Check out today's (July 8th) Sullivan County Democrat for a story on the All Star Game
HOME TEAM---Cardinals, Giants, and Phillies............3
VISITING TEAM---Braves and Dodgers......................11
Great ALL STAR Game...Homeruns by Tank McGrath, Peyton Warner and Bryce Reimer
MVP's....Tank McGrath....and CO MVP's Caleb Lavelle and Peyton Warner
This year's All Star game pitted the Champion Braves and 3rd Place Dodgers against the 2nd Place Cardinals and 4th and 5th place Giants and Phillies in Cochecton. Peyton Warner (Cardinals) got the start on the mound for the home team. Warner pitched a 1-2-3 first inning, getting nice outfield support from Ryan Mace (Giants) and John Chrisler (Cards). For the visiting team Braves ace Bryce Reimer took the ball and matched Warner with a 1-2-3 inning of his own. The top of the 2nd inning is where the visiting teams offense got started with back to back line drive home runs by Reimer and Tank McGrath (Dodgers). In the top half of the 3rd the visiting team added on 6 runs with hits by Owen Sager (Braves), Chad Mercado (Braves), McGrath, Bryce Maopolski (Dodgers) and Mason Reimer (Braves). The home team got on the board in the bottom of the 4th when Peyton Warner hit a towering home run that scored both him and Henry Peters (Giants). The home team scored their 3rd run in the final frame when Taylor Warner (Cards) delivered an RBI double.
Next year the Phillies will be switching to the Yankees, the Yankees were the Cochecton team in the past, up until 6-7 years ago and now will be the Cochecton team in the future. All Phillies players will be Yankees players next season.
BRAVES 2014 UNDEFEATED CHAMPIONS!!!!!!
BRAVES ALL STARS
Bryce Reimer, Andrew Crandall, Owen Sager, Chad Mercado, Mason Reimer, Nick Dworetsky, and Ryan Fredo
CARDINALS ALL STARS
Taylor Warner, Peyton Warner, Caleb Lavelle, Dallas Gombita, John Chrisler, and Ryan Forelli
DODGERS ALL STARS
Tank McGrath, Collin Swinnes, Bryce Maopolski, Reece Maopolski, Ryan Joyce-Turner, and Anthony Wagner
GIANTS ALL STARS
Ryan Mace, Ryan Sayers, Henry Peters, and Larry Schenck
PHILLIES ALL STARS
Niko Guzman, Timmy Dailey, and Olivia Warfield
RACE FOR 2nd PLACE
CARDINALS 2nd Place this year because they won 2 out of 3 over the Dodgers for tie breaker
FRIDAY JUNE 20th
Freda Realty Phillies (2) at Delaware Valley Oil Cardinals (18)--The Cardinals bounced back from a couple of tough losses 2 weeks ago to win their last 3 games to secure 2nd place for the season. Dallas Gombita had a Home Run, double and 8 RBI's to lead the Cardinals. Nico Guzman had 2 RBI's and a double for the Phillies. Celia Sheard made her debut on the mound to help get the win.
TUESDAY JUNE 17th
Freda Realty Phillies (14) at Cochecton Oil Giants (23)--The Giants took 4th place with a win over the Phillies Tuesday night 23-14. The Phillies jumped out to an early 11-4 lead but the Giants scored 7 in the second inning to tie the game and then went ahead for good in the 3rd inning. Henry Peters hit his 1st out of the park homerun in his last game as a Giant. Peters had 7 RBI's on the day to pace the Giants offensive assault. Justin LeConey added a 3 RBI double in the bottom of the 4th to put the game out of reach. The Phillies who played hard all year despite only winning one game thus far were led by Olivia Warfield who had a double and Timmy Dailey was 4-5 with 2 singles and a double that was only a few feet away from being a Home Run. Cody Powell got the win for the Giants striking out 9 batters. The Giants finish the season with a 3-9 record and have 8 out of 11 players returning for next season.
