Brabender ECCA edged Akerly Concrete 7-5 by rallying for three runs in the seventh to hold off the 5 run Akerly surge in the sixth. Mike Freeman earned the win with 2/3rds of an inning's relief work, and Dave Gnacinski came on in the seventh to hold the Akerly bats silent and earn the save. Eric Harpster plated two runs for the ECCA offense with a triple. Kevin Stephansen and Andy Kimmy led the Akerly charge with two and one RBIs respectively.

June 27th
The Bisons knocked Harrington Industrial Laundry out of second place Tuesday Night at Brabender Field 5-3 behind the complete game 3 hit hurling of Steve Miller. Miller knocked out 6 Ks in seven innings of work and teammate Todd Eckhoart paced the offense with a pair of runs batted in. Ricky Hulsinger knocked the sole Harrington RBI and took the loss on the mound. The Bisons rise to 3-4 on the season.

June 26th
Knox Law edged One Way Inn to earn their third victory of the season Monday Night at Ainsworth. Jarrod Kilpatrick authored an eleven strikeout complete game, scattering two hits and earning the win for 3-3 Knox. Andrew Weinraub brought the heavy lumber for the Lawmen knocking a 2 run double in the second inning. One Way Inn played another tough game committing no errors. Action continues tonight 6:00 at the Bender as The Bisons visit second place Harrington Industrial Laundry.

June 25th
Four games were slated for Sunday starting with ECCA defeating Knox Law 9-2 at Ainsworth. Brian Hardner paced ECCA with 4 hits and 3 runs scored, while teammates Kirk Reynolds and Tony Rogowski knocked a pair of RBIs each. Dan Laughner tossed five innings and struck out four to earn the win. Ricky Fresh struck a pair of safties for Knox.
Nagy's Tree Farm stayed hot behind Matt Gnacinski's right arm as the Bulls defeated Akerly 5-1. Gnacinski tossed 4 1/3 and fanned 6 to earn the win, while teammates Ford Eisenman, Duke Gartrell and Hank Speerstra each knocked a pair of hits. Gartrell slammed both hits as doubles, and Eisenman was the king of larceny Sunday with a trio of stolen bases.
Butera's also remained hot edging TESCO 1-0 in a pitcher's showdown in Jamestown. Ricky Carlson dueled Ryan Frederick for seven innings, but Butera's emerged victorious with Matt Raines scoring on an errant throw in the 2nd inning. Carlson scattered 4 hits and fanned 5 TESCO batters for the win. Frederick allowed 5 hits and punched out 8 in the hard luck loss.
Harrington pushed into second place with a 13-1 clubbing of One Way Inn in the final game Sunday. Dan Williams slammed 3 RBIs for the Laundrymen and skipper Nick Kulyk pounded two hits, plated two runs and stole a pair of bases. Jordan Kalidova authored a five inning 2 hitter, punching out 11 for the victory on the hill.

June 24th
A busy weekend in the GBL started Saturday morning with Miller's Erie Hard Chrome beating The Bisons 10-4 behind the complete game pitching of Brian Bator. The Bator Boys, Keith and Brian, also knocked a pair of RBIs and a double each, while teammate Mike Dunkle slammed four hits and plated two runs. The Chrome Men even their record to 4-4, while the Bisons drop to 2-4.
Nagy's remained hot defeating ECCA 10-3 on the strength of Travis Butcher's complete game two hitter. Butcher punched out 8 ECCA batters on his path to the win. Tony Tupek knocked 2 doubles for the Bulls. Dave Gnacinski made the two ECCA hits hurt as he slammed two round trippers in a loosing effort. Nagy's ups their record to 6-1, while ECCA drops to 2-4
Butera's Towing remained neck and neck with Nagy's for first place in the standings by defeating Harrington in the Nightcap. A.J. Fay tossed 4 scoreless innings in relief to secure the win, striking out 2 Harrington Batters and allowing no hits. John Paperski paced the Butera's attack with an RBI double. Harrington drops to 3-2.
There are four games slated for today with a triple header at Ainsworth and TESCO hitting the road to meet Butera's Towing at the Jamestown Jammers Stadium in Jamestown.

June 22nd
TESCO improved to 5-2 Thursday Evening by defeating Miller's Erie Hard Chrome 6-0 at Ainsworth. Brian King lead the TESCO attack with two RBI doubles, and Lee Rohan added two hits and scored two runs. Matt Palisin tossed a seven inning three hit shutout, fanning nine along the way. Rob Adamczyk slammed a double for Millers in the seventh. Millers dropped to 3 and 4 with the loss.

