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Welhaf Tosses No-Hitter in Elon Victory
February 18, 2017

Robbie Welhaf Photo Courtesy of Tim Cowie PhotographyWelhaf Tosses No-Hitter in Elon Victory, Photo Courtesy of Tim Cowie Photography

Robbie Welhaf (Elon, Quakertown Blazers, 2016) put up an outstanding performance to start the 2017 season. The 2016 ACBL All-Star only faced 28 batters as he no hit Longwood in a 7-0 win for the Phoenix. In nine innings he struck out eight with one walk and a hit batter. The senior RHP threw 100 pitches, 66 for strikes.

Another former ACBL All-Star, Karl Blum (Duke, Trenton Generals, 2015-16), also had an outstanding 2017 debut as the Blue Devils lost to #8 Oregon State 6-3 on Friday. The 6-5, 230 lb. senior allowed only an infield single in four scoreless innings of relief.

Bob Barnett receives academic honors
January 28, 2017
Bob Barnett receives academic honors
Photo Courtesy of Widener University Athletics

The Blazers are proud to announce that Bob Barnett (Widener, Quakertown Blazers, 2016) has been named Baseball Player of the Year on the Philadelphia Inquirer 2015-16 Academic All-Area team.

The speedy centerfielder was an ACBL All-Star in 2016. Barnett is a senior at Widener University majoring in engineering.

Outfielder Greg McDonough (Widener, Quakertown Blazers, 2015) was named to the Academic All-Area team as a senior majoring in finance.

Mayza invited to Toronto Blue Jays spring training
January 24, 2017
LHP Tim Mayza (Millersville, Quakertown Blazers) invited to Toronto Blue Jays spring training
LHP Tim Mayza has been assigned to the Toronto Blue Jays major league training site as non-roster invitee. Mayza posted a 2-0 record with four saves and a 1.66 ERA at Dunedin (Toronto, High A) and followed this with a successful season the the Arizona Fall League where his fastball topped out at 97 MPH. Mayza is one of four former PSAC and Blazer players who excelled in the minors last season.

RHP Lou Trivino (Slippery Rock, Quakertown Blazers) had a 2.45 ERA with a save at Midland (Oakland A's, AA) after being promoted from Stockton.

Infielder Dylan Tice (West Chester, Quakertown Blazers) moved up three levels and finished at West Palm Beach (St. Louis Cardinals, High A) with a .288 average.

RHP Jim McDade (Millersville, Quakertown Blazers) posted a 5-1 record with a 1.59 ERA and 0.91 WHIP in the Arizona Rookie League for the San Diego Padres.


Vogelsong signs with Minnesota Twins
January 13, 2017

Vogelsong signs with Minnesota Twins

Photo Courtesy of Gene J. Puskar | Associated Press

Ryan Vogelsong (Kutztown, Quakertown Blazers) has signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins and has been invited to Major League Spring Training.

Vogelsong, 39, has 12 seasons of big league experience with the Giants and Pirates and this will be his first entry in the American League as he contends for a spot in the starting rotation. Vogey was an All-Star in 2011 and won World Series titles with San Francisco in 2012 and 2014.

Former ACBL players Zac Granite (Seton Hall, Staten Island Tide) and Aaron Slegers (Indiana, Riverhead Tomcats) will join Vogelsong at the Twins Major League Spring Training camp in Fort Myers.

Granite, a speedy centerfielder, was the Twins' Minor League Player of the Year after putting up big numbers at AA Chattanooga which included 55 stolen bases.

Slegers, a 6-10 RHP, went 10-7 at Chattanooga with a 3.41 ERA in 145 innings.

Chris Ray to manage 2017 Blazers
October 7, 2016
Chris Ray to manage 2017 BlazersChris Ray recently completed his second year of Professional baseball as a member of the Old Orchard Beach Surge of the Empire League, an independent professional baseball league.

In his rookie season he finished with .350 batting average, 3rd highest average on his team and 4th in the league, a .942 fielding percentage, and was named an all-star. In his second season, he hit .248 and fielded .951 while starting at 2nd baseball with spot starts at shortstop and 3rd base.

Ray attended Alvernia university from 2009-2013, winning all conference honors all 4 years and winning MAC Rookie of the year in 2010 and MAC Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012. Finishing with a .389 career average, he was an integral piece of the winningest class in Alvernia history.

He spent the summer following his sophomore season as a member of the 2011 Quakertown Blazers hitting .268 and fielding .960 at 3rd base and played with the Geneva Redwings of the NYCBL in the summer of 2012.

Ray has spent 5 years coaching players of all ages, and 3 years of coaching and training multiple high school teams. In 2013, he was an assistant coach at Elizabethtown College, specializing in hitting and infield instruction, and assisted with coaching while playing in Old Orchard beach in 2016.

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.


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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
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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
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08/02@Allentown L 7-65:00 PM
08/02Allentown L 14-57:00 PM