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2018 Pittsburgh NABA Playoffs

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2017 Pittsburgh NABA Champions!

PITTSBURGH, PA - In the 15th year of the Pittsburgh NABA, three teams earned Championships on the field in ...

2017 Playoffs - New Champions Emerge

PITTSBURGH, PA - Check out this page for updates on the progress of playoff games & the latest bracket! ...

Monday, August 8
2016 Pittsburgh NABA Champions!

PITTSBURGH, PA - On a beautiful day for baseball, three teams clinched their respective NABA titles.

In ...

2016 Pittsburgh NABA Playoffs

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh NABA is set to start its 14th annual playoff tournament. The 2016 tournament ...

Friday, July 15
Cambodian Sporting Goods

Justin McGurgan will be collecting sporting goods for Cambodian youth athletes at the managers meeting on ...

Monday, March 28
2016 Sets High Water Mark for Teams, Drafted Players

PITTSBURGH, PA – On Saturday 3/26 at the final managers meeting prior to the 2016 NABA season, the league ...

Sunday, August 2
2015 Playoff Updates & Tournament Bracket

PITTSBURGH, PA -   This is a daily update of playoff results.  The link for playoff brackets will ...

Monday, March 30
2015 Season to feature 3 levels of competition

ROSS TWP, PA - Today the league's managers voted to expand the Pittsburgh NABA to three competitive leagues: ...

Sunday, March 1
2015 Pre-Season Meetings

 3/1/2015 - ROBINSON, PA - The Pittsburgh NABA Rules meeting scheduled for today was postponed until ...

Saturday, August 15
2015 AA Champions: Clinton Cherokee

Pittsburgh, PA – The Clinton Cherokee knocked off Jefferson Hills, the defending 2013 Pittsburgh NABA ...

Wednesday, July 16
2014 Playoff Race - A Fight to the Finish

Sunday, March 2
NORTH HILLS, PA - Due to the winter storm currently hitting the Pittsburgh Area, the Mandatory Rules Meeting will be postponed to March 9th, 2014.  Managers, please contact the league President with details & questions.  Prospective teams should email the league office to recieve direct updates.

Thursday, July 18
2013 Playoffs - The New Champions Emerge

Wednesday, July 24
2013 Fall Ball Information

The NABA will be holding a fall season in 2013. It will start mid August and will run until mid October.  ...

Monday, April 15
10th Anniversary Season Underway

PITTSBURGH, PA - On a cold and soggy weekend, the Pittsburgh NABA season opened with some of the oldest and ...

Wednesday, March 20
DEADLINE EXTENDED to 3/23: First-Year Workout Cancelled

PITTSBURGH, PA - While today is the first day of spring, you would hardly beleive with the weather we have ...

Wednesday, August 8
ELLIOTT: 2012 Pittsburgh NABA AA Champions
Robinson, PA - Elliott (23-4) became the first team in the history of the Pittsburgh NABA to win back-to-back ...

Monday, July 30
WARRIORS: 2012 Pittsburgh NABA Single A Champions

Turtle Creek, PA - Warriors win their first NABA Championship since 2005, and their first ever Pittsburgh ...

Wednesday, August 1
2012 Pittsburgh NABA All-Stars

Friday, July 20
2012 Pittsburgh NABA All-Star Starters

Friday, March 23
First-Year Player Workout Cancelled: Draft to be held on 3/25

Pittsburgh, PA - The Pittsburgh NABA will conduct its annual draft on March 25th at its regularly scheduled ...

Monday, November 21
Happy Holidays from the Pittsburgh NABA!

Monday, August 8
Showdown Sunday: Devils, Elliott, and the Monongahela All-Stars Prevail

Sunday, August 7
Saturday Series Splits Set Up All-Star Showdown on Final Day of 2011 Season.

Monday, March 28
15 Teams in 2 Leagues: Register Today!

Robinson, PA - Sunday marked the first indoor workout in NABA history, and 17 prospective players attended ...

Saturday, March 26
Open Workout Moved to Robinson Baseball Training Academy

Robinson, PA - Due to temperatures expected to be below freezing, the Open Workout has been moved indoors ...

Thursday, March 24
Open Workout for Free Agents and Managers Meeting Set for Sunday.

Thursday, March 24

Monday, March 14
Early Registration Ends 3/20. What does that mean?

PITTSBURGH, PA - The early registration deadline for the Pittsburgh NABA will close on March 20th.  "What ...

Monday, March 7
Lower Fees, More Teams, and More Benefits for 2011

PITTSBURGH, PA - At the 2011 rules meeting, 14 teams were in attendance to discuss the upcoming season.  ...

Tuesday, March 1
Rules Meeting 3/6

Pittsburgh, PA - The Pittsburgh NABA will hold its annual rules meeting this Sunday, March 6th.  All ...

Thursday, January 13
1st Managers Meeting Scheduled for January 16th

PITTSBURGH, PA - The first Manager's meeting for 2011 was scheduled for January 9th, but has been rescheduled ...

Monday, October 25
Hebrew Oilers Manager Reggie LaFond Appears on Jeopardy!

BURBANK, CA - Reggie LaFond, manager of the Hebrew Oilers makes a strong showing on Jeopardy this evening.  ...

Tuesday, August 10
Season Wraps Up With a Decidedly Monongahela Flavor

LaRoche College, PA - The 2010 Pittsburgh NABA Summer Season came to a close Sunday with the Monongahela All-Stars ...

Thursday, August 5
Tournament Championship & All Star Game Set for this Weekend.

Tuesday, July 27
And Here We Go.... PLAYOFFS!!

PITTSBURGH, Pa - Division Champions have been crowned, and now comes the Championship Series and League Tournament.  ...

Friday, April 23
Full Schedule Released - Division Play Emphasized

Friday, April 9
Season Starts April 17th - Early Season 18AA Highlights

Friday, March 26
Weather Cancels First Year Workout - UPDATED

Tuesday, March 16
League Accepting New Participants in Record Numbers!

Tuesday, March 2
Rules Meeting Set for March 7th

PITTSBURGH, Pa - The Pittsburgh NABA will hold its annual rules meeting this Sunday at the Rochester Inn Hardwood ...

Thursday, February 11
Manager's Meeting set for February 13th

ROSS TWP, Pa - The League's Manager's will meet at 1:00pm Saturday at the Rochester Inn Hardwood Grille.  ...

