Sponsor: B. Hale Heating,
Cooling, & Plumbing
Colors: Red, Black & White
Years as a Franchise:
16th Year in the Johnstown
City Pony League (2016)
2003: 23-2 (City) – 23-4 (including Satellites)
2005: 25-1 (City) – 31-3 (including World Series)
2007: 24-0 (City) – 33-4 (including World Series)
2008: 24-0 (City) – 33-2 (including World Series)
2009: 24-0 (City) – 34-3 (including World Series)
2010: 24-0 (City) – 35-3 (including World Series)
2011: 25-0 (City) – 30-5 (including Satellites)
2012: 23-1 (City) – 29-4 (including World Series)
2013: 24-0 (City) – 25-2 (including Satellites)
2014: 23-2 (City) – 30-6 (including World Series)
2015: 22-0 (City) – 29-2 (including World Series)
2016: 24-0 (City) – 30-4 (including World Series)
2017: 22-0 (City) – 27-4 (including Satellites)
Head Coach: Josh Day
Asst. Coach: Kerry “Koko” Pfeil
Asst. Coach: Andy Rubal
Full Button in Red, Black, Grey & White
White pants, Grey pants, & Pinstripes
Red & Black Baseball T-shirts
Red & Black Dri-Fit T-Shirts
Red & Black Socks
Red & Black Belts
Johnstown City League
2003 Pony City Rec.
2004 Pony City Rec.
2005 Pony City Rec.
2006 Pony City Rec.
2007 Pony City Rec.
2008 Pony City Rec.
2009 Pony City Rec.
2010 Pony City Rec.
2011 Pony City Rec.
2012 Pony City Rec.
2013 Pony City Rec.
2014 Pony City Rec.
2015 Pony City Rec.
2016 Pony City Rec.
2017 Pony City Rec.
2005 Hopwood Satellite
2007 Hopwood Satellite
2008 Hopwood Satellite
2009 Cranberry Satellite
2012 Cranberry Satellite
2013 Kent Ohio Eagles
2014 Mt. Lebanon Satellite
2015 Mt. Lebanon Satellite
2016 Shafer Tournament
World Series Representative
2005 Host Area
2007 Host Area
2008 Host Area
2009 Host Area North
2010 Host Area North
2012 Host Area
2014 Host Area
2015 Host Area
2016 Host Area
• There are no parents on the coaching staff, therefore no nepotism or favoritism. Coaching decisions are based purely on baseball.
• The Boilers provide Johnstown area kids with the opportunity to enjoy World Series Play and compete against the best teams in PA, across the nation, and around the globe! The Boilers are the only Johnstown area team to ever advance to the Pony League World Series.
• The Boilers finished the 2016 city season by winning their 14th consecutive Johnstown Pony League Championship and advanced to the PONY League World Series!
• The Boilers have advanced all the way to the World Series 9 of the last 12 years!
• The Boilers have an overall franchise record in City play of 345-34 (.910 Winning %), which includes a playoff record of 56-5 in their 16 years of existance.
Roster Status for 2016 Season
Boilers will carry 13 players on the roster for 2017.
The players are selected through open tryouts & call-backs in early August.
Offseason Practice Plan
January through March, there will be indoor workouts. Starting in April, there are outdoor practices, as well as scrimmages. Regular season begins in early May and lasts into mid July
Head Coach: Josh Day
Personal Info: Resident of Johnstown, 1997 graduate of Ferndale Area; December 2001 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. Attended Marshall University for graduate work in Administration. Currently employed as a 5th grade teacher at Richland Elementary.
Baseball Background: Played in the Johnstown Pony, Colt, American Legion, & AAABA Leagues. Was a 4-year starter & Letterman at Ferndale Area High School as well as the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Selected and played for the 2000 USA International Team in Europe. Was named an Academic All-American in 2000, finished 42nd in the nation for Division II with a batting average .421. Josh was primarily an outfielder in college and has also played infield and pitcher throughout his career.
Coaching Experience: 16 seasons in the Johnstown Pony League; former Graduate Asst. Coach at Division I, Marshall University (WV) and former assistant at Ferndale Area High School. Currently an Asst. Coach at Bishop McCort High School.
Asst. Coach: Koko Pfeil
Personal Info: Resident of Johnstown, 1999 graduate of Bishop McCort; 2005 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors degree in Secondary Education. Currently employed as a 9th Grade Social Studies teacher at Greater Johnstown High School.
Baseball Background: Played in the Johnstown Pony, Colt & AAABA Leagues. Was a member of the Bishop McCort High School baseball team. Koko was primarily an infielder and pitcher throughout his career.
Coaching Experience: 14 seasons in the Johnstown Pony League; was previously the head coach for the Rays Nursery Pony franchise; Currently on the Greater Johnstown Trojans baseball staff; in his 10th year with the Boilers
** Koko works with the infield and defensive aspects of their positions. He also provides instruction to the hitters and handles scouting reports on opposing teams.
Asst. Coach: Andy Rubal
Personal Info: Resident of Johnstown, 2008 graduate of Richland; 2013 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a Bachelors degree in Engineering.
Baseball Background: Played in the Johnstown Pony, Colt & AAABA Leagues. Was a member of the 2002-2003 Boilers, Richland High School & UPJ baseball teams. Andy was primarily an outfielder throughout his career.
Coaching Experience: 4 seasons in the Johnstown Pony League with the Boilers.
** Andy will work with the outfielders, hitters, & finer points of baserunning.
Asst. Coach: John Valcheff
Personal Info: Resident of Johnstown, 2010 graduate of Westmont Hilltop; Attending the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown majoring in Engineering.
Baseball Background: Played in the Johnstown Pony, Colt & AAABA Leagues. Was a member of the, Westmont High School & Allegheny College (MD) baseball teams. JV was primarily a pitcher throughout his career.
Coaching Experience: 1st season in the Johnstown Pony League with the Boilers.
** John will work with the pitching staff
TEAM Coaching Philosophy (in brief):
We believe that at the Pony league level the most important thing for the kids to learn is to enjoy the game of baseball. We believe that if this is a game they envision playing for a long time, then just like anything else, they should enjoy what they are doing. That’s why this staff stresses that this is still a time for them to have fun. Its a time to build friendships, build sportsmanship, and even more importantly, build knowledge. This is an age where they have the opportunity to learn so much. The game starts to change from little league; it now involves a bigger diamond, pick-offs, lead-offs, faster game-play and so many other new, exciting details. That’s why we believe that this team and this coaching staff have so much to offer to the 13-14 year old age group. We have a lot of baseball experience and knowledge to share with them in a positive manner. We realize how much it means to a player when they not only respect the coach for his knowledge, but can also respect the way he presents it to them. We will stress the fundamentals and finer points of the game to make your child a better, savvier player. We also believe there is a correct way to go about winning. This team has had a positive season each year we have been in existence and hopefully we can have another successful season this year!