Randy's Weekly Honors, '18

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   Randy Seidman is again giving out college honors to Philly Guys playing college baseball and below is his list of all players. Very cool!  Randy graduated from Washington, which his two sons also attended. Randy is an award-winning producer of televised sporting events and now works for NBC Sports Philadelphia as a producer for pre- and post-game shows. His career highlight -- producing games, on back-to-back days, when Julius Erving scored his 30,000th point and Mike Schmidt slammed his 500th homer. He may be reached at rseidman9@aol.com.
   Follow Randy on Twitter . . . @rseidman9.
   Randy's awards from 2006 & 2007 & 2008 & 2009 & 2010
  
& 2011 & 2012 & 2013 & 2014 & 2015 & 2016 & 2017


HOMETOWN PHILLY COLLEGE BASEBALL AWARDS BACK FOR 13th SEASON

 

  College baseball players from the three Philly High School Leagues will once again be showcased as The Hometown Philly College Baseball Awards return for a very lucky 13th season. Hometown Philly is devoted to the former players of the Philadelphia Inter-Academic, Catholic and Public Leagues who have taken their talents to the next level. They will be featured weekly on the long-standing Philly high school sports website, tedsilary.com. In addition, daily updates will be posted on Twitter @rseidman9 using the hashtag #HometownPhillyCollegeBaseball
 
In 2018, our guys are all over these United States. There will be over 200 players from close to 100 colleges, including 80 freshmen. A complete roster will be available by early March.

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2018 Hometown Philly All-Star & All-Rookie Selections
 

The 2018 Hometown Philly All-Star Teams and All-Rookie Team were chosen from a roster of 244 baseball players

from the three Philly high school leagues (Inter-Academic, Catholic and Public) playing at the collegiate level.

There were Hometown Philly guys at 110 colleges, including 101 freshman.

* Part 4 honors are for the 2018 Player of the Year.

* On Deck: The 2018 Hometown Philly All-Star and All-Rookie Teams.
 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR 
2018 - JIMMY HERRON, Duke jr OF (La Salle College HS)
∙ 63 GP, .304 BA, .419 OBP, 5 HR, 36 RBI, 61 R, 18 doubles, 23 SB
∙ NCAA Tournament: 8 GP, .353 BA (12-34), 1 HR, 7 RBI, 7 R, 2 triples 
∙ Second Team All-ACC & Two-time All-ACC Academic selection 
∙ Third round pick by Chicago Cubs, 2018 MLB draft (7 Blue Devils taken in draft)

2017 - JOHNNY AIELLO, Wake Forest soph 3B (Germantown Academy)
2016 - DANNY HOY, Princeton sr 2B (Germantown Academy)
2015 - ALBERT BAUR, Newberry sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti)
2014 - MICHAEL RIVERSO, Widener sr 1B (Neumann-Goretti)
2013 - TY YOUNG, Louisville jr 3B (Malvern Prep)
2012 - CHRISTIAN WALKER, South Carolina jr 1B (Kennedy-Kenrick) - MLB
2011 - CHRISTIAN WALKER, South Carolina soph 1B (Kennedy-Kenrick) - MLB
2010 - PHIL GOSSELIN, Virginia jr 2B/LF (Malvern Prep) - MLB
2009 - SEAN BARKSDALE, Temple sr OF (Cardinal O'Hara)
2008 - TYLER STAMPONE, William & Mary jr 3B (Germantown Academy)
2007 - ERIC SMITH, Mt. St. Mary's sr 1B (St. Joseph's Prep)
2006 - BRIAN CAMPBELL, Widener jr SS (Cardinal O'Hara)
 
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2018 Hometown Philly All-Star & All-Rookie Selections
 

The 2018 Hometown Philly All-Star Teams and All-Rookie Team were chosen from a roster of 244 baseball players

from the three Philly high school leagues (Inter-Academic, Catholic and Public) playing at the collegiate level.

There were Hometown Philly guys at 110 colleges, including 101 freshman.

* Part 3 honors are for the 2018 Rookie Pitcher of the Year, and First Team All-Rookie Pitchers.

* On Deck: Player of the Year and The Hometown Philly All-Star and All-Rookie Teams.


 
ROOKIE PITCHER OF THE YEAR 
2018 - JOEY LANCELLOTTI, North Carolina RHP (Penn Charter/Wood)
∙ 28 APP, 1 GS, 3-3 record, 1 save, 3.96 ERA, .191 Opp BA, 43 K in 38.2 IP
∙ 4 postseason APP: ACC Tourney, NCAA Regionals, 2 World Series games vs Oregon State
∙ 1.1 scoreless IP in Tar Heels' 8-6 World Series opening win vs eventual champion Oregon State. Beavers ace Luke Heimlich's record dropped to 16-2.

2017 - DAN HAMMER, Pittsburgh RHP (Father Judge)
2016 - DINO CATTAI, Chestnut Hill College RHP (St. Joseph’s Prep)
2015 - WILL LATCHAM, Cumberland County RHP (Cardinal O'Hara)
2014 - MIKE FITZGERALD, Northeastern RHP (Germantown Academy)
2013 - JONATHAN MOTTS, Lackawanna LHP (Lansdale Catholic)
2012 - MATT PETRIZZI, Harford CC RHP (Conwell-Egan)
2011 - ANDREW SCHAEFER, Gwynedd Mercy RHP (Conwell-Egan)
2010 - TIM COONEY, Wake Forest LHP (Malvern Prep) - MLB
2009 - CONOR KERINS, West Chester LHP (Monsignor Bonner)
2008 - JARED FARBMAN, Philadelphia U RHP (Central)
2007 - RYAN BUCH, Monmouth RHP (Conwell-Egan)
2006 - JOSH RICKARDS, Marist LHP (Cardinal O'Hara)

2018 HOMETOWN PHILLY ALL-ROOKIE PITCHERS
P - JOEY LANCELLOTTI, North Carolina (Penn Charter) - reached College World Series as a frosh
P - PAT McDONALD, Penn State Abington (Lansdale Catholic) 4-1 record, 4.06 ERA, 1.94 BB/K
P - PHIL SANBORN, Neumann U (Neumann-Goretti) 12 APP, 8 GS, 3-2, 4.17 ERA, 9-inn CG win vs Cabrini in CSAC elimination game
P - BRIAN BROMLEY, Cumberland County (Cardinal O'Hara) 4-1 record, 3.63 ERA, no HR allowed last 11 APP, 36 IP
P - JALEN WADE, Cincinnati (Malvern Prep) 12 APP, 5 GS, starting and winning pitcher at Xavier, May 9 (6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 7 K)
P - JIMMY KINGSBURY, Villanova (Malvern Prep) 11 starts (T-1st, Wildcats), 62.2 IP (2nd)

 

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2018 Hometown Philly All-Star & All-Rookie Selections
 

The 2018 Hometown Philly All-Star Teams and All-Rookie Team were chosen from a roster of 244 baseball players

from the three Philly high school leagues (Inter-Academic, Catholic and Public) playing at the collegiate level.

There were Hometown Philly guys at 110 colleges, including 101 freshman.

* Part 2 honors are for the 2018 Pitcher of the Year, and First-Team and Honorable Mention Pitchers, and a list of previous POY.

* On Deck: Player of the Year, Rookie Pitcher of the Year awards and The Hometown Philly All-Star and All-Rookie Teams.


PITCHER OF THE YEAR
2018 - BRAD SCULL, Wilmington jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
∙ 14 APP, 13 GS, 3 CG, 9-3 record, 2.87 ERA, 9.54 K/9, 1.38 BB/9 
∙ allowed HR to third batter faced in season, then no HR in 77.2 IP rest of season 
∙ 2018 All-CACC First Team selection
complete game shutout with 10 strikeouts against Post in the CACC Tournament

2017 - ERIC CLOSE, West Chester sr RHP (Haverford School)
2016 - WILL LATCHAM, Cumberland County soph RHP (Cardinal O'Hara)
2015 - DOMINIC RAIA, Chestnut Hill College sr RHP (GAMP)
2014 - DOMINIC RAIA, Chestnut Hill College jr RHP (GAMP)
2013 - KURT SOWA, Rider soph RHP (Father Judge)
2012 - KYLE MULLEN, Saint Joseph's jr RHP (St. Joseph's Prep)
2011 - MIKE McMONAGLE, Millersville jr RHP (Kennedy-Kenrick)
2010 - ANDREW SINON, Gwynedd Mercy soph RHP (Conwell-Egan)
2009 - RYAN BUCH, Monmouth jr RHP (Conwell-Egan)
2008 - CHEZ ANGELONI, Johns Hopkins jr RHP (La Salle HS)
2007 - RYAN BUCH, Monmouth fr RHP (Conwell-Egan)
2006 - MIKE ANTONINI, Georgia College and State jr LHP (Cardinal O'Hara)

 
2018 FIRST TEAM HOMETOWN PHILLY ALL-STAR PITCHERS
P - BRAD SCULL, Wilmington jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie) 2018 Homnetown Philly Pitcher of the Year
P - PAT DOUDICAN, Polk State soph (Neumann-Goretti) led conference with 98 K (11.41 K/9)
P - CHARLIE JERLA, Marist sr LHP (Neumann-Goretti) second team ALL-MAAC selection
P - BEN LIPPINCOTT, Delaware Valley grad RHP (Lansdale Catholic) 10 GS, 4 CG, 5-4, 3.28 ERA
P - DAN HAMMER, Pittsburgh soph (Father Judge) career-high 9 K (6 IP) vs Notre Dame, May 4

P - DINO CATTAI, Chestnut Hill College jr RHP (St. Joseph’s Prep) 7 GS, 4-1 record
P - MATTHEW KRESS, Chestnut Hill College jr RHP (Lansdale Catholic) 10 GS, 3 CG, 6-4 record

2018 HOMETOWN PHILLY ALL-STARS
HONORABLE MENTION - PITCHERS

 
P - GINO TRIPODI, Gwynedd Mercy jr (Neumann-Goretti) season: 3-2 record, CSAC All-Academic Team
P - KEVIN SESSA, Penn State Brandywine soph (Cardinal O’Hara) 7-2 record, First Team All-PSUAC
P - DAN GOGGIN, James Madison jr (Bonner-Prendie) scoreless outings in 9 of last 11 APP
P - BILL FORD, West Chester sr (Malvern Prep) 4-1 record, 1 HR allowed in 35.2 IP
P - NICK BRALCZYK, Barry jr (Bonner-Prendie) 15 APP, 10 GS, 2-2 record 
P - GUNNAR HAYES, Jefferson soph (SCH Academy) CACC All-Academic Team (3.93 GPA)

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2018 Hometown Philly All-Star & All-Rookie Selections
The 2018 Hometown Philly All-Star Teams and All-Rookie Team were chosen from a roster of 244 baseball players from the three Philly high school leagues (Inter-Academic, Catholic and Public) playing at the collegiate level. There were Hometown Philly guys at 110 colleges, including 101 freshmen.

∙ Thanks for all of your kind messages during my most recent health sitch....I say, "Bring it on, Medical Boys and Girls"

* First honors announced are for Rookie Position Player of the Year and Coaches of the Year.

* Still to come: Player, Pitcher and Rookie Pitcher of the Year awards and The Hometown Philly All-Star and All-Rookie Teams.


ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 
2018 - NOAH CLEMENT, 
Rowan Gloucester 2B (Roman Catholic)

∙ 57 GP (T-9, D-III), .364 BA, .415, 56 R, 2 HR, 34 RBI, 13 2B
∙ reached base in 47 of 56 starts

∙ All-Region XIX D-III Team selection
 

2017 - RYAN CALHOUN, Harford 1B (Germantown Academy)
2016 - JIMMY HERRON, Duke OF (La Salle HS)
2015 - MATT MAUL, Saint Joseph's IF (Malvern Prep)
2014 - FRANK SAVISKI, Gwynedd-Mercy SS (Bonner-Prendie)
2013 - NATHANIEL CORONADO, Camden County CC SS (Edison)
2012 - JOE FORCELLINI, Centenary SS (La Salle HS)
2011 - WILL KATZKA, Univ. of Chicago 3B (Haverford School)
2010 - CHRISTIAN WALKER, South Carolina 1B (Kennedy-Kenrick) - MLB
2009 - ESTEBAN MELETICHE, Keystone SS (Frankford)
2008 - RYAN TERRY, Monmouth 3B (Conwell-Egan)
2007 - JOHN MALLOY, La Salle OF (Conwell-Egan)
2006 - MIKE PENNINGTON, DeSales 3B (La Salle HS)

2018 COACHES OF THE YEAR 
Division I - JIM SHERMAN, Delaware (31-27)

∙ advanced to CAA Tourney sixth time last seven seasons
 

Division II - JON SHEHAN, Millersville (37-20)

∙ sixth straight season advancing to NCAA Regionals

 

Division III - PETE EGBERT, Misericordia (37-15)

∙ Cougars: 1st-ever D-III College World Series appearance

 

Junior College - ROB VALLI, Rowan Gloucester (50-9)

∙ Roadrunners: 3-2 record in NJCAA D-III College World Series

 

High School - KYLE WERMAN, La Salle
∙ advanced to state 6A semifinals

 

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June 8, 2018
 

  Division I NCAA Super Regionals get underway this weekend. Two teams have Hometown Philly players on their roster.
 
NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS (41-18)
#6 national seed and host of Chapel Hill Super Regional vs Stetson (48-11)
Best-of-three on ESPN2: Fri., 11am....Sat., 12pm....Sun., 12pm (if necessary) 
Tar Heels started season 7-7, then went 34-11 since
∙ JOEY LANCELLOTTI, fr RHP (Penn Charter/Archbishop Wood) 26 APP, .191 Opp BA, 9.9 K/9
 
DUKE BLUE DEVILS (44-16)
play at host Texas Tech (42-17) in the Lubbock Super Regional
Best-of-three: Sat., 3pm (ESPNU)....Sun., 6pm (ESPNU)....Mon., 4pm (ESPN2, if necessary) 
Duke's second NCAA appearance in 3 seasons, after none in the previous 57 seasons
Duke's first-ever Super Regional appearance
Athens Regional: 
Blue Devils overcame 8-1 deficit
(end 6th inn.),
elimination game vs Campbell, before rallying to win 16-8
∙ JIMMY HERRON, jr OF (La Salle HS) Cubs 2018 third round pick, second team All-ACC, reached base 56 of 60 GP this season

 
2018 Home Run LIst
 

16 - Ryan Calhoun, Harford (MD) soph 1B/OF (Germantown Academy) RBI single, 2-run single, solo HR in 22-1 win vs Delaware County CC, March 6 … 3-run HR in 15-0 rout of Southern Maryland, March 10 … 2-run opposite field HR in first inning of 14-3 win vs CCBC Dundalk, March 29 … solo HR to left in 15-0 drubbing of Garrett, March 31 (25 RBI in 28 GP) … doubleheader sweep vs Cecil College, April 5: solo HR, 2-run HR, 3-run HR … broke 2-2 tie with RBI double, 3 innings later hits a 3-run jack, 15-10 win vs CCBC Catonsville, April 12 .. hit grand slams in back-to-back wins vs Allegany and Lackawanna, April 14 & 15 … grand slam, 6 RBI in 19-8 win vs Anne Arundel CC, April 18 (third salami in last 4 games) … double, homer, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2 HBP in 19-4 win vs Asa, 28 … 2-run HR in fifth tied game 6-6, as Harford rallied for 11-8 win vs Delaware Tech, May 1 … hit one of Fighting Owls’ seven HR in a 25-4 beatdown of Brookdale CC, May 2 … 3-run HR in fifth tied game 5-5, but Rowan Gloucester (43-5) went on to win 9-6, May 7 … 3-run HR in first, bases loaded HBP in seventh, 13-5 win vs Chesapeake, JUCO Region 20 Championships, May 11

