The Mt. Carmel Mounties are proud to announce that second baseman Adam McKinlay is the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Felix Volpe Award. The award is earned by the player who always strives, through his dedication to be the best player, teammate and team leader both on and off the field. On the field Adam is a consistent top level player, who’s positive attitude is a great influence on all of his team mates. Adam represents the Mt. Carmel baseball organization in a positive way at all times. His dedication to the team and our organization is something every generation of Mt. Carmel players and coaches can be proud of.
Brad Krenicky (Asst. Coach), 2015 Volpe Award Winner Adam McKinlay, Tom Longo (Head Coach), Dave Santoro (Asst. Coach)
JP Mascaro – 3 Mt. Carmel – 3 F (8 innings)
Dillon Famous got his first start on the mound for Mt. Carmel, he was sharp and pitching very well when he had to leave the game due to illness. Famous left with a 3-1 lead after 4 full innings pitched. The Mounties were unable to hold that lead as JP Mascaro tied the game at 3 in the 5th inning. The Mounties had the go ahead/winning run in scoring position in the 6th inning, and then on second base again in the bottom of the 8th, but could not get either runner across the plate for the win. The game was called after 8 full innings, ending in a 3-3 tie.
Perkiomen Valley – 8 Mt. Carmel – 5 F
Mt. Carmel jumped out to an early 3-0 lead against first place PV on Wednesday night. The Raiders rallied in the 4th inning, sending 14 batters to the plate and scoring 8 runs, highlighted by a triple to left center field by Trent Tyson. Mt. Carmel battled back with two runs of their own in the top of the 7th inning, but could not squeeze out any more in the 8-5 loss.
Whitpain – 7 Mt. Carmel – 3
In a game that started in the rain Jonnie Fisher pitched another strong outing and left the game with the lead, after a clutch 2 out hit by John Pecharo drove in a run in the 5th inning giving Mt. Carmel a 3-2 lead. Fisher gave way to the strong Mounties relief pitching , which so far this season has been a lock when called upon, but the Train posted 5 unanswered runs in their half of the 6th inning on only two hits, and some costly mistakes made by the Mt. Carmel defenders.
Mt. Carmel out hit Whitpain, and stole 7 bases on the night, but some fundamental base running mistakes possibly cost the Mounties some additional runs.
Overall Mt. Carmel enjoyed a successful week by winning 2 of their 3 games.
Mt. Carmel is back in action Wednesday night on the road against the first place Perkiomen Valley Raiders at 6PM at PVHS.
Mt. Carmel 10 Lafayette Auto 6 Final
The weather was hot and so were the Mt. Carmel bats Thursday night as the Mounties pounded out 11 hits in a 10-6 win over their crosstown rivals and good friends, Lafayette Auto.
Zach Metz led the way on the mound with another complete game victory running his record to 2-0. Metz allowed 6 hits, 5 earned runs, 5 walks and totaled 5 strikeouts. Offensively Metz was on base 4 times and scored 3 runs with one RBI and a double.
Also leading the way offensively for Mt. Carmel were Third baseman Dillon Famous with 2 hits, 2 runs scored, and 3 RBIs, First baseman Jonnie Fisher (2 hits, 1 2B, and 2 RBIs), Left fielder Steve Longo (2hits, 1 run scored, 2 RBI’s) and Shortstop Kyle Williams ( 2 hits, 2 runs scored). Right fielder Connor Burke and Center fielder Nick Satterthwaite both had one hit and one run scored. Second baseman Adam McKinlay added one hit and one RBI.
The Mounties were down 3-1 after 2 innings, but showed their toughness by scoring 3 runs in the third inning, 3 runs in the fourth inning , and 3 runs in the sixth inning to complete the come from behind victory.
Mt. Carmel is back in action Friday June 12 @ 6PM at Home against Whitpain.
Come out and support the Mounties.
Mt. Carmel – 5 PC – 1 Final Score
PWHS Junior Connor Burke took the ball for his second start of the 2015 season. Simply put, Connor had a great outing against Presidential Caterers Monday night, holding them to just 5 hits, one walk and recording 8 strikeouts. Leading the way in the Mounties 5-1 win over the Caterers. Burke was sharp all night long, with excellent location on all three of his pitches. He kept the PC hitters off balance with a hard fastball backed up by a biting curve ball, and a darting change up.
Offensively the Mounties rewarded Burke with timely hitting and aggressive base running. Second baseman Adam McKinlay led the way with 2 hits, and 2 runs scored, and a stolen base, while right fielder Zach Metz had two hits including an RBI triple, and scored a run. Shortstop Kyle Williams chipped in with an RBI double, one run scored, and two stolen bases. First baseman Jonnie Fisher and third baseman Dillon Famous each collected RBI’s on sacrifice fly balls, while center fielder Nick Satterthwaite had two walks, two stolen bases and scored a run.
The Mounties once again played strong defense behind their pitcher, highlighted by Satterthwaite’s 3 full out sprinting catches (one diving) of balls hit deep into the right center field gap of the cavernous Villanova Ballpark.