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Blazers win one and tie one against the Timber Rattlers
July 11, 2024

By GameChanger Media

Quakertown Blazers and Pocono Timber Rattlers tied 2-2 in game 1 on Thursday.

Pocono Timber Rattlers were the first to get on the board in the first when Brayden Sweppenhiser singled, scoring two runs.

Quakertown Blazers tied the game in the bottom of the sixth thanks to a double by Mike Pascoe, and a single by Casey Vaughan.

Dylan Broderick started on the hill for Quakertown Blazers. The righty gave up three hits and two runs over five innings, striking out four and walking three. Mason Drozal started on the hill for Pocono Timber Rattlers. The right-handed pitcher gave up two hits and zero runs over five innings, striking out two and walking none.

Pascoe and Vaughan were a one-two punch in the lineup, as each drove in one run for Quakertown Blazers. Carter Rieben led Quakertown Blazers with two hits in three at bats. Quakertown Blazers were sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Tyler Boraski made the most plays with seven.

Sweppenhiser went 1-for-3 at the plate as the infielder led the team with two runs batted in. Sweppenhiser, Troy Davis, and Matt Munoz each collected one hit for Pocono Timber Rattlers. Pocono Timber Rattlers turned one double play in the game. Pocono Timber Rattlers were sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Preston Warne had the most chances in the field with six.

In game 2, Quakertown Blazers beat Pocono Timber Rattlers 6-3 on Thursday.

A fielder's choice by Robert Furino put Pocono Timber Rattlers on the board in the bottom of the first.

A single by Matt Curtis gave Quakertown Blazers the lead, 2-1, in the top of the second.

Quakertown Blazers extended their early lead with two runs in the top of the third thanks to RBI singles by Mason Woolwine and Wyatt Harrar.

Mike Pascoe started on the bump for Quakertown Blazers. The starting pitcher allowed seven hits and three runs over five innings, striking out two and walking two. Charlie Hamm started on the hill for Pocono Timber Rattlers. The starting pitcher allowed five hits and four runs over two and two-thirds innings, striking out none and walking four. Ben Junker and Malachai Duka each threw shutout innings for Quakertown Blazers in relief.

Quakertown Blazers collected 11 hits in the game. Casey Vaughan and Harrar each collected two hits for Quakertown Blazers. Curtis and Harrar each drove in two runs for Quakertown Blazers. Quakertown Blazers worked the count all day, amassing seven walks. Quakertown Blazers stole five bases in the game. Quakertown Blazers turned one double play in the game.

Pocono Timber Rattlers piled up nine hits in the game. Jordan Santiago went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Pocono Timber Rattlers in hits. Furino, Aaron Kirby, and Brayden Rader each drove in one run for Pocono Timber Rattlers. Michael Paciotti collected two hits for Pocono Timber Rattlers in three at bats. Pocono Timber Rattlers turned one double play in the game.

Quakertown Blazers will travel to Moody Park to take on the Trenton Capitals for their next games on Saturday.

Quakertown takes a pair from Generals
June 23, 2024

By GameChanger Media

Quakertown Blazers beat Trenton Generals 5-4 on Saturday after taking the lead late in the game. The game was tied at four in the top of the seventh when Mason Woolwine doubled, scoring one run.

Quakertown Blazers were the first to get on the board in the second when Logan Sig hit a sacrifice fly, scoring one run.

Brody McKenzie hit a sacrifice fly, which helped Trenton Generals tie the game at one in the bottom of the third.

A sacrifice fly by Glen Pysher gave Quakertown Blazers the lead, 2-1, in the top of the fourth.

Trenton Generals tied the game in the bottom of the sixth thanks to a double by Mark Elliott, and a walk by Robert Kelly.