12 - Chris Salvey, Lincoln Memorial (TN) jr 1B/DH (Cardinal O’Hara) pinch-hit 3-run HR in first at-bat with Railsplitters, 18-1 win vs Ohio Valley, Feb. 9 … solo HR in first start of season in 4-0 win vs Tusculum, March 10 … 2-run HR in fifth put the Railsplitters on the board in an 8-4 loss vs Carson-Newman, March 25 … 3-run homer in first & solo HR in fifth led the way in a 6-4 win vs Lenoir-Rhyne, March 31 … 2-run go-ahead HR in eighth inning still not enough in 11-10 loss vs Trevecca Nazarene, April 3 … 3-run blast and bases loaded walk in 14-11 win vs #14 Belmont Abbey, April 11 … 4 HR in 3-game series vs Catawba, April 13-14 (HR in four straight game) … 2-run HR part of comeback that fell short as Railsplitters are eliminated by #18 UNC Pembroke, NCAA D-II Southeast Regional, May 19

12 - Lou Testa, Harford fr LF (Neumann-Goretti) doubleheader sweep vs Mercer CC, Feb. 25: 3-6, 3 HR, 7 RBI … hit one of four HR for the Fighting Owls in a 16-7 win vs Penn Stte Mount Alto, March 9 … 2-3, double, HR, sac fly in 12-2 win vs Penn State Schuylkill, March 16 … pair of 2-run homers in 13-run third inning of 14-1 win vs Montgomery College (MD), March 18 … 2 doubles, HR, 3 RBI in 19-10 win vs Allegany, April 14 … homered in back-to-back wins vs Anne Arundel CC & CCBC Essex, April 18-19 … 1-2, solo HR, 2 walks, 11-8 win vs Delaware Tech, May 1 … grand slam, walk, bases-loaded HBP (5 RBI) in win vs Brookdale CC, May 2

11 - Bay To, Prince George’s CC (MD) soph CF (Neumann-Goretti) 3-run HR & solo HR in 15-8 win vs Anne Arundel CC, March 27 … go-ahead 2-run HR in fifth inning of 5-4 win at Cecil College, March 29 … 2 singles, grand slam, 4 runs scored in 23-3 pasting of CCBC Dundalk, April 2 … 3-run HR in 5-3 win at Garrett College, April 22 … solo HR in 11-1 loss at Hagerstown CC, May 3 … double, homer, walk, 2 runs scord in 11-3 win, Region 20 Play-In game, May 8 … 3-5, solo HR in 8-2 win vs Montgomery (MD) to secure the Region 20 Championship, May 13 … trio of 3-run HR gave Owls a 15-6 lead, ouch, but they lost 17-15 to Rockingham CC, JUCO Regional Championship Game, May 20

9 - Johnny Aiello, Wake Forest jr 3B (Germantown Academy) 3-run HR in first inning led the way in 8-1 win vs UMass Lowell, March 2 … opposite-field HR & sac fly in 14-7 in vs UMass Lowell, March 4 … 2-3, solo HR, HBP in 4-3 win vs #3 Florida State, March 10 (Seminoles first loss of season after 14 wins) … first inning grand slam in 6-3 win vs #11 Louisville, March 18 … 2-run HR in second inning staked Wake to 5-0 lead in a 7-3 win vs Appalachian State, March 20 (fifth HR in last 12 games) … 7 RBI: grand slam, 2-run double, SF in 10-2 win vs #10 Duke, April 6 … 2-run HR in first inning of 7-4 loss vs #10 Duke, April 8 … solo HR in third tied game 6-6 in an 8-7 win vs Liberty, April 25 … 3-run HR helped hold off a High Point comeback, 9-8 Wake win, May 15

9 - Matt Masi, Penn State Brandywine jr LF (Cardinal O’Hara) 3-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, triple, walk in 9-8 loss vs Westminster, March 7 … solo HR in both ends of doubleheader at Cabrini, March 18 … go-ahead 3-run HR as Lions overtake Penn State Schuylkill, 12-3, March 26 … 5 RBI in 1st inning on grand slam and bases loaded walk, 13-1 win vs Penn State Wilkes-Barre, April 2 … 2-run opposite-field HR in 14-2 win at Penn State Hazleton, April 6 … single, double, homer in 12-3 win at Penn State Hazleton, April 8 … go-ahead 2-run HR in third proved to be the game-winner, 4-2 win vs Penn State Wilkes-Barre, PSUAC Tournment, May 7

7 - Nick D’Amore, Harford soph 3B (Neumann-Goretti) 2-run HR in first inning started the scoring in 15-0 win vs Southern Maryland, March 10 … single, HR, 2 runs scored in 11-1 win at Chesapeake College, March 30 … 3-run HR in win vs Garrett, March 31 (last 15 GP:, .556 BA, 25 RBI) … double, 2-run homer in 13-7 loss vs CCBC Catonsville, April 12 … 3-run HR & RBI double in 19-10 win vs Allegany, April 14 … 2-run HR in 11-run seventh inning as Fighting Owls overcame 15-6 deficit to shock Asa, 17-15, April 28 … 3-run homer and bases loaded walk in 13-5 win vs Chesapeake, JUCO Region 20 Championships, May 11

7 - Zach Jancarski, Maryland sr CF (SCH Academy) pair of solo HRs in 10-4 loss at William & Mary, Feb. 21 … solo HR in fourth inning tied game, 2-2, but Spiders broke it open in the sixth as Terps lose 10-3, March 27 … 3-run smash in third helps Terps build 6-2 lead, but they lose to Purdue, 8-6, April 22 … first inning grand slam in 17-8 loss at Nebraska, May 5 … seventh inning solo HR started the comeback in an 8-7 win vs Towson, May 9 … second inning 2-run HR extended hitting streak to 9 games, 6-5 loss at Indiana, May 17

7 - Riley Mihalik, Rider jr 1B/DH (SCH Academy) 3-run HR, 3 runs scored in 13-4 win at Campbell (NC), March 14 … 3-game sweep vs Saint Peter’s, April 13 & 14: 7-11, 3 HR, 11 RBI … fifth nnnnng solo HR in 3-2 loss at Siena, May 5 … seventh inning solo HR in 8-2 loss at Niagara, May 12 … solo HR & RBI walk in 20-8 loss at Niagara, May 13

5 - Steven Cohen, Lafayette sr IF (Penn Charter) 3-5, 2 singles, HR, 2 runs scored in 6-3 win at Davidson, Feb. 18 … 2-run HR to center as Leopards win for fifth time in last six games, 10-2 win at FDU, March 7 … 2-run HR in first inning for new cleanup batter, but Army goes on to score 13 unanswered runs, April 14 … homered leading off the fourth inning of a 10-4 loss vs Navy, April 29 … single, double, homer, 3 runs scored in 11-5 win vs Monmouth, May 2

5 - Jimmy Herron, Duke jr LF (La Salle HS) 2-run HR in fifth gave Blue Devils a 5-3 lead in a 6-3 win vs #18 Virginia, March 9 … 2-5, double, go-ahead solo HR (7th inn.), 6-5 win at #10 Florida State, April 14 … first multi-HR game of career with a 2-run HR & 3-run HR in 8-6 loss vs #4 North Carolina, May 13 … solo HR, 2 BB, HBP, 2 R in 8-5 win vs Athens Regional host Georgia, June 4. Blue Devils advance to first-ever Super Regional

5 - Shane Muntz, Wake Forest fr C/RHP (Malvern Prep) solo HR in to LCF put Demon Deacons on the scoreboard, 3-1 loss Davidson (NC), Feb. 21 … solo HR in fourth tied game 3-3, but #21 Coastal Carolina scored 16 unanswered runs as Wake lost 19-3 on March 7 … 3-5, RBI single, 2-run HR, but Fighting Irish win in 10 innings, 7-6 on March 24 … HR, double, 3 RBI and pitched 2.2 innings for the win, 15-5 vs Davidson, April 3 … 2-run HR in fourth inning cut deficit to 4-3 in a 7-4 loss vs #10 Duke, April 8

5 - Nick Rowland, Harford soph CF (SCH Academy) pinch-hit solo HR in 8-2 loss to USC Sumter, Feb. 18 … 3-run HR in third inning gave the Fighting Owls a lead they never relinquished, 7-5 win vs Mercer CC, Feb. 25 … slugged one of Harford’s two HR in 5-run fifth inning of 9-2 win vs Cecil College, April 5 … single, double, HR in 18-6 win vs Hagerstown, April 6 … 3-run HR, 3 runs scored in 19-4 win vs Asa, April 28

4 - Billy Brittingham, Muhlenberg soph 1B (Germantown Academy) 2-run HR in eighth inning of 5-4 win at Marymount (VA), Feb. 25 … 2-run HR in 4-0 win vs Waynesburg, March 10 … 2-run HR in third inning tied game, 3-3, in a 5-3 win vs Neumann, March 18 … 3-run HR & RBI single in 12-7 loss vs Johns Hopkins, opening round Centennial Conf. Tournament, May 3

4 - Jawan McAllister, Longwood (VA) jr LF (St. Joseph’s Prep) 2-run go-ahead HR in sixth of 7-5 win at Charleston Southern, March 30 … 2-run HR on 1-0 count in 3rd inning of 13-10 win George Mason, April 4 … 3-run HR in the fifth broke game open in a 10-3 win vs Gardner-Webb, May 20 … pinch-hit solo HR in 7-4 elimination game loss vs Winthrop, Big South Tournament, May 23

4 - Matt Rowland, Tulane sr IF (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy) 2-run single, 3-run HR, 11-5 win vs Wright State, Feb. 18 … 1st inning solo HR & 8th inning 2-run HR in 5-4 loss at #9 Ole Miss, Feb. 23 … 3-run HR to left-center in 21-7 rout of East Tennessee State, April 21

4 - Chase Standen, Scranton sr OF (St. Joseph’s Prep) helped Royals to doubleheader split at Juniata, March 17: 3-8, double, 3-run HR and grand slam … 4-5, 3-run HR, 6 RBI, 4 R in 17-4 win at Juniata, March 18 … 3-run HR in the sixth broke the game wide open in a 14-3 win at Drew, April 22

3 - Dom Cuoci, Saint Joseph’s sr 1B/DH (La Salle HS) go-ahead 2-run HR in eighth inning of 4-3 win vs Georgetown, March 10 … 2-run walk-off HR in 6-run ninth inning as Hawks stun Notre Dame, 6-4, March 14 … two RBI singles & 2-run HR in 13-1 win vs Sacred Heart, March 17

3 - Nick Lafferty, Kutztown jr C (Archbishop Wood) reached base safely in all five plate app: single, 3 walks, solo HR in 9-8 season-opening loss vs Bloomsburg, Feb. 23 … grand slam, solo HR, RBI groundout in 15-6 win at East Stroudsburg, April 14

3 - Langston Livingston, Saint Joseph’s soph OF (La Salle HS) first collegiate HR, a 2-run pinch-hit shot, 18-6 loss vs Davidson, April 13 … solo HR, 2 walks, 2 runs scored in 10-2 loss vs Delaware, May 1 … fourth inning solo jack the only offense for the Hawks in a 7-1 loss vs UMass, May 17

3 - Josh Lopez, Gwynedd Mercy jr C (Archbishop Ryan) 3-run first inning HR set the tone in 17-7 win vs Saint Vincent (PA), March 7 … solo HR in sixth extended Griffins’ lead to 5-0 in a 7-2 win at #9 Salisbury, March 25 … solo HR in 10-4 loss vs Immaculata, April 12

3 - Ryan McSorley, Penn State Harrisburg fr IF (Lansdale Catholic) 2-run HR in third inning opened the scoring as Lions would never trail in 8-3 win vs St. John Fisher, March 17 … 3-run blast in third inning opened the scoring as Lions would never trail in 6-5 win vs Christopher Newport, April 21 … solo HR in fourth and scored winning run in ninth in a 9-8 victory vs Lebanon Valley, April 22

2 - Suriel Baez, Manor fr IF (Esperanza) first-ever HR in program history in 9-7 loss at Williamson, April 6 … HR, 2 walks, 2 RBI in 15-14 loss at Bergen CC, April 15

2 - John Banes, Lock Haven jr SS (Cardinal O’Hara) solo HR to left in 8-6 win vs Chowan, Feb. 9 … 2-run HR in 7th inning not enough in 12-10 loss vs Alderson Broaddus, March 3

2 - Shahir Gates, Clark Atlanta sr 3B/RHP (Northeast) 2-run HR & RBI groundout in 8-4 win at Morehouse College, March 3 … seventh inning HR the only offense in a 3-1 loss at Claflin (SC), April 14

2 - Joey Gorman, Neumann U grad 1B/LHP (Neumann-Goretti) first career HR, go-ahead solo shot to right, 15-4 win vs St. Mary’s (MN), Feb. 25 … double, HR, 3 R, SB in 11-0 win vs Martin Luther, March 2

2 - John Hitchins, Valley Forge Military fr 1B (Franklin Towne Charter) first collegiate HR, solo, in 14-4 loss at Lackawanna College, April 5 … double, homer, 2 runs scored in 10-7 loss at Mercer County, April 10 

2 - Matt Mandes, Slippery Rock sr 3B (Archbishop Wood) first career 2-HR game, 3 RBI in 15-8 win vs Shippensburg, Feb. 25

2 - Ben Werkheiser, Delaware fr C (Germantown Academy) first collegiate hit is a 2-run HR in ninth inning of 15-7 win at Lehigh, April 11 … started Blue Hens comeback from 3-0 deficit with second inning solo HR in 8-4 win vs La Salle, May 15

1 - Parker Abate, Misericordia jr CF (Malvern Prep) extra inning heroics: solo HR in 11th, scored winning run in 13th, 6-5 win vs Drew, March 10

1 - Craig Alleyne, Towson jr OF (SCH Academy) two of Tigers’ three ribbies (solo HR, SF) in 4-3 loss at The Citadel (SC), April 14

1 - Erik Bowren, Delaware jr 2B (Archbishop Wood) solo HR down LF line on 0-2 count in third inning opened the scoring in a 3-1 win vs Penn, April 25

1 - Ben Burman, Susquehana jr 1B (Episcopal Academy) 2 singles, triple, HR in 14-8 loss vs Oswego (NY), Feb. 25

1 - Noah Clement, Rowan Gloucester fr 2B (Roman Catholic) 3-3, HR, 3 R, 3 RBI in 8-2 win at County College Of Morris, April 8

1 - Alex Cohen, Dickinson fr OF (Penn Charter) first three collegiate plate app: HR, walk, double in 12-6 loss at Roanoke, Feb. 24

1 - Tommy Crumlish, Penn State Brandywine sr 2B (Bonner-Prendie) solo HR in 5-3 loss vs Martin Luther (MN), March 6 (first career HR comes in 95th game and 246th at-bat

1 - Jack Cucinotta, La Salle fr OF (SCH Academy) 2-run HR (first of career), double, walk, steal in 7-6 win vs Villanova, April 18

1 - Jake Dianno, Middlebury fr C (Germantown Academy) first collegiate HR, solo in second, proved to be the game-winner, 3-0 win vs Bowdoin, April 22

1 - Bill Ford, West Chester sr C/RHP (Malvern Prep) 2-run HR in the sixth got Golden Rams to within a run in 12-8 loss at #23 St. Thomas Aquinas (NY), 12-8, April 24

1 - James Gabor, Georgetown fr OF (Penn Charter) gave Hoyas a fifth inning lead with first career HR in 7-3 win vs George Mason, April 13

1 - Danny Healey, Jr., Felician jr IF/OF (Bonner-Prendie) opened the scoring with a second inning solo dinger in 3-2 win vs Jefferson, April 13

1 - Bobby Heck, Gwynedd Mercy soph OF (Archbishop Wood) key hit of the game - a 3-run shot in the fourth, 4-1 win at Cairn, April 26

1 - Sean Kelly, Mount St. Mary’s soph C (Archbishop Wood) solo HR & RBI double in 7-4 loss vs Chicago State, Feb. 24

1 - Matt Maul, Saint Joseph’s sr SS (Malvern Prep) 1st inning: 1B, SB, R - 3rd inning: 2-run HR in 7-4 win vs Penn, March 27   

1 - Kevin McGowan, La Salle jr 2B (Haverford School) solo HR in 8-6 loss at Richmond, May 12

1 - Ian McIntosh, Scranton jr IF (La Salle HS) hit the only home run (2-run shot) in a 16-14 slugfest loss vs Stevens Institute, May 1

1 - Pat Meenan, Cumberland County soph IF (La Salle HS) solo HR in 7th sparked 8-7 comeback win vs Carl Sandburg College, March 11

1 - Hector Morales, Manor fr IF (Esperanza) 1B, HR, BB, SB, 2 RBI in 8-7 loss at Valley Forge Military, April 29 (season: .306 BA, .436 OBP)

1 - Brendan Pell, Dickinson fr IF (Penn Charter) first collegiate HR (solo) in 9-7 loss at Johns Hopkins, April 28 (reached base safely in 19 of final 20 games of season)

1 - Kevin Schmitt, Wesley fr OF (Father Judge) first collegiate HR (solo) in 10-4 loss vs Washington College, March 27

1 - Daniel Shepherd, Hood soph IF (Bonner-Prendie) first collegiate HR comes in Commonwealth Conf. Championship game loss to Arcadia, May 5

1 - Michael Taffe, Jefferson sr OF (Father Judge) first career HR in 11-0 shutout vs Alderson Broaddus, March 4

1 - Richie Tecco, Rider jr SS (Bonner-Prendie) first career HR in 7-3 loss vs Canisius, April 28 (career: 117 GP, 280 AB)

1 - Dominic Toso, Bucknell fr IF (Penn Charter) hits first career HR after recently moving from leadoff to cleanup, 6-0 win at Holy Cross, April 14

1 - Ameir Uzzell, Chestnut Hill (Conwell-Egan) led game off with a homer, but Griffins fall at West Chester, 13-3, March 29

1 - Vinny Vaccone, Delaware soph SS (Neumann-Goretti) 2-3, triple, first career HR, 9-0 win vs Delaware State, March 4 

 

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May 30, 2018


  Division I:  NCAA Tournament field was announced May 28. Three teams have Hometown Philly players on their roster.

