Several posts back I mentioned the intense battle to the county league baseball trophy was in full swing. After a drama filled first two games of the championship series the third game took an even bigger turn. One of the teams didn’t show. When I arrived at the field I was confused by folks already walking to their cars. Then I saw the empty dugout. It was disappointing for all the players involved to see the season end this way, but they still rose the trophy in the air to celebrate their title till next season.
Playoff games covered the county today as the spring sport season starts to wind down. I started out with a few innings at State College as they faced common foes Altoona.
I then jumped in the car and bolted to Bald Eagle Area as they took on Bellwood-Antis. I arrived in the knick of the time as the fast moving game was entering late innings and a close match up.
Bald Eagle pulled out the 6-5 win in the bottom of the 7th inning as Bryan Greene slammed a double that scored two runs.
Throughout the major league baseball season a Philipsburg-Osceola native was in our news regularly. When playoffs and the world series rolled around he appeared even more. Matt Adams was a staple hitter and player for the St. Louis Cardinals this season during their run to the World Series. Though the Cardinals didn’t come home with a win, Philipsburg residents still welcomed home one of their own with sirens, bells and excitement. The town held a mini parade for Adams today as he returned home for the off season and Cardinals red and white lined the streets.
It’s been spring for over a week, but it hasn’t felt like it. Cold and snowy days have delayed the start of high school spring sports, and the Penn State baseball and softball seasons. But today finally the sun peaked out, the snow has mostly melted and the ringing of a ball flying off the bat filled Medlar Filed. I enjoy baseball season, and it felt like I never left the photo well well I returned for this afternoons game.