Roster Moves - 6/30/2009
Add: Justin Streleckis - Eligible 7/2/2009
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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”.
Photo Credit: Mark Fletcher - See additional photos under About -> Photo Albums
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.
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.
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
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
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Delanco Blanks Delran
A 5 run first inning put the game away early as the Dodgers cruised to the 7-0 victory. Brian Bernetich picked up the victory on the bump, tossing 4 innings and striking out 8. Luke Smith was 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Troy Hunter contributed 2 RBIs. The 4th place Dodgers improved to 10-12 while Delran fell to 5-16-1.
Cinnaminson Tops Riverside
Cinnaminson won their 3rd in a row and improved to 16-5 with a 12-8 victory over Riverside. Jeff Vitale paced the offense with 3 hits. Kyle Ballay, Danny Williams, Frank Sirolli, and Billy Guarino all had multi-hit games for the Reds. Joe Luscko earned the victory. Daniel George (3 hits) and Devin Connelly (2 hits) led the Patriots’ 12-hit attack in a losing effort.
Pine Barrens Clips Burlington Twp
The Phantoms took a share of the top spot in the standings with a 7-5 win over the visiting Pirates. Mike Follet ripped 2 doubles and Nick Henderson had a 2-hit performance with a double. Zach Schwartz contributed 2 RBIs. Zach Nyman picked up the win and John Swajkowksi had a 2-out save.
Burlington and Vincentown Swap Victories
A wild evening at Harry Thompson field saw the Mets and Merchants each leave with a check in the win column. The evening started with the completion of a suspended game from June 18th. Burlington was leading the contest 8-5. However, Vincentown put up 4 in the bottom of the 4th and 3 in the bottom of the 6th for the 12-8 victory. Kevin Gsell and Ryan Kulik each had 2 hits and 3 RBIs. Dave Gibson picked up the victory in relief.
In the second contest, Burlington returned the favor. Trailing 8-5, the Mets rallied for 5 runs for the eventual 10-9 victory. Mike Gladis’ bases clearing triple on a 0-2, 2-out pitch from Ryan Kulik was the deciding blow. Adrian Gonzalez was 2-3 with a homer and 3 RBIs. Paul Guerrieri contributed 3 hits. Stefan Kancylarz and Mike Weaver each homered for Vincentown. Shaun Babula picked up the victory, pitching 5 innings in relief.
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Cinnaminson Cruises Past Vincentown
Cinnaminson’s 6-run first inning was enough to beat Vincentown, 7-3. Steve Melchiorre pitched 5 innings for the win. John Dockins had 3 hits for Pirates and Frank Sirolli added 2 hits. The Bujanowksi father-and-son duo each had doubles for the visiting Merchants. The Pirates (17-5) took over sole possession of first place with 3 days left in the regular season.
Just 13 miles north up the Route 130 corridor, the Delanco-Burlington Township game starting at 6:15pm was rained out.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Delran Steals One From Burlington Twp.
Delran jumped out to a 4-0 lead after 3 innings and held on to win 5-4 against visiting Burlington Twp. Joshua Newton had a 3 hit day for Delran and Eddie Salkowski knocked in two runs. Andrew Quaranta and Steve Cotoni each doubled twice for the Pirates. Ryan Albertson picked up the victory while Chase Thomas took the loss.
Cinnaminson Takes Burlington Yard
Balls were flying out of the Field of Spleens as a total of 8 balls cleared the fences. Cinnaminson hit 6 homers to beat Burlington 12-9. John Dockins had 3 hits including 2 homers while knocking in 3. Matt Yanick added 3 hits, including a homer, and 3 RBIs. Conall Roberts. Mark Wickersham, and Cody MacNair also homered for the Reds. Burlington’s Scott Carcaise homered twice, including a grand slam, and had 6 RBIs.
With the victory, Cinnaminson (18-5) clinched the regular season title and top seed in the RVL playoff tournament to start on Saturday, July 28th.
In other RVL action, Delanco beat Riverside 3-1. Brendon Pell had 2 hits, Mickey Foytik had 2 RBIs, and Troy Hunter doubled for the Dodgers. Vincentown blanked Pine Barrens 12-0.
Photo Credit: Mark Fletcher
RVL Playoffs are Here!!!!
