2012 News Archives
2012 Glenwood Baseball League Champions TESCO

Thursday August 16th Ainsworth 5:45 TESCO 3 Braendel's Bulls 1

Saturday August 18th Ainsworth 2:00 TESCO 0 Braendel's Bulls 4

Sunday August 19th Ainsworth 2:00 Braendel's Bulls 1 TESCO 6

Tuesday August 21st Ainsworth 5:45 Braendel's Bulls 1 TESCO 6

8/22 TESCO defeated Braendel's Bulls 6-1 Tuesday at Ainsworth to capture the 2012 Championship Title. The Bull's Billy Colt scored on a wild pitch in the top of the first to start the game, but from that point forward it was all TESCO. The Blue and Gray scored four in the bottom of the first frame highlighted by Brian King's long sac fly to center which plated two runs and Greg Radwan's RBI single to left. Brandon Crum added the fourth run taking a bases loaded hit by pitch to score Radwan.

TESCO added a run in the second on Eric Harpster's RBI double to right and another tally in the fourth off Lee Rohan's single to left, and that was more than enough for TESCO starter Edwin Almonte. Almonte tossed six innings and scattered four hits, while fanning six Bulls.

Ten year league veteran's Braendel's Bulls captured second place in the regular season and then swept Harrington in the Playoffs to earn thier first trip to the Championship round. Congratulations to Braendel's Bulls for their fine season.

This marks TESCO's seventh title, and tenth consecutive trip to the GBL finals. Having limped through the regular season with a 12-12 record, the squad pulled it together to sweep Butera's Towing in the Wild Card Round, defeating the Rambler 9 in four games in the playoff round and taking the final series 3-1 over Braendel's Bulls.

8/20 TESCO's five run 4th inning keyed a 6-1 victory over Braendel's Bulls Sunday at Ainsworth. TESCO's Greg Radwan authored a seven inning twelve strikeout masterpeice, scattering six hits and not allowing a Bull past second base until the seventh frame when Colin Feakles tripled and scored on Tony Tupek's infield ground ball.

Brian King began the fourth inning with a double, and scored on Greg Radwan's RBI fielder's choice. John Fette walked and then back to back singles from Dustin Coleman and Brandon Crum, Crum's scoring Radwan, set the table for J.P. Frey's two out two strike triple to deep right center to clear the dishes. The two teams meet for Game 4 on Tuesday at 5:45 at Ainsworth.

Ian Beezub toed the rubber Saturday afternoon and tossed a dominant complete game three hitter to lead the Braendel's Bulls to a 4-0 victory over TESCO, evening the series at a game each. Beezub scattered three hits and struck out eight TESCO batters in his seven inning gem.

Billy Colt started the Bull's charge in the third inning with a two out single and advanced to third on Bill Herman's double down the right field line. Daryll Howery stroked a grounder to short, but the throw got away allowing the two baserunners to score and put Howery on second. Howery scored on Kody Kondralik's single to right. Tony Tupek drove the nail in the coffin in the fourth frame leading off with a double to right center and scored on Ryan Schreiber's single to left.

8/17 TESCO defeated Braendel's Bulls 3-1 behind Matt Palisin's right arm Thursday at Ainsworth in Game One of the best of five Championship Series. Palisin authoured a complete game gem, scattering three hits and striking out seven. Kyle Harpster slammed the first pitch of the game to the wall in right center for a double and scored on Lee Rohan's single to right. Rohan advanced to third on Brian King's single off the right field wall and scored on a wild pitch.

The Bulls answered right away with Ford Eisenman reaching first with bunt single. Eisenman stole second and advanced to third on an overthrow. Bill Herman stroked a high chopper to third plating Eisenman. Braendel's starter, Brian Espersen, settled in and cooled the TESCO bats until the fifth frame where Lee Rohan walked and advanced to third on a passed ball and scored on a wild pitch. Espersen also tossed a complete game scattering six hits and fanned 10 TESCO batters. TESCO's Kyle Harpster finished the game with three hits, including two doubles and one run scored. Game Two is scheduled for Saturday at 2:00 Ainsworth.

Playoff Series

Tuesday Ainsworth 5:45 TESCO 2 Rambler 9 3

Wednesday Ainsworth 5:45 Harrington Industrial Laundry 4 Braendel's Bulls 6

Thursday Ainsworth 5:45 TESCO 4 Rambler 9 1

Friday Ainsworth 5:45 Harrington Industrial Laundry 0 Braendel's Bulls 11

Saturday Ainsworth 2:00 Rambler 9 4 TESCO 5
5:00 Braendel's Bulls 1 Harrington Industrial Laundry 0 **Braendel's Bulls advance**

Monday Ainsworth 5:45 Rambler 9 0 TESCO 4 **TESCO advances**

8/14 TESCO blanked the Ramblers 4-0 Monday at Ainsworth to win the best of five playoff series 3 games to 1. Edwin Almonte scattered three hits and struck out eight for the complete game victory and JP Frey's two run double in the third inning got TESCO on the board. Frey scored on Lee Rohan's single to center, and Rohan scored on a wild pitch.

The Rambler 9 wrapped up a fantastic season winning the Regular Season Title with a 19-5 mark. 2012 was the third year in the GBL for the Nine, and the outstanding young squad led the standings from May through July. This year marks the tenth consecutive trip to the Finals for the veteran TESCO squad, and the Blue and Gray have six titles on the shelf. They will meet Braendel's Bulls Thursday for Game 1.

