Monday, December 23, 2013

The Navy Brotherhood

Throughout the 2013 season, the Navy video production team has been producing a weekly program following this year's football team.  The Brotherhood gives fans an inside look at the Navy football program each week as they strive to achieve one of their team goals - winning another Commander-in-Chief's trophy. Each video is about ten minutes long and will be inspiring for any football fans, not just those of the Naval Academy.

The Brotherhood

Episode 1           
Episode 2           
Episode 3           
Episode 4           
Episode 5           
Episode 6   
Episode 7   
Episode 8   
Episode 9           
Episode 10 
Episode 11 
Episode 12 
Episode 13 
Episode 14 

You can see all of Navy's football videos on their Vimeo page -

Saturday, December 14, 2013

It's Gameday!

@911_Veterans There is no other football game where everyone playing is willing to die for everyone watching

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Navy Handles South Alabama and Accepts Bowl Bid

Navy outscored South Alabama 22-0 in the second half to break open what was a close first half for a 42-14 win.  The win, Navy's sixth on the season, made them Bowl eligible and the Mids accepted an invitation to play in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl on December 30 in Fort Worth, Texas.  The Mids will play an opponent from the Mountain West Conference.  The bowl game will be Navy's tenth in the last eleven years.

The win was also coach Ken Niumatalolo's 46th victory and moves him to third place in victories at the Naval Academy.  Coach showed his emotional side this afternoon by being flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct during the game and then by getting emotional talking about his seniors at the post game press conference.

Senior Darius Staten led the Mids with 127 yards on just 7 carries and scored a touchdown early in the second quarter when both teams were trading scores.

Keenan Reynolds rushed for 71 yards on the afternoon and scored is 19th rushing touchdown of the season which ties him for the lead in the FBS this season.

Navy's offense racked up 519 total yards in the game and held a tough USA team to just 14 points, their lowest of the year.  Today's game was the third time this season that the Mids amassed over 500 yards of offense.

Navy finished the season undefeated at home, their first undefeated season at home since 2004, and now prepare to travel to San Jose State next Friday to take on the Spartans at 9:30 PM EST (ESPN2).

Navy finishes up the regular season against Army in Philadelphia on December 14.

Navy 27 - South Alabama 14, 3rd Quarter

There was only one score in the third quarter, a 1-yard TD rush by Keenan Reynolds.

Following that TD there were three consecutive three-and-outs.

USA is currently in an 11-play drive and in Navy's end of the field.

Navy 20 - South Alabama 14, Halftime

Navy and their 22 seniors that are playing their final game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium hold a 20-14 lead over visiting South Alabama.

There have been five lead changes throughout the first half and surprisingly, USA leads in time of possession 15:47 to 14:13.

Darius Staten leads the Mids in rushing with 101 yards on five carries with one TD.

Ross Metheny has been the difference for South Alabama's offense.  Metheny has completed 15 of 18 passes for 139 yards and two TDs to Shavarez Smith.  Metheny also leads the Jags in rushing (7-35).

Navy has yet to punt in the game.

Navy has played four games this season decided by 7 points or less.  In those games they are 2-2. USA has played in seven games decided by 7 or fewer points.  Their record this season is 2-5.

South Alabama 7 - Navy 3, first quarter

Navy forced USA to punt on their first drive and then drove 49 yards on 12 plays leading to a 37-yard FG by Nick Sloan.

The Jags answered Navy's scoring drive with a 14-play, 78-yard scoring drive of their own.  Ross Matheny found Shavarez Smith in the corner of the end zone to give USA a 7-3 lead.

Darius Staten led the Mids with 39 rushing yards.  Wes Saxton had four receptions for 41 yards for South Alabama.  Wave Ryder leads the Midshipmen with four tackles.

South Alabama at Navy - Pregame Notes

Today's game is televised on CBS Sports Network at 3:30 PM.

Today will be the first meeting between Navy (5-4) and South Alabama (3-5).

Today is senior day at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.  Twenty-two seniors will be recognized before today's game.

