2014 News Archives
Aaron Cressley Selected by the Padres in the 26th Round!

Congratulations to Rambler 9 Aaron Cressley on his selection in the 2014 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres. Cressley's phone rang Saturday with news that he was selected in the 26th round by the Padres and earned a trip to Arizona to ink the deal.

The Corry HS alum will switch the "P" from Pitt-Bradford on his hat to the the Padre "P", and we are all pulling for him! (and a lot of hitters that are happy they won't have to stand 60 feet away from him this summer!)

Best of luck to Aaron on his new journey!

TESCO wins Number 8

In a re-match of last year's finals TESCO defeated the Rambler 9 Sunday 2-1 at Ainsworth to capture the 2014 Championship Series, marking the Blue and Gray's eighth Title. The Nine struck in the first with a Tyler Fisher single up the middle. Fisher came around to score on Conor Connell's opposite field single.
Rambler starter Jamie Lauria silenced the TESCO bats until the forth inning, when pinch runner Sean Rohan scored on an errant sac bunt throw and Tyler Slumski pushed a broken bat single up the middle to plate the go ahead run.
TESCO starter Ray DeVaul worked out of a bases loaded jam in the seventh to claim the complete game victory, his second of the series.
2013 Champs Rambler 9 claimed the third spot in the final standings with a 14-6 mark and defeated the Red Sox in the semi-finals en route to the club's second consecutive Championship Series. The hard fought series capped another fantastic season for the Rambler 9.
TESCO's eighth title places the squad two games behind the Legandary Ferraro Ford Team's mark at ten, and 2014 marks the Blue and Gray's twelth consecutive trip to the Championship Round.

2014 Playoff Schedule
All games at Ainsworth Field

Series 1
#1 TESCO vs. #4 Lake Erie Pirates/Marquette Savings

Game 1 Saturday 8/2 1:00 L.E.P. @ TESCO
Game 2 Sunday 8/3 4:00 L.E.P. @ TESCO
Game 3 Tuesday 8/5 5:45 TESCO @ L.E.P.

TESCO wins series

Series 2
#2 Rambler 9 vs. #3 Red Sox

Game 1 Saturday 8/2 4:00 Red Sox @ Rambler 9 (rescheduled)
Game 2 Sunday 8/3 1:00 Red Sox @ Rambler 9
Game 3 Monday 8/4 5:45 Rambler 9 @ Red Sox
Game 4 Wednesday 8/6 5:45 Rambler 9 @ Red Sox
Game 5 Friday 8/8 5:45 Red Sox @ Rambler 9 (if necessary)

Championship Series

Game 1 Monday 8/11 Rambler 9 @ TESCO 5:45
Game 2 Tuesday 8/12 Rambler 9 @ TESCO 5:45
Game 3 Thursday 8/14 TESCO @ Rambler 9 5:45
Game 4 Sunday 8/17 Rambler 9 @ TESCO 4:00

8/12 Championship Series Begins

TESCO defeated the Rambler 9 at Ainsworth Monday 5-2 to take a one game advantage in the best of five Championship Series. In a re-match of last years finals, TESCO got on the board early with two runs in the first frame. Brandon Crum and JP Frey singled and Brian King took a fastball off his rump to load the bases. Lee Rohan ground out to second, but the attempted double play throw missed its mark allowing two runs to score.

The Nine answered in the third with two runs of thier own. Tyler Fisher singled to start the frame and Conor Connell stroked a lazer to right center scoring fisher. Connell came around to score and even the contest at two runs each. That was the last score TESCO starter Ray DeVaul allowed. DeVaul tossed all seven frames for the victory.
Rambler starter Chris Wright also tossed a complete game, giving up just a single earned run in the first frame. TESCO tacked on a pair in the fifth and the final run in the sixth on overthrows. Action continues tonight at 5:45 Ainsworth.

Big Weekend for Red Sox, Lake Erie Pirates & Bulls

Both the Red Sox, Lake Erie Pirates and Bulls earned a pair of victories over the weekend to propel the squads into first, second and third place respectively. With the Lake Erie Typhoon Season finally passing the league managed to play all scheduled games from Friday to Sunday.

