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2010 Diamond Notes

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Varvaro makes MLB debut
October 5, 2010
Anthony Varvaro, former Metro NY Cadets RHP, made his MLB debut on September 24 when he hurled a shutout inning with two strikeouts against Tampa Bay. The former St.John's pitcher made four appearances since his promotion from Tacoma and took the loss against Oakland on Sunday when he allowed five runs in four innings. Varvaro was a 12th round pick of Seattle in 2005 and was named to the Southern League All-Star team in 2009 and 2010. The ACBL has now produced at least one new Major League Baseball player every year going back to 1980.

ACBL Announces 2010 Awards
Jersey Pilots, Ken Gregory MVP
August 12, 2010

Individual Awards Santy Gallone Most Valuable Player, Ken Gregory, Jersey Pilots Darrin Winston Most Valuable Pitcher Award, Mike Mandarino, Southampton Breakers Outstanding Relief Pitcher Award, co-winners, Cory Kent, Quakertown Blazers and D. J. Voisine, Westhampton Aviators Hitting Award, Ken Gregory, Jersey Pilots Slugging Award, Ken Gregory, Jersey Pilots Team Awards North Fork Ospreys, Hampton Division Regular Season Championship Long Island Collegians, Kaiser Division Regular Season Championship Quakertown Blazers, Wolff Division Regular Season Championship North Fork Ospreys, ACBL Championship

North Fork holds on to edge Quakertown 5-4
Osprey's capture ACBL crown
August 9, 2010
For the second year in their 2 year existence a Hampton's team has captured the ACBL championship. North Fork wrapped up a 31-15 campaign with a 5-4 nail biter at Cochran Park over the Quakertown Blazers 5-4. The Blazer's drew first blood in the top of the third inning on a solo home run by Robbie Zinsmeister. That lead was short lived however as North Fork put 4 runs on the board with apower display in the bottom of the inning. Kurt Schlangen, who collected 2 hits on the night, reached first with a one out single to start the rally. Schlangen then stole second and advanced to third on a sacrafice fly. Robert Kelly then walked to put runners at first and third. Rocco Gondek promptly smacked a three run homer to put the Osprey's up 3-1. David Jacob followed up with a solo shot to make it 4-1, North Fork. Quakertown cut the lead in half in the top of the fourth when Dan Johnson stroked a lead off single. Adam Kammler singled and Johnson moved up to second. Matt Albaugh foolowed with an RBI single to score Johnson. North Fork right fielderDavid Jacob singled with 2 outs and stole second. Andrew Harris double home Jacob for a 5-2 Osprey lead in the bottom of the 5th. The score would stay 5-2 until the top of the 9th. With the Blazers down to their last out, Scott Kalamar walked and moved to second on catcher's indifference. James Quigley drilled a double to score Kalamar. The next batter, Eric Kammler, singled home Quigley to bring the Blazers within 1 run. The rally would end there as North Fork closer Lee Weld got Johnson to ground out to third. Aaron Snyder picked up the win and Weld got the save. Quakertown starter Chris Nichols took the loss.

Former Blazer almost perfect
July 26, 2010
Ryan Buch allowed only a lead-off bunt single; otherwise he pitched perfect baseball for seven innings in a 2-0 win for Kannapolis over Ashville. Buch, the former Quakertown Blazer RHP and Top Prospect in the ACBL in 2007, faced the minimum 21 batters since the leadoff hitter was caught stealing. Buch was an 8th round pick of the Chicago White Sox in 2009 and in three starts since returning to Kannapolis, he is 2-0 with a 0.53 ERA.

West tops East 4-1 in ACBL All-Star game
Billy Ferriter (North Fork Ospreys) named MVP
July 12, 2010
Click here for the 2010 All-Star RostersThe West All-Stars broke open a scoreless game in the top of the 4th inning, taking a 3-0 lead. 3 runs would be all the West needed to take the 2010 All-Star game and take a 4-1 decision over the East All-Stars. The West collected 6 of their 12 hits in the top of the 4th inning. Nick Nolan (Staten Island Tide) led off the 4th with a single. Sean Gusrang (Staten Island Tide) followed with a single through the right side of the infield advancing Nolan to third. Zach Graczyk (Torrington Titans) smacked an RBI single to right field bringing in Nolan and placing runners at first and third. Lehigh Valley Catz catcher Tyler Jones then drilled a 2 run double to left field putting the West up 3-0. The West added a run in the top of the 7th with Matt Grosso (Torrington Titans) scoring on a fielders choice by Ken Gregory (Jersey Pilots). The East finally got on the board in the bottom of the 8th when Billy Ferriter (North Fork Osprey) singled and stole second base and advanced to third on an error. Ferriter scored an unearned run on a strike out and throw to first to get the second out of the inning. Billy Ferriter (North Fork Osprey) was named the ACBL All-Star MVP going 4-4 with four stolen bases and a run scored. Brandon Smith (Torrington Titans) picked up the win with David Drinks (Quakertown Blazers) credited with a save. The losing pitcher was Brian Sundberg (Long Island Collegians).

