Braves Shutout Turtle, 6-0
The Braves picked up their third win of the season defeating the Green Turtle Terrapins 6-0 behind a solid pitching performance from Chris Viel. Viel would pick up the Braves second shutout of the year, as he threw 7 innings, struck out 4 and only allowed 4 hits.
Offensively, the Braves picked up most of their runs late in the game, which Matt Cross sparked the scoring with a 2 run homerun. Kevin Conner went 2-3 with 2 RBI and a stolen base. Colin Taylor drove in a run with a double. Others collecting hits were Jarrod Thorsen, Ivan Montanez (SB), and Wade Buerhaus.
Game Feathers: Viel, Cross, & Conner
Braves Win Third Straight; Sweep Doubleheader vs Brewers
The Braves took game 1 of the doubleheader vs the Brewers 8-0 behind Ron Schreurs and Darrion Siler who held the Brewers to just 1 hit. Schreurs started the game and threw 4 scoreless, striking out 11. Darrion Siler took over the 5th inning, tossing 3 scoreless innings, striking out 2.
Offensively, the Braves welcomed Justin Sommer to the lineup, he went 2-2 with run scored and a walk. Ryan Farrell drove in 2 runs on a single and picked another RBI on a sac fly. Tyler Norcross and Robert Creswell both singled in a run. Andrew Sacks and Darrion Siler (SB) each singled as well.
Game Feathers: Schreurs, Farrell, & Sommer.
The Braves won game 2 vs the Brewers 3-2. Chris Brandt took to the hill and would pick up the win as he threw 6 innings, allowing 2 unearned runs, and striking out 5. Keith Tiedemann made his first appearance of the season on the hill and would notch the save.
Offensively, the Braves picked up 10 hits in game 2. Wade Buerhaus went 2-3 with a RBI. Darrion Siler also went 2-3 with a double and a stolen base. Justin Sommer continued to have an outstanding Braves debut, going 2-2. Andrew Sacks would stay hot and single in a run. Ryan Farrell, Colin Taylor, and Garrett Creswell each singled as well.
Game Feather: Brandt, W Buerhaus, & Siler
Pitching Dominate Again, Pick up Third Shutout in 4 Games
The Braves picked up their 4th straight win as they defeated the White Marsh Warriors 8-0. Tyler Norcross and Nick Stalling shutout the Warriors in a combined effort. Norcross started on the hill and would notch the W. He pitched 5 innings, only allowing 3 hits and striking out 7 batters. Stallings made his Braves debut and tossed 2 innings striking out 5 batters.
Offensively, the Braves sprayed 7 hits. Dave Miele drove in 2 runs on a single. Brandan Buerhaus singled in a run. Stephen Miele picked up an RBI on a bases loaded HBP. He also singled, scored 3 runs, and stole 2 bases. Andrew Sacks, Garrett Creswell, Phil Hutson, and Colin Taylor each singled as well.
Game Feathers: Norcross & D Miele
23 Hits & Solid Pitching Lead Braves to Doubleheader Sweep
The Braves won the first game of the doubleheader vs Green Turtle Terrapins 3-1. Matt Golcezski made his Braves debut on the hill and pitched 2 innings, only allowing 3 hits and striking out 2. Tyler Norcross came on in relief and recorded the W. Norcross tossed 5 innings, striking out 6 batters.
Offensively, the Braves only sprayed 6 hits but it was enough to pick up the win. Brandan Buerhaus hit a solo homerun. Zach Scheuerman and Nick Loiodice picked up their first hit as a Brave. Darrion Siler singled home a run. Justin Sommer and Dave Miele each singled as well. On the base paths the Braves stole 9 bases; Loiodice and Sommer each had 2, Jarrod Thorsen, Siler, D Miele, Andrew Sacks, and Scheuerman each had 1.
Game Feathers: Norcross & B Buerhaus
The Braves won game 2, 15-4. Justin Sommer started on the hill and notched the W, pitching 3 innings, allowing 3 unearned runs, and striking out 1. Detrick Matthews took over in the 4th innings and pitched 2 innings, striking out 2, and allowing 1 run. Keith Tiedemann came in the 6th to pitch and shit the game down, striking out 2 batters.