8/13 Braendel's Bulls edged Harrington Saturday at Ainsworth 1-0 behind Ian Beezub's complete game thirteen strikeout performance to secure the team's first trip to the Championship Series. Billy Colt plated the game's lone run. The Bulls earned second place in the regular season standings with a 16-8 mark and enjoyed a first round Wild Card bye. The Bulls then swept Defending Champions Harrington Laundry in three games to advance to the finals. Braendel's now waits for the winner of the Rambler 9 & TESCO Series for the Finals starting Thursday at 5:45.

TESCO edged the Rambler 9 Saturday 4-3 to take a one game advantage in the Playoff Series. Scott Hess plated a pair of runs to key the Rambler's 4 run first inning, but TESCO charged back in the first and third innings scoring a pair of runs in each frame to tie the game. Then the pitchers dueled until the eighth inning. Greg Radwan tossed a complete game and Brandon Crum led the bottom of the eight off with a double, advanced to third on a passed ball and scored on JP Frey's single down the third base line. The two teams tried to play last night, but the Ainsworth puddles proved too deep, so the series continues tonight at 5:45 Ainsworth.

8/10 TESCO evened the series at a game each Thursday evening on the strength of a 4-1 victory over the Rambler 9. Matt Palisin led the Blue and Gray from the hill tossing a complete game and scattering seven hits. Magic Matt and his curveball punched out eight in seven innings. TESCO struck first with a run in the first frame, but the Nine answered right away with Tyler Fisher reaching base on a single, working his way around the bases and scoring on a fielder's choice.

Rambler starter Chris Wright worked out of a bases loaded jam in the third, but in the forth inning Lee Rohan slammed a double down the first base line to plate two runs. Rohan came around to score on a fielders choice to make the score 4-1, and Palisin held on ther rest of the way. The two teams meet again Saturday at 2:00 Ainsworth.

8/9 The Rambler 9 edged TESCO 3-2 in eight innings Tuesday Evening at Ainsworth to take a one game advantage in the best of five Playoff Series. Tyler DeCrapio tossed seven and a third innings for the Ramblers and scattered six hits, and handed the ball to Jeremy Cressley who pitched the last 2/3 of an inning and was award the win. The Nine struck for two runs in the 4th inning with Frank Lauria setting the table with a double to right center and scoring on Matt Adamczyk's double to the same spot. Adamczyk came around to score on Conor Connel's base hit to center field.

TESCO answered in the 6th inning with a solo homer from Kyle Harpster and back to back singles by JP Frey and Lee Rohan, with Rohan plating Frey. The Ramblers loaded the dishes in the eight inning and Conor Connell plated Tyler Fisher with a sac fly to center field. Ray DeVaul tossed seven innings and suffered the loss despite scattering eight hits and striking out a pair of Ramblers.

Braendel's Bulls also struck first against Harrington 6-4 at Ainworth Wednesday. Travis Butcher earned the victory with a six inning eight strikeout performance before giving the ball to teammate Ian Beezun for the final three outs. Nick Lombardo and Mark Tupek each slammed RBI two baggers in the Bull's four run forth frame, and teammate Ford Eisenman plated a pair as well. Both teams stroked eight hits and committed three errors, but the four fun forth frame proved to be the deciding inning.

Joe Gnacinski saddled the tough loss for the Laudrymen despite flipping a complete game and striking out four. Ricky Hulsinger and Brian Colish spearheaded the Laundrymen counter attack with RBIs in the third and fifth frames. The two teams meet again on Friday for Game 2 at 5:45 Ainsworth.

8/6 Wild Card Series Finals
Thursday 8/2 Ainsworth 5:45 TESCO 4 Butera's Towing 3

Friday 8/3 Ainsworth 5:45 Harrington Industrial Laundry 3 Red Sox 2

Saturday 8/4 Ainsworth 2:00 Butera's Towing 0 TESCO 7
5:00 Red Sox 7 Harrington Industrial Laundry 8

The Harrington Laundrymen endured two nail biters against the Red Sox to win their Wild Card series in two games. On Friday night Joe Gnacinski climbed the hill for Harrington and tossed a complete game and struck out seven Sox. The Laundrymen offense kept hitting the snooze button as the Red Sox put two on the board early. With an out in the seventh frame the Harrington bats woke up and pushed three runs across home plate and Gnacinski held in the bottom frame to earn the win.

On Saturday Harrington erupted early scoring all eight runs in the first three innings. Josh Shorts and Dave Gnacinski paced the 11 hit Harrington attack with three RBIs and three hits respectively. Kirk Reynolds added a solo homer to right field. Down eight to one, the Sox rallied for six runs in the fifth inning behind Bobby Roach's two RBI Triple, but fell one run short. It was Kevin Gnacinski's turn toeing the rubber and he responded by scattering six hits and stiking out seven in a complete game gem. The Laundrymen advance to the Playoff round and will meet Braendel's Bulls in a best of five series starting Wednesday at Ainsworth.

TESCO also won the decisive second game of their series Saturday 7-0 behind Matt Palisin's complete game five hitter. Palisin struck out eight in seven frames to chill the Butera's attack. Brian King paced the TESCO offense with a pair of RBIs while teammate Lee Rohan added a trio of safties. TESCO limped into the playoffs with a 12-12 record, but on the strength of the two game victory advances to the next round and will face regular season Champs the Rambler 9. The first game is Tuesday at 5:45 at Ainsworth.

8/3 TESCO surged for four runs in the second inning and held on to edge Butera's Towing 4-3 in the first game of the Wild Card Series Thursday at Ainsworth. Starter Edwin Almonte gutted out five innings and punched out eight for the win, before handing the ball to Matt Palisin who tossed two scoreless innnings in relief for the save. TESCO started its scoring with Greg Radwan poking a saftie to right field and then RBI doubles by Dustin Coleman and JP Frey and RBI groundouts from Kyle Harpster and Brian King.