The Midshipmen and Jaguars have one common opponent.  Navy lost at Western Kentucky 19-7 on September 28 while the Hilltoppers fell to South Alabama 31-24 on September 14.

With a win today, Navy will become bowl eligible and will accept an invitation to play in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl on December 30 in Fort Worth, Texas.

South Alabama is just 12 points away from being 8-0.  The Jags lost to Southern Utah (22-21), Tennessee (31-24), Troy (34-33), Texas State (33-31), and Arkansas State (17-16).

Sophomore QB, Keenan Reynolds leads the Midshipmen in rushing with 825 yards and 18 TDs. He is also completing over 50 percent of his passes for 814 yards and 6 TDs.

DeBrandon Sanders and Casey Bolena each have 10 receptions for 194 and 114 yards respectively.

Jay Jones leads South Alabama with 437 yards on 83 carries.  QB Ross Metheny also has 359 yards on 77 carries.  Metheny has completed nearly 62 percent of his passes with 1817 yards and 9 TDs.  Four receivers have over 26 catches with Wes Saxton leading the group with 39.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Keenan Reynolds Leads Navy over Hawaii

Keenan Reynolds
On a crisp fall afternoon in Annapolis, Navy's star quarterback, Keenan Reynolds rushed for 236 yards on 28 carries and scored four touchdowns leading Navy to a 42-28 win over Hawai'i.

Hawai'i was in the midst of a 10-day road trip that led to today's first-ever match-up between schools with head coaches of Polynesian decent.  The game was also significant as Navy's head coach, Ken Niumatalolo is a graduate of the University of Hawai'i, as is Navy's offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper.

Hawai'i's Norm Chow, who became head coach in 2012 followed Navy's Niumatalolo who became only the second Polynesian head coach when he was hired by Navy in 2009.

Hawai'i's road trip, which concluded this evening in Annapolis began at Utah State last week.  The team will travel over 9,800 miles and will have been away from the island for 10 days, which may partially explain their difficulty in stopping Reynolds.

The Midshipmen needed every one of Reynolds' yards and TDs to hold off a scrappy, although winless Hawai'i team.

The Rainbow Warriors' offense was effective on the afternoon as well.  Junior fullback, Joey Iosefa let the UH running attack with 192 yards on 35 carries (tied a school record).  Not to be outdone, Hawai'i's senior signal caller, Sean Schroeder threw for 246 yards and connected for three TDs.

But the afternoon belonged to Reynolds.  Reynolds was responsible for five touchdowns during the game (four rushing, one passing) and put points on the board in each quarter.

The Mids and their counterparts from the Pacific were tied 14-14 at halftime, despite Hawai'i's kicker missing two field goals wide left in the first half.

Quinton Singleton was able to put the first points on the board for Navy in the second half.  Singleton, who finished with 93 yards, put the Mids in the lead for good with a 12-yard run to cap off an 11-play, 70-yard scoring drive.  Nick Sloan, who was a perfect 5-5 on PATs, kicked the extra point to put Navy up 21-14.

Reynold's scored his second TD of the game on Navy's next possession and just missed scoring his third on their ensuing drive.  Reynolds cut inside from the one yard line not seeing that there was a seam outside the left tackle.

Hawai'i drove 99 yards after holding Navy and Iosefa scored his only TD of the game to cap off the drive.

Jasper and Niumatalolo both got on Reynolds for not scoring from the one yard line and Reynolds felt he had to redeem himself - and on the next drive he did just that.  Reynolds got great blocking on the right side and sprinted 67 yards to the end zone giving Navy a 35-21 lead.

The teams traded touchdowns and Navy earned their fifth win of the year and Niumatalolo earned his 45th as a head coach - moving him into a tie with Paul Johnson for third on Navy's career wins list.

Navy has three more chances to get win number six to become bowl eligible - South Alabama on November 16, at San Jose State on November 22, and against Army on December 14.

Navy has already clinched the Commander-in-Chief's trophy when Air Force beat Army last week.

