Beach Collegiate Baseball League: My Site News
That's a wrap on the 2016 BCBL season, and boy, was it a fun one! With the final game on the line, Scott Eul's Manowars proved why they have been worthy of the headlines all season long. They managed to knock off the Conway Cadets will a breakout five-run eighth-inning. Catcher AJ Gallager crushed a three-run triple to right-center field, putting the game away for the 2015 champs and giving coach Eul his second straight BCBL trophy.
The BCBL would like to congratulate all coaches and players for their participation this season. The league also thanks family and friends who followed along throughout the summer. We hope it was an enjoyable experience for all involved, and look forward to the summer of 2017!
FINAL: Sharks 9, Longboards 2.— BCBL Baseball (@BCBL2016) June 27, 2016
After a bumpy start to the year, the Sharks have reached the semis!
FINAL: Cadets 7, Whales 6.— BCBL Baseball (@BCBL2016) June 27, 2016
The Cadets move on to tomorrow's semi-final game against the winner of Crawdads/Surf.
FINAL: Manowars 14, Jackets 4.— BCBL Baseball (@BCBL2016) June 27, 2016
Manowars continue their dominance, advance to semis.
FINAL: Crawdads 6, Surf 5.— BCBL Baseball (@BCBL2016) June 27, 2016
The Crawdads advance to tomorrow's semi-final game against the Conway Cadets.
The BCBL regular season is wrapped up, and it's been the most productive season we've had yet! With little rain to stop us, all 12 teams got plenty of playing time and exposure on the beautiful fields in Myrtle Beach!
You can find all of our playoff matchups ar our GameChanger link, as always, right here.
Next week, we will be playing at Waccamaw and St. James for three days to decide who might be the 2016 BCBL champion... Will it be the Pawleys Island Manowars with their ace pitchers, or will a team like the Socastee Sharks surprise the league and go from worst to first by the end of the season! It's going to be a fun one, and you won't want to miss the action here at the BCBL!
After a full day of action, the BCBL is in full number-crunching mode. There is just one day left to figure out who will make the 2016 Beach Collegiate Baseball League playoffs! In both the Atlantic and Coastal divisions, several teams have the opportunity to rise and fall up and down the standings board as the games take place. You can find full BCBL standings at this link.
As of the end of today's games, only two teams have been eliminated. That means tomorrow, all six games will be crucial to the makeup of the 2016 playoffs. Will the Longboards and Sharks have enough in the tank to capture a coveted postseason spot? Will the Crawdads lock up the #1 seed in their division? There are plenty of storylines to follow, which you can do on Twitter and GameChanger.
NOTE: Playoffs will take place next week - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Both Waccamaw and St. James High School fields will be used on Monday, while the semis and championship game will take place at St. James on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Today marked the first day of play at our local HS fields, St. James and Waccamaw. This week will be a three-game set that ultimately decides the final playoff positions! Currently sitting at the top are the Pawleys Island Manowars, but there are plenty of teams still hanging in the balance, playing for their postseason hopes as we approach this trio of game days.
You can find full scores and updates from today's action HERE. Also, follow us on Twitter @BCBL2016. Tomorrow, we'll be publishing an interview with Scott Eul, the head coach of the Manowars, as he chats with our Joe Wedra about his season and potential chances at a second-consecutive league title. We hope to see you out at the fields!
2016 BCBL All-Star Game List
OF Logan Linder #22 (Surf)
OF Shayne Erny #9 (Generals)
OF Hunter Hart #4 (Stars)
OF Jonathan Bryant #24 (Cadets)
OF/P Gil Erwin #7 (Whales)
OF/IF Trai Jackson #18 (Cadets)
SS Travis Macrides #25 (Surf)
SS Adam Janey #6 (Crawdads)
SS/INF Jonathan Riffle (Stars)
INF Chase Hetzel #10 (Generals)
3B/1B Austin Looker #22 (Whales)
2B/UT/DH Jackson Evatt #28 (Whales)
3B/1B/P Chris Peres #14 (Crawdads)
IF/OF Anthony Lantigua #7 (Crawdads)
P/1B/OF Tyler Comport #10(Surf)
RHP Blaine Werth #23 (Surf)
RHP Mike Dilanni #20 (Crawdads) **can't pitch**
P Nick Bebout #14 (Generals)
P Carter Daniels #12 (Generals)
P Jackson Godoy #7 (Stars)
P Jake Norton #25 (Cadets)
C Mike Giordano #20 (Stars)
C Dillon Callicott #9 (Whales)
C/INF/P Tyler Sandoval #21 (Cadets)
DH David White #24 (Stars) *added by staff.
