- Home of the 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2016 Main Line Legion Champions
- Head Coach Rick McGurl
- Winners of 5 of the last 9 league titles
- Bill Moore - Asst Coach/Admin/Scorekeeper
- Asst Coach Mo Mallory
Season ends in semi-finals, have a great summer!
The Sr Wolverines fell to Broomall-Newtown in a 12-2 game that was close until it wasn't.
Doc, Ian Humes and Matt Cohen performed admirably on the mound, but the offense couldn't muster more than a couple of runs early off the struggling BN starter.
And so the season ends in the semi-finals, just two-games short of our goal. Thanks to all for your commitment and support. To Wojo, Cam, Rino and Bouj: best of luck in school and life, and thank you for what you've given to Wayne Legion Baseball. Come back next season and throw BP please!
The sign of a good team is when there's no clear MVP (though DP and CM were awfully close) ;- )
Every one of our players brought something to the field each and every game they played. This was a talented group of players, who are good people too.
Enjoy the summer, we look forward to seeing you at the top of the hill next May.
Wayne jumps on Narberth early, Moore efficient on bump
The bats are awake!! Wayne jumped all over the Narberth starting pitcher in the bottom of the first with 6 hits (3 doubles), 3 walks, one HBP and 8 runs.
They never looked back and cruised to victory in the Main Line Legion playoffs at Odorisio Park.
Evan Moore was not masterful, but was efficient, needing only 73 pitches through 7 innings for the complete game win. Moore had 5-pitch innings in both the 5th and 6th. His line: 5 hits, 1 earned run, 1 K, 1 BB.
With only 1 strikeout, you can imagine the D was very good behind him. Some highlights >> Jack "Doc" Dougherty pulled off the non-traditional double-play: He gunned down a runner at the-plate in the 2nd inning, after snaring a fly-ball in center-field. Darien Pass continues to pick-off base-stealers, shooting the lead-off hitter at 2nd, in the first inning to quell any possible rally. Cameron Miller performed admirably at first-base in place of Moore, picking up his infielders by scooping several throws out of the dirt. Wojo was busy at short with 9 put-outs.
Dane Greisiger and Darien Pass were both 2-3 with a double and 2 RBI. Moore helped himself out going 2-4 from the dish with a double and 2 RBI. Wojo also contributed 2 hits and an RBI. Wayne pounded out 10 hits and 17 total bases.
Next up: Broomall-Newtown visits Odorisio Park tomorrow evening at 5:30pm to wrap up the loser's bracket and determine who goes on to face Springfield in the championship game(s).
Bats are silent/Miller's masterful outing wasted
Wayne opened the playoffs with a one-hit, 3-error effort and lost to Springfield 2-0.
Cam Miller was once again amazing on the mound. Miller ceded only 2 unearned runs in the first, while striking out 11 with only 4 hits and zero walks.
Wayne couldn't muster any offense, save a Boujoukos single, as the Springfield pitcher had them guessing, and missing all game long.
Wayne moves on the losers bracket tomorrow, Springfield will face Broomall-Newtown in the winner's bracket.
Mother nature is winning....
Odorisio Park is closed today due to excessive rain. We'll try again tomorrow (7/8)...check back here later for time info.
Tonight's game rained-out, moved to tomorrow (7/7) @ Odorisio, 5:30pm.
Wayne secures #2 seed, opens playoffs at home 7/6
The Senior Wolverines will host the winner of Springfield v Narberth, Thursday evening at Odorisio Park at 5:30pm. Springfield plays Narberth at home (SHS) tonight to determine who moves on in the winners bracket.
Miller bites Tigers, leads Wayne to a big W
Cameron Miller pitched a complete game and gave up only 1 earned run, helping Wayne hand Broomall-Newtown their first loss of the legion season.
Wayne struck first, with Doc stroking a first-pitch single up the middle. Jack Lee then reached first on a strike-out wild-pitch. Lee stole 2nd, and advance to 3rd on a Wojo FC that nabbed Doc at home. Jack then stole home as BN tried to nail Wojo stealing 2nd. 1-0 Wayne, and that held through 2.
