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NEW JERSEY JACKALS GAME NOTES NEW JERSEY JACKALS (7-7) vs SUSSEX SKYHAWKS (6-6) Friday, June 11, 2010 ● 6:35 p.m. Skylands Park ● Augusta, NJ Game #15 ● Road Game #8 (2-5) New Jersey Jackals Media Relations • Yogi Berra Stadium • Little Falls, NJ • Contact: Cody Chrusciel (cchrusciel@jackals.com)

2010 JACKALS AT A GLANCE Overall Record..................................... 7-7 1st Half................................................ 7-7 2nd Half............................................... 0-0 At Home.............................................. 5-2 On the Road........................................ 2-5 Day...................................................... 2-3 Night.................................................... 5-4 Streak..............................................Lost 1 Last 5 games........................................ 4-1 Last 10 games...................................... 6-4 vs. LH starters...................................... 3-3 vs. RH starters..................................... 4-4 May..................................................... 1-4 June..................................................... 6-3 July...................................................... 0-0 August................................................. 0-0 September........................................... 0-0 White Jersey........................................ 2-1 Gray Jersey.......................................... 0-1 Red Jersey........................................... 1-3 Black Jersey......................................... 4-2 Special Jersey...................................... 0-0

FOLLOW THE JACKALS You can listen to every pitch of the 2010 Jackals season online at jackals.com. For home games, the live webcast will also be broadcast in-stadium on 88.1 FM. Cody Chrusciel returns for his third season as the Jackals play-by-play announcer. Broadcasts begin ten minutes prior to first pitch with Jackals’ pregame. WEBSITE: jackals.com BROADCAST: jackals.com/webcast.asp LIVE STATS: canamleague.com TWITTER: twitter.com/jackalsbaseball FACEBOOK: facebook.com/jackalsbaseball BLOG: newjerseyjackals.wordpress.com

TODAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS FOR NEW JERSEY: LHP Ryan Lobban (0-1, 8.10 ERA) FOR SUSSEX: RHP Daniel Berlind (0-0, 4.50 ERA) Last night’s 6-0 loss at home against Pittsfield snapped the Jackals four-game winning streak. Tonight, New Jersey sends southpaw Ryan Lobban to the mound for his third start of the season against Sussex righty Daniel Berlind. Lobban and Berlind locked horns on May 30 with the Skyhawks coming away victorious, 5-4. Lobban struggled in his previous start last Friday vs Brockton, allowing six runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. In Berlind’s last start on Friday at Worcester, the righty surrendered six runs (two earned) on six hits in two innings in a 12-8 Sussex loss. The Skyhawks took three of four from New Jersey in the season-opening series on Memorial Day weekend, but the Jackals lead the all-time series 28-22. The teams will meet 24 times in 2010.

Ryan Lobban

CUTTING IT CLOSE

New Jersey’s seven wins have come by a total of 10 runs. The Jackals have suffered three one-run defeats and been involved in seven one-run games. Closer Romas Hicks has saved six of the Jackals seven victories.

PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE

New Jersey batters drew 12 walks in Wednesday afternoon’s 8-7, 10-inning win over Pittsfield. The Jackals drew six walks on Friday night in a 6-0 loss, raising their league-leading total to 69. Third baseman Abraham Nunez, a 12-year major league veteran, has drawn a league-high 16 walks. Second baseman Argenis Reyes, who spent parts of each of the past two seasons with the New York Mets. walked four times in six plate appearances on Wednesday. Shortstop Mike DeJesus has walked 10 times in 14 games and ranks fourth in the circuit. Sussex pitchers walkex 16 batters in the May 22 exhibition game against New Jersey.

REAL BITS OF JACKAL

The Jackals have won back-to-back series after taking three of four from Brockton last weekend and two of three from Pittsfield most recently... New Jersey went 5-2 on its first homestand of the season... Jordan Newton, who scored the game-winning run in the 10th inning on Wednesday afternoon after lacing a pinchhit double, went 8-for-16 and drove in seven of the Jackals’ 20 runs in their four-game set against Brockton... Since New Jersey placed Quentin Davis on the disabled list on June 1 with a strained oblique, Kevin Clark has hit leadoff in each of the past nine games. Clark’s eight steals rank second in the league (Sussex OF Kraig Binick has 10 thefts).Clark was the only Jackal to record multiple hits in Thursday night’s 6-0 loss vs Pittsfield, raising his average to .478 (11-for-23) against the Colonials in six contests this season... Mike DeJesus went 2-for-19 in his first five games this season, but he is 9-for-28 (.321) since (nine games)... Abraham Nunez was 2-for-18 entering the last Pittsfield series on May 31. He is 11-for-29 (.379) since (10 games). His seven steals rank third in the league... Righty Shawn Riggans is batting .480 (12-for-25) against right-handed pitchers, but is just 1-for16 (.062) vs lefties... New Jersey catchers have allowed seven passed balls in 14 games this season, but they’ve also thrown out 33% of attempted base stealers (9-of-27)... Over the first 14 games of the 2010 season, four New Jersey players have missed a total of 29 games on the disabled list. That doesn’t include Matt Stiffler, who injured his hamstring on June 4 and was released the next day because the Jackals disabled list was full.

ON DECK FOR THE JACKALS Saturday 6/12 @ Sussex Sunday 6/13 @ Sussex Tuesday 6/15 @ Worcester Wednesday 6/16 @ Worcester

2:05 p.m. 2:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m.

RHP Chris Allen (0-1, 4.38 ERA) LHP A.J. Wideman (2-1, 2.70 ERA) RHP Dan Griffin (0-0, 5.74 ERA) RHP Nick Asselin (1-2, 4.26 ERA)

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LHP Jeff Icenogle (1-0, 1.64 ERA) RHP Jusef Frias (1-0, 6.19 ERA) TBA TBA

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2010 NEW JERSEY JACKALS GAME NOTES THURSDAY, JUNE 10 - PITTSFIELD 6, NEW JERSEY 0

Miguel Flores tossed 8 2/3 shutout innings to lead the Pittsfield Colonials to a 6-0 win over the New Jersey Jackals on Thursday night at Yogi Berra Stadium. Flores (1-1), a 22-year-old right-hander, threw 143 pitches and struck out a career-high eight batters while scattering seven singles en route to his first win of the season. He walked six batters and departed with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, but former Jackal Giuseppe Granitto retired left fielder Kevin Clark to end the threat. Flores went 0-2 with a 6.91 ERA in five starts against the Jackals in 2009. The Jackals left the bases loaded in the second, eighth and ninth innings while stranding 10 runners on base in the contest. The loss ends New Jersey’s four-game winning streak while the Colonials snap a five-game skid while salvaging the finale of the three-game series. The Jackals finish their first homestand of the season 5-2 after going 2-5 on their season-opening road trip. The Colonials plated the game’s first two runs on a two-out single by first baseman Wellinson Baez in the second inning and a bases-loaded groundout off the bat of right fielder Angel Molina with two outs in the third. In the fourth, Pittsfield catcher Zane Chavez doubled home Baez and shortstop Matt Nandin laid down a successful two-out suicide squeeze to extend the Colonials’ lead to 4-0. Pittsfield tacked on a run in the fifth on a fielders’ choice before capping the scoring in the top of the ninth on an Edmondson RBI single. New Jersey starter Nick Asselin (1-2) turned in seven innings, but took the loss after surrendering five runs on nine hits in seven innings. He walked a pair of batters and did not record a strikeout. Rookie right-hander Jairo Mendez, a Montclair State University alum, allowed one run over the final two innings in his professional debut. For the Jackals, Clark continued his hot hitting against Pittsfield with a 2-for-4 night at the plate. He is now 11-for-23 in six games against the Colonials this season.

RIGGED UP

On Monday, May 31, the Can-Am League announced that New Jersey Jackals designated hitter Shawn Riggans was named the league’s Player of the Week following the opening weekend of the 2010 season. In four games on the road against the Sussex Skyhawks, Riggans went 8-for-15 at the plate with two doubles, two home runs, and a league-high seven RBIs. His .533 batting average also tops the Can-Am League. After going 0-for-4 in Friday night’s season-opener, the Fort Lauderdale, Fla. native collected eight hits in his next 11 at-bats. He launched a three-run home run in the first inning of Saturday’s contest at Skylands Park before connecting on a leadoff homer in the fifth inning on Sunday.

