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Wayne Wolverines Advance Furthest of All-Time

July 30, 2011

Wayne Junior Legion's magical run comes to an end

Published: Friday, July 29, 2011

By Eddie Levin


The Wayne Wolverines' Junior Legion history-making season came to an end one game short of a trip to the state playoffs with a heart-breaking 2-1 loss to Concord in the Wayne Regional Final July 27 at Radnor High School.

Heading into the final day of the double elimination regional tournament, needing to beat Concord twice, the hosts won the first game 11-0, forcing the winner-take all game in the afternoon.

With Wayne trailing 2-0 heading into the bottom of the seventh, Ryan Freedman led off the inning getting hit by a pitch. After Freedman advanced to second on a wild pitch, Adam Erkis also got hit by a pitch to give Wayne two on with nobody out.

Wayne loaded the bases on a Ben Cohen walk before finally getting on the board when Brandon Musselman grounded to third, scoring Freedman to slice the Concord lead to 2-1. Unfortunately, the Concord pitching staff closed the door, ending Wayne’s season and its magical run in the regional playoffs.

“This team never failed to amaze me,” said Bob Bentz, the veteran manager of the Wolverines. “Even trailing 2-0 in the last inning, I had complete confidence that we’d come out on top, but give credit to the Concord team that closed us down there at the end.”

Wayne forced the winner-take-all game, thanks to the pitching of Erkis, who hurled a complete game on 76 pitches. Jake Rosenberg scored four runs, Sean Correlli added three hits and two RBI’s, Connor Burke had a two-run double and Skylar Katz added an RBI single.

“It has been this way all year,” said Rosenberg, prior to the Newtown game July 26. “We have been getting key hitting and solid pitching.”

Wayne completed its season at 30-11 and advanced farther than any team in team history, topping the 2003 squad that finished in third place behind Boyertown and Bensalem.

“This team was so much fun,” said Erkis prior to the Newtown game July 26. “It has been great pitching for this team and I am going to remember the team’s success.”

Wayne’s path to the title tilt did not come easy, as the hosts of the regional tournament had to fight through the consolation bracket needing to win six games in five days.

Following it’s crushing 10-9 defeat to Wissahickon, which saw Wayne fritter away a 9-0 lead after four innings, it could have been easy for the hosts to put their heads down and go quietly into the hot summer air. The game was fueled by controversy when Wissahickon’s initial game-winning hit in extra innings was nullified by its use of an illegal composite bat. Composite bats are illegal in American Legion baseball due to their high trampoline effect.

Just as they have done all summer long, the Wolverines bonded together on their quest for its first ever-state tournament berth.

“We are a close knit team,” said Katz, following the first game against Concord July 27. “We have a lot of teamwork and that has been a key to our success.”

Teammate Sean Corelli added, “We never think we are out of any game. We never give up and we play until the final out.”

Following the Wissahickon loss, Wayne rebounded with wins over Shillington, Glen Rock and Newtown to earn their spot in the finals.

The memorable journey that began back in January with practice once a week and continued through the summer could not have been possible without the coaching staff - led by Bentz and coaches Nick Caniglia and Moe Mallory - bringing together this group that only had three returning starters.

Experience played a big role in Wayne's success, as Katz, Burke and Rosenberg provided the offensive spark while Erkis and Zach Neville did a great job on the mound.

“We are really best known as a hitting program,” Bentz said. “We had the luxury of having our 3, 4 and 5 hitters returning from last year, so we knew we would have the hitting in the middle of line-up with Rosenberg, who set a Main Line Junior Legion record this year with seven homeruns; Katz, who is one of the most feared hitters in the league; and Burke, who finished the season with a 27-game hitting streak.

“On the mound we received strong performances from Erkis, who worked hard on his velocity and has a good change-up to go with an improved curve ball that he began throwing this year; Neville, who has a nasty curve and won six games during the season; Burke, who closed the door on Nether in the Main Line League championship game; and Sean Corelli, who threw a complete game to help Wayne earn a shot for the Main Line title.”

A key to the pitchers' success was having Katz behind the plate. This season he threw out more than 30 percent of would-be base stealers, which is an standout statistic at this level.

“He (Katz) has helped me a lot,” said Erkis. “He is good at framing pitches and he knows what pitches to call and I am comfortable with the decisions he makes.”

Corelli added, “He has really helped me with my mechanics and with helping me stay positive.”