Miller was efficient through 2. Aldan Mathes led off the third with a double for BN. Then Wayne booted the ball a bit and 2 unearned runs scored.
After a quick 4th inning, Jack Demmy drew his second walk of the game to lead off the 5th. Doc then singled again to set-up Jack Lee with 2 runners on. Lee laid down a perfect bunt, which the BN pitcher promptly threw down the first baseline, scoring Dems and Doc, who came around all the way from first base. Lee went to 3rd on the error. Moore walked, then Wojo drove in Lee with a single up the middle. 4-2 Wayne, middle of 5th.
Bottom 5, the red-hot Mathes was up again and led off with a home-run to right field making it 4-3. BN was unable to string anything together after that, with much credit to Miller for keeping their impressive line-up off-balance.
Doc performed admirably behind the dish, filling in for Darien Pass. Rino and Demmy had good games in CF and LF respectively.
Wayne goes to 6-4, and remains the 2-seed with one more game left in the season.
Nether scores early, gets one back from Wayne
Nether Providence scored twice in the first and twice in the second to stake a 4-2 lead they ended up riding to a 4-3 win at Strath Haven High school's field in Wallingford.
Cam Miller took the start, and settled in really well after Wayne's early speed-bumps. Nether only had one hit in innings 3 through 5, and one more in the 6th. Cam ended up yielding 2 earned on 6 hits, 4 walks, 3 K's in 5 inning's. Cole Humes came on in the 6th to get Cam's back, and struck out the side.
At the plate, Miller stayed hot. He stroked an RBI double down the right field line in the 4th to score Evan Moore, and he walked twice. Moore continues to rake as well; he went 2-3 with a double over the right fielder's head, and he scored 2 runs. Darien Pass also continues to swing consistently, going 2-2 with an RBI and a sac bunt.
Wayne remains in first place, and visits Upper Darby tomorrow evening at Upper Darby High School, 6pm.
Wayne bats around in 6th to top Nether
Heroics at the plate by Wojo & Greisiger (both went 2-3, each had a double, 2 RBI and 3 runs scored), Miller and Pass helped the Sr Wolves beat rival Nether-Providence 12-7 at Odorisio Park. Wayne put up 3 in the first as the Nether starter struggled, then another 3 in the 5th, and 6 in the 6th to seal the deal.
Evan Moore took the bump against Malvern Prep star and Pittsburgh commit Billy Corcoran. Moore was perfect through 4, and filed away a complete game victory with 3 earned runs, 6 hits, 1 walk and 4 K's. Moore also walked three times and scored 3 runs.
Cam Miller flashed the D to end the game on a 9-2 double play. Cam flagged down a fly-ball in right field, and promptly threw a seed to Darien Pass to nab the tagging Nether runner at the plate!
The win keeps Wayne at the top of the Main Line Legion standings with 4th place Aston-Media coming to Odorisio Park tomorrow evening, game time 6pm.
Wayne comes back with 6 extra base hits to take the W!
So many story lines in this one...many big hits, perhaps the biggest was Darien Pass smacking a 2-out, 2-run double in the bottom of the 7th to tie the game and give the Wolverines new life. The bottom of the 4th was the other big story-line; with 2-outs, Jack Lee smoked a triple over the left-fielder's head. That was the beginning of 7 straight Wayne batters reaching base, including 3 extra base hits. 4 runs were scored, tying the game at that point - all with 2 outs.
Wojo broke out of a little slump with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored, and Matt Cohen had a great game from the dish AND the bump. MC went 1-2 with 2 walks, an RBI, and pushed a sac bunt in the 8th that set up the winning sac fly from Nick Holtz. That walk-off sac by Holtz scored Dane Greisiger, who led off the inning with a moon-shot double to the top of the hill in deep right-enter.
On the mound, Cohen pitched 5 strong, yielding only 1 earned run. Jack "Doc" Dougherty pitched the last three, also giving up only 1 earned. The D was a little sloppy, committing 5 errors that allowed Springfield to keep it close.
It was truly a team win as 8 Wayne batters had hits, 5 delivered RBI's, and 6 different players scored. The win keeps Wayne in 1st place at 4-1. Narberth visits Odorisio on Friday (6/16), 6pm.
