2008 News Archives
Congratulations to the 2008 Glenwood League Champions - The Bison!

Team (Win/Loss)

Bison 16-4
Butera's Towing 14-6
Harrington Industrial Laundry 14-6
Nagy's Bulls 13-7
ECCA Payroll Services 12-8
TESCO 11-9
Miller's/Braendel Painting 9-11
Knox Law 8-12
York-Seaway 8-12
Urban Engineers Royals 5-15
Creative Imprint Systems 0-20

Championship Series Schedule

Tuesday 8/12 TESCO 1 -The Bison 9
Thursday 8/14 TESCO 2 - The Bison 3
Saturday 8/16 The Bison 6 - TESCO 3

August 16th - The Bison defeated TESCO Saturday 6-3 to capture the Glenwood Championship Title in three games. Josh Fyffe started the scoring in the top of the forth with a solo home run off Roosevelt School in right center. Jarryd Pearson silenced the TESCO Bats for five innings, scattering a pair of hits to earn the victory. The Bison pulled ahead for good in the top of the seventh with back to back two RBI hits from Dustin Dubensky and Josh Fyffe. TESCO mounted a counterattack in the bottom frame with three consecutive hits to load the bases, but fell short as Bison Reliever Tommy Dodd got the final three outs to earn the title. The Regular Season Champions ended the season with a 21-5 overall mark and swept the defending champs to earn thier first Championship Title.
TESCO struggled through the regular season, but managed to secure the final wildcard spot. The veteran squad fought through very tough Harrington and Butera's Teams to earn a sixth consecutive trip to the Championship series, but surrendered the Title to the Bison. Congratulations to Coach Tim Campbell and the Bison team for thier outstanding season and fine example of hustle, class and fundamental baseball!

August 15th - With the score tied 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh Josh Fyffe slammed a triple into the right field gap to plate Ian Beezub to capture Game two of the Championship Series. It was Fyffe's third hit of the evening. TESCO got on the board in the second inning with four consecutive singles, and Brian King added a solo shot in the forth to go up by two runs. The Bison answered in the fifth scoring a pair of runs to even the scoreboard. Cody Campbell held on for the complete game victory striking out 4 TESCO batters, and Ray DeVaul got the hard luck loss also going the distance and fanning two Bison. The two teams meet again for Game 3 at 4:00 Saturday at Ainsworth.

August 13th - The Bison pounded TESCO 9-1 Tuesday Night at Ainsworth to take game one of the best of five Championship Series. Josh Fyffe picked up the win tossing a four inning one hitter, and added an RBI double in the forth inning. Andy Wagenheim paced the Bison attack with a pair of RBI singles and John Gray added a pair of hits and scored three runs. The Bison knocked 14 hits in the one sided contest. Game 2 is scheduled for Thursday the 14th at 5:45 at Ainsworth.


Playoff Round Schedule

Wednesday 8/6 TESCO 0 - Butera's Towing 2
Thursday 8/7 ECCA 0 - The Bison 1

Saturday 8/9 Butera's Towing 1 - TESCO 11
Saturday 8/9 The Bison 2 ECCA 6

Monday 8/11 ECCA 2 - The Bison 3 (Bison win Series 2-1)
Monday 8/11 TESCO 10 -Butera's Towing 1 (TESCO wins Series 2-1)

August 12th - The Bison trailed ECCA 2-1 going into the bottom frame of the seventh, but scored two runs to emerge victorious and earn their first trip to the Championship Series. Don Massoud started the seveth with a triple and scored on Goeff Lang's single to tie the game. Lang advanced on an error and scored on a wild pitch to give the Herd the win. Ian Beezub tossed a complete game six hitter and punched out 9 ECCA Batters. Greg Radwan also tossed a complete game for ECCA scattering four hits and striking out five. ECCA concluded another great season earning a wildcard spot and sweeping Nagy's Tree Farm in the Wildcard Playoff Series. The Regular Season Champs The Bison will host TESCO tonight in the first game of the Championship Series.
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TESCO captured game three of the Playoff Series with Butera's 10-1 at Brabender Monday Night to earn their sixth consecutive trip to the Championship Series. Brain King led the TESCO charge with a bases clearing double in the seven run sixth inning and ended the day with 4 RBIs on three hits. Tony Dipolitto scored three times and Ray DeVaul tossed a six inning one hitter to close the door on Butera's. The Jamestown Squad produced another great season with a consecutive second place regular season finish.
TESCO will defend the Glenwood Title, which has been theirs for the last three years, against the Bison starting tonight at 5:45 Ainsworth Field.

August 10th - TESCO evened their playoff series with Butera's Towing on the strength of a 11-1 victory Saturday afternoon at Ainsworth. Corey Walters led the charge with three RBIs and two hits including a two run single in the fourth that started the TESCO rally. Matt Palisin shut the door on Butera's with a five inning two hit performance, fanning eight. John Paperski accounted for the lone Butera's run with a forth inning home run to left field.
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ECCA defeated The Bison 6-2 in the second game Saturday extending that series to a third and final game as well. Rain cancelled the doubleheader Sunday so the games will be rescheduled for Monday at both fields starting at 5:45

August 8th - The Bison edged ECCA 1-0 to take the first game of the Playoff Series Thursday Night at Ainsworth. Ian Beezub led the Herd tossing 6 innings and allowing two hits for the shutout and teammate Andy Wagenheim plated the sole run of the game in the bottom of the seventh inning. Greg Radwan also tossed a complete game giving up the single tally. The two teams meet again Saturday afternoon at 5:00 Ainsworth for Game 2.

August 7th - Butera's Towing blanked TESCO 2-0 Wednesday to take a one game advantage in the best of three Playoff Series. Brian Suraf authored a complete game shutout allowing a pair of TESCO hits over seven innings of work. Matt Raines led the third inning off with a single advanced on Brian Suraf's sac bunt and scored on Jordan Bardo's ground out to second base. Josh Melquist slammed a double to right center to plate Natt Barone for the second and last tally of the contest. TESCO's Randy Norman also tossed a complete game allowing six hits and striking out six Butera's Batters. The two teams meet again Saturday at 2:00 for Game 2.

Wildcard Round

Game 1 - ECCA 1, Nagy's Tree Farm 0
Game 2 - ECCA 2, Nagy's Tree Farm 1
ECCA Wins Series 2-0

Game 1 - TESCO 16, Harrington 5
Game 2 - TESCO 2, Harrington 5
Game 3 - TESCO 11, Harrington 5
TESCO Wins Series 2-1

August 5th - TESCO advances to the Playoff Series after defeating Harrington Industrial Laundry two games to one in the best of three Wildcard Series. Monday evening TESCO topped Harrington 11-5 to clinch the series. Lee Rohan led the charge with three hits and five runs scored and Brian King plated a pair of runners. Dave Lanagan earned the complete game victory scattering four hits and punching out four Laundrymen. Alex Winewiecz roped a double and plated a run for Harrington and also tossed the final four innings in relief.

