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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.

We're Moving
April 14, 2022

We Have Moved

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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.

Swarmer excels in relief for Cubs
March 21, 2022

RHP Matt Swarmer (Kutztown, Allentown Railers), the ACBL top prospect in 2015 and winner of the Santy Gallone Most Valuable Player Award and the Darrin Winston Most Valuable Pitcher Award, pitched two scoreless innings allowing one hit with two strikeouts for the Chicago Cubs as the Cubs tied the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-2 on Sunday.

On Saturday RHP Zack Godley (Tennessee, Southampton) did not allow a run in two innings of relief as the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Oakland A’s 9-3.

Catcher Nick Dini (Wagner, Center Moriches) was recently assigned to the New York Mets for MLB spring training.

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.

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