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2009 ACBL Standings

Wolff Division

Jersey 0 0 .000 --
Kutztown 0 0 .000 --
Lehigh Valley 0 0 .000 --
N. New Jersey 0 0 .000 --
Peekskill 0 0 .000 --
Quakertown 0 0 .000 --

Kaiser Division

Long Island 0 0 .000 --
North Fork 0 0 .000 --
Riverhead 0 0 .000 --
Sag Harbor 0 0 .000 --
Southampton 0 0 .000 --
Westhampton 0 0 .000 --

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2008 Season Summary

The Lehigh Valley Catz enjoyed another very successful season of summer collegiate baseball in 2008. The Catz finished the regular season with the best overall record in the league at 26-12 and were nationally ranked amongst the top summer collegiate programs in the country by Pitching and defense were the keys to the 2008 success as the Catz staff posted an ACBL-best team ERA of 2.78 and complimented that nicely with the 2nd best overall fielding percentage in the ACBL and turned a league-high 32 double plays. Behind the dish, Catz catchers also posted the lowest stolen-base-against percentage (only .615.) and allowed only 3 passed balls the entire season.

Offensively the Catz were led by Tim Morris (St. John's) who led the ACBL in home runs (4) and triples (6) in 2008. Tim was also amongst the league leaders in runs scored (25), slugging % (.551), and total bases (65) while batting .322 and was at the top of most Catz offensive categories. Catz catcher Jimmy Tanner (USC-Upstate) had a complete summer backing up his fine defensive play with a team-best .355 batting average. Steve Nikorak (Temple) had 8 doubles, Vin Avella (Wagner) chipped in with 19 RBI's, Pablo Rosario (High Point) hit .307, Travis Beausoleil (NC-Wesleyan) walked Catz-leading 16 times and Austin Newell (Texas-Tyler) and Steve Gable (Penn) tied for a Catz-best 9 stolen bases. Gable also moved into some elite Catz company on the all-time records list. Steve is now 6th in hits with 55 (40 behind Catz all-time leader Brendan Murphy), 7th in runs scored with 34 (20 behind Ross Boudreaux) and 7th in RBI's with 24 (Erik Ruff is Catz leader with 66).

On the mound in 2008, the Catz "Big 3" of starters Tyler Light (Liberty), Kyle Morrison (Wagner) and Brian Dudzinski (Seton Hall) went a combined 11-2 in 20 starts. Joe DiRocco (Seton Hall) continued the Catz tradition of outstanding closers by going 3-1 with 3 saves and a stingy 0.35 ERA. DiRocco allowed only 1 earned run in 26 innings pitched. Light and Dudzinski both had 4 wins and 2 complete games. Ryan Proudfoot (UTSA) and Ethan Guevin (Carleton) each had 2 saves. Morrison led the Catz staff with 46 strikeouts. Proudfoot now stands at 5th on the Catz all-time list for strikeouts with 63 (Ryan Page is the Catz leader with 113).
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