What Bentz did not realize this year was how good some of the hitters would be, thanks to the work of his son Brooks Bentz and former Wolverine player Andrew Rufo, who coach the U14 Wayne Wildcats team.

The younger kids who provided a spark for Wayne were Freedman, who had 11 triples this year and 13 hits in the regionals; Ben Cohen, who hit .365; and Corelli, who is only 14 years old and hit .443.

The final piece of the puzzle has been defense, especially in the outfield where speed is essential. With Freedman, Musselman, Chris Galloway and James Lofton patrolling, there were not many balls that fell in between them.

As the dust begins to settle on another year, this Wayne team made memories that should last a lifetime.

2011 Complete Game Results

7/27/2011 L Concord 2  WAYNE WOLVERINES 1 Concord Wins Regional
7/27/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 11  Concord 0 Erkis Twirls Shutout, Wolverines Raise Cane
7/26/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 8  Newtown 7 Neville, Erkis Shut Door on Newtown
7/25/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 10  Glen Rock 5 Rosenberg, Freedman Lead Wolverines
7/24/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 4  Shillington 3 Freedman's Catch Saves the Day
7/23/2011 L Wissahickon 10  WAYNE WOLVERINES 9 Wayne Loses Opener Amid Controversy
7/19/2011 L Spring City 5  WAYNE WOLVERINES 3 Johnson's Hit Not Enough to Bring Wolves Back
7/14/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 3  Nether Providence 2 Wayne Wins Main Line Title
7/13/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 12  Nether Providence 3 Corelli Complete Game Lifts Wolverines to Title Game
7/12/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 6  Aston Media 5 Musselman's Sac Fly Drives Home Game Winner
7/10/2011 L Nether Providence 13  WAYNE WOLVERINES 10 Errors Doom Wolverines to Losers Bracket
7/9/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 13  Aston Media 4 Wolverines Rout Aston Move to Finals
7/8/2011 PPD WAYNE WOLVERINES 0  Aston Media 0  
7/7/2011 PPD WAYNE WOLVERINES 0  Aston Media 0  
7/6/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 13  Springfield 4 Rosenberg's Grand Slam Leads Wolverines to Semifinals
6/30/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 15  Narberth 6 Cohen's Grand Slam Gets Wolves Started
6/28/2011 L Nether Providence 6  WAYNE WOLVERINES 2 Nether Clinches Regular Season Title
6/26/2011 CAN Tunkhannock 0  WAYNE WOLVERINES 0  
6/25/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 15  Roxborough Bandits 3 Wolverines Bash 14 Hits in Win Over Roxborough
6/22/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 10  Delaware Valley Senators 4 Corelli Impeaches Senators
6/21/2011 CAN WAYNE WOLVERINES 0  West Lawn 0  
6/20/2011 L Nether Providence 5  WAYNE WOLVERINES 3 Nether Snaps Wolverines 11 Game Streak
6/18/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 13  Haverford Heat 2 Katz Dogs Heat
6/16/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 8  Narberth 5 Corelli's Blast Sinks Narberth
6/14/2011 PPD WAYNE WOLVERINES 0  Nether Providence 0  
6/12/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 13  Springfield 0 Erkis Quiets Springfield Bats
6/11/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 7  Glenolden 4 Burke, Lofton Lead Wolverines Over Glenolden
6/9/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 14  Collegeville 3 Katz Lofton Back to Back Jacks Lead Wolverines
6/8/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 10  Delaware Valley Senators 3 Burke, Lofton, Galloway, Rosenberg Go Deep on Senators
6/6/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 14  Roxborough Bandits 0 Erkis Tosses Shutout at Roxborough
6/5/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 13  Aston Media 3 Rosenberg Gets Wayne Started, Burke Tosses Gem
6/4/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 18  Boyertown Bear Cubs 11 Freedman Homerun, Rosenberg RBI Lead Wolverines
6/3/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 6  Glenolden 2 Neville Settles Down, Goes Distance
6/1/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 11  Haverford Heat 8 Wolverines Win Slugfest over Heat
5/29/2011 L Westown Express 7  WAYNE WOLVERINES 6 Express Wins 5th Annual Wayne Memorial Day Tournament
5/29/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 14  West Chester 4 17 Hit Tirade Backs Burke's Complete Game
5/28/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 4  Lower Nazareth 2 Corelli Corrals Lower Nazareth
5/28/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 17  Lower Southampton 2 Galloway, Katz Lead Wolverines Hit Barage
5/28/2011 L Westown Express 16  WAYNE WOLVERINES 3 Express Rolls
5/26/2011 L Aston Media 8  WAYNE WOLVERINES 6 Wolverines Drop One at Aston
5/24/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 11  Springfield 5 Galloway's 5 RBI Drop Springfield
5/22/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 8  Upper Township 0 Erkis, Neville Shut Down Upper
5/21/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 12  Middle Township 1 Freedman's 4 RBI Lead Wolverines
5/18/2011 CAN WAYNE WOLVERINES 0  Downingtown 0  
5/15/2011 CAN Boyertown Grizzlies 0  WAYNE WOLVERINES 0  
5/15/2011 CAN South Parkland 0  WAYNE WOLVERINES 0  
5/7/2011 CAN WAYNE WOLVERINES 0  Northampton 0  
5/7/2011 CAN WAYNE WOLVERINES 0  Kennett 0  
5/1/2011 L J.P. Mascaro Haulers 13  WAYNE WOLVERINES 6 JP Mascaro Drubs Wolverines
4/30/2011 L Conestoga 11  WAYNE WOLVERINES 4 Conestoga Walks to Victory
4/23/2011 CAN * Wissahickon 0  WAYNE WOLVERINES 0  
4/17/2011 W WAYNE WOLVERINES 13  Somerton 7 Rosenberg's 4 Hits Lead Wolverines in Opener