The Pirates started thier big weekend with a 9-0 clubbing of TESCO Friday at Ainsworth. Luke Carter chucked a complete game and fanned 10 TESCO batters for the win. Jake Suppa led the Bucco's offense with two hits and two RBIs. The gang kept rolling with a 3-2 decision over Harrington Saturday at Ainsworth. Suppa came through again with teammate Anthony Concilla each stroking RBI singles in the sixth for the come from behind decision. Sam Riley gutted out seven frames on the hill and hung on to the lead with a scoreless seventh to earn the Win.

The Red Sox ended the weekend on top the GBL stadnigns with two victories of thier own. Friday at Brabender the Sox came from a 6-0 deficit to down Hunter's Inn 8-6. Adam Bronson led the charge plating a pair of runs, while Doug Clark keyed Hunter's counter charge with three RBIs of his own. Paul Vojtek earned the victory in relief working three and two thirds scoreless frames. The hot bats kept sizzling Saturday at Ainsworth as the Sox pounded Rogs 10-0. Adam Bronson capped his big weekend with three more hits and a pair of RBIs. Justin Rohrer toed the rubber all game striking out eight in the seven inning contest.

Braendel's Bulls also earned a pair of victories to climb the standing's ladder. Travis Butcher tossed a complete game one hitter Sunday at Ainsworth to solidify the team's claim on third place. Billy Colt provided the fireworks with a bases loaded double in the sixth frame. The Bulls also edged TESCO Saturday 5-4 with Ford Eisenman knocking a sac fly in the twelfth frame to earn the victory. Ray DeVaul tossed all twelve innings for TESCO, but nontheless saddled the hard loss.

The Rambler 9 defeated Harrington 6-1 on Sunday to remain lurking just outside the playoff cut with a 9-4 mark. Jeremy Cressley earned the win with a five inning eight strikout gem, and the Rambler offense rewarded him with six runs on eight hits.

Updated Standings

The standings have been updated to reflect this weekend's games as well as the victories credited with the Longhorn's removal from the league. I'll get game summaries started back up this week.

And then there were Eight...

Sorry for the lack of updates, but there has been an interesting development. The Longhorns were unable to meet thier financial obligations, and were removed from the league. Here is the decision from Commissioner Pete Freed:

"Two decisions from the Longhorn situation:

Longhorn players will be free to join any team in the league. Under these unique circumstances the player release rule is being waived for these players only. Any Longhorn player MUST NOTIFY ME by E-mail of the team with whom they are going to play. This must be done by June 23rd. After June 23rd the released player rule will be in effect for those players. Please be aware that if you pick up one of these players, they must appear in at least one game for the new team prior to June 30th to be eligible for the playoffs.

The schedule will have to be reduced to 18 games. For the standings, each team will be awarded 2 wins. If you played the Longhorns your win is included in the 2 wins. Four teams (Red Sox, LEP, Braendel's and Rogs) were scheduled to play Longhorns 3 times. To get to 18 games it will be necessary for these teams to each be scheduled to play one game between them. John looked at the schedule and determined that to ensure that no team plays another more than 3 times, the new games to be scheduled will be Red Sox v. LEP and Braendel's v. Rogs. Since the reduction of games will likely lead to some cash surplus (after deduction of loss of $850 income from Longhorns) we will review our finances, once the dust settles, and advise you of refunds/credits.

Playoff format remains the same. Thank you."

As far as game summaries I am missing a bunch, but the standings are accurate less the accounting for the Longhorn situation. I'll double check what games have already been played and update the standings asap.

Also a big congratulations to the first female to play in the Glenwood League! Gabrielle Augustine climbed the hill yesterday for Hunter's Inn and in two innings of relief silenced the TESCO bats. TESCO won the contest 9-2 before the typhoon made landfall and turned Erie into a tropical storm zone.
I'll make more updates after I clear the trees off my house.

Red Sox Blank Hunter's Inn

The Red Sox move into sole possession of first place in the standings on the strength of a 11-0 clubbing of Hunter's Inn Tuesday at Ainsworth. The Sox pounded ten hits led by Bobby Roach with 3 safties and 3 RBIs, with teammates Adam Bronson and Tom Kocur each plating a pair of runs. Paul Vojtek took control from the hill tossing a complete game three hitter, fanning eight Hunters in the five inning contest.

