Randy's Weekly Honors, '17

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   Randy Seidman is again giving out college honors to Philly Guys playing college baseball and below is his list of all players. 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 in The Comcast Network studio as a producer for pre- and post-game shows. 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@aol.com.
   Follow Randy on Twitter . . . @rseidman9.
   Randy's awards from 2006 & 2007 & 2008 & 2009
  
& 2010 & 2011 & 2012 & 2013 & 2014 & 2015 & 2016


HOMETOWN PHILLY COLLEGE BASEBALL AWARDS BACK FOR 12th SEASON
 
College baseball players from the three Philly High School Leagues will once again be showcased as The Hometown Philly College Baseball Awards return for season #12. Hometown Philly is devoted to the former players of the Philadelphia Inter-Academic, Catholic and Public Leagues who have taken their talents to the next level. They will be featured weekly on the long-standing Philly high school sports website, tedsilary.com. In addition, daily updates will be posted on Twitter @rseidman9 using the hashtag #HometownPhillyCollegeBaseball
  In 2017, our guys are scattered up and down the east coast, through Tennessee, Louisiana, Indiana, Missouri and out to California. Look for the roster of Hometown Philly players in the next few weeks. There will be over 200 players from 96 colleges, with close to 80 freshmen.


Hometown Philly College Baseball Status Report through May 17, 2017

NCAA DIVISION I
** D-I teams finish regular season this weekend followed by conference championships next week
** NCAA Selection Show, Monday, May 29 at noon on ESPNU (64 teams: 30 automatic qualifiers, 34 at-large)
D-I Players to Watch
* Johnny Aiello, Wake Forest soph SS (Germantown Academy) 2nd in ACC with 17 HR for 15th ranked Demon Deacons (36-16)
* Zach Jancarski, Maryland jr CF (SCH Academy) leadoff hitter for Terrapins (33-17), 3rd in Big Ten with 45 runs and 6th with 19 stolen bases
* Will Latcham, Coastal Carolina jr RHP (Cardinal O'Hara) 13 APP, 3-0, 0.83 ERA, 22 IP, 25 K for defending national champion Chanticleers (34-18-1)
 
DIVISION II
** D-II teams start double elimination regional tournaments starting Thursday, May 18, and Friday, May 19
** Eight Regional champions advance to D2 World Series in Grand Prairie, TX (May 27-June 3)
D-II Team to Watch
*  West Chester Golden Rams (36-11) #2 seed in Atlantic Regional open up against Winston-Salem.    
*  Nick Bateman, sr CF (Malvern Prep) hit safely in 11 of final 12 games (.413 BA)
*  Eric Close, sr RHP (Haverford School) season: 5-3 record, 2.47 ERA, 4 complete games
*  West Chester won the 2012 National Championship 
 
DIVISION III
** D-III teams start double elimination regional tournaments starting Thursday, May 18, and Friday, May 19
** Eight Regional champions advance to D3 World Series in Appleton, WI (May 26-31)
D-III Team to Watch
*  Misericordia Cougars (30-12) #5 seed in Mideast Regional - first opponent: Washington & Jefferson.    
*  Parker Abate, soph CF (Malvern Prep) finished regular season with 9-game hit streak (.394 BA)
*  Jake Kurtz, soph RHP (GAMP) season: 7-1 record, 2.55 ERA, .221 opp BA
**  D-III schools in tourney with a local player: Tufts (MA), Roanoke, Rhodes (TN), Alvernia, Elizabethtown, Babson (MA), Penn State Berks, Arcadia
 
JUNIOR COLLEGES
** Three divisions in Junior College: D-I World Series, Grand Junction, CO...D-II World Series, Enid, OK...D-III World Series, Greenville, TN
** District Championships start this weekend
Teams and Players to Watch
* Cumberland County Dukes (49-5) top-ranked team in Division III, had a 33-game win streak earlier this season.
  Chris Salvey (Cardinal O'Hara) 53 GP, .442 BA, 15 HR (leads nation), 72 RBI (2nd in nation)

  Dan Goggin (Bonner-Prendie) 15 APP, 9-1 record, 3.57 ERA, 0.95 WHIP) 

* Rowan Gloucester Roadrunners (43-12) fourth-ranked team in Division III, snapped Cumberland's 33-game win streak on April 28
  Craig Alleyne (SCH Acdemy) 4-8, four runs scored in 2-game sweep of Northampton last weekend to advance
  Ross Mintzer (SCH Acdemy) 6-2 record, 3.50 ERA, 10.1 K/9
* Mercer County Vikings (43-12) seventh-ranked team in Division II, went 19-4 in final 23 games
  Erik Bowren (Archbishop Wood) 11th in nation with 31 stolen bases (36 attempts)
Harford Fighting Owls (50-8-1) tenth-ranked team in Division I, current 14-game win streak
  Ryan Calhoun (Germantown Academy) 48 GP, .315 BA, 9 HR, 41 RBI, .461 OBP
 

Most Recent Home Runs

Johnny Aiello (16, 17), Wake Forest soph SS (Germantown Academy) grand slam & solo HR in 10-3 win vs Appalachian State, May 16 (2nd in ACC in HR to teammate Gavin Sheets -18)

Chris Salvey (15), Cumberland County soph 1B/DH (Cardinal O’Hara) solo HR to left field in 12-4 win vs Lehigh Carbon in Region 19 Tournament First Round, May 15 (reached base safely in 34 consecutive games)

John Banes (7, 8), Cumberland County soph IF (Cardinal O’Hara) 2 solo HR, 2 singles, 4 RBI in 12-4 win vs Lehigh Carbon in Region 19 Tournament First Round, May 15

Doug Trimble (6), Delaware sr DH (Episcopal Academy) RBI triple & 2-run HR in 8-0 shutout vs Towson, May 14

Nick Bateman (3), West Chester sr OF (Malvern Prep) 2-run HR in ninth not enough as Golden Rams are eliminated in PSAC semifinals, 14-12 loss vs national #1 Mercyhurst, May 13

Matt Simon (1), Immaculata sr LF (Roman Catholic) 3-run HR, 2-run double, 2 HBP in 20-7 CSAC elimination win vs Gwynedd Mercy, May 12

 


Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending May 7, 2017
BOBBY ROMANO
FDU jr 3B (ARCHBISHOP RYAN)
HT: 5-11.....WT: 175.....PHILADELPHIA, PA

Last week: 4 GP, .500 BA (6-12), 2 HR, 10 RBI, 7 R, .632 OBP, 2 SB
May 6 vs Wagner: 6 RBI (grand slam & 2-run single)
** two games with career-high 6 RBI this season (5/6 vs Wagner & 4/9 vs Mount St. Mary's)
** season: 38 GP, .298 BA, 9 HR, 39 RBI
** career: 121 GP, .281 BA, 13 HR, 22 SB
Honorable Mention 
* Chris Salvey, Cumberland County soph 1B (Cardinal O'Hara) 5 GP, .375 BA (6-16), 3 HR, 12 RBI (top-ranked Dukes record: 47-5)
* Nick Bateman, West Chester sr OF (Malvern Prep) 5 GP, .333 BA (6-18), 3 R, 3 RBI (career: 130 GP, .312 BA, 12 HR, 86 RBI)
* Dan Healey, Camden County soph OF (Bonner-Prendie) 5 GP, .667 BA (8-12), 5 R, 4 RBI, 3 doubles (batting .450 over last 12 games)
* Tommy Nardini, Gwynedd Mercy soph C (Neumann-Goretti) 4 GP, .455 BA (5-11), 5 R, 4 RBI, 3 BB (career: .280 BA, .376 OBP)

Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending May 7, 2017
LUKE REILLY
La SALLE grad LHP (GERMANTOWN ACADEMY)
HT: 6-3.....WT: 195.....FLOURTOWN, PA
first career complete game May 7 vs Saint Joseph's: win, 9 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 7 K
Explorers went 2-1 in three-game series vs Hawks
** despite 2-5 record this season, has a 3.61 ERA with 60 K in 67 IP
** career: 49 APP, 29 GS, 11-12 record, 3.96 ERA, 162 K in 184 IP
** All-Big 5 selection in 2015
Honorable Mention
* Charlie Jerla, Marist jr LHP (Neumann-Goretti) complete game win May 6 vs Rider: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 7 K (won each of last five starts) 
* John LaMotta, Marymount (VA) sr RHP (Neumann-Goretti) May 7 at Gallaudet: retired all four batters faced with 2 K (career: 60 APP, 54 in relief) 
* Joey Gorman, Saint Joseph's sr LHP (Neumann-Goretti) 2 APP, 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K (season: 8 APP, 3.24 ERA)
* Joe Kinee, West Chester sr RHP (Neumann-Goretti) 
2 APP, 2 IP, 0 R, 1 K (season: 2-0 record, career-high 13.2 IP)
 

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending May 7, 2017
RYAN CALHOUN
HARFORD FR. (GERMANTOWN ACADEMY)
HT: 6-1.....WT: 210.....NORTH WALES, PA
Last week: 3 GP, .375 BA (3-8), 1 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, .583 OBP
reached base safely in 16 of last 23 plate appearances (.696 OBP) since April 27
** season: 45 GP, .320 BA, 9 HR, 41 RBI, .466 OBP
** seven home runs over last 67 at-bats
** Fighting Owls season record: 46-8-1 (.845 win pct), current 10-game win streak
Honorable Mention
* Billy Meyer, King's College RHP (Conwell-Egan/Neshaminy) struck out side in the ninth to preserve 6-3 win vs Anne Arundel CC, May 4

