Last Updated: July 25, 2016
RVL Action: Sunday, July 24, 2016
Vincentown tops Cinnaminson to tighten 3-team race
Sam Pepper hit a leadoff home run and Dave Gibson pitched Vincentown to a 5-3 victory over Cinnaminson. he Reds lead the league with a 20-6 record, but the Burlington Mets and V-town are right behind at 19-6. The regular season ends Wednesday night. ibson went 6 2/3 innings, striking out nine and allowing four hits, including a seventh-inning home run by Kyle Higgins, and three singles by Frank Sirolli. Pat Donnelly had two hits for the Merchants.
Burlington 7, Pine Barrens 3:
Reliever Shaun Babula struck out two batters with the winning run on third base in the bottom of the seventh, then sparked an eighth-inning rally with his third hit as the Mets stayed in the hunt for first. Bulington struck for three runs in the top of the first against Ronnie Krankowski, scoring on Mark Stumpf's double, an error and Sean Udris' single. But Krankowski then retired 21 of the next 23 batters.
The Phantoms (9-18) got an unearned run in the fourth and used singles by James Schick, Mike Follett, Austin Kurey, Krankowski and Shane Garrett to score again in the fifth. Follett reached on an error and scored on Kurey's single in the seventh. But after a double by Krankowski, his fourth hit, Babula came in to shut the door. Held to four hits through seven innings, the Mets got five hits and four runs in the eighth, including RBI hits by Sean Gusrang, Dave Viselli and Ben Youngberg.
Burlington Twp. 7, Delran 2:
Connor Thomas pitched a complete game and Matt Klish, Dave Torres, Dennis Stewart and Brian Eifert each had two hits for the Pirates (9-16). Eddie Eifert scored twice. Vince Gares,John Swajkowski and Tyler Malia had two hits apiece for Delran (7-20), while Trent Eastman added a double.
Starting times for this weekend's opening round of the RVL playoffs -- Saturday and Sunday at Harry Thompson Field in Vincentown -- are 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
The regular-season champion gets an opening-round bye. The still-to-be-decided matchups will be second place vs. seventh place, third vs. sixth, and fourth (Riverside) vs. fifth.
RVL Action: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Burlington Township picks up a key win
Two runs in the fifth inning lifted Burlington Township to a 6-4 decision over Delran. Joe Parzyck had two hits and batted in Eli Mireles to break a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the fifth. Mireles had led off with a double. Adam Quaranta's double scored Mark Demko with the sixth run, giving the Pirates and winning pitcher Connor Thomas some insurance. Thomas took the mound in the top of the fifth, got the third out and then worked the remaining two innings. Burlington Township improved to 8-16 and moved into sixth place. Shane Pastore doubled and scored two runs for Delran (7-19).
Vincentown 10, Cinnaminson 4:
Stefan Kancylarz led off the bottom of the first with a home run on his way to three RBIs in a win that enabled the Merchants to tie Burlington for second place. Both are 18-6, with league leader Cinnaminson 20-5. Scott Wilhelm was 2-for-2 with two RBIs, Kyle Cichy and Dom D'Alessandro combined for five hits. Winning pitcher Kevin Bostwick struck out nine and pitched six hitless innings after allowing four in the first.
RVL Action: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Cinnaminson rides five-run first inning to triumph
Cinnaminson scored five runs in the bottom half of the first inning on the way to a 7-3 win over Burlington. The first five Cinnaminson batters walked and all scored to ignite the Reds to their 20th win in 24 games. Cinnaminson leads the league with Burlington second at 18-6. Following two walks with bases loaded, Cody MacNair hit a sacrifice fly for a 3-0 lead and Joe Sirolli hit a two-run single. Zach Youngberg, who replaced John Harvey for Burlington after four batters, allowed one more hit the rest of the way -- a two-run single by Greg Gilbert in the third inning to make it 7-0. Burlington scored twice in the fifth on a single by Matt Fischer and Vinny James' fielder's choice. Sean Gusrang singled a run home with one out in the sixth before winning pitcher Troy Hunter got a strikeout and flyout. Hunter, who went the distance, induced three fly balls in a 1-2-3 seventh to finish it.
Pine Barrens 8, Delran 2:
Cameron Bahr had two singles, a double and two RBIs for the winners (9-17). Mike Follet tripled, doubled, scored twice and had three RBIs. Winning pitcher Matt Curry worked five innings, struck out eight and allowed no earned runs. Tyler Malia doubled and had an RBI for Delran.
RVL Action: Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Riverside continues to winRiverside got three hits from Tommy Walters Tuesday night to post a 10-4 victory over Pine Barrens. Henry Chou and Taylor Zackman each had two hits, while Chou and Phil Stiles each knocked in two runs. Alex Humes earned the pitching win in relief of Devon Hedgepeth. Riverside improved to 15-9, setting a team record for one-season victories. Pine Barrens is 8-17.
