2010 Blazers News

Andrelczyk to play in Arizona Fall League
September 23, 2010
Pete Andrelczyk (Blazers, 2006) has been placed on the roster of the Phoenix Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League. Andrelczyk, a 5th round pick of the Marlins in the 2008 Draft, was a closer on the highly ranked Coastal Carolina team. This summer he posted a 3-4 record with two saves for Jupiter (High A). His ERA was 3.04 with 72 strikeouts in 68 innings and he was promoted to Jacksonville (AA) in August. Don Mattingly will be the field manager and former ACBL pitcher Garvin Alston is the pitching coach for the Desert Dogs. Alston pitched for the Colorado Rockies in 1996.

Minor League Playoff Update
Pair of Former Blazers Contribute
September 19, 2010
Craig Muschko (Blazers, 2005) was brilliant on Saturday as he allowed only a third inning single with six strike outs in facing 22 batters over seven innings for the Tennessee Smokies. Unfortunately Jacksonville hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth to give the Jax the Southern League title. Muschko topped the Cubs (AA) staff with a 9-3 record and 3.77 ERA in 143 innings during the regular season. Greg Folgia (Blazers, 2008) went 2-for-4 including a home run as Lake County (Indians, A) defeated Clinton 7-3 to take a 2-1 lead in the finals of the Midwest League playoffs.

Blazers 2010 Season Summary
September 5, 2010
The 2010 Blazers completed one of the most exciting and successful seasons in their 27 years of ACBL action. The Blazers topped the Wolff Division with a 23-15 record and won three post season games prior to being edged 5-4 in the championship game at North Fork. The Blazers featured a total team effort in posting an overall record of 26-16 after a 2-6 start. First year manager Mike Schneider and his assistants, Eric Spadt, Steve Raysley and Dan Horoschock, emphasized team work and improvement in fundamentals. Scott Kalamar broke the team outfield assist record with eleven assists while Cory Kent set a new save record with nine saves. David Drinks topped the pitchers with a 5-1 record and 1.09 ERA. Kevin Christy and Chuck Nicholas came up big in the playoffs as Christy pitched eight shutout innings against Jersey while Nicholas hurled seven shutout innings in the 2-1, 16 inning win over Torrington. Travis Hughes and Chris Nichols combined for eight wins also. The Blazers led the ACBL with a team average of .301. Jim Quigley, Eric Kammler, Scott Kalamar, Adam Kammler, Dan Johnson and Rob Zinsmeister all posted .300 plus averages. Corey Buletza topped the Blazers with 12 doubles while Matt Tenaglia was the home run leader with two. The Blazers look forward to 2011 with at least a dozen possible returnees from this young team.

North Fork holds on to edge Quakertown 5-4
Blazers come up short in ACBL title game
August 8, 2010
For the second year in their 2 year existence a Hampton's team has captured the ACBL championship. North Fork wrapped up a 31-15 campaign with a 5-4 nail biter at Cochran Park over the Quakertown Blazers 5-4. The Blazer's drew first blood in the top of the third inning on a solo home run by Robbie Zinsmeister. That lead was short lived however as North Fork put 4 runs on the board with apower display in the bottom of the inning. Kurt Schlangen, who collected 2 hits on the night, reached first with a one out single to start the rally. Schlangen then stole second and advanced to third on a sacrafice fly. Robert Kelly then walked to put runners at first and third. Rocco Gondek promptly smacked a three run homer to put the Osprey's up 3-1. David Jacob followed up with a solo shot to make it 4-1, North Fork. Quakertown cut the lead in half in the top of the fourth when Dan Johnson stroked a lead off single. Adam Kammler singled and Johnson moved up to second. Matt Albaugh foolowed with an RBI single to score Johnson. North Fork right fielderDavid Jacob singled with 2 outs and stole second. Andrew Harris double home Jacob for a 5-2 Osprey lead in the bottom of the 5th. The score would stay 5-2 until the top of the 9th. With the Blazers down to their last out, Scott Kalamar walked and moved to second on catcher's indifference. James Quigley drilled a double to score Kalamar. The next batter, Eric Kammler, singled home Quigley to bring the Blazers within 1 run. The rally would end there as North Fork closer Lee Weld got Johnson to ground out to third. Aaron Snyder picked up the win and Weld got the save. Quakertown starter Chris Nichols took the loss.