* Dan Hammer, Pittsburgh RHP (Father Judge) 2 APP, 8.2 IP, 2 ER, 9 K (three wins in Panthers' last five victories) 

* Ameir Uzzell, Chestnut Hill College IF (Conwell-Egan) May 3 in 7-5 win at Kutztown: 2-2, run, ribbie, steal (season: 16 GP, 8 SB, 9 SBA)  

* Kevin Glynn, Cabrini C (Roman Catholic) 1-2, run, walk in loss to Cairn, ending an impressive inaugural season for the Cabrini Cavaliers #DiamondCavs
 

Home Runs Last Week

Chris Salvey (12, 13, 14), Cumberland County soph 1B/DH (Cardinal O’Hara) solo HR in 7-1 win vs Delaware County, May 2 ... double, HR, 3 RBI as Dukes improve to 46-4 with 9-6 win vs Brookdale, May 6 ... sixth HR in last 12 games, 4 RBI, 2 R in 10-3 win vs Brookdale, May 7 (reached base safely in 32 consecutive games)

Ryan Calhoun (9), Harford (MD) fr 1B (Germantown Academy) 3-run HR in third inning helped Fighting Owls to a 15-5 win at Brookdale CC, May 2

Bobby Romano (8, 9), FDU jr 3B (Archbishop Ryan) 3-run HR and sac fly in 25-10 offensive barrage vs Saint Peter’s College, May 2 ... grand slam and 2-run single in 10-8 win vs Wagner, May 6

Erik Bowren (6), Mercer County CC soph SS (Archbishop Wood) hit one of Vikings’ four home runs on the day, 19-16 win vs Brookdale, May 3

Steven Cohen (5), Lafayette jr 2B (Penn Charter) walk-off two-out solo HR in bottom of 12th in 8-7 win vs Niagara, May 6

Clay Koniencki (4), Monmouth soph C (Malvern Prep) second inning 2-run HR in 9-2 loss at Fairfield, May 7

Josh Lopez (4), Gwynedd Mercy soph C (Archbishop Ryan) opposite field solo HR in 18-6 loss vs Arcadia, May 2

Anthony Cacchione (2), City College of New York jr 1B (St. Joseph’s Prep) first inning sac fly & sixth inning solo HR in CUNYAC conference championship loss vs Baruch, May 4

Brian Kaelin (2), Rowan Burlington soph IF/RHP (MaST Charter) 2-run HR in loss vs Delaware Tech, regular season finale, May 2

Nick D’Amore (1, 2), Wagner fr IF (Neumann-Goretti) solo HR in both ends of a doubleheader split vs FDU, May 6

Kevin McGowan (2), La Salle soph 3B (Haverford School) 3-5, 2-run HR in 13-9 loss vs Lafayette, May 2 at Hank DeVincent Field

Chase Standen (2), Scranton jr OF (St. Joseph’s Prep) opened the scoring with a 2-run HR in first inning, 9-5 win at Wilkes, May 2

 


Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending April 30, 2017
MATT SIMON
IMMACULATA sr OF/DH (ROMAN CATHOLIC)
HT: 6-1.....WT: 195.....PHILADELPHIA, PA

Last week: 5 GP, .438 BA (7-16), 2 doubles, 2 triples, .571 OBP, 6 runs
Mighty Macs: 22-7 record (won 10 of last 13)
** .339 batting average this season, .325 for career
** has scored at least one run in 7 of last 8 games
** averaged 11 points and 5 rebounds for Mighty Macs basketball team this past season
Honorable Mention 
* Christopher Hartman, Penn State Abington jr OF (Franklin Towne Charter) 5 GP, .350 BA (7-20), HR, 8 RBI, 5 R (1st career HR in 52 GP)
* Matt Maul, Saint Joseph's jr SS (Malvern Prep) 4 GP, .400 BA (8-20), 7 runs scored out of leadoff spot (4-hit game vs Rider, April 26)
* Shane Williams, Saint Leo sr 1B (St. Joseph's Prep) 3 GP, .455 BA (5-11), 5 R, 4 RBI, 2 BB (season: 41 GP, .336 BA, .407 OBP)
* Anthony Cacchione, City College of New York jr 1B (St. Joseph's Prep) 5 GP, .615 BA (8-13), 6 RBI, 5 R, .706 OBP, 3 doubles

Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending April 30, 2017
SCOTT BOCHES
MARIST jr RHP (ARCHBISHOP WOOD)
HT: 6-4.....WT: 195.....FEASTERVILLE, PA
April 30 vs Saint Peter's College: win, 7.1 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
career-high fifth win of season
** season: 5-4 record, 67 K in 66.2 IP
** 2.71 ERA this season (5.59 ERA frosh & soph seasons combined)
** second on team with five wins - Charlie Jerla (Neumann-Goretti) is 6-1
Honorable Mention
* Eric Close, West Chester sr RHP (Haverford School) earned 4th win of season April 28 vs Mansfield with six shutout innings (season: 4-2, 2.55 ERA) 
* Ross Mintzer, Rowan Gloucester soph RHP (SCH Academy) 2.1 scoreless innings as Roadrunners snap Cumberland's 33-game win streak, April 28 
* Nick Bralczyk, Cumberland County soph RHP (Bonner-Prendie) April 24 vs Rowan Burlington: win, 5 IP, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K (career: 8-2 record)
* Ryan DeWalt, Lehigh soph RHP (Germantown Academy) season debut April 26 vs UMES: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 K (fifth career appearance)
 

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending April 30, 2017
BRIAN NIEVES
ROWAN BURLINGTON SS (SWENSON)
PHILADELPHIA, PA
Last week: 6 GP, .381 BA (8-21), .519 OBP, 9 runs, 3 RBI, 3 SB
current 7-game hit streak (13-game and 7-game hit streaks earlier in season)
** season: .355 BA, .438 OBP, 43 runs in 43 games, 11 SB
** reached base safely in 20 straight games and in 43 of 46 games this season
** Barons season record: 28-18 (started season 5-8, since: 23-10)
Honorable Mention
* Bay To, Prince George's CC SS (Neumann-Goretti) 5 GP, .429 BA (6-14), .550 OBP, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 3 SB (season: 41 GP, .431 BA)

* Dan Janoson, Montgomery County SS (Bishop McDevitt) 3 GP, .500 BA (6-12), 6 R, 4 SB, 2 doubles (11-game hit streak snapped May 3) 

* Edward Tingle, Rowan Burlington LHP (Washington) earned first collegiate win April 30 vs Luzerne hurling three shutout innings

* Ameir Uzzell, Chestnut Hill College IF (Conwell-Egan) 2 APP, 3 IP, H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (season: 1-0 record, 6.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 K)
 

Home Runs Last Week

Johnny Aiello (14, 15), Wake Forest soph SS (Germantown Academy) 2 HRs, two-run single, 5 RBI as #17 Wake wins at Davidson, 12-6, April 26 (15 HR, T-2nd in ACC)

Dom Cuoci (9), Saint Joseph’s jr 1B (La Salle HS) solo HR in road win at VCU, 8-6, April 29

Bay To (6, 7), Prince George’s CC (MD) fr SS (Neumann-Goretti) third straight game with a homer, but 8th-ranked Owls fall to CCBC Catonsville, 14-8 on April 27 ... solo HR & RBI single in 5-4 win vs Garrett, April 30

Joe Poduslenko (6), Seton Hall sr 3B (Malvern Prep) 2-run HR, three runs scored in 7-0 shutout at #11 St. John’s, April 29

Erik Bowren (5), Mercer County CC soph SS (Archbishop Wood) grand slam part of a 9-run first inning, 14-4 win vs Cecil CC, April 28

Steven Cohen (4), Lafayette jr 2B (Penn Charter) 2-run HR as Leopards snap 19-game losing streak, 8-7 win vs Holy Cross, April 29 (reached base safely 24 straight games)

Craig Alleyne (3), Rowan Gloucester soph OF (SCH Academy) sixth inning grand slam helped Roadrunners beat Cumberland, 9-8, and end the Dukes’ 33-game win streak, April 28

Clay Koniencki (3), Monmouth soph C (Malvern Prep) solo HR and twice hit by pitch in 10-4 win at NYIT, April 30

Ian McIntosh (2), Scranton soph IF (La Salle HS) seventh inning grand slam part of 16-hit attack in 15-4 win vs Penn State Abington, April 26

Shane Williams (2), Saint Leo (FL) sr 1B (St. Joseph's Prep) 3-run HR part of a 7-run seventh inning in a 12-3 win at Eckerd (L), April 27

Christopher Hartman (1), Penn State Abington (Franklin Towne Charter) 2-run HR & 2-run single in 14-8 win at SUNY Poly, April 29

James McConnon (1), Saint Joseph’s fr C (Haverford School) solo HR (first collegiate), single, 3 runs scored in 13-5 win at Rider, April 26

Joseph Monaghan (1), Chestnut Hill College sr OF (Aechbishop Wood) go-ahead solo HR in top ninth made score 4-3, but Griffins fell in bottom ninth to Domincan, 5-4, on April 24