LEAGUE-TESTED, JACKAL-APPROVED

This offseason, New Jersey acquired pitchers Chris Allen and Ryan Lobban, giving the Jackals four of the Can-Am League’s top 10 ERA leaders from a season ago. A.J. Wideman, who led the league with a 2.51 ERA, and Isaac Pavlik, whose 3.66 ERA ranked ninth, both return. Lobban’s 3.56 mark with Worcester placed him seventh while Allen’s 3.71 clip for Quebec qualified for 10th.

NEW JERSEY, VIA TORONTO

Three Jackals players have found their way to New Jersey via the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Outfielder Jacob Butler and pitchers Edward Rodriguez and A.J. Wideman have all spent time with the Blue Jays. Former New Jersey hurlers Ted Serro and Seth Overbey also came out of the Toronto pipeline.

MAJOR LEAGUE FLAVOR

Three current Jackals have spent time in the major leagues. Leading the pack is 34-year-old infielder Abraham Nunez, who spent 12 seasons in the majors with the Pirates, Cardinals, Phillies, and Mets. Designated hitter Shawn Riggans has spent time at the major league level each of the past four seasons, appearing in 64 games with the Tampa Bay Rays. Second baseman Argenis Reyes spent parts of the past two seasons patrolling the infield for the New York Mets.

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2010 JACKALS LEADERS Thru games on 6/10

Hits................................... Kevin Clark (18) Average................... Jordan Newton (.379) Doubles....................... Jordan Newton (4) Triples............................Davis, Newton (1) Home Runs.....................Clark, Riggans (2) RBIs............................. Shawn Riggans (10) Runs.................................. Kevin Clark (10) Walks........................ Abraham Nunez (16) Strikeouts................... Shawn Riggans (13) Stolen Bases....................... Kevin Clark (8) Wins................... Rodriguez, Wideman (2) Losses................................Nick Asselin (2) Saves.................................Romas Hicks (6) Appearances...................Hicks, Pontius (7) ERA............................. Mike Pontius (1.17) Innings.............................Nick Asselin (19) Walks............................ Luis Fernandez (8) Strikeouts................... Griffin, Lobban (12)

2010 JACKALS vs OPPONENTS Brockton............................................... 3-1 Pittsfield............................................... 3-3 Quebec................................................. 0-0 Sussex................................................... 1-3 Worcester............................................. 0-0

2009 JACKALS vs OPPONENTS Brockton............................................... 8-6 New Hampshire.................................. 14-8 Quebec............................................. 13-10 Sussex................................................... 7-5 Worcester......................................... 13-10

JACKALS ALL-TIME vs CURRENT OPPONENTS Brockton................................ 55-47 (2002) Pittsfield/NH/Nashua............26-21 (2006) Quebec.................................. 56-78 (1999) Sussex.................................... 28-22 (2006) Worcester.............................. 37-34 (2005)

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2010 NEW JERSEY JACKALS GAME NOTES 2010 NEW JERSEY JACKALS TRANSACTIONS May 19 May 20 May 23 May 24 May 26 May 27 June 2 June 5

Signed OF Kevin Clark Released RHP Rudy Darrow Sold 1B Mike L. Jones to the Atlanta Braves Traded INF Enrique Cruz to Southern Maryland (Atlantic League) in exchange for future considerations. Signed OF Michael Consolmagno. Signed INF Shawn Riggans. Removed non-roster invitee C Keith Weinkofsky from their spring training roster. Placed C Jordan Newton and RHP Chris Allen on the Inactive List. Activated RHP Chris Allen from the Inactive List. Placed OF Jacob Butler on the Inactive List Signed LHP Luis Fernandez. Activated C Jordan Newton from the Inactive List. Placed OF Quentin Davis on the disabled list retroactive to June 1. Released 1B/OF Matt Stiffler Released RHP Seth Overbey Signed 1B Jabe Bergeron Signed P Jairo Mendez Placed 1B Jovan Rosa on the disabled list retroactive to June 4. Activated OF Jacob Butler from the disabled list.

BACK IN THE NEW JERSEY GROOVE

The Jackals opening-day roster included seven players from last year’s 55-39 team, including five pitchers. Outfielder Quentin Davis’s .344 batting average would have led the league if he had enough at-bats to qualify, while shortstop Mike DeJesus was a Can-Am League All-Star after finishing fifth in the circuit with 66 RBIs. Left-hander A.J. Wideman was the league’s Pitcher of the Year, Isaac Pavlik led the Jackals with 18 starts, Romas Hicks’ 1.85 ERA placed him second among Can-Am League relievers, Seth Overbey led the league with 41 appearances, and Nick Asselin tied for the league-lead with 10 wins after coming over from New Hampshire in an August trade.

ALUMNI UPDATE

Several notable former Jackals are making an impact in affiliated baseball. Left-hander Craig Breslow (2004) is in his second season working out of the Oakland A’s bullpen. Left-hander Raul Valdez (2006) earned his first trip to the majors on April 22 when he was promoted to the New York Mets. Valdes tossed three shutout innings against Philadelphia on May 25 to notch his first career save. Former Jackals’ first baseman John Lindsey (2005 & 2006) re-signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers this offseason and is currently playing for the Triple-A Albequerque Isotopes, where he is teammates with outfielder Timo Perez. Lindsey was named the Pacific Coast League’s Batter of the Week the first week of the season when he hit .538 in the Isotopes first 10 games. He hit his 200th career home run on May 26. Myron Leslie (2009) is with the Advanced-A Tampa Yankees. Right-hander Stuart Pomeranz (2009) has transitioned from a starter to a reliever for the Tulsa Drillers, the Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. Since 2006, 20 Jackals have been sold to major league organizations.

2009: A RETROSPECTIVE

Despite falling short of their goal of a Can-Am League title after being swept in the first round of the playoffs by the Worcester Tornadoes, the Jackals’ 2009 squad was one of the most successful in franchise history. In addition to taking the first-half title, New Jersey’s 55 wins were the most by a Jackals’ team since 2002. Consistency was also a big part of the Jackals’ success. As a team, New Jersey finished second in the league in both batting average (.283) and ERA (4.19), trailing Brockton in both categories. The Jackals were just one game better in the first half (28-19) than the second half (27-20) and saw a one-game difference in their record at home (2720) and on the road (28-19). Jackals’ pitchers posted nine shutouts (five more than any other Can-Am League team) with A.J. Wideman serving as the starter for four of them (Quebec posted four shutouts while no other team had more than one). Conversely, Jackals’ pitchers were responsible for both of the league’s three-home run games (Sussex 3B Jeremy Hunt on 7/9 and Quebec DH Pete LaForest on 9/5). Perhaps the highlight of New Jersey’s 2009 campaign was its team-record 14-game winning streak, which began with a doubleheader sweep at Quebec on June 11 and ended with a loss to Worcester in game two of a doubleheader on June 25.

FIVE-STAR QUALITY

In addition to manager Joe Calfapietra being named Can-Am League manager of the year for the second time in his seven-year career with New Jersey, the 2009 Jackals placed a league-high five players on the Can-Am League Postseason All-Star Team. First baseman Myron Leslie, shortstop Mike DeJesus, and outfielder Jerod Edmondson all earned league laurels while A.J. Wideman was selected as the league’s top left-handed pitcher and closer Rusty Tucker was named the circuit’s top reliever. Edmondson, who finished the season with the Jackals, led the league with a .332 batting average while Wideman posted a league-best 2.51 ERA while tying for the league lead with 10 wins. Tucker’s 24 saves tied him for the league lead with Brockton’s Gerald Dunn.