Offensively, the Braves bats woke up as they posted 17 hits. Garrett Creswell went 2-3 with a homerun, 3 RBI's, and a stolen base. Creswell asked to keep second base but he was denied that request. After the game he approached Turtle Coach Eller and offered $100 for the base but he was again shot down. Stephen Miele went 3-3 with 2 double, a triple, 3 RBI and a stolen base. Darrion Siler went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI. Dave Miele went 3-4 with a double and a RBI. Tyler Norcross went 2-4 with 2 RBI and a stolen base. Matt Golcezski (RBI), Wade Buerhaus, Ivan Montanez, Andy Meiselwitz (RBI), and Nick Loiodice each singled as well.
Game Feathers: G Creswell, S Miele, & Siler
Braves Split Doubleheader, Win Game 2: 13-12
The Braves rebounded and won game 2 of the doubleheader vs the White Marsh Warriors 13-12. Chris Brandt picked up the win, pitching 5 innings, allowing 6 runs and striking out 6 batters. Tyler Norcross came in relief and would pitch 1 2/3 innings, also allowing 6 runs. Darrion Siler came in to get the final out and would pick up the save.
Offensively, the Braves bats continued to stay hot in game 2. The Braves totaled 25 hits between the 2 games and had 14 in game 2. Tyler Norcross went 2-5 with a double, triple, and 4 RBI. Brandan Buerhaus went 2-3 with 2 RBI. Ivan Montanez went 2-3 with a double and 2 RBI. Darrion Siler went 2-5 with a double and a RBI. Matt Cross (RBI) and Zach Scheuerman each singled twice. Colin Taylor and Robert Creswell each singled as well.
Game Feathers: Norcross, Siler and B Buerhaus
Braves Bats & Sommer Lead Braves to a 9-4 Victory
The Braves improved to 10-8 and moved into third place in the Susky League standings by defeating the Chesapeake Dodgers. The Braves sent Justin Sommer to the hill and that was all they needed. Sommer would pick up the complete game victory, only allowing 4 runs, and striking our 6 batters.
Offensively, the Braves bats stayed hot as they sprayed 11 hits. Ryan Farrell led the way going 2-3 with a double, homerun, and 3 RBI. Darrion Siler went 2-4 with 3 RBI. Brandan Buerhaus would go 2-3 with a double and a RBI. Justin Sommer and Kevin Conner would each go 2-3 with a double. Andrew Sacks picked up a single and a RBI.
Game Feathers: Sommer, Farrell, & Siler
Braves Tee Off on Warriors
The Braves continued firing on all cylinders Wednesday night, picking up their third win in a row as they defeated the White Marsh Warriors 17-1 in 4 innings. Keith Tiedemann made a unexpected start on the hill and it proved to be worth while. He held the Warriors to 2 hits and only allowed 1 run. He would also strike out 3 batters. Nick Stallings made a relief appearance in the 4th inning and would hold the Warriors from scoring.
Offensively, the Braves once again put up double digit hits, collecting 14 hits. The attack was led by Darrion Siler who went 3-4 with a triple and 5 RBI. Ryan Farrell would go 2-2 with a double and a RBI. Colin Taylor picked up 3 RBI on a single and double. Zach Scheuerman continues to make a case to crack the everyday lineup as he went 2-2 with a RBI. Phil Hutson returned to form at the plate, as he has been nursing a back injury, he went 2-2 with 2 RBI. Keven Conner (RBI), Justin Sommer (2 RBI), and Nick Loiodice would each single. Brandan Buerhaus and Andrew Sacks reached picked up an RBI as well.
Game feathers: Tiedemann, Siler & Taylor
Siler & Sommer Stay Hot, Lead Braves to 7-1 Victory
The Braves defeated the Dodgers 7-1, picking up their fourth win in a row thanks to a solid pitching performance from Darrion Siler. Siler tossed a complete game, only allowing 4 hits, striking out 5, and allowing 1 unearned run.
Offensively, the Braves again collected double digit hits as they had 10. Justin Sommer led the way going 3-4 with a double and a RBI. Darrion Siler continued to stay hot, goign 3-3 with 2 RBI. Colin Taylor with 1-2 with an RBI. Stephen Miele, Dave Miele & Ryan Farrell also picked up a single. Brandan Buerhaus and Matt Cross eached collected an RBI as well.