 


Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending April 23, 2017
ZACH JANCARSKI
MARYLAND jr CF (SPRINGSIDE CHESTNUT HILL ACADEMY)
HT: 6-0.....WT: 185.....EAST NORRITON, PA

Last week: 4 GP, .556 BA (10-18), 7 RBI out of the leadoff spot
Terps: 28-11 record (won 27 of last 33 games, after starting season 1-5)
** Current 14-game hit streak (Terrapins best this season)
** Batting .475 during hit streak with 16 runs, 9 RBI, 5 stolen bases, .543 OBP
** season: .340 BA, .432 OBP, five games with three or more hits
Honorable Mention 
* Chris Salvey, Cumberland County soph 1B (Cardinal O'Hara) 4 GP, .706 BA (12-17), 4 HR, 16 RBI, 10 R (reached base safely in 33 of last 34 games)
* Ben Burman, Susquehanna soph IF (Episcopal Academy) 4 GP, .500 BA (8-16), .579 OBP, 3 doubles, 2 R (hit safely in 11 of last 12 games)
* Matt Masi, Penn State Brandywine soph 1B (Cardinal O'Hara) 5 GP, .412 BA (7-17), 9 RBI, 2 doubles, 2 triples (season: 17 of 29 hits for extra bases)
* Bobby Romano, FDU jr 3B (Archbishop Ryan) 4 GP, .389 BA (7-18), 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 doubles (career-high 26 RBI this season)

Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending April 23, 2017
ROSS MINTZER
ROWAN GLOUCESTER soph RHP (SPRINGSIDE CHESTNUT HILL ACADEMY)
HT: 6-0.....WT: 175.....WYNDMOOR, PA
Last week: 2 starts, 2 wins (vs Rowan Burlington and ASA): 2.08 ERA, 13 IP, 10 H, 3 BB, 13 K
Roadrunners are 33-7 this season, won 9 of last 11 games
** season: 5-2 record, 41 K in 36.1 IP
** career: 7-5 record, 4.28 ERA, 18 APP, 11 starts
** Helped team reach JUCO D-III World Series semifinals last season with 9-1 win vs Niagara CC 
Honorable Mention
* Charlie Jerla, Marist jr LHP (Neumann-Goretti) April 22 vs Albany: complete game win, 7 IP, 4 H, R, career-high 13 K (2nd career game with 10+ K) 
* Jake Kurtz, Misericordia soph RHP (GAMP) 2 starts, wins vs Eastern and FDU Florham (season: 5-0 record, won every game started) 
* Luke Reilly, La Salle grad LHP (Germantown Academy) tough luck in 3-0 loss to UMass: 7 IP, 6 H, R, 0 BB, tied career-high with 10 K
* Burk FitzPatrick, Delaware sr RHP (Episcopal Academy) 3 APP, save, 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 K (relieved in 7 of Blue Hens' last 10 games)
 

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending April 23, 2017
ALEX BURMAN
NJIT 1B (EPISCOPAL ACADEMY)
HT: 6-0.....WT: 200.....WALLINGFROD, PA
Last week: 4 GP, .375 BA (6-16), .444 OBP, 7 runs, 2 doubles
10 RBI over last seven games
** season: 22 games, .283 BA, .400 OBP
** first 15 games: .200 BA - last 7 games: .409 BA
** Two-time All-InterAc selection under Head Coach Mike Hickey
Honorable Mention
* Jeff Ciocco, Western Kentucky RHP (Neumann-Goretti) appearances vs Murray State & Rice last week: 11.1 IP, 7 H, BB, 12 K
* Cesar Loya, Penn State Abington RHP (Olney) first career win (vs Keuka): 7 IP, R, BB, 3 K (Nittany Lions: season best 5-game win streak)

* Dan Janoson, Montgomery County SS (Bishop McDevitt) 4 GP, .471 BA (8-17), 3 runs, 2 doubles (two 6-game hit streaks over last 13 games) 

* Joe Peluso, West Chester RHP (La Salle HS) 2 APP, 3 IP, H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (season: 1-0 record, 6.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 K)
 

Home Runs Last Week

Chris Salvey (8, 9, 10, 11), Cumberland County soph 1B/DH (Cardinal O’Hara) 4-6, double, HR, 6 RBI as #1 Cumberland beats Union CC 12-1, April 21 ... April 22 doubleheader sweep vs Union: 6-7, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 7 R (Dukes: 32-game win streak)

Ryan Calhoun (8), Harford (MD) fr 1B (Germantown Academy) 3-run HR as Fighting Owls score 13 runs on just nine hits in a five-inning 13-1 win vs Garrett, April 22

Bobby Romano (6, 7), FDU jr 3B (Archbishop Ryan) solo HR and a pair of RBI doubles in a 13-6 win vs Saint Peter’s College, April 19 ... solo HR, RBI groundout in 15-8 loss to #13 St. John’s, April 23

* John Banes (5, 6), Cumberland County soph IF (Cardinal O’Hara) 2-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI in win vs Valley Forge Military, April 17 ... 2-run HR in 9-0 win vs Union CC, April 22 (reached base safely in 21 straight games)

* Dan Healey (5), Camden County College soph IF/OF (Bonner-Prendie) two singles, 3-run HR, 4 RBI in 8-7 road win at Anne Arundel CC (MD), April 19

* Bay To (4, 5), Prince George’s CC (MD) fr SS (Neumann-Goretti) whatta doubleheader vs Allegany (MD), April 23: 7-9, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 7 R, DB, SB

* Doug Trimble (5), Delaware sr DH (Episcopal Academy) 2 singles, double, HR, 3 R, 3 RBI in 11-2 win at Elon (NC), April 21

Erik Bowren (4), Mercer County CC soph SS (Archbishop Wood) hit one of Vikings’ three homers in 11-2 win vs Lackawanna College, April 23

* Shahir Gates (2, 3), Clark Atlanta jr 3B (Northeast) solo HR in both ends of a doubleheader split vs Morehouse, April 22

Craig Alleyne (2), Rowan Gloucester soph OF (SCH Academy) single, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, SB in 10-2 win vs Rowan Burlington, April 18

Nick Bateman (2), West Chester sr OF (Malvern Prep) second inning solo HR started comeback as #14 West Chester beat Bloomsburg, 5-4, on April 22

* Bobby Heck (2), Gwynedd Mercy fr OF (Archbishop Wood) led off game with a HR in 10-9 win vs Cabrini, April 22

Ian McIntosh (1), Scranton soph IF (La Salle HS) fourth innng solo HR (1st collegiate) down left field line, 7-2 loss vs Drew, April 23

* Tim Quinn (1), George Mason soph 1B (Malvern Prep) 2-run HR tied game 3-3 in the sixth, but the Patriots fell to St. Bonaventure, 7-4, April 21

 


 

Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending April 16, 2017
STEVEN COHEN
LAFAYETTE jr 2B (
PENN CHARTER)
HT: 5-9.....WT: 175.....NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA

Last week: 5 GP, .688 BA (11-16), 7 runs, 2 doubles, 2 steals, .750 OBP
Extended hit streak to seven games
** 
Reached base safely in last 15 games
** Batting average by season - junior: .336, soph: .327, frosh: .281
** Two-time All-Patriot League selection
Honorable Mention 
* John Banes, Cumberland County soph SS (Cardinal O'Hara) 5 GP as cleanup hitter: .353 BA (6-17), 8 RBI, .429 OBP (season: .405 BA)
* Matt Maul, Saint Joseph's jr SS (Malvern Prep) 4 GP, .389 BA (7-18), 2 R, 2 RBI (batting .500, 19-38, during 9-game hit streak)
* Zach Jancarski, Maryland jr CF (SCH Academy) 5 GP, .478 BA (11-23), 7 runs (batting .424, 21-59, during 10-game hit streak)
* Doug Trimble, Delaware sr IF/DH (Episcopal Academy) 4 GP, .500 BA (6-12), 4 R, 3 RBI, 4 doubles, .650 OBP (season: .403 BA)

Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending April 16, 2017
CHRIS BUTERA
LEHIGH soph RHP/OF (MALVERN PREP)
HT: 6-0.....COLLEGEVILLE, PA
Last week: two appearances, 8 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K
Earned the win vs La Salle U. on April 11 (five relief innings, career-high 5 K)
** season: 1-0 record, 2.41 ERA, 8 APP
** since March 30: 1.39 ERA, 2 ER in 13 IP, 0.77 WHIP
** Three-time All-Inter Ac League selection for the Friars under Head Coach Freddy Hilliard
Honorable Mention
* Tom Cockill, Lock Haven sr LHP (La Salle HS) 2 APP, 2.70 ERA, 2-0 record (wins vs Seton Hill and Bloomsburg)
* Bryan Kaelin, Rowan Burlington soph RHP/IF (MaST Charter) 2 APP, win vs Philadelphia U and save vs Sussex County (season: 5-1 record) 
* Dan Goggin, Cumberland County soph RHP (Bonner-Prendie) Still on Fire: complete game win vs Bergen CC (season: 7-0, 2.30 ERA, 0.80 WHIP)
* Burk FitzPatrick, Delaware sr RHP (Episcopal Academy) 3 APP, 5.2 IP, 1 BB, 7 K, earned save vs Penn (2nd save of season, 8th of career)
 