The RVL Playoffs will begin on Saturday, July 28th, at Harry Thompson Field in Southampton, NJ. All 8 teams will play throughout the day to start the Best-of-3 series. The Saturday schedule will be as follows:
#8 Riverside Patriots vs. #1 Cinnaminson @ 10am
# 7 Delran Steelers vs. #2 Pine Barrens @ 12:30pm
#5 Burlington Twp Pirates vs. #4 Delanco Dodgers @ 3:00pm
#6 Vincentown Merchants vs. #3 Burlington Mets @ 5:30pm
The 2nd game of the series will be on Sunday, July 29th and will follow the same schedule as above with the lower seed being the home team. Game 3 of the series will be held on Monday, July 30th, and Tuesday, July 31st, depending on the outcomes of the first two games.
RVL Playoffs: Opening Round, Game 1
Riverside 1 Cinnaminson 6 (Cinnaminson leads series 1-0)
Delran 0 Pine Barrens 3 (Pine Barrens leads series 1-0)
Burlington Twp 1 Delanco 7 (Delanco leads series 1-0)
Vincentown 0 Burlington 10 (Burlington leads series 1-0)
Photo Credits, Mark Fletcher
RVL Playoffs: Opening Round, Game 2
Cinnaminson 3 Riverside 1 (Cinnaminson wins series 2-0)
Pine Barrens 2 Delran 4 (Series tied 1-1)
Delanco 7 Burlington Twp 0 (Delanco wins series 2-0)
Burlington 6 Vincentown 3 (10 innings, Burlington wins series 2-0)
RVL Playoffs: Opening Round, Game 3
Delran 0 Pine Barrens 8 (Pine Barrens wins series 2-1)
The RVL Semi-Final round will begin on Tuesday, July 31st starting at 7:30pm on the friendly confines of Harry W. Thompson Field. The round will be a Best-of-5 series. The schedule is below:
Tuesday, July 31st - Delanco vs. Cinnaminson @ 7:30pm (Game 1)
Wednesday, August 1st - Burlington vs. Pine Barrens @7:30pm (Game 1)
Thursday, August 2nd - Cinnaminson vs. Delanco @7:30pm (Postponed)
Friday, August 3rd - Pine Barrens vs. Burlington @7:30pm (Postponed)
Saturday, August 4th - Burlington vs. Pine Barrens @ 5:00pm (Game 2)
Saturday, August 4th - Delanco vs. Cinnaminson @ 7:30pm (Game 2)
Sunday, August 5th - Pine Barrens vs. Burlington @ 5:00pm (Game 3)
Sunday, August 5th - Cinnaminson vs. Delanco @ 7:30pm (Game 3)
Monday, August 6th - Delanco vs. Cinnaminson @ 7:30pm (Game 4, if necessary)
Tuesday, August 7th - Burlington vs. Pine Barrens @7:30pm (Game 4, if necessary)
RVL Semi-Finals - Game 1
The Cinnaminson Reds took the 1-0 series lead with a 6-3 victory over the Delanco Dodgers. Game 2 of the Best of 5 Series continues Thursday, August 2nd at Harry Thompson Field. Game time is 7:30pm.
The Burlington Mets and Pine Barrens Phantoms will start their semi-final series on Wednesday, August 1st. First pitch will be delivered at 7:30pm from the mound at Harry Thompson Field.
After 2 days of rain, the 2018 RVL Semi-Finals resumed with a doubleheader at Harry Thompson Field. In the opening game, the Burlington Mets moved one game closer to the Championship round with a 4-1 win over the Pine Barrens Phantoms. In the nightcap, the Delanco Dodgers tied the series at 1-1 with a 7-2 victory over Cinnaminson.
Burlington leads the best of 5 series 2-0 and can close out the series tomorrow (Sunday, August 5th). Game time is 5pm. The Delanco-Cinnaminson continues with Game 3 at 7:30pm.
RVL Semi-Finals: Game 3
The Burlington Mets advanced to RVL Championship with a 7-1 victory against Pine Barrens. Shaun Babula pitched the complete game victory with 7 strikeouts. Adrian Gonzalez led the offense with 4 hits, including 2 doubles, and 2 RBIs. Sean Gusrang added 2 doubles.
The Delanco-Cinnaminson series continued to provide excitement. The first-year Delanco franchise took a 2-1 series lead with a 5-3 victory and can clinch a spot in the finals with a victory tonight. Cinnaminson was held hitless until the 7th but rallied for 3 runs but the comeback ended with a line out with the bases loaded. Game 4 of the series is tonight @ 7:30pm, Harry Thompson Field.
