The varsity baseball team will play on Monday at Riverside High School in Elwood City. The game will start at 3:00. All tickets must be purchased electronically on the PIAA website. Good Luck Eagles!
Golden Eagles battled Monday afternoon in the District 6 Class 3A championship game against Philipsburg-Osceola at Sargent’s Stadium at the Point. Caiden Bonsell, Ross Gampe and Landon Postreich held the Mounties to just two hits, but an unearned run turned out to be the difference in a 1-0 loss.
TYRONE (0): LeGars cf 301, Walk ss 301, Gampe 1b-p-1b 200, Hamer c 201, N. Patterson cr 000, Coleman rf 300, B. McClure 3b 300, Lehner 2b 301, Bonsell p 000, C. McClure 1b 000, Postreich p 000, Oakes dh 301, J. Patterson pr 000, Miller lf 300. Totals — 25-0-5.
PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA (1): Gustkey c 200, DeSimone cf 200, Lamb ss 200, Wildman 3b 200, Prestash p-lf 300, Massung 1b 301, Harpster pr 000, Emigh rf-p 000, Knepp dh 300, Hahn lf-rf 210, McDonald 2b 201. Totals — 21-1-2.
SCORE BY INNINGS
Tyrone 000 000 0–0 5 1
Philipsburg-Osceola 001 000 X–1 2 0
E–Lehner. SB–Oakes, DeSimone. HBP–Hahn (by Bonsell).
Tyrone: Bonsell (L)–4IP, 1H, 4K, 2BB, 1HBP, 1R, 0ER, 56 pitches. Gampe–1/3IP, 0H, 1K, 0BB, 0R, 0ER, 5 pitches. Postreich–1 2/3IP, 1H, 0K, 2BB, 0R, 0ER, 25 pitches.
Philipsburg-Osceola: Prestash (W)–6IP, 5H, 4K, 2BB, 0R, 0ER, 96 pitches. Emigh (S)–1IP, 0H, 2K, 0BB, 0R, 0ER, 12 pitches.
Umpires: Scott Druckemiller (HP); Tim Plank (1B); Ed Parks (2B); Brett Hebert (3B).
Records: Tyrone (12-11); Philipsburg-Osceola (16-7).
The District Championship game between Tyrone’s Golden Eagles and Philipsburg-Osceola will take place Monday, May 29, at The Point Stadium in Johnstown at 4 PM. Good Luck Eagles!
By MICHAEL STONER Sports Writer for the Daily Herald
The Tyrone Golden Eagles have fully adopted the underdog mentality as they once again marched into enemy territory and upset a higher seed for the second straight game punching their ticket to the District Championship game while also securing a spot in the state playoffs.
Much like their matchup in the District Playoffs last year, Tyrone traveled to Forest Hills in a matchup where they were not favored and they once again upset the Rangers by a score of 3-2 to advance to the District 6 Championship game.
The Golden Eagles started off the game with a bang scoring two runs in the top of the first inning. After Zac Legars started off the game with a single back-to-back double by Ashton Walk and Ross Gampe gave Tyrone an early 2-0 lead.
After Forest Hills added a run in the bottom of the first inning Tyrone stretched the lead back to two again in the top of the third inning. Zac Legars continued his tear at the plate when he unleashed a solo homerun deep into left field giving Tyrone a 3-1 lead.
Most of the game outside the first inning was a pitcher’s duel started by Tyrone Senior Caiden Bonsell. Bonsell got the ball to start the game and did not disappoint as he commanded the Ranger hitters for the first four innings of the game only surrendering two hits on four runs.
Once Bonsell’s time on the mound game to an end Tyrone turned to fellow senior Ross Gampe who picked up right where Bonsell left off now allowing the Rangers hitters to pick up any momentum. Gampe only allowed one hit over the final three innings of the game, sending Tyrone on and the Rangers home Tyrone on and sending the Rangers home once again.