June 20th
Last evening's games were rained out. Action continues with two games Thursday. **Schedule has been updated to reflect all rescheduled games!**

June 19th
Butera's Towing climbed back into a tie for 1st in the regular season standings by defeating Miller's Erie Hardinger 11-1 in a six inning affair at Brabender Park Monday night. Brandon Miller led the attack with a 3 run double, while teammates Jordan Bardo and Matt Raines each drove in two. Ricky Carlson earned another win with his six inning 3 hit performance. Carlson fanned 7 Miller's batters along the way.
In an unreported game at Ainsworth Akerly Concrete earned its first Glenwood Victory by defeating One Way Inn Monday Night.
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June 17th
In the first Game of Saturday's doubleheader TESCO downed ECCA 6-1 behind rookie Chris Wright's complete game six hitter. Wright punched out 8 and walked 1 in seven innings work. Brian King swung the heavy lumber Saturday slamming two hits and plating four runs. Dave Gnacinski led the ECCA offense with two hits including a double of the right field wall in the 4th.
Nagy's Bulls captured sole position of 1st place in the GBL regular season standings by defeating The Bisons 11-3 in the second game at Ainsworth Saturday. Matt Gnacinski earned the win with four innings of no hit hurling, and the offense was paced by Hank Speerstra with three hits and three RBIs. Matt Stephany and Matt Armory added two RBIs each for the Bulls. Tim Campbell knocked the Bison's sole RBI with a double in the fifth. The bisons fall to 2-3.

June 15th
Nagy's Bulls pushed into a tie with Butera's Towing Thursday night for 1st place in the Glenwood standings after defeating TESCO 5-2 at Brabender Park. Travis Butcher tossed six innings for the win striking out seven, and Duke Gartrell got the ball rolling with a RBI ground rule double in the first . Hank Speerstra nailed the lid on the coffin with a 2 run single in the 6th, his second hit of the game to lead the Bull's attack. The TESCO infield imploded for 7 errors and handed Ryan Frederick the hard luck loss allowing a single earned run. John Fette knocked three hits for TESCO
Tonight the City and County High School All Stars compete at Jerry Uht Park and Glenwood action continues with a doubleheader Saturday at Ainsworth.

June 14th
Brian Bator hurled Miller's Erie Hardinger to their third win of the season with a complete game 8 strikeout performance at Ainsworth Wednesday evening. Mike Baniszewski swung the heavy lumber for Miller's poking three hits and plating 2 runs. Millers goes to 3-2 with the win, while Akerly falls to 0-5 for the season. Action continues Tonight with TESCO hosting Nagy's Tree Farm 6:00 at the Bender.

June 13th
In an unreported game last evening at Brabender The Bisons introduced Butera's Towing to the loss column for the first time this season. The previously undefeated team remains perched on top of the Glenwood Standings at 4-1 while the Bisons even up to 2-2. Action continues tonight at Ainsworth as Akerly Concrete hosts Millers Erie Hardinger at 6:00.

June 12th
ECCA evened their record to 2-2 with a 3-0 victory over One Way Inn Monday Night at Ainsworth. Jeff Ernst (W) and Bo Corbett combined for the complete game shutout, fanning 14 and allowing only a single hit. Derek Candella struck the deadly blow in the second inning with a 2 run double. Kevin Gnacinski took the hard luck loss allowing the 2nd inning double for the only ECCA hit. He fanned 5 and walked five in seven innings of work.
Tonight's Harrington @ Knox game will be rescheduled to a later date.

June 11th
It was a busy weekend with triple-headers at Ainsworth both Saturday and Sunday. Nagy's Tree Farm started the weekend with a 13-0 clubbing of Knox Law. Albert Thigpen paced the attack with three hits and three RBIs, and teammate Mike Travers plated three runs in the five inning affair. Travis Butcher earned the win with 3 Ks and 1 hit in four innings of work.
Butera's Towing remained undefeated by blanking One Way Inn 7-0 in Saturdays night cap. Jordan Bardo knocked 2 safeties, while teammate John McCune slammed a pair of RBIs. Mark Myott, Ricky Carlson (W) and Brandon Miller combined for the 4 hit, seven inning shutout.
The Bisons defeated Akerly Concrete 9-6 in an unreported Game Saturday
Sunday started with rescheduled games from Friday's storms, pitting Miller's Erie Hardinger against ECCA. ECCA defeated Millers 7-3 on the strength of Dave Gnacinski's complete game five hitter. Gnacinski fanned five in seven innings of work. Tony Rogowski pounded a double and a single and Mike Freeman chipped in a pair of RBIs.
Miller's came out in the second game of the day and edged One Way Inn 4-3 behind Joey Delgato's two hit five inning performance. Delgato chipped in a triple to help his cause. Tom Danias, Keith Bator and Matt Lewis each knocked two hits and plated a run for Millers.
In the final game of the Day Harrington came from behind to defeat TESCO 4-3. Joe Spano tossed the complete game 4 hitter, fanning 8 TESCO batters along the way. Jason Henry swung the hot bat for the Laundrymen slamming three hits including the go ahead single in the 6th. Teammate Brad Blood chipped in two RBIs. Matt Palisin took the tough luck loss punching out 7 and walking none in six innings work.