Butera's scored in the first, the third and the fifth on a RBI single from Bryant Watts, a RBI groundout by Trevor Delahoy and Dan Burns taking a hit by pitch with the bases jammed in the fifth. Ricky Carlson saddled the tough loss despite a complete game four stikeout effort. The two teams meet Saturday at 2:00 for Game 2.

8/1 Regular Season Ends

TESCO edged the Panthers 6-3 Tuesday at Gate of Heaven Field to claim the last setting at the Playoff Table. Ray DeVaul led the Blue and Grey from the mound tossing six innings and scattering seven hits. DeVaul struck out five before handing the ball to Edwin Almonte who tossed a scoreless seventh frame for the victory. Brian King paced the attack plating two runs, while teammates JP Frey knocked three safties and Lee Rohan slammed a Home Run to Right Field. Mike Ladesic led the counter attack with three hits and scored the final Panther run. The Cats end their season at 10-14.

The Red Sox finished their regular season by downing Hunter's Inn at Ainsworth 6-1. Bobby Roach paced the offense with two hits and plated a pair of runs. Andrew Quiggle picked up the win working four frames and striking out four Hunters. The Sox advance to the first playoff round on the strength of a 14-10 regular season mark and will face Harrington Industrial Laundry, while Hunter's Inn finishes with a 2-22 record.

7/31 Matt LaPorte and Trevor Delahoy both knocked triples in the three run third inning to propel Butera's Towing to the 5-3 victory over the Rambler 9 Monday at Jamestown Jefferson Field. Brian Gunnell authored the complete game victory scattering five hits and and fanning seven Ramblers. Conor Connell paced the Rambler counter attack with a pair of safties including a triple and a RBI. Both teams cement thier playoff spots - Rambler 9 with the top seed and Butera's at #3.

TESCO edged the Red Sox 3-2 Monday at Ainsworth behind Greg Radwan's bases loaded single in the seventh inning to break the tie. Eric Harpster earned the win in relief tossing three scoreless frames and striking out a pair. The Red Sox end the day with a 13 and 10 mark, which cements them in the 4th playoff spot, and TESCO faces the Panthers in a one game showdown for the last place at the playoff table. TESCO hosts the Panthers at 6:00 at the Gate of Heaven Field in Fairview and the winner advances to the Wild Card round facing Butera's Towing Thursday.

With the playoff berths settled Harrington and Butera's agreed to take the day off so the game at Mercyhurst North East has been cancelled. Two games remain in the 2012 regular season and the final question about what happens in August will be answered tonight.

Rambler 9 capture the Regular Season Title!

7/30 The Playoff race reached a fever pace this weekend with ten games played and the top six spots filling fast. The Rambler 9 clinched the Regular Season Title despite dropping a 7-3 contest against TESCO Saturday at the Gate of Heaven Field. The Nine end their regular season tonight in Jamestown and then enjoy a week's vacation by earning a bye through the first playoff round.

Braendel's Bulls clinched second place and own the second playoff bye despite dropping their last three games. The Bulls dropped a 2-0 game against Harrington and an 11-3 decision against Butera's Towing in a Saturday double header at Ainsworth, and were edged by the Panthers Sunday 5-1 at Brabender. Braendel's end their season with a 16-8 mark. Thier head to head record with Butera's (the only team that can match their record) is 2-1 giving the Bulls the push.

Butera's made up a lot of ground this weekend winning three games - defeating the Red-Sox 4-3, the Bulls 11-3 and the Panthers 11-0 - and dropping one contest to E.P.N. Dutchmen 5-4 Sunday Morning at Ainsworth. That leaves the Jamestown Squad at 14-8 with a contest tonight in their home town and one tomorrow at Mercyhurst North East against Harrington. Butera's has the inside track on the third spot and home field advantage in the Wild Card Round.

The Red Sox split thier games this weekend dropping a close one Friday night with Butera's Towing, and then notching a win Saturday against E.P.N. to bring their record to 13-9 and are one victory in their final two games away from earning the fourth spot and home field in the Wild Card Round.

Harrington won both contests this weekend downing the Bulls 2-0 Saturday and TESCO 8-2 on Sunday, upping their record to 11-11 and securing a wild card spot.

The last playoff spot comes down to the Panthers @ TESCO game Tuesday evening at The Gate of Heaven Field in Fairview. TESCO won two contest this weekend and dropped one to end the weekend at 10-12, while the Panthers split thier double header defeating the Bulls and losing to Butera's to finish the weekend sitting at 10-13. No matter the outcome of the TESCO/Red Sox game tonight at Ainsworth the Tuesday contest will decide the final wild card.

E.P.N. endured a long weekend dropping games against the Red Sox, and TESCO, but rallying to edge Butera's 5-4 Sunday. The Dutchmen finish the season at 7-16 and as their make-up game against Harrington has no playoff implication, the teams agreed that the make-up will not be played.

7/26 The Rambler 9 continued their winning ways by edging the E.P.N. Dutchmen 6-4 at Ainsworth Wednesday Evening. Tyler DeCrapio picked up the victory with a complete game effort and six strikeouts, and teammate Frank Lauria paced the Rambler offense with three safties and a pair of plated runs. The Nine worked early, scoring all six runs in the first two frames and held on through a four run sixth inning surge from the Dutchmen. The EPN uprising was highlighted by TJ Mitchell's two run blast, his second in as many games.

Butera's Towing drove across the state to play a double header with the Panthers at Northwestern High School and emerged with a split. The Panthers won the first contest 5-2, and Butera's earned the decisive win in Game 2 with a score of 11-1.

