Stoudt leads Travelers to 2-1 win
May 22, 2022

Stoudt leads Travelers to 2-1 win

RHP Levi Stoudt (Lehigh, Quakertown Blazers) lead the Seattle Mariner’s AA affiliate, the Arkansas Travelers, to a 2-1 win over the Northwest Arkansas Naturals on Friday night.

The former ACBL Top Prospect and third round draft selection in the 2019 MLB draft, tossed 5.2 scoreless innings with seven strikeouts. In eight starts he has a 4-3 record with a 1.15 WHIP and 4.10 ERA. In 41.2 innings he has posted 40 strikeouts with ten walks.

Mayza has big April for Blue Jays
May 1, 2022
LHP Tim Mayza Tim Mayza Photo Courtesy of Toronto Blue Jays

LHP Tim Mayza (Millersville, Quakertown) posted a 1-0 record with four Holds in nine relief appearances for the Toronto Blue Jays in April. He had a 0.88 WHIP with a 1.39 ERA and opponents average of .200. Former Blazer teammate RHP Lou Trivino (Slippery Rock,Quakertown) notched two saves as the closer for the Oakland A’s. Unfortunately he was placed on the COVID-19 Injured List in mid -April and on May 1 was assigned to Single-A Stockton for a Minor League rehab assignment.

Nick Ahmed (UConn, Westhampton) was activated from the Injured List on April 22 and on Saturday posted two hits including a home run as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 on Saturday. The veteran shortstop hit .368 in April.

Four former Quakertown Blazer pitchers are off to good starts in pro ball. RHP Levi Stoudt (Lehigh, Quakertown), a third round pick for the Seattle Mariners in the 2019 MLB draft, posted a 2-2 record in four starts for the Arkansas Travelers, the Mariners AA affiliate. He has a 1.10 WHIP and 4.05 ERA in 20 innings with six BB and 22 Ks in 20 innings.

RHP Jordan DiValerio (Saint Josephs, Quakertown) posted 1-0 record with a 1.27 ERA in six appearances for the Greenville Drive, the High-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.

RHP Jimmy Kingsbury (Villanova, Quakertown) has not allowed a run in two starts over eight innings for the Modesto Nuts, the Single-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. He has a 0.75 WHIP with eight strikeouts.

RHP Matt Svanson (Lehigh, Quakertown) has a 1.03 WHIP and 3.09 ERA in 11.2 innings with two base-on-balls and 14 strikeouts for Dunedin, the Single A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.

ACBL Alumni Excel on Opening Weekend in MLB
April 11, 2022

RHP Lou Trivino (Slippery Rock, Quakertown Blazers) and LHP Tim Mayza (Millersville, Quakertown Blazers) began the 2022 season in top form as Mayza posted a Hold for the Toronto Blue Jays in their 4-2 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday. Trivino closed out a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies for the Oakland A’s on Sunday.

RHP Ron Marinaccio (Delaware, Trenton Generals) made his MLB debut with the New York Yankees on Saturday and tossed a scoreless fourth inning with two strikeouts as the Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-2.

RHP Matt Festa (East Stroudsburg, Staten Island Tide) returned to the Seattle Mariners after rehab and allowed two earned runs with four strikeouts over two innings as the Mariners lost to the Minnesota Twins 10-4 on Sunday.

First baseman Frank Schwindell (St. Johns, Riverhead) had two hits with an RBI as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 9-0 on Saturday.

SS Nick Ahmed (UConn, Westhampton) is on the 10 day injured list with right shoulder inflammation for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Twenty-five former ACBL players participated in MLB spring training in 2022. Players recently assigned to MLB teams include 3B Davis Schneider (Rutgers, South Jersey Giants) to the Atlanta Braves, RHP Vincent Timpanelli (Ramapo, New York Phenoms) to the Cincinnati Reds, OF Shayne Fontana (Lynn, Jersey Pilots, Allentown Railers) to the Baltimore Orioles and SS Anthony Prato (UConn, Staten Island Tide) to the Minnesota Twins.