Wayne Advances to Title Game

BASEBALL: It’s seventh heaven for Erkis as he drops Newtown

Published: Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Daily Times Staff

Adam Erkis pitched a perfect seventh inning to make sure the Junior American Legion regional final at Wayne was an all-Delaware County affair.

Erkis set down the heart of the Newtown order in succession to preserve an 8-7 win Tuesday afternoon that sent Wayne into championship round against Concord.

Wayne takes on Concord, which won twice to remain undefeated. Wayne has to win twice to advance to the state tournament. The championship game is 11 a.m. at Radnor High School with the if necessary game at 2:30 p.m.

Wayne did just about everything to keep its state championship hopes alive. The Wolverines used five consecutive singles to score four runs in the first inning, turned a triple play in the second inning, and needed Zach Neville to pitch out of a second-and-third, no-out jam in the sixth inning to stay in front.

Concord 9, Newtown 3: Ben Gross tossed a seven-strikeout, two-hitter in the winners bracket final. Joe Buoni stroked three hits and drove in two runs. Sean Elison and Aaron Parenti chipped in with two hits each.

Concord 7, Norchester 6: Steve Palis drove in two runs including the winner in the bottom of the seventh inning. Buoni, the last of four pitchers, pitched out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the seventh inning to seal the victory.

Gross added two hits and two RBIs.

Nether Providence 5, Lower Macungie 4: Mike Biggiano’s two-run single in the seventh inning capped a four-run rally that put Nether Providence in the regional final at Boyertown.

Nether Providence takes on the winner of the Lower Macungie-Boyertown game for the title and a berth in the state tournament at 2:30 this afternoon. Andrew Karahalis went the distance and Sean Mulhollen went 3-for-3. 

2011 Main Line Legion Standings

July 1, 2011

Main Line Junior Legion
Nether Providence 13 2 1 .867 --
Wayne 13 3 0 .812 0.5
Aston 11 4 1 .733 2.0
Haverford 10 6 0 .625 3.5
Delaware Valley 5 11 0 .312 8.5
Narberth 5 11 0 .312 8.5
Springfield 4 10 2 .286 8.5
Glenolden 4 11 1 .267 9.0
Roxborough 4 11 1 .267 9.0

PA State Regionals

July 18, 2011

Here are the complete lineups for the five PA State Regionals

Post Season 2012

Regional tournaments will be held at Fredericksburg, Boyertown, Pottstown, and Freemansburg.
State tournament will be held at Shillington.
August 13, 2011

The Wayne Wolverines celebrated the greatest season in team history with an awards banquet held at the Rosenberg's house.  Individual and team awards were given and Kangaroo Kourt fines were assessed to all offending team members.
Below, judges Bob Bentz, Connor Burke, and Skylar Katz laugh at one of their fellow teammates.

Will Panarese, with fine money in hand, tries unsuccessfully to defend himself against one of many Kangaroo Kourt fines.

Thomas Austen unsuccessfully defends his choice of manly towels that accompanied him on a road trip.