 
NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS (38-18)
∙ #6 national seed and host of Chapel Hill Regional
 Tar Heels started 7-7, then went 31-11 to end regular season
 Tourney opener: Friday, 7pm vs North Carolina A&T (32-23)
∙ JOEY LANCELOTTI, fr RHP (Penn Charter/Archbishop Wood) 25 APP, 2.97 ERA, .181 Opp BA
 
DUKE BLUE DEVILS (40-15)
∙ #2 seed in the Athens (GA) Regional
 Duke's second NCAA appearance in 3 seasons, after none in the previous 57 seasons
 Tourney opener: Friday, 2pm vs #3 seed Troy (41-19)
∙ JIMMY HERRON, jr LF (La Salle HS) second team All-ACC
 
UCONN HUSKIES (35-20)
∙ #2 seed in the Conway (SC) Regional
∙ UConn's 25 road wins were the most by a team in Divison I this season
∙ Tourney opener: Friday, 12pm vs #3 seed Washington (30-23)
∙ KENNY BERGMANN, soph C (Penn Charter) reserve catcher played 23 games as a frosh and soph
 
D-II: World Series in Cary, NC (no local teams, championship game on June 1 or June 2)
 
D-III: Texas Tyler won first World Series championship in program history (handed Misericordia one of its two losses in Appleton, WI)
 
JUCO D-I: World Series in Grand Junction, CO (no local teams, championship game on June 1 or June 2)
JUCO D-II: World Series in Enid, OK (no local teams, championship game on June 1 or June 2)
JUCO D-III: World Series in Greeneville, TN (Rowan Gloucester eliminated, championship game on May 30 or May 31)
 
Home Run Last Week
 

Jawan McAllister (4), Longwood (VA) jr LF (St. Joseph’s Prep) pinch-hit solo HR in 7-4 elimination game loss vs Winthrop, Big South Tournament, May 23


 

2018 Weekly Honors

Player (May 20) BAY TO - Prince George's CC soph CF (Neumann-Goretti)
Player (May 13) JIMMY HERRON - Duke jr LF (La Salle HS)
Player (May 6) DANIEL SHEPHERD - Hood soph IF (Bonner-Prendie)
Player (April 29) NICK ROWLAND - Harford soph CF (SCH Academy)

Player (April 22) JUSTIN CURTIN - Gwynedd Mercy jr SS (Neumann-Goretti)
Player (April 15) CHRIS SALVEY - Lincoln Memorial jr 1B (Cardinal O'Hara)
Player (April 8) PARKER ABATE - Misericordia jr CF (Malvern Prep)
Player (April 1) MARK D'AMORE - Harford soph 3B (Neumann-Goretti)
Player (Mar. 25) JIMMY HERRON - Duke jr LF (La Salle HS)
Player (Mar. 18) CHASE STANDEN - Scranton sr RF (St. Joseph's Prep)

Player (Mar. 11) PAT MEENAN - Cumberland County soph SS (La Salle HS)
Player (Mar. 4) JOHNNY AIELLO - Wake Forest jr 3B (Germantown Academy)
Player (Feb. 25) NICK LAFFERTY - Kutztown jr C (Archbishop Wood)
Player (Feb. 18) RYAN CALHOUN - Harford soph 1B/OF (Germantown Academy)

Pitcher (May 20) KYLE ROGALSKI - Misericordia sr RHP (Roman Catholic)
Pitcher (May 13) BRAD SCULL - Wilmington jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
Pitcher (May 6) CHARLIE JERLA - Marist sr LHP (Neumann-Goretti)
Pitcher (April 29) PAT DOUDICAN - Polk State soph LHP (Neumann-Goretti)
Pitcher (April 22) BRAD SCULL - Wilmington jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
Pitcher (April 15) JOEY GORMAN - Neumann U grad 1B/LHP (Neumann-Goretti)
Pitcher (April 8) KEVIN SESSA - Penn State Brandywine soph RHP (Cardinal O'Hara)
Pitcher (April 1) DINO CATTAI - Chestnut Hill jr LHP (St. Joseph's Prep)
Pitcher (Mar. 25) CHARLIE JERLA - Marist sr LHP (Neumann-Goretti)
Pitcher (Mar. 18) TOMMY DERER - NJIT sr RHP (Archbishop Ryan)
Pitcher (Mar. 11) NICK POPOLIZIO - Washington College sr RHP (Germantown Academy)
Pitcher (Mar. 4) MATTHEW KRESS - Chestnut Hill College jr RHP (Lansdale Catholic)
Pitcher (Feb. 25) BRAD SCULL - Wilmington jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
Pitcher (Feb. 18) DAN GOGGIN - James Madison jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
 

Rookie (May 20) JOEY LANCELLOTTI - North Carolina RHP (Penn Charter/Wood)

Rookie (May 13) AIDAN WELCH - Millersville RHP (Roman Catholic)

Rookie (May 6) ERIC STEWART - Cumberland County 1B (Cardinal O'Hara)

Rookie (April 29) FRANK DRISCOLL - Colby RHP (Penn Charter)

Rookie (April 22) KADE JONES - Widener RHP (La Salle HS)

Rookie (April 15) JOEY LANCELLOTTI - North Carolina RHP (Penn Charter/Wood)

Rookie (April 8) JOHN HITCHINS - Valley Forge Military 1B (Franklin Towne Charter)

Rookie (April 1) NICHOLAS HERRERA - Manor RHP (Frankford)

Rookie (Mar. 25) JIMMY KINGSBURY - Villanova RHP (Malvern Prep)

Rookie (Mar. 18) EVAN RAIBURN - FDU RHP (Bonner-Prendie)

Rookie (Mar. 11) PHIL SANBORN - Neumann U LHP (Neumann-Goretti)

Rookie (Mar. 4) JALEN WADE - Cincinnati RHP (Malvern Prep)

Rookie (Feb. 25) LOU TESTA - Harford LF (Neumann-Goretti)

Rookie (Feb. 18) SHANE MUNTZ - Wake Forest C/RHP (Malvern Prep)

 


May 21, 2018

Division I:  conference tournament winners will be decided this week. NCAA Selection Show, Monday, May 28, 12pm (ESPNU)
D-IIWorld Series starts this weekend in Cary, NC (no local teams, defending champion West Chester eliminated)
D-III: World Series starts this weekend in Appleton, WI (local teams: Misericordia and Swarthmore)
JUCO D-IWorld Series starts this weekend in Grand Junction, CO (no local teams)
JUCO D-IIWorld Series starts this weekend in Enid, OK (local connection: Monroe College-Edgardo Bernard, Frankford & Christian Diaz, Franklin Towne Charter)
JUCO D-IIIWorld Series starts this weekend in Greeneville, TN (local team: Rowan Gloucester)
 
* Here are last week's top performers and home run list
 
Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending May 20, 2018
BAY TO
PRINCE GEORGE'S CC soph CF (NEUMANN-GORETTI)
HT: 5-11.....WT: 210.....PHILADELPHIA, PA 

** final game with Owls: 5-for-5, 3 HR, 9 RBI in 17-15 loss vs Rockingham CC, May 20

** trio of 3-run HR (first, second & fourth innings) gave Owls a 15-6 lead in JUCO District D championship game

** will transfer to Post University (CT) for next season

Honorable Mention

* Riley Mihalik, Rider jr 1B (SCH Academy) 3-game series vs Quinnipiac: .417 BA (5-12), 3 R, 2 RBI (season: led Broncs with 7 HR, 31 RBI)
* Jimmy Herron, Duke jr LF (La Salle HS) series vs Georgia Tech: 3 H, 3 R, 33-game on-base streak to end reg. season

* Parker Abate, Misericordia jr CF (Malvern Prep) NCAA D-III Championships: 6 GP, .346 BA (9-26), 10 R, 5 RBI, 4 BB, 5 SB 

* Zach Jancarski, Maryland sr CF (SCH Academy) 3 GP at Indiana: .308 BA (4-13), HR, 2 RBI, 11-game hit streak to end reg. season

 

Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending May 20, 2018

KYLE ROGALSKI
MISERICORDIA sr RHP (ROMAN CATHOLIC)
HT: 6-1.....PHILADELPHIA, PA

** May 20 vs Virginia Wesleyan: scoreless eighth and ninth innings, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K

** With that win, Cougars advanced to NCAA Regional for first time in program history

** Misericordia then beat Babson twice to become NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Champions

** First-ever appearance in D-III World Series, May 25 in Appleton, WI vs Randolph-Macon, 2:15pm ET

Honorable Mention

* Daniel Goggin, James Madison jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie) May 19 vs Towson: win, 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 K (no ER allowed 9 of last 11 relief APP)

* Tommy Derer, NJIT sr RHP (Archbishop Ryan) 2 APP vs North Florida: 3.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R (school record 77 career APP)

* Z.J. Zabinski, Davidson soph LHP (Germantown Academy) tuning up for another postseason run: perfect inning vs Dayton (K-GO-K)

* Colin Cunningham, Catholic U jr RHP (St. Joseph's Prep) 4 IP (middle relief), 3 H, 1 R, 1 K, NCAA Regional Elimination loss vs Arcadia, May 18 
 

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending May 20, 2018

JOEY LANCELOTTI

NORTH CAROLINA RHP (PENN CHARTER/WOOD)

HT: 5-11.....WT: 205.....BENSALEM, PA 
** relief APP vs UNC Wilmington and Virginia Tech: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K 
** unscored upon in 14 of last 18 appearances
** Tar Heels (37-17) ranked #5 nationally, start ACC Tournament play as top-seed vs #12-seed Pitt, May 23, 7pm
Honorable Mention

* Colin Scanlon, La Salle LHP (St. Joseph's Prep) week vs Delaware & George Mason: 3 APP, 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

* Aidan Welch, Millersville RHP (Roman Catholic) 5-4 elimination game win vs Shepherd, NCAA Atlantic Regional, May 18: win, perfect tenth and eleventh innings 

* Emmanuel Ocasio, Camden CC C/DH (Olney) Region 19 Tournament: 2 GP, .800 BA (4-5), 3 R, 1 BB (season: 34 GP, .323 BA)

* Jeff Manto, Villanova IF (St. Joseph's Prep) season finale vs Xavier, May 19: 2-4, single, double, run scored

 

Home Runs Last Week

Chris Salvey (12), Lincoln Memorial (TN) jr 1B/DH (Cardinal O’Hara) 2-run HR part of comeback that fell short as Railsplitters are eliminated by #18 UNC Pembroke, NCAA D-II Southeast Regional, May 19

Bay To (9, 10, 11), Prince George’s CC (MD) soph CF (Neumann-Goretti) trio of 3-run HR gave Owls a 15-6 lead, ouch, but they lost 17-15 to Rockingham CC, JUCO Regional Championship Game, May 20 (yep, a 3-HR, 9-RBI game)

Johnny Aiello (9), Wake Forest jr 3B (Germantown Academy) 3-run HR helped hold off a High Point comeback, 9-8 Wake win, May 15

Zach Jancarski (7), Maryland sr CF (SCH Academy) second inning 2-run HR extended hitting streak to 9 games, 6-5 loss at Indiana, May 17

Langston Livingston (3), Saint Joseph’s soph OF (La Salle HS) fourth inning solo jack the only offense for the Hawks in a 7-1 loss vs UMass, May 17

Jawan McAllister (3), Longwood (VA) jr LF (St. Joseph’s Prep) 3-run HR in the fifth broke game open in a 10-3 win vs Gardner-Webb, May 20

Ben Werkheiser (2), Delaware fr C (Germantown Academy

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May 18, 2018
Division I:  regular season conference play wrapping up, conference tournaments next week.
Selection show: Monday, May 28, 12 pm, (tentatively on ESPNU)
D-II: conference tournament winners to be decided this week
D-III: NCAA Regionals are underway
Junior Colleges: Regional and District Championships are underway
*Here are last week's top performers and home run list

Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending May 13, 2018
JIMMY HERRON
DUKE jr LF (La SALLE HS)
HT: 6-1.....WT: 195.....HARLEYSVILLE, PA

|** last week: 4 GP, .313 BA (5-16), 2 HR, 7 RBI, 4 R, 4 BB
** reached base safely in last 30 games (25 by hit, 4 walk, 1 HBP)
** 10th-ranked Blue Devils: 38-13 record, won two of three games vs #4 North Carolina last week

Honorable Mention
* Tommy Nardini, Gwynedd Mercy jr C/2B (Neumann-Goretti) CSAC Tourney: 5 GP, .400 BA (8-20), raised avg from to .266 to .298 
* Ryan Calhoun, Harford soph 1B/OF (Germantown Academy) NJCAA Region 20 Tourney: 3 GP, .300 BA (3-10), .500 OBP, 1 HR, 7 RBI
* Bay To, Prince George's CC soph CF (Neumann-Goretti) NJCAA Region 20 Tourney: 4 GP, .375 BA (6-16), 2 HR (career: .398 BA, 82 GP)
* Brad Schneider, Scranton sr 2B (La Salle HS) Landmark Championships: 4 GP, .563 BA (9-16), .650 OBP, 6 R (final 16 GP: .367 BA)

Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending May 13, 2018
BRAD SCULL
WILMINGTON jr RHP (BONNER-PRENDIE)
HT: 6-4.....WT: 225.....ASTON, PA
** Day 1 CACC Tournament, May 10 vs Post: complete game shutout win, 9 IP, 6 H, 0 BB, 10 K
** First-Team All-CACC selection
** season: 9-3, 2.87 ERA, 9.54 K per 9 innings (only 1 HR allowed in 78.1 IP)

Honorable Mention
* Tommy Derer, NJIT sr RHP (Archbishop Ryan) 2 APP at Kennesaw State: 1-0, 2.08 ERA (4-1 season record, program record 75 career APP) 
* Charlie Jerla, Marist sr LHP (Neumann-Goretti) May 13 vs Quinnipiac: CG win, 7 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 8 K (26 career wins, third in program history) 
* T.J. Pagan, Pittsburgh sr RHP (Penn Charter) 4 APP, 1-0, 2.08 ERA, 0.58 WHIP (relieved in 7 of Panthers' last 8 games)
 * Bryan Kaelin, Gwynedd Mercy jr RHP (MaST Charter) May 12 vs Keystone, CSAC Tourney: win, 7 IP, 0 BB (2nd "W" vs Keystone in last 2 weeks) 