Quakertown wins marathon game 2-1
Blazers advance to the ACBL Championship
August 7, 2010

A sacrifice fly by Rob Zinsmeister (IUP) in the bottom of the 16th inning scored Eric Kammler (LaSalle) with the winning run in a 2-1 win. Zinsmeister lead off the fifth inning with a double and scored the first Blazer run when Jim Quigley (Kutztown) singled. Quigley was 4-for-5 while Scott Kalamar (Seton Hall) and Dan Johnson (Millersville) added two hits each. Both teams featured outstanding defense and excellent pitching throughout the contest. David Drinks (DeSales) allowed only one run over nine innings while Chuck Nicholas (Alvernia) held the Titans scoreless for seven innings to get the win. Amazingly the Blazer pitchers did not allow a walk in 16 innings. The Blazers travel to North Fork for the 7pm ACBL championship game on Sunday. Click here to follow the ACBL Championship Live

Blazers Capture Wolff Crown
Quakertown to host Torrington for right to play in Championship Game
August 6, 2010

Scott Kalamar (Seton Hall) keynoted a 14 run, 17 hit offense with two doubles, a home run and four RBI as the Blazers defeated the Jersey Pilots 14-2 to capture the Wolff Division Playoff Championship. Eric Kammler (LaSalle) started things off with a three run home run in the first inning while Kevin Christy (LaSalle) tossed eight shutout innings for the win. Corey Buletza (Kutztown) chipped in with three hits while Eric Kammler and Dan Johnson (Millersville) had two hits apiece. The Blazers host the Wolff Division champion Torrington Titans at 4pm in Memorial Park tomorrow (Saturday). The winner goes to North Fork on Sunday evening to play for the ACBL championship.

Blazers win playoff game 8-7
August 4, 2010
A two out single off the bat of Scott Kalamar (Seton Hall) scored pinch runner Rob Zinsmeister (IUP) in the bottom of the 10th inning and gave the Blazers a 8-7 victory over the Jersey Pilots in the Wolff Division Playoff Championship Series. Chuck Nicholas (Alvernia) was the winning pitcher in relief of Travis Hughes (DeSales). The Blazers now travel to Torpey Field to resume the series at 3pm on Friday.

Blazers to open ACBL Playoffs on Wednesday night
August 2, 2010
The Blazers will host the winner of the Jersey Pilots vs. Lehigh Valley Catz game on Wednesday August 4 at 7pm. Tuesday night will be the Blazers fund raiser at Five Guys from 5 to 8pm.

Blazers win Wolff Division
July 31, 2010
The Blazers captured the Wolff Division regular season championship by defeating North Jersey 4-3 and 8-1 on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Park. Chris Nichols (Sioux Falls) was the winning pitcher in the opener. Dan Clem (LaSalle) and Eric Kammler (LaSalle) each contributed two hits. The Blazers slugged 14 hits in the second game and were led by Matt Albaugh (Kutztown) who went 4-for-4 and James Ray (Williams) at 3-for-3. Adam Kammler (LaSalle) chipped in with two hits including a two run home run. Corey Buletza (Kutztown) and Dan Johnson (Millersville) each added two hits. The Blazers draw a first round bye in the Wolff Division playoffs and host the winner of the Pilots/Catz game at date to be determined.

Kent, Kalamar set Blazer season records
July 31, 2010
Cory Kent (Lehigh) and Scott Kalamar (Seton Hall) have established new seasonal records for the Blazers who complete their regular season on Saturday afternoon when they host the North Jersey Eagles in a 1pm doubleheader. Kent has nine saves and erases the previous record of seven saves set by Jim Gendaszek (Rowan) in 2001. Kalamar has 11 outfield assists to break the record of ten established by John Kochmansky (Delaware) in 1985.

Blazers sweep Jacks
July 29, 2010
The Blazers moved into first place in the Wolff Division after taking a twinbill from the Lumberjacks on Thursday evening by the scores of 16-2 and 11-3. A fourteen run fourth inning boosted the Blazers to victory in the first game. Matt Tenaglia (James Madison) went 4-for-4 to lead the Blazers' 16 hit attack while Kevin Christy (LaSalle) picked up the win. Cory Kent (Lehigh) went six innings to get the win in the nightcap. Jim McConlogue (Lehigh) and Matt Albaugh (Kutztown) sparked the offense with two hits apiece. The Blazers host the North Jersey Eagles in a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at 1pm to conclude the regular season.