Main Line Junior Legion Playoffs

July 5, 2011

Play In Game -- July 5
# 8 Roxborough - 7  # 9 Glenolden - 0  (forfeit)  (Glenolden eliminated)
July 6
#1 Nether - 7  #8 Roxborough - 4
#4 Haverford - 13  #5 Delaware Valley - 12
#3 Aston - 13  #6 Narberth - 1
#2 Wayne - 13  #7 Springfield - 4
July 7  
Nether - 3  Haverford - 2
Aston @ Wayne Rained Out
Roxborough - 13  Delaware Valley - 3  (Del Val eliminated) 
Springfield - 4  Narberth - 3  (Narberth eliminated)
July 8
Aston @ Wayne Rained Out
July 9
Wayne - 13  Aston - 4
Haverford - 9  Springfield - 1  (Springfield eliminated)
July 10
Nether - 13  Wayne - 10
Aston - 10  Roxborough - 1  (Roxborough eliminated)
July 11
Aston - 8  Haverford - 7  (for Regional spot) (Haverford eliminated)
July 12
Wayne - 6  Aston - 5
July 13
Wayne - 12  Nether - 3
July 14
Wayne - 3 Nether - 2  (Wayne wins second straight Main Line title)

Adam Erkis accepts his kangaroo court fine for bringing the movie "Mean Girls" on the preseason trip to the Jersey Shore.

Wayne - 4 Shllington - 3

July 24, 2011

Wayne 4, Shillington 3: Wayne bounced back nicely after coughing up a nine-run lead Saturday to eliminate Shillington. Ryan Freedman went 3-for-3 with a triple and made a diving catch that was a game-saver in the seventh inning. 


For the second consecutive season, the Wayne Wolverines are the Main Line Junior Legion champions. And, once again, they did it in gut wrenching fashion with a 3-2 victory in the title game against Nether-Providence.

Going into the playoffs, the Bulldogs seemed to have the Wolverines number. Nether won the regular season by the narrowest of margins—1/2 game. The Bulldogs, whose players come from the Strath Haven school district and part of the Ridley school district, finished the regular season at 13-2-1 versus the Wolverines’ 13-3. And, when Nether defeated Wayne 13-10 in the finals of the playoff winners bracket, it had run its win streak to five straight against Wayne dating back to last year.

Having lost one in the playoffs, the Wolverines had to defeat a very good Aston-Media team in the semifinals to earn the right to play Nether in the championship series. Skylar Katz’s two hits kept Wayne in the game early. Trailing Aston 5-2 in the fifth, Ryan Freedman’s two-run single plated Jake Rosenberg and Brandon Musselman to cut the deficit to one.

Wayne took the lead in the sixth when Connor Burke singled and scored on a base hit from Ben Cohen to tie the game. After a single by James Lofton, Musselman’s sacrifice fly gave Wayne the lead. Adam Erkis closed down Aston in two innings of relief to earn the narrow 6-5 win.

The Wolverines now had the daunting task of defeating its nemesis Nether on two consecutive nights on the Bulldogs’ home field at Strath Haven. And, they had to do it without the help of its No. 3 hitter, Freedman, who had to sit for concussion symptoms resulting from a diving catch attempt in left field the night before.

Wayne received a huge lift from 14-year-old Radnor freshman Sean Corelli. After yielding a homerun to leadoff hitter Kevin Mohollen, Corelli gave up just five hits and one walk the rest of the way as Wayne broke its losing streak against Nether with a 12-3 victory. Corelli also helped himself at the plate with three hits and three RBIs while Rosenberg, Burke, Erkis and Cohen added two hits each in the 14-hit Wayne attack.

In the title game, Wayne went to Erkis who sported a microscopic 1.91 ERA on the season. After yielding a leadoff single to Mohollen, the speedster was thrown out stealing on a perfect peg from catcher Katz to Rosenberg at second. This proved to be a critical run saving play when Nether pitcher Kevin Bosco belted a double later in the inning.

Nether scored first in the fourth when Brian Treston singled, Mohollen doubled, Bosco singled, and Donovan Davis doubled. A nice backhand play by Corelli at shortstop ended the threat after two Nether markers.

Outfielder Chris Galloway started the Wayne comeback in the fifth when he singled. James Lofton fouled off several tough pitches before working a walk. Corelli then singled into the shortstop hole and an errant attempt to nail Galloway at third rolled out of play to score the speedy outfielder. A balk scored Lofton, then Rosenberg belted a sacrifice fly to center field which proved to be the winning run.