RVL Action: Monday, July 18, 2016
Reds down Mets, take over top spot
The Cinnaminson Reds scored three times in the top of the seventh, then held off the Burlington Mets in the bottom of the inning to post a 6-5 victory. The win improves the Reds to 18-4, with games the next three days at Burlington Township, home Wednesday against 17-5 Burlington, then on the road at 17-6 Vincentown on Thursday night. Cody Macnair hit a solo home run for Cinnaminson, and Kyle Higgins had two doubles and Frank Sirolli two singles. Conall Roberts' base hit started the seventh-inning rally, and Mike Wasco's sacrifice fly finished it. Jim Goodwin pitched five innings for the win.
Sean Gusrang had three hits and three RBIs for the Mets (17-5), and Mark Stumpf and Matt Jolly each had two hits. The Mets had the tying run on third with two outs, but Kyle Ballay struck out the final batter.
Vincentown 11, Burlington Twp. 0:
Matt Weaver was 5-for-5 with two home runs and six RBIs to lead the Merchants. Jim Best added a solo home run, and Ryan Kulik and Kyle Cichy each had three hits. Steve Volpe (5 innings) and Sam Pepper combined on a two-hitter.
Regular season winds down, heats up
July 17, 2016
The final 10 days of the regular season will decide who finishes first and gets a first-round bye when the Rancocas Valley League playoffs start July 30.
Right now, Burlington and Cinnaminson are tied for first with 36 points, both with 17-4 records. They play Monday night at Life Center Academy and again Wednesday at Memorial Field.
Vincentown is one point behind at 16-6, and plays the Reds twice this week, Thursday at V-town and Sunday at Cinnaminson.
Riverside (14-9, 32.5 points) has an outside shot, and hosts Cinnaminson next Monday and Wednesday in the final game of the regular season.
Burlington 11, Pine Barrens 4:
The Mets erupted for six runs in the top of the seventh inning, breaking open what had been a 5-3 game. Sam Guckin pitched six innings and fanned eight, outlasting Ronnie Krankowski, who whiffed eight. Sean Gusrang had two hits and five RBIs, including a two-run homer. Shaun Babula, Mark Stumpf, Sean Udris and Matt Fischer (two RBIs) each had a pair of hits.
Krankowski had three hits and two RBIs, and Mike Follett added two hits and Joe Paolini had a seventh-inning solo home run.
Vincentown 8, Delran 0:
Dave Gibson (11 Ks in 5 IP), Sam Pepper and Steve Volpe combined on a one-hitter, Jim Best hit a home run and the Merchants scored seven times in the third inning.
RVL Action: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Stiles drives in 8 as Riverside romps
Phil Stiles went 3 for 3 with two doubles, a triple and eight RBIs to lead Riverside to a 12-2 victory over Delran. Tom Walters was 2 for 2 with a single and triple for Riverside (13-9), which has won seven of its last 10 games. Alex Humes, in his first start of the season, went three innings, allowing no runs and striking out four. Clinton Hart finished up.
RVL Action Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Riverside 2, Pine Barrens 1:
Kevin Joo pitched a one-hitter and struck out 13 as the Patriots won. The lone run against the lefty was unearned. Tom Walters was 2 for 2 and had the winning RBI. Phil Stiles and Tyler Wolf were both 2 for 3 with a stolen base.
RVL Action: Monday, July 11, 2016
Burlington uses simple tactic to blank Delran
When you’ve been pitching in the Rancocas Valley League as long as Max Newill has, you know how easy success can come on the mound. Newill’s simple approach during his five-inning pitching stint helped Burlington cruise to a 10-0 win over Delran. The Burlington trio of Newill, Dan Hill and Justin McFadden gave up one hit over seven innings.“I was just trying to throw strikes, command the baseball, get ahead and just pitch,” Newill said.
The lone hit conceded by the Mets' pitching staff came in the top of the first inning when Tyler Melia’s pop up dropped on the right side of the infield. After that bloop fell into the infield, Newill went to work on the bump for the Mets. “I was just trying to execute my pitches,” Newill said. "I’ve been pitching in this league longer than some of these kids have been alive so just go at them and see what they can do. We have guys that play some good defense so just let them hit the ball and make plays and we’re fine.”
Newill induced eight flyouts, five strikeouts and one double play against the young Delran team before Hill and McFadden closed out the contest. The Mets created more run support for Newill in each inning as five of their six at-bats produced at least one run. Dave Viselli crossed the plate for the first run in the second on a passed ball. Matt Jolly brought in a run on an RBI single and scored on an error in the third.
In the fourth inning, Sean Gusrang received a second chance during his third plate appearance of the night. “I check swung on the pitch before, it could’ve went either way,” Gusrang said. With new life from the check swing and a missed catch in foul territory, Gusrang drilled a three-run shot over the right-center fence to open up the advantage. “I was just trying to stay back,” Gusrang said. “You just try to get a good pitch to hit. Just trying to be aggressive and I was lucky enough to get one over the plate and able to hit one out.”
