Doin’ Dunmore: McGinty’s Wins Third Straight Dunmore Freedom League Title

 

Doin Dunmore McGinty team

Members of the McGinty team include, kneeling from left: Colin Maldonado, Charlie Terrery, Manager Tyler Chulvick, PJ Mandarano and Corey Sullivan. Standing, same order: Robert Donovan, Dan Capwell, Justin Magistro, Robert Seprish, Alex Terrery, Billy Keating, Zack Foley-McGinty, Mike Villa and Riley Sullivan.

By Steve Svetovich

McGinty’s won its third consecutive Dunmore Freedom League title with two wins over the Dunmore entry last month at West Scranton’s Battaglia Field.

Managed by Tyler Chulvick, McGinty’s played Honesdale in the semi finals, taking two of three games at Dunmore’s Sherwood Park last month.

McGinty’s finished the regular season with a 6-4 record as the number two playoff seed to first place Dunmore.

All regular season games were played at Dunmore’s Sherwood Park.

Members of the title team include the player-manager Tyler Chulvick, Charlie Terrery, P.J. Mandarano, Corey Sullivan, Robert Donovan, Dan Capwell, Justin Magistro, Robert Seprish, Alex Terrery, Billy Keating, Zack Foley-McGinty, Mike Villa, Riley Sullivan, Corey Rinaldi, and Colin Maldonato.

McGinty’s lost its first best-of-three playoff game, 8-4, at Dunmore’s Sherwood Park.

The team came back strong in game two with a 16-0 win over Honesdale at Sherwood Park.

Riley Sullivan hurled a five-inning shutout in the 16-0 win. He struck out three while allowing only one hit and one walk.

“It was a very efficient effort by Riley,” said manager Chulvick.

baseballZack Foley-McGinty had three hits, including a triple, in the win. Billy Keating had three hits, including two doubles. P.J. Mandarano and Dan Capwell both had two hits and three RBIs each.

“The team was fired up after that win,” said Chulvick.

McGinty’s then beat Honesdale, 8-5, at Sherwood Park to advance to the best-of-three championship against Dunmore.

Colin Maldonato had a seven-inning complete game win in the semi final contest. He struck out six while allowing only four hits and two earned runs.

Foley-McGinty continued his hot hitting with a 4-for-4 game and three RBIs. Keating hit in the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning.

P.J. Mandarano pitched a masterpiece shutting out Dunmore, 5-0, in the first game of the best-of-three finals at Battaglia Field. He struck out six and gave up only one hit and three walks in the seven-inning shutout.

Mike Villa and Alex Terrery had two hits each in the win. Justin Magistro drove in three runs with a double in the first inning to put the team ahead for good.

McGinty’s then came back from behind in game two to win the Dunmore Freedom League title, 13-9, over arch rival and number one seed Dunmore.

Sullivan picked up the win with excellent relief work.

“He did a really nice job,” said Chulvick.

Alex Terrery had two hits, including a double. Villa hit a double and triple. Magistro added two hits.

baseballDylan Svetovich led Dunmore with four hits. Anthony Duchnowski had two hits for Dunmore. Matt Fisch added a double for Dunmore who had a 10-2 regular season record.

Players on the McGinty’s team ranged from age 21 for P.J. Mandarano to age 59 for Charlie Terrery, the oldest player in the league.

“Charlie is a key member of the team,” said Chulvick. “He keeps us together. He serves a big role on the team. He keeps us out of trouble and focused. He keeps us unified as a team. He also gets some big hits for us. We expect him back next year too.”

Keating and Foley-McGinty led the team in hitting. Both had batting averages over .400. Alex Terrery and Magistro both hit over .350.

“A big key to this year’s team was adding P.J. Mandarano and Colin Maldonato as pitchers. They made the difference. It was great having them on our side.

“This was our third title in a row and it was my favorite of the three. It was the most difficult of the three.

“We came into the summer with great expectations, started slow, but then picked up as the year went on. The depth of our pitching staff is what helped us most win the title. Some of our starters got us some key complete games. And that was huge. It gives other pitchers a rest.

“We had to grind out a lot of wins. That is why this is my favorite of the three.”

McGinty’s Wins Second Straight Dunmore Freedom League Title

Athletes of Month

By Steve Svetovich

Finishing the season on a strong note, McGinty’s won its second straight Dunmore Freedom Baseball League title at Sherwood Park last month.

Managed by Tyler Chulvick, McGinty’s won four of its final five games, including three consecutive playoff wins, en route to an 8-5 record and second straight title.

A confident and aggressive group, McGinty’s beat Dunmore, 13-1, before taking two games from Varsity Pitt Stop, 4-2 and 7-4, at West Scranton’s Battaglia Field and then at Dunmore’s Sherwood Park, to earn the title.

Charlie Ehnot is president of the Dunmore Freedom League at Dunmore’s Sherwood Park.

