July 4, 2016 |
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - You could see why they wanted him. Anthony Hewitt took batting practice Wednesday, and everything looked right. Hewitt is 6-foot-1 and 215 pounds, his beefy upper body tapering to his feet like a giant V, and at each pitch he took an easy inside-out swing from the right side of home plate. Still, the ball rocketed off his bat: a line drive to the right-center-field gap, a deep fly ball to the warning track, so easy. As a senior in high school, Hewitt had put on an awe-inspiring batting-practice display that had helped persuade the Phillies to select him in the first round of the 2008 Major League Baseball amateur draft.
July 19, 2014 |
Maureen H. McMurdo-Chapman, 69, of Chalfont, Bucks County, died Thursday, July 10, at Abington Memorial Hospital of injuries she suffered in a car accident. Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. McMurdo-Chapman was a resident of Sharon Hill, Delaware County, from 1974 to 1998. For four years ending in 1995, she served as a member of the Southeast Delco School Board. She and her husband, Lawrence, who was injured in the car accident, moved to the New Britain-Chalfont area 16 years ago. Mrs. McMurdo-Chapman graduated from West Catholic High School for Girls in 1963.
March 29, 2014 |
Three weeks ago, President Obama and Connecticut Gov. Dannell P. Malloy ate lunch at Cafe Beauregard in New Britain, Conn. The restaurant became the setting Thursday night for the governor to sign a law lifting the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, from $8.25. That will make the Nutmeg State the first to heed Obama's call to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, up from the current national minimum of $7.25. "Increasing the minimum wage is not just good for workers, it's also good for business," Malloy said in a statement Wednesday.
December 28, 2013 |
BUCKS COUNTY In a state that has the most police stations in the country, Pennsylvania's number of departments will shrink by one next month when two Bucks County boroughs combine their forces. New Britain and Doylestown do not share a border, but are within several miles of each other in central Bucks County. The regionalization will save the boroughs $130,000 the first year, officials said. "Over the years, we anticipate the savings to increase to the point where it would have made no economic sense not to regionalize," New Britain Mayor David Holewinski said.
July 12, 2013 |
READING SECOND baseman Albert Cartwright had a double in two at-bats and righthanded pitcher Seth Rosin tossed a perfect fifth inning but the Eastern Division fell to the Western Division, 5-0, in the Eastern League All-Star Game last night in New Britain, Conn. Fightin Phils' first baseman Jim Murphy was 0-for-2 with a strikeout. Lefthander Jesse Biddle, scheduled to start for Reading when the regular season resumes today against New Hampshire, did not appear.
September 4, 2011
Minor League Line Scores Buffalo 000 000 000 – 0 2 1 Lehigh Valley 002 010 00x – 3 9 0 WP: Bass (8-10). LP: Schwinden (8-8). SV: De Fratus (7). A: 10,000. Reading 130 002 000 - 6 9 3 Binghamton 200 300 000 - 5 11 2 WP: Kissock (3-7). LP: Holt (8-8). SV: Walrond (3). A: 3,323. FIRST GAME Trenton 300 320 1 – 9 12 0 New Britain 520 201 x – 10 10 2 WP: Robertson (10-3)
August 24, 2011 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Josh Barfield's two-run single keyed a six-run fourth as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs edged the Indianapolis Indians, 7-6, in the International League on Tuesday night. N.Hampshire 9, Trenton 1 MANCHESTER, N.H. - Travis D'Arnaud, sent to the Toronto organization in the trade that brought Roy Halladay to the Phillies, doubled and drove in three runs as the Fisher Cats crushed the Thunder in the Eastern League. Lakewood 3, Delmarva 0 SALISBURY, Md. - Ervis Manzanillo gave up just two hits in 51/3 innings and three relievers continued the shutout as the BlueClaws topped the Shorebirds in the South Atlantic League.
June 27, 2011 |
ALLENTOWN - Brandon Moss clubbed a three-run homer to key a four-run eighth as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs beat the Charlotte Knights, 5-2, in the International League on Sunday. Akron 12, Reading 2 AKRON, Ohio - Matt McBride had an RBI single and a run-scoring double in the Aeros' 10-run first in the Eastern League romp. Trenton 6, New Britain 2 NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - Dellin Betances gave up only one hit in six shutout innings as the Thunder beat the Rock Cats in the Eastern League.
June 26, 2011 |
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Pete Orr hit a two-run homer in the ninth, but the Lehigh Valley IronPigs' rally died there as they fell to the Charlotte Knights, 6-4, Saturday night in an International League contest at Coca-Cola Park. Rich Thompson was 3 for 4 at the plate for the IronPigs, but John Mayberry Jr. and Cody Overbeck were a combined 0 for 9 with seven strikeouts. Akron 2, Reading 1 AKRON, Ohio - Juan Diaz's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 10th scored Juan Apodaca with the winning run as the Aeros edged the R-Phils in the Eastern League.