Two more runs were plated in the fifth and sixth innings, respectively, for the Mets. Mark Stumpf provided two runs on a single in the fifth, and Vinny James and Paul Guerrieri knocked in runners on a single and sacrifice fly, respectively, in the sixth. “We have a great lineup and now with the addition of Stumpf, (Jon) Wetzel and Hill along with the guys we already have, we have a strong team,” Gusrang said.
Riverside 9, Burlington Twp. 0:
Devon Hedgepeth came within two outs of a perfect game as Riverside (11-9) defeated Burlington Township (6-13). He allowed just a one-out single by Wayne Feret in the seventh inning and struck out eight. Chaz Briggs was 3 for 3 with two doubles and four RBIs. Tommy Walters was 3 for 4 and Donnie Strain added a two-run triple.
RVL Action: Sunday, July 10, 2016
Wolf, Briggs propel Riverside to win
Tyler Wolf pitched six strong innings and Jeff Briggs had a three-run triple to lift Riverside to a 6-3 win over Burlington Township. Devon Hedgepath was 2-for-3 with an RBI for Riverside, which bounced back from a 6-2 loss at Vincentown late Saturday night. Eddie Eifert had a 1-for-3 night for the Pirates.
RVL Action: Saturday, July 9, 2016
Vincentown 6, Riverside 2:
Jim Best's three-run home run in the first inning sparked the Merchants over the Patriots. Lefty Ryan Kulik pitched a complete game, allowing six hits, striking out 12 and allowing just one earned run.
RVL Action: Thursday, July 7, 2016
Dove, Bowley help Cinnaminson to triumph
Bill Dove batted in four runs for Cinnaminson in a 6-0 win over Pine Barrens. Dove had two hits, as did Kyle Higgins and Joe Sirolli. Both of Higgins' hits were doubles and Sirolli hit a triple. Steven Bowley pitched the first six innings and earned the win as Cinnaminson boosted its record to 16-4. The Reds hold first place by a half-game over Burlington. Shane Garrett led Pine Barrens with two singles and a triple.
Burlington 16, Burlington Township 1:
Sean Gusrang batted in four runs, and Marshall Harden and Sean Udris had two RBIs apiece as the Mets improved to 15-4. Harden, Paul Guerrieri and Mark Stumpf had two hits apiece. John Harvey pitched the first four innings (five strikeouts) for the win.
Cinnaminson 4, Delran 2:
Cody MacNair had two hits and two RBIs in support of winning pitcher Jim Goodwin. Another run scored for the Reds when Mark Wickersham walked with the bases loaded. Delran's Joe Cashman was 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored.
RVL Action: Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Pine Barrens 8, Burlington Township 0:
Matt Curry pitched a two-hitter and struck out 10 in his shutout. The Phantoms scored six runs in the third inning, the first two coming on a home run by Tyler Powell. John Gavura had two RBIs and Nick Catullo had one.
RVL Action: Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Close one goes Delran's way
Delran got the win it was looking for. Delran used two runs in the top of the seventh inning to knock off Riverside 5-4 in Rancocas Valley League baseball action at Notre Dame Field. With the score at 3, Harry Cicale drove in the go-ahead run on a double in the top half of the final frame. Trent Eastman knocked in Cicale to provide an insurance run for reliever Shane Pastore. Pastore conceded one run in the bottom half of the seventh but closed out the game without further damage. “It means a lot,” Pastore said. “We’ve struggled a little bit in a lot of close games this year. Coming through, getting the win, means a lot.”
Delran improved to 5-12 and handed Riverside only its fourth loss in its last 13 games. Riverside is 9-7 overall. The visiting team although the game was held at its home field, Delran jumped into the lead in the first inning after Vince Gares’ single to center knocked in Tyler Malia. Delran added two more in the fourth as Eastman scored on a balk and Pastore brought in Eddie Salkowski with a single. Riverside collected its first three runs in the bottom of the fourth off Delran starter Jimmy Cicale.
Henry Chou brought in the first Riverside tally with a single and Devin Connelly added an RBI hit. Phil Stiles was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to tie the game. Pastore, who took the mound in the fifth, faced some trouble in the sixth, but got out of first-and-third jam with a strikeout of Stiles. Jimmy Cicale started the Delran rally in the seventh with a single to left. After advancing on a wild pitch, Cicale was in perfect position for Harry Cicale to bring him home on a double to left center. “I was just trying to put something in play,” Harry Cicale said. “He was throwing fastball all the way so I had to find a pitch to groove. He put it right there and I let the hands do the work.”
Eastman extended the Delran lead when he knocked in Harry Cicale from second. The extra run would turn out to be huge. “It never hurts you,” Harry Cicale said. “Once you get that one run across, you always want more, especially in the later stages of the game.”
Riverside tried to jump on Pastore right away in the bottom of the seventh. Tommy Walters reached on an error and Devon Hedgepeth’s double put two runners in scoring position with one out. Tyler Wolf brought in the speedy Walters on a sacrifice fly to close the gap to one but the final out would be recorded before the tying run was scored. “I just had to keep hitting corners and my spots,” Pastore said. “It’s a tough way to start off my last inning but I was able to pitch around it.” “It’s a good momentum builder,” Harry Cicale said. “We’re a bunch of relatively young guys. It’s a good momentum builder going into the back end of the season.”
