This is the Pendel League's First Installment of the weekly POWER RANKINGS
The Pendel League has seen a resurgance in terms of talent and potential. We have a strong core of teams that have talented players and even more passionate managers.
1. - Upper Moreland 5-0-1 (Manager-Pete Moore)
Upper Moreland is the defending Pendel League Champion. They have started out 5-0-1. They have relied on the best pitching staff in the league and a balanced offensive attack. They are the heavy favorite to repeat as the Pendel League Champions.
Offensive MVP: Nick Fasano (.412,7 RBI's) Pitching MVP: Corey Crispell (2-0, .69 ERA)
2. Plymouth Pirates 5-2 (Manager-Brian Torphy)
Plymouth has seen a resurgance this year, after winning 10 games last season. Plymouth has picked up new pieces that have meshed well as a team. They have started hot out of the gate using a powerful offensive attack and timely pitching.
Offensive MVP: Darnell Muse (.444 BA) Pitching MVP: Bryan Wilde (2-0, 1.80 ERA,21 K's in 10 innings)
3. Horsham Astros5-2-1 (Manager-Kevin Weaver)
Horsham might have very well deserved the number 2 spot on our Power Rankings. They tied Upper Moreland 3-3 in an extra inning affair. Horsham has been as steady as any other team in the league. They have won the close games that have been very important this early in the season. They are 3-2-1 in games decided by less then 2 runs.
Offensive MVP: Jesse Goldstein (.500 BA) Pitching MVP: Matt Schoettle (1-0, 0.00 ERA in 9.1 innings)
4. LOMA 6-3 (Manager- Mike Whitaker)
LOMA has been sound at the plate riding their offensive stars (Mark Woltemate and Dustin Kology) LOMA's pitching staff is off to a slow start this season, it makes you wonder...at 6-3 with a slow start from their pitching staff, just how much better would this team be with a hot pitching staff?
Offensive MVP: Dustin Kology (.448 BA) Pitching MVP: Nick Klein (1-0,2.30 ERA)
5. Warminster 4-4 (Manager- Dave Boice)
Warminster has had a slow start this season, struggling to a 4-4 record. Stats do not show how this team has really played. They have hit and pitched well, they just havent been able to play complete games.
Offensive MVP: Brandon Roman (.500 BA) Pitching MVP: James Brown (2-1,2.13 ERA)
6. Northampton 2-6 (Manager-Joe Opalka)
Northampton started off slow last year, and again they are off to a slow start. In Northamptons defense they have faced the top pitchers in the league. Northamptons offense has been enept and their defense is still shaking off the rust from the off-season. Northampton is a self proclaimed 2nd half team, If their bats dont wake up just how bad will it get for Northampton?
Offensive MVP: Ryan Downs (.333 BA, 3 RBI's) Pitching MVP: Kyle Levocz (0-2, 2.35 ERA)
7. Glenside 0-10 (Manager- Joe Schreok)
Their are not many words to describe the start that Glenside has had. After speaking to a couple players they have no given up hope this year. In a playoff format where the top 6 teams make the playoffs, Glenside only sits 2 games behind Northampton.
Offensive MVP: Matt Hanson (.500 BA in 9 AB's) Pitching MVP: Mark Bellomo (0-2, 3.12 ERA)