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  Blazers Announce 2015 Head Coach and General Manager
Friday, October 24, 2014
 
 
The Quakertown Blazers, proud members of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League, are excited to announce our 2015 Head Coach and General Manager

Matt HollodMatt Hollod, currently in his 3rd season as the head coach at Wilkes University, will be the field manager of the 2015 Quakertown Blazers.

Matt has extensive summer collegiate experience serving as the head baseball coach for the Willmar Stingers out of the Northwoods League from 2010 to 2013. In four years as manager for the Stingers, Hollod tallied 160 wins which puts him in the top 10 all-time in the league. His .573 winning percentage is second highest in the leagues 22 year history. Hollod had also recruited 36 players to the Stingers, and helped develop, who have gone on to play professionally. Matt is a former associate head baseball coach at DeSales University and Southern Utah University.

Hollod was a four-time letter winner in baseball at the University of Washington and the University of Portland. He was an honorable mention All-West Coach Conference selection during his junior season where he was a consistent starter for the Pilots on the mound. As a hitter, Hollod led the team with a .346 average in his final season in Portland.

Pat O'ConnellPat O'Connell returns to the ACBL after a 2-year hiatus from the league. O’Connell was formerly the General Manager of the Lehigh Valley Catz for ten seasons.

During his tenure the Catz won three titles including the 2003 ACBL Championship and saw over 60 former Catz players play professionally including one advancing to the Major Leagues.


 
  Vogelsong plays key role as Giants advance to NLCS
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
 
 
Ryan VogelsongRyan Vogelsong (Kutztown University, Quakertown Blazers, 1996-1997) only allowed two hits and one run over 5 2/3 innings as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Washington Nationals 3-2 to advance to the NL Championship Series with the St. Lou Click here for the full story

 
  Blazers end season on positive note
Saturday, August 16, 2014
 
 

Picture of Blazer All-Stars, Courtesy of Bill Hahn


The Quakertown Blazers won eleven of their last thirteen games as they claimed second place in the Wolff Division with a 19-21 record. Pat Donnelly (Lehigh) topped the Blazers with a .385 average and 30 RBI Click here for the full story

 
  First Place Railers Down Blazers 7-4 in Home Finale
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
 
 

By Phil Engel, Quakertown Blazers

QUAKERTOWN, Pa – The Quakertown Blazers fell to the Wolff Division Regular Season Champions, the Allentown Railers, 7-4 in the last game at Memorial Park of the 2014 season. Patrick Donnelly and Kevin Jewitt paced the Blazers with two hits apiece.

Corey Baiada gave the Blazers a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the secon Click here for the full story

 
  Blazers See 10-Game Winning Streak Snapped in DH Spilt
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
 
 

By Phil Engel, Quakertown Blazers

EASTON, Pa. – The Quakertown Blazers rallied from a one run deficit to defeat the Lehigh Valley Catz 6-2 in game one to push their season-high win streak to 10 games, the longest by a team in the ACBL this year. However, the Catz jumped out to a big lead early in game two and held on to win 7-2. The loss handed the B Click here for the full story

 
  Blazers Tie ACBL Mark with Ninth Consecutive Victory; 2.5 GB of Playoff Spot
Sunday, July 27, 2014
 
 

By Phil Engel, Quakertown Blazers

QUAKERTOWN, Pa. – The Quakertown Blazers bested the North Jersey Eagles 10-5 and 5-3 on Sunday afternoon. The two wins ran the Blazers’ season long win streak to nine straight, tying the ACBL-mark for the longest winning streak by a team this season.

With the Trenton Generals sweeping the Staten Island Tide on Su Click here for the full story

 
  Blazers Win Seventh Straight to Remain in Playoff Hunt
Friday, July 25, 2014
 
 

By Phil Engel, Quakertown Blazers

QUAKERTOWN, Pa – The Quakertown Blazers defeated the South Jersey Giants 6-5 and 8-3 on Friday night at Quakertown Memorial Park. The two wins pushed the Blazers’ current win streak to seven consecutive victories, a season-high. Kevin Jewitt provided the spark in game one as he drove home Patrick Donnelly in the bott Click here for the full story

 
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2014 Blazers Schedule
June
1 Allentown L 2-0
1 Allentown L 11-4
3 @Allentown L 8-7
4 @Lehigh Valley L 11-3
7 @Lehigh Valley L 6-3
10 Lehigh Valley L 2-1
15 Trenton L 3-2
15 Trenton L 4-2
17 Lehigh Valley W 7-4
18 Jersey W 11-0
18 Jersey W 6-2
22 Jersey W 7-4
22 Jersey L 2-0
24 Allentown L 11-2
28 @Staten Island L 4-3
28 @Staten Island L 3-2
29 @South Jersey L 11-2
29 @South Jersey L 7-2
July
1 Lehigh Valley W 15-7
4 Lehigh Valley W 3-2
5 @Trenton L 7-5
5 @Trenton L 1-0
11 @Allentown W 10-9
13 @Jersey W 9-0
13 @Jersey L 4-1
16 @Allentown L 11-2
16 @Allentown L 6-5
19 @North Jersey W 1-0
19 @North Jersey W 2-0
20 Staten Island W 2-0
20 Staten Island W 8-7
24 @Jersey W 12-2
25 South Jersey W 8-3
25 South Jersey W 6-5
27 North Jersey W 10-5
27 North Jersey W 5-3
29 @Lehigh Valley W 6-2
29 @Lehigh Valley L 7-2
30 Allentown L 7-4
31 @Jersey W 9-2
August
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2014 ACBL Standings
Wolff Division
  W L T
Allentown  28  12 
Quakertown  19  21 
Jersey  13  27 
Lehigh Valley  13  27 
Kaiser Division
  W L T
Trenton  25  14 
South Jersey  24  16 
Staten Island  22  17 
North Jersey  15  25 
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