Thursday, July 12, 2018
Burlington Twp-Riverside Kiss Sisters
Burlington Twp was set to breach the .500 mark in July for the first time in franchise history as they headed into the bottom of the 7th leading Riverside 4-3. However, Daniel George’s leadoff double, followed by a costly error, allowed Riverside to tie the game. Lcukily, the Pirates’ Jose Martinez settled in and recorded the final 3 outs before yielding the walk-off loss. Ryan D’Allesandro had Township set for the victory with 5 innings of 3-run ball. Joe Oczkowski led the Pirates’ offense with 3 hits and 3 RBI. Eli Mireles was 2 for 2 with a double. Riverside utilized 5 pitchers in the game and combined for 7 strikeouts. The Patriot’s offense pounded out 11 hits: Eric Oliver, Kwan Jones, Jeff Briggs, and Shane Pastore each had 2.
The 4th place Pirates (9-9-1) have 7 games remaining over the last 12 days of the season. Riverside (6-14-1) is in 6th place with only 4 games left.
Burlington’s Bell Cracks Delanco
Ryan Bell allowed 1 run and 2 hits over 6 innings of work, leading the Burlington Mets over the Delanco Dodgers, 4-1. Craig Ricks picked up the save. Scott Carcaise led the Met’s offense with a 2-run double. Casey Donahue and Adrian Gonzalez contributed with RBI hits.
With the victory, the Mets improved to 11-4 and took over 3rd place in the standings. It was their 9th victory in the last 10 games. The 5th place Dodgers fell to 8-11 on the season.
Photo Credit: Mark Fletcher
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Pine Barrens Downs Dodgers
The battle for first place in the RVL continued, as the Pine Barrens Phantoms took possession of the top spot with a 7-5 win over the Delanco Dodgers. Nick Henderson (win) and John Swajkowski (save) did just enough work on the mound to aid the victory. Ryan Kelley went 3-3 with a double and RBI. Matt Curry and Avery Epstein each had two hits.
The Phantoms (12-7-1) currently hold a half-point edge over Cinnaminson (13-4) in the standings with just under two weeks to play in the regular season. The Red won the season series 1-3. The Phantoms have only 5 games left on the schedule while the Reds have 8. It will be difficult for the Phantoms to claim the top seed for the first time in franchise history without rescheduling postponed games.
Burlington Beats Cinnaminson
The Burlington Mets and Cinnaminson Reds met in an old-fashioned pitchers’ duel, with the Mets winning 3-1. Burlington’s Max Newill was a bit better than Cinnaminson’s Jimbo Goodwin. Both pitchers tossed complete games. Newill surrendered 5 hits while striking out 7 and Goodwin yielded 7 hits with 8 K’s. Burlington scored 2 in the 3rd on a triple by Tristan Ryan, who later scored on fielder’s choice by Sean Gusrang. Cinnaminson answered in the bottom of the 3rd with a Ryan Williams’ RBI single. Burlington added an insurance run on Garret Mull’s RBI single.
Burlington Twp Victorious over Vincentown
The Burlington Township Pirates matched their franchise best RVL win total with a 7-2 victory over visiting Vincentown. Kevin Lovett went 5 plus innings giving up 2 runs on 3 hits and striking out 5 for the Pirates victory. Steve Cotoni was 3 for 4 with an RBI. Adam Quaranta had 2 RBIs. Joe Oczkowski and Brian Eifert each added RBI singles. Jake Catalano was 2 for 4 for Vincentown with an RBI double. The Pirates improved to 9-9 on the season while Vincentown fell to 6-8.
Photo Credit: Mark Fletcher
Monday, July 10, 2018
Burlington Twp Rally Upsets Burlington
The Pirates posted 2 runs in the fifth to break a 2-2 tie and never looked back. Starter Chase Thomas notched the complete game victory with 9 strikeouts. Nick Cieri led the offense two RBI doubles. Steve Cotoni was 2 for 3 with a double and Joe Ozcowski added two RBIs. Casey Donahue was 2 for 3 for the Mets with a 2 run single. The Pirates improved to 8-9 and the Mets fell to 9-4 on the season.
In other action, Pine Barrens upended Delran 12-2.
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Cinnaminson Takes 2 from Pine Barrens
The Cinnaminson Reds picked up two wins over Pine Barrens to take over first place in the standings. On the back of Jim Melchoirre’s 2-hit, 9 strikeout, shut-out performance, Cinnaminson took the opener 4-0. Frank Sirolli was 3-3, including a home run, with 3 RBIs. Danny Williams added two hits and a double. In Game 2, the “pitching by committee” strategy worked for the Reds, as 4 pitchers held the Phantoms to 2 runs. The Cinnaminson offense collected 8 hits. Frank Sirolli led the way with 2.
Burlington Township beats Delran
Connor Thomas went all 7 innings for the complete game shutout striking out 7. Nick Cieri had 3 hits including a double and a triple. Chase Thomas went 3-3 with an RBI.
