Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Philadelphia Phillies usually get off to a bad start in April. And they are once again this year.
They say you can't win the season in April. But you could certainly lose it. And after the first month of the season, the Philadelphia Phillies are letting April showers drown them. They stand at 9-14 going into Friday night's game against the New York Mets. Five games under .500 and their worst start since 2006. Basically there's one word to sum up their performance so far this season: pathetic. The starting pitching has been inconsistent. The bullpen has gotten rocked. The offensive bats aren't just cold; they're pretty much icy. The defense stinks. The fundamentals are lacking. Pathetic. Case in point was Roy Halladay's performance Wednesday night. The pitcher has turned things around since a shaky start and question marks about his …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
We've narrowed it down to the finalists. Now cast your vote for the best.
Baseball season is in full swing. The teams are competing, and so are Patch's baseball fans. We’ve narrowed the list down to the greatest fan in each our Patch towns, and now it’s time to see who is the greatest among them. The winner will get a prize package valued at $250, including sporting gear, signed baseball memorabilia, and time at the batting cage. See below for the details. The local winners are (Click to read more about the local winners): All you need to do to vote is let us know your favorite in the comments area. Tell us the Patch in which your favorite won. (Each photo is labeled in the caption area.) Just a reminder that you can only vote once per day and any negative comments will be removed and not counted as votes. …
Friday, March 29, 2013
You now have until Saturday night to get in your fan photos and win a chance at $100 in sporting equipment, a batting cage MVP card, an autographed baseball and photos.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The West Chester University baseball team starts off it's national title defense campaign with a 14-1 loss.
Sunday, February 10
The following is a press release from the West Chester University Athletic Department. Jordan Wlodarczyk homered, but it was not enough as West Chester University opened up its 2013 campaign with a 14-1 setback to host Lander University at Dolny Stadium Friday night. The defending national champions mustered just one run on three hits and made one error while Lander (3-1) scored 14 runs on 13 hits and committed four errors to pick up the win. Junior Joe Gunkel (0-1) started and suffered the loss on the mound. He lasted four innings, allowed six runs, five of them earned, on six hits and struck out four. Brent Roehrich, Ryan Swearingen and Ron Scull also saw action on the mound. Wlodarczyk’s homer in the fourth inning made it a 4-1 …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The defending national champion Golden Rams have been ranked the number one team in the nation by a preseason poll.
The following is a press release from the West Chester University Athletic Department. Collegiate Baseball Newspaper recently selected West Chester University as its preseason No. 1-ranked program heading into the 2013 campaign. It marks the first time in program history that West Chester has been preseason ranked No. 1 by any media or coaches' poll. The defending national champions earned 628 points, outdistancing national runner-up Delta State (614 points). The Golden Rams topped the Statesmen, 9-0, in the NCAA Division II title game last June to pick up the school's first national title in baseball while becoming the first team from the state of Pennsylvania to win an NCAA baseball championship at any level. West Chester (46-10) has its…
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Chester County Economic Council to study bringing a team to the region in the next few years.
Negotiations to bring a minor league baseball team to Chester County and Phoenixville borough are expected to begin in December and Barry Cassidy, spokesman for the Phoenixville Baseball Committee, says the first pitch in a new ballpark could be thrown as soon as 2016. “I’d say there’s an 85 percent chance we get a baseball team. That’s my gut feeling,” Cassidy told Phoenixville Patch. There is much more to this story, including a tie to aspirin you might not have expected. Click here to read the full story on Phoenixville Patch.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
We've gotten used to the Fightins' fighting for first place every year for a while now. But as the All-Star break approaches, they're in dead last.
Editor's Note: This is the debut of a weekly sports column that will focus on professional sports and the four main Philadelphia teams. If you're Ruben Amaro, July is a great month. Usually, the general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies is sitting pretty, his team in first place and the time nearing when Amaro gets to play "Let's Make A Deal" to bolster the roster for the annual playoff run. This season, though, Amaro should be humming The Clash song, "Should (They) Stay or Should (They) Go." The Phils are in dead last in the NL East. And with the trading deadline coming up at the end of the month, Amaro needs to determine if the Phillies are buyers or sellers this year. He needs to decide if this team's deep playoff run of the past few…
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The Philadelphia Inquirer names Wendle the Academic Baseball performer of the year.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The following is a press release from the West Chester Area School District. One more collegiate accolade for West Chester University senior Joe Wendle before he embarks on his professional baseball career. Wendle has been voted the 2012 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Baseball Performer of the Year. Wendle joins 11 other student-athletes on the 2012 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Baseball Team, which is selected through voting conducted by the sports information offices of the 28 institutions in the Philadelphia Metropolitan area. In order to be eligible for Academic All-Area honors, an athlete must be in at least his or her second year at the institution and hold a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20 or better…
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
West Chester University’s athletics program placed 19th nationally in the final 2011-12 Learfield Sports Director’s Cup Division II Standings, sparked by two national championships and another national runner-up performance.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The following is a press release from the West Chester Athletic Department. West Chester University’s athletics program placed 19th nationally in the final 2011-12 Learfield Sports Director’s Cup Division II Standings, sparked by two national championships and another national runner-up performance. The finish marks West Chester’s highest in the standings since back-to-back 12th-place plaudits in 2006-07 and 2007-08. Those two placements represent the Golden Rams’ highest in school history as well. West Chester accumulated 478.5 points and improved 43 places over its 62nd-place showing during the 2010-11 campaign. The Golden Rams’ ranking of 19th was second highest in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference behind only California (Pa…
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Joe Gunkel joins teammate Joe Wendle on the Coaches All-American team.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
The following is a press release from the West Chester University Athletic Department. The accolades and awards keep rolling in for the NCAA Division II national champions and senior 2B Joe Wendle and sophomore RHP Joe Gunkel. Both were named All-Americans by the American Baseball Coaches’ Association (ABCA). Wendle, who was a sixth-round draft pick by the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday, earns his third first-team All-America honor this spring. He was also named first team All-America by both Daktronics, Inc., and the National Collegiate Baseball Writer’s Association (NCBWA). Gunkel, who was named the most outstanding player at the Division II national finals, was a second team selection from the Golden Rams. Wendle hit .399 with 19 doubles…