Navy 28 - Hawaii 14 - End of 3rd Quarter

Navy scored two TDs in the third quarter to take a 14-point lead over the Rainbow Warriors.  They drove inside the one-yard-line on another drive, but were stopped on fourth down.

Quinton Singleton scored the first TD of the quarter from 12 yards and Keenan Reynolds scored the other from six yards.

Navy 14 - Hawai'i 14 - Halftime

The Rainbow Warriors outscored Navy 14-7 in the second quarter to tie the game 14-14.  Senior QB, Sean Schroeder completed TD passes of 40 and eight yards in the quarter.

Navy's QB, Keenan Reynolds found the end zone on a 1-yard scamper for the Mids.

Hawai'i outgained Navy 275-143 in the first half.

Navy 7 - Hawaii 0

At the end of the first quarter, Navy leads Hawaii 7-0.

Hawaii's Donnie King fumbled Navy's punt on the Hawaii 22-yard line.  Myer Krah recovered the fumble giving Navy a first down on the Hawaii 26-yard line.  On Navy's first play, Keenan Reynolds found a wide-open Geoffrey Whiteside in the end zone giving Navy the early lead.  Nick Sloan hit the PAT to give Navy the 7-0 lead.

Sunday, October 27, 2013


By Jeff Batzel for MASN



Annapolis, Md. – Nick Sloan split the uprights with a 30 yard field goal as time expired Saturday to give Navy a 24-21 victory over the visiting Pittsburgh Panthers.


Sloan’s field goal ended a two-game skid for the Midshipmen and culminated a come from behind effort that saw Navy score twice in the final 4-minutes and get a huge defensive stop when they needed it most.


QB Keenan Reynolds who ran Navy’s well-oiled offensive machine like a magician on Saturday, was the catalyst.  Reynolds 31 yard run on a 3rd and 5 situation put the Mids in the red zone with 4:00 left.  Reynolds encore was a 2-yard scamper that allowed Nick Sloan to tie the contest with his conversion kick.


Then it was Navy’s defense that came up big.  The Midshipmen defense bottled up Tom Savage, Pitt’s fine QB who had a 20-27, 203 yard day, on 3-straight plays to force a punt. Matt Yoklic shanked a  20 yarder against the wind giving Navy great field position at the Pitt 49 yard line with 2:17 left.  


Two big third down conversions kept the Midshipmen moving toward field goal position as they mastered clock management and utilized all of their timeouts in getting three first downs to put them in position for Sloan’s game winner.


Other than a big pass play from Reynolds to Thomas in the 2nd quarter, Navy’s offense struggled early.  “We had problems with (Aaron) Donald and couldn’t block #44 (Shane Gordon) in the first half,” stated Navy Coach Ken Niumatalolo.  “We just had to execute in the 2nd half and we did,” chimed in QB Keenan Reynolds.


“They found a way to win it,” said a disappointed Pitt Head Coach Paul Chryst.  “We didn’t make enough plays to win the game.”


Senior Receiver Devin Street caught 9 passes for 96 yards and became Pitt’s all-time leading receiver during the game.




Pitt      3  10  0    8  -  21

Navy   0    7   0   17  24


P- Bewitt 25 yd. FG  3-0  7:28 1st

N- Reynolds 58 yd. pass to Thomas (Sloan PAT)  7-3  13:07 2nd

P- Blewitt 44 yd. FG   6-7  9:23 2nd

P- Savage 12 yd. pass to Street (Blewitt PAT)  13-7  1:41  2nd

N- Singleton 9 yd. run (Sloan PAT)  14-13  14:28  4th

P- Savage 3 yd. pass to Boyd (Pass Savage to Street) 21-14 8:07 4th  

N- Reynolds 2-yd. run (Sloan PAT) 21-21  3:52 4th

N- Sloan 30 yd. FG  24-21  0:00 4th



Saturday, October 05, 2013

Navy Grounds Air Force 28-10

Sophomore Keenan Reynolds, coming off a concussion last week against Western Kentucky, scored three touchdowns and rushed for 140 yards on 28 carries to lead Navy to a 28-10 win over Air Force.