Tuesday, January 12
1st 2010 Manager's Meeting Rescheduled for January 17th - UPDATED 1/15/2010

PITTSBURGH, PA - The first Manager's meeting for 2010 was scheduled for January 10th, but needed to be postponed ...

Sunday, August 9
HURRICANES: 2009 Pittsburgh NABA Champions!

PITTSBURGH, Pa  - The Hurricanes have reversed the fortunes of their franchise securing a Pittsburgh ...

Wednesday, August 12
The Game That Was Never Meant To Be Played

Ross Twp, PA - On an evening that had featured a persistent drizzle in the hours preceeding game time, the ...

Friday, August 28
League Meeting Notes: REALIGNMENT!

ROSS TWP, PA - The 2009 League Wrap-Up meeting was held and four major tasks were approved for 2010.  ...

Sunday, August 9
Pittsburgh NABA All-Star Game to be played August 11th - UPDATED

ROSS TWP, Pa - The Pittsburgh NABA has just confirmed its annual all-star game will be played at 8:30pm at ...

Thursday, August 6
Black Sox, Hurricanes to square off in decisive Game 3!

ROSS TWP, Pa - After the Black Sox took Game One of the Championship Series 12-2, the Hurricanes breathed ...

Saturday, August 1
PNC Park hosts the Pittsburgh NABA on Steel City Classic Night!

PITTSBURGH, Pa - The Steel City Classic Tournament Committee has announced a special promotion with the

Saturday, July 25
Rebels, Bombers, and Ducks: Oh My!

McCandless, PA - At beautiful LaRoche College, the Rebels, Bombers and Ducks all advanced to the second round ...

Tuesday, June 23
All-Star Reserves Announced: Vote now for 25th man! - UPDATED

UPDATE 6/23/2009, 4pm EST - Our Previous Poll was SPAMMED to death, and closed by Eteamz.  We had over ...

Tuesday, June 30
2009 All-Star Rosters
2009 Pittsburgh NABA All-Star Game Final Rosters
July 1st, 2009 - Spring Hill Field - 8:30pm

Allegheny ...

Monday, June 22
Cool, Holloway set to release All-Star Reserves

PITTSBURGH, PA - With the All-Star Reserves set to be announced sometime Tuesday, there surely will be some ...

Wednesday, June 17
2009 All-Star Game Starters Announced

2009 Pittsburgh NABA All-Star Game Starting Line-ups
July 1st, 2009 - Spring Hill Field - 8:30pm

Allegheny ...

Monday, April 27
Rookie League Registration Deadline Extended through May 17th

The 2009 Rookie League will kick off ...

Tuesday, April 21
2009 Season Preview & Online Poll

PITTSBURGH, PA - With half the teams in the league having already played, and the rest scheduled for their ...

Sunday, April 19
Opening Weekend a Smash (no) hit!

Pittsburgh, PA -  The Pittsburgh NABA opened their season this weekend with three great games.  ...

Monday, April 13
Schedule Released - Playoff Schedule Announced!

Pittsburgh, PA - The 2009 Pittsburgh NABA Full Season Schedule was released today.  Each team is slated ...

Wednesday, August 13
OWLZ: 2008 Pittsburgh NABA Champions!
ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa - In one of the greatest championship series in the history of the Pittsburgh NABA, the Owlz ...

Thursday, August 14

Tuesday, July 29
Ashcroft No-hits the Bulldogs in 1-0 Oilers Victory

SPRING HILL, Pa - On a perfect night for baseball at Spring Hill Park on the North Side of Pittsburgh, Jason ...

Thursday, July 3
2008 All-Star Wrap - Monongahela wins 7-1

SPRING HILL, Pa - The Allegheny All-Stars took an early lead, but it was the persistence and depth of the ...

Monday, June 30
2008 All-Star Pitchers and Reserves

Allegheny Division

Manager: Ron Tiedeman, Matadors  

Coaches: Jason Lesher, Warriors; Jared Kreider, Hurricanes

Pitchers:  Dan Morgan, Bulldogs; Bob Holloway, Hurricanes; Dean Mosseso, Matadors; Jason Ashcroft, Oilers; Kellen Wheeler, Phantoms; Dave Cimato, Warriors; Ian Overbaugh, Warriors

Reserves: Brian Strom, Bulldogs; John Holloway, Hurricanes; Arman Mancici, Matadors; Adam Woods, Matadors; Zach Ciccone, Oilers; Harry Yeakel, Oilers; Don Stetzer, Phantoms; Rob Galvanek, Phantoms; Steve Heckman, Warriors 


Monongahela Division

Manager: Ken Rayl, Black Sox  

Coaches: Mike Whitaker, Eagles; Rob Cool, Owls

Pitchers: Rick Gunter, Black Sox; Alex Warren, Black Sox; Mark Guthrie, Ducks; Nick Homa, Ducks; Brian Headley, Eagles; James Fago, Owlz; Jeremy Barchie, Rakers; Ben Sororsky, Rakers

Reserves: Mark St. Amant, Black Sox; Ben Gwin, Ducks, Ken Weaver, Eagles, Tom Ondek, Eagles; Dan Sloan, Owlz; Mike Christiansen, Rakers; Jesse Jones, Rebels; Dan Stell, Rebels

Saturday, June 28
2008 All-Star Game Starters

2008 Pittsburgh NABA All-Star Game Starting Line-ups
July 2nd, 2008 - Spring Hill Field - 8:30pm

Allegheny All-Star Starters
Manager: Ron Tiedeman, Matadors

C  Collette, Lucas               Oilers
1B Gala, Vinny                   Bulldogs
2B Boley, Craig                 Warriors
SS Schwartzbauer, Brian    Matadors
3B Joyner, Milton               Hurricanes
LF Wilson, Dave                Oilers
CF Wagoner, Chris             Phantoms
RF Doyle, Rich                   Warriors
DH Derbis, Ryan                Matadors

Monongahela Starters
Manager: Kenny Rayl, Black Sox

C  Smith, Jesse                  Ducks
1B Sheran, Josh                Owlz
2B Chimenti, Eric             Rakers
SS Florian, Ron                Black Sox
3B Eberle, Brandon          Rakers
LF Tremel, John                Rebels
CF Goldie, Jason              Black Sox
RF Mager, Matt                Eagles
DH Spina, Bill                  Owlz

Reserves Announced Monday, June 30th.  Starting Pitchers determined by managers and announced Tuesday, July 1st.