Blazers, Titans split a pair
July 28, 2010
Chuck Nicholas (Alvernia) hurled a shutout in the nightcap to give the Blazers a 4-0 win over Torrington. Matt Tenaglia (James Madison) had two hits and an RBI to lead the Blazers. Brandon Smith (Old Dominion) went the distance as the Titans won the opener 6-4. Rob Zinsmeister (IUP) and Scott Kalamar (Seton Hall) both had two hits while Jim Quigley (Kutztown) hit a two run triple. The Blazers are now one-half game out of first place and host the Lackawanna Lumberjacks in a DH beginning at 5pm on Thursday.

Blazers double up Catz 4-2
July 27, 2010
The Blazers defeated the Lehigh Valley Catz 4-2 this evening and moved into a tie for first place in the Wolff Division. David Drinks (DeSales) allowed only two runs over eight innings and Cory Kent (Lehigh) recorded another save with a scoreless ninth inning. Rob Zinsmeister (IUP) went 2-for-4 with two doubles while Jim Quigley (Kutztown) added two hits including a double. The Blazers host the Torrington Titans on Wednesday evening in a 5pm DH at Memorial Park.

Blazers split with Pilots
July 26, 2010
The Blazers pounded out 18 hits in winning the opener 16-9 on Monday evening. Eric Kammler had four hits with three RBIs while Jim Quigley added two hits and three RBIs. Rob Zinsmeister, Scott Kalamar, Corey Buletza, Matt Tenaglia and Adam Kammler also contributed two hits apiece. Despite four hits by Scott Kalamar the Pilots nipped the Blazers 9-8 in the nightcap. The Blazers are one game out of first place and host the division leading Catz on Tuesday evening at 7pm in Memorial Park.

Former Blazer almost perfect
July 26, 2010
Ryan Buch allowed only a lead-off bunt single; otherwise he pitched perfect baseball for seven innings in a 2-0 win for Kannapolis over Ashville. Buch, the former Quakertown Blazer RHP and Top Prospect in the ACBL in 2007, faced the minimum 21 batters since the leadoff hitter was caught stealing. Buch was an 8th round pick of the Chicago White Sox in 2009 and in three starts since returning to Kannapolis, he is 2-0 with a 0.53 ERA.

Quakertown sweeps Staten Island
Tied for first with the Catz
July 25, 2010
The Blazers defeated the Staten Island Tide 13-9 and 7-6 on Sunday and moved into a tie with the Catz for first place in the Wolff Division. Matt Tenaglia (James Madison) hit a three run home run and a double to knock in four runs in the opener. Scott Kalamar (Seton Hall) had a bases loaded triple in the second game to lead the ofense. Rob Zinsmeister (IUP) added three hits and two RBIs in the nightcap. Jim Quigley (Kutztown) and Corey Buletza (Kutztown) contributed three hits in the opener. Chris Nichols (Sioux Falls) and Kevin Christy (LaSalle) were the winning pitchers and Cory Kent (Lehigh) recorded his 8th and 9th saves.

Blazers rally past Pilots 10-9
July 23, 2010
The Blazers were losing 8-6 after five innings and there was a 45 minute lightning delay. The Blazers unleashed an 18 hit attack to rally and defeat the Pilots 10-9. Dan Johnson (Millersville) had four hits while Scott Kalamar (Seton Hall), Jim Quigley (Kutztown) and Adam Kammler (LaSalle) each contributed three. Jim McConlogue (Lehigh) added two hits while Corey Kent (Lehigh) picked up his sixth save. The Blazers travel to Staten Island for a DH on Sunday and to Jersey for a DH on Monday. They return home for a single game on Tuesday with DHs to follow on Wednesday and Thursday.

Blazers lose two
July 22, 2010
The Lehigh Valley Catz moved into first place after sweeping the Blazers 3-0 and 4-3 in Quakertown on Thursday evening. A double by Jim Quigley (Kutztown) and a triple by Corey Buletza (Kutztown) scored three runs to give the Blazers a 3-2 lead in the second game, but the Catz rallied for two runs in the top of the seventh inning to gain the victory. The Blazers host the Jersey Pilots at 7pm on Friday evening.

Blazers rained out again
July 21, 2010
The weather has been uncooperative to say the least as the Blazers have only played on one date in the past two weeks with four rainouts. Tonight's postponement at the Catz will be made up as the first game of a doubleheader beginning at 5pm tomorrow night in Memorial Park. The regularly scheduled game will begin 30 minutes after completion of the first game. Both games will be seven innings and the Catz will be home team in the first game. The Blazers will now squeeze in 14 games over the next ten days with six doubleheaders.

