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CONGRATULATIONS BLAZE BASEBALL- THE COLUMBUS BRAVES 22U-UNLIMITED TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS!

Congrats to our Blaze Baseball Team for winning the 22u and Unlimited Columbus Braves Tournament. After disposing of Herb Academy (West Virginia) and Cincinnati Impact on Saturday, Blaze stormed back on Sunday to beat Columbus Braves 2-1, Columbus Bruins 3-1 and then Zanesville Pioneers in the Championship 6-5. AJ Strnad hit a dinger leadin off the Championship in the first inning and Blaze never trailed. gREAT PITCHING EFFORTS BY aLEX SMITH IN GAME 1 (2-RUNS 5 INNINGS), TJ KINKOPH (NO RUNS 6 INNINGS) GAME 2; DEVIN JOHNSON (1-RUN 5 INNINGS) GAME 3; MICHAEL HUBERT (0-RUNS, 6 INNINGS) GAME 4 AND Brendon Borkey  5 innings, 2 RUNS) IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. SPECIAL MENTION TO JOSEPH BORKEY JR (JOEBOO) WHO EARNED A RECORD 3 SAVES (4-INNINGS, 1-RUN 8 K'S)ON SUNDAY ALONE! Blaze improves to 16-0 on the season. Thanks to our sponsors #pepco #victoryparkohio! MORE STATS TO FOLLOW

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starting lineup game 1 friday July 6 6:15 vs Bluesox ALT WHITE OVER GREY

    FRIDAY game 1   
1 5 AJ STRNAD DH
2 10 MARCUS BOBB 2B
3 30 TJ LETT LF
4 27 RYAN JACOBS RF
5 41 JACK SIEFERT AH
6 17 CAM DAUGHERTY 3B
7 20 AARON VALENTINE 1B
8 33 WILL KOCAR C
9 16 SAM FRONTINO SS
10 2 NATE BIRTLEY CF
       
    RESERVES  
  9 JEFF CHONKO  
  28 BWYANT KENNEDY  
  12 JORDAN SIMKO  
  26 DAN HEISER  
       
    PITCHERS  
  44 JUAN PEREZ  
  34 JOSEPH BORKEY JR.  
  4 BRIAN PINCURA STDL 
       
  24 DEVIN JOHNSON  
  36 JEREMY MCCLURE  
  18 DERREK DONNETT  
  32 BRENDON BORKEY  
  14 MICHAEL HUBERT  

FRIDAY GAME 2 JULY 6 8:30PM VS OHIO CLIPPERS ALT WHT OVER GREY

  FRIDAY GM 2 V CLIPPERS
2 NATE BIRTLEY
10 MARCUS BOBB
27 RYAN JACOBS
41 JACK SIEFERT
17 CAM DAUGHERTY
28 BWYANT KENNEDY
26 DAN HEISER
9 JEFF CHONKO
12 JORDAN SIMKO
44 JUAN PEREZ
   
  RESERVES
20 AARON VALENTINE
30 TJ LETT
5 AJ STRNAD
16 SAM FRONTINO
  WILL KOCAR
1 DAN WALTERS 
   
  PITCHERS
24 DEVIN JOHNSON
4 BRIAN PINCURA
34 JOSEPH BORKEY JR.
   
   
36 JEREMY MCCLURE
18 DERREK DONNETT
32 BRENDON BORKEY
14 MICHAEL HUBERT
44 JUAN PEREZ

As we begin the year

The 2018 Season is upon us and I am looking for another successful summer with the Blaze Teams.  We are starting the season with a mixed group until we can get a better handle on some of the newer players and how they gel with other players.  Some are coming off injury, others we are making convenience consolations.  All in all, we strive to have one team defend our NABF 22u World Series Championship, one qualify for the NABF Major Regionals/WS and a 3rd mixed team storm the AAABA 21u Nationals in Johnstown PA.

