|Posted Jan 18/12 - Simpkins Named Pre-Season All-American|
|Senior pitcher Shane Simpkins was recently named to Under Armour/Baseball Factory pre-season All-American team. The announcement was made after Shane participated in a series of showcases. Most recently Shane pitched in Tucson, Arizona. Congratulations Shane!
|Posted Jun 22/11 - Simpkins Helps LV Team to Championship|
|Senior to be Shane Simpkins helped the Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team to the Championship. Shane pitched in relief during the tournament. He picked up two saves including the Championship game which was played at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies. Shane will pitch later this summer in Puerto Rico and Georgia. Congratualtions Shane!
|Posted May 17/11 - Seniors Go Out With Victory|
|8 seniors played their final game on May 7th against rival Wilson at Freemansburg. Anthony Snover, Jacob Yost, Paul Kucinski, Kevin Duffy, Nick Salimbene, Dan Santiago, RJ Snyder and Matt Schlegel were honored along with their parents before the game. A great night for the seniors who beat Wilson 7 to3. RJ snyder picked up the win for the Crusaders. A special thanks for thier time and dedication over the past 4 years. Good Luck!
|Posted May 17/11 - Doerr and Simpkins Honored|
|Juniors Erich Doerr and Shane Simpkins were honored by the Colonial League on Sunday by being named to the 2011 Colonial All-Star teams and the Express - Times All Area Teams. Both Doerr (OF) and Simpkins (P) were name to the Honorable Mention lists. Congratulations to both Erich and Shane.
|Posted May 3/11 - Vail Promoted To Single A|
|BURLINGTON, IA- The Burlington Bees have added RHP Tyler Vail to their
starting rotation. He joins the Bees from the Athletics' Extended
Spring Training Program in Arizona. To make room for him on the roster
the Athletics have sent RHP Seth Frankoff to Arizona.
Vail comes to Burlington as the highest high school pitcher
selected by the A's in the 2010 draft out of Notre Dame High School and
Easton, PA. He went 0-2 with a 3.13 ERA with the Arizona Rookie League
A's in 2010. This addition now gives the Bees 6 of the top 10 picks of
Oakland's 2010 draft. SS Yordy Cabrera (2nd), 3B Tony Thompson (6th),
RHP Blake Hassebrock (8th), 1B A.J. Kirby-Jones (9th) and RHP Josh
Bowman (10th) are the other top picks currently in a Burlington