Saint Joseph's Cossetti and La Salle's Hinchliffe earn weekly honors

The Philadelphia Baseball Review released its Division-I Freshman Player of the Week and Reliever of the Week awards on Monday for the period ending February 17. Andrew Cossetti of Saint Joseph’s and senior right-hander Connor Hinchliffe of La Salle each received the honors. Cossetti, a product of La Salle College High, finished his collegiate debut weekend hitting .294 (5-for-17) with a homer and six RBIs for the Hawks. Hinchliffe tossed…

February 19, 2019
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Neumann's Ray and Glebocki earn Player of the Week honors

The Philadelphia Baseball Review released its Division-III College Player of the Week awards on Monday for the period ending February 17. Neumann sophomore catcher Zach Ray was named the Philadelphia Baseball Review’s Hitter of the Week, while Knights’ freshman hurler Nick Glebocki was named Philadelphia Baseball Review’s Pitcher of the Week. Ray went 5-for-14 (.357) over the weekend, driving in a pair of runs while stealing a base. Glebocki tossed…

February 18, 2019
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McConnon and Meyers of Saint Joseph's and Rotondo of Villanova earn Philly D-I Player of the Week honors

The Philadelphia Baseball Review released its Division-I College Player of the Week awards on Monday for the period ending February 17. Saint Joseph’s junior catcher James McConnon and Villanova sophomore outfielder Chris Rotondo were co-named the Philadelphia Baseball Review’s Hitter of the week, while Hawks senior right-hander Jake Meyers was named Philadelphia Baseball Review’s Pitcher of the Week. McConnon went 9-for-17 (.529) over the weekend with a pair of doubles….

February 18, 2019
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Three early storylines to watch as the Philadelphia college baseball season opens

Another college baseball season is upon us, and as often is the case, there are several dozen fascinating storylines to keep an eye on as the season progresses. Here are three we’ll be watching early as the season unfolds: 1. The infusion of young talent at La SalleHead coach David Miller is becoming somewhat of an icon in the Philadelphia amateur baseball landscape. He runs a successful travel baseball club…

February 15, 2019
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Philadelphia Baseball Review 2019 College Preview: Villanova

The Villanova baseball program has struggled over the past few seasons, last posting a winning record back in 2012. The good news though is head coach Kevin Mulvey and his commitment to building a foundation that’ll change the trajectory of the program is unwavering. “Keep putting the work in, good things will happen for us,” Mulvey said. “That’s how I look at it.” The Wildcats open 2019 aiming to improve…

February 15, 2019
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Philadelphia Baseball Review 2019 College Preview: Arcadia

Expectations are high for head coach Bryan Torresani and his Arcadia program entering 2019, but that comes with the territory when you win back-to-back conference championships. “It’s a fun environment for all the guys,” Torresani said. “We have fun out there on the field and it shows. We keep it relaxed.” The Knights finished 31-16 last season, advancing to the NCAA tournament after defeating Hood in a wild Middle Atlantic…

February 14, 2019
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Philadelphia Baseball Review 2019 College Preview: Delaware Valley

John Love is new to the Philadelphia baseball scene and will make his debut as a head coach this season with Delaware Valley University. He’s replacing Bob Altieri who stepped down last summer after leading the program for 19 years. “I’m thrilled to have this opportunity and to take on the challenge of building a strong program,” Love said. “This spot opened up, and I couldn’t be happier.” Love, a…

February 14, 2019
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The Phillies and Aaron Nola agree on contract extension

The Philadelphia Phillies and right-handed pitcher Aaron Nola have agreed to a four-year, $45 million deal that includes a club option for a fifth season. The club announced the deal on Wednesday morning. The $45 million is guaranteed over four seasons with the fifth-year option carrying a price tag of $16 million. The deal also includes a signing bonus of $2 million. Nola and the Phillies were scheduled to have…

February 13, 2019
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Philadelphia Baseball Review 2019 College Preview: Saint Joseph's

It’s always tough for a program to lose an ace like right-hander Tim Brennan, but Saint Joseph’s head coach Fritz Hamburg believes his club still has the talent to make some noise in an increasingly competitive Atlantic 10 Conference. Saint Joseph’s finished 21-27 last season and finished 10th in the Atlantic 10 with a 7-15 mark in the conference. The club last reached the postseason in 2016. “We had a…

February 13, 2019
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Realmuto 'happy' to be with Phillies, would welcome Bryce Harper as a teammate

Sitting at his home in Oklahoma City, J.T. Realmuto was waiting by his phone with his bags packed waiting on a destination. Then the call came on Thursday afternoon that he was heading to Philadelphia. “My wife and I already had the truck packed up and ready to go, we just didn’t know if we were driving to Arizona, Jupiter, or Clearwater,” Realmuto said with a laugh. “When we got…

February 12, 2019
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