Southtowns Pride: Welcome



Top Row (left to right): Head Coach Chris Fritz, Jim LaPaglia, Alex Harvey, Jordan Schindler, Matt Shalloe, Justin Wisniewski, Assistant Coach Eric Harvey

Bottom Row (left to right): Bryan Solinski, Noah King, Matt O'Brien, Dylan Fritz, COnnor McMillan, Lucas Potter, Steven Mooney  





Tuesday, July 29
Overall - July a good month for The Pride

Pride had a rough tournament up in Lewiston at The Lancer Classic - our draw certainly didn't help - but we didn't help ourselves playing some sloppy baseball for the most part through out the weekend going 0-3 in seed play, and 1-1 in the playoff round.

Bounced back strong the following week, taking Orchard Park Thunder down 14-2, and then defeating New Era 9-4, and 1-0 in a double header. Nice second half of Boys of Summer, going 6-2 in the second half of our season - one of the strongest second halves in the league.

At the Summer Sizzler in Mill Creek, PA., The Pride took home some hardware finishing in 2nd place for the tournament, losing to Harbour Creek in the championship game - hands down the strongest team we've seen all year.

 Two tournaments left for our 2014 season - this upcoming weekend at The Southtowns Slugfest wood bat tournament in Evans, NY, and the following weekend at The Lou Gehrig Ironhorse tournament in Amherst, NY. Let's finish the season out strong - ROLL PRIDE.

Monday, June 30
HUGE win tonight - Pride defeat KC Curve 6-5

Couldn't be happier with the boys tonight - they hung in there and kept it close the whole game. They stayed patient until the time was there and Jordan Schindler came up HUGE with a bases clearing double to win the game.

TEAM baseball - everyone played a roll - Jim LaPaglia gutting out 5 innings in the heat on the mound, Steven Mooney playing part of set up man, and Jordan Schindler once again closing the game out on the hill. Kudos to Alex Harvey behind the plate tonight as well - it was HOT out there. Connor McMillan keeps his hot bat going being the only player on the roster with multiple hits tonight.

Baserunning and our up and down hitting is a little concerning - BUT - we've won 3 of our last 4 - lets keep it going gentleman. Lets get hot at the right point in the season - playoffs and tournaments.

 GREAT WIN GUYS - the rubber match with the Buffalo Wings next up on Saturday - lets take it!




Saturday, June 28
Pride split double header with the Buffalo Wings Saturday

Pride split the double header with the Buffalo Wings today, losing the opener 6-1, & winning the 2nd game 9-5. Once again, pitching staff did a great job, this time with Matt Shalloe throwing a solid 6 1/3 only allowing 2 earned runs in game 1. Justin Wisnewski threw 6 1/3 in game 2 allowing 3 earned runs over 6 innings. Jordan Schindler closed both games down. Bats were cold in game 1, with Prid...e only getting 4 hits but woke up in a big way with 14 hits in game 2.
Starting rotation of LaPaglia, Shalloe, and Wisniewski doing a great job on the mound keeping us in games - we hit like we did in game 2, a lot more wins on the way in second half of the season.
Lucas Potter leaves Monday for an experience of a life time on a three week trip to Australia....enjoy every minute of it Lucas!
We're down to 11 guys for awhile - let's keep our heads in every game and continue playing team baseball. Today evened our overall record to 10-10.
Next up, KC Curve on Monday night, LaPaglia on the hill to start - let's go PRIDE

Wednesday, June 25
Pride defeat Orchard Park 4-3 in a great ball game

After a long weekend where The Pride found itself losing 3 games to The Academy and WNY Prospects by a combined total of 4 runs - great rebound defeating The Orchard Park Thunder, a team in the top of the league, 4-3 Tuesday night at Lake Shore. Play of the game was a suicide squeeze bunt by Noah King scoring Alex Harvey from third base to take the lead 3-2 in the fourth. Justin Wisniewski broke out of his hitting slump in a big way in the 6th, opening the inning with a triple, before Steven Mooney got the RBI single. Jim LaPaglia had yet another strong night on the mound going 6 1/3 innings before Jordan Schindler came in for the save.
Great game boys. Evens our season record to 9-9 with a big double header Saturday vs. Buffalo Wings.
Lets get on a little roll - Boys of Summer games now half over - lets make the second half of the season stronger than the first.

Upcoming Games
Date Event Time Location
Fri 8/1 Baseball Southtowns Slugfest Wood Bat Tournament Day 2 TBA
Sat 8/2 Baseball Southtowns Slugfest Wood Bat Tournament Day 3 TBA
Sun 8/3 Baseball Southtowns Slugfest Wood Bat Tournament Day 4 TBA
Recent Games
Date Event Time Location
Fri 7/25 Baseball Summer Sizzler Tournament Day 1 TBA
Sat 7/26 Baseball Summer Sizzler Tournament Day 2 TBA
Sun 7/27 Baseball Summer Sizzler Tournament Day 3 TBA
Thu 7/31 Baseball Southtowns Slugfest Wood Bat Tournament Day 1 TBA