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Levi Stoudt Drafted in Third Round by Seattle
June 5, 2019

Levi Stoudt selected by the Seattle Mariners in the third round of the recent MLB Draft

RHP Levi Stoudt (Lehigh, Quakertown Blazers, 2017), the top ACBL prospect in 2017, was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the third round of the recent MLB Draft.

RHP Connor Lehman (St.Louis, Jersey Pilots, 2015) and SS Anthony Prato (UConn, Staten Island Tide, 2016) were both selected in the seventh round by the San Diego Padres and Minnesota Twins respectively.

SS Mike Salvatore (Florida State, Trenton Generals, 2015) was a ninth round selection of the Seattle Mariners while LHP Nick Snyder (West Virginia, South Jersey Giants, 2017, Trenton Generals, 2018 ) went to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 11th round.

A list of former ACBL players selected in the recent draft is below.

3 Seattle RHP Levi Stoudt Lehigh, Quakertown Blazers, 2017
7 San Diego RHP Connor Lehman St. Louis, Jersey Pilots, 2015
7 Minnesota SS Anthony Prato UCONN, Staten Island Tide, 2016
9 Seattle SS Mike Salvatore Florida State, Trenton Generals, 2015
11 Arizona LHP Nick Snyder West Virginia, South Jersey Giants,2017, Trenton Generals, 2018
22 Boston 1B Dom D'Alessandro  George Washington, South Jersey Giants ,2017
23 Baltimore OF Shayne Fontana Lynn, Jersey Pilots, 2017, Allentown Railers, 2018
25 Seattle LHP Dan Wirchansky Pace, North Jersey Eagles, 2016
28 Chicago Cubs RHP Chris Kachmar Lipscomb, Quakerown Blazers, 2016, 2017
29 LA Angels OF Matt Woods Rowan,  South Jersey Giants, 2017
29 Arizona RHP Tyler Poulin Quinnipiac, Jersey Pilots, 2016
32 San Diego RHP Jason Reynolds Lehigh, South Jersey Giants, 2017
34 Kansas City LHP Justin Fall Brookdale CC, Ocean Gulls, 2018
34 NY Mets OF Ryan Shinn Kentucky, Trenton Generals, 2015
36 Toronto C Scotty Bradley Indiana, Trenton Generals, 2017

Gulls Split Doubleheader With Generals in 2019 Opener
June 1, 2019

By Matt Nelson | Ocean Gulls

The Ocean Gulls opened the 2019 season with a split of the Trenton Generals, taking the opener 9-7, and falling in the nightcap 4-0 in 12 innings at the Antrim Elementary School on Saturday.

The birds took a 2-0 in the bottom of the second in the opener on an RBI double by Joshua Jackson. Following a fielder’s choice by Blaise Panzini, Jackson scored on a wild pitch by the Generals starting pitcher.

Trenton tied the game with a run in the top of the third, a run in the top of the fourth and poured five runs on the board in the top of the fifth before Ocean mounted an impressive comeback in the bottom of the fifth.

After a wild pitch by Trenton’s bullpen, Craig Larsen hit a two-run double to make it a three-run game. After Bill Feehan drew a walk, Zachary Joe picked up a two-run single to make it a 7-6 deficit. Michael Belka struck out, but advanced to third on a dropped third strike. Panzini put the finishing touches on the comeback with a three-run double.

Garinder Singh-Sarana pitched 2.1 innings of scoreless baseball to go along with a walk and four strikeouts to earn the win. He also went 1-2 at the plate, picking up his first hit since he was a freshman in high school.

Game 2 didn’t provide many hits for the Gulls, despite a two-out first-inning double by Larsen. The Generals scored four runs in the top of the twelfth to earn the split. Kyle Roche, Will Kramer, Michael Centeno, and Panzini combined for no runs on four hits, six walks and 9 strikeouts over the first nine innings.v The Gulls are scheduled to return to action on Tuesday, June 4, as they take on the Ocean Osprey at Wall Municipal Stadium in a nine-inning game. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 P.M.

The Ocean Gulls, proud members of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League, play their home games at the Antrim Elementary School and Point Pleasant Borough High School in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, and Wall Municipal Stadium in Wall, NJ. Follow the Gulls on Twitter @OceanGulls and visit them online at www.acbl-online.com.

Trivino and Mayza look to build on 2018 success
March 28, 2019

RHP Lou Trivino (Slippery Rock, Quakertown Blazers,2011) and LHP Tim Mayza (Millersville, Quakertown Blazers, 2011) had successful seasons in 2018 with the Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays respectively. Trivino posted a 8-3 record with four saves and 24 holds in 71 games with the A’s. In 76 innings he struck out 86 with a 1.12 WHIP and tossed three shutout innings against the New York Yankees in a wild card American League playoff game.

Mayza had a 2-0 record for the Blue Jays with a 3.28 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 35.2 innings. He did not allow a run in his last 18 appearances of 2018 as a left handed relief specialist.

RHP Matt Festa (East Stroudsburg, Staten Island Tide, 2013-14) will be the third former PSAC/ACBL pitcher to have a reliever role in the American League for the 2019 season. Festa spent most of 2018 at the AA level, but did post a 2.16 ERA in eight appearances for the Seattle Mariners in 2018.

ACBL to host NYCBL All Stars at Yogi Berra Stadium
January 31, 2019

ACBL to Host NYCBL in 2019 All-Star game

On Monday July 8, 2019 the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League All Stars will host the New York Collegiate League All Stars at Yogi Berra Stadium, home of the New Jersey Jackals in Little Falls, New Jersey. Home team batting practice will begin at 4:30pm with first pitch at 7:00pm.

The ACBL and NYCBL are both members of the National Alliance of College Summer Baseball (NACSB). The leagues are among the oldest and most respected summer collegiate wooden bat leagues in the country. The ACBL began in 1967 followed by the NYCBL in 1978.

In 2018 the NYBCL All Stars edged the ACBL All Stars 7-6 in a thrilling contest at Onondaga CC.

Stay up to date with information on both leagues by visiting www.acbl-online.com or www.NYCBL.com.

Larry Babich Remembered
November 17, 2018

Larry Babich, an outstanding field manager and great supporter of the ACBL for 19 seasons, passed away on November 15 at the age of 82.

Larry managed the Jersey Pilots and over 100 of his former players went into professional baseball with fourteen reaching the Major Leagues including Rick Cerone, Charlie Puleo and Eric Young Sr. The Pilots won ACBL championships in 1973, 1984 and 1990.

Larry graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a degree in journalism and was a reporter for the Jersey Journal for more than 30 years. He also had successful stints while coaching baseball at Jersey City State and New York Tech.

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