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Sep 20, 2021
Phillies welcome the Orioles to open most important homestand in recent memory

Phillies welcome the Orioles to open most important homestand in recent memory

The Phillies return to Citizens Bank Park Monday to open their final homestand of the season, a seven-game swing that includes series against two of baseball's worst teams in the Orioles and the Pirates.  The club is two games off the pace in the National League East and 3 1/2 from the second Wild Card position with 13 games remaining, including a three-game set next week with the division-leading Braves.  “We are going to take it game-by-game,” Bryce Harper said on Sunday night, following the Phils' 3-2 loss to the Mets. “We really understand what we are doing as a team -- score...
Sep 17, 2021
Stott and Cabrera named Paul Owens Award winners

Stott and Cabrera named Paul Owens Award winners

Infielder Bryson Stott and right-hander pitcher Jean Cabrera were recognized by the Phillies on Thursday as recipients of the Paul Owens Award, given annually to the top minor league player and pitcher in the organization.  Stott, 23, enters today with the third-highest batting average among qualifying Double-A Northeast hitters this season. He's batting .294 with 26 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs, 46 RBI, 64 runs, 55 walks, nine stolen bases, a .381 on-base percentage, and a .493 slugging percentage in 100 combined games this season between high-A Jersey Shore (22 G) and double-A...
Sep 9, 2021
Phillies set to host Rockies for an important four-game set

Phillies set to host Rockies for an important four-game set

Following a tough series in Milwaukee, the Phillies return to Philadelphia to open a four-game set with the Rockies on Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park. The Phils enter the night 2 1/2 games behind the Braves in the National League East with 23 games remaining in the regular season. “I think everybody is going to be sitting and biting their fingernails a little bit as we go down the stretch here, but we believe if we take care of business, we’re going to be just fine," said Phillies hurler Kyle Gibson following Wednesday night's 4-3 loss to the Brewers. Fourteen of the next 17 games...
Sep 7, 2021
Copskey moves from Penn State-Abington to Immaculata; Shallenberger goes from Cairn to Messiah

Copskey moves from Penn State-Abington to Immaculata; Shallenberger goes from Cairn to Messiah

The local coaching landscape at the Division-III level experienced quite the shakeup last week as multiple programs announced personnel changes. Josh Copskey, who spent the previous four seasons as head coach at Penn State-Abington, is now at the helm at Immaculata. He brings an impressive resume that includes a NEAC Championship and an NCAA Regional appearance. His club also received the ABCA Academic Excellence award in each of the past two seasons. "I am thrilled and could not be happier about the opportunity to build something special here at Immaculata University, and I am extremely...