Quakertown drops 2 to Jersey
July 17, 2010
The Blazers returned to ACBL action after a nine day hiatus due to postponements and lost a DH to the Jersey Pilots on Sunday by the scores of 9-3 and 12-9. Dan Johnson (Millersville) collected four hits in the DH while Eric Kammler (LaSalle) and Scott Kalamar (Seton Hall) each had three hits on the day, The Blazers travel to Scranton on Monday evening to take on the Lackawanna Lumberjacks.

Lawrence off to great start
July 14, 2010
Former ACBL All-Star pitcher in 2008 and 2009 Casey Lawrence (Kutztown Rockies) is off to a great start in the New York-Penn league after signing a non-drafted free agent contract with the Blue Jays on June 15. On Tuesday Casey hurled seven shutout innings at Aberdeen and left after seven innings with a 5-0 lead. Unfortunately the Auburn bullpen collapsed and Aberdeen won 8-6. Lawrence is 3-0 on the season with a sparkling 0.61 ERA. Several other former ACBL pitchers were overlooked in the draft and signed free agent contracts. Matison Smith (Stamford/Peekskill Robins) has a 1.00 ERA with two saves for the GCL Astros. Pete Budkevics (Stamford/Peekskill Robins, Westhampton Aviators) has three appearances for Ogden (Dodgers) with a 1.35 ERA. J.D. Reichenbach (Quakertown Blazers) is 1-1 with Mahoning Valley (Indians). Andrew Huebner (Quakertown Blazers), a 2009 free agent sign with the Orioles, has not allowed a run in six appearances and 14 innings at Bluefield.

West tops East 4-1
Drinks picks up the save
July 13, 2010
The West All-Stars broke open a scoreless game in the top of the 4th inning, taking a 3-0 lead. 3 runs would be all the West needed to take the 2010 All-Star game and take a 4-1 decision over the East All-Stars. The West collected 6 of their 12 hits in the top of the 4th inning. Nick Nolan (Staten Island Tide) led off the 4th with a single. Sean Gusrang (Staten Island Tide) followed with a single through the right side of the infield advancing Nolan to third. Zach Graczyk (Torrington Titans) smacked an RBI single to right field bringing in Nolan and placing runners at first and third. Lehigh Valley Catz catcher Tyler Jones then drilled a 2 run double to left field putting the West up 3-0. The West added a run in the top of the 7th with Matt Grosso (Torrington Titans) scoring on a fielders choice by Ken Gregory (Jersey Pilots). The East finally got on the board in the bottom of the 8th when Billy Ferriter (North Fork Osprey) singled and stole second base and advanced to third on an error. Ferriter scored an unearned run on a strike out and throw to first to get the second out of the inning. Billy Ferriter (North Fork Osprey) was named the ACBL All-Star MVP going 4-4 with four stolen bases and a run scored. Brandon Smith (Torrington Titans) picked up the win with David Drinks (Quakertown Blazers) credited with a save. The losing pitcher was Brian Sundberg (Long Island Collegians).

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Blazers Aid West All-Star Win
July 12, 2010
Rob Zinsmeister (IUP) knocked in a run with a single and David Drinks (DeSales) got the save as the West Division All-Stars defeated the East Division 4-1 at St. John's University. Eric Kammler (LaSalle) and Scott Kalamar (Seton Hall) also participated in the victory.

Blazers Blank Catz 2-0
July 8, 2010
Scott Kalamar (Seton Hall) doubled and Jim Quigley (Kutztown) followed with a deep home run over the scoreboard in the top of the first inning and these runs held up as Travis Hughes (DeSales), David Drinks (DeSales) and Cory Kent (Lehigh) combined to hold the Lehigh Valley Catz to three hits and no runs. Kent now has a league leading five saves as the Blazers move to 13-9 and maintain first place in the Wolff Division. The Blazers travel to Torrington on Saturday.

Blazers edged in 10th inning
July 5, 2010
Ron Aniska's RBI single in the bottom of the tenth gave Lackawanna a 4-3 win over the Blazers on Monday evening. Jon Gyles (LaSalle) paced the Blazers with three hits including a two run double off the left centerfield fence. Adam Kammler (LaSalle) knocked in the other run for the Blazers. The Blazers are now 12-9 and hold a half game lead over the Lumberjacks in the Wolff Division.

