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2010 Season Highlights

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2010 Main Line Junior Legion Champions

We Win!

2010 Results -- Won 32 Lost - 13
7/25/2010 L Bath WAYNE WOLVERINES 4 Bath Washes Out Wolverines Season
7/24/2010 L Wissahickon WAYNE WOLVERINES 2 Wissahickon Tops Wolverines
7/21/2010 L Pottstown WAYNE WOLVERINES 5 Pottstown Downs Wayne in Tuneup Game
7/16/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 13 Aston-Media 8 Wolverines Win Main Line Title
7/15/2010 L Aston-Media 11 WAYNE WOLVERINES 3 Aston Forces One Game Title Game
7/9/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 11 Aston-Media 4 T. Ibarguen Leads Wolverines Into Regional Berth
7/8/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES Springfield 7 Heros Abound as Wayne Wins
7/7/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES Narberth 3 Greenfield Shuts Down Narberth
7/1/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 7 Delaware Valley 0 Connor, Kender Whitewash Del Val
6/30/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES Delaware Valley 8 Kender Saves the Day
6/29/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 10 Springfield 3 Big 7th Inning Ices Springfield
6/28/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 15 Haverford 3 Rosenberg's, Burke's Blasts Lead Wayne
6/27/2010 L Coatesville WAYNE WOLVERINES 4 Errors Doom Wolverines
6/26/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 13 Tunkhannock 10 Collin Has Wrigth Stuff in Relief
6/24/2010 PPD Delaware Valley  - WAYNE WOLVERINES 
6/23/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 4 Haverford 3 Greenfield Shuts Down Heat
6/22/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES Roxborough Bandits 3 Schaefer's Bat, Burke's Arm Lead Wolverines
6/20/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 13 Quakertown 10 Kender Provides Relief as Wolves Come Back
6/17/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 15 Glenolden 7 Ibarguen Leads Wayne Over Glenolden
6/16/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 12 Roxborough Bandits 7 Wayne Rocks Roxborough
6/15/2010 L Nether Providence WAYNE WOLVERINES 2 Nether Quiets Wolverine Bats
6/13/2010 L West Lawn WAYNE WOLVERINES 4 Last Inning Rally Lifts Owls
6/12/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 19 Aston-Media 11 Wolverines End Aston Streak
6/11/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 9 Narberth 2 Wolverines Pound Narberth
6/7/2010 L Aston-Media 8 WAYNE WOLVERINES 7 Aston Downs Wolverines
6/6/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 12 Pottstown 6 Connor's Blast Downs Pottstown
6/5/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 14 Narberth 4 Wolverines Rally to Bash Narberth
6/4/2010 L Nether Providence 6 WAYNE WOLVERINES 1 Nether Quiets Wayne Bats
6/1/2010 L Glenolden 4 WAYNE WOLVERINES 0 Glenolden Shuts Down Wolverines
5/30/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 21 Lower Southampton 3 Wolverines Rip Lower Southampton
W WAYNE WOLVERINES 13 Glenolden 3 Greenfield's 4 for 4 Sinks Glenolden
5/29/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 16 Oxford 4 Wolverines Pound Oxford
L Narberth 14 WAYNE WOLVERINES 2 Narberth Bounces Wolverines
5/28/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES West Chester 1 Greenfield Quiets West Chester
5/27/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES Springfield 1 Connor KO's Springfield
5/24/2010 PPD Roxborough Bandits  - WAYNE WOLVERINES 
5/23/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 11 South Jersey Sandsharks 7 Middle Infield Sparks Win Over Sand Sharks
5/22/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 13 Upper Township 3 Wolverines Lower Upper
5/20/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES Wissahickon 3 Cluth Rally Sinks Wissahickon
5/16/2010 L Malvern-Paoli Redbirds 18 WAYNE WOLVERINES 10 Redbirds Rally to Down Wolverines
5/15/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 10 Lower Macungie 5 Rosenberg Quiets Lower Mac Bats
5/9/2010 L Conestoga 3 WAYNE WOLVERINES 2 Stoga Rally Gives Wolverines First Loss
5/8/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 12 Somerton 2 Sky High
5/2/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES Concord 4 Wayne Wins by Slightest Margin
5/1/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 11 Malvern-Paoli Redbirds 2 Wolverines Fly By Redbirds
4/25/2010 Canceled Downingtown WAYNE WOLVERINES 0
4/24/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES Downingtown 1 Strong Pitching Downs Downingtown
4/18/2010 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 13 Lower Southampton 3 Wolverines Claw LoSo in Debut

