Greater Philadelphia Men's Adult Baseball League

2004 Playoffs 


Blue Rocks 6 - Eagles 2

Elimination Round

Eagles 2 - Phillies 0

Blue Rocks 9 - Red Sox 2
Blue Rocks 4 - Red Sox  3



Red Sox 2 - Colt .45s 1

Elimination Round

Colt .45s 8  - Comets 4

2004 Standings 

x - Delco Blue Rocks 13 6
y - Red Sox 12 7 .632 1
Colt .45s 10 9 .526 3
Havertown Eagles 9 10
Fishtown Phillies 7 12
Philadelphia Comets 6 13
 x - clinched GPMABL Pennant
 y - clinched first-round bye

2004 Game Results 

August 31, 2004

All-Star Game at Blue Rocks Stadium
Comets/Red Sox/Phillies - 9
Colt .45s/Eagles/Blue Rocks - 8

For the second consecutive year, the Comets/Red Sox/Phillies stars prevailed in the GPMABL All-Star Game.  The Phillies' Brandon Cuff's bases-clearing double in the eighth brought his team back from a two-run deficit and tied the game.  Cuff then scored on a throwing error on the same play to add the eventual game-winning run.  Comets pitcher Jimmy Jackson backed his way into the win and the Comets' Tommy Jackson earned the save to make a winner of Manager Anthony Bologna's squad. 


Brandon Cuff - 3B/OF (Phillies)

Brandon Cuff came off the bench in a crucial situation and delivered with a bases-clearing double that tied the game and then gave his team the lead as Cuff scored on a throwing error. 

2004 GPMABL All-Star Game Participants

Comets/Red Sox/Phillies Stars (Anthony Bologna - Manager)
Billy Aicroth (Comets)  Shawn Barnes (Phillies)  Matt Clark (Red Sox)  Joe Collins (Comets)  Brandon Cuff (Phillies)# John D'Alessandro (Phillies)  Bobby Davis (Phillies)  Steve Ehrlich (Red Sox)  Mark Gaglione (Red Sox) James Giglio (Phillies)  Jason Hale (Red Sox)  Brett Heitt (Red Sox) John Higgins (Red Sox)  Tommy Jackson (Comets)  Jimmy Jackson (Comets) Mike Kamrad (Red Sox)  Rico Lucero (Phillies)  Brett Mandel (Comets)  Sean Morris (Phillies)* Mike Newman (Red Sox)  Hector Santiago (Comets)  Greg Thompson (Red Sox)

Colt .45s/Eagles/Blue Rocks Stars (Anthony Bueti - Manager)
Anthony Bueti (Colt .45s)  Mike Carfagno (Eagles)  Mitch Colletto (Eagles)  Ian Downes (Colt .45s)  Kevin Downes (Colt .45s)  Jeff Ferrell (Eagles)  Tom Haberbusch (Blue Rocks)  Chris Joswick# (Blue Rocks)  Mark Joswick (Blue Rocks)  Brian Kozlowski (Eagles)  Jason Leet (Blue Rocks)  Mike Malley* (Blue Rocks)  Jason McDonald (Colt .45s)  Bryan McKernan (Colt .45s)  Buddy Nix (Eagles)  Dave Polgar (Eagles)  Brian Poniatowski (Colt .45s)  David Schmidt (Blue Rocks)#  Kevin Scott (Blue Rocks)  Kris Sharp (Eagles)  Kevin Snow (Blue Rocks)*  Chris Vescey (Colt .45s)  

*All-Star Selection, but unable to attend
#Playing in place of absent player

August 22, 2004

League Championship Series
 Blue Rocks 4 - Red Sox 3
Kevin Scott knocked in two runs with a double and got out of a jam on the mound with a key strikeout in the 6th inning to help the Blue Rocks claim their first GPMABL Championship.
Mike O'Meara - Manager (Blue Rocks)

Mike O'Meara's Blue Rocks won the GPMABL Championship, capturing the League Championship Trophy that eluded the Rocks in previous years.  Mike grew up in Darby and currently resides in Glenolden where he works for PC Helps in Bala Cynwyd doing computer software support.  Mike formed the Blue Rocks in 1993 with a group of co-workers from Pizza Hut.  O'Meara ran the team in a number of leagues before joining the GPMABL as a charter member.  After appearing in five league finals (three in the GPMABL) the Blue Rocks are finally number one.  Having, led his team to the top, Mike is stepping aside and letting Chris Joswick take over the reigns. 
August 15, 2004

League Championship Series
 Blue Rocks 9 - Red Sox 2
John Springart, David Schmidt, and Kevin Snow each had two hits to power the offensive assault.  The Blue Rocks moved within a game of their first league championship with the win.