Delaware Valley Oil Cardinals (7) at Clancy's Diner and Ice Cream Dodgers (4)--The Cardinals took a huge step towards securing 2nd place with their 7-4 win over the Dodgers Tuesday night. The game was tied 4-4 in the 5th inning before the Cardinals pulled away. Peyton Warner outdueled Reece Maopolski to get the win on the mound. Warner who celebrated his birthday on this day and Maopolski both struck out 13 batters. Dallas Gombita and Jonathan Chrisler homered for the Cards. In the top of the 6th Chrisler and Caleb Lavelle hit back to back triples to put the Cardinals ahead for good. The Dodgers Tank McGrath had a double with 2 RBI's and Chase Beseth had a 2 RBI single. The Cardinals take 2nd place with a win over the Phillies on Friday.
MONDAY JUNE 16th
Clancy's Diner and Ice Cream Dodgers (3) at Sonny's Service Center Braves (12)--The Braves finished their season perfectly Monday night with a 12-3 win over the Dodgers. The 2014 champs were a perfect 12-0 this season, Bryce Reimer got the win on the mound striking out 12. Reimer's season total for strikouts was an outstanding 106. Owen Sager was 2 for 3 at the plate for the Braves. The Dodgers Collin Swinnes , Tank McGrath and Sean Lynch had the 3 Dodger RBI's. Anthony Wagner made a nice catch in CF and was able to double up a runner at second base. Dodgers hold a 1 game lead on the Cardinals for 2nd place, those teams will meet Tuesday night.
Delaware Valley Oil Cardinals (30) at Freda Realty Phillies (5)--The Cardinals beat the Phillies Monday night 30-5 in Cochecton. Dallas Gombita and Caleb Lavelle combined to go 9 for 9 and the Cardinals team as a whole pounded out 23 hits. Lavelle, Gombita, and Ryan Forelli combined on the hill to get the win. Nico and Olivia Warfield pitched for the Phillies and Nico had a double at the plate for the Phills.
THURSDAY JUNE 12th
Clancy's Diner and Ice Cream Dodgers (5) at Delaware Valley Oil Cardinals (3)--In what is now currently the best game of the season, the Dodgers went up to Conklin Hill and got a huge extra innings win over the Cardinals. Collin Swinnes delivered the winning hit in the 7th inning driving in the go ahead run. Reece Maopolski got the win on the mound throwing a complete game with 15 k's. Reece retired the last 5 out of six batters he faced to close the door on the Cardinals. Swinnes also delivered a triple earlier in the game that brought in Tariq Gambari and Ryan Joyce-Turner. Tank McGrath added the other Dodger RBI. For the Cardinals who have suffered two nail biting losses this week, Peyton Warner also threw a complete game striking out 14 batters with his sister Taylor Warner behind the plate. Ryan Forelli had a 2 RBI single and Dallas Gombita had an RBI double. A 2nd place tie is still in play as the Dodgers have to play the undefeated Braves Monday night, before a rematch between these two teams on Tuesday in Narrowsburg.
Sonny's Service Center Braves (17) at Cochecton Oil Giants (1)--The Braves are one game away from a perfect season after topping the Giants Thursday night 17-1.Chad Mercado his a 2 run first inning home run and Bryce Reimer followed with a towering grand slam in the first inning and the Braves never looked back. Owen Sager added 4 RBI's for the Champs. Giants got a few hits on this day from Cody Powell and Ryan Sayers.
MONDAY JUNE 9th
Delaware Valley Oil Cardinals (11) at Cochecton Oil Giants (12)--In what can easily be described as the best game of the season this far the Giants nipped the Cardinals 12-11 Monday night in Cochecton Center. The Giants came out swinging grabbing an early 9-2 lead, Coach Taylor's group put together 4 consecutive hits in the second inning, Ryan Mace, Cody Powell, Henry Peters and Larry Schenck did the damage in the 6 run inning. However the Cardinals knew they needed the win to keep pace in the race for second place, in the 4th inning they put 6 of their own on the board mostly on Giants walks. The Giants broke an 11-11 tie in the top of the 6th on a RBI double by Cody Powell that scored Ryan Mace. In the bottom of the sixth the Cardinals loaded the bases but were unable to tie the game. Peyton Warner hit a towering homerun and had 3 RBI's. Caleb Lavelle pitched a complete game striking out 9 Giants batters. For the bunch in black, Katie Wilson had a 2 RBI single, Cody Powell was 3-4 with 4 RBI's and Larry Schenck had 3 hits.
