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Morrin Pitches Blazers in to Playoffs
July 29, 2016

Dan Morrin (Moravian) allowed only one run over four innings as the Blazers defeated the Allentown Railers 6-1 in the second game of a doubleheader at Memorial Park on Friday evening.

Angel Lopez (Northampton CC) had three hits while Bob Barnett (Widener) chipped in with two hits.

Allentown won the opener 9-0 behind the pitching of Sean Pare (West Liberty State) and hitting of Ed Posavec (Binghamton).

Pare pitched five scoreless innings while Posavec had two hits including a home run.

The Blazers finish the regular season at 21-19 and travel to Allentown on Monday evening to start the playoffs.

Blazers Keep Playoff Hopes Alive
July 27, 2016

The Quakertown Blazers defeated the Lehigh Valley Catz by scores of 3-1 and 4-2 to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Steve Muscovitch (Millersville) did not allow an earned run over seven innings for the win in the opener. A two run double in the third inning by Anthony Rinaldi (Lehigh) was the key hit for the Blazers.

In the second game Mike Hunter (Marist) allowed one run over six innings and Robbie Welhaf (Elon) recorded the save. Kevin Barron (Campbell) hit a two run double to spark the Blazers' offense. Anthony Rinaldi had three singles also.

The Blazers are now 20-18 and travel to Allentown tomorrow night and return home on Friday evening to host the Railers in the regular season final game.

Wolff Division edges Kaiser Division
July 21, 2016

The Wolff Division topped the Kaiser Division in the ACBL All-Star Game played Thursday evening at Palisades Credit Union Park in Pomona, New York by a score of 2-1.

The Wolff Division scored a single run in the top of the sixth inning when Bob Barnett (Widener, Quakertown) scored on a two-out single to rightfield by Kevin McGowan (LaSalle, South Jersey).

The Kaiser Division came back to tie the game in the bottom of the sixth as Tyler Benson (Bloomsburg, North Jersey) scored on a sacrifice fly by Tom Marcinczyk (Rutgers, Jersey).

The Wolff Division took the lead for good as Jared Melone (West Chester, Quakertown) chased home Austin Edgette (Bloomsburg, Lehigh Valley) on an infield ground ball.

Sean Pavlik (Penn State, Allentown) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win while Drew Tumbelty (Rider, South Jersey) closed out the game with a 94 MPH third strike fastball to get the save.

Twenty-four Major League scouts were in attendance.

Trivino and Tice move up in the minor leagues
July 20, 2016
Former Blazers Lou Trivino (Slippery Rock)Former Blazers Lou Trivino (Slippery Rock) and Dylan Tice (West Chester) were recently promoted by the Oakland A's and St. Louis Cardinals respectively.

RHP Trivino was an 11th round selection of the A's in the 2013 draft and excelled in 33 relief apprearances at Stockton of the High A California League. He posted a 2.81 ERA with 49 strikeouts and 18 base on balls in 41.2 innings. He moves up to the AA affiliate Midland in the Texas League.

Tice was used as an utility infielder at State College of the short season New York Penn League where he hit .281. He was a 36th round selection of the Cardinals in the 2015 draft and moves up to Peoria, the Low A affiliate of the Cardinals in the Midwest League. Tice went 2-for-4 in his debut with Peoria.

LHP Tim Mayza (Millersville) has posted a 3.09 ERA in 10 appearances with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats after his promotion to the AA Toronto affiliate one month ago.

Joe Sheeran hits for the cycle in four innings
July 17, 2016
Joe Sheeran (West Chester University) hits for the cycleQuakertown Blazer shortstop Joe Sheeran (West Chester University) completed an unusual offensive feat when he hit for the cycle in the first four innings of the second game of a doubleheader with the Jersey Pilots on Sunday at Rutgers University.

The rising senior at WCU opened the second game with a home run to leftcenter field. He followed with a single in the second inning, a triple in the third inning and a double to centerfield in the fourth inning. He was 4-for-4 with four runs scored and four RBIs.

