2012 Wayne Wolverines Junior Legion
League Record: 6-10
Total Record: 14-20-1
|7/17/2012||L||Haverford Heat 9 WAYNE WOLVERINES 1||Haverford Ends Wolverines Season|
|7/14/2012||W||WAYNE WOLVERINES 15 Aston-Media 9||Wolverines Bats Explode, Aston Eliminated|
|7/12/2012||W||WAYNE WOLVERINES 4 Nether-Providence 3||Wojtelwicz, Corelli Fuel Late Rally|
|7/11/2012||L||Haverford Heat 3 WAYNE WOLVERINES 1||Wayne Drops Playoff Opener|
|7/8/2012||CAN||WAYNE WOLVERINES 0 Daniel Boone 0|
|7/2/2012||L||Aston-Media 10 WAYNE WOLVERINES 7||Wayne Puts Scare Into First Place Aston|
|7/1/2012||L||Del Val Senators 20 WAYNE WOLVERINES 14||Del Val Demolishes Wayne|
|6/30/2012||L||Haverford Heat 7 WAYNE WOLVERINES 3||Just 5 Hits as Wolverines Fall in Heat|
|6/29/2012||L||Roxborough Bandits 8 WAYNE WOLVERINES 2||Roxborough Rocks Wolverines|
|6/26/2012||L||West Lawn 13 WAYNE WOLVERINES 4||Walks Doom Wayne|
|6/21/2012||W||WAYNE WOLVERINES 7 Glenolden 5||Shapiro Tosses Complete Game; Lucey Comes Up Big|
|6/20/2012||W||WAYNE WOLVERINES 13 Glenolden 4||McGurl's Bat, Arm Lead Wayne to Win|
|6/19/2012||W||WAYNE WOLVERINES 3 Nether-Providence 0||Corelli Tosses Shutout|
|6/17/2012||L||Kennett 4 WAYNE WOLVERINES 0||Soup's On: Wolverines Bats Go Cold|
|6/16/2012||L||Narberth 11 WAYNE WOLVERINES 7||Johnson's Big Game Isn't Enough to Overcome Walks|
|6/14/2012||L||Springfield 7 WAYNE WOLVERINES 4||Wayne Loses in Extra Innings|
|6/11/2012||L||Aston-Media 6 WAYNE WOLVERINES 0||Aston Blanks Wolverines|
|6/10/2012||W||WAYNE WOLVERINES 9 Tunkhannock 3||Anderson Tomahawks Tunkhannock|
|6/9/2012||W||WAYNE WOLVERINES 6 Nether-Providence 4||Lanzone's Has a Day|
|6/7/2012||L||Springfield 4 WAYNE WOLVERINES 3||STRANDED: 13 LOB as Wayne Falls|
|6/6/2012||L||Haverford Heat 6 WAYNE WOLVERINES 5||Haverford Storms Back to Win|
|6/3/2012||L||Boyertown Bear Cubs 18 WAYNE WOLVERINES 4||Cubs Maul Wolverines|
|6/2/2012||W||WAYNE WOLVERINES 8 Narberth 7||What a Relief: McGurl Masterful|
|5/31/2012||W||WAYNE WOLVERINES 7 Del Val Senators 3||Blake's Blast Impeaches Senators|
|5/27/2012||L||Yardley Morrisville 3 WAYNE WOLVERINES 1||Yardley Takes 5th Place Game|
|5/26/2012||W||WAYNE WOLVERINES 11 Norristown 4||Lucey, Corelli 3 Hits Each Drop Norristown|
|5/26/2012||W||WAYNE WOLVERINES 10 Oxford 2||McGurl's Gem, Greco's Bat Lead Wayne|
|5/25/2012||L||Avon Grove 10 WAYNE WOLVERINES 1||Avon Grove Downs Wolverines in Tourney Opener|
|5/24/2012||PPD||WAYNE WOLVERINES 0 Glenolden 0|
|5/22/2012||L||Roxborough Bandits 5 WAYNE WOLVERINES 2||Wolverines Drop Opener|
|5/20/2012||T||WAYNE WOLVERINES 11 Coatesville 11||Wolverines Fight Back to Tie Coatesville|
|5/19/2012||L||Downingtown 9 WAYNE WOLVERINES 6||Downingtown Drops Wolverines|
|5/18/2012||CAN||Whitemarsh 0 WAYNE WOLVERINES 0|
|5/12/2012||L||Newtown 10 WAYNE WOLVERINES 0||Newtown Pounds Wolverines|
|5/12/2012||L||Boyertown Grizzles 13 WAYNE WOLVERINES 3||Grizzlies Pound Wolverines|
|5/6/2012||W||WAYNE WOLVERINES 5 Norritons 4||Wolverines Hold to Edge Norriton|
|5/5/2012||CAN||WAYNE WOLVERINES 0 Pottstown 0|
|4/29/2012||W||WAYNE WOLVERINES 12 Haverford Heat 11||Greco's Blast Cools Heat|
|4/28/2012||W||WAYNE WOLVERINES 13 Conestoga 5||Corelli Conquers Conestoga|
