Junior legion will have a new coaching staff for the upcoming season.
The Patriots welcome:
Gary Manderbach grew up in West Reading and graduated from West Reading High School as well as Penn State. Gary came up in the Yankees system and moved to the Mets for the 1972 season. He was with the organization through 1975, spending two years at Tidewater. He finished out his career with the Phillies organization– fittingly his final year was at AA Reading. Gary spent a total of eight seasons in the minors.
Juan Cardona (Car-doe-na) was born in Puerto Rico. At age 15 he was considered one of the top catching prospects in Puerto Rico. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals and played 2 years in Double A before suffering a shoulder injury. Juan is currently one of the top Pasa Fino Horse Trainers in the World.
Jan Riegel is a graduate of Wyomissing High School. He was an All-County 2nd baseman in High School and an All-County Utility player for Wyomissing Legion. He was a walk on at UNC-Charlotte for 2 years and was invited and attended several Major League tryout camps in the early 90’s. Jan has coached youth baseball for 8 years. Jan is a Commercial Truck Account Manager for Manderbach Ford and SE PA College Scout and Recruiter specializing in Baseball, Softball and Football for National Scouting Report.
Last year was the first year Gary, Juan and Jan coached together. Leading Liberty Legion Prep to a League title and advancing to the State Quarter-Finals, the farthest a Berks County Prep team had advanced in 15 years.
The very successful Rapoe Renegades City County team has now been integrated in the Oley/Topton Patriots Organization. It will play in the junior legion prep U13 division. We thank the Renegades helping make this possible. Another step forward for the already successful Patriots program that now covers all age groups legion provides. The Ray A Masters Post 217 will generously sponsor this baseball team.
Below all the age qualifications for the 3 Legion teams
(Junior legion PREP) – THEIR fourteenth (14th) birthday prior to April 30th of the current year.
Born on or after 4-30-01 and prior to 4-30-02 is 13 years old
Maximum of 18 players enrolled
Junior legion (YOUTH) THEIR- sixteenth (16th) birthday prior to April 30th of the current year.
In no case allowed A Youth team have more than (12) players in the 15-year age group. The rest of the players may be any age below (15) Born on or after 4-30-99 and prior to 4-30-00 = 15 years old
Maximum of 18 players enrolled
Senior Legion age qualification:
Any player who will not turn twenty (20) at any time during 2015 can play legion baseball.
Dear Parents and Players,
The preparation for the new season is starting. The Patriots will send 3 teams out on the field this year.
Besides Senior and Junior Legion we will also have a Junior Legion Prep team.
You can register your son on the registration page by clicking on the tryout registration link in the main menu
More information will follow.
After losing 5-3 to WestLawn the Jr Patriots will face Daniel Boone in Elimination Game 5:30 @ Daniel Boone
Junior Patriots lost 5-3 in seven innings on Thursday, despite outhitting the Boyertown Bear Cubs four to three. The Boyertown s couldn’t get anything going as long as Nash Williamson was pitching. Williamson held the Cubs hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out one. Fronheiser got it done on the mound on the way to a win. He tossed one inning of shutout ball. Fronheiser struck out one, walked one and gave up no hits. The Bear Cubs stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the third, scoring two runs on a fielder’s choice and an RBI single by Rota. The Cubs built upon their lead with three runs in the fourth. A error scored Wieand to start the scoring in the inning. That was followed up with a steal of home by Longacre. One run in the bottom of the sixth helped OT close its deficit to 5-3. A sacrifice fly by Craig Pollock triggered OT scomeback. Yergey ended the inning by getting Edward Boice to strike out.
OT will play Twin Valley tonight at Oley Valley High-School at 6:00