A record-breaking home crowd of 38,225 witnessed the Midshipmen come from behind to earn their first win towards earning the Commander-in-Chief's trophy that is awarded to the service academy with the best record in their round robin competition.

Junior, Chris Johnson picked off two passes to end Air Force's final two drives.  Johnson's two interceptions was the first two INT game since Wyatt Middleton had two in 2009 against Temple.

Air Force jumped out to a 3-0 lead on their opening drive.  Navy bounced back when Reynolds scored his first TD from three yards out.  The Falcons regained the lead on their next possession when Anthony LaCoste scored on an 18-yard run.  Air Force took a  10-7 lead into the half.

Navy scored on their first drive of the second half to take the lead for good.  Hometown star, Demond Brown took a pitch from Reynolds and scampered into the end zone from 38 yards out to give the Mids a 14-10 lead.

Reynolds scored two more TDs in the fourth quarter (two yards and 10 yards) to seal the Navy win 28-10.

The 1963 Navy team that won the Cotton Bowl and finished 9-2 was recognized at halftime.  It's the 50th anniversary of what many consider the greatest team to ever play at Navy.  The team finished number two in the country that year.  That team was led by Heisman Trophy winner Roger Staubach and team captain Tom Lynch.

The 1963 team was coached by Wayne Hardin who will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in December.

Air Force (1-5) hosts San Diego State on Thursday night and Navy (3-1) travels to Duke on Saturday.

The Chase for the CIC Trophy

This week Navy (2-1) hosts Air Force (1-4) in the first match-up for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy awarded annually to the service academy with the best record in their round robin competition. Army (2-3) travels to Boston College.

This week's games were threatened to be cancelled earlier in the week due to the government shutdown, but cooler heads prevailed and both games were given approval to be played.

Air Force will host Army on November 2 and the Army-Navy game will be played in Philadelphia on December 14.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Navy 37 - Delaware 7

Navy was able to find the end zone two times in the third quarter and the Mids lead Delaware 37-7. 

Navy 23 - Delaware 7

DJ Sargenti picked off a Delaware pass on their first drive of the second quarter.  Navy wasted no time in getting back into the end zone when Geoffrey Whiteside capped of a 3-play, 44 yard drive with a 7 yard TD run.  The touchdown was Whiteside's first career TD.

Brandon Clements picked off a Trent Hurley on Delaware's next drive.  Again, Navy needed only three plays to add to the lead.  Keenan Reynolds found DeBrandon Sanders wide open in the middle of the field for a 63-yard TD pass.  Sanders' TD was also the first of his career.  Sloan missed the extra point and Navy led 23-0.

Delaware scored on its next possession when Hurley found Ryan Cobb from 17 yards out to cut into Navy's lead.  The half ended and Navy leads 23-7.

Navy 10 - Delaware 0

Darius Staten scored on a 10-yard run to cap off Navy's first drive of the game. Nick Sloan split the uprights from 24 yards out on their second drive to give Navy a 10-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. 

It's Game Day in Annapolis

The Midshipmen host Delaware today at 3:30. 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

First Penn State abuse claim settled

A man who was sexually abused by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has become the first to settle a civil claim against the university, the man's attorney said Saturday.

The Philadelphia Inquirer first reported that the young man known as "Victim 5," who testified at Sandusky's criminal trial last year, settled for several million dollars.

Attorney Tom Kline confirmed the deal in an email to The Associated Press but did not immediately provide any other details.

The paper reported the deal is the first of 26 settlements expected soon among 31 young men who have pressed claims over the actions of Sandusky.

The Inquirer said it had interviewed Kline on Friday along with Michael Rozen, one of the lawyers brought in by Penn State to resolve the civil claims.

Rozen told the paper that Victim 5's case was considered to be more serious than others because his abuse occurred in August 2001, months after top school officials were informed by a graduate assistant that he saw Sandusky assaulting a boy in a team shower.