Freda Realty Phillies (8) at Clancy's Diner and Ice Cream Dodgers (17)--The Dodgers took control of 2nd place with their win Monday night and a Cardinals loss. Bryce Maopolski threw a complete game with 15 k's for the boys in blue. Reece Maopolski was 4-5 with 4 RBI's and Chase Beseth had 2 RBI's and 6 stolen bases. In the field Ryan Joyce-Turner had a clutch sixth inning catch in right field. Damian Mueller continued his strong season with a grand slam homerun for the Fightin' Phils. Olivia Warfield and Timmy Dailey combined to go 5-7 at the plate for the Phils.
FRIDAY JUNE 6th
Cochecton Oil Giants (7) at Clancy's Diner and Ice Cream Dodgers (12)--The Dodgers kept pace in the battle for 2nd place by besting the Giants 12-7 Friday night. Collin Swinnes led the Dodgers assault at the plate going 4-4 with 2 RBI's and 2 runs scored. Bryce Maopolski had 2 hits and 3 runs scored. Reese Maopolski got the win on the mound striking out 11 and throwing a complete game. The Giants Justin LeConey, Ryan Sayers and Ryan Mace all had 2 hits, and Cameron Sullivan contributed an RBI single.
Sonny's Service Center Braves (21) at Freda Realty Phillies (8)--The Braves clinched 1st place for the season with a 21-8 win over the Phillies. Gavin Hauschild and Ryan Fredo made their first ever appearances on the mound and did a solid job. Andrew Crandall had a HR and 4 RBI's and also recorded 3 putouts in the field.
THURSDAY JUNE 5th
Freda Realty Phillies (7) at Cochecton Oil Giants (22)--The Giants picked up their first win of the season Thursday night with a convincing 22-7 triumph over the Phillies. Henry Peters crushed 4 balls, he had an inside the park homerun and 3 doubles to go along with 6 RBI's. Ryan Sayers had 3 hits, 2 of which were doubles he also drove in 6 runs. George Hubbert had a 2 RBI single to get the Giants to the 15 run mercy rule. Cody Powell picked up his first win of the season on the mound. Damian Mueller hit a towering 3 run homerun for the Phillies. Niko also drove in a run for the Phillies.
Sonny's Service Center Braves (10) at Delaware Valley Oil Cardinals (0)--Braves continued their succesful 2014 campaign with a 10-0 win over the Conklin Hill Cardinals Thursday evening. Bryce Reimer threw the shutout striking out 16 of 18 batters. Ryan Fredo and Owen Sager contributed with clutch 2 out hits for the Braves. The Cardinals will look to rebound on Monday night at the Giants.
MID SEASON RECAP
The 2014 season is a little past the half way point and let's look at what's happened so far and what we can expect for the finish to the season.
Starting at the top is something that is not really a surprise to anyone, the Braves are undefeated. What is a little bit of a surprise is how they are absolutely dominating teams. Through 8 games the Braves have scored 146 runs an average of 18 runs a game and have only allowed 6 runs for the season. Six runs through 8 games is a staggering stat, it shows how strong Bryce Reimer and Chad Mercado have been on the mound. They are striking people out and also allowing very few walks, keeping teams off the basepaths. Offensively they are talented from top to bottom, this team is one of if not the best in DVLFL history, led by veteran skipper Rob Zaccari.
The Giants started strong losing to the Braves by a score of 6-0 which is the closest game the Braves have played all year. Giants slugger Nick Mills went down with a broken finger a few weeks ago and the Giants have not recovered from that injury. The Giants have gotten good pitching from Cody Powell and Ryan Mace but fielding and hitting with runners on base have doomed this winless team. Ryan Sayers has been getting on base at the top of the order.
The Phillies are currently in 4th place and look to be a team on the rise. They played a great game two weeks ago beating the Giants 15-2 for their first win of the season. Damian Mueller is a solid pitcher who can keep his team in any game. They have a new coach and the team seems to be energized. I expect this team to win a few more games this season and really be a contender next year for a top 3 finish.
