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Stephens Tournament Championship Sunday Results









Montoursville             002      000      2-3-6   

Greece                                    104      313      12-14-1


Montoursville: Curtis Jacobson (L), Jason Cristini (4) and Marc Schoch
RBI – Chad Jacobson

Greece: Alex Volbergs (W) and Mike Bellucco
RBI – Nick Paternico 3, Andy Liddel 2, Mike Bellucco, Mike Stark

Greece rallied from a 2-1 deficit with four runs I the bottom of the third to cruise to a 12-2 win over Montoursville claim their first Joel Stephens Invitational Championship.

Alex Valsburgs was named the tournament MVP after throwing a complete game win. Nick Paternico drove in Greece’s first three runs while going 2-3 from the plate.

Montoursville, one of the best defensive teams in their first four tournament wins, committed six errors in the contest. Curtis Jacobson, who earned a save in the semi-final win over Bradford County, took the loss.




2007    Bradford County

2006    Montreal

2005    Syracuse

2004    Lamm Post

2003    Ferris-Goodridge

2002    Hornell

2001    Bellefonte

2000    Newburg

1999    Ferris-Goodridge


2008 Joel Stephens Tournament


All Tournament Team


Joel Stephens MVP Award

Alex Valbergs, Greece


Stan and Doc Heaps Sportsmanship Award

Montoursville Post 104


Randy Naylor Outstanding Outfielder Award

Willie Pantoja, Greece


Cliff Dobson Outstanding Infielder Award

Marc Schoch, Greece


Jeff Hunter Outstanding Pitcher Award

Matt Hummell, Brockville


Jeff Jones Outstanding Hitter Award

Mike Bellucco, Greece



All Tournament Team


From Horseheads, Mark Cicotti

From Big Flats, Pete Ferguson

From Brockville, Jerry Coleman

From Elmira Heights, Brian Ramich

From Bradford County, Shane Raupers

From Cherry Hill, Austin Ley

From Greece, Jordy Smola & Nick Paternico

From Montoursville, Matt Miller & Chad Jacobson


Stephen’s Semi-final One




Montoursville rallied scoring all four of its runs, including three with two outs, in the sixth innings to knock defending champion Bradford County in a Stephens semi-final at Kelly Field.

Montourville starter Chad Jacobson the first nine batters he faced before Bradford’s Shane Raupers led of the fourth inning with an infield hit and later moved to third before stealing home with two outs to score the game’s first run. Dakota Roof doubled later in the inning to drove in the game’s second run.

Bradford threatened to add another run in the fifth but Caleb Shelden doubled and was thrown out at the plate by right fielder Ethan Carey after a single by Raupers.

Chad Jacobson singled to led off the sixth inning for Montoursville and scored on a double by Matt Miller. With two outs, Eric Flood singled in Miller before Curtis Jacobson singled to drive in two runs.

Chad Jacobson got the win going the first five innigs allowing fouor hits while striking out six and walking one. He was relieved by younger brother Curtis Jacobson who picked up the save allowing three hits and striking out two over the final two innings.

Bradford closed the gap to 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI single before Jacobson  got Raupers to ground out to end the game.

Eric Wells took the loss giving up seven hits while striking out four over six innings.


Montoursville              000      040      0          4-7-0

Bradford County        000      200      1          3-7-2


Montoursville: Chad Jacobson (W), Curtis Jacobson (6) and Mark Schoch

2b – Curtis Jacobson, Matt Miller

RBI – Matt Miller, Eric Flood, Curtis Jacobson 2

Bradford County: Eric Wells (L), Mike Martin (7) and Caleb Skeldon

2b – Dakota Roof, Caleb Skeldon

RBI – Dakota Roof, Caleb Skelden



Stephens Semi-final Two



Greece capitalized on two Cherry Hill errors to plate four runs in the first inning and then held on for a 5-3 win in the Stephens semi-finals at Shaute Field on Sunday afternoon.

Greece scored four unearned runs in the first inning and held off a late rally from Cherry Hill, who plated two runs in the seventh and loaded the bases in each of the last two innings.

Jordy Smola went the distance to get the win for Greece while Nick Paternico led the team at the plate with two RBI.

Joe Miller was credited with the loss for Cherry Hill, who out-hit Greece 9-4 in the loss. Austin Ley had two doubles in the loss.


Greece             400      010      0          5-4-3

Cherry Hill      010      000      2          3-9-2

Greece (4-0): Jordy Smola (W) and Mike Bellucco

3B – Derek Twamley

RBI – Nick Paternico -2, Mike Stark

Cherry Hill (4-1): Joe Miller (L), Luke Peyton (7) and Shaune Collins

2B – Austin Ley -2, Jason Kelmer, Kevin Bordner

RBI – Kelmer, Bordner, Collins



Palmer Championship


Final Score – Brockville 17              Horseheads    11


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Palmer Semi-final One


Horseheads put four runs on the board in each of the first two innings and went on to defeat Big Flats 8-1 in the semi-finals of the Palmer Championship on Sunday morning.

Mark Cicotti earned the win for Horseheads after throwing the complete game. Ben Little led the team with a 3-4 appearance at the plate with two doubles, two runs and an RBI.

Mark Terwilliger was credited with the loss for Big Flats after being relieved in the second inning. Jess Kelly entered the game and held Horseheads scoreless for the final five innings.

John Morrison was 2-4 with a double and an RBI for Big Flats.


Horseheads                 440      000      0          8-11-4

Big Flats                      001      000      0          1-4-2


Horseheads (3-1): Mark Cicotti (W, 1-1) and Mike Graham

2B – Ben Little -2, Ernie Kirkwood

RBI – Mark Minotti -2, Graham, Little

Big Flats (2-2): Mark Terwilliger (L, 0-1), Jess Kelly (2) and Pete Ferguson

2B – John Morrison

RBI – Morrison




Palmer Semi-final Two



Brockville’s Nathan Slack hit a three run home run and added another RBI to lead Brockville to a 9-3 win over Elmira Heights in the semi-finals of the Palmer Championship on Sunday morning at Kelly Field.

Dillon Lowery was credited with the win on the mound.

David Clune had a towering solo homerun for Elmira Eights and recorded all three RBI. Brandon Masker was credited with the loss on the mound.

Elmira Heights            200      010      0          3-4-2

Brockville                    001      053      x          9-10-3


Elmira Heights (2-2): Brandon Masker (1-1) and Mike Lane

HR – David Clune (1)

RBI – David Clune -3

Brockville (3-1): Dillon Lowery (W, 1-0) and Criag Coupland

2B – Jerry Coleman                HR – Nathan Slack (1)

RBI – Slack -4, Coupland


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