2022 Blazers News

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Celebration of Life Service for Tom Bonekemper
August 3, 2022

A Celebration of Life service for Tom Bonekemper will be held on Wednesday, August 3 at the Community at Rockhill, 3250 State Rd., Sellersville, PA.

Family and friends are invited for visitation from 10:00-11:00am followed by the service at 11:00am.

Quakertown Splits with Bergen, Winner Take All Tonight
August 3, 2022

Article Courtesy of Will Neusidl for PA Sports Beat, Covering the Lehigh Valley

Greetings sports fanatics! Today the Quakertown Blazers split a doubleheader with the Bergen Metros.

The Metros won game one by a final of 15-12 and got off to a hot start in game 2 thanks to a RBI triple by Michael Taylor of Fordham and a 2 run HR by Michael Cilio of UMBC in the first inning.

That would be all the damage Dominic Proietto of Kutztown would allow, as he gave up only 2 more hits through 8 innings as the Blazers took game 2 8-3!

Three batters including Owen Petrich of Delaware contributed with 2 RBI games. Proietto stated after the game it was amazing to have the game he had in the biggest moment in the Blazers season!

The Blazers take on the Metros at Overpeck Park at 7pm tonight in a winner take all Wolff Division Championship game.

Click here to see interview with Dominic Proietto, at PA Sportsbeat


Blazers and Metros Square Off For Wolff Division Championship
August 1, 2022

Blazers 2022 Wolff Division Finals

Quakertown will host Bergen in the Wolff Division Finals tommorow August 2nd in a best of 3 series.

Games 1 and 2 will begin at 4pm. If necessary Game 3 will be played tomorrow at Bergen.

Blazers Host Trenton to Open Wolff Division Playoffs
July 30, 2022

Blazers 2022 Wolff Division Playoffs

Quakertown will host Trenton in the Wolff Division semifinal today.

Games 1 and 2 will be played today July 30th beginning at noon. If necessary Game 3 will be played tomorrow at Trenton.

Blazers set to host playoffs
July 28, 2022

The Quakertown Blazers have completed the regular season with a record of 29-8-1, the 2nd best record in Blazers history, and good for the top overall seed in the ACBL. The South Jersey Kings have secured the 2 seed, also earning a 1st round bye, followed by the Bergen Metros (3), Trenton Generals (4), New Brunswick Matrix (5), and Ocean Ospreys (6).

The Metros will take on the Ospreys on Friday night while the Generals battle the Matrix in a single game elimination round. The Blazers will face the lowest remaining seed on Saturday at Memorial Park in a double header beginning at noon. This is a best of 3 series and the if necessary game will be played on the road on Sunday. The Kings and their opponent will mirror in the divisional semi finals.

The winners of each series will face off in the Wolff Division Finals beginning with a DH at the higher seeds home field on Tuesday, August 2nd, with the if necessary game played the following day on Wednesday, August 3rd.

The winner of the Wolff Division Champions will take on the Kaiser Division Champions in a single, winner take all ACBL championship which will be played on Saturday, August 6th, at a site TBD.

Blazers Sweep Matrix, Clinch Wolff Division
July 23, 2022

Article Courtesy of Will Neusidl for PA Sports Beat, Covering the Lehigh Valley

Greetings sports fanatics! Today the Quakertown Blazers hosted the New Brunswick Matrix in a DH. The Blazers won game 1 by the final score of 9-3 thanks to the strong pitching effort of Eddie Olsen of Moravian and Malachi Duka of Lebanon Valley. But the biggest storyline was Owen Petrich of Delaware breaking Pat Kelly’s record for most HRs in a season with his 12th in a season!

Game 2 was a pitchers duel between Cody Barberio of West Chester and Tyler Tilton of Siena.

The Matrix got the scoring started in the 1st when Jacob Veczko of Dayton hit a single to score Christian Petrillo of Middlesex CC.

The Blazers would tie the game in the bottom of the 4th when Eric Shandler of UMBC hit a groundout to score Tommy Faggioni of Alvernia.

The Blazers would take the lead for good when Sean Szestowicki of West Chester hit a double to score RJ Huth of Chestnut Hill to cap the scoring at 2-1.

Barberio and Tom McLaughlin of Franklin and Marshall combine for throw for 6 hitless innings after Cody gave up 3 in the 1st.

