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Tyrone Kiwanis takes second in Area 4 VFW Teener League

Over the past several weeks, the Kiwanis 13/14 year-old Teener League Team has won six more games in a row and finished the regular season with a 16-5 record. This earned them a 2nd Place finish in the AREA 4 VFW 13 & 14 Year-Old regular season standings (11 teams in total) and a bye in the first round of the playoffs. Their total win streak now stands at 8 in a row! Below is a game summary for each of the past six contests.
Saturday, June 16
The Kiwanis team faced off against Hollidaysburg Cross Roads team at Sunbrook Field. The Kiwanis team won by a score of 10-3. Caleb Snyder and Jeff Rawson each had two hits a piece in the 10 hit performance by the Kiwanis Team. The team scored eight of their runs in the second inning. James Russell was the winning pitcher for Kiwanis.
Monday, June 18
The Kiwanis team hosted the first place Pinecroft Fireman team from Bellwood. This game ended up being a very well played defensive game on both sides of the ball. The pitching was solid on both teams as well. Jeremy Miller, who is normally the starting catcher for Kiwanis, went the entire distance picking up the win in the bottom of the eighth inning by a score of 7-6. Miller scattered nine hits while striking out eight and giving up only one walk in this starting debut. Korry Cowher, Miller, and Derrick Dasher had two hits a piece for the Kiwanis Team, while Brian Leap had two hits for Pinecroft. The victory for Kiwanis was only the third loss of the season for Pinecroft and an emotional lift for the Tyrone squad.
Wednesday, June 20
The Kiwanis team traveled to Sunbrook Field in Duncansville to take on Phoenix Rehabilitation. Derrick Dasher had his pitching debut for the Kiwanis Team. The game was back and forth over the first four innings of play with Phoenix tying it up in the bottom of the 4th inning. Dasher scattered five hits while striking out three and allowing just one walk. In the top of the fifth inning, the Kiwanis team scored three more runs and never looked back from there. Korry Cowher came on in relief and went the rest of the way to pick up the pitching victory. In the top of the 6th inning, Jeremy Miller went yard with a grand slam home run over the center field fence to put the game away making the score of 12-5. Jeremy also had a double in the fifth inning. Nathan Pope was the top hitter for Phoenix Rehab going 4-for-4 with three doubles and a two run homer, but took the loss on the mound for the day.
Thursday, June 21
The Kiwanis team again traveled to Sunbrook field to take on Coldwell Banker Realty. With solid pitching, defense and timely hitting, the Kiwanis team came out with a five-inning 11-1 victory. Trevor Jackson went the distance on the mound for Kiwanis in a solid a 3 hit pitching performance. Caleb Snyder went 3-for-4 for Kiwanis including a triple. Jeff Rawson had a double as well plating two runs. The Cool Cats capitalized on Caldwell Banker walks and errors allowed to end the game early.
Saturday, June 23
The Kiwanis team returned to its home turf to face off with Leap & Associates in its final regular season contest of the year. James Russell, along with a solid defense behind him, earned the headline of the game pitching a complete game \\\”No Hitter\\\”. JD Dormany led the team in an excellent hitting display going 4-for-4 including a triple. Korry Cowher also added a triple for the cause. Kiwanis won the game by a score of 6-0. Tyler Hennessy took the loss for Leap & Associates.