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending May 13, 2018
AIDAN WELCH
MILLERSVILLE RHP (ROMAN CATHOLIC)
HT: 6-3.....WT: 220.....PHILADELPHIA, PA 
** first collegiate win vs Gannon, PSAC Tournament opener, May 9 
** pitched perfect ninth and tenth innings for the win (K-K-K-K-GO-FO)
** Marauders: 34-9 record, lost opener in NCAA D-II Atlantic Regional vs Charleston, May 17

Honorable Mention
* Kyle Virbitsky, Penn State RHP (Episcopal Academy) first collegiate win vs Xavier, May 10 (last 4 APP: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 K) 
* Dominic Toso, Bucknell IF (Penn Charter) Patriot League Tourney: 3 GP, .333 BA (3-9), .500 OBP, 3 R (Second-Team All-Patriot selection)
* Chris Alleyne, Maryland IF (SCH Academy) May 9 win vs Towson: 2-5, double, RBI, HBP
* Ryan McSorley, Penn State Harrisburg IF (Lansdale Catholic) 4 GP, .400 BA (6-15), 3 R (last 7 GP: .379 BA)

Home Runs Last Week
* Ryan Calhoun (16), Harford (MD) soph 1B/OF (Germantown Academy) 3-run HR in first, bases loaded HBP in seventh, 13-5 win vs Chesapeake, JUCO Region 20 Championships, May 11
* Bay To (7, 8), Prince George’s CC (MD) soph CF (Neumann-Goretti) double, homer, walk, 2 runs scord in 11-3 win, Region 20 Championship Play-In game, May 8 … 3-5, solo HR in 8-2 win vs Montgomery (MD) to secure the Region 20 Championship, May 13
* Nick D’Amore (7), Harford soph 3B (Neumann-Goretti) 3-run homer and bases loaded walk in 13-5 win vs Chesapeake, JUCO Region 20 Championships, May 11
* Riley Mihalik (6, 7), Rider jr 1B/DH (SCH Academy) seventh inning solo HR in 8-2 loss at Niagara, May 12 … solo HR & RBI walk in 20-8 loss at Niagara, May 13
* Jimmy Herron (3, 4), Duke jr LF (La Salle HS) first multi-HR game of career with a 2-run HR & 3-run HR in 8-6 loss vs #4 North Carolina, May 13
* Kevin McGowan (1), La Salle jr 2B (Haverford School) solo HR in 8-6 loss at Richmond, May 12 (first HR since 5/18/17)

 

.Previous Weeks

 

Player (May 6) DANIEL SHEPHERD - Hood soph IF (Bonner-Prendie)
Player (April 29) NICK ROWLAND - Harford soph CF (SCH Academy)

Player (April 22) JUSTIN CURTIN - Gwynedd Mercy jr SS (Neumann-Goretti)
Player (April 15) CHRIS SALVEY - Lincoln Memorial jr 1B (Cardinal O'Hara)
Player (April 8) PARKER ABATE - Misericordia jr CF (Malvern Prep)
Player (April 1) MARK D'AMORE - Harford soph 3B (Neumann-Goretti)
Player (Mar. 25) JIMMY HERRON - Duke jr LF (La Salle HS)

Player (Mar. 18) CHASE STANDEN - Scranton sr RF (St. Joseph's Prep)

Player (Mar. 11) PAT MEENAN - Cumberland County soph SS (La Salle HS)
Player (Mar. 4) JOHNNY AIELLO - Wake Forest jr 3B (Germantown Academy)
Player (Feb. 25) NICK LAFFERTY - Kutztown jr C (Archbishop Wood)
Player (Feb. 18) RYAN CALHOUN - Harford soph 1B/OF (Germantown Academy)


Pitcher (May 6) CHARLIE JERLA - Marist sr LHP (Neumann-Goretti)
Pitcher (April 29) PAT DOUDICAN - Polk State soph LHP (Neumann-Goretti)
Pitcher (April 22) BRAD SCULL - Wilmington jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
Pitcher (April 15) JOEY GORMAN - Neumann U grad 1B/LHP (Neumann-Goretti)
Pitcher (April 8) KEVIN SESSA - Penn State Brandywine soph RHP (Cardinal O'Hara)
Pitcher (April 1) DINO CATTAI - Chestnut Hill jr LHP (St. Joseph's Prep)
Pitcher (Mar. 25) CHARLIE JERLA - Marist sr LHP (Neumann-Goretti)
Pitcher (Mar. 18) TOMMY DERER - NJIT sr RHP (Archbishop Ryan)
Pitcher (Mar. 11) NICK POPOLIZIO - Washington College sr RHP (Germantown Academy)
Pitcher (Mar. 4) MATTHEW KRESS - Chestnut Hill College jr RHP (Lansdale Catholic)
Pitcher (Feb. 25) BRAD SCULL - Wilmington jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
Pitcher (Feb. 18) DAN GOGGIN - James Madison jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie) 

Rookie (May 6) ERIC STEWART - Cumberland County 1B (Cardinal O'Hara
Rookie (April 29) FRANK DRISCOLL - Colby RHP (Penn Charter)
Rookie (April 22) KADE JONES - Widener RHP (La Salle HS)
Rookie (April 15) JOEY LANCELLOTTI - North Carolina RHP (Penn Charter/Wood)
Rookie (April 8) JOHN HITCHINS - Valley Forge Military 1B (Franklin Towne Charter)
Rookie (April 1) NICHOLAS HERRERA - Manor RHP (Frankford)
Rookie (Mar. 25) JIMMY KINGSBURY - Villanova RHP (Malvern Prep)
Rookie (Mar. 18) EVAN RAIBURN - FDU RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
Rookie (Mar. 11) PHIL SANBORN - Neumann U LHP (Neumann-Goretti)
Rookie (Mar. 4) JALEN WADE - Cincinnati RHP (Malvern Prep)
Rookie (Feb. 25) LOU TESTA - Harford LF (Neumann-Goretti)
Rookie (Feb. 18) SHANE MUNTZ - Wake Forest C/RHP (Malvern Prep)

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May 11, 2018

Division I:  schools continue regular season play through next weekend, before conference tournaments start.
D-II: conference tournament winners will be decided this weekend
D-III: NCAA Tournament berths still to be announced
Junior Colleges: Division Regionals are underway
* Here are last week's top performers and home run list

Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending May 6, 2018

DANIEL SHEPHERD
HOOD soph IF (Bonner-Prendie)
HT: 5-9.....WT: 160.....SECANE, PA 

** last week: 6 GP, .370 BA (10-27), 1 HR, 10 RBI, 6 R, 4 2B, 7 SB

** season: 38 GP, .305 BA, .442 OBP, 33 R, 22 SB

** Blazers: 32-11 record, Commonwealth Conf. Tournament runners-up in only 4th year of program

Honorable Mention

* Jimmy Herron, Duke jr LF (La Salle HS)

* Thomas Donahue, Delaware County CC soph IF (Cardinal O'Hara)

* Logan Sneed, Gettysburg sr 3B (Germantown Academy)

* Steven Cohen, Lafayette sr 2B (Penn Charter)

 

Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending May 6, 2018

CHARLIE JERLA
MARIST sr LHP (NEUMANN-GORETTI)
HT: 6-1.....WT: 185.....PHILADELPHIA, PA

** May 5 vs Manhattan: Win, 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 5 K

** leads Marist starting pitchers with five wins this season

** 25 career wins, third most in program history

Honorable Mention

* Kyle Rogalski, Misericordia sr RHP (Roman Catholic)

* Ben Lippincott, Delaware Valley grad RHP (Lansdale Catholic)

* Bryan Kaelin, Gwynedd Mercy jr RHP (MaST Charter)

* T.J. Pagan, Pittsburgh sr RHP (Penn Charter)

 

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending May 6, 2018

ERIC STEWART

CUMBERLAND COUNTY 1B (CARDINAL O'HARA)

HT: 6-0.....WT: 200.....SPRINGFIELD, PA 
** last week: 4 GP, .412 BA (7-17), 6 R, 5 RBI, 2 BB 
** last 13 games: .368 BA, first 14 games: .242 BA

Honorable Mention

* Tyler Dunbar, Elizabethtown RHP (Haverford School)

* Noah Clement, Rowan Gloucester 2B (Roman Catholic)

* Jared Healey, Chestnut Hill IF (Neumann-Goretti)

* Brian Bromley, Cumberland County College RHP (Cardinal O' Hara)

 

Home Runs Last Week

Ryan Calhoun (13, 14, 15), Harford (MD) soph 1B/OF (Germantown Academy) 2-run HR in fifth tied game 6-6, as Harford rallied for 11-8 win vs Delaware Tech, May 1 … hit one of Fighting Owls’ seven HR in a 25-4 beatdown of Brookdale CC, May 2 … 3-run HR in fifth tied game 5-5, but Rowan Gloucester (43-5) went on to win 9-6, May 7

Lou Testa (11, 12), Harford fr LF (Neumann-Goretti) 1-2, solo HR, 2 walks, 11-8 win vs Delaware Tech, May 1 … grand slam, walk, bases-loaded HBP (5 RBI) in win vs Brookdale CC, May 2

Matt Masi (9), Penn State Brandywine jr LF (Cardinal O’Hara) go-ahead 2-run HR in third proved to be the game-winner, 4-2 win vs Penn State Wilkes-Barre, PSUAC Tournment, May 7

Bay To (6), Prince George’s CC (MD) soph CF (Neumann-Goretti) solo HR in 11-1 loss at Hagerstown CC, May 3 (15 career HR)

Steven Cohen (5), Lafayette sr IF (Penn Charter) single, double, homer, 3 runs scored in 11-5 win vs Monmouth, May 2

Zach Jancarski (5), Maryland sr CF (SCH Academy) first inning grand lam in 17-8 loss at Nebraska, May 5

Riley Mihalik (5), Rider jr 1B/DH (SCH Academy) fifth nnnnng solo HR in 3-2 loss at Siena, May 5

Billy Brittingham (4), Muhlenberg soph 1B (Germantown Academy) 3-run HR & RBI single in 12-7 loss vs Johns Hopkins, opening round Centennial Conf. Tournament, May 3

Langston Livingston (2), Saint Joseph’s soph OF (La Salle HS) solo HR, 2 walks, 2 runs scored in 10-2 loss vs Delaware, May 1

Ian McIntosh (1), Scranton jr IF (La Salle HS) hit the only home run (2-run shot) in a 16-14 slugfest loss vs Stevens Institute, May 1

Daniel Shepherd (1), Hood soph IF (Bonner-Prendie) first collegiate HR comes in Commonwealth Conf. Championship game loss to Arcadia, May 5

 

May 4, 2018

  While many Division III schools are participating in conference tournaments this weekend,
let's take a quick look at last week's top performers.
 
Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending April 29, 2018
NICK ROWLAND
HARFORD CC soph CF (SCH Academy)
HT: 5-8.....WT: 170.....AMBLER, PA 

** last week: 4 GP, .429 BA (6-14), 1 HR, 6 RBI, 9 R, 3 2B, 3 BB

** season: 48 GP, .339 BA, 5 HR, 35 RBI, 70 R, 37 SB

Honorable Mention

* Chris Salvey, Lincoln Memorial jr 1B (Cardinal O'Hara)

* Richie Tecco, Rider jr SS (Bonner-Prendie)

* Langston Livingston, Saint Joseph's soph OF (La Salle HS)

* Evan Plummer, DeSales soph OF (La Salle HS) 
 

Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending April 29, 2018

PAT DOUDICAN

POLK STATE soph LHP (NEUMANN-GORETTI)

HT: 6-3.....WT: 220.....WALL, NJ 

** last week: 2 starts, 1-0, 1.32 ERA, 13.2 IP, 19 K

** complete game 5-hit shutout vs South Florida State

Honorable Mention

* Dan Hammer, Pittsburgh soph RHP (Father Judge)

* Nick Bralczyk, Barry jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie)

* Ross Mintzer, Lock Haven jr RHP (SCH Academy)

* Bhris Altopiedi, Frederick CC soph LHP (Archbishop Carroll) 
 

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending April 29, 2018

FRANK DRISCOLL

COLBY RHP (PENN CHARTER)

HT: 6-4.....WT: 195.....PHILADELPHIA, PA 
** last week: 3 APP, 5.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K 
** first collegiate save vs Maine Presque Isle, April 29

Honorable Mention

* Pat Woltemate, Chestnut Hill RHP (St. Joseph's Prep)

* Shane Souchuck, Cabrini RHP (Conwell-Egan)

* Alex Cohen, Dickinson RHP/C/DH (Penn Charter)

* Eric Stewart, Cumberland County College 1B (Cardinal O' Hara) 
 

Home Runs Last Week

Ryan Calhoun (12), Harford (MD) soph 1B/OF (Germantown Academy) double, homer, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2 HBP in 19-4 win vs Asa, 28

Johnny Aiello (8), Wake Forest jr 3B (Germantown Academy) solo HR in third tied game 6-6 in an 8-7 win vs Liberty, April 25

Nick D’Amore (6), Harford soph 3B (Neumann-Goretti) 2-run HR in 11-run seventh inning as Fighting Owls overcame 15-6 deficit to shock Asa, 17-15, April 28

Nick Rowland (5), Harford soph CF (SCH Academy) 3-run HR, 3 runs scored in 19-4 win vs Asa, April 28

Steven Cohen (4), Lafayette sr IF (Penn Charter) homered leading off the fourth inning of a 10-4 loss vs Navy, April 29

Erik Bowren (1), Delaware jr 2B (Archbishop Wood) solo HR down LF line on 0-2 count in third inning opened the scoring in a 3-1 win vs Penn, April 25

Bill Ford (1), West Chester sr C/RHP (Malvern Prep) 2-run HR in the sixth got Golden Rams to within a run in 12-8 loss at #23 St. Thomas Aquinas (NY), 12-8, April 24

Bobby Heck (1), Gwynedd Mercy soph OF (Archbishop Wood) key hit of the game - a 3-run shot in the fourth, 4-1 win at Cairn, April 26

Hector Morales (1), Manor fr IF (Esperanza) 1B, HR, BB, SB, 2 RBI in 8-7 loss at Valley Forge Military, April 29 (season: .306 BA, .436 OBP)

Brendan Pell (1), Dickinson fr IF (Penn Charter) first collegiate HR (solo) in 9-7 loss at Johns Hopkins, April 28 (reached base safely in 19 of final 20 games of season)

* Richie Tecco (1), Rider jr SS (Bonner-Prendie) first career HR in 7-3 loss vs Canisius, April 28 (career: 117 GP, 280 AB)

 

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Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending April 22, 2018
JUSTIN CURTIN
GWYNEDD MERCY jr SS (NEUMANN-GORETTI)
HT: 6-0.....WT: 185.....WASHINGTON TWP, NJ 

** week: 4 GP, .500 BA (5-10), 8 RBI, 5 R, 3 SB, .667 OBP

** batting .476 (10-21) during current 7-game hit streak

** season stolen bases: 11-for-11 (career: 23-28, 82%)

Honorable Mention

* Chase Standen, Scranton sr OF (St. Joseph's Prep) 5 GP, .500 BA (8-16), 1 HR, 6 RBI, 7 R, .727 OBP

* Will Phillips, Colby soph OF (Episcopal Academy) 4 GP, .438 BA (7-16), 5 R, 2 triples, 2 R, 2 SB

* Zach Jancarski, Maryland sr CF (SCH Academy) 4 GP, .313 BA (5-16), 1 HR, 3 R, 3 doubles

* Logan Sneed, Gettysburg sr 3B (Germantown Academy) 4 GP, .412 BA (7-17), 1 triple, 2 R, 2 RBI, 3 SB

