June 15, 2005 |
Basepath traffic was as heavy yesterday at the 20th annual Carpenter Cup Classic as the Schuylkill Expressway logjam in the background above Penn's Murphy Field. Quarterfinal action was completed with two high-scoring games that saw Delaware County beat Jersey Shore, 10-6, and Lehigh Valley dominate defending champion Mercer County, 18-11. Delaware County and Lehigh Valley will meet in the semifinals at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Citizens Bank Park. That game will follow the 3 p.m. contest between the Philadelphia Catholic League and Suburban One League American/Continental.
November 6, 2000 |
Nancy and Mike Kabcinski don't sleep in on weekends anymore. They're up before dawn, bombarding neighborhoods with literature on Republican candidates. Tom Herrick and Carolyn Perry, both in their 70s, drove all the way from Massachusetts to spend hours at folding tables piled high with open bags of stale potato chips, punching telephone numbers over and over again, and announcing: "I'm calling on behalf of the Democratic Party . . . " Carol Hecht, who just got laid off and should be job-hunting, spends her days stapling Bush-Cheney signs and stuffing envelopes.
January 13, 1995 |
It's windy and cold up on Morgans Hill, about as far from summer as it's possible to be, but you can almost hear the crisp crack of a bat and the roar of a happy crowd. It's a good thing, because the Lehigh Valley has stadium fever - bad. Boosters here hope to build a new minor-league baseball park in Northampton County, possibly on this very site, that would have its own double-A team and a potential market of almost one million people. For now, they're calling the stadium-to-be The Ballyard.
June 11, 1997 |
Inconsistent pitching and shoddy fielding caused a first-round exit last night for Burlington County in the Carpenter Cup baseball tournament at Veterans Stadium. Lehigh Valley, which lost to Burlington County, 5-0, in last year's first round, gained revenge with last night's 12-6 victory. Burlington County pitchers yielded eight walks, and the team committed five errors. Lehigh Valley stole eight bases, and its pitchers struck out 10 Burlco batters. "We didn't play well - it's as simple as that," said Burlington County manager By Crammer, the head coach at Bordentown.
June 21, 1998 |
When a team commits six errors, walks 10 batters, and strikes out 15 times, it cannot expect to win an all-star baseball game. That is what Catholic League coach John Mooney said yesterday after his team self-destructed and dropped an 8-6 decision to Lehigh Valley in the Carpenter Cup Classic quarterfinals at Veterans Stadium. A critical two-base error with two outs led to two decisive unearned runs by Lehigh Valley in the eighth inning. The Catholic League yielded a total of six unearned runs and squandered a 5-2 lead as Lehigh Valley advanced to tomorrow's semifinals against Mercer County at noon.
September 1, 1997 |
A young and inexperienced Abington Ghosts football team learned an important lesson in Saturday night's contest against Parkland: Big plays can kill you. The host Trojans bolted to a 32-0 lead en route to a 39-20 victory in the season-opening game for both schools. Parkland was led by Matt Thomas (14 carries, 105 yards), while Jim Johnson's 59 yards on 11 carries paced Abington. The game was the second half of the Kaylee Kickoff Classic and gave Lehigh Valley schools a sweep for the evening.
May 18, 2016 |
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.
May 23, 2016 |
How are the Phillies' top 10 prospects, as ranked by MLB.com, faring in the minor leagues? (Weekly stats from May 13 to May 19.) J.P. Crawford SS, Lehigh Valley (AAA) Crawford snapped out of a funk at the plate by going 3 for 6 on Tuesday with three RBIs. The shortstop was rewarded with a promotion on Friday to triple A. He has 11 walks in May and has struck out just five times this month. AB H BA 2B 3B HR BB SO RBI SB Last week 15 6 .400 2 0 1 4 0 5 1 Season 136 36 .265 8 0 3 30 21 13 5 RHP, Lehigh Valley (AAA)
July 10, 2016 |
ALLENTOWN - Andrew Knapp has had a productive July so far, pulling himself out of a late-June slump. He entered Friday batting .368 with a .952 OPS in his last five games. While there is still plenty of baseball left this season, Knapp said he was encouraged by his recent progress, which has brought his average to .266. The starting catcher for triple-A Lehigh Valley began trending downward last month. From June 19 to 29, he had only seven hits, all singles, in 37 at-bats (.189), with one RBI. Self-aware and focused on his goal - becoming an everyday catcher in the big leagues - Knapp diagnosed the problem: poor pitch selection.