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NEW JERSEY JACKALS HIGHS AND LOWS Individual Offense

MOST RUNS, GAME.................................................................................... 3 (Shawn Riggans - 5/28 @ Sussex) MOST HITS, GAME............................................................................... 3 (7x, last Kevin Clark - 6/8 vs Pittsfield) MOST DOUBLES, GAME..............................................................................2 (Jabe Bergeron - 6/6 vs Brockton) MOST TRIPLES, GAME.................................................................. 1 (2x, last Jordan Newton - 6/4 vs Brockton) MOST HOME RUNS, GAME......................................................................2 (Kevin Clark - 6/2 @ Pittsfield - G1) MOST RBI, GAME.......................................................................... 3 (3x, last Jordan Newton - 6/6 vs Brockton) MOST WALKS, GAME................................................................................... 4 (Argenis Reyes - 6/9 vs Pittsfield) MOST STRIKEOUTS, GAME................................................................ 3 (Shawn Riggans - 6/2 @ Pittsfield - G1) MOST STOLEN BASES, GAME.............................................................................4 (Kevin Clark - 5/30 @ Sussex) LONGEST HITTING STREAK.....................................................................................6 (Kevin Clark - 5/28 to 6/2)

Individual Pitching

MOST RUNS ALLOWED, GAME.......................................................................... 8 (Dan Griffin - 5/28 @ Sussex) MOST EARNED RUNS ALLOWED, GAME........................................... 6 (2x, last Ryan Lobban - 6/4 vs Brockton) MOST HITS ALLOWED, GAME.............................................................. 7 (2x, last Nick Asselin - 5/29 @ Sussex) MOST STRIKEOUTS, GAME.............................................................................7 (Ryan Lobban - 5/30 @ Sussex) MOST WALKS, GAME.................................................................................... 4 (Ryan Lobban - 6/4 vs Brockton) MOST HOME RUNS ALLOWED, GAME................................................ 1 (3x, last Chris Allen- 5/31 @ Pittsfield) MOST INNINGS PITCHED, GAME....................................................................7 (Nick Asselin - 6/3 vs Brockton) FEWEST HITS ALLOWED, GAME (Starter, min 5 IP)................................... 2 (Dan Griffin - 6/2 @ Pittsfield - G2)

TEAM OFFENSE

MOST RUNS, GAME............................................................................................................. 10 (5/28 @ Sussex) MOST RUNS, INNING.......................................................................................... 4 (5/28 @ Sussex - 4th inning) MOST HITS, GAME............................................................................................................... 15 (5/28 @ Sussex) FEWEST HITS, GAME......................................................................................... 5 (2x, last 6/2 @ Pittsfield - G2) MOST DOUBLES, GAME........................................................................................................6 (6/6 vs Brockton) MOST TRIPLES, GAME............................................................................................. 1 (2x, last 6/4 vs Brockton) MOST HOME RUNS, GAME.......................................................................................... 2 (6/2 @ Pittsfield - G1) MOST HOME RUNS, INNING............................................................................................................................ 1 MOST CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH A HOME RUN....................................2 (5/29 @ Sussex to 5/30 @ Sussex) MOST EXTRA-BASE HITS, GAME...........................................................................................7 (6/6 vs Brockton) MOST STOLEN BASES, GAME..................................................................................... 4 (3x, last 5/30 @ Sussex) MOST STRIKEOUTS, GAME.................................................................................................... 9 (5/29 @ Sussex) MOST WALKS, GAME.......................................................................................................... 12 (6/9 vs Pittsfield) MOST HIT BATTERS, GAME................................................................................................. 2 (5/31 @ Pittsfield) MOST LEFT ON BASE, GAME............................................................................................... 14 (5/30 @ Sussex)

Team Pitching

MOST RUNS ALLOWED, GAME................................................................................ 9 (2x, last 6/4 vs Brockton) MOST RUNS ALLOWED, INNING....................................................................... 5 (6/6 vs Brockton - 6th inning) MOST HITS ALLOWED, GAME................................................................................. 14 (2x, last 6/9 vs Pittsfield) FEWEST HITS ALLOWED, GAME.................................................................................... 4 (6/2 @ Pittsfield - G2) MOST STRIKEOUTS, GAME....................................................................................... 8 (2x, last 6/9 vs Pittsfield) MOST WALKS, GAME............................................................................................................. 8 (5/28 @ Sussex) MOST HOME RUNS ALLOWED, GAME.............................................................................................................. 1 MOST EXTRA-BASE HITS ALLOWED, GAME........................................................................5 (5/31 @ Pittsfield) MOST WILD PITCHES, GAME................................................................................................. 3 (5/28 @ Sussex) MOST HIT BATTERS, GAME.................................................................................................... 3 (5/28 @ Sussex)

Team Miscellaneous

MOST ERRORS, GAME............................................................................................ 2 (3x, last 6/10 vs Pittsfield) LONGEST WINNING STREAK...................................................................4 (6/5 vs Brockton to 6/9 vs Pittsfield) LONGEST LOSING STREAK...................................................................... 3 (5/29 @ Sussex to 5/31 @ Pittsfield) LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY................................................................................ 2 (3x, last 6/8 vs Pittsfield) LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT............................................................................. 6 (6/10 vs Pittsfield - 6-0 loss) LONGEST GAME, INNINGS.................................................................................................. 10 (6/9 vs Pittsfield) LONGEST GAME TIME..................................................................................................... 4:12 (6/9 vs Pittsfield) LONGEST GAME TIME, 7 INNING CONTEST............................................................. 2:15 (6/2 @ Pittsfield - G1) SHORTEST GAME TIME, 9 INNING CONTEST...................................................................2:25 (6/3 vs Brockton) SHORTEST GAME TIME, 7 INNING CONTEST........................................................... 1:59 (6/2 @ Pittsfield - G2) LARGEST HOME CROWD...............................................................................................3,872 (6/5 vs Brockton) LARGEST ROAD CROWD ............................................................................................. 3,223 (5/31 @ Pittsfield)

2010 MULTI-HIT GAMES Bergeron Butler Clark Consolmagno Davis DeJesus Grose Knazek Newton Nunez Reyes Riggans Rosa Stiffler

2 1 2 2 - 1 2 1 1 1 4 2 2 - -

3 - - 2 - - - - - 2 - - 2 1 -

4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

5 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Tot. 1 2 4 1 2 1 1 3 4 2 4 1 -

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY JUNE 11 1927 - During the ninth inning, the Philadelphia Athletics field a team of seven future Hall of Famers. The outfield consists of Ty Cobb in right, Al Simmons in center, and Zack Wheat in left. Jimmie Foxx is at first base, Eddie Collins is at second, and Lefty Grove pitches in relief. Cy Perkins started as catcher, but when Mickey Cochrane pinch-hit for him, seven Cooperstownbound players were in the lineup. 1990 - Ageless Nolan Ryan pitches his unprecedented sixth career no-hitter, striking out 14 batters in a 5-0 win over the A’s. He is the first to pitch a no-hitter for three different teams, and the first to throw a no-hitter in three different decades. 1997 - Kevin Brown pitches the first no-hitter of the season and the second no-hitter in Marlins history in a 9-0 win over the Giants in San Francisco. Brown has a perfect game going until he hits pinch-hitter Marvin Benard with a 1-2 pitch with two outs in the eighth inning. Benard is the only Giants player to reach base. San Francisco starter William Van Landingham also had a nohitter for six innings before Charles Johnson’s home run in the seventh breaks up the bid and triggers a Florida offensive explosion.

YOGI BERRA STADIUM Location............................... Little Falls, NJ Opened..............................................1998 Capacity............................................3,784 Jackals All-Time at Home............. 309-225 Jackals All-Time on the Road....... 271-273 Down the Lines............................ 308 feet Power Alleys................................ 368 feet Center Field................................. 398 feet NOTE: Home and road records entering 2010.

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LAST AT-BAT WINS - JACKALS DATE BATTER 6/9 Argenis Reyes

GAME-WINNER INN. SCORE OPP. Wild pitch (Newton scored) 10th 8-7 vs PIT

#18 - JON CAHILL - 3B/INFIELD COACH

1st season w/ Jackals... Signed with the Anaheim Angels as an undrafted free agent in 2001 after playing collegiately at UMass-Lowell… Spent three seasons in the Angels organization before finishing his career with the Washington Wild Things in 2004… Managed Traverse City Beach Bums in 2007… Has also coached in Frontier League… Born 2/21/78 in Lynn, MA (32 years old)

LAST AT-BAT WINS - OPPONENTS DATE BATTER 5/30 Carl Loadenthal 6/2 Chris Torres

GAME-WINNER RBI single to center RBI single to center

INN. SCORE OPP. 9th 5-4 at SSX 7th 2-1 at PIT

JACKALS MULTI-HR GAMES DATE 6/2 (G1)

BATTER Kevin Clark

OPP. at PIT

PITCHER(S) Dave Qualben (1st & 3rd)

#19 - EDDIE GERALD - HITTING COACH

JACKALS MULTI-HR INNINGS DATE None

1st season w/ Jackals... Played 16 seasons (10 in independent)... 3rd round draft pick by the Royals out of HS in 1989… Played for the Aberdeen Pheasants in the Prairie League in 1995 and 1996 when Joe Calfapietra was an assistant coach… 27 games as interim manager of Shreveport Sports in 2008... Career .263 hitter with 159 HRs and 193 SB… Born 7/18/70 in Lumberton, NC (39 years old)

BATTERS

JACKALS 1st INNING / LEAD-OFF HOME RUNS DATE 6/2 (G1)

BATTER Kevin Clark

OPP. at PIT

PITCHER Dave Qualben

SHUTOUTS BY JACKALS PITCHERS NO. DATE None

OPP.

