• 2017 Regular Season Champions - New Cumberland Tigers
  • 2017 Playoff Champions - To Be Determined

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New Cumberland Tigers 2017 WSTBL Regular Season Champions (picture to follow)

 

 

2017 WSTBL Playoff Champions to be determined (picture to follow)

 

 

WSTBL playoff champioship format / notes

 

The New Cumberland Tigers, 2017 WSTBL regular season champions and winners of their semi final playoff series versus Enola, will square off with the Hagerstown Braves, third place finishers in the regular season and winners of their semi final series against Mechanicsburg, beginning Sunday, July 23 at New Cumberland Memorial Park with a 5:00pm start time. This best of seven championship round match-up will then alternate, home and away, between the two clubs until a final playoff champion is determined. Week night games will commence at 5:45pm in an attempt to eliminate darkness halting any games. If a game seven is necessary and is on schedule for Saturday, July 29th, the planned start time will be 1:00pm.

 

Minutes from the April 30 2017 meeting are now posted on this site. Please go to the drop down list on the left hand side and click on "WSTBL Minutes" to review.

The WSTBL by-laws have been amended / updated (as of 4/30/17) to include new language referencing / addressing several issues / items. League members please review and become familiar with these changes.

Next league meeting: Sunday, September 17 @ 1:00 pm at the Mechanicsburg Club (election of league officers / 2017 end of season review) 
 
 

2017 Semi Final Playoff(s) Results

 

The Hagerstown Braves emerged victorious, by a score of 2-0, in the final game of this exciting series versus the Mechanicsburg Cardinals. Austin Moser began the top half of the third with a walk but was forced out by Alex Cline who reached base on a fielder's choice. Justin Lewis was then hit by a pitch and Tristan Baker singled in Cline with the first Braves run. In the top of the fifth, Cline doubled, went to third on a wild pitch then scored on a single by Justin Lewis. Josh Miller went the distance on the mound for the Braves tossing a complete game shutout while allowing just 4 Mechanicsburg hits with 3 strikeouts and 0 walks. The Braves now advance to the best of seven championship series against the New Cumberland Tigers which will begin on Sunday, July 23 at New Cumberland Memorial Park. The series will alternate, home and away, on consecutive dates (weather permitting) until a champion is decided. 

Game four of the series between Hagerstown and Mechanicsburg went to the wire as the Braves staved off elimination with comeback runs in the bottom of both the sixth and seventh innings to win 8-7. The winners were lead by Hunter Martin who went 3 for 4 with 2 RBI, Jake Crist 1 for 3 with 2 RBI, and Blake Dougherty who coaxed a pair of RBI walks. For the Cards, Teed Wertz and Sam Crater each had a single and a double both driving in 3 runs. This series will now go the full five games with the deciding contest to be played at Mechanicsburg tomorrow evening (7/21) at 6:00pm.

The New Cumberland Tigers have advanced to the championship round of the 2017 WSTBL playoffs with a 2-0 win in game three of their semi final series versus the Enola Express. Kyle Otstot tossed a three hit complete game shutout while Miles Campbell drove in both runs for the Tigers. This completes a three game sweep of this semi final match-up. New Cumberland now waits for the results of the other best of five semi final series, between Hagerstown and Mechanicsburg, to determine their opponent  in the best of seven championship series.

Mechanicsburg outlasted Hagerstown 5-3, in game three of the semi finals between these two clubs, to take a 2 games to 1 lead in the series. Sam Crater threw a complete game giving up 3 earned runs on 8 hits with 4 strikeouts. At the plate for the Cards, Ben Eppley went 2 for 3 and scored 2 runs, Joe DeBernardis went 2 for 2 and scored a run and Matt Cody drove in 2 runs with 1 hit. This semi final series moves back to Hagerstown for game four tonight (7/20) scheduled for a 6:00pm start.

Game two of the semi final series between Hagerstown and Mechanicsburg went to the Braves by a score of 9 to 2. Tyler Elbin and Alex Cline did plenty of damage at the plate to lead the Braves offensively. Brad Enfield held the Cardinals to just two earned runs allowing six hits with scoreless relief help from Jared Durning in the seventh inning. This opening round series is now tied at one game apiece with the match-up continuing tonight (7/19/17) in Mechanicsburg starting at 6:00pm.

New Cumberland went up 2 games to none versus Enola in their best of five semi final series. Steven McKee's ninth inning bases loaded single drove in 3 runs to put the Tigers up 5 to 2 in this extra inning contest. The Express battled back in the bottom half of the final inning on a 2 run single by Alex Staton but a ground out to third base ended it with Enola coming up one run short. This semi final series will move forward tonight with a 6:00pm game three start at New Cumberland Memorial Park,

The Mechanicsburg Cardinals staged a dramatic bottom of the seventh comeback to win the first semi final game of this best of five match-up against the Hagerstown Braves. Trailing 2-0 going into their last at bats, the Cards took advantage of three walks, a single by Brandon Smith and a walk-off single by Teed Wertz to pull out the game one win. They lead this series 1 game to none. This series will continue with game two tonight (7/18/17) at North Hagerstown High School scheduled to begin at 6:00pm.

Game one of the semi final series between the New Cumberland Tigers and the Enola Express went to New Cumberland by a score of 6-0. Jeremy Charles pitched a complete game shut-out scattering four hits while striking out eight Express batters. At the plate for the Tigers, Stephen McKee had two hits including a triple and an RBI, Kyle Otstot also had two hits and an RBI, Jordan Lawson had two hits and Miles Campbell had a fourth inning double driving in a run. Game two of this best of five series moves to East Pennsboro High School tonight at 6:00pm.

 

 

WSTBL Hall of Fame established

 

On September 27, 2015 the WSTBL established a Hall of Fame to include past or present players, coaches, league officials, etc. Current members of the National Semi-Pro Hall of Fame who were or are still participants in the WSTBL were immediately inducted as Hall of Famers in the new WSTBL Hall of Fame. Going forward, the WSTBL Hall of Fame committee will present nominee names and justification for league consideration / vote at each annual September meeting to place new members into this institution. Please click on "WSTBL Hall of Fame" and/or "National Semi-Pro Baseball" on the left hand drop down list to view respective members.

 

2017 WSTBL Team Transactions

 

Click on the "WSTBL Transactions" button on the left hand menu to keep up to date on all player releases and/or signings by respective team(s)

 

All Time leader

 

Mechanicsburg Cardinal leader Bill Rickenbach, with a 22 win 2017 season, has raised his career total National Semi-Pro Baseball Hall of Fame leading win record to 2,726 and counting. "Pops" became the all time leader in wins in semi-pro baseball in 2014 when he surpassed Howie Minas of the Midlothian, Illinois White Sox.

Upcoming Games

Sunday, Jul 23
2017 WSTBL
Hagerstown Braves @ New Cumberland Tigers5:00pmNew Cumberland Memorial Park
Monday, Jul 24
2017 WSTBL
New Cumberland Tigers @ Hagerstown Braves5:45pmNorth Hagerstown High School
Tuesday, Jul 25
2017 WSTBL
Hagerstown Braves @ New Cumberland Tigers5:45pmNew Cumberland Memorial Park
Wednesday, Jul 26
2017 WSTBL
New Cumberland Tigers @ Hagerstown Braves5:45pmNorth Hagerstown High School
Thursday, Jul 27
2017 WSTBL
Hagerstown Braves @ New Cumberland Tigers5:45pmNew Cumberland Memorial Park

For a complete schedule listing, click here!