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- ACBL West All-Stars. 000 300 100 - 4 12 1 (1-0) ACBL East All-Stars. 000 000 010 - 1 6 0 (0-1) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Pitchers: ACBL West All-Stars - MONTEAGUDO; GONZALES(2); SMITH(3); WHITE(4); RUSSO(5); REED(6); BARTUSKA(7); PROSINSKI(8); DRINKS(9). ACBL East All-Stars - SOREN; BUDKEVICS(2); HART(3); SUNDBERG(4); COX(5); ZACCARDO(6); CARDONA(7); GOTTLIEB(8); NOVAK(9). Win-SMITH(1-0) Save-DRINKS(1) Loss-SUNDBERG(0-1) T-2:05 A-420 Weather: mostly cloudy

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Lawrence off to great start
July 11, 2010
Former ACBL All-Star pitcher in 2008 and 2009 Casey Lawrence (Kutztown Rockies) is off to a great start in the New York-Penn league after signing a non-drafted free agent contract with the Blue Jays on June 15. On Tuesday Casey hurled seven shutout innings at Aberdeen and left after seven innings with a 5-0 lead. Unfortunately the Auburn bullpen collapsed and Aberdeen won 8-6. Lawrence is 3-0 on the season with a sparkling 0.61 ERA. Several other former ACBL pitchers were overlooked in the draft and signed free agent contracts. Matison Smith (Stamford/Peekskill Robins) has a 1.00 ERA with two saves for the GCL Astros. Pete Budkevics (Stamford/Peekskill Robins, Westhampton Aviators) has three appearances for Ogden (Dodgers) with a 1.35 ERA. J.D. Reichenbach (Quakertown Blazers) is 1-1 with Mahoning Valley (Indians). Andrew Huebner (Quakertown Blazers), a 2009 free agent sign with the Orioles, has not allowed a run in six appearances and 14 innings at Bluefield.

Torrington Titans to host Team Canada on July 13th
June 30, 2010
TORRINGTON, CT (June 29, 2010) - As a premium game on the Torrington Titans' schedule, the choice was made in overwhelming fashion (94 percent) by The Our Baseball Haven membership to bring in Team Canada for an exhibition game. On Tuesday, July 13, at Fuessenich Park, the Torrington Titans will host Team Canada, which has 11 MLB Draft picks on their roster. "Bringing in Team Canada is another way this inaugural season keeps getting better in Torrington," OBH Partner David Klineberg said. "It's a good decision on our membership's part to bring in this quality brand of baseball with so much talent. It should be a great night." Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please go to www.torringtontitans.com for more details. The Torrington Titans are a baseball franchise in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League. The Torrington Titans are the team controlled by Our Baseball Haven members. Members receive voting rights in team operations and also a season ticket to all regular-season home games. The team manager, name, logo, and team colors have all been voted on by the members. Members participate in several votes throughout the season. The mission of the Torrington Titans and Our Baseball Haven is to involve our fanbase with the team through a democratic voting process while giving back to the community through partnerships with non-profits. At each home game, a designated non-profit receives all net proceeds from all gate receipts. It is this model that we believe will provide a deeper level of engagement with the fan base while giving back to the community. For more information, please contact the partners at Our Baseball Haven at info@ourbaseballhaven.com or call Brett Orzechowski at 203.889.8074.

Sundberg tosses no-hitter
June 27, 2010
Brian Sundberg (Pace) tossed a seven inning no-hitter on Saturday as the Long Island Collegians defeated the North Jersey Eagles 6-0 in the second game of a doubleheader. He only faced 22 batters with one base on balls and seven strikeouts. Anthony Luciano (Stony Brook) and Ryan Campbell (NYIT) made excellent defensive plays to maintain the no-hitter.

Major Connections
June 25, 2010
Once again the ACBL has several players who are related to current and former Major League players. Logan Gallagher (Louisburg, Jersey Pilots) is the son of Dave Gallagher (MLB,1987-95) who played for the Indians, White Sox, Angels, Mets and Braves. Chris Nichols (Sioux Falls, Quakertown Blazers) is the son of Rod Nichols (MLB, 1988-1995) who pitched for the Indians and Braves and is currently the pitching coach for the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, the AAA Phillies team. Colby Pacillo (DeSales, North Jersey Eagles) is the son of Pat Pacillo who pitched for the Reds in 1987 and 1988. Glen Johnson (Jacksonville, Westhampton Aviators) is the son of Howard "Hojo" Johnson (MLB, 1982-1995) who had a spectacular career with the Mets and is currently their batting coach. Kevin Stenhouse (Rhode Island, Southampton Breakers) is the son of Mike Stenhouse, who played with the Expos, Twins and Red Sox from 1982-86, and the grandson of Dave Stenhouse, who pitched for the Washington Senators from 1962-64. In addition Jake Porcello (NJIT, Jersey Pilots) is the brother of Ric Porcello of the Tigers while Mike Schneider, Field Manager of the Blazers, is the cousin of current Phillie catcher Brian Schneider.

