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June 30, 2007 June 30, 2007

Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.

Josh Stevens vs. Andy Van Hekken tonight in Somerset

Pitchers Duel Fails To Materialize: It’s not often you can compare a curveball to a seat cushion, but in this case…well, yeah. The Patriots have been sitting on Josh Stevens‘ curveball all night long to the tune of seven runs and ten hits, while Andy Van Hekken has allowed just two runs on seven hits through six.

Stevens was lifted after four and two thirds innings in favor of Lance Odom, who made his ‘Stormers debut and was promptly greeted by a Jose Morban laser over the fence on his second pitch.

Van Hekken’s also out, having been replaced by Tony Peralta to start the seventh.

Vince Blue will be getting to check out the water pressure in Somerset’s showers after being ejected for some…uhhh…blue language directed at the home plate umpire.

Josh Pressley is hitting everything hard, including the first base umpire…he got his SIXTH RBI OF THE NIGHT on a steamer up the middle off the leg of the only “blue” left in the game.

‘Stormers Sign Infielder: According to Lancaster radio voice Dave Collins, the Barnstormers have signed INF John Wolff. Wolff has two very brief stints with the White Sox and Mets organizations under his belt, and has also played for North Shore of the Can-Am League and Kalamazoo of the Frontier League.

Coming into the season, he was a .203 career hitter.

Bears Chances Dwindling: The Bears have lost two of their starting pitchers; with P Matt Sweeney signing with the Houston Astros and P Jeriome Robertson leaving to play in Mexico.

Sweeney was assigned to Single-A Salem.

To replace them, Newark has signed P Brendon Davis, who was apparently released by Camden, and P Matt Kimbell, who has a grand total of zero games in professional baseball.

Kimbell is straight out of college, having pitched for four seasons with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

Camden Signs Cain: The Camden Riversharks have signed P Tim Cain. Cain, recently released by the Ducks, was 0-2 with 5.65 ERA for Long Island.

He appeared in last night’s game to close things out for Camden, allowing a run on two hits.

Hurst Re-Dealt: I don’t think I got to mention this the other day, but Jimmy Hurst was traded from Lancaster to the Northern League’s Schaumburg Flyers for two players to be named later, according to Jason Guarente. Hurst, of course, never suited up for Lancaster after being sent there from the Winnipeg Goldeyes.

A Few Photos:

Jeremy Todd, perhaps the only player I’ve seen wear Mechanix gloves.

Dominick Ambrosini. Why on Earth was this guy on the bench when he first signed?

– MA


1. BoosterBabe - July 1, 2007


Road Warriors were in Bridgeport tonight and I snapped a few photos of Ian. Didn’t get to talk to him at all, but I was sitting on the 3rd base side in the 4th with my camera and he came up to bat, so I took a few shots of him. They aren’t terribly close (it’s “Only” a 10x Zoom!!!) but you will recognize him!!! 😉

Please email me at boosterclub@optonline.net and I will be happy to return the email with the photos!

Had the pleasure of meeting Garrett Bergers parents tonight. Nice, warm, friendly people. It wasn’t hard to figure out they were his parents, standing together, you could definitely see the family resemblance. I wish I had realized they were his parents while I was near them….I’d have snapped a family portrait. You’d be surprised how much it means to some of these guys to have photos taken and shared with them and their families, and I absolutely LOVE to take portraits!
(must be in my blood, my dad met my mom when he was hired to photograph my aunt’s wedding in 1959!)

Anyway, it’s so easy to share photos these days with digital photos and email…
So if anyone wants some photos of their loved ones…email me and I’ll do my best when they’re in town! 😉

2. mnlem - July 1, 2007

Exciting finish to the first half of the eason. Patriots could not be hotter but Camde is not going away either, given a great comeback last night.

LI and Bridgeport also deadlocked with Newark needing to win out for a chance.

Very enjoyable time for AL fans

3. LIpaperlantern - July 1, 2007

Looks like Estee Harris is back on the RW. I feel bad for him cause he grew up in Central Islip and must have loved playing in his hometown…

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