Sunday, May 18
Wet opening weekend - Black Sox Start 3-0

PITTSBURGH, PA - The Black Sox opened a rain-drenched start of the sixth season of the Pittsburgh NABA by ...

Tuesday, May 6
Full Schedule Released - Playoffs to Start July 27th

PITTSBURGH, PA - The 2008 NABA schedule was officially released today and includes some changes from years ...

Monday, April 21
First Two Weeks of Schedule Released following Manager's Meeting

Ross Township, PA - The Pittsburgh NABA released the first two weeks of the 2008 season today at the manager's ...

Friday, April 4
1st Annual Draft a Resounding success.

BROOKLINE, Pa - On Sunday, the Pittsburgh NABA managers gathered at the Moolite Cafe in Brookline to handle ...

Monday, February 11
2008 NABA to hold Open Tryouts and First Annual Draft
McCANDLESS, Pa - Sunday afternoon, the Pittsburgh NABA Board of Directors met to lay the groundwork for ...

Wednesday, August 15
2007 FINAL AWARDS - Revised 8/15



Tuesday, August 7
Rebels win Championship, Dalton gets Series MVP!

WASHINGTON, Pa – When ...

Friday, August 10
Pittsburgh NABA's first ever online player feedback now available
PITTSBURGH, Pa - In an effort to increase the appeal of the league, President Joe Graff has asked all players from ...

Friday, August 3
Rebels Dominate Matadors in Game One

NORTH HILLS, Pa - The Rebels jumped out to a a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning and never looked back ...

Saturday, July 28
Matadors take Allegheny Division crown
NORTH HILLS, PA - The Matadors continued their string of strong performances over the Bulldogs this year by sweeping ...

Monday, July 30
Week 14 Player & Pitcher of the Week (7/23/07 - 7/29/07)
Kabby Everly of the Rebels, and Corey Yokel of the Matadors take home the honors as both helped their teams advance ...

Thursday, July 26
Rebels come from behind to take Monongahela Wild Card
NORTH HILLS, SPRING HILL, BROOKLINE - In a wild contest that spanned three days and nine innings, suspended twice ...

Wednesday, July 25
Matadors take Game 1 in Allegheny Championship 3-1
NORTH HILLS, PA - Dean Mosesso led the Matadors earning player of the game honors along the way by allowing only ...

Tuesday, July 24
Matadors win pitching duel in Allegheny Wild Card
SPRING HILL – In a game that lasted only an hour and thirty-five minutes, the Matadors defeated the Warriors 1-0 ...

Tuesday, July 24
Week 13 Player & Pitcher of the Week (7/16/07 - 7/22/07)
The Black Sox sweep the awards this week in their 3-1 victory over the Rebels that secured their first-round bye ...

Thursday, July 19
Week 12 Player & Pitcher of the Week (7/9/07 - 7/15/07)
Greg Wittmer of the Bulldogs earns player of the week while Matt Dalton and Jesse Jones share the Pitcher of the ...

Thursday, July 12
Week 11 Player & Pitcher of the Week (7/2/07 - 7/8/07)
K. T. Murphy of the Ducks and Alex Warren of the Black Sox take home the hardware this week as the playoff picture ...

Monday, July 9
Bulldogs, Black Sox, and Rebels clinch playoff berth.
PITTSBURGH, PA - In a wild weekend, three teams clinched playoff berths while two teams were eliminated from postseason ...

Monday, July 9
Week 10 Player & Pitcher of the Week (6/25/07 - 7/1/07)
The Matadors sweep the awards this week as they make a strong push toward a playoff appearance in their inaugural ...

Saturday, July 7
2007 All-Star Game Wrap
NORTH HILLS, PA – At scenic John Herb Field in the North Hills, the Monongahela All-Stars exacted a measure of ...

Tuesday, July 3
Week 9 Player & Pitcher of the Week (6/18/07 - 6/24/07)
Matt Slavonic and Jason Baker take home the player and pitcher of the week honors for Week 9. Matt Slavonic went ...

Sunday, June 24
2007 Allegheny All-Star Starting Line-up

July 3rd, 2007 - John Herb Field, Ross Township - 8:30pm
Manager: Scott Kramer, Bulldogs

C      Yokel, Corey       Matadors
1B     Gala, Vinny         Bulldogs
2B     Ludwig, Tim        Matadors
SS     Beyer, Rick         Bulldogs
3B     Rogers, Doug      Warriors
LF     Wojton, Chris      Phantoms
CF    Martin, Mike        Bulldogs
RF    Porter, Eric           Oilers
DH    Stetzer, Don         Phantoms

Reserves announced Monday, June 25th.  Starting pitchers determined by managers, announced Thursday, June 28th.

Monday, June 25
2007 All-Star Pitchers and Reserves
Allegheny Division
Manager: Scott Kramer, Bulldogs
Coaches: Matt Ciccone, Oilers; Doug Ryba, Warriors
Pitchers: Jason Baker, Warriors; Josh Ciccone, Oilers; Chris Feathers, Warriors; Jason Roos, Matadors; Doug Schreiber, Bulldogs
Reserves: Mike DeLodovico, Bulldogs; Steve Heckman, Warriors; Bill Jacobs, Bulldogs; Adam Myers, Warriors; Sam Schaefer, Phantoms; Allen Swanson, Phantoms; Ron Tiedeman, Matadors; Harry Yeakel, Oilers

Monongahela Division
Manager: Rob Finkel, Rebels  
Coaches: Mike Whitaker, Eagles; Mick Yoder, Knights
Pitchers: Luke Dempsey, Black Sox; Sean Garrison, Knights; Aaron McBride, Eagles; Chris Recker, Black Sox, Adam Smith, Ducks
Reserves: Kabby Everly, Rebels; Lee Glasser, Eagles; Steve Hancock, Knights; Mike Jamison, Knights; Dave Lewandowski, Ducks; John Pesce, Rebels; Karl Schraegle, Black Sox

Saturday, June 23
2007 Monongahela All-Star Starting Line-up

July 3rd, 2007 - John Herb Field, Ross Township - 8:30pm
Manager: Rob Finkel, Rebels

C      Jones, Jesse         Rebels
1B     Gwin, Ben         Ducks
2B     Slavonic, Matt     Black Sox
SS     Rayl, Kenny        Black Sox
3B     Amick, Jeff          Rebels
LF     Meyner, Dave     Eagles
CF    Stell, Dan            Rebels
RF    Fago, James        Knights
DH    Oliver, Adam      Ducks

Reserves announced Monday, June 25th.  Starting pitchers determined by managers, announced Thursday, June 28th.

