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

AUDL 2019 Preview – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Seek To Earn Second Road Win Against Detroit Mechanix

By Larry Snyder Madison Heights, Michigan – The quest to obtain a playoff spot in the American Ultimate Disc League’s Midwest Division continues for the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (5-4-0) on the road Saturday, July 6, when they clash with the Detroit Mechanix (0-10-0) at Bishop Foley Stadium. They meet on the field for the opening pull at 4:00 p.m. EDT. Head Coach Pat Hammonds’ flight crew wrapped up the home part of the 2019 schedule Saturday, June 29, with a 23-20 loss to the Indianapolis Alleycats (7-3-0) at JC Stone Field. The T-birds finished with a 4-2 mark at the North … Continue reading AUDL 2019 Preview – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Seek To Earn Second Road Win Against Detroit Mechanix

AUDL 2019 Report – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Eclipsed By Indianapolis Alleycats At JC Stone Field

By Larry Snyder Allison Park, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (5-4-0) had their five-game winning streak finished Saturday, June 29, when the Indianapolis Alleycats (7-3-0) left JC Stone Field in North Park with a 23-20 victory. Thunderstorms delayed the start of the match from 6:00 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. Head Coach Pat Hammonds and his Black and Gold crew began the 2019 campaign in the American Ultimate Disc League with a three-game losing streak. The third loss, which also was at home, came by way of the Alleycats. The T-birds wrapped up the home part of the regular season schedule … Continue reading AUDL 2019 Report – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Eclipsed By Indianapolis Alleycats At JC Stone Field

AUDL 2019 Preview – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Tangle With The Indianapolis Alleycats At JC Stone Field

By Larry Snyder Allison Park, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (5-3-0) have the opportunity not only to claim their sixth consecutive victory Saturday, June 29, against the Indianapolis Alleycats, they will also have earned a win against every rival team of the American Ultimate Disc League’s Midwest Division. The opening pull at JC Stone Field in North Park is 6:00 p.m. Head Coach Pat Hammonds’ Black and Gold squad defeated the Madison Radicals 21-20 in overtime Saturday, June 22, for just the second time in team history. The first triumph was also a home match back in June 2015. Hammonds … Continue reading AUDL 2019 Preview – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Tangle With The Indianapolis Alleycats At JC Stone Field