John D'Abruzzo profiles the Moon baseball team.
(Photo: Brian Casper was a standout at third base for Moon Area this season, batting .412 with a team-high 14 RBIs. John Heller/Post-Gazette)
"Things just didn't work out this season for Moon Area's baseball team.
One year after advancing to the PIAA Class AAAA playoffs following a win in the WPIAL's third-place consolation game, the Tigers failed to qualify for postseason play for the second time in four years.
"It's not that we didn't play well this year," veteran Moon coach Dom Santeufemio said. "We had some guys who could hit the ball well and we had some great pitching, but we just had some bad luck."
Moon completed its regular season with a 12-6 overall record. After opening the year with six consecutive wins, the Tigers struggled during the heart of its section schedule and lost six key games during the month of April before ending up 4-6 in highly competitive Section 1-AAAA."