Team members for McGinty’s include player-manager Chulvick, Dan Capwell, Alex Terrery, Bill Keating, James Cole, Robert Seprish, Zach Foley-McGinty, Tony Ricci, Justin Haddix, David Chromey, Corey Sullivan, Charlie Terrery and Riley Sullivan.

Charlie and Alex Terrery are father and son. Charlie Terrery is the oldest player in the league at 58. His son, a Penn State graduate, is 25.

David Chromey, who played baseball at the University of Scranton, won the first playoff game with a complete game and eight strikeouts.

A four run first inning and a pair of two run doubles by Capwell and Justin Magisero started a four run outburst in the first inning for McGinty’s. Chromey dominated with his pitching throughout the contest, surrendering only one run on a solo homer to Dunmore center fielder Dylan Svetovich in the final inning.

Haddix, who pitches for Marywood University, fired a complete game with seven strikeouts in the 4-2 playoff win over Varsity Pitt Stop at West Scranton’s Battaglia Field. Alex Terrery and Capwell both homered in the win.

Chromey pitched a complete game and struck out six to win, 7-4, in the championship clincher. McGinty’s was down 3-0 in the game, but came back to win. Bill Keating had the go ahead hit in the fifth inning.

“We struggled in the early part of the season,” said Chulvick. “We were 4-4, but won four of our last five games to win the title for a second straight year. We came on at the end and finished strong. It was exactly the same way we did it last year.

“We have a great group of guys here. They are fun to be around. They love to play the game and have fun doing it. And that’s what it is all about.

“I thought it was monumental the way we won the championship last year. But winning two in a row is awesome. It is just an awesome group of guys on the team.

“I have to say that Charlie Terrery keeps us all focused, motivated and especially in line. He help us play together as a team. He means as much to us from that stand

point as he does for his offensive contributions.

“And Charlie can still hit at 58. He is still out there competing with the younger guys. I would love to be out there someday playing at 58 like him.”

Alex Terrery led the team in homers with four and also batted over .400.

“It was quite a team effort,” said Chulvick. “Our team already can’t wait for next year to get started. We just love to play.”

McGinty’s resilient in capturing Dunmore Freedom League title

Athletes of the Month- Freedom League Champions

By Steve Svetovich

McGinty’s, managed by former Dunmore baseball player Tyler Chulvick, fought against the odds to earn the Dunmore Freedom League baseball title after entering the playoffs as the number four seed.

McGinty’s finished 5-5 during the regular season. The Dunmore Freedom League at Sherwood Park is run by Charlie Ehnot.

There were six teams in the Dunmore Freedom League this summer.

McGinty’s entered the playoffs as the number four seed against Prep.

McGinty’s beat Prep, 5-4, in extra innings. Robert Seprish pitched the first six innings and Dave Chromey, who plays for the University of Scranton, pitched the final three to gain the win in the nine-inning contest.

Danny Capwell, a West Scranton graduate and third baseman, singled to right to score Zach Foley-McGinty to win the game as McGinty’s advanced to play Dunmore, the number one seed at 9-2.

Alex Terrery, who played baseball for Dunmore and Penn State Worthington, fired a complete game while striking out 10 in a 6-3 win to upset Dunmore, coached by veteran Mark Simko. Tony Ricci, a Scranton Prep graduate, hit a double for McGinty’s in the win.

McGinty’s then entered the finals of the playoffs in a best of three series against a team called Best.

The finals were played at West Scranton’s Battaglia Field.

Riley Sullivan, who played baseball at Dunmore, hurled two shutouts in one day to defeat Best, 11-0 and 3-0. The first game went five innings with McGinty’s winning 11-0 due to the 10-run rule. Sullivan, with his rubber arm, pitched a complete game seven-inning shutout, 3-0, in the second contest as McGinty’s advanced.

Sullivan struck out 11 batters in each game. He walked only one batter in the two games combined while giving up only one hit in the first game and two hits in the second contest. He totaled 22 strikeouts while walking only one in the two wins.

“An amazing pitching performance all in one day,” said Chulvick, a player-manager.

Capwell, who coaches the West Scranton senior American Legion team, had two hits, including a two-run double in the first contest. Terrery, whose dad Charlie is also a key member of the team, had two hits. Justin Magistro also had two hits for McGinty’s.

McGinty’s scored the three runs on just four hits in the second contest. Capwell, who played baseball at Marywood University, hit a two-run single in the first and scored on a passed ball in the sixth.

And McGinty’s, a resilient club, became the 2016 Dunmore Freedom League champions.

“This is one of the most enjoyable teams I ever coached or played with,” said Chulvick, a senior at Keystone who also coaches junior high baseball at Old Forge High School.

“It is simply one of the most fun and enjoyable teams I was ever associated with.

“And personally, it was my first championship at any level. I had never won a championship before, so it was a great experience.

“Our team never wavered entering the playoffs as the number four seed and coming together as a team at the end to win a championship. It is absolutely incredible how we came together at the end and picked up big wins. It’s a great group of guys.”