The Phoenixville Area Positive Alternatives (PAPA) and Phoenixville Area Recreation Department (PARD) hosted their 10th annual Father's Day activities at Reservoir Park on Sunday, bringing with it the beginning of this season's youth basketball games.
Game one in the 10-and-under division saw the Electrician's Local Union 380 go up against My Daddy's Place, with the Electricians team taking the contest, 30-16. Carlas Rich was the high-scorer of the game, netting 16 points overall, including eight in the first quarter alone. Tyler Taney of My Daddy's Place made two three-pointers, but it was not enough to top the Electricians.
The second game of the afternoon featured Dominic's Auto Body going up against the New Century Bank team, also in the 10-and-under division. Jason Jetters, Clayton Mitchell and Jerry Mangan each put up four points to defeat Dominic's Auto Body in a close contest by a score of 17-14. Micheal Bowe scored six points in the first quarter for the Dominic's team.
The first game in the 13-and-under division had the Phoenixville Police Department team going up against M&H Transmission. Ryan Shea of the Phoenixville Police team netted eight field goals, scoring 16 points total, and Chris Saunders added 13, leading their team to a 40-37 win over M&H. Kahron Winston contributed nine points to M&H's effort.
Robert Ryan Catering, also of the 13-and-under division, matched up against No Escape, with No Escape taking the victory, 38-14. Rahman Carter-Bey led the way for No Escape, scoring 13 points in the first quarter. Tyler Mejasic of Robert Ryan Catering put in five points, making two field goals and a foul shot.
In the final game of the afternoon, Century 21 Alliance was matched up with Devlin-Rosmos-Kepp in the 16-and-under division. In a tight matchup, Century 21 Alliance defeated Devlin-Rosmos-Kepp, 43-40. Century 21's Jim Sands scored 12 points on four field goals and four foul shots. David Tyler added 11, and Micheal Howell for Century 21 and Zach Wise of Devlin-Rosmos-Kepp each added 10 for their respective sides.
SENIOR BABE RUTH
Aces come from behind
The Kimberton Aces staged a dramatic come-from-behind victory to defeat visiting Mohnton, 7-4, in a Ches-Mont Senior Babe Ruth contest on Saturday at "Doc" Kennedy Field in Phoenixville.
After each team was held scoreless in the first, Mohnton's Alex Patton reached on a base hit and scored on two Aces miscues on two back-to-back easy grounders for a 1-0 lead.
The Aces (6-3) took the lead in the bottom of the third when catcher Mike Auriemma lined a two-out, two strike single to center, driving in a pair of runs.
With the Aces leading 2-1 after three, Mohnton staged a two-run rally in the fourth on three walks and a double to take the 3-2 lead. In the fifth, Mohnton took a 4-2 lead on three walks and an error, but the Aces cut their deficit to a single run when, with one out, Auriemma connected for his third hit of the day, and another RBI.
The Aces staged their comeback in the bottom of the sixth, when with two outs and nobody on, Ryan Rogala worked a walk. Shannon Cooley reached first on a hit by pitch, and Andrew Skyrm loaded the bases by walking. Aaron Jones swung at a one-ball, two-strike pitch and lined it toward left. The shortstop knocked the ball down, but everyone was safe, as the tying run crossed the plate. With the score tied at 4-4 and the bases loaded with two outs, Glatz delivered the game-winning hit by crushing the first pitch he saw deep over the leftfielder's head. Cooley, Skyrm and Jones scored easily on the double by Glatz.
That was enough as Nick Wagner took the mound in the top of the seventh and preserved the 7-4 lead by striking out the side.
Wagner was credited with the win. Glatz and Auriemma led the Aces with three RBIs apiece. Auriemma had three hits while Jones, who scored three times, had two. Joey Domino took the loss for Mohnton. With the win, Kimberton remains in second place in the league.