Outfielder Anthony Rinaldi (Lehigh) also had a big day at the plate with six hits and seven RBIs including a two run home run in the Blazers' doubleheader sweep.

Quakertown Blanks Railers 3-0
July 15, 2016

Michael Anthony (LaSalle), Tyler Ksiazek (Monmouth), Dan Morrin (Moravian) and Mike Hunter (Marist) combined on a three hit shutout.

Ryan Calhoun (Harford CC) and Joe Sheeran (West Chester) both hit home runs and Mark Gentilotti (Delaware) had two hits and a RBI for the Blazers.

The Blazers improved to 13-15 while the Allentown Railers remain in first place with a 22-6 record.

Jacobson tosses no-hitter
June 25, 2016
Dan Jacobson tosses no-hitterDan Jacobson (Delaware) pitched a seven inning no-hitter as the Quakertown Blazers defeated the Trenton Generals 3-0 in the first game of a doubleheader at Memorial Park on Saturday.

The 6-5 RHP struck out five and walked four while lowering his ERA to 0.83.

Jared Melone (LaSalle) delivered a two run single for the Blazers.

This was the fourth no-hitter in Blazer history. Mo Sanford and Bob Gantz combined for a no-hitter in 1986 against Scranton. In 2001 Jared Trout, Bob Truskey and Jim Gendaszek posted a no-hitter against Long Island while Lou Trivino pitched a no-hitter against North Jersey in 2011.

The Blazers won the second game 5-3. Tyler Ksiazek (Monmouth) received the win and John Turner (Millersville) hit a three run double for the Blazers.


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2016 ACBL Standings

Wolff Division
 WLTPCT
Allentown271000.730
South Jersey221600.579
Quakertown211900.525
Lehigh Valley112400.314
Kaiser Division
 WLTPCT
Staten Island211900.525
North Jersey191910.500
Jersey172210.438
Trenton152400.385
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06/02Lehigh Valley W 5-47:00 PM
06/04@Trenton L 3-21:00 PM
06/04@Trenton W 6-03:00 PM
06/07@Allentown W 3-27:00 PM
06/08@South Jersey L 4-17:30 PM
06/11South Jersey W 7-51:00 PM
06/13@Lehigh Valley L 7-15:00 PM
06/14South Jersey L 8-77:00 PM
06/15@South Jersey L 12-37:30 PM
06/18@Staten Island W 7-212:00 PM
06/18@Staten Island L 7-52:00 PM
06/19North Jersey W 6-21:00 PM
06/19North Jersey W 9-13:00 PM
06/21South Jersey W 8-57:00 PM
06/22@Lehigh Valley L 16-155:00 PM
06/23Lehigh Valley L 9-25:00 PM
06/23Lehigh Valley W 6-17:00 PM
06/25Trenton W 3-01:00 PM
06/25Trenton W 5-33:00 PM
06/26Allentown L 16-11:00 PM
06/30Allentown L 8-77:00 PM
07/02Jersey W 4-01:00 PM
07/02Jersey L 2-13:00 PM
07/04Lehigh Valley L 16-41:00 PM
07/06@Allentown L 13-27:00 PM
07/07South Jersey L 11-57:30 PM
07/10@South Jersey L 5-46:00 PM
07/14Allentown W 3-07:00 PM
07/17@Jersey W 6-11:00 PM
07/17@Jersey W 20-43:00 PM
07/19@Allentown W 6-37:00 PM
07/20@South Jersey W 8-77:30 PM
07/23@North Jersey L 3-05:00 PM
07/23@North Jersey L 9-07:30 PM
07/24Staten Island W 6-31:00 PM
07/24Staten Island L 13-33:00 PM
07/27@Lehigh Valley W 3-15:00 PM
07/27@Lehigh Valley W 4-27:00 PM
07/29@Allentown L 9-05:00 PM
07/29Allentown W 6-17:00 PM
08/02@Allentown L 7-65:00 PM
08/02Allentown L 14-57:00 PM