Randy's Weekly Honors, '15

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   Randy Seidman is a constant at Washington games and this year is again giving out college honors to Philly Guys playing college baseball. Very cool!  Randy graduated from Washington, which his two sons also attended. Randy is an award-winning producer of televised sporting events and now works for the Comcast Network, in addition to doing free-lance work for many of the major networks. His career highlight -- producing games, on back-to-back days, when Julius Erving scored his 30,000th point and Mike Schmidt slammed his 500th homer. He may be reached at rseidman9@gmail.com.
   Follow Randy on Twitter . . . @rseidman9.
   Randy's awards from 2006 & 2007 & 2008
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& 2010 & 2011 & 2012 & 2013 & 2014

 

HOMETOWN PHILLY COLLEGE BASEBALL AWARDS CELEBRATE A DECADE OF EXCELLENCE

    College baseball players from the three Philly High School Leagues will once again be showcased as The Hometown Philly College Baseball Awards return for its' tenth season. College football and hoops get all of the glory, and this is a chance for college baseball players to “get their due.” Hometown Philly is devoted to the athletes and fans of the Philadelphia Inter-Academic, Public and Catholic Leagues who have taken their talents to the next level, and will be featured weekly on the top-rated Philly high school sports website, tedsilary.com.

    In 2015, our guys are scattered up and down the east coast from Maine to snowy Boston, through the Mid-Atlantic, to the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida. From there, they stretch out to Mississippi, Oklahoma and Kentucky, go north to frigid Chicago, and then out to the west coast. As always, thanks to the man who has created and maintains a history of Philadelphia high school sports, Ted Silary.

   A complete roster including high school affiliations will be forthcoming. Last season, there were 187 universities with players on their rosters from the previous nine seasons. This year, there will be at least an additional 16 colleges to have a Philly players on their roster.

 

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2015 Hometown Philly All-Star & All-Rookie Selections
The 2015 
Hometown Philly All-Star Teams and All-Rookie Team were selected from a roster of former baseball players from the three Philly high school leagues (Inter-Academic, Catholic and Public). Best wishes to all!!


Hometown Philly Player of the Year:

ALBERT BAUR, sr 1B (Newberry/Neumann-Goretti)

.427 BA, 16 HR, 59 RBI, .510 OBP, 24 doubles

Pittsburgh Pirates 28th round pick, 2015 MLB Draft

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Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Year:

DOMINIC RAIA, sr RHP (Chestnut Hill College/GAMP)

9-1, 1.79 ERA, 85 IP, 48 H, 99 K

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Hometown Philly Reliever of the Year:

KENNY KOPLOVE, jr RHP/SS (Duke/Penn Charter)

21 APP, 2.13 ERA, 11 saves, 25.1 IP, 18 H, 37 K

Philadelphia Phillies 17th round pick, 2015 MLB Draft

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Hometown Philly Rookie of the Year:

MATT MAUL, fr IF (Saint Joseph's/Malvern Prep)

49 GP, .319 BA, .375 OBP, 37 R, 9 SB

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Hometown Philly Rookie Pitcher of the Year:

WILL LATCHAM, fr RHP (Cumberland County/Cardinal O'Hara)

9 GS, 6-2, 2.44 ERA, 59 IP, 35 H, 57 K

 

2015 FIRST TEAM HOMETOWN PHILLY ALL-STARS

1B - BEAU FLEMING, Gwynedd-Mercy JR (Conwell-Egan)

2B - MATT PETRIZZI, West Chester SR (Conwell-Egan)

SS - A.J. KOSCELANSKY, Neumann JR (Kennedy-Kenrick)

3B - ERIC FRAIN, Bloomsburg SR (Archbishop Ryan)

OF - RYAN DOLAN, Dickinson JR (Germantown Academy)

OF - GREG GUERS, Penn State JR (Germantown Academy)

OF - MIKE McLAUGHLIN, Chestnut Hill College SR (Father Judge)

OF - AARON NOVAK, Penn State SR (Germantown Academy)

C - BILL FORD, West Chester SOPH (Malvern Prep)      

DH - JOEY RAVERT, La Salle JR (Malvern Prep)

UT - ANDREW AMARO, Tampa SR (Penn Charter)

Philadelphia Phillies 35th round pick, 2015 MLB Draft

Starter on 2015 NCAA D-II National Champions: University of Tampa Spartans

SP - LUKE REILLY, La Salle JR (Germantown Academy)

RP - MIKE FITZGERALD, Northeastern SOPH (Germantown Academy)

 

2015 SECOND TEAM HOMETOWN PHILLY ALL-STARS

1B - JUSTIN ROMAN,  West Chester JR (Archbishop Carroll)

2B - DANNY HOY, Princeton JR (Germantown Academy)

SS - PATRICK O’DELL, Scranton SOPH (St. Joseph’s Prep)

3B - NELSON CORONADO, Camden County SOPH (Edison)

OF - JOE GIACCHINO, Delaware SR (Malvern Prep)

OF - JIMMY KERRIGAN, VCU JR (Neumann-Goretti)

OF - MATT GRESKOFF, Penn JR (Malvern Prep)

OF - JOE FORCELLINI, Centenary SR (La Salle HS)

C - TOM DITRO, Penn State Abington SR (Archbishop Ryan)

DH - BRADY McNAB.  Kutztown JR (Archbishop Wood)

UT - DANNY ROSENBAUM, Louisville JR (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy/Plymouth-Whitemarsh)

SP - SEAN COSGRIFF, Franklin and Marshall sr LHP (Germantown Academy)

RP - JEFF COURTER, Villanova SR (Archbishop Wood)

RP - NATE VAHEDI, Mercer County SOPH (Masterman)

 

2015 THIRD TEAM HOMETOWN PHILLY ALL-STARS

1B - SHANE WILLIAMS, Rowan Gloucester SOPH (St. Joseph’s Prep)

2B - KINDANNY CUMBA, Monroe (NY) SOPH (Frankford)

2B - ADERLY PEREZ, Pasco Hernando State (FL) SOPH (Esperanza)

SS - JIM HALEY, Penn State SOPH (Bonner-Prendie)

3B - VINCE RONDOLONE, Ursinus SR (Haverford School)

OF - TYLER CRINITI, Camden County SOPH (GAMP)

OF - RICK DiDOMENICO, Immaculata JR (Archbishop Carroll)

OF - BRIAN ERB, Franklin and Marshall SR (Germantown Academy)

OF - JON McALLISTER, LIU Brooklyn SR (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy)

C - RAY TOTO, George Mason SR (St. Joseph’s Prep)

DH - MARK GERVASI, Univ. of Sciences JR (Central)

DH - MATT PRIMAVERA, Dickinson JR (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy)

UT - JOE PODUSLENKO, Seton Hall SOPH (Malvern Prep)

UT - PETER PICCOLI, Camden County SOPH (Prep Charter)

SP - MARTIN NOLASCO, Mid-American Christian (OK) JR (Edison)

RP - NICK DONOVAN, Widener SOPH (Cardinal O’Hara)

RP - THOMAS HARPER, Johns Hopkins SR (Haverford School)

 

2015 HOMETOWN PHILLY ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

1B - DOM CUOCI, Saint Joseph’s (La Salle HS)

2B - MATT MANDES, Slippery Rock (Archbishop Wood)

SS - STEVEN COHEN, Lafayette (Penn Charter)

3B - BOBBY ROMANO, Fairleigh Dickinson (Archbishop Ryan)

OF - BRANDON MAU, Penn State Abington (Father Judge)

OF - CHASE STANDEN, Scranton (St. Joseph’s Prep)

OF - ZACH JANCARSKI, Maryland (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy)

C - DAN DWYER, Penn State Altoona (Cardinal O’Hara)

DH - BRAD SCHNEIDER, Scranton (La Salle HS)

UT - BRENDAN DABAGIAN, Mount St. Mary’s (St. Joseph’s Prep)

SP - JAKE KURTZ, Misericordia (GAMP)

RP - CHARLIE JERLA, Marist (Neumann-Goretti)

RP - TOM DERER, NJIT (Archbishop Ryan)

 

2015 HOMETOWN PHILLY ALUMNI AWARDS 
CATHOLIC LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
ALBERT BAUR, Newberry sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti) 
CATHOLIC LEAGUE PITCHER OF THE YEAR
KURT SOWA, Rider sr RHP (Father Judge)
CATHOLIC LEAGUE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
WILL LATCHAM, Cumberland County (Cardinal O'Hara)
INTER/AC LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
ANDREW AMARO, Tampa sr 1B (Penn Charter)
INTER/AC LEAGUE PITCHER OF THE YEAR
KENNY KOPLOVE, Duke jr RHP (Penn Charter)
INTER/AC LEAGUE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
MATT MAUL, Saint Joseph's IF (Malvern Prep)
PUBLIC LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
TYLER CRINITI, Camden County soph OF (GAMP)
PUBLIC LEAGUE PITCHER OF THE YEAR
DOMINIC RAIA, Chestnut Hill College sr RHP (GAMP)
PUBLIC LEAGUE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
JAKE KURTZ, Misericordia RHP (GAMP)

 

YEARLY HOMETOWN PHILLY AWARDS 
PLAYER OF THE YEAR

2015 - ALBERT BAUR, Newberry sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti)
2014 - MICHAEL RIVERSO, Widener sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti)
2013 - TY YOUNG, Louisville jr 3B (Malvern Prep)
2012 - CHRISTIAN WALKER, South Carolina jr 1B (Kennedy-Kenrick)
2011 - CHRISTIAN WALKER, South Carolina soph 1B (Kennedy-Kenrick)
2010 - PHIL GOSSELIN, Virginia jr 2B/LF (Malvern Prep)
2009 - SEAN BARKSDALE, Temple sr OF (Cardinal O'Hara)
2008 - TYLER STAMPONE, William & Mary jr 3B (Germantown Academy)
2007 - ERIC SMITH, Mt. St. Mary's sr 1B (St. Joseph's Prep)
2006 - BRIAN CAMPBELL, Widener jr SS (Cardinal O'Hara)
PITCHER OF THE YEAR
2015 - DOMINIC RAIA, Chestnut Hill College jr RHP (GAMP)
2014 - DOMINIC RAIA, Chestnut Hill College jr RHP (GAMP)
2013 - KURT SOWA, Rider soph RHP (Father Judge)
2012 - KYLE MULLEN, Saint Joseph's jr RHP (St. Joseph's Prep)
2011 - MIKE McMONAGLE, Millersville jr RHP (Kennedy-Kenrick)
2010 - ANDREW SINON, Gwynedd-Mercy soph RHP (Conwell-Egan)
2009 - RYAN BUCH, Monmouth jr RHP (Conwell-Egan)
2008 - CHEZ ANGELONI, Johns Hopkins jr RHP (La Salle HS)
2007 - RYAN BUCH, Monmouth fr RHP (Conwell-Egan)
2006 - MIKE ANTONINI, Georgia College and State jr LHP (Cardinal O'Hara)
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 
2015 - MATT MAUL, Saint Joseph's IF (Malvern Prep)
2014 - FRANK SAVISKI, Gwynedd-Mercy SS (Bonner-Prendie)
2013 - NATHANIEL CORONADO, Camden County CC SS (Edison)
2012 - JOE FORCELLINI, Centenary SS (La Salle HS)
2011 - WILL KATZKA, Univ. of Chicago 3B (Haverford School)
2010 - CHRISTIAN WALKER, South Carolina 1B (Kennedy-Kenrick)
2009 - ESTEBAN MELETICHE, Keystone SS (Frankford)
2008 - RYAN TERRY, Monmouth 3B (Conwell-Egan)
2007 - JOHN MALLOY, La Salle OF (Conwell-Egan)
2006 - MIKE PENNINGTON, DeSales 3B (La Salle HS)
ROOKIE PITCHER OF THE YEAR 
2015 - WILL LATCHAM, Cumberland County RHP (Cardinal O'Hara)
2014 - MIKE FITZGERALD, Northeastern RHP (Germantown Academy)
2013 - JONATHAN MOTTS, Lackawanna LHP (Lansdale Catholic)
2012 - MATT PETRIZZI, Harford CC RHP (Conwell-Egan)
2011 - ANDREW SCHAEFER, Gwynedd-Mercy RHP (Conwell-Egan)
2010 - TIM COONEY, Wake Forest LHP (Malvern Prep)
2009 - CONOR KERINS, West Chester LHP (Monsignor Bonner)
2008 - JARED FARBMAN, Philadelphia U RHP (Central)
2007 - RYAN BUCH, Monmouth RHP (Conwell-Egan)
2006 - JOSH RICKARDS, Marist LHP (Cardinal O'Hara)

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Division I Recap through June 2, 2015

    When the NCAA D-I Baseball Tournament seeds were announced, there were seven Hometown Philly guys left standing. Those former high school stars from the Philly City Leagues, represented four universities: VCU, Maryland, Lehigh and Louisville. Amazingly, three of those four schools won their regional, and are headed to the next round, The Super Regionals, slated to get underway this weekend.