Although Forest Hills was able to get another run to cut the Golden Eagle’s lead to 3-2 that was all they would be able to do off the Eagle’s arms the rest of the way as Gampe closed the door on any comeback hope they had.
With the victory, Tyrone secured a spot in the District Championship game for the second time in three years. They will face a familiar foe Monday afternoon at The Point in Johnstown at 4 PM looking to capture the title and building even more momentum before moving on to the State Playoffs.
TYRONE (3): LeGars cf 322, Walk ss 311, Gampe 1b-p 201, C. McClure 1b 000, Hamer c 300, Coleman rf 300, Miller lf 300, B. McClure 3b 301, Lehner 2b 301, Bonsell p 000, J. Patterson dh 300. Totals – 26-3-6.
FOREST HILLS (2): Brody Roberts 2b-p 300, C. Williamson lf 411, B. Williamson c 201, Kreger 1b 200, Orris ss 300, Cornell 3b 301, Burda p 000, Bryce Roberts dh 200, Maul lf 300, Rearick cf 312. Totals – 25-2-5.
SCORE BY INNINGS
Tyrone 201 000 0–3-6-1
Forest Hills 100 010 0–2-5-0
E–B. McClure. 2B–Walk, Rearick. HR–LeGars. RBI–Walk, Gampe, LeGars, C. Williamson. SB–Gampe 2, Lehner, Rearick.
Tyrone: Bonsell 4+IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, 1BB, 1SO; Gampe (SV) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 0SO.
Forest Hills: Burda (L) 3IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 4SO; Brody Roberts 4IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 3SO.
Records: Tyrone (12-10); Forest Hills (19-2).
By DYLAN EWING Sports Writer
Tyrone took on the Westmont Hilltoppers in the first round of the District 6 playoffs on Friday in Johnstown. The game kicked off the playoffs for both teams, with the winner advancing on to play Forest Hills in the second round.
Tyrone knew what they wanted and came out to get it, scoring three in the top of first, not wasting any time. LeGars, Walk, and Gampe would all reach base, with only one out, and Junior AJ Coleman would drop down a bunt on a squeeze play, which would score LeGars from third.
Breakout Freshman Brandon McClure would slap a line drive single to the opposite field. The score would advance to 3-0.
The Hilltoppers weren’t ready to be done yet though, as they would collect two hits right away off of Landon Hamer, and it seemed as if this game would be high scoring, but Hamer would get out of it, and only one run would score.
Hamer would go four innings, striking out three, without allowing a walk. Ross Gampe would relieve in the 5th, and wouldn’t allow any earned runs, allowing one unearned run in the bottom of the 7th, and would strike out four.
Tyrone’s offense would capitalize on the mistakes and missed opportunities made by Westmont, scoring one run in the fifth, and scoring three in the 7th. Tyrone’s baserunning was huge, with four stolen bases on the day, one from Ashton Walk, two from Ross Gampe, and one from Ryan Light, who despite having a fractured wrist, pinch ran.
The biggest disparity during the game was the energy. Tyrone’s dugout would help pick their players up after an error or mistake, even to the point where players were losing their voices.
Westmont’s dugout, however, was unable to keep up, and would get sent home with their playoff hopes dashed.
But both teams knew this wasn’t the end of the road, with Westmont’s head coach Chris Delsignore saying, “We tasted defeat. Hopefully, it’s motivation to work a little harder. We expect to be back here next year. Maybe we can take another step forward”.
Tyrone’s head coach Kevin Soellner was proud of his team, but was only excited to hop into the next round saying, “Forest Hills is a solid team”. Tyrone travels to Forest Hills for round two on May 25th.
TYRONE (7): LeGars c 321, Walk ss 421, Gampe 1b-p 420, Hamer p-c 401, Coleman cf 302,
McClure 3b 401, Paterson dh 300, Lehner 3b 210, Miller 301. Totals–30-7-7.