June 9th
Friday's games were both washed out, but will be made up this Sunday 6/10 at Ainsworth. Miller's Erie Hardinger @ ECCA will start at 12:00, One Way Inn @ Miller's Erie Hardinger at 2:00, and TESCO @ Harrington will start at 5:00.
Mike from Brookville Wood Products will be on hand all day Saturday at Ainsworth displaying BWP Bats and answering questions. Even if you aren't playing stop by and take a look.

June 8th
Butera's Towing required only six innings to down Akerly Concrete Thursday Evening at Ainsworth 10-0. Ryan Suraf tossed a one hitter and whiffed seven batters in six innings work for the win. Eric Stevens, Mike Ross & Josh Melquist plated two Butera's runners each to pace the attack. Butera's slammed 11 hits and took advantage of 5 errors to post 11 runs.
Nagy's Tree Farm defeated One Way Inn 6-2 at Brabender Field on the strength of three hurler's arms. Matt Gnacinski, Hill and Alan Lawrence combined for 11 punchouts and scattered 5 hits over seven innings. Mark Tupek paced the Bull's attack with a pair of runs batted in, and Matt Gnacinski helped his own cause with a double. Mike Krysiak led the One Way Inn offense with 2 RBIs.
The schedule has been updated to reflect a couple game changes. Please review.

June 7th
The Tornado kept spinning last night at Ainsworth as TESCO defeated the Bisons 9-3. Ryan Frederick authored a complete game 6 hit victory punching out 9 Bison Batters. Corey Walters lead the TESCO attack with three hits and two RBIs, while teammates Chris Hay and Joe Ermilio, playing in his first Glenwood game, knocked a pair of singles each. Bison Hurlers Ian Beezub and Ryan Salko (Loss) bottled up TESCO hitters for four runs through six, but TESCO erupted for a five run seventh inning. Joe Frey led the Bisons with two hits, including a double, and an RBI.
In an unreported game Tuesday night at Ainsworth Harrington defeated Miller's Erie Hardinger 6-1.

June 5th
Knox topped Akerly Concrete 5-4 in a soggy contest at Ainsworth Monday night to earn their second win of the season. Doug Gerould paced the lawmen attack slamming 3 hits and 2 RBIs, while teammates Brandon Fresch and Dave Gerard chipped in with two hits each. In addition to his two safties, Dave Gerard tossed a seven inning 4 strikeout performance to earn the win. Chris Hyde paced the Akerly offense with a pair of hits. Action continues tonight as Miller's Erie Hardinger hosts the Harrington Laundrymen and the game has been moved to Ainsworth.

June 3rd
Knox evened their record to 1-1 with a 8-1 victory over The Bisons in the first game at Ainsworth Saturday. Jarrod Kilpatrick led the way from the hill tossing a complete game one hitter, fanning 11 along the way. Oliver Piaza and Mark Conser paced the Knox attack stroking a pair of singles each. The lawmen jumped on the Bisons with a 6 run second inning and coasted the rest of the way on Kilpatrick's arm and error free defense.
The second game featured last year's divisional leaders with Nagy's Bulls edging Harrington in a 6 inning affair. The game ended after a close play at the plate and two Harrington players receiving ejections leaving only seven eligible players on the field. Mark Tupek and Albert Thigpen brought their good cleats to the game swiping a trio of bases each, while teammate Hank Speerstra plated two runs with a double in the 4th inning. Dan Luthringer slammed four RBIs and a round tripper for the Laundrymen in a losing effort, and teammate Brad Blood poked 2 doubles. Al Lawrence grabbed the win in a 1/3 inning of relief work - facing a single batter and posting a strikeout.
In the nightcap Butera's remained hot edging ECCA 7-6 in an error free game at Ainsworth. John Paperski stroked his second homer in as many games and plated four Butera's runners. AJ Fay chipped in a couple RBIs on a pair of safties in addition two two Ks in an innings work on the hill. Butera's used 4 pitchers and combined for 7 punch outs, with Mark Myott earning the win with four innings work. Zach Leslie paced the ECCA 8 hit attack with a double and 2 RBIs. Sunday's lone game has been moved to Sunday June 10th