Now on to the biggest story line in these last 3 weeks of the season, the battle for second place between the Cardinals and Dodgers. The Cardinals hold a 1/2 game lead but have played one less game than the Dodgers. Looking at the schedule both teams have to play the Braves one more time. The two teams play each other two times on 6/12 and 6/17. That June 17th game should be the last game of the season for both teams (unless mother nature says differently). The Cardinals are led by Peyton Warner who is good with the stick and deceiving on the mound. Peyton's sister Taylor is maybe the most underatted hitter in the league. Caleb Lavelle (ss) and Dallas Gombita (1b) are great defensive players and have contributed on the mound as well. The Dodgers will give the Cardinals a run for second place. Slugger Tank McGrath has 18 RBI's on the season and Collin Swinnes is hitting an even .600, the problem is after that the Dodgers offense falls off a bit. If they can get on base, they have two batters who can do damage. The Maopolski brothers have been a solid addition to this team pitching and catching.
Players and parents enjoy these last couple of weeks and good luck to all the teams.
FRIDAY MAY 30th
Clancy's Diner and Ice Cream Dodgers (10) at Cochecton Oil Giants (8)--The Dodgers beat the Giants 10-8 in a suspended game from earlier this month. Collin Swinnes had 3 hits and 3 runs scored for the Dodgers. Reese Maopolski pitched a 1-2-3 inning striking out the side after getting a 2 run lead in the top of the 6th. Ryan Sayers scored 3 runs for the Giants and Ryan Mace added 2 hits and took the loss on the mound.
Cochecton Oil Giants (4) at Clancy's Diner and Ice Cream Dodgers (5)---The Dodgers won a nail biter 5-4 over the Giants Friday Night. The Giants had the tying run at 3rd base but Reese Maopolski struck out the last two batters to secure the win. Tank McGrath had a 2 RBI triple in the first inning to get the scoring started for the Dodgers. In the 4th inning Bryce Maopolski had a single that drove in 2 runs and gave the Dodgers the lead for good. The Giants battled with only seven players, Ryan Sayers had 3 hits and 2 runs scored. Ryan Mace pitched a great game striking out 14 batters and only allowing 5 runs with only 5 fielders behind him.
THURSDAY MAY 29th
Delaware Valley Oil Cardinals (30) at Freda Realty Phillies (5)--Peyton Warner homered to lead the Cardinals past the Phillies. Caleb Lavelle was the winning pitcher for the Cardinals. Damian Mueller hit a homerun for the Phillies.
Clancy's Diner and Ice Cream Dodgers (1) at Sonny's Service Center Braves (14)---The Braves won the battle of Narrowsburg Thursday night 14-1 over the Dodgers. Chad Mercado had a no hitter broken up in the 6th inning by Bryce Maopolski, who also scored the Dodgers only run. Chad Mercado got the win on the mound and Bryce Reimer had clutch hits for the undefeated Braves. Tank McGrath was the losing pitcher.
TUESDAY MAY 27th
Sonny's Service Center Braves (17) at Delaware Valley Oil Cardinals (0)--Braves beat the Cardinals 17-0 Tuesday night behind strong pitching from Bryce Reimer and Chad Mercado. Braves got a total team effort and had nice RBI's from Lexi Scheuren, Gavin Haushild, and Dylan Sager.
THURSDAY MAY 22nd
Cochecton Oil Giants (2) at Freda Realty Phillies (15)--The Phillies earned their first win of the season Thursday night topping the Giants 15-2. Damian Mueller pitched a great game for the Phillies striking out 8 batters. Niko had 3 hits, 2 RBI's and 4 runs scored for the Phills. Dominic Perez scored 4 runs for the Phillies. Cody Powell had a double and run scored for the Giants.
MONDAY MAY 19th
Cochecton Oil Giants (2) at Sonny's Service Center Braves (25)--The Braves beat the Giants 25-2 Monday night in a game that was technically a forfeit because the Giants only had six players. Lexi Scheuren reached base 4 times for the Braves and Andrew Crandall scored 4 runs. Ryan Mace, Ryan Sayers and Cody Powell had hits for the Giants.
