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Saturday, June 20
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< Thursday, July 2 Full Circuit Power and Royal Printing head into the holiday break winners. Full Circuit Power got by Ken-Hy, 5 to 3 and Royal Printing beat Jamestown Tigers, 6 to 1. In the Power-Ken-Hy game at Green Lake, a balanced attack was led by Matt Schneider who drove in Dom Cecere with the winning run. Jeff Biddle got the win on the mound. Brian Wazalewski had a 2 run homer for Ken-Hy. At McCarrthy, Royal Printing continued itrs winning ways, Ken Johnston got the win on the mound striking out 7 and contributed>2 hits and 3 rbi's. Mark DiLeo, Richard Miller and Tom Kline had 2 hits apiece for Royal. Pat Hall had one hit for Jamestown.  Tuesday, June 30

p> Rain outs on Tuesdays seem to be the norm this season, but we were fortunate that we did get one game in tonight.  A pitchers duel between Ken-Hys Matt Wilhelm and Nolan Hunt of Jamestown came to an ugly end with Ken-Hy scoring 8 runs in the top of the eigth inning to secure the victory.  Bam Ruggiero scored the go ahead run in the bottom of the eigth.  He singled, was sacrificed to second and advanced to third on an infield error.  Phil Wells then singled to right to drive in Ruggiero.  Ruggiero had 3 hits and scored two runs for Ken-Hy. 

 Thursday, June 25

Royal Printing continued its winning ways with a hard fought win over Full Circuit Power, 2 to 1 at McCarthy. Ken Johnston got the win on the mound and contributed 3 hits including a double and an r.b.i..  Cam Voss also had 3 hits for Royal.  Cam Ringo had 3 hits for Full Circuit Power, including 2 doubles and drove in their only run.  In Orchard Park this evening, Ken-Hy got by Barrows, 12 to 7.  Paul Wujek and Phil Wells had 3 hits apiece, and Brian Pulli chipped in with 2 hits, but drove in 5, while Wells contributed 3 r.b.i.s  Winning pitcher was Chris Kuchta.  Joe Prezioso and Andrew Nicholson contributed 2 hits apiece for Barrows.


Tuesday, June 23

Tuesday mornings storm played havoc with the schedule by forcing a postponement of the Barrows/Jamestown contest.  Meanwhile, Royal Printing moved into first place by defeating Ken-Hy, 7 to 6.  Mike Gabriels double drove in Jack Troutman, who reached on an error, with the winning run in the top of the seventh inning.  Colin Tenney had 2 hits and scored 2 runs for Royal.  Dan Dallas got the win in relief of Cam Voss.  Paul Wujek drove in 2 runs and scored 2 for Ken-Hy. 

Saturday, June 20 Full Circuit Power dropped Ken-Hy from the undefeated ranks by way of a 6 to 2 decision at McCarthy field. Austin Greene was the winning pitcher with relief help from Jeff Biddle, who also contributed 2 hits and 2 rbi's. Cam Ringo and Brett Guay contributed 2 hits and an rbi apiece for the winners. Brian Pulli had 2 hits for Ken-Hy in a losing effort. In the other game at McCarthy, Royal Printing defeated Jamestown Tigers, 16 to 6. Luke Schaefer got the win on the mound for Royal while Rich Miller contributed 4 hits and 4 rbi's and Tom Kline had 2 hits and 2 rbi's for the winners. B. Stack led Jamestown with 2 hits. Thursday, June 18

The spectators at McCarthy were witness to a pitching gem performed by Royal Printing's Ken Johnston.  Johnston threw a no hitter against the Barrows team, while Andy Skoma, who had 2 hits for Royal, scored the games only run on a single by Jay Malkowski. 

In the other game this evening, Full Circuit Power came back from 3 runs down to force a tie against the Jamestown Tigers at Delaware. The final score was 4 to 4 in eight innings.  Adam Mayer had 2 hits and Colin Stock had 2 rbi for Jamestown while Mike Nappo had 2 hits and 2 r.b.i.'s for Full Circuit Power. 

Saturday, June 13

In the only action of the night, Ken-Hy remained unbeaten, getting  by Royal Printing, 6 to 3 at McCarthy.  Nick Pullo was the winning pitcher, going 6 innings, giving up one hit and one run while striking out 8. Chris Kutcha pitched the seventh inning for the save. Mark McKenna, Vic Willison and Phil Wells had 2 hits apiece,  Mistreada and Johnson had rbi doubles for Royal Printing.  The Barrows - Jamestown game was postponed till a later date to accomodate the Barrows players who are participating in the State Baseball finals in Binghamton.

Thursday, June 11

Ken-Hy continued its winning ways, scoring a 9 to 0 win over the Jamestown Tigers while Full Circuit Power evened its record at 1 and 1 with a 3 to 2 win over Barrows in 8 innings at McCarthy Park.  Matt Wilhelm got his second win and second shutout, striking out 8 while giving up just 2 hits.  Phil Wells and Alex O'Donnell each had a hit and scored 2 runs apiece.   James Brnik came on in relief and got the win for the Power squad.  Brett Guay scored from second on a single by Rico Folks.  Matt Schneider and Brnik each had 2 hits for the winners while Joe Presioso had a double and scored both runs for Barrows. 

Saturday, June 6.   

It was a bad opening night for the new teams in A.A.A.B.A.  Full Circuit Power lost to Ken-Hy at McCarthy and Royal Printing snuck by Jamestown.  Ken-HY's Matt Wilhelm pitched a two hit shutout, striking out 6 to get the victory.  Austin Battaglia led Ken-Hy scoring 2 runs.  No one else had more than one hit or scored more than one run.  In the Delaware Park game, Royal Printing took advantage of a shaky start by the Jamestown Tigers, scoring 4 runs early, and then holding off a late inning challenge to get by the Tigers.  Lucas Schaefer got the win giving up 3 hits and one run while striking out 6.  Dan Dallas had a 2 rbi. triple and Kyle Liszewski had 2 hits including a double, driving in 2 runs.  Jamestown scored 2 runs in the 7th and had runners in scoring position when Liszewski made a bare handed catch and throw to get the last out for Royal.

It is March 29 and there is snow on the ground, but baseball leagues are forming up for the season.  The Buffalo AAABA is seeing many changes for the upcoming season.  Gone from the league is Pignataro's, New Era, and Meridian Titans.  New teams are the Jamestown Tigers and another new team from the Southtowns, headed by Charlie Karstedt, who played AAABA baseball around 10 to 12 years ago with the Mader team.  Royal Printing, Ken-Hy and the former Mader team are back.  Becauuse of the five team format, There will be byes in the schedule, so keep your eye on this site for who is playing and where.

I would liketo take this opportunity to mention the passing of Ray Caso, a long time manager in AAABA.  He was a leader in local baseball and he will be sorely missed.  

Keep watching this site for updates.