The sweep clinched the regular season Wolff Division title for the Blazers!

Barberio stated after the game it is a privilege to play for this years team.

Click here to see interview with Cody Barberio, at PA Sportsbeat


Blazers hurl no hitter at Bergen
July 19, 2022

Article Courtesy of Will Neusidl for PA Sports Beat, Covering the Lehigh Valley

Greetings sports fanatics! In a huge game at Bergen today, Joe Valenti of Misericordia and Cole Hertzler of Liberty combined for a no hitter in a 6-0 victory over the Metros tonight.

Valenti went 7.2 innings, allowing only 3 walks with 8 strikeouts! Hertzler finished the job going the last 1.1 innings, striking out 2. Hertzler also blasted a 2 RBI HR in the effort.

Owen Petrich of Delaware came through with a 2 RBI single. Congrats on the huge victory boys!!

Wolff Division wins All Star
July 15, 2022

Article Courtesy of Will Neusidl for PA Sports Beat, Covering the Lehigh Valley

Greetings sports fanatics! Tonight was the ACBL All Star game between the Wolff Division and the Kaiser Division.

It was a back and forth game for the first 5 innings. In the bottom of the 6, Trevor Kilinski of Michigan broke the game open for the Wolff Division with a 2 RBI single that plated Drew Guerra of St Thomas Aquinas and Aydan McNelly of Daytona St to make the score 4-2. Trevor would later score on a SF by Michael Lagravenus of TCNJ to make it 5-2 Wolff.

The Wolff would explode in the 7th by plating 8 runs. Some highlights of that inning include a 2 RBI single by Guerra and an RBI double by Quakertown’s own Owen Petrich of Delaware. After the Kaiser division added a run in the top of the 8th, Kilinski capped the scoring with a massive HR to make the final score 14-3!

The 4 Blazer pitchers combined to throw 4 scoreless innings, allowing only 1 hit while striking out 2. Joe Carrea of UConn earned the win by throwing a scoreless 6th. Kilinski won MVP honors for his effort in the game. Trevor stated that it was an honor to win MVP despite playing in the league for a short period of time.

Click here to see interview with Trevor Kilinski, at PA Sportsbeat


All Star Game Recap
July 14, 2022

Left to Right, Joe Valenti, Eddie Olson, Jake Reese and Dominic Proietto

Article Courtesy of George Bonekemper

A quartet of Quakertown Blazers' hurlers led the Wolff Division All-Stars to a 14-3 win over the Kaiser Division All-Stars before the season's largest crowd at Quakertown's Memorial Park on Wednesday evening.

Joe Valenti (North Penn, Misericordia), Eddie Olson (Easton, Charleston Southern) Jake Reese (West Chester, Alvernia) and Dominic Proietto (Norristown, Kutztown) hurled scoreless innings.

Owen Petrich (CB West, Delaware) has set a team record for home runs with a wooden bat (9) in a 10-6 win over the Jersey Pilots on Wednesday evening. The previous record was seven set by Chad Lightcap (Boyertown, Kutztown), Ex-New York Yankee, Pat Kelly, holds the record with 12 homers (Metal).

Blazers host League All Star Game
July 13, 2022

Article Courtesy of Will Neusidl for PA Sports Beat, Covering the Lehigh Valley

Today, the ACBL All Star Game will be at Quakertown at 6!

The gates will open at 1 then the HR derby will occur at 1:45 pm.

The teams will take batting practice and IF drills before the opening pitch at 6.

Blazers representatives include Dominic Proietto of Kutztown, Eddie Olsen of Moravian, Jake Reese of Alvernia, Joe Valenti of Misiercordia, Owen Petrich of Delaware and Cole Hertzler of Liberty.

Quakertown Takes 2 From Trenton
July 2, 2022

Article Courtesy of Will Neusidl for PA Sports Beat, Covering the Lehigh Valley

Today the Quakertown Blazers played the Trenton Generals in a Doubleheader. The Blazers won game one 10-7 after withstanding an 7th inning rally by the Generals.

Owen Petrich of Delaware University went 3 for 4 including 2 HRs in his first to plate appearances on the day, while Andrew Nole and Riley Davis of Lehigh, Conlan Wall of St. Joes, and Eric Shandler of UMBC all added RBI singles.