Game feathers: Siler & Sommer
Braves Win Game 2 of Doubleheader
The Braves won game 2 of the doubleheader vs the Dodgers 8-3. Nick Stallings took the hill and had his best performance as a Brave. Stallings picked up the complete game victory, striking out 7 batter.
Offensively, the Braves sprayed 12 hits. Colin Taylor continued to stay hot, going 3-4 with a RBI. Ryan Farrell hit a 2 run homerun to left center. Garrett Creswell went 2-3 with a double and 2 RBI. Nick Loiodice picked up 2 singles. Jarrod Thorsen drove in 2 runs on a single. Andrew Sacks, Dave Miele, and Rob Creswell etched singled as well.
Game Feathers: Stallings, Taylor & Farrell
Braves Beat Dundalk 8-5 in 12 Innings
In one of the longest games in Braves history, the Braves after 4 hours and 12 innings, come out on top to beat the Dundalk Brewers 8-5. The Braves sent Tyler Norcross to the mound to start and threw a great game, pitching 6 1/3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 6 hit and he struck out 7 batters. When Norcross left the game in the 7th, the game was tied and he would get a no decision. Chris Brandt came in to pitch the rest of the game. Brandt pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits, and striking out 2. Brandt would get credited with the win.
Offensively, the Braves collected 12 hits. With the biggest hit coming in the top of the 12th off the bat of Colin Taylor. With the bases loaded Taylor ripped a triple past the center fielder, plating all 3 runs. Taylor also picked up a single earlier in the game as well. Ryan Farrell went 3-4 with 2 doubles, 2 walks and a RBI. Dave Miele and Garrett Creswell picked up 2 singles each. Darrion Siler doubled to lead off the 12th. Andrew Sacks and Justin Sommer each singled as well.
Game Feathers: Norcross, Brandt, Taylor & Farrell
Braves Beat White Marsh 4-2 in the Shortest Game on the Season
After playing a 4 hour game on Monday, the Braves played in probably the shortest game of their season (1:15) and were able to pick up their third win in a row as they defeated the White Marsh Warriors 4-2. The Braves sent 3 pitchers to the mound today to get guys some innings logged before the end of the season. Keith Tiedemann started and pitched 2 shut out innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 1. Detrick Matthews was first in relief and he pitched 3 scoreless innings, allowing 1 hit and striking out 2. Chris Viel came in to close it out, pitching 2 innings, allowing 2 runs and striking out 2. Matthews would record the W.
Offensively, the Braves bats were quiet for the most part but got the timely hits in the 4th inning to plate 4 runs. Darrion Siler went 2-3 with 2 RBI. Zach Scheuerman and Nick Loiodice each drove in a run on a single. Colin Taylor and Kevin would each add a it as well.
Game Feathers: Matthews & Siler
Braves Win Final Game of Regular Season, Await Playoff Seeding
The Braves were victorious in their last game of the regular season as they defeated the Green Turtle Terrapins 9-1. Chris Brandt was the winning pitcher as he pitched 5 innings of shut out baseball, striking out 3 and only allowing 2 hits. Keith Tiedemann threw 2 innings of relief and allowed 1 run on 3 hits.
Offensively, the Braves were led by Jeff Bates who went 2-3 with a double and 2 RBI. Bates was later seen chasing after Phil Hutson's wife in the stands, Bates response was "I go where my boy goes." Tyler Norcross went 2-3 with a RBI. Jarrod Thorsen drove in 2 runs on a double. Darrion Siler and Robert Creswell each doubled. Steve Miele, Ryan Farrell, and Garrett Creswell would each single as well.
Game Feathers: Brandt, Bates & Thorsen
Braves Win Game 1 vs Dodgers, 13-3
The Braves won game 1 of the 3 game series 13-3 in 5 innings. Chris Brandt started on the hill and would pick up the complete game victory. He pitched 5 innings and struck out 6 batters.
Offensively, the Braves totaled 15 hits. Ryan Farrell was a homerun away from the cycle as he went 3-4 with a double, triple and 3 RBI. Brandan Buerhaus went 2-2 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI. Dave Miele went 2-4 with 2 RBI. Colin Taylor tripled to right center. Darrion Siler and Stephen Miele (RBI) each had 2 hits. Justin Sommer (RBI), Tyler Norcross (RBI), and Andrew Sacks each singled as well.
