Wednesday, January 23, 2013
With and without PEDs, Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds were two of the greatest players of the past 25 years. It really doesn't matter if they get into the Hall of Fame.
With the votes tallied, published, and discussed, I find myself unable to muster much of an emotional response about this year's empty MLB Hall of Fame ballot. To put it simply: I don’t think it matters to anyone other than the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) whether Bonds and Clemens and other suspected or proven users of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) are allowed into the Hall of Fame or not. The Hall of Fame is an organization and museum designed to enshrine players who’ve made an impact on the game and who also define extraordinary or excellent athletic achievement. (Don’t panic—I’m not here to make a semantic argument about how PEDs help players make an impact on the game and thus become extraordinary. Nor am I …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
The group went 1-2 in the state tournament after having a successful tournament season.
Cinnaminson baseball had a very successful season across three age groups in 2011. The 11-year-olds won two consecutive tournaments and the 9-year-olds made an appearance in the state tournament. The 8-year-olds, not to be outdone by their neighbors, made an appearance in the state tournament as well. The team came in second to Moorestown in the regional tournament, catapulting them to the state tournament, where they went 1-2 for an impressive showing. Their one win in the state tournament came by a score of 10-0 over the team from Bayshore. It was a combined no-hitter thrown by Owen Ogden, Kyle Robinson, and Lukas Burns. “This was the first year that Cinnaminson baseball had 8-year-old kid pitch in-town. Part of the reason for that was …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The township defeats Vincentown 13-3 behind the strong pitching of Nick Melchiorre to capture their second title in three years.
Cinnaminson baseball defeated Vincentown 13-3 Tuesday night at Southampton Memorial Park in game four of the Rancocas Valley League finals, becoming the league champion for the second time in three years. Nick Melchiorre recorded the win in six strong innings. He permitted eight hits, hit one batter, walked one and allowed only two unearned runs. This performance came three games after Melchiorre threw a one-hitter in game one of the finals that was riddled with eight walks and one hit batter. “He [Melchiorre] was great for us last night. The first game he allowed only one hit but walked a ton of batters. Last night he was around the plate, allowed only one walk, and pitched a lot tougher once guys got on base,” Cinnaminson Manager Brett …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Cinnaminson leads the series two games to one.
Cinnaminson baseball lost their first game of the Rancocas Valley League finals, 7-6, to Vincentown Monday night. Cinnaminson still leads the best-of-five series two games to one, with game four scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at Southampton Memorial Park. Game three of the finals had been postponed one day, with all three games played in the series being postponed at least once, which has helped both teams get rest for their pitchers. “It’s not like we went two weeks without playing. Our guys weren’t sharp and we just didn’t play our game last night,” Cinnaminson Manager Brett Miller said. Bob Diepold took the loss with a complete game effort for Cinnaminson while also recording a two-run double in a three-run first inning that put …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
The team won 2-1 over Vincentown.
Cinnaminson baseball won game one against the Vincentown Merchants by a score of 2-1 Wednesday night in the Rancocas Valley League finals. Cinnaminson scored its two runs in the bottom of the first inning on four hits, one of them a two-run single off the bat of Geoff Gilbert. Cinnaminson recorded four hits in the first inning but only two more the rest of the game for a total of six on the night. “It definitely helps to win game one but we still have a long way to go. They are a good team. We put this one up on them but we still got two more to win,” Cinnaminson Manager Brett Miller said. The finals are a best-of-five series. Nick Melchiorre was on the mound for Cinnaminson, giving up one run in the top of the seventh for the complete …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The team edged out Mt. Laurel last weekend to make it this far.
Cinnaminson will play in the Rancocas Valley League baseball semifinals tonight and face defending champion Burlington, according to reports in the Burlington County Times. The game starts at 6:30 p.m. at Southampton Memorial Field. It's a best-of-three series. Cinnaminson, who were 27-10 during the regular season, won its opening game last Saturday in 9 innings, beating Mount Laurel, a team they had dominated all year. “This is the reason we play,” Manager Brett Miller said of the playoffs in an earlier interview with Cinnaminson Patch. “The regular season is important, but everyone plays for the tournament.” Stay with Patch for results. Read a profile on the Cinnaminson team here.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Manager Brett Miller has Cinnaminson's Rancocas Valley League surging into the postseason with a 25-10 record.
The Rancocas Valley Semi-pro Baseball League commences its postseason this weekend, with Cinnaminson garnering the No. 2 seed in what could be a repeat of its 2009 championship run. Cinnaminson, an annual league favorite that plays its home games at Memorial Park, has put together another solid season, compiling a 25-10 record behind fourth-year manager Brett Miller. “This is the reason we play,” Miller said of the playoffs. “The regular season is important, but everyone plays for the tournament.” Playoffs start Saturday, with Cinnaminson taking on No. 7 Mt. Laurel in first-round, best-of-three action. Cinnaminson has an impressive mark against Mt. Laurel this season, boasting a 5-0 record while outscoring them 47-8 in the process. “Really…
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Head coach Kevin Merrill and Sports Editor Kevin Haslam break down the baseball season. Also check out photos from the BCSL Championship Game against Rancocas Valley at Waterfront Park in Trenton.
Record: 13-10 Major Injuries: None Graduating Seniors: Lars Sailor, Frank Shallow, Matt Rodriguez, Zac Tetlow Overall Impressions of the Season: “We started out with a shaky start for being a young team. We didn’t hit the ball all too bad. I think we played well at the plate, but we gave up so many base runners. Our pitching wasn’t very solid in the beginning of the season. So, that’s what we looked at going forward. All season long, it was a constant battle. The team was extremely resilient. I thought they did an extremely good job of having a short memory after a tough or bad loss. They came back the next day and got back at it again. They showed character and I’m very pleased with a lot of performances, especially from the younger kids…
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Cinnaminson Patch sports editor Kevin Haslam speaks with Frank Shallow about baseball, the BCSL Tournament, and the future in this week's Q&A.
Cinnaminson High School baseball has wrapped up its season with a 13-10 record, losing in the second round of the state tournament to Lower Cape May. One of the many highlights of this season has been senior pitcher Frank Shallow. Shallow, in combination with Lars Sailor, gave leadership and guidance to a young team as the Pirates developed an identity and some momentum for the next few years. This was Shallow’s first year as a starter and he finished the season with a 4-2 record and a save on the mound. Cinnaminson Patch and Shallow put aside some time to chat about baseball, the future and some memories from the season that was in this week’s Q&A. Cinnaminson Patch: Tell me about the start of your baseball career and your progressions to…
Monday, May 30, 2011
Your weekly roundup for Cinnaminson sports teams.
Here is a list of scores, postponements and cancellations from May 23-28. Monday, May 23 Baseball (home) def. Pennsauken Tech in NJSIAA State Tournament, 11-1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Pennsauken Tech 0 0 0 0 1 x x 1 2 4 Cinnaminson 5 1 1 0 4 x x 11 9 0 Pitching WP: Frank Shallow (5 IP, 2 hits, 9 K, 2 BB) Hitting Shallow (2-3, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI) Lars Sailor (2B) Tim Kemmerle (2-3, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI) Harry Cicale (2-2, 2 R, 2 RBI) Softball vs. Moorestown H.S. has been cancelled. It will not be made up. Tuesday, May 24 Baseball (home) def. Willingboro H.S., 9-5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Willingboro 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 5 4 1 Cinnaminson 0 0 0 5 3 1 x 9 9 4 Pitching WP: John Bednarek (6 IP, 8 K, 2 BB)* * - First varsity win Hitting Cole Pewor (2-3, R, RBI) Lars …