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Blazers, Gulls Split a Pair
June 8, 2019

The Quakertown Blazers split a double header with the Ocean Gulls on Saturday at Point Pleasant Beach High School.

The Blazers won the opener 7-4 but were edged 3-2 in the second game.

Andrew Fisher (Elizabethtown) had three RBIs and a double as the Blazers took advantage of eleven walks by the Gulls’ pitchers. James Spehrley (Bloomsburg) received the win while Nick Picariello (West Chester) picked up the save.

In game two, Anthony Viggiano (Bloomsburg) hit a solo home run in the seventh as the Blazer rally fell short.

The Blazers travel to Jersey for 1pm doubleheader on Sunday.

Blazers defeat Allentown 1-0
June 6, 2019

The Quakertown Blazers defeated the division leading Allentown Railers 1-0 on Tuesday evening at ECTB stadium.

Stephen Aldrich (Monmouth) and Andrew Mayhew (Millersville) combined for a four hit shutout.

Aldrich allowed three hits and struck out ten over seven innings for the win while Mayhew earned the save by striking out three and allowing one hit over two innings.

Justin Horn (West Chester) scored the only run and had two hits for the Blazers. Bill Hitman (Cal U of Pa.) also contributed two hits.

The Blazers are on the road this weekend for a pair of doubleheaders.

Levi Stoudt Drafted in Third Round by Seattle
June 5, 2019

Levi Stoudt selected by the Seattle Mariners in the third round of the recent MLB Draft

RHP Levi Stoudt (Lehigh, Quakertown Blazers, 2017), the top ACBL prospect in 2017, was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the third round of the recent MLB Draft.

RHP Connor Lehman (St.Louis, Jersey Pilots, 2015) and SS Anthony Prato (UConn, Staten Island Tide, 2016) were both selected in the seventh round by the San Diego Padres and Minnesota Twins respectively.

SS Mike Salvatore (Florida State, Trenton Generals, 2015) was a ninth round selection of the Seattle Mariners while LHP Nick Snyder (West Virginia, South Jersey Giants, 2017, Trenton Generals, 2018 ) went to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 11th round.

A list of former ACBL players selected in the recent draft is below.

ROUND TEAM PLAYER COLLEGE, ACBL TEAM(s)
3 Seattle RHP Levi Stoudt Lehigh, Quakertown Blazers, 2017
7 San Diego RHP Connor Lehman St. Louis, Jersey Pilots, 2015
7 Minnesota SS Anthony Prato UCONN, Staten Island Tide, 2016
9 Seattle SS Mike Salvatore Florida State, Trenton Generals, 2015
11 Arizona LHP Nick Snyder West Virginia, South Jersey Giants,2017, Trenton Generals, 2018
22 Boston 1B Dom D'Alessandro  George Washington, South Jersey Giants ,2017
23 Baltimore OF Shayne Fontana Lynn, Jersey Pilots, 2017, Allentown Railers, 2018
25 Seattle LHP Dan Wirchansky Pace, North Jersey Eagles, 2016
28 Chicago Cubs RHP Chris Kachmar Lipscomb, Quakerown Blazers, 2016, 2017
29 LA Angels OF Matt Woods Rowan,  South Jersey Giants, 2017
29 Arizona RHP Tyler Poulin Quinnipiac, Jersey Pilots, 2016
32 San Diego RHP Jason Reynolds Lehigh, South Jersey Giants, 2017
34 Kansas City LHP Justin Fall Brookdale CC, Ocean Gulls, 2018
34 NY Mets OF Ryan Shinn Kentucky, Trenton Generals, 2015
36 Toronto C Scotty Bradley Indiana, Trenton Generals, 2017

Blazers defeat Trenton 10-3
June 4, 2019

The Quakertown Blazers notched their first win of the 2019 season Tuesday evening in Memorial Park when they defeated the Trenton Generals 10-3.

Nolan Graber (Ursinus) only allowed two runs over seven innings for the win.

Sean McHugh (Monmouth) and Andrew Fisher (Elizabethtown) each contributed two hits for the Blazers.

Pete Vaccaro (Evansville) had two hits for the Generals including a triple.

The Blazers travel to Allentown on Thursday.

Railers defeat Blazers 10-2
June 3, 2019

The Allentown Railers put up an early nine run lead over the first three innings to give them a 10-2 victory.