7/25 Braendel's Bulls edged the Red Sox 1-0 in a seven inning pitchers duel at Ainsworth. Brian Esperson earned the win with four innings of work and striking out five Red Sox before handing the ball to Ian Beezub for the final three frames and the save. Tony Tupek plated Ryan Schrieber for the game's sole run in the second inning. Tyler Greer took the loss despite tossing a complete game and punching out four.

TESCO's offense finally showed up Tuesday at Brabender downing Hunter's Inn 15-0 in five innings. Brian King highlighted the charge with a three run home run to deep left and five RBIs on the day, while Eric Harpster stroked back to back triples in the first and second innings. Greg Radwan tossed a two hitter and struck out 11 batters.

7/24 The playoff race is heating up going into the final week of the regular season. The Rambler 9 and Braendel's Bulls have all but clinched the top two spots in the standings and earned the first round vacation, while Butera's Towing and the Red Sox are sitting pretty in third and fourth place. The wild Card picture is neck and neck with three teams battling for the final two spots at the table.

Harrington defeated the Panthers with a short squad Friday Night to start the wild weekend in fine fashion. The Laundrymen's celebration was cut short, however, as they travelled to Jamestown Sunday and dropped two contests to the red hot Butera's Towing squad. Josh Melquist brought the lumber slamming three doubles and plating a trio of runs for Butera's while teammate Bryant Watts plated three of his own. Butera's edged Harrington 2-1 in the first contest behind Ricky Calson's complete game three hitter, and then blanked the Laundrymen in game two 10-0.

The Rambler 9 had a mixed weekend defeating the Bulls in eight innings 5-4 behind Tyler DeCrapio's complete game eight strikeout performance, but got clipped Sunday by the Red sox 4-1. Matt Parnes flipped a complete game four hit gem for the Sox and punched out six Ramblers.

After dropping their first contest of the weekend Brandel Bulls downed TESCO 6-3 on Sunday. Travis Butcher picked up the win working five and fanning four while teammate Cody Kondrlik paced the Bull's charge with three doubles and two RBIs.

The Panthers reversed thier fortune on Sunday defeating Hunter's Inn 2-0. Andy Wallen tossed a complete game shutout to keep the Panthers in the wild card hunt. Hunter's lost thier first contest of the weekend Saturday to EPN 6-1 behind Matt Tobin's complete game seven strikeout performance. TJ Mitchell slammed a two run dinger for the Dutchmen.

On Monday evening the Rambler 9 downed Harrington 8-5 at Ainsworth to strengthen thier grasp on the regular season title. Conor Connell slammed three RBIs and earned the victory in relief tossing the final three innings. The loss drops Harrington into a the middle of the three way melee with the Panthers and TESCO for the two Wild Card spots, while the Nine inch closer to a weeks vacation and a view of the first playoff round relaxing on the bleachers.

7/20 Big update today. Butera's Towing pounded TESCO 10-5 Tuesday Evening at Ainworth behind Tanner Delahoy's 4 for 4 performance at the plate and four inning seven stikeout wiining performance on the hill. His brother Trevor added three saftie including a solo homer to left field in the second inning to start the evening's scoring. Matt Laporte also chipped in three hits.

The Red Sox edged the Panthers Tuesday at Brabender 4-3. Jim Smith stroked three hits to pace the Sox offense and crossed home plate in the ninth inning, taking advantage of a throwing error for the victory. Paul Vojtek earned teh victory in relief tossing two scoreless frames. With the victory the Red Sox strengthen thier grasp on third place in the standings with a solid 11-7 mark.

24 hours later the E.P.N. Dutchmen stung the Panthers 4-2 behind a Jeff Jones two run homer to left field in the decisive three run fifth inning at Ainsworth. Phil Cacchione authored a complete game victory, scattering seven safties and striking out four Hunters. The loss sets the Panthers back to a tie for the last playoff spot with TESCO at 7-10, while the Dutchmen earn thier fifth win of the season.

Braendel's Bulls earned two victories Thursday Night at Ainsworth, amid the puddles and raindrops, edging Hunter's Inn 2-1 in a continued contest from 7/3, and then again 9-1 in the second contest. Box scores not available.

7/17 Harrington edged Hunter's Inn Monday 12-9 at Ainsworth to even thier record at 8-8. With Hunter's leading 3-1 going into the fifth frame Harrington pushed across 10 runs keyed by RBI doubles from Bryan Colish and Ricky Hulsinger, only to see Hunter's plate a half dozen in the bottom frame. Jon Coyne tossed five and two thirds to pick up the win and Josh Shorts tossed the final inning for the save.

7/16 The All Star Game write up and game summaries will be posted later this week. This weekend only saw three complete contests with the Rambler 9 defeating the Panthers, the Red Sox downing Harrington and Braendel's Bulls edging E.P.N. on Saturday. The late game Sunday was the only game not rained out and E.P.N. battled TESCO for fifteen innings before the game was called to darkness with the score tied 3-3. I will have game summaries tomorrow.

7/12 The Gnacinski Brothers led the Harrington Laundrymen past E.P.N. 8-4 Wednesday Evening at Ainsworth. Joe led the way from the hill, tossing a complete game and striking out seven, while brother Dave slammed a three run home run in the Laundrymen's four run third inning. Jeff Flowers chipped in a trio of safties, and the Laundrymen end the day with an even record of 7-7, while the Dutchmen fall to 4-12.

7/11 Tyler Fisher slammed three hits on his home turf of Mercyhurst North East Tuesday to lead the Rambler 9 past Braendel's Bulls 5-2. Tyler DeCrapio earned the complete game win tossing seven and striking out five Bulls. Braendel's Nick Lombardo also flipped a complete game and took the loss despite scattering seven hits and striking out a trio of Ramblers. Billy Herman and Justin Scarpetti paced the Bull counter attack with a pair of safties each, but the Rambler's 3 run fourth frame proved to be the deciding blow. The Nine end the day perched high atop the standings with an outstanding 15-2 mark, while the Bulls remain firmly entrenched in second place at 11-4.