SCORE

HITS

#7 - ISAAC PAVLIK - PITCHING COACH

PITCHER

Player-coach… Begins first season as Jackals pitching coach… Longest-tenured player on roster (sixth season)... Franchise leader in career games pitched… New Jersey native was selected by the Rockies in the 10th round of the 2002 draft out of Seton Hall... Born 5/19/80 in Belleville, NJ (30 years old)

JACKALS EJECTIONS DATE 6/10

PLAYER Joe Calfapietra

REASON Arguing out call at 2B

INNING/UMP 9th - Matt Criss

JACKALS PICKOFFS DATE 5/28 6/9 6/9

PITCHER CATCHER Luis Fernandez Dan Griffin Isaac Pavlik

RUNNER Joe Persichina (SSX) Angel Molina (PIT) Angel Molina (PIT)

#1 - ANI RAMOS - COACH

13th season w/ Jackals... Has been with the Jackals since their inception in 1998... The only member of the organization in uniform for each of the team’s first 12 seasons... Sports four championship rings... Only travels on select road trips... Prior to his time with the Jackals, both played and coached at Ramapo College... Born in Cuba... Name is pronounced on-ee RAY-mos.

STARTING LINEUP BREAKDOWN STARTING LINEUP BY BATTING ORDER STARTING LINEUP BY POSITION Player

C

Bergeron

1B

2B

3B

SS

LF

CF

DH

4

Consolmagno

1

Clark

7

2

Davis DeJesus

10 5

2

Nunez

1

6

6

7

1

3

1

8

5

Davis

5 2

2

Grose

1

3

2

Knazek

3

7

1

Newton

4

Reyes 10

9

5 8

Nunez 1

5

2 9

14

Riggans

4 5

Clark

14

Reyes

3

DeJesus

Grose Newton

2

Butler

5

14 8

1

Consolmagno

2

Knazek

Player Bergeron

5

Butler

Rosa

RF

Riggans Rosa

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1

8

3

2

3

2

10 1

14 14 1

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ERRORS BY POSITION LEFT FIELD Player E no errors

CENTER FIELD Player E no errors

SHORTSTOP Player E DeJesus 3

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

May 31 Shawn Riggans (4 games - .533 (8-for-15), 2 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBIs, 5 runs)

RIGHT FIELD Player E Clark 1

SECOND BASE Player E Reyes 1

THIRD BASE Player E Nunez 3

FIRST BASE Player E Rosa 1 CATCHER Player E Newton 2

JACKALS 2010 STARTING ROTATION

TOTAL AVG. RUNS TEAM QUALITY PITCHER GS IP NJ RUNS PER START RECORD STARTS Chris Allen 2 12.1 5 2.5 1-1 1 Nick Asselin 3 19 6 2 1-2 1 Dan Griffin 3 14.2 19 6.3 2-1 0 Ryan Lobban 2 10 11 5.5 0-2 0 Isaac Pavlik 1 5 7 7 1-0 0 A.J. Wideman 3 16.2 9 3 2-1 1 TEAM TOTALS 14 77.2 57 4.07 7-7 3

2010 CATCHER INFORMATION CATCHER Scott Knazek Jordan Newton Jovan Rosa

PB 3 3 1

CS 7 2 0

SB 14 3 1

ATT 21 5 1

CS% 33% 40% 0%

NOTE: A quality start is defined as a game in which the pitcher completes at least six innings and permits no more than three earned runs.

JACKALS 2010 INJURY REPORT (thru games on 6/10) PLAYER Jovan Rosa Quentin Davis Jacob Butler Jordan Newton

INJURY Lower body injury Oblique strain Pinched nerve in neck Tendonitis in right shoulder

DATE ON DL/IL DATE OFF DL/IL 6/4 6/1 5/26 6/5 5/24 6/2

GAMES MISSED 6 9 9 5

JACKALS 2010 RELIEF PITCHER INFORMATION Number of Appearances

First Batter Out/Faced

Longest Outing

Inherited Runners (IR)

IR Scored

Saves

Blown Saves

L. Fernandez

5

4-5

2.1

3

1

0

0

Dan Griffin

1

1-1

1

0

0

0

0

Romas Hicks

7

3-7

1

0

0

6

1

Jairo Mendez

1

1-1

2

0

0

0

0

Seth Overbey

4

1-4

1.1

6

2

0

0

Isaac Pavlik

5

1-5

2

3

2

0

0

Mike Pontius

7

6-7

2

4

0

0

1

E. Rodriguez

6

4-6

1.1

8

0

0

0

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New jersey jackals 2010 roster - Updated 6/10/10 No. Pitchers 7 Isaac Pavlik 12 Jairo Mendez 14 Dan Griffin 16 Luis Fernandez 17 Nick Asselin 23 Ryan Lobban 27 A.J. Wideman 30 Mike Pontius 31 Edward Rodriguez 32 Chris Allen 40 Romas Hicks

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No. Catchers 21 Scott Knazek 24 Jordan Newton

T L R R L R L L R R R R

Resides Ramsey, NJ Kearny, NJ Voorheesville, NY Union, NJ Bedford, NH Ramsey, NJ Mississauga, ON Wentzville, MO Paterson, NJ DuBoistown, PA Loganville, GA

Status VETERAN ROOKIE LS-4 ROOKIE ROOKIE LS-2 LS-4 LS-1 LS-4 LS-1 ROOKIE

B T HT WT Birth Age Previous Club R R 6’1 215 11/4/84 25 St. Paul Saints R R 5’11 195 8/29/85 24 Lakeland Flying Tigers

Resides Lakewood, NJ Hodgenville, KY

Status LS-2 LS-4

No. Infielders 2 Shawn Riggans 4 Argenis Reyes 10 Abraham Nunez 15 Mike DeJesus 25 Jovan Rosa 55 Jabe Bergeron

B R S S L R R

T R R R R R R

HT 6’1 5’10 5’10 5’10 6’3 6’3

WT 200 180 195 185 225 245

Birth 7/25/80 9/25/82 3/16/76 7/16/83 10/26/87 12/19/81

Age 29 27 34 26 22 28

Previous Club Buffalo Bisons New York Mets Reno Aces New Jersey Jackals Peoria Chiefs American Def. of NH

Resides Fort Lauderdale, FL Jersey City, NJ Santo Domingo, DR Manalapan, NJ East Hartford, CT Chesterfield, NH

Status VETERAN VETERAN VETERAN LS-3 LS-2 LS-5

No. Outfielders 5 Mike Consolmagno 6 Kevin Clark 9 Jeff Grose 22 Quentin Davis 26 Jacob Butler

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HT 5’9 6’0 5’11 5’10 6’2

WT 170 200 190 180 220

Birth 11/3/86 12/10/85 7/14/84 3/7/83 2/9/83

Age 23 24 25 27 27

Previous Club Univ. of South Florida Tri-City Dust Devils Kalamazoo Kings New Jersey Jackals St. Paul Saints

Resides Staten Island, NY Siffner, FL Iselin, NJ Darlington, SC Yelm, WA

Status ROOKIE LS-3 LS-2 LS-3 LS-3

COACHING STAFF 44 18 19 7 1

Joe Calfapietra Jon Cahill Eddie Gerald Isaac Pavlik Ani Ramos Eric Wamsley Wally Brackett

HT 5’8 6’0 6’7 5’10 6’1 6’3 5’10 6’2 6’4 6’4 6’0

WT 165 195 250 180 200 185 190 235 200 225 215

Manager Third Base Coach Hitting Coach Pitching Coach Coach Athletic Trainer Clubhouse Manager

Birth 5/19/80 7/9/84 9/29/84 9/15/86 1/19/85 6/7/84 6/8/85 10/26/87 10/6/84 12/4/84 1/9/84