"The pivotal issue from the university's perspective in dealing with the victims is where the incident occurred and when it occurred proximate to the 2001 shower incident," Rozen told the paper.

A spokesman for the university declined comment on the deal Saturday, saying the school "continues to make progress on multiple settlements."

Penn State announced a year ago -- the day Sandusky was convicted of 45 criminal counts -- that it hoped to compensate his victims fairly and quickly.

Sandusky, 69, is serving a 30- to 60-year state prison sentence for child molestation and related offenses.

Penn State's trustees authorized some $60 million in settlements last month.

Victim 5 was among eight young men testified at Sandusky's trial last year about abuse that included grooming, fondling, oral sex and anal rape, including incidents on school property.

Sandusky spent three decades at Penn State under former head coach Joe Paterno. He met some of his victims through The Second Mile, a charity for at-risk youth he founded in 1977 and continued to operate after he retired from Penn State in 1999.

A 1998 complaint about Sandusky showering with a boy -- one of those who testified against him -- was investigated by university police but no charges were filed. A graduate assistant, Mike McQueary, witnessed a different incident in the team shower in 2001 and notified Paterno and other high-ranking school officials, but police were not called.

The response of university leaders, including Paterno, was heavily criticized in a report commissioned by the school last year. Paterno died in January 2012, but criminal charges for an alleged cover-up are pending against three others: former president Graham Spanier, retired vice president Gary Schultz and retired athletic director Tim Curley. All three deny the allegations.

Penn State had fostered an image of a model football program under Paterno, whose statue outside the football stadium was taken down after the scandal broke.

The school has spent nearly $50 million on the Sandusky scandal, not including any payments to the victims and accusers.


MLB to suspend Miguel Tejada 105 games

Kansas City Royals infielder and former American League MVP award winner Miguel Tejada will reportedly be handed a lengthy suspension by Major League Baseball, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Three Major College Conferences Will Stop Licensing EA Sports Games

The Pac-12, the Big Ten and the Southeastern Conference—cornerstones of major college football—will no longer license their league's symbols or trademarks to EA Sports. While the 40 members they represent may still appear in future video games, the departure of these leagues is a painful blow to the series.

The Southeastern Conference is home to college football's last seven national champions and three of the past four Heisman Trophy winners. The Big Ten is the oldest of the major conferences, going back to 1896 and it sends its champion to meet the Pac-12's in the Rose Bowl each year.

The Big XII, the conference of Texas and Oklahoma, is said to be examining its participation. in the game. No word yet from the ACC. These five conferences are considered the backbone of major college football, whose champions automatically qualify for one of the top four bowl games every year.

Last month the NCAA ended the licensing of its logo and trademark in EA Sports' college football series, an arrangement that had gone back 15 years, in light of litigation brought by former players who allege—among other things—that their likenesses are used in the video game without their permission or compensation.

Like the NCAA, the SEC in an announcement noted that its members were free to license their names, symbols and appearances in the game, so the news itself does not mean that any of the SEC's schools—such as Alabama, Auburn, LSU and Florida—have left future editions of the game. It does mean that the SEC's logo and references to the conference in the game's dialogue library must be stripped from future editions. The conference's official championship game also will no longer appear.

"Each school makes its own individual decision regarding whether or not to license their trademarks for use in the EA Sports game(s)," the SEC said in a statement. "The Southeastern Conference has chosen not to do so moving forward."

That would appear to be the case for the membership of the Pac-12: Oregon, Southern California and Stanford among its membership; and the Big Ten, home of Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin. ESPN reported today that the Big Ten ended its arrangement; CBS Sports then reported that the Pac-12 was out, too.

