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Matt Festa makes MLB debut
July 15, 2018

RHP Matt Festa (East Stroudsburg, Staten Island Tide, 2013-2014) became the third former ACBL pitcher to make a MLB debut this year.

On Saturday Festa pitched two-thirds of an inning in relief for the Seattle Mariners and did not allow a run in a 4-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies. He was promoted from the Arkansas Travelers where he posted 13 saves with 44 strikeouts and seven base on balls in 31.2 innings with a 3.13 ERA.

Festa was a seventh round pick of the Mariners in the 2016 MLB Draft.

Festa joins Lou Trivino (Slippery Rock, Quakertown Blazers, 2011) and Heath Fillmyer (Mercer County College, Trenton Generals, 2013) as former ACBL All-Stars making MLB debuts in 2018.

Trivino has been a rookie sensation for the Oakland Athletics with a 7-1 record, ten holds and four saves. The 6-5 RHP has a 1.25 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in 35 games.

Fillmyer has a 3.45 ERA in five games over 15.2 innings for the Kansas City Royals.

Snyder tosses no-hitter
July 14, 2018

Nick Snyder Photo Courtesy of BlueGoldNews.comNick Snyder ​pitched a no-hitter Saturday, Photo Courtesy of BlueGoldNews.com

Nick Snyder (West Virginia) allowed no hits or runs over seven innings as the Trenton Generals defeated the North Jersey Eagles 1-0 in the second game of a doubleheader today.

The 6-7 LHP struck out eight and walked two while facing 23 batters. He threw 93 pitches with 60 strikes.

He tops the ACBL in strikeouts with 40 in 23 innings and recently struck out all four batters he faced in the NYCBL/ACBL All-Star showcase.

Gulls Split with Pilots
July 14, 2018

By Matt Nelson | Ocean Gulls

The Ocean Gulls split a pair of games with the Jersey Pilots, dropping the opener 4-1, and picking up a 5-2 victory in the nightcap.

The Pilots scored two runs in the top of the first and two more in the top of the third in the opener. The hosts scored their lone run in the bottom of the seventh when Steve Santigate hit a pinch-hit home run to open the frame.

Ocean drew first blood in the nightcap by scoring three runs in the bottom of the second. A tworun single by Ben Montenegro put the Gulls on the board. The ensuing batter, Thomas Holdorf picked up his first hit of the game with an RBI single. The Freehold, New Jersey native went 2-4.

The Pilots scored a run in the top of the third and another run in the top of the fifth to make it 3-2.

In the bottom of the fifth, Marc Chernin scored on a throwing error by the Pilots’ catcher and Matt Cuppari scored on an error by the Pilots’ shortstop.

Daniel Chiusano picked up his first save of the season, while giving up one run on five hits and three strikeouts in three innings.

The Gulls are scheduled to hit the road for three games, beginning on Tuesday, July 17, whenthey meet the Allentown Railers in a doubleheader at ECTB Stadium. Game 1 is set for 5 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 PointPleasant Beach, NJ, and Wall Municipal Stadium in Wall, NJ. Follow the Gulls on Twitter@OceanGulls and visit them online at www.acbl-online.com.

Gulls Drop to Generals in Extras
July 12, 2018

By Matt Nelson | Ocean Gulls

The Ocean Gulls fell to the Trenton Generals 4-3 in extras at Wall Municipal Stadium on Thursday. A two-out home run was the difference maker for Trenton in the top of the tenth.

The hosts drew first blood on a wild pitch by the Generals’ pitching staff in the bottom of the first. Two pitches later, Johnny Zega’s RBI groundout gave Ocean a 2-0 lead.

The Generals tied scored three runs in the top of the 4th to take a 3-2 lead. An RBI double by Kevin Blum tied the game in the bottom of the sixth.

The Gulls are scheduled to wrap up their three-game homestand on Saturday, July 14, when they play host to the Jersey Pilots in a doubleheader at the Antrim Elementary School. First pitch is set for 11:30 A.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 PointPleasant Beach, NJ, and Wall Municipal Stadium in Wall, NJ. Follow the Gulls on Twitter@OceanGulls and visit them online at www.acbl-online.com.

Eagles Knock Off Gulls
July 10, 2018

By Matt Nelson | Ocean Gulls

The Ocean Gulls fell behind and were unable to keep up with the North Jersey Eagles on Tuesday night.

The Gulls finished their three-game road trip with a 10-1 loss to the Eagles at Overpeck County Park.

North Jersey set the tone with four runs in the bottom of the first and a run in the bottom of the third.

Ocean’s lone run came off an RBI single by Kevin Blum in the top of the fourth.

The Eagles added two runs in the bottom of the fifth and three runs in the bottom of the sixth.

The Gulls are scheduled to return to the Jersey Shore on Thursday, July 12, when they play host to the Trenton Generals at Wall Municipal Stadium. First pitch is set 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 PointPleasant Beach, NJ, and Wall Municipal Stadium in Wall, NJ. Follow the Gulls on Twitter@OceanGulls and visit them online at www.acbl-online.com.




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2018 ACBL Standings

 WLTPCT
Allentown15700.682
North Jersey141000.583
Jersey141400.500
Quakertown131300.500
Trenton111100.500
Ocean71900.269

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