Kannon Zdimal started the game for Quakertown Blazers. The right-handed pitcher allowed five hits and one run (zero earned) over five innings, striking out six and walking one. Alex LePage started on the bump for Trenton Generals. The starting pitcher gave up two hits and two runs (one earned) over four innings, striking out four and walking one. Ben Junker tossed two innings of scoreless ball for Quakertown Blazers in relief. The right-handed pitcher gave up zero hits, striking out three and walking one.

Grayson Kovatch and Woolwine were a force together in the lineup, as they each collected two hits for Quakertown Blazers. Kovatch, Woolwine, Sig, and Pysher each drove in one run for Quakertown Blazers. Ben Gagnon stole two bases. Quakertown Blazers ran wild on the base paths, tallying five stolen bases for the game.

Elliott led Trenton Generals with two runs batted in from the number seven spot in the lineup. The outfielder went 1-for-3 on the day. McKenzie, Logan Eilbacher, Elliott, Kelly, Deacon Bowne, Antonio Dominici, and Brayden Meskill each collected one hit for Trenton Generals. Trenton Generals turned one double play in the game.

In game 2, the Quakertown Blazers got on the board in the top of the second inning after Ben Gagnon singled, Glen Pysher lined out, and Luke Caucci singled, each scoring one run.

Jackson Snyder earned the win for Quakertown Blazers. They allowed four hits and zero runs over five and one-third innings, striking out two and walking three. Ryan Burnham took the loss for Trenton Generals. The righty went three and two-thirds innings, surrendering seven runs (three earned) on five hits, striking out six and walking five. Tommy Delany started the game for Trenton Generals. The starting pitcher surrendered four hits and three runs over two and one-third innings, striking out none and walking one. Malachai Duka appeared in relief for Quakertown Blazers.

Quakertown Blazers tallied nine hits in the game. Grayson Kovatch, Quakertown Blazers's number seven hitter, led the team with two hits in four at-bats. Caucci and Logan Sig each drove in two runs for Quakertown Blazers. Sig led Quakertown Blazers with two walks. Overall, the team had a strong eye at the plate, collecting six walks for the game. Quakertown Blazers turned one double play in the game. Quakertown Blazers were sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Gagnon made the most plays with six.

Robert Kelly, Trenton Generals's number nine hitter, led the team with two hits in two at-bats.

Quakertown Blazers play at home on Tuesday against Southside in their next game.

Blazers Drop Tough Game Against Timber Rattlers
June 18, 2024

By GameChanger Media

Quakertown Blazers had trouble keeping up with Pocono Timber Rattlers in a 12-2 loss on Tuesday.

Pocono Timber Rattlers got on the board in the top of the first inning after Christian Maccarrone singled, Jordan Santiago singled, and Jerry Lambert doubled, each scoring one run.

A single by Maccarrone extended the Pocono Timber Rattlers lead to 4-0 in the top of the third inning.

Mason Drozal earned the win for Pocono Timber Rattlers. The starting pitcher gave up three hits and one run (zero earned) over four innings, striking out three and walking one. Dylan Broderick took the loss for Quakertown Blazers. The righty went five innings, allowing four runs on seven hits, striking out four and walking four.

Mike Pascoe and Broderick were a one-two punch in the lineup, as each drove in one run for Quakertown Blazers. Casey Vaughan led Quakertown Blazers with three hits in four at bats from the leadoff position. Quakertown Blazers turned two double plays in the game. Quakertown Blazers were sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Tyler Boraski had the most chances in the field with eight.

Pocono Timber Rattlers collected 13 hits in the game. Santiago went 4-for-5 at the plate to lead Pocono Timber Rattlers in hits. Matt Munoz and Troy Davis each drove in three runs for Pocono Timber Rattlers. Lambert and Maccarrone each collected multiple hits for Pocono Timber Rattlers. Davis led Pocono Timber Rattlers with three walks. Overall, the team had a strong eye at the plate, accumulating 15 walks for the game.

Quakertown Blazers host the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Miners for their next game on Wednesday, with Scranton playing as the home team at Memorial Park in Quakertown.