Ben Christian of Lehigh scattered 3 runs over 6 IP striking out 6 and Malachai Duka of LVC slammed the door with the same to close it out.

In game two, the Blazers got the scoring started in the bottom of the 1st when Zack Kovalchik of Sacred Heart hit a single to score Riley Davis of Lehigh. Kovalchik would score on a double by Dominic Proietto of Kutztown to make it 2-0 Blazers. The Blazers would cap the scoring in the bottom of the 4th when Lucas Floyd of Alvernia singled in Conlan Wall of St Joes and Sean Szestowicki of West Chester hit a sacrifice fly to score RJ Huth of Chestnut Hill.

That would be all of the run support Joe Valenti needed as the Misericordia Senior threw a complete game shutout, allowing only 3 hits and struck out 2 batters in a 4-0 victory.

Click here to see interview with Joe Valenti, at PA Sportsbeat


Heavy Hearts Everywhere, Dr. Tom Bonekemper has Passed Away
June 29, 2022

Dr. Tom Bonekemper has passed away

It is with a heavy heart that today we announce and mourn the death of long time Quakertown Blazers owner, Dr. Tom Bonekemper. Tom was a founding member of the Quakertown Blazers when they moved the Allentown Wings franchise prior to the 1984 season instead of letting the franchise fold. Tom and his twin brother George saved the franchise and provided 38 years worth of players and coaches the opportunity to play high level baseball and develop both on and off the field.

Tom always put the organization first for the benefit of the kids and ensured that the Blazers were role models to their fans and the community. This level of drive, passion, and selflessness led to him becoming the president of the ACBL where he led the league for years until 2020. Under Tom’s guidance, the league thrived, year after year, despite a growing competitive market and teams coming and leaving the league. Tom’s steadiness and graciousness served as the ultimate example of leadership to his colleagues will never be forgotten.

Blazers Split DH on the Road
June 25, 2022

Joe Valenti (Misericordia) recorded another complete game shutout in a 2-0 game 1 victory over the New Brunswick Matrix Saturday afternoon. Valenti went the distance scattering 3 hits while striking out 6, bringing his season ERA to a 0.43.

Offensively, Tom Faggioni (Alvernia), Riley Davis (Lehigh), Cole Hertzler (Liberty), Zack Kovalchik, Conlan Wall (St. Joes), and Josh Hankins (Coppin St) had the hits for the Blazers, with Wall and Carter Jagiela (St. Joes) having the RBIs.

In game 2, the Matrix hit 2 3-run homeruns in the game and another RBI ground out to take the win 7-2.

Ben Christian (Lehigh) went for 5 innings and Tom McLaughlin (Franklin & Marshall) threw the 6th inning.

Owen Petrich (Delaware) had two hits including a double to CF, while Faggioni, Hertzler, and Andrew Nole (Lehigh) added a hit each.

The Blazers are back in action on the road tomorrow at Ocean for a double header starting at 2:30 pm.

Blazers Beat Metros 11-1
June 21, 2022

The Quakertown Blazers took sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League (ACBL) with their win over divisional foe Bergen County Metros at Memorial Park in Quakertown tonight.

Quinn Warmkessel of East Stroudsburg University earned the win on the mound tossing 5 innings of 3 hit baseball and surrendering just 1 run while striking out 4 hitters.

Cody Barberio of West Chester University threw 2 scoreless innings of relief and Blaise Sclafani of Penn State University threw a perfect 8th inning.

Offensively, the Blazers were led by Domenic Proietto of Kutztown University and Cole Hertzler of Liberty University who both had 3 hits and 2 RBIs in tonight’s action.

Proietto’s success included a 2-run home run in 5th inning, which was his first of the season, and Owen Petrich of The University of Delaware added 2 doubles and 4 RBIs to round out the Blazer 11-1 victory.

The Blazers hit the road for tilts against the New Brunswick Matrix, Ocean Ospreys, and the Jersey Pilots before they return home next Thursday night at 7 pm vs the Ocean Ospreys.

Blazers Split with Bergen
June 20, 2022

Article Courtesy of Will Neusidl for PA Sports Beat, Covering the Lehigh Valley

Greetings sports fanatics! Today the Quakertown Blazers played host to the Bergen Metros in a double header.

In Game one, the Metros started the scoring in the 4th inning when Christian Alonso of Ramapo hit a single to drive in Michael Taylor of Fordham.