 

Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending April 22, 2018

BRAD SCULL

WILMINGTON jr RHP (BONNER-PRENDIE)

HT: 6-4.....WT: 225.....ASTON, PA 

** April 20 at Goldey-Beacom: complete game win, 7 IP, 5 R, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 11 K

** last 6 starts: 6-0, 2.17 ERA

** season: 8-1 record, 2.57 ERA, 58 K in 56 IP

Honorable Mention

* Dan Hammer, Pittsburgh soph RHP (Father Judge) April 20 at Miami: ND, 7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

* Anthony DeVito, Kutztown sr RHP (Central) 2-0 loss vs West Chester, April 21: CG, 7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

* Brent Greeley, Tufts soph RHP (Malvern Prep) April 21 vs Colby: Win, CG, 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

* Tommy Derer, NJIT jr RHP (Archbishop Ryan) save vs Saint Peter's and 3 shutout innings vs Stetson (31-11 record)

 

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending April 15, 2018

KADE JONES

WIDENER RHP (La SALLE HS)

HT: 6-3.....WT: 205.....HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA 
** April 20 at Albright: win, career-high 8.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 109 pitches 
** 2 APP, win, 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K 
** leads Pride pitching staff with four wins this season

Honorable Mention

* Joey Lancellotti, North Carolina RHP (Penn Charter/Wood) April 17 in loss vs #2 NC State: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K

* Brian Bromley, Cumberland County RHP (Cardinal O'Hara) April 22 at Northampton CC: win, 6 IP, 3 ER, 2 BB, 8 K

* Santino Nave, Lock Haven RHP (Roman Catholic) complete game win vs Lincoln: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

* Rob Henry, Rowan Burlington 3B (Franklin Towne Charter) 3 GP, .600 BA (6-10), 4 R, 2 RBI, 2 doubles, BB

 

Home Runs Last Week

* Ryan Calhoun (11), Harford (MD) soph 1B/OF (Germantown Academy) grand slam, 6 RBI in 19-8 win vs Anne Arundel CC, April 18 (third salami in last 4 games)

* Lou Testa (9, 10), Harford fr LF (Neumann-Goretti) homered in back-to-back wins vs Anne Arundel CC & CCBC Essex, April 18-19

Bay To (5), Prince George’s CC (MD) soph CF (Neumann-Goretti) 3-run HR in 5-3 win at Garrett College, April 22 (14 career HR)

Zach Jancarski (4), Maryland sr CF (SCH Academy) 3-run smash in third helps Terps build 6-2 lead, but they lose to Purdue, 8-6, April 22

Matt Rowland (4), Tulane sr IF (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy) 3-run HR to left-center in 21-7 rout of East Tennessee State, April 21

Chase Standen (4), Scranton sr OF (St. Joseph’s Prep) 3-run HR in the sixth broke the game wide open in a 14-3 win at Drew, April 22

Ryan McSorley (2, 3), Penn State Harrisburg fr IF (Lansdale Catholic) 3-run blast in third gave Lions a lead they would not relinquish, 6-5 over Christopher Newport, April 21 … hit solo HR in fourth and scored winning run in ninth in a 9-8 victory vs Lebanon Valley, April 22

* Jack Cucinotta (1), La Salle fr OF (SCH Academy) 2-run HR (first of career), double, walk, steal in 7-6 win vs Villanova, April 18

* Jake Dianno (1), Middlebury fr C (Germantown Avademy) first collegiate HR, solo in second, proved to be game-winner, 3-0 win vs Bowdoin, April 22

 

.Previous Weeks

Player (April 15) CHRIS SALVEY - Lincoln Memorial jr 1B (Cardinal O'Hara)
Player (April 8) PARKER ABATE - Misericordia jr CF (Malvern Prep)
Player (April 1) MARK D'AMORE - Harford soph 3B (Neumann-Goretti)
Player (Mar. 25) JIMMY HERRON - Duke jr LF (St. Joseph's Prep)
Player (Mar. 18) CHASE STANDEN - Scranton sr RF (St. Joseph's Prep)

Player (Mar. 11) PAT MEENAN - Cumberland County soph SS (La Salle HS)
Player (Mar. 4) JOHNNY AIELLO - Wake Forest jr 3B (Germantown Academy)
Player (Feb. 25) NICK LAFFERTY - Kutztown jr C (Archbishop Wood)
Player (Feb. 18) RYAN CALHOUN - Harford soph 1B/OF (Germantown Academy)

Pitcher (April 15) JOEY GORMAN - Neumann U grad 1B/LHP (Neumann-Goretti)
Pitcher (April 8) KEVIN SESSA - Penn State Brandywine soph RHP (Cardinal O'Hara)
Pitcher (April 1) DINO CATTAI - Chestnut Hill jr LHP (St. Joseph's Prep)
Pitcher (Mar. 25) CHARLIE JERLA - Marist sr LHP (Archbishop Ryan)
Pitcher (Mar. 18) TOMMY DERER - NJIT sr RHP (Archbishop Ryan)
Pitcher (Mar. 11) NICK POPOLIZIO - Washington College sr RHP (Germantown Academy)
Pitcher (Mar. 4) MATTHEW KRESS - Chestnut Hill College jr RHP (Lansdale Catholic)
Pitcher (Feb. 25) BRAD SCULL - Wilmington jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
Pitcher (Feb. 18) DAN GOGGIN - James Madison jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
 

Rookie (April 15) JOEY LANCELLOTTI - North Carolina RHP (Penn Charter/Wood)

Rookie (April 8) JOHN HITCHINS - Valley Forge Military 1B (Franklin Towne Charter)

Rookie (April 1) NICHOLAS HERRERA - Manor RHP (Frankford)

Rookie (Mar. 25) JIMMY KINGSBURY - Villanova RHP (Malvern Prep)

Rookie (Mar. 18) EVAN RAIBURN - FDU RHP (Bonner-Prendie)

Rookie (Mar. 11) PHIL SANBORN - Neumann U LHP (Neumann-Goretti)

Rookie (Mar. 4) JALEN WADE - Cincinnati RHP (Malvern Prep)

Rookie (Feb. 25) LOU TESTA - Harford LF (Neumann-Goretti)

Rookie (Feb. 18) SHANE MUNTZ - Wake Forest C/RHP (Malvern Prep)

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Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending April 15, 2018
CHRIS SALVEY
LINCOLN MEMORIAL (TN) jr 1B (CARDINAL O'HARA)
HT: 6-4.....WT: 290.....FOLCROFT, PA
 
** week: 5 GP, .444 BA (10-18), 5 HR, 10 RBI, 8 R, .600 OBP
** homered in four straight games
** season: 31 GP, .362 BA, 11 HR, 33 RBI, .809 SLUG%
Honorable Mention

* Riley Mihalik, Rider jr 1B (SCH Academy) 4 GP, .533 BA (8-15), 3 HR, 11 RBI, 6 R, .611 OBP

* Ben Burman, Susquehanna jr IF (Episcopal Academy) 4 GP, .632 BA (12-19), 5 R, 4 RBI, 3 doubles
* Shahir Gates, Clark Atlanta sr 3B (Northeast) 4 GP, .615 BA (8-13), 1 HR, 7 RBI, 4 R, .688 OBP 
* Ryan Calhoun, Harford soph 1B/OF (Germantown Academy) 7 GP, .320 BA (8-25), 3 HR, 18 RBI (grand slam in back-to-back games)

 

Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending April 15, 2018

JOEY GORMAN

NEUMANN grad LHP (NEUMANN-GORETTI)
HT: 6-0.....WT: 210.....PHILADELPHIA, PA
** April 14 vs Centenary: Win, 5 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 64 pitches
** first collegiate victory 
** season: 10 IP, 1 ER, 0 BB, 11 K

Honorable Mention
Dino Cattai, Chestnut Hill jr RHP (St. Joseph's Prep) April 11 vs Jefferson: Win, 8 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 8 K (season: 4-1 record)  

* Dan Goggin, James Madison jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie) 2 APP, win and save, 5.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K

* Brad Scull, Wilmington jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie) beat Concordia for fifth straight win (season: 7-1, 2.94 ERA) 

* Jeff Seigafuse, Gwynedd Mercy soph RHP (Father Judge) 3 APP, 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 K

 

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending April 15, 2018

JOEY LANCELOTTI

NORTH CAROLINA RHP (PENN CHARTER/ARCHBISHOP WOOD)
HT: 5-11.....WT: 205.....BENSALEM, PA
** 2 APP, win, 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K 
** earned win with three shutout innings at Univ. of Virginia, April 14
** season: 15 APP, 2-3 record, 2.55 ERA, 27 K in 24.2 IP

Honorable Mention
* Jimmy Kingsbury, Villanova RHP (Malvern Prep) April 15 vs Butler: ND, 6 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
* Tommy Toal, La Salle IF (Haverford School) 4 GP, .385 BA (5-13), 5 R, 4 RBI, .529 OBP

* Dominic Toso, Bucknell fr IF (Penn Charter) 3 GP, .500 BA (4-8), 1 HR, 2 RBI, 4 R, 4 BB, triple

* Harrison Timberlake, Georgia Southwestern RHP (Penn Charter) first career save April 14 vs Lander: 2 IP, 0 H, 5 K

 

Home Runs Last Week
* Chris Salvey (7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
, Lincoln Memorial (TN) jr 1B/DH (Cardinal O’Hara) 3-run blast and bases loaded walk in 14-11 win vs #14 Belmont Abbey, April 11 … 4 HR in 3-game series vs Catawba, April 13-14 (HR in four straight game)
* Ryan Calhoun (8, 9, 10),
Harford (MD) soph 1B/OF (Germantown Academy) broke 2-2 tie with RBI double, 3 innings later hits a 3-run jack, 15-10 win vs CCBC Catonsville, April 12 … hit grand slams in back-to-back wins vs Allegany and Lackawanna, April 14 & 15
* Lou Testa (8),
Harford fr LF (Neumann-Goretti) 2 doubles, HR, 3 RBI in 19-10 win vs Allegany, April 14
*
Nick D’Amore (4, 5), Harford soph 3B (Neumann-Goretti) double, 2-run homer in 13-7 loss vs CCBC Catonsville, April 12 … 3-run HR & RBI double in 19-10 win vs Allegany, April 14
*
Riley Mihalik (2, 3, 4), Rider jr 1B/DH (SCH Academy) 3-game sweep vs Saint Peter’s, April 13 & 14: 7-11, 3 HR, 11 RBI
*
Steven Cohen (3), Lafayette sr IF (Penn Charter) 2-run HR in first inning for new cleanup batter, but Army goes on to score 13 unanswered runs, April 14
*
Nick Lafferty (2, 3), Kutztown jr C (Archbishop Wood) grand slam, solo HR, RBI groundout in 15-6 win at East Stroudsburg, April 14
*
Josh Lopez (3), Gwynedd Mercy jr C (Archbishop Ryan) solo HR in 10-4 loss vs Immaculata, April 12
*
Suriel Baez (2), Manor fr IF (Esperanza) HR, 2 walks, 2 RBI in 15-14 loss at Bergen CC, April 15 (has both HR in Blue Jays’ inaugural season)
*
Shahir Gates (2), Clark Atlanta sr 3B/RHP (Northeast) seventh inning HR the only offense in a 3-1 loss at Claflin (SC), April 14
*
Jimmy Herron (2), Duke jr LF (La Salle HS) 2-5, double, go-ahead solo HR (7th inn.), 6-5 win at #10 Florida State, April 14
*
John Hitchins (2), Valley Forge Military fr 1B (Franklin Towne Charter) double, homer, 2 runs scored in 10-7 loss at Mercer County, April 10
*
Craig Alleyne (1), Towson jr OF (SCH Academy) two of Tigers’ three ribbies (solo HR, SF) in 4-3 loss at The Citadel (SC), April 14
*
James Gabor (1), Georgetown fr OF (Penn Charter) gave Hoyas a fifth inning lead with first career HR in 7-3 win vs George Mason, April 13
*
Danny Healey, Jr. (1), Felician jr IF/OF (Bonner-Prendie) opened the scoring with a second inning solo dinger in 3-2 win vs Jefferson, April 13
* Langston Livingston (1)
, Saint Joseph’s soph OF (La Salle HS) first collegiate HR, a 2-run pinch-hit shot, 18-6 loss vs Davidson, April 13
*
Dominic Toso (1), Bucknell fr IF (Penn Charter) hits first career HR after recently moving from leadoff to cleanup, 6-0 win at Holy Cross, April 14
*
Ben Werkheiser (1), Delaware fr C (Germantown Academy) first collegiate hit is a 2-run HR in ninth inning of 15-7 win at Lehigh, April 11
 

.Previous Weeks

Player (April 8) PARKER ABATE - Misericordia jr CF (Malvern Prep)
Player (April 1) MARK D'AMORE - Harford soph 3B (Neumann-Goretti)
Player (Mar. 25) JIMMY HERRON - Duke jr LF (St. Joseph's Prep)
Player (Mar. 18) CHASE STANDEN - Scranton sr RF (St. Joseph's Prep)

Player (Mar. 11) PAT MEENAN - Cumberland County soph SS (La Salle HS)
Player (Mar. 4) JOHNNY AIELLO - Wake Forest jr 3B (Germantown Academy)
Player (Feb. 25) NICK LAFFERTY - Kutztown jr C (Archbishop Wood)
Player (Feb. 18) RYAN CALHOUN - Harford soph 1B/OF (
Germantown Academy)

Pitcher (April 8) KEVIN SESSA - Penn State Brandywine soph RHP (Cardinal O'Hara)
Pitcher (April 1) DINO CATTAI - Chestnut Hill jr LHP (St. Joseph's Prep)
Pitcher (Mar. 25) CHARLIE JERLA - Marist sr LHP (Archbishop Ryan)
Pitcher (Mar. 18) TOMMY DERER - NJIT sr RHP (Archbishop Ryan)
Pitcher (Mar. 11) NICK POPOLIZIO - Washington College sr RHP (
Germantown Academy)
Pitcher (Mar. 4) MATTHEW KRESS - Chestnut Hill College jr RHP (Lansdale Catholic)
Pitcher (Feb. 25) BRAD SCULL - Wilmington jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
Pitcher (Feb. 18) DAN GOGGIN - James Madison jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie)

 

Rookie (April 8) JOHN HITCHINS - Valley Forge Military 1B (Franklin Towne Charter)

Rookie (April 1) NICHOLAS HERRERA - Manor RHP (Frankford)

Rookie (Mar. 25) JIMMY KINGSBURY - Villanova RHP (Malvern Prep)

Rookie (Mar. 18) EVAN RAIBURN - FDU RHP (Bonner-Prendie)

Rookie (Mar. 11) PHIL SANBORN - Neumann U LHP (Neumann-Goretti)

Rookie (Mar. 4) JALEN WADE - Cincinnati RHP (Malvern Prep)

Rookie (Feb. 25) LOU TESTA - Harford LF (Neumann-Goretti)

Rookie (Feb. 18) SHANE MUNTZ - Wake Forest C/RHP (Malvern Prep)

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Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending April 8, 2018
PARKER ABATE
MISERICORDIA jr CF (MALVERN PREP)
HT: 5-8.....MALVERN, PA
 
** week: 6 GP out of the 2-hole, .444 BA (8-18), .583 OBP, 5 RBI, 4 R, 2 2B, 2 SAC
** reached base safely in 21 of 22 games this season (thru 4/8)
** season: .384 BA, .505 OBP, 8 SB 
Honorable Mention

* Ishmael Bracy, Rowan Burlington 1B/OF (Washington) 6 GP, .429 BA (9-21), 9 R, 7 RBI, 5 doubles, 2 BB

* Nick Rowland, Harford soph CF (SCH Academy) 7 GP, .375 BA (6-16), streak snapped after reaching safely in 25 straight games
* Matt Masi, Penn State Brandywine OF (Cardinal O'Hara) 5 GP, .429 BA (6-14), 3 HR, 13 RBI (season: 22 GP, .431 BA, 8 HR, 24 RBI)
* Johnny Aiello, Wake Forest jr 3B (Germantown Academy) 4 GP, .438 BA (7-16), 2 HR, 9 RBI, 6 R (33 career HR in 150 GP)

