Jacobson tosses no-hitter
June 25, 2016
Dan Jacobson tosses no-hitterDan Jacobson (Delaware) pitched a seven inning no-hitter as the Quakertown Blazers defeated the Trenton Generals 3-0 in the first game of a doubleheader at Memorial Park on Saturday.

The 6-5 RHP struck out five and walked four while lowering his ERA to 0.83.

Jared Melone (LaSalle) delivered a two run single for the Blazers.

This was the fourth no-hitter in Blazer history. Mo Sanford and Bob Gantz combined for a no-hitter in 1986 against Scranton. In 2001 Jared Trout, Bob Truskey and Jim Gendaszek posted a no-hitter against Long Island while Lou Trivino pitched a no-hitter against North Jersey in 2011.

The Blazers won the second game 5-3. Tyler Ksiazek (Monmouth) received the win and John Turner (Millersville) hit a three run double for the Blazers.

Gorski Returns to NY Mets system
June 24, 2016
LHP Darin Gorski returns to NY Mets organization LHP Darin Gorski (Kutztown University, Kutztown Rockies, Quakertown Blazers) is returning to the New York Mets AAA affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s, after his contract was purchased from the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League.

Gorski posted a 4-2 record with a 3.88 ERA in eleven starts over 60 innings for the Patriots.

He started his career with the Mets in 2009 after he was selected in the seventh round of the 2009 MLB Draft.

Last year at Las Vegas he posted a 10-8 record in 137 innings with 27 starts, the most starts in the Mets' minor league organization.

Mayza selected to All-Star team and promoted
June 21, 2016
LHP Tim Mayza (Millersville, Quakertown Blazers) promoted to AA
LHP Tim Mayza (Millersville, Quakertown Blazers) tossed a scoreless inning in the Florida State League All-Star game on Saturday and was promoted to the Toronto Blue Jay AA affiliate, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, on Monday. At Dunedin Mayza posted a 1-0 record with three saves and a 2.04 ERA. In 21 appearances over 35 innings he struck out 41 with ten base on balls and a 1.05 WHIP.

In other news, RHP Jim McDade (Millersville, Quakertown Blazers) signed a free agent contract with the San Diego Padres after the draft and has been assigned to the Arizona League. McDade went 12-1 for the Marauders who advanced to the D-2 World Series. He only walked nine batters in 91 innings with 70 Ks and a 3.05 ERA.

Kyle Petty (California U of PA, Lehigh Valley Catz) was selected to the California League All-Star team after hitting .327 with ten home runs for the Seattle Mariners' High A Bakersfield affiliate. He won the California vs. Carolina League Home Run Derby aboard the USS Midway in San Diego with 22 home runs into the Pacific Ocean.

Blazers Take a Pair From Eagles
June 19, 2016

The Quakertown Blazers defeated the North Jersey Eagles 6-2 and 9-1 this afternoon at Memorial Park.

Dan Jacobson (Delaware) allowed only two runs over seven innings in the first game while Tyler Ksiazek (Monmouth) gave up just one run in five innings for the 9-1 win in the second game.

Bob Barnett (Widener) and Jared Melone (LaSalle) both went three-for-seven in the DH with Melone putting up three RBIs including a home run to left center.

The Blazers are now 7-6 and host the South Jersey Giants on Tuesday evening at Memorial Park.

Quakertown Tops South Jersey 7-5
June 11, 2016

The Quakertown Blazers put up all seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning as Max Dolente (Hofstra) hit a grand slam home run and Jared Melone (LaSalle) cleared the bases with a three run double.

Dan Morrin (Moravian) started for the Blazers followed by Mike Anthony (LaSalle) who tossed four scoreless innings and Michael Hunter (Marist) closed out the ninth inning for the save.

Blazers Edge Railers 3-2
June 7, 2016

A three run home run in the top of the first inning by Joe Sheeran (West Chester) provided the scoring as Quakertown topped the Allentown Railers by a 3-2 score on Tuesday night at ECTB Stadium.

Sheeran and Jared Melone ( LaSalle) each had two hits for the Blazers.

Josh Lafferty (Widener), Tyler Ksiazek (Monmouth), Robbie Welhaf (Elon) and Michael Hunter (Marist) combined to limit the Railers to two runs and five hits.

The Blazers are first in the Wolff Division with a 3-1 record and travel to South Jersey on Wednesday.

Blazers split with Trenton
June 4, 2016

The Quakertown Blazers lost the first game 3-2 and won the second game 6-0 at Mercer County College this afternoon.

Joe Sheeran had the big blow in the second inning of the nightcap as he cleared the bases with a three RBI double down the left field line.

Dan Jacobson, Mike Anthony and Quinn Kelly combined for the shutout.

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