Jimmy Brennan of Post and Frankie Demaro of Southern New Hampshire scored on Blazers errors in the top of the 6th to extend Bergens lead to 3-0.

Ethan Young of Bergen hit a sacrifice fly to score Robert Estrada of Bergen to make it 4-0. That would be be all the run support Kyle McCaffrey of Albany would need, as he needed only 77 pitches to complete the shutout.

Kyle stated after the game that the shutout was an amazing accomplishment after not starting a game since high school!

Click here to see interview with Kyle McCaffrey, at PA Sportsbeat



In game 2, the Metros again started the scoring off in the top of the 3rd when Michael Taylor drove Drew Guerra of St. Thomas Aquinus home with a single. AJ Donofrio of Fairfield would drive Taylor home with another single to make it 2-0 Metros.

The Blazers would get one back in the bottom of the 3rd when Lucas Floyd of Alvernia hit a long fly to right to score Carter Jagiela of St Joes. Josh Hankins of Coppin St would tie it at 2 with a single to score Floyd. Tommy Faggioni of Alvernia would give the Blazers the lead when he scored on a wild pitch. Riley Davis of Lehigh would then hit a single to drive Hankins home and make the Blazers lead 4-2. Zack Kovalchik of Sacred Heart hit a SF to center to score Owen Petrich of Delaware and extend the Blazers lead to 3. Davis would score on an error to cap a 6 run 3rd for the Blazers.

Pablo Santos of Rutgers and Taylor would score on a Blazers error in the top of the sixth to cut the deficit to 6-4.

The Blazers would score 8 runs in the bottom of the 6th to end the game on a mercy rule 14-4.

Eddie Olson of Moravian earned the victory in his Blazers debut, allowing 4 runs, only 2 were earned, and striking out 6 in a complete game.

Olsen and Jagiela, who went 3-4 with an RBI, both stated that the victory was important for the teams morale after a lackluster game 1 loss.

Click here to see interview with Eddie Olson and Carter Jagiela, at PA Sportsbeat


Reese, Shandler Lead Blazers Past Trenton 4-2
June 17, 2022

Article Courtesy of Will Neusidl for PA Sports Beat, Covering the Lehigh Valley

Greetings sports fanatics!

The Quakertown Blazers hosted the Trenton Generals today. The Generals started the scoring early in top of the 2nd inning when Chris Reeder of TCNJ hit a SF to center to score Brian Nicolas of Coppin State.

The Blazers would take the lead in the bottom of the 4th when Eric Shandler hit a double off Anthony St John of Babson to drive in Thomas Faggioni of Alvernia and Conlan Wall of St Joes. Wall would score on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 6th to make it 3-1 Blazers. Faggioni scored the final run on another wild pitch in the bottom of the 7th to extend the Blazers lead by 3.

Nicolas would hit a deep double to center to score Kevin Putsky of NJIT to make it 4-2. Carter Heller of Gardner Webb would get Reeder to ground out to shortstop to preserve the Blazers victory!

Jake Reese earned the victory going 7 innings and allowing only 3 hits and 1 run while striking out 8.

Shandler stated after the game he was looking for a curveball and finally got one during his crucial at bat!

Click here to see interview with Eric Shandler, at PA Sportsbeat


Blazers Split a Pair with Kings
June 14, 2022

Article Courtesy of Will Neusidl for PA Sports Beat, Covering the Lehigh Valley

The Quakertown Blazers hosted the South Jersey Kings in a doubleheader today.

In game 1, South Jersey score the first run of the game in the top of the 2nd on an RBI groundout by Anthony Swenda of UMBC. Chase Conklin of Richmond hit a groundout to second that scored Swenda in the top of the 4th to make it 2-0 Kings.

The Blazers would cut the deficit in the bottom of the 4th when Dominic Proietto of Kutztown hit an RBI groundout to score Riley Davis of Lehigh. The next batter, Conlan Wall of St Joes, hit a double that scored Owen Petrich of Delaware to give the Blazers their first lead of the game.

The Kings would tie the game up when John DeMucci of West Chester scored on a wild pitch. In the 8th inning, Swenda scored from first when the Blazers suffered a series of errors while trying to throw him out stealing second base. The sequence gave the Kings the lead back 4-3. Robby Barrientos of Old Dominion added an insurance run by hitting a double to score Conklin.