June 1st
There was another white knuckle game at Ainsworth last night as Miller's Erie Hardinger edged Nagy's Tree Farm 1-0 in a seven hit contest. Winning hurler Jake Spiker and Mike Dunkel teamed up for nine strikeouts in the shutout and Jeremy Miller plated Millers only run with a 4th inning single. Five individual Nagy's hurlers combined on a 4 hitter and whiffed 9 despite the loss.
TESCO (2-0) thwarted One Way Inn's Glenwood League debut 9-0 Wednesday night at Brabender Field. Matt Palisin led the way with a seven inning five hit shutout, accumulating 12 punch outs along the way. Brian King swung the heavy lumber last night slamming 2 doubles, two singles and plating 5 RBIs. Lee Rohan also knocked 2 RBIs on two singles and scored three runs.
There are no games scheduled for Friday 6/1, however, action continues with an Ainsworth triple header on Saturday. In the first game The Bisons make their 2007 debut against Knox. The second game features a battle of the 2006 Divisional Leaders as Nagy's Bulls battle Harrington Industrial Laundry and in the nightcap hard hitting Butera's Towing hosts last year's Championship runners-up ECCA Payroll Services.

Butera's Towing made a spectacular Glenwood Debut slugging Knox Law 17-0 at the Ainsworth Night game. John Paperski led the attack with a double, a round-tripper and 5 RBIs. Ricky Carlson earned the win with a 6 inning 1 hitter, fanning 8 in his Glenwood debut. The Butera offense slammed 13 hits and took advantage of 7 Knox errors, with the ten run sixth inning shutting the door.
Harrington edged ECCA in a seven inning dogfight at the 6:00 game at Ainsworth Wednesday. Joe Spano earned the victory on the mound whiffing ten and allowing 4 hits in 7 innings of work. Brad Blood was the sole player to cross home plate in the forth on a Ricky Hulsinger infield single with two outs. Dan Laughner picked up the hard luck loss giving up just 3 hits in six innings.
Two games are slated for tonight with Miller's Erie Hardinger and Nagy's Tree Farm making their season debuts at Ainsworth, and One Way Inn playing its first GBL game against TESCO at the Bender at 6:00.


TESCO continued where it left off last season with a 8-2 victory over new entrant Akerly Concrete Tuesday night at Brabender Field. Ryan Frederick led the way for TESCO amassing 5 strikeouts in six innings of work on the hill. TESCO tok the lead for good in the fifth inning by working the bases loaded. Tied 1-1 with two out Brian King took a pitch off his arm to score Lee Rohan and then John Fette knocked a three run double. Frederick scored Fette with a single to left to help his own cause. Andrew Kimmey led the Akerly attack with three base knocks. Akerly consistently knocked on the door, putting runners on in every inning except the 7th, but the timely hits eluded the young squad. Chris Hyde took the loss for the concrete men (0-1).
Action continues tonight with ECCA battling Harrington at 6:00 Ainsworth, while Butera's Towing from Jamestown NY makes its Glenwood debut against Knox Law 6:00 at the Bender.

Some last minute bad news - Pufferbelly has withdrawn its team from the 2007 season this afternoon leaving the current schedule incomplete. The schedule will be updated to the new 18 game schedule ASAP. The High School Playoffs have also moved to Ainsworth Tuesday so the Akerly Concrete @ TESCO game will move to Braebender and the Wednesday 5/30th games will remain as previously scheduled. Updates will be posted ASAP.

The coach's meeting was held 5/15 and it was decided to go with a single division ormat with each team playing a 20 game regular season schedule. The first and second teams in the final regular season standings will receive a first round bye, while the third and forth place teams will play the wildcard teams (5th and 6th place) according to record in a best of 3 wildcard series.
The 2007 rules have been updated and the schedule will be posted soon. Opening day is set for Tuesday May 29th.


This season starts with some bad news as former Penn State Behrend Standout Jake Boyle passed away Wednesday after his long battle with brain cancer. In addition to his standout years playing at Behrend he spent three seasons in a TESCO uniform playing in the Glenwood League.
As a teammate I will always remember his incredible talent and easy manner. He was one of the nicest guys I've ever known and we all loved playing with Jake in our line-up. He could lift the whole team with a single swing or a well timed joke in the dugout. Teammates and opponents alike watched attentively when Jake was at the plate because everybody knew something special was going to happen. His swing was a pure joy to watch and he was extraordinary in every sense of the word. Thank you for your talent, your enthusiasm and your friendship. Thanks for those memories Jake. We are all going to miss you.

On behalf of the Glenwood Baseball League we would like to express our sincere condolences to Jake's wife Angela and the Boyle Family. Donations can be made to the Jake Boyle Baseball Scholarship Fund, payable to Penn State Behrend, Development Office (5103 Station Road Erie, PA 16563)