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Thursday, June 16
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Standing after June 26, 2016
team W L T points
1. Royal Printing  9  2  0   18
2. Full Circuit Power  6  2  0   12
3. Leibs  5  4   0    10
4. New Era  5  5  0   10
5. Ken Hy  4  5  0    8
6. Cayuga Heat  3  5  0    6
7. Jr. Bisons  0  9  0    0
 
Delaware Park hosted the only game tonight, and Royal Printing extended their lead by defeating New Era.  The final score was 10 to 1.  Mike Gabriele went 3 for 4, scoring 3 times, Jay Malkowski was 2 for 4 with a home run and Nate Mascellino was the winning pitcher striking out 6 in 5 innings while aiding his own cause by getting 3 hits and scored twice.  Catania had 2 hits for New Era.
 
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Standings after June 25, 2016
team W L T points
1. Royal Printing  8  2  0   16
2. Full Circuit Power  6  2  0   12
3. Leibs  5  4  0   10
4. New Era  5  4  0   10
5. Ken-Hy  4  5  0    8
6. Cayuga Heat  3  5  0    6
7. Jr. Bisons  0  9  0    0 
 
In the only action tonight, Royal Printing defeated the Jr. Bisons, 8 to 0.  Will Newton, Andrew Skomra, and Noah Thompson combined for the shutout on the mound, striking out 7 Jr.,  Bisons.  Thompson contributed 3 hits including 2 doubles, driving in 2.  Mike Gabriele had 2 hits including a triple scoring twice, and Nate Mascellino contributed 2 hits for Royal.  Eli Hernandez doubled for the Jr. Bisons.
 
 
 
POINT OF INFORMATION FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 26.  THERE WILL ONLY BE ONE GAME ON SUNDAY, ROYAL PRINTING VS NEW ERA AT DELAWARE PARK AT 6:15. 
 
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Standings after 6/23
team W L T points
1. Royal Printing  7  2  0   14
2. Full Circuit Power  6  2  0   12
3. Leibs  5  4  0   10
4. New Era  5  4  0   10
5. Ken-Hy  4  5  0    8
6. Cayuga Heat  3  5  0    6
7. Jr. Bisons  0  8  0    0 
 
Royal Printing won their 7th game of the season, defeating Cayuga Heat, 8 to 2.  Cam Voss went the distance on the mound to get the win.  Voss struck out 10 while giving up 6 hits.  Russ Mistretta led Royal with 3 hits including a double and driving in 2 runs.  Noah Thompson went 2 for 3 with a triple and scored twice.  Manny Montes and Mike Colosi had 2 hits apiece for Cayuga Heat. 
  At Vets park in Tonawanda, Leibs got back on the winning side with a 4 to 2 win over New Era.  Jose Alamany got the win, striking out 7.  Ryan McCarrick and Brendan Kaplewicz went 2 for 3 for Leibs.  Haak had 2 hits for New Era.
Jr. Bisons lost to Ken-Hy, 11 to 5.  Bam Ruggiero had 3 hits for Ken-Hy, scoring 3 times.  Cam Buckley and Derek Penman each had 2 hits, and each scored once for Ken-Hy.  Brian Pulli got the win on the mound.   The Jr. Bisons doubled their run production for the year with their 5 runs scored.  Andrew Short and Eli Hernandez each had a hit and a run scored for the Jr. Bisons.
Schedule changes for Saturday, June 25.  The scheduled games between Ken-Hy and Cayuga Heat has been moved to Sunday, June 26 and will be played at the Cayuga field on 93rd st in Niagara Falls.
The game between New Era and Full Circuit Power will be played at a later date, if the game is necessary.  If the game is played, it will be on July 9th at a site to be determined. 
 
Standings after 6/21
team W L T points
1. Royal Printing  6 2 0   12
1. Full Circuit Power  6 2 0   12
3. New Era  5     3      0   10
4. Leibs  4  4 0    8
5. Cayuga Heat  3  4 0    6
6. Ken Hy  3  5  0    6
7. Jr. Bisons  0  7 0    0  
 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Mike Gabriele threw a no hitter against Leibs at Delaware Park, leading Royal Printing to a 1 to 0 win.  Gabriele had 5 K's and was a pitch away from a perfect game.  Jay Malkowski drove in Noah Thompson with the games only run. Thompson had 2 hits for Royal, including a double.
Full Circuit Power kept pace with Royal Printing, shutting out Ken-Hy, 4 to 0.  Zack Mitchell, Jeff Palczewski, and Chris Gresham had 2 hits apiece for Power while Ben Weleski and  Brandon Weber  combined for a 4 hitter with Weber picking up the win. 
  Johnnie B Wiley field was the setting for New Era vs Jr. Bisons, with New Era coming out on top, 9 to 1.  Tom Lunghino was the winning pitcher.  Richard Dieboldt had a 3 run double for New Era and Andrew Czubaj added to hits for the winners.  Mike Sullivan tripled and scored the Jr. Bison run on an infield out.
 