Jonas Baker was 2 for 3 for Delran.
Delanco Dumps Riverside
The Dodgers took the third game of the Delanco Bridge Series with a 5-1 victory over the Patriots. Sam Guckin and Seamus Brazil held the Riverside offense to two hits. Guckin received the “W” for his efforts, Brazil the save. Zach Taylor’s 2-out, 2 run double in the third gave Delanco the early lead. Marc Seibert also doubled.
Monday, July 2, 2018
Kulik, Weaver Lead Vincentown to Victory
Vincentown broke a 3-game losing streak with an 8-1 win over visiting Delanco. Ryan Kulik pitched 5 innings, allowing only a 1st inning run while striking out 12. Matt Weaver pitched the final two innings with 4 K’s. Weaver also whacked a homer. Jim Best added a 3-run home run that cleared the scoreboard in right field. Delanco’s Zach Taylor had the lone RBI for his team. Luke Smith absorbed the loss. The Merchants improved to 5-6 on the season while the Dodgers fell to 6-9.
Pine Barrens Walks-Off Cinnaminson
Pine Barrens won a nail-biter over Cinnaminson with a 2-1 victory. Ryan Kelley’s walk-off single gave the Phantoms the victory and possession of 2nd place in the standings. John Swajkowksi had two hits including a double. Nick Henderson had a day, picking up the complete game victory and stroking a double and triple.
In other RVL action, Riverside got back on the winning track with a 9-1 victory over Delran.
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Burlington Dodges Delanco Comeback
Down 5-1 in the bottom of the sixth, Delanco rallied 3 runs off of Mets starter, Shaun Babula. However, Dan Hill’s 5-out save quelled the Delanco comeback. Delanco’s Sam Guckin had a 2-run double in the inning and Mickey Foytik added a RBI single. Burlington’s offense was led by a 2-hit, 3 RBI performance by Vinny James. Shaun Babula also added 2-hits in support of his pitching victory. Seamus Brazil took the loss for Delanco, striking out 11. The victory was Burlington’s 7th in a row and propelled them into 2nd place behind leader Cinnaminson.
The other RVL games originally scheduled were postponed due to lack of interest in playing on the steamy July evening. With the 4th of July rapidly approaching, several members of two unnamed teams were more interested in “GTL” instead of “RVL”.
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Thursday, June 28, 2018
Burlington's Bats Rouse Riverside
Burlington scored 3 runs in the first, on a bases-clearing double by Adrian Gonzalez, en route to a 10-5 victory over visiting Riverside. Additional offensive support was provided by Tristan Ryan (3-4, RBI), Sean Gusrang (2-run dinger), and Matt Fischer (2 RBIs). Veteran John Harvey picked up the victory, allowing 3 runs in 5 innings while whiffing 6 Patriots. Riverside's Jeff Briggs and Daniel George both hit homers and Shane Pastore went 3-4.
In other RVL action, the Delanco Dodgers were victorious over the Pine Barren Phantoms, 7-1. Jim Franchetti picked up the win for Delanco.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Yanick Leads Cinnaminson Win Over Delran
The game was tied at 2-2 in the 5th inning, until Matt Yanick’s 2-run single kickstarted the rally. Frank Sirolli’s RBI single gave Cinnaminson the 5-2 lead that held through the final frames. Steve Melchiorre pitched a complete game for the Reds, yielding 3 hits and 2 earned runs. Eddie Salkowski accounted for Delran’s runs with a 2 run single. Cinnaminson improved to 11-2 with their 4th win in a row while Delran fell to 5-9-1.
Burlington’s Ricks Wrangles Riverside
A day after watching teammate Max Newill dismantle the Delanco Dodgers offensive lineup, Craig Ricks followed suit and tossed a shutout of his own. Ricks surrendered 5 hits, two each to Daniel George and Tanner Clifford, but whiffed 7 Riverside Patriots. Vinny James’ RBI single in the 2nd inning turned out to be the game winner. Riverside’s Liam Sullivan had a strong outing, throwing 6 innings of two hit ball. Burlington won their 5th in a row to improve to 7-3 while Riverside dropped to 5-11.
Delanco Tops Burlington Township
Delanco improved to 5-7 on the season with a 13-3 pounding of the Burlington Township Pirates (6-9). The Dodgers offense collected 9 hits and were the beneficiaries of 15 bases-on-balls. Brian Clark led the bats with 2 hits and Ryan Lopez had a big 3-run double for Delanco. Luke Smith picked up the victory with a 4 inning, 5 strikeout performance.
Tuesday, June 26 ,2018
Williams and Sirolli Power Cinnaminson to Victory
Dan Williams and Frank Sirolli combined for 9 hits and 10 RBIs leading Cinnaminson to a 18-8 drubbing of Vincentown. Williams and Sirolli both wacked 3-run homers. The Merchants' Matt Weaver hit a 3-run homer in a losing effort. John Bednarek pitched the first 4 frames en route to the victory for the first place Reds (10-2). Jimbo Goodwin picked up the 3-inning save.