August 4th - ECCA advances to the next round of the playoffs after defeating Nagy's Tree Farm 2-1 to win the best of three series two games to none. With the Bulls ahead 1-0 in the seventh Dave Gancinski lead the bottom frame off with a triple and scored on little brother Kevin's sac fly. With the bases loaded Greg Radwin drew a walk to bring in the winning run. Brian Hardner tossed a four hitter for ECCA and fanned ten Bulls. Travis Butcher also tossed a complete game and whiffed nine ECCA Batters. ECCA will meet The Bison in the next playoff round starting Thursday at 5:45.
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In the second game Harrington defeated TESCO 5-2 to force game 3 in the Wildcard Series. J.B. Britton hit a double off the right field wall to score two runs in the top of the seventh to put the Laundrymen ahead by three and he also pitched two innings of relief for the win. Randy Norman tossed a complete game in a losing effort for TESCO. The two teams meet tonight at Ainsworth at 5:45 to settle the series in the third and deciding game.

August 3rd - In the first game of the wildcard series TESCO pounded 16 hits and plated 16 runs to overcome Harrington 16-5 to capture a one game lead in the best of three series. Gabe Stephenson lead the offense with four hits and four RBIs with Chris Hay and adding three hits and Jorge Melendez plating three runs. Ray DeVaul got the complete game victory scattering 12 hits and striking out a pair of Laundrymen. J.B. Britton slammed a three run homer in the fifth for Harrington and Bo Corbett knocked three singles.
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ECCA blanked Nagy's Tree Farm 1-0 behing Greg Radwan's complete game two hitter. Chris Miller stroked an RBI single in the fith to plate the game's lone tally. The two teams meet again today at two at Ainworth.

August 1st - Regular Season Ends!
The regular season of the 2008 GBL ended last night with three games determining the final playoff spots. Butera's defeated Millers/Braendel Painting to earn second place and a first round playoff bye for the second straight year. They edge Harrington in the standings by a 2-0 head to head record despite identical 14-6 marks. Harrington defeated Urban Engineers to claim the third spot and will meet TESCO in the Wildcard Series. Nagy's Tree Farm lost to York-Seaway to finish the season in forth place and will meet ECCA Saturday.
Best of luck to all playoff teams. Action starts Saturday August 2nd at Ainsworth at 2:00!

July 31st - Final Day of Regular Season.
Butera's Towing entered into a three way tie for second place last night at Ainsworth by blanking Harrington 1-0. Frank Jagoda earned the complete game victory allowing four hits and striking out three. J.B. Britton also threw a complete game for the Laundrymen and punched out nine in a losing effort. All three 2nd place teams are in action tonight to determine final order in the standings and playoff positions.
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63 days after the first pitch of the ball game ECCA finally emerged on top of TESCO 1-0 in twelve innings. The originally scheduled game in May was called to darkness after eleven scoreless innings, the make-up was called to rain after a half inning, and last night the two teams met under the Ainsworth lights to settle the issue. Eric Harpster singled home Dustin Coleman with two outs in the twelfth to take the lead and Brian Hardner hung on for the win.
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Following the continued game the two teams met for a second time with TESCO emerging 4-1 to split the series. Matt Palisin tossed a complete game and scattered eight hits to earn the win. Corey Walters, Brian King and Tony Dipolitto each plated a run for TESCO and Greg Radwan slammed an RBI double to plate ECCA's lone run. With the victories both ECCA and TESCO claimed the final two playoff spots and will both play in the wild card series.
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At Brabender Knox Law finished thier season with a 5-4 victory over York-Seaway.

July 30th - The Bison claim the Regular Season Top Spot!
The Bison clinched the regular season title and a first round playoff bye on the strength of a 11-1 win over Millers/Braendel Painting Tuesday Night at Ainsworth. Cody Campbell tossed a one hitter to lead the Bison charge. The herd finishes the 2008 season with a 16-4 mark.
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The Urban Engineers Royals walked away from Ainsworth Tuesday with two wins over TESCO. In a continuation of a June game called to darkness the Royals stacked back-to-back-to-back singles by Chad Hibbard, Dan Luthringer and Miguel Rodriguez in the bottom of the ninth to score the go ahead run.
In the second game the Royals emerged 5-4 claiming their second victory of the evening. Miguel Rodriguez and Joe Frey led the attack with a pair of hits each and each slamming doubles. Jeremy Borst claimed the victory on the hill working 6 1/3 innings and scattering 9 hits. Chad Hibbard stepped in for the save allowing a single hit and striking out a pair of TESCO batters.

July 29th - Nagy's Tree Farm blanked Knox Law 5-0 with Eric Panko authoring a two hit, thirteen strikeout victory. Mark Tupek paced the Bull's charge scoring two runs and blasting a triple. Ford Eisenman plated a pair of Bulls and Anthony Licata added an RBI double. Mike Maedje took the loss despite a complete game five hitter while punching out three Bulls.
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The Royal's JP Frey took a no hitter into the seventh inning, but with the score at 3-0 Miller's Justin Yezzi slammed a three run double to right center to tie the game. In the bottom of the eighth Matt Lewis stroked the go ahead single for Millers and also earned the win in relief on the hill. Miller's/Braendel Painting evens their record to 9-9 with the victory and the Royals head to Ainsworth tonight for a pair of games with TESCO.

July 28th - It was a busy Sunday in the Glenwood League with five games played at Ainsworth and Brabender Fields. At Brabender the Bison stampeded over Butera's Towing 12-0 with a 15 hit attack. Josh Fyffe and Dustin Dubinski each strocked big doubles for the Bison plating 2 and 3 runs respecively to lead the charge. Ian Beezub silenced the Butera's counter-attack scattering a pair of hits over six innings and striking out four.
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In the second game Nagy's Tree Farm edged Butera's 2-1. Matt McCool and Travis Butcher combined to limit the Butera's offense to a single run on two hits while striking out 12. Butcher got the victory. Eric Panko knocked the go ahead run plating Anthony Licata on a seventh inning single.
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In the first game at Ainsworth York-Seaway defeated ECCA 3-2 behind Ryan Gledhill's complete game performance.
TESCO defeated York-Seaway 11-4 in the second game at Ainsworth. Brian King swung the hot bat for TESCO slamming 4 RBIs with teammate Gabe Stephenson chipping in a pair of RBIs as well. Matt Palisin got the complete game victory scattering 5 hits and striking out nine. Anthony Wilbur slammed a two run triple for York-Seaway.
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TESCO ended the day with a 12-6 victory over Knox Law on the strength of a 19 hit attack. John Fette slammed a home run, a double and plated four runs while teammates Dave Meyner and Tony Dipolitto knocked 3 hits each. Randy Norman earned the win in four innings with five punchouts and handed the ball to Ray DeVaul for the final three innings. DeVaul added 5 more strikouts to the effort. Doug Gerould slammed two doubles and plated three runs for the Lawmen.

