Bethel Park PA: Pittsburgh Post Gazette article by a Marino Parascenzo detailing Bethel Park's extra-inning win against West Allegheny. Home runs by Craig Balford, Mike Stewart and John Ruzicka lead the Blackhawks to a 8-6 victory. Bob Purkey Jr was an unbelievable talent. During his career at Bethel, he was 36-3. From 1969 thru 1971, Bethel Park played in two WPIAL championship games at Forbes Field and a WPIAL semi-final game. Including American Legion and Colt League summer leagues, Bethel had a combined record of 76 - 14. Ken Hodgson Coached the Bethel Park High School Team and Bob Colligan Sr coach the Colt and American Legion teams.