Game Feathers: Brandt, Farrell, & B Buerhaus
Moose Tosses a Gem, Braves Advance to Semi's
The Braves won game 2 vs the Dodgers 11-0 and will be moving on to face the Susquehanna Assault in the semifinals. Tyler Norcross started on the hill and needed little help as he picked up the complete game, 1 hit, shutout win.
Offensively, the Braves bats continued to stay hot. Ryan Farrell went 2-3 with a double and 3 RBI. Garrett Creswell went 2-2 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI. Justin Sommer went 2-2 with a double and a RBI. Tyler Norcross picked a double and drove in 3 RBI. Brandan Buerhaus picked up a single.
Game Feathers: Norcross, Farrell, & G Creswell
The 2015 Susquehanna Braves
Braves to face off against Senior League Affiliate Royals in rare Matchup with Alumni
Bel Air, MD- In a strange scheduling twist, the Susky Braves are set to take on their Senior League affiliate team, the Kingsville Royals (of the Senior Beer Powder-Puff League), this Wednesday at the Harford Sports Complex.
The Braves, a semipro level baseball squad established in 1999, have had a lot of success over the course of the last decade, starting with a Susky League Championship crown in 2006. Today, about half of that squad is now spending the twilight of their careers on the senior circuit with the Kingsville Royals, headed by Braves Hall of Famer Bart Dellinger.
It’s been a bit of a rough road for the Royals on the Senior Circuit. Many have called on Dellinger to rename the team ‘The Possums’, because the Royals both play dead at home and get killed on the road. The media has referred to the Royals as Lawn Furniture, because like the Royals, they both fold and end up in the cellar after Labor Day. One unnamed media rep went as far as comparing the Royals to mosquitos, saying that ‘mosquitos are only good at one thing, sucking’.
Former Brave Bobby Neukum, and current Royal, has gone on the record as saying that about the only thing his Royals jersey is good for is being put on his broken vacuum. Once on, the vacuum starts sucking again. In fact, about the only benefit of being a member of the Royals is probably the ability to park in handicap spaces at the ballpark.
Recently spotted by media at their favorite watering hole after games, Applebees, former Braves pitcher Larry Mueller, along with Dellinger (pictured below), are certainly showing their age.
Based on the photo, it appears that Mueller has gone completely postal. Dellinger had this to say about the upcoming matchup with his former team: “Do you know what the difference is between a Susky Brave and a carp? One is a bottom-feeding scum sucker, and the other is a fish.”
Matt Buerhaus, former manager of the Braves and currently on a comeback tour with the team after a series of surgeries, was recently asked while on a porn shoot in his video business what he thinks of the Royals; "What do you call a Royals player wearing a championship ring? A former Susquehanna Brave."
Colin Taylor and Wade Buerhaus, also around during the Brave's championship run in 2006 and currently on the Braves roster, had a few comments about the situation. Taylor asked the media during a press conference, "Why can't any of the Royals use the internet? Because they can't get 3 W's in a row." The middle Buerhaus added, "I played briefly for the Royals a few years ago. My daughter bought a Royals jersey and was about to put it on, but I reminded her it was a choking hazard."
Clearly, there’s no love lost between these two teams.
Braves Manager Brandan Buerhaus, who recently landed on the DL after an injury on opening day which broke his jaw leading to his mouth being wired shut, had this to say about the upcoming game: “Mmmmmm mmm mmmmm mmm mmm. Mmmmmmm mmmmmmm mmm mm mmmmm mmmmmmm mmm m mmmmmmmmmm mmmm mmm mmm mmmmm mmm mmm. Mmmm mmmm!”
Based on those comments, it’s apparent this game isn’t going to be pretty.
Stay tuned folks, we’re in for a good one Wednesday night.
Potential DL Stint for M Buerhaus
After the doubleheader on Sunday, Susky Braves stud Matt Buerhaus went to the trainers to get checked out after throwing more pitches on the mound today than he has over the last 3 years! During the doubleheader Matt would pitch 10 innings total between the two games and throw an estimated 180 pitches on the day. While the initial diagnosis was a possible full-body cramp, the Braves training staff decided on a more suitable course of action to keep Matt from the hill until next Sunday!