July 27th - Butera's Towing edged ECCA 8-5 in the sole game Saturday at Ainsworth. John Paperski stoked a Homer and Andy Blasdel plated two runs to pace the Butera attack. Brian Suraf came back on 24 hours rest to earn the win with six innings of work and three strikeouts. Brian Gunnel earned the save striking out two in the final inning. Brian Hardner and Kirk Reynolds both plated a pair of ECCA runners in a losing effort.
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Urban Engineers Royals and Creative Imprint Systems both forfieted their games for lack of players.

July 26th - Knox Law charged out of the gate putting four runs on the scoreboard in the first frame and hanging on to defeat Butera's Towing 5-1 Friday Night at Ainsworth. Doug Gerould fired a two hitter and struck out five in his complete game performance. Teammate Matt Stephany provided the big lumber slamming an RBI double for the Lawmen. Brian Suraf picked up the loss despite a complete game six strikeout effort. Butera's surrendered first place to the Bison with the loss and Knox ends the day at 7-9.

July 24th - Miller's Matt Heslop wins the "Toughest Loss of the Year" award after firing a no-hitter Thursday against Nagy's Tree Farm and walking away from Ainsworth with a 4-1 loss. Heslop surrendered 5 walks and punched out seven for the loss. Wes Craig earned the win with eight punchouts in seven innings for the Bulls, while teamate Jim Travers plated the only RBI of the evening.
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In the night game The Bison defeated York-Seaway 9-1.

July 23rd - ECCA beat Millers/Braendel Painting 8-1 Tuesday behind Greg Radwin's complete game 14 strikeout gem under the Ainsworth lights. Radwin scattered four hits over seven innings and punched out seven consecutive Millers batters at one point in the contest. Teammate Brian Hardner knocked the big hit for ECCA with a two run double to pace the six hit attack. The win gives the ECCA squad double digits in the win colum while Millers/Braendel Painting drops to 8-8 with the setback.
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Harrington defeated York-Seaway 5-4 in the first game Tuesday at Ainsworth.

July 22nd - The Bison topped Millers/Braendel Painting 6-5 on Tyson Kennedy's walk off single in the seventh inning Monday Night. Teammates Don Massoud and Jon Gray added three hits to help Kennedy lead the Bison's 13 hit stampede. Josh Fyffe picked up the win tossing four innings in relief and striking out a trio of Miller's batters.
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At Ainsworth ECCA defeated Knox Law 4-1 behind Kirk Reynods 2 run homer and Ryan Star's five inning pitching performance to secure the squad's 9th win of the season.
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In the nightcap York-Seaway defeated Creative Imprint Systems12-4 on the strength of Greg Mancini's five inning four hit performance from the hill. Mancini struck out 3 and allowed two earned runs for the win. Anthony Wilbur reached base three times and swiped a pair of bases while teammate Steve Swavey slammed four hits and 4 RBIs to lead the York-Seaway attack. Brett Macko tossed the final two innings giving up a lone tally and fanning a pair of Creative batters.

July 21st - Miller's/Braendel Painting handed Harrington thier first of two losses on Sunday with a 3-2 decision at Ainsworth. Justin Yezzi earned the victory with five and a third innings pitched. Matt Lindenberger cracked a game winning RBI single in the seventh and tossed the final inning and two thirds in relief to lead Millers to their 8th win of the season and to a tie for sixth place in the standings.
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In the second Ainsworth contest the Bison edged Harrington 2-1 behind Ian Beezub's complete game four hitter. Beezub struck out five Laundrymen in his seven inning effort. Dustin Dubinsky slammed a two run single in the fifth to put the Bison ahead for good and that was all the support Beezub would need. Brad Blood accounted for the lone Harrington run with a solo homer in the forth. J.B. Britton saddled the loss despite a complete game six hitter.
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In a pair of unreported games Buteras's Towing defended their home turf in Jamestown defeating TESCO 4-2, and Knox Law 3-1 at the Jammer's Stadium.

July 20th - TESCO won twice Saturday at Ainsworth to tie ECCA for fouth place in the GBL standings. In the first game TESCO edged Creative Imprints 4-3. In the second game TESCO hosted Nagy's Tree Farm in a continuation of a suspended game from June. Matt Palisin tossed a complete game six hitter and struck out six Bulls en route to the victory. Brian King led the TESCO charge with a double and a triple inlcuding the game winner in the sixth. With two outs Dave Meyner singled to center and scored on King's double off the right center field fence.
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On Friday evening the Bison defeated Knox Law 5-0.

July 18th - Nagy's Tree Farm rolled over Urban Engineers 13-0 behind Al Lawrence's five inning one hitter at Ainsworth. Lawrence finished the game with eight punchouts. Ryan Tann and Anthony Licata paced the Bulls charge with a pair of hits each and 3 RBIs. The Bulls reach double digits in the win column with the victory.
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Harrington topped TESCO 3-2 in the nightcap to strengthen their hold of first place in the GBL standings. Joe Spano tossed a complete game and fanned 8 TESCO batters. Spano also knocked two base hits at the dish. With the score tied 2-2 in the sixth Tom Gardner knocked a single scoring Wes Snyder to put the Laundrymen ahead for good. Ray DeVaul flipped a complete game for TESCO and punched out 6 Harrington Batters in a losing effort.
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ECCA Payroll Services defeated Creative Imprint Systems 11-3 at the 6:00 Brabender Game Thursday.

July 17th - The Bison defeated ECCA Wednesday in the first game of an Ainsworth doubleheader to advance into sole possession of third place. Winning pitcher Ian Beezub led the way for the Bison tossing six strong innings and fanning 4 before handing the ball to Tommy Dodd for a scoreless seventh and the save. Jarryd Pearson lead the Bison charge slamming a double and plating a pair of Bison. Greg Radwin was saddled with the loss despite 12 punchouts in his complete game effort. ECCA drops to 7-5 with the setback.
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Miller's/Braendel defeated York-Seaway 5-2 in the nightcap.