P Trevor Maly #22 (Waves)
P John Wickwiser #3 (Jackets)
P Taylor McMackin #17 (Jackets)
P Evan Young #20 (Longboards)
P Logan Wonn #7 (Manowar)
P Dylan L'Herpiniere #13 (Manowar)
P RJ Skeen #16 (Sharks)
P Jackson Hayes #24 (Bluefish)
C John McGarvey #12 (Waves)
C Drew Patterson #15 (Jackets)
C Brennan Fontenot #5 (Sharks)
C/1B Zach Metzgar #10 (Manowar)
SS John Tierney #3 (Bluefish)
MIF Kyle Hartenstein #7 (Longboards)
IF/OF/C Seth Brosious #8 (Manowar)
INF/P James Shepard #10 (Sharks)
INF Beaux Gilbeaux #23 (Sharks)
3B Eric DiPietro #5 (Waves)
3B Justin Williams #20 (Bluefish)
1B Bobby Kramer #26 (Jackets)
1B/OF Nick Capozzi #13 (Waves)
1B/ OF Cullen Cicotte #25 (Longboards)
OF Andrew Currie #9 (Longboards)
OF/C Sam Gray #22 (Bluefish)
*OF/UT Brayden Callihan #1 (Manowar) added by staff.
Tomorrow is our last day of BCBL action at the Grand Park Complex in Myrtle Beach. Next week, we move to local HS fields (St. James and Waccamaw) to finish up the season strong! Follow us on Twitter @BCBL2016.
Follow along with all of the live action at this link. We'd like to thank everyone who has made the first three weeks of the season a massive success. Here's to a fantastic remainder of the summer!
Today kicked off the BCBL's final regular-season divisional play afternoon, where our teams had one more chance to show off that they were, indeed, the best in their respective divisions. While the rest of the regular season games do still count, teams will be playing across the opposite division in order to see fresh faces and brand new opposing talent.
The Pawleys Island Manowars and Conway Cadets sit 1 and 2 in the total BCBL standings, helped out by brilliant offensive performances from players like David Gulatti and Zach Metzger (Manowars).
Tomorrow is our second-to-last day of play this week (Friday off), before we send the teams out to local HS fields to perform in three days of final regular season play. After that, it's playoff time - a time that we;ve been waiting for all summer long!
June 12th/13th INTERVIEWS
Friday was another successful day for the BCBL, capping off the second week of game action. The Manowars continued their dominance, as Scott Eul's team won both games of their doubleheader against the North Myrtle Beach Bluefish.
Above, you'll see our Joe Wedra's interview with Beau Smith, the head coach of the 5-11 Generals. Smith speaks about his background in coaching as well as what he's looking forward to over the course of the rest of the season.
BCBL action returns next week as Monday kicks off a four-day schedule where teams will again participate in doubleheaders. We hope to see you out at the ballfield!
Scores and stats from today's games HERE.
Wednesday was another flawless, absolutely perfect day of BCBL baseball down here in Myrtle Beach, with plenty of warm weather and hot bats to speak of!
The Conway Cadets scored 23 runs in their two games against the Rawlings Stars, moving to second place in the BCBL with an 8-3-1 record. Just behind them are Jack Winters' Carolin Forest Crawdads, a squad that split a spirited doubleheader with the Palmetto Generals this afternoon.
Looking to find full stats of today's action and more? Just click THIS LINK and you'll be directed to the BCBL's stats, schedule, and standings hub for the rest of the season ... it really is that easy!
Tomorrow, more BCBL action kicks off in the morning with a classic doubleheader schedule on tap. Come join us - first pitches will be on time at 9:00!
