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Philipsburg Little League Game on June 11

After a lengthy delay, the Philipsburg Little League was able to open play for area youngsters in June.  The Little League was originally scheduled to start its first games the day after Easter, April 13, but was postponed to June 8.

The Philipsburg Little League has 96 players on eight teams with 12 players to a team and two fields.  They are 9 – 12 year olds learning the basics of team baseball that play at either the Homer Maney Memorial field in Chester Hill or the Railroad Street Memorial Park and Ball Fields in Osceola Mills.  The Homer Maney field has lights to allow for twilight games.

Rob Massung is the League President in his second year at the helm.  “It is a lot different this year with the cancellations and rescheduling,” said Massung.  “Normally we would start in April with four teams and two games at the Chester Hill field and two teams playing each other in Osceola Mills Monday through Friday and on Sundays.  But, we had to condense the schedule.  So, we are now playing only seven weeks Monday through Friday and leaving Sunday for rainout makeup games,” Massung explained.  

With the fall football season practices starting in August, we know we will lose some kids so we needed to adjust the playing schedule.  There is also no concession stand for food and beverages for the families this year,” lamented Massang.

Hometown Sports covered a double header at Homer Maney Memorial Field, June 11, as Jones Insurance took on Blaise Alexander at 5:30 pm. and County National Bank faced off against JJ Powell in the nightcap.

The opening game saw Jones Insurance best Blaise Alexander 14 – 6.  Jake Lucas was the winning pitcher while Brady Jasper took the loss.  Lucas recorded 8 strike outs and Jasper with 4.  Despite the loss, Blaise Alexander out hit Jones by a tally of 7 hits to 5.  Ryan McClure led the way for Blaise Alexander going three for three with two triples and a single while Lucas Emigh chipped in with a double leading off the first inning.

Jones’s head coach, Joe DeSimone said it was his team’s third game already this year.  “The kids played well and are continuing to get better,” said DeSimone.

In the second game, County National Bank (CNB) bested JJ Powell 11 – 6 with 10 hits to 2. For CNB, Ryan Kolbe and Hank Hazelton led the way with three hits apiece including a triple for each. Kelby Rudy placed a double for JJ Powell. Ryan Kolbe was the winning pitcher with Parker Hemphill taking the loss.

CNB Coach Larry Kolbe said it was the second game of the young season for his team. On his team’s performance, Kolbe said “They did well. They were down early at one time 5 – 1 and fought back to win.”

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