posted August 16, 2018
Seven members of the Pitt-Johnstown Mountain Cats baseball team played for the AAABA National Champion Martella’s Pharmacy team this year.
Martella’s Pharmacy defeated defending champion New Orleans Boosters, 3-2, in the championship game on August 11 at Sargent’s Stadium at the Point.
The victory gave the City of Johnstown its first-ever title in the 74th annual All American Amateur Baseball Association Tournament, which has been hosted by Johnstown in all but two of the 74 events.
Mountain Cats on Martella’s roster were: Boston Bradley of Johnstown, Tyler Smith of Cranberry Township, Brady Walker of Stoystown, Joel Colledge of Everett, Eric Ford of St. Benedict, Braxton Roxby of Windber, and Ray Watt of Cresson.
Walker pitched 8 2/3 innings for the championship game win and received the Tribune-Democrat Award, which is presented annually to the local franchise’s Most Valuable Player.
The Cambria Regional Chamber, Discover Downtown Johnstown Partnership and the Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Convention & Visitors Bureau will honor the champions with a parade on Saturday, August 18, at 10 a.m.
The parade begins at Sargent’s Stadium at the Point and will continue to Central Park, where a celebration party will be held. Popcorn, cake, drinks and activities for children will be provided. Members of the Martella’s Pharmacy baseball organization will also speak.
The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown was founded in 1927 and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and by Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization.” The distinctive combination of Pitt-Johnstown’s people, programs, and place results in exceptional performance in preparing students for career and professional success. Pitt-Johnstown is the regional leader, educating for success in the Real World.