The Blazers would cut the deficit by one again when Cole Hertzler of Liberty scored on a error by the third baseman. However, Hunter Sibley of Arcadia would strike out the final hitter to leave the tying run on 3rd and the go ahead run on 1st to end the game and give the Kings a 5-4 victory in game 1.

Matt Choi threw 2 innings of scoreless relief for the Blazers while striking out 4.

Click here to see interview with the Kings, Hunter Sibley, at PA Sportsbeat

In Game 2, Luke Lesch of Rider hit a 2 Run HR in the top of the 4th to give the Kings a 2-0 lead.

The Blazers would cut the lead to one as Cole Hertzler scored on wild pitch in the bottom of the 4th. Riley Davis of Lehigh would hit a double to score Thomas Faggioni and Eric Shandler of UMBC and gave the Blazers a 3-2 lead. An error by the shortstop scored Davis to increase the Blazers lead to 4-2. in the bottom of the 5th, Faggioni hit a double to score Hertzler and Andrew Nole of Lehigh to make the lead 6-2. Faggioni would score on an error by the shortstop to make it 7-2 Blazers.

The Kings then cut the deficit down to 7-3 in the top of the 6th when Matthew Sheppard of Cumberland Community College hit a single to score Chris Baker of Virginia.

In the bottom of the 6th, Sheppard overthrew the third baseman trying to catch a stealing RJ Huth of Chestnut Hill College, allowing Huth to score and make it 8-3 Blazers.

In the top of the 7th, Lesch hit a single to score Baker and Anthony Swenda to cut the Blazers lead to 3. Baker would score on a wild pitch to make it a two run game. However. Tom McLaughlin of Franklin & Marshall got Michael Decker of Columbia to fly out to 3rd to preserve the 8-6 victory.

Quinn Warmkessel of East Stroudsburg earned the victory by going 4.2 innings allowing only 2 runs and striking out 9. Quinn stated that pitching well is a confidence booster after redshirting his freshman year at ESU.

Click here to see interview with Quinn Warmkessel the winning pitcher for the Blazers in Game 2, at PA Sportsbeat


Blazers Take a Pair from Ospreys
June 11, 2022

Article Courtesy of Will Neusidl for PA Sports Beat, Covering the Lehigh Valley

Today the Quakertown Blazers played the Ocean Ospreys in a doubleheader. In game 1, it was a pitching duel between Joe Valenti of Misericordia and the Osprey's, Joseph Vilo of Castleton State.

Casey Caufield of Monmouth broke the deadlock in the bottom of the 6th when he hit a long double to drive in pinch runner RJ Huth of Chestnut Hill.

Owen Petrich of Delaware added an insurance run with a single to drive in Thomas Faggioni of Alvernia to make it 2-0. That would be all the run support Valenti needed, as he pitched a 1-2-3 7th to close the victory for the Blazers!

Valenti, who allowed only 4 hits while striking out 8, stated that he trusted his pitches and defense to get him out of a jam in the 6th, when he gave up 2 one out singles before getting the next two batters out.

In game 2, Quakertown started the scoring off in the bottom of the 1st when Lehigh‘s Riley Davis hit a HR over the right field wall.

The Blazers would plate 11 runs in the bottom of the 3rd and sent 15 batters to the plate. Highlights of that inning include Casey Caufields' 2 RBI double, Davis hitting two singles, bringing in a run each, and Owen Petrich hitting a 3 RBI HR, making it his 3rd of the year. The Blazers plated 3 runs in the bottom of the 4th to cap the scoring at 15-0. Davis stated it was a complete team effort to cap off the DH sweep.

Quakertown Tops South Jersey 7-2 in Home Opener
June 9, 2022

Article Courtesy of Will Neusidl for PA Sports Beat, Covering the Lehigh Valley

Greetings sports fanatics! Today was the Quakertown Blazers home opener against the South Jersey Kings.

The Kings struck first in the top of the 2nd inning thanks to an RBI fielders choice from Maryland's Stephen Thomas.

The Blazers would take the lead in the bottom of the 2nd with a 2 RBI single from Alvernia's Lucas Floyd and RBI single from Chestnut Hills RJ Huth.

The Blazers would add another run thanks to a HR by Delaware’s Owen Petrich.