July 16th - TESCO Edged Millers/Braendel Painting 5-4 Tuesday evening at Brabender behind Matt Palisin's complete game ten strikeout performance. Chris Hay roped a two run double in the third inning while teammates Brian King and Nick Attaway each knocked two safeties each. TESCO's Billy Hughes added a double and advanced to third on a fielding error despite his pants nearly falling down. Matt Lewis and Matt Barclay each plated a pair of runs for Millers and Matt Heslop absorbed the loss.
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Harrington edged Nagy's Tree Farm at Ainsworth Tuesday 3-2 to climb into first place atop the GBL standingd. Ricky Hulsinger tossed a complete game for the victory and Alex Winiewicz knocked a two run single in the 6th inning for the Laundrymen. Travis Butcher took the hard luck loss for Nagy's depite throwing a complete game. The Bulls fall to 8-5 with the loss.

July 15th - The Knox Lawmen unleashed a 19 hit attack en route to a 12-5 victory over Millers/Braendel Painting Monday Night at Ainsworth. Matt Stephany and Fran Klemensic led the Knox charge with two hits each with Stephany slamming a double and a triple and Klemensic plating a pair of runs. Teammates Doug Gerould and Nelson Reisdorph each plated a pair of runs also to give starter Justin Moyer all the offensive supprt he needed. Moyer tossed four innings to pick up the victory. Carl Adamczyk absorbed the loss depite a complete game effort.
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In the Ainsworth night game Butera's Towing slammed Creative Imprint Systems16-6 in a six inning contest. John McCune and Brian Bongivona each slammed three hits with McCune plating four runs on the evening for Butera's. Josh Melquist, Jordon Bardo and Andy Blasdel added two hits each with Melquist notching 3 RBIs. Mary Myott earned the victory scattering seven hits and punching out 5 Creative Batters.

July 14th - Nagy's Tree Farm notched a 6-1win over ECCA to stride into third place in the standings Sunday Night at Ainsworth. Wes Craig authored a complete game three hitter and whiffed 9 ECCA batters for the win. Ford Eisenman led the Bulls attack with two hits, three swiped bases and crossed home plate twice, while teammate Jimmy Travers added three safties. Brian Hardner took the loss for ECCA despite a complete game seven K performance.
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The Bison defeated Harrington 5-1 in the afternoon game.

July 13th - The last two games on Saturday and first couple on Sunday fell victem to the hard rain, but with the sun coming out Sunday Afternoon it looks like we will be able to save the final two games of the weekend. In the lone contest Saturday Nagy's Tree Farm topped The Bison 6-2 behind Al Lawrence's five inning six strikeout performance. Mark Tupek and Travis Butcher paced the Nagy's attack with a pair of hits each and teammate Hank Speerstra knocked in two runs. Butcher also picked up the save with an inning and a third of work and three punchouts. Don Massoud led the Bison counter attack with a solo home run, his second shot on the season.
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In Thursday's game Harrington defeated the Urban Engineers Royals and on Friday Knox Law edged The Royals to hand them their second loss in as many days.

July 11th - Eric Panko led the Bulls past Creative Imprint Systems Thursday Night with a complete game performance. Panko scattered seven hits and fanned 13 creative batters in his seven innings of work. Nagy's took advantage of a four run forth inning to come out on top 6-2 and slide into sole position of 3rd place in the GBL standings.
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The Harrington vs Urban Engineers from Brabender will be reported asap.

July 9th - The rain washed out the yesterday's game. We try again tonight with The Bison hosting Millers/Braendel Painting at the Bender at 6:00 and Butera's Towing visiting ECCA Payroll Services under the lights at 8:00.

July 8th - Butera's Towing clubbed York-Seaway 15-0 Monday evening at the Bender to slide into a three way tie for second place in the GBL standings. Matt LaPorte and Frank Jagoda each slammed three hits and plated three runs for Butera's and teammates Dylan Bennet and Jordan Bardo knocked in three and two runs respectively. That was all the support Brian Surof would need as he tossed a complete game three hitter, walking none and punching out 5 York-Seaway batters. Butera's and Harrington's records have also been updated to reflect the June rainout that will not be continued.
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The Columbus Shark from the Tri-State Collegiate League are in town to play trio of independant games and got off to a good start yesterday downing TESCO 3-1 behind the three hit performance by winning pitcher Dan Wheeler. Wheeler knocked out twelve TESCO batters in seven innings. Derrick Bley, Trevor Johnson and Joe Chiero each knocked a pair of singles for the Sharks.
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In the night game Nagy's Bulls beat the visitors 4-1 as Matt McCool, Eric Panko and Al Lawrence combined for a one hitter, punching out 8 Sharks along the way. Matt Gnacinski, Ford Eisenman, Travis Butcher and Hank Speerstra each knocked RBI's to pace the Bull's attack. The Sharks wrap up thier final game of the visit tonight at ainsworth 6:00 against Harrington Industrial Laundry.

July 7th - Miller's/Braendels earned two close decisions over Creative Imprint Systems Sunday starting with a continued game from earlier in the season. Millers won the first game 4-1 behind Matt Lewis' complete game 16 strikeout performance. Matt Barclay plated two runs including the game winner for Millers.
In the second contest Miller's edged Creative 6-5 in eight innings. Carl Adamczyk tossed six innings and punched out 12 creative batters before handing the ball to Matt Lewis. Lewis chucked the final two innings and punched out 2 batters to earn his second victory of the day. Lewis also knocked in two runs, while teammate Matt Lindenberger plated a pair as well. Matt Heslop knocked the decisive hit in the eight, punching a bases loaded two out single up the middle to walk off victorious.
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Nagy's Tree Farm downed TESCO 5-2 in the Sunday nightcap at Ainsworth. Wes Craig tossed six strong innings and punched out 7 TESCO batters. Anthony Licata drove a two run single to highlight Nagy's three run first inning, while teammates Ford Eisenman, Hank Speerstra and Mark Tupek each knocked two safties for the Bulls. That was all the Bulls would need as Craig closed out the scoring and handed the ball to Travis Butcher in the seventh to pick up the save. Brian King slammed three hits for TESCO.
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In an unreported game Harrington blanked ECCA 2-0 in the afternoon game at Ainsworth.

July 6th - TESCO edged The Bison 7-6 at Brabender Saturday in a battle of the short handed squads. TESCO's John Fette, working his first start since the fall of the Berlin Wall, tossed a complete game punching out 10 Bison. TESCO got on the board early with a three run first with consecutive singles by Lee Rohan, Joe Ermillio and Dave Meyner and repeated the feat in the third resulting in 2 more runs. The Bison charged back in the sixth taking a one run lead with a two run missle over the left field fence by Don Massoud. Fette led the bottom half of the inning off with a double and scored on fellow old schooler Shawn Montgomery's double to left. Lee Rohan put TESCO on top with a two out single scoring Montgomery. Don Massoud lead the Bison charge with three hits including the two run blast, and teammates John Gray and Cody Campbell added two safeties each. Lee Rohan led the TESCO attack with three hits with Joe Ermillio and Dave Meyner adding a pair of hits each.
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The Urban Engineer Royals topped York-Seaway 7-0 behind Chad Oberacker's performance on the hill. No summary was available.
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Knox Law defeated Creative Imprints 8-5 behind Mike Maedje's complete game five hitter. Maedje fanned 8 Creative Batters. Nelson Reisdorph swung the hot bat for the Lawmen slamming a double and plating two runs, while Gary Thomas knocked a two run double in a losing effort for Creative.