The NCAA, the separate licensing clearance house that handles many of its member schools' business, and EA Sports are all beset by multiple lawsuits alleging, among other things, that the NCAA Football series uses current amateur players' likenesses without their permission or compensating them. The largest of these cases, a potential class action lawsuit brought by the former UCLA standout Ed O'Bannon, involves the sale of memorabilia as well as television contracts.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Pirates Promote Minor League Power Hitter

The Pittsburgh Pirates will call up outfielder Andrew Lambo on Tuesday, hoping the outfielder can give the team's beleaguered bench a boost heading into a pivotal series with the St. Louis Cardinals.
The 25-year-old Lambo hit a combined .284 with 31 home runs and 97 RBI in 117 games between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis this season. The Pirates, who lead the NL Central by three games over the Cardinals, will make a corresponding move to the 25-man roster before Tuesday night's series opener.
The left-handed hitting Lambo gives the Pirates more options off the bench. Pittsburgh's offense is averaging just 3.86 runs per game, which ranks 23rd among the 30 major league teams.
Pittsburgh acquired Lambo in a 2010 trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Dave Parker Battling Parkinson's Disease

Former Pirates slugger and long-time big leaguer Dave Parker confirmed to Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in February 2012. He had previously only disclosed the news to family and a few friends.

"There's no fear," said Parker. "I've had a great life. I always dreamt of playing baseball, and I played. I'm 62 years old and fortunate to make it to this point. I have some beautiful kids that I got to watch grow up and become adults. My fingerprints are on the baseball industry. I feel good about that. I have nothing to feel bad about."

Parkinson's is a progressive neurological disorder with no cure that affects 2 to 4 percent of people over the age of 60. It has not progressed rapidly for Parker, who has tremors in his right hand and sounds sluggish while speaking, according to Starkey. His older sister has a more advanced case of the disease.

To date, Parker has declined to take medication because he is concerned it would worsen his symptoms. He's hoping for what he calls "natural remedies."

"If push comes to shove, I'll take the medicine," he said. "For now, I'm taking it day by day."

Parker, who lives in Ohio with his wife, has six grown children and plans to move to Florida as soon as they can sell their house. He says he plays golf regularly and rides his bike "a minimum of an hour a day" to help maintain a "good weight."

"He looked good," said Pirates director of alumni affairs Joe Billetdeaux, who saw Parker at the team's Heritage Day in May. "He said he has good days and bad days. For the most part, he's dealing with it."

In parts of 19 big-league seasons from 1973-91, Parker hit .290/.339/.471 (121 OPS+) with 339 home runs and seven All-Star Game appearances. He hit .321/.377/.532 (147 OPS+) with an average of 23 homers per year during his heyday with the Pirates from 1975-79. Parker was named the 1978 NL MVP and finished in the top three of the voting on three other occasions.

"Once a Buc, always a Buc," said Parker, who was once the highest-paid athlete in team sports and previously admitted to using cocaine during his final years in Pittsburgh. He follows the current first place Pirates team on a daily basis. "And I'll always be a Buc."

Sunday, April 28, 2013

West Virginia Power April 21 Week in Review

West Virginia finished the week 2-4.  The four losses were by a total of just six runs.  The Power are currently 9-15 on the season.  The Power are sitting in 6th place in South Atlantic League Northern Division, 5 games behind the Hickory Crawdads. 

This week the Power finishes up their road series with Savannah and then return home to face Greensboro and Greenville.

Team leaders -

Batting Average
Stetson Allie, .348
Walker Gourley, .329
Raul Fortunato, .289

Home Runs
Stetson Allie, 6
Eric Wood, 4
Josh Bell, 3

Josh Bell, 25
Stetson Allie, 21
Dillson Herrera, 13

Stolen Bases
Stetson Allie, 4
Dillson Herrera, 3
Raul Fortunato, 3
Jonathan Schwind, 3

Pat Ludwig, 2
Orlando Castro, 2

Orlando Castro, 1.67
Pat Ludwig, 2.03
Tyler Glasnow, 2.40


Ryan Hafner, 23
Orlando Castro, 22
Joely Rodriguez, 20

Josh Smith, 1
Bryton Trepagnier, 1

Orlando Castro, 0.89
Pat Ludwig, 1.13
Ryan Hafner, 1.24

Bradenton Marauders April 21 Week in Review

Bradenton finished the week 3-3 and are 7-15 on the season.  The Marauders are currently in fifth place in the Florida State League South Division, 11.5 games behind Fort Myers.