Saturday, June 23
Week 8 Player & Pitcher of the Week (6/11/07 - 6/17/07)
Alan Swanson of the Phantoms and Aaron McBride of the Eagles take home this week’s Player & Pitcher of the week ...

Tuesday, June 19
Rayl, Beyer lead 2007 All-Star Voting
On July 3rd, 2007 John Herb Field will host the Pittsburgh NABA Mid-Summer Classic. Kenny Rayl of the defending ...

Thursday, June 14
Week 7 Player & Pitcher of the Week (6/4/07 - 6/10/07)
Awards this week have been hard fought, as divisional races have begun to heat up, and teams are jostling for postseason ...

Thursday, June 14
Playoff races are heating up!
PITTSBURGH, PA - Every team in the league is thinking playoffs as the Pittsburgh NABA passes the half-way mark ...

Sunday, June 10
Week 6 Player & Pitcher of the Week (5/28/07 - 6/3/07)
Corey Yokel earns both awards for the week as he helped the Matadors sweep a doubleheader against their division ...

Saturday, June 2
Week 5 Player & Pitcher of the Week (5/21/07 - 5/27/07)
Chris Roth of the Ducks went 4-6 with 4 runs, 2 doubles, a HBP, and 5 runs batted in during the Ducks two game ...

Saturday, May 26
Week 4 Player & Pitcher of the Week (5/14/07 - 5/20/07)
Dan Stell of the Rebels takes home both awards this week. Dan went 6-8 in a 2 game sweep of the Eagles and pitched ...

Saturday, May 26
Week 3 Player & Pitcher of the Week (5/7/07 – 5/13/07)
Due to the website having been unavailable, results from Week 3 have not yet been compiled. Therefore, the Week ...

Monday, May 21
Week 2 Player & Pitcher of the Week (4/30/07 – 5/6/07)
Kenny Rayl of the Defending Champion Black Sox regained his all-star form over the weekend as he captured Player ...

Monday, May 21
Week 1 Player & Pitcher of the Week (4/21/07 – 4/29/07)
In a rain-soaked opening week, Bill Jacobs of the Bulldogs earned Player of the Week honors with a 5 for 10 performance ...

Friday, September 1
2006 Pittsburgh NABA Summer Champions - Black Sox
Congratulations to the Black Sox in their sweep of the Colonials in the 2006 Pittsburgh NABA Championship. Game 1 was a convincing 9-1 victory while Game 2 concluded with a walk-off, Championship-clinching single by series MVP, Andy Zatman. With the Colonials ahead for 6 and 1/2 innings, Zatman came to the plate in the bottom of the 7th with one out and the bases loaded. Zatman singled to deep shortstop to score Matt Slavonic from third. Earlier in the inning, Dan Stell scored the tying run as Luke Demsey took a bases loaded walk. The Black Sox won the game 3-2, as Matt Dalton picked up the victory and the Sox walked away with their 2nd championship in 3 years. Click on the Black Sox team site for more championship info.

Thursday, October 5
2006 Final Awards, Standings, and Statistics
For 2006 Final Awards, Standings, and Statistics, check out the "League News" page. For a team-by-team breakdown of statistics, standings, and information, visit "Teams" and select "Summer 2006" from the drop-down menu.

Wednesday, August 2
Week 12 Player & Pitcher of the Week (07/17/06-07/23/06)
Ryan Joseph of the Bulldogs secures both awards as he collected the complete game, extra-inning win on the mound over the Black Sox and drove in all of his teams runs in a 3-2 victory.

Monday, July 31

Sunday, July 23
2006 All-Star Game
TEAM WEST Manager: "Fat" Mike Jamison-Colonials


Pitchers: L.Demsey-BSOX; D.Hazel-Colonials; D.Schreiber-Bulldogs; R.Saari-Eagles; Z.Ciccone-Oilers; M.Dalton-BSOX(injured)
Reserves: D.Sloan-Colonials; B.Shelley-Eagles; M.Whitaker-Eagles; L.Royer-Eagles; R.Beyer-Bulldogs; H.Yeakel-Oilers; M.Ciccone-Oilers

TEAM EAST Manager: Tommy Chimenti-Orioles
Pitching Coach: Steve Heckman - Warriors


Pitchers: R. Pietrantonio-Orioles; J.Baker-Warriors; C.Feathers-Orioles; P.Anderson-Phantoms; A.Smith-Ducks; J.Barchie-Ducks
Reserves: B.O'Brien-Orioles; R.Galvanek-Phantoms; B.Stein-Warriors; J.Lesher-Warriors; E.Lee-Ducks; A.Oliver-Ducks; R.Swanger-Ducks(moving out of town)

John Herb Field - North Hills, PA: Team East jumped out to an early first inning lead before a second inning defensive breakdown led to a pleathora of runs for Team West. "Fat" Mike Jamison entered the game for the West and was able to quell the East's offensive onslaught for the next few innings. Dan Stell and Jesse Jones sparked the offense for the West and managed to keep the East in check for the remainder of the game, ultimately winning 11-9. "Fat" Mike Jamison earned the Win, while Jesse Jones picked up the Save. All-Star MVP honors are shared by Jamison and Jones.

Tuesday, July 18
Week 11 Player & Pitcher of the Week (07/10/06 - 07/16/06)
Player of the Week to be named...

Pitcher of the Week goes to the Ducks' pitcher, Jeremy Barchie for his 17 strikeout performance at Moore Park just before the lights ended the game at a 5-5 tie.

Sunday, July 9
Week 10 Player and Pitcher of the Week (07/03/06 - 07/09/06)
Bill Holzworth, Jr. of the Oilers earns the Player of the Week award by tossing 8 innings (earning a Win) with 12 strikeouts AND hitting 3 home runs, including a walk-off extra inning solo home run.