Susky Braves Open Fall Season on a Good Note
The Braves started their fall campaign on a good note. On NFL opening day, and the anniversary of 9/11, the Braves managed to get two W's with a limited roster. In game one, Brandan Buerhaus started on the hill going 4 IP with 5 K's picking up the win. Matt Buerhaus, making his first pitching appearance in over two years after rotator cuff surgery, would come in in relief and go 3 IP with 3 K's earning a save.
Offensively the Susky Braves were led by a quartet of players driving in 2 runs apiece; B Buerhaus (2H, 2R, 2RBI), W Buerhaus (3H, 1R, 2RBI), Siler (2H, 1R, 2RBI), and Fairweather (2B, 2RBI). Others contributing; Owens (H, 3R, RBI), Carr (2H, 2R), Eberly (H, R).
Game Feathers: B Buerhaus (Pitching), Siler & W. Buerhaus
The Susky Braves day continued into game 2 of their opening fall season doubleheader with the team not missing a beat. Playing with only 8 guys after an injury to one of the guys in the first game, Matt Buerhaus, pictured below resting at home after a 10 inning performance, went back out on the mound throwing a complete game giving up only 8 hits and striking out 4 along the way to the victory.
The offense would be led by an 18 hit attack which plated 9 runs. Those contributing: Dellinger (2H, 2RBI), Owens (3H, R, RBI), Siler (2H, R), W Buerhaus (3H, 2R, 2RBI), M Buerhaus (3H, 2R), Fairweather (2H, 2B, R, RBI), Carr (H, R, 2RBI), Eberly (2H, R, RBI).
Game feathers: M Buerhaus (P), Owens
Braves take 2 from Astros
On a humid, overcast Sunday morning the Braves opened their doubleheader by defeating the Astros 3-0. In a pitchers duel until the 6th inning, Chris Viel outlasted the opponent to pick up the win striking out 7.
All of the Braves scoring happened in the 6th inning as the team plated 3 runs to seal the victory. Tiedemann would get the Braves on the board first with a shot to right that was misplayed, leading to Eberly scoring from first. Dellinger would lead the way offensively for the Braves collecting a hit with 2 RBI. Others contributing to the offense were: Thorsen (1B, R, SB), B Buerhaus (1B, W), W Buerhaus (1B), M Buerhaus (1B), Eberly (1B, R), Tiedemann (R).
Game feathers: Viel, Tiedemann
In the 2nd game of the day the Braves bats came alive en-route to a 8-1 victory. Viel would start on the hill and reach his 7 inning max after the first inning, giving way to B Buerhaus who would settle in tossing 4 IP with 5 K's. Tiedemann would close out the final 2 innings striking out 2 along the way.
Offensively the Braves were led by B Buerhaus (2-1B, HR, 3R, RBI, SB), Dellinger (1B, 2-2B, 3RBI), and SIler (2B, R, BB, HBP, SB, 2RBI). Others contributing to the offense were: Owens (R, SB), W Buerhaus (2B, R, RBI), M Buerhaus (R, BB, RBI), Fairweather (BB), Tiedemann (1B, R, BB).
Game Feathers: B Buerhaus, Dellinger
Braves take 2 from Brewers
The Susquehanna Braves continued their new stint in the HMBL with a doubleheader sweep of the Brewers! Chris Viel would lead the way with a solid start on the hill going the distance notching the win!
Offensively the Braves got things started off right with a 4-run 1st inning and a 3-run 2nd inning giving Viel plenty of support. The Braves had a balanced offense today with contributions from each spot in the lineup with B Owens (2H, R, 4 RBI) and D Siler (2-3B's, 2R, 2 RBI) leading the way. Other contributing offensively include: Thorsen (1B, 2B, 2R), Dellinger (1B, 2B, 2R, RBI), W Buerhaus (1B, R, BB, RBI), Fairweather (1B, RBI), Viel (1B, RBI), Eberly (1B, R, SB), Carr (BB, R).