With Wayne clinging to a 3-2 lead in the seventh, it had to face the top of the Nether lineup with Erkis approaching 100 pitches. After leadoff man Mohollen reached on a ground ball to first, manager Bob Bentz went to Burke to finish the game. Andrew Karahalis sacrificed Mohollen to second, but Burke then recorded a strikeout on a high fastball. After a walk to Davis, a ground ball, appropriately to Erkis, now playing second base, was fielded cleanly and tossed to first baseman Zach Neville for the final out.

And the celebration began with the traditional on-field dogpile.

Wayne now moves on to the Pennsylvania State Regional tournament, which will be held at Radnor High School varsity field, beginning July 23. The Wolverines will open up play with Wissahickon, representing the Montgomery County League, July 23 at 3:30 p.m.

Wolverines All-Stars

July 7, 2011

5 members of the Wolverines have been selected by their teammates and coaches for the 2011 All-Star game to be played on Saturday, July 17, at 10 am, at Radnor High School Varsity field.
  • Jake Rosenberg (unanimous selection)
  • Connor Burke
  • Skylar Katz
  • Ryan Freedman
  • Adam Erkis
First alternate is Sean Corelli.
Congratulations to our five all stars and let's take home the win and the MVP award! 
Previous Wayne MVP's of the all star game include Kyle Kopp, Brooks Bentz, and Andrew Rufo.

Adam Erkis

Skylar Katz
More pictures at Bob Quinn Photography.

Amateur Baseball: Burke lays down the law for Wayne Legion

Times staff story

Wayne’s Main Line Junior Legion team made things a little more interesting this time around.

Jake Rosenberg’s fifth-inning sacrifice fly brought home Sean Corelli to highlight a three-run inning and Connor Burke shut the door on Nether Providence as Wayne downed Nether Providence, 3-2, to win its second straight Main Line Junior Legion title and third in program history.

Adam Erkis scattered seven hits over six innings of work and walked two to keep Wayne in it.

Nether Providence travels to Boyertown and Wayne hosts a regional in the next round that begins July 23. 

Wayne wins Main Line Junior Legion baseball championship


Wayne defeated host Nether Providence, 3-2, Thursday to capture the Main Line Junior Leagion baseball championship. Wayne had to battle through the losers bracket and then beat Nether-Providence twice to win the title.

It is Wayne's second consecutive Main Line Junior Legion championship and third of its 14-year Junior Legion baseball history.

Wayne catcher Skylar Katz threw out a runner in the first inning to set the defensive pace for the game. After Nether Providence scored two runs in the third inning to take the lead, Wayne took the lead in the fifth innings when it scored three runs. Chris Galloway singled, James Lofton walked and Sean Corelli singled, then Galloway scored on an errant throw. Lofton scored on a balk. Corelli scored on Jake Rosenberg's sacrifice fly.

Wayne's Adam Erkis held Nether in check the rest of the way. Erkis gave up seven hits in six innings and walked just two. Wayne's Connor Burke relieved Erkis in the seventh and got two infield outs and a strikeout to earn the save.

Both teams advance to the Regional tournament. Nether-Providence will play in Boyertown and Wayne will host a Regional. Both begin play on July 23.

The day before Wayne defeated Nether 3-2, Wayne outscored Nether Providence, 12-3, forcing the championship game Thursday. Sean Corelli pitched a complete game win and gave up just six hits with one walk. Corelli needed just 74 pitches for the complete game. Corelli also helped his own cause with three singles.

Wayne pounded out seven hits in an eight-run fourth inning. Jake Rosenberg had the big blow for the Wolverines, a three-run home run. Zach Neville belted a triple and a sacrifice fly. Adam Erkis, Connor Burke, and Ben Cohen had two hits each.

Wayne Forces Title Game

July 14, 2011
Sean Corelli hurled a complete game and contributed three hits at the plate as Wayne forced a deciding game in the championship round with a 12-3 rout of Nether Providence.

Wayne pounded out seven hits and scored eight runs in the fourth inning. Jake Rosenberg launched a three-run homer.

Sean Molhollen hit a round-tripper to lead off the game for Nether. 

Wayne Advances to Championship Series

July 13, 2011

Wayne defeated Aston, 6-5, in the Main Line Junior Legion baseball semifinals Tuesday, advancing to the finals against Nether Providence Wednesday.

Wayne battled back from a 5-2 deficit with two runs in the fifth and two runs in the sixth. Ryan Freedman had a two-run single in the fifth to drive home Jake Rosenberg and Brandon Musselman. In the Wayne sixth, Connor Burke, Ben Cohen, and James Lofton had singles while Musselman drove home the winning run with a sacrifice fly.