Age 30 25 25 23 25 26 25 22 25 25 26

Previous Club New Jersey Jackals Montclair State Univ. Connecticut Defenders Newark Bears New Jersey Jackals Worcester Tornadoes New Jersey Jackals Arizona League Indians Southern Maryland Quebec Capitales New Jersey Jackals

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Nick Asselin Joe Calfapietra Mike Consolmagno Mike DeJesus Jeff Grose Scott Knazek Ryan Lobban Jairo Mendez Abraham Nunez Ani Ramos Argenis Reyes Jovan Rosa Eric Wamsley

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JACKALS MANAGER JOE CALFAPIETRA

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JOE CALFAPIETRA

CALFAPIETRA’S PROFESSIONAL COACHING RESUME

MANAGER - EIGHTH SEASON

MANAGERIAL CAREER

The longest-tenured manager in the Can-Am League, 2010 marks Joe Calfapietra’s eighth season at the Jackals’ helm. In 2009, Calfapietra was named the Can-Am League Manager of the Year after guiding the Jackals to the league’s first-half title and a playoff appearance. He also garnered Manager of the Year honors in 2004 when he led the Jackals to a Northeast League championship. Calfapietra, 39, began his coaching career with the Northern League’s Duluth-Superior Dukes in 1994 before spending the 1995 and 1996 seasons with the Aberdeen Pheasants of the Prairie League. In 1997, Calfapietra joined manager Ed Ott’s coaching staff with the Allentown Ambassadors as Director of Baseball Operations. Calfapietra was named the Ambassadors manager in 2000 at the age of 29, making him the youngest manager in Northern League history. After posting an 85-90 managerial record in two seasons with the Ambassadors, Calfapietra left Allentown after five years to guide the expansion Gary SouthShore RailCats in their inaugural season in 2002. Calfapietra led Gary, which played its entire schedule on the road while waiting for its ballpark to be constructed, to a 35-55 team record and was named the Northern League Manager of the Year. Calfapietra joined the Jackals in 2003 and earned his second Manager of the Year award in 2004 when he guided New Jersey past the North Shore Spirit for the Northeast League title. The Royersford, PA native played at Eastern College in Saint Davids, PA, where he was a two-time Division III All-American selection at first base. When he was not drafted out of college, Calfapietra turned to coaching and earned his Master’s Degree in Education. He has spent time collegiately as an assistant coach at Eastern College, a volunteer assistant at St. Joseph’s University, and as the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator at Villanova University.

2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

New Jersey Jackals New Jersey Jackals New Jersey Jackals New Jersey Jackals New Jersey Jackals New Jersey Jackals New Jersey Jackals Gary SouthShore Railcats Allentown Ambassadors Allentown Ambassadors

55-39* 43-51 49-44 43-48 48-44 54-39* 52-37 35-55* 43-47 42-43

COACHING CAREER 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994

Allentown Ambassadors Allentown Ambassadors Allentown Ambassadors Aberdeen Pheasants Aberdeen Pheasants Duluth-Superior Dukes

* indicates Manager of the Year honors

QUICK FACTS: JOE CALFAPIETRA • •

RECORD W/ NEW JERSEY: 344-302 (entering 2010) CAREER MANAGERIAL RECORD: 464-447 (entering 2010)

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Last name is pronounced cal-fuh-pee-A-tra Is the only Can-Am League manager to never play professionally. Was inducted into the Gary SouthShore Railcats Hall of Fame in 2009. Spent three years on the staff of former Jackals hitting coach and current Sussex Skyhawks manager Ed Ott when Ott was the manager in Allentown.

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JACKALS’ MANAGERIAL RECORDS (ENTERING 2010) Regular Season 1. 2. 3.

Kash Beauchamp George Tsamis Joe Calfapietra Post-Season 1. Kash Beauchamp 2. George Tsamis 2. Joe Calfapietra

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1998-2000 2001-2002 2003-2009

129-124 .510 107-72 .597 344-302 .533

1998-1999 2001-2002 2003-2009

8-3 (one championship) 18-8 (two championships) 9-12 (one championship)

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SHAWN RIGGANS

INF

R/R

6’1”/200

29 Years Old

10th Season (1st w/ Jackals)

Born: 7/25/1980 in Fort Lauderdale, FL Current Series: N/A Resides: Fort Lauderdale, FL Last Series vs Pittsfield: 3-for-11, 2B, 2 RBIs, BB, 2 K Drafted: 2000, 24th round, Tampa Bay Devil Rays College: Indian River (Fla.) CC

2010 w/ Binghamton Mets: 2 games, .400 avg (2-for-5), 0 HR, 2 RBIs, 0-0 SB 2010 w/ Buffalo Bisons (AAA): 2 games, .200 avg (1-for-5), 0 HR, 0 RBIs, 0-0 SB • Picked up his first hit vs a left-handed pitcher on Friday 6/4, snapping an 0-9 string against southpaws to begin the season. • Was named the Can-Am League Player of the Week on May 31 after going 8-for-15 (.533) with two home runs, two doubles, and seven RBIs over the first four games of the season at Sussex. Followed it up by going 0-for-7 with five strikeouts in the next series at Pittsfield. • Was released by the New York Mets on 5/11/10. Was 3-for-10 with two RBIs in four games, two with the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons and two with the Double-A Binghamton Mets. • Played ball at St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Fla.) where he did not start one game. • In 2009, Was limited to just 26 minor league games and seven major league games because of right shoulder tendinitis. Spent time with four teams. • Saw his first major league action as a September 2006 callup with Tampa Bay and has seen time in the majors each of the past four seasons. Is a career .202 hitter with seven home runs in 64 major league games from 2006-09. • Underwent season-ending right knee surgery on 9/10/08 to help clean up a staph infection. • Made his first career opening day roster in 2008 and caught 10 of the 16 games missed by Rays’ starting catcher Dioner Navarro in April after Navarro injured his right hand in a game at Yankee Stadium on April 4. Riggans pinch hit for Navarro in that contest, delivering a bases-clearing double with the bases loaded. Riggans started the Rays’ home opener on April 8 and belted his first career home run off Baltimore’s Eric Bedard. • In 2007, Riggans batted .316 (12-for-38) with five doubles and five RBIs in 17 spring training games, earning the Al Lopez Award for the Rays best rookie in spring camp. • Was a Triple-A International League Mid-Season All-Star in 2006 with the Durham Bulls. That season his .293 average ranked ninth in the IL. He was also rated the best defensive catcher in the International League and the Rays’ organization by Baseball America’s Best Tools Survey. • Underwent “Tommy John” surgery on 7/9/01.

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ARGENIS REYES

INF

S/R

5’10”/180

27 Years Old

8th Season (1st w/ Jackals)

Born: 9/25/1982 in Santiago, Dominican Republic Current Series: N/A Resides: Jersey City, NJ Last Series vs Pittsfield: 0-for-9, 5 BB, 2 runs Drafted: not drafted College: N/A

2009 w/ New York Mets (MLB): 9 games, .118 avg, 0 HR, 0 RBIs, 1-1 Sb 2009 w/ Buffalo Bisons (AAA): 101 games, .282 avg, 3 HR, 31 RBIs, 10-13 SB • Went 2-for-17 at the plate in nine games over two stints with the New York Mets in 2009, with both hits coming from as a left-handed batter. • Spent majority of 2009 season (101 games) with Triple-A Buffalo Bisons, batting .282. Hit .306 (56-for-183) in 51 home games to win the Jimmy Griffin Hometown Hero Award, honoring the player who performs the best in home games in front of Buffalo’s fans. Hit in the clutch, averaging .322 (19-for-59) with runners on base and two outs and .308 (12-for-39) with runners in scoring position and two outs for Buffalo. • Missed 15 games in 2009 on the disabled list from 5/30-6/15 with a groin contusion. • Following the ‘09 season, played for the Leones del Escogido of the Dominican Winter League, where he was teammates with Abraham Nunez. Former Jackals’ OF Alex Fernandez was also a teammate. Former Jackal Timo Perez lead the league in batting (.356). • Saw first major league action in 2008 with the Mets, batting .218 in 49 games. • Sports a career .205 batting average in 58 major league games. • Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cleveland Indians in 2001.

