Bridge Athletics: 3 Stars of the Week

Thursday, May 23
Week 5

1st Star - Bobby White - He had a great day at the plate going 3-3 with 5 RBI's and 2 Runs scored. His big hit of the day came in the 5 inning with the bases loaded. With the help of a leaping fielder trying to snag a HR, the ball bounced off the end of his glove and over the fence for his second Grand Slam this season. 

2nd Star - Steve O'niel - Steve knocked his 2nd triple of the season and had a big day at short by starting two double plays on the night. Steve knocked in 2 runs and scored one of his own. Bridge faced a good hitting team and steve did his best to keep the team in to the very end with his solid defensive play.


3rd Star - PJ Nolan and Mahlon Beiler - Both went 3 -3 on the night with a cominbed 4 runs scored and 1 RBI. They both manned the left side of the outfield and did a great job defensively on a tough night. Down 14-1 after 3 innings, they helped jumpstart the Bridge offense on its way to climbing back to a 14-10 defeciet after 6 innings.

Week 4

1st Star - Jeff Miller and Keith Shoop - Both players were on fire this week and led their teams to a solid victory. Both had 2  three run home runs and catalyst to jump starting the offense. Jeff had 6 RBi's and Keith had 7. Solid weeks for both and if they keep this hitting up, they will be unstoppable.

- Keith now has 7 HR this season which moves him into 5 place all time and is 1 HR away from tying 2nd place in a single season record.


2nd Star - Jordan Clark - Jordan has quietly been an unsung hero so far this season batting a whopping .814. He went 4 -4 on thursday night with 2 RBI's and 2 runs scored. He was great at setting the table for the big bats behind him to drive him in and rotate the lineup. Jordan is now 1st in average, 2nd in RBI's, and 1st in singles for Bridge.


3rd Star - Merv Engle - Merv continues to dominate on the mound and at the plate. He shut down the hopewell lineup to secure his 3rd win on the year and he helped himself at the plate by going 4-5 with another HR and double.

- Merv has 5 doubles on the year and on pace to shatter the record for most in a season. He has moved into sole possesion of 2nd place all time for most doubles.

Week 3

1st Star -  Allen Deforest - Allen continues his hot start of the season and hit his first career grand slam. He added two other hits and 2 runs scored on the night. With those 3 hits he is currently first in the league batting an astounding .857 average.


2nd Star - Merv Engel - Merv is doing it all this season. Pitching great, gold glove pitcher and now is second in the league in average and first in Doubles. He added another 3 hits to solidify the back end of the lineup.


3rd Star - Logan Stoltzfus - Logan is quietly having a great season and had 3 hits on tuesday and is currently leading the league in singles. He is making a lot of great plays at first and adding so much value to a great infield.

Week 2

1st Star - Keith Shoop: This week he went a solid 4-4 with 2HR, 1 double, 5 RBI's and 4 runs scored. His second consecutive game with 2 HR.  Keith has been off to a tremendous start this season and is on pace to break many single season records. He now leads the league in RBI's, runs scored, and is tied for most HR.

2nd Star - Merv Engel: Merv has been stellar this season on the mound and he showed that again this week by keeping the Providence hitters off balance all night. The most impressive feat this week was Merv going 4-4 with 3 doubles, 5 runs scored, and 2 RBI. With that big night he tied a single season record for most doubles in a game.

3rd Star - Bobby White: Bobby went 3-3 with 2HR, 1 double, 2 RBi's and 2 runs scored. He now as 5 straight extra base hits and back to back games with 2 HR. He is tied for the league lead in HR.

Week 1 - 2013

1st Star - Bobby W. - Bobby went 3-5, over two games this week, with 2 HR (1 grand slam) 7 RBI and 4 runs scored. He gave Bridge the lead with his grand slam in the 4th inning, which turned out be the winning run.

2nd Star - Allen D. - Allen went 5-5 in the week with 2 HR, 2 Doubles, 5 RBI, and 3 runs scored. He was amazing in LF as he was catching everything that was coming his way. A few highlight real plays on some great shoe string diving/sliding catches. Allen was  a real force on thursday.

3rd Star - Keith S. - Keith went 3-5 with 2 HR, 5 RBI, and 3 runs scored. He was a huge part of why Freedom Life jumped out to an early lead on Thursday night. He carried over his hot hitting from last season and already seems to be in mid season form

Week 8 - 2012

1st Star - Jackson Stoltzfus: Jackson had a career night on monday when he smashed two Home runs, his 2nd and 3rd of the season. He racked up 7 RBI's on 5 hits to lead FLCC over Trinity. He also doubled in the game and scored 4 runs. He is having a MVP type season 

2nd Star - Ryan Stoltzfus: Ryan has been tearing the ball up this past week. It was Ryan's birthday this week and his bat was helping him celebrate it. This week he went 5 for 8, with 1 double, 1 Grand Slam and 5 RBI. He is having a great season and a key contributor to the team.

