Annual World Series Closes Out Fall Ball Season

After dropping the first game of the five game series, the Chimichagas team, led by player-coach Dan Collins, roared back to defeat the Toxic Bunnies in four games. The bunnies, under the leadership of Logan Lykens and Tommy Hazel, opened the series with an impressive 5-1 win. However, after that it was all Chimichagas, as they registered three straight victories by the scores of 19-5, 11-3, and 9-0.

Leading hitters for the champs were Will Myers (6 hits, 4 doubles, 4 RBIs), Dan Collins (5 RBIs, HR), and Jon Trimpey (4 hits, 6 runs). Marcus Luzier (4 RBIs, HR), and Cole Kephart (3 RBIs, HR, double) led the Toxic Bunnies offense.

Over 30 different players participated in this year’s World Series, which annually closes out the Fall Ball season.

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VFW Teener Fall Ball Teams Complete Successful Season

Over three dozen Clearfield Area School District students participated in the VFW Fall Ball program this year. Players were divided into two teams (grades 7-8 and grades 9-12), with each team playing a 19 game schedule.

The younger group enjoyed an outstanding season, compiling an impressive record of 14 wins, 3 losses and 2 ties. The older team, although hampered by several injuries, finished strong with a record of 6 wins, 6 losses, and 3 ties (4 additional games were played as part of the World Series).

Team rosters and coaching staff members are listed below:

Grade 7 and 8 Team

  • Nathan Barr
  • Ty Bender
  • Jeremy Bloom
  • Noah Bloom
  • Caleb Freeland
  • Keagan Hess
  • Hunter Hipps
  • Barrett Kline
  • Andrew Lopez
  • Allen Myers
  • Harrison Peacock
  • Caullin Reed
  • Trevor Wain
  • Cade Walker
  • Hayden Williams
  • Mason Yocum
  • Coaches: Chris Peacock, Aaron Williams, Ed Yeager, Sid Lansberry

Grades 9-12 Team:

  • Seth Bumbarger
  • Dan Collins
  • Tommy Hazel
  • Gavin Hrzic
  • Josh Kennedy
  • Porter Kling
  • Jeremy Learish
  • Logan Lykens
  • Marcus Luzier
  • Ethan McGinnis
  • Thane Morgan
  • Zane Morgan
  • Will Myers
  • Jake Pennington
  • Wyatt Porter
  • Dustin Reed
  • Gavin Starr
  • Jarrit Wagner
  • Coaches: Ed Yeager, Dave Learish, Sid Lansberry

The coaching staff would like to express sincere thanks to those parents who graciously volunteered their time to work in the concession stand this season. It was greatly appreciated!

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10th Annual Bison Baseball Alumni Weekend

The weekend began on Friday evening with a well-attended batting practice session, followed up with a social hour at the Rec Park. The weather cooperated nicely for that. However, the next morning brought heavy cloud cover and several hours of steady rain.

Despite the bad weather, over 30 former players showed up for the game. They patiently waited through a two hour rain delay before the skies finally cleared. After Clearfield’s newest professional player, Chad Zurat (Colorado Rockies organization) threw out the first pitch, the game got underway with 24 alumni actually participating. The Red Team battled the Black Team for six innings which ended in a 6-6 tie before being called by mutual agreement. Next years alumni weekend is scheduled for Sept 11th and 12th, 2015.

You can read the complete story over at GantDaily.com or check out the photo gallery already posted here.

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2014 Alumni Game Photos

2014 Bison Baseball Alumni Game Group Shot

The photos from the 10th Annual Bison Baseball Alumni Game are now available, have a look.

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10th Annual Bison Baseball Alumni Weekend Slated For Sept 12th and 13th

The annual alumni game is set for the weekend of September 12th (Fri) and 13th (Sat). The registration form is available here to download.