July 3rd - The 2008 GBL All Star Game

The Ainsworth Division (ECCA, The Bison, Nagy's Bulls, Knox Law, York-Seaway & Creative Imprint Systems) edged the Brabender Division (Harrington, Butera's Towing, TESCO, Millers/Braendel & The Royals) 6 to 5 in the annual All Star Game at Ainsworth Wednesday Night. Ainsworth started right away as Mark Tupek slammed a double and scored on a Dustin Dubensky's single. Matt Gnacinski continued his recent home run tear by stepping in and knocking a ball off Roosevelt School to hand Ainsworth a 3-0 lead. Brabender answered with a single tally in the second as Rob McNerney poked a double and scored on Matt LaPorte's single, but Brabender matched the run in the bottom half of the inning with Josh Fyffe scoring on Mark Tupek's second saftie of the evening.

Things calmed down until the sixth when Brabender tacked on another run with Ryan Morris reaching on an error and scoring on Bison teammate John Gray's double. Brabender woke in the sixth and managed to fill the bases with two outs for Brian King. King launched a double to the left field wall and cleared the dishes to tighten the score 5-4. Aisworth answered in the bottom of the inning with Frank Lauria drawing a walk, stealing second and scoring on a fielder's choice. Brabender's Rob McNerney scored his second run of the evening on Harrington teammate Brad Blood's RBI single in the eighth to pull within one run. Brabender threatened in the ninth as John McCune lead the inning off with a single. Brian King knocked a single to the right fielder Ford Eisenman who threw home to catch McCune at the plate and stop the charge.

Ainsworth's Ian Beezub tossed two innings for the victory and combined with teammates Greg Radwin, Cody Campbell, Ryan Gledhill & Brian Hardner to punch out 10 Brabender Batters. TESCO's Matt Palisin took the loss with three innings of work and combined with Carl Adamczyk, J.B. Britton and Mark Myott to fan 4 Ainsworth Batters. Mark Tupek was voted the All-Star MVP and earned a custom maple bat from Superior Bat Company. Tupek knocked a double and an RBI single, but it was his outstanding defense at shortstop that shut the door on two Barbender rallies.

In the Home Derby Butera's Frank Jagoda beat out Harrington's Josh Dziomba to earn the 2008 Derby Champion Title. Both Jogoda and Dziomba were presented with award bats from sponsor Superior Bat Company for their performance.

July 2nd - York-Seaway edged Nagy's Tree Farm Tuesday night in a pitcher's duel at Ainsworth. Mark Ladesic and Jimmy Dalessandro each knocked in a run in the first two innings to put York-Seaway on top, and Ryan Gledhill took it the rest of the way earning the complete game victory. Gledhill scattered 2 hits and punched out 4 Bulls in the seven inning performance. Travis Btcher suffered the loss despite scattering six hits over seven innings and fanning eight.
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The Bison stampeded over the Urban Engineer Royals 8-0 in the night game Tuesday to earn their seventh win of the season. Five Bison hurlers combined for a three hit shutout with Ian Beezub earning the win. Josh Fyffe slammed a double and a triple for the Bison and plated three runs, while teammate Dustin Dubensky knocked in two Bison baserunners. The Royals fall to 1-8 as the league reaches the mid point of the season.

June 30th - Both Sunday games were cancelled due to the rare Erie rain. The Monday night contest was also rained out.
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The All-Star Game is set for Wednesday July 2nd with the Home Run Derby at 5:45 and the game starting approximately 15 minutes after its completion. Special Thanks to the Glenwood All-Star Sponsors Superior Bat Company. They will be awarding bats to the Home run Derby Champion as well as the All-Star MVP.



Ainsworth Division

Head Coach Kirk Reynolds (ECCA)

1B – Matt Gnacinski (Nagy’s Tree Farm)
2B – Josh Fyffe (The Bison)
3B - Dave Gnacinski (ECCA)
SS – Mark Tupek (Nagys Tree Farm)
C – Ryan Morris (Bison)
OF – Ford Eisenman (Nagy’s Tree Farm)
OF – Eric Harpster (ECCA)
OF – John Gray (The Bison)
DH – Dustin Dubinski (The Bison)

Pitchers:
Travis Butcher (Nagy’s Tree Farm)
Greg Radwin (ECCA)
Brian Hardner (ECCA)
Ian Beezub (The Bison)
Cody Campbell (The Bison)
Jeff Frailey (Creative Imprint Systems)
Thurman Schaetzle (York-Seaway)
Ryan Gledhill (York-Seaway)

Reserves:
C - Hank Speerstra (Nagy’s Tree Farm)
OF – Matt Stephany (Knox Law)
2B/SS – Jeremy Toman (Knox Law)
OF – Frank Lauria (Nagy’s Tree Farm)
OF – Albert Thigpen (Creative Imprint Systems)
DH – Jim Travers (Nagy’s Bulls)

Brabender Division

Head Coach Craig Montgomery (TESCO)
Assistant Coach Rob Adamczyk (Millers)

1B – J.B. Britton (Harrington)
2B – Josh Dziomba (Harrington)
3B – Frank Jagoda (Butera’s Towing)
SS – Brad Blood (Harrington)
C – Matt LaPorte (Butera’s Towing)
OF – Lee Rohan (TESCO)
OF – Brian King (TESCO)
OF – Alex Winiewicz (Harrington)
DH – John McCune (Butera’s Towing)

Pitchers:
Matt Palisin (TESCO)
Ray DeVaul (TESCO)
Mark Myott (Butera’s Towing)
Matt Lewis (Millers/Braendel Painting)
Carl Adamczyk (Millers/Braendel Painting)
Chad Oberacker (Urban Engineers Royals)

Reserves:
SS – Ramon Pagan (Millers/Braendel Painting)
1B/3B – Dan Luthringer (Urban Engineers Royals)
1B – Matt Barclay (Millers/Braendel Painting)
DH – Josh Melquist (Butera’s Towing)
OF - Rob McNerney (Harrington)
DH – Billy Hughes (TESCO)

The Home Run Derby

Brian King (TESCO) Defending Champ
Frank Jagoda (Butera’s Towing)
John Paperski (Butera’s Towing)
Josh Dziomba (Harrington)
JB Britton (Harrington)
Matt Lewis (Miller’s/Braendel Painting)
Dave Gnacinski (ECCA Payroll Services)
Hank Speerstra (Nagy’s Bulls)