7/10 TESCO and Hunter's Inn decided to play football Monday at Ainsworth with TESCO emerging victorious by a touchdown 17-10. Ricky Fresch paced the Hunter's attack with four hits and three stolen bases, and guided the Hunters to a 9-5 lead going into the sixth. With two outs in the top frame TESCO's Eric Harpster launched a three run moon shot on top of Roosevelt School to tie the game, and TESCO added eight more in the seventh. Greg Radwan led TESCO with four hits while teammates Eric Harpster and John Fette each drove in three runs. Ray DeVaul picked up the win in relief, tossing 4 and striking out three.

7/9 There were nine games played over the weekend, with high temperatures and high scores to match. The Red Sox started the weekend with a nine inning victory over TESCO 2-1 to set the pace for the busy three day schedule. Jimmy Smith singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth for his fourth hit of the game and Tyler Geer tossed eight strong, before giving the ball to Dan Fromkneckt for the one inning relief win.

Saturday was a tough day for Hunter's Inn dropping a double header to E.P.N. and then the Rambler 9. In the first game of the day Braendel's slammed the Panthers 11-1 to strengthen their grasp on the number 2 spot in the standings.

Sunday saw five contests with the Rambler 9 starting where they left off the night before downing E.P.N. 6-0 behind Joe Lauria's two RBI performance. Harrington edged the Panthers 3-0 on the strength of J.B. Britton's complete game one hitter with six punchouts. The Bulls also doubled up victories on the weekend edging the Red Sox 2-1 behind Ian Beezub's complete game, six strikeout gem. Butera's Towing and TESCO split their series at Jamestown 4-2 favoring the NY squad in game one, and a come from behind 9-8 victory in game 2 by TESCO.

7/3 The Rambler 9 continued thier fiery streak dowing the Harrington Laundrymen 6-2 at Brabender Monday Evening. Tyler DeCrapio earned the victory working all seven and punching out seven laundrymen. Teammates Frank Lauria, Scott Hess, Matt Adamczyk and Greg Spiker each contributed two safies a peice, with Lauria chiiping in a pair of RBIs. Joe Gnacinski took the loss despite working a complete game and striking out eight Ramblers.

Andy Wallen led the Panthers past E.P.N. at Ainsworth flipping seven strong and striking out a trio of Dutchmen for his fourth Win of the season. Derrek Baumann provided the lumber knocking in four runners on three hits, including two doubles. Dan Post led the Dutchmen counter attack with two RBIs.

7/2 The first weekend of July held six contests at Ainsworth and along with the Summer heat, several teams have caught Fire. The Rambler 9 defeated TESCO Saturday 4-3 in eight innings to cement their hold in first place in the GBL Standings. Conor Connell put TESCO in a hole in the first inning with a two run blast off the Roosevelt School Fire Escape. TESCO evened the score to force extra innings with Dustin Coleman's RBI triple in the seventh frame, but Rambler Matt Adamczyk doubled home Aaron Cressley in the top of eight, which proved to be the decisive blow. Cressley also earned the win in relief, tossing the final two frames and punching out two TESCO batters. Ray DeVaul suffered the loss despite tossing all eight and striking out seven.

Hunter's Inn earned their first victory of the season by edging Harrington 1-0 Saturday. Matt Heslop tossed a complete game for the victory. Unfortunatley no box score was reported.

The Red Sox edged E.P.N. 1-0 Saturday for the third nail-biter of the day. Adam Feldman provided the game's lone run with a third inning RBI. Steve Ramsdell won the pitcher's duel tossing seven and punching out five, while Eric Brandt saddled the loss despite a complete game seven strikeout effort.

Butera's Towing won both ends of the Sunday early double header defeating the Red Sox 7-5 and Hunter's Inn 11-1 to climb a couple rungs on the standing's ladder. (Box Scores unavailable)

Braendel's Bulls defeated TESCO in the weekend's final contest 6-3 behind Travis Butcher's six inning, six strikeout gem. Justin Scarpetti paced the Braendel Attack with three hits and three RBIs including a two run double off the right field fence in the third frame. TESCO threatened in the seventh with bases loaded and no outs, but reliever Ian Beezub struck out a pair to douse the fire. TESCO coach Craig Montgomery plated his first RBI since the Reagan Administration with a seventh inning bases loaded walk, and then took a nap.

6/29 Mark Carlozzi flipped a complete game, scattered four hits, and struck out six to lead Harrington past the Red Sox 1-0 Wednesday at Ainsworth. Harrington got its sole run in the bottom of the sixth with John Pichette driving home Bryan Colish on a groundout. The Laundrymen even their record at 5 - 5, while the Sox drop to 7-5.

The Braendel Bulls blanked the E.P.N. Dutchmen 7-0 Thursday at Ainsworth behind Brian Esperson's complete game pitching gem. Esperson allowed a single hit in his shutout win and Brandel's ends the day solidly glued to second place with an 8-3 mark.

6/27 The Panthers lurked for six inning before pouncing on TESCO for a eight run seventh inning to win 9-5 at Ainsworth Tuesday. Winning pitcher Nick Grow got the attack brewing with a sharp two run single and Dave Bihler drove a line drive to center for a triple to tie the game at 5 all. Derrick Johnson plated Bihler with a single to left and then the wheels fell of the TESCO train and additional series of errors paved the way for the next three runs - all with two outs. Grow picked up the win in relief tossing two innings and striking out one. Ray DeVaul suffered the loss for TESCO despite a complete game nine strikeout performance. The TESCO defense continued it's hatred of DeVaul's efforts with four errors and eight unearned runs. Derek Baumann drove the nail in the coffin with a diving, flipping web gem catch in center field for the final out.