Blazers Edge Catz 5-4
July 4, 2010
Jim Quigley (Kutztown) and Rob Zinsmeister (IUP) each contributed two RBIs to help the Blazers overcome a 3-0 first inning deficit and defeat the Catz 5-4. Eric Kammler (LaSalle) added an RBI plus two hits. Chris Nichols (Sioux Falls) pitched five innings for the victory and Cory Kent (Lehigh) recorded his fourth save. The Blazers travel to Scranton on Monday night for an 8pm game with second place Lackawanna.

Blazers move into first place
July 1, 2010
The Blazers defeated the Lackawanna Lumberjacks 2-0 on Thursday evening behind the pitching of David Drinks (DeSales), John Ball (West Chester) and Cory Kent (Lehigh). Drinks pitched the first seven innings while Ball pitched the eighth and Kent closed for the save. Scott Kalamar (Seton Hall) had two hits for the Blazers. The Blazers are now on top of the Wolff Division with a 11-8 record while the Lumberjacks fall to 9-8. The Blazers host the Lehigh Valley Catz on July 4 at 1pm as part of Community Day in Memorial Park.

Blazers win Thriller
June 29, 2010
Eric Kammler (LaSalle) hit a two run homer in the top of the ninth inning to give the Blazers a 2-1 comeback victory over the Jersey Pilots on Tuesday evening. Kevin Christy (LaSalle), Trevor Rosenberg (Kutztown) and Cory Kent (Lehigh) combined to hold the Pilots to one unearned run over nine innings. The Pilots won 8-5 in the completion of the suspended game of July 22. Rob Zinsmeister (IUP) had three hits while Jon Gyles (LaSalle) and Jim Quigley (Kutztown) added two hits each in a losing cause. The Blazers return home on Thursday night in a battle for first place in the Wolff Division with the Lumberjacks.

Quakertown takes 2 from North Jersey
Blazers win 4th straight
June 27, 2010
The Blazers topped North Jersey by the scores of 2-1 and 7-1 on Sunday afternoon. Matt Tenaglia (James Madison) had an RBI single while Jim Quigley (Kutztown) added a RBI triple in the opener. Travis Hughes (DeSales) recorded the victory and Cory Kent (Lehigh) got the save. Dan Johnson (Millersville) had three hits and three RBI in the nightcap while Rob Zinsmeister (IUP) also had three hits. Eric Kammler (LaSalle) and Matt Albaugh (Kutztown) chipped in with two hits. Chris Nichols (Sioux Falls) pitched six scoreless innings for the win.

Blazers sweep Tide
June 26, 2010
The Blazers improved to 7-7 on the season as they won a doubleheader over Staten Island on Sunday afternoon. Matt Tenaglia (James Madison) hit a three run home run and Dan Johnson (Millersville) slammed a three run double down the left field line to account for the runs in the Blazer 6-2 win in the opener. A double to left field by Corey Buletza (Kutztown) was bobbled by the left fielder and the winning run was scored by Jim McConlogue (Lehigh) in the bottom of the seventh to give the Blazers a 2-1 victory. Chuck Nicholas (Alvernia) was the winning pitcher in the first game while David Drinks (DeSales) gained the victory in the nightcap. The Blazers travel to North Jersey for a twinbill on Sunday.

Blazers lose to the Lumberjacks
June 24, 2010
The Blazers slipped to 2.5 games behind Lackawanna in the Wolff Division as they lost to the Lumberjacks 9-4 on Thursday evening. The Blazers fall to 5-7 and host the Kaiser Division leading Staten Island Tide on Saturday in a 1pm doubleheader at Memorial Park.

Blazers top Catz 13-3
June 23, 2010
The Blazers recorded a season high 21 hits as Kevin Christy (LaSalle) went seven innings for his first victory of the season. Corey Buletza (Kutztown), Scott Kalamar (Seton Hall), Jon Gyles (LaSalle), Rob Zinsmeister (IUP) and Jim McComlogue (Lehigh) had three hits each to top the hit parade. The Blazers return home on Thursday evening when they host the division leading Lackawanna Lumberjacks on Chick-Fil-A and YMCA night.

Blazers game suspended by rain
June 22, 2010
The Blazers were trailing the Pilots 4-2 with two out in the top of the fifth inning and suddenly a ten minute downpour put the infield under water and the game was suspended by the umpires. Rob Zinsmeister (IUP) and Jon Gyles (LaSalle) each had two hits thus far. Chris Roach (Liberty) was impressive in his debut as he struck out both batters that he faced in the top of the fifth. Most likely the game will be completed when the Blazers travel to Jersey on June 29. Start time is yet to be determined.

