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Kettering Royals
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Welcome to the homepage for the Kettering Royals. The Royals are a member of the Miami Valley Adult Baseball League (MVABL) centered in Dayton Ohio. The Royals have been a member of the MVABL since the 2000 season.


Thursday, March 6
2nd Royal Inducted into the MVABL Hall of Fame

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This year Kettering Royals outfielder Chris Jergens was selected as a 2014 inductee into the Miami Valley Adult Baseball League Hall of Fame.   Chris joins the list of MVABL Hall-of-Famers inducted after their first appearance on the ballot.  Chris is a 2002 graduate of Alter high school and a former Wright State Raider outfielder/pitcher.  He joined the Kettering Royals in 2009 and is the first Hall-of-Famer to have also won the Rookie of the Year award. The 4-time All-Star won two championships with the Royals and was the 2010 Playoff Co-MVP.  Jergens was an All-MVABL first team selection in 2009 and 2011, and earned second-team honors in 2010.  In 5 seasons in the MVABL, Chris has batted .463, which is currently the fifth highest career average in league history.  His 27 home runs also tie him for fifth most in league play.  As a Royal he has set or in the top 3 in numerous single and career records as well.  He is currently the teams Career leader in Homeruns, RBI's, and Slugging.  As for Single season records, he is currently the leader for most Homeruns and holds all 3 Top 3 spots for single season Slugging percentage.

Congratulations to Chris, this is a great honor for a great ball player. Royals hope this is just the first of many more Royals to be inducted over the years to come.



Monday, June 2
Royals Hang on to Win in Extras

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The Boys in Blue were back in action Sunday following the Holiday Weekend against the Miami Valley Thunder at Howell Field.  It was a beautiful day for baseball and the Royals were able to get on the board early in the first as they finally had a bit of luck go their way as they were the beneficiary of a 2 out error that allowed the Royals to clear the bases for the early 3-0 lead.  However Thunder starter Max Ramsey kept the Royals in check after that until the 5th when Royals leadoff man Kevin Reynolds was able to reach base and move over to 2nd on an errant throw and then swiped 3rd to get into scoring position.  Royals SP, Jason Holmberg brought him home 2 batters later for the 4-0 lead, but the Thunder weren't going to give up that easily.  Holmberg worked quickly through the 1st 6 innings scattering 5 hits, but in the 7th the Thunder started the inning off with a HBP, and 2 quick back-to-back doubles cut the Royals lead in 1/2, and they would get a Sac Fly to bring the game within 1 after 7.  The Royals went to the bullpen to bring in their big lefty reliever who struggled with control, but was able to close out the 8th with no damage.  The Royals took the field in the bottom of the 9th clinging onto the slim 1 run lead, but the Thunder would get 2 quick singles forcing another pitching change.  The Royals brought in Matt Koopman to try and close the door and preserve the win for Royals starter Jason Holmberg, but the Thunger got 2 more singles though to allow John Ramsey to scamper home from 2nd to tie the game up at 4.  Koopman got an easy 6-4 to close out the 9th, but we were all tied up and headed to extras.

In the top of the 10th the Royals were a bit more patient at the plate trying to get some runners on and worked back-to-back walks off Thunder reliever John Connell, forcing the Thunder to the bullpen to bring in their hard throwing right hander Evan Koogler.  The speed change was apparent as Koogler picked up a quick K to start it off, but Brad Koopman delivered with a clutch single, his 1st of the game, to score Bryan Murphy from second.  With a runner at 3rd Koopman was able to move up to 2nd, and Shaun Delozier loaded the bases working a walk to bring Royals Rookie Shane Page to the plate.  Page delivered with his 1st hit of the game as well to score 2 more runs.  That was all they would get, but it was more than enough for Matt to finish out the game.  In the bottom half of the 10th Matt Koopman got a strikeout and a soft rolling 4-3 out quickly, but Max Ramsey worked the full count walk to extend the inning.  Koopman though would get Thunder Rookie Jason Osterman to flyout to center to end the game, with the final score of 7-4 for the Royals victory.

It was a great day for baseball, and a hard fought game by both teams, but the Royals can't relish on it too long as they have to prepare for their 1st matchup of the season against the youthful Beavercreek Sox this upcoming Sunday.  Game time is 6:00pm at Rotary Park so be sure to come out and cheer on your Boys in Blue as they look to extend their 2 game win streak.