Wayne bats stymied by B.N. in 1st loss of 2017 campaign
In a nutshell: Combination of too many K's (12), and base-running blunders (3)cost the Sr Wolverines a chance to take one from rival Broomall-Newtown. Highlights: Solid pitching by C. Humes (L) & Cam Miller, and nice defense in left-field by Nick Holtz. Wayne goes to 3 and 1, with Springfield coming to Odorisio on Wednesday evening.
Holtz, Lee deliver key RBI in 3-1 win over Aston-Media.
Nick Holtz went 2-2 with the go-ahead RBI, and Jack Lee was 1-1 + BB and the security RBI. With the 3-1 win at Odorisio Park, Wayne takes first place in the Main Line League.
Other big hits came from Cole Humes (3B, R), Evan Moore (2B, ROE, BB, R, RBI), and Jack "Doc" Dougherty, who slammed a single up the middle with two on > the Wayne runner was thrown out at home. Wojo could use an ice pack as he took no less than 2 HBP's, and scored a run off one of them. Wojo also had 3 stolen bases.
The combination of Evan Moore (W) and Cameron Miller (S) shined again, yielding just 3 hits and zero earned runs in 7 innings. The duo has now delivered 14 innings of 5-hits, no earned and just 1 walk. Tonight Miller pitched the 6th & 7th, striking out 4 of the last 6, crushing any A-M hopes of a surge.
The win puts Wayne (3-0) 1 point behind first place Aston-Media (3-1). Points are awarded as such: 1 point for game played, 3 points for win. Standing are posted on our home page, in the left hand menu-column.
Wayne comes back to take 4-3 decision from Narberth.
After a sluggish start, the Sr Wolverines put up 3 in the 6th to win their 2nd in a row, 4-3 at Odorisio Park. Wayne came out a little sleepy and Narberth jumped to a 3-0 lead by the middle of 4th inning. Narberth pitcher, #9 McDonnell, held Wayne to just 1 hit through 3, and struck out 3 Wolverines looking.
In the bottom of the 4th Evan Moore smoked a two-out double to right-center, and then Dane Greisiger stroked a single up the middle to plate Moore and get the momentum turning.
After a quick 5th inning, Wojo started the bottom of the 6th with a single. Andrew Boujoukos followed with a strong at-bat, earning a walk. Wojo was moved to third on a fly-out to RF, and scored on a Narberth throwing error that also sent Conor Rinehart (running for Bouj) to third base. Cameron Miller came up with 2 outs and laced a big 2-strike single up the middle to plate Rino and tie the game. Miller stole 2nd and 3rd...Then another HUGE 2-out hit was delivered by Darien Pass, a double to right-center, plating Miller and the winning run.
Jack Dougherty got the start, going two innings (2 earned). Matt Cohen held down the middle three innings (1 run, 0 earned), and Cole Humes got the W, pitching the last 2 innings with 5 K's, 1 hit, 1 BB and 0 earned runs.
Wayne goes to 2-0 on the young season. Next game brings Aston-Media to Odorisio Park on Monday 6/5.
Miller, Moore combine for opening win 2-hitter
The Sr Wolverines opened the 2017 campaign with a decisive win over a short-handed Springfield squad. Some of Springfield's team was busy playing Marple-Newtown in the PIAA District 1 final. (Marple won 7-2).
Nonetheless, you can only play who they put in front of you, and the Cameron Miller + Evan Moore duo was a little too much on the bump for the Cougars.
Miller (W) started, and went three innings ceding only 1 hit while striking out 5, including the side in the 2nd inning. Moore came on in the 4th and struck out 2, allowing only one base-runner when a batter beat him to first on a squibber between he and Wojo, who was playing first. That was it for the night, no walks and no runs allowed from Wolverines pitchers.
The defense was solid on this rainy late-May evening as the Wolverines gunned down 3 base-runners: 1 each at 2nd, 3rd and home plate. Darien Pass brought his A game to the catchers position, as usual.
