Record Sports Time Capsule
10 YEARS AGO
June 18, 2003 (LINTON) —Linton scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out a 7-6 victory over Ellendale and earn a split of a doubleheader. Ellendale scored four times in the top of the seventh to take a 6-5 lead, but Nick Schuetz led off the bottom of the frame with a single, stole second, and came home on Kyle Carr’s single to tie the game. Carr moved to second on the throw home, and then stole third. With one out, Carr came home on a wild pitch for the game-winning run. Steven Weber picked up the victory for Linton, and Carr (3 RBI, 2 runs) and Ross Schiermeister (RBI, run) each had two hits for Linton. Ellendale won the opener, 5-3, to hand Linton its first loss (4-1) in Section 2.
30 YEARS AGO
June 22, 1983 (LINTON) —Linton scored 8 runs in the bottom of the first inning, and then cruised to a 16-5 victory over Braddock in five innings. Linton added a run in the second, four in the third, and three more in the fourth to open up a 16-2 cushion, before ending the game by 10-run rule in the top of the fifth. Tom Jahner allowed 5 unearned runs and just one hit while picking up the victory, and Jason Huber had three hits, while Bob Petrick and Alan Dewald netted two hits apiece for Linton.
50 YEARS AGO
June 23, 1963 (LINTON) —Dennis Pfeifer tossed a two-hitter, and Linton handed Zeeland its first loss in the Beaver ValleyAmateur Baseball League with a 5-0 shutout. Tom Schwartz had an RBI single, and Wayne Benz cranked a 3-run homer during a 4-run rally by Linton in the bottom of the second inning. The home team added another run in the bottom of the 8th when Pfeifer scored on Fred Pahl’s double. Pfeifer struck out 12 batters on his way to the victory, while Don Salwei allowed 5 runs on 10 hits with 9 strikeouts over eight innings while taking the loss for Zeeland. Salwei’s two singles were the only hits allowed by Pfeifer in nine innings of work.