Standings after 6/18
     team W. L. T. Points
1. Royal Printing  5  2  0   10
1. Full Circuit Power  5  2   0   10
3. Leibs  4  3  0    8
3. New Era  4  3  0    8
5. Ken Hy  3  4   0    6
5. Cayuga Heat  3  4  0    6
7. Jr. Bisons  0  6  0    0 
 
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Full Circuit Power pulled into a tie for first place, defeating league leader Royal Printing, 8 to 0.  Kyle Warner went 5 innings to get the win, striking out 6.  The Power team scored 5 in the second on walks, hit batsmen, and a couple of timely hits.  Jeff Palczewski had 2 hits for Power. Nate Mascellino continued his torrid hitting for Royal, going 2 for 2 in losing effort.
  In the other game at McCarthy, Leibs  got by Ken-Hy, 9 to 6.  Luke Hennessy got the win, striking out 10 batters.  Eric Marriott had a triple and scored 3 runs for Leibs.  Kevin Koziol and Noah Mouton chipped in a couple of hits for Leibs.  Derek Penman had 2 triples and scored 3 times for Ken-Hy.
New Era shut out Cayuga Heat, 1 to 0.  New Era scored the games only run in the bottom of the 7th inning.  Joe D'Angelo singled and eventually scored on an overthrow.  Ted Wilson got the win, scattering 7 Cayuga hits.  Ryan Wojcinski pitched well in taking the loss.  Josh Barrett and Charles Zabaldo had 2 hits apiece for the Heat. 
 
NOTICE.  The standings part of this website is not functioning properly so I will enter the standings manually.
As of Thursday, June 16th. 
  team     W    L      T    Points
1. Royal Printing   5  -  1  -  0        10
2. Full Circuit Power 4  -  2  -  0         8
3. Leibs 3  -  3  -  0     6
3. Cayuga Heat 3  -  3  -  0    6
3. Ken-Hy 3  - 3  -  0    6
3. New Era 3  -  3  -  0      6
7. Jr. Bisons 0  -  6  -  0      0 
 
 
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Royal Printing contiues to lead the  pack, defeating New Era tonight, 8 to 1.  Noah Thompson led Royal with a triple and a double, scoring 3 runs in the process.   Nate Mascellino continues has power hitting with a home run, scoring twice while driving in 2 riuns.  Mike Gabriele got the win on the mound, scattering 4 hits while striking out 9.
In Niagara Falls, Leibs evened their record at 3 and 3, with a shut out win over the Cayuga Heat.  Jose Alamany got the win, striking out 7 while Brandon Nicholson led Leibs at the plate with 2 hits and 2 r.b.i.'s.  Dave Gariano and Manny Montes split 4 hits for Cayuga.
Full Circuit Power defeated the Jr. Bisons, 9 to 1. The winning pitcher was Peyton Gattie.  Garrett Baugher and Zack Mitchell provided the fireworks for the Power team.  Each player had 3 hits including triples  and each player scored 3 runs.  Mike Sullivan tripled and scored the lone run for the Jr. Bisons.
 
