NORCO Legion: Welcome

Saturday, August 9

   The Official League Website of Northampton County Legion Baseball (NORCO), Northampton County, Pennsylvania.  

 

The next meeting of the Northampton County American Legion Baseball League will be held Sunday, February 8th, 2015, 11:30 AM at the Jeff's Democratic Club, 1102 Linden Street, Bethlehem, PA 18017. Agenda includes: Organizational meeting for new year. Our annual Clambake will be held at The Meadows, 1770 Meadows Rd., Hellertown PA 18055 starting at 6:00 PM.                                                                             
 
NORCO Legion held their annual clambake at The Meadows 8/8/14, as well as honoring, Charles “Chic” Kennedy, retiring President after serving 38 years as its President, they gave their annual awards to the following deserving individuals:

MVP: Matthew Unangst, Bath, .435

Batting champion: Bruce Breithaupt, Kemp Post, .543 (25-for-46)

Top pitcher: Seth Gable, East Stroudsburg, 5-0

Scholar-athlete award (now referred to as The Charles “Chic” Kennedy Scholar Athlete Award)  ($1,000): James Shank, Birches, 8th in class of 442 at Pleasant Valley, 98.51 GPA, headed to Penn State for nuclear engineering

Bill Rogers scholarship award for catchers ($300): Adam Hennessy, East Stroudsburg

Charles "Chic" Kennedy Presidential Award: the late Donnie Lambert, former Region 2 director

Pete Kraft Unsung Hero Award: James Stocklas and Paul Henning, Jeffs

Gene Hartzell Umpire Award: Mark Brown

Hall of Fame inductees: Kyle Collina, Freemansburg; Nick D'Amico, Banko's; Matt McBride, Jeffs; Mike Wandler, Northampton; Ed Wandler, Moore Township.

New Officers for 2015 are:

President: Pete Bilotta
Vice President: Mickey Corpora
Treasurer: John Tracy

Secretary: Joe Long

 

LETTER: Coaches and teams help make charity game a hit

By Express-Times Letters to the Editor The Express-Times
on
July 30, 2014 at 12:25 AM, updated July 30, 2014 at 12:26 AM

The Diamond Dreams Charity Marathon sponsored by the Twin Rivers Baseball League and Bux-Mont Men's Senior Baseball League took place last weekend at Hackett Park. All player donations will go to the Miracle League of Northampton County.

We'd like to recognize those coaches and teams whose generosity made this charity a success: Ron Guido and the New Jersey Bucks, Dr. Howard Bloom of the New Jersey Knights, Tom Lisinicchia and coach Dennis Morgan of the Lehigh Valley Catz, and Norco Legion All-Star teams coached by Barry Searfass, Chris Medei, Allen Foust, Kevin Hezel and Dwight Pulieri. Also, Mike Rossetti, Don Gentzle and Kevin Stansbury of the Phillipsburg Liners Club and Steve Wagner, Tyler Tocci, and Bob Sopko from Salisbury. Thanks to Lou Tita Jr. for organizing and participating in the final game, and volunteers Rich Lewis, Gordon Santee, Al Cressman, Matt Connolly, Lou Tita, Ron Woods, Ken Hank, Chris Balz and the city of Easton.

Beginning at Bucky Boyle Park in 1989 as "50 Hours of Baseball," the charity became Diamond Dreams in 2004 with its affiliation with The Miracle League of Northampton County. Ed Bartholomew chaired the event from 1989 to 2004. We thank the hundreds of volunteers throughout the years whose dedication and enthusiasm made this possible.

TURK STARNIRI JR.
Chairman, Diamond Dreams Charity
Marathon

 

 

 

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2014 ALL STARS

NAME

 

 

TEAM

1B P.J. VanOrman Kemp
  Howie Stevens Birches
     
2B Adam Rasley Birches
  Matt Unangst Bath
     
SS Chris Pignotti Kemp
  Seever Hoyak Jeffs
  Tom Epsaro Bath
     
3B Kyle Marsh East Stroudsburg
  Josh Clymer Freemansburg
     
C James Shank Birches
  Abner Santana Jeffs
     
P Bryan Ianni Big Pocono
  Eric Pugliesi Kemp
  Paul Roth Hellertown
  Matt Leon Bath
     
OF Steven Farnan Big Pocono
  Matt Pierce Birches
  Bruce Breithaupt Kemp
  Matt Laub Hellertown
  Mike Mittl Wanderers
  Sean Wrobel Wanderers


Congratulations to Bath (League Champ) and Birches (Runner-Up), for their efforts during the Region 2 PA Legion tournament. Your representation of the NORCO Legion Baseball League, demonstrates the strength and character of the organization, and, we commend you for your efforts. Job well done.  

Final Statistics for 2014, are available in the handouts section at the bottom of this page. Thank's to Bob Walker, our statistician, for the great job he does. 

Future meeting dates:  Clambake August 8. February 8th, 2015, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12.  Mark your calendar.

 

NOTE: Freemansburg has been selected for the Regionals for 2015. Contact Chris Medei at chrism9@ptd.net with ideas for making it a Home Run for NORCO Legion. 
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   Northampton County Legion is the first Legion Baseball League in the country, which is requiring all Managers to successfully complete the criminal background check and child abuse background checks in order to coach in the league. We have set precedence for all Legion Baseball to soon follow. 

 

 


Handout: NORCO 2014 Final Stats