Alumni Defeat Fall Ball in 15th Annual Alumni Baseball Game

Update: Photos from the game are now posted.

The 15th Annual Bison Baseball Alumni Game was held September 21st at the Lawrence Twp Rec Park. 44 former Bison players participated and/or contributed this year. Alumni and guests reported at 10:30 for registration and the distribution of shirts and caps. After group and individual photos were taken, the traditional homerun derby got underway. ‘94 grad Matt Peacock was the winner, setting a new record with 34 total points (6 homers). Tied for runner up honors were Adam Jury (’07) and Kevin Lykens (‘95), both with 23 total points.

The actual game began at Noon. A new tradition was started this year with the alumni challenging the Fall Ball team, made up of current and future Bison. 20 of the 44 alumni played in the 7 inning game, which was of course won by the “Old Guys”, 8-1. Leading the Alumni offense was Adam Jury with a three run homerun and a double, while Lucas Malloy (‘07) also homered and ‘71 grad Buck Danver had two hits and an RBI. Mike Norris (‘94) tripled, Chris Peacock (’91) doubled, and Brandon Billotte (‘98) single twice to add to the offense. For the Fall Ball team Kyle Elensky doubled and Elijah Quick drove in the only run with a single.

Following the game, these special awards were announced and presented by Coach Lansberry:

Most Valuable Players

  • Adam Jury (’07)
  • Buck Danver (‘71)

Golden Glove Awards

  • Andy Bloom (‘97)
  • Scott Collins (‘86)

The Alumni Committee—Jeff Kavelak (‘87), Donnie Shimmel (‘84), Chris Peacock (‘91), Brandon Billotte (‘98), Sid Lansberry (‘64)—would like to thank umpires Bill Bacharach and Frank Keenan, as well as all the alumni and sponsors who contributed.

Special thanks go out to the following sponsors:

  • Bender Automotive
  • Bob Boob’s Garage
  • Clearfield Dairy Queen
  • Pete Hess, 120 Pub and Grub