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Mayza to under go T-J surgery
September 14, 2019
Tim Mayza to undergo TJ Surgery
LHP Tim Mayza (Millersville, Quakertown Blazers, 2011) was removed from the Blue Jays game last night after injuring his arm. The diagnosis is a torn UCL and he will undergo T-J surgery.

Mayza was the key left handed reliever for the Blue Jays and made 68 appearances, 4th highest in the American League. He posted a 4.91 ERA with 55 strikeouts in 51 innings and opponent batters recorded a .230 average.

Blue Jay manager Charlie Montoyo summarized the team's feelings best when he said, "Everybody loves Timmy. He pitches, he doesn't complain. He pitches every day and he's got a smile every day."

McKenna success story continues
September 3, 2019

Brian McKenna (Post University, North Jersey Eagles, 2013-14) transitioned from a catcher to pitcher over the last four years while playing Independent League baseball. He put up big numbers with the Florence Freedom of the Frontier League and was signed as a free agent by the Miami Marlins in July. He then made six appearances for Jupiter, the Marlins’ High A team in the Florida State League where he posted two holds and finished three games with a 0.96 ERA. In 9.1 innings he struck out 12 with only one walk and a 0.75 WHIP.

Two former ACBL pitchers had good starts to their pro careers after pitching a lot of innings this spring in college.

Nick Snyder (West Virginia, Trenton Generals, 2017-18), an 11th round draft pick of the Arizona D-backs, did not allow an earned run in 16 innings for the Hillsboro Hops of the short season Northwest League. The 6-6 LHP struck out 27 with a 0.69 WHIP.

Chris Kachmar (Lipscomb, Quakertown Blazers, 2016-17), a 28th round selection of the Chicago Cubs, posted a 4-0 record for the Eugene Emeralds in the Northwest League with a 1.56 ERA in seventeen innings with 24 strikeouts and a 1.27 WHIP.

Melfi and Driscoll dominate post season awards
August 20, 2019

David Melfi (Wagner, New York Phenoms) and Francis Driscoll (Colby, Allentown Railers) earned the bulk of the post season awards for their outstanding performances.

Melfi was selected for the Santy Gallone Most Valuable Player Award and also won the Hitting Award with a league leading .406 average and the Slugging Award with a league best .667 slugging percentage. Melfi will be a freshman at Wagner in the fall and he mostly caught for the Phenoms this summer, but did DH and play the outfield at times.

RHP Francis Driscoll (Colby, Allentown Railers) will receive the Darrin Winston Most Valuable Pitcher Award. He had the league’s lowest ERA at 1.20 in thirteen appearances over 30 innings during the regular season. He struck out 49 with only nine walks while posting five saves. He will share the Relief Pitcher of the Year Award with Michael DeLeon Torres (PSU-Harrisburg, Allentown Railers) who also posted five saves.

Allentown Railers win ACBL championship
August 6, 2019

Quakertown Blazers capture 2018 ACBL championship

The Allentown Railers won their fourth ACBL title in the past five years as they defeated the North Jersey Eagles 9-3 on Tuesday evening at Overpeck Park.

A solo home run by John Mead (Franklin Pierce) gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead in the third inning. The Railers put together four runs in the fifth inning to take a 4-1 edge which they added to through nine innings.

Eddie Olsen (Moravian) allowed one run over 4.1 innings and reliever Francis Driscoll (Colby) pitched 3.2 scoreless innings for the win.

Ian Csencsits (Moravian) added three hits for the Railers while Thylar Summarell (Stephen F. Austin) hit a long two run home run to deep right in the eighth inning to give the Railers runs number eight and nine.

Andy Axelson (Rutgers) had three hits for the Eagles.

2019 ACBL Champion to be Crowned Tuesday Night
August 5, 2019

The Allentown Railers and North Jersey Eagles split the opening round doubleheader at ECTB Stadium on Monday night. The championship game of the best-of-three series will be played at Overpeck Park on Tuesday night at 7pm. The Railers won the opener 14-4 and the Eagles bounced back for a 8-1 win in the nightcap.

Sebastian Williamson (Rider), Jake Shuster (Marywood) and Tommy Dunleavy (East Stroudsburg) each had three hits to pace the Railers’ 17 hit attack. Dunleavy posted five RBIs and Bret Williams (PSU-Harrisburg) added three RBIs.

Nicholas McAuliffe ( Kutztown) received the win after allowing three earned runs over 8.2 innings.

The Eagles dominated the second game behind the pitching of Parker Scott (Rutgers) who allowed only one run over seven innings, a solo home run by Thyler Summarell (Stephen F. Austin).

Luke McDonald (Tampa) and Andrew Axelson (Rutgers) topped the Eagles offense with each having three hits including a home run.




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2019 ACBL Standings

Wolff Division

 WLTPCT
Allentown221110.662
Trenton201620.553
Quakertown172210.438
Jersey142010.414

Kaiser Division

 WLTPCT
North Jersey211600.568
New York171400.548
Ocean Ospreys181700.514
Ocean Gulls92210.297

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