D'Alessandro turns up power in Vincentown
Dom D'Alessandro had an inning — and a night — to remember for Vincentown in a 17-6 win over Pine Barrens at Patty Bowker Field. D'Alessandro hit two home runs during an 11-run third inning that powered the Merchants (13-6) to the victory. Dalessandro had a grand slam and a three-run blast. He also doubled to finish with three hits to go with the seven RBIs, and scored three runs. Sam Pepper also had three hits and scored three runs. Kyle Cichy had three hits, Jim Best added two hits and Frank Cerami scored three runs.
RVL Action: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Donahue leads Burlington past Riverside
Nothing cures a skid against a team better than a hit parade.
The Burlington Mets downed Riverside 12-5 behind three big innings at the start of the contest at Life Center Academy. The win was the first in three meetings with Riverside this season for the Mets, who moved to 14-4 overall and joined Cinnaminson in a tie for first place.
Burlington got off to a fast start against righthander Devon Hedgepeth. Casey Donahue, who went 3-for-3 with four RBIs, started the first rally of the game with an RBI single that brought in Shaun Babula. “Just go with the pitches,” Donahue said. “If they’re pitching that way, go with it. Just take what they gave you. They 3-hit us the other night. We came out tonight and had better bats. Ryan Bell (winning pitcher) did a good job getting ahead and shutting them down. It was the key to the game.”
The Mets racked up four hits in the first, the final one from Matt Jolly plating Donahue. More of the same followed in the second as the Mets sent nine batters to the dish and scored four runs. Donahue brought in Ben Youngberg with his second RBI base knock to open the floodgates. Jon Wetzel, recently picked up after the Willingboro Townsends team folded, followed with an RBI single out of the cleanup hole, scoring Babula. The other two runs in the second came on walks to Jolly and Matt Fischer.
Burlington’s best inning was the third as six runs were scored on just three hits. David Viselli and Youngberg started the rally with singles to flip the order back to the top with no outs.
Babula’s single to deep short brought in Viselli, while Donahue continued his strong night play two batters later as he plated Youngberg and Babula. “They beat us earlier in the year, me personally booting a ball on a routine double play. Once again it was a game Ryan started well and we just didn’t hit,” Donahue said. “The other night Max (Newill) is throwing a gem up until the sixth, made one mistake, and gave up a home run in the sixth. But once again, we didn’t hit. It’s nice to get a win against these guys to get back into the swing of things.”
Jolly’s sacrifice fly and Fischer’s RBI groundout brought in the final two runs of the game for Burlington, who gifted Bell with plenty of run support. “I felt pretty good,” Bell said. “The run support early put us where we wanted to be. I was mainly throwing to contact to try and get the game over quick. I was focused on trying to hit the zone.”
Riverside (9-6) got two back in the fourth on a two-run home run to left off the bat of Jon McGugan, who went deep in all three Riverside games this week. Tyler Wolf smashed a solo homer to the same part of the field an inning later.
The visitors put two more runs on the board in the seventh against reliever John Harvey but the rally was squashed before it threatened Burlington’s advantage. “Very good team win,” Bell said. “Nice to bounce back right way. They’re a pretty good team. It’s fun playing them all the time, too. It makes the game better.”
RVL Action: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Cinnaminson edges Vincentown, takes first place in RVL
Cinnaminson scored four runs in the bottom half of the sixth inning for a 10-9 decision over Vincentown. Joe Sirolli's single with two outs in the sixth brought in the tying and winning runs. Jim Goodwin relieved in the seventh and retired Vincentown in order to save the win for Mark Wickersham. The victory lifts Cinnaminson's record to 14-4, just ahead of idle Burlington (13-4) with Vincentown next at 12-6. The Mets host red-hot Riverside Thursay evening at The Spleen. Sirolli had three hits and totaled four RBIs. Bill Dove, whose single began the Cinnaminson sixth, had three hits and two RBIs. Wickersham's infield single scored Dove to make it 9-7 and Greg Gilbert hit into a fielder's choice to score John Dockins to bring the Reds within a run. Cinnaminson withstood a power display that helped Vincentown take its 9-6 lead. Matt Weaver hit a grand slam and the Merchants also had home runs by Kyle Cichy and Dom D'Alessandro.
RVL Action: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Wasco has two RBIs, leads Cinnaminson
Cinnaminson scored early and the runs held up for a 4-2 victory over Burlington Township. Mike Wasco had two RBIs, the first coming when he was hit by a pitch during the Reds' three-run first inning. Wasco hit a home run in the third to make it 4-0. Four straight singles began the game for Cinnaminson, which tied idle Burlington for first place with the victory. Both are 13-4, with Vincentown third at 12-5. Bill Dove batted in the first run and Mark Wickersham hit a sacrifice fly to make it 3-0. Steve Melchiorre started the game and got the win, Steven Bowley provided middle relief and Jim Goodwin saved it.Township scored its two runs in the sixth inning. When Eli Mireles doubled to lead off the seventh, Goodwin relieved and retired three batters on fly balls. Dennis Stewart had two hits and batted in the first Township run. Ben Fadool hit into a fielder's choice to score the second run.