The Kings would cut the deficit to 4-2 when Rowan's Ryan Murphy grounded out to second to score Chase Conklin from Richmond.

After Cole Hertzler from Liberty drew a 2 out walk, Petrich hit another HR over the left field wall to extend the Blazers lead to 6-2.

Casey Caufield from Monmouth capped the scoring in the bottom of the 8th with an RBI single to drive in Eric Shandler of UMBC.

Blaise Sclafani of Penn State struck out Rutger's Trevor Cohen to close out a 7-2 Blazers victory! Petrich stated after the game that the 2 HR game was a great way to bounce back after going 0-3 in the Blazers first game.

Click here to see clips of tonight's game, at PA Sportsbeat


ACBL opening week
June 4, 2022

Article Courtesy of Will Neusidl for PA Sports Beat, Covering the Lehigh Valley

Greetings sports fanatics! Today was the opening day of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League!

The Trenton Generals and Bergen Metros split their doubleheader today. The Generals took game one 4-3 when Cole Reeder scored from first on a pickoff error. In game 2, Stephen Orlando completed a no hitter in the Metros 7-0 victory!

The Quakertown Blazers also pick up a victory in their first game, 4-2 over the Ocean Ospreys. 5 Blazer pitchers, led by winning pitcher Ben Christian, held the Ospreys hitters to only 3 hits.

Congrats to all the victorious teams!

Stoudt leads Travelers to 2-1 win
May 22, 2022

Stoudt leads Travelers to 2-1 win

RHP Levi Stoudt (Lehigh, Quakertown Blazers) lead the Seattle Mariner’s AA affiliate, the Arkansas Travelers, to a 2-1 win over the Northwest Arkansas Naturals on Friday night.

The former ACBL Top Prospect and third round draft selection in the 2019 MLB draft, tossed 5.2 scoreless innings with seven strikeouts. In eight starts he has a 4-3 record with a 1.15 WHIP and 4.10 ERA. In 41.2 innings he has posted 40 strikeouts with ten walks.

Mayza has big April for Blue Jays
May 1, 2022
LHP Tim Mayza Tim Mayza Photo Courtesy of Toronto Blue Jays

LHP Tim Mayza (Millersville, Quakertown) posted a 1-0 record with four Holds in nine relief appearances for the Toronto Blue Jays in April. He had a 0.88 WHIP with a 1.39 ERA and opponents average of .200. Former Blazer teammate RHP Lou Trivino (Slippery Rock,Quakertown) notched two saves as the closer for the Oakland A’s. Unfortunately he was placed on the COVID-19 Injured List in mid -April and on May 1 was assigned to Single-A Stockton for a Minor League rehab assignment.

Nick Ahmed (UConn, Westhampton) was activated from the Injured List on April 22 and on Saturday posted two hits including a home run as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 on Saturday. The veteran shortstop hit .368 in April.

Four former Quakertown Blazer pitchers are off to good starts in pro ball. RHP Levi Stoudt (Lehigh, Quakertown), a third round pick for the Seattle Mariners in the 2019 MLB draft, posted a 2-2 record in four starts for the Arkansas Travelers, the Mariners AA affiliate. He has a 1.10 WHIP and 4.05 ERA in 20 innings with six BB and 22 Ks in 20 innings.

RHP Jordan DiValerio (Saint Josephs, Quakertown) posted 1-0 record with a 1.27 ERA in six appearances for the Greenville Drive, the High-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.

RHP Jimmy Kingsbury (Villanova, Quakertown) has not allowed a run in two starts over eight innings for the Modesto Nuts, the Single-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. He has a 0.75 WHIP with eight strikeouts.

RHP Matt Svanson (Lehigh, Quakertown) has a 1.03 WHIP and 3.09 ERA in 11.2 innings with two base-on-balls and 14 strikeouts for Dunedin, the Single A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.

ACBL Alumni Excel on Opening Weekend in MLB
April 11, 2022

RHP Lou Trivino (Slippery Rock, Quakertown Blazers) and LHP Tim Mayza (Millersville, Quakertown Blazers) began the 2022 season in top form as Mayza posted a Hold for the Toronto Blue Jays in their 4-2 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday. Trivino closed out a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies for the Oakland A’s on Sunday.

RHP Ron Marinaccio (Delaware, Trenton Generals) made his MLB debut with the New York Yankees on Saturday and tossed a scoreless fourth inning with two strikeouts as the Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-2.