RVL Semi-Finals: Game 4
Cinnaminson tied the semi-finals series 2-2 with a 7-0 win against Delanco. The Best of 5 series will conclude on Wednesday, August 8th at 7:30pm.
RVL Semi-Finals: Game 5
The #4 seed Delanco Dodgers upset the #1 Cinnaminson Reds in the Best of 5 semi-final round and will meet the Burlington Mets in the 2018 RVL Finals. Delanco won Game 5 by the score of 9-8 and took the series 3-2.
The RVL Finals will begin on Thursday, August 8th at Harry Thompson Field. First pitch is set for 7:30pm. Immediately prior to the game, Mike Dlug of Stratusip will present the 2018 RVL scholarship.
The Final Schedule is below:
Game 1 - Thursday, August 8th - 7:30pm
Game 2 - Friday, August 9th - 7:30pm
Game 3 - Sunday, August 11th - 7:30pm
Game 4 - Monday, August 12th - 7:30pm (if necessary)
Game 5 - Tuesday, August 13th - 7:30pm (if necessary)
RVL Finals: Game 1
The Burlington Mets took a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-five finals with a 13-3 victory over the Delanco Dodgers. The game was close, 4-3, heading into the bottom of the 4th, but the Mets offense put the game out of reach with 6 runs in the 4th and 3 runs in the 5th. Max Newill had plenty of offensive support in his complete game victory. The Mets pounded out 15 hits, 3 each by Shaun Babula and Jon Wetzel. Wetzel also had 4 RBIs. Sean Gusrang had 2 hits and 3 RBIs, including a 2-run dinger in the bottom of the first.
The Dodgers offense picked up 8 hits, 2 each by Woodley, Foytik, and Lopez.
Game 2 is Friday at 7:30pm.
STRATUSip Awards Scholarship to RVL Scholar-Athlete
Prior to Game 1 of the Finals last evening, STRATUSip awarded a scholarship to one deserving scholar-athlete. Shane Albertson, a member of the Delanco Dodgers and senior at Eastern University, was awarded the Stratus ip Scholarship in the amount of $2000. STRATUSip, a regional sales and support organization specializing in voice, data, and cloud services and solutions to small, medium and large-scale businesses, was founded by CEO Mike Dlug, a former player/manager of the Delran franchise (pictured right with Bell). Albertson’s application was selected based on the criteria of character, scholarship, basis of need, and baseball achievements by a selection committee of RVL alumini including Dlug and former Delran players, Tom Shank, Joe Olivo, Chris Reinas, and Bruce Bohem.
RVL Finals: Game 2
The Burlington Mets used a 5-run 5th inning to upend the Delanco Dodgers, 6-3, taking the second game of the best of 5 series. Trailing 2-1 with 2 outs in the top of the 5th, Burlington benefited from 3 costly Delanco errors and rallied for 3 hits. A 2-run single by Scott Carcaise put the Mets ahead and Matt Fischer's 2-run homer provided the insurance runs. Shaun Babula pitched the complete game victory with 6 strikeouts. Delanco's offense tallied 8 hits, 2 each from Shane Albertson, Troy Hunter, and losing pitcher Sam Guckin.
Burlington can clinch the 2018 RVL Championship with the win on Sunday, August 12th @ 7:30pm.
Photo Credit, Mark Fletcher
RVL Finals: Game 3
The Delanco Dodgers needed extra innings to stave off a series sweep in the RVL finals. A RBI single by Mickey Foytik in the top of the 9th, followed by a RBI single Ryan Lopez, gave the Dodgers the 4-2 victory. The Dodgers were in control most of the game, on the back of Seamus Brazil's no hitter. However, a costly error, followed by a walk and single, set the stage for Jon Wetzel's game tying hit in the bottom of the 6th.
Despite scattering 13 hits, Mets starter, Ryan Bell, battled through 8 1/3 inning with a defense that committed 6 errors, including a critical error that started the 9th inning Dodger rally. Dodger Luke Smith got the victory in relief of Brazil, tossing the final three frames and allowing only one hit.
Game 4 of the series will continue Monday, August 13th @ 7:30pm, weather permitting.
