Tuesday Night was a very special night at historical George Pawkavich Field in Worthington, Kittanning. It played host to the inaugural 7-8 year old coach-pitch championship.
The Blue Jays took on the Dodgers in what would turn out to be an instant classic. Blue Jays piled on early putting up 7 runs in just the first two innings. This one looked just about over before fans could even get to their seats. No one could have expected the comeback that was about to ensue. The Dodgers would end up scoring the final 6 runs of the game and even had a chance to win it with bases loaded and 1 out. But the stellar defense of the jays is what won them the hardware and brought home the championship.
Some star standouts for the Blue Jays were #34 Caden Andryka, who went 3 for 4 in the game with an impressive double into right field. Another youngster that showed up under the pressure was #100 Waylen Walker. Not only did he go 3 for 4 at the plate, but his glove saved a crucial run from scoring during the late innings.
The 1st place Blue Jays received individual championship trophies and one large trophy for the whole team. The champions consisted of the following young ball players, Charlie King, Urijah Shaffer, Waylon Walker, Hunter Ingram, Caden Andryka, Troy Fabian, Anderson Hooks (son of manager Chris Hooks), Tyler Duceour, and Carter Stewart. While the runner-up Dodgers received 2nd place medallions for their impressive season.
Both teams left with a smile knowing their efforts went well rewarded for a memorable season.
by KP Intern Nick Marofsky