6/26 Conor Connell led the first place Rambler 9 to a 10-2 victory over Hunter's Inn Monday Evening at Ainsworth to strengthen thier grasp on the top spot in the GBL standings. Connell flipped six innings for the win and fanned 8 Hunters. Jared Fatica, Matt Adamczyk and Greg Spiker each drove in a pair of runners to front the Rambler charge. Brandon Fresch accounted for both Hunter's Tallies with a third inning two run double. Hunter's Inn is still searching for thier first win of the season, while the Rambler 9 become the first club in 2012 with double digit wins with a 10-2 mark.

6/25 The Glenwood Season hit full stride this weekend with eight contests over three days with big movement up and down the GBL standings. Friday Evening was the first of two victories this weekend for the first place Rambler 9, defeating the Red Sox 11-2. Tyler DeCrapio flipped a six inning, nine strikeout gem and DeCrapio backed his own effort at the plate with three hits along with teammates Conor Connell and Tyler Fisher. Fisher slammed a pair of homers on the day. Saturday the Nine remained hot edging thePanthers 2-1 behind Chris Wright's right arm. Wright tossed five and two thirds and fanned nine, before handing the ball to Jeremy Cressley for the save. Greg Spiker tied the game on a run scoring two bagger and scored on Frank Lauria's game winning single. Panther Derek Johnson accounted for the lone Cat run by stealing home.

The E.P.N. Dutchmen also had a big weekend picking up thier first of two victories Friday at Brabender 5-4 over Hunter's Inn. Phil Cacchione authored a complete game five hitter and fanned ten Hunters. Trailing 4-1 in the seventh, the Dutchmen put on thier ralley caps and plated four runs to walk off with their second win of the season. On Sunday Morning E.P.N. struck again with the Dutchmen edging Butera's Towing 3-1 behind Matt Tobin's left arm. Tobin penned a complete game with eight strikeouts and also remembered his bat, stroking three safties including an RBI double.

The Red Sox avenged thier Friday loss with a 2-1 Victory over Hunter's Inn Saturday Morning at Ainsworth. Matt Parnes threw a complete game three hitter and fanned three Hunters. Tommy Kocur scored the go ahead run on a sixth inning balk. Matt Heslop saddled the tough loss for Hunter's Inn despite also tossing a complete game and scattering five hits and fanning six Sox.

The Braendel Bulls also had a big weekend winning Saturday and Sunday to slide alone into second place in the standings. Saturday the Bulls blanked Harrington 4-0 behind strong performances by Travis Butcher and Mark Tupek. Butcher tossed all seven frames, struck out six, and scattered three hits. Mark Tupek launched a two run bomb in the third frame to pace the offense. Braendel's struck again Sunday edging Butera's Towing 3-2 in a seven inning nail biter. Nick Lombardo toed the rubber all seven frames and punched out three for the victory and teammate Shane Braendel led the charge with a two RBI performance. Billy Colt singled the go-ahead run in the sixth frame and Lombardo finished strong to propell the Bulls to a 7-3 mark.

In the last contest of the weekend Harrington scored five runs in the top of the seventh to overcome TESCO 7-5. Brian King put TESCO ahead in the sixth frame with a three run homer to left, but Harrington countered with six straight batters reaching base in the seventh. Joe Gnacinski earned the win in relief tossing the final three frames and TESCO's Greg Radwan absorbed the complete game loss despite striking out seven. Dave Gnacinski paced the Laundrymen attack with a two hit, two RBI performance.

6/22 TESCO edged the E.P.N. Dutchmen 5-2 in an eleven inning duel at the Brabender Sauna. With the score locked up at 1-1 in the top of the eleventh TESCO jammed the bases with one out for Lee Rohan, and the "Leeprechaun" fought off a two strike fastball into left field to plate a pair of runs. TESCO added some breathing room with back to back RBI singles from Greg Radwan and John Fette. Matt Palisin worked ten innings for the victory punching out five Dutchmen, and along with battery mate John Fette used a combined 40+ years of Glenwood experience to navigate the way. EPN's Eric Brandt also tossed ten innings in the stifling heat and fanned seven TESCO batters, but left without a decision. TESCO ends the long day at 5-3, while the Dutchmen suit up again tonight for a make-up game with Hunter's Inn at Brabender.

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The E.P.N. Dutchmen fought their way into the win column Tuesday Evening by edging the Braendel Bulls 2-0 at Ainsworth. T.J. Mitchell authored a complete game two hitter and whiffed four Bulls over seven innings of work. Teammate Matt Tobin delivered with the lumber by stroking a two run double in the fifth frame providing the game's only runners to cross home plate. Brian Esperson saddled the tough loss despite a complete game three hit performance with five punchouts.

At Brabender The Panthers mauled the Hunters 11-1 in a six inning contest highlighted by Nick Grow's strong left arm. Grow fanned eight batters in five frames to earn the victory while teammates Derek Baughman and Paul Kubeja each knocked in a pair of jungle cats to pace the offense. The Felines cross the .500 line again with a 5-4 mark, while Hunter's Inn is still hunting for thier first win of the season.

6/19 The two oldest franchises battled Monday Evening at Ainsworth and TESCO emerged victorious 7-4 over Harrington Industrial Laundry. TESCO Iron Man Ray DeVaul flipped a complete game three hitter and endured the typical defensive hatred toward starting pitching with a pair of costly errors. Lee Rohan spearheaded the TESCO charge with a two run homer over the scoreboard in right field and ended the day with a pair of hits. Dave Gnacinski swung the heavy lumber for Harrington with a first inning two run blast off Roosevelt School in deep right center. Little Brother Joe absorbed the loss despite six strong innings of work on the hill.

