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Trenton Thunder’s Fleming benefitting from multi-sport background

Billy Fleming’s season is in full swing. In the month of July he’s batting .328. Fleming is the cleanup hitter for the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees – the second highest valued sports franchise in the world – according to Forbes. Fleming’s recent efforts have earned him the Eastern League Player of the Week. (photo: pinstripedprospects.com)  It’s been an eventful journey for Fleming thus far. The 24-year-old Churchville, Pa., native wasn’t selected in the 2014 MLB Draft. Never receiving that call is something that motivates Fleming to this day, but it’s his time in high school to which he credits his success. He was a two-sport athlete back at Council Rock South. “Playing football in high school absolutely helped me

By |July 24th, 2017|

Heat No Match for Future Redskins

An excessive heat warning wasn’t stopping local youth from enjoying the 21st edition of the Neshaminy Football camp. For a straight week, young football players get to experience what it feels like to be a Neshaminy Redskin. “We run this camp exactly like we run a Neshaminy practice, just without the contact,” assistant coach Neil French said. French understands how important this camp can be for developing prospective Redskins. “The most gratifying thing for me is a kid will show up to this camp in third grade, and next thing you know he’s out there on his senior night playing against Pennsbury.”                     Mason Jones is one example of those young

By |July 13th, 2017|

Another Successful Sunshine Football Classic

The Sunshine Football Classic is a prime example of how sports can be used for community impact. Although last nights game at TCNJ wasn’t the most compelling football action mercer county has to offer, the off the field influence was certainly exciting. Through charitable donations and ticket sales, The Sunshine Football Classic has raised more than $100,000 for chronically ill children whose families need financial support since the inaugural All-Star Game in 1996. Eric Hamilton, President of the Sunshine Football Classic, understands this game extends far outside the white lines. “The most important factor of this game is that it’s kids helping kids… There is no better feeling than watching these kids play for a worthy cause.” Ewing QB Edamiyon Doggett was

By |June 30th, 2017|

Chris Crawford is Shattering Expectations

Spectators at the 2017 US Open observing Bensalem native Chris Crawford were treated to a phenom with infinite potential. They witnessed Crawford out drive Jordan Speith, Steve Stricker, and Jim Furyk in a practice round. Throughout the 36 holes played by Crawford, golf fans  saw a 23 year-old reach 82 percent of his fairways (eight percent better than the rest of the field), and hit 75 percent of Erin Hill’s greens in regulation (ten percent higher than the field). Although Crawford followers saw noticeable improvement, they also unfortunately witnessed him miss the cut for the second straight year. Considering Crawford’s journey to both Oakmont and Erin Hill’s, missing the cut is nothing to hang his head over. Onlookers watching Crawford would be

By |June 21st, 2017|

Pennsbury Baseball’s 10th Man: Bucks County

The 2017 Pennsbury Falcon baseball team epitomizes The Pennsbury High School student body. The team is not flashy, they are full of heart, and are a gritty group of competitors. Throughout their remarkable district and state tournament runs, the local area is rallying behind this underdog team in ways never before seen. A team that was originally predicted to go only as far as pitcher Billy Bethel would take them, (billy-bethel-needs-big-season-for-pennsbury-baseball-to-succeed) has far exceeded expectations, and has thrived as a unit of cohesive winners. The Falcons success, despite not having a central star, is one of the many reasons Bucks County is having such a love affair with this team. Second basemen Ryan McCarty believes the local support is crucial to their

By |June 14th, 2017|

June Book Signing with Skip Clayton

WBCB Sport's very own Skip Clayton will be at the Barnes & Noble book store in Plymouth Meeting this Saturday for a special book signing of Philadelphia's Big Five: Celebrating the City of Brotherly Love’s Basketball Tradition. Stop by Plymouth Meeting on Saturday between noon and 3:00pm for your chance to catch-up with Skip and get a personalized copy of his books signed by the man himself. Skip has covered sports in the Philadelphia region since 1968 and has been a cornerstone at WBCB since 1997, where he hosts the Racing Wrap every Monday at at 5:00pm

By |June 13th, 2017|

Pennsbury’s X-Factor: Ryan McCarty

Judging by his boyish smile and timid disposition, one would not perceive Ryan McCarty as a baseball stud. Do not be fooled by his polite demeanor, McCarty is a pure killer on the diamond. In a beyond successful Pennsbury baseball season dominated with interviews, headlines, and Billy Bethel box scores, Ryan McCarty has quietly been Pennsbury’s x-factor. “Quietly” being the key word, as his head coach Joe Pesci acknowledges the silent way in which McCarty effectively goes about his business. Pesci gushed, “Ryan is the type of player every coach wants on his team… He is not a loud guy and we all make fun of him for always smiling, but he is a competitor at heart.” It hasn’t been

By |June 1st, 2017|

From Tragedy to Triumph: The Jordan Winston Story

When hundreds of Mercer County baseball fans packed the newly renamed Bob DeMeo field this past Wednesday, they were on hand to witness one of the best high school pitchers in the country. Those fans were treated to five scoreless innings from the soon to be named Mercer County Tournament MVP. When Jordan Winston takes the mound, he makes one of the worlds most difficult sports look simple and easy. However, the process that has molded Jordan Winston into the pitcher and person he is today, has been anything but easy. When Jordan was just nine years old, his father and former baseball great, Darrin Winston, passed away from medical malpractice stemming from a faulty biopsy procedure. With Darrin Winston’s passing, Jordan

By |May 25th, 2017|

The 24 Year Old Changing Pennington Baseball

It’s not everyday that a top prep school in New Jersey entrusts a 24 year old to run their varsity baseball program. Luckily for The Pennington School, their newly hired coach is proving he’s not your everyday 24 year old. Steve Kowalski is a former Mercer County baseball player, a lifetime .333  hitter at Drew University (he was recently named to the LandMark All Decade Team) and the man leading the Pennington Red Raiders to one of their most successful baseball seasons in recent memory. In the past eight years Pennington has tried its hand with four different varsity baseball coaches. That lack of consistency from a leadership position has not boded well for the Pennington Program. Kowalski feels that the desire

By |May 17th, 2017|

Meet Steinert’s Freshman Phenom: CJ Pittaro

Due to his lineage, if Steinert’s freshman CJ Pittaro were a horse in this past weekends Kentucky Derby, he would be the odds on favorite to win. Pittaro's dad is a former professional baseball player, his mother is one of the greatest soccer players in Mercer County History, his grandfather is the namesake of Rider University’s baseball field, and his grandmother won a state championship coaching at Nottingham. Perhaps no one is more aware of CJ’s athletic ancestry than CJ. Each and every time the lefty steps up to bat, his father’s name is visibly mounted  on the right field wall. Starting on the fourth best team in the state of New Jersey, as a freshman is a daunting task in it’s own

By |May 10th, 2017|
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