This week the Marauders host Brevard County for four games and then travel to Palm Beach for three.

Team leaders -

Batting Average
Gregory Polanco, .346
Chris Lashmet, .303
Carlos Mesa, .300

Home Runs
Carlos Mesa, 2
Jacob Stallings, 2
Gregory Polanco, 2
Jose Osuna

Jose Osuna, 12
Gregory Polanco, 12
Carlos Mesa, 10
Dan Gamache, 10

Stolen Bases
Gregory Polanco, 9
Alen Hanson, 5
Benji Gonzalez, 4
Taylor Lewis, 4

Several with 1

Jhonathan Ramos, 0.63
Robert Kilcrease, 1.46
Zach Thornton, 1.64


Nick Kingham, 20
Eliecer Navarro, 18
Robby Rowland, 17

Zach Thornton, 3

Jhonathan Ramos, 0.70
Robert Kilcrease, 0.73
Zach Thornton, 0.90

Indianapolis Indians April 21 Week in Review

Indianapolis went 6-1 this week and improved their season record to 17-7, tops in the International league.  The Indians are 4.5 games ahead of Columbus in the Western Division.

The only loss of the week came in game 2 of a double-header against Lehigh Valley.  Six different pitchers earned wins this week for Indy.

Making a Major League rehab start, left-hander Francisco Liriano allowed just one run and struck out eight over 5.0 innings against Lehigh Valley on Thursday night.

Josh Harrison stole home against Lehigh Valley Friday night, one of three scores for him on the evening.

Indianapolis will play games 2-4 against Gwinnett at home and then will travel to Lehigh Valley for four games to wrap up the week.

Team leaders -

Batting Average
Alex Presley, .357
Jordy Mercer, .337       
Matt Hague, .313

Home Runs
Brett Carroll, 3
Brandon Inge, 2
Tony Sanchez, 2

Jordy Mercer, 15
Brett Carroll, 11
Tony Sanchez, 9
Matt Hague, 9

Stolen Bases
Darren Ford, 8
Felix Pie, 6
Josh Harrison, 6

Ryan Reid, 3
Duke Welker, 2
Kris Johnson, 2
Gerrit Cole, 2

Duke Welker, 0.00
Ryan Reid, 0.75
Mike Zagurski, 1.93

Andy Oliver, 32
Vic Black, 21
Gerrit Cole, 19

Vic Black, 5
Bryan Morris, 4
Mike Zagurski, 1

Duke Welker, 0.58
Kyle Waldrop, 0.75
Ryan Reid, 0.92

Altoona Curve April 21 Week in Review

Altoona finished the week with a 2-4 record and fell to last place in the Eastern League Western Division.  The Curve are 9-13 and tied for last place with Akron, 4 games behind the Portland Seadogs.

Starting pitcher Stolmy Pimentel shut out Richmond over six innings to earn his first win of the season on Wednesday.  Pimentel has allowed just one run in 23.1 innings pitched this season. 

Altoona played their 1000th regular-season home game in franchise history this week, losing 3-1 to Erie.  Prospect Jameson Taillon got the loss for the Curve.

This week the Curve wrap-up a three game set with Erie and then welcome Akron to town for a four-game series.  Altoona and the Aeros conclude their series with a 10:30 Kids Day matchup on Thursday.  They then head north for a three game series in Erie.