Riverside 7, Delran 1:
Winning pitcher Clinton Hart had 13 strikeouts and Jonnie McGugan homered for the second straight night as Riverside won for the ninth time in its last 11 games. McGugan also doubled among his three hits, scored twice and batted in two runs. Devon Hedgepeth doubled and singled for Riverside (9-5). Christopher Corea doubled to score the Delran run.
RVL Action: Monday, June 27, 2016
McGugan home run lifts Riverside past Burlington
Jonnie McGugan hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning for Riverside in a 4-1 win over Burlington. Kevin Joo pitched all seven innings for the win as Riverside improved to 8-5 overall, 8-2 in its last 10 games. Burlington, which had won eight straight, is 13-4. Sean Gusrang's home run in the fourth inning put Burlington on the board. The Mets took their lead into the sixth and had two outs when McGugan connected on an 0-2 pitch. Riverside added insurance in the seventh when Phil Stiles walked with the bases loaded. Taylor Zachman had two of Riverside's four hits. Joo struck out three in a three-hitter. He issued one walk, in the home seventh, and a single by Casey Donahue gave Burlington two baserunners with one out. Joo then got a strikeout and fly out to end it.
Pine Barrens 2, Burlington Township 1:
Keith Jacobs' sacrifice fly in the sixth broke a 1-1 tie, scoring Ronnie Krankowski, who pitched a four-hitter and struck out 11. Mike Follet tripled, singled and had the other Phantoms' RBI. Eli Mireles batted in the Township run with a single in the fourth inning. Adam Quaranta doubled and singled for the Pirates.
RVL Action: Sunday, June 26, 2016
Mets down Pirates behind Guckin, Youngberg
Sam Guckin and Zach Youngberg combined on a five-hitter with 14 strikeouts as the Burlington Mets defeated the Burlington Township Pirates 4-0 at Viereck Field. Guckin, improving to 2-0, fanned 11 in his five-inning stint. The first-place Mets (13-3) did all their scoring in the top of the third inning. Kyle Semmel singled, stole second and Twocas Elliott reached on an error. Consecutive singles by Shaun Babula, Sean Udris, Sean Gusrang and Matt Jolly, along with a sacrifice by Justin McFadden, brought in all four runs. Adam Quaranta had two hits for the Pirates (6-8), while Eddie Eifert, Dennis Stewart and Brian Romani each had one. Chase Thomas fell to 5-2.
RVL Action: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Stiles helps Riverside edge Burlington Twp.
Phil Stiles was 3-for-3 for Riverside in a 6-5 win over Burlington Township. Stiles had two singles, a double and two RBIs before the game was halted in the top half of the sixth inning due to darkness. Including a 7-0 win over Willingboro in its previous game, Riverside is 7-2 in its last nine. Stevie Stevenson doubled and singled. Jeff Briggs also had two hits. Donnie Strain got the final two outs in the fifth to save a win for Clinton Hart. Mark Demko had a two-run triple and Eddie Eifert an RBI double for Burlington Township.
Burlington 9, Delran 3:
Matt Jolly had three RBIs and league leader Burlington improved to 12-3. Sean Gusrang and Anthony Perez had two hits each for the Mets. Ryan Bell got the win with relief from Justin McFadden and Kevin Gunter. Trent Eastman had two RBIs and Wilson Seville had two hits for Delran.
Cinnaminson 2, Pine Barrens 0:
Frank Sirolli hit a two-run single in the top of the eighth and Troy Hunter pitched all eight innings for the win.
Vincentown 11, Willingboro 0:
Ryan Kulik struck out 11 in a two-hitter and Dom D'Alessandro had three hits and four RBIs. Kyle Cichy, Pat Donnelly and Sam Pepper combined for six hits.
RVL Action: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Stewart helps Burlington Township to triumph
Dennis Stewart had three hits and led Burlington Township to a 3-2 decision over Delran. Connor Thomas was the winning pitcher, scattering nine hits. He struck out three and issued no walks in going all seven innings as Township evened its record at 6-6. Brian Romani's RBI double in the top of the seventh gave the Pirates a 3-1 lead, enabling them to withstand a Delran run in the bottom of the final frame. Frank Bilancio doubled twice and had an RBI for Delran. Tyler Malia doubled and singled.
Burlington 8, Cinnaminson 0:
Jon Wilkins struck out two of the three batters he retired to finish a victory that boosted the Mets (11-3) into first place. Max Newill went the first six innings and fanned four in picking up the win. Casey Donahue had three hits and three RBIs. Sean Udris had three hits — all doubles — and two RBIs. Burlington scored three runs in the second inning and added five in the third.