|4/22/2012||CAN||WAYNE WOLVERINES 0 Valley Forge 0|
Wolverines Year End Party
Wolverines Bats Explode, Aston Eliminated
The first 9 hitters in the lineup reached base with the big blows coming from back to back doubles by Sean Corelli and Nick Greco and then another pair of back to back doubles by Zach Shapiro and Will Girton. After Nick Johnson added the fifth double of the first inning, Wayne had plated 8 runs against a shell-shocked Aston-Media Pirates squad that had finished the regular season in first place with a sterling 15-1 record.
The Wolverines didn’t let up in the second. Greco led off with a booming double and Brian Lucey walked, but the next two batters didn’t get on. With two outs, Shapiro singled home a run, Girton walked, Connor Wilson’s base knock scored a run, Johnson walked, and Corelli laced a 2 RBI single. Greco, batting around, then singled in a run and when it was all over, Wayne had put up 7 more runs and held an astonishing 15-1 lead.
With one out in the bottom of the second, the rains drenched Buggy Field on the campus of Sun Valley High School.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been more disappointed in seeing rain end a game,” said Wolverines’ manager Bob Bentz. “We had all the momentum and I knew they’d have the chance to come back with the hardest throwing pitcher in the league.”
The game resumed on Monday night and Aston-Media, with nothing to lose, sent out ace Brad Scull to the mound. Scull pitched 5 scoreless innings, gave up just 3 hits, and struck out 8.
Wayne’s pitching tandem of Greco, Garrett McGurl, and Corelli bent, but did not break. The Pirates scored three in the third, one in the fourth, and two each in the fifth and sixth, but the Wolverines did not give up the big inning. McGurl was aided by two double plays started by shortstop Corelli in the fifth and sixth to stop the home team rallies.
And, as if Corelli hadn’t done enough, he relieved McGurl in the seventh and got a 1-2-3 inning while striking out the final two batters of the game.
The Wayne Wolverines are the two-time defending Main Line Junior Legion champions. You can follow the Wolverines online at http://www.waynewolverines.com.
Wojtelwicz, Corelli Deliver Wayne Walk-Off Win
Sean Corelli came through with the bases loaded hit in the bottom of the seventh, stroking an RBI single to lead Wayne over Nether Providence, 4-3.
League All-Star Game
All Star Game vs. Montco
Nick Greco Wayne
Drake Friend Narberth
Corey Neel Narberth
Brad Scull Aston Media
Tim Quinn Aston Media
Zac Goss Glenolden
Josh Encarnacion Glenolden
Colin McGuire Springfield
Jared Kilgallan Springfield
Ashton Raines NPAA
Ben Burman NPAA
Steve Brown Rox
Mike Melady Rox
Brian Verratti DV
Phil Cardella DV
Wayne has a long history of winning the game MVP award, having won it for 4 consecutive years from 2003 - 2006 when Jim McConlogue, Andrew Rufo, Brooks Bentz, and Kyle Kopp won it.
2012 Non-League Schedule
Wolverines Dunk Tunkhannock
Haverford Rallies to Down Wayne
Wolveriness Nip Narberth
Wolverines Top Del Val
Wayne Memorial Day Tournament Results
Avon Grove defeated West Chester 8-3 in the championship game to earn the title.
