Swarmer tops ACBL awards and named All-American
August 21, 2015
Matt SwarmerMatt Swarmer (Kutztown University, Allentown Railers, 2014-15) was the unanimous selection for both the Santy Gallone Most Valuable Player Award and the Darrin Winston Most Valuable Pitcher Award.

The 6-5 RHP went 8-0 in the regular season with a 0.55 ERA in nine starts. He put up an astonishing 89 strikeouts with only three walks in 65 innings in the regular season. The rising senior at Kutztown University then pitched the Allentown Railers to the 2015 ACBL Championship by going 2-0 in the playoffs with 19 strikeouts and just one walk in 17.1 innings while allowing only one earned run.

Swarmer was also recognized nationally as he was named as a first team starter on the Perfect Game Summer Collegiate All-American team.

Justin Cassinelli (Susquehanna, Staten Island Tide, 2015) won the ACBL Hitting and Slugging Award. The rising junior hit .386 with a .627 slugging average.

Kyle McKelvy (Widener, Quakertown Blazers, 2015) was named Relief Pitcher of the Year after posting five saves.

Meet the 2015 Catz All-Stars
July 24, 2015

The 2015 LV Catz All-Star Team Members

The 2015 Lehigh Valley Catz All-Stars take a photo prior to the ACBL All-Star game on Thursday July 23, 2015.

Lehigh Valley Catz on Father's Day
June 29, 2015

The 2015 LV Catz and their Fathers on Father's Day.

The 2015 Lehigh Valley Catz take a photo with their Father's prior to the game on Sunday June 21, 2015.

Moyer, Jackson Blank Quakertown
June 15, 2015

By Tom Bonekemper | Quakertown Blazers

The Lehigh Valley Catz defeated the Quakertown Blazers 2-0 in a six inning game which was shortened by a severe thunderstorm.

Mike Agosto provided the margin of victory with a solo home run to leftfield.

David Moyer and Derrick Jackson combined for the shutout.

Trey Bickel allowed two runs and three hits over six innings for the Blazers.

Lehigh Valley Takes 2 from Jersey
June 14, 2015

By Joe LaDuca

The Catz defeated the Jersey Pilots 5-4 and 6-2 on Sunday to extend their win streak to 3.

Anthony Gaetaniello went 2-4, while Nick Todaro drove in 2 runs and David Moyer smacked a solo homer to pace the offense in the first game.

Ian Carbone (1-0, 2.25 ERA) went the distance for the win, striking out 4 and surrendering 2 earned runs.

Jersey jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 3rd inning of game 2. John Collin McGeary led the Catz back as the Catz completed the sweep with a 6-2 victory.

McGeary (.381 BA) paced Lehigh Valley going 2-4 with a double and 4 RBI on the day.

Peter Moore (1-1) pitched a complete game to pick up his first win of the season.

The Catz will host division rival Quakertown on Monday June 15 at Easton High School. Game time is 5pm.

Catz Split, Pilots Pitcher Tosses No-hitter in Game 1
June 13, 2015

By Seth Goldberg | Jersey Pilots

In the first game of a double header, Pilots pitcher, Connor Lehmann finished off the Lehigh Valley Catz throwing a no-hitter in a 3-0 win. Lehmann tallied 12 strikeouts in a dominating performance. All game, Lehmann had a sharp curveball working for him that led to 10 swinging strikeouts out of the 12 total.

Just three men reached base on the afternoon, with the first coming to lead off the game, but Macky Price was stranded at 2nd after two strikeouts and a fly ball to centerfield. Through the game, Lehmann retired the side in order 4 times out of 7 innings.

After the game, Lehmann credited his teammates for making plays behind him and fielding everything cleanly. Lehmann also said that he was thinking about throwing a no-hitter all day, even before the game started adding, "I was thinking before the game, ‘what if I throw a no-hitter today?'" and Connor certainly had the stuff to back it up.

But Lehmann couldn't do it alone, he needed some help from the Pilots offense. Jersey got on the board in the second when Drew Deangelis walked and stole second. After a strikeout by Greg Kocinski, Ryan Jennings knocked an RBI double scoring Deangelis and putting the Pilots on the board. In the 5th, the Pilots loaded the bases with no outs, but just one run scored when Lehigh Valley starter Benjamin Bortz threw a wild pitch and Tyler Heisch raced home. Jersey added on a run in the 6th when David Young came around to score on an RBI double off the left field fence by Tommy Trotter.

As good as the first game was for the Pilots, the second game was that good for the Catz. The first batter of the game Anthony Gaetenaillo reached on an error and came around to score on a sacrifice fly by Steven Cohen. And the Catz didn't stop there. Back to work in the 3rd, the Catz scored another run on a double play after Macky Price reached on an error and scored another on an RBI single by Nick Todero. The Catz added two more runs in the 7th on an RBI single by Steven Cohen and an RBI triple by Anthony Rinaldi.

The Catz took the second game of the doubleheader 6-1, but the big story came in the first game when Connor Lehmann threw a no-hitter as the Pilots won 3-0.

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2015 ACBL Standings

Wolff Division

South Jersey211900.52513.0
Lehigh Valley83200.20026.0

Kaiser Division

Staten Island231310.6350.0
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05/31@South Jersey L 7-511:00 AM
05/31@South Jersey W 17-131:00 PM
06/06South Jersey L 4-31:00 PM
06/06South Jersey L 2-13:00 PM
06/10Allentown L 13-45:00 PM
06/11@Allentown L 7-47:00 PM
06/13Jersey L 3-01:00 PM
06/13Jersey W 6-13:00 PM
06/14@Jersey W 5-44:30 PM
06/14@Jersey W 6-26:30 PM
06/15Quakertown W 2-05:00 PM
06/17@South Jersey W 5-17:30 PM
06/20Staten Island L 3-11:00 PM
06/20Staten Island L 3-03:00 PM
06/21@Quakertown L 4-32:00 PM
06/21@Quakertown L 12-24:00 PM
06/22Allentown L 10-05:00 PM
06/24Quakertown L 15-105:00 PM
06/27@North Jersey L 7-01:00 PM
06/27@North Jersey L 5-03:00 PM
06/30@Quakertown L 3-27:00 PM
07/05@Trenton L 2-11:00 PM
07/05@Trenton L 7-33:00 PM
07/07Allentown L 5-05:00 PM
07/07Allentown L 7-47:00 PM
07/11Trenton L 5-010:30 AM
07/11Trenton L 4-312:30 PM
07/13@Allentown L 2-15:00 PM
07/13@Allentown L 1-07:00 PM
07/16South Jersey L 8-25:00 PM
07/16South Jersey L 3-27:00 PM
07/19@South Jersey L 11-46:30 PM
07/20@Allentown L 13-37:00 PM
07/25North Jersey W 3-21:00 PM
07/25North Jersey W 2-03:00 PM
07/29@Quakertown L 16-47:00 PM
07/30Quakertown L 7-01:00 PM
07/30Quakertown L 7-03:30 PM
08/01@Staten Island L 7-012:00 PM
08/01@Staten Island L 7-02:00 PM