The Rambler 9 and Longhorns battled Wednesday for three innnings before the skies opened and the teams banded together to build an arc. They will finish the game prior to the start of thier next scheduled meeting.

TESCO joins Red Sox on Top

6-10 - Harrington blanked Rog's Inc. 9-0 at Ainsworth Monday to move into a second place tie with the Pirates. Nick Grow and Liam Halferty teamed up to toss a one hitter with Grow fanning five batters in two innings of relief, and Halferty earning the victory with five innings of work and three punchouts. Colin Feikles led the bats with three safties and teammate Adam Edmonds chipped in a pair of singles. The Laundrymen end the day at 4-2, while Rog's Inc is still looking for there first check in the win column.

TESCO downed Hunter's Inn 10-2 at Brabender Monday Evening behind Lou Downey's four hit, two RBI lumber show. Ray DeVaul quieted the Hunter's bats, flippig a complete game five hitter while fanning seven. Brian King and Lee Rohan each stroked three hits to aid in the lopsided victory.

Sunday's games were rained out but Satruday saw three contests. The Rambler 9 edged the Pirates at Gate of Heaven Field 7-5 on the strength of a six hit, seven run third inning. The Nine inflicted all their dammage in one inning and then coasted behind Conor Connell's left arm, with Connell tossing a complete game seven hitter. R.J. Niedzwieki and Jake Szoszorek each plated a pair of runs in the big inning. Chris Lilly led the Pirate counter offensive with two RBIs.

Matt Wilwhol and the Red Sox blanked the Longhorns 13-0 at Ainsworth, with Wilwhol authoring a complete game, two hit best seller. Andy Feikles plated three runs to lead the Red Sox Offense. The Sox slammed eight hits and took advantage of four Longhorn errors to jump into a two way tie atop the GBL standings.

Brandel's Bulls clubbed Hunter's Inn 15-0 in the final game Sunday (box score not available).

Friday Night at Brabender Field Ricky Carlson tossed a complete game twelve strikout gem to lead the Laundrymen past the Longhorns 11-4. Carlson work seven frames and scattered five hits to earn the win. Mike Lockhart led the Harrington charge with three base knocks and two RBIs.

TESCO defeated the Lake Erie Pirates 10-5 at Ainsworth Friday evening behind Matty Palisin's complete game seven strikout performance. J.P. Frey plated three runs on two hits to pace the 13 hit TESCO surge. Brian Bohman stroked three hits to lead the Pirate bats, but was not enough to prevent the team's first checkmark in the loss column.

Lake Erie Pirates Remain Undefeated

The Lake Erie Pirates issued a five inning 13-1 beat down of Harrington Laundry Tuesday Evening at Ainsworth. Luke Carter led the carnage with a home run and four RBIs, and teammate Brian Bohman plated a pair of Buccaneers. Josh Ponsoll tossed all five innings, striking out four while scattering five hits in the victory. The Pirates remain undefeated with a 4-0 mark and the Laundrymen end the day even at 2-2.

Plenty of Weekend Action in the GBL

6-2 - On Friday The Lake Erie Pirates looted Rog's 10-0 at Ainsworth. Pirate starter Nolan Roberts authored a one hit complete game victory and whiffed seven batters in seven frames. Teammates Jake Suppa, Eli Flynn and Brian Bohman each plated miltiple runs, with Suppa driving in three. Luke Carter slammed two doubles for the winners.

TESCO also enjoyed strong starting pitching Friday at Brabender as Matt Palisin hung in for eight innings for the complete game victory. Palisin scattered four hits, endured four fielding errors and struck out ten in a roller coaster 3-2 victory over the Longhorns. Lee Rohan singled in the top of the eighth frame and scored on a fielder's choice to seal the win. Steve Witt saddled the hard loss tossing all but the final third of an inning and fanning five.

