Month: July 2016

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JOSHUA WONG PROMOTED TO QUEBEC CAPITALES OF THE CANAM LEAGUE

The New Hampshire Wild have promoted third baseman Joshua Wong to the Quebec Capitales of the CanAm Professional Baseball League today.

The move comes as no surprise as Joshua Wong put up impressive numbers in this years Empire League Season. Wong, who formerly played for the WBC Phillipines team, finished the season hitting over .350 with 9 HRs and 43 RBIs.

Quebec is looking to improve on their offense by adding Wong as they have a month left in their season and are making a playoff push.

“He’s been my offensive weapon all year long and he is well deserving of this. He is going to get a taste of high level professional baseball which is why he chose to come to the Empire League seeking this opportunity. I wish Wongie the best of luck and great success as he continues his professional career.” – Manager Jerry Gonzalez

Wong will report to Quebec after the CanAm League All star break in a few days when the team heads back home to Quebec.

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ROBERT SANTANA MOVED TO VALLEJO ADMIRALS OF THE PACIFIC ASSOCIATION

After just a couple of weeks in the Empire League. The Wild send Robert Santana to the Pacific Association to continue playing in the 2016 year.

Santana has pitched well in his rookie season including a league leading 13 K performance in his latest start.

Manager Jerry Gonzalez believes he should continue pitching after the Empire League season came to end today and his friends in Vallejo could use a great arm like Santana’s to help continue their winning streak leading into the final days of their playoff contending season.

Santana will head to Vallejo later next week to meet with team.

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JOSHUA WONG WINS 2016 EMPIRE LEAGUE ALL STAR GAME MVP

The New Hampshire Wild were represented well in the first Empire League All Star Game as Chris Jacobs advanced to the Semi-Finals in the Home Run Derby and Joshua Wong goes yard to win the Most Valuable Player Award.

Wong started the game off with a sacrifice fly in the first inning that scored Luc Pomales of the Surge who had tripled and batted in Wilds second baseman Richard Colla. The East took a 3-0 lead in the first inning.

Wong went on to get a base hit up the middle in the 3rd Inning but was thrown out a second trying to steal. In the 6th inning for his final at bat of the game, Wong launched a 2-Run Home Run off West-Explorers pitcher Harrison Lee that was the decider in the game. Wong ended the day 2 for 2 with 1 Run Scored, a Home Run and 3 runs batted in as the East won the game by a score of 6-4.

Ryan Oglesby, Tony McClendon and Jorge De Leon combined for 3 and 1/3 shut out innings.

Jacobs grounded to third in his only at bat and Richard Colla had an RBI Single in the first inning and ended up scoring.

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WILD SEND JORGE DE LEON TO GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION

The Empire League is proud to announce the moving of New Hampshire Wild’s Closer and former big leaguer Jorge De Leon to the Gary Southshore Railcats of the American Association.

The move sends De Leon, who pitched In 10 games with the New Hampshire Wild, had 11 strikeouts, a 1-0 record and 3 saves, to join the team when they return from a Canadian road trip to Texas. The New Hampshire Wild will put original closer Tony McClendon back on the role.

“I am very happy for Jorge, We talked about him getting back to big leagues from day one and this is a big step into the right direction. He is leaving us after hitting 95 mph last night. His work ethic proves he should be back in the bigs and I have no doubt in my mind that he will get back there soon. We thank Jorge and wish him the best of luck! – Jerry Gonzalez
The New Hampshire Wild are out of the race for the first half but manager Gonzalez did mention that he is rebuilding his pitching staff to prepare for the second half.

The Wild finish up a series with Watertown on Thursday in which Jorge will still be a part of the club, but come last game of the series, De Leon will be in Railcats uniform.

Tickets to Wild vs Bucks are just $5. Game time is at 630pm at the Alex T Duffy Fairgrounds.