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Update on the Atlantic League Season

Today, the Atlantic League put out an official press release discussing their updated plans for the 2020 season.

ATLANTIC LEAGUE CLUBS ANNOUNCE UPDATED 2020 PLANS

(June 19, 2020, Lancaster, Pa.) – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball today announced that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several member clubs have not gained necessary approval from governmental and health officials to open their ballparks to a capacity level sufficient for participation. As a result, the 2020 schedule for each team has been opened up, with clubs permitted to seek new solutions for this season that conform to their current governmental guidelines in order to get ballparks opened and begin play.  

Following are Atlantic League club updates and status reports: 

The High Point Rockers, Long Island Ducks and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs are working with several professional baseball clubs towards finalizing a 70-game schedule of play that would begin in mid-July and wrap up at the end of September with a five-game championship series.

“The Atlantic League and other leagues are in similar positions,” said Atlantic League President Rick White. “There are multiple teams in each league at different stages of reopening; therefore, some who are able to begin play and some who are not. This solution would pair those clubs able to play and entertain fans at their ballparks, providing a high level of professional baseball and affordable family entertainment.”

The schedule, start date, and further information for this 70-game slate will be announced in the near future, subject to governmental and health guidelines being met in each market, on www.highpointrockers.comwww.liducks.com, and www.somdbluecrabs.com.

The Lancaster Barnstormers will open Clipper Magazine Stadium to host an outdoor summer movie series presented by Haller Enterprises, High Industries, and Turkey Hill Dairy, as well as Thursday Happy Hours including music, beer specials, cornhole, and other lawn games. The club will also make its ballpark available for baseball and softball teams and companies and fans for private events. The Barnstormers are encouraging members of the Lancaster community to share any ideas they have for Clipper Magazine Stadium during these times. More information will be posted on www.lancasterbarnstormers.com.

The Barnstormers are also partnering with fellow Pennsylvania team the York Revolution to turn their long-time friendly rivalry into a new community outreach initiative. The plan would build on the long-time “War of the Roses” partnership of the two clubs. Senior managers from each club have already begun discussing options to bring some professional baseball to Central Pennsylvania this summer, as well as several new variations of the longstanding “War” that would welcome new activities and events in each city, with each being cross-promoted and co-hosted by the two clubs.

The Somerset Patriots will host numerous events ranging from a localized version of professional baseball (pending approval) to drive-in movies, potential in-ballpark movie events, firework shows, youth baseball tournaments, graduations, blood drives, and collections to benefit those in need in the team’s area. For details, new activities, times, and additional information, please visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

The Sugar Land Skeeters will host a four-team professional baseball league at their home ballpark beginning July 3 and running through August 23. Each team will play 28 games for a total of 56 games during the season. The teams will consist of players with Major League baseball and other professional service time and will be managed by well-known personalities such as Roger Clemens, Greg Swindell, and Pete Incaviglia. For rosters, schedules, and start times, please visit www.sugarlandskeeters.com.

In addition to its activities with the Barnstormers, the York Revolution will host a variety of outdoor dining events, movies on the ballpark video board, youth and adult league baseball games, and community events and private parties. The team has also begun marketing PeoplesBank Park’s large outdoor seating areas as alternative meeting and event spaces for area companies and organizations seeking unique options that conform to health official recommendations. To learn more about availability and events, visit www.yorkrevolution.com.

“These activities epitomize the innovation of Atlantic League clubs,” said ALPB President Rick White. “Our clubs value their deep connections to their communities. In a season unlike any other, our teams have responded with remarkable commitment to their cities in a variety of innovative and economical ways and with a focus on the health and safety of guests who enter our parks for games and other events.”

For updates on this announcement, schedules and other league information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.

Atlantic League All-Star Rosters Announced

Earlier this week, Indy Ball Island posted an article about the Atlantic League debuting electronic balls and strikes during the upcoming All-Star game.

Now the league has announced the players who will be playing in that game next week.

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League unveils Freedom and Liberty Division rosters for July 10 All-Star Game in York, Pa.
(York, Pa., July 5, 2019) – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) today announced the rosters for the 2019 Atlantic League All-Star Game, which will be held next Wednesday at PeoplesBank Park, home of the York Revolution. The 22nd annual ALPB Mid-Summer Classic will feature Freedom and Liberty Division players selected by fans and team officials in a matchup beginning at 7:30 p.m.

“Our fans again stepped up and championed their favorite players to create two great rosters,” said Atlantic League President Rick White. “We want to thank the thousands of fans who voted and the team officials who helped us shape another terrific All-Star Game, and we congratulate the players selected. It’s going to be a great event.”