Three Blazer pitchers, John Turner (Millersville), Nick Picariello (West Chester) and Stephen Aldrich (Monmouth) only allowed one hit over the last five innings while posting twelve strikeouts.

Justin Horn (West Chester), Luke Cantwell (West Chester) and Anthony Viggiano (Bloomsburg) each added two hits for the Blazers.

The Blazers return to Quakertown on Tuesday evening to host the Trenton Generals.

Blazers swept in homeopener
June 1, 2019

The Quakertown Blazers lost to the Jersey Pilots 4-3 and 9-3 in a doubleheader at Memorial Park on Saturday Afternoon.

Justin Horn (West Chester) had two hits in the opener and Sean McHugh (Monmouth) posted three hits in the second game for the Blazers.

The Blazers travel to Allentown on Monday night for their next game.

Blazers open season on Saturday
May 27, 2019

The Quakertown Blazers will begin defense of their 2018 ACBL championship on Saturday June 1 when they host the Jersey Pilots in a 1pm doubleheader at Memorial Park. Chris Ray returns as field manager and will be assisted by Kenny Collins and Neil Herman.

Seven players return from the 2018 team including five pitchers. Nolan Graber (Ursinus), CJ Kilgarriff (Jefferson), Nick Kuhn (IUP), Mike Jenkins (LaSalle) and James Spehrley (Bloomsburg) provide experience on the mound. Newcomers to the pitching staff include Stephen Aldrich (Monmouth), Kevin Cushing (Cornell), Andrew Mayhew (Millersville), Austin Odell (Bucknell), Drew Patton (Niagara), Jake Reese (Alvernia) and Joseph Rossi (Clarion).

Catcher Bill Hitman (Cal U of Pa.) played for the 2017 Blazers. John Gifford (West Chester) and Hunter McGarvey (Richmond) will also share catching duties.

Justin Horn (West Chester) returns at shortstop and was a second team All-PSAC East conference selection this spring. Second baseman Brian Nicolas (Bryant) is a newcomer to the infield after an outstanding season as a freshman at Bryant. Sean McHugh (Monmouth), Jake Reed (Bloomsburg), Chase Fike (Jefferson) and Anthony Viggiano (Bloomsburg) round out the infield.

Colin Hartey (Lafayette) returns in the outfield. Luke Cantwell (West Chester) will also be in the outfield. Fike and Viggiano can also play the outfield in addition to infield positions.


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Allentown6200.750
Quakertown5600.455
Trenton4600.400
Jersey3800.273
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06/01Jersey L 4-31:00 PM
06/01Jersey L 9-33:00 PM
06/03@Allentown L 10-27:00 PM
06/04Trenton W 10-37:00 PM
06/06@Allentown W 1-07:00 PM
06/08@Ocean Gulls W 7-411:00 AM
06/08@Ocean Gulls L 3-21:00 PM
06/09@Jersey W 14-71:00 PM
06/09@Jersey L 3-23:00 PM
06/15@New York L 8-11:00 PM
06/15@New York W 7-33:00 PM
06/16Ocean Gulls1:00 PM
06/16Ocean Gulls3:00 PM
06/18Trenton7:00 PM
06/20 @ Trenton7:00 PM
06/23New York1:00 PM
06/23New York3:00 PM
06/26 @ Trenton7:00 PM
06/27 @ Allentown7:00 PM
06/29 @ North Jersey12:00 PM
06/29 @ North Jersey2:00 PM
06/30Ocean Osprey1:00 PM
06/30Ocean Osprey3:00 PM
07/04Allentown6:00 PM
07/06Jersey1:00 PM
07/06Jersey3:00 PM
07/07Trenton1:00 PM
07/07Trenton3:00 PM
07/10 @ Trenton7:00 PM
07/13 @ Ocean Osprey11:00 AM
07/13 @ Ocean Osprey1:00 PM
07/18Allentown7:00 PM
07/21North Jersey1:00 PM
07/21North Jersey3:00 PM
07/22 @ Allentown7:00 PM
07/24 @ Trenton7:00 PM
07/27Allentown1:00 PM
07/28 @ Jersey1:00 PM
07/28 @ Jersey3:00 PM
07/30Allentown7:00 PM