AUDL 2019 – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Playoff Run Ends To Indianapolis AlleyCats 23-17

By Larry Snyder Westfield, Indiana – Followers of the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds enjoyed last-second victories and come from behind wins over the previous 10 weeks of the 2019 campaign. But, the time for rallies ran out Saturday, July 27, when the Black and Gold lost to the Indianapolis AlleyCats 23-17 for the Midwest Division crown in the American Ultimate Disc League. Pittsburgh claimed the first two goals of the match and owned a 4-3 advantage due to scores from Max Sheppard, Jack Hefferon, Dylan Best, and David Vatz. However, after Jonathan Mast’s end zone toss to Best deflected into the air, … Continue reading AUDL 2019 – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Playoff Run Ends To Indianapolis AlleyCats 23-17

AUDL 2019 Playoffs – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Go To Indianapolis To Face AlleyCats For Midwest Division Crown

By Larry Snyder Westfield, Indiana – The Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (8-4-0 regular season, coming off an exhilarating 21-20 victory at home last week against the Chicago Wildfire (7-5-0), travel to the Hoosier State Saturday, July 27, to clash with the Indianapolis AlleyCats (8-4-0). The donnybrook for the American Ultimate Disc League’s Midwest Division title gets underway at Westfield High School at 7:00 p.m. EDT. Max Sheppard and Thomas Edmonds spoke with Evan Lepler on the league web page about their performances in the win against the Wildfire. Edmonds said, “It’s not wrong to say that Shep and I had off games … Continue reading AUDL 2019 Playoffs – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Go To Indianapolis To Face AlleyCats For Midwest Division Crown

AUDL 2019 Playoffs – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Edge Chicago Wildfire 21-20; Move On To Face Indianapolis AlleyCats

By Larry Snyder Allison Park, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (8-4-0 regular season) ascended to the American Ultimate Disc League Midwest Division Championship match with their sensational 21-20 victory Saturday, July 20, against the Chicago Wildfire (7-5-0) at JC Stone Field, on a sweltering and humid evening. Coming off a Chicago throwaway at 1:07 in the fourth quarter, the Black and Gold worked the disc downfield as the clock continued to wind down. Kenny Furdella, on the 11th pass of the drive, fired the disc between a pair of Blue and Orange defenders and into the hands of sliding-on-his-knees Thomas … Continue reading AUDL 2019 Playoffs – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Edge Chicago Wildfire 21-20; Move On To Face Indianapolis AlleyCats

AUDL 2019 Playoff Preview – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Host Chicago Wildfire In First Round Of AUDL Midwest Division Playoffs

By Larry Snyder Allison Park, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (8-4-0), who forged a record of 4-2 at JC Stone Field, welcome the Chicago Wildfire (7-5-0) Saturday, July 20, for the first round of the Midwest Division playoffs in the American Ultimate Disc League. Fans can catch the opening pull after the coin toss at 6:00 p.m. Looking back, Pittsburgh is 2-0 against Chicago with a 21-18 triumph Saturday, May 11, in the Burgh and a 29-16 win Saturday, July 13, at Langhorst Field in Elmhurst, Illinois. It is a 16-point goal differential. The Wildfire is 3-3 when they leave … Continue reading AUDL 2019 Playoff Preview – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Host Chicago Wildfire In First Round Of AUDL Midwest Division Playoffs

AUDL 2019 Report – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Defeats Chicago And Indianapolis On The Road; Claim Home Playoff Game

By Larry Snyder Elmhurst, Illinois and Westfield, Indiana – The Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (8-4-0) had to win one of their two remaining road games this past weekend to be part of the Midwest Division playoff bracket in the American Ultimate Disc League. Pittsburgh’s response to the formidable challenge was to douse the Chicago Wildfire 29-16 on Saturday, July 13 at Langhorst Field and follow it up with a 25-17 triumph Sunday, July 14 against the Indianapolis Alleycats at the Grand Park Events Center. Viewers of the AUDL Game of the Week on WatchStadium.com saw the T-birds seize an 8-3 advantage at … Continue reading AUDL 2019 Report – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Defeats Chicago And Indianapolis On The Road; Claim Home Playoff Game

AUDL 2019 Preview – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds And Chicago Wildfire Fight For Playoff Position In Midwest Division

By Larry Snyder Elmhurst, Illinois – The stakes loom tremendously when the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (6-4-0) visit the Prairie State to battle the Chicago Wildfire (7-4-0) Saturday, July 13, at Langhorst Field. The winner claims the No. 2 playoff seed in the American Ultimate Disc League’s Midwest Division. The combatants come together at Elmhurst College at 6:00 p.m. CDT. Last week, the Birds of Thunder won 24-23 on the road in rip-roaring Sudden Death double overtime against the Detroit Mechanix (0-11-0) at Bishop Foley Stadium. The Men of Chi-town lost 24-21 to the first-place Alleycats (8-3-0) in Indianapolis. Coming into this … Continue reading AUDL 2019 Preview – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds And Chicago Wildfire Fight For Playoff Position In Midwest Division

AUDL 2019 – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Win 24-23 In Sudden Death Over Detroit Mechanix

By Larry Snyder Madison Heights, Michigan – For the first time, the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (6-4-0) entered the Sudden Death portion of overtime in the American Ultimate Disc League, and claimed a 24-23 triumph Saturday, July 6, against the Detroit Mechanix (0-11-0) at Bishop Foley Stadium. Detroit received the first pull of sudden death, and at the end of their drive, Joseph Cubitt threw the disc toward a group of players converging to the far right side of the end zone. Pittsburgh was able to knock it away. During the T-birds possession, Ed Fox delivered a block for the Mechanix on … Continue reading AUDL 2019 – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Win 24-23 In Sudden Death Over Detroit Mechanix