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Royal Printing defeated Ken-Hy, 2 to 1 in 8 innings at McCarthy tonight.  Jake Victor was the hero, driving in the winning run in the bottom of the 8th inning.  Jarod Burmaster got the in in relief of Cam Voss. Nate Mascellino had 3 hits for Royal. Paul Wujek had 2 hits and scored Ken-Hy's run.
In the other game at McCarthy, Leibs made it 2 in a row with a 4 to 3 win over Full Circuit Power.  Brandon Nicholson scored the winning run in the bottom of the 7th on a walk off single by Alex Whipple.  Luke Hennessey got the win in relief of Tyler Howard for Leibs. Anderson Xypsos had 2 hits and scored 2 runs for Power.
Cayuga Heat defeated the Jr. Bisons, 6 to 2.  Noah King had 2 hits and one rbi for the Jr. Bisons.  
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Excitement reigned supreme in 2 games this evening.  At McCarthy, Full Circuit Power came back from a 6 to 1 deficit to defeat Cayuga Heat, 8 to 7 in 8 innings.  Anderson Xapsos drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 8th inning. to give the win to Ben Weleski who came on in the top of the 8th. Jeff Palczewski had 2 hits and Garrett Baugher had 2 hits including a double to lead Full Circuit Power.  Josh Barrett, Charles Zabaldo, and Ryan Wojcinski had 2 hits apiece for Cayuga Heat.
At Vets park, Ken-Hy got back on the winning side, getting by New Era, 5 to 4 in 8 innings. Nick Pullo got the win in relief of Chris Kuchta.  Kuchta had 7 k's for Ken-Hy.  Brian Pulli drove in the winning run.  Paul Wujek had 2 hits and scored 2 runs for Ken-Hy, while Brice Donovan and Derek Penman added 2 hits apiece.  Richard Dieboldt and Lucas Simmons had 2 hits apiece for New Era.
At Johnnie B. Wiley Leibs got in the win column, shutting out the Jr. Bisons, 7 to 0.  Luke Bowser got the win, striking out 9 while Jake Schurr had a bases loaded triple to lead Leibs.
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Dan Dallas on his selection in the Major League Draft by the San Diego Padres.  Best of luck in your baseball future. 
Saturday, June 11, 2016
And then there were none.  Full Circuit Power dropped New Era from the undefeated ranks, 7 to 2 behind the pitching of Kyle Warner.  Garrett Baugher, Jeff Palczewski, and Zack Mitchell each scored twice, with Mitchell adding a triple to the attack for Power.  Andrew Czubaj and Lucas Sinmmons each drove in a run for New Era.   
Royal Printing defeated a young Jr. Bison team 7 to 0.  Andrew Skomra and Jay Malkowski combined to shut out the Bisons, striking out 11 while giving up just 5 hits.  Nate Mascellino homered to lead Royal Printing.
Cayuga Heat got by Ken-Hy, 6 to 5. Tom Watroba got the win with Chris Ewing earning a save for Cayuga.  David Gariano had 2 rbi's and Mark Montes had double to lead the Heat.  Bam Ruggiero had a double for Ken-Hy, who had a 5 run rally in the seventh just fall short of tying up the game.
 
Thursday, June 9, 2016
New Era won their third straight game, handing Leibs their 3rd loss of the early season, 5 to 2.  Will pack  was the winning pitcher, with a save by Jake Green.  Green came on in the seventh inning with the bases loaded and no out.  He proceeded to get a double play and an infield out end the game without a run being scored.   Dylan Haak had 2 hits for New Era.  McCormick had 2 hits for Leibs.
Cayuga Heat dropped Royal Printing from the undefeated ranks, getting a 6 to 2 win in Niagara Falls.  Justin Beyer threw a complete game for the win..  Mike Colosi led the Heat with a 2 run home run and Tyler Siegman had 2 rbi's with a double.  Noah Thompson homered for Royal Printing.
In the evenings third game, Ken-Hy got back on the winning side with a 10 to 1 over the Junior Bisons.  Caleb Lee was the winning pitcher giving up just 1 hit over 5 innings.  Anthony Brophy and Matt Ruggiero had 2 hits apiece and Jake Niland got his 5th hit in the last 2 games for Ken-Hy.  Hallett scored the lone run for the Jr. Bisons. 
Tuesday, June 7, 20, 16
Pitchers for Royal Printing and Leibs were the stars of the evening as Royal Printing eked out a 2 to 1 decision at Delaware Park.  Mike Gabriele got the win, going the distance, striking out 9 while giving up just 3 hits.  Russ Mistretta hit the ball hard for the second game in a row, going 2 for 3, driving in the winning run. Noah Thompson contributed 2 hits and scored a run.  It was a tough loss for Jose Alemany, who pitched a very good game for Leibs. Royal Printing is 2 and 0, while Leibs is 0 and 2 for the season.
Full Circuit Power defeated Ken-Hy, 11 to 0 to even both teams records at 1 and 1.  Ben Wereski pitched 4 innings and struck out 10 Ken-Hy batters to get the win.  Chris Gresham had 3 hits while Garrett Baugher added a triple for the winners. 
In the evenings final game, New Era welcomed the Jr. Bisons into the league by shutting them out, 7 to 0 in a game played at Johnny B. Wiley field.  Andrew Fron got the win, giving up just 4 hits while striking out 7.  Connor Priester drove in 2 runs while scoring twice.  Mike Gough had 2 hits for the Jr. Bisons. 
 