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MIKE CONSOLMAGNO

OF

L/L

5’9”/170

24 Years Old

1st Season (1st w/ Jackals)

Born: 11/3/1986 in Staten Island, NY Current Series: N/A Resides: Staten Island, NY Last Series vs Pittsfield: No at-bats Drafted: not drafted College: University of South Florida 2009 w/ University of South Florida (NCAA D I): 46 games, .290 avg, 0 HR, 16 RBIs, 14-18 SB • Collected his first professional hit on 5/2 at Pittsfield in game one of a doubleheader, reaching on an infield single after pinch hitting for Shawn Riggans in the seventh inning with Shannon Sprouse on the mound. He then stole second base. • Joins the Jackals for his first professional season after finishing his career at the University of South Florida last spring. • In four seasons at South Florida, Mike batted .272 and walked (105) more than he struck out (91). Did not hit a home run in 389 career at-bats. Posted 11 multi-hit games as a redshirt senior in 2009. Took a redshirt as a freshman in 2005. • Older sister, Diana, just completed her fourth season an assistant softball coach at Rutgers. Diana was a four-year captain at Wisconsin. • Younger brother, Francis, was a running back at the University of Delaware and Bridgewater State College.

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KEVIN CLARK

OF

L/L

6’0”/200

24 Years Old

5st Season (1st w/ Jackals)

Born: 12/10/1985 in Tampa, FL Current Series: N/A Resides: Siffner, FL Last Series vs Pittsfield: 6-for-14, 2B, 2 RBIs, run, SB, BB, K Drafted: 2006, sixth round (Colorado Rockies) College: Manatee (Fla.) Junior College

2009 w/ Modesto Nuts (A): 12 games, .241 avg, 0 HR, 4 RBIs, 1-1 SB 2009 w/ Tri-City Dust Devils (A-): 59 games, .260 avg, 5 HR, 28 RBIs, 19-23 SB • Hit two solo home runs in game one of a doubleheader on 6/2 at Pittsfield. Finished the contest 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored. • Signed with the Jackals on May 19. • Began the 2009 season with the Single-A Modesto nuts (4/11-4-26) before finishing the season with the Short-A Tri-City Dust Devils (6/22-9/06). Finished second in the Short-A Northwest League with 19 stolen bases for Tri-City. • In 2007 with the Single-A Asheville Tourists, hit a career-high 17 home runs and swiped a career-best 22 bases. His 76 RBIs for Asheville ranked 11th in the South Atlantic League.

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JEFF GROSE

OF

L/L

5’11”/190

25 Years Old

4th Season (1st w/ Jackals)

Born: 7/14/1984 Current Series: N/A Resides: Iselin, NJ Last Series vs Pittsfield: 2-for-11, 2 runs, RBI, 2 SB, K Drafted: not drafted College: Rutgers University

2009 w/ Kalamazoo Kings (IND): 33 games, .294 avg, 1 HR, 16 RBIs, 5-8 SB • Laced the game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning in New Jersey’s lone exhibition contest on 5/22 vs Sussex. • Acquired by the Jackals from the Frontier League’s Kalamazoo Kings on 3/31/10 in exchange for future considerations. • Missed majority of 2009 season with a thumb injury. Did not commit an error in 32 games in the outfield after committing seven errors each of his first two seasons • Spent first three professional seasons with the Kalamazoo Kings of the independent Frontier League playing for manager Fran Riordan, who spent the 2003 season with the North Shore Spirit in the Northeast League. • In 2008, finished fifth in Frontier League walks (63) and fourth in triples (5). • Starred at Rutgers University from 2003-2006. Ranks among Scarlet Knights’ career leaders in at bats (4th - 714), hits (4th - 229), walks (6th - 115), triples (8th - 10), and total bases (10th - 301). Was an All-Big East selection in 2005 and 2006. • Played high school baseball at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School in Iselin, NJ.

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ABRAHAM NUNEZ

INF

S/R

5’11”/200

34 Years Old

15th Season (1st w/ Jackals)

Born: 3/16/1976 in Santo Domingo, DR Current Series: N/A Resides: Santo Domingo, DR Last Series vs Pittsfield: 2-for-7, 2 RBIs, run, 5 BB, K, SB Drafted: not drafted College: N/A 2009 w/ Reno Aces (AAA): 84 games, .249 avg, 2 HR, 32 RBIs, 4-7 SB • Has spent parts of 12 seasons in the majors with four different teams, most recently with the New York Mets in 2008 (.242 career MLB average) • • • • • • •

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Walked more times (48) than he struck out (40) for the Triple-A Reno Aces in the Arizona Diamondbacks system in 2009. Five years at Triple-A level. Has appeared in more MLB games (1,030) than minor league games (711) entering 2010 season. Best Major League season came in 2005 when he hit .285 with 5 HRs and 44 RBIs in 139 games with St. Louis Cardinals while filling in for 3B Scott Rolen following Rolen’s collision with Dodgers’ 1B Hee Seop Choi on 5/10/05. Rolen needed left shoulder surgery. First MLB hit was a two-run triple off Dodgers’ Dennys Reyes on 8/27/97. First career HR came off Phillies’ Mark Portugal at Veterans Stadium on 9/12/98. Signed as nondrafted free agent by Toronto Blue Jays on 5/5/94 and made Major League debut on 8/27/97 with Pittsburgh Pirates. Has played over 250 Major League games at third base, second base, and shortstop. Was a New York-Penn League All-Star shortstop in 1996 with St. Catherines Stompers, when he was second in the league with 37 stolen bases. The Pittsfield Mets were also part of the New York-Penn League that season.

MIKE DEJESUS

SS

Born: 7/16/1983 in Staten Island, NJ Resides: Manalapan, NJ Drafted: not drafted

L/R

5’10”/185

26 Years Old

6th Season (2nd w/ Jackals)

Current Series: N/A Last Series vs Pittsfield: 3-for-9, 4 BB, 2 K College: Coastal Carolina University

2009 with New Jersey Jackals: .297 avg, 5 HR, 66 RBIs, 46 BB, 42 K, 3-5 SB, 21 Errors • Finished 2009 5th Can-Am League walks (46); 5th RBI (66). Hit two of five home runs in game on 6/22 at Quebec, his first game batting third. Entering season had only played six career games at shortstop. • 4th in Florida State League with 78 walks and was 2nd toughest in league to strike out (1/9.77) in 2007. 4th in Pioneer League with 40 walks in 2005. • Is the younger brother of Kansas City Royals outfielder David DeJesus. • Began college career at East Carolina University before playing final two seasons at Coastal Carolina University. • Four-year baseball letterman at New Jersey’s Manalapan High School, where he set the school record for batting average as a soph. when he hit .522.

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SCOTT KNAZEK

C

R/R

6’1”/215

25 Years Old

5th Season (1st w/ Jackals)

Born: 11/4/1984 in New London, CT Current Series: N/A Resides: Lakewood, NJ Last Series vs Pittsfield: 0-for-2, 2 BB Drafted: 2006, 15th round (LA Angels of Anaheim) College: Rider University

2009 w/ St. Paul Saints (IND): 75 games, .245 avg, 1 HR, 35 RBIs, 0-1 SB • Was on New Jersey’s 2009 preseason roster before being traded to the St. Paul Saints (American Association) for a player to be named later on 5/24/09. Was reacquired from St. Paul on 2/16/10 to complete the previous trade. • Spent entire season with St. Paul Saints and was Saints’ primary catcher, committing eight errors in 75 games behind the plate. Had six passed balls and threw out 22 of 94 attempted base stealers (23.4%) • Spent first two professional seasons (2006 and 2007) in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim system, playing with four different teams. • Played one game at first base for the Newark Bears in 2008, marking his only appearance at a position other than catcher. • Graduated from Pemberton Twp. (NJ) High School.

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QUENTIN DAVIS

OF

L/R

5’10”/180

27 Years Old

6th Season (2nd w/ Jackals)

Born: 3/7/1983 in Darlington, SC Current Series: N/A Resides: Darlington, SC Last Series vs Pittsfield: DNP (injured) Drafted: 2005, 13th round (Atlanta Braves) College: Francis Marion University 2009 w/ New Jersey Jackals 39 games, .344 avg, 1 HR, 16 RBIs, 11-15 SB • • • • • • •

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Was placed on the disabled list on 6/2 with an oblique strain. Spent first four and a half professional seasons in Atlanta Braves system Began 2009 season with Advanced-A Myrtle Beach, but signed with Jackals on 6/22 after being released by Atlanta Braves. .344 batting average with Jackals in 2009 was highest on team of any player with more than 60 at-bats. Would have led the Can-Am League in batting if he had enough at-bats to qualify. Also stole 11 bases in 15 attempts. Began Jackals’ career with nine hits in first 13 at-bats before injuring hamstring. Battled hamstring problems for remainder of season. Led Carolina League with 11 triples for Myrtle Beach in 2007, but did not hit a triple in 199 at-bats for Double-A Mississippi Braves in 2008. Division II Francis Marion University, where Davis was an all-conference OF as a senior, is located 10 miles from his hometown of Darlington, SC.

