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IT OFFICIAL, WILD ACQUIRE BIG LEAGUER JORGE DE LEON!

With the Leagues transaction date right around the corner, The New Hampshire Wild have announced they will be signing young former big leaguer RHP Jorge De Leon.

De Leon, 28, signed in November 22, 2012 as a Free Agent with the Houston Astros. On October 17, 2013 he was granted Free Agency. On October 29, 2013 he signed as a Free Agent with the Houston Astros. and On October 9, 2014, he was selected off waivers by the Oakland Athletics from the Houston Astros. December 17, 2014 he was released by the Oakland Athletics and signed on December 30, 2014 as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs. On April 8, 2015, De Leon was released by the Chicago Cubs but picked up on April 9, 2015 as a Free Agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers and was released on August 13, 2015 but was later picked up as a Free Agent with the Miami Marlins.

De Leon has had much success in the Major Leagues including a 3 pitch inning versus the Cincinnati Reds.

Jorge is set to meet with the team at Old Orchard Beach as the Wild take on the Surge for a 5 game set. De Leon will take over the closer role and Wild Manager will place current closer Tony McClendon in the set up role. De leon is set to pitch this Friday night at The Ballpark at Old Orchard Beach.

“He’s a big leaguer that is trying to get back into the big leagues. I am going to do everything in my power to help him achieve that as this is what this league is about. Providing those opportunities for players to move to higher levels of baseball. He’s topped out at 98-99 MPH in his career so it should be interesting to watch as he is currently throwing in the mid 94-96 MPH range” – Jerry Gonzalez

The Wild Face the Old Orchard Beach Surge from the 8th to the 12th before heading to Watertown. The 0-4 Wild look to bounce back from their slow start and get first year Manager Jerry Gonzalez their first professional victory as Manager.

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LHP ANTHONY SIESE TO JOIN BALL CLUB AT TRANSACTION DATE


Manager Jerry Gonzalez will sign LHP Anthony Siese formerly with the Colorado Rockies minor league system to the Wild’s starting rotation.

The move comes after an (0-5) start in which no starter went more then 5 innings except 1 and allowing 39 runs with 46 hits and 29 walks in just 34 innings pitched.

“At this level, those kind of numbers are unacceptable. I have to make some decisions and adding Siese to the rotation at the first transaction date is whats best for the team.” – Jerry Gonzalez

Gonzalez hasn’t been very happy with his teams overall pitching until today when Garret Baker tossed 7 great innings allowing 1 earned run. But errors and no hitting hurt the Wild! Gonzalez still has confidence in his guys and is looking for his guys to bounce back this series and get things rolling in the right direction.

With the addition of Siese, The Wild will have Jaunich, Anzmann, Siese, Harper and Baker in the starting rotation moving Jeremy Charles to the bullpen to join Ryan Oglesby, Gregory Jasek and Tony McClendon.

 

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WILD STRUGGLES CONTINUE

The Old Orchard Beach Surge (4-2) defeated the New Hampshire Wild (0-5) with a final score of 3-0 on Wednesday night at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach.

The Surge took a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning. Dan Gagnon started the inning with a leadoff single, reaching 2nd on an error. A Chris Ray single moved Gagnon to 3rd. He scored on a passed ball. A Wild error allowed Ray to score.

Rich Baerga took over the mound for starter Alan Carey in the 2nd due to injury. Carey ended the night with 1.2 innings pitched, striking out 2 and allowing 1 hit.

The Surge scored their 3rd and final run of the game in the 4th. Catcher Jordyn Van Atta knocked a leadoff double, stealing 3rd. An error allowed him to score.

The Surge bullpen was lights-out. Baerga, Christian Telemaco, Cody Frank, and closer Joshua Martinez combined for 2 hits, 3 walks, and 7 strikeouts. Baerga earned his first win of the season; Martinez picked up his first save.

The Surge offense was led by third baseman Dan Gagnon, who had 2 of the 5 Surge hits. First baseman Chris Allen also collected his league-leading 6th stolen base of the season.

The Wild return to action Thursday night, June 9th, at 6:30pm for game 2 of their 5-game series with the Surge. Right-handed pitcher Trevor Jaunich will be making his second start on the mound for the Wild.