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending April 16, 2017
BAY TO
PRINCE GEORGE'S CC SS (NEUMANN-GORETTI)
PHILADELPHIA, PA
Last week: 4 GP, .526 BA (10-19), 4 R, 4 RBI, 5 SB, 3 doubles
5-hit game vs CCBC Dundalk, April 13
** season (30 games): .400 BA, 3 HR, 26 RBI, 14 SB, .487 OBP
** four triples this season, tied for 9th nationally among junior college players
** 19 of his 38 hits have been for extra bases
Honorable Mention
* Gunnar Hayes, Philadelphia U RHP (SCH Academy) April 15 vs Lincoln U: first collegiate win, 3 IP, 2 H, R, BB, K (Rams record: 14-21)
* Zach Wielgus, Mercer County LHP (Penn Charter) 
April 12 vs Brookdale: first collegiate win, 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 3 K (Vikings record: 31-10)

* Ethan Pritchett, Wagner RHP (Neumann-Goretti) April 11 vs Saint Peter's College: first collegiate win, 5 IP, 4 H, R, 4 K (Seahawks on 4-game win streak)

* Bobby Heck, Gwynedd Mercy OF (Archbishop Wood) 4 GP, .308 BA (4-13), 4 R, 2 triples (.266 BA this season - .333 over last 11 games)
 

Recent Home Runs

* Johnny Aiello (12, 13), Wake Forest soph SS (Germantown Academy) 3-run HR in eighth inning of 19-9 win vs 26th-ranked and defending national champions, Coastal Carolina, April 11 ... 2-run HR helped 20th ranked Wake to their 16th win in last 20 games, 5-1 win vs Notre Dame on Easter Sunday

* Ryan Calhoun (7), Harford (MD) fr 1B (Germantown Academy) hit one of three Fighting Owls home runs in first inning of 13-1 win at Rowan Gloucester, April 12

* Dan Healey (3, 4), Camden County College soph IF/OF (Bonner-Prendie) 2-4, solo HR, 3 R, SB in 8-0 shutout vs Ocean County College, April 14 ... solo HR and two sac fly in 11-10 loss at Ocean CC, April 15

* Riley Mihalick (4), Rider soph DH (SCH Academy) solo HR and a pair of RBI singles in 14-7 loss vs Wagner, April 12

* Erik Bowren (3), Mercer County CC soph SS (Archbishop Wood) double, homer, 3 RBI in 20-1 win vs Valley Forge Military, April 11

* Steven Cohen (3), Lafayette jr 2B (Penn Charter) 3-5, solo HR, 2 SB in 8-5 loss at Bucknell, April 16 (extends hit streak to 7 games)

* Josh Lopez (3), Gwynedd Mercy soph C (Archbishop Ryan) 2-run HR in the first tied the score 2-2, um, but GMU lost 17-9 vs Ursinus, April  10

* Matt Masi (3), Penn State Brandywine jr 1B (Cardinal O’Hara) opened scoring in top first with solo HR, scored three runs, had a steal in 12-1 rout of Penn State Wilkes-Barre, April 9 (3 runs scored, stolen base)

Billy Brittingham (2), Muhlenberg fr 1B (Germantown Academy) fifth inning pinch hit grand slam over right field sign “It’s Outta Here” in 17-8 win vs Eastern, April 11

Gilbert Brito (1), Bucks County soph C (Archbishop Ryan) 3-4, BB, first career HR, 3 RBI, 15-14 slugfest win at Montgomery County, April 15

Mike Hand (1), Valley Forge Military (Bonner-Prendie) 3-5, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, 3 SB in 11-8 win at Delaware County CC, April 15

Zach Jancarski (2), Maryland jr CF (SCH Academy) game-tying solo HR bottom 9th, followed by walkoff HR by teammate Brandon Gum (Woodbridge, VA), 2-1 win vs Penn State, April 14

Brian Kaelin (1), Rowan Burlington soph IF/RHP (MaST Charter) 3-6, HR, 2 RBI and winning pitcher in relief (3 IP, R, 3 K), April 11

Matt Mandes (1), Slippery Rock jr 3B (Archbishop Wood) broke game wide open with a 3-run HR in sixth inning of 7-1 win vs Indiana (PA), April 14

Chase Standen (1), Scranton jr OF (St. Joseph’s Prep) single, triple, HR, 5 RBI in a wild and wooly 17-16 win vs Wilkes, April 11

Tyler Watto (1), Bucks County CC soph OF (Conwell-Egan) solo HR in 11-1 loss at Lehigh Carbon, April 5 (1st career HR, 23rd GP)

 


 

Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending April 9, 2017
MATT MAUL
SAINT JOSEPH'S jr SS (
MALVERN PREP)
HT: 6-0.....WT: 160.....GLEN MILLS, PA

Last 5 games: .600 BA (12-20), 4 RBI, double, stolen base
Raised batting average from .262 to .346, raised OBP from .357 to .413
** five straight multi-hit games (first 17 games: 3 multi-hit games)
** Batting average by season - junior: .346, soph: .249, frosh: .319
** Hawks are 9-5, after an 0-10 start of season
Honorable Mention 
* Ben Burman, Susquehanna soph IF (Episcopal Academy) 4 GP, .400 BA (6-15), 5 RBI, .444 OBP (season: .425 OBP - 40 plate app)
* Chase Standen, Scranton jr OF (St. Joseph's Prep) 4 GP, .429 BA (6-14), 4 R, 4 RBI, 2 doubles (hit safely in 14 of 18 games this season)
* Clay Koniencki, Monmouth soph C (Malvern Prep) 4 GP, .429 BA (6-14), 4 RBI, .579 OBP (season: .302 BA, .423 OBP)
* Craig Alleyne, Rowan Gloucester soph OF (SCH Academy) 4 GP, .533 BA (8-15), 7 R, 5 RBI, 3 doubles (season: .385 BA, .443 OBP)

Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending April 9, 2017
DINO CATTAI
CHESTNUT HILL COLLEGE soph RHP (ST. JOSEPH'S PREP)
HT: 5-11.....WT: 195.....PHILADELPHIA, PA
Last week: 4 appearances, 2.35 ERA, saves vs University of Sciences and Philadelphia U
Season: 1-0, 3 saves, 2.41 ERA, 11 appearances
** relief appearances in 6 of team's 9 games from March 22 to April 5
** Griffin
s are 8-1, after 6-8-1 record to start season
** 1.51 career ERA in 29 appearances with 9 saves
 
Honorable Mention
* Sean Weiss, Washington College jr RHP (Germantown Academy) 2 APP, 1-0 record, 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (fourth career win, all in relief)
* Dan Goggin, Cumberland County soph RHP (Bonner-Prendie) The Magic Continues: complete game win vs Ocean CC (season: 6-0, 2.56 ERA, 0.77 WHIP)
* Scott Boches, Marist jr RHP/C/RF (Archbishop Wood) 2 starts, win vs Canisius, 2.08 ERA, 17 K, 13 IP (season: 3-3, 2.27 ERA, 49 K, 48 IP) 
* Brendan Phillips, Valley Forge Military soph RHP/IF (Bonner-Prendie) CG win vs Delaware Tech: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K (Trojans' 1st win of season)
 

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending April 9, 2017
BRENT GREELEY
TUFTS RHP (MALVERN PREP)
HT: 6-4.....WT: 220.....WEST CHESTER, PA
Last week: 2 appearances, 1-0 record, 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, BB, 2 K
First collegiate win on April 3 vs Salem State
** relief appearances in 6 of team's last 9 games
** Tufts Jumbos this season: 15-2 record, 5-game win streak, outscored foes, 56-12
** Honor Roll student in every academic quarter while at Malvern Prep
Honorable Mention
* Bobby Heck, Gwynedd Mercy OF (Archbishop Wood) 5 GP, .300 BA (6-20), HR, 6 RBI, 4 R, 2 SB (season: .265 BA, .419 OBP)
* Billy Neill, King's College LHP (Cardinal O'Hara) April 3 vs Manhattanville: complete game shutout win, 9 IP, 4 H, 0 BB, 5 K (season: 2-1, 3.06 ERA)

* Dan Hammer, Pittsburgh RHP (Father Judge) pitched two scoreless innings in relief vs #22 Virginia, April 9 (season: 26 K in 30 IP)

* Christian Barletta, City College of New York RHP (St. Joseph's Prep) 2 APP, 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 3 K (pitched in 3 of Beavers' last 5 games)

 

Home Runs Last Week

* Johnny Aiello (10, 11), Wake Forest soph SS (Germantown Academy) go-ahead 3-run HR & RBI double, 14-1 win vs Elon, April 4 (Wake 2nd in NCAA in HR to VA Tech) ... solo HR in sixth gave Deacons a 4-3 lead in a 7-6 loss at #2 Louisville, April 8

* Dom Cuoci (7), Saint Joseph’s jr 1B (La Salle HS) fourth straight game with a homer, 3-run first inning blast, 11-1 win vs Lafayette, April 4

* Ryan Calhoun (6), Harford (MD) fr 1B (Germantown Academy) 2-run HR in 8-run first inning, 31-2 win vs Penn State Mont Alto, April 3

* Bobby Romano (4. 5), FDU jr 3B (Archbishop Ryan) 2-run HR & 3-run HR, total 6 RBI in 15-2 win vs Mount St. Mary’s, April 9