BLACK TEAM SEASON STARTING ROSTER

  PITCHERS      
34 JOSEPH BORKEY JR.  LHP  2014 CAPITAL
14 MICHAEL HUBERT LHP 2016 BW
22 NICK NIRO RHP 2015 FINDLAY
13 NICK D'ANGELO LHP 2017 JCU
31 TJ KINKOPF LHP 2017 LAROCHE
39 LANDON SLOMOVITZ RHP 2014 OSU-CLUB
  CATCHERS      
78 JACK HOLLINSHEAD C/1B/OF 2017 WITTENBERG
1 DAN WALTERS  C/UTIL  2014 CAPITAL
  INFIELDERS/DH       
41 JACK SIEFERT 1B/DH 2017 WITTENBERG
44 DANNY ELLIOTT 1B 2014 MERCYHURST
20 AARON VALENTINE 1B/DH 2017 ALDERSON BROADDUS
17 CAM DAUGHERTY 1B/3B 2015 BGSU
8 LUKE RAZZANTE MIF 2017 BW
6 BRANDON KASBERG MIF 2014 ONU
4 BRIAN PINCURA MIF/3B 2017 EARLHAM
  Outfield /DH      
2 NATE BIRTLEY OF 2017 LAKE ERIE
3 VINCE VANATA OF 2016 ASHLAND
27 RYAN JACOBS OF 2016 MIAMI OH
9 JEFF CHONKO LF/C 2017 WITTENBERG
30 TJ LETT  OF/C  2013 NDC
5 AJ STRNAD  OF  2013 COKER

BLAZE 2018 SEASON

CLICK ON "BLAZE BASEBALL" FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE UPCOMING 2018 SUMMER SEASON OR GO TO WWW.DIAMONDLEAGUE.ORG FOR LEAGUE SCHEDULE AND LOCATIONS

WEBSITE FOR THE AAABA TOURNAMENT

http://aaabajohnstown.org/

OUR RESIDENCE-UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-JOHNSTOWN

UPJ-DORMS 450 Schoolhouse Rd Johnstown, PA 15904

REGISTRATION HOTEL-HOLIDAY INN JOHNSTOWN

THIS HOTEL FOR REGISTRATION HOLIDAY INN-JOHNSTOWN 231 Market St, Johnstown, PA 15901

IRON HORSE SPORTS COMPLEX

Iron Horse Sports Park in the Somerset County, Pennsylvania Address: 429 Verla Dr, Windber, PA 15963 Phone: (412) 357-1106

LILLY MEMORIAL FIELD

Lilly Memorial Field(PENN CAMBRIA FIELD)Follow Rt. 22 East to the Cresson Exit. Stay in left lane, turn left onto Rt. 53 towards Lilly. When entering town, follow Rt. 53 South (Rt. 53 makes a left in middle of town at the bank). One (1) block to stop sign. Lutheran Church on left. Go Straight (Piper Street) approx. three (3) blocks. The road drives directly to the War Memorial Field Parking lot. Field sits in back. Lilly Washington memorial park Address is: memorial drive Lilly, pa 15938

POINT STADIUM

401 MAIN STREET JOHNSTOWN PA 15901

GREATER JOHNSTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL

Greater Johnstown Middle School Address: 280 Decker Ave, Johnstown, PA 15906 Phone: (814) 533-5570

ROXBURY PARK

ROXBURY PARK JOHNSTOWN PA 15905

NABF COLLEGE WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE

2017 NABF 22U COLLEGE WORLD SERIES
  POOL A   POOL B   POOL C
1 TOLEDO HAWKS 1 SPARTANS 1 GREENFIELD Y-JACKETS
2 MICHIGAN RAMS 2 MICHIGAN BRAVES 2 CRYSTAL LAKE CARDS
3 GREY HAWKS 3 CAP CITY REDS (CAN) 3 OIL CITY STAGS
4 E80 IRON PIGS 4 INDIANA BANDITS 4 BLAZE BLACK
         

 

Thursday, July 27th Rounds 1 & 2

Mercy Field
9:00am           Toledo Hawks V. Michigan Rams          A 1-2          
12:00pm         Gray Hawks V. E80 Iron Pigs                A 3-4         
3:00pm           Michigan Rams V. E80 Iron Pigs           A 2-4         
6:00pm           Toledo Hawks V. Gray Hawks               A 1-3         
Ottawa Hills Field
9:00am           Spartans Baseball V. Michigan Braves  B 1-2         
12:00pm         Capital City Reds V. Indiana Bandits     B 3-4       
3:00pm           Michigan Braves V. Indiana Bandits      B 2-4        
6:00pm           Spartans Baseball V. Capital City Reds     B 1-3        
St. Francis De Sales Field
9:00am           Greenfield Yellow Jackets V. Crystal Lake Cardinals          C 1-2      
12:00pm         Oil City Stags V. Blaze Black                                              C 3-4       RED  OVER WHITE UNIS
3:00pm           Crystal Lake Cardinals V. Blaze Black                                C 2-4       RED  OVER WHITE UNIS
6:00pm           Greenfield Yellow Jackets V. Oil City Stags                        C 1-3       
Friday, July 28th Round 3 & 4 (Round 4 Starts Single Elimination)
Ottawa Hills Field
9:00am           Toledo Hawks V. E80 Iron Pigs                                            A 1-4                
12:00pm         Michigan Rams V. Gray Hawks                                           A 2-3                
3:00pm           Winner Group A V. Runner-Up Group B                              Game 19                   
St. Francis De Sales Field
9:00am           Spartans Baseball V. Indiana Bandits                                  B 1-4                 
12:00pm         Michigan Braves V. Capital City Reds                                 B 2-3                 
3:00pm           Winner Group B V. Wild Card Team #1                               Game 20             
Mercy Field
9:00am           Greenfield Yellow Jackets V. Blaze Black                            C 1-4                WHITE OVER GREY UNIS
12:00pm         Crystal Lake Cardinals V. Oil City Stags                              C 2-3                
3:00pm           Winner Group C V. Wild Card Team #2                                Game 21  
6:00pm           Runner-Up Group A V. Runner-Up Group C                        Game 22
Saturday, July 29th Round 5 (Single Elimination)
Mercy Field
9:00am           Winner Game 19 V. Winner Game 21                                Game 23           
12:00pm         Winner Game 20 V. Winner Games 22                              Game 24            
Round 6 CHAMPIONSHIP
4:00pm           Winner Game 23 V. Winner Game 24                                                      BLACK OVER WHITE UNIS