Blazers and Capitals Split a Pair
June 16, 2024

By GameChanger Media

Quakertown Blazers took Saturday's game in dramatic fashion, with a 2-1 walk-off victory over Trenton Capitals at Memorial Park 624 W Mill St Quakertown, PA 18951. The game was tied at one in the bottom of the seventh when Grayson Kovatch singled, scoring one run.

The pitching was strong on both sides. Quakertown Blazers pitchers struck out seven, while Trenton Capitals sat down five.

Quakertown Blazers opened the scoring in the third after a wild pitch scored one run.

Quakertown Blazers committed an error, which helped Trenton Capitals tie the game at one in the top of the sixth.

Jeb Kurtz earned the win for Quakertown Blazers. The right-handed pitcher surrendered zero hits and one run (zero earned) over two innings, striking out four and walking none. Drew Oppenheim took the loss for Trenton Capitals. The southpaw went one and two-thirds innings, allowing one run on two hits, striking out two and walking one. Jackson Snyder led things off on the bump for Quakertown Blazers. The starting pitcher surrendered two hits and zero runs over three innings, striking out two and walking one. Ben Crescenzi opened the game for Trenton Capitals. They allowed zero hits and one run over three innings, striking out one and walking three. Cody Barberio pitched two innings of shutout ball for Quakertown Blazers in relief. They surrendered two hits, striking out one and walking none.

Kovatch and Mason Woolwine each collected one hit for Quakertown Blazers. Kovatch led Quakertown Blazers with one run batted in. The center fielder went 1-for-2 on the day. Quakertown Blazers turned one double play in the game.

Jack Moses, Trenton Capitals's number seven hitter, led the team with two hits in three at-bats. Trenton Capitals turned one double play in the game. Trenton Capitals were sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Brayden Keller had the most chances in the field with nine.

Game 2 was a heartbreaker for Quakertown Blazers, as they lost the lead late in a 5-4 defeat. The game was tied at four in the top of the seventh when Michael Fattore hit a sacrifice fly, scoring one run.

A ground out by Logan Sig put Quakertown Blazers on the board in the bottom of the third.

Dustin McGuinness singled, which helped Trenton Capitals tie the game at two in the top of the fifth.

In the top of the sixth, Trenton Capitals broke up the tie when an error scored one run. Then a sacrifice fly by Braden Dromboski followed to extend the lead to 4-2.

Quakertown Blazers tied the game up in the bottom of the sixth thanks to two doubles. Quakertown Blazers tied the game at four on a double by Luke Caucci.

Jeremy Wacker earned the win for Trenton Capitals. The lefty gave up three hits and two runs over three innings, striking out two and walking two. Kevin Small took the loss for Quakertown Blazers. They went one and two-thirds innings, giving up three runs (zero earned) on three hits, striking out one and walking two. Cole Snyder opened the game for Quakertown Blazers. The starting pitcher allowed zero hits and zero runs over three innings, striking out one and walking four. Ethan McHugh stepped on the bump first for Trenton Capitals. The starting pitcher allowed four hits and two runs over three innings, striking out one and walking none. Brayden Keller earned the save.

Caucci and Casey Vaughan each collected two hits for Quakertown Blazers. Caucci, Grayson Kovatch, and Sig each drove in one run for Quakertown Blazers. Tyler Boraski stole two bases. Quakertown Blazers stole four bases in the game. Quakertown Blazers turned two double plays in the game.

Fattore and McGuinness each collected two hits for Trenton Capitals. Fattore, Dromboski, and McGuinness each drove in one run for Trenton Capitals. Trenton Capitals had patience at the plate, accumulating six walks for the game. CJ Orrego and Tyler Stone led the team with two bases on balls each. McGuinness stole two bases. Trenton Capitals ran wild on the base paths, collecting four stolen bases for the game.

Quakertown Blazers play at home on Tuesday against Pocono Timber Rattlers in their next game.