Week two of the BCBL officially started on Monday, kicking off five straight days of live baseball action in sunny, beautiful Myrtle Beach. As always, you can keep track of the BCBL on Twitter @BCBL2016, or find us on GameChanger with a quick search of "BCBL 2016".
General manager Dan LeDuc has gotten all of his games in thus far (move aside, Tropical Storm Colin!) and the league is still at a 100% production rate heading into the second week of games at the complex.
The Manowars still sit atop the league, but Matt Hochstetter and his Wacammaw Waves won two games on Tuesday to officially get on the board in the win column. Waves pitching held the Sharks to just two runs over their 14 innings of doubleheader play, still struggling on offense but lighting up the stat sheet on the mound!
Tomorrow, action is back as a full slate of games gets underway at 9 a.m.
Monday kicked off the second week of BCBL action at the Grand Park Complex, giving teams yet another opportunity to showcase their talents in front of family and friends visiting the Myrtle Beach area.
The Pawleys Island Manowars won both of their matchups against the Socastee Sharks (interview with asst. coach Ryan Elko in link above), boosting their record to 7-1 and putting them atop the BCBL league standings. The North Myrtle Beach Bluefish boosted their record to 6-1-1 with a pair of wins against the Waves.
For tomorrow, we are currently watching the weather as Tropical Storm Colin approaches. Any and all news will be posted on the league's official Twitter page @BCBL2016.
Friday's BCBL action marked the third full day of doubleheaders for all teams, finishing off the first stretch of season without a single rain-out. For Myrtle Beach in the summer, that's a big win.
Also familiar with big wins are the members of the North Myrtle Beach Bluefish, our team of the day. Led by skipper Chris Johnson, the Bluefish scored 18 runs in two games against the Waves. They're now tied with the Carolina Forest Crawdads at 5-1 for the best record in the league, on pace to become league favorites as the big stretches of the next two weeks take shape. For North Myrtle Beach, it's been Justin Williams leading the way. Batting at .538, he leads the league in Quality At-Bats (19), also hitting two home runs and walking twice.
This weekend, the league takes two days off before returning on Monday for a full five-day doubleheader schedule. Follow us on Twitter for updates as the 2016 season continues!
Thursday marked the second full day of BCBL games, a morning and afternoon that went without a hitch. Yet again, all 12 teams took the fields at Grand Park for doubleheaders. No rain for the second day in a row, players are getting plenty of reps as the summer rolls along.
Our team of the day,the Pawleys Island Manowars came out of Thursday's play as the only undefeated team left in the league. They managed to out-score the Waccamaw Waves 14-2 on the day, including an 11-0 victory in Game 2. They've hit three home runs on the season - long balls from AJ Gallager, David Gulatti and Zach Metzger.
The Waves are the only team looking for their first win - the Generals, Stars and Sharks are all just above them in the season league standings at 1-3.
Tomorrow, seven more doubleheaders finish up the week of action before the first off weekend of the season. Games start at 9 a.m. yet again at the beautiful Grand Park complex near The Market Common. We hope to see you there!
Day one of the BCBL kicked off on Wednesday with doubleheaders for each of our 12 squads. With plenty of out-of-town fans in attendance, players put on a fantastic display of talent for their first afternoon of baseball, smoothly starting the season with fantastic results.
Four teams - Jackets, Surf, Manowars and Whales - won both games of the doubleheaders, while the Bluefish and Longboards both combined for the BCBL's first seven-inning tie of 2016.
Our team of the day, the Windy Hill Whales put on an offensive clinic. Scoring 19 runs in their two games, Phil McClure's squad jumped out to an early lead in the Coastal division.
Tomorrow, action kicks off at the fields at Grand Park by The Market Common at 9:00 a.m. Bring the family and watch the show here with the talent at the Beach Collegiate Baseball League!
Tuesday kicked off the first official day of the BCBL, as the coaches and teams got together for meetings and pre-season workouts. After a brief coaches meeting, all 12 teams hit the field to work on fundamentals and team chemistry, including some who practiced in an intrasquad format, pitching to live hitting and simulating in-game scenarios.
The weather for tomorrow's opening day looks like it'll be rain-free as the BCBL kicks off it's 5th season! Need to follow along with the games and live stats? HERE is the link to do so.