Main Line Junior Legion Playoff Results 2010

July 17 Results --
Wayne - 14  Aston - 9 (10 innings) (WAYNE WOLVERINES ARE MAIN LINE CHAMPIONS!)
July 15 Results --
Aston - 11  Wayne - 3
July 13 Results --
Aston - 15  Haverford - 1
July 10 Results --
Nether Providence - 3  Narberth  - 2 (NARBERTH ELIMINATED)
Haverford - 6 Springfield - 5  (8 innings)  (SPRINGFIELD ELIMINATED)
Haverford - 6  Nether Providence - 5  (NETHER PROVIDENCE ELIMINATED)
July 9 Results --
July 8 Results --

Aston 13 Nether Providence 5

Wayne 8 Springfield 7

Haverford 12 Glenolden 8  (GLENOLDEN ELIMINATED)

Narberth 18 Roxborough 4  (ROXBOROUGH ELIMINATED)

July 7 Results --
Aston 15 Glenolden 3
Wayne 9 Narberth 3
Springfield 10 Roxborough 9
Nether Providence 3 Haverford 0

 July 6 Results --
 Glenolden - 9  Delaware Valley - 7  (DELAWARE VALLEY ELIMINATED)

Wolverines Wear Main Line Crown

July 19, 2010

Wolverines Dogpile after clinching crown.
It took two days and 10 innings, but the Wayne Wolverines defeated regular season champion Aston-Media, 13-8, in a wildly entertaining contest Saturday at Neumann University. With the victory, Wayne earned its first Main Line Junior Legion title since 2003.

Defending champion Aston led the Wolverines, 3-1, in the top of the sixth when Ellis Schaefer’s double scored Sean O’Reilly to cut the Aston lead to 3-2.

In the top of the seventh, Wayne had twins Teddy Ibarguen on second and Robbie Ibarguen on first when Kevin Connor, down to his last strike, laced a single to left-center to score starting pitcher Teddy and tie the game.

“I had no idea whether he was going to throw a fastball or an offspeed pitch,” said Connor. “I was thinking that my team needed me to come through to bring in the tying run and when I had two strikes on me, I was just making sure I hit the ball.”

Aston had a chance to end the rally there, but an infield error allowed Billy Greenfield to reach. Then, No. 9 hitter Gordon Kender did the damage with his third hit of the game. Kender belted a double to left-center to give Wayne a seemingly comfortable 6-3 lead.

But Aston would not go away. Alex Kluka and Cole Gamber walked to start off the home seventh and Nick Donovan singled to load the bases. Connor then retired Shane Williams on a sacrifice fly and got cleanup hitter Bill Ford to pop out. After Shane Donnelly was hit by a pitch, John Owens ripped a grounder that the Wayne infield could not handle and the score was tied.

“I was just trying to get the bat on the ball; hit something hard,” said Owens. “We needed to get in those tying runs any way we could get them.”

In extra innings, Connor coaxed a bases-loaded walk to score Collin Wright and give Wayne an 7-6 lead in the eighth. But Aston came right back with a run of its own when Hunter Tierney scored on an infield grounder.

The umpires then deemed it too dark to continue and the clubs would have to come back at 9 a.m. Saturday to decide the championship.

Wayne went down without a threat in the top of the ninth and then Kender, who finished the eighth inning on Friday night, came back to the same mound 12 hours later to set down Anton with three ground balls in the home ninth. Kender did get help from his defense as Collin Wright at shortstop and Jake Rosenberg at third both made sparkling backhand plays to help his cause.

“I was more nervous about my first at bat,” said Kender, who led off the Wayne ninth inning. “But, I always try to remain calm while pitching.”

The Wolverines came up big in the top of the 10th as Teddy Ibarguen singled and moved to second on a wild pitch.  Skylar Katz then drilled a clutch single that sent Ibarguen racing home with the go ahead run.  After Rosenberg walked, Wayne bounced into two consecutive force plays.  Then, Greenfield lined a single to right for what proved to be the eventual game-winning hit. Wright put the game out of reach when his bases-loaded double down the left-field line cleared the bases in the six-run Wolverines uprising.

