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Gulls Split DH with Eagles
June 23, 2018

By Matt Nelson | Ocean Gulls

The 2017 season saw the Ocean Gulls hit eight home runs. On Saturday, the Gulls went yard five times, including twice in Game 1, and three times in the nightcap, to help earn a split with the North Jersey Eagles.

North Jersey took the first game, 8-4, before Ocean shutout the Eagles, 8-0, in Game 2.

The Eagles took a 1-0 lead heading to the bottom of the first before the Gulls took it away in Game 1. A one-out triple by Craig Larsen led to an RBI single by Brian Markoski to tie the game. The ensuing batter, Marc Chernin hit a sacrifice fly to give the Gulls a 2-1 lead.

A three-run fourth inning by North Jersey put them in front 4-2 before Ocean came from behind again.

A pair of leadoff home runs by Kendall Pierson and Marc Chernin in the bottom of the fifth and the bottom of the sixth tied the game, 4-4. That was before the Eagles pulled away with four runs in the top of the seventh.

A leadoff home run by Johnny Zega and a bases-loaded walk by Ben Montenegro gave the Gulls a 2-0 in the bottom of the first to begin the second game.

Brian Markoski’s leadoff home run began a four-run third inning. A two-run play by Justin Bates and an infield error put Ocean on top 6-0.

Bates added another run with an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth and a leadoff home run by James Donlan in the bottom of the sixth added more run support for the Gulls’ pitching staff.

Nick Marotta gave up two hits and struck out two batters in five innings.

The Gulls are scheduled to play the Quakertown Blazers in a doubleheader at Quakertown Memorial Park on Sunday, June 24. First pitch is set for 1:00 P.M.

The Ocean Gulls, proud members of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League, play their home games at the Antrim Elementary School and Point Pleasant Borough High School in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, and Wall Municipal Stadium in Wall, NJ. Follow the Gulls on Twitter @OceanGulls and visit them online at www.acbl-online.com.

Five Run Inning Propels Gulls over Generals
June 21, 2018

By Matt Nelson | Ocean Gulls

The Ocean Gulls picked up their second win of the 2018 campaign, with their largest margin of victory, 9-2, over the Trenton Generals at Wall Municipal Stadium Thursday night.

The Gulls, who are usually the home team when playing at Wall, were the away team.

Ocean scored the game's first run in the top of the first on an RBI groundout by Brian Markoski. Two innings later, William Johnson drew a bases-loaded walk to make it 2-0.

Thomas Holdorf scored on a wild pitch by Trenton’s relief pitcher before Markoski picked up his second RBI of the game with an RBI groundout to give the Gulls a 4-0 lead in the top of the sixth.

The Generals got a run back in the bottom of the sixth with a solo home run to cut the deficit to 4-1. It was Trenton’s first hit of the game. Two innings later, the Gulls blew the game wide open.

Marc Chernin was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. The ensuing batter, Kevin Blum reached on an infield error to score the Craig Larsen from third. Back-to-back RBI singles by Johnson and Ben Montenegro gave Ocean an 8-2 lead. An RBI groundout by Justin Bates gave the Gulls a 9-2 advantage.

Another home run by the Generals in the bottom of the eighth wasn’t enough to begin a rally.

Michael Saldo didn’t allow a hit while walking three batters and striking out eight in four innings pitched.

The Gulls are scheduled to return to action on Saturday, Jun 23, as they take on the North Jersey Eagles in a doubleheader at the Antrim Elementary School. First pitch is set for 11:30 A.M.

The Ocean Gulls, proud members of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League, play their home games at the Antrim Elementary School and Point Pleasant Borough High School in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, and Wall Municipal Stadium in Wall, NJ. Follow the Gulls on Twitter @OceanGulls and visit them online at www.acbl-online.com.

Royals recall Fillmyer from Omaha
June 19, 2018

Heath Fillmyer Photo Courtesy of MLB.comHeath Fillmyer gets the call, Photo Courtesy of MLB.com

RHP Heath Fillmyer (Mercer County College, Trenton Generals, 2013) will be the second former ACBL player to make a Major League debut this year after being recalled by the Kansas City Royals.

Fillmyer was a 5th round selection of the Oakland A’s in the 2014 MLB Draft. Fillmyer started 13 games at AAA Omaha with a 4-5 record and 5.75 ERA in 67 innings this year after being traded to the Royals.

Lou Trivino (Slippery Rock, Quakertown Blazers, 2011) made his MLB debut in April and has a 1.69 ERA in 23 relief appearances for the A’s. He has a 3-1 record with one save and eight holds.

D'Andrea and Welhaf sign Free Agent contracts
June 17, 2018

LHP Jerry D’Andrea (Ramapo, Staten Island Tide, 2016-17) and RHP Robbie Welhaf (Elon, Quakertown Blazers, 2016) have signed free agent contracts with the Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers respectively.

D’Andrea posted a 3.11 ERA in 12 starts for Ramapo while striking out 86 in 81 innings. He had a 5-4 record with three complete games.

Welhaf made 24 relief appearances for Elon with a 2.25 ERA and team-best six saves. He struck out 61 in 56 innings and held opponents to a .213 average.

OF Austin Edgette (Bloomsburg, Lehigh Valley Catz, 2016) signed with the San Francisco Giants. Edgette placed third in D-2 with a .439 batting average and fourth with a .530 On Base Percentage. He stole 24 bases in 25 attempts and was a 33rd round selection of the Giants in the 2018 MLB Draft.

Railers Sweep Gulls
June 16, 2018

By Matt Nelson | Ocean Gulls

The Ocean Gulls were swept by the three-time defending Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League champion Allentown Railers by final scores of 5-2 and 3-2 on Saturday afternoon at the Antrim Elementary School.

Allentown scored a run in the top of the fourth and two runs in the top of the fifth inning to take a 3-0 lead heading to the bottom of the fifth. Andrew Holmes reached on an infield error and advanced to second to lead off the frame. Two batters later, Ben Montenegro’s RBI single put the Gulls on the board. After Johnny Zega drew a five-pitch walk, Kendall Pierson scored on a double-steal attempt to make it a 3-2 contest, while Zega was caught stealing.

The Railers added a couple of insurance runs in the top of the seventh to preserve the Game 1 victory.

Dylan Taliafero held the Railers to no runs on no hits, while walking one batter and striking out four in the first three innings.

Allentown scored two runs in the top of the first and one run in the top of the second to begin the nightcap. Ocean’s offense came alive in the bottom of the fifth.

After three consecutive walks by James Donlan, William Johnson and Andrew Holmes, a wild pitch by the Railers’ starting pitcher, and a fielder’s choice by Steve Santigate, Thomas Holdorf drove home the Gulls’ first run of the game with an RBI single. A bases-loaded walk by Craig Larsen cut the deficit to 3-2, but it was all the Gulls could muster.

Ocean’s bullpen held the Railers to no runs on two hits, three walks and four strikeouts in the final five innings.

The Gulls are scheduled to play the Trenton Generals on Thursday, June 21 at Wall Municipal Stadium. First pitch is set for 6:30 P.M. and the Gulls will play as the away team.

The Ocean Gulls, proud members of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League, play their home games at the Antrm Elementary School and Point Pleasant Borough High School in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ and Wall Municipal Stadium in Wall, NJ. Follow the Gulls on Twitter @OceanGulls and visit them online at www.acbl-online.com.




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2018 ACBL Standings

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Allentown7200.778
Trenton5400.556
Jersey7600.538
North Jersey7600.538
Quakertown4800.333
Ocean3700.300

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