2009 AAABA Altoona Regional

With injuries cutting down the Philadelphia roster, Mike Gossner decided to forfeit the championship game, giving Altoona their second consecutive regional championship. The biggest accomplishment for Altoona's Johnston Realty, however, was in defeating the six-time defending AAABA National Champions Baltimore. That win eliminated Baltimore from the regional and qualified Philadelphia for the national tournament in Johnstown. The Philly Bandits had defeated Baltimore on the opening day. Maryland State--playing short-handed all weekend--was quickly eliminated in 2 mercy-rule games.

Media

Courier Times (08/04/09) : Philly Bandits qualify for AAABA World Series. Joe Jones

Altoona Mirror (08/04/09) : All in a day's work. Michael Boytim

Altoona Mirror (08/04/09) : Farabaugh to step down with memorable resume. Michael Boytim

Altoona Mirror (08/03/09) : A crazy day. Michael Boytim

Altoona Mirror (08/02/09) : Fundamentals spark Johnston. Michael Boytim

Altoona Mirror (08/02/09) : Russell’s son, Amaro aid in Philly upset of favorite. Jim Lane

Altoona Mirror (08/01/09) : Johnston draws Maryland. Michael Boytim

Altoona Mirror (07/31/09) : Armed and ready. Michael Boytim

Altoona Mirror (07/30/09) : Bring it on. Michael Boytim

Qualification

Altoona, as regional host, and Philadelphia have qualified for the national tournament.

Schedule

Game Date Day Time Winning Team Score Score Losing Team
1 Aug 1 Sat 1:00p Philadelphia (1-0) 3 2 Baltimore (0-1)
2 Aug 1 Sat 4:00p Altoona (1-0) 15 (8i) 3 Maryland State (0-1)
3 Aug 2 Sun 12:00p Baltimore (1-1) 11 (7i) 1 Maryland State (0-2)
4 Aug 2 Sun 4:00p Philadelphia (2-0) 14 4 Altoona (1-1)
5 Aug 3 Mon 11:00a Altoona (2-1) 5 2 Baltimore (1-2)
6 Aug 3 Mon 3:00p Altoona (3-1) 6 5 Philadelphia (2-1)
7 Aug 4 Tue 10:00a Altoona (4-1) forfeit Philadelphia (2-2)