 

Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending April 8, 2018

KEVIN SESSA

PENN STATE BRANDYWINE soph RHP (CARDINAL O'HARA)
BROOMALL, PA
** week: 3 APP, 2-0, 0.71 ERA, 12.2 IP, 8 K, 0.79 WHIP
** leads Lions staff with 4 wins and 3.96 ERA this season 
** career: 6-4 record, 3.99 ERA, 17 APP, 11 GS

Honorable Mention
Dino Cattai, Chestnut Hill jr RHP (St. Joseph's Prep) April 3 at Goldey-Beacom: complete game win (9 IP), 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K  

* Gino Tripodi, Gwynedd Mercy jr RHP (Neumann-Goretti) April 7 vs Centenary: Win, 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 6 K, pitches

* Jerry Mangan, Chestnut Hill soph RHP (La Salle HS) week: 4 APP, 7.1 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 3 K   

Gunnar Hayes, Jefferson soph RHP (SCH Academy) April 6 at Goldey-Beacom: Win, 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K 

 

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending April 8, 2018

JOHN HITCHINS

VALLEY FORGE MILITARY (FRANKLIN TOWNE CHARTER)
PHILADELPHIA, PA
** week: hit safely in all 7 GP, .458 BA (11-24), 1 HR, 6 RBI, 7 R, 3 2B, 4 SB 
** season: .424 BA (14-33), 6 XBH
** VFM record: 5-8......last season after 13 games: 1-12

Honorable Mention
* Shane Muntz, Wake Forest C/RHP (Malvern Prep) 4 GP, .462 BA (6-13), 2 HR, 6 RBI (season: 29 GP, 5 HR, 20 RBI, 1-1 on the mound in 11 APP)
* Noah Clement, Rowan Gloucester 2B (Roman Catholic) 7 GP, .480 BA (12-25), 1 HR, 6 RBI, 9 R (season: 25 GP, .413 BA)
* Joseph Nestel, Cumberland RHP (Bonner-Prendie) first collegiate win vs Camden CC: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 4 K
* Tyler Dunbar
, Elizabethtown RHP (Haverford School) first collegiate win vs Immaculata: 4 relief IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB    

 

Home Runs Last Week

Matt Masi (6, 7, 8), Penn State Brandywine jr LF (Cardinal O’Hara) 5 RBI in 1st inning on grand slam and bases loaded walk, 13-1 win vs Penn State Wilkes-Barre, April 2 … 2-run opposite-field HR in 14-2 win at Penn State Hazleton, April 6 … single, double, homer in 12-3 win at Penn State Hazleton, April 8

Johnny Aiello (6, 7), Wake Forest jr 3B (Germantown Academy) 7 RBI: grand slam, 2-run double, SF in 10-2 win vs #10 Duke, April 6 … 2-run HR in first inning of 7-4 loss vs #10 Duke, April 8 (T-6th in ACC with 7 HR)

Ryan Calhoun (5, 6, 7), Harford (MD) soph 1B/OF (Germantown Academy) doubleheader sweep vs Cecil College, April 5: solo HR, 2-run HR, 3-run HR

Chris Salvey (6), Lincoln Memorial (TN) jr 1B/DH (Cardinal O’Hara) 2-run go-ahead HR in eighth inning still not enough in 11-10 loss vs Trevecca Nazarene, April 3

Shane Muntz (4, 5), Wake Forest fr C/RHP (Malvern Prep) HR, double, 3 RBI and pitched 2.2 innings for the win, 15-5 vs Davidson, April 3 … 2-run HR in fourth inning cut deficit to 4-3 in a 7-4 loss vs #10 Duke, April 8

Matt Rowland (4), Tulane sr IF (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy) 2-run HR in fifth inning of 9-2 win vs Cecil College on April 5 exteneds his on base safely streak to 24 straight games

Nick Rowland (3, 4), Harford soph CF (SCH Academy) slugged one of Harford’s two HR in 5-run fifth inning of 9-2 win vs Cecil College, April 5 … single, double, HR in 18-6 win vs Hagerstown, April 6 (reached base safely in 25 straight games)

Bay To (4), Prince George’s CC (MD) soph CF (Neumann-Goretti) 2 singles, grand slam, 4 runs scored in 23-3 pasting of CCBC Dundalk, April 2

Jawan McAllister (2), Longwood (VA) jr LF (St. Joseph’s Prep) 2-run HR on 1-0 count in 3rd inning of 13-10 win George Mason, April 4

Suriel Baez (1), Manor fr IF (Esperanza) first-ever HR in program history in 9-7 loss at Williamson, April 6

Noah Clement (1), Rowan Gloucester fr 2B (Roman Catholic) 3-3, HR, 3 R, 3 RBI in 8-2 win at County College Of Morris, April 8

John Hitchins (1), Valley Forge Military fr 1B (Franklin Towne Charter) first collegiate HR, solo, in 14-4 loss at Lackawanna College, April 5

 

.Previous Weeks

Player (April 1) MARK D'AMORE - Harford soph 3B (Neumann-Goretti)
Player (Mar. 25) JIMMY HERRON - Duke jr LF (St. Joseph's Prep)
Player (Mar. 18) CHASE STANDEN - Scranton sr RF (St. Joseph's Prep)

Player (Mar. 11) PAT MEENAN - Cumberland County soph SS (La Salle HS)
Player (Mar. 4) JOHNNY AIELLO - Wake Forest jr 3B (Germantown Academy)
Player (Feb. 25) NICK LAFFERTY - Kutztown jr C (Archbishop Wood)
Player (Feb. 18) RYAN CALHOUN - Harford soph 1B/OF (
Germantown Academy)
Pitcher (April 1) DINO CATTAI - Chestnut Hill jr LHP (St. Joseph's Prep)
Pitcher (Mar. 25) CHARLIE JERLA - Marist sr LHP (Archbishop Ryan)
Pitcher (Mar. 18) TOMMY DERER - NJIT sr RHP (Archbishop Ryan)
Pitcher (Mar. 11) NICK POPOLIZIO - Washington College sr RHP (
Germantown Academy)
Pitcher (Mar. 4) MATTHEW KRESS - Chestnut Hill College jr RHP (Lansdale Catholic)
Pitcher (Feb. 25) BRAD SCULL - Wilmington jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
Pitcher (Feb. 18) DAN GOGGIN - James Madison jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie)

Rookie (April 1) NICHOLAS HERRERA - Manor RHP (Frankford)

Rookie (Mar. 25) JIMMY KINGSBURY - Villanova RHP (Malvern Prep)

Rookie (Mar. 18) EVAN RAIBURN - FDU RHP (Bonner-Prendie)

Rookie (Mar. 11) PHIL SANBORN - Neumann U LHP (Neumann-Goretti)

Rookie (Mar. 4) JALEN WADE - Cincinnati RHP (Malvern Prep)

Rookie (Feb. 25) LOU TESTA - Harford LF (Neumann-Goretti)

Rookie (Feb. 18) SHANE MUNTZ - Wake Forest C/RHP (Malvern Prep)

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Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending April 1, 2018

MARK D'AMORE
HARFORD soph 3B (NEUMANN-GORETT)
HT: 6-1.....WT: 200......PHILADELPHIA, PA
** week: 6 GP out of cleanup spot, .412 BA (7-17), .522 OBP, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 9 R, 5 SB
** reached base safely in 15 consecutive games (thru April 1)
** played 32 games as a freshman at Wagner College in 2017
Honorable Mention

* Ben Burman, Susquehanna jr IF (Episcopal Academy) 4 GP, .500 BA (6-12), .647 OBP, 2 doubles, 3 RBI

* James McConnon, Saint Joseph's soph C (Haverford School) 4 GP, .625 BA (10-16), 4 R, 3 RBI (leads Hawks with .358 BA)
Chris Salvey, Lincoln Memorial (TN) jr 1B (Cardinal O'Hara) 4 GP, .357 BA (5-14), 2 HR, 5 RBI (season: 18 H, 11 XBH)
* Max Schwartz, Franklin & Marshall soph 3B (Germantown Academy) March 31 at Washington College, gm 2: 4-for 6, 5 RBI, 4 R, 2B

 

Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending April 1, 2018

DINO CATTAI

CHESTNUT HILL jr RHP (ST. JOSEPH'S PREP)
HT: 5-11.....WT: 195......PHILADELPHIA, PA
** March 28 at Felician: Win, 8 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 4 K
** started 4 games this season, after relieveing in 43 of 44 games last 2 seasons 
** career: 47 APP, 5-4 record, 15 saves (CHC all-time leader), 109 IP, 2.73 ERA 

Honorable Mention
* Kevin Sessa, Penn State Brandywine soph RHP (Cardinal O'Hara) March 26 vs Penn State Schuylkill: complete game win (7 IP), 3 H, 0 ER
  

Brad Scull, Wilmington jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie) March 28 at Jefferson: Win, 5 IP, 1 R, 4 K (season: 5-1, 2.68 ERA, 0.95 WHIP)

* Mason Abate, Elizabethtown soph RHP (Malvern Prep) March 30 vs Swarthmore: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 K, 28 pitches  

* Bay To, Prince George's CC soph RHP/CF (Neumann-Goretti) March 29 at Cecil College: complete game win (7 IP), 7 H, 4 R, 4 K 

 

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending April 1, 2018

NICHOLAS HERRERA

MANOR COLLEGE RHP/IF (FRANKFORD)
PHILADELPHIA, PA
** Winning pitcher in Manor Blue Jays first-ever game 
** March 27 at Middlesex County: 7 IP (CG), 3 H, 3 ER, 8 K
** Other Frankford player on Manor: Jose Romero, SS

Honorable Mention
* Frank Driscoll, Colby RHP (Penn Charter) won collegiate debut March 26 vs Thomas (ME): 6 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
* Pat McDonald, Penn State Abington RHP (Lansdale Catholic) March 29 vs Muhlenberg: Win, 7 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 4 K 
* Barry "Justus" Sanders, Lackawanna RHP (Penn Charter) first collegiate win vs Dutchess CC: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K
Brendan Pell, Dickinson IF (Penn Charter) DH sweep vs Ursinus: 3-for-11, 5 runs, 2 RBI, SB, SF (season: .305 BA)    

 

Home Runs Last Week

Matt Masi (5), Penn State Brandywine jr LF (Cardinal O’Hara) go-ahead 3-run HR as Lions overtake Penn State Schuylkill, 12-3, March 26

Chris Salvey (4, 5), Lincoln Memorial (TN) jr 1B/DH (Cardinal O’Hara) 3-run homer in first & solo HR in fifth led the way in a 6-4 win vs Lenoir-Rhyne, March 31

Ryan Calhoun (3, 4), Harford (MD) soph 1B/OF (Germantown Academy) 2-run opposite field HR in first inning of 14-3 win vs CCBC Dundalk, March 29 … solo HR to left in 15-0 drubbing of Garrett, March 31 (25 RBI in 28 GP)

Nick D’Amore (2, 3), Harford soph 3B (Neumann-Goretti) single, HR, 2 runs scored in 11-1 win at Chesapeake College, March 30 … 3-run HR in win vs Garrett, March 31 (last 15 GP: .556 BA, 25 RBI)

Zach Jancarski (3), Maryland sr CF (SCH Academy) solo HR in fourth inning tied game, 2-2, but Spiders broke it open in the sixth as Terps lose 10-3, March 27

Bay To (1, 2, 3), Prince George’s CC (MD) soph CF (Neumann-Goretti) 3-run HR & solo HR in 15-8 win vs Anne Arundel CC, March 27 … go-ahead 2-run HR in fifth inning of 5-4 win at Cecil College, March 29

Matt Maul (1), Saint Joseph’s sr SS (Malvern Prep) 1st inning: 1B, SB, R - 3rd inning: 2-run HR in 7-4 win vs Penn, March 27

Jawan McAllister (1), Longwood (VA) jr LF (St. Joseph’s Prep) 2-run go-ahead HR in sixth of 7-5 win at Charleston Southern, March 30 (first career HR, 91st AB)

Kevin Schmitt (1), Wesley fr OF (Father Judge) first collegiate HR (solo) in 10-4 loss vs Washington College, March 27 (7 runs scored last 4 games)

 

Ameir Uzzell (1), Chestnut Hill (Conwell-Egan) led game off with a homer, but Griffins fall at West Chester, 13-3, March 29


 

.Previous Weeks

Player (Mar. 25) JIMMY HERRON - Duke jr LF (St. Joseph's Prep)
Player (Mar. 18) CHASE STANDEN - Scranton sr RF (St. Joseph's Prep)
Player (Mar. 11) PAT MEENAN - Cumberland County soph SS (La Salle HS)
Player (Mar. 4) JOHNNY AIELLO - Wake Forest jr 3B (Germantown Academy)
Player (Feb. 25) NICK LAFFERTY - Kutztown jr C (Archbishop Wood)
Player (Feb. 18) RYAN CALHOUN - Harford soph 1B/OF (
Germantown Academy)
Pitcher (Mar. 25) CHARLIE JERLA - Marist sr LHP (Archbishop Ryan)
Pitcher (Mar. 18) TOMMY DERER - NJIT sr RHP (Archbishop Ryan)
Pitcher (Mar. 11) NICK POPOLIZIO - Washington College sr RHP (
Germantown Academy)
Pitcher (Mar. 4) MATTHEW KRESS - Chestnut Hill College jr RHP (Lansdale Catholic)
Pitcher (Feb. 25) BRAD SCULL - Wilmington jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
Pitcher (Feb. 18) DAN GOGGIN - James Madison jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie)

Rookie (Mar. 25) JIMMY KINGSBURY - Villanova RHP (Malvern Prep)

Rookie (Mar. 18) EVAN RAIBURN - FDU RHP (Bonner-Prendie)

Rookie (Mar. 11) PHIL SANBORN - Neumann U LHP (Neumann-Goretti)

Rookie (Mar. 4) JALEN WADE - Cincinnati RHP (Malvern Prep)

Rookie (Feb. 25) LOU TESTA - Harford LF (Neumann-Goretti)

Rookie (Feb. 18) SHANE MUNTZ - Wake Forest C/RHP (Malvern Prep)

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Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending March 25, 2018

JIMMY HERRON
DUKE jr LF (La SALLE HS)
HT: 6-1.....WT: 195......HARLEYSVILLE, PA
 
** week: 5 GP out of leadoff spot, .389 BA (7-18), 8 R, 8 BB, 2 SB, .577 OBP
** Rated No. 42 on Baseball America's list of Top 100 College prospects for 2018 draft
** 21st-ranked Blue Devils: 20-5 record, won 9 of last 11 games
** career: 140 GP, .318 BA, .414 OBP, 112 R, 48 doubles, 49 steals
Honorable Mention
* Nick D'Amore, Harford soph 3B (Neumann-Goretti) 4 GP, .818 BA (9-11), 10 RBI, .643 avg during current 9-game hit streak

* Chris Salvey, Lincoln Memorial (TN) jr 1B (Cardinal O'Hara) 4 GP, .462 BA (6-13), HR, 3 RBI (season: 13 H, 8 XBH)
Parker Abate, Misericordia jr CF (Malvern Prep) 5 GP, .533 BA (8-15), .632 OBP, Freedom Conf. Player of the Week
* Johnny Aiello, Wake Forest jr 3B (Germantown Academy) 4 GP, .375 BA (6-16), HR, 5 RBI, 5 R (T-8th in ACC with 5 HR)


Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending 
March 25, 2018

CHARLIE JERLA
MARIST sr LHP (NEUMANN-GORETTI)
HT: 6-1.....WT: 185......PHILADELPHIA, PA
** March 24 vs Monmouth: Win, IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 8 K
** last season: 9-2 record, MAAC Pitcher of the Year 
** career: 52 APP, 36 GS, 22-11 record, 4.14 ERA 

