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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.

Gorski Returns to NY Mets system
June 24, 2016
LHP Darin Gorski returns to NY Mets organization LHP Darin Gorski (Kutztown University, Kutztown Rockies, Quakertown Blazers) is returning to the New York Mets AAA affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s, after his contract was purchased from the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League.

Gorski posted a 4-2 record with a 3.88 ERA in eleven starts over 60 innings for the Patriots.

He started his career with the Mets in 2009 after he was selected in the seventh round of the 2009 MLB Draft.

Last year at Las Vegas he posted a 10-8 record in 137 innings with 27 starts, the most starts in the Mets' minor league organization.

Mayza selected to All-Star team and promoted
June 21, 2016
LHP Tim Mayza (Millersville, Quakertown Blazers) promoted to AA
LHP Tim Mayza (Millersville, Quakertown Blazers) tossed a scoreless inning in the Florida State League All-Star game on Saturday and was promoted to the Toronto Blue Jay AA affiliate, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, on Monday. At Dunedin Mayza posted a 1-0 record with three saves and a 2.04 ERA. In 21 appearances over 35 innings he struck out 41 with ten base on balls and a 1.05 WHIP.

In other news, RHP Jim McDade (Millersville, Quakertown Blazers) signed a free agent contract with the San Diego Padres after the draft and has been assigned to the Arizona League. McDade went 12-1 for the Marauders who advanced to the D-2 World Series. He only walked nine batters in 91 innings with 70 Ks and a 3.05 ERA.

Kyle Petty (California U of PA, Lehigh Valley Catz) was selected to the California League All-Star team after hitting .327 with ten home runs for the Seattle Mariners' High A Bakersfield affiliate. He won the California vs. Carolina League Home Run Derby aboard the USS Midway in San Diego with 22 home runs into the Pacific Ocean.

Palacios Tops ACBL Draft Selections
June 12, 2016

Joshua Palacios tops ACBL players drafted by MLB

Photos Courtesy of Auburn University Athletic Department

Joshua Palacios (Auburn, Staten Island Tide) was drafted in the fourth round (No.132 overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft. The junior outfielder hit .385 for Auburn after transferring from San Jacinto College.

Former Tide teammate, Matt Festa (East Stroudsburg, Staten Island Tide) was drafted in the seventh round by the Seattle Mariners. Festa was a senior RHP for the Warriors and a First Team Atlantic Region Selection.

A list of the dozen plus players selected in the recent draft is presented below.

Joshua Palacios Auburn, Staten Island Tide OF 4th Round Toronto Blue Jays
Matt Festa East Stroudsburg, Staten Island Tide RHP 7th Round Seattle Mariners
Alex Kowalczyk Pitt, Quakertown Blazers C 12th Round Texas Rangers
Justin Valdespina Univ Southern NH, North Jersey Eagles RHP 15th Round Colorado Rockies
Matt Swarmer Kutztown, Allentown Railers RHP 19th Round Chicago Cubs
Robert Bennie East Stroudsburg, Allentown, Lehigh Valley Catz OF 24th Round Oakland A's
Anthony Ciavarella Monmouth, Lehigh Valley Catz LHP 24th Round St. Louis Cardinals
Mike Garzillo Lehigh, Lehigh Valley Catz 2B 25th Round Miami Marlins
Derek Jenkins Seton Hall, Lehigh Valley Catz OF 26th Round Los Angeles Angels
Trevor Simms Tulane, Shelter Island RHP 32nd Round Arizona Diamondbacks
Robert Galligan Maryland, North Fork LHP 36th Round Arizona Diamondbacks
Joe Venturino Ramapo, Staten Island Tide 2B 36th Round Seattle Mariners
Tolly Filotei Faulkner State, North Jersey Eagles OF 38th Round Chicago Cubs
Brett Bittiger Pace, Allentown Railers 2B 40th Round Oakland A's

Pilots run clinic; visit local Children's Hospital
June 8, 2016

By Peter Warren | Jersey Pilots

Over the last few days, the Jersey Pilots participated in two community events for local children.

On Saturday, the team held a baseball clinic for little leagues in the area. About 35 youth ballplayers aged seven to 12 participated in a plethora of drills and activities at Snyder Ave. Field.

"[The clinic] ran for two hours, said Pilots manager Aaron Kalb. "We took them through stretch and proper throwing. We took them through a couple of stations: infield, outfield, and defensive pitching drills. Then they all got a chance to hit."

Pilots players Drew DeAngelis, Tommy Giunta, Greg Kocinski, Tom Marcinczyk, Colby Smith, and Alex Wright helped run the clinic with Kalb and assistant coach Joe Tomachick.

DeAngelis, in his second season with the Pilots, found the experience rewarding and enjoyable.

"I thought the clinic went really well," said DeAngelis. "It was a lot of fun for us to give back the community like that. Hopefully, it was fun for the kids. It seemed like they were having a fun time. We were happy to do it."

On Monday, members of the Pilots went to the Children’s Specialized Hospital to help with a cleaning up of the hospital playground.

Mike Gibbons, Vic Konstantinovsky, Tim Pilrun, Tyler Poulin, Taylor Parsons, and Harrison Walls cleaned the playground equipment and picked up loose tree branches and pine needles.

Before the clean-up, the players watched a video on the impact of the Hospital's volunteers and went on a tour of the facility.

"When I was setting up the season and the events, I was trying to think of something for the community," said Kalb. "The goal was to help the kids. We didn’t personally get to meet the kids, but we were able to do something that could help them out."

The Pilots plan to hold more community events going forward, including another clinic and a camp.

Visit jerseypilots.com for more information on upcoming games and events.




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2016 ACBL Standings

Wolff Division

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Allentown12300.800
South Jersey10700.588
Quakertown11900.550
Lehigh Valley41100.267

Kaiser Division

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Staten Island8800.500
Jersey7810.469
Trenton6710.464
North Jersey71200.368

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