Bombers Tryouts are Only Days Away!

Time is running out to become a Bomber for the 2018 Spring and Summer Baseball Seasons.  Tryouts are next week on Wednesday the 25th and Thursday the 26th.  You can register for sign ups by clicking HERE.   Come learn from top notch coaches and instructors at the Keystone State Baseball Academy all winter long before taking on some of the best competition in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  Sign up NOW!

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Bombers 14u Wins Third Straight Championship on Heels of a 13 Game Win Streak!

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The Bombers 14u National Team’s fall season has come to a close as they won four straight in the Future Stars Monster Mash Tournament in Lebanon, PA.  This Championship marks the teams third straight tournament championship, each coming in dominant fashion.  During this weekends tournament, the Bombers ended 3 games by mercy rule and outscored their opponents 33 to 1.

In the opening game of pool play Gerald Debalko gave up just four hits and one walk while striking out two in a four inning game against the King’s Park Knights from New York. The Bombers scored 10 runs to end the game by mercy rule.

Game two saw another stellar pitching performance by righty Michael Heckman against the Harrisburg Hornets.  Heckman gave up 5 hits and struck out 3 in seven innings of work as the Bombers won 5-1.  Heckman threw 19 first pitch strikes in the game.  Ryan Flury, Caleb Sturtevant and Alex Ruiz all had two hits during the game.

The third game of the tournament saw Brycen Flinton throw a 2 hit shutout against the well known Keystone Cougars.  The Bombers ended this game in 5 innings and won 8-0.

Not to be outdone, Ryan Jones threw a complete game no-hitter with the help of some stellar defensive plays in the championship against the Avengers.  This game also ended at 8-0 in five innings.  The offense was led by Ryan Flury, Brycen Flinton and Michael Heckman who all tallied two hits in the championship game while Nate Uzelac also added a double.

This tournament caps a 13 game win streak that saw three straight tournament championships. Two Future Stars Tournaments and one at Sports at the Beach in Delaware.  The Bombers scored 124 runs in those 13 games and tallied 120 hits, 26 of which went for extra bases.  The Bombers also stole 81 bases in those three tournaments while only surrendering 17 runs on 52 hits.  The Bombers finish the fall season at 26-3-1 and this caps the year at 59-13-1.

Congrats to the Bombers 14u team on a phenomenal season!

 

Josh Rich Commits To La Roche College! @richjosh55

Keystone State Bomber, Josh Rich has announced his commitment to play at La Roche College.  Rich, a 5’9″ 170lb catcher has landed himself among the other Redhawks at one of the country’s top Division III programs. The program has been 305-170, a .642 winning percentage in the past 11 seasons.  The Redhawks have won 6 Regular Season titles, 5 AMCC Conference Titles and finished Runner-Up in the 2015 NCAA Mideast Regional and won the 2016 NCAA Mideast Regional to advance to the programs first College World Series.  The program set a new record for wins in 2016 setting the bar at 43 wins while finishing in the Final Four of the D3 National Tournament.

The Redhawks look to be gearing up for more success as they are getting an incredible defensive catcher in Rich.  Josh is a quick twitch catcher that displays discipline and focus behind the dish as well as great arm strength to control the opposition’s running game.  Rich also has the ability to consistently find the barrel offensively and surprise teams with gap to gap extra base hits.

Congratulations Josh on your commitment to La Roche from everyone in the Bomber Family!  We are excited to see how your career plays out as a Redhawk!

The Rich commitment is the eighth from the Bombers 17u National team this summer.

Weigel Commits To LaSalle! @bubba_weigel

Keystone State Bomber, Luke Weigel, has chosen LaSalle University as his next stop on his quest to further both his academic and athletic careers.  Luke, more commonly known as “Bubba”,  is a 6’3″  220lb catcher/first baseman that caught the eye of schools with his offensive ability to hit the long ball.

LaSalle will not only enjoy a great baseball player, but a player who is a great team guy; the type of player that picks everyone up with his positive attitude and his great work ethic.  Congrats Bubba from everyone at the Keystone State Bombers and the Keystone State Baseball Academy!

