- "A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore." – Yogi Berra
- “He’s the only defensive catcher in baseball who can’t catch.” – Casey Stengel
- “There are only two places in the league – 1st place and no place.” – Tom Seaver
- ““Some say baseball is our national pastime. Not me. Its gossiping.” – Erma Bombeck
- “In baseball, you can’t kill the clock. The other guy gets a chance." - Earl Weaver
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BARTON, EBERHART & LIGHT
NAMED PREP ALL STARS
Matt Barton, Denny Eberhart and Dean Light were selected by the City County Prep League to their 2014 All Star team. The three were the mainstays to the team which finished first in its division and fourth in the playoffs. The boys will be recognized at the league's awards dinner on July 30.
This year's Region 2 tournament was completed last Wednesday. It was an unqualified success. Why? A spectator summed it up best when he said, "We could never do something like this in our team. 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 LOTTERY CALENDARS SALE ENDING SOON
The 2014 lottery calendar sale ends this week, July 31. The tickets are based on the PA Daily Number. It runs from August 1 to January 31, 2015 - a total of 184 winners will divy $5,000. If you haven't got one yet, contact this web site.
For those of you who still have packets out, please get them sold and turn them in to Joanne Shuman ASAP.
9 Connor Miller
16 Evin Morales
23 Sal Raccuglia
29 Joey Fioravanti
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.
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
CITY COUNTY JRS. NAME AWARD WINNERS.
The City County Jrs. Division announced the following A's award winners;
MVP & Cy Young - Elijah Kissinger
Silver Slugger - Devin Keiper
Charlie Hustle - Joey Fioravanti
Gold Glove - Ethan Pizzo
Sportsmanship - Derek Rivera, Tom Pietrowski and Evan McMullen
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.
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.
4 selected to Schuylkill-Berks All Star and Futures Teams
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.
The A's closed the books on "Doin It For Derrick" this week and turned over $3,868 to the Redcay Strong Fund. The A's wish to thank all of you who came out to the game and participated in the fund raising effort.
In addition the A's wish to especially thank;
- The Muhlenberg Boosters who donated all the food sold in the concession stands.
- The Muhlenberg School District who made their facilities available at no charge.
- PA House Representative Mark Rozzi who made the the phone campaign possible.
- Pizza Como USA who provided the team shirts.
- Joe Godek and Joe Kozlowski who umped the game at no charge.
Lastly, this was a great effort to Derrick, but he's got a long way to go. Let's not forget him.
The A's will continue to act as a conduit for funds to Redcay Strong. Make your payments to "Redcay Stong" and mail it to "Redcay Strong, c/o Muhlenberg A's, P.O. Box 338, Temple, PA 19560".
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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