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June 22, 2007 June 21, 2007

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Ashmore Note: I’m in Richmond, and haven’t really accomplished much yet as of 7:50 PM.

Ryan Baerlocher is charting the game, so I won’t be able to speak with him until after the game…I spoke briefly with Jeremy Owens and saw Michel Hernandez ground out.

Had I not arrived until 6:30 PM after some fun traffic delays on I-95, perhaps I’d have actually gotten stuff done.

Here are a few photos I was able to run onto the field and grab before the game…

Thoughts On Sobkowiak: I spoke with Scott Sobkowiak just a few days ago for a piece I’m doing for The Democrat. He said he was enjoying himself in Lancaster, even though he was in a relief role. He also said that it was a tough decision to come back this year because of other opportunities he has.

I guess the fact that the former Braves pitcher was traded was enough and helped his decision to hang them up. Scott’s always been one of the nicest guys to talk to and hope to see him have a successful after-baseball career.

Davis Inks With Dodgers: Camden Riversharks catcher Ben Davis has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. I was scheduled to have a phone conversation with Ben today so we’ll see if that still happens.

Taking his place on the roster will be Bridgeport Bluefish catcher Fleming Baez, who was assigned to the Sharks. And I thought only the Road Warriors could get players assigned to them? I guess that’s what happens when BASA is in charge. According to The Connecticut Post, the Fish might see a player in return.

Fish Lose Figueroa: Bluefish third baseman Luis Figueroa is leaving the team for the second time in less than a month, according to T.C.P. He was hitting .327 with a team-leading 36 RBI for the Fish.

Ducks Are Popular: The actual animal is popular, but I’m talking about the team. ESPN.com has a front page story about the club. Read it now.

Surf News: No, the Atlantic City Surf aren’t returning to the Atlantic League. I just wanted to point out that I saw that their game last night against North Shore was rained out — and will not be made up! Not be made up? What is that all about? I guess wins and losses don’t matter much in the Can-Am.

Krienchicki Wins In Return To Camden:
It was his first trip back to Camden’s Campbell’s Field and Newark Bears manager Wayne Krienchicki had his players ready to play. The former Sharks skipper’s squad pounded Camden 15-8 and have now won five straight and improved to 25-21.
The Bears also set a season high in runs and hits (22).

Second baseman Javier Colina hit for the cycle and Keith Reed went 3-for-4 with a home run and extended his hitting steak to 15 games. Only two Bears had less than two hits.

For those interested: Newly acquired Rivershark Danny Bautista went 3-for-4 with two RBI.

Ashmore’s LJ Biernbaum watch is over as the slugger went 0-for-5.

Barnstormers Beat On Ducks: The Lancaster Barnstormers were victorious tonight over the Long Island Ducks, 9-7.

Lancaster was down 5-0 and came all the way back. Danny Gonzalez drilled a two-run double in the eighth, which was the final blow.

Somerset Sinks To York:
The Patriots fell 4-3 to the Revolution on the road today. Jeff Nettles hit his eighteenth home run of the season and former Patriot Matt Dryer hit his seventh. Steve Smyth picked up his first win of the season. – Scott Stanchak

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1. LIpaperlantern - June 22, 2007

is al.com ever gonna fix the all-star ballot with the Jianetti being listed twice? Very unprofessional…

2. Radio guy - June 22, 2007

You heard it here first….Jeff Ball was fired tonight by the AC Surf. Citing the ever popular “going in a different direction”, Ball’s record speaks for itself. Yes, the Surf are going in a different direction all right, straight down. What a shame because when you poll the players around the AL, they all say A.C. was a great place to go and play.

3. Scott Stanchak - June 22, 2007

I spoke with someone close to the organization and while Jeff was still involved in the day-to-day operations, he was also very focused on other ventures. Most likely, he wanted to do that a little more. Also, I don’t know why he’d stay with the Surf after being fired as manager anyway.

4. Radio guy - June 23, 2007

He had to stay for the benefits as a full-time employee, since he wasn’t able to land anbother mangerial job this season. He also thought that he would be able to learn about doing sales to enhance a resume. The outside ventures were a sideline but his main focus was the team until yesterday. He had absolutley no say in the day-to-day ops as they were already being done by the GM and Mgr.

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