Once upon a time, a good number of churches in Ellwood City had their own softball league. I was recently given an old stack of Ellwood City Ledgers by one of our followers to go through to see if anything stood out and buried in the sports section of one of the papers from the early 1990′s was a write up from all the previous days Church League Softball games. The following is a word for word reprint from the Tuesday, May 19th Ellwood City Ledger…
The Wileys had a field night on the Lillyville Church of God field Monday night.
Thad Wiley went 5-for-5 and Jay Wiley added a 5-for-6 game to a 25 hit attack as Assembly of God crushed Calvin UP-Bell Memorial 19-5, in Ellwood City Church Softball League action.
In other games, Mt. Jackson stopped First Church of God, 10-3, while St. Agatha turned away First United Methodist, 16-9.
While Thad and Jay Wiley were combining to go 10-for-11. Dave Lias doubled and singled twice, while Jeff Scott doubled and singled and Doug Peffer, Bob Tammaro and Dave Ialongo contributed two hits apiece.
Jay Wiley cracked two doubles along the way and notched the victory on the hill with nine strong innings of work.
For Calvin UP, Gary Jackson doubled and singled twice, while Dave Best homered and singled, Larry Turner singled three times and Dave Calve went 2-for-5. Turner lost the pitching decision to Wiley on the mound.
Score by innings: R H
Calvin 000 120 002 — 5 11
AOG 104 203 90x — 19 25
Mt. Jackson 10, Church of God 3
Gerry McDowell had a perfect 3-for-3 night at the plate, while Bob Jones stroked four hits and Jeff McDowell collected three hits for the winners. Jim Book added a three bagger for Mt. Jackson, which maintained an early 4-0 edge and never looked back.
McDowell picked up the win on the mound.
Score by innings: R
Mt.Jack. 202 041 010 — 10
First COG 000 001 101 – 3
St. Agatha 16, First UM 9
Chris Swick doubled and singled twice with a pair of RBI, while Don Buzard and Tom Keane cracked three hits. Mike Primerano doubled and singled twice with two RBI and Jim Buccelli smacked a pair of singles. Tom Aubel also chipped in a double for the victors.
For First United Methodist, Steve Kingston tripled and doubled and singled twice to go 4-for-4 with three RBI, while Pat Hennon doubled and singled with three RBI, and Ed Kingston and Bill Luca each singled twice and knocked in a run.
Joe Gillespie was the winning pitcher with three innings of relief of starter Tony Aniceti. Neil Foley mopped up for the final two innings. Mike Baker was the loser, in relief of Jack Sapp.
Score by innings: R H
St. Agat. 320 040 700 — 16 20
First UM 002 034 000 – 9 17
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