La Salle's Connor Hinchliffe signs a deal with hometown Phillies

June 8, 2019

It’s been a whirlwind year for hurler Connor Hinchliffe, and now the La Salle product is set to join his hometown organization at the professional level. He signed a deal with the Phillies on Friday. “I’m incredibly grateful to play professional baseball,” Hinchliffe said in a release from La Salle athletics. “A year ago this was something I never thought was possible, and to be given the opportunity to play…

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Penn's Matt O'Neill selected by the New York Mets in 20th round of MLB Draft

June 6, 2019

Matt O’Neill finished out his senior year with some excellent numbers and now has an opportunity to carry his game to the next level and play professionally. The New York Mets selected O’Neill on Wednesday in the 20th round of the 2019 Major League Draft. He’s the fifth player to be drafted under current Quakers head coach John Yurkow and the 14th Penn player to be drafted since 1991. O’Neill…

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Philadelphia prospect Sammy Siani drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates

June 4, 2019

Penn Charter outfielder Sammy Siani was sitting with his family on Monday night watching the MLB first-year player draft. He had a feeling he might hear his name called, but there was some uncertainty as to when. Then it happened. Siani watched as his name appeared on the screen, selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the 37th overall pick. “Speechless,” Siani said when asked of his reaction after receiving the…

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Hood, Levins, Cossetti, and Kingsbury highlight Philadelphia Baseball Review's All-Philadelphia Region D-I Team

May 30, 2019

In one of the more exciting seasons in recent memory at the D-I level in Philadelphia, three programs entered the final stretch of the regular season with realistic odds of reaching their respective conference tournaments. Some talent will certainly leave the circuit as top-notch seniors like Ben Faso and Matt O’Neill graduate, but future stars such as Josh Hood and Andrew Cossetti should continue to keep things interesting in the…

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Connor Hinchliffe named NCAA D-I Reliever of the Year by the Philadelphia Baseball Review

May 28, 2019

The Philadelphia Baseball Review announced on Tuesday that La Salle senior Connor Hinchliffe is the publication’s NCAA Division I Reliever of the Year. Hinchliffe tied the Explorers’ record for saves in a season with 13, ending the regular season ranked seventh in the nation in the category and first in the A-10. Hinchliffe also led the league in appearances with 28 this season, the second most in team history. He…

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Penn's Josh Hood named Freshman of the Year by the Philadelphia Baseball Review

May 28, 2019

The Philadelphia Baseball Review announced on Tuesday that Penn shortstop Josh Hood is the publication’s NCAA Division I Freshman of the Year. The unanimous Ivy League Rookie of the Year put up some outstanding numbers, finishing the year with 42 RBIs to go along with a .331 batting average. He led the Quakers with eight homers and finished with 17 multi-hit games. The Richland, N.J. native earned USA Baseball’s Golden…

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Penn Sweeps: Scafidi and O'Neill named Philadelphia-area D-I Pitcher and Player of the Year by the Philadelphia Baseball Review

May 21, 2019

Though the Quakers didn’t reach the Ivy League championship, the club pieced together a solid spring and was in contention for the postseason up until the final two weeks of the season. The offense was the best in the region and ranked No. 2 in the nation in team batting average (.334), No. 4 in OBP (.422), and No. 9 in slugging (.497). Though there were several offensive threats, including…

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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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La Salle's Faso and Saint Joseph's DiValerio earn D-I Player of the Week honors from the Philadelphia Baseball Review

May 7, 2019

The Philadelphia Baseball Review released its Division-I College Player of the Week awards on Monday for the period ending March 5. La Salle senior outfielder Ben Faso was named the Philadelphia Baseball Review’s Hitter of the Week, while Saint Joseph’s junior right-hander Jordan DiValerio has been named the Philadelphia Baseball Review’s Pitcher of the Week. Faso became just the ninth player in La Salle baseball history to join the 200-hit…

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La Salle's Levins and Penn's Scafidi earn Player of the Week honors from the Philadelphia Baseball Review

April 29, 2019

The Philadelphia Baseball Review released its Division-I College Player of the Week awards on Monday for the period ending April 28. La Salle freshman catcher Tatem Levins was named the Philadelphia Baseball Review’s Hitter of the Week, while for the third week in a row Penn junior right-hander Christian Scafidi has been named the Philadelphia Baseball Review’s Pitcher of the Week. Levins finished the week 11-for-18 (.611) with seven RBIs,…

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