Game Feathers: C Viel, B Owens, D Siler
Game 2 saw a all-to-familiar return to the Hill for the Braves in Fairweather! Viel would start on the hill having his day cut short after 1 inning at 7 IP giving way to B Neukum on the hill. Unfortunately Neukum's day would be cut short as he would have to leave the game due to an injury warming up to pitch in the 2nd inning. Neukum is scheduled to see Dr. VonDrake of the MMCH Clinic! Fairweather would be summoned to hold down the fort the rest of the way picking up the W going 5 innings!
Offensively the Braves saw C Eberly (1B, 2R, BB) running all over the place but claiming to have a sore hammy and J Carr (2-2B's, RBI)exploding for 2-2B's after some silly swings early on! Others contributing to the offense include: Thorsen (1B, R, BB, 2 RBI), Owens (2-1B's, SB, 2 RBI), Siler (2-1B's, 2R, RBI), W Buerhaus (2-1B's, BB), Fairweather (1B, R, BB, 2 RBI), Viel (1B, R).
Game feathers: TJ Fairweather, C Eberly, J Carr
Braves take 2 from Orioles
The Susky Braves fall season continued with a doubleheader sweep of the Orioles at Bel Air High School, which moved the Braves to 8-0 this fall season! Game 1 concluded as a shutout for the Braves with C Viel leading the way on the hill going the distance only surrendering 5 hits and striking out 8.
Offensively M Buerhaus (3-1B's) and B Dellinger (3B, 2B, R, RBI) paced the attack collecting 5 hits between them both. Others contributing to the offense include: Thorsen (R, BB), Owens (3B, R, 3 RBI), W Buerhaus (1B, RBI), Fairweather (2B, R, BB), Carr (1B), Viel (BB, RBI), Eberly (1B, SB, R), and Tiedemann (1B, R).
Game Feathers: C Viel, B Dellinger
The Braves doubleheader with the Orioles continued with a 12-5 victory in the 2nd game. M Buerhaus would take the hill and pitch the Braves to victory, discovering a new pitch along the way, giving a complete game effort striking out 5 along the way.
Offensively the Braves were led by K Tiedemann (3-1B's, R, 4 RBI), J Thorsen (4-1B's, R, SB) and TJ Fairweather (2-1B's, 3 R, BB) with each player picking up timely hits when the Braves needed them! Others contributing to the offense include: Owens (R, 3-BB's), Dellinger (R, BB, 2 RBI), W Buerhaus (1B, 2 RBI), M Buerhaus (2B, 2 R, 2 BB), Carr (1B, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 RBI), Viel (R, 2 RBI), and Eberly (1B, SB).
Game Feathers: M Buerhaus, J Thorsen, K Tiedemann
Braves take 2 from Mariners; Move to 10-0
Sunday October 23rd matched the Susky Braves vs the Mariners (30+) in a doubleheader. While each game would provide a different pace, with game 1 being a toughly contested game and game 2 providing all the offensive fireworks from both teams, the Braves would prevail in both games pushing the teams record this fall to 10-0!
C Viel would start on the hill for the Braves in game 1 and go the distance, holding the Mariners offense to just 3 runs on 3 hits and 6 strikeouts. Viel got off to a rocky start, mostly due to the umpire still asleep with his zone, but once the sun came up over the trees he hunkered down and the ump could see more clearly! Over his last 5 innings worked Viel would only allow 3 baserunners.
Offensively the Braves we led by B Owens and TJ Fairweather. Owens would enjoy his time wearing a hoodie under his Braves uni collecting 2 hits, one a huge 3 RBI triple while scoring 2 runs on the day. Fairweather would chip in a 1B and a 2B, both of which would prove to be inning starters for the Braves offense. Others contributing offensively include: Thorsen (1B, R), W Buerhaus (SF, RBI), M Buerhaus (SH, RBI), Tiedemann (1, R), and Eberly (BB, R).
Game feathers: C Viel, B Owens
Game 2 provided all the fireworks offensively by both teams and saw the Braves prevail 14-8. M Buerhaus would start on the hill and be challenged to turn in a solid effort with the team playing short-handed with only 8 players. M Buerhaus pitched to a W, giving a CG effort striking out 3.