WESTMONT HILLTOP (2): Hockenberry cf 311, Wesner 1b 301, Thomas dh 300, Burnheimer
rf-lf 200, Amaranto p-2b 200, Weir lf-rf 311, Gyure c 300 Rozich ss 301 Wilks 3b 301.
SCORE BY INNINGS
Tyrone 300 010 3 — 7 7 1
Westmont Hilltop 100 000 1 — 2 5 6
The varsity baseball team will play AT Forest Hills in the D6 semi-finals on Thursday, May 25th at 3:00 pm (this is a time change frm the original post).
Good Luck to the Golden Eagle Squad!
Jr High drops both
Michael Stoner for Daily Herald April 19, 2023
The Tyrone Golden Eagles completed the comeback Monday afternoon in their Mountain League battle with the Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers. After a slow start to the season, Tyrone looks to ride the momentum of Monday’s walk-off win throughout the second half of the season.
After falling behind early 2-0 in the first inning the Golden Eagles pitching staff froze the Hollidaysburg offense as they were as cold as it was outside for the rest of the game. The pitching duo of AJ Coleman and Landon Postreich shut down the Golden Tiger offense for 6 of the 7 innings.
Both offenses were held quiet for most of the game but the sophomore duo of Landon Hamer and Ashton Walk combined for four of Tyrone’s five hits and drove in all three of Tyrone’s runs, with Hamer driving in both the games tying run and winning run.
The Golden Tigers jumped out to an early 2-0 off AJ Coleman to start the game in the first inning still threatening to add more in the same inning but Coleman was about to get out of the rest of the inning unscathed which would hugely come into play down the final stretch of the game.
The game would remain 2-0 Hollidaysburg for the first 4.5 innings of the game as both pitchers seemed to send the opponent’s hitters back to the dugout almost as soon as they set foot in the batter’s box.
Both teams had opportunities to put runs across, but the Golden Eagles landed the next big blow when they got on the board scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning tying the game.
After Gayge Miller led off the inning with an infield fly that got carried around by the wind fell behind the pitcher’s mound and landed him on second base, Ashton Walk brought him around to score two batters later when he lined one of his two hits on the day into right field for an RBI single.
Walk would later come around to score another two batters later on a screaming ground ball single into right field off the bat of Landon Hamer, Hamer would tie the game for the Golden Eagles in the fifth and end up sending them home with a victory two innings later.
After a scoreless 6th inning for both teams, Tyrone went into the bottom of the final inning looking to win the game and make playing through the cold rainy day worth it. After a Gayge Miller walk to lead off the inning and a perfectly placed bunt single by Zac Legars, Hollidaysburg intentionally walked Ross Gampe to face Landon Hamer who already drove in a run for Tyrone earlier in the game.
With the bases loaded and one out Hamer smoked a single into right field for his second hit of the night bringing across Gayge Miller to score the winning run for the Golden Eagles.
Tyrone 3, Hollidaysburg 2
Tyrone (3): Legars cf 201, Walk ss 312, Gampe p 1b 300, Hamer c 402, Coleman c rf 300, Lehner 2b 200 , McClure 3b 300, Patterson rf 100, Postreich p 100, Miller lf 200 . Totals — 24-3-5.
Hollidaysburg (2): Bukosky ss p 310, Smith rf ss 412, Perry 1b 310, Karaheanes lf 400, Hileman cf 300, Rossman c 101, Banks 3b 400, Hockey 2b 300, Kesinger p 200 Totals — 27-2-4.
SCORE BY INNINGS
Tyrone 000 050 1–3 5 3
Hollidaysburg 200 000 0 — 2 4 1
E–Kesinger, Coleman Lehner, Walk. WP–Postreich . LP– Kratzer. SO– Coleman 1, Postreich 2, Kesinger 9, Krazter . BB–Kensinger 4, Postreich 1, Kratzer 2 Coleman 4.
Records: Tyrone (4-5); Hollidaysburg (5-4).
Tyrone’s Jr High squads dropped both games against Hollidaysburg; 15-2 and 16-3.
