August 21, 2011 |
For the second time in a month, Jack Cust was released by a major-league club when the Phillies cut their ties with the outfielder on Saturday. In six games with Lehigh Valley, Cust hit .250 with a home run and two RBIs in 20 at-bats. Believed to be an option for the Phillies as a lefthanded bat off the bench, Cust was signed to a minor-league contract a week after being released by Seattle on Aug. 4. A native of Flemington, N.J., the 32-year-old said he enjoyed the opportunity to play close to home.
June 18, 2012 |
Ed Wall knew that his team felt overwhelmed. Even if they are the best high-school players in their county, the Suburban One League American/Continental all-stars aren't used to playing on a big-league field. Enveloped by the 43,647 blue seats at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday morning, Wall's players reached for pitches out of the zone. They swung too hard. They just looked different, Wall said. Then, in the fourth inning, Robert Knox (Upper Moreland) turned on a 1-0 pitch, the ball whizzed over the left-field wall, three runs crossed the plate, and Suburban One American/Continental seized a 4-3 lead.
April 10, 2008 |
BOWIE, Md. - Josh Outman struck out eight batters and walked only two in six innings, but the Reading Phillies fell to the Bowie Baysox, 3-2, in the Eastern League last night. Pawtucket 2, Lehigh Valley 0 ALLENTOWN - Ron Chiavacci did not give up a run in 5 1/3 innings, but the IronPigs lost to the Red Sox in the International League. Altoona 4, Trenton 3 ALTOONA - Miguel Perez had three RBIs, including a game-winning single in the ninth, as the Curve beat the Thunder in the Eastern League.
June 25, 2001 |
Lehigh Valley entered the championship game of yesterday's 16-team Carpenter Cup baseball tournament having scored at least 10 runs in each of the first three games. It continued that streak in the first inning. Leadoff man Chad Stecker had a single and a three-run homer to highlight a 10-run first inning as Lehigh Valley defeated the Suburban One National team, 14-4, to win the title at Veterans Stadium. Lehigh Valley became just the fourth team in the 16-year history of the tournament to capture more than one Carpenter Cup title.
June 25, 2013 |
Tri-Cape's bid for its first title in the 28-year history of the Carpenter Cup Classic baseball tourney was halted by a 4-1 loss to Lehigh Valley in a semifinal Monday at Citizens Bank Park. "It's a little disappointing not to break though and win it, but it was a great experience playing here," said Trevor Datz, an infielder and recent graduate of Pitman High. Against Lehigh Valley, Datz played second base and went 2 for 3 from the leadoff spot. In three tournament games, the 5-foot-10, 180-pounder, who is headed to University of the Sciences, was 8 for 10 with four runs and two RBIs.
June 24, 2002 |
Lehigh Valley began this year's Carpenter Cup the same way it ended last year's, with an impressive win over a talented team. Second baseman Jacob DeBoer of Penn Argyl went 2 for 3 with two runs and an RBI as Lehigh Valley defeated the Bicentennial/Inter-Academic League team, 5-3, to open the 17th annual Carpenter Cup tournament last night at Veterans Stadium. Lehigh Valley, 12-7 since joining the single-elimination all-star tournament in 1993, will meet the winner of today's game between Delaware North and Jersey Shore in Wednesday's 9:30 a.m. quarterfinal.
June 26, 2012 |
Chase Utley's rehab assignment appearance for Triple A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday is sold out. The remaining standing-room only tickets were purchased by midday Monday. The IronPigs host the Rochester Red Wings at 7:05 at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown. Utley, sidelined all season with knee issues, could be back in the Phillies lineup Wednesday, according to CSNPhilly.com. In nine rehab games with Class A Clearwater, beginning June 12, Utley was 5-for-32 (.156) with one home run and five RBI. He played consecutive games at second base for the first time Friday and Saturday.
June 27, 2013 |
Mercer County beat two opponents and a late-afternoon thunderstorm Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park to capture its first Carpenter Cup Classic baseball title since 2004. After ousting Jersey Shore in the completion of Monday's rain-suspended game, Brian Giallella's squad knocked off Lehigh Valley, 9-2, and claimed top honors shortly before heavy winds and rain arrived in South Philly. "It means a lot," Mercer centerfielder Eddie Ashley said. "Every team we played was good. Last year, when we lost in the first round, it was disappointing.
June 23, 2014 |
Maikel Franco is trying to stay positive. The top prospect in the Phillies organization, as ranked by The Inquirer, has struggled at the plate this year, but the 21-year-old is in no hurry to make any drastic changes to his approach. At the beginning of the season, many expected Franco's call-up to the big leagues to be imminent. He thrashed minor-league pitchers last season at both Clearwater and Reading. After he was called up to double-A Reading in the middle of last season, he hit .339 with 15 home runs and 51 RBIs in 69 games.
August 1, 2011 |
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Carlos Rivero went 3 for 3 with three doubles and Paco Figueroa was 3 for 4 with two doubles and a pair of RBIs as the Reading Phillies overpowered the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 10-6, in the Eastern League on Sunday. Buffalo 7, Lehigh Valley 1 ALLENTOWN - Pat Misch gave up three hits in seven innings as the Bisons won in the International League. Richmond 5, Trenton 0 TRENTON - Clayton Tanner allowed only four hits in eight shutout innings while striking out eight in the Eastern League win. Lakewood 6, Kinston 1 KINSTON, N.C. - Anthony Hewitt went 2 for 4 with a homer to lead the BlueClaws in the South Atlantic League.