Meanwhile, Wayne ace Adam Erkis shut down Aston in the final two innings to earn the win. Erkis was aided by Wayne catcher Skylar Katz who picked off a runner at second base. 

Wayne Eliminates Aston

July 12, 2011

From the Delaware County Times -- July 12, 2011
Brandon Musselman lofted a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth inning to send Wayne into the championship round against Nether Providence with a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over Aston.

Wayne erased a 5-2 deficit with two runs in the fifth inning and two more in the sixth. Ryan Freedman ripped a two-run single to get Wayne within one run in the fifth inning. James Lofton ripped an RBI single in the sixth inning to tie the game before Musselman won it. 

Aston Earns Third Regional Spot

July 11, 2011

Main Line Jr. LegionA seven-run cushion was just enough as Aston-Media held on for an 8-7 victory over Haverford in the elimination round of the league tournament.

The victory also clinched a berth in the region tournament. Aston-Media takes on Wayne in the losers bracket final tonight (5:30) at Odorisio Park.

Bob Ieradi (3-for-4) and Dave Castaldi (2-for-4, two RBIs) staked Aston-Media to an 8-1 lead. Brad Scull allowed two hits over five innings while Francis McVey earned the save. 

Nether Dumps Wolverines

Steve Hall made sure to bring everyone around as he had a double, two singles and five RBIs to lead Nether Providence to a 13-10 win over Wayne in the winners bracket final.

Jack Welden had two hits and two RBIs for NP as Andrew Karahalis got the win. 

Wayne Whips Aston

July 6, 2011

From Delaware County Times -- July 8, 2011
Adam Erkis did it all as Wayne topped Aston, 12-4, to stay undefeated in the playoffs.

Wayne, the second seed, takes on top-seeded Nether Providence today at Strath Haven High School in the winners bracket final.

Erkis went 2-for-3 and drove in four runs, he also allowed four hits and no earned runs in six innings to get the win.

James Lofton slugged a pinch-hit home run. It was his third round tripper of the season. Jake Rosenberg had a triple while going 5-for-5. Chris Galloway had a strong overall game. He had two hits and flashed his defensive skills by throwing out a runner at the plate and making a diving catch in right field. 

Wayne Wins Playoff Opener

From Main Line Media News - July 6
Wayne, the No. 2 seed in the Main Line Junior Legion baseball playoffs, defeated No. 7 seed Springfield, 13-4, Wednesday, in the opening playoff round.

The winners were led by Jake Rosenberg (triple, grand slam, five RBI's), Connor Burke (3-for-3 off the bench), Thomas Austen (key RBI double), Adam Erkis (five assists in the infield and turned two double plays), winning pitcher Zach Neville and Sean Corelli (two hits, pitched two scoreless innings in relief). 

Wayne Drubs Narberth to End Season

From Delaware County Times - July 1, 2011
Main Line Junior LegionConnor Burke went 3-for-3 and Ben Cohen blasted a grand slam to lead Wayne to a 15-6 win over Narberth. Ryan Freedman went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBIs and Sean Corelli added two hits for Wayne.

Wayne Rocks Roxborough

Main Line Junior Legion

Jake Rosenberg belted a home run in a two-hit, three-run day, and Connor Burke got the win  as Wayne defeated Roxborough, 15-3.

Wolverines Cool Heat

June 19, 2011
Skylar Katz fell a home run short of the cycle in going 4-for-4 with five RBIs to lead Wayne to a 13-2 thumping of Haverford.

Jake Rosenberg added a 3-for-5, three-RBI effort while Sean Corelli drilled three singles and scored three times for the victors.

Adam Erkis pitched six innings, allowing three hits in earning the win.

Aidan White led the way for Haverford with a pair of hits.

Wolverines Down Narberth

June 19, 2011
Wayne 8, Narberth 5: Sean Corelli, who was the winning pitcher, got a single, double and home run and Ryan Freedman added a pair of hits for the winners.

Jake Rosenberg, who retired five batters in a row, earned the save.

Ernest Pendleton had a triple and single for Narberth.

Wolverines Wrap Up

June 14, 2011
From Main Line Media News

Wayne Junior Legion squad continues its winning ways

Wayne (16-5) improved its record to 8-1 in Main Line Junior Legion league play with a 13-0 win against Springfield. Adam Erkis pitched a three-hit shutout, Jake Rosenberg had three singles and scored three runs, Ryan Freedman was 3-for-3 with four RBIs and Connor Burke was 3-for-4 with four RBIs.