Honorable Mention
* Bill Ford, West Chester sr RHP/C (Malvern Prep) March 24 at Lock Haven: first collegiate win, 5.2 IP, 3 H, 6 K (Golden Rams: 11-6)
  

* Brent Greeley, Tufts soph RHP (Malvern Prep) March 23 at Lynchburg: Win, 7 IP, 8 H, 2 R, BB, 3 K, 104 pitches

* Brad Scull, Wilmington jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie) March 24 at Nyack: Win, 6.1 IP, 4 H, ER, BB, 6 K (season: 4-1, 2.53 ERA, 0.81 WHIP)  

* Tommy Derer, NJIT sr RHP (Archbishop Ryan) DH sweep March 25 at Villanova, gm 1: first win of season, gm 2: scored winning run on wild pitch

 

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending March 25, 2018

JIMMY KINGSBURY

VILLANOVA RHP (MALVERN PREP)
HT: 6-1.....WT: 185......PHOENIXVILLE, PA
** March 24, game two: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R in 1-0 loss vs NJIT 
** went three times through batting order and had 0 BB & 0 K
** first game of doubleheader delayed by..........snow squall

Honorable Mention
* Brian Bromley, Cumberland RHP (Bonner-Prendie) March 24 at Bergen CC: 3.1 shutout relief innings, H, BB, 3 K
* Bryan Burgos, Monroe College LHP (Esperanza) 4 APP, 2 saves, 6.1 IP,  5 H, 2 ER (for the junior varsity)
* Shane Muntz, Wake Forest C/RHP (Malvenr Prep) 4 GP, .333 BA (5-15), HR, 4 RBI (season: reached base safely in 19 of 21 games)
* Emmanuel Ocasio, Camden CC fr C/DH (Olney) March 25 DH sweep at Atlantic Cape CC
: 4-for-6, 2 RBI, run, double, walk  

 

Home Runs Last Week

Johnny Aiello (5), Wake Forest jr 3B (Germantown Academy) 2-run HR in second inning staked Wake to 5-0 lead in a 7-3 win vs Appalachian State, March 20 (fifth HR in last 12 games)

Shane Muntz (3), Wake Forest fr C/RHP (Malvern Prep) 3-5, RBI single, 2-run HR, but Fighting Irish win in 10 innings, 7-6 on March 24

Chris Salvey (3), Lincoln Memorial (TN) jr 1B/DH (Cardinal O’Hara) 2-run HR in fifth put Railsplitters on the board in 8-4 loss vs Carson-Newman, March 25

Josh Lopez (2), Gwynedd Mercy jr C (Archbishop Ryan) solo HR in sixth extended Griffins’ lead to 5-0 in a 7-2 win at #9 Salisbury, March 25
 

.Previous Weeks

Player (Mar. 18) CHASE STANDEN - Scranton sr RF (St. Joseph's Prep)

Player (Mar. 11) PAT MEENAN - Cumberland County soph SS (La Salle HS)
Player (Mar. 4) JOHNNY AIELLO - Wake Forest jr 3B (Germantown Academy)
Player (Feb. 25) NICK LAFFERTY - Kutztown jr C (Archbishop Wood)
Player (Feb. 18) RYAN CALHOUN - Harford soph 1B/OF (
Germantown Academy)
Pitcher (Mar. 18) TOMMY DERER - NJIT sr RHP (Archbishop Ryan)
Pitcher (Mar. 11) NICK POPOLIZIO - Washington College sr RHP (Germantown Academy)
Pitcher (Mar. 4) MATTHEW KRESS - Chestnut Hill College jr RHP (Lansdale Catholic)
Pitcher (Feb. 25) BRAD SCULL - Wilmington jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
Pitcher (Feb. 18) DAN GOGGIN - James Madison jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie)

Rookie (Mar. 18) EVAN RAIBURN - FDU RHP (Bonner-Prendie)

Rookie (Mar. 11) PHIL SANBORN - Neumann U LHP (Neumann-Goretti)

Rookie (Mar. 4) JALEN WADE - Cincinnati RHP (Malvern Prep)

Rookie (Feb. 25) LOU TESTA - Harford LF (Neumann-Goretti)

Rookie (Feb. 18) SHANE MUNTZ - Wake Forest C/RHP (Malvern Prep)

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Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending March 18, 2018

CHASE STANDEN
SCRANTON sr RF (ST. JOSEPH'S PREP)
NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA
** week: 7 GP, .462 BA (12-28), 3 HR, 15 RBI, 9 R, 3 doubles, .517 OBP
** 3-game weekend series at Juniata: .538 BA (7-13), 3 HR, 13 RBI, 2nd career salami
** career: 93 GP, .381 BA, .441 OBP, 84 RBI 
Honorable Mention

* Dom Cuoci, Saint Joseph's sr 1B (La Salle HS) 4 GP, .438 BA (7-16), 2 HR, 7 RBI, walk-off HR vs Notre Dame
* Riley Mihalick, Rider sr 1B/DH (SCH Academy) 5 GP, .421 BA (8-19), HR, 4 RBI, 4 R, 4 doubles
Steven Cohen, Lafayette sr 2B (Penn Charter) 5 GP, .417 BA (10-24), reached base safely in of 13 last 15 games
* Nick D'Amore, Harford soph 3B (Neumann-Goretti) 4 GP, .462 BA (6-13), batting .529 during current 5-game hit streak


Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending March 18, 2018

TOMMY DERER
NJIT sr RHP (ARCHBISHOP RYAN)
HT: 6-1.....WT: 190......PHILADELPHIA, PA
** week: 3 APP, 6.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K
** March 18 at Penn State: earned save with 2.1 perfect innings (K-GO-FO-FO-K-K-GO) 
** March 16 at Penn State: 3 shutout innings with 4 K
** season: 8 APP, 2.57 ERA, 14 IP, 11 H, 3 BB, 11 K 
Honorable Mention
* Anthony Cacchione, CCNY sr RHP (St. Joseph's Prep) March 18 at St. Joe's Brooklyn: Win, 6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 13 K
  

* Ben Lippincott, Delaware Valley grad RHP (Lansdale Catholic) March 15 vs Norwich: Win, 6 IP, 10 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K (season: 1 ER, 16.2 IP)

* Brad Scull, Wilmington jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie) March 17 vs Post: Win, 7 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K (season: 3-1, 3.16 ERA)  

* Brent Greeley, Tufts soph RHP (Malvern Prep) March 18 vs St. Vincent: Win, 8 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 106 pitches

 

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending March 18, 2018

EVAN RAIBURN

FDU RHP (BONNER-PRENDIE)
HT: 5-10.....WT: 180......UPPER DARBY, PA
** first collegiate win March 17 vs Penn: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 2 BB, career-high 6 K
** two-time All-Catholic selection at Bonner under coach Joe DeBarberie
** other Philly guy on FDU: Bobby Romano, sr SS (Archbishop Ryan)
Honorable Mention
* Lou Testa, Harford LF (Neumann-Goretti) 4 GP, .500 BA (6-12), 3 HR, 9 RBI, 2 doubles, 2 SF (season: 14 GP, 7 HR, 24 RBI)
* Kade Jones, Widener RHP (La Salle HS) March 18 vs Stevenson: Win, 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 64 pitches
* Shane Souchuck, Cabrini RHP (Conwell-Egan) March 18 vs Penn State Brandywine: 2 perfect innings of relief with 2 K
* Harrison Timberlake, Georgia Southwestern RHP (Penn Charter) 
March 17 vs South Carolina Aiken: 1.2 shutout innings of relief with 2 K 

 

Home Runs Last Week

* Lou Testa (5, 6, 7), Harford fr LF (Neumann-Goretti) 2-3, double, HR, sac fly in 12-2 win vs Penn State Schuylkill, March 16 … pair of 2-run homers in 13-run third inning of 14-1 win vs Montgomery College (MD), March 18

Johnny Aiello (4), Wake Forest jr 3B (Germantown Academy) first inning grand slam in 6-3 win vs #11 Louisville, March 18 (Wake won 2 of 3 games in series)

Matt Masi (3, 4), Penn State Brandywine jr LF (Cardinal O’Hara) solo HR in both ends of doubleheader at Cabrini, March 18

Billy Brittingham (3), Muhlenberg soph 1B (Germantown Academy) 2-run HR in third inning tied game, 3-3, in a 5-3 win vs Neumann, March 18

Dom Cuoci (2, 3), Saint Joseph’s sr 1B/DH (La Salle HS) 2-run walk-off HR in 6-run ninth inning as Hawks stun Notre Dame, 6-4, March 14 … two RBI singles & 2-run HR in 13-1 win vs Sacred Heart, March 17

Chase Standen (1, 2, 3), Scranton sr OF (St. Joseph’s Prep) helped Royals to doubleheader split at Juniata, March 17: 3-8, double, 3-run HR and grand slam … 4-5, 3-run HR, 6 RBI, 4 R in 17-4 win at Juniata, March 18

Ryan McSorley (1), Penn State Harrisburg fr IF (Lansdale Catholic) 2-run HR in third inning opened the scoring as Lions would never trail in 8-3 win vs St. John Fisher, March 17

Riley Mihalick (1), Rider jr 1B/DH (SCH Academy) 3-run HR, 3 runs scored in 13-4 win at Campbell (NC), March 14

 

.Previous Weeks

Player (Mar. 11) PAT MEENAN - Cumberland County soph SS (La Salle HS)
Player (Mar. 4) JOHNNY AIELLO - Wake Forest jr 3B (Germantown Academy)
Player (Feb. 25) NICK LAFFERTY - Kutztown jr C (Archbishop Wood)
Player (Feb. 18) RYAN CALHOUN - Harford soph 1B/OF (
Germantown Academy)
Pitcher (Mar. 11) NICK POPOLIZIO - Washington College sr RHP (Germantown Academy)
Pitcher (Mar. 4) MATTHEW KRESS - Chestnut Hill College jr RHP (Lansdale Catholic)
Pitcher (Feb. 25) BRAD SCULL - Wilmington jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
Pitcher (Feb. 18) DAN GOGGIN - James Madison jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie)
Rookie (Mar. 11) PHIL SANBORN - Neumann U LHP (Neumann-Goretti)

Rookie (Mar. 4) JALEN WADE - Cincinnati RHP (Malvern Prep)

Rookie (Feb. 25) LOU TESTA - Harford LF (Neumann-Goretti)

Rookie (Feb. 18) SHANE MUNTZ - Wake Forest C/RHP (Malvern Prep)

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Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending March 11, 2018

PAT MEENAN
CUMBERLAND COUNTY COLLEGE soph SS (La SALLE HS)
HT: 6-0.....WT: 185......GLENSIDE, PA
** week: 7 GP, .423 BA (11-26), .483 OBP, HR, 3 RBI, 6 R, 2 doubles
** batting .465 during current 12-game hitting streak with 15 runs scored and 7 steals
** season: 15 GP, .404 BA, 18 R, 6 extra-base hits 
Honorable Mention

* Ameir Uzzell, Chestnut Hill College soph 2B (Conwell-Egan) 6 GP, .385 BA (10-26), .448 OBP, 8 R, 3 doubles (Griffins' leadoff batter)
* Ryan Calhoun, Harford soph 1B/OF (Germantown Academy) 4 GP, .455 BA (5-11), 2 HR, 7 RBI, 6 R (season: 14 GS, .297 BA, 2 HR, 13 RBI) 
Matt Rowland, Tulane sr LF (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy) 5 GP, .400 BA (8-20), 9 R, 4 doubles (season: 16 GS, .302 BA, 3 HR, 12 RBI) 
* Thomas Donahue, Delaware County CC soph 3B (Cardinal O'Hara) March 11 DH split vs CCBC Dundalk: 3-8, 4 R, 3 SB, double, BB 

 

Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending March 11, 2018

NICK POPOLIZIO
WASHINGTON COLLEGE sr RHP (GERMANTOWN ACADEMY)
HT: 5-10.....WT: 190......COLLEGEVILLE, PA
** week: 2 APP, 3.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
** March 8 vs Wesley: earned save with three perfect innings (K-GO-K-GO-LO-K-FO-FO-FO) 
** March 11 vs Western Connecticut State: recorded third career win, striking out only batter faced 
** season:
5 APP, 1-1 record, 3 saves, 8 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
Honorable Mention
* Brad Scull, Wilmington jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie) March 5 vs Stonehill: Win, 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 K (season: 23 K in 18.2 IP)
  

* Nick Bralczyk, Barry (FL) jr RHP (Bonner-Prendie) first win as a Barry Buccaneer (vs Chestnut Hill College): 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 7 K
* TJ Pagan, Pittsburgh sr RHP (Penn Charter) winning pitcher in relief at Virginia Tech: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, BB, K (career: 53 APP, 4-2, 9 SV)
* Eric Petroski, Cumberland soph RHP (Father Judge) first win with Dukes March 6 vs Henry Ford College: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K

 

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending March 11, 2018

PHIL SANBORN

NEUMANN U RHP (NEUMANN-GORETTI)
HT: 6-4.....WT: 220......PHILADELPHIA, PA
** No decision in first career start (4-3 loss vs Swarthmore in 11 innings): 5 IP, H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 67 pitches
** season: 4 APP, 0.71 ERA, 12.2 IP, 8 H, ER, 3 BB, 9 K 
** winning pitcher on three days rest as Neumann-Goretti won 2017 AA state championship (4-0 postseason record in 2017)

Honorable Mention
* Noah Clement, Rowan Gloucester 2B (Roman Catholic) March 10 doubleheader sweep vs Frederick CC: 5-7, 4 RBI, 2 R, SB
* Ryan McSorley, Penn State Harrisburg IF (Lansdale Catholic) 5 GP, .400 BA (6-15), 8 R, 5 SB (season: 11 GP, .393 BA) 
* James Gabor, Georgetown OF (Penn Charter) 3 GP, .333 BA (3-9), 2 RBI, BB (season: 10 GP, 6 GS, .333 BA)
* Chance DiFebbo, Delaware OF (Malvern Prep) drove in winning run with 8th inning suicide squeeze vs Monmouth, March 11 

 

Home Runs Last Week

Johnny Aiello (3), Wake Forest jr 3B (Germantown Academy) 2-3, solo HR, HBP in 4-3 win vs #3 Florida State, March 10 (Seminoles first loss of season after 14 wins)

Billy Brittingham (2), Muhlenberg soph 1B (Germantown Academy) 2-run HR in 4-0 win vs Waynesburg, March 10

Ryan Calhoun (1, 2), Harford (MD) soph 1B/OF (Germantown Academy) RBI single, 2-run single, solo HR in 22-1 win vs Delaware County CC, March 6 ... 3-run HR in 15-0 rout of Southern Maryland, March 10

Steven Cohen (2), Lafayette sr IF (Penn Charter) 2-run HR to center as Leopards win for fifth time in last six games, 10-2 win at FDU, March 7

Matt Masi (1, 2), Penn State Brandywine jr LF (Cardinal O’Hara) 3-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, triple, walk in 9-8 loss vs Westminster, March 7

Shane Muntz (2), Wake Forest fr C/RHP (Malvern Prep) solo HR in fourth tied game 3-3, but #21 Coastal Carolina scored 16 unanswered runs as Wake lost 19-3 on March 7

Chris Salvey (2), Lincoln Memorial (TN) jr 1B/DH (Cardinal O’Hara) solo HR in first start of season in 4-0 win vs Tusculum, March 10

Parker Abate (1), Misericordia jr CF (Malvern Prep) extra inning heroics: solo HR in 11th, scored winning run in 13th, 6-5 win vs Drew, March 10

Tommy Crumlish (1), Penn State Brandywine sr 2B (Bonner-Prendie) solo HR in 5-3 loss vs Martin Luther (MN), March 6 (first career HR 95th game and 246th at-bat)

Dom Cuoci (1), Saint Joseph’s sr 1B/DH (La Salle HS) go-ahead 2-run HR in eighth inning of 4-3 win vs Georgetown, March 10