June 29th - Lots of Glenwood League action! The first league game at Brabender pit The Urban Engineers Royals against Creative Imprint Systems, two teams searching for their first wins. Chad Oberacker slammed four hits, drove in four runs and tossed the final inning striking out the side to lead the Royals to thier first win of the season. The Royal's Bortsch earned the win with six innings of work and 7 strikeouts, before handing the ball to Oberacker. Teammate Tony Spinelli knocked two safeties as well. Jordan Fargorgio knocked a triple and plated a run for Creative.
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The Bison edged York-Seaway in the 2:00 game at Brabender behind Aaron Skalko's complete game seven strickout effort. Jarryd Pearson paced the Bison attack with a pair of hits and plated a run in the sixth inning.Thurman Schaetzle wound up on the bad end of the pitcher's duel despite a complete game six strikeout performance. The Bison end the day at 6-2, while York-Seaway falls to 4-5.
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At Ainsworth the Guelph Blues from Ontario Canada visited the Glewood League for a couple of independant games. In the first game Nagy's Bulls edged the Blues 10-9 behind Mike Traver's 4 RBI performance. Matt Gnacinski slammed a first inning homer to left field and ended the day with a pair of RBIs. Drew Rojek earned the win in three innings of relief. Todd Ashley slammed three RBIs for the Blues.


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TESCO defeated Guelph in the second game 7-1 behind Ray DeVaul's left arm, earninng the victory with five innings work and five punchouts.Lee Rohan paced the TESCO attack missing hitting for the cycle by a double and slamming a forth inning home run over "Cat's Corner" in right field. Fred "Big Cat" Veith kocked in a pair of runners for TESCO as well. Guelph's Matt Vrooman absorbed the loss depite a complete game three stirkeout effort.

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The final game of the day was rained out as the afternoon sky turned into a fireworks display.

June 28th - Millers/Braendel Painting defeated Butera's Towing 16-7 Friday Night at Brabender to even thier record to 4-4. The Miller's offense erupted for 11 runs in the sixth inning and was paced by Eric Bard's 4 RBIs. Teammates Mat Lewis, Matt Lindenberger and Ramon Pagan, and Matt Barklay each plated two runs each. Matt Lindenberger earned the win in two innings of relief pitching striking out a pair of Butera's Batters.Butera's falls to 5-3 with the loss.

June 27th - Harrington edged ECCA 5-3 to take the first place reigns Thursday night. Jim Britton slammed three hits with a pair of RBIs and a pair of doubles for the Laundrymen while teammate Josh Dziomba chipped in a pair of safties. Joe Spano earned the victory with six and a third innings of work and four strikeouts and Alex Winewicz saved the effort tossing the final two outs. Brian Hardner suffered the loss despite a complete game effort and eight punchouts. ECCA drops to 7-2.

June 25 - Miller's Erie Hard Chrome notched their 3rd victory of the season edging The Urban Engineers Royals 5-3 at Brabender Tuesday Evening. Matt Lewis picked up the win tossing five and a third while fanning five Royals. Lewis aslo swung the hot bat plating two runs to aid his cause. Jake Spiker knocked an RBI double and Carl Adamczyk knocked a two bagger for Millers. Joe Frey took the loss with five innings of work.

June 24th - Harrington Laundry edged York-Seaway Monday night 3-2 to solidify sole possion of second place in the GBL standings. Josh Dziomba earned the decision with 4 and two thirds innings of work and seven punchouts. Bo Corbett saved the effort tossing the final inning and a third. Wes Snyder pounded a third inning double to right field to score Dziomba and put the Laundrymen ahead for good. York-Seaway ends the day at 4-4.

June 23rd - Harrington Industrial Laundry edged Nagy's Bulls 5-3 in the first game at Brabender Sunday afternoon behind J.B. Britton's complete game one hitter. Britton allowed a single earned run and chipped in an RBI to aid his cause. Rob McNerney also plated a run to help Harrington raise theri record to 4-1 on the year. Nagy's falls to 5-3 with the loss
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In the second game Butera's Towing defeated Creative Imprint Systems 4-2. Matt LaPort paced the Butera's attack with two hits and Mark Myott earned the victory on the hill.

June 22nd - TESCO defeated Creative Imprints in the first game of the Saturday Triple-header at Brabender 12-5 behind Brian King's five hit onslaught. Ray DeVaul tossed a complete game seven hitter fanning eleven Creative batters. Brian King showcased his speed with a first inning triple and ended the day with four RBIs. Dave Meyner knocked four hits and plated three runs and teammate Lee Rohan knocked in a pair. Albret Thigpen had an RBI triple for Creative Imprint Systems.
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York-Seaway edged Knox Law 8-7 in the nightcap. Thurman Schaetzle scored on a passed ball in the eighth and final frame to tie the score and Steve Swavey knocked in the winning run with a groundout.Ryan Gledhill earned the win in relief tossing six innings and punching out five Lawmen. Mark Ladesic and Steve Swavey paced the York attack with a pair of RBI's each. Jeremy Toman knocked in three Lawmen in a losing effort and teammate Nelson Reisdorph slammed a double.
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In a pair of unreported games ECCA defeated the Urban Engineers Royals and on Friday Harrington defeated Miller's Erie Hard Chrome. Action continues today with a pair of games at the Bender. The Millers Erie Hard Chrome vs. the Bison origianlly schedule for this afternoon will be rescheduled for later this season.

June 19th - ECCA payroll services captured sole position of first place in the GLB standings Wednesday evening at Ainsworth with a 6-1 victory over the Bison. Brian Hardner flipped a complete game two hitter and fanned seven Bison en route to the victory. Chris Miller slammed a home run for ECCA and led the 9 hit offensive. Aaron Skalko absorbed the loss with four innings of work. The Bison join the Bulls at 5-2 while ECCA rises to 6-1 on the season.

June 18th - TESCO and the Urban Engineer Royals battled the rain and cold for nine innings last night at brabender before the game was suspended due to darkness. Neither team could break open the 1 - 1 tie, so the contest will be resumed at the point of interuption prior to the start of the next scheduled game between the two teams. TESCO's Matt Palisin and the Royal's Chad Oberacker each authored nine inning gems striking out 16 and 14 batters respectively. TESCO scored its only run on the first two pitches of the game with Lee Rohan's leadoff triple and Corey Walters RBI single. The Royals answered in the 4th with Dan Luthringer's single and Miguel Rodriquez slamming a RBI double to left center.

June 17th - Butera's Towing hauled some heavy lumber to Erie last night at Ainsworth defeating York-Seaway 8 - 0 behind Frank Jagoda and Jarred Winder's home runs. Three Butera's hurlers combined for the shutout with Mark Myott earning the victory in four innings. Josh Melquist continued to swing a hot bat knocking in three runs while Jagoda's blast plated two. Jimmy Dellesandro took the loss with a complete game effort and four strikouts. York-Seaway evens up thier record to 3-3 and Butera's ends the day at 4-2.