Singer joins Phillies as non roster invitee
March 19, 2022

LHP Jeff Singer (Monmouth, Rutgers-Camden, Trenton Generals) posted a hold on Saturday as he pitched a scoreless inning in the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. LHP Tim Mayza (Millersville, Quakertown Blazers) tossed a scoreless inning for the Blue Jays with two strikeouts.

RHP Kevin McCarthy (Marist, Sag Harbor Whalers) pitched two scoreless innings for the Chicago Cubs and received the save as the Cubs defeated the San Diego Padres 5-4. Catcher P.J. Higgins (Old Dominion, Lehigh Valley Catz) and outfielder Narciso Crook (Rowan-Gloucester, Trenton Generals) have also been assigned to the Cubs.

RHP Levi Stoudt (Lehigh, Quakertown Blazers) pitched 2.1 innings and gained the win as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6.

Seattle Mariners invite Stoudt to Major League spring training
March 18, 2022

RHP Levi Stoudt (Lehigh, Quakertown Blazers), the top ACBL prospect in 2017 and a third round selection of the Seattle Mariners in the 2019 MLB draft has been invited by the Mariners to spring training. In 2021 Stoudt posted a 7-3 record at the high A and AA level with a 3.31 ERA over 81.2 innings. He struck out 86 with a 1.20 WHIP and opponents average of .207. RHP Matt Festa (East Stroudsburg, Staten Island Tide) was also invited to the Mariners spring training as a non-roster invitee.

RHP Heath Fillmyer (Mercer CC, Trenton Generals) and RHP Aaron Slegers (Minnesota, Riverhead Tomcats) were invited to spring training by the San Diego Padres and Tampa Bay Rays respectively.

Former ACBL Players Prepare for MLB Spring Training
March 11, 2022

Trivino and Mayza excel in MLB relief roles

Two of the top relievers in the American League, RHP Lou Trivino (Slippery Rock, Quakertown Blazers) of the Oakland A’s and LHP Tim Mayza (Millersville, Quakertown Blazers) of the Toronto Blue Jays top the list of ACBL alumni preparing for the 2022 season. Trivino led the A’s with 22 saves while holding opponents to a .216 average while Mayza was the hold leader for the Blue Jays with nineteen and posted a 0.98 WHIP.

Frank Schwindel (St. John’s, Riverhead) took over first base for the Chicago Cubs after Anthony Rizzo was sent to the New York Yankees before the July 31 trade deadline. Schwindel posted a .326 average with fourteen home runs and 43 RBI for the Cubs. Nick Ahmed (UConn, Westhampton Aviators), a two time gold glove winner, returns for his ninth season at shortstop for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

OF Josh Palacios (Auburn, Staten Island Tide), Toronto Blue Jays, RHP Ron Marinaccio (Delaware, Trenton Generals), New York Yankees, RHP Justin Topa (LIU, Southampton), Milwaukee Brewers, and catcher Seby Zavala (San Diego St. Riverhead), Chicago White Sox are on 40-man rosters and competing for a spot on the Opening Day rosters.

RHP Nick Tropeano (Stony Brook, Riverhead) and RHP Casey Lawrence (Albright, Kutztown Rockies) are non-roster invitees for the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays respectively. These veteran relievers are also vying for a spot on the 25-man rosters.

Trivino and Mayza excel in MLB relief roles
October 4, 2021

Trivino and Mayza excel in MLB relief roles

RHP Lou Trivino (Slippery Rock, Quakertown Blazers,2011) and LHP Tim Mayza (Millersville, Quakertown Blazers,2011) combined for 132 relief appearances during the 2021 regular season.

Trivino topped the Oakland A’s with 22 saves out of 26 save opportunities and games finished with 44. The 6-5, 235 lb. former ACBL All-Star was named American League Relief Pitcher of the Month in June. He posted a 7-8 record with a 3.18 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in 73.2 innings. Opponents hit .216 against him and he had eight holds.

Mayza was the hold leader for the Toronto Blue Jays with 19 and appeared in 61 games with a 5-2 record and 3.40 ERA. He walked 12 and struck out 57 in 53 innings with a WHIP of 0.98 and opponents average of .206.

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