Chestnut Hill grad signs deal with Minnesota Twins

July 9, 2019

Alec Craig inked a deal with the Minnesota Twins over the weekend, becoming the first graduate of Chestnut Hill College to play for a Major League Baseball organization. A four-time All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference honoree and 2018 graduate, Craig’s name is littered all over the Griffins’ record book. He finished his senior season with a .403 batting average to go along with a .520 slugging percentage, 47 stolen bases, and…

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USciences and Phillies formalize agreement on UYA Fields in FDR Park

July 9, 2019

University of the Sciences and the Phillies have formally agreed to a new partnership that will allow the Devils to continue to practice and play at the Phillies’ Urban Youth Academy in FDR Park. The Devils played the majority of their home games over the past two seasons at the complex. Joining the baseball program at FDR Park will be the USciences’ softball team. “We are extremely excited to formalize…

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Gilham, Melone, Zirolli, and McCrane highlight All-Philadelphia Region D-II Team selected by the Philadelphia Baseball Review

May 29, 2019

The Philadelphia Baseball Review announced on Wednesday the publication’s NCAA Division II All-Philadelphia Region Team. Catcher: Eric Gilham – Chestnut Hill: Hit .373 for the Griffins while collecting 102 total bases. He also belted six homers to go along with 46 RBIs. First base: Jared Melone – West Chester: In 47 games with the Rams this season he hit .438 with 10 homers, 55 RBIs, and posted a .784 slugging…

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West Chester duo of Melone and Fisher earn Player of the Year honors from the Philadelphia Baseball Review

May 22, 2019

Senior corner infielder Jared Melone pieced together one of the greatest careers in recent memory while at West Chester and he capped things off this year in spectacular fashion, earning D-II Player of the Year honors from the Philadelphia Baseball Review. In 47 games with the Rams this season he hit .438with 10 homers, 55 RBIs, and posted a .784 slugging percentage. He also collected 20 doubles. Melone (North Penn)…

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West Chester eliminated from D-II regional tournament

May 19, 2019

West Chester dropped a pair of contests on Saturday in their regional and have been eliminated from the NCAA D-II tournament. In Game One, the Rams fell to Gannon, 6-4. The club collected just six hits in the contest and committed two errors. Gannon starter Deven Judy collected 14 strikeouts against WCU. Kyle Feaster, Justin Horn, and Luke Cantwell accounted for two hits each for the Rams. Zach Rice took…

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West Chester secures NCAA tourney bid; hosts regional later this week

May 13, 2019

Despite missing out on a chance to claim the PSAC title due to rain, West Chester earned a second seed in the NCAA Atlantic Regional Championship and will play host to a three-team pod that includes Gannon and Charleston. The Rams have won nine of their last 10 contests. The double-elimination tournament will begin at Serpico Field on Thursday afternoon with Gannon (32-15) facing Charleston (37-17). The loser will face…

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Gwynedd Mercy wallops Cabrini, plus West Chester advances

May 11, 2019

Here’s a look at Friday’s Philadelphia-region college baseball postseason results, highlighted by convincing wins from Gwynedd Mercy and West Chester. Gwynedd Mercy 20, Cabrini 5Nick Mulvey collected a career-high seven RBIs highlighted by a grand slam in the second to lift the Griffins to an opening win in the AEC best-of-three title series. The Griffins opened up a 9-0 lead by the third innings. Nine of the club’s 14 hits…

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Cabrini, Gwynedd Mercy, West Chester, Cairn, and PSU-Abington have title shots; Saint Joseph's opens key series with VCU

May 10, 2019

Saint Joseph’s is the only local D-I program that has the potential to reach their conference (A-10) tournament. As of now, they are sitting in seventh place in the A-10 (10-8) and would claim the last postseason berth. The Hawks host conference leader VCU for an important three-game set beginning this afternoon. Following this series, the Hawks will go on the road next weekend to face UMass in what could…

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Philadelphia College Baseball Postseason Tournament Tracker

May 1, 2019

With the college baseball season winding down several conference tournaments are set to open this weekend, and the Philadelphia Baseball Review has it covered. We’ll update this page with schedule changes, advancements, scores, and links to game stories. We’ll also add additional conference tournaments once their respective regular seasons come to a close. Division II – Central Atlantic Collegiate ConferenceMay 4, 2 PM: Jefferson at PostMay 4, 7 PM: Chestnut…

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Jefferson's Joa and Chestnut Hill's Hughes named D-II Players of the Week by the Philadelphia Baseball Review

April 29, 2019

The Philadelphia Baseball Review released its Division-II College Player of the Week awards on Monday for the period ending April 28. Jefferson junior outfielder Richard Joa was named the Philadelphia Baseball Review’s Hitter of the Week, while Chestnut Hill sophomore left-hander Thomas Hughes has been named the Philadelphia Baseball Review’s Pitcher of the Week. Joa finished the week 9-for-18 (.500) with a homer, a double, an RBI, and two runs…

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