The Birdsboro Babe Ruth Baseball program offers eligible players an opportunity to enjoy a summer of highly competitive baseball under the direction of a dedicated coaching staff and organization. Each player will improve his own skills and appreciation for the game in preparation for a potentially more successful scholastic or collegiate baseball career while learning the tenets of team play.
Our Sr. Babe Ruth O’s (11-7) clinched a ChesMont league playoff spot with a stunning 11-1 win in 5 innings over Spring Ford 2 June 26, 2002.
2002 Season Recap
The Birdsboro Orioles finished the ChesMont Senior Babe Ruth league campaign with an 11-9 overall record (11-7 in the circuit), but the young squad had several player and team highlights.
The team won two games in the final inning and took satisfaction in knowing that they had topped eventual league champion Unionville in one of those victories, with a 2-run seventh and an outfield assist to nail the potential tying run in the bottom of the frame for a 6-5 win.
At the plate, Birdsboro used a balanced offense. Three players hit over .400, with Dean Fox at .444 and Justin McCord batting .429. Steve Kriczky had a .455 in limited duty as the team combined to rap out 151 hits for a .302 team average.
Catcher Chead Gentile had four doubles to aid his 21 total bases, but Jeremy McCord (.383) had 26 total bases, including a triple and a home run.
Nate Wean topped the locals with 13 runs batted in.
Speed and aggressive play helped the Orioles attack pressure their opponends into many misplays and Kyle Fizz led the way by drawing a team-high 12 walks and swiping 8 bases.
The mound ace was Eric Daloisio with a 3-1 mark, striking out 31, holding the opposition to an 0.89 earned run average. Mike Martin was the pitching workhorse, with 22 strikeouts in a team-high 28.2 innings and a 2-3 record.
Rick Buch was stellar in the field at first base and Kevin Kevin Kupp played a solid second base, batting .297. Dan Pennypacker handled three infield positions, making several oustanding plays and batting .288 despite a major off-season injury.
For head coach Joe Peterson, and assistants Jerry Kupp and Mike Stuart, the squad provided a memorable season.