Akron Merchants: Welcome

MUNY
Monday, October 25
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SHORTSTOP CHRIS DOKTOR

Welcome to the cyber-home of the Akron Merchants, a member of the MUNY AA Mens Senior Baseball League. The Merchants were founded in 2000 as a youth program for older teens and expanded in 2003 to include our mens senior team. The "junior" Merchants remain in existence today as a summer developmental team for the Akron Central varsity program, participating in the Lockport Midget A Baseball League. The Merchants moniker dates back to the 1950's and the Village of Akron's franchise in the old Buffalo News Suburban Baseball League. With financial sponsorship from one sole entity unfeasible in a small rural town, multiple local businesses and service organizations were solicited to purchase a single uniform each. Unfortunately the original Merchants folded in 1982, after several years of roster turnover and player shortages.The 2000 return of the Merchants utilized the same financing concept however. In our nine years of existence, 35 local businesses, service organizations, and professionals have lent support to Akron Merchants baseball. The Candy Apple Cafe, American Legion Post #900, MR Middaugh, and the Ballow Law Firm have been members of the Merchants sponsorship team since 2000. Greg Bell, a member of the original Merchants from 1976-82, acts as manager of both the "junior" and "senior" Merchants.

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MERCHANTS MUNY AA MSBL HISTORY

2003: 5-16 (Seventh Place)

2004: 9-15 (Sixth Place)
Won quarter-final round playoff series vs Kuhn two games to one.
Lost semi-final round playoff series to Erie-Buffalo two games to none.

2005: 10-14 (Third Place - Eastern Division)
Lost quarter-final playoff series to Portabellos two games to none.

2006: 5-17 (Fifth Place - Eastern Division)

2007: 11-13 (Fifth Place)

Lost quarter-final round playoff series to Erie-Buffalo two games to none

2008: 10-12 (Third Place - Eastern Division)
Lost quarter - final round playoff series to Kuhn two games to one

2009: 9-12-1 (Fourth Place - Eastern Division)

2010 11-11 (Sixth Place)

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MERCHANT MILESTONES:

Career Leaders (regular season as of 9/1/09)

Games: Trapper - 170, Gay -167, Bell, Gary - 163
Hits: Bell, Gary - 158, Gay - 110, Trapper - 98
BA: (Min 150 PA): Bell, Gary - .347, Bryer - .310
Runs: Bell, Gary - 87, Gay - 63, Doktor - 58
RBI: Gay - 69, Trapper - 54, Chugg - 37
SB: Bell, Gary - 56, Doktor - 20, Bell, PJ - 17

PITCHING
GS: Bell, Gary - 54, Bell, Greg - 31Lohrman - 29
GC: Bell, Gary - 24, Bell, Greg - 17, Lohrman - 15
Rel: Bell, Gary - 25, Bell, Greg - 15, Dembrow - 11
IP: Bell, Gary - 351, Bell, Greg - 201 2/3, Lohrman - 174 2/3
SO: Bell, Gary - 218, Bell, Greg - 139, Lohrman - 113
W: Bell, Gary - 23, Bell, Greg - 11 Lohrman - 10
ERA (Min 75 IP): Bell, Gary - 3.21, Bell, Greg - 3.26, Lohrman - 3.61

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2010 SPONSORSHIP TEAM

Bank of Akron, MR Middaugh, ADESA, AAA of WNY, Akron Lions, Ballow Law Firm, Fred E. Thomas Agency, Alden Liqour, Candy Apple Cafe, Western Door, County Line Stone, American Legion Post #900

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF AKRON MERCHANTS BASEBALL!
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Check out the album section for on and off field photos of your favorite Merchants. Your questions and comments are welcome in our guestbook site.

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All-Time Merchant Quotes:

"Because I don't have a uterus"
Steve Lohrman - 9/1/07 Albany Howard Johnsons - Room 249


"I thought he'd be better"
Chris Chugg - 4/21/08 ACS Diamond

"How's your ass feel?"
Matt Dembrow - 10/31/09 Bell Frightfest I

 


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2010 SEASON RESULTS

5/2  Brighton Park

Merchants    140 500 0 - 10 5 4
DPM            102 010 2 - 6 8 5
Dembrow, Bell, Gary (5) (W 1-0), Bell, Greg (7), & Chugg, Fisgus (6)
HL: Scudder - 2 H, Dembrow - 3 run 2B

5/9  Rojek Field

Merchants  100 003 0 - 4 11 3
HRD           001 311 x - 6 9 3
Bell, Greg (L 0-1) & Chugg
HL: Bell, PJ: Gay, Denbrow - 2 H

5/16  ACS

Wheatfield  000 000 0 - 0 2 1
Merchants   000 002 x - 2 3 3
Dembrow (W 1-0) & Chugg
HL: Dembrow - 7 IP, 2H, 7 K, Bell, Gary GWH

6/2 Delaware

Merchants  003 400 - 7 8 2
Panthers     000 210 - 3 6 2
Bell, Gary (2-0) & Chugg
HL: Trapper - 2 H