6/18 The season passed the first quarter this weekend with seven games on the slate, and the standings are starting to solidify with the Rambler 9 perched alone at the top spot. Several of the games went unreported, but the standings above should be accurate as of the final game last evening.

On Friday Harrington downed Hunter's Inn to start the weekend rolling. The Panther's split a Saturday afternoon double header, defeating the Red Sox at Noon and then losing to Braendel's Bulls in Game 2. Travis Butcher earned the complete game victory for the Bulls mowing down eight in seven innings of work. In the Nightcap the Rambler 9 defeated Hunter's Inn 9-2 behind Tyler DeCrapio's complete game two hitter. DeCrapio fanned 11 hitters and Joe Lauria plated four runs for the Rambler offense.

Butera's Towing won both ends of the Sunday afternoon double dip, clipping the Rambler 9 nine to eight in game one and the EPN Dutchmen 5-4 in the rubber match. Tanner Delahoy earned the victory over the Rambler 9 tossing five strong innings while fanning ten batters, and was backed at the dish by Bryant Watts and Matt LaPorte with 3 and 2 RBIs respectively. Conor Connell's bat remains molten as he paced the Rambler counter attack with another three RBI performance at the plate.

In game two the Dutchmen were a mere out away from their first victory of the season, when an outfield error opened the way for a Butera's game tying run. In the bottom of the eigthth Butera's pushed the game winning run across the plate to end the weekend with a 4-2 mark.

In the final contest the Red Sox beat up on TESCO 11-7 to finish the weekend with a 6-3 record. Paul Vojtek and Corey Anderson each plated a pair of runs to lead the 13 hit Sox attack. Matt Parnes earned the victory with two innings of relief work and fanned two TESCO batters. Brian King provided one of the sole bright spots for the TESCO offense delivering four RBIs including a first inning homer to left field. TESCO ends the weekend with a 3-3 mark.

6/15 The Rambler 9 scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth to defeat Braendels' Bulls 5-4 and capture first place in the standings. With runners standing on second and third Tyler Antolik dropped a picture perfect bunt scoring a run to tie the game and a throwing error allowed the winning run to cross the dish. Rambler Connor Connell continues to pile up great games, earning the win with three and a third innings of work on the bump, as well as tying the game in the sixth frame with a run scoring triple. Ford Eisenman led the Bulls attack with three hits, but both teams combined for eleven errors in the rolling hills of Brabender Field. Right Hander Brian Esperson handled the heavy lifting for the Bulls tossing six innings and fanning nine Ramblers, but left the game with no decision.

6/13 TESCO downed the Panthers 8-2 at Ainsworth Tuesday behind Matt Palisin's complete game seven hit performance. Eric Harpster knocked in three runs, while teammate Lee Rohan pounded out three hits and a pair of RBIs. J.P. Frey added a pair of doubles and four runs scored in addition to his tremendous glove work including ten assists and two put outs at Shortstop. Mike Ladesic sparked the Feline counter offensive with three safties.

The Red Sox continued thier hot streak by defeating the EPN Dutchmen 4-1 at Brabender. Paul Vojtek tossed a complete game four hitter and punched out seven Dutchmen for the win. Corey Anderson paced the Sox attack with a pair of RBIs and teammate Bobby Roach added a three bagger. Evan Herdzik plated EPN's sole talley in the seventh frame.

6/12 The Rambler 9 dodged the rain drops long enough to score 15 runs and blank Harrington for the victory.

6/11 It was a busy weekend in the Glenwood League with seven contests over three days. Butera's Towing set the tone right away with a 4-3 nail biter over the Rambler 9 Friday at Ainsworth, giving the Nine their first taste of the loss column. Butera's Lefty Ace Ricky Carlson toed the rubber for a complete game, three strikeout gem, scattering eleven hits with a perfect defense standing behind him. Dan Burns, Cody Hoth and Josh Melquist each stroked a pair of safties to lead the Butera's Charge. Tyler Fisher paced the Rambler counter attack with a pair of two baggers and an RBI.

Braendel's Bulls set the pace Saturday morning by blanking Harrington 7-0 behind Travis Butchers five and two thirds inning of work, punching out 10 Harrington Batters. Bill Herman continued to swing a hot bat plating four runs along with teammate Ian Beezub plating a pair of runners.

The Red Sox stopped Hunters in 11-1 in five innings behind Andrew Quiggle's five inning five strikeout performance. The "Adam Show" led the offense with Adam Tome knocking in a trio of runners aan Adam Feldman knocking in a pair. The Sox scored seven runs in the fifth to slam the door on Hunter's Inn.

In the Saturday nightcap The Rambler 9 avenged thier loss the night before with an 8-3 victory over the Panthers. Connor Connell earned the win with five innings of work and de-clawed eight Panthers along the way. The Ramblers took advantage of a pair of two out errors to key a four run first inning, and Joe Lauria led the rest of the way with two RBIs.

Sunday began where Friday left off with Butera's Towing edging Hunter's Inn 5-4. The Red Sox spoiled the second contest, however, by scoring three runs in the top of the seventh frame to edge Butera's 7-6. Tyler Geer earned the win working six innings and fanning six, and Steve Ramsdel held off a seventh inning Butera's rally to notch a save. Kevin Stoikovy sparked the Sox offense with a pair of doubles and three RBIs.