3rd Star - Brad Wise: Brad returned from his injury this week and immediately made his presence felt. He went 2-3 with 4 walks (yes 4 walks in two games, more than the rest of the team combined). It is great to see brad back out on the field, healthy, and ready to make the push for the playoffs.

Week 7

1st Star - The Lester Boy's - Bryan and Doug Lester were battling to see who can out slug the other. They each had 2 Home runs a piece, but Doug edged Bryan with the power display by hitting one of the farthest hits of the season. The two combined for 10 out of the 19 RBIs for Bridge on Monday night vs. Hopewell.

2nd Star - Ron March - Ron is usually the emotional and spirited leader of Freedom Life but on Tuesday night he was also the leader on the mound. In his first start on the year, he earned his first win. He battled all night to get in front of hitters and pitched strikes when needed the most. He never allowed Calvary Fellowship to get in a rhythm. Ron also contributed at the plate by getting 3 hits and 2 RBIs.

3rd Star - Greg Alderman - Greg batted 2nd for the first time this season and did not disappoint. He went 3 for 5 with 2 doubles and 3 runs scored. He used his legs to cause havoc on the base path and was constantly getting on base to give a chance for our big hitters to do some damage. Not only did Greg bat well, he is continuing his strong play in the field and shooting for his 2nd gold glove with the plays he is making in the outfield. He was spectacular again saving a few runs with his clutch glove.


Week 6

1st Star:  Bridge Offense - The 'A' team was on fire monday night as they 'mercy ruled' Calvary Fellowship scoring 33 runs in 5 innings. This was the most runs scored in FLCC or Bridge history and defintly a night to remember. In the 3rd inning, 21 runs were scored and we batted around the lineup twice.

2nd Star: Bryan Lester - Bryan (finally) connected for his 1st HR of the year on monday night. He went 5 for 5 with a Grand Slam and a triple. He led the team with 9 RBI's and 5 runs scored.

3rd Star: Ryan Stoltzfus, Greg Alderman, and PJ Nolan - The 3 of them combined had 14 RBI's, 9 runs scored, and 4 extra base hits. Ryan and PJ also hit their 1st home runs of the season.  

Week 5

1st Star - Mike Deraco - In his 1st game of the season he goes a perfect 3 for 3 with a HR and 3 runs scored. It was great to have mike our there with the team and looking forward to see what he does for the rest of the season. Feels like old times.

2nd Star - Jackson Stoltzfus - Jackson is starting to heat up as he went 3 for 3 with his 1st triple of the year and ended the night with 3 RBI.

3rd  Star - Tom Dorsheimer - Happy Birthday to Tom as he went 2 for 3 with an RBi and a run score. Great day of hitting on his birthday, but we just we fell short on getting the Win on your birthday.

Week 4

1st Star - Mike Dowlin: He was stellar in his 1st star of the year on the mound. He kept the Hopewell hitters off thier game with getting ahead of them early in the count. He limited them to 6 runs (4 in the 1st) and helped his own cause going 3 for 3 with a HR, 2 RBI, and 3 runs scored.

2nd Star - Bobby W., Jesse Y., and Howie F.: All three hit 2 Home runs this week and went a combined 12 - 17 with 6 HR, 9 runs scored, and 15 RBI.

3rd Star - Merv E. and Ryan S.: Both had 3 hits against Hopewell on monday night and did a great job of providing a spark for the back of the lineup. They scored 4 runs and drove in 2.

Week 3

1st Star - Dwight Stoltzfus earned his 2nd straight 1st star with a 4 for 4 performance. 1 monster HR, 5 RBI, and 2 runs scored. He has been on fire this season and a huge part for the teams perfect start at 3-0.

2nd Star - Brad Wise continued his hot start to the season smashing his 1st home run of the year. He Drove in 3 and scored 3 runs to lead the way vs. Brandywine Grace. His solid defensive play at SS has been frustrating the oposition and keeping runs off the board. 

3rd Star - Howie Fryberger, Jay Lusby, and Jesse Yacoe were on base all 4 times they were up last week. Combined they scored 7 runs and drove in 8 runs.

Week 2

1st Star - Dwight Stoltzfus - Dwight had 2 clutch triples to help Freedom life with its comeback win against St. Peter. Both triples came with two outs and men on base. He ended the day with 2 runs scored and 4 RBI's.

2nd Star - Merv Engel - Merv was lights out on the mound vs. St. Joes, limiting them to 4 runs (2 earned). He pounded the strike zone and was keeping the St. Joes hitters off balance with his knuckle ball.

3rd Star - Brad Wise - Brad was making a claim to capture his first gold glove with the plays he was making at SS. He was solid and let nothing get by him. With his solid Defense, it helped keep St. Joes off the base path. He was also 1 for 3, with a double, 1 run scored, and 1 RBI.

Week 1

1st Star - Jesse Yacoe - Jesse was on fire smashing 2 Home Runs. He ended the night 4 for 5 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI.

2nd Star - Jackson Stoltzfus - Jackson had a historic night as he hit his 1st home run of his career.

3rd Star - Robby Hulett and Ron March - Both had a strong night at the plate going 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored a piece.