Tickets for the DICK’S Sporting Goods USHL Fall Classic are on sale now, it was announced today by the USHL and Pittsburgh Penguins. The Fall Classic will be dicks open tickets held at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry Township, PA from September 23-27.
Tickets are required for all USHL and youth games throughout the Fall Classic. The presale ends at midnight on September 20, and all other tickets may be purchased at the event. Tickets may be purchased here.
The Fall Classic is returning to the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex for the fifth season and will feature all 16 USHL teams playing a pair of regular season games to open the 2021-22 regular season. In addition, 86 of the top 14U, 15U, 16U and 18U youth teams from across the United States will participate in an invitational tournament.
There will be several local players competing at this year’s Fall Classic, including Dubuque’s Shawn O’Donnell (Pittsburgh) and Austin Oravetz (Canonsburg), Cedar Rapids’ Andrew Pichora (Bethel Park), Green Bay’s Alex Servagno (Gibsonia), Lincoln’s Carter Schade (Mars), Sioux Falls’ Evan Konyen (Mars), Team USA’s Logan Cooley (West Mifflin), and Tri-City’s Dane Dowiak (Wexford).
Previous Fall Classics at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex have featured current NHLers Jack Hughes, Cole Caufield, Spencer Knight and Trevor Zegras.
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Wildcats Punch Tourney Ticket, Take Scanlon Title
WILMINGTON — Heading into the 19th annual Dick Scanlon Memorial Tournament, the host Wilmington High baseball team needed to win both games and take home the trophy in order to qualify for the state tournament with 10 wins.
With their backs against the wall, the seniors delivered.
On Saturday, Tournament MVP Jack Toomey tossed a complete game shu-out to put the ‘Cats into Sunday’s championship game against North Middlesex. Fellow senior Joey Dynan got the call and dominated, giving up one earned run over six-plus innings, while striking out 12, as the ‘Cats to roll to a 7-1 victory and finished the regular season with a 10-10 record, after starting out 2-4.
“This is so huge and we’re all so pumped (to get into the state tournament),” said Dynan, who gave up one earned run on three hits and walked three. “We knew coming in here that if we lost, most likely our season would be over as it didn’t look like we would be in the top 32 teams. We wanted 10 wins at the start of the season and we got it on the very last game.”
Dynan was able to relax as his teammates scored five runs between the second and third innings. In the second, Brian Curdo drove in the first run on a RBI groundout before Michael Monteforte hit a fastball to right-center field to score Austin Harper with what proved to be the game-winning run.
In the third, Ayden Balter reached on a RBI fielder’s choice and senior Nate Packer delivered a two-run double to open things up.
Toomey added an RBI double in the fifth and Jacob Roque delivered a sacrifice fly in the sixth to close out the scoring.
Dynan escaped trouble in the second and then gave up just two base runners over the next four innings. North Middlesex did get on the board in the seventh as Mason Livezey drove in a run with a fielder’s choice groundout.
The Patriots managed just five hits in the game with Andrew Murray leading the way with two hits and a walk.
“(Dynan) simply overpowered and dominated us,” said NM head coach Jim Beauregard. “With this being our last game, we wanted to make sure that everybody got into the game and we were able to accomplish that.
“Overall, it was a fun weekend for us. We got out of it not quite what we wanted, but at the end of the day this was a good experience.”
North Middlesex finishes the season with an 8-12 record.
“Last year, we played a relatively easy schedule and we got into the district tournament,” said Beauregard. “This year, we deliberately ramped it up a bit but we fell a little bit short. At the end of the day, I thought we got better. That’s the most important thing is you want to build on your successes of the previous year and I thought that we did get better. We just need to keep improving.”
Aidan Gallagher, Livezey and Brisean Evicci were named to the All-Tournament team, as was Vinal, Dynan and Harper, with Toomey as the MVP.