The Liberty Division roster (see below) will feature 25 players – eight Somerset Patriots, seven High Point Rockers, six Long Island Ducks, and four New Britain Bees – led by 18-year Atlantic League veteran player and coach Enohel Polanco, bench and third base coach of the hosting York Revolution. The Liberty Division will be the “visiting” team for the All-Star Game.

The Freedom Division team will consist of 23 players – eight Revs, six Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, five Lancaster Barnstormers, and four Sugar Land Skeeters – and be managed by Revolution skipper Mark Mason, the 31-year veteran coach/manager and the winningest manager in Revolution history. Mason’s Freedom Division team will serve as the “home” team for Wednesday’s game. Two Freedom Division players – outfielder J.P. Sportman of York and pitcher Bryan Harper of Lancaster – were also selected but unable to attend due to injuries.

The 2019 All-Star Game will begin on the Brooks Robinson Plaza at 4 p.m. with the free family entertainment in the Judgement Free Fun Zone presented by Planet Fitness. The All-Star Home Run Derby will kick off at 5:45 p.m., the All-Star Game’s first pitch will be at 7:30 p.m., and the fan-favorite ZOOperstars! will perform between innings. After the game, AAA Southern Pennsylvania will present the largest fireworks display in ballpark history.

New to this year’s All-Star Game, fans of all eight teams may bid on the All-Star Game jerseys of their favorite players from the comfort of their smartphones. Proceeds of the auction will benefit CommunityAid, a non-profit organization that operates thrift stores throughout Central Pennsylvania and raises funds for distribution to local schools, churches, synagogues, temples, and nonprofit charitable organizations. The auction is now open and will close at 9 p.m. on July 10. Fans who wish to bid should find the Live Source app in their Google Play or Apple stores.

Tickets and details are available at www.allstargameyork.com.

Here are the complete rosters of this year’s Atlantic League All-Star teams:

Freedom Division

Pitchers
Mitch Atkins                              York Revolution
Cody Eppley                             Lancaster Barnstomers
Mat Latos                                 Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
Jameson McGrane                    York Revolution
Kevin Munson                           Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
Carlos Pimentel                         Sugar Land Skeeters
Craig Stem                               Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
Daryl Thompson                        Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
Matt West                                 Sugar Land Skeeters

Catchers
Anderson De La Rosa               Lancaster Barnstormers
James Skelton                          York Revolution

Infielders
Ryan Dent                                York Revolution
Dan Gamache                           Lancaster Barnstormers
Telvin Nash                               York Revolution
Juan Silverio                             Sugar Land Skeeters

Outfielders
Henry Castillo                           York Revolution
Welington Dotel                         York Revolution
Caleb Gindl                               Lancaster Barnstormers
Jared Mitchell                            Sugar Land Skeeters
Isaias Tejeda                            York Revolution
Cory Vaughn                             Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

Designated Hitter
Joe Terdoslavich                       Lancaster Barnstormers

Utility Player
Charlie Valerio                          Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

Liberty Division

Pitchers
Mike Antonini                            Somerset Patriots
Devin Burke                              New Britain Bees
Brian Clark                                High Point Rockers
Jim Fuller                                  New Britain Bees
Joe Iorio                                   Long Island Ducks
David Kubiak                             Somerset Patriots
James Pugliese                         Somerset Patriots
Rob Rogers                              Long Island Ducks
Sam Runion                              High Point Rockers
Ashur Tolliver                            High Point Rockers
Joe Van Meter                          High Point Rockers

Catchers
Logan Moore                            New Britain Bees
Mike Ohlman                            Somerset Patriots

Infielders
Will Kengor                               Somerset Patriots
Tyler Ladendorf                         High Point Rockers
L.J. Mazzilli                               Long Island Ducks
Alfredo Rodriguez                     Somerset Patriots
David Washington                     Long Island Ducks

Outfielders
Breland Almadova                     High Point Rockers
Stephen Cardullo                      High Point Rockers
Ramon Flores                           Somerset Patriots
Kirk Nieuwenhuis                      Long Island Ducks
Justin Pacchioli                         Somerset Patriots

Designated Hitter
Jonathan Galvez                       New Britain Bees

Utility Player
Deibinson Romero                     Long Island Ducks

About the York Revolution

The York Revolution Professional Baseball Club is a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. The Revolution were Atlantic League Champions in 2010, 2011, and 2017. The 2019 season is the team’s 13th. Located at 5 Brooks Robinson Way, PeoplesBank Park hosts all 70 home games, in addition to myriad events through the entire calendar year. For tickets or more information, please call 717-801-HITS (4487) or visit the Revolution online at www.YorkRevolution.com.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

With eight teams in the Mid-Atlantic and Texas, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent over 900 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 40 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 22-year history.

For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.
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