Injuries and Frigid Temperatures Can’t Stop the Golden Eagles


Terry McCaulley

Freshman Landon Hamer

Philipsburg 6, Tyrone 2

The boys faced Philipsburg on Monday, April 25 for redemption. After facing a tough loss versus Bellwood over the weekend, the Eagles were desperate for a win.

Senior Aiden Coleman started on the mound looking to get revenge for their loss to Philipsburg earlier this season.

Coleman started out flawless allowing zero hits through two innings. Things were going well for the Eagles after they collected a couple of hits.

Coleman took the mound for the third inning looking to keep the momentum going. However, after striking the first batter out, Coleman, who just returned from an injury against Philipsburg earlier in the season, suddenly spiked a ball into the dirt against the next batter. He clutched his left arm and threw his glove down.

After a mound visit with Coleman and the coaches, he was pulled out of the game. Coleman reported feeling stress on his elbow, and with his injury from earlier in the season, he has no intentions of risking another.

After the injury, freshman Landon Hamer took the mound and finished the inning with no runs scored against him.

The Eagles kept racking a few hits but leaving guys on the bases with no runs.

The next inning, Hamer gave up two after an error. The Eagles continued to get guys on base, but nobody could hit them in.

The Eagles didn’t get any runs across until the sixth inning. They were down by one, and that sparked a little fight in them. As the Eagles took the field, Philipsburg started to rack more hits. On a relay play from the outfield to home, Senior Cortlynd Rhoades threw a perfect throw to the plate. Senior Luke Brooks, who was behind the plate, bobbled the ball and reached for it right in the path of the runner.

Brooks was hit at the plate, and Philipsburg got the run. Following the collision, Brooks and the Phillipsburg player exchanged words and after a minor altercation, Brooks was ejected by the umpire.

The Eagles allowed 3 more runs in the seventh inning with a final score of 6-2 and a loss.

With two of Tyrone’s main pitchers out on injuries, head Coach Kevin Soellner is running out of options.

Box Score

Tyrone (2): Walk 2b 410, Brooks c 300, Gampe 1b 312, Coleman p 100, Yingling rf 100, Light rf 100, Lehner 3b 302, Lang ss 301, Legars cf c 302, Hamer dh p 300, Rhoades lf 300. Totals: 28-2-7.

PO (6): Gustkey c 432, Coudriet 2b 300, White ss 400, Hahn 3b 311, Meersand p 301, Scaife dh 300, Massung 1b 200, DeSimone cf 310, B Hahn rf 311 Totals: 28-6-5.


P-O 000 201 3 — 6 5 1
Tyrone 000 002 0 — 2 7 4

Errors: Lang 3, Yingling; Coudriet.

WP: Meersand. LP: Hamer.

SO: Coleman 5, Hamer 5; Coudriet 3. BB: Coleman 0, Hamer 1; Meersand 0.

Tyrone 12, Penns Valley 2

Junior Zac LeGars took the mound against Penns Valley with temperatures reaching a high of only 40 degrees, but the real feel was around 30 degrees with fast winds.

Despite the cold, Tyrone’s bats were hot.

Tyrone started the game well by putting two runs up in the first inning.

LeGars was lights out on the mound the whole game only allowing two runs based on errors.

“I felt comfortable and confident for the first time in a while. Even though the temperatures were brutal I was able to keep focus and just throw strikes,” said LeGars.

The Golden Eagles crushed the ball tallying a season-high  17 hits with 39 total at-bats.

Senior Luke Brooks and Juniors Zac Legars and Ross Gampe each had 3 hits. Freshman Ashton Walk and senior Nick Lehner each collected 2 hits.

Tyrone finished the game strong with a final score of 12-2 taking the win.

Tyrone’s next appearance will be at the Curve stadium in the Curve Classic.