More records for Moyer
June 22, 2010
Jamie Moyer (Allentown Wings) allowed just two hits over eight innings to pick up his eighth victory of the season as the Phillies defeated the Indians 2-1. Moyer earned his 266th victory to tie Hall of Famers Bob Feller and Eppa Rixey for 35th place all time on the win list. He is tied with Rixey for 9th for most wins by a LHP in Major League history. Jamie also tied Robin Roberts for the most home runs allowed in Major League history at 505 home runs when Russell Branyan homered in the second inning.

Blazers at Collegians DH field and start time changed
June 19, 2010
Today's Quakertown Blazers at Long Island Collegians double header, originally scheduled to be played at New York Institute of Technology beginning at 1pm has been moved to Houlihan Park at Fordham University with a 4:15pm start for game 1. For directions to Houlihan Park at Fordham University, click here.

Weather cancels more ACBL tilts
June 10, 2010
The Jersey Pilots at Quakertown Blazers game and the Sag Harbor Whalers at North Fork Ospreys game have been postponed due to the weather this evening. Check back often as we will be updating the site when we know about the other games.

Weather Postponements this evening
June 9, 2010
The following games have been postponed due to the weather: North Jersey at Torrington Lackawanna at Lehigh Valley Staten Island at Long Island Check back often as we will be updating the site when we know about the other games.

More Milestones for Moyer
June 6, 2010
Jamie Moyer (Wings) needed just 98 pitches to gain his 264th career win in a 6-2 complete game win over the Padres. Moyer is now tied with Gus Weyhing for 39th on the all-time career win list. The 47 year old now has 100 victories past his 40th birthday, a feat achieved by only two others, Phil Nierko (121) and Jack Quinn (103).

Former Catz Player Sutton gets first MLB grand slam
May 29, 2010
Drew Sutton (Catz) hit his first Major League grand slam in the bottom of the sixth when he pinch hit for Sam LeCure who won his MLB debut for the Reds. Sutton drilled one high off the foul pole in left field while hitting from the right side. In the eighth inning Sutton lined a single through the middle from the left side off catcher Kevin Cash (Colonels) who pitched the eighth inning in the 15-6 win over Sutton's former team, the Astros.

Robins Update
2 More Sign Pro Contracts
May 26, 2010
Two more former Robins' players have signed pro contracts. Eric Williams signed with Brockton in the CamAm League while Matt Maher joined Evansville of the Frontier League. The Robins have now sent 64 players into pro ball over the past six years. Mike DeAngelo reported also that there are several other former Robins who will be selected in the June MLB draft.

Aviles on comeback trail
May 17, 2010
Mike Aviles (New York Generals) went two -for -four as the Royals won their first series under their new manager with a 5-3 win over the White Sox on Sunday. Aviles is hitting .388 with a .531 slugging average since his recall from Omaha two weeks ago.

Moyer blanks Braves
May 8, 2010
Philiadelphia Phillies lefty Jamie Moyer continues to go where no pitcher has gone before. The former ACBL pitcher (Allentown Wings) threw a 2-hit compete game shutout tonight at Citizens Bank Park against the Atlanta Braves, becoming the oldest pitcher in Major League Baseball history to do so. His effort bested Phil Niekro's effort at age 46-½ years old. Niekro pitched the final complete game shutout of his career on October 6th, 1985, a mere eight months before Moyer's big league pitching debut on June 16, 1986. Jamie Moyer became the first pitcher in baseball history to throw shutouts in four decades as he faced only 28 batters in a 7-0 two-hit victory over the Braves. Moyer's first shutout was 24 years ago on August 16, 1986. Jamie is now 40th on the career win list with 262 victories Moyer struck out five and allowed no walks in his fourth victory of the 2010 season. Moyer's 262nd career victory is also his ninth shutout and his 31st complete game. It was his first complete-game shutout since 2006, when he pitched for the Seattle Mariners.

ACBL players among offensive leaders
April 27, 2010
Several former ACBL players rank among the national leaders in the recent NCAA statistics. Sean Allaire (Peekskill Robins) is second in D-1 hitting with a .473 average while Effrey Valdez (Long Island Mustangs) is third at .472. Valdez has a .561 On Base Percentage which is 5th nationally. Tom Zebroski (Long Island Mustangs) ranks 6th in hits with 74. At the D-2 level Shayne Houck (Kutztown Rockies) is second with a slugging average of 1.007 including 16 home runs. His .493 average is good for fourth place nationally.