Schedule

  • Friday, 5:00 PM: Batting practice at Lawrence Township Rec Park
  • Friday, Social at Lawrence Township Rec Park immediately after BP
  • Saturday, 10:30 AM: Report to Lawrence Township Rec Park for caps, shirts, and team assignment
  • Saturday, 11:00 AM: Team pictures
  • Saturday, 11:15 AM: Homerun derby
  • Saturday, 12:05 PM: First pitch!
  • Saturday, 4:30 PM (Approx): Dinner time at the SOI Picnic Grounds (Spouses, girlfriends or companions welcome also)

Registration

Donation: $50 gets you a hat, shirt, food and drink Friday night and Saturday's dinner as well as membership in the Clearfield Baseball Association. If unable to attend, a donation of $25 will gain you membership in the Bison Baseball Alumni Association.

We need registration by Monday September 1st so hats and shirts can be ordered. Please download the registration form to print out and mail back.

For any questions or concerns, please contact one of the following:

  • Head Baseball Coach Sid Lansberry (814) 762-4512 (lansb@penn.com)
  • Asst. Coach Donnie Shimmel (814) 553-6146 (dshimmel@clearfield.org)
  • Jeff Kavelak (814) 765-5088 (jkavelak@clearfield.org)
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Bisons Pick Up Second Straight Win, 8-2 over Brookville

The Bison offense continued its run production with a 10 run outburst over the hosting Brookville Raiders. Sophomore pitcher Brandon Orsich picked up his first varsity win with a complete game, striking out eight batters and walking only one. Josh Sorbera and Curt Collins had two hits and two RBIs each, while Jon Janocko doubled in a run. Logan Puit and Erik Sellers also had run scoring hits.

The Bisons entertain Bald Eagle Area tomorrow at the Bison Sports Complex.

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Bisons Split With Penns Valley

In the completion of a game suspended from April 9th, Penns Valley scored a run in the bottom of the 14th inning to grasp a 4-3 victory. It was the 5th one-run loss by the Bisons this season. Thomas Summers was the losing pitcher. Cole Kephart had 3 hits in the game and Logan Puit added two.

In the regularly scheduled game, Summers pitched 6 strong innings leading the Bisons to an 8-3 win. Spencer Herrington had two hits and two RBIs, and Logan Puit again hit safely twice. Cole Kephart hit a solo homerun in the 6th inning and Jon Janocko drove in two runs.

The Bisons next travel to Brookville tomorrow.

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Bison Bats Come Alive in Win Over Bellefonte

Behind the pitching of Jon Janocko and Brandon Orsich, the Bisons broke into the win column by defeating the Red Raiders 11-5. Offensively the home team rapped 11 hits in their second best run production of the season. Curtis Collins and Spencer Herrington had two hits each, while Logan Puit drove in 3 runs. Cole Kephart and Collins scored 3 times each. Janocko picked up the win, while Orsich pitched the last two innings.

The Bisons are scheduled to play three more times this week. Bald Eagle comes to town on Tuesday while two away games are on tap, Thursday at Tyrone and Friday at Punxsutawney.

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Bisons Fall to Tyrone 3-2

Bison senior pitcher Devin Jones threw an outstanding game but fell victim to a 7th inning wind-blown homer by Tyrone’s Cy Focht in a 3-2 loss. The Bisons played excellent defense, turning 3 double plays, but the offense again left too many men on base. Erik Sellers and Jon Janocko drove in the Bison runs. Curtis Collins and Cole Kephart also had hits, with Sellers adding a double.

The Bisons next game is scheduled for Monday, April 28th, a home contest with the Red Raiders of Bellefonte.

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Bisons Lose Close One, 10-8

After fighting back with 5 runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie the score, the Bisons gave up two unearned runs in the seventh, losing to Huntindon, 10-8. The Bearcats breezed to an 8-3 lead before the home team came roaring back. Curtis Collins led the Bison offense with two hits and Logan Puit added a double. Sophomore hurler Brandon Orsich suffered the loss.

Next up for the Bisons is a visit from the BEA Eagles on Friday, April 25th.

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