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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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June 19, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
How are the Phillies' top 10 prospects, as ranked by MLB.com, faring in the minor leagues? (Weekly stats from June 10 to 16.) J.P. Crawford SS, Lehigh Valley (AAA) Crawford went 3 for 4 on Wednesday night as he continues to work himself out of a slump. He entered Friday riding a five-game hitting streak after starting June in a 3-for-31 funk. His slow start at triple A was not too alarming. Crawford has started slow in the past at each new level.    AB   H   BA   2B   3B   HR   BB   SO   RBI   SB    Last week   18   7   .389   2   0   0   3   2   4   2    Season   226   54   .239   12   0   3   44   38   19   8    Jake Thompson RHP, Lehigh Valley (AAA)
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June 19, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
General manager Matt Klentak says the Phillies have no plans to release Ryan Howard and are in no hurry to rush their top prospects through the system. He also updated injures and discussed the two Phillies pitchers suspended for performance-enhancing drugs in a wide-ranging interview with reporters before Friday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park. Howard entered Friday batting .148 and has been replaced at first base by Tommy Joseph. Klentak says it hasn't been a distraction having Howard around.
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June 15, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
TORONTO - The first in the next wave of Phillies prospects stepped onto the turf at Rogers Centre for a television interview Monday afternoon, and some of his new teammates watched. A few heckled Zach Eflin, who will start Tuesday. Some of them reminisced about their own big-league debuts. Another bear-hugged the 6-foot-6 righthander. Eflin is not the most hyped of the formidable minor-league talent the Phillies have assembled, but he arrived to the majors first. The 22-year-old pitcher saw significance in that.
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June 6, 2016 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER COLUMNIST T
ommy Joseph, who is auditioning to be the next regular first baseman for the Phillies following Ryan Howard's 11-year run at the position, might not turn out to be the answer there, of course. In fact, the historical odds are against him. Since he hit well at Lehigh Valley in a couple of dozen games this season, it's reasonable to give him a try, but as a prospect he's not even as promising as Darin Ruf following a 38-home run season for Reading in 2012. Ruf had his chances to unseat the declining Howard.
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May 30, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Triple-A Lehigh Valley Righthander Ben Lively, who was 7-0 with a 1.87 ERA at Reading, was promoted to Lehigh Valley after righthander Mark Appel (right shoulder strain) was placed on the disabled list Friday. Lively started Friday for the IronPigs and allowed two runs on five hits in seven innings to visiting Louisville. The 24-year-old Lively had a 0.94 WHIP at Reading. . . . Catcher Andrew Knapp hit .360 last year in 214 at-bats in Reading, and offense is his strength. He entered the weekend tied for the Lehigh Valley lead with six home runs and a team-high 21 RBIs.
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May 30, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
ALLENTOWN - As players attempt to reach the major leagues, confidence can fluctuate on a daily basis with performance. For Nick Williams, one of the most highly regarded outfielders in the Phillies' system, confidence has never been an issue. Overconfidence is something he admittedly has struggled with. "I've always been extremely confident, and at times I am overconfident and I have to slow down," Williams said. Williams, who will turn 23 in September, was acquired from Texas last year in the Cole Hamels trade.
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May 18, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
The Phillies entered Monday's game with a collection of corner outfielders who batted .188 with a .506 OPS, and sometimes it is easy to forget this was not by design. So there was Aaron Altherr, in the clubhouse Monday afternoon for a brief moment with his teammates, as a reminder of what should have been. Altherr, who tore the tendon sheath in his left wrist during spring training, was in Philadelphia for a few hours to see a doctor. The 25-year-old outfielder heard what he wanted: He can begin swinging a bat in two weeks.
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