Quakertown beats Lumberjacks 7-1
June 21, 2010
The Blazers jumped off to 5-0 lead after two innings and cruised to a 7-1 win over the Wolff Division leadering Lackawanna Lumberjacks on Monday night in Scranton. Travis Hughes (DeSales) allowed only one run in six innings to gain the victory. Corey Buletza (Kutztown) had three hits and Eric Kammler (LaSalle) chipped in with two hits. Jon Gyles (LaSalle) knocked in two runs with sacrifice flys. The Blazers return home on Tuesday to host the Jersey Pilots in a twi-night DH beginning at 5pm.

Blazers split with Collegians
June 20, 2010
David Drinks (DeSales) and Cory Kent (Lehigh) combined to toss a six hit shutout as the Blazers defeated the Long Island Collegians 5-0 in the nightcap at Fordham. Rob Zinsmeister (IUP) went 2-for-3 with a double in the win. Scott Kalamar (Seton Hall), Jim Quigley (Kutztown) and Dan Johnson (Millersville) also contributed doubles. QUAKERTOWN...........112 000 1 -  5  6  0 LONG ISLAND.............000 000 0 -  0  6  1
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Blazers at Collegians DH field and start time changed
June 19, 2010
Today's Quakertown Blazer's at Long Island Collegians double header, originally scheduled to be played at New York Institute of Technology beginning at 1pm has been moved to Houlihan Park at Fordham University with a 4:15pm start for game 1.

Blazers fall to Catz 7-2
June 17, 2010
The Blazers returned to action on Thursday evening and dropped a 7-2 decision to the Catz. Rob Zinsmeister (IUP) went two-for-four while Kevin Christy (LaSalle) looked sharp in his return to the mound with one and a third inning of scoreless relief pitching. The Blazers go to Fordham University on Saturday for a 4:15pm doubleheader with the Long Island Collegians.

Blazers Update
June 12, 2010
The Blazers (2-4) take a short break and return to ACBL action on June 17 when they travel to Lafayette for a 5pm start with the Catz. Currently Matt Tenaglia (.429), Eric Kammler (.421), Jon Gyles (.350) and Corey Buletza (.333) are the leading hitters for the Blazers. Chris Nichols is 1-0 with a 1.00 ERA to top the pitching staff. The 6/10 postponement with the Jersey Pilots will be made up as part of a 5pm DH when the Blazers return to Memorial Park on Tuesday June 22

Blazers - Pilots game postponed
June 10, 2010
The Jersey Pilots at Quakertown Blazers game to be played at Memorial Park, has been postponed due to the weather this evening. The Blazers return to action next Thursday as they travel to Lafayette College to battle the Lehigh Valley Catz at 5pm.

Blazers win slugfest
June 8, 2010
The Blazers posted a season high 17 hits as they defeated the Lehigh Valley Catz 11-8 this evening. Jon Gyles (LaSalle) had four hits while Matt Tenaglia (James Madison) went three-for-three. Matt Albaugh (Kutztown), Corey Buletza (Kutztown), Dan Johnson (Millersville) and Scott Kalamar (Seton Hall) each contributed two hits. On Thursday night the Blazers host the Pilots on Chick-Filet night. The first 100 patrons get a free spicy chicken sandwich.

Blazers doubled up by Lumberjacks, 6-3
June 7, 2010
Jason Kelmer (East Stroudsburg) hit a two run double to give the Lumberjacks a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the seventh. Robbie Zinsmeister (Indiana UP) slugged a two run homer to right centerfield in the top of the fifth for the Blazers. Zinsmeister went two-for-three to pace the Blazers who lost 6-3 this evening and fall to 1-4 on the season.

Blazers drop a pair
June 6, 2010
The Quakertown Blazers lost a Sunday doubleheader to the Long Island Collegians by the scores of 5-2 and 5-1. Eric Kammler (LaSalle) was the lone bright spot for the Blazers with two hits in each game to up his average to .667 with eight hits in twelve at bats in four games. The Blazers drop to 1-3 and travel to Scranton on Monday night to visit Lackawanna.