Sunday, June 5, 2016
In the final game of opening weekend, New Era defeated Cayuga Heat, 1 to 0 at Vets Park in Tonawanda.   In a well pitched game, Ted Wilson out dueled Ryan Wojcinski to get the win, striking out 7 and scattering 4 hits.  
Dylan Haak drove in Andy Ball with the only run of the game.   The results of the opening weekend's games is a good indication of a well balanced league and should prove to be an interesting summer.  There are games at Delaware, McCarthy and Johnny B. Wiley field on Tuesday, hope to see you at one of these events.
 
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Opening night for AAABA brought us two excellent games.  Ken-Hy welcomed back Leibs from a 19 year absence, defeating them 5 to 2.  Nick Pollo pitched 5 strong innings to get the win for Ken-Hy, giving up just 2 hits while holding Leibs scoreless.  Paul Wojek and Zack Denz had two hits apiece for Ken Hy with Wujed scoring 2 runs.  Kam Buckley scored twice while adding a double to the Ken-Hy attack.  Nicholson and Hennessey each scored a run for Leibs.  
In the other game, Royal Printing went 9 innings before defeating Full Circuit Power 7 to 1.  Alex Licata pitched one inning in relief to get the win.  Andrew Skomra, the starter for Royal, gave up one run in ight innings. Russ Mistretta provided 4 hits including 2 doubles, scoring twice and driving in 2 runs to lead Royal in their defense of last years championship.  Vinny Chiarenza led the Power team.
 
May 29,2016
     Six days from today, the AAABA league of Buffalo will start their 62nd season with 7teams, 4 of them  new to the organization, although some of the people coming back have a history in our league.  New Era is returning after a years absence, with Ed Mahoney as their new manager.  Ed spent a number of years with Mississippi Mudds and we welcome him back.  Leibs, with Ron Leib as manager is back after an extended absence.   The  Jr.Bisons have left CEBA to join AAABA and will introduce Johnny B. Wiley field into our rotation of playing fields.  Filling out the league will be the Cayuga Heat from Niagara County, and they will play a few games at Cayuga Field in Niagara Falls. In addition to the new teams, we welcome Ken Ruggiero as the new manager of Ken-Hy.  He continues the Ruggiero dynasty connected to the Ken-Hy team, following his brothers, Rick and Pat, as manager of this team.  Hopefully we will have better weather this season than in 2015 when rain plagued us on many of our playing dates.  This year, we will be going to a regional tournament in Altoona PA, and can advance to Johnstown only by winning the tournament or finishing second to Altoona, who has an automatic bid to the national tournament.  A new innovation on an experamental basis at the National tournament is pool play.  This guarantees each team 3 game where they were only guaranteed 2 in past years.  If this experiment is successful, we can look forward to this becoming a regular feature for the future. 
     For those of us who will travel around to different venues, the address for Johnny B. Wiley is 339 Best St. the site of War Memorial Stadium. (the Rock Pile).  Cayuga field is at 1043 93rd St. off of River Road in Niagara Falls. We are returning to Vets Park in Tonawanda.  This location is off of River Rd (Niagara St) in Tonawanda. 
      Watch this site for write ups after each playing date and updates on the schedule.
 
 
February 20, 2016
 
As we prepare for the upconing season, we would like to inform our followers of what to look for in 2016.
First, we have at least three (3) and maybe five (5) new teams for the upcoming season.  New Era is back with Ed Mahoney as the manager.  Ed last coached in our league about 10 or 12 years ago and is looking forward to the challenge of AAABA.  Next we have Cayuga Heat, and this team is from the north towns/Niagara county, and last but not least, we have a team that will consist of a lot of E.C.C. players.  These last two teams have yet to name a manager.  We also have a commitment from the Junior Bisons, who have previously played in the C.E.B.A. league.  Paul Smaldone and John Barry will coach this team.  We are currently looking for another team.  At the same time we are losing the Jamestown Tigers team and the Barrows team.  Their sponsors/coaches have decided to go in a different direction.  We wish them well.  
 
     Bob Carnevale and myself (Jack Lawler) will be heading to Orlando for the annual AAABA national meeting.  We will introduce Bob as the new Franchise Representative for the Buffalo Franchise.  I have been associated with the Buffalo franchise for 31 years and have served as Franchise Representative since 1989, and it is time for me to step back and start the transition to a younger group of leaders.  While I will still be associated with the organization, I will be turning over the day to day operations to Bob. I know that we will be in good hands for the foreseeable future.
 
