The Pirates are 2015 HVCBL Champions!!!!
2014 and 2015 HVCBL Champs!
The Diamond Performance Pirates, based out of Northeast Pennsylvania, participate in the HVCBL. In their first two seasons as a member of the HVCBL the Pirates were 2014 and 2015 League Champions. This is a competitive College league for players currently playing College baseball or recent High School grads planning to play at the next level. The season begins approximately on June 1st and ends July 25th with playoffs to follow. The schedule is 28 games, plus playoffs, and will require travel to the Hudson Valley, NY area with a majority of the games being played on the weekends. Our home games will be played at Wallenpaupack HS. Please complete the Prospective Player Form and we will send you more detailed information.
Our objective is to provide local players, who might not have the opportunity to play over the summer, the opportunity to play in a competitive College Wood Bat League and continue to improve their skills as they continue their college playing career.
The goal of the team is to continue the development of all the players and to accommodate as much as possible each individual player's goals as it pertains to their own college playing career. All players will get a chance to play at the positions they feel will best suit them in the future for their college program.
Roster space will be limited to certain positions in order to provide everyone the opportunity to play.
2016 Team Fees: Position Player $400 Pitcher Only $300
2016 Playoffs Recap
7/30 … Knights 3 – Pirates 2 … The Knights jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and held on for the 3-2 victory. Blake Keenan (Mt. St. Mary) had 2 run scoring singles for the Knights. RHP Brendan White (Siena) went the distance, allowing 2 runs with 3 K’s in picking up the “W”. Vince Rebar (Marywood) knocked in both Pirate runs with a triple. RHP James Wetter (St. Bonaventure) took the loss for the Pirates. Game ended at home plate with Knights’ CF Greg Cavaliere (Rhode Island) delivering a perfect strike to gun down potential tying run.
7/30 … Knights 12 – Pirates 3 … The Knights roared back from a 3-0 deficit and won going away. Vince Rebar (Marywood) doubled in 2 and James Goetz (Marywood) doubled in 1 run as the Pirates plated 3 in the 1st inning. The Knights banged out a series of hits in the top 5, highlighted by a Jon Lindeau (Castleton State) 2 run double, to jump out to 7-3 lead… and never looked back. Alex O’Connor (Ave Maria) also had a 2 run double for the Knights. RHP Chris Wolfe (Mt. St. Mary) went the distance for the Knights and picked up the win. Justin Haddix (Marywood) was tagged with the loss for the Pirates.
Vince Rebar named 2015 HVCBL MVP
Congratulations to Vince Rebar who was named the 2015 HVCBL Most Valuable Player leading the Pirates to their second consecutive HVCBL Championship.
7/28 … Yankees 7 – Pirates 4 … The Pirates jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the 1st on singles by Joe Addvensky, Erik Pulkkinen (RBI) and Vince Rebar (RBI) off Yankee starter Kevin Lawrence. Pirate RHP Casey Reed made that hold up until the bottom of the 4th when he lost the strike zone and walked in a few Yankee runs followed by reliever Tim Volavka who promptly walked in another. Catcher Steve Orefice singled in another run in the bottom of fifth to put the Yankees up 5-2. The Pirates closed the gap to 5-4 in the top 6th on a RBI single by Erik Pulkkinen and a James Goetz base on balls but the Yankees put up another 2 in the bottom half of the inning on a long double off of the fence by Mike Orefice. Alex Zykoff had 2 hits for the Yankees while the Orefice brothers totaled 3 hits and 4 RBI’s. James Patterson picked up the “W” in relief for the Yankees.
7/29 … Pirates 2 – Yankees 1 … Pirates RHP James Dunning out dueled Yankee RHP Andrew DiNardo, picking up the complete game victory as the Pirates evened up the series. The Pirates plated a run in the bottom of the 2nd when Joshua Slocum singled, moved to 2nd on a sac bunt by James Goetz and came home on a 2 out single by Chris Ortiz. They added another run in their half of the 3rd inning when DiNardo issued walks to Joe Addvensky and Vince Rebar with Addvensky eventually scoring on a Joshua Slocum sac fly. The Yankees scored an unearned run in the 4th inning on a Mike Orefice double and an infield error. Dunning scattered 6 hits, fanning 7 Yankees while allowing no earned runs. DiNardo took the “L” in spite of a very well pitched game. Yankee CF Joe Credendino led the Yankees with 3 hits.
7/29 … Pirates 4 – Yankees 1 … The Pirates scored 2 runs in the top of 1st off of Yankee southpaw starter Mike Orefice on a James Goetz single and a Yankee error. The Yankees cut the lead in half in their half of the inning on Singles by Joe Credendino, Randy Delanoy and Alex Zykoff. The Pirates added 2 more in the top of the 3rd after Erik Pulkkinen and Vince Rebar singled, moved over on a sac by Joshua Slocum and came around on a 2 out, 2 RBI single by James Goetz. Pirate RHP Collin Ferguson got the complete game victory, allowing 1 run with 5 K’s. Mike Orefice was tagged with the “L”. Joe Credendino led the Yankees with 2 hits.
7/30 … Pirates 1 – Yankees 0 … Yankee RHP Sean DeBrosky and Pirate RHP James Goetz put on another brilliant pitching display until Collin Ferguson doubled in Matt Rivera (BB) in the home half of the 8th with the game’s only run, securing the Pirates 2nd consecutive HVCBL title. DeBrosky didn’t even allow a baserunner until the bottom of the 6th inning. He went 7 1/3 innings allowing 1 run on 3 hits with 12 strikeouts. WP Goetz logged 8 innings allowing no runs on 3 hits and 5 K’s. Ryan Fay and James Menton each had hits for the Yankees. Collin Ferguson had 2 of the 3 Pirate hits. On the defensive side, Pirate RF Erik Pulkkinen threw out 2 runners at 1B on what initially appeared to be line drive singles to right.
2015 HVCBL.com Playoff Recap
7/25 … Pirates 4 – Athletics 0 … RHP James Goetz threw 7 shutout innings, picking up the “W” for the Pirates in Game 1. Erik Pulkkinen and Collin Ferguson singled in the top of the 4th with Pulkkinen scoring on a WP to put the Pirates up 1-0. That was all Goetz would need allowing only 3 A’s hits. Tim Volavka and Joe Addvensky both knocked in Pirate runs with base hits.
7/25 … Athletics 4 – Pirates 0 … The A’s forced a deciding Game 3 by taking the nightcap behind the dominant pitching of RHP Matt Hunt. The A’s Starter threw a “no hitter” while fanning 13 Pirates. The Athletics’ Kyle Dinges had 2 hits, knocking in a run each time. Justin Etts and Nick DiNaploli also chipped in with 2 hits each and rbi’s. The A’s had their track shoes shoes on, swiping 12 bases. RHP Collin Ferguson took the loss for the Pirates.
7/26 … Pirates 1 – Athletics 0 … Justin Odell doubled in the top of the 1st and scored the game’s only run on a sacrifice fly by James Goetz, giving RHP James Dunning all the runs he needed to pitch the Pirates into the Finals. Dunning allowed only 4 hits while striking out 8 Athletics for the complete game shutout. The A’s threatened in the bottom of the 3rd on a pair of singles by Jon Mages and Kyle Dinges. Pirates’ RF Erik Pulkkinen fired a perfect strike to the plate to gun down Mages who was attempting to tag up, ending the inning. Jon Bixby took the “L” for the A’s.