June 16th - Nagy's Tree Farm needed only five innings to defeat Knox Law 12-2 in the first game Sunday at Ainsworth. Hank Speerstra led the stampede with four RBIs and teammate Mat Gnacinski slammed three hits and plated two runs for the Bulls. Travis Butcher earned the victory with four innings of work and six strikeouts. James Czerpak had the lone RBI for the Lawmen who drop to 3-5.
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Miller's Erie Hard Chrome edged TESCO 2-0 behind Matt Lewis' complete game three hitter. Lewis scattered three hits, a single walk and punched out eight TESCO batters for the win. Connor O'Connell accounted for both Miller's runs with a third inning RBI single and a sacrifice fly in the fifth. Chris Hay took the hard luck loss for TESCO tossing a complete game seven hitter and fanning seven.

June 15th - Harrington Laundry and Butera's Towing dodged the raindrops for 4 innings before the game was called due to field conditions. The game will be continued at the point of interuption prior to their next scheduled game. The second game of the day, Harrington @ Urban Engineers Royals, was cancelled for field conditions as well. The Erie sun baked the field for a couple hours and allowed the 5:00 game to be played with ECCA Payroll Services blanking Creative Imprint Systems 10-0 to jump into a 1st place tie with the Bison. Weekend action continues with the Knox Lawmen visiting Nagy's Bulls and Miller's Erie Hard Chrome hosting TESCO at Ainsworth 2:00 and 5:00 respectively.
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A very happy Father's Day to all the Glenwood Family and best wishes for a great day!

June 13th - The Knox Lawmen authored the first big upset of the season introducing the Bison to the loss column with a 6-5 nail biter at Ainsworth Friday night. Jeremy Toman knocked a base hit to plate Ken Wisniewski in the bottom of the seventh to earn Knox their third victory of the season. Matt Stephany earned the win in relief tossing the final two innings and punching out a piar of Bison to hang on for the victory. Stephany and Toman also each added doubles to the Knox attack. Don Massoud paced the Bison counter-attack with an RBI double. The Bison end the day at 5 & 1.

June 12th - ECCA Payroll Services defeated Nagy's Tree Farm Thursday 8-2 to secure second place in the GBL standings. ECCA jumped out for seven runs in the first two innings behind Greg Colman's two run double and Sean Lysowski's 2 run single. Eric Harpster chipped in two singles for the ECCA attack. Greg Radwin earned the victory with six and two thirds innings of work and punched out 12 Bulls.

June 11th - York-Seaway edged Miller's Erie Hard Chrome in a pitcher's duel at Brabender Wednesday evening. Greg Mancini earned the victory on the mound with a complete game 6 hitter, aided by two double plays ending innings with runners in scoring position. Mancini struck out a pair of Miler's batters. In the sixth Mark Ladesic knocked a sacrifice fly plating Steve Swavey for the game's lone score. Carl Adamczyk took the hard luck loss with a complete game four hitter, fanning 7 along the way. Miller's drops to 1-3 with the loss, while York-Seaway improves to 3-2.
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Butera's Towing defeated TESCO at Ainsworth in a rematch of last year's finals 4-1 behind Mark Myott's complete game 3 hitter. Myott fanned 9 TESCO batters and only allowed a single free pass. Matt Laporte paced the Butera's offense with 3 safties and 2 RBIs with teammate John McCune adding a pair of singles and the other 2 RBIs. Andy Blasedel also added a pair of base knocks. Randy Norman took the loss for TESCO in five and a third innings with 5 strikeouts. Billy Hughes slammed a triple for TESCO in the seventh inning. Both teams ended the day at 3-2.

June 10th - The Knox Lawmen captured their second victory of the year 7-3 over Creative Imprint Systems. Mike Maedje authored a complete game five hitter and added 10 strikouts. Brandon Fresch swung the heavy lumber for Knox with a double and four RBIs. Knox improves to 2-4 with the win and Creative Imprint Systems is still hunting for thier first Glenwood win.
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Nagy's Tree Farm topped the Urban Engineers Royals at Brabender Monday Night 8-3 behind Hank Speerstra's pair of doubles and two RBIs. Al Lawrence shut the door on the Royals tossing four innings and punching out three to earn the win. Jim Travers plated a pair of Bulls along with Speerstra to pace the Nagy attack. Urban Engineers falls to 0-5 on the season. There are no Glenwood games scheduled for this evening.

June 9th - The Bison defeated Nagy's Bulls 2-1 to remain undefeated. Ian Beezub tossed six innings allowing a single run and whiffing 9 Bulls. Beezub also swung the lumber knocking in two runs with a second inning double. Travis Butcher took the loss despite tossing a complete game and fanning 10 Bison. Mark Tupek knocked a double for the Bulls who fall to 3-1.

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TESCO hung on to defeat Harrington Industrial Laundry 5-4 in a battle of the two oldest franchieses in the GBL. Matt Palisin tossed a complete game for TESCO scattering 12 hits and punching out 6 Laundrymen. Palisin was aided by a pair of inning ending double plays. Jorge Melendez led the TESCO charge with a two run single in the sixth, his second saftie of the day. JB Briton took the loss in five innings of work and teammate Tom Gardner knocked three singles and two RBIs to lead the offense.
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In the nightcap Butera's Towing defeated ECCA Payroll Services 12-11.

June 8th - York-Seaway earned their second win of the season Saturday with a 7-2 victory over Creative Imprint Systems. Ryan Gledhill tossed a complete game five hitter for York-Seaway punching out 13 Creative batters along the way. Anthony Wilbur paced the York offense with a tripple. Jeff Fraily took the loss for Creative with five innings of work and six strikeouts. Harrington defeated Knox in the second game. Action continues today with a humid tripleheader at Ainsworth starting at noon with a rumble in the pasture between the undefeated Bison and Nagy's Bulls.

June 7th - The Bison strengthened thier foothold on top of the GBL standings behind a 9 to 1 clubbing of the Urban Engineers Royals. Aaron Skalko earned the win with five innings of work and punching out 6 royal batters. Josh Fyffe lead the Bison stampede with a pair of RBIs and Skalko plated a pair to aid his cause on the hill. The first place Bison meet Nagy's Bulls in the first game of the Sunday Triple-header at Ainsworth tomorrow. The Royals fall to 0-4 on the season.
ECCA defeated York-Seaway at Brabender in the other Friday game.