Offensively the Braves collected 11 walks this game, but that is overshadowed by the leading effort of TJ Fairweather! Fairweather would go 3-3 with 2-1B's, 2B, R, BB, and 6 RBI! It is noted he should have had a triple in there but said he needed an open field, not a fenced field! Others contributing offensively include: Thorsen (3-BB's, 3R, SB), Owens (2B, 2BB, 4R, 2 RBI), M Buerhaus (BB, R), Carr (3B, BB, RBI), Viel (2B, R, BB, 2 RBI), Eberly (2B, 2BB, 3R, 2 RBI).
Game feathers: M Buerhaus, TJ Fairweather, C Eberly
Familiar Faces seen entering and exiting Trump Tower where Braves' headquarters located
NEW YORK- Braves manager Wade Buerhaus, at Braves headquarters and general offices at Trump Tower in New York City, has met this past weekend with a string of current and former high-profile Braves’ players, most notably, Bart Dellinger, Larry Mueller and Bobby Neukum.
On Sunday morning, Wade tweeted, "Numerous players will be coming to Trump Tower today as I continue to fill out the various positions necessary to MAKE THE BRAVES GREAT AGAIN!
On Saturday, Dellinger arrived for his meeting with the middle Buerhaus at about 1 p.m. and left shortly before 2:30 p.m.
As he and Buerhaus emerged from the meeting, the Braves new manager did not approach the press, but, responding to shouted questions, told reporters the meeting "went great."
But a readout released by the Braves said Buerhaus and Dellinger "had a substantive and in-depth conversation about the direction of the team, and the importance of maintaining cardinal red in the Braves uniforms. It was an extremely positive and productive conversation."
Dellinger made a brief statement to the media, saying the meeting focused on Braves internal affairs. He said he "looks forward" to Wade now running the team, but would not comment on whether he wants to be a part of it going forward. It's important to note that it’s normal for players to not divulge any information while contract negotiations are ongoing.
"We had a far-reaching conversation with regard to the various teams in the Sunday league and the general direction of the team. We discussed those areas and exchanged our views on those topics,” Dellinger said.
Dellinger did not respond to shouted questions regarding potential upper management positions and would not answer questions regarding his previous statements calling Wade’s brother and former long-time manager/player Matt Buerhaus a “fraud" and “washed up."
Sources on Wade Buerhaus' transition team to told the AP on Thursday that Dellinger is under consideration for General Manager. One senior-level source directly involved in the transition efforts said that Saturday’s meeting is also about “mending fences,” as Buerhaus and Dellinger have had a contentious relationship.
Buerhaus also met with well-known former Braves Bobby Neukum, Jon Thurston and Larry Mueller.
After the meeting with Mueller, who is viewed as a possible contender to be nominated as the Braves #1 starting pitcher, Buerhaus said, "He is the real deal, a brilliant wonderful man and ball player, what a career. We'll see what happens. He is the real deal."
And according to the readout, Buerhaus and Mueller "had an incredibly in-depth conversation on plans for pitch counts. The discussion also included situations where Muelller gets to choose his catcher for each game… depending on who he likes best from week-to-week between Dellinger, Wade Buerhaus and potentially Phil Hutson."
Neukum is a possible contender for super-utility duties. The transition team's readout said he and Buerhaus "enjoyed an in-depth discussion about the future of the super-utility role with the Braves. This included the possibility for increased opportunities on the hill, the infield, outfield and excursions to Applebee’s after games”.
Thurston arrived at Trump Tower to boos and the occasional "lock him up!" chants from onlookers. It's not clear what role, if any, Thurston will play as many Braves' supporters look at him as something left better in the past. Most speculate he was only there to mend some fences in order to remain in good standing in Bill Greenwell's lawn cutting business.
Buerhaus’ meetings are expected to continue this week with other current and former Brave players, including TJ Fairweather, brothers Brandan and Matt Buerhaus, newcomer Brian Bowen (who's expected to ink by the new year), Darrion Siler, Bill Greenwell, Bryan Owens, Jesse Carr, Chad Eberly, Jeff Bates and others.
