Keating's Results from 4th of July Classic

July 9, 2006

Allentown, PA

July 1 & 2, 2006
Allentown, Pa.
Keating's Fitness Center, from Wilkes-Barre, Pa., traveled down the turnpike to Allentown for the 4th of July Classic. Keating's recorded a 2-1 record in the round robin portion of the 8 team tournament then beat the KMV Rise 7-4 in the semi-final game before losing in the championship game 5-2 to South Lebanon.
Keating's opened the tournament by beating the Pa. Power 3-2 behind the strong pitching of Dave Stokes. With Keating's ahead 3-0 in the 7th, the Pa. Power scored 2 unearned runs with 2 outs before Stokes retired the last batter with runners on 1st and 3rd. Stokes struck out 7 and walked none in his complete game victory. 

Toby Ranck led the offense for Keating's with a 2 for 3 effort, including a double and single. Justin Stock was also 2 for 3 with 2 singles, a stolen base and a run. Greg Garrity, Dave Martin, Steve Ray, Steve Sell, and Mark Smith all singled.

For Pa. Power Greg Holtz and Bob Wicker had a double and single each. Chris Fagan doubled and Dave Giblin had a single.
In a real old time pitchers duel, Jermey Tracy and his South Lebanon team edged out Greg Garrity and Keating's Fitness Center 1-0. The only run of the game was scored in the 3rd inning on a RBI single by Mike Rohrer. 
Tracy pitched a 2 hitter while striking out 15 and walking 1. Rohrer was 2 for 3 with 2 singles and Justin Cevette was 1 for 2 with a single and a stolen base.

Garrity had 7 strike outs while walking 1 batter. Kevin Smith and Justin Stock had a single each. 

On offense Toby Ranck led the 12 hit attack by going 3 for 3 with 3 singles and an RBI and a run scored. Justin Stock was 2 for 3 including a double, single and a run scored. Greg Garrity went 2 for 3 with 2 singles and an RBI. Kevin Smith smashed a 3 run 5th inning home run. Dave Martin was 1 for 2 with a double, an RBI, and scored a run. Frank Keating Jr., Mike Keating, and Steve Sell all singled.

For the Patriots Chris Cope and Dave Fries had a single each.
In the semi-final game Keating's defeated the Rise 7-4. Bret McHenry led the 10 hit attack with a 3 for 4 effort. He had a double, 2 singles, had 3 RBI's and scored 3 runs. Frank Keating Jr. was 2 for 3 including 2 singles and 4 RBI's. Greg Garrity had a double and Dave Martin, Steve Sell, Mark Smith and Dave Stokes all singled.

Garrity picked up the complete game win on the mound. He allowed 2 earned runs, struck out 6 and walked one. 

For the Rise, John Hurst was 2 for 4 with 2 doubles. Steve Moore and John Stinner were both 2 for 3 with 2 singles.
Keating's committed 4 errors in the championship game allowing 4 unearned runs enroute to a 5-2 defeat at the hands of South Lebanon. Jeremy Tracy scattered 5 hits for Lebanon and had 4 strike outs and 1 walk to pick up the mound victory. Justin Cevette belted a 2nd inning solo homer and Paul Batt was 1 for 2 with a single and a stolen base.

For Keating's Kevin Smith blasted a 2 run 2nd inning hom run. Mike Keating and Mark Smith both had a double. Steve Sell and Justin Stock had a single each.
Dave Stokes had a 2-0 record for the week-end. He pitched 13.1 innings, allowed no earned runs, had 17 strike outs and walked 2 batters. Greg Garrity had a 1-2 record. He threw 17.2 innings, struck out 21, walked 5 and had a 1.63 ERA.
Keating's had a team batting average of .322 for the tournament. Outfielder Justin Stock paced the offense with a .462 average, 1 double, 5 singles, 2 stolen bases, 3 runs, .538 SLG.
Toby Ranck had a .455 average, 1 double, 4 singles, .545 OBP, ..545 SLG.
Bret McHenry batted .429, had a double, 2 singles, 3 runs, .571 SLG.
Steve Sell had a .333 average; Greg Garrity batted .333, had a double and 3 singles ; Dave Stokes had a .333 average and a .500 OBP.
Keating's over-all season record is 17-4. Their next action will be next weekend at Lyons in the Travel League. They have a doubleheader on Friday starting at 7:30PM vs. South Lebanon.
1st Game
Pa. Power--------------------2--9--0
Keating's Fitness----------3--9--1
Fogel, Rutt (6) and Pagomo
Stokes and Sell
----W.P. = Dave Stokes
----L.P. = Eric Fogel
2nd Game
Keating's Fitness----------0--2--0
S. Lebanon------------------1--4--0
Garrity and M. Smith
Tracey and Lutz
----W.P. = Jermey Tracey
----L.P. = Greg Garrity
3rd Game
T. Stinner and Laudenslager
Stokes and Sell
----W.P. = Dave Stokes
----L.P. = Tom Stinner
Semi-Final Game
Vogel and Simms
Garrity and Sell
----W.P. = Greg Garrity
----L.P. = Tom Vogel
Championship Game
Keating's Fitness----------0--2--0--0--0--0--0----2--5--4
S. Lebanon------------------0--2--0--1--2--0--X----5--4--0
Garrity, Stokes (5) and Sell
Tracey and Lutz
----W.P. = Jermey Tracey
----L.P. = Greg Garrity
Mike Fulton
Manager of Keating's Fitness Center
Dave Stokes scattered 3 hits as Keating's Fitness Center beat the Pates Petro Kings 9-1. Stokes didn't allow an earned run, while striking out 8 and walking 2.