Coyotes Baseball 2011
Pennypacker's Scoreless Innings Streak Continues, Coyotes Finish Sweep of the Swamp
(Palmer, PA: Fairview Park) Jason Pennypacker proved again that he is on a different level in 2011. The Centenary College Sophomore held the Gators to just five hits and extended his scoreless inning streak to an incredible 25 consecutive innings. The former Notre Dame High School pitcher improved to 5-0 on the mound and hasn't allowed an earned run since June 5th. Danny Cahill and Jeremy Haas had key hits along the way and Tom Crimi added two of his own. With the win, the Coyotes move to 10-1 and stay a top the 18+ division standings.
18+ All Stars Defeat 25+ All Stars for 1st Time Ever
(Allentown, PA: Coca Cola Park) The Coyotes made their appearance known at the 2011 All Star game bringing four All Stars to the game, all deserving of their honor. Though, none of the Coyotes were able to get in the hit column (0-3 on the day combined), pitcher Jason Pennypacker was able to record his first career save in grand fashion, getting the final three outs in a 6-3 victory over the 25+ All Stars. With the win, it marked the first time in MSBL history that the 18+ division was able to knock off the older division.
Hawks Fold, Coyotes Earn Another Win
(Easton, PA: Notre Dame High School) The Hawks notified the Coyotes and the MSBL that they will need to forfeit the rest of the 2011 season due to unforeseen circumstances. With the forfeit win, the Coyotes earn their eighth win of the season and another two points in league standings.
Pennypacker Continues Winning Ways; Shuts Down White Sox
(Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University) The domination of Jason Pennypacker continued on a beautiful day at Lehigh University. The 19-year old had another shut down performance this time at the expense of the White Sox, a championship contender in the 25+ division. With the shut out, Pennypacker runs his scoreless innings streak to a dominant 18 consecutive innings. In the win, newest Coyote member, Connor Faust had two hits and Dan Villanti added two of his own. With the win, the Coyotes move to 7-1 and remain in the top spot in the division.
Cahill and Villanti Repeat as All-Stars in 2011
The Coyotes have spoken and have announced their two most recent All Stars, Dan Cahill and Dan Villanti. With the addition of Cahill and Villanti, the Coyotes will be well represented at Coca Cola Park on July 9th. Pitcher Jason Pennypacker and catcher Neil Kraus have already been announced as All Stars. Both Cahill and Villanti will return to the All Star game for the second straight year. Last year, both players were selected to start the game and each had major contributions for their team. Congratulations to both Dan Cahill and Dan Villanti on their selections.
Kraus Named 2011 All-Star
The MSBL has announced that Neil Kraus was selected for the 2011 All Star team. With the selection, Kraus is joined by Jason Pennypacker to form the first battery of All Stars in Coyotes history. Kraus is a leader for the Coyotes both on and off the field catching every inning so far in 2011. The former Easton Red Rover was selected for the first time in his career. Congratulations to Neil on a selection well deserved.
Coyotes Get Two Wins Without Playing an Inning
(Center Valley, PA: Southern Lehigh High School) The Coyotes were notified hours before first pitch that both of their games would not be played and they would receive two wins. The Spartans were unable to field a team and with the two wins, the Coyotes move to 6-1. The Coyotes will return to action next week White Sox of the 25+ Division.
Pennypacker Dominates Again as Coyotes Down Jays, 2-0
(Bethlehem, PA: Bethlehem Township Park) After being named to his first All Star game, Pennypacker proved his selection was well deserved. The Coyote-ace tossed his second complete game, shut out of the season. Pennypacker gave up just four base runners all game through just two hits and two walks. Pennypacker was backed by perfect defense, including big plays by Dan Santiago, Dan Villanti, and a key double play between Bryan Shive and Chris Smith. At the plate, Bryan Shive and Dan Villanti combined for four hits and Villanti was key to the second run scored by the Coyotes getting a base hit, stealing second, moving up to third on an overthrow, and eventually scoring on a sacrifice fly by Chris Smith. Neil Kraus shined behind the plate, calling a great game and keeping runners off second base all game long. With the win, the Coyotes move to 4-1 and back to first place in the 18+ division.
Pennypacker Named 2011 All-Star
The 2011 MSBL has announced Jason Pennypacker to the 2011 All Star game, which will be held at Coca Cola Park on July 9th. The MSBL selects all pitchers and catchers for the All Star game and with his early season dominance, Pennypacker was a sure All Star selection. Pennypacker leads the Coyotes in all pitching categories as well as leads the league in ERA and is second in wins. Congratulations to Jason on his success in 2011.
Pennypacker Dominates as Coyotes Split Doubleheader
(Roseto, PA: Roseto Borough Park) Ace Jason Pennypacker was able to get the Coyotes back on track allowing just one run over seven innings for his second complete game win. Pennypacker was backed by solid defense and the Coyotes were able to produce three runs led by Mike Santiago's two hits. Overall, the Coyotes move to 3-1 and near the top of the division standings. Pennypacker, through two games, leads the league in wins, ERA, and complete games.