Fairweather, one of Buerhaus’ advisors on signings from other teams, is known as a free agent hardliner. He told Reuters recently that Buerhaus' policy advisers had discussed drafting a proposal for the manager-elect’s consideration that would reinstate a registry requiring any potential free agent to disclose if they have played for Crouse Construction, Medtek or the Susquehanna Assault in the past. Fairweather also said in the interview that Buerhaus’ free agent team has discussed drafting executive orders "so that Buerhaus and the rest of the Braves organization hit the ground running during this re-grouping process now that the team has made the jump to over-30 league play."
But on Friday, the spokesman for the transition team emphasized that Buerhaus is not advocating any kind of broader registry for former Assault players, whom the Braves tend to avoid with the exception of Fairweather and occasionally Andy Hudak and Jay Witasick.
“Manager-elect Buerhaus has never advocated for any registry or system that tracks individuals based on what team/s they have played on in the past, and to imply otherwise is completely false”, said the spokesman.
Reporting by the Associated Press.
Braves Runner-up at York Classic
The Braves finished the York Classic as the runner-up to the Nationals.
Game 1: Braves defeated the Pirates 11-5
Game 2: Braves defeated the Mariners 5-3
Game 3: Braves defeated the MD Braves 4-1
Game 4: Braves lost to Nationals 6-4
Braves 2018 Honors
The Susquehanna Braves would like to congratulate the following players for their achievements on the field this 2018 season!
Buerhaus, Brandan.....led Braves in RBI, BB, AVG, OBP, SLG, & OBPS among qualifiers
Mueller, Larry.....33IP, 37K, 5W, 1.09 ERA, 0.94 WHIP
ROY (Rookie of Year):
Deyesu, Tim.....led Braves in R, H, SB among qualifiers
Dellinger, Bart.....56IP, 56PO, 1.000FP
Buerhaus, Matt.....48IP, 12PO, 1.000FP
Deyesu, Tim.....76IP, 20PO, 1.000FP
Roebuck, Brandon.....65IP, 47PO, 1.000FP
2018 Season Has Come to a Close
Thank to all players that put on the Braves uniform during 2018. We finished with a 21-3 record, which is the best winning percentage we have ever posted in a full season.
Under the pages tab at the top of the page, you will find a page called "Braves HMBL Records". That page has been updated to include single season records as well as career records. All stats entered starts with the Fall of 2016 which is when we first joined the HMBL.
Enjoy the time off and let's get back on track to bring the spring title back to the Braves in 2019.
Congratulations to the following individuals for their achievements on the field this year for the Braves! Player performance during the HMBL Spring/Summer season was use when selecting award winners.
MVP: Brandan Buerhaus
CY: Larry Mueller
GOLD GLOVE: Wade Buerhaus, Bobby Neukum, Brandon Roebuck
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Tim Deyesu
Braves 2006 Champs (Susky League)
The playoffs began with with the Braves knocking off the Harford Express in the Bynum Run play-in round, 16-5. The Harford Baseball Club, behind a 4RBI night from Jason Tabeling, would knock off the Cecil Shock in Winters Run division action, 13-11 to win that play-in matchup.
In second round action, the White Marsh Warriors knocked off the Cecil White Sox, 11-1, while the Harford Sox eliminated Mason-Dixon United, 10-4. Medtek Assault took care of HBC 10-5, and the Braves would upset the Baytown River Bandits, 4-2 to wrap up second round action.
In the semi-final round, the Braves would go on to take two from the Warriors 5-3, 5-3... the second game featuring pitching standout Mike Stangroom hitting a shocking walk-off 3 run homer to secure a spot in the Championship for the tribe. Meanwhile, the Harford Sox would turn a few heads as well, sweeping the Medtek Assault beind a 7-run 7th inning showing in game one, winning, 14-12 in a wild one. Goodman would come on to shut down the Assault 5-1 in game 2 going the distance advancing the Sox to their first Susky League Championship appearance.
In the finals, the Braves took game one, 8-1, behind former Calvert Hall hurler Michael Stangroom, who picked up the complete game win striking out five. The Sox took game 2, 3-2, behind lefty Goodman, who would also go the distance striking out five. On Friday, the Braves came back to take game three with a 14-4 victory behind Josh Furest, who would strike out 5 in the complete game, inning shortened contest. Bobby Neukum would homer for the tribe while Zach Walker nearly hit for the cycle.
Congratulations to all of the teams who participated in the SSBL this summer for a successful season all around!