Wayne and Aston played each other five times on the year. Aston won game one, 9-8, and Wayne downed Aston. 19-11 in the second regular season game. In the playoffs, Wayne won the winners’ bracket with a convincing 11-4 win and then Aston came back to win 11-3 earlier in the week to set the stage for this game.

“It’s always fun to be competitive with the best team in the league,” said Wright, who made two dazzling defensive plays in the game. “The last game was just the perfect ending, because we were so evenly matched.”

“Everyone on this team has each other’s backs,” said Katz, who belted two home runs during the season despite missing four weeks with a broken wrist. “If one person goes down, another one steps up.”

The Wolverines (32-10) have now qualified for Regional play and will open up Saturday morning against Wissahickon at Northampton. The Regional tournament is one of seven such tournaments in the state. The winners of each Regional will qualify for the Pennsylvania State tournament the following weekend in Pottstown.

Wayne All Stars

July 3, 2010
Players and coaches voted for the 6 representatives for the Wayne Wolverines in the Main Line Junior Legion all star game.  The all star game will be held on the morning of Saturday, July 17, at 10 AM, at Swarthmore College.  Players should arrive by 9:15 AM for warmups.
Teams will be Aston, Wayne, Glenolden, Delaware Valley vs. Springfield, Nether Providence, Narberth, Haverford, Roxborough.
All teams chose 4 players each with the exception of Wayne and Aston which chose 5 players each.
  • Billy Greenfield
  • Collin Wright
  • Ellis Schaefer
  • Teddy Ibarguen
  • Jake Rosenberg
  • Kevin Connor
Ellis Schaefer was a unanimous pick, having been selected on all 21 ballots.  11 Wayne players received votes, including 10 who received 2 or more.
Each participating player will receive a jersey. 
In addition, a game MVP will be chosen.  Past MVP winners from Wayne have been:  Jim McConlogue (03); Andrew Rufo (04); Brooks Bentz (05); Kyle Kopp (07).


Wayne Senior Legion Wins Main Line Title

July 17, 2010
Wayne Senior Legion, managed by Bryan Bendowski and coached by Brian Burke, won the Main Line Senior Legion championship and will now compete in the Regional American Legion tournament on Saturday, July 17.

Playoffs Semifinals

July 9, 2010
Gordon Kender and Jake Rosenberg had run-scoring singles in the bottom of the seventh inning as Wayne beat Springfield, 8-7, in a playoff contest.

Ryan McCabe had a two-run pinch single for the winners and reliever Collin Wright had a strikeout with the bases loaded to close out the fifth inning.

Playoffs Quarterfinals

Wayne 9, Narberth 3: Bill Greenfield threw a six-hitter and had a two-run single for Wayne.

Kevin Connor knocked in a pair of runs in the first inning, Pat Valentine hit a two-run homer and Rosenberg chipped in with two hits for the winners.

McCabe's Defensive Gem Sinks Senators

July 1, 2010
Wayne 9, Delaware Valley 8: With the tying run on third, Gordon Kender came in relief and got the final out on a strikeout to preserve the Wolverines victory.

right fielder Ryan McCabe made a great catch in the top of the seventh to rob Joe Glennon of a possible homerun while Collin Wright, Jake Rosenberg, Ellis Schaefer, and Kevin Connor all had 2 hit games for Wayne. Wright and Rosenberg slammed triples. Juwal McCalester had 3 hits and 5 stolen bases for Delaware Valley.

Connor's Triple Leads Wayne over Springfield

Kevin Connor’s bases-loaded triple fueled a seven-run seventh inning to give Wayne an 11-3 victory over Springfield.

Wayne Pounds Heat

Wayne 15, Haverford 3: Wayne pounded 13 hits in four innings to take sole possession of second place. Jake Rosenberg led the way with four safeties including one double and two triples. He also scored four times. Winning pitcher Connor Burke belted two triples while going 3-for-3 with three runs scored. Colin Wright and Ryan McCabe chipped in with two hits each.

Bob Kane and Dave Barr had two hits each for Haverford.