JORDAN NEWTON

C

R/R

5’11”/195

24 Years Old

5th Season (1st w/ Jackals)

Born: 8/29/1985 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky Current Series: N/A Resides: Hodgenville, KY Last Series vs Pittsfield: 2-for-8, 2B, 2 runs, BB, 2 K Drafted: 2006, sixth round (Detroit Tigers) College: Western Kentucky University

2009 w/ West Michigan Whitecaps (A): 11 games, .386 avg, 3 HR, 9 RBIs, 0-0 SB 2009 w/ Lakeland Flying Tigers (A+): 75 games, .263 avg, 8 HR, 29 RBIs, 9-13 SB • Began the 2010 season on the inactive list due to tendonitis in his right shoulder, which limited him during the preseason. Missed five games before returning to the lineup for New Jersey’s doubleheader at Pittsfield on June 2 (went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk in game one). • Began 2009 season with Single-A West Michigan Whitecaps. Was promoted to Advanced-A Lakeland Flying Tigers three weeks after season began. With Lakeland, hit 108 points higher at home (.316) than on the road (.208) over 75 games (266 at-bats). • Converted to an outfielder for the 2008 season (56 games in the outfield, 21 at catcher) before moving back behind the plate in 2009 (0 games in the outfield). • Fourth in Single-A Midwest League with 10 triples in 2008 for the West Michigan Whitecaps. • Played four seasons at Western Kentucky University, where his 11 career triples rank tied for fourth on the Hilltoppers’ career list. Also ranks eighth in career home runs (32), seventh in RBIs (144) and fifth in walks (100).

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JOVAN ROSA

INF/C

R/R

6’3”/225

22 Years Old

4th Season (1st w/ Jackals)

Born: 10/26/1987 in Santurce, Puerto Rico Current Series: N/A Resides: East Hartford, CT Last Series vs Pittsfield: DNP (injured) Drafted: 2006, 22nd round (Chicago Cubs) College: Lake City (Fla.) Community College 2010 w/ Peoria Chiefs (A): 10 games, .103 avg (4-for-39), 0 HR, 2 RBIs, 0-0 SB • Began 2010 season with the Single-A Peoria Chiefs. Was released by Chicago Cubs on 4/27/10 after batting .105 (4-for-39) with a double and two RBIs in 10 games. With Peoria, Rosa hit in the middle of the order and was the team’s opening day catcher. Did not commit any errors. • In 2009, Played 69 games for the Advanced-A Daytona Cubs before finishing the season with the Single-A Peoria Chiefs. Hit .301 in his second career stint with Peoria after batting .220 with Daytona. • Was a 2008 Midwest League Mid-Season All-Star with the Peoria Chiefs as a 20-year-old. Led the league with 43 doubles, finished second with 54 extrabase hits, fourth with 81 RBIs, fifth with 141 hits, and eighth with a .293 average. • In 2007, finished second in batting (.340) in the Rookie-Level Arizona League.

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JACOB BUTLER

OF/1B

R/R

6’2”/220

27 Years Old

6th Season (1st w/ Jackals)

Born: 2/9/1983 in Olympia, WA Current Series: N/A Resides: Yelm, WA Last Series vs Pittsfield: 3-for-11, 2 2B, 2 RBIs, run Drafted: 2005, eighth round (Toronto Blue Jays) College: University of Nevada 2009 w/ St. Paul Saints (IND): 95 games, .263 avg, 16 HR, 63 RBIs, 0-0 SB • • • • • • • •

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Began 2010 season on the IL after suffering an injury in the batting cage on 5/25. Returned to the lineup on 6/5 vs Brockton after missing 9 games. Acquired by the Jackals from the St. Paul Saints on 4/16/10 in exchange for a player to be named later. Spent entire 2009 season with St. Paul Saints. Finished third in American Association with 16 home runs. Hit 59 points higher at home (.292) than on the road (.233). 11 of 16 home runs came at home. Has finished in top three in home runs in his respective league in three of his first five professional seasons. Led the Advanced-A Florida State League with 23 home runs in 2007 with the Dunedin Blue Jays. Also finished third in league with 85 RBIs and 80 runs. Named Florida State League post season All-Star. In 2005, was second in the Rookie-Level Appalachian League with 14 home runs. Finished second with 52 RBIs, second with a .590 slugging percentage, second with 31 extra-base hits, and fourth with 31 walks for Pulaski Blue Jays. Named Appalachian League post season All-Star. Played 55 games at first base for the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats in 2008, marking the first time he had played a position other than outfield. Spent four games at first base in 2009 with the St. Paul Saints. Finished college career at University of Nevada tied for third on school’s all-time home runs list with 39. Hit 16 home runs as a senior.

JABE BERGERON

1B

R/R

6’3”/245

28 Years Old

7th Season (1st w/ Jackals)

Born: 12/19/81 in Keene, NH Current Series: N/A Resides: Chesterfield, NH Last Series vs Pittsfield: 3-for-11, HR, run, RBI Drafted: not drafted College: Williams College 2009 w/ American Defenders of New Hampshire (IND): 72 games, .276 avg, 9 HR, 44 RBIs, 0-1 SB • • • • •

Signed with the Jackals on 6/5/10. Went to spring training with the Brockton Rox but was released on 5/24. Is playing for his seventh different Can-Am League team (Elmira, Nashua, Worcester, Sussex, Ottawa, and New Hampshire). With the Ottawa Rapidz in 2008, set career highs batting .354 with 13 home runs and 69 RBIs. Played 2004 season in the Mets’ system with the Brooklyn Cyclones, Capital City Bombers, and Kingsport Mets. Played four games for Brooklyn in 2005 before being released and joining the now-defunct Elmira Pioneers in the Can-Am League. Signed as nondrafted free agent by Mets on 6/16/04.

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ISAAC PAVLIK

LHP

R/L

5’8”/165

30 Years Old

9th Season (6th w/ Jackals)

Born: 5/10/1980 in Belleville, NJ Resides: Ramsey, NJ Drafted: 2002, 10th round (Colorado Rockies)

Last Appearance: Wed. 6/9 vs Pittsfield - 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K Career High K’s: 12 (6/15/07 vs Can-Am Grays w/ New Jersey) College: Seton Hall University PAVLIK’S MILESTONES

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6’7”/250

2009 w/ New Jersey Jackals: 18 starts, 6-6, 3.66 ERA, 103 hits, 110.2 IP, 17 BB, 75 K, .245 opp. avg. THRU GAMES ON 6/10 • Made first start this season on 6/6 vs Brockton after four relief appearances. Earned the win, CAREER WINS - JACKALS FRANCHISE HISTORY allowing four hits in five shutout innings. 1. Joel Bennett................. 59 (2001-2007) • Two shutout innings at Sussex on 5/27/10 marked first relief appearance since 8/25/08. 2. Aaron Myers................ 37 (2002-2006) • Finished 2009 5th in Can-Am League strikeouts (75); 3rd shutouts (1); 9th ERA (3.66); 2nd com3. Isaac Pavlik.................36 (2005-present) plete games (3)... Led team with 18 starts. INNINGS PITCHED - CAN-AM LEAGUE HISTORY • Longest-tenured player on New Jersey roster. Is New Jersey’s leader in career games pitched. 1. Isaac Pavlik.................545.2 NJ • Had pitched at least five innings in 33 straight starts before leaving with an injury in first inning 2. John Kelly.................... 543.2 WOR vs Quebec on 7/24/09. The streak began in 2007. 3. Michel Simard............. 518.0 QUE • Is 0-18 at the plate in his professional career after popping out on 7/3/09 at Worcester in only at-bat of season. STRIKEOUTS - CAN-AM LEAGUE HISTORY • In 2008, pitched at least five innings in each of his 20 starts and tied Jackals single-season record 1. John Kelly.................... 489 WOR with 20 starts... 3rd in Can-Am League innings pitched (135.2), 3rd in games started (20), and 2. Isaac Pavlik.................421 NJ 8th in ERA (3.65) Note: Both Kelly and Simard are currently active • Began 2006 season with New Jersey, but had contract purchased by Chicago Cubs where he finished the season at Double-A West Tennessee, going 2-1 with a 3.29 ERA in 10 games (6 starts) for the Diamond Jaxx. • Joined Jackals in 2005 and finished 2nd in Can-Am League with 102 strikeouts and third with 3.02 ERA.

