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Trivino and Mayza build on spring training success
April 14, 2021

Trivino,Mayza and Palacios post outstanding peformances

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RHP Lou Trivino (Slippery Rock, Quakerown Blazers, 2011) and LHP Tim Mayza (Millersville, Quakertown Blazers,2011) have continued their spring training dominance of hitters as both closed out wins on Tuesday.

Trivino tossed a 12 pitch scoreless ninth inning to get the save as the Oakland A’s defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5. In seven games over 8.2 innings Trivino has posted a 1.04 ERA and allowed only one hit with nine strikeouts. He has a WHIP of 0.69 and opponents are hitting .074.

Mayza tossed an eleven pitch scoreless ninth inning as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the New York Yankees 7-3. In five games over 3.1 innings Mayza has a 0.00 ERA with no walks and five strikeouts. Outfielder Josh Palacios (Auburn, Staten Island Tide) put the Blue Jays on the board with a two run single in the second inning and is currently hitting .385.

Roche gets another win for F&M
April 13, 2021

Kyle Roche (Ocean Gulls, 2019) improved his record to 4-0 on Saturday when Franklin & Marshall defeated McDaniel 3-1 as Roche allowed one earned run over seven innings.

The 6-8 junior allowed three hits with two walks and eleven strikeouts. In 24 innings Roche has posted a 0.75 ERA with three walks and 33 strikeouts.

He was named Centennial Conference Pitcher of the Week (March 29 - April 4) and tops the conference in wins, ERA and strikeouts.

Matt Devlin (Jersey Pilots, 2019) has also started four games for the Diplomats with a 2-2 record. The senior LHP has a 5.85 ERA with seven walks and 26 strikeouts over 20 innings.

Fall pitching well at ASU
April 12, 2021
Justin Fall pitching well at ASU
Justin Fall (Brookdale CC, Arizona State, Ocean Gulls, 2018) posted his third consecutive quality start as the Sun Devils defeated the University of Washington 8-1 on Saturday. Fall, the Top ACBL prospect in 2018, allowed one earned run and six hits with two walks and seven strikeouts over six innings. The 6-5 LHP improved his record to 5-1 and lowered his ERA to 1.95.

Matt Svanson (Lehigh, Quakertown Blazers, 2018) allowed one run in 4.2 innings as Lehigh defeated Bucknell on Saturday. The 6-5 RHP was prospect #8 on the 2018 ACBL list and has a 3-2 record in seven starts over 37.1 innings. His ERA is 2.45 with a 1.05 WHIP and he has 11 walks and with 42 strikeouts and opponents are hitting .206.

Jimmy Kingsbury (Villanova, Quakertown Blazers, 2018), the #9 prospect on the 2018 ACBL list, has a 4-2 record for the Wildcats with a 3.83 ERA in seven starts over 42.1 innings. He has posted 22 walks and 55 strikeouts and opponents are hitting .192.

Palacios has big game for Blue Jays
April 11, 2021

Outfielder Josh Palacios (Auburn, Staten Island Tide) may have been hitless in his MLB debut on Friday, but he sure turned things around quickly on Saturday as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Los Angeles Angels 15-1.

Palacios’ first major league hit was a perfect bunt down the third-base line. He then went four-for-four with one walk, one RBI and four runs scored. He became the third player in the modern-era to collect four-plus hits and score four-plus runs in one of his first two games.

Palacios makes MLB debut
April 10, 2021

Outfielder Josh Palacios (Auburn, Staten Island Tide) was recalled from the Toronto Blue Jays alternate training site and was hitless in three at bats in the Blue Jays 7-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. Palacios was a fourth round draft selection of the Blue Jays in the 2016 MLB Draft and hit .353 in spring training with a .706 slugging average and becomes the 117th former ACBL player to play in Major League baseball.

RHP Kyle McGowin (Savannah State, Sag Harbor) was recalled from the Washington Nationals alternate training site on April 6 and has not allowed a hit or run in two relief appearances over 2.1 innings.

RHP Lou Trivino (Slippery Rock, Quakertown Blazers) posted a hold last night with a scoreless eighth inning as the Oakland A’s defeated the Houston Astros 6-2.

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