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Former Catz Pitcher, Eric Thomas Honored
May 23, 2015

3 Conferences Announce Post Season Awards

Eric Thomas, photo courtesy of Rider University Athletics
Eric Thomas (Rider, Lehigh Valley Catz, 2013) was selected as Relief Pitcher of the Year in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

Eric Strano (Rider, Trenton Generals, 2012), James Locklear (Rider, Trenton Generals, 2013), Chris Kalousdian (Manhattan, NY Atlantics, 2012), Scott Donaghue (Quinnipiac, Shelter Island, 2012) and Vincent Guglietti (Quinnipiac, Shelter Island, 2012) were named to the MAAC First Team.

Outfielder/first baseman John Brue (Saint Joseph's, South Jersey Giants, 2014-15) and designated hitter Joey Ravert (LaSalle, Trenton Generals, 2013) were selected to the Atlantic-10 All-Conference First Team.

Pitcher Justin Aungst (Saint Joseph's, Allentown Railers, 2015) gained a spot on the A-10 All-Rookie Team.

Catcher Nick Dini (Wagner, Center Moriches, 2012) was voted Northeast Conference Player of the Year and named to the NEC first team.

Relief pitcher Steven Bloodworth (Wagner, North Jersey Eagles, 2013-14) and designated hitter Anthony Godino (Wagner, Staten Island Tide, 2015) were also on the NEC First Team.

Eric Thomas photo courtesy of Rider University Athletics

4 Former Catz Selected for Landmark All-Conference Teams
May 20, 2015
Tommy Trotter (Scranton, Jersey Pilots, 2015) was named Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year, Photo Courtesy of University of Scranton Athletics
Outfielder Tommy Trotter (Scranton, Jersey Pilots, 2015) was named Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year after hitting .404 for the Royals.

He was joined on the All-Conference First Team by Mike Roethke (Moravian, Lehigh Valley Catz, 2014), Ryan Luke (Moravian, Lehigh Valley Catz, 2014) and Matt Hanson (Moravian, Trenton Generals, 2013, Lehigh Valley Catz, 2014).

Freshman RHP Dan Morrin (Moravian, Quakertown, 2015) and shortstop Colin Case (Allentown Railers, 2012, Lehigh Valley Catz, 2013) were named to the second team.

Tommy Trotter photo courtesy of University of Scranton Athletics

All-Patriot League Honors for Garzillo, Cohen and Spera
May 10, 2015
Mike Garzillo (Lehigh, Lehigh Valley Catz, 2013-14) First Team All-Patriot League and Academic All-Patriot League team selection, Photo Courtesy of Lehigh University Athletics
Junior second baseman Mike Garzillo (Lehigh, Lehigh Valley Catz, 2013-14) was named to the First Team All-Patriot League and also selected for the Academic All-Patriot League team.

He was joined on the first team by Xavier Hammond (Bucknell, Allentown Railers, 2012-14), Anthony Critelli (Holy Cross, Jersey Pilots, 2014), Pat Donnelly (Lehigh, Quakertown Blazers, 2014) and Justin Pacchioli (Lehigh, Allentown Railers, 2013).

Toby Schwartz (Lafayette, Staten Island, 2012) and Steven Cohen (Lafayette, Lehigh Valley Catz, 2015) were selected for the second team.

Cory Spera (Lafayette, Lehigh Valley Catz, 2013-14) and Jacen Nalesnik (Lehigh, Allentown Railers, 2014-15) were on the Academic All-Patriot League Team along with Garzillio and Schwartz.

Schwartz also won the Corvias Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.

Mike Garzillo photo courtesy of Lehigh University Athletics

2015 Lehigh Valley Catz Baseball Camp Dates Announced
April 21, 2015

The Lehigh Valley Catz, members of the prestigious Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League, will be conducting 2 week-long instructional baseball camps.

To date, 70 former Catz players have advanced to professional baseball. Our camps offer a great opportunity to have your child receive expert instruction from top collegiate baseball players & coaches from all over the country.
  • Camp # 1 : June 15th –June 19th
    • Time: 9 am-12 pm
    • Location: Palmer Elementary School Baseball Fields
  • Camp # 2: July 6th – July 10th
    • Time: 9 am-12 pm
    • Location: Hackett’s Park Baseball Fields
Ages: 6-14
Cost: $95 per participant per camp, or $175 for both camps

Start your summer off right with instruction from top professional baseball prospects.