The Rambler 9 edged Braendel's Bulls 3-2 at Gate of Heaven Field Saturday behind Conor Connell's left arm. Connell tossed six and two thirds before handing the ball to Tyler Fisher for the final out. Connell punched out seven, and Fisher struck out the only batter he saw. The Rambler starter aslo chipped in a RBI single and teammate Scott Hess plated the go ahead run in the sixth inning. Ian Beezub absorbed the tough loss despite tossing a complete game five hitter and fanning four.

The Red Sox defeated Harrington 7-2 at Ainsworth Field Saturday. Tom Kocur swung the heavy lumber for the Sox, plating three runs for the winners. Steve Ramsdell earned the victory with four innings of work while striking out three. The Sox offense stroked seven hits annd took advantage of five Harrington errors in the convincing victory.

The Lake Erie Pirates defeated Hunter's Inn Saturday 10-4 at Ainsworth on the strength of a fourteen hit parade. Luke Carter, Chris Lilly and Anthony Concilla each plated a pair of runs for the winners and Ryan Platz earned the win tossing four and fanning nine. Doug Gerould led the counter attack with three RBIs.

Harrington edged TESCO 4-3 Sunday at Brabender behind John Pictette's seventh inning, game tying, two run double and Teammate Nick Grow drove the nail in the coffin with a sac fly to score Pichette. Ryan Kaverman tossed six and a third earning the victory before handing the ball to Nick Grow for the final two outs and the save. Ray DeVaul took the loss for TESCO, despite tossing a complete game and striking out 10 Laundrymen.

The Rambler 9 edged Hunter's Inn 8-7 at Ainsworth Sunday with the help of a three run rally in the sixth frame. Matt Adamzyk stroked a pair of run scoring two baggers including the game tying run in the sixth. Adamzyk scored the winning run on a wild pitch. Chris Wright climbed the hill in the fifth inning and put two zeroes on the scoreboard to earn the win. Will Lucas led the counter attack with a pair of RBIs, and also absorbed the loss in relief, tossing the final two and fanning four.

In the final weekend contest the Pirates blanked the Red Sox 4-0 behind Luke Carter's right arm. The Pirate starter flipped a complete game three hitter and struck out nine Red Sox. Derek Brady led the Pirate charge with two RBIs in the six hit attack. The Pirates end the weekend perched alone atop the Glenwood Standings with a 3-0 mark.

Brandt Flips a No No to Start the Season

5-29 - Some pitchers take a game or two to ease into the Glenwood Season, but Eric Brandt tossed a no hitter the first time he toed the rubber in 2014. The Red Sox rolled to a 9-1 victory over Braendel's Bulls Wednesday Evening at Ainsworth behind the right hander's commanding start. Brandt fanned seven in seven frames while allowing two free passes, and the Bulls scored a single run in the fifth.
Tom Kocur and Bobby Roach led the offense each plating a pair of Sox in the nine hit attack. The Red Sox lumber penned three runs in the second, single runs in the third and fifth and added an exclamation point with a four run sixth inning.

2014 Season Begins!

5/28 -TESCO defeated the defending champion Rambler 9 Tuesday Evening at Ainsworth 4-1 to open the 2014 Glenwood Baseball Season. In a re-match of last year's finals, TESCO scored a pair in the first inning with leadoff hitter Doug Farley walking, J.P. Frey taking one in the arm, and Lee Rohan sacrificing the pair into scoring position. Brian King grounded out to second to score Farley and Jason Radwan snuck a single through the right side to score Frey.
The Nine answered in the bottom frame with Tyler Fisher drawing a base on balls and later scoring on one of two fairly ugly TESCO errors. With runners on first and third TESCO starter Ray DeVaul induced a high chopper resulting in a 2-4-5-2 double play to end the Rambler Threat. TESCO added insurance in the fifth frame with Dave Gnacinski and Lou Downey stroking RBI singles. Ray DeVaul earned the victory with five strikouts and a lone run, which thanks to the TESCO infield's battle with gravity, was unearned. Chris Wright fought through the first inning's troubles and rebounded with a gem of his own tossing five frames and fanning six. Wright absorbed the tough loss. Action continues tonight with The Red Sox hosting Braendel's Bulls 6:00 at Ainsworth Field.