Team leaders -

Batting Average
Andy Vasquez, .341
Andrew Lambo, .314
Matt Curry, .256

Home Runs
Matt Curry, 3
Andrew Lambo, 3
Jarek Cunningham, 2
Mel Rojas, Jr., 2

Andrew Lambo, 17
Matt Curry, 12

Stolen Bases
Jarek Cunningham, 3
Mel Rojas, Jr., 3
Andrew Lambo, 3

Casey Sadler, 3
Jameson Taillon, 2
Four with 1

Stolmy Pimentel, 0.39
Tim Alderson, 1.74
Jeff Inman, 1.80


Jameson Taillon, 30
Stolmy Pimentel, 23
Casey Sadler, 17

Luis Angel Sans, 2
Three with 1

Tim Alderson, 0.48
Jeff Inman, 1.00
Stolmy Pimentel, 1.11

Sunday, April 21, 2013

West Virginia Power April 14 Week in Review

West Virginia finished the week 4-3.  They are currently 7-10 on the season.  The Power are sitting in 6th place in South Atlantic League Northern Division, 3 games behind a trio of teams at 10-7. 

Barrett Barnes, the number 8 prospect in the Pittsburgh organization, was promoted to West Virginia this week from extended spring training.

This week the Power finishes up their home series with Hagerstown and then hits the road to Charleston and Savannah.

Team leaders -

Batting Average
Stetson Allie, .388
Raul Fortunato, .328
Eric Wood, .328

Home Runs
Stetson Allie, 6
Eric Wood, 4
Raul Fortunato, 2

Stetson Allie, 20
Josh Bell, 17
Several with 9

Stolen Bases
Several with 2

Pat Ludwig, 2
Several with 1

Orlando Castro, 1.17
Tyler Glasnow, 1.54
Pat Ludwig, 2.61


Joely Rodriguez, 16
Ryan Hafner, 15
Orlando Castro, 15

Josh Smith, 1
Bryton Trepagnier, 1

Orlando Castro, 0.72
Pat Ludwig, 1.06
Tyler Glasnow, 1.20

Bradenton Marauders April 14 Week in Review

Bradenton finished the week 3-4 and improved to 4-12 on the season.  The Marauders are currently tied for fifth place in the Florida State League South Division, 10 games behind Fort Myers.

This week the Marauders host Jupiter for three games and then go on the road to St. Lucie for three.

Team leaders -

Batting Average
Chris Lashmet, .375
Gregory Polanco, .361
Carlos Mesa, .333

Home Runs
Carlos Mesa, 2
Jacob Stallings, 2
Several with 1

Carlos Mesa, 9
Dan Gamache, 9
Taylor Lewis, 7

Stolen Bases
Gregory Polanco, 9
Alen Hanson, 5
Willy Garcia, 3

Several with 1

Jhonathan Ramos, 0.73
Robert Kilcrease, 1.08
Robby Rowland, 2.57


Eliecer Navarro, 10
Robert Kilcrease, 8
Three with 7

Zach Thornton, 2

Jhonathan Ramos, 0.73
Nicholas Kingham, 1.02
Robby Rowland, 1.14            

Indianapolis Indians April 14 Week in Review

Indianapolis went 5-2 this week, losing 2 of 3 at Louisville.  Several roster moves impacted the Indians’ roster this week.  The Pirates called up Vin Mazzaro and Alex Presley.  The Bucs sent Bryan Morris Phil Irwin to Indy.  Brandon Cumpton was also promoted from Altoona.

The Indians are currently 11-6 and in first place of the International League Western Division, 1.5 games ahead of Louisville.

This week the Indians will spend the week at home hosting Louisville for two games, Lehigh Valley for four, and the first of a four game series with Gwinnett.

Team leaders -

Batting Average
Alex Presley, .357
Josh Harrison, .320
Jordy Mercer, .305

Home Runs
Brett Carroll, 3
Brandon Inge, 2
Four with 1

Brett Carroll, 11
Jordy Mercer, 8
Tony Sanchez, 7

Stolen Bases
Felix Pie, 6
Darren Ford, 5
Two with 2

Ryan Reid, 2
Duke Welker, 2
Several with 1

Kyle Waldrop, 0.00
Duke Welker, 0.00
Ryan Reid, 0.90


Andy Oliver, 29
Vic Black, 14
Three with 12

Vic Black, 3
Bryan Morris, 3
Mike Zagurski, 1

Duke Welker, 0.50
Kyle Waldrop, 0.70
Ryan Reid, 0.80