Roughriders To Open 2017 Season versus Cherry Hill
The Roughriders will begin their 2017 season at home versus Cherry Hill on June 2. This begins a 24-game campaign that ends on July 21, followed by the playoffs on July 24. This season will have nine franchises competing for the Carter Cup, marking the smallest number of teams in the league since 2004. Golden Nugget, Sportz Central, Deptford, and UTEK will not participate in league play in 2017. Franchise changes include the former Excel One now identified as simply Cherry Hill, with their home games based at Cherry Hill East High School. The other significant league change involves the playoff format, with all games occuring during the week. Two lighted sites will be used to stage the Semi Final playoff series beginning July 31, the Bellmawr Rec Center and Alcyon Park in Pitman. Bellmawr will host the Finals beginning August 7 to conclude the season.
League Expands Into Gloucester, Cumberland Counties
The TriCounty Baseball League has expanded into Cumberland County and Gloucester County, adding two new teams to the league in 2016. UTEK (Clayton, NJ) and the Seabrook Storm (Bridgeton, NJ) join 11 other teams to compete for the Carter Cup this upcoming season. The other significant change involves Hardenbergh and Bellmawr combining franchises, using Bellmawr as their home site. All other teams remain intact to play a 24-game season beginning on Monday, May 23 and ending on Friday, July 22, with playoffs commencing on Sunday, July 24. The Roughriders open their season Wednesday, June 1 with a visit to Sportz Central.
Frangos Announces Retirement
Ted Frangos coached his final game on Wednesday with the Haddonfield freshman team and announced his retirement from coaching baseball. Frangos, a Haddonfield icon, was a standout scholastic sports star for the both the Bulldawgs ('73-'76) and Princeton University, in addition to coaching at a variety of levels for the hometown teams. Most recently, Frangos guided the freshman squad for the past four years, compiling an overall record of 69-16. Frangos is also renowned for his involvement with the Roughriders as a manager and player from 1986 through 1999, which included the 1993 championship team. Despite retirement, Frangos will continue to be an asset to the club serving as scout, ambassador, and administrator. The Roughriders wish Ted a very happy retirement!
Garton’s to Defend Crown
Garton’s Seminoles will defend its 2014 championship in a 12-team TriCounty Baseball League for the 2015 season. The 12-team league is down one from last year’s 13, with Washington Township electing not to return. Two teams have undergone sponsorship changes. The former Cherry Hill will now be known as the Excel One Tigers, and Whiskey Barrel will be the new Sportz Central. Each team will play a balanced 22-game schedule, with all teams facing each other twice. The league’s playoff tournament will begin on Sunday, July 26. The Roughriders will open their 2015 campaign on the road, visiting Bellmawr on Tuesday, June 2.
Roughriders Ready to Start 2014 Season
The Roughriders 2014 season will consist of a balanced, 24-game schedule versus 12 other TriCounty opponents over the months of June and July. Thirteen games in June and 11 in July comprise the regular season schedule to be followed by the playoffs in late July/early August. Two familiar franchises have been added back into the league, Vineland and Golden Nugget. Vineland (to be known at Garton's), a previous Carter Cup champion in 1996, left the league after 2001 to play in the Salem County League. Golden Nugget last participated in league play back in 2012. Both additions bring the league franchise total to 13. The Roughriders open up the season on June 3 in Deptford at 8:15pm (Union Field). The home opener, versus Washington Township, is on Monday, June 9 at Russ Spicer Diamond.
New Look TriCounty in 2013
The TriCounty Baseball League has undergone some significant changes for the 2013 season. Four new franchises have been approved for league play: Williamstown (home field Owens Park), Washington Twp (Washington Twp HS), Maple Shade (Bellmawr Rec Center), and the Washington Twp Senators (Bethel Mill Park). Golden Nugget has decided to not participate this year due to field issues which have plagued them for the past several seasons. Deptford and West Deptford have combined rosters, as has Hardenbergh and Red Dwarf's. The two newly formed teams will play under the names Deptford and Hardenbergh, respectively. The net result will be an 11-team league, which each team playing an unbalanced 26-game regular season. The Roughriders open up their 2013 season on June 3rd versus Williamstown in Haddonfield. All teams will be eligible for the playoffs, with the top six receiving first round byes.
Three Roughriders Named to 2012 All-Star Team
Ryan Easterday, Dean Wilson, and Brian Rice have been named to the 2012 TriCounty All-Star team which will play the Del Val League All-Stars on Tuesday, June 17th at Frawley Stadium in Delaware, home of the Wilmington Blue Rocks. Easterday has been the Roughs' most productive hitter, which includes four HR's while batting out of the cleanup spot all season. He has also been stellar out of the bullpen, registering two saves. Wilson leads the teams in wins with four and also has served as the team's starting second baseman. Rice has tallied three wins and leads the pitching staff in innings. The nine inning game will begin at 7pm.
2012 TriCounty Debuts May 28th
The Roughriders along with nine other teams will makeup the 2012 version of the TriCounty Baseball League. Hardenbergh again returns to the league after a one year absense, while both the Muddogs and Mack Ice have been shut down for this season. Pat's Steaks has changed sponsorship and will now be known as Red Dwarf's Studios. Each team will play a 26-game schedule before the playoffs commence on July 29th to crown a league champion. The Roughriders open up in Deptford on June 4th before their official home opener in Lindenwold versus Camden on June 6th.
