E. Muskingum 5 Southeast Ohio 4 --- Wesley Marling had the game-winning hit as E. Muskingum scored two runs with two outs in the final inning. Kody Ruggles had the game-tying RBI scoring Eric Azar. Then Jeremey Rice made up for a throwing error in the top of the 6th by scoring the game winning run on Marling's hit through the box. E. Muskingum advances to a national regional tournament in Indiana. Their first game is Friday at 11 am.
Newark 5 Zanesville 2 -- The Americans got the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the 7th, but Michael Amicone lined out to the shortstop. Zanesville could have advanced to the state tournament in Newark with the win. It's a double elimination tournament. The deciding game will be at 5:30 today at Gant Municipal Stadium.
While there may not be a World Series in the major leagues, there will be for the Zanesville Hoffer. Zanesville qualified for the USSSA World Series in Jupiter, Florida by winning the AAA division in its league. "We're very excited just to go down and compete," Hoffer outfielder Gunner Mohler said. "We think we can win." The team will leave for Florida Thursday, July 25th. Opening ceremonies are Saturday, July 27th. The team will play at least six games.
The Old Timers Association wanted to see baseball the way they played in the old days...wooden bats for all levels. The Old Timers bought the Junior Pioneers some lumber sticks for the upcoming AAABA Tournament. They purchased the bats for the seniors too, for a Fourth of July tournament. So, everyone decided to use the wood to build some memories that won't soon grow old.
It's the crack of the bat that baseball fans have associated with America's game ever since it was played...
New Lumber Wakes Junior Pioneers From Losing Slumber.
Using wood bats rather than the usual aluminum ones, the Junior Pioneers beat the Senior Pioneers for the first time in years, 4-3 in 10 innings at Gant Municipal Stadium. The Seniors had won this season's first three contests between the historic rivals. Tune in Thursday at 6pm on W-H-I-Z as Adam Kuperstein takes a closer look at the "Wood-bat Ballgame" between the Seniors and Juniors.
Scoring an NFL low 226 points last year proved to be a slap in the face for the Bengals.
Enough of one for them to make a change.
Cincinnati signs Washington wide-reciver Michael Westbrook to a three year, $4.5 million contract. Westbrook spent the last seven seasons with the Redskins, where he says he was not utilized to his full potential.
He may be in Cincinnati too if the Bengals don't plug another hole.