Pittsburgh Hurricanes: Welcome
Welcome to the home of the Pittsburgh Hurricanes.
This will be the Hurricanes 3rd year in the league, and are led by manager Bob Holloway.
Please check the NEWS link for game write-ups, and other information concerning Hurricane baseball.
|2009 Pittsburgh NABA Champions|
Thursday, April 7
You need to Register for the team on the Front Page of the NABA website.
You also need to send me (TJ) your Full Name to make sure I dont spell it wrong and your email. Once I put you in StatDepot will send you an email and you need to register on that site as well.
YOU CAN NOT PLAY IN NABA GAMES WITHOUT BOTH OF THESE BEING DONE!!!
Thursday, March 31
Manager Bob Holloway will return for his 3rd season leading one of the most dominant teams in the NABA.
The Canes will feature all the usual suspects again this year. Holloway will likely be the closer for the Canes this year as well as his every day duties at first base.
The double play combo of team MVP Milton Joyner and team captain Matt Johnston will return as well at short stop and second base respectively. Third base will be somewhat of a rotation this year as former Duquesne Duke star Jesse Ferko will be limited this year with personal matters. Look for some new comers to help fill the void.
In what looks to be the fastest outfield in the entire league first year player Dustin Mills should be the opening day starter at center. The former Cleveland State standout and absolute speedster is a welcome addition to Canes. TJ Morgan will once again be a feature in the middle of the line up and play right field. Chris Wagoner and John Richards will hold down left with Richards looking to again have another .400 year at the plate.
Two other former collegiate players will wear the gear this year. Hugh Mulvey and Mike Reeves will both provide instant power to the already formidable Canes line up. Mulvey is a proven slugger in the Butler Eagle County league. Both will see time at 3rd as well as DH.
Utility man Jason Gulbrandsen returns for the 2011 campaign and will provide solid defense and plate appearances off the bench this year. Also, keep an eye out for Jared Kreider this year. He has been a large cog in the Canes machine and will continue again this year all over the field.
The rotation will feature two flamethrowers in Andy Rafalski and Joe Stupka. Rafalski has been a dominant force in the league since he stepped on the field. He looks to continue his additions to the Canes record books. Stupka was on pace to set records for ERA and strikeouts before ligament damage derailed his season at the midpoint.
Look for Chris Recker and Chris Wagoner to hold down the back end of the rotation with Wagoner also seeing serious time in the outfield. The rest of the pitching staff will feature a few new faces and should be a strong point for the Canes as they hope to make a deep playoff run.