Jr High scores two victories against PO
Michael Stoner for Daily Herald April 15, 2023
The Tyrone Golden Eagles suffered back-to-back losses on Monday and Wednesday against Mountain League opponents. They lost 17-7 against the Philipsburg Mounties Monday afternoon and the Huntingdon Bearcats 7-2 on Wednesday.
The Golden Eagles found themselves behind early on Monday, the Mounties jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning. The Mounties wouldn’t stop there as the Golden Eagles found themselves behind 10-0 going into the bottom of the fourth inning with the 10-run rule looming if they failed to score.
Tyrone was able to get their first run aboard in the bottom of the fourth inning when an Ashton Walk single up the middle allowed Kendall Lehner to come around from second for their first run. PO would immediately add another run in the top of the 5th inning once again threatening to end the game early if Tyrone did not respond in the bottom of the inning.
Tyrone was able to add three runs in both the bottom of the 5th and 6th innings on RBI hits by Zach Legars, Ryan Seeger, and Landon Hamer, but the Golden Eagles’ late comeback push was not enough as PO slammed the door shut putting up six runs in the top of the 7th inning to secure the victory.
In their second game of the week, the Golden Eagles’ luck remained the same as the Huntingdon Bearcats defeated them by a score of 7-2. Tyrone was playing catch up the whole game and was unable to overcome the Bearcats leading to the loss.
Huntingdon jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning but that lead was quickly cut in half by Tyrone in the top of the second inning as back-to-back singles off the bats of Ryan Light and Landon Hamer led to Joshua Patterson who was running for Hamer to come across to score on a passed ball.
Huntingdon instantly responded as they scored three more runs in the 3rd and 4th innings, with Tyrone training 5-1 at the halfway mark of this Mountain League matchup.
Tyrone once again got themselves within striking distance in the top of the fifth inning when Ross Gampe lined a double down the left-field line and brought Ashton Walk around to score, cutting the Bearcat lead to 5-2.
Right when Tyrone got back to within reach Huntingdon put up another two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning going up five runs which is all they would end up needing to secure the victory.
Tyrone after losing these back-to-back games will look to rebound Friday when they will take on Bishop Guilfoyle in the first round of the Curve Classic Friday afternoon.
Huntingdon 7, Tyrone 2
Tyrone (2): Walk dh 411, Coleman cf rf 400, Gampe ss 302, Legars c p cf 401, Hamer p c 302, Light lf 401, Patterson rf 200, Lehner 2b 201, McClure 3b 200 . Totals — 28-2-8. Huntingdon (7): Mykut cf 312, Foster 2b lf 312, Marshall c 412, Steele p 2b 300, Hack ss 300, G Woodward 1b 401, B Woodward 3b 321, Wallen rf 311, Sheffield lf p 210 Totals — 28-7-9.
SCORE BY INNINGS
Tyrone 010 010 0 – 2 8 3 Huntingdon 201 220 x – 7 6 3 E–Gampe 1, McClure 2. WP–Steele LP– Hamer. SO– Hamer 3, Legars 0, Bonsell 1, Steele 0, Miller 2, BB–Hamer 1, Legars 1, Bonsell 0, Steele 5, Miller 0. Records: Tyrone (2-4); Huntingdon (3-5).
PO 17, Tyrone 7
Tyrone (2) Walk 2b 312, Coleman p rf 422, Legars cf 323, Hamer c 312 McClure 3b 400, Light lf 401, Ewing 1b 200, Seager 1b 101, Lehner dh 211, Oakes ph 101, Miller cf 200 Totals — 30-7-13.
PO (6): Gustkey c 322, DeSimone cf 633, Wildman ss 525, Ivicic ss 110, Lamb 3b 411, Prestash lf 403, Emigh rf 421, Massung 1b 320, Scaife 1b 210, Hahn dh 432, McDonald 2b 311, Minarchick 2b 100 Totals — 40-17-19 . SCORE BY INNINGS
PO 313 310 6 – 17 19 2 Tyrone 000 133 0 – 7 13 6 E–Bonsell, Legars 2, Miller 2, Postreich, Wildman, Emigh Records: Tyrone (2-3); PO (4-2).