 

* Lehigh, winners of the Patriot League Championship, were swept in their two games at the Baton Rouge Regional. Despite losses against LSU and Tulane, three Mountain Hawks received game experience that can only provide benefits down the road. Kevin Long, jr RHP (La Salle HS), Mark Washington, fr RHP (Episcopal Academy) and soph OF Stephen Fitzgerald (Haverford School) appeared in the season finale vs Tulane. Another former Inter-Ac player, Matt Kozemchak (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy) was a sophomore lefty for Lehigh this season.

* Louisville is the #3 overall seed in the tourney, and earned the right to host not only the regional, but the Super Regional, as well. The Cardinals won all three of their games in the Louisville Regional, and advanced to the Super Regionals for the seventh time in the last 11 years. They will play a best-of-three series vs #13 Cal State Fullerton, hoping to be among the final eight teams playing in the College World Series in Omaha. Junior first baseman Danny Rosenbaum (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy/Plymouth-Whitemarsh) hit a two-run homer in a 4-3 win vs Michigan in game two of the Regional. In his last four starts, Danny is batting .462 (6-13) with two HR and four RBI.

 

* VCU lost to Norfolk State on May 5, dropping their season record to a slightly above average 26-22. The Rams then reeled off 13 consecutive wins, including running the table in the A-10 Tournament. Junior outfielder and Temple transfer Jimmy Kerrigan (Neumann-Goretti) really stepped it up during the Rams stretch run. In his last 15 games, Jimmy has batted .385 (20-52), with 10 runs, 11 RBI and a .439 OBP. VCU was a #4-seed in the Dallas Regional, and totally overlooked by the pundits. The Rams are only the fifth #4-seed ever to win a regional. In their first-ever Super Regional appearance, VCU will face off in a best-of-three series vs host Miami, winners of the Coral Gables Regional. First game is Friday at noon. 

 

* Maryland was the #3-seed in the Los Angeles Regional, and after beating Ole Miss, the Terrapins won two of their next three games against the top seed in the regional to advance to next weekend's Super Regional. Oh by the way, the team that Maryland beat was none other than UCLA, not only the top-seed in the regional, but the top-seed in the entire tournament! Zach Jancarski, a freshman outfielder from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, served primarily as a pinch runner and defensive replacement this season. In years past, that was a spot occupied by another Philly guy, who transferred to a D-II school, and went on to win the national championship (see below).

 

* University of Tampa was the top-ranked team in Division II for the first six weeks of the season. And when it mattered most, they were the top-ranked team at the end of the season. The Spartans swept all four games in the South Regional and won all four of their games in the D-II World Series in Cary, NC. Maryland transfer and Penn Charter grad Andrew Amaro batted leadoff for much of the season, finishing with a .320 BA in 44 games. Andrew led the team with 19 stolen bases (23 attempts). Many of his teammates will hear their names called in the MLB draft (June 8-10), notably OF Tracy Scoggins (Port St. Lucie, FL) and LHP Michael Calkins (Oneonta, NY). Maybe even Andrew Amaro will get some recognition. Don't forget it was U Tampa that beat The Philadelphia Phillies in their Clearwater opener, where Amaro went 1-3, BB, RBI, R, SB.

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2015 SEASON HOME RUNS

16 - Albert Baur, Newberry (SC) sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti) 3-run HR in first inning of 20-7 win at Lincoln Memorial, Feb. 14 ... hit for cycle, 5-5, 5 R, 7 RBI, 2B, 3B, 2 HR, BB in 20-5 rout of Limestone, Feb. 18 ... 5-6, 2 HR, 4 RBI in 12-8 loss vs Catawba, Feb. 27 ... 2-run HR in 8th, 6-4 loss vs Catawba, Feb. 28 (fifth HR in last 4 GP) ... solo HR and 3-run HR gave Wolves 4-0 lead in 8th of 7-0 win vs Davis & Elkins, March 7 ... RBI double, solo HR in 7-4 win vs Mars Hill (NC), March 16 ... 5-5, double, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB in 15-5 win at Lenoir-Rhyne (NC), April 3 ... third HR in last two games, solo shot in 5-1 win at Lenoir-Rhyne, April 4 ... first career grand slam & double in 13-5 win vs USC Aiken, April 7 ... 2-4, HR, 2 IBB in 5-1 win vs Carson-Newman, April 11 (5th straight multi-hit game) ... HR, 4 RBI (sixth 4-RBI game of season) in senior day win vs Coker, April 17

11 - Joey Ravert, La Salle jr 1B/RHP (Malvern Prep) solo HR down RF line, 7-4 loss at Stetson, Feb. 15 ... 2-run HR in 3rd and part of back-to-back-to-back HR in 8th, 16-5 win at North Carolina Asheville, March 6 ... helped his own cause with 3-run HR and went 5.1 IP for the win, 2 ER, 4 K, March 15, 11-3 over Niagara ... double, HR, 4 runs scored, 20-14 win at Delaware State, March 17 ... solo HR in 12-10 win at Saint Louis, April 10 (team co-leader with 6 HR) ... 3-run HR in first inning paved the way for Explorers’ 13-4 win vs Delaware State, April 21 ... 2-run HR & RBI double in 8-6 win vs Richmond, April 26 ... 3-run HR erased 3-0 deficit in 5-4 win at St. Joe’s, May 2 ... solo HR & RBI single in 5-4 loss at St. Joe’s, May 3 ... 2-run double and 2-run HR in 10-1 win vs George Mason, May 8

8 - Greg Guers, Penn State jr OF (Germantown Academy) 2 HR, 5 RBI in non-conference loss vs Kent State, April 1 ... 3-run HR to right-center, 8-7 loss at Ohio State, April 6 ... 2-run HR in bottom 9th not enough in Lions’ 5-3 loss vs Michigan, April 11 (10th career HR) ... third inning solo HR to right-center only offense in 6-1 loss at Minnesota, April 17 ... solo HR only XBH among Nittany Lions’ 15 hits, 8-7 win vs Pitt, April 29 ... solo HR and single extends hit streak to 14 games, 8-1 win vs Rutgers, May 1 ... moved to leadoff, hit third HR in last 4 games as PSU sweeps Rutgers (16-game hit streak) 

6 - Danny Hoy, Princeton jr IF (Germantown Academy) Tigers swept in doubleheader at UNC Greensboro, despite Danny’s 4-for-7, 3 HR, 7 on March 8 ... solo HR in 7th not enough as Tigers fall to Brown, 4-3, March 29 ... provided Tigers’ lone big hit, a 3-run HR, in 9-3 loss at Penn, April 18 ... solo HR down left field line, all of this game’s scoring came in first inning, 2-1 loss at Cornell, April 26
5 - Steven Cohen, Lafayette fr SS (Penn Charter) 3-run HR in 2nd inning of 7-5 win vs UMBC, Feb. 28 ... leadoff HR in first & 2-run HR in fourth, 8-7 win vs Army, April 5 ... 2-run HR in 8-6 loss at Navy, April 12 ... 3-run HR to left center in 5-4 loss vs Lehigh, April 25

5 - Matt Greskoff, Penn jr OF (Malvern Prep) 3-run HR in 6th, 2-run single in 7th of 7-4 win at Stetson, March 1 ... solo HR leading off 2nd inning in 9-8 loss at Old Dominion, March 9 ... 3rd inning grand slam put Quakers on their way to an 8-1 win vs Yale, April 4 ... pair of singles and solo HR in 17-5 win at Yale, game two, April 4 ... bottom of seventh solo HR snapped scoreless tie, as Quakers went on to a 2-0 win vs Princeton, April 19

4 - Joe Giacchino, Delaware sr OF (Malvern Prep) HR part of 4-hit game, 9-0 win vs Sacred Heart, March 15 ... solo HR & sac fly, 12-7 win vs Hofstra, March 21... solo HR, 2 runs scored, 14-1 romp vs Hofstra, March 22 (11-gm hit streak, .447 BA) ... 3-run HR in fourth gave Blue Hens a 5-4 lead in 10-4 win vs Towson, May 16

4 - Aaron Novak, Penn State sr OF (Germantown Academy) 2-run HR to LF in 8th inning, 9-3 loss at #23 Texas A&M, Feb. 20 ... single, double, 2 HR, 8 RBI, BB, SB in 18-6 win at Charlestown Southern, March 8 ... solo HR to center field, 7-6 loss at Ohio State, April 5

4 - Matt Petrizzi, West Chester sr 2B/RHP (Conwell-Egan) 2-run HR in 7th, also pitched 4.1 IP in relief, 9-5 loss vs Kutztown, March 24 ... 4-5, HR, 2 RBI, 5 R & winning pitcher with a complete game at Bloomsburg, March 30 ... solo HR, 3-run HR, RBI walk, sac fly, 10-8 win at East Stroudsburg, April 19 

3 - Andrew Amaro, Tampa sr 1B/OF (Penn Charter) tied game 2-2 with solo HR in sixth inning, 3-2 win in 10 innings vs #20 St. Leo, April 24 ... extended hitting streak to seven games with single, HR, HBP in 12-5 loss vs #20 St. Leo, April 25 ... 3-4, just a single from the cycle, 12-11 loss vs Rollins, May 1

3 - Tom Ditro, Penn State Abington sr C/RHP (Archbishop Ryan) 4-6, 2 doubles, first career HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, pitched last 2 innings, 20-16 win vs Juniata, March 11 ... 2-run HR and pair of RBI singles in 10-8 win vs Penn State Berks, April 4 ... 2-run HR & RBI single, 15-13 loss vs Arcadia, April 28

3 - Beau Fleming, Gwynedd-Mercy jr 1B/RHP (Conwell-Egan) RBI single and 3-run HR, 25-8 loss at Alvernia, April 1 ... solo HR, sixth straight hit over two games, 9-4 loss at Marywood, April 11 ... solo HR in fifth started comeback from 3-0 deficit in 4-3 win at Neumann, April 25

3 - Bill Ford, West Chester soph C (Malvern Prep) 2-run HR part of decisive 4-run sixth inning, 4-3 win at Bloomsburg, March 30 ... 3-for-3, double, HR, 3 R in 9-8 loss vs Slippery Rock, PSAC Tournament opener, April 29 ... solo HR in 9-4 loss to Winston-Salem State in second round of D-II NCAA Tournament, May 15

3 - Jimmy Kerrigan, VCU jr OF (Neumann-Goretti) 2-run HR, bottom 9th of 6-3 loss vs Bucknell, Feb. 21 ... 2-run HR capped 9-run seventh inning of 11-4 win vs Minnesota, March 16 ... 3-run HR in 9-3 win vs Old Dominion, May 12 (4th straight win of 11-game win streak that led to NCAA berth)

3 - Justin Roman, West Chester jr 1B (Archbishop Carroll) 3-4, double, HR, 5 RBI, 4 R in March 30 win at Bloomsburg ... 3-run HR & RBI single, 12-2 win at Lock Haven, April 11 ... solo HR & sac fly, 5-4 win at Shippensburg, April 24

3 - Shane Williams, Rowan Gloucester soph 1B (St. Joseph’s Prep) first collegiate HR comes in 45th career game, 12-3 win vs Globe Institute, April 25 ... extended hit streak to 10 games with HR in Region 19 Tournament win vs Montgomery County CC, May 2 ... solo HR in win vs Cumberland on May 10 helped lead team to Region 19 championship and spot in NJCAA D-III World Series

2 - Brady McNab, Kutztown jr 1B (Archbishop Wood) 2-run first inning HR set the tone in 5-2 win vs Mansfield, March 30 ... 2-run HR wrapped up 5-run fifth inning in 8-6 win at Philadelphia U, April 12  

2 - Danny Rosenbaum, Louisville jr 1B (SCH Academy/P-W) solo HR capped the scoring as #2 Cardinals shutout #7 Florida State, 7-0, on May 9 ... 2-run HR gave Cardinals a 2-1 lead in 7th inning of a 4-3 win vs Michigan in NCAA Louisville Regional, May 30

2 - Chase Standen, Scranton fr OF (St. Joseph’s Prep) second inning solo HR started the Royals’ 19-hit attack in 15-3 win vs Elmira, April 13 ... HBP in 1st inning, homered in 3rd, 8-2 win vs Drew, April 26