June 6th - Nagy's Bulls only needed five innings to notch their third win of the season on the strength of a 12 hit, 15 run attack. Ford Eisenman and Mark Tupek plated three runs each and Tupek knocked his second triple in as many games. Ryan Tann and Anthony Licata chipped in 2 RBIs each. Eric Panko earned the decision with four innings of work with 5 punchouts. Jordan Fargiorgio doubled for Creative. With the victory the Bulls climb to 3-0 joining the Bison Herd grazing atop the Glenwood standings, while Creative Imprint Systems drops to 0-3.

June 5th - The Knox Lawmen held a 1-0 lead going into the seventh until the TESCO offense woke up for 9 runs. Corey Walters lead the charge with two hits in the seventh including a double and four RBIs. Ray DeVaul authored a seven inning seven strikout effort, earning the win with a lone run which was unearned. Brandon Fresch scored the lone Knox run on Jeremy Toman's forth inning single, Toman's second saftie on the day. TESCO and Knox kicked in 5 errors each.
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Butera's Towing fought their way into the win column with an eight inning nailbiter Wednesday with the Urban Engineers Royals, with Butera's topping the Royals 6 to 5. Matt Raines paced the Buteras attack with a pair of hits including a double. Mark Myott tossed six innings of one hit baseball, and handed the ball to Brian Suroff who earned the win in two innings of relief work. Dan Luthringer swung the lumber for the Royals slamming a double. Urban Engineers falls to 0-3 on the young season.

June 4th - Nagy's Tree Farm earned a second notch in the win column behind a 15 hit attack to overcome Millers Erie Hard Chrome 10-3 Monday at Ainsworth. Matt Gnacinski and Mark Tupek plated two runs a peice while teammates Ryan Tann and Ford Eisenman each slammed doubles. Travis Butcher earned the win with a five inning, seven strikeout performance and then handed the ball to Al Lawrence for the final two innings with five punchouts. Adam Snider knocked a double for Millers.

June 3rd - The Bison continued thier winning streak Monday evening against Creative Imprint Systems 4-2 at Ainsworth Field. The Herd is standing atop the GBL standings at 3-0. ECCA also remained undefeated by beating Knox Law 11 to 5 at Brabender Field. ECCA is 2-0 on the young season while Knox drops to 1-2. A single game is on tap for this evening as Miller's Erie Hard Chrome hosts Nagy's Tree Farm at Ainsworth.

June 2nd - TESCO earned their first win in a nine inning dogfight with York-Seaway Sunday 4-3. Fred Veith delivered a 2 out 2 run single in the sixth to put TESCO ahead 3-2, but York-Seaway's Jim Dellesandro answered with a two out double and scored on Derek Baumann's single in the bottom of the inning. Chris Hay scored the winning run in the top of the ninth on a Joe Ermilio groundout and Dave Lanagan hung on to earn the victory on the hill. Lanagan tossed five innings and fanned ten batters. Lee Rohan started the TESCO scoring with a second inning sac fly.

In a pair of unreported games Harrington Edged Creative Imprint Systems 4-0 behind JB Briton's complete game shutout. ECCA defeated Miller's Erie Hard Chrome in the first game of the day 8-2 to earn thier first victory of the year.


June 1st - Nagy's Bulls won thier first game of the year by overcoming Butera's Towing 9 - 4 Saturday at the first game of the Ainsworth doubleheader. Eric Panko earned the win with 5 Strikeouts over four innings and was aided by the 8 run explosion in the forth by the Bull's offense. Ryan Tann paced the attack with a triple and two RBIs, and four different Bulls slammed doubles and Mark Tupek added a triple. Butera's falls to 0-2 for the young season.
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The Knox Lawmen ended up on the good side of another nail-biter in the second game yesterday, edging Urban Engineers Royals10-9. The Lawmen walked off victorious on the strength of a six run seventh inning behind Matt Stephanys two relief innings with two punchouts. Robert Slava, Ken Wisniewski, and James Czerpak each plated two runs for Knox, while Jarod Kilpatrick and Matt Stepany chipped in with one RBI each. York-Seaway's Rowan knocked in two runs in a losing effort and Chad Oberacker whiffed 12 in five innings. Weekend action continues today with a triple-header at Ainsworth starting at 12:00.

May 31st - The rusty wheels of the TESCO train fell off last night at Ainsworth as the Bison handed the champs a 9-2 clubbing. The Bison's Ian Beezub earned the victory with a five inning five strikeout performance. Josh Fyffe lead the stampede with a double, but the entire Bison team's hustle overwhelmed the TESCO defense which imploded for 9 errors. Ray DeVaul took the hard luck loss despite only allowing two earned runs and striking out nine. The Bison raise thier record to 2-0 while TESCO falls to 0-1.

May 30th - In a pair of unreported games Millers Erie Hard Chrome edged Knox Law 6-5 to claim thier first victory of the season. Matt Lewis earned the complete game victory with a 1 earned run, 10 strikeout performance. Matt Lindenburger lead the Miller charge with three RBIs. Knox's Jarred Kilpatrick and Doug Gerould combined to strike out 8 Miller's batters.
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York-Seaway won its debut game against fellow rookie squad Urban Engineers Royals 9 to 4 at Brabender. Action continues tonight with TESCO visiting The Bison at 6:00 at Ainsworth.

May 29th - ECCA and TESCO battled until the sun gave out at Ainsworth yesterday with neither team able to plate a runner. It was a pitchers paradise Wednesday as the four hurlers turned Ainsworth into a wind farm combining for 29 strikeouts over ten innings. Greg Radwin started the game for ECCA allowing a single hit and whiffing six in four innings. Brian Hardner tossed the next six innings punching out 10 TESCO batters and not allowing a single saftie. TESCO's Matt Palisin, recovering from a vicious mid week cat bite to the leg, tossed six innings and struck out eight. Palisin worked out of two bases loaded jams. Ray DeVaul hurled the final four innings adding five strikeouts to the night's total. The offensive eclipse ended 0-0 after ten innings and will be picked up at the point of interuption prior to the start of the two team's next scheduled meeting on Wednesday July 23rd.

May 28th - The Bison edged Butera's Towing 6 to 4 at Ainsworth Tuesday Evening. Tommy Dodd and Jarryd Pearson combined for seven innings and five strikeouts with Pearson earning the win. Mark Myott suffered the loss depite seven innings of work and seven punchouts. Both teams collected eight hits, however, Butera's committed 3 errors while the Bison played flawless in the field. Steve Miller and Ryan Morris hit two baggers for the Bison and Jon McCune slammed a double for Buteras.


May 27th - Opening Day! In some last minute shuffling the Bula's Boys have withdrawn from the Glenwood League. The new schedule has been posted. In the inaugural game of the 2008 season the Bison visit last year's second place finishers Butera's Towing at 6:00 Ainsworth. Best of luck for a successful and healthy season for all the Glenwood League participants!