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June 7, 2011 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
The second-largest crowd to ever cram into Citizens Bank Park for a regular-season game came in search of the real Cliff Lee Monday, almost certain that was either Matt Beech or Omar Daal or some other forgettable lefthander who had confiscated Lee's uniform in recent starts. Lee gave the kind of performance that has so endeared him to this city's baseball fans, pitching seven shutout innings with 10 strikeouts and one walk as the Phillies opened a 10-game homestand by scraping past the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-1. Early on, it was no breeze for Lee. He used his resourcefulness to fight his way out of a couple of early jams before settling into the kind of groove that had been missing in some of his recent starts.
NEWS
June 7, 2011 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was a taut pitchers' duel between senior lefthanders who kept tossing zeroes on the scoreboard. One swing changed the Non-Public South B championship game. Gloucester Catholic junior catcher Elliott McCummings drove an 0-1 pitch over the fence in left-center field in the bottom of the fourth inning to snap a scoreless tie and spark the Rams to a 3-0 victory over Holy Cross. "Fastball, right down the middle," McCummings said. "It was the best feeling in the world. " In a game with just four hits total, McCummings' blast loomed large.
SPORTS
June 6, 2011 | By Kate Fagan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Only moments after defeating the University of Utah, the tournament's defending champion, members of the Army rugby sevens team were refueling with chewy granola bars. Sweating onto the grass just a few yards short of the Delaware River, the Black Knights were multitasking: not only digesting the energy they'd need a few hours later against Dartmouth, but also digesting their impressive come-from-behind semifinal victory over the Utes. But in the championship match of the 2011 USA Sevens Rugby Championships, the Big Green brought more to the table in a 32-10 victory at PPL Park.
NEWS
June 5, 2011 | By Kate Fagan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Only moments after defeating the University of Utah, the tournament's defending champion, members of the Army rugby team were refueling with chewy granola bars. Sweating onto the grass just a few yards short of the Delaware River, the Black Knights were multitasking: not only digesting the energy they'd need a few hours later against Dartmouth, but also digesting their impressive come-from-behind semifinal victory over Utah. But in the championship match of the 2011 USA Sevens Rugby Championships, the Big Green brought more to the table in a 32-10 victory at PPL Park.
SPORTS
June 1, 2011
Facing a 7-5 deficit in the seventh inning, Conestoga rallied behind big hits from Luke Mogle and Jake Carr to stun Council Rock South, 8-7, in the semifinals of the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA baseball playoffs on Tuesday. Mogle started the comeback with a leadoff home run in the top of the seventh, and Carr delivered a double off the outfield fence at Great Valley to drive in the tying and winning runs with two outs. South got two hits each from Zach Fitzgerald (two runs), Justin Thomas and Jeff Miller (two doubles, two RBIs)
NEWS
May 31, 2011 | FOR THE INQUIRER
Facing a 7-5 deficit in the seventh inning, Conestoga rallied behind big hits from Luke Mogle and Jake Carr to stun Council Rock South, 8-7, in the semifinals of the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA baseball playoffs on Tuesday. Mogle started the comeback with a leadoff home run in the top of the seventh, and Carr delivered a double off the outfield fence at Great Valley to drive in the tying and winning runs with two outs. South got two hits each from Zach Fitzgerald (two runs)
SPORTS
May 26, 2011 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kane Price is a starting outfielder and backup catcher for Council Rock South, but his No. 51 jersey is not a tribute to Phillies backstop Carlos Ruiz. "I've worn that number ever since I was 13," he said. "I was playing junior-legion ball for Northampton, and the coach just happened to give me that jersey. I had a great season, so I decided to stay with it. " Price also has made the most out of the number 8, as in his spot in C.R. South's batting lineup. In Wednesday's PIAA District 1 Class AAAA second-round playoff against Downingtown East, his 3-for-3 effort sparked the Golden Hawks to a dramatic 6-5 victory in Holland.
SPORTS
April 13, 2011 | By JEFF JANICZEK, janiczj@phillynews.com
When Ryan Ferguson first showed up at baseball tryouts 3 years ago, Temple coach Rob Valli was baffled by what had just come his way. "Literally, this big, strong, lefthanded hitter just showed up at walk-on tryouts," Valli said. "We had no idea who he was, but he stood out like a sore thumb. " Ferguson's game might have been rough around the edges at the time, but Valli saw something in the 6-2, 225-pound catcher that he simply could not pass up. "He was a strong-armed guy from behind the plate, and he was pretty intriguing, so I kept him," Valli said.
SPORTS
March 22, 2011 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The Phillies' signing of Luis Castillo is more about due diligence than desperation, more about a look-see than finding their man. More than anything, though, it is about the growing discomfort manager Charlie Manuel and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. are feeling as the reality of starting the regular season without Chase Utley closes in on them. Nobody is disparaging the job that Wilson Valdez did in a reserve role a year ago or the job he might do if asked to fill in for an extended amount of time at second base this season.
SPORTS
March 8, 2011 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
TAMPA, Fla. - As the lineups were introduced before the game, that line from The Usual Suspects came to mind: "The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. " Music from a different movie, Star Wars , played. For the Phillies, it was "The Imperial March. " The Yankees were introduced to the rousing music associated with the gallant rebel forces. Phillies: Darth Vader. Yankees: Bunch of Luke Skywalkers. A nifty trick by baseball's true Evil Empire, trying to convince the world the Yankees are the gutsy underdogs, battling the Big Bad Bullies from the National League.
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