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Five Run Inning Propels Gulls over Generals
June 21, 2018

By Matt Nelson | Ocean Gulls

The Ocean Gulls picked up their second win of the 2018 campaign, with their largest margin of victory, 9-2, over the Trenton Generals at Wall Municipal Stadium Thursday night.

The Gulls, who are usually the home team when playing at Wall, were the away team.

Ocean scored the game's first run in the top of the first on an RBI groundout by Brian Markoski. Two innings later, William Johnson drew a bases-loaded walk to make it 2-0.

Thomas Holdorf scored on a wild pitch by Trenton’s relief pitcher before Markoski picked up his second RBI of the game with an RBI groundout to give the Gulls a 4-0 lead in the top of the sixth.

The Generals got a run back in the bottom of the sixth with a solo home run to cut the deficit to 4-1. It was Trenton’s first hit of the game. Two innings later, the Gulls blew the game wide open.

Marc Chernin was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. The ensuing batter, Kevin Blum reached on an infield error to score the Craig Larsen from third. Back-to-back RBI singles by Johnson and Ben Montenegro gave Ocean an 8-2 lead. An RBI groundout by Justin Bates gave the Gulls a 9-2 advantage.

Another home run by the Generals in the bottom of the eighth wasn’t enough to begin a rally.

Michael Saldo didn’t allow a hit while walking three batters and striking out eight in four innings pitched.

The Gulls are scheduled to return to action on Saturday, Jun 23, as they take on the North Jersey Eagles 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 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.

Royals recall Fillmyer from Omaha
June 19, 2018

Heath Fillmyer Photo Courtesy of MLB.comHeath Fillmyer gets the call, Photo Courtesy of MLB.com

RHP Heath Fillmyer (Mercer County College, Trenton Generals, 2013) will be the second former ACBL player to make a Major League debut this year after being recalled by the Kansas City Royals.

Fillmyer was a 5th round selection of the Oakland A’s in the 2014 MLB Draft. Fillmyer started 13 games at AAA Omaha with a 4-5 record and 5.75 ERA in 67 innings this year after being traded to the Royals.

Lou Trivino (Slippery Rock, Quakertown Blazers, 2011) made his MLB debut in April and has a 1.69 ERA in 23 relief appearances for the A’s. He has a 3-1 record with one save and eight holds.

D'Andrea and Welhaf sign Free Agent contracts
June 17, 2018

LHP Jerry D’Andrea (Ramapo, Staten Island Tide, 2016-17) and RHP Robbie Welhaf (Elon, Quakertown Blazers, 2016) have signed free agent contracts with the Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers respectively.

D’Andrea posted a 3.11 ERA in 12 starts for Ramapo while striking out 86 in 81 innings. He had a 5-4 record with three complete games.

Welhaf made 24 relief appearances for Elon with a 2.25 ERA and team-best six saves. He struck out 61 in 56 innings and held opponents to a .213 average.

OF Austin Edgette (Bloomsburg, Lehigh Valley Catz, 2016) signed with the San Francisco Giants. Edgette placed third in D-2 with a .439 batting average and fourth with a .530 On Base Percentage. He stole 24 bases in 25 attempts and was a 33rd round selection of the Giants in the 2018 MLB Draft.

Railers Sweep Gulls
June 16, 2018

By Matt Nelson | Ocean Gulls

The Ocean Gulls were swept by the three-time defending Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League champion Allentown Railers by final scores of 5-2 and 3-2 on Saturday afternoon at the Antrim Elementary School.

Allentown scored a run in the top of the fourth and two runs in the top of the fifth inning to take a 3-0 lead heading to the bottom of the fifth. Andrew Holmes reached on an infield error and advanced to second to lead off the frame. Two batters later, Ben Montenegro’s RBI single put the Gulls on the board. After Johnny Zega drew a five-pitch walk, Kendall Pierson scored on a double-steal attempt to make it a 3-2 contest, while Zega was caught stealing.

The Railers added a couple of insurance runs in the top of the seventh to preserve the Game 1 victory.

Dylan Taliafero held the Railers to no runs on no hits, while walking one batter and striking out four in the first three innings.

Allentown scored two runs in the top of the first and one run in the top of the second to begin the nightcap. Ocean’s offense came alive in the bottom of the fifth.

After three consecutive walks by James Donlan, William Johnson and Andrew Holmes, a wild pitch by the Railers’ starting pitcher, and a fielder’s choice by Steve Santigate, Thomas Holdorf drove home the Gulls’ first run of the game with an RBI single. A bases-loaded walk by Craig Larsen cut the deficit to 3-2, but it was all the Gulls could muster.

Ocean’s bullpen held the Railers to no runs on two hits, three walks and four strikeouts in the final five innings.

The Gulls are scheduled to play the Trenton Generals on Thursday, June 21 at Wall Municipal Stadium. First pitch is set for 6:30 P.M. and the Gulls will play as the away team.

The Ocean Gulls, proud members of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League, play their home games at the Antrm 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.

Generals Pull Away Late for 7-3 Win
June 14, 2018

By Matt Nelson | Ocean Gulls

Despite a back-and forth game that took place in the middle innings, the Ocean Gulls fell to the Trenton Generals 7-3 at Wall Municipal Stadium Thursday night.

The Gulls struck first on a double-steal attempt in the bottom of the fourth when Brian Markoski stole home while teammate James Donlan was caught on his way back to first after he tried to steal second base.

Trenton tied the game, 1-1, with an RBI single in the top of the fifth. The ensuing frame, Johnny Zega gave the Gulls a 2-1 lead with an RBI single of his own in the bottom of the fifth.

The Generals tied the game on an RBI groundout in the top of the sixth and took the lead for good with two runs in the top of the seventh. Ocean got a run back on an infield error in the bottom of the eighth, but the Generals added three insurance runs in the top of the ninth.

Nick Marotta struck out five batters while allowing no runs on four hits in four innings as the starter for Ocean.

The Gulls are scheduled to play host to the Allentown Railers on Saturday, June 16 at Point Pleasant High School (Antrim School). Game 1 is set for 11:30 A.M.

The Ocean Gulls, proud members of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League, play their home games at Point Pleasant High 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.




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2018 ACBL Standings

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Allentown7200.778
Trenton5400.556
North Jersey6500.545
Jersey7600.538
Quakertown4800.333
Ocean2600.250

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