June 13, 2015 |
Andrew Miller was having a catch with his teammate Ryan Smith before an American Legion game late Wednesday afternoon. He walked back to the dugout and checked his phone. He found some of the most exciting news of his life. "I got a text from my adviser telling me the Yankees picked me," said Miller, a senior at Sterling. "It feels awesome. " Just like that, Miller felt a little closer to his dream of playing major-league baseball. Miller, a lefthanded pitcher, was selected by New York in the 34th round, with the 1,023d overall pick.
May 20, 2015 |
There was no mystery to Sterling's mastery of West Deptford on Monday night. The Silver Knights beat the Eagles for the sixth time in the last two seasons behind senior Andrew Miller, who was dominant on the mound and also delivered the game's biggest hit. Miller, a lefthander and Maryland recruit, pitched a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts as 14th-seeded Sterling stunned third-seeded West Deptford, 5-1, in the first round of the South Jersey Group...
May 3, 2015 |
Haddonfield has maintained its status as South Jersey's last unbeaten baseball team, but the Bulldawgs needed a final-inning comeback to preserve their perfect season. Drew Dark's one-out, bases-loaded RBI single capped a three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning during a 5-4 win over Sterling in a Colonial Conference nail-biter Friday. Ranked No. 6 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, the Bulldogs are now 16-0. Sterling fell to 6-9. "I was determined to get on by hit or walk," Dark said.
April 3, 2014 |
It took Ray Taylor one pitch to start something special for the Collingswood baseball team. It took Lucas Rollins 89 pitches to finish it. The two juniors combined to lead visiting Collingswood to a 2-1 victory over Sterling on Tuesday in the season opener for both Colonial Conference Liberty Division teams. "I'll go to sleep with a smile tonight," Taylor said after the well-pitched and crisply played game on a clear, cool afternoon. Taylor, a third baseman and lefthanded swinger, hit the first pitch of the season over the right-field fence for his first career home run. "I knew he was a great pitcher," Taylor said of Sterling starter Andrew Miller.
December 7, 2011 |
THE MIAMI Marlins have made a 10-year offer to free-agent slugger Albert Pujols, according to reports. ESPN the Magazine reported that it wasn't clear how much the Marlins offered Pujols, who has spent his entire 11-year career with the St. Louis Cardinals. But MLB.com reported the deal is believed to be worth more than $200 million. Prior to spring training, the Cardinals had reportedly offered the All-Star first baseman $195 million over 9 years. But St. Louis, apparently, won't let Pujols go without a fight.
September 14, 2010 |
MIAMI - Sometime around the seventh inning last night, the disembodied loudspeaker voice in the press box at Sun Life Stadium made a startling allegation. Somewhere, perhaps buried beneath the orange blanket of empty seats that circles the field, there were 20,616 people who paid actual currency to watch the Phillies defeat the hometown Marlins, 11-4, and maintain their one-game lead in the National League East. To the naked eye, there were barely enough witnesses to get the game notarized.
September 13, 2010
Monday at 7:10 p.m. RHP Joe Blanton (6-6, 5.15 ERA) vs. Florida LHP Andrew Miller (1-1, 6.16). Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. LHP Cole Hamels (10-10, 3.06) vs. Florida RHP Adalberto Mendez (1-0, 0.00). Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. RHP Roy Halladay (18-10, 2.44) vs. Florida TBA .
September 3, 2010 |
He sure can draw a crowd Washington Nationals spark plug Nyjer Morgan has become more of a lightning rod lately - in this case, chain lightning. In Wednesday night's game against the Marlins, Florida pitcher Chris Volstad's first offering of the sixth inning sailed behind Morgan, and Morgan, deciding this was probably not a chance occurrence, charged the mound. Both dugouts emptied. (Fortunately, as with most baseball "brawls," no one got more than a scrape or a bruise.) Once the dust had settled, Morgan, Volstad, Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez and Marlins pitcher Jose Veras were ejected.