The Ghost of Doug Ryba: Ducks 15, Piranhas 0 (3 inn.)

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Pittsburgh NABA legend, Dough Ryba, pictured above, was a member of the original Piranhas in 2003. Sponsored By Amica

South Oakland (1-0) defeated the expansion Piranhas (0-1) by a score of 15-0 in 3 innings last night in Spring Hill.

Ducks pitcher Brandon Blackstone (W, 1-0) pitched a complete game no-hitter. Two Piranhas reached via an error and a walk respectively.

The Ducks sent twelve batters to the plate in the first inning and scored six runs. They added five runs in the second, and four in the third, capped by TJ Morgan’s walk off, two-run single to right.

The commissioner stopped by, and gave us baseballs.

The win marks the ducks first shutout win since 2019, and the fourth no-hitter (Dickman (2), Tessier) in team history, be it abbreviated.

East Pittsburgh could have used Ryba’s bat in this one. Sounds like they were missing some guys, and should improve as the season goes on.

After blowing a seven run, third inning lead in Cranberry last opener, this was a much improved start.

We hit really well, and did a good job of staying patient at the plate. I don’t have the book in front of me, but if I recall correctly, Pulice, Rayl, and Morgan all had multi hit games. Pulice, Rayl, and Gwin hit doubles. Eleven different Ducks reached base at least once. I’ll link the box score when it’s updated, and make any corrections.

South Oakland will face the revamped South Side Eagles at Herschel Park, Sunday at 12 pm



I woke up still in my baseball uniform two states away, and it was January.

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Ducks 11 Warriors 1.

Ducks pitcher Brian Strom allowed one hit over five innings for the complete game victory, hitting two batters, walking one, and striking out two.

Twelve different Ducks reached safely or drove in a run.

Alex Riley went 3 for 3 with two doubles.

Mike Brandt went 2 for 3. He hit a double off the top of the wall in left, and  was nearly thrown out a second.


Ben Hartranft had two hits, but drove in zero runs, and pulled both hamstrings.

Lonnie the windmill Petril drove in a run when he hit into a 6-4-5-2 double play.

Garrett Moore was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, and was the second out in the above 6-4-5-2 double play.

South Oakland of the North Side (7-2) has won four straight.

First place will be on the line when the Ducks play the WOLFPACK! (6-2) next Wed. 8pm Springview Field.


Rebels Watch 2012!

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After an opening day shutout of the South Side Eagles, the Shaler Rebels have dropped two straight to fall to 1-2 on the season, good for fifth place in the A division, but only 1.5 games behind the first place Titans, who I think are also from the Shaler area.

We’re still awaiting word on who or what the Rebels are rebelling from.

Expect a bloodbath when Shaler takes on the Senators Wednesday night.

We still remember the help the Eagles gave us early last year, but South Oakland’s pick to win the A division is the Warriors depending on Craig Boley’s status.

Let’s make some fucking noise tomorrow morning.