* Steven Cohen (2), Lafayette jr 2B (Penn Charter) homered on first pitch of game, 11-1 loss vs St. Joe’s as part of the Liberty Bell Classic, April 4

* Kevin McGowan (1), La Salle soph 3B (Haverford School) 2-run HR in April 8 loss vs Davidson (first career HR, 290th AB)

* Elianel Mejia (1), Bucks County CC fr SS (Northeast) first collegiate home run (solo) in loss vs Northampton CC, April 3

* Brad Schneider (1), Scranton jr SS (La Salle HS) solo HR in fifth started comeback from 10-1 deficit, but Royals lost 11-10 at Catholic (DC), April 8


Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending April 2, 2017
DOM CUOCI
SAINT JOSEPH'S jr 1B (La SALLE HS)
HT: 6-3.....WT: 226.....DOYLESTOWN, PA

Last week: 4 GP, .444 BA (8-18), 3 HR, 7 RBI, double
Homered in all three games at Davidson
** first 6 games of season .360 BA, next 7 games .115 BA, last 4 games .444 BA
** Batting average by season - junior: .290, soph: .194, frosh: .162
** Three-time All-Catholic at La Salle HS under Head Coach Joe Parisi
Honorable Mention 
* Chase Standen, Scranton jr OF (St. Joseph's Prep) 3 GP, .727 BA (8-11) - season: first 6 games .333 BA, last 8 games .577 BA
* Shane Williams, Saint Leo sr 1B (St. Joseph's Prep) 3 GP, .571 BA (8-14), 6 RBI, 4 R, 2 doubles, triple (career .353 BA in 133 games)
* Justin Curtin, Gwynedd Mercy soph SS (Neumann-Goretti) 3 GP, .417 BA (5-12), 3 R, 2 doubles (first 8 games .333 BA, last 9 games .382 BA)
* Joe Poduslenko, Seton Hall sr 3B (Malvern Prep) 4 GP, .375 BA (6-16), 3 HR, 10 RBI (career-high 5 HR this season)

Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending April 2, 2017
MIKE FITZGERALD
NORTHEASTERN sr RHP (GERMANTOWN ACADEMY)
HT: 6-0.....WT: 190.....HOLLAND, PA
April 1 at Towson: Win, 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 8 K
(Last 3 starts: 2-0, 1.79 ERA)
** Made 69 relief appearances, before earning first career start this season and becoming team ace
** season: 3-1, 4.07 ERA, 39 K in 42 IP
** 15 career saves, including nine in junior season
Honorable Mention
* Matthew Kress, Chestnut Hill College jr RHP (Lansdale Catholic) complete game win vs Wilmington: 9 IP, 2 R, 3 K (season: 2-1, 1.96 ERA)
* Austin Mikula, Penn State Abington jr RHP/C/RF (Father Judge) complete game win vs Gallaudet: 7 IP, 3 H, R, BB, 3 K (first career start)
* Tom Cockill, Lock Haven sr LHP (La Salle HS) relief win vs Clarion: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, K (career 8-2 record in 38 appearances)
* Dan Goggin, Cumberland County soph RHP (Bonner-Prendie) winning pitcher vs Atlantic Cape (season: 5-0, 2.95 ERA, 0.82 WHIP)
 

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending April 2, 2017
RYAN CALHOUN
HARFORD CC 1B (GERMANTOWN ACADEMY)
HT: 6-1.....WT: 210.....NORTH WALES, PA

Last week: 6 GP, .333 BA (6-18), .409 OBP, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 2 doubles
Fighting Owls went 4-1-1, outscoring opponents 69-41
** last 10 games: .440 BA, .605 OBP, 11 hits, 8 XBH
** Team record: 23-5-1 (asst coach Ken Krsolovic, longtime St. Joes's Sports Info/Media Relations) 
Honorable Mention
* Dan Janoson, Montgomery County CC SS (Bishop McDevitt) 2 GP, 4-for-8, 2 R, RBI, BB, SB (transfer from Ave Maria College-FL)
* Greg Grandelli, Immaculata RHP/IF (Roman Catholic) struck out the side to close out a win vs Centenary, March 29
* Mike Hand, Valley Forge Military OF (Bonner-Prendie) 4 GP, .417 BA (5-12), R, BB, SB (season .333 BA) 

* Christian Barletta, City College of New York RHP (St. Joseph's Prep) first collegiate save, March 29 vs Maine Presque Isle

 

Home Runs Last Week

* Dom Cuoci (4, 5, 6), Saint Joseph’s jr 1B (La Salle HS) 3-run go-ahead HR in fifth, but Hawks fell at 10-7 Davidson, March 31 ... 3-run HR for 2nd straight game at Davidson, 7-1 win, April 1 ... not a 3-run shot, but a solo HR, third straight game with a dinger
* Ryan Calhoun (3, 4, 5), Harford (MD) fr 1B (Germantown Academy) hit one of Fighting Owls’ three homers in final inning comeback that falls short, 10-8 loss at Mercer County, March 29 ... doubleheader sweep vs Chesapeake, April 1: 3-6, 2 HR, 8 RBI, double
* Jimmy Herron (5), Duke soph OF (La Salle HS) 3-run HR, 4 runs scored, BB, SH in 14-0 win vs Pitt, March 31
* Joe Poduslenko (3, 4, 5), Seton Hall sr 3B (Malvern Prep) grand slam, sac fly, 5 RBI in 14-3 win vs Princeton, March 29 ... homered in both games of doubleheader vs LIU Brooklyn, April 1 (3-run HR & solo HR)
* Chris Salvey (5), Cumberland County soph 1B/DH (Cardinal O’Hara) 3-run HR & sac fly in 9-0 shutout of Middlesex CC, March 30
* Bobby Romano (3), FDU jr 3B (Archbishop Ryan) 2-run opposite field HR in third cut Knights deficit to 3-2, but wow they lost 15-3 at Xavier, April 2
* Clay Koniencki (2), Monmouth soph C (Malvern Prep) 2-run HR in 7th gave Hawks a 10-6 lead, but they lost 11-10 at Canisius, April 2
* Edgardo Bernard (1), Monroe College (NY) fr 1B (Frankford) first collegiate homer, solo to center field, 8-0 win vs Orange CC, March 30
* Billy Brittingham (1), Muhlenberg fr 1B (Germantown Academy) 2-run HR in second inning of 4-1 night win vs Scranton, March 29
* Anthony Cacchione (1), City College of New York jr 1B (St. Joseph’s Prep) RBI triple & go-ahead 3-run HR in eighth inning, 11-7 win vs Maine-Presque Isle, March 29

* Steven Cohen (1), Lafayette jr 2B (Penn Charter) tied game, 4-4, with solo HR in bottom 7th of a 5-4 loss vs Army, April 2

 


Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending March 26, 2017
LOGAN SNEED
GETTYSBURG jr 3B (GERMANTOWN ACADEMY)
HT: 6-1.....WT: 185.....NEWTOWN, PA

Last week: 6 GP, .333 BA (8-24), 5 runs, 5 RBI
Gettysburg went 5-1, outscoring opponents 45-11
** missed first 6 games of season: Bullets were 0-5-1...since return: Bullets are 11-2
** batted .406 last season (fourth in Centennial Conference)
** named to D-III Players to Watch List by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
Honorable Mention 
* Erik Bowren, Mercer County soph SS (Archbishop Wood) 7 GP, .450 BA (9-20), .542 OBP, 9 R, 6 SB (season: 11-13 SB)
* Matt Simon, Immaculata sr OF (Roman Catholic) 3 GP, .400 BA (4-10), 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI, SB (career: 62 GP, .309 BA)
* Gilbert Brito, Bucks County soph C (Archbishop Ryan) doubleheader split vs Union CC: 2-4, 3 BB, 3 R (season .700 OBP, 10 PA) 
* Richie Tecco, Rider soph SS (Bonner-Prendie) 4 GP, .417 BA (5-12), current 7-game hit streak (started season: 3-29, since: 8-21)

Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending March 26, 2017
BRAD SCULL
WILMINGTON soph RHP (BONNER-PRENDIE)
HT: 6-4.....WT: 220.....ASTON, PA
March 26 vs Caldwell: Win, 7 IP, 2 H, R, 0 ER, BB, 6 K (no-hitter broken up in seventh) 
First career win and first complete game
** Also pitched two innings of shutout relief earlier in the week vs Kutztown (0 H, BB, K) 
** Career batting: three hits, all doubles
** Two-time All-Catholic performer under Bonner head coach Joe DeBarberie
Honorable Mention
* Dan Goggin, Cumberland County soph RHP (Bonner-Prendie) 2 APP, win, save, 6.2 IP, 2 H, 0 BB, 8 K (season: 4-0, 2.35 ERA, 0.75 WHIP)
* Eric Close, West Chester sr
 RHP (Haverford School) win vs East Stroudsburg, first career CG: 7 IP, 6 H, R, 4 K (career: 9-4, 105 IP)
* Anthony Cacchione, City College of New York jr LHP (St. Joseph's Prep) first win of season (5th career CG): 7 IP, 5 H, R, 5 K
* Burk FitzPatrick, Delaware sr
 RHP (Episcopal Academy) 2 APP, save (7th of career), 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 6 K
 