Nick D’Amore (1), Harford soph 3B (Neumann-Goretti) 2-run HR in first inning started the scoring in 15-0 win vs Southern Maryland, March 10

Jimmy Herron (1), Duke jr LF (La Salle HS) 2-run HR in fifth gave Blue Devils a 5-3 lead in a 6-3 win vs #18 Virginia, March 9

Josh Lopez (1), Gwynedd Mercy jr C (Archbishop Ryan) 3-run first inning HR set the tone in 17-7 win vs Saint Vincent (PA), March 7

Pat Meenan (1), Cumberland County soph IF (La Salle HS) solo HR in 7th sparked 8-7 comeback win vs Carl Sandburg College, March 11

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Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending March 4, 2018

JOHNNY AIELLO

WAKE FOREST jr 3B (GERMANTOWN ACADEMY)
HT: 6-3.....WT: 215......LANSDALE, PA
** 4 GP, .412 BA (7-17), .450 OBP, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R
** tenth in nation with 20 HR last season
** career: 130 GP, .280 BA, 28 HR, 82 RBI, 97 R, 29 doubles 
** 2018 preseason First Team All-American 
Honorable Mention

* Vinny Vaccone, Delaware soph SS (Neumann-Goretti) March 4 doubleheader sweep vs Delaware State: 5-for-6, HR, 3 RBI, 4 R, 2 HP, triple
* Matt Rowland, Tulane sr LF (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy) last two games vs Cal State Fullerton: 5-for-8, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2 doubles, SB 
* Nick Rowland, Harford soph CF (SCH Academy) March 4 doubleheader split vs Bryant & Stratton (VA): 5-for-8, 4 R, 2 RBI, double, triple 
* Michael Taffe, Jefferson (Phila U) sr OF (Father Judge) 4 GP, .444 BA (4-9), first career HR, 2 RBI, 3 R 
 

Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending March 4, 2018

MATTHEW KRESS
CHESTNUT HILL COLLEGE jr RHP (LANSDALE CATHOLIC)
HT: 6-2.....WT: 200......LANSDALE, PA
** complete-game win at Florida Memorial: 7 IP, 5 H, ER, 0 BB, 6 K
** career at CHC: 20 APP, 14 GS, 5 CG, 8-5 record, 2.98 ERA 
** fourth lowest career ERA in program history behind Micah Winterstein, Taylor Steen, Dino Cattai

Honorable Mention
* Gunnar Hayes, Jefferson (Phila U) soph RHP (SCH Academy) 
first career complete-game shutout: 7 IP, 8 H, 0 BB, 5 K (March 4 vs Alderson Broaddus)  

* Ben Lippincott, Delaware Valley grad RHP/IF (Lansdale Catholic) starting & winning pitcher March 4 vs Centenary (missed all of 2017 due to injury)
* Ross Mintzer, Lock Haven jr RHP (SCH Academy) complete-game win vs Davis Elkins: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 4 K (career: 10-6, 3.38 ERA) 
* Pat Doudican, Polk State soph LHP (Neumann-Goretti) Feb. 28 vs Florida Southern JV: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB,
8 K

 

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending March 4, 2018

JALEN WADE

CINCINNATI RHP (MALVERN PREP)
HT: 6-4.....WT: 192......WEST CHESTER, PA
** last week: 2 APP, 1-0, 1.80 ERA, 10 P, 9 H, 2 BB, 10 K
** starting and winning pitcher vs Tennessee-Martin: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 8 K
** four innings of shutout relief vs Northern Kentucky

Honorable Mention
* Kade Jones, Widener RHP (La Salle HS) first collegiate win vs Husson (ME): 6.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, BB, 4 K
* Dominic Toso, Bucknell IF (Penn Charter) 3-game series at North Carolina A&T: .385 BA (5-13), 4 RBI, 2 R, 2 doubles, triple 
* Phil Sanborn, Neumann U LHP (Neumann-Goretti) 2 APP, 5.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, BB, 6 K (season: 1.74 ERA)
* David Hogarth, William & Mary 3B (Haverford School) 2 GP vs High Point: 3-for-8, 3 R, 3 RBI, walk, double

 

Home Runs Last Week

Johnny Aiello (1, 2), Wake Forest jr 3B (Germantown Academy) 3-run HR in first inning led the way in 8-1 win vs UMass Lowell, March 2 … opposite-field HR & sac fly in 14-7 in vs UMass Lowell, March 4

John Banes (2), Lock Haven jr SS (Cardinal O’Hara) 2-run HR in 7th inning not enough in 12-10 loss vs Alderson Broaddus, March 3

Joey Gorman (2), Neumann U grad 1B/LHP (Neumann-Goretti) double, HR, 3 R, SB in 11-0 win vs Martin Luther, March 2

Shahir Gates (1), Clark Atlanta sr 3B/RHP (Northeast) 2-run HR & RBI groundout in 8-4 win at Morehouse College, March 3

Michael Taffe (1), Jefferson sr OF (Father Judge) first career HR in 11-0 shutout vs Alderson Broaddus, March 4

Vinny Vaccone (1), Delaware soph SS (Neumann-Goretti) 2-3, triple, first career HR, 9-0 win vs Delaware State, March 4

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Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending February 25, 2018

NICK LAFFERTY

KUTZTOWN jr C (ARCHBISHOP WOOD)
HT: 6-1.....WT: 215......CROYDON, PA
** 3 GP, .700 BA (7-10), .769 OBP, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R
** reached base safely in first nine plate appearances of season
** other Philly guys on Kutztown: Anthony DeVito (Central), Zach Moretski (La Salle HS), Kody Cracknell (Archbishop Wood)

Honorable Mention

* Billy Brittingham, Muhlenberg soph 1B (Germantown Academy) 3 GP, .400 BA (4-10), .571 OBP, HR, 4 RBI, 6 R
* Matt Masi, Penn State Brandywine jr LF (Cardinal O'Hara) 4 GP, .556 BA (5-9), .615 OBP, 2 triples, 3 RBI, 3 R 
* Nick Rowland, Harford soph CF (SCH Academy) doubleheader sweep vs Mercer CC: 2-4, HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, 3 BB, 2 SB
* Bay To, Prince George's CC soph CF (Neumann-Goretti) season-opening doubleheader split vs Orange CC: 4-8, 4 R, triple, RBI
 

Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending February 25, 2018

 

BRAD SCULL
WILMINGTON jr RHP (BONNER-PRENDIE)
HT: 6-4.....WT: 225......ASTON, PA
** winning pitcher Feb. 23 vs LIU Post: 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 0 BB, career-high 9 K
** Wildcats career: 21 APP, 47 K in 51.1 IP

 

Honorable Mention
Jake Kurtz, Misericordia jr RHP (GAMP) won season-opener at #12 Shenandoah: 5.2 IP, 0 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
* Gino Tripodi, Gwynedd Mercy jr RHP (Neumann-Goretti) won season-opener vs Kean: 3 IP (relief), 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 K

* Gunnar Hayes, Jefferson (Phila U) soph RHP (SCH Academy) earned Rams' first win of season vs Saint Rose: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, BB, 5 K  
* Matt Staiber, Penn State Brandywine soph RHP (Bonner-Prendie) first career start, win, complete game vs SUNY Cobleskill: 7 IP, 2 R

 

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending February 25, 2018

LOU TESTA

HARFORD LF (NEUMANN-GORETTI)
HT: 6-2.....WT: 225......VOORHEES, NJ
** doubleheader sweep vs Mercer CC: 2-6, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 3 R, BB
** member of 2016 Neumann-Goretti Catholic League, City and State championship teams

 

Honorable Mention
* James Gabor, Georgetown OF/C (Penn Charter) 3-game series at Davidson: .714 BA (5-7), double, RBI 
* Brendan Pell, Dickinson 3B (Penn Charter) season-opening doubleheader split at #17 Roanoke: .444 BA (4-9), 3 R, RBI, BB, SB 
* Tommy Toal, La Salle 3B (Haverford School) started two games vs The Citadel: .571 BA (4-7), 3 RBI, 2 R, SF, SH 
* Joey Lancelotti, North Carolina RHP (Penn Charter/Wood) 3 APP, 4.2 IP, 2 H, ER, 0 BB, 7 K

 

Home Runs Last Week

Matt Rowland (2, 3), Tulane sr IF (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy) 1st inning solo HR & 8th inning 2-run HR in 5-4 loss at #9 Ole Miss, Feb. 23

Zach Jancarski (1, 2), Maryland sr CF (SCH Academy) first career 2-HR game, 10-4 loss at William & Mary, Feb. 21

* Matt Mandes (1, 2), Slippery Rock sr 3B (Archbishop Wood) first career 2-HR game, 3 RBI in 15-8 win vs Shippensburg, Feb. 25

* Nick Rowland (2), Harford soph CF (SCH Academy) 3-run HR in third inning gave the Fighting Owls a lead they never relinquished, 7-5 win vs Mercer CC, Feb. 25

* Lou Testa (1, 2), Harford fr LF (Neumann-Goretti) homered in both ends of doubleheader sweep vs Mercer CC, Feb. 25

* Billy Brittingham (1), Muhlenberg soph 1B (Germantown Academy) 2-run HR in eighth inning of 5-4 win at Marymount (VA), Feb. 25

* Ben Burman (1), Susquehana jr 1B (Episcopal Academy) 2 singles, triple, HR in 14-8 loss vs Oswego (NY), Feb. 25

* Alex Cohen (1), Dickinson fr OF (Penn Charter) first three collegiate plate app: HR, walk, double in 12-6 loss at Roanoke, Feb. 24

* Joey Gorman (1), Neumann U grad 1B/LHP (Neumann-Goretti) first career HR, go-ahead solo shot to right, 15-4 win vs St. Mary’s (MN), Feb. 25

* Sean Kelly (1), Mount St. Mary’s soph C (Archbishop Wood) solo HR & RBI double in 7-4 loss vs Chicago State, Feb. 24

* Nick Lafferty (1), Kutztown jr C (Archbishop Wood) reached base safely in all five plate app: single, 3 walks, solo HR in 9-8 season-opening loss vs Bloomsburg, Feb. 23

* Shane Muntz (1), Wake Forest fr C/RHP (Malvern Prep) solo HR to LCF put Demon Deacons on the scoreboard, 3-1 loss vs Davidson (NC), Feb. 21

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Hometown Philly Player of the Week for week ending February 18, 2018

RYAN CALHOUN

HARFORD soph IF/OF (GERMANTOWN ACADEMY)
HT: 6-1.....WT: 210......NORTH WALES, PA
** .333 BA (4-12), .429 OBP, RBI, R, 2B in 4-game season-opening series vs USC Sumter
** Last season: 50 GP, .313 BA, 9 HR, 42 RBI, .454 OBP
** Philly guys at Harford: Nick D'Amore (Neumann-Goretti), Nick Rowland (SCH Academy), Lou Testa (Neumann-Goretti)
 

Honorable Mention
* Riley Mihalick, Rider jr 1B/DH (SCH Academy) .313 BA (5-16), 2 R, 2 RBI, 4 BB in 
4-game season-opening series vs Ohio U
* Zach Jancarski, Maryland sr CF (SCH Academy) .286 BA (4-14), 3 R, 2 RBI, SB in 3
-game season-opening series at Tennessee 

* Dan Janoson, Clarion soph IF (Bishop McDevitt) bases-clearing single in 9-1 win vs Alderson Broaddus (WV), Feb. 17 

* Jimmy Herron, Duke jr OF (La Salle HS) 2-5, run scored in 5-4 win at #14 Vanderbilt, Feb. 17
 

Hometown Philly Pitcher of the Week for week ending February 18, 2018

DAN GOGGIN

JAMES MADISON jr RHP (BONNER-PRENDIE)
HT: 6-2.....WT: 200......DREXEL HILL, PA
** starting and winning pitching in JMU Dukes debut (5-1 win at High Point, NC) 5 IP, 4 H, R, 2 BB, 3 K
** Last season with Cumberland County College Dukes: 15 GS, 9-2, 3.87 ERA, 91 IP, 62 H, 33 BB, 79 K

 

Honorable Mention
* Jeff Ciocco, Western Kentucky soph RHP (Neumann-Goretti) scoreless inning of relief at Memphis, Feb. 18

* TJ Pagan, Pittsburgh sr RHP (Penn Charter) 
scoreless inning of relief (1 K) vs Toledo, Feb. 17
* Gardner Nutter, Eckerd (FL) sr RHP (Malvern Prep) relief app in four of team's last five games (57 career APP)
 

Hometown Philly Rookie of the Week for week ending February 18, 2018

SHANE MUNTZ

WAKE FOREST C/RHP (MALVERN PREP)
HT: 6-4.....WT: 225......PHOENIXVILLE, PA
** reached base safely in each of first four games: .364 BA (4-11), .462 OBP, 2 runs, 2 doubles
** pitched 1.2 innings vs Navy (1 ER), Feb. 17
** Wake teammate: cleanup hitter and preseason All-American Johnny Aiello (Germantown Academy)

 

Honorable Mention
* Jimmy Kingsbury, Villanova RHP (Malvern Prep) collegiate debut, Feb. 18 at Norfolk State: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K
* James Kelly, La Salle RHP (Archbishop Carroll) 
collegiate debut, Feb. 16 at Presbyterian (SC): 3.1 IP, H, 0 R, BB, 5 K
* Harrison Timberlake, Georgia Southwestern RHP (Penn Charter) 
Feb. 17 vs Georgia College: 3.1 IP, H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K 

* Dominic Toso, Bucknell IF (Penn Charter) at #3 Arkansas, gm 1: 2-run single - gm 2: 1-3, 2 BB, 3 R 

 

Recent Home Runs

* John Banes (1), Lock Haven jr IF (Cardinal O'Hara) solo HR in 8-6 win vs Chowan (NC), Feb. 10

* Steven Cohen (1), Lafayette sr IF (Penn Charter) 3-5, 2 singles, HR, 2 runs scored in 6-3 win at Davidson, Feb. 18

* Matt Rowland (1), Tulane sr IF (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy) 2-run single, 3-run HR in 11-5 win vs Wright State, Feb. 18

* Nick Rowland (1), Harford soph OF (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy) pinch-hit solo HR in 8-2 loss at USC Sumter, Feb. 18

* Chris Salvey (1), Lincoln Memorial (TN) jr OF (Cardinal O'Hara) pinch-hit 3-run HR in first game with Railsplitters

SUPER FEBRUARY NOTES

** Division I games start the weekend of February 16-18. On the docket are La Salle at Presbyterian (SC), Villanova at Norfolk State, Bucknell at Arkansas, Delaware at Charleston Southern, Lafayette at Davidson, Lehigh vs Butler, Penn State at Elon (NC), Rider vs Ohio U and Rutgers at Miami

** Some other schools have already begun their 2018 season, and here are some early highlights:

* Shahir Gates, Clark Atlanta sr 3B/RHP (Northeast) hit safely in four straight games (.385 BA, .529 OBP)

* Gardner Nutter, Eckerd (FL) sr RHP (Malvern Prep) two scoreless relief appearances, 2.1 IP, 1 H, 3 K

* Matt Dale, Rhodes (TN) jr RHP (Germantown Academy) 3 APP, 1-0, 7.2 IP, 2 ER, 9 K

* Collegiate pitching debuts: Harrison Timberlake (Georgia Southwestern/Penn Charter) and Aidan Welch (Millersville/Roman Catholic)

* These two players were teammates at Cardinal O’Hara and then helped lead Cumberland County College to a 55-8 record last season, including a 33-game win streak. Moving onto separate colleges in their junior season, each has already homered for their new teams: Chris Salvey at Lincoln Memorial Univ (TN) and John Bates at Lock Haven. Speaking of Lock Haven, Rowan Gloucester transfer Ross Mintzer (SCH Academy) and freshman Santino Nave (Roman Catholic) have posted two of the three early season wins for the Bald Eagles.

** Weekly awards will start next week: Player of the Week, Pitcher of the Week and Rookie of the Week. Check twitter for daily updates @rseidman9

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