August 12, Wednesday 
Royal Printing was eliminated from the 2015 AAABA National Tournament by the Youngstown Crocodiles, 11 to 3 at the Point Stadium.  The game was decided in the 3rd and 4th inning when Youngstown scored 7 runs.  5 runs scored in the 3rd on just 4 hits, while 5 hits in the 4th only produced 2 runs, but the damage was done.    Meanwhile, Buffalo could only produce 3 base runners on 2 hits and a walk in the first 6 innings.  .  Buffalo scored 3 runs in the 7th to close the gap, but Youngstown got those back in the 8th and another in the 9th to bring the final score to 11 to 3.  Ken Johnson had 3 hits and scored a run for Royal, while Nolan Hunt, Rick Dieboldt and Vince Chiarenza each drove in a run.  Kyle Liszewski had the only extra base hit, a double, while Nolan Hunt contributed 2 hits.
 
August 11, Tuesday
Royal Printing had the priviledge of playing in front of about 2,000 fans at Point Stadium in the feature game of the day versus Martella's Pharmacy of Johnstown.  Unfortunately the home team was the better squad tonight, defeating the Buffalo entry 8 to 2.  Johnstown scored first, pushing across a run on an error and two singles in the bottom of the first.  Buffalo came back in the second, scoring a run on a walk, hit batsman and a fielders choice.  Buffalo then went ahead on a home run by Dan Dallas, but unfortunately, that was the end of any offense by Royal Printing.  Johnstown went ahead in the fifth, scoring 3 runs on a walk, a hit batsman, a sacrifice fly and 2 singles.  They added 4 more in the 7th to put it away.  Buffalo only managed 4 hits, and hit into 4 double plays, while committing 4 errors.  They will play Youngstown in an elimination game Wednesday at 1:00 pm.
 
August 10, Monday,
Royal Printing started off this years tournament with a win over the Brooklyn Bonnies.  The final score was 8 to 2.
Buffalo started off with 3 straight outs in the first inning, and allowed Brooklyn to score the first run in the bottom of the first.  Ken Johnson, Royal's starting pitcher, gave up 2 walks and a single to get behind early.  Royal Printing came back to score a run in the top of the second.  Richard Miller walked, and went to third on a single by Jay Mankowski, andscored on a Kyle Liszewski sacrifice fly.  They added 3 runs in the third inning. Mike Gabriele and Cam Voss  led off with consecutive singles and a  walk to Dan Dallas loaded the bases.  Ken Johnson hit a shot to shortstop that was bobbled, allowing two runs to score and Richard Miller then drove in the third run with a double. Brooklyn scored in the bottom of the third on a pair of singles surrounding a stolen base, and that was the end of Brooklyns offensive for the day.  Buffalo scored a run in the fourth on a single and an error, another in the sixth on an error, a sacrifice and a single by Cam Voss.  They finished the scoring with 2 runs in the eighth on a hit batsman, a sacrifice and 3 singles.   Ken Johnson got the win, pitching the first 5 innings giving up 2 runs while striking out 2.  Nolan Hunt came on in the sixth, and gave up 4 hits, srtiking out 3 while shutting out the Bonnies.  Mike Gabriele had 4 hits for the winners, and Jay Mankowski and Can Voss chipped in with 2 each.  Ken Johnson and Richard Miller had 2 rbi's each, with Miller getting his rbi's with a double, the only extra base hit for Royal.  We will have to wait till the completion of the day's play to find out who is our opponent on Tuesday.

July 30 Thursdy  .

 

Royal Printing defeated Ken-Hy to advance to the National Tournament in Johnstown PA, representing the Buffalo Franchise.  The final score was 7 to 4.  Cam Voss was the winning pitcher with relief help from Nolan Hunt.   Voss had 4 hits, scoring 2 runs and driving in 2 runs to go with his pitching victory.  Richard Miller had 2 hits and 3 r.b.i.s for Royal.  Nolan Hunt struck out 5 in his three innings of relief work.  Nick Pullo had 3 hits for Ken-Hy. Royal Printing advances to the AAABA national tournament in Johnstown PA for the second consecutive year.  The tournament starts on August 10.  Royal Printing had an 0 and 2 record in last years tournament. Please watch this website for updates from this years tournament. 