Photo Credit, Mark Fletcher
RVL Finals: Game 4
For the second night in a row, the Burlington Mets and Delanco Dodgers needed extra innings to decide the game. This time the Mets were victorious and, in the process, captured the 2018 RVL Championship. However, it wasn't easy. After 5 innings, the Dodgers led 2-0 behind solid pitching from Frank Doelling. That changed a bit in the top of the 6th. After a one out double by Mets' Shaun Babula, Doelling surrendered a walk to Jon Wetzel. Doelling recovered with a strikeout but then followed with a four pitch walk to load the bases. A ground ball error allowed two runs to score. The game remained tied at 2-2 until the top of the 8th. However, after yielding two walks, Doelling's second pitch to Sean Gusrang cleared the fence in right field to put the Mets up 5-2. Burlington's Max Newill gave up a lead off single in the bottom of the 8th, but retired the next three Dodger batters for the 8-inning complete game win.
Burlington won their 4th championship in the last 9 seasons. The Mets won in 2010, followed by back-to-back championships in 2013 and 2014.
For the Delanco Dodgers, their inaugural season was a successful one. Despite a 11-13 regular season record, the Dodgers went 6-5 in the playoffs including a 2-game sweep of Burlington Township in the first round and an upset of #1 seed Cinnaminson in the semi-final round.
2018 RVL Champions: Burlington Mets
Roster Moves - 6/29/2009
Release: Robert Winterborne, James Murphy, Justin James
Add: Patrick Dash
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.
Roster Moves - 6/28/2009
Releases: Joe Farina and Joe Knazek
Adds: Harry Thompson
Roster Moves 6/19/2009
Add: Dane Hardy eligible 6/21/2009
Release: Corey Jacobs
Add: Rob Fisher
Roster Moves - 6/12/2009
Releases: Matt Compton and Bob Raditz
Adds: Mark Pierfy and Dan Hennigan - Eligible 6/14/2009
Adds: Mike Kakamanis - Eligible 6/14/2009
Roster Moves - 6/10/2009
Release: Edwin Pagan
Add: Corey Jacobs - Eligible 6/12/2009
Release: Dave Waseleski and Harry Thompson
Add: Joe Farina and Justin Singer - Eligible 6/12/2009
Roster Moves - 6/9/09
Add Chris Baldwin
Release: Brendon Griffen
Roster Moves - 6/8/09
Release: Derrick Etsill
Roster Moves 6/7/2009
Release: Anthony Carter
Add: Shaun Babula - Eligible 6/9/2009
Roster Moves - 6/6/2009
Release: Matt Joyce and Eric Schmidt
Add: Sean Donaghy Eligible 6/8/2009
Release: Marc Johnson
Roster Moves - 6/4/2009
Add: Kevin Ferroni and Robert Winterborne - Eligible 6/6/2009
Roster Moves - 6/3/2009
Release: Dan Henningan and Mark Pierfy
Add: Edwin Pagan and Will Lancenese - Eligible 6/5/2009
Roster Moves 6/1/2009 -Eligible 6/3/2009
Add: Nick Beranducci
Release: John Fine
Roster Moves 5/31/2009 - Eligible 6/2/2009
Add Scott Seibert
Release Wes Lowe
Roster Moves 5/30/2009 - Eligible 6/1/2009
Add Brett Tiagwat and Tim Edger
Adds Trevor Kazmierowicz
Release Nick Beranducci
Roster Moves 5/27/2009 -Eligible 5/29/2009
Add Ryan Muller and Jeff Lundell
Roster Moves 5/25/2009 - Eligible 5/27/2009
Add Brett Knazek
Add Matt Tiagwat
Add Ryan Muller and Jeff Lundell
Release: Drew Phillips
Roster Moves 5/19/2009 - Eligibile 5/21/2009
Add Joe Knazek, Vern Powell
Roster Moves 5/18/2009 - Eligible 5/20/2009
Add Ken Mack
Roster Moves 5/15/2009 - Eligible 5/17/2009
Add Shaun Parker
Release Mike Bowker
Roster Moves - 5/14/2009 - Eligible 5/16/2009
Add Mike Byham, Keith Reynolds
Add Anthony Carter
Release Todd Rizzo
5/13/2009 Roster Moves - Eligible 5/15/2009
Add Mark Melchiorre
Release Anthony Browning and Tourean Johnson
Add Dan Pitts
Add Joey Schaefer, Bryan Henry, James Achey