Chris Joswick  - SS (Blue Rocks)

Chris Joswick led the Blue Rocks to the victory, just one win away from their first GPMABL Championship Series.  Chris came back to baseball two years ago with the GPMABL and is in his first year of coach of the Blue Rocks.  He is 31 years old and has a degree in Finance from the University of Delaware.  Chris works as an equity trader for Susquehanna International Group and lives in Ardmore, PA.

August 8, 2004

Blue Rocks 6 - Eagles 2
David Schmidt was two for three with three RBI including the game winner to lead Blue Rocks into the GPMABL Championship

Red Sox 2 - Colt .45s 1
Steve Ehrlich held the opposition to three hits and struck out four to win the pitchers' duel and move Red Sox into the GPMABL Championship

Elimination Round
Eagles 2 - Phillies 0
Jeff Farrell tossed the shutout earning the Eagles their first GPMABL Playoff win

Colt .45s 8 - Comets 4
Consecutive doubles by Kevin Downs, Jason McDonald, and Bryan McKernan broke this one open for the Colt .45s

Anthony Bueti - C (Colt .45s)

Anthony Bueti's big hits pushed the Colt .45s into the GPMABL Semi-Finals.  Anthony was two-for-two with a walk, and two runs scored.  He also caught the winning effort.  Anthony is in his second year as the Colt .45s manager and is one of the remaining members of the inaugural Colt .45s squad.  Anthony is 27 and works as a Senior Investment Services Specialist for PFPC in Valley Forge, PA.  He lives with his wife Emily in King of Prussia, PA.
August 1, 2004

All GPMABL Games Were Rained Out

No Player of the Week Selection
July 27, 2004

  Eagles 8 - Phillies 7
Jeff Farrell pitched the win and had two hits and three stolen bases in the victory
Phillies 11 - Eagles 6
Aaron Maskery and Brandon Cuff each knocked in two to lead the fightin's to the win

Blue Rocks 10 - Colt .45s 0
Kevin Snow blanked the opposition to earn the victory
Blue Rocks 5 - Colt .45s 1
Tom Haberbusch was perfect at the plate in the win

Red Sox W - Comets L
The Sox win game two
Red Sox W - Comets L
The Sox win game one
Tom Haberbusch - OF/P (Blue Rocks)

Tom Haberbusch was six for six with five runs scored and two doubles in the Blue Rocks sweep this weekend.  This is Tom's second season with the Blue Rocks.  Tom played two years at Ursinus College where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science.  He is a computer programmer for SunGard SCT in Malvern.  Tom is 27 and is married, living in Ambler, PA.

July 18, 2004

All GPMABL Games Were Rained Out

No Player of the Week Selection
July 11, 2004

Red Sox 15 - Eagles 6

The Red Sox turned on the offense in a big way for the win
Red Sox 6 - Eagles 5
Matt Clark drove in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh

Phillies 6 - Colt .45s 3
Shawn Morris earned the win on the hill and added two hits and two RBI
Colt .45s 5 - Phillies 4

Brian Poniatowski had two hits as the Colts edged the Phils

Blue Rocks 10 - Comets 9
Thomas Vito knocked in the winning run as the Blue Rocks struck back with their own seventh-inning comeback
  Comets 9 - Blue Rocks 8
Hector Santiago knocked in the winning run in the seventh to cap off a seven-run Comets' comeback
Brian Kozlowski - 1B/OF/P (Eagles)

Brian Kozlowski homered again this week and added a few hits to keep his batting average and slugging percentage among the league leaders.  Brian played American Legion baseball in Reading.  He received his bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Mount Saint Mary's College in Maryland.  Brian is 28, married with one child, and lives in Morrisville, PA.

June 27, 2004

Comets 7 -
Phillies 0
Jimmy Jackson pitched the three-hit shutout to earn the split
Phillies 9 - Comets 7
Brandon Cuff's two-run single in the 10th won it for the Phillies

  Eagles 5 - Colt .45s 1
Newcomer Justin Silverman allowed three hits in the win
Colt .45s 5 - Eagles 2
Ian Downs went the distance in the win

Red Sox 4 - Blue Rocks 3
The Sox turn the tables in game two to gain the split
Blue Rocks 4 - Red Sox 3
Mike Malley's game-winning RBI won it in the 9th inning
Jim Jackson - P/SS (Comets)

Jimmy Jackson threw a three-hit shutout for the Comets in his best outing of the season.  He also had a day at the plate, spraying five hits across the field.  Jimmy began tagging along to games with big brother Tommy nine years ago, serving as the team's unofficial batboy and foul ball chaser.  He joined the Comets as an 18-year-old rookie infielder in 2002 but established himself a consistent pitcher.  Jimmy lives in Warrington, PA.
June 20, 2004
Fathers' Day Wood Bat Weekend

Colt .45s 5- Phillies 4
The .45s staff held on for the win.