Pitcher of the Week is awarded to Jason Baker of the Warriors for another stellar outing in shutting out the Oilers in a complete game gem with 13 strikeouts and only three hits.

Friday, June 30
Week 9 Player and Pitcher of the Week (06/19/06 - 07/02/06)
Jesse Jones of the Eagles hit and pitched his way to the Player of the Week Award. Jones tossed a complete game shutout against the former first place Orioles and helped his cause immensely with a mammoth home run on to Ohio River Boulevard to put his team ahead for good and seal the game for the Eagles.

Black Sox pitcher Matt Dalton strikes out a Pittsburgh NABA record 17 Orioles batters on his way to the Week 9 Pitcher of the Week Award.

Monday, June 19
Week 8 Player and Pitcher of the Week (06/12/06 - 06/18/06)
This week's Player of the Week award is shared between two Oilers, Bill Holzworth, Jr. and Zachary Ciccone. The pair combined for an 8 for 9 showing at the plate with 8 RBI's between them.

Pitcher of the Week, for the second week in a row, goes to Jason Baker of the Warriors in another dominating performance with, again, 14 strikeouts on only 3 hits in his victory over the Eagles.

Wednesday, June 7
Week 7 Player and Pitcher of the Week (06/05/06 - 06/11/06)
Player of the Week goes to the Oriole's John Tremel as he goes 4 for 6 with a double, single, home run, grand slam, 9 RBI's, 2 stolen bases, and a walk.

Jason Baker of the Warriors earns his first Pitcher of the Week Award for his 14 strikeout performance in a win over the Black Sox.

Friday, June 2
Week 5 Player and Pitcher of the Week (05/22/06 - 05/28/06)

Friday, June 2
Week 6 Player and Pitcher of the Week (05/29/06 - 06/04/06)
The Player of the Week Award goes to Zachary Ciccone of the Oilers for his 2-3, BB, and 2 Stolen Base performance in the 8-5 win against the Black Sox.

The Pitcher of the Week Award goes to Bill Holzworth, the winning pitcher of the Oilers for his 7 innings, 9 hits, 11 strikeouts, and zero walks in the 8-5 win against the Black Sox.

Thursday, May 18
Week 4 Player and Pitcher of the Week (05/15/06 - 05/21/06)
Rick Beyer of the Bulldogs hit a 2 run double in the 4th inning to break open
the game and seal his team's victory over the Orioles to earn the
Player of the Week award.

Ryan Joseph, also of the Bulldogs, tossed a 2 hit shutout against the Orioles with 9 K's to earn the win and the Pitcher of the Week award.

Wednesday, May 10
Week 3 Player and Pitcher of the Week (05/08/06 - 05/14/06)
Player of the Week is awarded to Bill Theobald of the Colonials, going 4 for 4 with a double, triple, walk, stolen base and 7 RBI's to lead his team past the Black Sox.

The Bulldogs' Bill Jacobs and Ryan Joseph combined for a no-hitter against the Oilers to earn their team's first victory of the season and this week's Pitcher of the Week Award.

(Notables: Chris Feathers (Orioles) shuts out Warriors on 4 hits and 8 K's; Bill Holzworth, Jr.(Oilers) - 10 K's and 3 hits in 6 innings vs. Bulldogs)

Saturday, May 6
Week 2 Player and Pitcher of the Week (05/01/06 - 05/07/06)
Player of the Week goes to 1B Doug Ryba of the Warriors for his 3 for 3 performance against the Phantoms. Doug had a walk and two doubles to go along with his 5 RBI's on the day.

Pitcher of the Week goes to the Colonial's knuckleballer, Jexx "Sexxy Jexxy" Varner, who held the Orioles to a lone hit in the last half of the seventh inning in his complete game effort. He had six strikeouts on the way to his team's first victory of the season.

Friday, April 21
Week 1 Player and Pitcher of the Week (4/24/06 - 04/30/06)
Ben Gwin of the Ducks earns 2006's first Player of the Week Award going 3 for 4 with an RBI and a stolen base against the Black Sox (Ben also struck out the only batter he faced on the mound).

Chris Feathers of the Orioles nails down his first victory of the season with 12 strikeouts against the Phantoms, earning himself the Pitcher of the Week Award.

(Notables: 10K's by Phantoms Pitcher Paul Anderson and 8 K's in 3 innings of work by Black Sox pitcher Matt Dalton.)

Saturday, April 15
2005 All-Star Game
2005 PITTSBURGH NABA ALL STAR GAME: MONONGAHELA (DUCKS/BLACK SOX) outlasted the ALLEGHENY ALL STARS by a score of 7-6. However, Allegheny center-fielder John Tremel (Knights) was the obvious choice for MVP. Tremel went 4-4 at the plate with 2 home runs, a single and a double. Tremel was also on deck hoping to hit for the NABA's first cycle with a triple when the game ended. Congratulations to Adam Smith of the Ducks on his pitching victory for the Monongahela Division and Rick Whailen (Ducks) for his save.

Week 12 Player & Pitcher of the Week
Player of the Week: John Tremel of the Knights reaches base and scores 5 times (1-1, 3 BB's, HBP) in one game.

Pitcher of the Week: M. Dukovich of the Pythons strikes out 15 Warriors en route to a 4-3 victory that propelled his team into the playoffs.


Week 11 Player & Pitcher of the Week
Player of the Week: Matt Dalton, formerly of the Blue Jays minor league system, pitches the Black Sox to the league's first perfect game over the Knights (11K, 0 Hits, 0 Earned Runs, 0 Baserunners).

Pitcher(s) of the Week: The Knights pitching staff tosses a 3-pitcher (Chris Feathers, Eric Chimenti, John Tremel) no-hitter against the Eagles.

Week 10 Player & Pitcher of the Week
Player of the Week: Ben Gwin of the Ducks leads his team in a double-header, eventually upsetting the division leading Black Sox with his effort: 5 for 9, 3 singles, a double, a home run, and 7 RBI's.

Pitcher of the Week: Brian Strom of the Pythons goes the distance and stymies the up and coming Eagles hitters for a complete game 10 run victory.

Week 9 Player & Pitcher of the Week
Player of the Week: Going 4-4 with 6 RBI's, 2 HR's and 3 Runs Scored, Andrew Zatman of the Black Sox earns the Player of the Week Award (6/25).