Blazers top Pilots 5-1
June 5, 2010
Chris Nichols (Sioux Falls) scattered four hits over nine innings as the Blazers defeated the Jersey Pilots 5-1 on Saturday evening. Only one Pilot runner reached base after Ed Jennings' (Kean) solo shot in the fourth inning and that was on an infield error. Scott Kalamar (Seton Hall), Eric Kammler (LaSalle) and Dan Johnson (Millersville) each contributed two hits. Corey Buletza (Kutztown) provided two insurance runs in the top of the ninth with a two run single. Blazers are now 1-1 on the year and host the Long Island Collegians in a doubleheader on Sunday. Blazers will help Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church celebrate its 150th anniversary on this special day.

Blazers open 2010 season
June 3, 2010
Brian Robison, son of Andy Robison (Blazers, 89-91) and grandson of long time Blazer manager Dennis Robison, will throw out the first pitch as the Blazers begin their 27th season when they host the Lackawanna Lumberjacks at 7pm on Thursday evening.

Blazers 2010 season preview
May 28, 2010
The Blazers will have a new look in 2010 as three former Blazers join the coaching staff. Field manager Mike Schneider will be assisted by Eric Spadt while Steve Raysley handles the pitching duties. Several Blazers had outstanding springs and were recognized by post season conference selections. Matt Tenaglia (James Madison) was named to the Colonial Athletic Conference All-Rookie team after hitting .371 with five home runs and 35 RBI. Cory Kent (Lehigh) and Jim McConlogue (Lehigh) were second team All Patriot Conference selections. Kent broke the Lehigh save record with nine saves. Chuck Nicholas (Alvernia) earned a spot on the second team All MAC Commonwealth Conference team after posting a 8-2 record with a 2.91 ERA. Chris Nichols (Sioux Falls) gained Honorable Mention honors in the Great Plains Athletic Conference after setting a school record with nine wins.

Honors for Tenaglia
May 23, 2010
Matt Tenaglia (James Madison) was named Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week after hitting .667 (8-for-12) in JMU's series win over Hofstra. The CB East grad is currently hitting .371 with five home runs and 39 RBI.

Kutztown wins Regionals
May 17, 2010
Matt Albaugh and Corey Buletza played key roles as the Golden Bears advanced to the D-II World Series in Cary, North Carolina. On Saturday Albaugh and Buletza both had three RBI as Kutztown defeated West Virginia State 10-5. Albaugh's two run homer broke a 4-4 tie and he also drove in another run with a triple. On Sunday Buletza went 4-for-6 with a grand slam as KU topped West Chester 14-5. Buletza posted a .500 average (11-for-22) in the Regionals with three doubles, a home run and eight RBI. Nate Reed (Rockies) hurled eight innings of shutout ball and Adam Maini (Rockies) closed out the ninth as Kutztown won the title game 2-0 over the Rams.

Blazers pitching well
May 3, 2010
Chuck Nicholas (Alvernia) was named Commonwealth Conference Pitcher of the Week after pitching six innings of shutout ball in a 13-0 Crusader win over Stevenson. Cory Kent (Lehigh) picked up a school record eighth save as he hurled a scoreless seventh inning in a 5-2 victory over Holy Cross. Chris Nichols (Sioux Falls) recorded a school record ninth win as the Cougars defeated Dakota Wesleyan 12-6. Both Lehigh and Sioux Falls are number two seeds in their conference playoffs. Alvernia looks to be a number one seed in the Commonwealth playoffs.

Zinsmeister and Nicholas shine
April 24, 2010
Robbie Zinsmeister (Indiana,PA) had seven hits in twelve at bats as IUP took three of four games from Gannon to clinch their first PSAC West title in twenty years. The freshman infielder had a double, two triples and a home run among the seven hits and finished the regular season with a .333 average. Chuck Nicholas (Alvernia) threw a four-hit shutout as Alvernia defeated Lebanon Valley 5-0. The junior righthander is now 6-2 with a 3.13 ERA in 60 innings with 13 walks and 51 strikeouts.

Gyles has hot bat
April 18, 2010
Jon Gyles (LaSalle) drove in eleven runs over the weekend as LaSalle took two of three from Temple. On Friday Gyles posted the game winning single in the 12th inning as the Explorers won 11-10. The single gave him seven RBI for the day as he hit for the cycle plus a double in going 5-for-7 with two runs scored. On Sunday he collected four more RBI and went 3-for-4 with two runs scored as the Explorers won 12-5. Gyles will be one of four Explorers on the Blazer roster this summer.

