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Tyrone Kiwanis Wins 2007 Area 4 VFW Teener League Championship

13 and 14-year-old Teener League Champs

Tyrone Kiwanis recently won the 2007 Area 4 VFW Teener League 13 and 14 year old championship. Pictured are (kneeling-left to right) Jeremy Miller, Trevor Jackson, Tanner Noll, Markus Wagner, Derrick Fisher, J.D. Dorminy, and Caleb Snyder. Standing (left to right) are Coach Jackson, Coach Dasher, Jeff Rawson, A.J. Welsh, Cody Dickson, John Kimberling, Kirby Lawrence, Derek Dasher, Korry Cowher, and Coach Rawson. Missing when photo was taken, James Russell. (Courtesy Photo)

Jeremy Miller pounded out another three hits, for the second game in a row, spearheading the Tyrone Kiwanis 13 and14-year-old Teener league baseball team to the 2007 Area 4 VFW baseball championship with a 12-3 victory over Bellwood Hoss’s at Drost Field on Tuesday night.
The Kiwanis team was down by a score of 3-1 through two innings of play before scoring six in the third and five in the fourth to cruise to a 12-3 win. J.D. Dorminy, Jeff Rawson, Markus Wagner and A.J. Welsh each had two hits a piece for Kiwanis in the deciding game of the championship series. Korry Cowher went the distance on the mound for Kiwanis scattering nine hits over seven innings while closing out his regular season pitching record at an impressive 9-1 standing
With the victory, the Kiwanis Team not only were crowned Area 4 VFW Champions, but also closed out their year with a 20-5 overall record and 12 consecutive victories. Head Coach, Mark Jackson had this to say about the season; “The boys worked very hard this year and really earned this Championship and I am very proud of them and their accomplishments.”
Jackson added, “In addition to the boy’s hard work and dedication, a big part of their success comes from the overall quality of the Tyrone VFW Baseball Program. Many thanks should go to Bob Clites, Charlie Kirkpatrick, Dave Brisbin, and a host of other volunteers who help make this program what it has become today. Over the past several years their have been a number of people who have joined forces with the fine men mentioned above to boost the support and quality of the program we now have in Tyrone. Over the past two years, we have had an area-wide fall baseball program that has included a number of professional instructors and even professional ball players.”
“I would also like to thank all of the parents along with my assistant coaches in Scott Rawson and Eric Dasher for their unending support of this team and Tyrone VFW Baseball”, Jackson concluded.
A number of players from both Tyrone teams have been selected for All-stars and will start regional playoffs next week.