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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.

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WILD TAKE SECOND IN A ROW FROM SURGE

The New Hampshire Wild (7-14) defeated the Old Orchard Beach Surge (12-10) for the second night in a row to take a 2-1 series lead.

Wild Starter Garret Baker pitched 4 and 2/3 innings allowing 5 runs before handing it over to reliever Ryan Oglesby who finished the inning and pitched the 6th and 7th . Tony McClendon took over the 8th before leaving it to closer Jorge De Leon who got his 3rd save of the season.

The Wild got things going in the 3rd inning when they put up 5 runs with a big blast from Karl Kapinos, but the Surge answered back with 1 run in the 4th and 4 runs in the 5th from a big blast by Surge 3rd baseman Luc Pomales.

The Wild, however, answered back with a run in the 6th and one in the 7th to take a 2 run lead. Jorge De Leon allowed 1 run in the 9th and with bases loaded and one out, the Wild turn a 6-4-3 double play to end the game.

Karl Kapinos led the Wild offense with 2 hits, 1 being a 2-run Home Run. Ken Matsuzaka also had an offensive game with 3 hits. Matsuzaka came out of the game in the 7th with muscle cramps in both legs.

Ryan Oglesby earned the victory on the mound while Jorge De Leon gets his 3rd save of the season. The win gives the Wild a (7-14) record and just 6 games behind first place.

The Wild will take on the Surge for the final game of the series tomorrow night at 6:30pm. Starter Trevor Jaunich will take the mound during alumni night at Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field at Franklin Pierce University in Ringe, New Hampshire.

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MATSUZAKA WALKS-OFF ON SURGE

The Old Orchard Beach Surge (12-9) were defeated by the New Hampshire Wild (6-14) with a final score of 6-5 in extra innings on Wednesday night at Pappas Field in Rindge, New Hampshire.

The Surge took an early lead in the 1st inning.  Center fielder Shaun Cooper reached base on a double, stealing 3rd.  He would reach home on a sac hit from designated hitter Jacob Fabry to take a 1-0 lead.

A solo homerun from right fielder Sean Washington and an RBI double from left fielder Brandon Cooksey would out the Surge ahead 3-0 in the 2nd inning.  A solo homerun from third baseman Luc Pomales in the 3rd would put them ahead 4-0.  Cooper would pick up an RBI in the 4th, putting the Surge ahead 5-0.

The Wild would pick up 2 runs in the 4th, off a 2-run homerun from first baseman Zach Mathieu, bringing the score to 5-2 in favor of the Surge.

Left handed pitcher Michael Romano would take over the mound in the 8th, ending the night for starter David Ernst.  Ernst would end the night with 5 hits and 2 runs, while walking 5 and striking out 6.

The Wild picked up two more runs in the 8th.  Mathieu knocked an RBI triple, eventually scoring on a passed ball, bringing the score to 5-4.

Rich Baerga would take over for Romano in the 8th after 1/3 inning.  Romano allowed 2 runs on 1 hit, while striking out 1 and walking 1.

New Hampshire tied it in the 9th off a sac hit from Joshua Wong that scored Mark McCouch. Manager Jerry Gonzalez was tossed out of the game during that same play after arguing an inning ending questionable play at third base. The Wild went on to win the game in bottom of the 10th off a walk-off RBI single from catcher Ken Matzusaka after Zach Mathieu singled, got to second on a wild pitch and was moved over to third by Karl Kapinos.

Zach Mathieu led the Wild with 3 hits in the night just a double shy of the cycle, 2 stolen bases and 3 RBI’s.

The Wild take on the Surge tomorrow night, June 23rd, at 6:30pm for game 3 of their 4-game series in New Hampshire.

 

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WILD SIGN OF MARCUS BRADLEY

The Wild have signed Outfielder Marcus Bradley. The move comes after a slow start by Wild’s Outfielders and Manager Jerry Gonzalez has made many changes even putting infielders to play the outfield.

Marcus is a Left Handed speedy outfielder with experience. He was drafted and played affiliated ball and was a part of last years Road City Explorers team who finished the regular season in first place as a member of the North Country Baseball League.

Marcus will take over the Center Field role and will look to help the Wild get back on track as the team is in last place.

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WILD SPOIL BUCKS OPENER

The New Hampshire Wild (2-8) defeated the First place Watertown Bucks (7-3) by the score of 11-7.

 

The Wild started things off by taking a 3-0 lead  in the 3rd inning off starter Bucks Andrew Gottstein. Wild Starter Garret Baker had a strong start before getting into some trouble in the 5th inning where the Bucks took a 5-3 lead. Baker had retired the first two batters of the inning but a two out walk and 5 consecutive hits put the Bucks back on top.

 

Baker was replaced by Gregory Jasek who got his first win of the season tonight. Jasek pitched 2 solid innings while getting some offensive help from Chris Jacobs who crushed a league leading Home Run. Jacobs now has 4 homers in the season.

