Bombers out-hit Medford in ugly defensive Game; EJ Mangione drops bomb off former team.

April 13, 2011

Monday’s game vs the Medford Renegades started out ugly with poor defense behind starting pitcher Matt Christopher. Wild pitches, missed fly balls and throwing the ball around haunted the defense for the first three innings. Bombers remained scoreless until the second time through the line-up. The top of the fourth inning was started by a Sal Cusumano lead off single followed by a big home run by catcher EJ Mangione. Following EJ’s home run were hits by first basemen Nathan Liedtka, a double by Jake Bianco and a double by Cooper Quigley. The Bombers pulled away with 9 hits on the evening leaving the opponent at 8 with 4 of them being bunts.

Bianco did a nice job on the mound keeping hitters off balance while mixing in a great off-speed pitch. Nate Liedtka also threw the final inning after throwing 3 innings the day before without letting up one run.

Next games are set for Saturday against the South Jersey Elite at Southampton Memorial Park. Game times are 4pm and 6pm.

Bombers 10-U Red off to good start

April 13, 2011

The Jersey State Bombers 10-U Red Team is starting the season off hot, going 3-0 in league play. The team is led in offense by leadoff hitter Sal Cusumano who is 8 for 12 making his average at .667. Tim Heslin and Nick Dziuba are also doing a fantastic job at the plate. Heslin is batting a solid .600 while Dziuba holds up a .500 average.

Pitching is led by Brendan Scott and Cameron Vinson. Dziuba, Heslin, Dobis and Kromish are also key pitchers in the staff. In 18 innings of league play, the staff holds 20 strikeouts and a team ERA of 2.00.

The team has posted wins against the Millville Lightening, Mt. Laurel Blue and the Seneca War Eagles Gold.

Their next game is Sunday against Cinnaminson. Game times are set for 12:00 pm and 2:15 pm.

Bombers Carella and Liedtka Kicking it in Gear for 10-U

April 6, 2011

Even though the Bombers fell to the defending league champions, the South Jersey Titans, on Sunday April 3rd, the team is starting to gel. After only playing three games together, the offense is looking great while pitchers are busy keeping hitters off balance. The fielding is the only gray area that needs a lot of improvement.

After three games, Garrett Carella is 5 for 10 with two doubles and a home run. Nathan Liedtka is 3 for 8 with a double and a home run. EJ Mangione is hitting .500 going 3 for 6 and Sean Dugan is 4 for 7 giving him the lead in team batting average at .571. Matt Christopher is just warming up with his .333 average, two doubles and 4 rbi’s. Even though Carella currently holds the lead-off spot, his role is still to drive in runs. This team has a lot of power hitters and without a doubt will end up dominating in most of their games.

Our Southampton 3 & 4 hitters, Ryan Graham and Matt Christopher, are getting extra work in this week as they plan on racking up the rbi’s this upcoming weekend. Both have developed into key power hitters as they both have tremendous bat speed. Matt Christopher on the hill and EJ Mangione behind the dish is a nasty 1 – 2 combination and a hard match up for any team in the south jersey area to compete against. EJ has the capabilities of throwing out any road runner that attempts to take 2nd base. Over the past two years he has developed in to a phenom behind the plate and will only get better as time moves forward.

This Sunday, April 10th, the Bombers 10-U Blue squad will take on the South Jersey Sandsharks at 230pm at Vanderslice Field. The following day, April 11th, they will go to work against the Medford Renegades at 730pm at Hartford Crossing Fields located in Medford.

Bombers Teams go 2-1 on Opening Weekend

March 29, 2011

The Jersey State Bombers 10-U red team started off their season Saturday on a hot note beating the Millville Lightning 11-4. Max Sakach had a monster bases clearing triple in the middle of the game. Brendan Scott also threw a solid first three innings on the hill. Donovan Wu also had a nice backup play in left field to throw out a runner at the plate. “Overall, the team played great despite playing their first game together and I was surprised to see that they were really pumped up the whole game,” said Team Manager, Owen Boles.

The next game for the 10-U red team is scheduled for Saturday at Diamond Nation in Flemington, NJ.

On the same day, the 12-U Blue team struggled in a loss to Washington Twp Blue Team. The final there was 15-5. Walks and errors haunted the defense giving up plenty of unearned runs, leaving the Bombers to beating themselves. Mike Christopher had a nice two run home run in the top of the 1st inning to get the Bombers on the board 2-0. However that wasnt enough to trigger the Bombers offense.

Their next game is Saturday against the South Jersey Thunder.

On Sunday afternoon, the 10-U Blue team broke out their season pounding 14 hits in a 15-8 win over the Mt. Laurel Gold. Garrett Carella led the team in offense with a three hit game. His hits included two doubles and a single. Nate Liedtka and Matt Christopher both smashed doubles as well. Cole Shontz was 2 for 2 with two singles with one attempt at a double getting himself thrown out. Christopher was 2 for 4, Sean Dugan was 2 for 3 and EJ Mangione was 1 for 2. Ryan Graham also had 3 RBI’S on the day.
Starting pitcher Matt Christopher only gave up one hit in three innings pitched.

Their next game is Sunday against the South Jersey Titans

Bombers finish fall season at 7-5 in league play

January 6, 2011

Bombers finish their first fall season at 7-5 in league play.

On Saturday October 23rd, the Bombers took on the Medford Indians at Hartford Crossing. The Bombers took both games winning the first game 6-1 and the second game 10-0.
Jarrett Wambold and Josh Knapp pitched great games. Hitting was led by Mike Christopher and Joey Robertson. Jeffrey love and Zak Fiato had a couple singles. Tim Schroeder also added a double.

The final game on Saturday October 30th against the Thunder was rough. The Pitching staff walked 11 batters and the defense was slightly below par as a couple routine plays were booted or thrown badly by infielders. Seven innings were played and the final score ended up being 14-8. Mike Christopher had a 2 RBI double in the sixth. The Bombers are anxious to pick up right where they left off in the spring.

Bombers U-12 go 3-1 over weekend

October 17, 2010

The weekend started off on a good note Friday night as the Bombers took on the Marlton Reds. Jarrett Wambold pitched a gem, throwing just 67 pitches. Bombers won 4-0.

On Saturday the Bombers took on the South Jersey Blue Claws. After being down 11-2 in the first game, the Bombers bounced back scoring 12 runs in the last 3 innings earning a 14-11 win. Joey Robertson and Zak Fiato stole the show. Robertson led off the game with a home run. Fiato finished with three doubles. Max Gussen also had three hits including two singles and a monster double. Tim Schroeder had two singles.

Game two was neck and neck until the last inning. Nine year old, Matt Christopher led off the bottom of the sixth with a single, stole second and then moved to third on a past ball. After the next two batters getting out, another nine year old stepped to the plate, EJ Mangione. With two outs in the inning and the count ending up going to 3-2, Mangione had no doubt he was getting a fastball. EJ smashed a bomb to left over the left fielders head knocking in the winning run. On a normal sized 200ft field, the ball may have been a home run, however the fence was much farther.

Sunday the bombers fell to the SJ Rays 14-8 with a poor defensive game. Walks by the Bombers pitching staff haunted them throughout the game.

The Bombers will take on the Medford Indians Saturday at 3:30pm at hartford crossing in Medford, NJ.

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