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WONG, BLACK STAY HOT BUT NOT ENOUGH FOR WILD

The New Hampshire Wild (0-4) have now lost for the 4th straight game.

The team headed into the day with an (0-2) record before continuing the previous game in which the Wild were down 7-0 in the 3rd inning and was postponed due to rain. Jeremy Charles, who was the original starter for Game 3 and continued pitching the following day, was tossed out of the game in the 5th inning during the continuance of the game after being caught with pine tar on his left hand. Manager Jerry Gonzalez wasn’t very happy with Charles decision as the team is already very limited in their bullpen.

“It was a dumb move on Jerm’s part. He made a really big mistake and it cost the team a lot. We will have to see what the league says on this and go from there.” – NH Wild Manager Jerry Gonzalez

Although the Wild ended up losing the game 8-6, Manager Jerry Gonzalez was pleased with how the team ended the game. Being down 7-0 in the 3rd, the Wild bullpen only allowed just 1 run the rest of the game and the offense continued to produce close to their average 7 runs per game. The teams sign of life to finish that game was important to Gonzalez. It showed that the team is close to starting to play like they can.

“Tough game, but they way we finished has me excited for what we are about to start doing. We aren’t there yet, but we are close. I believe in my guys and we will be fine. It’s only the 4th game of the season.” -NH Wild Manager Jerry Gonzalez

In Game 2 of the day, the Wild Starter Jason Harper game up 8 quick runs in just 4 innings of work with 4 of them coming in just 1 swing of the bat of Elliot Armstrong of the Watertown Bucks who connected for a Grand Slam.

The Game ended again very similar to the Game 3 with the Wild fighting back to being as close to tying the game with just one swing of the bat. But the game was just too out of reach.

“We have to be better pitching. Yes we made a couple defensive mistakes but right now we average way too many hits, walks and runs given up a game. Our guys need to step it up.” – Jerry Gonzalez

The Wild have given up a league most 49 hits, 29 Walks and 39 Runs allowed. A big reason for the teams recent failures.

The team will take on the Watertown Bucks (4-0) for the last game of the series tonight at 6:30pm at Dr. Arthur & Martha Pappas Field located at the Franklin Pierce University Campus. Tickets are just $5.

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Game 3 postponed for tomorrow at 3pm

Today’s Bucks vs Wild game has been postponed to tomorrow at 3pm. The game is 7-0 starting the top of the 4th inning.

Jeremy Charles is on the mound for the Wild and Andrew Gottstein for the Bucks.

The continuance for this game will begin at 3pm tomorrow followed by the regular scheduled game at 630pm.

Tickets are just $5.

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WILD LOSE ANOTHER TO THE BUCKS!

The New Hampshire Wild (0-2) lost to the Watertown Bucks (2-0) in a tough game. The Wild were once again winning going into the later innings of the game when the bullpen gave up several runs to the Bucks hot offense.

The Wild once again ended the game with 3 errors totaling 8 in just two games. Manager Jerry Gonzalez wasn’t happy with his teams first two games but he is not letting two games prevent him from losing confidence in his guys.

“These are my guys, I picked them for a reason and i believe in them. It’s just two games and there is a full season still ahead of us. We are ok and will be ok. We got Jerm on the bump tomorrow and that’s what we are looking forward to. First two games are in the past” Manager Jerry Gonzalez

The Wilds bullpen has some injuries that occured prior to opening day. With those releivers not being able to go, the Wild are tight with their pen and look to bounce back tomorrow as they take on the Bucks for the 3rd game of the 5 game series at 2:00pm at Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field.

Tickets are only $5 for all guest.

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Wild drop season opener to Bucks!

The Watertown Bucks (1-0) got their first win of the season tonight in a high scoring battle with the New Hampshire Wild (0-1). The Game started off with a Grand Slam by Wild 3rd Baseman Joshua Wong off of Starter Jimmie Davis that put the Wild up by 4. But that was just the beginning of a long offensive game.

Both Starters Jimmie Davis and Trevor Jaunich went 5.0 innings pitched and both got no decisions. David Hatt earned the win for the Bucks and Matthew Petersen got the loss. The Bucks took the lead in the 5th inning 8-7 before both managers made moves to the bullpen. The Wild took a 9-8 lead in the 7th when Wild catcher Ken Matzusaka blooped a go ahead double.