July, 28, Tuesday

AAABA finals got underway tonight, with Royal Printing getting by Ken-Hy, 9 to 4.  Ken- Hy jumped out to a 2 run lead in the top of the first, but Royal countered with a 8 run bottom of the first inning.  A couple of broken bat singles, a couple of errors, walks and a few solid hits paved the way for Royals big inning.  Luke Schaefer, Mike Gabriel and Dan Dallas pitched for Royal with Gabriel getting the win.  Marc DiLeo had 3 hits to lead a balanced Royal attack.  Mark McKenna, Brendan Kapliewicz and Vic Willison each had 2 hits for Ken-Hy.  The series continues on Thursday at McCarthy with a third game at McCarthy, if neccessary, on Saturday.

July 23, Thursday

Royal Printing and Ken-Hy qualified for the AAABA finals tonight by shutting out their opponents.  Royal Printing defeated Barrows, 4 to 0.  Cam Voss was the winning pitcher for Royal Printing, striking out 8 batters while giving up only 2 hits.  Dan Dallas came on in the seventh, striking out the side.  Mike Gabriel had one hit, driving in 2 runs for Royal.  Ken-Hy defeated Full Circuit Power, with Nick Pullo getting the complete game win,  striking out 8 batters.  Mark McKenna and Paul Wujek scored for Ken-Hy with Phil Wells and Brandon Kapliewicz getting the R.B.I.s.

The final series will begin Tuesday and continue on Thursday and Saturday, if needed.  All games will be played at McCarthy.  The winner of this series will represent Buffalo in the A.A.A.B.A. National Tournament in Johnstown PA.  That double elimination tournament will start on Monday, August 10.

 

July 21, Tuesday

In AAABA playoff action tonight, Royal Printing took a one game lead on Barrows, winning 3 to 2.  Ken Johnson got the win on the mound, striking out 8 while giving up 8 hits.  Dan Dallas drove in 2 runs, including the go ahead run while going 2 for 3 at the plate.  Jay Malkowski had 2 hits, drove in a run and scored one to lead the Royal attack.  Andy Sipowicz drove in the Barrows runs with a double, and Jeff Palczewski contributed 3 hits for Barrows.

In the other game, a dramatic 2 run walk off homer by Mark McKenna allowed Ken-Hy to jump out in front of Full Circuit Power in the best of 3 playoff series.  Matt Wilhelm got the win for Ken-Hy.  Mike Nappo had an r.b.i. for the Power team while Cam Ringo contributed 2 hits.  

The Royal Printing - Barrows series continues on Thursday, at Delaware #1 while Full Circuit Power squares off against Ken-Hy at McCarthy # 1 on the same day. 

July 16, Thursday

Royal Printing finished their season on a winning note, defeating Barrows, 5 to 1 in 8 innings to capture first place in the regular season.  Mike Gabriel got the win in relief of Cam Voss.  They combined to pitch a 3 hitter while striking out 8.  They each collected 2 hits to help their own cause.  J.D. Andreessen had a 2 run double in the top of the 8th to score the winning runs.

Full Circuit Power eliminated Jamestown from playoff contention with an 11 to 1 win at Delaware.  Josh Kuderian got the win for Power.  Brett Guay and D.J. Schiersing each had 2 hits.  Guay scored 3 times while driving in one and Schiersing drove in 2 for the Power team.

The playoffs will start on Tuesday, July 21 with both games at MacCarthy.  Games start at 6:00 pm for the playoffs.  All games are played to completion.  If games are tied when they cannot be completed, they will be continued on the following playing date, until completed. 

July 12, Sunday

In A.A.A.B.A. action tonight, Barrows got its second win in as many games, getting by Ken-Hy, 6 to 2.  Zach Trumpler got the win on the mound while Jeff Pallczewski, Brandon Nicholson and Cole Hollins contributed 2 hits apiece, with Hollins also driving in a pair.  Bam Ruggiero drove in 1 run for Ken-Hy while the other scored on a balk. 

July 11, Saturday

In it's 4th game of the season, Barrows got it's first win of the season, a 4 to 2 win over Jamestown at Orchard Park H.S.  Lucas Bechakas got the win, pitching a complete game.  Ryan Maccarrick had 2 rbi's for the winners.

In other action tonight, Royal Printing defeated Ken-Hy, 9 to 6 in 8 innings.  Luke Schaefer went the distance for Royal Printing to get the win.  Marc DiLeo had a 2 run triple in the top of the 8th to seal the win for Royal.  Lead off hitter, Mark McKenna, for Ken-Hy went 3 for 3 with a run scored. 

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.