Monday, May 26
Royals Win Nail Biter

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The Boys in Blue faced off against the South Dayton Slammers for a heated battle at Bellbrook High School on May 18th.  The Royals were able to get on the board first as Matt Koopman found a hole with a soft liner up the box to score Jesse French from 3rd with 2 outs.  However the Slammers would bounce back in the top of the 2nd and were able to string together a few hits of their own to plate 3.  From their Royals started Shaun Delozier and Slammers starter Jeff Beal battled back and forth sending hitter ofter hitter back to the bench.  Until the bottom of the 5th when the Royals were able to load the bases bringing Rookie Brandon Reaman to the plate with 2 outs, Reaman launched a "no-doubter" over the left center field fence to propel the Royals back on top 5-3.  In the bottom of the 6th Eric Jameson added some insurance runs belting another 2 out hit to the Right Center gap to plate Delozier and Bryan Murphy.  With a comfy 7-3 lead Delozier continued to work, but would face a few bumps in the 8th.  The Slammers got 2 quick back-to-back hits and Rick Anderson made him pay for that mistake and lauched the 3 run homerun to Center to bring the Slammers within 1.  After a quick mound visit to assess the damage Delozier stayed in the game to close out the top of the 8th without anymore damage.  Holding onto the slim 7-6 lead the Royals weren't able to add anymore runs on in the bottom of the 8th so they sent Matt Koopman to the mound to close out the game.  Matt worked quickly and got a strikeout to start off the 9th, but an errant pitch hit the Slammers next batter to put the tying run on the bases.  However firstbase is as far as he would get as Koopman only needed 4 more pitches to wrap up the inning getting the next 2 batters to flyout to closeout the game preserving the 7-6 victory.

 1 Slammers was a nice morale boost heading into the Memorial Day Holiday weekend.  Up next for the Royals though is a tough weeknight matchup with the Beavercreek Sox, another team that you have to play perfect against, as that will kickoff the busy summer schedule because they'll have little time to reflect on that game before they'll be back on the field on Sunday at Howell against the Miami Valley Thunder, one of the games that the Royals let slip through their fingers with some sloppy play.  They hope the 2nd time's the charm. 

Have a safe weekend and thanks to all those out there that are currently serving or have served, we appreciate all you give/gave to us so we can enjoy to play the game we all love. 



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Post Game Summaries

Be sure to read the latest Royals post game summaries located under the "Schedules" link in the right menu bar. Then click the game to see the scores, stats, and write-ups and stay up-to-date on your favorite Royal!!


Royals MVABL Hall of Fame Inductees
    >Mark Franklin 2012
    >Chris Jergens 2014

Royals Career Record Holders

    Hits
  1. Mark Franklin - 315
  2. Brian Duffy/Kevin Reynolds - 236
  3. Eric Jameson - 232
    Runs
  1. Brian Duffy - 231
  2. Kevin Reynolds - 201
  3. Mark Franklin - 194
    RBIs
  1. Chris Jergens - 175
  2. Mark Franklin - 173
  3. Eric Jameson - 142
    Home Runs
  1. Chris Jergens - 33
  2. Jason Holmberg - 13
  3. Tim Peffley - 10
    Batting Average ( min. 100 PAs)
  1. Dave Rooker - .492
  2. Chris Jergens - .486
  3. Jason Griffith - .440
    Slugging ( min. 100 PAs)
  1. Chris Jergens - .930
  2. Dave Rooker - .770
  3. Jason Griffith - .684

Royals Season Record Holders

    Hits
  1. Kevin Reynolds - 48 (2013) 
  2. Ben Ailes - 43 (2008) 
  3. Chris Jergens - 42 (2009 & 2010)
    Runs
  1. Brian Duffy - 42 (2013)
  2. Brian Duffy - 39 (2010)
  3. Kevin Reynolds - 37 (2013) 
    RBIs
  1. Jason Holmberg - 47 (2013) 
  2. Chris Jergens - 45 (2009)
  3. Drew Dobbins - 38 (2010) 
    Home Runs
  1. Chris Jergens - 8 (2009/2011)
  2. Drew Dobbins / Chris Jergens - 6 (2010)
  3. Tim Peffley - 5 (2008)
    Batting Average ( min. 50 PAs)
  1. Dave Rooker - .525 (2003)
  2. Brian Duffy - .515 (2013) 
  3. Chris Jergens - .509 (2013)
    Slugging ( min. 50 PAs)
  1. Chris Jergens - 1.070 (2013)
  2. Chris Jergens - 1.029 (2011)
  3. Chris Jergens - .892 (2010)
All Records Updated 03/2014



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