Newill Dominates Delanco
The Burlington Mets (6-3) blanked Delran 12-0 (5-8-1). The ageless wonder, Max Newill, tossed a 4-hit shutout while striking out 10. Paul Guerrieri and Kyle Semmel each had 2-hits and 3 RBIs. Adrian Gonzalez added a solo-bomb for the Mets.
In other RVL action, Pine Barrens improved to 8-4-1 on the season with a 5-3 win over Burlington Township (6-8).
2018 RVL Scholarship Sponsored by Stratus ip
The Rancocas Valley League (RVL) and league sponsor, Stratus ip, are pleased to announce a scholarship to be awarded to an active RVL player attending college in 2018-2018 Stratus ip, founded by former RVL player and manager Mike Dlug, is a regional sales and support organization specializing in providing and managing voice, data, and cloud services and solutions to small, medium and large-scale businesses. Stratus ip has generously donated a $2,000 scholarship to a deserving student-athlete. Any current RVL player who will be attending college during the Fall 2018 semester is eligible. The application deadline is July 28, 2018. The scholarship will be awarded during the 2018 Championship series at Harry Thompson Memorial Field in Southampton, NJ.
Dlug, the founder and CEO of Stratus ip, played for Delran from 1999-2005 and was player-manager from 2006-2009. During Dlug’s tenure Delran won 3 RVL championships (2002, 2007, 2008) and a Colonial York Tournament Championship (2003). Dlug was also named league MVP in 2007. Dlug retired at the end of the 2009 season to focus on developing and expanding his business.
The RVL Scholarship Program was first established in 2004 and two awards each year were given to RVL players enrolled in a collegiate undergraduate program. Dlug was also instrumental in organizing and operating various fundraisers to support the RVL Scholarship Program during his years as a player and manager.
Winners will be chosen by a Committee of RVL alumni organized by Stratus ip and based on the applicant’s character, scholarship, need, and baseball achievements.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Cinnaminson Wins 7th Straight Game
Cinnaminson upended Riverside 9-1. Jim Goodwin picked up the win throwing 4 shutout innings. Steve Melchiorre picked up the save striking out 7 over the last 3 innings. John Dockins, Mike Wasco, Frank Sirolli, and Conall Roberts had multi-hit games for the Reds. Eric Oliver had 2 hits for Riverside and scored their only run in the 7th.
Monday, June 18, 2018
Bednarek, Yanik Lead Cinnaminson Past Pine Barrens
Cinnaminson defeated Pine Barrens 5-1. John Bednarek picked up win, tossing 6 innings while allowing one earned run. Matt Yanick roped two doubles and four RBI. Dan Williams added two hits. Nick Henderson threw a complete game for Pine Barrens in a losing effort.
Burlington Twp Blanks Riverside
Chase Thomas pitched a shut-out Riverside, leading Burlington Township to 7-0 victory. Thomas struck out 8 in the complete game effort. Dave Torres went 3 for 3 with an RBI and Eddie Eifert added a two-run double and scored a run. Tyler Odell was 2 for 4 with an RBI double and scored a run. Matt Million reached base three times and scored twice. Dan George had two hits for Riverside.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Williams and Ballay Lead Cinnaminson Past Delanco
Cinnaminson held on to beat the Delanco Dodgers 7-6. Danny Williams and Kyle Ballay combined for 6 Hits and 6 rbi. Mark Wickersham earned the win for the reds, Goodwin recorded the save. Troy Hunter had 3 hits and 2 rbi for Delanco.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Cinnaminson 2, Delanco 1:
Jim Goodwin started and went 4 innings. John Bednarek picked up the win in relief. Mike Wasco had an rbi double. Cinnaminson loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh inn on a single by Roberts, a walk to Dockins, and a botched bunt coverage. The game was tied at 1-1, and the final run was scored on an error by the pitcher. Seamus Brazil threw 5 innings of 1 run ball for Delanco.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Newill Tosses No-No as Burlington Triumphs Over Delran
Max Newill was brilliant on the hill, throwing a no-hitter to lead Burlington Mets past Delran Steelers 6-0 Newill struck out 6 and walked none on 65 total pitches. The Mets' offense was led by Tristan Ryan (2-3 with a double). Adrian Gonzalez, Jon Wetzel, and Dan Hill each added RBIs.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Mike Yanick leads Cinnaminson to win
Matt Yanick went 4-for-4 with three RBIs to lead Cinnaminson over Delran 8-2. Yanick had a home run and a double. Dan Williams had three hits and an RBI and Mike Wasco added two hits and two RBIs. Brett Miller got the win. Patrick Rush had an RBI triple for Delran.