6th Inning Burst Enough To Lead Scranton Past Quakertown
June 14, 2024

By GameChanger Media

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Miners defeated Quakertown Blazers 11-3 on Thursday thanks in part to seven runs in the sixth inning.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Miners got on the board in the first inning after JP Kuczik singled, scoring one run.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Miners added one run in the third after Kuczik singled.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Miners scored seven runs on two hits in the top of the sixth inning. Evan Melberger drew a walk, scoring one run, Luke Kopec drew a walk, scoring one run, Jake Millan hit a sacrifice fly, scoring one run, Patrick Munley singled, scoring two runs, and Josh Bottger singled, scoring two runs.

Jake Memoli earned the win for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Miners. He allowed two hits and zero runs over four and one-third innings, striking out four and walking three. Ben Jones took the loss for Quakertown Blazers. The starting pitcher went five innings, giving up two runs on seven hits, striking out two and walking one.

Grayson Kovatch led Quakertown Blazers with two runs batted in from the number seven spot in the lineup. He went 1-for-4 on the day. Jackson Shollenberger went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Quakertown Blazers in hits. Luke Caucci paced Quakertown Blazers with two walks. Overall, the team had patience at the plate, piling up six walks for the game.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Miners accumulated 10 hits in the game. Melberger went 1-for-4 at the plate as they led the team with three runs batted in. Munley went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Miners in hits. Kuczik collected two hits for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Miners in four at bats. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Miners had a strong eye at the plate, amassing seven walks for the game. Melberger and Bottger led the team with two walks each. Kopec stole two bases. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Miners turned one double play in the game. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Miners were sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Kuczik had the most chances in the field with 10.

Quakertown Blazers welcome Trenton Capitals on Saturday for their next game.

Runs Hard To Come By In Quakertown Blazers Win Versus Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
June 12, 2024

By GameChanger Media

Both teams were strong on the bump on Tuesday, but Quakertown Blazers defeated Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Miners 3-1. Dylan Broderick started the game for Quakertown Blazers and recorded nine outs.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Miners were the first to get on the board in the third when Zach Pacziewski hit into a double play, but one run scored.

Quakertown Blazers captured the lead, 3-1, in the top of the seventh when Casey Vaughan singled, scoring two runs, and Mason Woolwine hit into a double play, but one run scored.

Kannon Zdimal earned the win for Quakertown Blazers. They allowed two hits and zero runs over two innings, striking out one and walking one. Broderick opened the game for Quakertown Blazers. They surrendered four hits and one run over three innings, striking out one and walking none. Eli Peifer started the game for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Miners. The right-handed pitcher allowed four hits and zero runs over four innings, striking out four and walking two. Jeb Kurtz and Cody Barberio each threw shutout innings for Quakertown Blazers in relief.

Quakertown Blazers accumulated 12 hits in the game. Vaughan went 2-for-4 at the plate as the third baseman led the team with one run batted in. Jackson Shollenberger led Quakertown Blazers with three hits in four at bats. Broderick and Woolwine each collected multiple hits for Quakertown Blazers. Quakertown Blazers turned two double plays in the game.

Jack Mathis and Evan Melberger each collected two hits for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Miners. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Miners turned one double play in the game.

Next up for Quakertown Blazers is a game at Southside on Wednesday.

Blazers Split Season Opening DH
June 2, 2024

Game 1:
By GameChanger Media

Both teams were strong on the hill on Saturday, but South Jersey Kings was just a little bit stronger at the plate in their 3-1 victory over Blazers. Dylan Broderick started the game for Blazers and recorded six outs.

Blazers was right in it until South Jersey Kings singled in the fifth inning.

South Jersey Kings opened the scoring in the third after Antonio Friedman lined out, scoring one run.

Blazers scored on a wild pitch, which helped Blazers tie the game at one in the top of the fourth.