Pitcher of the Week: Drew Nelson of the Black Sox again blanks another opponent. The Eagles managed zero runs against Nelson while his team cruised to a huge victory.

Notable: Chris Feathers of the Knights shuts down the potent offensive attack of the, then, league leading Black Sox. Feathers gave up a mere two runs to a team that averaged almost 9 runs per game beforehand.

Week 8 Player & Pitcher of the Week
Player of the Week: Adam 'Blank' Robinson of the Rangers hits two home runs in one inning, collects 5 RBI's and a stolen base while going 3 for 4 in his teams rout of the Eagles.

Pitcher of the Week: Drew Nelson of the Black Sox 1 hits the Pythons and allows his team to cruise into a playoff clinching victory.

Week 7 Player & Pitcher of the Week
Player of the Week: Tom Medvitz-Warriors, 9RBI, 3 Runs, and 7 for his last 8 in two victories this week.

Pitcher of the Week: Matt Swetz-Ducks, brilliant performance in a close, complete game (loss) to the first place Black Sox.

Week 6 Player & Pitcher of the Week
Because of the abbreviated holiday weekend, Week 6 is considering statistics earned from June 27-July 10.

Player of the Week: Luke Demsey of the Black Sox almost single-handedly unseated the undefeated Warriors on the mound. Demsey gave up two hits (one of them an infield bunt) and one earned run on his way to a victory. Demsey also contributed at the plate with an RBI that ultimately was the game-winner.

Pitcher of the Week: The Ducks' Matt Swetz was impressive against the Pythons tossing a gem and quickly breezing through their hitters. Swetz accumulated 9 strikeouts and gave up a mere 3 hits on the day en route to his victory in a match pitted for revenge on the team who had beaten them just days before.

Notable: The Black Sox's Shane Kramer came up big in the most clutch of situations against the Rangers. Down by three runs in the top of the 7th inning, Kramer delivers a 2-out Grand Slam to sink the Rangers in dramatic fashion.

Week 4 Player & Pitcher of the Week
Gustavo Lopez of the Warriors earns Player of the Week honors in week 4 for his 2 for 2, 2 Home Run, 3 Run, 2 HBP's, 4 RBI effort against the Rangers.

Pitcher of the Week is a no-brainer this week as Jon Herniak of the Warriors tosses his team's first no-hitter in history against the Pythons (13 K's).

Week 5 Player & Pitcher of the Week
Player of the Week for Week 5 is an impressive outing put forth by the Pythons' catcher Dustin Winston. Winston went 5-5 against the Ducks with 3 1B's, a 2B, a 3B, 3 Runs Scored, a walk, 2 RBI's, and a stolen base.

Pitcher of the Week is awarded to Chris Hoover of the Insulright Gators in his impressive thwarting of the Black Sox offense. Hoover also led his team to victory by way of his bat at Moore Park Thursday night. Congratulations goes out to Chris on his performance.

Week 3 Player & Pitcher of the Week
Matt Slavonic of the Black Sox went 4 for 4 (a double short of the cycle) with 2 RBI's and 3 runs scored against the Rangers to earn himself Player of the Week honors.

Pitcher of the Week is awarded to Steve Heckman of the undefeated (unbelievable 2 ties) Warriors who compiled 15 strikeouts against the Knights.

Week 2 Player & Pitcher of the Week
Going 2 for 3 with a single, double, a walk, 3 RBI's, 3 runs and 3 stolen bases against Insulright, the Black Sox's Dan 'The Man' Stell is Week 2's player of the Week.

In his complete game effort against the Warriors, the Python's Ben Scott earns the Pitcher of the Week Award fanning 11 players and allowing only 5 hits to the potent offense of last year's Championship Runners-Up.

Week 1 Player & Pitcher of the Week
Week 1's Player of the Week goes to the Duck's Rob Swanger. Rob went 4 for 6 at the plate with a double, triple, walk, 4 RBI's, 4 runs, 2 steals and no errors in the playing field.

Pitcher of the Week was earned by the Ranger's Don Stetzer in his victory over the Ducks in Week 1.


Week 11 Player & Pitcher of the Week
Jason Witzberger of the Eagles collects a number of hits and leads his team into the playoffs with his magnificent eye at the plate (league leader in walks). Brit Hagan of the Rangers goes 9 for 13 over the weekend with a Home Run, 8 Singles, 2 Walks, 3 RBI's and 5 Stolen Bases. Jason and Brit share the final regular season Player of the Week Award.

Justin Slavicek of the Yankees strikes out the first 12 Black Sox of the game en route to a season-high 14 in five innings of work. His high velocity fastball earns him the Pitcher of the Week Award.

(Honorable Mentions: Don Stetzer-Rangers and Chris Bartell-Eagles both pitch one-hitters over the weekend)

Week 10 Player & Pitcher of the Week
Chris Bartell of the Eagles earns this week's award for his effort against the Warriors. Chris led the inning off with a home run and ultimately ended the affair with the Division leading Warriors with a walk-off Grand Slam.

Although he surrendured nine runs, Ian Dickman outlasted the Maulers in tossing a league record 157 pitches. His effort earns him yet another Pitcher of the Week Award.

Week 9 Player & Pitcher of the Week
Player of the Week: Matt Hixon-Ducks

Pitchers of the Week: Jeremy Sheehan & Nathan Smith-Rangers

Week 8 Player & Pitcher of the Week
A clutch performance by Shane Kramer of the Black Sox in a come-from-behind victory over the Ducks earns him the Player of the Week Award. Shane went 2-3 with 2 singles, a walk, a game tying run in the 7th, and a game winning RBI in the 8th on an infield single.

Luke Demsey of the Black Sox edged the Ducks' Ian Dickman for this week's Pitcher of the Week. Both pitchers fared amazingly well against two offensive teams, but Demsey's 13 strikeouts and only one walk and one earned run in 8 innings pitched solidified his nod for the award.