More feats for Moyer
April 10, 2010
Jamie Moyer (Allentown Wings) gained his 259th career win as the Phillies defeated the Astros 9-6. The 47 year old LHP joined Satchel Paige, Phil Niekro, and former Philadelphia A Jack Quinn as the only pitchers 47 and older to start a malor league game. He also becomes just the eighth pitcher in baseball history to start a game in four different decades. The other pitchers to accomplish this feat were Mike Morgan (1978-2001), Nolan Ryan (1966-1993), Jerry Reuss (1969-1980), Jim Kaat (1959-1982), Early Winn (1939-1963), Bobo Newsome (1929-1953) and Jack Quinn (1909-1931).

Bump and Vogelsong on comeback trial
April 8, 2010
Two former ACBL players and ex-major league pitchers are in the rotation for the Lehigh Valley AAA affiliate of the Phillies. Nate Bump (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton) and Ryan Vogelsong (Quakertown) both signed free agent contracts with the Phillies over the winter and hope to return to the Major Leagues. Both were drafted by the Giants in 1998 and this will be their 12th season of pro ball. Bump was a first rounder while Vogelsong went in the fifth round. Last year Bump pitched in AAA for the Tigers while Vogelsong played in Japan. Bump pitched for the Marlins from 2003 to 2005 while Vogelsong was with the Pirates from 2001 thru 2006.

Jamie Moyer earns 5th starter slot
Philadelphia Phillies set rotation
March 30, 2010
Jamie Moyer (Allentown Wings, 1983) has been named fifth starter for the Phillies rotation. The 47 year old earned the spot by posting a 0.77 ERA this spring in the Grapefruit League. The ageless wonder has a 258-195 career record with 3,908.2 innings pitched. His 609 starts include 31 complete games and nine shutouts. He ranks 41st on the All-Time win list.

Former ACBL'ers Prep for 2010 Spring Training
February 9, 2010
Jamie Moyer (Phillies) heads up a contingent of former ACBL players who will be in MLB spring training within the next few weeks. The ageless wonder hopes to add a few more wins to his 258 career victories which place him 41st on the all time career win list. Jason Bergmann (Nationals), John Lannan (Nationals), Joe Martinez (Giants) and Anthony Varvaro (Mariners) are young pitchers looking to contribute. Mike Aviles (Royals) and Drew Sutton (Reds) hope to land infield positions with the big league club. Six former ACBL players with MLB experience have resurfaced as non roster invitees to big league camps. Vinnie Chulk (Pirates), John Halama (Brewers), Craig Hansen (Pirates) and Ryan Vogelsong (Phillies) hope to gain a pitching slot while Kevin Cash (Astros) and Reid Gorecki (Yankees) are position players. Craig Clark topped the Giants organization with 16 wins at San Jose and is a non roster invitee to the Giants camp.

ACBL to get new look in 2010
January 27, 2010
Significant changes will give the ACBL a new look for the 2010 season. Summer college baseball will be returning to two areas well known for amateur college baseball. The Torrington Titans, sponsored by the Our Baseball Haven group, bring summer ball back to Fuessenich Park in Torrington, CT. Brian Leighton will be the general manager and Greg Hunt assumes the field manager position. College summer baseball also returns to the Scranton-Wilkes Barre area with the addition of the Lackawanna Lumberjacks. Ron Aniska is the general manager and Chris Pensak will assist him. Mike Petroski has been named field manager. The Staten Island Tide, under the guidance of Tommy Weber as field manager and general manager, will be the third new addition to the ACBL. Kutztown and Peekskill has both been granted a one year leave of absence. The Long Island Mustangs are now the Long Island Collegians. Butch Caulfield takes over as general manager with Chris Rojas as field manager. The Lumberjacks join the Quakertown Blazers, Lehigh Valley Catz and Jersey Pilots in the Wolff Division. The Collegians, Tide and Titans will compete with the North Jersey Eagles in the Kaiser Division. The Hampton Division will include the North Fork Osprey, Riverhead Tomcats, Sag Harbor Whalers, Southampton Breakers and Westhampton Aviators.

Greskoff named SCL Co-player of the Year
January 1, 2010
Peter Greskoff (Riverhead Tomcats) was named the SummerCollegeLeagues.com Co-player of the Year along with Drew Heid (Alaska Glacier Pilots). Ken Gregory (Jersey Pilots) was one of the seventeen finalists for the SCL Player of the Year Award. Greskoff,a 6'3" 222 pound junior first baseman at Brown University, led all college summer leagues in slugging percentage (.760). He was also in the top ten for batting average (7th), on-base percentage (4th), and home runs (tied for 9th).




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