Weigel’s commitment to LaSalle makes him the seventh Bomber to commit from this summer’s team and the fifth Division I commit.

Come Join a Winning Tradition!

As the weather gets colder, we will be heating things up at the Keystone State Baseball Academy getting ready for next spring.  Our teams are filling up, but we do still have space for talented players in the Bombers organization.  Register now for your tryout.  Tryouts will be held October 25th and 26th at the Academy at 662 Ditz Drive in Manheim, PA.  Click HERE to register!FullSizeRender-2

14u Durham Trip Summary

The Keystone State Bombers 14u had a successful trip to Durham this past weekend as they played in the Perfect Game Durham Bulls Labor Day Classic.  After a storm rolled through and cancelled all games on Saturday, the team took advantage of the day off and took in some of the areas exciting events.  After an early morning BP session at a local indoor facility, some players decided to go to the UNC vs. Cal football game while others went to Duke.

Once the games started, the Bombers opened with a 10-2 loss to the South Charlotte Cougars and tied 1-1 with WM9 after stranding 10 plus runners in scoring position. Sunday, the Bombers took two games from previously #1 seeded Warriors 14u team.  The Warriors scored 22 runs in their first two games before being held to 8 against the Bombers in two games.  Pitchers, Ryan Jones, Michael Heckman and Alex Ruiz all turned in outstanding performances.  Jones threw a complete game vs WM9 although he only recorded a tie for his efforts.  Heckman and Ruiz both recorded wins in their appearances.  Ryan Flury led the way on offense with two multiple hit games and a double in game three.

Although the Bombers did not participate in the championship game, they did finish ranked second in the tournament.

Bombers 14u Heading to North Carolina!

The Keystone State Bombers 14u fall team will be leaving today and heading south to North Carolina.  The Bombers will be playing their next tournament in the iconic Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Well known as the setting of the famous baseball movie, Bull Durham.   This tournament will be played entirely at the Durham Bulls home field.  The Bombers are scheduled for their first game on Saturday at 11:30am with a second starting at 4pm.  They will play again on Sunday at 9am and will finish the championship round on Monday! The Bombers are currently 4-0 this fall after winning the BSE Fall Kickoff Classic Tournament in Pottstown last weekend. You can follow all the action pitch by pitch on Game Changer by clicking HERE!

Kevin Barron’s Efforts Highlighted On Camel Call! @Kbarron_25

Kevin Barron is sticking to his efforts in making the Miracle Field in Horsham, PA a reality and those efforts continue to get noticed.  He was recently recognized by the Division I, Campbell Camels radio program named Camel Call.  This is a great interview with Kevin that describes how he got started, the commitment he’s made and the efforts he is making to balance his education, his athletic career and continuing to raise money for kids with disabilities.  You can click HERE to listen to the entire interview.

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Bombers 14u Starts the Fall With a Tournament Championship!

The Bombers 14u fall team has picked up almost where it left off, with a tournament championship.  The Bombers 14u started the weekend with a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Zombies and followed that with a close 9-8 win over the GSA Gators in what was a back and forth battle. The orange and black started today off with a 7-2 victory over Balltown and defeated the GSA Gators again in the final 8-2. In four games the Bombers stole 28 bases and outscored their opponents 29-13.  The Bombers trotted out 10 different pitchers in the four games while Luke Angstadt turned in one of the most notable performances, striking out 5 in two innings against the Zombies.  Ryan Jones got the win in the Championship Game, pitching five innings and allowing only one run on two hits.

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Bombers Tryouts Start Tomorrow!

The Bombers will be holding tryouts for their Spring and Summer 2018 teams on Monday, August 28th through the31st.  Please register for tryouts by clicking HERE and filing out the registration page!  Pick the date and time that works best for you!  As always there is no charge to tryout out for the Keystone State Bombers.  All of our tryouts are held at the Keystone State Baseball Academy at 662 Ditz Drive, Manheim, PA 17545.  Come join the program that has produced 80 college commits in the past 5 years!  REGISTER NOW!IMG_3050