2004 LEAGUE LEADERS (as of August 7)
(minimum 25 Plate Appearances)
HOME RUNS: T.Medvitz-Warriors-5,Kenny Rayl-Black Sox-5; C.Bartell-Eagles-4; B.Hagan-Rangers,M.Klayko-Yankees,M.Slavonic-B.Sox,J.Torcasio-B.Sox-3
RBI'S: T.Medvitz-Warriors-22; M.Slavonic-B.Sox-14; C.Bartell-Eagles,B.Gwin-Ducks-13
STOLEN BASES: S.Heckman-Warriors-8; B.Hagan-Rangers,K.Rayl-B.Sox-6; R.Florian-Yankees,J.Emrock-Maulers-5

(minimum of 20 Innings Pitched)
ERA: Luke Demsey-Black Sox-2.00; S.Heckman-Warriors-2.75; Ian Dickman-Ducks-4.02
INNINGS PITCHED: Ian Dickman-Ducks-47; J.Jacobs-Maulers-37; L.Demsey-B.Sox-35; D.Stetzer-Rangers-32
STRIKEOUTS: Ian Dickman-Ducks-56; J.Jacobs-Maulers-47; L.Demsey-B.Sox-43; D.Stetzer-Rangers-38
WINS: L.Demsey-Black Sox,Ian Dickman-Ducks-5, B.Heintzelman-Warriors-4; 3 Tied with 3

Week 7 Player & Pitcher of the Week
Ryan Mori of the Black Sox and Ron Florian of the Yankees share this week's Player of the Week award. Mori went 2 for 2 with a single, double, 2 walks, 2 stolen bases, an RBI and scored 4 runs against the Eagles. Florian not only pitched a perfect inning, but also went went 2 for 2 at the plate with a single, double, 2 walks, a stolen base, 2 RBI's and 4 runs scored against the Pythons.

Luke Demsey of the Black Sox 2 hit the Eagles (Chris Bartell of the Eagles collected both hits) while striking out 7 in the affair.

A notable effort on the part of Sean Rayl of the Black Sox must be acknowledged as he saved a run and ended the game on a spectacular leaping grab of a line drive in the final inning against the Eagles.

Week 6 Player & Pitcher of the Week
This week's award was a difficult one to distribute because of tremendous offensive outputs by two teams in separate games. At the 2PM game in Ambridge, the Maulers plucked the defending champion Ducks 20-5 while the Warriors manhandled the Pythons 25-5 at the 5PM game. For the Maulers, Spinner Trynock went 4-4 with 2 doubles, 3 RBI's and 4 runs scored. The Warriors had two players deserving of the award: Tom Medvitz had a mind-boggling 7 RBI's in addition to his second Grand Slam of the season. Brandon Stein was a sniper at the plate shooting 5 bullet-like hits in as many at bats while scoring 3 runs.

Pitcher of the Week goes to the Black Sox' Luke Demsey. Luke struck out 8 Maulers, gave up a mere 2 hits and earned yet another victory on the year.

Week 4 Player & Pitcher of the Week
Reaching base safely every time at bat with 2 Home Runs, a single, a stolen base and 3 runs scored, Kenny Rayl of the Black Sox is the Player of the Week.

With 9 Strikeouts and only one walk, Brent Heintzelman of the Warriors was able to subdue the Black Sox league leading hitting attack and send the Sox to their first defeat of the season. His effort earns him the Pitcher of the Week Award.

Week 5 Player & Pitcher of the Week
Reaching base 3 of 4 times with a run and 2 Doubles on offense and some crisp and timely defensive plays, the Player of the Week goes to Adam Kress of the Yankees.

Pitcher of the Week goes to John Jacobs of the Maulers for his 9 inning effort against the first place Yankees. Jacobs was able to keep the power hitters in the park for most of the game and amassed 11 strikeouts before a ninth inning loss.

Week 3 Player & Pitcher of the Week
(Ducks vs. Black Sox is the only game of Week 3)

Steve Talpas of the Black Sox goes 1-1 with 3 walks, a Run, a clutch 2-RBI Double in the bottom of the 6th to put his team ahead for good, and a quick double play off of a line drive early on. This earns Steve the Player of the Game award for week 3.

Kenny Rayl pitched a hitless/scoreless 7th inning for the Black Sox. His two strikeouts kept the Ducks out of the hits/runs column and earned him the Pitcher of the Game and his first Save on the year.

Week 2 Player & Pitcher of the Week
Matt Slavonic of the Black Sox earns the Player of the Week honor going 3 for 3 with 2 HR's, a single, 5 RBI's and a stolen base in leading his team past the Rangers.

Ian Dickman continues to be masterful on the mound in 2004. His effort for the Ducks on Sunday included 7 K's, no earned runs, and only 4 hits in his second win in as many tries this season. Dickman earns his first Pitcher of the Week award to go along with last week's Player of the Week.

Week 1 Player & Pitcher of the Week
With his dominance of the Rangers stout lineup, pitcher Ian Dickman of the Ducks earns Player of the Week for his 2003 Championship Team. Dickman went 5 innings without giving up a single hit and earning his team's first win of the season.

14 Strikeouts in 5 innings of work earns Jason Baker of the Rangers the Pitcher of the Week award. Although Baker was tagged with the loss, his fastball was virtually unhittable for 4+ innings against the Ducks.


Week 10 Player & Pitcher of the Week
Dave Hays of the Piranhas is this week's player of the week with 2 Home Runs, a triple and 5 runs scored on the day.

Matt McKeon of the Stampeders wins the Pitcher of the Week award with his one-hitter versus the Ducks.

Week 9 Player & Pitcher of the Week
Week 9's hitter of the week is Grant Friedline of the Piranhas going 3 for 3 with a walk, 3 runs scored, a home run and 5 RBI's. A pitcher who did an outstanding job in a losing cause will get a nod in the Player of the Week board as he struck out 12 against the hard-hitting Stampeders. John Jacobs of the Maulers shares this week's award with Friedline.

Pitcher of the Week goes to Nate Baumgardner of the Stampeders for his effort in a one-hitter. Six innings of no-hit baseball and three magnificent defensive plays on the mound earns him yet another Pitcher of the Week award.

