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June 22, 2011
Lehigh Valley defeated Burlington County, 5-3, yesterday in the Carpenter Cup championship game at Citizens Bank Park. It was the third title for Lehigh Valley, which also won in 2001 and 1998. More than 400 high school students participated in the 26th annual Phillies Baseball Carpenter Cup, a 15-game tournament that included play at FDR Park and, for the first time, Coca-Cola Park, home of the Triple A Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
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June 24, 1998 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Lehigh Valley won the most lopsided championship game in the 13-year history of the Carpenter Cup baseball tournament yesterday. Lehigh Valley got 17 hits, Berks County made seven errors, and the final at Veterans Stadium was 14-1. The previous largest margin in a title game was the Catholic League's 14-4 triumph over the South Jersey South in 1987. This was only the third time in tournament history that both finalists were from Pennsylvania. Berks was making its second championship appearance, having lost to Ocean-Monmouth, 10-5, in the 1994 final.
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June 18, 2011 | By Evan Burgos, For The Inquirer
ALLENTOWN - Olympic Colonial bowed out of the Carpenter Cup with an 8-4 loss to Lehigh Valley in the quarterfinals Friday at Coca-Cola Park. The game was to be the first of a quarterfinal doubleheader at the home of the Phillies' triple-A affiliate, but when heavy rains and wind rolled through at 1:07 p.m., umpires ushered players off the field in the middle of the eighth inning. The game was called, and the result was final, per tournament rules. Lehigh Valley advanced to Monday's semifinals at Citizens Bank Park.
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October 29, 2014
RIGHTHANDER B.J. Rosenberg cleared waivers yesterday and was outrighted to Triple A Lehigh Valley. The move leaves the Phillies with 38 players on their 40-man roster. Additional space will come within the week, when eligible players file for agency following the conclusion of the World Series. Righthanders Kyle Kendrick and Mike Adams are eligible to become free agents, along with veteran backup catcher Wil Nieves. Outfielder Grady Sizemore and righthander Jerome Williams, who both were eligible to be free agents, signed 1-year deals to return to the Phillies last week.
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May 11, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS
TYLER CLOYD had another strong outing Thursday and improved to 3-0 at Triple A Lehigh Valley and 6-0 overall on the season. Cloyd went six innings, allowing one run on three hits with six strikeouts and one walk in the IronPigs' 5-1 win at Indianapolis. He was an emergency starter on Opening Day for Lehigh Valley and pitched six perfect innings. He then returned to Double A Reading. Thursday's outing was his second since being promoted. In the three starts overall for Lehigh Valley, he has a 0.90 ERA, allowing two runs in 20 innings.
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April 23, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Jeremy Sladen drove in five runs to lead the Reading Phillies past the New Britain Rock Cats, 11-9, last night in the Eastern League. Former Philadelphia Phillie Fabio Castro (3-0) allowed five runs in five innings but got the win. Reading206200100 - 11150 New Britain203002002 - 9140 WP: Fabio Castro (3-0). LP: Jay Rainville (1-2). S: Pat Overholt (4). HR: R-Greg Golson (2), John Suomi (2); NB-Luke Hughes (4). A: 2,819. Lehigh Valley000114000 - 6130 Syracuse60200050x -13140 WP: John Parrish (2-0)
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October 14, 1986 | By Joyce Gemperlein, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eighteen hard hats and a sign reading "This office belongs to the people of the Lehigh Valley" decorate the Capitol Hill office in Washington of Rep. Don Ritter, the Lehigh University metallurgy professor who became a Republican congressman in 1978 and has held the job ever since. The scene is more philosophical in the workplace of Joseph Simonetta in Bethlehem, Pa. There, index cards bearing quotes about peace, fairness and justice - from the likes of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Camus, Thomas Edison and Victor Hugo - are taped to the basement walls of Simonetta's parents' home.
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September 10, 2011 | The Inquirer Staff
ALLENTOWN - The IronPigs took a commanding lead over the visiting Pawtucket Red Sox with 3-2, extra-inning win in Game 2 of their best-of-five International League Division Series. Lehigh Valley rightfielder Brandon Moss was the difference, driving all three of the IronPigs' runs on three hits, including the game-winner in the bottom of the 10th inning. He also had a homer in the second for the IronPigs' first run. Lehigh Valley won Thursday's Game 1, 4-2, in Coca-Cola Park.
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January 8, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Nine additional nonroster players have been invited to spring training by the Phillies, including the team's top four prospects based on Baseball America's rankings. Top prospect J.P. Crawford will be in big-league camp for the first time since the Phillies made him the 16th overall pick in the 2013 draft. Crawford, 20, hit a combined .288 with a .380 on-base percentage and .414 slugging percentage at single-A Clearwater and double-A Reading last season. At the time of his promotion to Reading, he was the youngest player in the Eastern League.
