Thursday, October 18, 2012

Canberra Cavalry Re-Sign Brian Burgamy

Burgamy, 31, dominated almost every batting statistic in his inaugural ABL season and set a new league record batting average of .409.

He also led the league in runs scored (41), hits (67), total bases (111) and walks (34), and was third in home runs (12) and fifth in runs batted in (34).

It means the Cavalry now has their two offensive stars from the 2011-12 campaign back at the plate again, with Kody Hightower already in Canberra preparing for the upcoming season.

The Cavs have been in constant contact with Burgamy since he returned to the USA, with negotiations ramping up about six weeks ago.

Cavalry general manager Thom Carter said Burgamy's return also helped build continuity for the fledgling club, instead of just having minor league players fly-in from the USA for one season.

"Brian Burgamy is a huge boost to anybody's offence," he told The Canberra Times. "The guy set records here last year for batting average and led the league in just about every offensive category and is a clutch hitter.

"He's just going to increase our [offensive] output, along with other players we've signed and brought across.
"We think we're going to have one heck of an offence this year."

Burgamy and Hightower aren't the only Cavalry players returning from last season.

Canberra products Hayden Beard, Steven Kent, Kyle Perkins and Ben Warner are also on the roster, while pitcher Brian Grening will be the No.1 starting pitcher.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Steve Fox, Adrian Martin and Jon Velasquez Traded For...Themselves

September 25, 2012
New Jersey: Acquired RHP Steve Fox from Camden (Atlantic League) to complete the September 14 trade between the two clubs
Newark: Acquired RHP Mike Ness from Bridgeport (Atlantic League) to complete the earlier trade betweent he two clubs
Rockland: Acquired RHP Adrian Martin and RHP Jonathan Velasquez from Camden (Atlantic League) to complete the September 17 trade between the two clubs

September 17, 2012
Rockland: Traded RHP Adrian Martin and RHP Jonathan Velasquez to Camden (Atlantic League) in exchange for two (2) players to be named later

September 14, 2012
New Jersey: Traded RHP Steve Fox to Camden (Atlantic League) in exchange for a player to be named later

Friday, September 14, 2012

Walker And Corey To The Inactive List, Two New Pitchers Signed...

Jon Velasquez
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Position: P
Birthdate: Oct 15, 1985
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Bats/Throws:  R/R
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190 lbs


Regular 2012Rockland Boulders674.952121001298560125
Regular 2011Rockland864.19191910124.110945122
Adrian Martin
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Position: P
Birthdate: Sep 2, 1984
Hometown: Stuart, FL
Bats/Throws:  R/R
Height: 6-1
Weight: 180 lbs


Regular 2012Rockland Boulders631.2646001949.238148
Regular 2011Rockland522.0639002243.239445

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bryan Corey Has Pitched In His Last Professional Baseball Game...

And in typical Riversharks fashion, he did great, then the bullpen came in and shit all over him. 'Sharks lose 6-3, Corey goes six and a third, giving up a run on just two hits. He struck out two.

Santos Hernandez struck out FIVE Revs in his inning and two thirds of relief, but his efforts were offset by John "Hey, Didn't I Used To Be The Closer?" Lujan, who allowed three runs on four hits in his two thirds of an inning of relief.  Jake Eigsti went three for four with two RBI. Chris Walker launched his 12th home run of the year over the left field wall.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fox Shocks York Jocks; Or How Doetsch's Reach Sparks 'Sharks

In his first start with the Riversharks, righty Steve Fox was impressive. Impressive in that he made it six innings without going on the DL, which is apparently de rigueur with Camden's pitching staff in 2012.

Eddy Camacho, Keith Weiser and Mariano Gomez have all been shelved with injuries, which has required some serious shuffling of the deck on the part of Jeff Scott to even put together a five man rotation (Blake King and Josh Walter, usually middle relievers, have started games in the past two weeks). The Alex Smith experiment isn't working quite as planned, but if tonight's game against the York Revolution was any indication, Fox is going to do quite nicely here. He went six innings, allowing one run on three hits. He struck out three.

Meantime, Steve Doetsch had himself a game, going two for three with a homer and two RBI, as the Riversharks came from behind to beat the Revs tonight, 5-2. Hammes, Lujan and Rosales combined for three innings of scoreless relief, with Rosales picking up save number five.

More on Steve Fox (drafted guessed it, the Red Sox) here.