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending March 26, 2017
ZJ ZABINSKI
DAVIDSON LHP (GERMANTOWN ACADEMY)
HT: 6-1.....BLUE BELL, PA
Appeared out of the pen in three of Wildcats' four games last week: 1.1 IP, H, 0 R, BB, 4 K
** allowed no runs in 8 of 9 appearances this season

** season: 1.08 ERA, 8.2 IP, 3 H, 6 BB, 13 K 
** 2016 First Team All-Catholic (also player water polo at Germantown Academy) 
Honorable Mention
* Billy Neill, King's College LHP (Cardinal O'Hara) March 26 vs Delaware Valley: Win, 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, BB, 8 K (1.02 season WHIP)
* Kevin Sessa, Penn State Brandywine RHP (Cardinal O'Hara) first collegiate win: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 K
* Ryan Calhoun, Harford 1B (Germantown Academy) .714 BA (5-7), 8 BB, .875 OBP, HR, 3 RBI (season: .358 BA, .493 OBP) 
* Phil Cardella, Camden County 3B (Neumann-Goretti) 6 GP, .429 BA (6-14), .529 OBP, 6 R, 4 SB, 6-game hit streak


 

Home Runs Last Week

* Johnny Aiello (9), Wake Forest soph SS (Germantown Academy) solo HR in 8-4 win vs Georgia Tech, March 26 (Wake’s best start since 2006)

* John Banes (4), Cumberland County soph IF (Cardinal O’Hara) HR, SF, 6 RBI in 13-2 win vs Raritan Valley, March 25

* Jimmy Herron (4), Duke soph LF (La Salle HS) 3-run HR in 13-6 loss at #16 Virginia, March 25

* Chris Salvey (4), Cumberland County soph 1B/DH (Cardinal O’Hara) 3-5, HR, 3 RBI, 3 R in 21-2 rout of Raritan Valley, March 25

* Doug Trimble (4), Delaware sr DH (Episcopal Academy) 2-5, solo HR, 1B, 10-2 win at JMU, March 26 (fourth straight multi-hit game, 17-game hit streak)

* Dom Cuoci (3), Saint Joseph’s jr 1B (La Salle HS) 2-run HR in fourth inning of 4-1 win vs Bryant, March 25

* Riley Mihalick (3), Rider soph DH (SCH Academy) solo HR in 9-1 loss vs Fairfield, March 25

* Bay To (3), Prince George’s CC (MD) fr SS (Neumann-Goretti) 3-run HR & RBI single in 15-5 win vs Finger Lakes CC, March 25

* Erik Bowren (2), Mercer County CC soph SS (Archbishop Wood) 2-4, HR in 11-1 vs ASA, March 24 (Vikings first game since 8-game Myrtle Beach trip)

* Ryan Calhoun (2), Harford (MD) fr 1B (Germantown Academy) solo HR, 2 walks, 2 runs in 18-3 shelling of CCBC Catonsville, March 21

* Sean Kelly (1), Mount St. Mary’s fr C (Archbishop Wood) led off bottom ninth with solo walkoff  HR, 9-8 win vs LIU Brooklyn, March 24

* Josh Lopez (1), Gwynedd Mercy soph C (Archbishop Ryan) pinch hit 2-run HR in 8th gave Griffins extra cushion, 5-1 win at Swarthmore, March 23

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Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending March 19, 2017
DOUG TRIMBLE
DELAWARE sr IF/DH (EPISCOPAL ACADEMY)
HT: 6-0.....WT: 200.....ROSEMONT, PA

Last week: 4 GP, .412 BA (7-17), 3 doubles, 1 HR, 5 RBI
Extended hitting streak to 14 games
** Batting .393 (22-56) during hit streak with 3 HR, 18 RBI, 18 R, 7 doubles, 4 steals 
** Has at least one RBI in 11 of last 13 games
** Blue Hens swept 3-game series at Happy Valley, outscoring Penn State 19-1
Honorable Mention 
* Zachary Roberson, Franklin & Marshall sr OF (Episcopal Academy) 7 GP, .500 BA (13-26), 10 R, 10 RBI, .552 OBP
* Johnny Aiello, Wake Forest soph SS (Germantown Academy) 4 GP, .357 BA (5-14), 3 HR, 4 RBI, .550 OBP
* Riley Mihalick, Rider soph 1B (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy) 5 GP, .421 BA (8-19), 2 doubles, HR, 5 runs
* Joe Santospago, Kutztown jr OF (Archbishop Wood) March 15 vs Barton: 5-5, 2 doubles, 4 runs, 1 SB

Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending March 19, 2017
SCOTT BOCHES
MARIST jr RHP (ARCHBISHOP WOOD)
HT: 6-4.....WT: 195.....FEASTERVILLE, PA
March 19 vs Penn (at Bel Air, MD): Win, 7 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K 
First career shutout, fourth career complete game 
** Red Foxes won two games in 3-game series vs Penn Quakers 
** Career: 7-7 record, 32 APP, 23 starts
** First Team All-Catholic in 2013 under head coach Jim DiGuiseppe Jr.
Honorable Mention
* Will Latcham, Coastal Carolina jr RHP (Cardinal O'Hara) first career save, March 18 at Texas State: 2 IP, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
* Gardner Nutter, Eckerd (FL) jr RHP (Malvern Prep) two scoreless appearances, including win vs Bridgeport
* Mike Fitzgerald, Northeastern sr
 RHP (Germantown Academy) no decision at Cincinnati: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
* Gino Tripodi, Gwynedd Mercy soph RHP (Neumann-Goretti) no decision vs Haverford: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 K
 

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending March 19, 2017
BRIAN NIEVES
ROWAN BURLINGTON SS (SWENSON)
PHILADELPHIA, PA
 

Last week: 10 GP, .410 BA (16-39), 10 runs, 5 RBI, 7 RBI, 3 stolen bases
** Batted .404 with 13 runs scored during 13-game hit streak, snapped March 18

** Barons leadoff batter has reached base safely in all 17 games this season 
** RCBC (9-8) started season 1-6, then won eight of next ten games 
Honorable Mention
* Joe Peluso, West Chester RHP (La Salle HS) earned win in collegiate debut: 2.2 IP, 0 ER, 1 K vs Wayne State
* John Braun, Gettysburg RHP (La Salle HS) first collegiate save March 13 vs Messiah: 4 IP, 2 ER, 3 K 
* Brent Greeley, Tufts (MA) RHP (Malvern Prep) perfect relief inning in collegiate debut vs St. Vincent (FO-GO-GO) 
* Ishmael Bracy, Rowan Burlington 1B (Washington) .600 BA (6-10), double, 4-game hit streak


 

Home Runs Last Week

* Johnny Aiello (6, 7, 8), Wake Forest soph SS (Germantown Academy) 3-4, solo HR, 2 walks, 3 runs in 18-8 road win at High Point (NC), March 14 ... 2-run HR & solo HR in 8-4 win at Duke, March 17
* Doug Trimble (3), Delaware sr DH (Episcopal Academy) homered in last at bat of game to extend hit streak to 13 games, 5-0 win vs Penn State, March 18
* Dan Healey (2), Camden County College soph IF/OF (Bonner-Prendie) single, double, HR, 2 RBI in 9-8 win vs Westmoreland , March 18
* Riley Mihalick (2)
, Rider soph DH (SCH Academy) 2-run first inning HR in 11-5 loss at Radford, March 19

 

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Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending March 12, 2017
ZACH JANCARSKI
MARYLAND jr CF (SPRINGSIDE CHESTNUT HILL ACADEMY)
HT: 6-0.....WT: 185.....EAST NORRITON, PA

Last week: 6 GP, .450 BA (9-20), .542 OBP, 6 runs, 6 RBI, 3 stolen bases, 3 doubles
Terrapins have won eight straight games after starting season 1-5
** Current Big Ten Player of the Week
** Raised batting average from .250 to .321 last week
** Reached base safely in 13 of 14 games this season out of the leadoff spot 
Honorable Mention 
* Doug Trimble, Delaware sr DH (Episcopal Academy) 6 GP, .455 BA (10-22), HR, 8 RBI, 12 R, 10-game hit streak
* Jimmy Herron, Duke soph OF (La Salle HS) 5 GP, .348 BA (8-23), 2 HR, 5 RBI, 6 R, 4 SB, 3 doubles
* Chris Salvey, Cumberland County College soph 1B (Cardinal O'Hara) 5 GP, .333 BA (5-15), HR, 8 RBI (season: hit safely 12 of 13 gms)

* Chase Standen, Scranton jr RF (St. Joseph's Prep) March 12 vs Gallaudet: 2-2, double, triple, walk, 5 RBI

Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending March 12, 2017
JAKE KURTZ
MISERICORDIA soph RHP (GAMP)
HT: 5-9.....PHILADELPHIA, PA

Winning pitcher in first start of season vs LaRoche College
6 IP, 3 hits, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 K (innings & strikeouts are career-highs)
** Career: 5-1 record, 10 APP, 5 starts, 35 K in 36 IP
** First Team All-Public as a junior and senior under GAMP Pioneers head coach Art Kratchman
** Second Team All-Public as a sophomore
Honorable Mention
* Luke Reilly, La Salle U grad LHP (Germantown Academy) March 9 vs South Carolina Upstate: Win, 8 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K
* Gino Tripodi, Gwynedd Mercy soph RHP (Neumann-Goretti) Season debut vs Wentworth (MA): Win, 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K
* Alex Gusikoff, Dickinson jr
 RHP (Malvern Prep) Perfect relief inning vs Hood College (career: 1.13 ERA, 15 APP, 24 IP)
* Ross Mintzer, Rowan Gloucester soph RHP (SCH Academy) Two wins last week, 12 strikeouts in 8.2 IP 
 

