- “Good pitching beats good hitting and vice versa.” – Bob Veale
- “Putting lights in Wrigley Field is like putting aluminum siding on the Sistine Chapel” – Roger Simo
- ““I wish I had an answer for that because I’m tired of answering that question.” – Yogi Berra
- “Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for the house in blackjack”. ~Adam Morrow
- “There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither work.” – Charlie Lau
MUHLENBERG ATHLETICS BASEBALL CLUB INC.
FALL BASEBALL WORKOUTS BEGIN
High school head coach Brian Kopetsky has announced the dates for Fall Baseball Workouts. Aimed at developing baseball skills, this year the emphasis will be on hitting. The session will be on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:30 beginning September 8 through December 17 and is open to boys in grades 9 through 12. There is no charge.
Interested players should meet at the Jr. High batting cages. For further info or questions, contact Coach Kopetsky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
16 Jake Kuczawa
18 Sebastian Unger
19 Evan McMullen
23 Daulton Fidler
24 Michael Rubright
3 Scott Levan III
3 Trenton Yerger
6 Austin Johnson
8 Anthony Calvaresi
Kutztown University Albright College East Stroudsburg University Immaculata University
These A's will be continuing their education at the college level this fall. Daulton Fidler received a baseball scholarship to Kutztown. Antoine Galloway is the recipient of the Albright Alumni scholarship. Stan Kuczawa received the Bunnell/Behrenhausen Family Scholarship, the Muhlenberg Boosters Club Sportsman Award and the Dick Gochnauer Scholarship. Tyler Sassaman received the Outstanding Physical Education Award and the Raymond J. Gaspari Memorial Award. All hope to be members of their respective baseball teams.
MARK YOUR 2015 CALENDARS!
"ALL YOU CAN EAT" PASTA DINNER
Saturday, February 28
Muhlenberg High School
16th GOCHNAUER GOLF TOURNAMENT
Sunday, May 17
Rich Maiden Golf Course
2014 PROGAMS & POSTERS STILL AVAILABLE!
This year's A's programs and the posters with pictures of the five A's teams are still available. They make great momentos. Contact this web site if you would like one.
This year's Region 2 tournament was completed July 23. It was an unqualified success. Why? A spectator summed it up best when he said, "We could never do something like this in our community. How do you get all of these people involved?"
Our answer was, "We're just lucky." Our community and particularly our parents are the real stars of the show.
The A's thank each and every one of you who came out and supported us.
PS - There are still some Tournament tee shirts and polos available. Contact this web site if interested.
2014 GOCHNAUER SCHOLARSHIP WINNER -
Stan Kuczawa with A's VP Jim Sheipe
Stan Kuczawa became the eleventh receipient of the Dick Gochnauer Scholarship. The catcher is characterized as a strong leader and serious student by the faculty at Muhlenberg. His 3.4 GPA placed him near the top of the 2014 class.
Stan spent his entire baseball career in the MTAA and A's teams. Scholastically, he was captain of the Muhls team and was also a strong leader there.
The $1,000 scholarship will be used to further his education at East Stroudsburg University where he plans to become a math teacher.
BARTON, EBERHART, LIGHT AND RACCUGLIA SNARE PREP LEAGUE AWARDS
The City County Prep League announced the following A's were awards winners at their July 30 dinner; Matt Barton - Cy Young, Denny Eberhart - Silver Slugger, Dean Light - MVP and Sal Raccuglia - Gold Glove.
Barton, Eberhart and Light were also named to the league's All Star team.
7 A's EARN CITY COUNTY JRS LEAGUE AWARDS, 3 NAMED ALL STARS
At their Awards Dinner July 30, the City County Jrs. league announced the following A's received 2014 awards; MVP & Cy Young - Elijah Kissinger, Silver Slugger - Devin Keiper, Charlie Hustle - Joey Fioravanti and Gold Glove - Ethan Pizzo. Receiving Sportsmanship awards were; Derek Rivera, Tom Pietrowski and Evan McMullen.
Fioravanti, Keiper and Kissing were also selected for the All Star team.
3 A's MAKE WESTERN BERKS ALL STARS
Tony Aguayo, Mike Miller and Trent Yerger will be representing the A's in this year's Western Berks All Star Game. The game will be held at Shillington's Rulon Griffith Field at 7:00
LEGION YOUTH ALL STARS
The Berks County Jr. American Legion Baseball League unveiled its 2014 All Star team. The following A's made the team. They are; Alex Bohn, Dylan Gilar, Kohle Kershner and George Mendoza. They will compete in the league's All Star game July 22 at Shillington.
FOUR NAMED SCHUYLKILL-BERKS ALL STARS
The Schuylkill-Berks Sr. Legion Baseball League unveiled its 2014 All Star and Futures teams Sunday. The teams will play their counterparts from the Lehigh Valley Sr. Legion League on Monday June 23 at 1st Energy Stadium.
The Futures team is comprised of underclassmen. There will be a showcase preceding their seven inning game which will start at 4:00. The game provides scouts with the opportunity to see these kids for the first time. Making the team from the A's will be Cody Fidler and Eli Klick. Fidler has been selected as an outfielder and Klick as a catcher although both have filled in at multiple rolls for Coach Raccuglia.
The All Star Game will follow the Futures game at 7:00. These are the elite players from the league many of which will be moving on to college after the season ends. The A's will be represented by catcher Stan Kuczawa and third baseman Nick Wanner. Both players grew up in the A's/Muhls system. Wanner will be a senior in September while Kuczawa graduated in June.
All proceeds from the game are donated to the Lebanon Veteran's Hospital.
DANTE BUONO, DAULTON FIDLER, ANTIONE GALLOWAY, JOSH KLINE, STAN KUCZAWA, TYLER SASSAMAN and MIKE YEDNOCK.
Tonight marks the end of your learning experience at Muhlenberg. It seems like only yesterday you were running around with your hats over your eyes and tripping over your gloves which looked hugeon your hands.Everyone in the A's organization is proud to have been a part of your growing experience and wish you every success in your future endevors. Good Luck to All!
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