Tyrone Baseball Goes 1-3 in First Week

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Last week Tyrone kicked off its baseball season with games versus Philipsburg, Juniata Valley, Central, and Bellwood. JV and Central are both defending District 6 champions for single and double A respectively, and PO and Bellwood both had winning seasons last season.

For such a tough beginning schedule Tyrone showed promise and a resolve that was clouded last season.

Against PO, Tyrone started off hot with three quick hits to score lead-off batter Gary Weaver. However, after the Eagles went up 1-0 they lost steam and couldn’t score the rest of the game.

The Eagles hit the ball hard but always to a defending player. On the diamond, Tyrone allowed 11 runs within 4 innings and lost by mercy rule.

Juniata Valley was a totally different game. Tyrone scored quickly again with runs from Gary Weaver and Alex Weaver going up 2-0. Next inning Tyrone scored two more runs and led 4-0.

After holding Juniata Valley scoreless through the third inning, Tyrone came in to hit with a purpose. Gary and Alex Weaver both advanced to the bases and Zack Soellner batted them in with a past ball and sac fly. With 2 outs and no one on, Anthony Politza came to the place looking to restart the Tyrone momentum. Politza continued the inning with a solo shot to left field, putting Tyrone up 7-0.

Zack Soellner kept up his spectacular pitching into the 5th inning holding Juniata Valley to only 2 runs.

Tyrone was boosted by multiple hits from Drew Hunter and Matt Brenneman.

Tyrone controlled the game but took their foot off the gas as they allowed JV back into the game.

The Eagles won the game 16-11 after a long two and half hour game.

Friday April 1st, the Eagles faced double A defending champ, Central. Coming into the game Tyrone knew they had a chance with a dip in Central talent this season.

On the diamond the game was back and forth each team only scoring four and three runs going into the 7th inning.

Again, Tyrone got multiple hits from Matt Brenneman and Zack Soellner.

However, in the top of the 7th inning Central was able to gain base runners (a hard task in this game against Tyrone pitcher Matt Brenneman) and scored both.

Tyrone was unable to counter Central’s production and lost the game 6-3.

Saturday Tyrone faced rival Bellwood on the baseball diamond. This game was a story of momentum as both teams went back and forth scoring and taking the lead.

Tyrone scored first like they have in past games, but allowed Bellwood to tie the game in the third inning.

Bellwood would soon take the lead before Tyrone would tie together several hits to regain the lead.

The game would be like this until the 7th inning when neither team could score tied at 11 runs each.

It took 9 innings to decide the game and in the top of the ninth Bellwood racked together 5 runs, most in an inning of the game, and Tyrone was only able to score one run by way of Gary Weaver before dropping the game 16-12.

Tyrone’s season will ease up this week as they face Huntington and Clearfield both respectable teams.

Stay tuned to the Eagle Eye social media for game updates and cancellations this wet spring.