RHP Matt Festa (East Stroudsburg, Staten Island Tide) returned to the Seattle Mariners after rehab and allowed two earned runs with four strikeouts over two innings as the Mariners lost to the Minnesota Twins 10-4 on Sunday.

First baseman Frank Schwindell (St. Johns, Riverhead) had two hits with an RBI as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 9-0 on Saturday.

SS Nick Ahmed (UConn, Westhampton) is on the 10 day injured list with right shoulder inflammation for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Twenty-five former ACBL players participated in MLB spring training in 2022. Players recently assigned to MLB teams include 3B Davis Schneider (Rutgers, South Jersey Giants) to the Atlanta Braves, RHP Vincent Timpanelli (Ramapo, New York Phenoms) to the Cincinnati Reds, OF Shayne Fontana (Lynn, Jersey Pilots, Allentown Railers) to the Baltimore Orioles and SS Anthony Prato (UConn, Staten Island Tide) to the Minnesota Twins.

Singer joins Phillies as non roster invitee
March 19, 2022

LHP Jeff Singer (Monmouth, Rutgers-Camden, Trenton Generals) posted a hold on Saturday as he pitched a scoreless inning in the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. LHP Tim Mayza (Millersville, Quakertown Blazers) tossed a scoreless inning for the Blue Jays with two strikeouts.

RHP Kevin McCarthy (Marist, Sag Harbor Whalers) pitched two scoreless innings for the Chicago Cubs and received the save as the Cubs defeated the San Diego Padres 5-4. Catcher P.J. Higgins (Old Dominion, Lehigh Valley Catz) and outfielder Narciso Crook (Rowan-Gloucester, Trenton Generals) have also been assigned to the Cubs.

RHP Levi Stoudt (Lehigh, Quakertown Blazers) pitched 2.1 innings and gained the win as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6.

Seattle Mariners invite Stoudt to Major League spring training
March 18, 2022

RHP Levi Stoudt (Lehigh, Quakertown Blazers), the top ACBL prospect in 2017 and a third round selection of the Seattle Mariners in the 2019 MLB draft has been invited by the Mariners to spring training. In 2021 Stoudt posted a 7-3 record at the high A and AA level with a 3.31 ERA over 81.2 innings. He struck out 86 with a 1.20 WHIP and opponents average of .207. RHP Matt Festa (East Stroudsburg, Staten Island Tide) was also invited to the Mariners spring training as a non-roster invitee.

RHP Heath Fillmyer (Mercer CC, Trenton Generals) and RHP Aaron Slegers (Minnesota, Riverhead Tomcats) were invited to spring training by the San Diego Padres and Tampa Bay Rays respectively.

Former ACBL Players Prepare for MLB Spring Training
March 11, 2022

Trivino and Mayza excel in MLB relief roles

Two of the top relievers in the American League, RHP Lou Trivino (Slippery Rock, Quakertown Blazers) of the Oakland A’s and LHP Tim Mayza (Millersville, Quakertown Blazers) of the Toronto Blue Jays top the list of ACBL alumni preparing for the 2022 season. Trivino led the A’s with 22 saves while holding opponents to a .216 average while Mayza was the hold leader for the Blue Jays with nineteen and posted a 0.98 WHIP.

Frank Schwindel (St. John’s, Riverhead) took over first base for the Chicago Cubs after Anthony Rizzo was sent to the New York Yankees before the July 31 trade deadline. Schwindel posted a .326 average with fourteen home runs and 43 RBI for the Cubs. Nick Ahmed (UConn, Westhampton Aviators), a two time gold glove winner, returns for his ninth season at shortstop for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

OF Josh Palacios (Auburn, Staten Island Tide), Toronto Blue Jays, RHP Ron Marinaccio (Delaware, Trenton Generals), New York Yankees, RHP Justin Topa (LIU, Southampton), Milwaukee Brewers, and catcher Seby Zavala (San Diego St. Riverhead), Chicago White Sox are on 40-man rosters and competing for a spot on the Opening Day rosters.

RHP Nick Tropeano (Stony Brook, Riverhead) and RHP Casey Lawrence (Albright, Kutztown Rockies) are non-roster invitees for the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays respectively. These veteran relievers are also vying for a spot on the 25-man rosters.


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