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August 2, 2020

Patterson Mill High School-  

The Braves battled on Sunday and overcame a late inning rally by the Sox to emerge victorious, 10-7.  On the hill, Kevin Eldreth shook off a decade of rust and turned in two innings of one run ball striking out two.  The ageless Bill Benson hurled a solid four innings allowing two runs on four k's.  Paul Valle was stung by some bad luck later in the game, but picked up the victory after Tim Deyesu came in to shut things down in the 9th. 

At the plate, Jamal Frazier continues to light things up going 3-3 with another rally sparking bunt, earning himself another 'Big Kahuna' award and game feather to boot.  Bill Benson tacked on four RBI's to help the tribe's cause, earning himself a game feather with his pitching performance in mind.  Other notable offensive performances include Chuck Pindell (2 hits, RBI), Ryan Wolfsheimer (2 hits, 3 runs scored, 2 walks) and Tony Collins (2 hits, 1R, 1RBI). 

Look for the Braves back in action this Sunday at Patterson Mill High School hosting the Nationals.  

Game Feathers: Benson, Valle (W), Wolfsheimer

Big Kahuna:  Frazier


July 29, 2020

Bel Air High School, Bel Air, MD- 

It was a two for one night for the tribe on Wednesday.  After the Astros forfeited the originally scheduled game, and the Braves came back for a wild win against the Phillies, the Wahoo's found themselves in a 5 way tie for 2nd place.  

In what could have been a disaster of a loss, the Braves overcame some miscues and growing pains with a new roster this summer to scrap out a defining win in this 2020 campaign.  Not a whole lot happened at the dish this warm summer evening for the Braves, but Ryan Wolfsheimer broke what has to be a Braves single game record with FIVE stolen bases on the night.  He added a couple walks, three runs and a double in his doggie bag.  A few other guys added a knock here and there, but a Jamal Frazier "sudden death" bunt with two strikes in the last inning that was destined to stay fair, setting up the winning run, gives him a Braves team-first 'Big Kahuna' award.  Not to mention the assist he made from left field to keep the win within reach in the 6th inning.   Tony Collins finally got the monkey off his back with a knock to drive in the winning run in extras to the delight of a capacity crowd of 8 fans at the gates. 

On the hill, Paul Valle continues to impress during his 2020 campaign with Tim Deyesu picking up the win in shut down fashion to close out the last three frames.  

Look for the Braves in action again this Sunday vs. the White Sox at Patterson Mill High School for a pivotal mid-season summer contest.  

 

Game Feathers:  Frazier, Deyesu, Valle. 

First ever 'Big Kahuna':  Frazier

 

 


Braves Win 2020 Opener vs. Dodgers, 8-1

July 12, 2020

Bel Air, MD-  The retooled 2020 'Covid Squad' Susquehanna Braves won their opening tilt at Patterson Mill High School on Sunday, 8-1, over the HMBL Dodgers. 

Some familiar faces, and some new faces, took part in a total team effort that started off slow, but picked up steam as the game went on.   Paul Valle would start the game on the hill for the tribe going three strong with 4k's and allowing just 3 hits.   Bill Benson Sr. came in for a solid 4th and 5th inning frames, allowing one run on on two hits, picking up the W thanks to a solid offensive performance from his team mates in the bottom of the 4th.   Darrion Siler and Corey Weigman, the latter pulled out of the Braves Hall of Fame with his knuckle ball earlier in the week, would round out the last two frames on the day, neither allowing a run, and both picking up 2 K's each. 

At the dish, Braves alum Chuck Pindell came back from the dead to collect a gapper for a double, score two runs and only lost one hamstring along the way.   Chuck is day-to-day and should be ready for next Sunday after a few cold ones this week.  Tim Deyesu would pick up a double, score a run and drive in two and uncharacteristically is not atop the Braves offensive rankings for batting average... expect that to change next week though.  Siler drove in the first run of the 4th inning with a commanding double off the left field fence that almost went for a round tripper.   Ryan Wolfsheimer overcame a bad case of gout this past week to find himself a single, RBI and run scored.  Valle picked up a huge single in the 4th inning driving in two.  Others contributing at the plate with hits this week were Billy Benson Jr., Matt Buerhaus and Bill Benson Sr..

Look for the Braves in action next week vs. the HMBL Phillies.  The first 10 fans at the gates will receive a talking Bobby Neukum bobblehead doll.  Pull the string and hear El Nuke's favorite line after games "auto pilot" grace your ears with Bobby's own authentic voice recording.   Nuke will be hanging out after the game for autographs by the batting cages.  

 

Game Feathers:  Benson Sr., Pindell. 



HMBL Career Records Updated

November 5, 2019

Career Braves records for the Harford Mens Baseball League have been updated on the site and can found in the pages drop down menu.  Enjoy!


2019 Spring/Summer Season Recap

August 18, 2019

The Braves concluded the 2019 spring/summer season going 21-8 between two leagues.  They picked up their 500 win as a ball club!  They won the weeknight league championship going 9-5.  Won the division in the Sunday league going 12-3.

The HMBL single season records have been updated and now include statistical leaders from both leagues this year.

AWARD WINNERS
Sunday League -- MVP: Bobby Neukum, CY Young: Chris Viel, Gold Glove: Wade Buerhaus Chip Bokel Jarrod Thorsen, Rookie of the Year: Bryan Young
Weeknight League -- MVP: Brandan Buerhaus, CY Young: Larry Mueller, Gold Glove: Wade Buerhaus Chip Bokel Brandan Buerhaus, Rookie of the Year: Bryan Young


2019 HMBL Weeknight League Champions

August 7, 2019

Pictured left to right: Chris Kalck, Brandon Roebuck, Paul Valle, Bryan Young, Bobby Neukum, Chip Bokel, Ryan Wolfsheimer, Chris Viel, Colin Taylor, Larry Mueller, Manager: Wade Buerhaus, Asst. Manager: Brandan Buerhaus. Not pictured: Matt Buerhaus, Bart Dellinger, Darrion Siler, Tim Deyesu.

The Braves defeated the two time defending champion Mets 10-1 to win the 2019 HMBL Weeknight League Championship!

Congratulations to the Mets for a great season and a hard-fought game!


2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 HMBL Fall Champions


2017 HMBL Champions

August 27, 2017

Pictured left to right: Back Row: Keith Tiedemann, Chris Viel, Bobby Neukum, Chip Bokel, Asst Manager Brandan Buerhaus, Larry Mueller, Manager Wade Buerhaus. Front Row: Asst Manager Matt Buerhaus, TJ Fairweather, Bart Dellinger, Jarrod Thorsen, Jesse Carr. Not pictured: Darrion Siler & Bryan Bowen

The Braves defeated the Astros 1-0 to win the 2017 HMBL Championship!

Congratulations to the Astros for a great season and a hard-fought game!

Upcoming Games/Practices
Sunday, August 9, 2020
HMBL Nationals @ Susquehanna Braves
8:30am
Sunday, August 16, 2020
Susquehanna Braves @ HMBL Cubs
10:30am
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Susquehanna Braves @ HMBL Nationals
6:00pm
Sunday, August 23, 2020
HMBL Pirates @ Susquehanna Braves
8:30am
Susquehanna Braves @ HMBL Marlins
10:30am
Sunday, August 30, 2020
HMBL Nationals @ Susquehanna Braves
8:30am
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