2 - Ray Toto, George Mason sr C (St. Joseph’s Prep) solo HR on a 2-1 count, 8-5 win vs James Madison, March 18 ... third inning solo HR over the LF fence at Hank DeVincent Field, 8-3 win at La Salle, May 10

1 - Corey Baiada, Bloomsburg jr C (La Salle HS) 3rd inning solo HR opened the scoring in 5-3 loss to Kutztown, April 11

1 - John Banes, Albany fr 3B (Cardinal O’Hara) started comeback with solo HR in 5th inning of 4-3 loss at Chicago State, March 13

1 - Ian Conwell, Lackawanna College soph 2B (Lansdale Catholic) 3-run HR was one of six extra-base hits for Falcons in 29-0 rout of Valley Forge Military, April 6

1 - Nelson Coronado, Camden County soph IF/RHP (Edison) HR, double, 2 runs scored in 7-6 loss vs Brookdale, Region XIX Division III Tournament, May 2

1 - Rick DiDomenico, Immaculata jr OF (Archbishop Carroll) 3rd inning grand slam in 7-6 loss at Neumann, April 1

1 - Ryan Dolan, Dickinson jr OF (Germantown Academy) solo HR as the DH, 16-10 loss at Messiah, April 8

1 - Dan Dwyer, Penn State Altoona fr C (Cardinal O’Hara) 3-run HR, 2 doubles, 6 RBI in 10-3 win vs Hilbert (NY), April 18

1 - Eric Frain, Bloomsburg sr 3B (Archbishop Ryan) 2-run opposite-field HR to right put Huskies on the board en route to 6-3 win vs Mansfield, March 13

1 - William Katzka, Chicago sr IF (Haverford School) 2-run HR part of 5-run third inning in 17-6 romp at Eureka (IL), May 3

1 - A.J. Koscelansky, Neumann jr SS (Kennedy-Kenrick) 2-run HR in fifth gave Knights a lead they never relinquished, 11-6 win at Cairn, May 3

1 - Eric Lewandowski, Gannon sr OF (Lansdale Cathlic) honored on senior day, and in 125th game, hits first career home run in win vs Indiana (PA), April 24

1 - Joe Lubanski, Yale sr OF (Malvern Prep) pinch-hit 2-run HR part of 5-run 9th inning winning rally, Yale beat Towson, 9-5, March 13

1 - Devin McCann, Belhaven (MS) jr C (Cardinal O’Hara) 2-run HR, sac fly, 4 RBI in 14-4 win vs Tougaloo, Feb. 11

1 - Mike McLaughlin, Chestnut Hill College sr OF (Father Judge) 2-run HR in 8th tied game 4-4 in a 5-4 win vs Nyack, March 16

1 - Joseph Monaghan, Chestnut Hill College jr OF/LHP (Archbishop Wood) 3-for-5 with a 2-run HR, first with Griffins, 18-2 win at Philadelphia U, April 21

1 - Ryan Obrecht, Franklin & Marshall jr C (Germantown Academy) 3-run HR came in 9-run fifth inning, 23-6 romp vs Southern Vermont, March 17 at Auburndle, FL

1 - Patrick O’Dell, Scranton soph SS (St. Joseph’s Prep) 2-run HR (first of career) in 5-0 win at Catholic (DC), March 29

1 - Joe Poduslenki, Seton Hall soph IF/OF (Malvern Prep) solo HR & sac fly, 12-6 loss at South Florida, March 8

1 - Matt Primavera, Dickinson jr 1B (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy) solo HR to left in 7-3 loss vs Husson (ME), March 13

1 - Bobby Romano, FDU fr IF (Archbishop Ryan) 2-run HR to CF part of six unanswered runs in middle innings, 13-7 win vs LIU-Brooklyn, May 2

1 - Joe Santospago, Mercer County CC soph OF (Archbishop Wood) HR and double in 8-5 win at Cumberland County College, April 21

 

Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending May 3, 2015
GREG GUERS
PENN STATE jr OF (GERMANTOWN ACADEMY)
HT: 6-3.....WT: 205.....LANGHORNE, PA
4 GP, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 7 R,  (PSU beats Pitt & sweeps 3-game series vs Rutgers)
Season: 43 GP, .291 BA, 8 HR, 37 RBI, 11 doubles
** Currently on a 16-game hitting streak (thru 5/6)
** Has hit safely in 22 of last 23 games
** Leads team in GP, R, HR, RBI, SLG%, doubles (Hometown Philly Nod of Approval: leads PSU with 8 sac hits!!)
** Career: 137 GP, .282 BA, 14 HR, 100 RBI, 96 R, 32 doubles, 7 triples, 15 SB (14 SB this season)
Honorable Mention:

* Shane Williams, Rowan Gloucester soph 1B (St. Joseph's Prep) 6 GP, .462 BA, HR, 14 RBI, 6 doubles (on 10-gm hit streak: .476 BA) 
* Jim Haley, Penn State soph SS (Bonner-Prendie) Guers' teammate also had success: 4 GP, .588 BA, 9 R, 5 XBH (season: .299 BA, .366 OBP)
* Joey Ravert, La Salle jr DH/1B/RHP (Malvern Prep) 3-gm series vs St. Joe's: .533 BA (8-15), 2 HR, 7 RBI (season: .336 BA, 10 HR, 36 RBI)
* Andrew Amaro, Tampa sr 1B/OF (Penn Charter) 3-gm series vs Rollins: .667 BA, .800 OBP (Stats Line of the Week: Sat., May 2: 0-for-0, 4 BB, 2 HBP, 2 R, 3 SB)
 
Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending May 3, 2015
KEVIN LONG
 
LEHIGH jr RHP (La SALLE HS)
HT: 6-1.....HATBORO, PA
May 2 vs DeSales: Win, 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, season-high 9 K
Season: 8 APP, 7 GS, 3-1 record, .238 opponents batting avg
** Mountain Hawks Saturday sweep vs DeSales earned Coach Sean Leary his 400th career coaching win
** Mountain Hawks have a 6-2 record in games Kevin starts
** 2015 pitching stats line: 27.1 IP, 24 H, 21 BB, 34 K (11.2 K/9 inn)
** Patriot League semifinals this weekend: #2 Lehigh vs #3 Holy Cross and #1 Navy vs #4 Lafayette
Honorable Mention:

* Dom Raia, Chestnut Hill College sr RHP (GAMP) CACC Opening Round win vs Felician: 9 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 12 K (season: 8-1, 1.51 ERA)
* Thomas Harper, Johns Hopkins sr RHP (Haverford School) 2 APP, 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 K as Blue Jays win first Centennial title since 2011
* Tom Ditro, Penn State Abington sr RHP/C (Archbishop Ryan) complete game win on Senior Day vs SUNY Canton: 7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
* Nate Vahedi, Mercer County soph RHP (Masterman) 2 perfect relief innings, 5-0 win at Harford CC (season: 4-0, 2 saves, 0.87 ERA)

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending May 3, 2015

WILL LATCHAM
CUMBERLAND COUNTY RHP (CARDINAL O'HARA)
HT: 6-2.....WT: 185.....BRIARCLIFFE, PA
May 2 vs Ocean County CC: Win, 8 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 4 K
Season: 8 GS, 6-2, 2.25 ERA, 3 CG, 52 IP, 29 H, 51 K
** Winning pitcher on May 2 in Region 19 First Round game as Dukes swept Ocean County CC to advance
** Last four outings (since April 11): 4-0, 3 complete games, 1.24 ERA, 29 IP, 14 H, 23 K
** Quality starts in seven of eight appearances this season
** Up next: Region 19 Final Four, Friday, May 8 (#2 Cumberland vs #3 Bergen County and #1 Rowan Gloucester vs #5 Brookdale)
Honorable Mention:
* Tommy Derer, NJIT RHP (Archbishop Ryan) 2 APP, save, 3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 K (season: 13 APP, 23.1 IP, 1.16 ERA)
* Matt Maul, Saint Joseph's IF (Malvern Prep) 4 GP, .333 BA (7-21), 5 R, 1 double (season: .329 BA, started all 42 games)
* Chase Standen, Scranton fr OF (St. Joseph's Prep) 4 GP, 4 H, 8 AB, 3 R, 3 RBI (hit .474 this season in limited action-38 AB, 2 HR, 12 RBI) 
* Charlie Jerla, Marist LHP (Neumann-Goretti) April 29 at Army West Point: win, 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 K (season: 16 APP, 2-0, 3.80 ERA) 

Home Runs Last Week:

Joey Ravert (9, 10), La Salle jr 1B/RHP (Malvern Prep) 3-run HR erased 3-0 deficit in 5-4 win at St. Joe’s, May 2 ... solo HR & RBI single in 5-4 loss at St. Joe’s, May 3  

Greg Guers (6, 7, 8), Penn State jr OF (Germantown Academy) solo HR only XBH among Nittany Lions’ 15 hits, 8-7 win vs Pitt, April 29 ... solo HR and single extends hit streak to 14 games, 8-1 win vs Rutgers, May 1 .. moved to leadoff, hit third HR in last 4 games as PSU sweeps Rutgers (16-game hit streak) 

Andrew Amaro (3), Tampa sr 1B/OF (Penn Charter) 3-4, just a single from the cycle, 12-11 loss vs Rollins, May 1

Tom Ditro (3), Penn State Abington sr C/RHP (Archbishop Ryan) 2-run HR & RBI single, 15-13 loss vs Arcadia, April 28

Bill Ford (2), West Chester soph C (Malvern Prep) 3-for-3, double, HR, 3 R in 9-8 loss vs Slippery Rock, PSAC Tournament opener, April 29

Shane Williams (2), Rowan Gloucester soph 1B (St. Joseph’s Prep) extended hit streak to 10 games with HR in Region 19 Tournament win vs Montgomery County CC, May 2

Nelson Coronado (1), Camden County soph IF/RHP (Edison) HR, double, 2 runs scored in 7-6 loss vs Brookdale, Region XIX Division III Tournament, May 2

William Katzka (1), Chicago sr IF (Haverford School) 2-run HR part of 5-run third inning in 17-6 romp at Eureka (IL), May 3

A.J. Koscelansky (1), Neumann jr SS (Kennedy-Kenrick) 2-run HR in fifth gave Knights a lead they never relinquished, 11-6 win at Cairn, May 3

Bobby Romano (1), FDU fr IF (Archbishop Ryan) 2-run HR to CF part of six unanswered runs in middle innings, 13-7 win vs LIU-Brooklyn, May 2

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.Previous Weeks
Player (April 26) JOE FORCELLINI - Centenary sr IF/OF (La Salle HS)
Player (April 19) ALBERT BAUR - Newberry sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti)
Player (April 12) BEAU FLEMING - Gwynedd-Mercy jr 1B (Conwell-Egan)
Player (April 5) ALBERT BAUR - Newberry sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti)
Player (Mar. 29) JON McALLISTER - LIU Brooklyn sr CF (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy)
Player (Mar. 22) BRIAN ERB - Franklin & Marshall sr OF (Germantown Academy)
Player (Mar. 15) JOE GIACCHINO - Delaware sr CF (Malvern Prep)
Player (Mar. 8) DANNY HOY - Princeton jr 2B (Germantown Academy)
Player (Mar. 1) ALBERT BAUR - Newberry sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti)
Pitcher (April 26) DOM RAIA - Chestnut Hill College sr RHP (GAMP)
Pitcher (April 19) NICK DONOVAN - Widener soph RHP (Cardinal O'Hara)
Pitcher (April 12) DOM RAIA - Chestnut Hill College sr RHP (GAMP)
Pitcher (April 5) DOM RAIA - Chestnut Hill College sr RHP (GAMP)
Pitcher (Mar. 29) MIKE FITZGERALD - Northeastern soph RHP (Germantown Academy)
Pitcher (Mar. 22) JOEY RAVERT - La Salle jr RHP/1B/DH (Malvern Prep)
Pitcher (Mar. 15) PAT VANDERSLICE - Saint Joseph's soph RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
Pitcher (Mar. 8) NICK GULLA - Elizabethtown jr RHP (Lansdale Catholic)
Pitcher (Mar. 1) KENNY KOPLOVE - Duke jr RHP/SS (Penn Charter)
Rookie (April 26) WILL LATCHAM - Cumberland County College RHP (Cardinal O'Hara)
Rookie (April 19) ADAM SEIBERT - Hofstra RHP (Episcopal Academy)
Rookie (April 12) WILL LATCHAM - Cumberland County College RHP (Cardinal O'Hara)
Rookie (April 5) TOMMY DERER - NJIT RHP (Archbishop Ryan)
Rookie (Mar. 29) TOMMY DERER - NJIT RHP (Archbishop Ryan)
Rookie (Mar. 22) DAN FURMAN - Pittsburgh RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
Rookie (Mar. 15) WILL LATCHAM - Cumberland County College RHP (Cardinal O'Hara)
Rookie (Mar. 8) SEAN WEISS - Washington College RHP (Germantown Academy)
Rookie (Mar. 1) STEVEN COHEN - Lafayette SS (Penn Charter)