2011 TriCounty Baseball Season Set To Go
Eleven teams will compete for the Carter Cup in the 2011 edition of the TriCounty Baseball League. Cornerstone franchises Conlin Baseball and Hardenbergh will not compete this season, and neither will D’Andrea. The 11 team league results in each team playing an unbalanced 24-game season. The Roughriders open the season at their alternate home field in Lindenwold on Wednesday, June 1st versus Cherry Hill West at 7:30pm. The Roughs then return home to Haddonfield to take on three-time defending champion Bellmawr on Friday night.
Roughs Unveil New Home in 2010
The Roughriders have announced that most of their home schedule will be played in Lindenwold, NJ for the 2010 season. Lindenwold Park serves as the setting, with night games every Wednesday night starting at 7:30pm during June and July. A selected number of games will be still be played in Haddonfield, the team's home since its inception in 1986. The league again returns 14 teams for competition in 2010. The Muddogs, formerly known as Lumber Kings, will now be based in Medford, NJ (Hartford Crossing) while Mack Ice will play their home games in Runnemede, NJ. The Roughriders open up the season at home versus Cherry Hill West on Wednesday, June 2.
2009 All-Star Game
Mike Carlino and Adriano Petrutz will represent the Roughriders in the 2009 TriCounty All-Star game. The game will again be played at Union Field in West Deptford on Sunday, July 12 starting at 6pm. Carlino, a C/DH in his eleventh year with the Roughriders, attended Rutgers-Camden University. Petrutz, a shortstop, is in his first year with the Roughriders and attended St Joe's (PA) University.
14 Franchises for 2009
The TriCounty Baseball League will feature a fourteen team, 26-game balanced schedule for 2009. The Moorestown franchise, which had been in the league since 2007, will not participate in league play this season. Rocco's Auto will have new sponsorship and now be known as Mack Ice, using Gloucester Township Community Park as its home base. D'Andrea will call the Bellmawr Rec Center its new home, sharing it with the defending champion Tigers. All other team names and locations remain the same. The league will kickoff its regular season the week of May 25th, and the playoffs commence the weekend of July 25.
Roughrider All-Star Selections
The Roughriders will send five players to the TriCounty All Star game slated for Saturday, July 12 at 7pm. The game will be hosted by West Deptford's Union Field. Pitchers Mike Cummings and Rob Schork, along with positional players Rob Oryl, Steve Wyland, and Andrew Frangos will represent the Roughs. The format of the game will be "North versus South" in this intra-league, nine inning contest. This is the first time since 2003 that an All-Star game is being played. That game featured All-Stars from the TriCounty League and the Rancocas Valley League squaring off for bragging rights.
League Set at 15 Teams for 2008
The TriCounty Baseball League added two new franchises for the 2008 season, bringing the total to 15 teams. Each team will play a 24-game, unbalanced schedule, playing each team twice (four teams will be played only once). The additional teams are Hardenbergh which will play out of Haddon Township High School, and Rocco Automotive which will use Triton High School as its home field. Every team will again be eligible for the playoffs, with the top five receiving a bye.
Wyland Signs With Brockton Rox
Infielder Steve Wyland, who graduated from the University of Albany this spring as the third all-time hit leader (211) in school history, has signed a contract with the Brockton Rox of the Can-Am League. Wyland started his career with the Roughriders in 2004 and was part of last season's championship team. Wyland helped Albany reach their first NCAA tournament bid this past season, but went unselected in the Major League Entry Draft. The entire organization wishes Steve luck in his pursuit of a professional baseball career.
League Adds Two, Subtracts Two For 2007
The TriCounty Baseball League has added two new teams while also subtracting two others for the 2007 season, keeping the total number of franchises at 13. With the retirement of long time manager Pete Corelli, Hardenbergh will not field a team in 2007. A return in 2008 is likely. Cherry Hill South, off a sixth place finish in 2006, bows out of the league after just one season. The two new franchises are Golden Nugget, based out of Berlin, and Moorestown, which comes to TriCounty from the Rancocas Valley League. Kepple's Carpet has also changed sponsorship and will now be known as Lakeview Custom Coach. As in past seasons, every team will make the playoffs with the top six receiving first round byes.
Spicer Off To Netherlands
The Roughriders' Brian Spicer will leave for the Netherlands on July 4 to compete in the Apeldorn Baseball Series in Apeldorn, Holland as member of the Los Angeles Warriors. Spicer, who just finished his senior year at Gettysburg University, was voted to the Centennial Conference team in 2006, leading his team in wins (5) and tying for the top spot in the entire conference in strikeouts (67).
Frangos To Enter Haddonfield Hall Of Fame
The Roughriders' founder and long time catcher/manager Ted Frangos will be
inducted into the Haddonfield Memorial High School Hall of Fame on April 23, 2005. Frangos was
a three sport star at Haddonfield, playing baseball, football, and basketball. As a senior in 1976,
he was voted to the All-South Jersey baseball team as a catcher. He would then go on to attend
Princeton University where he continued his baseball career. The induction, sponsored by the
Haddonfield Alumni Society, will take place at the Tavistock Country Club beginning at 7pm.