RVL Action: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Burlington tops Vincentown
Sam Guckin pitched the shutout and Sean Gusrang led the offense in Burlington's 3-0 win over Vincentown. Guckin worked all seven innings and struck out five as the Mets won a meeting of two of the top three teams in the RVL standings. Burlington is 10-3, as is Cinnaminson, and Vincentown is 10-5. Gusrang had three hits and one RBI. Anthony Perez and Sean Udris added two hits apiece. Udris and Casey Donoghue had the other RBIs. Vincentown pitcher Kevin Boswick had seven strikeouts in his five innings on the mound.
Pine Barrens 14, Delran 3:
Joe Paolini led off the fourth inning with a home run to break a 3-3 tie in the Phantoms' favor. Paolini had two hits and scored two runs. Austin Kurey doubled twice and finished with four RBIs. Winning pitcher Alec Marconi worked five innings and struck out seven. Delran had tied the game when Wilson Seville tripled with the bases loaded in the second inning.
RVL Action: Monday, June 20, 2016
Viselli's triple lifts Burlington over Cinnaminson
Dave Viselli tripled the winning run home for Burlington in a 7-6 win over Cinnaminson. Sean Udris singled with one out in the bottom half of the seventh inning, then scored on Viselli's triple to lift the Mets to their ninth win in 12 games. Shaun Babula worked 6 2/3 innings before Kevin Gunter got the final out in the top of the seventh on his way to picking up the win. Sean Gusrang had three hits for Burlington. League leader Cinnaminson (10-3) received a grand slam from Cody MacNair and an RBI double from Bill Dove in a five-run third inning.
Vincentown 12, Riverside 2:
Kyle Cichy had three hits and scored three runs for the winners. Matt Weaver also had three hits. Dave Gibson went the distance for the win and struck out nine.
RVL Action: Sunday, June 19, 2016
Riverside 11, Cinnaminson 1:
Devon Hedgepeth worked six innings for the win and Cullen Carter had three hits for Riverside. Donnie Strain (three RBIs), Kevin Joo and Phil Stiles had two hits apiece.
RVL Action: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Riverside defeats Pine Barrens
Devon Hedgepeth had two hits and two RBIs for Riverside in a 5-2 decision over Pine Barrenst. Cullen Carter also had two RBIs as Riverside improved to 3-4. Kevin Gadowski was the winning pitcher, working 1 1/3 innings in relief of Clinton Hart (six strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings).
Cinnaminson 11, Willingboro 5
John Dockins and Billy Dove were both 3-for-3, and Joe Sirolli 3-for-4 in a victory that lifted the Reds (10-1) into first place. Dove doubled twice, as did Kyle Higgins. Troy Hunter was the winning pitcher. Dan Hill had two hits for Willingboro and Jamie Schwantes doubled.
RVL Action: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Cinnaminson wins in RVL behind Jim Goodwin
Jim Goodwin pitched a three-hitter for Cinnaminson in a 3-0 win over Burlington Township. Goodwin worked all seven innings and struck out nine while the Reds did enough to hand Township pitcher Chase Thomas his first loss after five wins. Goodwin is 4-0 and Cinnaminson is 9-1. Kyle Higgins had two hits, including an RBI double, for Cinnaminson. Billy Dove hit a home run and Joe Sirolli hit a sacrifice fly for the Reds' other run. Ben Fadool's double was a Pirates highlight.
RVL Action: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Burlington 8, Delran 0
John Harvey (5 innings), Jon Wilkins and Brian Armour combined on a one-hitter as the Mets rolled. Dave Viselli had three hits, while Matt Jolly and Sean Udris each had a pair.
RVL Action: Thursday, June 9, 2016
Big sixth inning leads Willingboro to RVL triumph
Willingboro broke open a 6-all tie with six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat the Burlington Mets 12-8. The Townsends (2-6), ending a three-game skid, combined three hits, a couple of walks and a bases-loaded error for the six-spot. Jon Wetzel and Conner MacFarlane each had three hits for the winners, while Mark Stumpf and Zack Van Meter had two each. Sean Gusrang had a single and a three-run homer, while Casey Donahue added a pair of hits for the Mets (5-3), who have dropped two straight and three of four.
Burlington Township 3, Pine Barrens 1
Winning pitcher Chase Thomas boosted his record to 5-0 with a six-hitter as the Pirates topped the Phantoms. Thomas worked all seven innings, struck out 11 and walked one. Eli Mireles' RBI single in the third gave Burlington Township a 3-0 lead on the way to their fifth win in eight games overall.
Vincentown 4, Riverside 2
Mike Ferrara had two hits and two RBIs, and Pat Donnelly also had two RBIs as the Merchants rebounded from two losses earlier in the week. Scott Wilhelm pitched the first four innings for the win and Kyle Cichy worked the last three, allowing no runs and fanning five. Vincentown is 7-3 overall.