Hitting at a Premium as Coyotes Drop to Bandits, 4-1
(Roseto, PA: Roseto Borough Park) The Coyotes dropped their first game of the season and of the double header to the veteran Bandits, 4-1 on a beautfiul day at Roseto Borough Park. Starting pitcher Dan Villanti suffered his first loss on the season giving up just two earned runs (four overall) over six innings of work. Villanti struggled in the first inning to find the strike zone allowing three walks, including a bases loaded walk which scored the first run of the game for the Bandits. The Bandits then took advantage of a defensive miscue and scored two more runs in the first. Villanti settled in the rest of the game, but the offense was held in check and were kept off base and off the scoreboard through four innings. The Coyotes were able to get on the board in the fifth with one run, but were unable to produce any others. Jeremy Haas pitched one shut out inning striking out the side on just 16 pitches.
Coyotes Shutout Vipers, Complete Opening Day Sweep
(Nazareth, PA: Tukes Park) Mother's Day for all the mothers of Coyotes baseball players was very satisying as the team captured their second win of the day. The Coyotes, 2-0, were led by Jason Pennypacker on the mound who turned in a dominating, six-hit complete game shutout. At the dish, Danny Cahill led the Coyotes with three hits and three RBI. Dan Villanti and Rob Schubach combined for scoring five of the eight Coyotes runs. With pitcher Jason Pennypacker throwing against his fomer team, there was no love lost between the two sides as the umpires had to stop the game numerous times to regain control. Overall, the Coyotes leaned on a dominating pitching performance by Pennypacker and timely hitting to gain the first place in the MSBL 18+ National Division.
Coyotes Dominate Royals, 12-0, on Opening Day
(Nazareth, PA: Tuskes Park) The Coyotes began the 2011 season ready to defend their 2010 league championship and they did just that earning a 12-0 win over the newest team to the MSBL, the Royals. Dan Villanti was able to keep the Royals off balance and nearly out of the hit column. Through four innings, Villanti had yet to surrender a hit, but two hits in the top of the 5th ended the no hit bid. Villanti was able to keep the Royals off the scoreboard, and 12 runs were all the Coyotes needed through five innings to win it by the 12-run Mercy Rule. Mike Santiago and Bryan Shive both went 3-3 and combined for six RBI. The Coyotes pounded 11 hits in just four innings and backed Villanti with solid defense all game long.
Coyotes Crowned 2010 MABL Champions
(Nazareth, PA: Tuskes Park) The Coyotes came into the 2010 hoping to make some noise and earn the respect of the 18+ divison. Not only did the Coyotes make noise, but they were crowned league champions. Th Coyotes finished the playoff sweep at 5-0 after defeating the Caron County Crush in the 2010 Championship Game, 6-5. Third baseman, Mike Azzalina was able to get the Coyotes on the board with a leadoff triple in the 3rd inning and later scored on a past ball. The Coyotes were able to break a 1-1 tie in the 6th inning with a sacrifice fly by Danny Cahill following a triple from Mike Santiago. The Coyotes then exploded in the bottom of the 8th inning for three very important insurance runs, which started with a leadoff triple by Danny Villanti and hits by Brett Stout and Neil Kraus brought in runs to expand the lead to 6-1. After a few costy errors in th 9th, it took another strikeout, the tenth of the game, by Brett Stout to get the Coyotes the win, and the championship.
The Coyotes were red hot all playoffs long at the plate and on the mound, which lead the Coyotes to an MABL record six playoff wins and an undefeated playoff sweep. Through the playoffs, the Coyotes were led at the plate by three players all hitting over .400: Jeremy Lehr (.526), Brett Stout (.473), and Danny Villanti (.421). On the mound, Jason Pennypacker earned three wins, while Brett Stout earned two. Overall, the playoff MVP was Brett Stout, who performed tremendous for the Coyotes both at the plate and on the mound. Stout had 24 strikeouts in three starts, one getting held up by a rain postponement. Overall, the Coyotes finished 13-12, but proved that with the playoff lineup, they can play and defeat any team they face.
Coyotes Baseball 2010
Welcome to Coyotes Baseball team Official Website. The Coyotes are in their first year in the Men's Adult Baseball League (MABL), part of the Men's Senior Baseball League (MSBL). The Coyotes play in the 18+ division, which consists of seven other teams all vying for a spot in the 6-team elimination playoff bracket. The Coyotes are based in Bethlehem, PA with most of the players formerly playing in the Colonial League and Lehigh Valley Conference.
The Coyotes were started by General Manager and Head Coach, Danny Villanti. Along with Villanti, the Coyotes were formed with players from different areas in the Lehigh Valley. Currently, the Coyotes have four secondary level coaches (three high school coaches and one collegiate coach), along with eight former or current collegiate players. The Coyotes were also pleased to announce one that now former Coyotes pitcher, Tyler Vail, was drafted in the fifth round by the Oakland Athletics in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. The Coyotes play their home games at Bethlehem Township Park and Tuskes Park in Nazareth.