Villanova announces 2019 baseball schedule

The Villanova baseball program released its schedule for the 2019 season on Monday with highlights including 22 home games and an exhibition against the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater, Fla. The Wildcats open the year on February 15th and will participate in a tournament in Kissimmee, Fla. where the club will face Pittsburgh, George Mason, and Milwaukee during the opening weekend. The club returns to Florida in early March for the…

December 10, 2018

Top prospect Wyatt Henseler commits to play college baseball at Penn

Wyatt Henseler, one of the top high school players in Lehigh County, has committed to play his college ball in Philadelphia with the Penn Quakers. Henseler, who is ranked No. 15 in the Pennsylvania Class of 2020 by Prep Baseball Report, confirmed his commitment via Twitter. He’s a two-way player, splitting time at third base and also as a right-handed pitcher at Emmaus High School. I’m excited to announce my…

December 7, 2018

Four local high school baseball players sit atop Pennsylvania's Top 10 list of the Class of 2019

The Prep Baseball Report released their Pennsylvania Class of 2019 rankings on Monday with four local high school athletes included in the most recent Top 10 list. Sam Siani, a senior outfielder from William Penn Charter, ranked No.2 on the list. The Duke commit is one of the Top 100 high school ball players in the nation right now and is extremely athletic. He has the potential for a plus…

December 4, 2018

A look at five Philadelphia-area prep stars set to make their mark on the local college baseball scene in 2019

Leading to the start of the 2019 college baseball season we’re going to highlight the top amateur talent from around the Philadelphia region and provide scouting reports and insights as to why these players are deserving of your attention. The five stars highlighted in our first installment are all members of the Class of 2018 and will make their collegiate debuts come next spring. Nick O’Day | OF | Bishop…

November 29, 2018

Penn baseball names O'Neill, Phelan, Adams, and Scafidi captains for 2019

The University of Pennsylvania baseball program announced captains on Thursday for the upcoming 2019 season, selecting seniors Matt O’Neill and Sean Phelan, along with juniors Chris Adams and Christian Scafidi to serve. O’Neill, who was also a captain last season, enters the new season with a career .278 batting average over three full years with the Quakers. He was the 2016 Ivy League Rookie of the Year and led the…

November 15, 2018

La Salle University welcomes top-ranked class in the Atlantic 10

The future looks bright for the La Salle University baseball program entering the 2019 season as second-year head coach David Miller has recruited an outstanding class of freshman and transfers to the campus on Olney Avenue. The class, which includes 13 incoming freshmen and four transfers, was ranked No. 1 among Atlantic 10 Conference teams and 73rd in the nation by Perfect Game. “We are very excited about our first…

November 13, 2018

Deon Stafford, Saint Joseph's alum, named an All-Star

June 6, 2018

Saint Joseph’s alum Deon Stafford is a South Atlantic League All-Star and will participate in the league’s mid-summer classic on June 19th in Greensboro, NC. Stafford, a catcher in the Pirates’ organization, is hitting .270/.329/.441 in 40 games this year for the West Virginia Power with four homers and 19 RBIs. The 22-year-old was selected by the Pirates in the fifth round last year and made the New York Penn…


Philly college hurler of the year selected by Texas in MLB draft

June 6, 2018

The Texas Rangers selected Saint Joseph’s hurler Tim Brennan on Tuesday in the seventh round of Major League Baseball’s amateur draft. Brennan, the Philadelphia Division I College Pitcher of the Year, led all pitchers in the city in ERA (2.94), wins (9), and strikeouts (84). “Tim’s success not just this season, but his previous two is a direct result of his work ethic and commitment to excellence,” Hakws head coach…


Penn Charter's Mike Siani drafted by the Reds

June 5, 2018

The Cincinnati Reds selected Penn Charter outfielder Mike Siani with the 109th overall pick during the fourth round of Tuesday’s Major League draft. Siani, who has committed to the University of Virginia, is projected as a plus-plus center fielder with blazing speed and a cannon for an arm. He was one of the top high school outfield prospects available in this year’s draft. Siani was named Gatorade Pennsylvania Player of…


The Review's College Baseball All-Philadelphia team, featuring Faso & Brennan

May 31, 2018

The Philadelphia Baseball Review is thrilled to announce the following 12 collegian standouts as members of our 2018 NCAA All-Philadelphia Team. Catcher: James McConnon | Sophomore | Saint Joseph’sMcConnon led all Philadelphia D1 catchers with a .288 batting average while playing spectacular behind the plate, surrendering just six passed balls while throwing out 34 percent of potential base stealers. He also led all Philly catchers with a .351 on-base percentage….