RVL Action: Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Cullen Carter has the key hit in Riverside RVL triumph
Cullen Carter batted in the winning run for Riverside in a 4-1 victory over Burlington. Pitchers Devon Hedgepath and Kevin Joo, who got the decision, combined for six strikeouts as Riverside won for the second time in five games. Hedgepeth's stint consisted of four scoreless innings and Phil Stiles contributed a double for Riverside. The Mets lost for the second time in seven games.
Cinnaminson 5, Pine Barrens 1
Troy Hunter pitched a six-hitter and went the distance in a victory that boosted the Reds (7-1) into first place. Mike Wasco walked three times and scored twice. Bill Dove stole four bases and had an RBI single. Cody MacNair and Frank Sirolli had RBI doubles. The Phantoms (2-6) received two hits from Mike Follet and an RBI double from Matt Curry.
RVL Action: Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Shane Pastore in control as Delran prevails
Shane Pastore pitched the shutout in Delran's 3-0 decision over Pine Barrens. Pastore, who played for Pine Barrens the past two summers, went the distance and struck out eight as Delran boosted its record to 3-6. Tyler Malia had two hits and two RBIs, and Ed Salkowski had two hits.
Cinnaminson 3, Vincentown 2:
Two runs in the sixth inning lifted the Reds past the Merchants. Wasco's home run tied the game and Greg Santora tripled home the winning run. Santora also had an RBI single in the fourth inning. John Dockins had two hits and winning pitcher Jim Goodwin worked all seven innings and allowed four hits. Vincentown pitcher Ryan Kulik also went the distance and had 11 strikeouts. Sam Pepper doubled and walked three times in four plate appearances, and Matt Weaver doubled for the Merchants (6-3).
RVL Action: Monday, June 6, 2016
Pine Barrens 6, Vincentown 5:
The Phantoms scored the winning run when Duncan Balara's ground ball resulted in an errant throw home in the top of the eighth. Winning pitcher Ronnie Krankowski then held the lead in the bottom of the frame, finishing a complete game in which he struck out 13. Austin Kurey had a double and two RBIs for Pine Barrens. Vincentown forced extra innings when Stefan Kancylarz hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh. Jim Best had a double and two RBIs for the Merchants.
RVL Action: June 2, 2016
Cinnaminson, Burlington keep pace in RVL
Three players combined for six hits in the Cinnaminson Reds' 6-4 victory over Delran. Joe Sirolli was 2-for-3, and John Dockins and Mike Wasco each went 2-for-4 as Cinnaminson won for the fifth time in six games this season. Brett Miller was the winning pitcher. Chris Covington was 2-for-4, both doubles, for Delran.
Burlington 10, Willingboro 6
Matt Fischer's grand-slam home run in the bottom of the seventh enabled the Mets to improve to 5-1. Sean Gusrang singled to start the winning rally, was sacrificed to second by cleanup hitter Vinny James (who had doubled his previous at-bat) and took third on Matt Jolly's hit before a walk filled the bases for Fischer. Jolly had three hits, while Gusrang, Dave Viselli and Paul Guerrieri (two-run HR) added two each. The Townsends had 14 hits, including home runs by Matt Speckman and Brett Kuchera, who both had three hits. Rich Stronski, Dan Hill, Isaiah Hall and Mark Stumpf each had a pair of hits.
RVL Action: June 1, 2016
Riverside wins first game
Phil Stiles doubled in the tying run and the winning run scored on a bases-loaded walk as Riverside defeated Pine Barrens 4-3. Devin Connelly was 2-for-2 and Tyler Wolf earned the pitching win. The victory was the first for Riverside in four games this season. Shane Jarrett had a triple for the Phantoms, and Brett Lyons took the loss.
Vincentown 3, Burlington 2:
Mike Ferrara singled the winning run home in the sixth inning, helping Dave Gibson to the mound decision. Gibson struck out eight, allowed two hits and one earned run. Matt Weaver's two hits helped the Merchants hand the Mets their first loss.
RVL Action: May 31, 2016
Burlington Township defeats Delran
Chase Thomas went the distance for Burlington Township in a 17-1 victory over Delran. Thomas went the five-inning distance, struck out seven and allowed four hits in his fourth victory of the season. Ben Fadool had a three-run triple and scored three runs for Burlington Township (4-3). Dennis Stewart tripled, singled, scored two runs and batted in two.
Vincentown 13, Pine Barrens 1
Frank Cerami had three hits and three RBIs for Vincentown in a 13-1 win over Pine Barrens. Ryan Kulik was the winning pitcher.
RVL Action: Thursday, May 26th
Newill in control on mound as Burlington goes to 4-0 in RVL
Winning pitcher Max Newill struck out nine in the Burlington Mets' 7-1 decision over Riverside. Newill issued no walks, allowed three hits and the Patriots' run was unearned. Matt Fischer and Shaun Babula had two hits apiece as Burlington improved to 4-0.
Cinnaminson 5, Willingboro 1
Pat Graham picked up the victory on the mound and the Reds improved to 4-1. John Dockins and Kyle Higgins had two hits each for Cinnaminson. Willingboro received two hits from Isaiah Hall.