Wayne also defeated Glenolden, 7-4. Burke got the pitching win and had two hits and an RBI. Jake Rosenberg pitched the seventh inning for the save and struck out three in a row. Erkis had a single and double, Sean Corelli had two singles and James Lofton had a single and a double with two RBIs.

Last Thursday (June 9), Wayne defeated Collegeville, 14-3. Skylar Katz and James Lofton hit back to back homeruns in the fourth inning as Wayne scored nine runs to break open a 5-3 game. Will Panarese went 2-for-2 with a walk and two RBIs. Nick Greco was the winning pitcher, had two RBIs and smashed a triple. Wayne had four triples on the day, with the other three coming from Brandon Musselman, Erkis and Corelli.

The day before, Wayne defeated Delaware Valley, 10-3, and set an all-time Wayne Junior Legion record with four homeruns in one game. The homers were by Burke (second inning),  Lofton (third), Chris Galloway (third) and Rosenberg (fifth). Galloway had two runs scored and three RBIs. Zach Neville earned the pitching win, scattering six hits in five innings. Corelli pitched two perfect shutout innings in relief.

Wayne (16-5) improved its record to 8-1 in Main Line Junior Legion league play with a 13-0 win against Springfield. Adam Erkis pitched a three-hit shutout, Jake Rosenberg had three singles and scored three runs, Ryan Freedman was 3-for-3 with four RBIs and Connor Burke was 3-for-4 with four RBIs.

Wayne also defeated Glenolden, 7-4. Burke got the pitching win and had two hits and an RBI. Jake Rosenberg pitched the seventh inning for the save and struck out three in a row. Erkis had a single and double, Sean Corelli had two singles and James Lofton had a single and a double with two RBIs.

Last Thursday (June 9), Wayne defeated Collegeville, 14-3. Skylar Katz and James Lofton hit back to back homeruns in the fourth inning as Wayne scored nine runs to break open a 5-3 game. Will Panarese went 2-for-2 with a walk and two RBIs. Nick Greco was the winning pitcher, had two RBIs and smashed a triple. Wayne had four triples on the day, with the other three coming from Brandon Musselman, Erkis and Corelli.

The day before, Wayne defeated Delaware Valley, 10-3, and set an all-time Wayne Junior Legion record with four homeruns in one game. The homers were by Burke (second inning),  Lofton (third), Chris Galloway (third) and Rosenberg (fifth). Galloway had two runs scored and three RBIs. Zach Neville earned the pitching win, scattering six hits in five innings. Corelli pitched two perfect shutout innings in relief.


Wayne on a Roll, Downs Glenolden 7-4

June 12, 2011
After a bit of a back-and-forth start to the season for Wayne, it is on a certifiable roll right now.

Connor Burke had two hits, an RBI and picked up the win as Wayne defeated Glenolden 7-4 for its eighth straight win (15-5).

Matt Masi and Jason Schwartz each had a pair of hits for Glenolden in defeat. 

Katz, Lofton Back to Back Jacks

June 10, 2011

SUMMER BASEBALL: Katz, Loft lead Wayne to victory

Main Line Junior Legion

Skylar Katz and James Lofton hit back-to-back homers in a nine-run fourth inning for Wayne, which logged its seventh consecutive win by routing Collegeville, 14-3

Wolverines Belt 4 Homeruns

June 9, 2011
 Wayne 10, Delaware Valley 3: Connor Burke, James Lofton, Chris Galloway and Jake Rosenberg walloped home runs as Wayne set an all-time program record with four big flies in one game.

Wayne Wins Three League Games

June 6, 2011

From the Main Line Media News - June 6, 2011

The Wayne Wolverines (4-1) dealt Aston (4-1) its first defeated of the season with a 13-3 victory Sunday.

Connor Burke was the winning pitcher for Wayne, allowing just five hits and one walk in six innings, striking out five. Jake Rosenberg led off the game with a home run and went 3-for-3 with four RBIs. Other Wayne contributors included Brandon Musselman (double, triple, two RBIs),  Ryan Freedman (triple, two hits, two runs scored), Ben Cohen (two hits, two runs scored) and Sean Corelli (3-for-4).

Wayne defeated Boyertown, 18-11, after trailing 6-0. Jake Rosenberg was 3-for-5 with a double, triple and seven RBIs. Jake Lofton was 2-for-3 and hit by a pitch twice. Ryan Freedman was 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs and a home run.