TESCO ended the weekend with a 5-2 victory over the E.P.N. Dutchmen behind the Brians - Brian Hardner on the hill earned the win with five innings and five punchouts, and Brian King at the dish slamming two doubles and plating a pair of TESCO runners. Ray DeVaul earned the save with two innings of work. Jarred Brown and Phil Cacchione anchored the EPN counter offensive with three safties each. 6-8 In a pair of unreported games Harrington defeated the Red Sox and the Panthers downed the EPN Dutchmen 4-1.

6-7 TESCO discovered the win column Wednesday evening with a 10-0 victory over Hunter's Inn at Brabender Pasture. Ray DeVaul led the way from atop the pitcher's mound, tossing a complete game three hit shutout and punching out four Hunters. Dustin Coleman and TESCO speedster John Fette paced the offense with a pair of RBIs each and joined three other teammates with multiple hit efforts. Billy Hughes cleared the dishes in the sixth frame with a strong double to right center.

6-6 The Red Sox introduced the Panthers to the loss column Tuesday evening at Brabender 7-1 behind Steve Ramsdell's six inning nine strikeout performance. The Sox banged out six hits and took advantage of three feline miscues to score all seven runs in the second inning. Paul Vojtek worked a scoreless seventh to seal the victory.

In an unreported game at Ainsworth, Braendel's Bulls outlasted Hunter's Inn 13-9 in nine innings.

6-5 The Rambler 9 only needed five to score ten on fourteen hits to win number three. Greg Spiker poked three safties and plated a trio of runners, while teammates Matt Adamczak and Connor Connell each drove in a pair of Ramblers. Chris Wright earned the decision on the bump tossing all five and striking out four Dutchmen. EPN Falls to 0-2 on the young season while the Ramblers climb to the top of the column with a perfect 3-0 mark. Two contests are on tap this evening with action starting at 6:00 at both Ainsworth and Brabender Fields.

6-4 It was an mixed weekend in the Glenwood League with an action packed Saturday and a rain soaked Sunday resulting in three cancelled games. The Panthers and Rambler 9 clawed thier second victories of the young season and remain a top the standings with the only unblemished records.

The Panther's pounced first Saturday at Ainsworth scoring a hard fought 7-5 victory over the defending Champs Harrington. Jungle Cat lefty Nick Grow flipped a complete game and notched the win for the Panthers, while Ricky Hulsinger saddled the loss for Harrington despite gutting out a complete game as well. Mark Ladesik and Dave Bihler each stroked RBI singles in the fifth frame which proved to be the insurance runs the Cats needed to remain undefeated.

The Rambler 9 wore down TESCO 7-6 in eight innings to end the day tied with the Panthers atop the standings. Connor Connell earned the victory in relief, scattering three hits and fanning 7 in five and a third innings of work. Connell also began the Rambler charge with a two run round-tripper off Rosevelt School in the first inning. In the bottom of the eighth the 9 crammed the bases with no outs and Frank Lauria stroked a line single to right center to score pinch hitter Joe Lauria. TESCO started strong, scoring six runs in the first two innings, but faded quickly the further past happy hour and nap time the game dragged on.

In an unreported game the Red Sox defeated Braendel's Bulls in the final game Saturday at Ainsworth. All three games were cancelled Sunday and will be rescheduled asap.

6-1 The Rambler 9 edged the Red Sox 1-0 in a seven inning nail biter at Ainsworth Thursday to begin their 2012 campaign. The Ramblers used four arms to earn the shutout, with Jeremy Cressley taking the bow with his four innings of work. Connor Connell stroked two doubles to lead the Rambler charge. Sox starter Matt Parnes took the tough loss despite five innings of quality work, fanning two batters and allowing a single run in the third frame.

On the other end of the spectrum, Brandel's Bulls slammed fifteen hits in five innings to groin kick the rusty TESCO squad 14-4 at Brabender Thursday. Billy Herman lead the bloodshed with three hits, including two doubles, and four RBIs. Teammates Ford Eisenman, Shane Brandel , Mark and Tony Tupek, Kody Kodrilik and Ryan Schreiber all knocked a pair of safties each. Nick Lombardo earned the win working three innings and fanning two batters. Dr. William Hughes led the TESCO couter surge with a fifth inning single and reamined one of the few TESCO players to escape the day without an error.

5-31 Harrington edged The EPN Dutchmen 8 to 7 in an eight inning dog fight at Ainsworth to continue where the defending champs left off in 2011. Ryan Skellie started the Laundrymen attack with a two run blast in the first frame and Dave Gnacinski cleared the bases with a three run two bagger in the fifth to pace the Harrington Attack. Joe Gnacinski tossed seven frames for the Black and Red and survived seven errors before handing the ball to Jim "The Vulture" Britton for the one third of an inning victory. In the bottom of the eighth, Josh Shorts knocked a two out single to score the tying and winning runs. EPN's Matt Tobin saddled the loss despite punching out nine in five innnings of work.

Action continues tonight with two games on the slate - Rambler 9 and Red Sox battle at Ainsworth, while Braendel's Bulls host TESCO at the rolling hills of Brabender.

5-30 The 2012 Season is underway! Two games were played last evening to kick off the 2012 Glenwood Baseball Season. At Ainsworth Braendel's Bulls slugged Butera's Towing 13-2, and The Panthers sucessfully prowled Brabender Field against Hunter's Inn. Neither box score is available. Action continues this evening at 6:00 Ainsworth with the debut of the E.P.N. Dutchmen against reigning Champions Harrington Industrial Laundry.

5-18 Schedule has been posted! The 2012 Glenwood Circuit is now official at nine teams with action starting Tuesday May 29th! The coaches meeting is scheduled for 6:00 Wednesday the 23rd at the Sports Page on West 26th Street.