AVG: Arthropods-.332; Stampeders-.325; Piranhas-.303
Runs: Arthropods-70; Piranhas-64; Stampeders-58
Home Runs: Stampeders-18; Piranhas-11; Arthropods-10
Stolen Bases: Stampeders-33; Piranhas-28; Arthropods-16

ERA: Stampeders-4.30; Piranhas-5.06; Maulers-5.82
Strikeouts: Stampeders-87; Maulers-73; Piranhas-59
Hits Allowed: Piranhas-38; Ducks-45; Maulers-55

Monday, August 25
HITTING(at least 15 plate appearances):
Home Runs: K.Belden-ART,G.Lopez-PIR-5;K.Mettrick-STA,K.Rayl-STA,J.Oplinger-DUC-4
RBI's: K.Belden-ART-15;Lopez-PIR-13;K.Mettrick-STA-11
Batting Average: G.Lopez-PIR-.652;K.Mettrick-STA-.636;K.Belden-ART-.556;Mark White-ART-.550
Stolen Bases: Kenny Rayl-STA-14;Gustavo Lopez,Craig Boley-PIR-13

PITCHING(at least 9 Innings Pitched):
Wins: N.Baumgardner-STA,K.Gray-MAU-3;4 tied with 2
Strikeouts: Baumgardner-STA-47;Jacobs-MAU-40;Matt McKeon-STA-27
Innings Pitched: Baumgardner-STA-28;J.Jacobs-MAU-24; 2 tied with 19+
ERA(per 7 innings): N.Baumgardner-STA-1.50; K.Gray-MAU-3.62

Week 8 Player & Pitcher of the Week
Going 4 for 6 with 2 HR's, 2 singles and 3 RBI's, Terry Smith of the Stampeders is the Player of the Week. His effort at the plate, combined with his brilliant strategic coaching/managing of the timely comeback against the Arthropods secures his bid for this week's award.

In a combined effort to thwart the Arthropods latter inning offensive attack, Mike Whitaker and Kenny Rayl of the Stampeders are the Pitchers of the Week with only 1 Earned Run in the last 3 innings.

Week 7 Player & Pitcher of the Week
This week's player and pitcher of the week was a team nomination as the Arthropods used every player to neutralize the Ducks hitting attack and win their first NABA game. Congratulations Arthropods, you're all the players and pitchers of the week.

(Notes: Mark White of the Arthropods went 4-4 with 2 1B's, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 HR, 4 RBI's and an SB)

Team Belden, led by Adam Perez and his three hits, overcame an early deficit to beat the No-Shows and Late-Comers 6-2 in a rain-shortened 6-inning affair deemed as the Pittsburgh NABA 2003 All Star Game. Thank you to all who showed up and best of luck to you for the remainder of the season. The following are the statistics for the game.

Pitching: Win-J. Jacobs-Maulers -- 1ER, 1 Hit, 7K, 3BB
            Loss-D. Hays-Piranhas -- 6ER, 6H, 1K, 6BB (Keith Gray of the Maulers also pitched: 1 Batter-strikeout)

Hitting: Team Belden -- A. Park-2BB's,R; C. Sespico-2B,BB,2R; J. Jacobs- 2B,BB,2R; K. Belden-2 1B's,SAC Fly RBI; A. Perez-HR,1B,BB; M. White-1B,BB; Denham-0/3; J. Logue-Belden-0/2

The Other Team -- B. Heintzelman-1B,BB,R; J. Lesher-SB,R; D. Ryba-0/2; D. Hays-0/2; C. Boley-BB, 0/1; D. Julian-0/2; Emrock-0/2; Gray-0/1

Week 3 Player & Pitcher of the Week
With his quick offensive outburst to put his team ahead and his great glove in the field this weekend, Adam Perez of the Maulers is our Player of the Week. (2/3, 3 runs scored, 1 RBI, 1 Walk)

After careful deliberation, Steve Heckman of the Piranhas deserves this week's Pitcher of the Week award with his mastery of the once unbeaten Stampeders. (5 IP, 3 K's, 1 Earned Run, 2 Hits)

(Notes: Matt McKeon of the Stampeders led all pitchers with 8K's on the day as Obed Lewis of the Maulers collected the most RBI's at 3. Lance Stiver of the Arthropods scored 3 Runs and stole 2 bases)

Week 2 Player & Pitcher of the Week
(Since the Awards for Player/Pitcher of the Week were not given out during Week 1, there are 2 players for each award this week.)

Going 5 for 7 at the plate with 3 Home Runs, 7 RBI's, 6 Runs Scored, 2 Walks and 2 singles...and a timely, clutch steal of home to tie the game and send his team into extra innings*, Gustavo Lopez of the Piranhas is our Week 2 NABA Player of the Week. Also noteworthy...with his solid performance against the Piranhas in shutting down the league's highest run producers, Ducks Pitcher Ian Dickman receives Player of the Week honors for his ability to go 3 and 1/3 innings without giving up a hit and tallying 8 Strikeouts in an extra inning affair.

During the Maulers vs. Stampeders game this week, Jacobs of the Maulers and Baumgardner of the Stampeders each amassed 12 Strikeouts apiece while only giving up 4 hits alike. However, the pitching duel ended with the Stampeders on top 3-1. One pitch decided the outcome of this game and the difference between the two pitchers. However, both players earned Week 2's Pitcher of the Week honors.

* - denotes player gained totals in double-header (2 games)

Week 4 Player & Pitcher of the Week
Week 4's Player of the Week is Kevin Mettrick of the Stampeders. With yet another stolen base for the big man, 2 RBI's, 2 hits, a walk, a great glove and heads up hustle at first base, Mettrick made the decision a no-brainer.

With 13 Strike Outs*, One Earned Run, Two Hits, and Zero Walks in his Win over the Maulers, Nate Baumgardner of the Stampeders is this week's Pittsburgh NABA Pitcher of the Week. (*-Maulers 8th batter was not present and therefore a strike-out was marked for each appearance of the absent batter. There were 2 appearances by the 8 hitter this game)

Week 5 Player & Pitcher of the Week
In two games of a double-header, Jim Oplinger of the Ducks totaled 3 runs, 3 home runs, 7 RBI's and a walk to help his cause as Player of the Week for Week 5.

Going the distance in his game against the Stampeders, Arthropods pitcher/1st baseman Keith Belden had 6 strikeouts and scattered many ground balls to keep his team in the game for yet another week. Hanging in against the league's current best team, Belden is Pittsburgh NABA's Week 5 Pitcher of the Week.

Week 6 Player & Pitcher of the Week
A walk-off 3-run come from behind home run victory over the first place team pretty much seals the deal for Chris Gubala of the Maulers. He also scored another run after a walk and made an amazing all out diving catch in center field to rob the Stampeders of a sure run and double.

With another 10 strike outs and only 2 earned runs, Nate Baumgardner is again the Pitcher of the Week. Can anyone stop this guy?