NABF COLLEGE WORLD SERIES ROSTER

2017 NABF-22U
ACTIVE ROSTER
PITCHERS
BRENDON BORKEY TYLER KENNEDY    
TYSON LAUTANEN MIKE MARTIN     
TJ LETT DEVIN JOHNSON    
CAMERON DEAMER DANNY MATIC    
JOSEPH BORKEY      
 
 
CATCHERS 
LUKE CAPLE DAN WALTERS    
       
FIRST BASE
DAN WALTERS CAM DAUGHERTY    
       
SECOND BASE
MARCUS BOBB CHANCE RETINO    
       
SHORTSTOP
BRANDON KASBERG CHANCE RETINO    
       
THIRD BASE
CAM DAUGHERTY BRYANT KENNEDY    
       
OUTFIELD
AJ STRNAD JOHN KNIGHT    
TJ LETT DUDLEY TAW    
DREW TORNOW      
       
RESERVES      
CONNOR HOPKINS      
JOE CAPORALE      
KYLE SWENSON      
DYLAN CORSI      

 

NABF COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

Joseph Borkey

5 hrs · Toledo · 

BLAZE BASEBALL NABF COLLEGE WORLD SERIES-Quarter Finals: Wow. DOWN 2-1 going into the 9th inning against Muskegon Michigan Clippers AND being no-hit by a U of M pitcher. We rallied for 3 runs on 3 hits in the 9th, highlighted by a 2-out, 2-run single by Marcus Bobb to WIN 4-2. We move to semifinal round!! Brendon Borkey went 4-innings giving up 2 runs in the 1st inning. Tyler Lautanen threw scoreless 5-7, Joe Borkey threw scoreless 8th with 2k's and Nick Buckingham picked up the win with a scoreless 9th. John Royce brokeup the no-hitter with a single to center to start the 9th.  TJ Lett followed with a bunt single for 1st and 2nd no out.  Dan Walters grounded into a force at third.  Bryant Kennedy pinch hit and walked to load the bases.  Tom Mulig struck out.  Seth Velucci walked on a full count to tie the games coring Royce.  Marcus Bobb then lined the first pitch to right center to score Let and Walters, GO BLAZE ‪#‎blazeup ‪#‎blazefam @blaze22u.

 

2015 AAABA Regional Champions

Blaze 22u wins 2 of 3 games versus the Zanesville Jr. Pioneers in Zanesville, OH on June 28th and 29th 2015  to advance to the AAABA Nationals in Johnstown, PA.  The Nationals will be held August 9-14 and feature the 16 regional winners/representatives.  Coached by Manager Joe Borkey and Coach Elwood Walters, the team is excited about the Nationals and 2016.

JULY 4 2015 Blaze 22U finishes 3rd at FireCracker-Mentor Ohio

Blaze 22u (Collegiate) finished 3rd in the recent Mentor Firecracker Unlimited tournament out of the 12 team bracket.  Backed by sturdy starting pitching of Nick Buckingham (Wooster 2014), Brendon Borkey (Lake Catholic 2013), Dominic Edwards (Mentor 2012), Jay Milo (North 2014 ) and the shutout bullpen  consisiting of Joe Borkey (Lake Catholic 2014), Mike Martin (Indepence 2014), Trevor Boslett (Mentor 2014) & Dylan Tichenor (Lake 2014), the Blaze fought until losing in the semi- finals 3-2 on a balk with a runner on 3rd in the 4th inning.