  Red Sox 14 -Comets 5
Greg Thompson's sharp plays in the field kept the opposition off the board

Blue Rocks 6 - Eagles 2
Kevins Scott and Snow allowed no earned runs in the Blue Rocks win
Matt Clark - P (Red Sox)

Matt came in to pitch in relief and held the opposition off the board to help the Red Sox to a Fathers' Day win.  Clark is a native of Chestertown, Maryland where he works in construction.  Matt played high school ball at the School at Church Farm in Exton, PA where he was coached by fellow teammate Greg Thompson.  Matt is engaged to be married this year.

GPMABL Fathers and kiddies celebrate Fathers Day at the ballpark
June 13, 2004

Colt .45s 14 - Red Sox 3
Two late touchdowns by the Colts were the difference
Red Sox 5 - Colt. 45s 3
The Sox held on for the win

  Comets 9 - Eagles 4
Nick Madden had three hits, three runs, and two RBI to lead the Comets to victory
Eagles 6 - Comets 5
Bob Harvey held the opposition to three hits in the win

Blue Rocks 9 - Phillies 2
Mark Jozwick and David Schmidt each scored three times as the Rocks rolled
Phillies 4 - Blue Rocks 2
John D'Allesandro bounces back from his last disappointing start to strike out eight in the win
Kevin Scott - P (Blue Rocks)

After a year away from the GPMABL, the league's former top pitcher Kevin Scott returned to continue his success on the mound.  His pitching helped the Blue Rocks salvage a split this week and he has been consistently successful all year.  Kevin played baseball at Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky. While there, he hit .460 to break the school's single season batting average record.  He previously played two years in the South Florida MABL and won the Cy Young Award as that league's top pitcher.  Kevin is an art teacher at Ridley Middle School and serves as the pitching coach at Ridley High School. He is 30, has been married for seven years and lives in Morton, PA.

June 6, 2004

Phillies  13 - Comets 4
Phillies ace Vince Meyers went the distance to earn the split
Comets 10  - Phillies 5
Gene Lasky had two hits and drove in two to give the Comets the edge

  Colt .45s 4 - Eagles 2
Brad Mowbray struck out six and had two hits in the win
Colt .45s 7 - Eagles 1
Jason McDonald's bases clearing double broke the game open

Blue Rocks 5 - Red Sox 1
Kevin Scott went the distance and Mike Maley went three for four
Red Sox 3 - Blue Rocks 1
Brett Heitt struck out twelve and gave up only two hits in the win
Nicky Chang - 2B/P (Phillies)

Nicky Chang had four hits including a double and a triple in the Phillies' double-header split this week.  Nicky was picked-up off the free agent list before the season started.  He graduated from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia in 1999 with a Bachelor of Business Systems degree and now works as a Telecom consultant for Cingular wireless in Philadelphia.  Nicky played both winter league and summer league from 1993 to 1999 in the State of Victoria Baseball Association in Melbourne, Australia where he was named best pitcher in Australia University competition.  He was also named to the All-Star team.  Nicky was married this March.  He is 29 years old.
May 23, 2004

Colt .45s 5 - Red Sox 3
Chris Vescey earned the win, going all seven innings
Colt .45s 6 - Red Sox 1
Ian Downes went the distance for the win

  Eagles 7 - Comets 6
Dan DeLeo's double plated two and the Eagles won a sloppy one
Eagles 6 - Comets 4
Brian Kowlowski homered and the Eagles held on for the win

Blue Rocks 7 - Phillies 2
The Rocks struck back and took game two
Phillies 6 - Blue Rocks 5
The Phils edged the opposition for their second win of the season
Jason McDonald - SS (Colt .45s)

Jason McDonald had another quality day at the plate recording four hits and three RBI.  Currently, Jason is among the league leaders in batting average, RBI, and hits.  Jason graduated from West Virgina University in 1999 with an Bachelor of Science in Accounting.  Jason was a member of the West Virginia baseball team during the earlier years of his undergraduate stay.  Jason in currently employed by Aramark Corporation where he is a Supervisor in the Corporate Audit Dept.  Jason is engaged to be married in October 2004.      
May 16, 2004