 

The game was left in the hands of the bullpen who did not allow a single run. After Jasek, Ryan Oglesby had a quick inning in the 7th followed by Setup man Tony McClendons quick inning in the 8th and closer Jorge De Leon shut things down in the 9th with 2 strikeouts to end the game.

 

The Wild will continue play tomorrow at 630pm at Alex T Duffy Fairgrounds for the second game of a 4 game series versus the Bucks. Wild Ace Trevor Jaunich will be on the mound for the Wild. Tickets are on sale for just $5.

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BULLPEN GIVES IT UP FOR THE WILD

The Old Orchard Beach Surge (6-3) defeated the visiting New Hampshire Wild (1-7) with a 5-4 comeback win on Saturday night at The Ballpark.

The Surge took a 1-0 lead in the 1st inning, with right fielder Shaun Cooper scoring on a passed ball. The Wild would tie it in the 5th, with shortstop Mark McCouch picking up an RBI.

The Wild would take a 4-1 lead in the 7th inning. First baseman Ramon Cedeno began the scoring with a solo homerun. Right fielder Karl Kapinos would score, stealing home, on a throw down to 2nd base. A Richard Colla sac fly would end the scoring for the inning.

Rich Baerga took over the mound for starter Benny Collesano in the 7th inning. Collesano went for 6.1 innings, allowing 3 hits and 3 runs while walking 4 and striking out 5. Baerga would stay in for .1 inning, walking 4, before being replaced by Cody Frank.

Left fielder Bryan White would walk in the 7th, stealing 2nd and 3rd, for his 5th stolen bases of the season. He would score on a Dan Gagnon RBI, bringing the Surge within 2 runs.

The Surge would rally back in the 8th. Jacob Fabry and Joshua Martinez would reach base on walks, while first baseman Chris Allen reached on a single. White would knock a bases clearing triple, with 2 outs, to give the Surge a 5-4 lead.

Joshua Martinez would transition from the designated hitter to closing pitcher in the 9th, ending the night for Frank. Frank went for 1.1 inning, allowing 0 hits and striking out 2, earning his 2nd win of the season. Martinez allowed 1 hit and struck out 2, while earning his 3rd save.

Each team had 4 hits, with Bryan White leading the Surge with 2. Chris Allen picked up his league leading 8th stolen base of the season.

The Wild return to action Sunday afternoon at 1:00pm for game 5 of their series with the Surge.

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WILD LOSE THEIR 6th GAME OF SEASON

The New Hampshire Wild (1-6) have had a very slow start and lost yet another game to the Old Orchard Beach Surge (5-3). The Old Orchard Beach Surge defeated the visiting New Hampshire Wild with a final score of 14-11 on Friday night at The Ballpark.

The Wild took a 1-0 lead in the 1st inning. Shortstop Richard Colla had a leadoff triple, reaching home on a sac fly from designated hitter Joshua Wong. The Surge battled back, taking a 2-run lead in the 1st. Infielder Chris Allen knocked an RBI double, while Joshua Martinez knocked a 2-run double.

The Wild collected a run in the 3rd off an error, bringing the score to 3-2.

Allen reached base in the 3rd on a leadoff single, reaching 2nd on his league-leading 7th steal of the season. He would score on an error. Martinez would collect his 3rd RBI of the game with a sac hit. Catcher Jordyn Van Atta also scored, giving the Surge a 6-2 lead.

The Wild tied the game 6-6 in the 4th. Outfielder Tyler Caserta collected an RBI on a fielder’s choice. Second baseman Chris Jacobs also knocked a 3-run homerun, his 3rd in 2 games.

Left-handed pitcher Michael Romano took over the mound, ending the night for starter Emil Flaquer. Flaquer allowed 5 hits while walking 4 and striking out 3.

The Wild took a 7-6 lead in the 5th, with catcher Ken Matsuzaka hitting a solo homerun.

The Surge offense would come alive in the 5th, scoring 7 runs to take a 13-7 lead. Luc Pomales began the inning with a leadoff single. Back to back walks would load up the bases. Chris Ray tied the game with a sac hit. A bases loaded walk would give the Surge an 8-7 lead. Errors would allow 3 more Surge runners to score. A 2-run double from Brandon Cooksey would end the scoring for the inning.

The Wild looked to rally back in the 7th, collecting 3 runs, including a 2-run triple for Colla.

David Ernst would take over the mound, ending the night for Romano. Romano collected his first win of the season, allowing 9 hits, walking 0 and striking out 1.

A Chris Allen RBI single in the 7th would give the Surge a 14-10 lead. The Wild would add 1 last run in the 8th, with an RBI single from Matsuzaka.

The Surge were outhit by the Wild 15-8, but the 6 Wild errors and heads-up Surge base running would be the deciding factor in the final score. Chris Allen led the team with 3 hits.

The Wild take on the Surge Saturday night, June 11th, at 6:30pm for game 4 of their 5 game series. Left-handed pitcher Anthony Siese will be starting on the mound.