Lehigh Valley Catz Baseball is sanctioned by Major League Baseball and the NCAA.

Click here to download the 2015 Camp Form


Garzillo named Patriot League Player of the Week
March 25, 2015
Mike Garzillo (Lehigh University, Lehigh Valley Catz) was selected as the Corvias Patriot League Player of the Week, Photo Courtesy of Lehigh University AthleticsMike Garzillo (Lehigh University, Lehigh Valley Catz) was named Corvias Patriot League Player of the Week after going 5-for-11 (.455) with two home runs and six RBIs in three games for the Mountain Hawks.

Garzillo, the 2014 ACBL MVP, ranks seventh in NCAA D-1 statistics with a .441 average while his .746 slugging average places him tenth nationally. The junior second baseman is 28th in RBIs per game and 33rd in doubles per game.

Mike Garzillo photo courtesy of Lehigh University Athletics

Macaione and Boswick toss 11-inning no-hitter
March 13, 2015
Nick Macaione (Lehigh Valley Catz, 2012-2014) participates in 11 inning no-hitter, Photo Courtesy of Lehigh University Athletics Nick Macaione, (Lehigh Valley Catz, 2012-2014) and Kevin Boswick, (South Jersey Giants, 2014) combined to throw an eleven inning no-hitter on Saturday as Lehigh defeated Iona 2-0 in the first game of a doubleheader.

Macaione, a senior LHP, allowed no hits or runs over seven innings while Boswick finished the last two innings for the win.

Justin Pacchioli, (Allentown Railers, 2013) provided the margin of victory with two run walk-off home run.

Mariano Rivera pitched well for Iona as he allowed only three hits over seven innings with 13 strikeouts.

Lehigh won the second game 7-4 as Patrick Donnelly, (Quakertown Blazers, 2014) topped the Lehigh offense with two hits and two RBIs including a solo home run. Freshman Michael Schwab, (Lehigh Valley Catz, 2015) recorded the win.

Nick Macaione photo courtesy of Lehigh University Athletics


Hot Corner

  • Catz Baseball Camp I
    June 15-19, 2015
    Palmer Elementary
    9am-12pm
  • Catz Baseball Camp II
    July 6-10, 2015
    Hackett's Park
    9am-12pm
    
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2015 Catz Schedule

   
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05/31 @ South Jersey3:00 PM
05/31 @ South Jersey5:00 PM
06/01 @ Allentown7:00 PM
06/02 @ Quakertown7:00 PM
06/06South Jersey1:00 PM
06/06South Jersey3:00 PM
06/08 @ Allentown7:00 PM
06/10Allentown5:00 PM
06/13Jersey1:00 PM
06/13Jersey3:00 PM
06/14 @ Jersey4:30 PM
06/14 @ Jersey6:30 PM
06/15Quakertown5:00 PM
06/17 @ South Jersey7:30 PM
06/20Staten Island1:00 PM
06/20Staten Island3:00 PM
06/21 @ Quakertown1:00 PM
06/22Allentown5:00 PM
06/24Quakertown5:00 PM
06/27 @ North Jersey12:00 PM
06/27 @ North Jersey2:00 PM
06/30 @ Quakertown7:00 PM
07/01 @ South Jersey7:30 PM
07/02Allentown7:00 PM
07/05 @ Trenton1:00 PM
07/05 @ Trenton3:00 PM
07/07Allentown7:00 PM
07/09Quakertown7:00 PM
07/11Trenton10:30 AM
07/11Trenton12:30 PM
07/13 @ Allentown7:00 PM
07/14Quakertown7:00 PM
07/16South Jersey5:00 PM
07/16South Jersey7:00 PM
07/18 @ Staten Island12:00 PM
07/18 @ Staten Island2:00 PM
07/20 @ Allentown7:00 PM
07/25North Jersey1:00 PM
07/25North Jersey3:00 PM
07/29 @ Quakertown7:00 PM