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending March 12, 2017
RYAN CALHOUN
HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1B (GERMANTOWN ACADEMY)
HT: 6-1.....WT: 210.....NORTH WALES, PA
 

Last week: 4 GP, .500 BA (6-12), ,571 OBP, 8 runs, 5 RBI, 2 doubles
Fighting Owls outscored opponents 71-7 last week
** Current 8-game hit streak: .478 BA, 10 runs 
** Gulf Coast State College transfer
** TJ Pagan (Penn Charter) now pitching for Pitt Panthers, helped lead Harford to JUCO World Series in 2016 
Honorable Mention
* Billy Meyer, Mercer County CC (Conwell-Egan/Neshaminy) March 12 vs Genesee: Win (CG), 7 IP, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
* Max Schwartz, Franklin & Marshall 3B (Germantown Academy) 3 GP, .333 BA (3-9), 4 RBI, 1 double, 1 sac bunt
* Dan Hammer, Pittsburgh RHP (Father Judge) Shutout inning of relief vs fourth-ranked Louisville Cardinals 
* Elianel Mejia, Bucks County CC IF (Northeast) Collegiate debut vs Williamson: 1-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB

 
Home Runs Last Week 

* Johnny Aiello (4, 5), Wake Forest soph SS (Germantown Academy) 2-run HR in sixth gave Deamon Deacons some breathing room, 13-8 win vs #18 Coastal Carolina, March 8 ... RBI double & solo HR to CF in 6-4 win vs #20 NC State, March 10
* Jimmy Herron (2, 3), Duke soph LF (La Salle HS) 2-run HR in second inning gave Duke a 4-2 lead, in an 8-4 loss at Liberty, March 7 ... double, HR, 2 runs, BB, SB in 6-5 win vs Virginia Tech, March 11
* Matt Masi (2), Penn State Brandywine jr 1B (Cardinal O’Hara) fourth inning solo HR, 6-1 loss vs West Virginia Tech at Vero Beach, FL, March 8
* Doug Trimble (2), Delaware sr DH (Episcopal Academy) 2-run HR in first inning, double, 3 runs scored, 15-7 win vs Wagner, March 10
* Craig Alleyne (1), Rowan Gloucester soph OF (SCH Academy) triple, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI in 10-0 win vs Kishwaukee (IL), March 10
* Stephan Fitzgerald (1), Lehigh sr CF (Haverford School) first career HR, 3-run shot to CF, 15-7 loss vs Iowa, March 12
* Shahir Gates (1), Clark Atlanta jr 3B (Northeast) 3-run HR in sixth gave Panthers extra insurance runs, 8-3 win vs Morehouse College, March 11
* Nick Lafferty (1), Kutztown soph C/1B (Archbishop Wood) pinch hit 2-run HR in fifth of 4-3 loss in 11 innings vs West Virginia Weslayan, March 11
* Riley Mihalick (1), Rider soph DH (SCH Academy) 2-run first inning HR in 8-5 loss at Delaware, March 6

 

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Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending March 5, 2017
JIMMY HERRON
DUKE soph LF (La Salle HS)
HT: 6-1.....WT: 195.....HARLEYSVILLE, PA
 
5 GP (Duke: 4-1), .353 BA (6-17), .476 OBP, 5 runs, 5 stolen bases 
Extends hitting streak to seven games
** Blue Devils leadoff hitter has played in all 70 career games (69 starts)
** Second team All-ACC last season
** Career: .320 BA, .410 OBP, 25 doubles, 29 stolen bases 
Honorable Mention 
* Brad Schneider, Scranton jr SS (La Salle HS) 3 GP, .429 BA (3-7), .667 OBP, 4 runs
* Johnny Aiello, Wake Forest soph IF (Germantown Academy) 5 GP, .389 BA (7-18), .542 OBP, current 8-gm hit streak
* Austin Mikula, Penn State Abington jr C/RF (Father Judge) 5 GP, .474 BA (9-19), 6 R, 4 RBI, 4 SB, 2 triples
* Josh Lopez, Gwynedd-Mercy soph C (Archbishop Ryan) 2 GP, .750 BA (3-4), 4 RBI, 2 doubles

Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending March 5, 2017
MATTHEW KRESS
CHESTNUT HILL COLLEGE jr RHP (LANSDALE CATHOLIC)
HT: 6-2.....WT: 180.....LANSDALE, PA
 
Winning pitcher in season debut vs Wilkes University
6 IP, 2 hits, 0 R, 3 BB, 9 K (third career game with 9+ strikeouts)
** Second season with Griffins after freshman year with Saint Joseph's Hawks
** Last season: 4-3 record in 13 appearances (7 starts, 2 complete games)
** Lettered in baseball and basketball at Lansdale Catholic
Honorable Mention
* Scott Boches, Marist jr RHP (Archbishop Wood) 4-1 win vs George Mason: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K (sixth career win) 
* Pat Vanderslice, Saint Joseph's sr
 RHP (Bonner-Prendie) Kept Hawks in game (loss vs UConn): 7 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K
* John LaMotta, Marymount (VA) sr RHP (Neumann-Goretti) relieved in 3 straight games, earning win vs Otterbein (OH) 
* Luke Reilly, La Salle U grad LHP (Germantown Academy) Losing pitcher vs Niagara: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 8 K
 

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending March 5, 2017
BILLY MEYER
MERCER COUNTY COLLEGE RHP (CONWELL-EGAN/NESHAMINY)
HT: 6-3.....WT: 215.....LEVITTOWN, PA
 

Earned first collegiate save, 4-1 win vs Anne Arundel CC (MD)
2 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks
** Worked out at "Dave Gallagher Baseball" a top NJ baseball organization, run by former major leaguer
** Pitched in 2015 Carpenter Cup (Catholic League) and 2016 Carpenter Cup (Suburban One League National)
** Other Philly guys on Mercer Vikings: Vinny Vaccone (N-G), Erik Bowren (Wood), Zach Wielgus (Penn Charter) 
Honorable Mention
* Emmett Harkins, George Washington U RHP (Germantown Academy) first two collegiate appearances: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
* Christian Barletta, City College of New York RHP (St. Joseph's Prep) collegiate debut vs unbeaten (10-0) Shenandoah: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 K 
* Roniel Diaz, Eastern RHP (Edison) earned win in relief in collegiate debut vs Houghton: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K 
* Daniel Zamarin, Dickinson OF (Germantown Academy) pinch-hit RBI double in collegiate debut vs Salisbury

 
Home Runs Last Week 
 

* Bay To, Prince George's CC (MD) SS (Neumann-Goretti) triple, HR, stolen base, 2 runs in 13-8 win vs Bergen CC, March 5

* Matt Masi, Penn State Brandywine jr 1B (Cardinal O'Hara) first inning inside-the-park HR & third inning RBI single, 10-8 loss vs Grace (IN), March 5

Note: Last week there were 20 HR hit, this week, just two dingers

 

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Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending February 26, 2017
JOE SANTOSPAGO
KUTZTOWN sr OF (ARCHBISHOP WOOD)
HT: 6-0.....WT: 215.....DOYLESTOWN, PA
 
Season opening weekend, Builder Invitational-Newport News, VA (5 games, 4 starts) 
.533 BA (8-15), .556 OBP, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 8 runs, 1 sac fly, 1 sac bunt
** Homered in each of his four starts
** Second season with Golden Bears after two seasons at Mercer County CC
** Career: 130 games, .345 BA, 10 HR, 94 RBI, 142 hits 
Honorable Mention 
* Johnny Aiello, Wake Forest soph 3B (Germantown Academy) 4 GP, .467 BA (7-15), 2 HR, 6 RBI, 6 R, 3 doubles
* Dom Cuoci, Saint Joseph's jr 1B (La Salle HS) 3 GP, .462 BA (6-13), .533 OBP, 2 HR, 9 RBI
* John Banes, Cumberland County CC jr SS (Cardinal O'Hara) 4 GP, .529 BA (9-17), 1 HR, 6 RBI, 7 R (season: 3 HR, 9 RBI)
* Joe Poduslenko
, Seton Hall sr IF (Malvern Prep) 3 GP, .723 BA (8-11), HR, 4 RBI (season: .618 OBP)

Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending February 26, 2017
JOE KINEE
WEST CHESTER sr RHP (NEUMANN-GORETTI)
HT: 6-0.....WT: 185.....PHILADELPHIA, PA
 