Ryan Mullock earned the win for South Jersey Kings. The right-handed pitcher gave up two hits and zero runs over three innings, striking out four and walking one. Ben Jones took the loss for Blazers. The right-handed pitcher went two innings, giving up two runs on two hits, striking out four and walking one. Broderick started on the mound for Blazers. The starting pitcher allowed one hit and zero runs over two innings, striking out two and walking none. David Horvath stepped on the hill first for South Jersey Kings. The starting pitcher allowed zero hits and zero runs over one inning, striking out one and walking none.

Luke Caucci, Casey Vaughan, and Ty Everitt each collected one hit for Blazers.

Matteo Mannino went 1-for-3 at the plate as the leadoff hitter led the team with two runs batted in. Brandon Petrick went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead South Jersey Kings in hits. South Jersey Kings were sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Trevor Myers had the most chances in the field with 11.

Game 2:
By GameChanger Media

Quakertown Blazers defeated South Jersey Kings 7-4 on Saturday.

Quakertown Blazers opened the scoring in the third after Mike Pascoe drew a walk, scoring one run.

South Jersey Kings took the lead in the bottom of the third. Evan Brown singled, scoring two runs, to give South Jersey Kings the edge, 2-1.

A single by Casey Vaughan gave Quakertown Blazers the lead, 3-2, in the top of the fourth.

South Jersey Kings captured the lead, 4-3, in the bottom of the fourth after Sal Della Fave walked, and Nathan Lapp hit a sacrifice fly, each scoring one run.

South Jersey Kings committed an error, which helped Quakertown Blazers tie the game at four in the top of the seventh.

In the top of the ninth, Quakertown Blazers broke up the tie when Dylan Broderick hit a sacrifice fly, scoring one run. Then a single by Jackson Shollenberger followed to extend the lead to 7-4.

Ben Jones earned the win for Quakertown Blazers. The reliever surrendered one hit and zero runs over two innings, striking out three and walking one. Jeb Kurtz pitched three innings in relief for Quakertown Blazers. The reliever surrendered two hits and zero runs while, striking out four and walking two. Brandon Petrick took the loss for South Jersey Kings. The left-handed pitcher went two innings, giving up three runs on two hits, striking out two and walking four. Pascoe opened the game for Quakertown Blazers. The starting pitcher surrendered zero hits and zero runs over one inning, striking out one and walking none. Gavin Alloway stepped on the hill first for South Jersey Kings. The right-handed pitcher allowed zero hits and zero runs over two innings, striking out one and walking two.

Pascoe led Quakertown Blazers with two hits in four at bats. Shollenberger and Vaughan each drove in two runs for Quakertown Blazers. Quakertown Blazers had a strong eye at the plate, piling up 13 walks for the game. Matt Curtis, Mason Woolwine, Vaughan, Logan Sig, and Braedan Black led the team with two walks each. Carter Rieben stole two bases. Quakertown Blazers ran wild on the base paths, collecting five stolen bases for the game. Quakertown Blazers turned one double play in the game.

Brown provided pop in the middle of the lineup, and led South Jersey Kings with two runs batted in. The right-handed hitter went 3-for-5 on the day. Petrick collected two hits for South Jersey Kings in five at bats. Michael Kulyk led South Jersey Kings with two walks. Overall, the team had a strong eye at the plate, amassing eight walks for the game.

Quakertown Blazers will travel to Southside for their next game on Tuesday.

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06/11@Scranton W 3-15:00 PM
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06/13Scranton L 11-37:00 PM
06/15Trenton Capitals W 2-112:00 PM
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06/18Pocono L 12-27:00 PM
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06/22@Trenton Generals W 5-412:00 PM
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06/25Soundside L 13-17:00 PM
06/27Soundside L 7-07:00 PM
06/29South Jersey W 3-212:00 PM
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07/02@Scranton L 5-25:00 PM
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07/07@Mercer W 7-64:30 PM
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07/10Soundside L 10-27:00 PM
07/11Pocono T 2-23:30 PM
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07/14@Trenton Capitals T 3-31:30 PM
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07/18Pocono5:30 PM
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