Blazers' pitching update
April 12, 2010
Chris Nichols (Sioux Falls) improved his record to 6-1 when he allowed only one run in the Cougars 11-1 win over Concordia. Mike Bradstreet (Rhode Island) allowed no hits and one run in three innings of relief to gain the win as Rhode Island defeated Charlotte 5-3. Cory Kent (Lehigh) notched his third and fourth saves as Lehigh swept Lafayette in a four game series. Former Blazer Greg Angelo hurled a seven inning no-hitter in the first game on Sunday as the Mountain Hawks won 2-0.

Blazers pitching well
April 5, 2010
Several members of the Blazers' 2010 team recently had outstanding outings on the mound. Chuck Nicholas (Alvernia) allowed only two hits in seven scoreless innings as the Crusaders defeated Chesnut Hill 5-2. Mike Bradstreet (Rhode Island) earned the win as Rhode Island defeated Fordham 6-5 in 15 innings. Bradstreet pitched four scoreless innings of relief. Derek Kline (Millersville) fanned nine and surrendered just three hits in a complete game 6-1 win over Shippensburg. Cory Kent (Lehigh) earned his first save as he pitched a scoreless 6th and 7th inning in the 5-2 win over Navy. Former Blazer Greg Angelo (Lehigh) did not allow an earned run in five innings to gain the win.

Christy named A-10 pitcher of week
March 30, 2010
Kevin Christy (LaSalle) has been named Atlantic 10 Conference Pitcher of the Week as he picked up two wins in the past week. He threw three no-hit innings with five strikeouts in a mid-week start against UM-Eastern Shore to earn the win. The sophomore RHP came back on Saturday to throw a complete nine inning game allowing just one run with five strikeouts in a 7-2 victory over Dayton. Christy will return to the Blazers for the 2010 season.

Good pitching performances
March 28, 2010
Alex Pracher (Blazers, 2008) pitched three scoreless innings in relief to gain the win as Stanford defeated USC 3-1. Pracher is now 4-0 on the season with two saves and a 1.76 ERA for the 19th ranked Cardinals. Kevin Christy (Blazers, 2009 and 2010) allowed only one run in nine innings with five strikeouts as LaSalle defeated Dayton 7-2. Derek Kline (Blazers, 2010) allowed only one hit in six innings with five strikeouts and one walk for Millersville as the Marauders lost 2-1 to Bloomsburg.

2010 Blazer signees off to good collegiate start
March 12, 2010
Several members of the 2010 Blazers team are off to good starts for the college season. Jon Gyles (LaSalle) is hitting .400 while shortstop Robbie Zinsmeister (IUP) is batting .364. Outfielder Logan Winchester (Lehigh) has posted a .355 average. Derek Kline (Millersville) has three home runs and eight RBIs to go along with his .300 average. Kline, a 34th round selection of the Tigers in 2009, tops the Marauders with a 1.84 ERA in 14.2 innings pitched.

MLB Spring Training Update
Moyer and Vogelsong shine
March 11, 2010
Jamie Moyer, former Allentown Wing ace and long time Blazer supporter, pitched another three scoreless innings in a "B' game against the Blue Jays yesterday. The 47 year old LHP allowed just two baserunners on a single and hits batsman, and he picked one of them off first. It's great to see Jamie back doing well after some off season medical problems. In the Grapefruit League game the Phillies defeated the Blue Jays 4-2 and former Blazer Ryan Vogelsong picked up the win after allowing one run in two and a third innings of relief.

Mike Schneider named field manager for Blazers
January 1, 2010
Former ACBL All-Star Mike Schneider has been named field manager of the Quakertown Blazers for the 2010 season. Schneider was an outstanding catcher at Eastern Kentucky and played for the Blazers from 1999 through 2001. In 2002 he signed a free agent contract with the Montreal Expos and hit .370 for Vermont in his rookie season. The Northampton native is a cousin of Phillies catcher Brian Schneider. Schneider will be assisted by Eric Spadt, another Northampton graduate. Spadt played for the Blazers from 1997 through 1999 while completing a successful career at Penn State. The middle infielder posted a .343 career average for the Blazers and was named to three ACBL All-Star teams. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 2000 and hit .321 for Clinton of the Midwest League. Former DeSales ace Steve Raysely will be the pitching coach. Raysely logged a 2-1 record for the 1997 Blazers with a 1.80 ERA. Long time Blazer assistant coach Dan Horoshock will continue on the coaching staff.

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