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November 23, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
OTTAWA, Ontario - With the Flyers offense struggling, general manager Ron Hextall may soon be tempted to recall high-scoring left winger Petr Straka from the Phantoms. For now, however, Hextall, is staying patient. That means the speedy Straka - who scored his AHL-leading 11th goal Saturday - is staying with Lehigh Valley for the time being. The general manager wants Straka, 23, to manage the puck better and improve defensively. "He's getting better than he was the last two years; he's paying the price more," Hextall said before the Flyers played in Ottawa on Saturday night.
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October 16, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
A rebirth of the long-ago rail route between Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley is among the possibilities being considered in a two-year study looking at transportation options for the quickly growing region. The MoveLV: Long Range Transportation Plan will look for the best transportation options for the Allentown-Easton-Bethlehem region. Surveys conducted in the last year suggest demand for such a major rail project. "One of the top things that always comes up is rail service," said Becky Bradley, the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission's executive director.
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September 17, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
WHEN THE Flyers' prospects finished their initial warmup yesterday morning, the first on-ice day at rookie training camp, it was pretty clear who the best defenseman was. The "Fab Five" defensive prospects, as athletic trainer Jim McCrossin called them over the summer, were all on the ice. But the youngest of the bunch was rather impressive. Sure, it's only drills, but the way seventh overall pick Ivan Provorov dominated Flyers prospects in one-on-one and two-on-one drills - among others - provided a glimpse at just why many around the league claim the 18-year-old to be NHL-ready.
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September 3, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - About 3 1/2 hours before first pitch last night, Erik Kratz snuck up behind Carlos Ruiz and wrapped his arms around the 5-10 catcher's chest. The 6-4 Kratz lifted Ruiz off the ground before putting him back on his feet. Ruiz turned around and smiled before the teammates, reunited again, shook hands and hugged. "You get to play with guys, you appreciate them as players," Kratz said. "A fan, they appreciate them as players. But, as teammates, you get to see what kind of men people are. You get to see what kind of person somebody is, day in and day out. The real person shines.
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August 21, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cameron Rupp and a few teammates ran to the rail of the Phillies dugout Wednesday night and waved their hands, trying to get the attention of Toronto pitcher Mark Buehrle. Bench coach Larry Bowa stood on the dugout step and shouted as Toronto's pitching coach visited the mound. Aaron Altherr had just roped a double to left field in the first inning for his first major-league hit and first RBI. The Phillies needed the baseball and for a moment it looked as if their efforts would be fruitless.
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August 21, 2015 | BY TOM REIFSNYDER, Daily News Staff Writer reifsnt@phillynews.com
ON TUESDAY, The Phillies placed rookie third baseman Maikel Franco on the 15-day DL with a fractured left wrist, and called up 24-year-old outfielder Aaron Altherr from the Triple A Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The Agua Fria High School (Avondale, Ariz.) product made his first career start in rightfield on Wednesday after playing three innings and batting 0-for-2 in relief of Jeff Francoeur the night before; he entered yesterday's game batting 0-for-7 with three strikeouts in three career games as a Phillie.
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August 20, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
A WEEK EARLIER, when Maikel Franco blitzed out of the batter's box in pain, dropped to the ground behind home plate at Chase Field, and rolled around in considerable pain, it looked like a fastball from Jeremy Hellickson had broken the rookie third baseman's hand. But an X-ray that night (Aug. 11 in Arizona) came back negative and Franco was hopeful he would return to the Phillies' lineup over the weekend in Milwaukee. That never happened. So when Franco and the Phillies returned home on Sunday night, after he missed four straight games, they decided to seek a second opinion.
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August 20, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
MOOSIC, Pa. - Lehigh Valley manager Dave Brundage described Jerad Eickhoff as having a "bulldog mentality. " The righthander commands the mound with a tenacious approach, Brundage said. All signs point to the bulldog being unleashed in the major leagues Saturday. The Phillies have yet to name a starter for that day's game in Miami. The IronPigs have not named a starter for Friday, which would be Eickhoff's normal day to pitch. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the team is still figuring it out. Brundage said it's not his decision.
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August 17, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
MILWAUKEE - Maikel Franco spent time in the Miller Park training room on Saturday afternoon and took swings for a second straight day in the indoor batting cages. But that was all the action he saw. The third baseman was out of the lineup for a third straight game after a fastball smacked his right wrist on Tuesday. Franco talked to interim manager Pete Mackanin before Saturday's game. They both said Franco will miss Sunday afternoon's series finale before likely playing on Tuesday when the team returns to Philadelphia.
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