 

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending April 26, 2015
JOE FORCELLINI
CENTENARY sr IF/OF (La SALLE HS)
HT: 6-2.....WT: 210.....HATFIELD, PA
April 20-26: 5 GP, .435 BA (10-23), .480 OBP, 8 R, 4 RBI, 3 doubles
Season: 31 GP, .294 BA, .382 OBP, 31 R, 8 doubles, 4 stolen bases
Honorable Mention:
* Vince Rondolone, Ursinus sr IF (Haverford School)
* Joe Giacchino, Delaware sr OF (Malvern Prep)
* Eric Lewandowski, Gannon sr OF (Lansdale Catholic)
* Andrew Amaro, Tampa sr 1B/OF (Penn Charter)
 
Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending April 26, 2015
DOM RAIA
 
CHESTNUT HILL COLLEGE sr RHP (GAMP)
HT: 6-0.....WT: 190.....PHILADELPHIA, PA
April 20-26: 2 GS, 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 14 IP, 2 H, 4 BB, 15 K
April 25 vs Post: complete game one-hitter, 9 IP, 0 R, 2 BB, 9 K
Season: 10 GS, 7-1, 1.32 ERA, 68.1 IP, 35 H, 82 K
Honorable Mention:
* Mike Fitzgerald, Northeastern soph RHP (Germantown Academy)
* Luke Reilly, La Salle jr LHP (Germantown Academy)
* Taylor Wright, Brown sr RHP (Episcopal Academy)
* Nate Vahedi, Mercer County soph RHP (Masterman)

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending April 26, 2015

WILL LATCHAM
CUMBERLAND COUNTY RHP (CARDINAL O'HARA)
HT: 6-2.....WT: 185.....BRIARCLIFFE, PA
April 25 at Ocean County CC: complete game one-hitter, 7 IP, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K
Season: 7 GS, 5-2, 2.05 ERA, 3 CG, 44 IP, 23 H, 47 K
Honorable Mention:
* Nick Centeno, Eastern RHP (Archbishop Ryan)
* Matt Maul, Saint Joseph's IF (Malvern Prep)
* Dan Dwyer, Penn State Altoona C (Cardinal O'Hara) 
* Gilbert Brito, Bucks County CC IF/C (Archbishop Ryan)

Home Runs Last Week:

Joey Ravert (7, 8), La Salle jr 1B/RHP (Malvern Prep) 3-run HR in first inning paved the way for Explorers’ 13-4 win vs Delaware State, April 21 ... 2-run HR & RBI double in 8-6 win vs Richmond, April 26

Danny Hoy (6), Princeton jr IF (Germantown Academy) solo HR down LF line, all of game’s scoring in first inning, 2-1 loss at Cornell, April 26

Steven Cohen (5), Lafayette fr SS (Penn Charter) 3-run HR to left center in 5-4 loss vs Lehigh, April 25

Beau Fleming (3), Gwynedd-Mercy jr 1B/RHP (Conwell-Egan) solo HR in fifth started comeback from 3-0 deficit in 4-3 win at Neumann, April 25

Justin Roman (3), West Chester jr 1B (Archbishop Carroll) solo HR & sac fly, 5-4 win at Shippensburg, April 24

Andrew Amaro (1, 2), Tampa sr 1B (Penn Charter) tied game 2-2 with solo HR in sixth inning, 3-2 win in 10 innings vs #20 St. Leo, April 24 ... extended hitting streak to seven games with single, HR, HBP in 12-5 loss vs #20 St. Leo, April 25

Chase Standen (2), Scranton fr OF (St. Joseph’s Prep) HBP in first inning, homered in third, 8-2 win vs Drew, April 26

Eric Lewandowski (1), Gannon sr OF (Lansdale Cathlic) honored on senior day, and in 125th game, hits first career home run in win vs Indiana (PA), April 24

Joe Santospago (1), Mercer County CC soph OF (Archbishop Wood) HR and double in 8-5 win at Cumberland County College, April 21 (first HR since 2014 JUCO World Series)

Shane Williams (1), Rowan Gloucester soph 1B (St. Joseph’s Prep) first collegiate HR comes in 45th career game, 12-3 win vs Globe Institute, April 25

 
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.Previous Weeks
Player (April 19) ALBERT BAUR - Newberry sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti)
Player (April 12) BEAU FLEMING - Gwynedd-Mercy jr 1B (Conwell-Egan)
Player (April 5) ALBERT BAUR - Newberry sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti)
Player (Mar. 29) JON McALLISTER - LIU Brooklyn sr CF (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy)
Player (Mar. 22) BRIAN ERB - Franklin & Marshall sr OF (Germantown Academy)
Player (Mar. 15) JOE GIACCHINO - Delaware sr CF (Malvern Prep)
Player (Mar. 8) DANNY HOY - Princeton jr 2B (Germantown Academy)
Player (Mar. 1) ALBERT BAUR - Newberry sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti)
Pitcher (April 19) NICK DONOVAN - Widener soph RHP (Cardinal O'Hara)
Pitcher (April 12) DOM RAIA - Chestnut Hill College sr RHP (GAMP)
Pitcher (April 5) DOM RAIA - Chestnut Hill College sr RHP (GAMP)
Pitcher (Mar. 29) MIKE FITZGERALD - Northeastern soph RHP (Germantown Academy)
Pitcher (Mar. 22) JOEY RAVERT - La Salle jr RHP/1B/DH (Malvern Prep)
Pitcher (Mar. 15) PAT VANDERSLICE - Saint Joseph's soph RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
Pitcher (Mar. 8) NICK GULLA - Elizabethtown jr RHP (Lansdale Catholic)
Pitcher (Mar. 1) KENNY KOPLOVE - Duke jr RHP/SS (Penn Charter)
Rookie (April 19) ADAM SEIBERT - Hofstra RHP (Episcopal Academy)
Rookie (April 12) WILL LATCHAM - Cumberland County College RHP (Cardinal O'Hara)
Rookie (April 5) TOMMY DERER - NJIT RHP (Archbishop Ryan)
Rookie (Mar. 29) TOMMY DERER - NJIT RHP (Archbishop Ryan)
Rookie (Mar. 22) DAN FURMAN - Pittsburgh RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
Rookie (Mar. 15) WILL LATCHAM - Cumberland County College RHP (Cardinal O'Hara)
Rookie (Mar. 8) SEAN WEISS - Washington College RHP (Germantown Academy)
Rookie (Mar. 1) STEVEN COHEN - Lafayette SS (Penn Charter)

 

 

Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending April 19, 2015
ALBERT BAUR
NEWBERRY sr 1B (NEUMANN-GORETTI)
HT: 6-4.....WT: 220.....PHILADELPHIA, PA
Last week: 5 GP, .571 BA (12-21), 2 HR, 9 RBI, 3 doubles, 5 R
Season: 49 GP, .430 BA, .515 OBP, 16 HR, 59 RBI, 22 doubles
** 2015 All-South Atlantic Conference First Team
** This season: 26 multi-hit games, 14 multi-RBI games, reached base safely in 47 of 49 games   
** Hometown Philly Player of the Week seven times in four-year career (three times this season)
** "Albert leaves Newberry as the most decorated player in program history and the all-time leader in games played, hits, doubles, RBI, intentional walks." - newberrywolves.com
** Four-year college career: 200 GP, .352 BA, 29 HR, 196 RBI, 64 doubles, .408 OBP
** Next up for the 33-16 Wolves: South Atlantic Conference Tournament (Division II) in Forest City, NC starts April 24
Honorable Mention:
* Ryan Dolan, Dickinson jr OF (Germantown Academy) 6 GP, .458 BA, .519 OBP, 5 RBI, 5 SB (season: .364 BA, 22 SB)
* Greg Guers, Penn State jr OF (Germantown Academy) 5 GP, .333 BA, HR, 4 R, 3 SB (leads Nittanies with 7 sac bunts, out of the two-hole)
* Tom Ditro, Penn State Abington C/RHP (Archbishop Ryan) 6 GP, .364 BA, .483 OBP, 8 R (Set school all-time hits record, passing Mike Kerns)
* Aderly Perez, Pasco-Hernando (FL) soph 2B (Esperanza) 3 GP, .444 BA, .500 OBP, 5 R, 2 RBI, 2 SB (Jan.-March: .195 BA, since: .320 BA)
 
Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending April 19, 2015
NICK DONOVAN
WIDENER soph RHP (CARDINAL O'HARA)
HT: 5-11.....ASTON, PA
Last week: 2 APP, 0.00 ERA, 6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 2 K
Season: 9 APP, 4-0, 0.75 ERA
** Entered Lebanon Valley game in 2nd inning trailing 8-2 on Sunday. Widener lost 8-6, Nick's pitching line: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K 
** Has not allowed an earned run since March 1 (9 APP, 11.1 IP)
** Career stats: 20 appearances (all in relief), 5-1 record, 3 saves, 2.61 ERA
** Pride upcoming schedule: 3-game weekend series vs Messiah, Commonwealth Conference Tournament starts next weekend
Honorable Mention:
* Luke Reilly, La Salle jr LHP (Germantown Academy) April 18 vs St. Bonaventure: win, 8 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 6 K (season record: 4-2)
* Tom Mullin, Penn State soph RHP  (St. Joseph's Prep) got first start after 17 career relief APP and recorded win vs Bucknell (5 IP, 4 H, 0 R) 
* Colin Strapp, Gordon (MA) sr RHP ( last link to Cardinal Dougherty) starting and winning pitcher on senior day, 6-4 win vs Williams, April 16
* Joe Spica, Williamson jr RHP/OF (Bonner-Prendie) 2 APP, save vs Valley Forge Military College & win vs Bucks County CC (3 IP, 1 H, 0 R)

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending April 19, 2015

ADAM SEIBERT
HOFSTRA RHP (EPISCOPAL ACADEMY)
HT: 6-6.....WT: 200.....WEST CHESTER, PA
April 15 at Manhattan: winning pitcher, 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, career-high 6 K
Season: 12 APP, 2-0, 3.62 ERA, 27.1 IP, 24 H, 17 K
** Made two starts this year, winning both, vs NYIT and Manhattan
** Freshman leads Pride with 3.62 ERA (Team ERA: 6.98)
** Chose Hofstra over Penn State, UConn, Marist, Liberty, Furman and Air Force
** Next up for the Pride: 3-game CAA weekend series at Northeastern (Boston), Tuesday non-conference game at Monmouth
Honorable Mention:
* Will Latcham, Cumberland County RHP (Cardinal O'Hara) CG win at Northampton, April 19: 7 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 7 K (season: 4-2, 2.43 ERA)  
* Jake Kurtz, Misericordia RHP (GAMP) won first collegiate start April 16 at Scranton: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
* Steven Cohen, Lafayette SS (Penn Charter) 5 GP, .381 BA, 6 R, 2 RBI, 2 doubles (batting .298 as Leopards leadoff batter)
* Mark Washington, Lehigh RHP (Episcopal Academy) 6'7" frosh improved to 2-2 with win vs Coppin State: 3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K

Home Runs Last Week:
Albert Baur (15, 16), Newberry (SC) sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti) sac fly, RBI single, 2-run HR in 18-6 rout of Erskine, April 13 ... HR, 4 RBI in senior day win vs Coker, April 18 (sixth 4-RBI game of season)
Matt Greskoff (5), Penn jr OF (Malvern Prep) solo HR in bottom seventh snapped scoreless tie, Quakers beat Princeton, 2-0, April 19
Greg Guers (5), Penn State jr OF (Germantown Academy) third inning solo HR to right-center only offense in 6-1 loss at Minnesota, April 17
Danny Hoy (5), Princeton jr IF (Germantown Academy) provided Tigers’ lone big hit, a 3-run HR, in 9-3 loss at Penn, April 18
Matt Petrizzi (3, 4), West Chester sr 2B/RHP (Conwell-Egan) solo HR, 3-run HR, RBI walk, sac fly, 10-8 win at East Stroudsburg, April 19 
Dan Dwyer (1), Penn State Altoona fr C (Cardinal O’Hara) 3-run HR, 2 doubles, 6 RBI in 10-3 win vs Hilbert (NY), April 18       
Chase Standen (1), Scranton fr OF (St. Joseph’s Prep) second inning solo HR started Royals’ 19-hit attack in 15-3 win vs Elmira, April 13
 