Wayne Wins Friendship Series

Wayne 13, Tunkhannock 10: Ellis Schaefer was 3-for-3 and Jake Rosenberg knocked in the winning runs in the fifth inning with a two-RBI triple.
Wayne wins the first annual Gerry Frey Friendship Series with Tunkhannock.  Wayne Junior and Senior Legion will travel to Tunkhannock next year to return the trip.
Already up 3-2 in the sixth inning, Ellis Schaefer knocked a two-run triple for some needed breathing room as Wayne held on for a 5-3 win over Roxborough.

Connor Burke allowed just five hits over six and a third for the win that Teddy Ibarguen saved.

Burke also helped himself with a double. Schaefer and Kevin Connor also knocked two-baggers.

Kender's Clout Downs Quakertown

Gordon Kender ripped a two-run single as Wayne rallied from a six-run deficit to beat Quakertown, 13-10.

Kender also allowed one hit and one unearned run in four innings of relief to get the win. Ellis Schaeffer and Connor Burke added two hits each. Billy Greenfield ripped a triple.

Teddy Ibarguen Stifles Glenolden

June 19, 2010
Delco Times
Wayne 15, Glenolden 7: Teddy Ibarguen allowed only three singles without giving up an earned run. Ellis Schaeffer, Jake Rosenberg and Gordon Kender all legged out triples.

Wright, Ibarguen, Burke Lead Wayne Rout of Narberth

June 6, 2010
Colin Wright was 3-for-3 with a triple and knocked in three runs as Wayne rallied from a 4-0 deficit and defeated Narberth, 14-4.Rob Ibarguen went 3-for-3 (two singles, triple) and scored four runs to back the pitching of Connor Burke, who went the distance, scattering eight hits.

Schaefer Leads Wayne Over Oxford

Wayne Jr. Legion Tournament

Ellis Schaeffer ripped two triples and host Wayne belted 19 hits in a 16-4 romp over Oxford.

Sean O’Reilly, Jake Rosenberg, Kevin Connor, Connor Burke and Teddy Ibarguen all had extra base hits. Burke was the winning pitcher.

Connor Nearly No-Hits Springfield

May 28, 2010
Wayne registered its 10th win of the year thanks to left-handed pitcher Kevin Connor, who nearly hurled a no-hitter in an 8-1 rout of Springfield.

Connor held Springfield hitless before giving up a single to start the top of the seventh.

Ellis Schaefer guided Wayne (10-2, 1-0) with two singles and three stolen bases, while Ted Ibarguen knocked in two runs.

Shore Thing

May 25, 2010
Wayne’s Skylar Katz tossed four shutout innings to pick up the win and Ellis Schaeffer tripled to top Upper Township, 13-3, in the first of its two games.

In the their second game, Collin Wright and Schaeffer turned three double plays combined to go 8-for-8 as Wayne beat the South Jersey Sand Sharks, 11-6.

Schaefer Powers Wayne to Win

May 16, 2010
Junior Legion Article - Delco Times

Ellis Schaeffer and Jake Rosenberg had three hits apiece as Wayne defeated Lower Macungie, 10-5.

Bill Greenfield added two hits and two RBIs and Rob Ibarguen also had two hits for the Wolverines. Rosenberg, who threw four scoreless innings in relief, was the winning pitcher.

Rosenberg Boosts Wayne to Junior Legion Victory

May 2, 2010
Jake Rosenberg had a big day Saturday for Wayne of the Main Line Junior Legion. He had four hits, including a triple, and led Wayne to an 11-2 victory over Malvern/Paoli.

Rob Ibarguen added three hits and three RBIs in support of winning pitcher Collin Wright.

Mike Rispoli homered for Malvern/Paoli.

Kender A Big Relief in Win for Wayne

April 25, 2010
(from Delco Times; click score link above for article.) 
Gordon Kender threw three shutout innings in relief to earn the decision as Wayne defeated Downingtown, 5-1, in a Main Line Junior Legion game Saturday.

Bill Greenfield’s hit in the fifth inning put the Wolverines (2-0) ahead. Jake Rosenberg had two hits, drove in two runs and scored twice for Wayne. 

Wolverines Win Opener

Junior Legion

Robbie Ibarguen had three hits, including a double and a triple, and his twin, Teddy, added two more as Wayne won 13-3 against Lower Southampton. Brandon Musselman hit an RBI double and Kevin Conner earned the win.