Jr High scored two victories over Philipsburg in Monday’s game. A-Team won 16-2 with Wyatt Kustenbauder pitching a full game and hitting a three run homer. Drew Irons added two homeruns. The B-Team held on to a 6-4 lead to secure he second victory of the night.
Michael Stoner for Daily Herald April 14, 2023
The Tyrone Golden Eagles returned to the Curve Classic Friday afternoon looking to repeat their success the past two seasons, including a victory in 2021 and a second-place finish last season.
Tyrone started their journey back to the championship with their first game against 7-1 Bishop Guilfoyle in a game where the Golden Eagles were heavy underdogs. Tyrone looked to his ace to take the mound giving the ball to senior Ross Gampe. Combined with a gritty offensive game from the Golden Eagles and a masterclass performance on the mound from Gampe Tyrone was able to complete the upset defeating the Marauders 6-5 to advance to the semifinals.
Gampe got the ball to start the game and only put it down once it was finished. Although the Marauders collected 10 hits off of Gampe he was able to get out of the tough situations while striking out five batters on the way to the win.
After falling behind 2-0 in the top of the first inning Tyrone was able to tie the game back up in the bottom of the frame a passed ball that brought AJ Coleman around to score and a heads-up baserunning play by Landon Hamer tied the game right back up.
After falling behind again by one run in the top of the third inning Tyrone trailed 3-2. The Golden Eagles put up four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning that ended up securing the victory. Patience at the plate and an RBI single by Zac Legars led to the breakout inning, the Golden Eagles winning.
BG was able to score two runs in the top of the 7th inning but Gampe ultimately slammed the door close sending Tyrone to the second round for a rematch of last years district playoffs with the Forest Hills Rangers
After their comeback win against BG in the first round Tyrone faced a matchup with a recent opponent. The Forest Hills Rangers who Tyrone upset last season in the district playoffs. The Game was a lockdown pitchers duel for the first five innings of the game but ultimately the Rangers came out on top with a 6-3 victory.
On the heels of Gampe’s performance in the first round fellow senior Caiden Bonsell took the mound and delivered his best outing of the season pitching five innings while only allowing two hits while striking out two hitters.
The first five innings of this game went by in the blink of an eye as both teams only accumulated two hits over those innings until the top of the sixth inning where the Golden Eagles broke the scoreless tie scoring three runs and looking to advance to Saturday mornings championship.
After Owen Oakes and Gayge Millers reached base to start the inning Tyrone scored their first run of the game on a base hit off the bat of AJ Coleman that allowed the speedy Miller to beat out the throw to home, giving Tyrone a 1-0 lead.
Tyrone extended their lead the very next at-bat when Ross Gampe lined a base hit past the outstretched arm of the shortstop that brought Ashton Walk around to score the game’s second run extending Tyrone’s lead to 2-0.
Tyrone was able to score a third run in the inning when an error by the Ranger shortstop allowed Coleman to come around to score, giving Tyrone a 3-0 lead with only 1.5 innings remaining.
Unfortunately, the Rangers bounced back with six runs of their own in the bottom of the same inning taking a 6-3 lead heading into the final frame. Tyrone was unable to score the three runs they needed to extend the game.
After going 1-1 in their third trip to the Curve Classic they look to bounce back Monday afternoon when they take on the Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers in another Mountain League Matchup.
e 6, Bishop Guilfoyle 5
Tyrone (6) Walk 2b 301, Coleman cf 210, Gampe p 300, Hamer c 221, Legars ss 111, Lehner dh 110, Light lf 200, McClure 3b 200, Miller cf 311 Totals — 19-6-4. BG (5): Rother ss 412, Dombrosky 2b 3b 422, Negola cf 412, Sell 1b 400, Beauchamp p 2b 401, Wyandt c 200, Dixon ph 100, Hagg 3b p 300, Williams 3b p 301, Gates lf 312 Totals –32-5-10 .