6/13 ACS

Kuhn           000 000 0 - 0 3 3
Merchants   040 100 x - 5 5 1
Scudder ( W 1-0) & Fisgus
HL: Scudder - 7 IP, 3 H, 4 K: Bell, Gary - 2 H

6/14 Delaware

Magruders     100 111 0 - 4 5 0
Merchants     000 001 0 - 1 6 3
Dembrow (L 1-1) & Chugg
HL: Dembrow - 7 K

6/16 Delaware

Merchants    000 002 2 - 4 4 3
AAH            000 000 1 - 1 4 2
Bell, Greg (W 1-1) & Gay
HL: Bell, Greg - 7 IP, 4 H, 0 ER

6/20 McCarthy

Merchants    004 000 0 - 4 3 0
New Era       010 011 0 - 3 6 1
Scudder (W 2-0) & Fisgus
HL: Scudder - 7 IP, 8K; Gay -2B, 3 RBI

6/21 McCarthy

Merchants   126 000 0 - 9 7 1
CP  Sox       100 200 0 - 3 6 3
Bell, Gary (W 3-0), Chugg (7), 7 Fisgus,Gay (6)
HL: Bell, Gary - 3B, 2 RBI

6/27 ACS

AAH            102 100 0 - 4 10 3
Merchants   200 000 0 - 2 3 1
Scudder (L 2-1) & Gay
HL: Scudder - 7 K

6/28 Delaware

DPM          112 000 0 - 4 8 1
Merchants  000 311x - 5 7 1
Bell, Gary ( W 4-0) & Fisgus
HL: York - 2 H, GWRBI

6/30 Delaware

HRD           202 011 1  - 7 9 1
Merchants  000 020 0 - 2 6 4
Dembrow (L  1-2) , Chugg (6) & Chugg, Fisgus (6)
HL: Bell, Gary - 3 H, Scudder - 2 H, 2 RBI

7/7 Delaware

Erie-Buffalo  000 004 0 - 4 9 1
Merchants     101 000 0 - 2 7 1
Scudder (L  2-2) & Fisgus
HL: Dembrow - 2H, 2 RBI, Doktor - 2 H

7/11 ACS

New Era      005 000 1 - 6 9 1
Merchants   000 000 0 - 0 0 1
Bell, Gary (L 4-1) & Fisgus
HL: Merchants designate NE as most hated team in MUNY AA

7/12 Fairmont

Merchants  000 001 0 - 1 2 1
Wheatfield 101 041 x - 7 7 1
Dembrow (L 1-3) & Chugg
HL: Nuke departure from tranquil Fairmont Park

7/14 Delaware

Chiefs         110 120 000- 5 13 3
Merchants   000 000 501- 6  11 2
Scudder, Bell, PJ (7), Scudder (8) (W 3-3) & Chugg
HL: Scudder - 2 H (GWH), Doktor, Bell, Gary, Gay, Chugg - 2 H

7/17 Yates

Merchants   000 001 0 - 1 5 0
Kuhn           300 010 x - 4 7 0
Dembrow (L 1-4) & Chugg
HL: Scudder - 2 H

7/22 Dawson

Merchants  000 200 1 - 3 6 4
Magruders  301 010 x - 5 4 3
Scudder (L 2-3) & Chugg
HL: Gay - 3 H

7/25 ACS

CP Sox        000 00 - 0 3 0
Merchants   2(12)1 3x - 18 16 1
Bell, Gary (W 5-1) & Gay
HL: Team record 12 run second inning, Gay - 4 RBI

7/26  Delaware

Merchants     000 000 0 - 0 5 2
Chiefs           100 120 x - 5 6 0
Scudder (L 3-4) Dembrow (6) & Chugg
HL: Doktor - 2 H

8/1 ACS

Panthers     000 00 - 0 4 3
Merchants  512 5 - 13 8 0
Dembrow (W 2-4) & Scudder
HL: Bell, PJ - 2 H

8/2 Sheridan

Merchants     000 000 0 - 0 2 0
Erie-Buffalo  000 200 x - 2 5 1
Scudder (L 3-5) & Chugg
HL: Scudder - 7 IP, 2 R

 

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2010 NEWS & NOTES

The Merchants welcome Joel Reed and Rich York to their 2010 Roster

First Practice: Sat March 20 4PM

MUNY AA MSBL has expanded to 12 Teams with the addition of NEW ERA and the Collision Pro Sox

Bamboo bats are now approved for use by the MUNY AA League


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MERCHANTS 2010 TEAM LEADERS

(As of 7/31/10)

HITTING
BA - Scudder - .371; Doktor - .321; Chugg - .313
Runs - Bell, Gary - 13; Doktor - 12
RBI - Scudder - 12; Gay - 11
SB - Chugg, Doktor, Bell, Gary - 5

PITCHING
Bell, Gary: 5-1, 33 IP, 19 K, 2.76 ERA
Scudder: 3-4 47 IP, 25 K, 2.68 ERA
Dembrow: 1-4, 35 IP, 37 K, 3.31 ERA
Bell, Greg 1-1, 14 IP, 7 K, 1.50 ERA

 

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 The 2010 season died with a wimper.



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