While 11 runs were scored, pure offense was sparse on the damp evening. Justin Meyer went 1-2 with 2 walks, a double, three runs scored, and added an RBI and a stolen base. Moore also helped the cause from the dish going 1-2 with 3 RBI, a sac fly, run scored and a walk. Nick Holtz and Matt Cohen opened up their Sr Legion careers with a hit each. In all, 13 players saw the field on opening night, and the Wolverines start the title defense with a big shutout W.
Wayne plays Narberth Thursday evening at Odorisio Park, 6pm.
Delco Times story here >> http://www.delcotimes.com/sports/20170530/amateur-sports-suppa-runs-blue-sox-into-win-column
2017 Sr Wolverine Roster is set
Congrats to the following young men who have been chosen to help Wayne defend the Main Line League title for the 2017 season (in alph. order):
Andrew Boujoukos > Senior, RHS
Matthew Cohen > Soph, RHS
Jack Demmy > Soph, RHS
Jack DeShan > Senior, RHS
Jack "Doc" Dougherty > Senior, Shipley
Dane Greisiger > Junior, Friends
Nick Holtz > Junior, Haverford School
Cole Humes > Junior, Shipley
Ian Humes > Junior, Shipley
Jack Lee > Soph, RHS
Justin Meyer > Junior, Haverford School
Cameron Miller > Freshman, Boston College (Haverford School)
Evan Moore > Senior, RHS
Darien Pass > Senior, Shipley
Conor Rinehart > Senior, RHS
Nick "Wojo" Wojtelwicz > Freshman, Univ. South Carolina (Shipley)
Double-rostered Junior/Sr Legion
Sam DiLella > Freshman, RHS
Mitchell Lohmeier > Soph, RHS
The Sr Wolverines will coached this year by Rick McGurl, Mo Mallory, and Bill Moore. Distinguished Wolverine alums Garrett McGurl and Sean Corelli will be helping out with the team. All other alums are welcome to come out to the field and help out.
Welcome to the 2017 season!
We have a title to defend! The Wayne Sr Wolverines have won the Main Line League 5 out of the last 9 years. The mission is clear.
This year's Wayne Sr Legion tryouts will be held 4/29 at 6pm and 5/7 at 6pm, both at Odorisio Park (W. Wayne Ave). All eligible 16-19 yr old players are welcome to tryout for the team. All 16 & 17 yr-old, and NEW players MUST attend both tryouts. Returning 18 & 19 yr old players that can't make either workout, please give us a heads-up as to your status for the 2017 season BEFORE 5/1.
Please bring the league fee of $525 and an ORIGINAL birth certificate to the tryout. You'll also need the 2017 American Legion Player form (both pages). Link here>> https://www.legion.org/documents/legion/pdf/player_indemnification.pdf
Checks made out to: Wayne American Legion Baseball
email Bill Moore >> firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We look forward to seeing you on the field.
Mission accomplished. It was a great season.
When the Wayne Sr Legion coaching staff set out to form the 2016 team, the goal in mind was to win the Main Line title. Thanks to the tenacious play of 18 Wolverines, that mission has been accomplished. The Sr Wolverines went 14-8-1, including the 2 loses at regionals.
The boys played a lot of baseball over the last 5+ months. All of our feeder schools won championships, so our boys played extra school baseball. On top of that, the Sr Legion schedule was expanded in 2016 from 16 games, to 21 games. We were able to get 17 games played, in a 30 day window.
Through it all the boys were committed to each other, and the Legion program. And that commitment delivered the 4th Wayne Sr Legion title in 7 years (and 5th in the last 9 seasons). Tremendous success, and a 2016 championship to be proud of as it came against talented, veteran competition. Many of the teams we had to beat along way featured college-age pitchers and stacked batting line-ups. Our relatively young team stood up against them all and played Wayne baseball. We had our set-backs, and laid a few eggs along the way; but when challenged, the Sr Wolverines rose to the occasion and got the job done.
Many are coming back next year, and we wish those that aren't much success in their future baseball careers, and much happiness in life. You're always welcome back to throw BP and bench coach with Mickey. We'd love to see your faces.
Much thanks to all parents, families and Wayne baseball supporters - you make a difference at the top of that hill.
Thanks to all for a great season, see you at Odorisio for our title defense in the Summer of 2017.