Wayne also defeated Glenolden, 6-2. Jake Rosenberg went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and two RBIs. Connor Burke was 2-for-2 with a walk. Wayne pitcher Zach Neville gave up three hits, one walk, one hit by pitch and two runs in first inning. Then, he yielded just one hit the rest of the way, including retiring the last 13 batters in a row.

Wayne also defeated the Haverford Heat, 11-8. Jake Rosenberg led off the game with a home run, then added a double and three RBIs. Adam Erkis went 3-for-3 with a triple and was the winning pitcher. Sean Corelli went 2-for-2 and earned a save, while Skylar Katz went 2-for-3 and scored two runs.

Wayne Blasts Boyertown

June 5, 2011

From the Delaware County Times -- June 5

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Rosenberg drives in seven in victory for Wayne

It would have been a nailbiter for Wayne Junior Legion against the Boyertown Bear Cubs Saturday if Jake Rosenberg hadn’t shown up.

Luckily for Wayne, though, Rosenberg did show up … big time. He registered three hits, including a double and a triple, and knocked in a whopping seven runs to lead Wayne to an 18-11 victory in a nonleague battle.

Ryan Freedman had a home run and three RBIs for Wayne. 

Wayne Dumps Glenolden

June 4, 2011

From the Delco Times - June 4, 2011
Wayne 6, Glenolden 2: Jake Rosenberg was 3-for-4 with a double, triple and two RBIs while Connor Burke was 2-for-2 with a walk to make a winner of Zach Neville. 

Wayne Wins Opener Over Springfield

May 24, 2011

From the Delco Times.
Chris Galloway drove in five runs with three hits to rally Wayne to a season-opening 11-5 victory over Springfield.

Skylar Katz went 2-for-2 with two runs scored, reaching base all four times up as Wayne bounced back from a 5-4 deficit.

Jake Rosenberg and Sean Corelli contributed two hits apiece in support of Jake Neville, who hurled three innings of one-hit ball to get the decision. 
Wayne defeated Springfield, 11-5, Tuesday in its Main Line Junior Legion league opener at Wayne. Springfield led 5-4 after 4 ½ innings.

Leading the way for Wayne was Chris Galloway (three hits, five RBIs), Skylar Katz (2-for-2, two runs, reached base all four times up), Jake Rosenberg (2-for-3, three runs scored), Sean Corelli (2-for-3) and Zach Neville (winning pitcher in relief, three innings pitched, one hit allowed). 

Wayne Wins 2 at Jersey Shore

May 23, 2011
Wayne Junior Legion

Wayne trekked to the Jersey Shore to register wins over Middle Township and Upper Township.

Ryan Freedman was 2-for-2 with four RBI, two walks and a sacrifice fly to lead Wayne to a 12-1 triumph over Middle Township. James Lofton drove in two runs, reaching base in every at bat.

Adam Erkis pitched three no-hit innings to lead Wayne to an 8-0 victory over Upper Township. Zach Neville hurled three scoreless innings and Brandon Musselman drove in three runs in support of Erkis.

Wolverines Open Season with Win in Philly

April 18, 2011

Junior Legion

Jake Rosenberg went 4-for-4 with a triple, a double and a sacrifice fly to lead Wayne to a 13-7 triumph over Somerton.

Chris Galloway rapped three hits and stole three bases and Ryan Freedman (double) smacked two hits to help make a winner out of pitcher Brandon Musselman (double), who also had a couple of hits.

Gerry Frey Friendship Series

April 19, 2011

Wayne Legion and Tunkhannock Legion will play their second annual game this season and this year the games will be played at Tunhkhannock High School on June 26, 2011.
Read the article about the first annual Gerry Frey Friendship Series from 2010.

Wayne 2011 Regionals Host

October 9, 2010

The Wolverines have been informed by the American Legion of Pennsylvania that it has been selected as a host of the 2011 Regional Tournament pending visits by the state representatives to view our fields.  In 2005, Wayne was a Regional host on the Senior Legion level, but this is the first time ever that Wayne has been selected as a Regional host at the Junior Legion level.
Other Eastern PA Regionals will be held at Spring City, Scranton, and Boyertown.
Wayne's chairman for the 2011 Regionals Host is Steve Rosenberg.
We will need a lot of parent volunteers so please block out this week to help out.
FIELD A- 9:30AM,  12:30PM.. 3:30PM
FIELD B- 11:00AM
MON- 10AM, 1PM . 4PM
TUES..  11AM,, 2PM