Wayne Legion's games were as follows:
Avon Grove 10, Wayne 1
The Wolverines knew that the key to escaping pool play and earning a spot in the semifinals went through its ability to get by a strong Avon Grove team in Round One. Although Wayne actually outhit Avon Grove 7-5, it did not get the timely hits with runners on base. Leadoff hitter Connor Wilson was the bright spot for Wayne as he went a perfect 3-for-3. Avon Grove went on to win the tournament championship.
Wayne 10, Oxford 2
Behind the heady pitching of Garrett McGurl, Wayne bounced back in the second round of pool play with a 10-2 win over Oxford. McGurl, displaying an excellent curve ball, twirled six scoreless innings of four-hit ball. McGurl was relieved in the seventh after losing his shutout bid and Zach Shapiro closed out the game for the Wolverines. Cleanup hitter Nick Greco was 4-for-5 on the day with a double and triple to go along with 5 RBI's.
But the big play on the day a triple play started by left fielder Nick Blake. With Wayne leading 4-0 in the third, Oxford had runners on second and third and no out and Henry Trabue at the plate. Trabue belted a deep fly ball to left field. Thinking that the ball was surely going to drop, the Oxford runners took off on the play, but Blake turned on the jets and made a circus catch in left and fell to the ground, then got up and fired to second, where Matty Schaefer doubled up the runner, then threw to third to Mike Lanzone for the triple play.
Wayne 11, Norristown 4
Brian Lucey and Sean Corelli had three hits each in leading Wayne to a 11-4 win over Norristown in the third round of pool play on Saturday. Lucey belted a triple that bounced off the 360 sign in left-center at Radnor Varsity field to lead off the third inning. Corelli laced doubles in the first and third innings to lead the Wayne attack. Josh Katz pitched 5 1/3 innings for the win and gave up just six hits. At one point, the right-hander fanned five consecutive Norristown hitters and he ended up with eight strikeouts on the day. Wilson needed just one pitch in relief in the sixth to turn a double play thanks to a leaping grab by Corelli at shortstop. Wilson yielded no hits in his 1 2/3 innings of relief action.
Yardley 3, Wayne 1
Wayne narrowly missed the wild card playoff position and had to settle for being the fifth seed. That earned it a consolation game against pitching-rich Yardley in the consolation round. The tough-luck Bucks County entry had given up just seven runs in its three pool play contests. Wilson singled in the Wayne first inning, stole second, then scored on Corelli's single, but that's all of the offense that Wayne could muster and it went down 3-1 to Yardley.
Wayne got two hits each from Connor Wilson, Matty Schaefer and Sean Corelli in a 9-6 setback against Downingtown.
Anderson Calms Norritons
Wayne – 5 Norritons – 4
Bend but not break seemed to be the Wayne Wolverines slogan on Sunday as they earned a hard fought 5-4 win in its first road test in Norristown.
Starting pitcher Brian Lucey put himself into an early hole by allowing the first four batters to reach base. With nobody out, Lucey calmly fielded a comebacker and got the out at the plate, then notched a key strikeout, and retired the side on a flyball to center field that speedy Connor Wilson corralled to end the inning.
In the second inning, Norritons loaded the bases again before Brandt Anderson came in to a very sticky situation. After allowing an infield hit for Norritons’ second run, Anderson fanned the meat of the Norritons’ lineup before Matt Schaefer made a great leaping grab of a line drive to end the threat. Anderson, the winning pitcher, then worked two more strong innings to keep Wayne within striking distance trailing 3-1.
The Wolverines bats came alive in the fifth. Nick Greco led off with a scorching double down the left field line. After Zach Shapiro was hit by pitch, Mike Lanzone singled to score Greco. Patrick Scheri walked and Garrett McGurl reached on a fielders choice. Nick Wojtelwicz infield hit brough home another run and Wayne took a 5-3 advantage.
Wojtelwicz worked a scoreless fifth to keep Wayne ahead. Greco gave up an unearned run in the sixth, but held on to earn the save and give Wayne its third straight victory to start off the 2012 campaign.
The Wolverines, two time defending Main Line champions, are back in action on Saturday with a doubleheader on the road versus Boyertown and Newtown.
Greco's Blast Cools Heat
Corelli Conquers Conestoga