Red Sox 5 - Comets 4

Mike Kamrad's single plated Greg Thompson to cap off a Red Sox comeback win
Comets 4 - Red Sox 3
Billy Aichroth's walk-off single won this one late for the Comets

  Eagles 10 - Phillies 0
Max Newhill's complete-game shutout earned the Eagles the sweep
Eagles 6 - Phillies 5
Brian Kowlowski's home run and eighth-inning heroics gave the Eagles the win

Blue Rocks 7 - Colt .45s 5
Mark Joswick's three-run triple helped the Blue Rocks come back for the win
Blue Rocks 5 - Colt .45s 4
Dave Schmidt singled in the 11th to end a classic
Max Newill - P (Eagles)

Max Newill won both ends of the Eagles' doubleheader.  Max scored the tying run and earned the win in relief in game one.  In game two,
Max started pitched all seven innings, striking out 12 batters while only allowing four hits.  Max Played four years of Division III baseball at Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio.  In 1999, he played professional baseball in the Northern League with the Albany Diamond Dogs in.  From there, he went on to coach at Ohio University before moving back home to Delran, New Jersey.  Max is single and currently teaches for the Bridgewater Raritan School District in New Jersey.
May 2, 2004

Red Sox 18 - Eagles 3

Brett Heitt went the distance and was three-for-three as the Red Sox hit parade earned the split
Eagles 2 - Red Sox 0
Max Newill struck out 11 and allowed no runs as the Eagles edged the opposition

  Colt .45s 5 - Phillies 1
Brad Mowbray fanned eight and led the Colts to the win
Phillies 8
- Colt .45s 6
Shawn Barnes' monster home run blast helped power the Phillies to their first win of the season

Blue Rocks 5 - Comets 2
Kevin Scott's return to GPMABL baseball was a good one as he pitched the Rocks to another victory
Blue Rocks 9 - Comets 1
Kevin Snow held the opposition to three hits as the Blue Rocks cruised to victory
Brett Heitt - P (Red Sox)

Brett Hiett had himself a good day at the ballpark.  In the Red Sox's win, he threw a complete game giving up a single earned run on six hits while striking out 10. At the plate he was three-for-three with four runs and one RBI.  Brett is a 30-year old teacher in the Philadelphia School District.  Brett moved to the area from Texas where he worked at as Geophysicist.  He has a Bachelors degree from Texas Tech and a Masters in Geophysics from UTEP.  He played one year at division II West Texas A&M in Canyon, TX.  More recently he played in the Houston MABL from 1999 to 2003.  Brett is engaged to be married on July 24 this year.
April 25, 2004

Comets 4
- Colt .45s 3
Billy Aichroth knocked in the game winner in the eighth and Joe Collins completed a six-for-six day as the League Champs earned the split
Colt .45s 4 - Comets 0
Ian Downes returned to Cy Young form as the defending Pennant Winners got a bit of revenge against the League Champs

Red Sox 16 - Phillies 4
Brett Heitt pitched well for the Sox to give his team the sweep
Red Sox 7 - Phillies 6
The Sox edged the Phils to give new co-managers Jason Hale/Mike Newman their first GPMABL win

Blue Rocks 4 - Eagles 2
GPMABL Draft pick Mike Maley earned his first win in relief as Mark Joswick's two-run home run powered the Rocks' offense
Eagles 3 - Blue Rocks 1
The Eagles earned their first GPMABL win as Max Newill struck out 14

Joe Collins - 1B/C (Comets) 

Joe was on fire at the plate, going six-for-six with a walk in the Comets' double header split with the Colt .45s.  Joe is a league star on and off the field.  Last year's All-Star Game MVP, Joe was instrumental in securing Deptford High School's varsity field for the GPMABL, and does a great job getting it in shape before and after games.  Joe played NCAA Division I baseball at Seton Hall University alongside future major leaguers John Valentin, Craig Biggio and Mo Vaughn. He also played at Vineland High School and in several youth leagues in Salem County, NJ.  Joe is a CPA and is employed by the Deptford Township Board of Education. He is 34 and lives in Elk Township, NJ with his wife Michelle, son Quinn and daughter Erin.

Miss Philadelphia with the Commish and Miss Philadelphia meeting Mr. GPMABL (nobody got a phone number)

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