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.Previous Weeks
Player (April 12) BEAU FLEMING - Gwynedd-Mercy jr 1B (Conwell-Egan)
Player (April 5) ALBERT BAUR - Newberry sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti)
Player (Mar. 29) JON McALLISTER - LIU Brooklyn sr CF (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy)
Player (Mar. 22) BRIAN ERB - Franklin & Marshall sr OF (Germantown Academy)
Player (Mar. 15) JOE GIACCHINO - Delaware sr CF (Malvern Prep)
Player (Mar. 8) DANNY HOY - Princeton jr 2B (Germantown Academy)
Player (Mar. 1) ALBERT BAUR - Newberry sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti)
Pitcher (April 12) DOM RAIA - Chestnut Hill College sr RHP (GAMP)
Pitcher (April 5) DOM RAIA - Chestnut Hill College sr RHP (GAMP)
Pitcher (Mar. 29) MIKE FITZGERALD - Northeastern soph RHP (Germantown Academy)
Pitcher (Mar. 22) JOEY RAVERT - La Salle jr RHP/1B/DH (Malvern Prep)
Pitcher (Mar. 15) PAT VANDERSLICE - Saint Joseph's soph RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
Pitcher (Mar. 8) NICK GULLA - Elizabethtown jr RHP (Lansdale Catholic)
Pitcher (Mar. 1) KENNY KOPLOVE - Duke jr RHP/SS (Penn Charter)
Rookie (April 12) WILL LATCHAM - Cumberland County College RHP (Cardinal O'Hara)
Rookie (April 5) TOMMY DERER - NJIT RHP (Archbishop Ryan)
Rookie (Mar. 29) TOMMY DERER - NJIT RHP (Archbishop Ryan)
Rookie (Mar. 22) DAN FURMAN - Pittsburgh RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
Rookie (Mar. 15) WILL LATCHAM - Cumberland County College RHP (Cardinal O'Hara)
Rookie (Mar. 8) SEAN WEISS - Washington College RHP (Germantown Academy)
Rookie (Mar. 1) STEVEN COHEN - Lafayette SS (Penn Charter)

 

Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending April 12, 2015
BEAU FLEMING
GWYNEDD-MERCY jr 1B/RHP (CONWELL-EGAN)
HT: 6-2.....WT: 250.....LEVITTOWN, PA
Last week: 4 GP, .615 BA (8-13), .688 OBP, 1 HR, 7 RBI
Season: 20 GP, .449 BA, .519 OBP, 2 HR, 18 RBI
** hits in seven straight plate appearances over two games (5-for-5, five RBI vs Susquehanna and 2-for-2, solo HR, BB at Marywood)
** Second in most recent CSAC stats with .449 BA (leader: Cairn University's Caleb Lang with a .488 BA)  
** Batted .643 during 12-game hit streak snapped on April 11 at Marywood
** Five pitching appearances this season: 2.25 ERA in 8 IP (27 career appearances)
** career batting: 43 GP, .370 BA, .432 OBP, 2 HR, 24 RBI
** Griffins have two three-game series remaining: vs Neumann & Keystone
Honorable Mention:
* Albert Baur, Newberry sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti) 4 GP, .600 BA (9-15), 2 HR (first career grand slam), 7 RBI (season: .418 BA, 15 HR)
* Justin Roman, West Chester jr 1B (Archbishop Carroll) 5 GP, .444 BA, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 2 doubles, 1 triple (season: 26 GP, .349 BA, 31 RBI)
* Nelson Coronado, Camden County soph IF/RHP (Edison) 8 GP, .393 BA, 8 RBI, 6 R, 3 SB (season: .313 BA, .395 OBP)
* Patrick O'Dell, Scranton soph SS (St. Joseph's Prep) 5 GP, .556 BA, .652 OBP, 8 RBI, 7 R, 3 SB (12-game hit streak: .467 BA, 21-45)
Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending April 12, 2015
DOM RAIA
CHESTNUT HILL COLLEGE sr RHP (GAMP)
HT: 6-0.....WT: 190.....PHILADELPHIA, PA
April 9 at Felician: Win, 8.2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 10 K (20th career win)
April 16 at Philadelphia U: Win, 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 8 K
Season: 5-1, 1.66 ERA, 54.1 IP, 33 H, 67 K
** Program's all-time leader in wins (career: 21-13 record, 3.30 ERA)
** Four games with 10+ strikeouts this season (10, 11, 11, 12)
** Allowed one home run in 54.1 innings this season (career: 7 HR allowed in 243 IP)
** CHC upcoming schedule: Saturday doubleheader at Briarcliffe (Bethpage, NY), Monday vs West Chester, Tuesday at Philly U 
Honorable Mention:
* Nick Gulla, Elizabethtown jr RHP (Lansdale Catholic) 2 APP: win vs Juniata, save at Merchant Marine Academy (season: 3-1, 2.62 ERA)
* C.J. Felthaus, Scranton soph LHP (Father Judge) Courageous athlete (hemophiliac) records first career save April 9 vs Penn College of Tech
* Matt Petrizzi, West Chester sr RHP/2B (Conwell-Egan) April 12 vs Lock Haven: CG win, 7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 6 K (season: 3-2, 2.79, 3 CG)
* Tom Mullin, Penn State soph RHP (St. Joseph's Prep) First collegiate win with 3 innings of middle relief vs Bucknell, April 7 (3 H, 1 ER)
Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending April 12, 2015
WILL LATCHAM
CUMBERLAND COUNTY RHP (CARDINAL O'HARA)
HT: 6-2.....WT: 185.....BRIARCLIFFE, PA
Tossed complete game one-hitter at Lehigh Carbon CC, April 11
Season: 5 GS, 3-2, 2.70 ERA, 30 IP, 16 H, 34 K
** Pitching line from the one-hitter in downtown Schnecksville, PA: 7 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
** Season WHIP: 1.00
** Pitched 6+ innings in four of five starts this season
** Next up for the Dukes: doubleheader at Northampton CC (Sunday), at County College of Morris (Monday)
Honorable Mention: 
* Nick Centeno, Eastern RHP/3B (Archbishop Ryan) 2 APP, 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 4 K (first collegiate save, April 11 vs King's College) 
* Nick Popolizio, Washington College RHP (Germantown Academy) first collegiate win April 11 at Gettysburg (3 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 2 K)
* Matt Maul, Saint Joseph's IF (Malvern Prep) extended hitting streak to eight games (reached base safely in all 28 games this season)
* Kyle Rogalski, Misericordia (Roman Catholic) first collegiate win April 11 vs Delaware Valley University (season: 5 APP, 5.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R)
Home Runs Last Week:

Albert Baur (13), Newberry (SC) sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti) first career grand slam & double in 13-5 win vs USC Aiken, April 7

Joey Ravert (6), La Salle jr DH (Malvern Prep) solo HR in 12-10 win at Saint Louis, April 10

Greg Guers (3, 4), Penn State jr OF (Germantown Academy) 3-run HR to right-center, 8-7 loss at Ohio State, April 6 ... 2-run HR in bottom 9th not enough in Lions’ 5-3 loss vs Michigan, April 11 (10th career HR)

Steven Cohen (4), Lafayette fr SS (Penn Charter) 2-run HR in 8-6 loss at Navy, April 12 (3rd HR vs military in 8 days, 2 HR vs Army, Apr. 5)

Beau Fleming (2), Gwynedd-Mercy jr 1B/RHP (Conwell-Egan) solo HR, sixth straight hit over two games, 9-4 loss at Marywood, April 11

Brady McNab (2), Kutztown jr 1B (Archbishop Wood) 2-run HR wrapped up 5-run fifth inning in 8-6 win at Philadelphia U, April 12

Justin Roman (2), West Chester jr 1B (Archbishop Carroll) 3-run HR & RBI single, 12-2 win at Lock Haven, April 11

Corey Baiada (1), Bloomsburg jr C (La Salle HS) 3rd inning solo HR opened the scoring in 5-3 loss to Kutztown, April 11

Ian Conwell (1), Lackawanna College soph 2B (Lansdale Catholic) 3-run HR for Falcons in 29-0 rout of Valley Forge Military, April 6

Ryan Dolan (1), Dickinson jr OF (Germantown Academy) solo HR as the DH, 16-10 loss at Messiah, April 8 (1st HR since April 5, 2014)

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.Previous Weeks

Player (April 5) ALBERT BAUR - Newberry sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti)
Player (Mar. 29) JON McALLISTER - LIU Brooklyn sr CF (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy)
Player (Mar. 22) BRIAN ERB - Franklin & Marshall sr OF (Germantown Academy)
Player (Mar. 15) JOE GIACCHINO - Delaware sr CF (Malvern Prep)
Player (Mar. 8) DANNY HOY - Princeton jr 2B (Germantown Academy)
Player (Mar. 1) ALBERT BAUR - Newberry sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti)
Pitcher (April 5) DOM RAIA - Chestnut Hill College sr RHP (GAMP)
Pitcher (Mar. 29) MIKE FITZGERALD - Northeastern soph RHP (Germantown Academy)
Pitcher (Mar. 22) JOEY RAVERT - La Salle jr RHP/1B/DH (Malvern Prep)
Pitcher (Mar. 15) PAT VANDERSLICE - Saint Joseph's soph RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
Pitcher (Mar. 8) NICK GULLA - Elizabethtown jr RHP (Lansdale Catholic)
Pitcher (Mar. 1) KENNY KOPLOVE - Duke jr RHP/SS (Penn Charter)
Rookie (April 5) TOMMY DERER - NJIT RHP (Archbishop Ryan)

Rookie (Mar. 29) TOMMY DERER - NJIT RHP (Archbishop Ryan)

Rookie (Mar. 22) DAN FURMAN - Pittsburgh RHP (Bonner-Prendie)

Rookie (Mar. 15) WILL LATCHAM - Cumberland County College RHP (Cardinal O'Hara)

Rookie (Mar. 8) SEAN WEISS - Washington College RHP (Germantown Academy)

Rookie (Mar. 1) STEVEN COHEN - Lafayette SS (Penn Charter)

 

 

Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending April 5, 2015
ALBERT BAUR
NEWBERRY sr 1B (NEUMANN-GORETTI)
HT: 6-4.....WT: 220.....PHILADELPHIA, PA
Weekend sweep at Lenoir-Rhyne (NC): 3 GP, .769 BA (10-13), 3 HR, 5 RBI, 6 R, .813 OBP
Season: 40 GP, .395 BA, .484 OBP, .752 SLG%, 12 HR, 44 RBI
** Good Friday, April 3: 5-5, double, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 4 R, BB (third 5-hit, 2-HR game of season)  
** 30 of his 62 hits (48%) have been for extra bases this season 
** Reached base safely in first 29 games of season
** Wolves all-time leader in games, hits, doubles & RBI (4th in HR)
** 4-year career: 191 GP, .341 BA, .399 OBP, 25 HR, 182 RBI, 137 R, 58 doubles 
Honorable Mention:
* Bill Ford, West Chester soph C (Malvern Prep) 5 G, .533 BA, HR, 4 doubles (extended hit streak to 7 games: .526 BA, .625 OBP)
* A. J. Koscelansky, Neumann jr SS (Kennedy-Kenrick) 5 GP, .474 BA, 6 R, 4 RBI, 2 SB (season: .458 BA, .491 OBP)
* Joe Santospago, Mercer County soph OF (Archbishop Wood) 4 GP, .417 BA, .500 OBP, 6 RBI, 5 R, 3 SB (season: 18 GP, .414 BA)
* Tyler Criniti, Camden County soph OF (GAMP) March 31 vs County College of Morris: 3-5, double, RBI (season: .488 BA, 12 RBI, 13 GP)
Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending April 5, 2015
DOM RAIA
CHESTNUT HILL COLLEGE sr RHP (GAMP)
HT: 6-0.....WT: 190.....PHILADELPHIA, PA
April 4 vs Bloomfield: Win, 8 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
Season: 3-1, 1.36 ERA, 39.2 IP, 26 H, 14 BB, 49 K
** Allowed one earned run or fewer in four of six starts this season
** Three games with 10+ strikeouts this season
** Season WHIP: 1.11, Opponents Batting Average: .188
** Griffins all-time leader in wins and strikeouts
** 4-year career: 40 APP, 36 GS, 19-13 record, 3.31 ERA, 228 IP, 218 H, 65 BB, 202 K
Honorable Mention:
* Vince Piccioni, Ursinus jr RHP (Haverford School) April 2 vs Muhlenberg: Win, 6.2 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 5 K (season record: 3-1, career: 7-3)
* Mike Fitzgerald, Northeastern soph RHP (Germantown Academy) April 5 at Elon (NC): 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 K (season: 1.02 ERA, 21 K, 3 BB)
* Matt Petrizzi, West Chester sr RHP/2B (Conwell-Egan) March 30 at Bloomsburg: CG win, 7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 8 K (at the plate: 4-5, HR, 5 R)
* Thomas Harper, Johns Hopkins sr RHP (Haverford School) Picked up win in relief vs Dickinson, April 2 (career: 3-0, 46 K in 34.1 IP)
Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending April 5, 2015
TOMMY DERER
NJIT RHP (ARCHBISHOP RYAN)
HT: 6-1.....WT: 170.....PHILADELPHIA, PA
April 3 vs NYIT: first collegiate win (4 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 6 K)
Season: 6 APP, 1-1, 1 save, 0.84 ERA, 10.2 IP, 6 H, 10 K
** Second consecutive Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week honors
** Season WHIP: 0.75, Opponents Batting Average: .162
** Did not allow an earned run in first five appearances (7 innings)
** Only two NCAA Division I baseball programs playing as independents (NJIT & NYIT)
Honorable Mention: 
* Anthony DeVito, Mercer County RHP (Central) Three strikeouts in perfect inning of relief vs Valley Forge Military (season: 3.1 IP, 0 R, 6 K)
* Nick Popolizio, Washington College RHP (Germantown Academy) 2 APP, 2.2 IP, 0 R, 4 K (season: 4.2 scoreless IP as reliever)
* Matt Maul, Saint Joseph's IF (Malvern Prep) 2 GP, .500 BA (4-8), .600 OBP, R, RBI, double (freshman leads Hawks with .353 season BA)
* Kyle Rogalski, Misericordia (Roman Catholic) 2 APP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 K (season: 4 APP, 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K)
Home Runs Last Week:

Albert Baur (10, 11, 12), Newberry (SC) sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti) 5-5, double, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB in 15-5 win at Lenoir-Rhyne (NC), April 3 ... solo shot, third HR in last two games, 5-1 win at Lenoir-Rhyne, April 4

Matt Greskoff (3, 4), Penn jr OF (Malvern Prep) 3rd inning grand slam put Quakers on their way to an 8-1 win at Yale, game one, April 4 ... pair of singles and solo HR in 17-5 win at Yale, game two, April 4

Aaron Novak (4), Penn State sr OF (Germantown Academy) solo HR to center field, 7-6 loss at Ohio State, April 5

Tom Ditro (2), Penn State Abington sr C/RHP (Archbishop Ryan) 2-run HR and pair of RBI singles in 10-8 win vs Penn State Berks, April 4

Matt Petrizzi (2), West Chester sr 2B/RHP (Conwell-Egan) 4-5, HR, 2 RBI, 5 R, winning pitcher (complete game) at Bloomsburg, March 30

Rick DiDomenico (1), Immaculata jr OF (Archbishop Carroll) 3rd inning grand slam in 7-6 loss at Neumann, April 1

Beau Fleming (1), Gwynedd-Mercy jr 1B/RHP (Conwell-Egan) RBI single and 3-run HR, 25-8 loss at Alvernia, April 1

Bill Ford (1), West Chester soph C (Malvern Prep) 2-run HR part of decisive 4-run sixth inning, 4-3 win at Bloomsburg, March 30

Brady McNab (1), Kutztown jr 1B (Archbishop Wood) 2-run first inning HR set the tone in 5-2 win vs Mansfield, March 30

Justin Roman (1), West Chester jr 1B (Archbishop Carroll) 3-4, double, HR, 5 RBI, 4 R in March 30 win at Bloomsburg

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.Previous Weeks

Player (Mar. 29) JON McALLISTER - LIU Brooklyn sr CF (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy)
Player (Mar. 22) BRIAN ERB - Franklin & Marshall sr OF (Germantown Academy)
Player (Mar. 15) JOE GIACCHINO - Delaware sr CF (Malvern Prep)
Player (Mar. 8) DANNY HOY - Princeton jr 2B (Germantown Academy)
Player (Mar. 1) ALBERT BAUR - Newberry sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti)
Pitcher (Mar. 29) MIKE FITZGERALD - Northeastern soph RHP (Germantown Academy)
Pitcher (Mar. 22) JOEY RAVERT - La Salle jr RHP/1B/DH (Malvern Prep)
Pitcher (Mar. 15) PAT VANDERSLICE - Saint Joseph's soph RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
Pitcher (Mar. 8) NICK GULLA - Elizabethtown jr RHP (Lansdale Catholic)
Pitcher (Mar. 1) KENNY KOPLOVE - Duke jr RHP/SS (Penn Charter)
Rookie (Mar. 29) TOMMY DERER - NJIT RHP (Archbishop Ryan)

Rookie (Mar. 22) DAN FURMAN - Pittsburgh RHP (Bonner-Prendie)

Rookie (Mar. 15) WILL LATCHAM - Cumberland County College RHP (Cardinal O'Hara)

Rookie (Mar. 8) SEAN WEISS - Washington College RHP (Germantown Academy)

Rookie (Mar. 1) STEVEN COHEN - Lafayette SS (Penn Charter)

 

Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending March 29, 2015
JON McALLISTER
LIU BROOKLYN sr CF (SPRINGSIDE CHESTNUT HILL ACADEMY)
HT: 6-0.....WT: 190.....PHILADELPHIA, PA
Last week: 5 GP, .545 BA (12-22), 4 RBI, 4 SB, 2 R
Season: 20 GP, .341 BA, 8 SB, 13-game hit streak thru 4/1
** Five multi-hit games last week (3, 3, 2, 2, 2)
** Extended hitting streak to 13 games: .439 BA (25-for-57)
** Stolen bases this season: 8-for-11 (career: 78-for-94, 83%)
** Career (2 seasons at Harford CC, 2 seasons at LIUB): .329 BA, .406 OBP, 152 runs in 177 games
** Blackbirds: 7-13 record this season, playing in the Northeast Conference
Honorable Mention:
* Ryan Dolan, Dickinson jr OF (Germantown Academy) 5 G, .375 BA, 7 RBI, 7 SB, 5 R (season: .320 BA, 11 SB in 17 GP)
* Matt Petrizzi, West Chester sr 2B/RHP (Conwell-Egan) 6 GP, .381 BA, .500 OBP, HR, 7 RBI, 8 R (season: .314 BA, .435 OBP)
* Kindanny Cumba, Monroe College soph IF/OF/C (Frankford) 5 GP, .357 BA, .526 OBP, 4 R, 2 RBI (season: .276 BA, .488 OBP)
* Danny Hoy, Princeton jr 2B (Germantown Academy) 3 GP, .500 BA (6-12), HR, 4 RBI, 2 doubles, triple (career-high 4 HR this season)
Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending March 29, 2015
MIKE FITZGERALD
NORTHEASTERN soph RHP (GERMANTOWN ACADEMY)
HT: 5-10.....WT: 185.....HOLLAND, PA
Last week: 2 APP, 5.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K
Season: 9 APP, 1.23 ERA, 2 saves, 14.2 IP, 11 H, BB, 17 K
** March 27 vs Delaware: pitched four shutout innings (9th thru 12th) in Huskies' 3-2 win in 13 innings
** Has not allowed an earned run in last six appearances (10.1 IP, 0 BB, 11 K)
** Allowed only one walk this season, all the way back on Feb. 15, season WHIP: 0.82
** Career (redshirt sophomore): 3-5 record, 4 saves, 2.89 ERA, 36 appearances
** Huskies: 10-14 season record, after three-game sweep vs Delaware
Honorable Mention:
* Luke Reilly, La Salle jr LHP (Germantown Academy) March 27 vs Dayton: Win, 6 IP, 2 H, ER, career-high 10 K (season: 3-1, 2.86 ERA)
* Nick Gulla, Elizabethtown jr RHP (Lansdale Catholic) March 25 vs Stevenson: Win, 6 IP, R, 4 K (season: 2-1, 2.95 ERA)
* Taylor Wright, Brown sr RHP (Episcopal Academy) March 25 at George Mason: 2.2 IP, 0 R, 4 K (last 3 APP: 0.93 ERA, 9.2 IP, 9 K)
* Kurt Sowa, Rider sr RHP (Father Judge) March 24 vs Lehigh: Win, 7 IP, 6 H, 7 K (career: 19-11 record, 4.39 ERA, 46 APP, 246 IP) 
Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending March 29, 2015
TOMMY DERER
NJIT RHP (ARCHBISHOP RYAN)
HT: 6-1.....WT: 170.....PHILADELPHIA, PA
Last week: 2 APP, 4 perfect innings, 3 K, save
Season: 5 APP, 0.00 ERA, 6.2 IP, H, 2 BB, 4 K
** Recorded first collegiate save with three perfect innings vs LIUB, March 29
** Allowed only one hit this season (.050 opposing batting avg)
** Highlanders: 10-7 season record, after four-game sweep vs LIU Brooklyn
** NJIT is one of only two NCAA Division I baseball programs playing as independents (New York Tech)
Honorable Mention: 
* Charlie Jerla, Marist LHP (Neumann-Goretti) 3 APP, 1-0, 5 IP, 4 H, 3 K (did not allow an ER from March 8-28: 6 APP, 8.2 IP)
* Will Latcham, Cumberland County College (Cardinal O'Hara) March 25 vs Brookdale: Win, 7 IP, 4 H, R, BB, 11 K (season: 2-1, 1.87 ERA) 
* Nick Centeno, Eastern 3B/RHP/DH (Archbishop Ryan) Earned the win in collegiate pitching debut (0.2 IP, 0 H in 4-3 win vs Wilkes)
* Logan Sneed, Gettysburg IF (Germantown Academy) March 23 in 5-0 win vs Penn State Mont Alto: 3-3, RBI, BB, SB 
Home Runs Last Week:

Danny Hoy (4), Princeton jr IF (Germantown Academy) solo HR in 7th not enough as Tigers fall to Brown, 4-3, March 29

Patrick O’Dell (1), Scranton soph SS (St. Joseph’s Prep) 2-run HR (first of career) in 5-0 win at Catholic (DC), March 29

Matt Petrizzi (1), West Chester sr 2B/RHP (Conwell-Egan) 2-run HR in 7th, also pitched 4.1 IP in relief, 9-5 loss vs Kutztown, March 24

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.Previous Weeks

Player (Mar. 22) BRIAN ERB - Franklin & Marshall sr OF (Germantown Academy)
Player (Mar. 15) JOE GIACCHINO - Delaware sr CF (Malvern Prep)
Player (Mar. 8) DANNY HOY - Princeton jr 2B (Germantown Academy)
Player (Mar. 1) ALBERT BAUR - Newberry sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti)
Pitcher (Mar. 22) JOEY RAVERT - La Salle jr RHP/1B/DH (Malvern Prep)
Pitcher (Mar. 15) PAT VANDERSLICE - Saint Joseph's soph RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
Pitcher (Mar. 8) NICK GULLA - Elizabethtown jr RHP (Lansdale Catholic)
Pitcher (Mar. 1) KENNY KOPLOVE - Duke jr RHP/SS (Penn Charter)
Rookie (Mar. 22) DAN FURMAN - Pittsburgh RHP (Bonner-Prendie)

Rookie (Mar. 15) WILL LATCHAM - Cumberland County College RHP (Cardinal O'Hara)

Rookie (Mar. 8) SEAN WEISS - Washington College RHP (Germantown Academy)

Rookie (Mar. 1) STEVEN COHEN - Lafayette SS (Penn Charter)

 

Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending March 22, 2015
BRIAN ERB
 