The Bucks were not finished however, the team rallied with two outs in the 8th inning to score a 3 runs and regain the lead and keep the lead going into the ninth when closer Matthew Eschelman took the Wild in order to take the first victory of the season for the Bucks.

Elliot Armstrong led the offense for the Bucks with 3 singles, 1 double and a stolen base, while Joshua Wong led the Wild with a Grand Slam and 4 RBI’s and Justin Black also homered with 3 RBI’s.

“We made a few too many mistakes. Bucks hit the ball really well though. I feel like if we could’ve made a few routine plays at the beginning of an inning or with 2 outs that it could’ve changed the outcome of the game even with all the hitting that went on but tonight we didn’t make those plays and it got us.” NH Wild Manager Jerry Gonzalez

Manager of the Wild Jerry Gonzalez wasn’t happy about the 4 errors his team made to the Bucks 0. He believes that was the biggest difference in the game.

The Bucks will take on the Wild again tomorrow night (Saturday) at 6:30pm at Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas field. Tickets are just $5.

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Wild present #1 Jersey to President of Franklin Pierce University

Both General Manager Mandi Adee and Field Manager Jerry Gonzalez of the New Hampshire Wild presented the Wild’s #1 Jersey to the President of Franklin Pierce University, Mr Andrew Card. The team has honored the #1 Jersey to Mr. Card and the number will not be used by any player.

Franklin Pierce University has welcomed the New Hampshire Wild with open arms and has made the University baseball field, Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field, the official home of the New Hampshire Wild.

“This is one of the nicest facilities I have been around and for Franklin Pierce University to open their doors to us and help us make this a successful year for the Wild says a lot about how high class of a University this is. Not to mention their respected baseball program who just came back from the collegiate World Series as a top team in the nation. This is an overall a perfect place not just to play, but for anyone interested in a great education as well. I wish i could’ve came here when i went to college” – Jerry Gonzalez Manager of the Wild

Mr. Card looks forward to a great long lasting relationship with the Wild and both the Wild and Franklin Pierce hope to make a huge community impact in the city of Rindge, New Hampshire.

Opening Day for the Wild is this Friday June 3rd at 6:30pm at Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field. Tickets are just $5 at the gate.

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PLAYERS REPORT TO NEW HAMPSHIRE

As opening day gets closer, the New Hampshire Wild’s final rostered players have made it to their new home in Rindge, NH. The Wild have 2 Japanese, 2 Venezuelan, 1 Hawaiian and 16 Americans in the roster in what is to be a very good ball club according to Wild’s Manager Jerry Gonzalez.

“I had a very strong draft at camp. I knew the guys I wanted from scout day but i didn’t know if I would get them. There was a ton of talent at camp and making my final roster was not easy but i feel i got a very good and talented group of guys that have what it takes to win here in New Hampshire. I can’t wait to get this season going” – Jerry Gonzalez NH Wild Manager

The New Hampshire Wild open up the 2016 Empire League season this Friday  June 3rd at the Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field, Home of the Franklin Pierce University Ravens baseball program. Tickets are just $5 and are on sale now. You may purchase tickets at the gate as well.

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GREGORY JASEK GOES #1

With the Second Overall Pick of the 2016 Empire League Camp Draft, The New Hampshire Wild Manager selects, Gregory Jasek, RHP out of Clarkson University.

Jasek, had a strong showing in day 1 of camp as pitchers got to throw their bullpens in front of all 4 team managers. Jasek impressed Manager Jerry Gonzalez when he consistently hit 93 MPH on the radar gun as well as throwing strikes.

Jasek, a two way guy, was asked to become a pitcher only by manager and become of the teams top starters. The New York native from Chittienango, NY will start the year off in the bullpen and later join the Wild starting rotation.

“He’s a great guy, i was impressed with his bullpen, i had him picked since that day, i was lucky i got him before one of the other managers did as he was ranked very high all across the board.” -NH Wild Manager Jerry Gonzalez

Although Jasek will be in the bullpen for the beginning of the season, Wild Manager Jerry Gonzalez did mention he may give Jasek one start before joining the bullpen. He is scheduled to start the 5th game of the season on June 7th.