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Mounties honored by Plymouth Township

The 2013 season was a special one for the Mt. Carmel Club Mounties, as the Club captured its first league title since 1980. Representing American Legion baseball in Plymouth Township for over More »

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Mounties capture first league championship in 33 years

PLYMOUTH TWP- The walls of the Mt. Carmel Sports Club are a virtual trip back in time. Faces of local Italians that look like they could have been in photos taken at More »

Fisher, Famous Combine to Give Mounties First Win of 2015

Mt. Carmel 2  Lafayette Auto 1 – Final Score.

On a dry, hot Memorial Day 2015, James Madison University scholarship recipient Jonnie Fisher got his first start of the year on the mound for the Mounties.  Jonnie dominated in his first appearance of 2015 by striking out 8 of the first 9 batters he faced. He left the game after 4 complete innings, allowing just one run on 2 hits, one hit on a “bad hop” double on a tough, unpredictable PWHS outfield.  Fisher collected 9 strikeouts in his outing. Not to be outdone, Mounties 16 year old rookie, Dillon Famous also made his 2015 debut.  Famous came on in the 5th inning and pitched a brilliant 3 innings, allowing just two base runners and accumulating 5 strikeouts in route to his first career win. Fisher not only led the Mounties on the mound but he had two doubles and drove in the winning run in the 6th inning.  Also leading the way offensively for the Mounties were, Kyle Williams (2 hits, 1 run scored), Dillon Famous (1hit, game winning run scored by PR Jake Winterbottom), Adam McKinlay and Steve Longo who each chipped in with one hit each.  Defensive star of the game, Reggie Collins made a game saving, diving play at third base, with the tying run in scoring position in the bottom of the 7th inning to preserve the win for Mt. Carmel.  Final Score Mt. Carmel 2 Lafayette Auto 1.

Jonnie Fisher delivering a pitch                                               Jake Winterbottom stealing 2nd base

Upcoming Games

  • Monday May 25, 2015 Away Vs. Lafayette Auto @11AM – PWHS – Final Score – Mt. Carmel 2  Lafayette Auto 1

  • Wednesday May 27, 2015 Home Vs. Whitpain @ 6PM – Villanova Ballpark – PPD – reschedule date 6/19/15 @ Villanova Ballpark 6PM

  • Monday June 1, 2015 Away Vs. Perkiomen Valley @ 6PM – PV High School – hop in the car, take a ride and come out and support Mt. Carmel

2015 Home/Season Opening Game Thursday May 21, 2015 6PM Villanova Ballpark At Plymouth

Come out and join us as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Greater Norristown American Legion Baseball League.  The Mt. Carmel Club Mounties will continue to build on our history, and legacy as we open our season on Thursday May 21, 2015 @ 6PM against Presidential Caterers, at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth.  “The Ballpark”  is located on the corner of Germantown Pike and Walton Road in Plymouth Township.  “The Ballpark” is the only NCAA Division One baseball park in our league, and spectators will enjoy unique sight lines from every seat at the venue, including the pristine conditions of a professionally manicured field.  Come out and see baseball the way it was meant to be played – with wooden bats and Major League rules!!!!

Mounties honored by Plymouth Township

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The 2013 season was a special one for the Mt. Carmel Club Mounties, as the Club captured its first league title since 1980. Representing American Legion baseball in Plymouth Township for over 50 years, the Mounties have brought a title to the township that is worthy of recognition, and the board of supervisors gave the Mounties that recognition at their meeting on Monday, September 9th.

Coaches and players from the championship team were on hand to receive recognition at the start of the meeting.

Mounties capture first league championship in 33 years

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PLYMOUTH TWP- The walls of the Mt. Carmel Sports Club are a virtual trip back in time. Faces of local Italians that look like they could have been in photos taken at almost any family dinner in any household throughout the Norristown and Plymouth communities bring a sense of tradition to a building that, over the years, has been at the heart of so many great memories for so many people. Move a little further down the walls, and evidence of memories of another kind can be found, as team photos of the Club’s American Legion baseball squads loom large over the bocce courts that are so new you can still smell the sawdust. The Mt. Carmel Club has sponsored American Legion Baseball since as far back as most of its living members can remember, and that results in a very strong sense of pride each summer when the Mounties take the field to begin another season. The hopes of success and championships are renewed each season, but for the last 33 years, that championship trophy has proven to be elusive. The team came close in 2008 and again last season, but ultimately, the drought continued. On Tuesday evening, July 16 however, that drought finally came to an end as the Mounties defeated J.P. Mascaro 2-1 to win the Club’s first Greater Norristown League title since 1980.

With tradition being such a core characteristic of the program, it was only fitting that two Mounties veterans took the spotlight on this night. Corey Ensslin, in his fourth and final season with the Mounties, took the mound and set the pace from the first inning on to earn the biggest victory of his legion career. Fellow veteran Jeff Mikalonis, in his third season with the Mounties, helped that victory come to fruition with his own magic in the 7th, going back and up the hill in centerfield to make a catch for the second out that can only be described at the very least as spectacular.

As the Club looks to add to its décor of team and community photos, it will now need to find space for the league championship trophy that manager D.J. Santoro and the rest of his team hope will be sitting next to more hardware as the Mounties move on to the Pennsylvania American Legion Region 3 Tournament this weekend. Regionals action begins Saturday at Falls Township, with the game time and opponent to be determined.

EXTRA BASES- For complete championship game coverage from the Times Herald, visit these links: http://www.timesherald.com/article/20130716/SPORTS01/130719705/-1/SPORTS/legion-mt-carmel-dethrones-jp-mascaro-for-gnalbl-title#full_story, http://www.timesherald.com/article/20130716/SPORTS01/130719708/-1/SPORTS/mikalonis-plays-key-role-in-mt-carmel-victory