FRANKLIN & MARSHALL sr OF (GERMANTOWN ACADEMY)
HT: 6-0.....WT: 195.....TROOPER, PA
Last week: 9 GP, .480 BA (12-25), 7 RBI, 5 R, 5 BB, 5 SB
Season: 11 GP, .533 BA (16-30), .605 OBP
** Six multi-hit games during F&M's Florida Spring Break Trip
** First five games of season: .667 BA (10-15)
** Stolen bases this season: 6-for-6 (career: 22-for-29)
** 2 SH this season, T-2nd on team
** Diplomats: 6-3 record at RussMatt Invitational - Winter Haven, FL
Honorable Mention:
* Joe Giacchino, Delaware sr CF (Malvern Prep) 4 GP, .471 BA, 2 HR, 5 RBI, extends hit streak to 11 games (.447 BA)
* Albert Baur, Newberry sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti) 6 GP, .400 BA, HR, 4 RBI (reached base safely streak snapped at 29 games)
* Shane Williams, Rowan College Gloucester soph 1B (St. Joseph's Prep) Mar. 19 vs Cumberland: 3-3, 2 RBI, 2B, BB (season: .600 BA, 18-30)
* Aaron Novak, Penn State sr RF (Germantown Academy) 4 GP, .429 OBP, 6 RBI, 4 R, 2 SB (season: .383 BA, 3 HR, 16 RBI, 17 GP)
Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending March 22, 2015
JOEY RAVERT
La SALLE U jr RHP/DH (MALVERN PREP)
HT: 6-3.....WT: 235.....HAVERTOWN, PA
March 21 at Davidson: Started and got the win: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
Season: 6 starts, 4-2, 2.16 ERA
** Allowed only one earned run in last 15.2 IP (0.57 ERA)
** Has become the staff ace, leading Explorers in most pitching categories
** First two seasons (26 APP): 1-5, 5.60 ERA - this season: 4-2, 2.16 ERA
** As La Salle's DH: .309 BA, 5 HR, 11 RBI in 55 AB
Honorable Mention:
* Sean Cosgriff, Franklin & Marshall sr LHP (Germantown Academy) 2 APP, 2 wins vs Grinnell & Fredonia State: 9 IP, 2 ER, 10 K
* Nate Vahedi, Mercer County College soph RHP (Masterman) 2 APP, win & save: 3.2 IP, 0 R, 4 K (career: 3-2, 5 saves, 13 APP)
* Pat Vanderslice, Saint Joseph's soph RHP (Bonner-Prendie) second straight win, 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 12 groundouts vs GWU, March 22
* Dom Raia, Chestnut Hill College sr RHP (GAMP) No decision vs Nyack, March 16: 7.2 IP, ER, 11 K (season: 0.48 ERA, 25 K, 18.2 IP) 
Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending March 22, 2015
DAN FURMAN
PITTSBURGH RHP (BONNER-PRENDIE)
HT: 6-0.....WT: 185.....BROOKHAVEN, PA
First collegiate win, March 18 vs Akron: 6 IP (in relief), 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K
** Came in as reliever in 4th inning and allowed a run, then pitched 5.1 scoreless innings
** Pitched 1-2-3 innings in the fifth, seventh and ninth in the win vs Akron
** Season: 2 APP, 1-0, 1.29 ERA, 7 IP, 3 H
** Pitt beat Duke March 21, first time Blue Devils jr RHP Kenny Koplove (Penn Charter) allowed a run this season (9 APP, 13.2 IP)
Honorable Mention: 
* Matt Maul, Saint Joseph's IF (Malvern Prep) 4 GP, .375 BA (6-16), 4 R, 4 RBI, extends hit streak to 7 games (hit safely in 14 of last 15 GP)  
* Steven Cohen, Lafayette SS (Penn Charter) 3 GP, 4 H, 12 AB, extends hit streak to 9 games (.355 BA)
* Charlie Jerla, Marist LHP (Neumann-Goretti) March 17 vs Albany: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 4 K (season: 3.00 ERA, .227 Opp BA)
* Tommy Derer, NJIT RHP (Archbishop Ryan) 2 APP vs Towson & Niagara, 1.2 IP, 0 ER (No ER in 3 APP this season)
Home Runs Last Week:

Albert Baur (9), Newberry (SC) sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti) RBI double, solo HR in 7-4 win vs Mars Hill (NC), March 16 (reached base safely in first 29 games this season)

Joey Ravert (5), La Salle jr 1B/RHP (Malvern Prep) double, HR, 4 runs scored, 20-14 win at Delaware State, March 17

Joe Giacchino (2, 3), Delaware sr OF (Malvern Prep) solo HR & sac fly, 12-7 win vs Hofstra, March 21 ... solo HR, 2 runs scored, 14-1 romp vs Hofstra, March 22 (11-gm hit streak, .447 BA)

Jimmy Kerrigan (2), VCU jr OF (Neumann-Goretti) 2-run HR capped 9-run seventh inning of 11-4 win vs Minnesota, March 16

Mike McLaughlin (1), Chestnut Hill College sr OF (Father Judge) 2-run HR in 8th tied game 4-4 of 5-4 win vs Nyack, March 16 (first career HR, 125 GP)
Ryan Obrecht (1), Franklin & Marshall jr C (Germantown Academy) 3-run HR in 9-run fifth inning, 23-6 romp vs Southern Vermont, March 17

Ray Toto (1), George Mason sr C (St. Joseph’s Prep) solo HR on a 2-1 count, 8-5 win vs James Madison, March 18

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.Previous Weeks

Player (Mar. 15) JOE GIACCHINO - Delaware sr CF (Malvern Prep)
Player (Mar. 8) DANNY HOY - Princeton jr 2B (Germantown Academy)
Player (Mar. 1) ALBERT BAUR - Newberry sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti)
Pitcher (Mar. 15) PAT VANDERSLICE - Saint Joseph's soph RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
Pitcher (Mar. 8) NICK GULLA - Elizabethtown jr RHP (Lansdale Catholic)
Pitcher (Mar. 1) KENNY KOPLOVE - Duke jr RHP/SS (Penn Charter)
Rookie (Mar. 15) WILL LATCHAM - Cumberland County College RHP (Cardinal O'Hara)

Rookie (Mar. 8) SEAN WEISS - Washington College RHP (Germantown Academy)

Rookie (Mar. 1) STEVEN COHEN - Lafayette SS (Penn Charter)

 

Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending March 15, 2015
JOE GIACCHINO
 
DELAWARE sr CF (MALVERN PREP)
HT: 6-1.....WT: 185.....WEST CHESTER, PA
Week: 5 GP, .476 BA (10-21), HR, 4 RBI, 5 R, 2 doubles
Season: 10 GP, .349 BA, .404 OBP, HR, 5 RBI
** Sunday in Blue Hens 9-0 win vs Sacred Heart: 4-for-6, solo HR, extends hit streak to 7 games (.433 BA, 13-30)
** Has one career five-hit game and now three career four-hit games
** Three stolen bases in Sunday doubleheader sweep vs Sacred Heart and Fordham (23 career SB)
Honorable Mention:
* Matt Primavera, Dickinson jr 1B (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy) Last 3 GP: .636 BA (7-11), 3 doubles, HR, 3 RBI, 5 R
* Brady McNab, Kutztown jr 1B (Archbishop Wood) 5 GP, .438 BA (7-16), .550 OBP, 5 R, 4 RBI (hit safely in last 5 starts, .474 BA)
* Joe Forcellini, Centenary sr SS/CF (La Salle HS) 10 runs scored in first 4 games of season, .313 BA, .421 OBP (.405 career BA) 
* Jon McAllister, LIU-Brooklyn sr CF (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy) 5 GP, .409 BA (9-22), 3 R, 4 RBI, 4 SB (career: 82 SB)
Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending March 15, 2015
PAT VANDERSLICE
SAINT JOSEPH'S soph RHP (BONNER-PRENDIE)
HT: 6-5.....WT: 227.....LANSDOWNE, PA
March 15 vs in Hawks' 2-0 shutout vs Northeastern: first win as a Hawk, 5.2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, BB, career-high 8 K
** Second career win (first collegiate win with Temple vs #5 Louisville (May 10, 2014)
** Last season: 17 appearances, 7 starts in the last-ever season of Temple baseball
** This season: 1-2, 1.80 ERA in 4 starts (21 K in 20 IP)
Honorable Mention:
* Martin Nolasco, Mid-America Christian (OK) jr RHP (Edison) Last start: win, 7 IP, 3 ER, 10 K (season: 5-0, 3.65 ERA, 42 K in 37 IP)
* Kenny Koplove, Duke jr SS/RHP (Penn Charter) Saves vs Bryant & Georgia Tech, 3 IP, 0 R, 2 K (season: 1-0, 4 SV, 9.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 15 K
* Joey Ravert, La Salle U jr RHP/DH (Malvern Prep) got the win (5.1 IP, 1 ER) & hit 3-run HR, March 15 vs Niagara (season: 3-2, 2.73 ERA)
* Tom Cockill, Mercer County soph LHP (La Salle HS) March 13 vs John Wood CC: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, tied career high with 4 K, 2nd career save
Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending March 15, 2015
WILL LATCHAM
CUMBERLAND COUNTY RHP (CARDINAL O'HARA)
HT: 6-2.....WT: 185.....GLENOLDEN, PA
Earned the win in collegiate debut March 10 vs Carl Sandburg College: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K
** Offensive help in 4-0 shutout win vs Sandburg supplied by battery-mate Joe Zanghi, 2-run double. Joe is a 6'2'' soph C, Milford, CT
** Cumberland County College: 6-2 record through March 16
** Historic Junior College World Series championship run fell just short for Dukes last season (49-10 season record)
** Key contributor for 2014 Dukes, Devin McCann (Cardinal O'Hara) now playing for the Belhaven Univ. Blazers (MS)
Honorable Mention: 
* Anthony DeVito, Mercer County RHP (Central) collegiate debut vs John Wood CC: perfect inning of relief with 2 K
* Mark Washington, Lehigh RHP (Episcopal Academy) first two appearances vs St. Bonaventure & Seton Hall: 6 IP, 2 ER, BB, 5 K  
* John Banes, Albany 3B (Cardinal O’Hara) 3 GP, .364 BA (4-11), double, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R for the Great Danes
* Dan Furman, Pittsburgh RHP (Bonner-Prendie) redshirt freshman's debut with Panthers: scoreless inning vs Niagara with 2 K
Home Runs Last Week:

Joey Ravert (4), La Salle jr 1B/RHP (Malvern Prep) helped his own cause with 3-run HR, going 5.1 IP for win, 4 K, March 15 vs Niagara

John Banes (1), Albany fr 3B (Cardinal O’Hara) started comeback with solo HR in 5th inning of 4-3 loss at Chicago State, March 13

Tom Ditro (1), Penn State Abington sr C/RHP (Archbishop Ryan) 4-6, 2 doubles, first career HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, pitched last 2 innings, 20-16 win vs Juniata, March 11 at Winter Haven, FL

Eric Frain (1), Bloomsburg sr 3B (Archbishop Ryan) 2-run opposite-field HR (RF) gave Huskies the lead in 6-3 win vs Mansfield, March 13
Joe Giacchino (1), Delaware sr OF (Malvern Prep) HR part of 4-hit game, 9-0 win vs Sacred Heart, March 15 (4th career 4-hit game)

Joe Lubanski (1), Yale sr OF (Malvern Prep) pinch-hit 2-run HR part of 5-run ninth inning (game-winning) rally, Yale 9, Towson 5, March 13

Matt Primavera (1), Dickinson jr 1B (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy) solo HR to left in 7-3 loss vs Husson (ME), March 13 at Winter Haven, FL

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.Previous Weeks

Player (Mar. 8) DANNY HOY - Princeton jr 2B (Germantown Academy)
Player (Mar. 1) ALBERT BAUR - Newberry sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti)
Pitcher (Mar. 8) NICK GULLA - Elizabethtown jr RHP (Lansdale Catholic)
Pitcher (Mar. 1) KENNY KOPLOVE - Duke jr RHP/SS (Penn Charter)
Rookie (Mar. 8) SEAN WEISS - Washington College RHP (Germantown Academy)

Rookie (Mar. 1) STEVEN COHEN - Lafayette SS (Penn Charter)

