Keating's win 2006 Travel League

July 21, 2006

Lyons, PA

July 14 - 16, 2006
Lyons, Pa.
Keating's Fitness Center from Wilkes-Barre, Pa. has won the 2006 Championship of the Mid Atlantic Travel League. They completed the year in the Travel League with a 18-1 record. This is the 3rd consecutive year that Keating's has won the championship. Keating's had to win 3 games in a row on Sunday to accomplish this feat. In the championship game they defeated the Lancaster Merchants 9-1.
Keating's opened up the weekend with a Friday night doubleheader. In the first game Bill Hillhouse held off the S. Lebanon bats for a 3-2 victory. Hillhouse had 13 strike outs and no walks in his complete game win. 

Steve Sell paced Keating's going 1 for 2 with a 2 run 2nd inning triple and a run scored. Mark Smith had a double and a run scored. Mike Keating, Dave Martin, and Justin Stock all singled.

Mike Rohrer led S. Lebanon with a 2 for 3 effort, including a homer, a single, and a stolen base. Bob Wengert was 2 for 4 with a double, single, and an RBI. Jeremy Tracy who took the loss on the mound, had 7 strike outs and 1 walk.
In the 2nd game, Keating's lost to the KMV Rise 6-3. Ben Blonde picked up the win in relief, pitching the last 4 innings, allowing no runs while striking out 4 and walking none. Matt Daley led the offense for the Rise going 2 for 4 with 2 doubles, an RBI, and a run. Bart Fenstermacher was also 2 for 4 with 2 singles. John Hurst had a single and an RBI.

Offensively for Keating's, Mark Smith was 2 for 3 with a double, a single, and an RBI. Dave Martin went 2 for 3 with 2 singles and a stolen base. Frank Keating Jr., Bret McHenry, Steve Sell, and Justin Stock had a single each. Bill Hillhouse pitched 5 scoreless innings in relief striking out 7 and walking 1.
Keating's defeated the Pa. Power team 6-2 in a game that was halted for about 3 hours because of a tremendous downpour. The game was eventually finished after the rain was over. Greg Garrity was the starting and winning pitcher striking out 9 and walking 3 in the 7 inning affair. 

Mark Smith led Keating's 14 hit attack with a 2 for 2 effort. He had a home run, single, 3 RBI's, and a run. Frank Keating Jr., Dave Martin, and Steve Sell each had a double and single. Bret McHenry was 2 for 2 with 2 singles, an RBI, and a run. Greg Garrity, Steve Ray, Justin Stock, and Dave Stokes each had a single.

For the Power, Pagano was 2 for 3 with 2 singles. Giblin had a single and 2 RBI's.
Bill Hillhouse threw a 2 hit shutout as Keating's defeated Key A.C. 6-0. Hillhouse recorded 10 strike outs and no walks in the 5 inning game. 

Dave Stokes led the Keating offense going 2 for 3. He had a double, single, an RBI and scored a run. Dave Martin was also 2 for 3 with 2 singles, an RBI and a run. Greg Garrity, Steve Ray, Steve Sell, and Mark Smith all singled.

Casey was 1 for 2 with a single for Key A.C.
In the 1st game of the playoff portion of the weekend on Sunday, Keating's defeated Bob Hoffman's 10-0. In the 6 inning affair Dave Stokes pitched a perfect game. He finished the game with 14 strike outs. 

Leading the 13 hit attack for Keating's was Mike Keating, Dave Martin, Bret McHenry, Mark Smith and Justin Stock with 2 singles apiece. Kevin Smith blasted a 6th inning grand slam. Steve Ray and Steve Sell had a single each.
In the semi-final game Keating's defeated the KMV Rise 3-1 to advance to the championship game. Bill Hillhouse had 8 strike outs and 2 walks to record the complete game victory. 

Dave Martin paced Keating's offense going 2 for 2. He had a triple, single and scored a run. Greg Garrity was 2 for 4 with 2 singles and an RBI. Steve Ray had a double and a run. Bret McHenry, Justin Stock and Dave Stokes all singled.
For the Rise Matt Daley and Keith Hammerschmidt singled. Losing pitch Ben Blonde had 7 strike outs and 4 walks.
Keating's defeated the Lancaster Merchants in the 5 inning championship game 9-1. Greg Garrity toed the rubber for Keating's and came away with a 1 hitter. The only hit for Lancaster was a 3rd inning solo home run by Scott Fetterolf. Garrity had 10 strike outs while walking 3 batters.

Catcher Steve Sell led Keating's 10 hit attack with a 2 for 3 effort. He had a double, single, an RBI, and a run scored. Mike Keating was also 2 for 3 with 2 singles and 2 runs. Bret McHenry had an RBI triple and scored a run. Greg Garrity, Frank Keating Jr., Dave Martin, Steve Ray and Dave Stokes all singled.
Bill Hillhouse compilled a 3-0 record for the weekend. He pitched 24 innings, had 38 strike outs, 3 walks, and a 0.88 ERA. Greg Garrity had a 2-1 record, pitching 14 innings, had 22 strike outs, and 10 walks. Dave Stokes was 1-0, a perfect game.
Offensively for the Fitnessmen, shortstop Dave Martin had a tremendous 3 days. He was 12 for 19, .632 Avg, 1 triple, 1 double, 10 singles, scored 7 runs, .700 OBP, .789 SLG.
Mark Smith had a .444 Avg, a home run, 2 doubles, 5 singles, 6 RBI's, .619 OBP, .722 SLG.
Steve Sell batted .444 also with a triple, 2 doubles, 5 singles, .667 SLG.
Mike Keating had a .417 Avg, .500 OBP,
Steve Ray had a .357 Avg and 3 stolen bases; Bret McHenry: .350 Avg, triple, 6 singles, .571 OBP; Dave Stokes: .313 Avg; Justin Stock: .300 Avg, .538 OBP.
Keating's over-all season record is now 23-5. Their next action will be tomorrow in the Bob Walsh Memorial Classic in Allentown, Pa. They have a 9:00PM game vs. the Orillia Riversharks.
1st Game
South Lebanon-------------2--6--1
Keating's Fitness----------3--5--1
Tracey and Lutz
Hillhouse and Sell
----W.P. = Bill Hillhouse
----L.P. = Jeremy Tracey
2nd Game
Vogel, Blonde (4) and Oschle
Garrity, Hillhouse (3) and M. Smith
----W.P. = Ben Blonde
----L.P. = Greg Garrity
3rd Game
Keating's Fitness----------6--14--2
Pa. Power--------------------2---4--1
Garrity and Sell
Martin and Pagano
----W.P. = Greg Garrity
----L.P. = Martin
4th Game
Key A.C.----------0--2--2
Hillhouse and M. Smith
Simmeis and Dinger
----W.P. = Bill Hillhouse
----L.P. = John Simmeis
Quarter Finals
Bob Hoffman's---------------0----0---2
Keating's Fitness----------10--13--0
Devoe and S. Emerich
Stokes and Sell
----W.P. = Dave Stokes
----L.P. = Art Devoe
Hillhouse and M. Smith
Blonde and Oschle
----W.P. = Bill Hillhouse
----L.P. = Ben Blonde
Championship Game
Keating's Fitness----------0--4--5--0--X----9--10--0
McClune, Bauer (2) and Simes
Garrity and Sell
----W.P. = Greg Garrity
----L.P. = Jason McClune
Mike Fulton
Manager of Keating's Fitness Center