RVL Action: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Cinnaminson 7, Pine Barrens 0
Jim Goodwin was the winning pitcher and Frank Sirolli had three hits and two RBIs. Dockins also had two RBIs and Greg Gilbert reached base in all three plate appearances (double, walk, hit by pitch). Pine Barrens' Ronnie Krankowski was 1-for-2 with a walk
RVL Action: Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Burlington Township picks up third RVL triumph
Chase Thomas struck out 10 in a four-hitter for Burlington Township in a 3-2 win over Willingboro. Thomas improved his record to 3-0 this season with support from Adam Quaranta and Ben Fadool. Quaranta doubled, singled and batted in a run while Fadool tripled, singled and scored two runs.
RVL Action: May 23, 2016
Pine Barrens opens with RVL baseball win
John Franchi was 4-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored Monday as Pine Barrens won its opening game, 9-2 over Burlington Township. Matt Curry was also solid for the Phantoms, going 2-for-3 with a double and four RBIs. Alec Marconi picked up the win.
Burlington 7, Vincentown 4
Vinny James had two hits, including a solo home run, and Matt Fisher had three hits as the Mets topped the Merchants in a battle of unbeaten. Sean Gusrang and Matt Jolly each added two hits, while Garrett Mull had a two-run double for the Mets. Ryan Bell picked up the win, with help from two relievers. Mike Weaver had two hits for V-town, which was aided by four errors.
RVL Action: Friday, May 20, 2016
Burlington posts RVL victory
Paul Guerrieri was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning, forcing in the winning run as the Burlington Mets edged the Burlington Township Pirates 4-3.
Zach Youngberg reached on a misplay of his infield pop to start the winning rally. After Casey Donahuge singled and Dan Hennigan walked, pitcher Tyler Diaz got Sean Gusrang, who had drilled a long three-run home run earlier, to ground into a force at the plate. But the next pitch plunked Guerrieri.
The much-improved Pirates, who won only one of their 31 games last year, came into the game with a 2-0 record and jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first. Adam Quaranta led off with a home run off John Harvey and two more runs scored on an overthrow at third base.
Harvey and Youngberg threw blanks for the final six-plus innings. Diaz pitched a complete game.
RVL Action: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Chris Rollins in control in Willingboro RVL triumph
Winning pitcher Chris Rollins struck out 10 and pitched a two-hitter for Willingboro in a 6-1 decision over Delran. Rollins worked all seven innings and walked none. Brett Kuchera was 3-for-3 and scored two runs. Isaiah Lewis had two hits and scored two runs.
Stephan Kancylarz, Ryan Kulik lead Vincentown
Stephan Kancylarz scored three runs and collected a pair of hits including a two-run game-winning home run as Vincentown outlasted Riverside 7-5. Southpaw Ryan Kulik notched the win with 13 strikeouts.
RVL Action: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Burlington Township tops Cinnaminson in RVL
Chase Thomas went the distance for Burlington Township in a 5-3 win over Cinnaminson. Thomas struck out eight as Township picked up its second win of the season. Brian Romani hit a two-run double for Burlington Township and Mark DuBree had a two-run single. The Pirates have won twice this season after finishing last year with one win.
Vincentown 5, Delran 0:
Dave Gibson pitched a two-hitter and the Merchants were ignited by a two-run double from Mike Ferrara in the second inning. Kevin Carty had two hits for Vincentown.
RVL Action: Thursday, May 12, 2016
Burlington Township wins its season opener in RVL
Dave Torres batted in the go-ahead run and Burlington Township went on to a 5-2 win over Willingboro. Torres' single followed three straight walks and broke a 2-2 tie. Burlington Township later extended the lead to 5-2 and withstood a Willingboro run to hold on. By winning their season opener, the Pirates matched last summer's win total. Chase Thomas was the winning pitcher, working five innings with six strikeouts.
Willingboro received two hits from veteran Jamie Schwantes. It was the Townsends' second loss, having dropped a nine-inning 1-0 decision to Cinnaminson on Wednesday night.
Vincentown 3, Delran 2
Kevin Carty squeezed home the winning run in the bottom of the sixth, enabling the Merchants to pull out their opener.
Jim Best's single batted in the previous two runs and Vincentown pitcher Ryan Kulik struck out 12 to prevail in his duel with Delran's Anthony Coniglio (13 Ks). Tyler Malia and Shane Pastore had two hits apiece for Delran.
2106 RVL Schedule Officially Released!
The RVL has officially released the 2016 schedule and it has been posted on the website. The first game of the season will be played on May 10th and feature the return of the Delran franchise taking on the Vincentown Merchants at Harry W. Thompson field. The league has expanded to 8 teams for the first time since 2014, after the exit of the Mt. Laurel franchise. Each team will play a 28-game schedule until the season's end on July 28th. The annual playoff tournament will begin on Saturday, July 30th at Harry Thompson Field and return to the traditional 4-game format featuring all 8 teams. Cinnaminson will take the field on May 11th against Willingboro, looking to defend its 2015 title.
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