Clancy's Diner and Ice Cream Dodgers (24) at Freda Realty Phillies (9)--The Dodgers beat the Phillies Monday night 24-9 behind strong pitching from Tank McGrath and the Maopolski brothers. Collin Swinnes and Tank McGrath combined for 8 hits and 8 RBI's. Anthony Wagner had a bases clearing double to drive in 3 runs. Damian Mueller struck out 8 batters for the Phillies and CJ Hinton was 2 for 2 with 2 runs scored for the Phillies.
THURSDAY MAY 15th
Cochecton Oil Giants (5) @ Delaware Valley Oil Cardinals (14)--The Cardinals topped the Giants 14-5, Jonathan Christler and Taylor Warner paced the Cards offense each driving in 4 runs. Dallas Gombita had a triple and 3 RBI's. Payton Warner pitched a complete game striking out 11 Giants batters. The Giants Ryan Mace had 2 RBI's and a double. Ryan Sayers, Justin LeConey and Henry Peters all had doubles. Larry Schenck hit a 6th inning triple trying to start a late rally for the Giants.
Freda Realty Phillies (0) @ Sonny's Service Center Braves (29)--The Braves beat the Phillies Thursday night 29-0 in Narrowsburg. Chad Mercado and Owen Sager combined for the shut out. Gavin Haushild and Mason Reimer had 2 hits and 2 RBI's each.
MONDAY MAY 12th
Sonny's Service Center Braves (23) @ Clancy's Diner and Ice Cream Dodgers (0)---The Braves continued their early season dominance dropping the Dodgers 23-0. Bryce Reimer allowed only 1 hit and struck out 12 batters. At the Plate he had 3 hits, one of which was a HR. Owen Sager and Chad Mercado had 3 hits a piece. Ryan Fredo and Mason Reimer contributed with 2 hits each. Collin Swinnes ripped a single to center for the lone Dodgers hit, he also had 2 SB once he was on base.
THURSDAY MAY 8th
Delaware Valley Oil Cardinals (3) at Sonny's Service Center Braves (14)--The Braves went to 3-0 on the season with a win over the Cardinals. Bryce Reimer pitched a complete game striking out 14 and also adding 2 doubles and 2 triples at the dish. Chad Mercado and Owen Sager, had 2 hits apiece for the defending champs. Peyton Warner paced the Cardinals offense with a 2 RBI triple and also scoring the Cardinals 3rd run. Caleb Lavelle took the loss on the mound for the Cards pitching a complete game and striking out 6 batters.
MONDAY MAY 5th
Delaware Valley Oil Cardinals (16) at Cochecton Oil Giants (10)--The Cardinals got a 10 run 4th inning to rally past the Giants in downtown Cochecton Center Monday night. Peyton Warner pitched 5 innings for the win. The Cardinals made nice play after nice play in the field to hold on for the win. Taylor Warner was 4 for 4 and Ryan Forelli contributed with 3 hits as well. The Giants Cody Powell had 3 hits, and Nick Mills had a double in the losing effort.
Freda Realty Phillies (2) at Clancy's Diner and Ice Cream Dodgers (18)--The Dodgers topped the Phillies Monday night in convincing fashion with an 18-2 triumph. Reece Maopolski got the win on the mound with 5 strikeouts. Devin Taylor and a 2 RBI single early in the game to get the Dodgers offense going. Tank McGrath was 4 for 4 with a double, triple and 7 RBI's. Damian Mueller pitched for the Phillies striking out 11 Dodger batters.
SATURDAY MAY 3rd
Here is a link to Pro Prospects Summer Camps with discounts for players of our league:
All returning players are on the team they were on the previous year.
All new players receive Hat, Shirt, and Pants.....returning players receive Shirt and Hat Only! Also due to price increases only youth size pants can be provided by the league.
Players are NOT allowed to play both modified and/or teeners league and also little league. Players can try out and practice with modified until April 1 then decide what to play either little league or modified. Thank you.