Winning pitcher in season opener vs Shepherd Univ (WV) 
3.1 IP (relief), 4 hits, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
** Third season with Golden Rams after freshman year with Maine Black Bears
** Career: 2-1 record in 13 appearances
** At Neumann-Goretti: 2011 & 2012 Catholic League champs, class president for three years 
Honorable Mention
Charlie Jerla, Marist jr LHP (Neumann-Goretti) 9-3 win vs Indiana State: 7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K (season: 2-0, 1.42 ERA) 
* Mark Washington, Lehigh jr RHP (Episcopal Academy) season-opening win vs FDU: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 ER (career: 9-3, 2.82 ERA) 
* Will Latcham, Coastal Carolina jr RHP (Cardinal O'Hara) 2 APP, 2.2 IP, 0 R, 2 K (season: 4 IP, 0 R, 5 K) 
* Dan Goggin, Cumberland County CC soph RHP (Bonner-Prendie) First collegiate win: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

 

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending February 26, 2017
BILLY NEILL 
KING'S COLLEGE LHP (CARDINAL O'HARA)
HT: 5-9.....WT: 165.....RIDLEY PARK, PA
 
Earned save in collegiate debut, 8-0 win vs Clarks Summit
3 perfect innings, 2 flyouts, 5 groundouts, 2 strikeouts
** Ace of Cardinal O'Hara staff in 2016 under head coach John Grossi
** 2016 Third Team All-Catholic League
** Other Catholic Leaguer for King's College Monarchs: sr captain Tom Gibbons (Lansdale Catholic)
Honorable Mention
* Bay To, Prince George's CC (MD) SS (Neumann-Goretti) 3 GP, .333 BA (3-9), 1 HR, 2 RBI, 4 R (season: 9 GP, .440 BA, 11 R)
* Edgardo Bernard, Monroe College (NY) 1B (Frankford) 2-run single in collegiate debut, 6-2 win vs Rowan Burlington  
* Werton Bellamy, Morehouse College (GA) IF (Roman Catholic) 2 GP, .429 BA (3-7), 2 R, 1 SB (season: 6 GP, 5 R) 
* Billy Brittingham, Muhlenberg 1B (Germantown Academy) pinch-hit single in collegiate debut, 10-4 win at Gallaudet (DC)

 
Home Runs Last Week 
 

Joe Santospago (1, 2, 3, 4), Kutztown sr OF (Archbishop Wood) 2-run HR in 11-6 season-opening win vs Indiana (PA), Feb. 23 … homered in second straight game to start season, 7-0 win vs Apprentice (VA), Feb. 24 ... homered in third straight game to start season, 17-11 win vs Bloomsburg, Feb. 25 ... fourth HR of Builder Invitational weekend (had 2 HR last season), Feb. 26

Johnny Aiello (2, 3), Wake Forest soph SS (Germantown Academy) homered in back-to-back games vs Southern Cal, Feb. 24 & Feb. 25

John Banes (3), Cumberland County jr IF (Cardinal O’Hara) solo HR in 9-8 win vs Luzerne County CC, Feb. 26

Dom Cuoci (1, 2), Saint Joseph’s jr 1B (La Salle HS) solo HR & 3-run HR in 16-9 loss vs Kentucky, Feb. 24

Joe Poduslenko (2), Seton Hall sr 3B (Malvern Prep) 4-5, RBI double, 2-run HR in 10-5 win at San Diego State, Feb. 25

Bobby Romano (2), FDU jr 3B (Archbishop Ryan) 4-5, 2-run HR, 3 R in 12-9 loss vs UMass Lowell, Feb. 25

Nick Bateman (1), West Chester sr OF (Malvern Prep) double, HR, sac fly, 5 RBI in season-opening 15-6 win vs Shepherd, Feb. 24

Erik Bowren (1), Mercer County CC soph SS (Archbishop Wood) 2-run HR in 4th inning of 10-1 rout of Harford CC, Feb. 26

Jimmy Herron (1), Duke soph LF (La Salle HS) led game off with first homer of career, 14-6 win vs North Carolina Central, Feb. 21

Zach Jancarski (1), Maryland jr CF (SCH Academy) double, solo HR in 9-5 loss at second-ranked LSU, Feb. 26

Clay Koniencki (1), Monmouth soph C (Malvern Prep) first career HR in 12-5 loss vs Furman, Feb. 25

Matt Maul (1), Saint Joseph’s jr SS (Malvern Prep) 3-4, solo HR, 2 R, SB in 10-8 loss vs Delaware, Feb. 25

Chris Salvey (1), Cumberland County soph 1B/DH (Cardinal O’Hara) doubleheader sweep vs Luzerne County CC: 5-9, HR, 5 RBI, 3 doubles, Feb. 26

Bay To (1), Prince George’s CC (MD) fr SS (Neumann-Goretti) solo HR, walk in 6-5 win vs Orange County CC, Feb. 26

Doug Trimble (1), Delaware sr DH (Episcopal Academy) 2-run single & inside-the-park HR in comeback 10-8 win vs Saint Joseph’s, Feb. 25

 

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Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending February 19, 2017
JOE PODUSLENKO
SETON HALL sr 3B (MALVERN PREP)
HT: 6-0.....WT: 185.....GLEN MILLS, PA

Season opening weekend in Port St. Lucie, FL (4 games)
.333 BA (5-15), .500 OBP, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 4 runs, 1 double, 1 stolen base
** RBI single, double, 2 walks in season opening 5-4 win vs Michigan, Feb. 17
** Hit game-winning 3-run HR in 8-6 win vs Michigan, Feb. 19
** Career: 116 games, .263 BA, .403 OBP, 4 HR, 54 RBI, 29 steals
Honorable Mention
* Bobby Romano, FDU jr 3B (Archbishop Ryan) 3-game series at Savannah State: .333 BA (4-12), 1 HR (5th career), 4 RBI, double, SF
* Doug Trimble, Delaware sr 1B (Episcopal Academy) 4 GP, .375 BA (6-16), 2 doubles, 2 steals (career .303 BA)
* Matt Masi, Penn State Brandywine soph 1B (Cardinal O'Hara) season opening doubleheader vs Cabrini: 3 H, 6 AB, 2 runs, 2 triples, 2 walks
* Dante Millilo, Penn State Abington jr IF (Roman Catholic) hit safely in all 3 games played at Fayetteville, NC (batted .357 last season)

Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending February 19, 2017
CHARLIE JERLA
MARIST jr LHP (NEUMANN-GORETTI)
HT: 6-1.....WT: 185.....PHILADELPHIA, PA

Starting and winning pitcher in season opener vs Bucknell
5.2 IP, 2 hits, NO runs, 3 BB, 8 K
** appeared in 15 games as a soph (all starts, with 2 CG)
** Career: 11-6 record, 3.58 ERA in 34 appearances (18 starts)
** Fellow Catholic Leaguer Scott Boches (Archbishop Wood) also pitches for Poughkeepsie, NY's Marist Red Foxes
Honorable Mention
* Luke Reilly, La Salle sr LHP (Germantown Academy) season-opening start vs Butler: ND, 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K
* Will Latcham, Coastal Carolina jr RHP (Cardinal O'Hara) Cumberland County transfer pitched 2 perfect innings (3 K) vs JMU for NCAA defending champions
* John LaMotta, Marymount (VA) sr RHP (Neumann-Goretti) season opener: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K (led NCAA D-III with 27 APP last season)* Tim Menninger, California Tech sr RHP/C (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy) Feb. 19: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (2nd APP in 2017, had not pitched since freshman season)

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending February 19, 2017
DAN HAMMER

PITTSBURGH RHP (FATHER JUDGE)
HT: 6-2.....WT: 175.....PHILADELPHIA, PA

Collegiate debut in 3-2 win vs Delaware: no decision, 7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
** 2016 Catholic League MVP
** Four-year letterwinner at Father Judge under head coaches Kenny Devenney and Tim Ginter
** Other Pitt pitches from Philly: Dan Furman (Bonner-Prendie) and TJ Pagan (Penn Charter, transfer from Harford CC, MD)
Honorable Mention
* Kevin Sessa, Penn State Brandywine RHP (Cardinal O'Hara) collegiate debut: 3 scoreless relief innings, no hits, 2 BB, 3 K
* Pat Doudican, Polk State (FL) fr LHP (Neumann-Goretti) 2 APP last week: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (season: 1-0, 7.2 IP, 13 K, 7 APP)
* Jesse James Murphy & Kevin Glynn, (Cabrini/Roman Catholic) played in both games (wins) of inaugural season of Cabrini baseball* ZJ Zabinski, Davidson (NC) LHP (Germantown Academy) collegiate debut vs Georgetown: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 K
Home Runs This Season
John Banes (1, 2), Cumberland County jr IF (Cardinal O’Hara) homered in both games of season-opening doubleheader vs Mercer County CC, Feb. 19
Johnny Aiello (1),
Wake Forest soph SS (Germantown Academy) solo HR to straightaway center field, 12-5 loss vs Nicholls, Feb.18
Ryan Calhoun (1)
, Harford (MD) fr 1B (Germantown Academy) 2-5, 2B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI in collegiate debut, 13-11 win vs South Carolina Sumter, Feb. 18
Joe Poduslenko (1),
Seton Hall sr 3B (Malvern Prep) game-winning 3-run HR in 9th, 8-6 win vs Michigan, Feb. 19
Bobby Romano (1),
FDU jr 3B (Archbishop Ryan) HR, SF, HP, 2 R, 3 RBI in 10-9 loss at Savannah State, Feb. 19
Shane Williams (1),
Saint Leo (FL) sr 1B (St. Joe’s Prep) solo HR, single, walk, 9-4 loss vs Lee U (TN), Feb. 11