SCORE BY INNINGS
Tyrone 200 400 0 – 6 4 2 BG 210 000 2 – 5 10 1 E–Beauchamp, Hamer, Walk, WP Gampe, LP Beauchamp Records: Tyrone (3-4); BG (7-2).
Forest Hills 6, Tyrone 3
Tyrone (3) Walk ss 410, Coleman rf cf 310, Gampe 1b 301, Hamer c 301, Legars cf p 300, Lehner 2b 301, Bonsell p 200, Light lf 100, Oakes dh 300, Miller lf rf 211, Totals: 27-3-5. Forest Hills (6) Roberts 2b 402, Rearick cf 410, B. Williamson c 311, Kreger 1b 312, Orris ss 311, C Williamson p 300, Roberts dh 212, Maul rf 301 Totals: 28–6-10
Score by Innings
Tyrone 000 003 0 – 3 5 1 Forest Hills 000 006 x – 6 10 2 E: Walk, Orris, C Williamson WP: R ichardson LP: Legars
JV continue winning streak
By MICHAEL STONER Sports Writer for Tyrone Daily Herald
The Tyrone Golden Eagles fell at the hands of Penns Valley Thursday afternoon by a score of 2-1. After the offensive explosion on Wednesday Tyrone found themselves in a defensive pitchers duel that ultimately found them on the losing side.
Tyrone turned to Ross Gampe to take the mound and he was as dominant as usual as he breezed through the first five innings of the game only allowing three hits, one run while striking out two batters. The Penns Valley lineup was unable to muster much offensive off of Gampe struggling to get the offense moving just like most of the other teams tasked with facing Gampe.
The Tyrone offense was held quiet for most of the game as their lone run came in the first inning after a leadoff single by Ashton Walk was later followed up by a line drive single into left field off the bat of Ross Gampe brought Walk around to score from second.
Tyrone would hold their 1-0 lead into the fifth inning until back to back singles led to a run when a pitch sneaked past Landon Hamer allowing the tying run to come across the plate.
Both teams had their chances to take the lead late in the game but it was the Rams who pushed the winning run across in the bottom of the 7th inning when they got the run they needed on a base hit up the middle with the bases loaded handing Tyrone their second loss of the season.
With the loss Tyrone falls to 2-2 on the season. They will take the field again looking to push their record back above .500 again when one of their Mountain League rivals the Philipsburg Mounties come to Tyrone.
Penns Valley 2, Tyrone 1
Tyrone (1): Walk 2b 312,Coleman , Coleman rf 200, N Patterson rf 100 Gampe p 1b 301, Legars ss 300,Hamer c 301, McClure 3b 301, Light lf 300 , J Patterson dh 100, Miller cf 200 . Totals — 26-1-5.
Penns Valley (2): Houser 2b 310, Brooks cf 301, Brodzina p 311, Meyer ss 301, Keith c 301, Stover 1b 300, Greene lf 200, Brungart rf 300, Gillespie 3b 300 Totals — 25-2-4.
SCORE BY INNINGS
Tyrone 100 000 0–1 5 3
Penns Valley 000 010 1–2 4 1
WP–Brodzina. LP– Bonsell
Records: Tyrone (2-2); Penns Valley (3-3).
Penns Valley couldn’t hold back the Golden Eagle Junior Varsity squad from claiming their most recent victory. Tyrone’s bats continued to make contact as they outscored the Hornets 13 to 4. Kendall Lehner, Steven Buck, and Connor McClure all pulled in three hits. Owen Oakes and Eli Woomer each added two. Coach Marvin Murray commented, “Once again good pitching and defense helped win the game with timely hitting and aggressive base running.” Ninth grader Eli Woomer got the win with Connor McClure closing the game.