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Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending March 8, 2015
DANNY HOY 
PRINCETON jr 2B (GERMANTOWN ACADEMY)
HT: 5-8.....WT: 175.....SELLERSVILLE, PA
    Week: 4 GP, .467 BA (7-15), .579 OBP, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 6 R
    Season: 7 GP, .357 BA, .438 OBP, 3 HR, 11 RBI
    ** Six of ten hits this season have been for extra bases (3 doubles, 3 HR)
    ** Pair of 2-run HR in Sunday game 2 at UNC Greensboro (first multi-HR game of career)
    ** Career: 86 GP, .301 BA, .375 OBP, 8 HR, 47 RBI, 26 doubles, 19 SB
Honorable Mention:
* Aaron Novak, Penn State sr RF (Germantown Academy) 3-gm series at Charleston Southern: .667 BA (8-12), 2 HR, 8 RBI, 7-gm hit streak 
* Rick DiDomenico, Immaculata jr CF (Archbishop Carroll) 8 GP, .304 BA (7-23), .407 OBP, 6 R, 5 SB, 3 doubles (35 career steals) 
* Albert Baur, Newberry (SC) sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti) Last 3 GP: .636 BA (7-11), 2 HR, 7 RBI, reached base safely in all 19 gms this season  
* Tom Gibbons, King's soph OF (Lansdale Catholic) 6 GP, .400 BA (8-20), .520 OBP, 5 R, 3 RBI, 3 doubles
Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending March 8, 2015
NICK GULLA
ELIZABETHTOWN jr RHP (LANSDALE CATHOLIC)
HT: 5-11.....WT: 180.....LANSDALE, PA
    Week: 2 APP, 1-0, 1.80 ERA, 8.1 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
    ** Got the start and earned the win, 9-8 vs Immaculata, March 2: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 K 
    ** Relief app, 7-6 loss vs Northwestern (MN): 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (Northwestern scored 7 runs, 1 earned, in 7th)
    ** Career: 18 APP, 9 GS, 4-5, 5.59 ERA
Honorable Mention:
* Nick Donovan,
 Widener soph RHP (Cardinal O'Hara) Appeared in last 3 games: 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K
* Martin Nolasco, Mid-America Christian (OK) jr RHP (Edison) Last start: win, 6.2 IP, 1 ER, 7 K (season: 4-0, rest of team: 3-10-1)
* Kenny Koplove, Duke jr SS/RHP (Penn Charter) March 3 vs Liberty: save, 1.2 IP, 0 H, BB, 3 K (season: 1-0, 2 SV, 6.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 13 K
* Mike Fitzgerald, Northeastern soph RHP (Germantown Acad) Mar. 3 vs Boston Red Sox: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 K (Fanned David Ortiz on 3 called strikes)
Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending March 8, 2015
SEAN WEISS
WASHINGTON COLLEGE-MD RHP (GERMANTOWN ACADEMY)
HT: 6-2.....WT: 245.....CHELTENHAM, PA
    Collegiate debut: March 8 vs College of Staten Island, 14-1 win (played in Myrtle Beach, SC)
 
    Collegiate debut: Pitched 2 scoreless innings, game 1 of doubleheader - 0 H, 0 R, 1 HB, 3 K 
 
    ** High school teammate and college roommate Nick Popolizio pitched in game 2 of doubleheader
    ** Nick's stats almost identical to Sean Weiss: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
    ** Shoremen are 3-0, play next three at Myrtle Beach
    ** Next area appearance: Wed., March 25 at Eastern
Honorable Mention:
 
* Charlie Jerla, Marist LHP (Neumann-Goretti) 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, recorded all three outs w/runners in scoring position, 11-inning loss at Furman, March 8 
* Dan Dwyer, Penn State Altoona C (Cardinal O'Hara) RBI singles in fifth, sixth, seventh innings of 16-15 win vs Penn State Abington, March 8
* Kyle Rogalski, Misericordia RHP (Roman Catholic) perfect inning of relief (12 pitches, 8 strikes) in win vs Lebanon Valley, March 2
* Chase Standen, Scranton OF (St. Joseph's Prep) 4 GP: .429 BA (3-7), 2 RBI (RBI singles in two of first three games played)
Home Runs Last Week:

Albert Baur (7, 8), Newberry (SC) sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti) solo HR and 3-run HR gave Wolves 4-0 lead in 8th inning of 7-0 win vs Davis & Elkins, March 7

Danny Hoy (1, 2, 3), Princeton jr IF (Germantown Academy) Tigers swept in doubleheader at UNC Greensboro despite Danny's two-game totals: 4-for-7, 3 HR, 7 RBI on March 8

Aaron Novak (2, 3), Penn State sr OF (Germantown Academy) 1B, 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, BB, SB in 18-6 win at Charlestown Southern, March 8

Joey Ravert (2, 3), La Salle jr 1B/RHP (Malvern Prep) 2-run HR in 3rd & part of back-to-back-to-back HR in 8th, 16-5 win at UNC Asheville, March 6

Joe Poduslenki (1), Seton Hall soph IF/OF (Malvern Prep) solo HR & sac fly, 12-6 loss at South Florida, March 8

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Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending March 1, 2015
ALBERT BAUR
NEWBERRY sr 1B (NEUMANN-GORETTI)
HT: 6-4.....WT: 220.....PHILADELPHIA, PA
    Week: 4 GP, .438 BA (7-16), .500 OBP, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 4 R
    Season: 15 GP, .417 BA, .507 OBP, 6 HR, 21 RBI, 20 R, 6 doubles, 2 triples
    ** Reached base safely in all 15 games this season ... 14 of 25 hits have been for extra bases
    ** Two five-hit games, seven multi-hit games, 7-game hit streak snapped last game
    ** Career: 166 GP, .335 BA, .387 OBP, 19 HR, 158 RBI, 48 doubles
Honorable Mention:
* Andrew Amaro, #1 Tampa sr 1B (Penn Charter) Feb 27 vs Stillman: 3-5, 3 R, 2B, 3B...Mar. 1 vs Phillies (6-2 win): 1-3, 2 R, RBI Walk, SB    
* Joey Gorman, Saint Joseph's jr 1B/OF/LHP (Neumann-Goretti) Made Hawks debut, overcoming brain surgeries as a freshman
* Brian Ruditys, Quinnipiac sr LF (Episcopal Academy) 4-game series at James Madison: .455 BA (5-11), .500 OBP, 4-game hit streak 
* Doug Trimble, Delaware soph 1B/3B (Episcopal Academy) 2-run double ignited Blue Hens offense in 5-1 win vs Canisius, Feb. 28
Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending March 1, 2015
KENNY KOPLOVE
DUKE jr RHP/SS (PENN CHARTER)
HT: 6-2.....WT: 170.....PHILADELPHIA, PA
    Week: 2 APP, 1-0, 1 save, 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K
    Season: 3 APP, 1-0, 1 save, 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 10 K
    ** Feb. 22 vs Iona (1-0 win): Earned first career save, striking out the side in the 9th
    ** Feb. 28 vs Rider (1-0 win, 11 innings): Earned first career win, pitched scoreless 10th & 11th innings, 4 K (also scored winning run)
    ** Did not pitch in 2014 ... last mound appearance: April 12, 2013
    ** Blue Devils starting shortstop: .314 BA, .405 OBP, 9 RBI in 10 games (Duke is 9-1)
Honorable Mention:
* Kevin Long,
 Lehigh jr RHP (La Salle HS) 6-4 loss vs Iona, Feb. 27: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K
* Luke Reilly, La Salle jr LHP (Germantown Academy) 7-5 loss at Lipscomb (TN), March 1: 2.2 IP (relief), 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K
* Mike Fitzgerald, Northeastern soph RHP (Germantown Academy) got the save, 10-6 win vs Chicago State, March 1 (3rd career save)
* Pat Vanderslice, Saint Joseph's soph RHP (Bonner-Prendie) 3-0 loss at South Carolina Upstate, March 1: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K
Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending March 1, 2015
STEVEN COHEN
LAFAYETTE SS (PENN CHARTER)
HT: 5-9.....WT: 175.....NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA
    Week: 4 GP, .400 BA (4-10), .538 OBP, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 doubles, 1 SB
    ** Leopards starting shortstop, bats ninth
    ** Feb. 28 vs UMBC (7-5 win): 3-run HR in 2nd gave Lafayette a lead they never relinquished
    ** Reached base safely in all four games
Honorable Mention:
* Matt Maul
, Saint Joseph's 2B/SS (Malvern Prep) 3-game series at South Carolina Upstate: .364 BA (4-11), 2 BB, RBI, SB 
* Kyle Rogalski, Misericordia RHP (Roman Catholic) shutout inning of relief, 1 K in collegiate debut, 26-7 win vs SUNY-Maritime, March 1
* Bobby Romano, Fairleigh Dickinson 3B (Archbishop Ryan) first collegiate hit and RBI, 9-1 loss at Seattle, March 1
* Brendan Dabagian, Mount St. Mary's fr SS (St. Joseph's Prep) March 1 (beat Omaha, lost to Kentucky) 2-5, 2 R, RBI
Home Runs Last Week:

Albert Baur (4, 5, 6), Newberry (SC) sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti) 5-6, 2 HR, 4 RBI in 12-8 loss vs Catawba, Feb. 27 ... 2-run HR in 8th, 6-4 loss vs Catawba, Feb. 28 (5th HR in last 4 GP)

Steven Cohen (1), Lafayette fr SS (Penn Charter) 3-run HR in 2nd inning of 7-5 win vs UMBC, Feb. 28 at Goose Creek, SC

Matt Greskoff (1), Penn jr OF (Malvern Prep) 3-run HR in 6th, 2-run single in 7th of 7-4 win at Stetson, March 1

Jimmy Kerrigan (1), VCU jr OF (Neumann-Goretti) 2-run HR, bottom 9th of 6-3 loss vs Bucknell, Feb. 21 at Myrtle Beach, SC

Aaron Novak (1), Penn State sr OF (Germantown Academy) 2-run HR to LF in 8th inning, 9-3 loss at #23 Texas A&M, Feb. 20

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February 19, 2015

  Even though record snowfalls and low temperatures have ruled this winter, college baseball has been in action since late January. So here is a quick update on what’s been happening.

Top Performers:

Albert Baur, Newberry (SC) sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti)
  Albert was not selected in last June’s MLB draft, and went back for his senior college season. At this pace, he is making many scouts take notice. He has reached base safely in all 11 games thus far, with 11 of his 18 hits going for extra bases. During his four-year career, Albert has racked up 48 doubles and 16 home runs. Oh, and did I mention he hit for the cycle on Feb. 18 against Limestone College (SC). Baur went 5-for-5, with a walk, single, double, triple, 2 home runs, 5 runs scored and 7 RBI. Look for Albert to continue the recent trend of N-G Saints players getting drafted (Josh Ockimey, Mark Donato).  

Martin Nolasco
, Mid-America Christian (OK) jr RHP (Edison)

  After two seasons at Junior College powerhouse Western Oklahoma State College, Martin has transferred to Mid-America Christian in Oklahoma City. With his team’s record at 6-4, Martin is already 3-0, winning a pair of starts and an opening day relief appearance. In 15.1 innings, he has allowed just 8 hits, while recording 15 strikeouts.

Kenny Koplove, Duke jr SS/RHP (Penn Charter)
  Pitched 2 scoreless innings in 12-7 win at California, Feb. 15: 0 H, 0 R, BB, 3 K (first pitching appearance since April 2013)

Eric Lewandowski
, Gannon sr LF/DH (Lansdale Catholic)
  First 4 GP: .462 BA (6-13), .500 OBP, 4 RBI

Joey Ravert
, La Salle jr 1B/RHP (Malvern Prep)
  Batting: 3-7, 2B, HR  ... Pitching: GS, 5 IP, ER, 3 K, Win

Jim Haley
, Penn State soph SS (Bonner-Prendie)
  3 GP, .400 BA (6-15), 6 RBI, 3 R

Mike Fitzgerald
, Northeastern soph RHP (Germantown Academy)
  2 APP, 3 H, 0 R, BB, 5 K

FEBRUARY HOME RUNS

* Albert Baur (1, 2, 3), Newberry (SC) sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti) 3-run HR in first inning of 20-7 win at Lincoln Memorial (TN), Feb. 14 ... hit for cycle, 5-5, 5 R, 7 RBI, 2B, 3B, 2 HR, BB in 20-5 rout of Limestone (SC), Feb. 18

* Devin McCann (1), Belhaven (MS) jr C (Cardinal O’Hara) 2-run HR, sac fly, 4 RBI in 14-4 win vs Tougaloo (MS), Feb. 11

* Joey Ravert (1), La Salle jr 1B/RHP (Malvern Prep) solo HR down RF line, 7-4 loss at Stetson (FL), Feb. 15

NOTABLE TRANSFERS

Devin McCann (Cardinal O’Hara) to Belhaven (MS), from Cumberland County College
Andrew Amaro (Penn Charter) to Tampa from Maryland
Burk Fitzpatrick (Episcopal Academy) to Delaware from Maine
Marcus Sistrun (La Salle HS) to The Lincoln University from Eastern
Cory Kreamer (Father Judge) to Rowan-Gloucester from Camden County College
Pat Vanderslice (Bonner-Prendie) to Saint Joseph’s from Temple
Jimmy Kerrigan (Neumann-Goretti) to VCU from Temple
Joe Kinee (Neumann-Goretti) to West Chester from Maine
Nick Bateman (Malvern Prep) to West Chester from Miami-Dade
Jonathon Motts (Lansdale Catholic) to West Chester from Lackawanna College
 

THE 10th ANNUAL COLLEGE LIST

Look for the listing of Hometown Philly players in the next few weeks. At last count, there are 167 players (45 freshmen) representing 91 colleges. Still looking for rosters from some local community colleges - note to coaches, players, etc: e-mail me a roster, or any info to rseidman@gmail.com if you want you or your guys to be included.