DAN GRIFFIN

RHP

R/R

Born: 9/29/1984 in Albany, NY Resides: Voorheesville, NY Drafted: 2005, 5th Round (San Francisco Giants)

25 Years Old

6th Season (1st w/ Jackals)

Last Appearance: Wed. 6/9 vs Pittsfield - ND, 5.1 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K Career High K’s: 11 (7/30/05 vs Spokane w/ Salem-Keizer) College: Niagara University

2009 w/ Connecticut Defenders (AA): 46 appearances (1 start), 8-7, 5.42 ERA, 85 hits, 73 innings, 23 BB, 88 K, .287 opp. avg. • Allowed eight runs (six earned) with three wild pitches but received a no decision in first start of 2010 on 5/28 at Sussex (10-9 Jackals win). • Drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the fifth round of the 2005 draft after his sophomore season at Niagara (NY) University. • Spent the entire 2009 season with Double-A Connecticut Defenders. Lone start on 5/17 raised his ERA from 5.50 to 7.85. • In 2008, made the jump from Single-A straight to Triple-A when he made one appearance for the Fresno Grizzlies. • Two-time Single-A South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week (7/2/07 and 6/25/06) with the Augusta GreenJackets. • As a sophomore at Niagara in 2005, led the nation in strikeout ratio (13.79 batters/nine innings). Fanned 120 batters in 78.1 innings while going 6-4 with a 4.37 ERA. As a freshman at Niagara in 2004, went 1-7 with a 9.26 ERA in 12 games (nine starts).

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JAIRO MENDEZ

RHP

R/R

6’0”/195

25 Years Old

1st Season (1st w/ Jackals)

Born: 7/9/1984 in Newark, NJ Resides: Kearny, NJ Drafted: not drafted

Last Appearance: Thu. 6/10 vs Pittsfield - 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K Career High K’s: 1 (6/10/10 vs Pittsfield w/ New Jersey) College: Montclair State University

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5’10”/180

DNP in 2009 • Graduated from Montclair State University in 2008 after pitching four years for the Division III Red Hawks. • In 57 career appearances (37 starts) for Montclair, went 18-16 with a 4.37 ERA. Allowed 266 hits in 239 innings with 152 strikeouts and 55 walks. • Won his first five decisions as a college freshman in 2004. Missed the entire 2006 season with an injury.

LUIS FERNANDEZ

LHP

R/L

Born: 9/15/1986 Resides: Union, NJ Drafted: not drafted

23 Years Old

1st Season (1st w/ Jackals)

Last Appearance: Wed. 6/9 vs Pittsfield - 0.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K Career High K’s: 3 (5/28/10 at Sussex w/ New Jersey) College: Seton Hall

2010 w/ Newark Bears (IND): 3 appearances (1 start), 0-0, 27.00 ERA, 5 hits, 2.1 IP, 5 BB, 2 K, .417 opp. avg. • Notched first career win on 5/28/10 at Sussex in Jackals’ second game of the season. Tossed two scoreless innings of one-hit relief in 10-9 victory. • Began the 2010 season with the Atlantic League’s Newark Bears. Was released on 5/4. • Is a 2008 graduate of Seton Hall University. His 74 appearances rank fourth in Pirates’ history (Isaac Pavlik tops the list with 84). • In 74 appearances (four starts) at Seton Hall, Luis went 4-10 with a 4.26 ERA. He posted a sub-four ERA each of his final three years with the Pirates. • Played high school baseball at Seton Hall Prep. Fernandez’s junior year, Seton Hall Prep was ranked fourth in the nation and first in New Jersey. • Father, Luis Sr., also played baseball at Seton Hall University. Younger brother, George, a right-hander, also pitched at Seton Hall.

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NICK ASSELIN

RHP

R/R

6’1”/200

25 Years Old

3rd Season (2nd w/ Jackals)

Born: 1/19/1985 in Bedford, NH Resides: Bedford, NH Drafted: not drafted

Last Appearance: Thu. 6/10 vs Pittsfield - L, 7 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 0 K Career High K’s: 8 (8/19/09 vs Sussex w/ New Hampshire) College: Boston College

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6’3”/185

2009 w/ New Jersey Jackals & American Defenders of New Hampshire (IND): 19 starts, 10-6, 4.04 ERA, 128 hits, 118 IP, 32 BB, 44 K, .275 opp. avg. • In 2009, led the Can-Am League with 10 wins. Fourth in the league with 118 innings pitched and second with 19 starts. Made three regular season starts with New Jersey after late-August trade from American Defenders of New Hampshire. Did not appear in Jackals’ playoff series vs Worcester. • Was initially acquired by New Jersey on 8/20/09 from American Defenders of New Hampshire along with OF Jerod Edmondson in exchange for LHP Dave Qualben, cash, and a player to be named later (OF Billy Kovatch). Was sent back to New Hampshire following the season and then reacquired by New Jersey on 4/1/10 in exchange for Qualben, LHP Giuseppe Granitto, and a player to be named later. • Began his professional career in 2008 when he was signed by the New York Yankees as an undrafted free agent. Began 2008 season, his only in affiliated baseball, with the GCL Yankees. Pitched one game for the Single-A Charleston River Dogs before settling in with Short-A Staten Island Yankees. Started just one game during season. • Entering 2010, has never committed an error. • Spent entire five-year college career at Boston College. Made just five appearances in 2007 before suffering season-ending injury and gaining fifth year of eligibility. • Asselin’s catcher at Boston College during the 2007 and 2008 seasons was Tony Sanchez, the fourth overall pick in the 2009 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. • New Hampshire high school Player of the Year as a senior at Trinity High School in 2003.

RYAN LOBBAN

LHP

L/L

26 Years Old

4th Season (1st w/ Jackals)

Born: 6/7/1984 Resides: Ramsey, NJ Drafted: not drafted

Last Appearance: Fri. 6/4 vs Brockton - L, 4.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 5 K Career High K’s: 8 (2x, most recently 8/25/09 vs Sussex w/ Worcester) College: William Paterson University

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5’10”/190

2009 w/ Worcester Tornadoes (IND): 20 appearances (19 starts), 10-7, 3.56 ERA, 132 hits, 121.1 IP, 31 BB, 74 K, .277 opp. avg. • Began the 2010 season with the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League. Was released by Somerset on 4/19/10 and signed with the Jackals on 4/29/10. • Spent entire 2009 season with the Worcester Tornadoes. Career-high 10 wins tied him for the Can-Am League lead. Seven losses were the thirdmost in the league. Also finished third in innings pitched (121.1) and seventh in ERA (3.56). 12 home runs allowed was third-most in league. • Younger brother, Brendan, was drafted in the 45th round by the Cincinnati Reds in 2008, but elected to play at St. John’s University, where the lefthander just finished his sophomore season. • As a college freshman in 2004, went 2-2 with a 5.53 ERA in 13 games (two starts) for James Madison University. • In 2006, transferred to Division III William Paterson University, where he was named First-Team All-NJAC (New Jersey Athletic Conference) after going 3-3 with a 3.66 ERA in 12 games (eight starts) for the Pioneers. Lobban played just one season at William Paterson. • As a senior at St. Joseph Regional High School (Montvale, NJ) in 2003, set a New Jersey state record by striking out 21 batters during a 9-0 no-hitter against Montclair High School. Lobban induced a groundout from the leadoff batter before striking out 21 of the next 22 (one reached on a dropped third strike). His no-hitter came one day after teammate Bobby Ferla struck out 20 batters in a no-hitter against Clifton High School. Lobban was named The Star-Ledger 2003 High School Pitcher of the Year.

A.J. WIDEMAN

LHP

R/L

Born: Mississauga, Ontario Resides: Mississauga, Ontario Drafted: 2003, 11th round (Montreal Expos)

25 Years Old

8th Season (2nd w/ Jackals)

Last Appearance: Tue. 6/8 vs Pittsfield - W, 6 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K Career High K’s: 9 (7/5/05 vs Dayton w/ Lansing) College: drafted out of high school

2009 w/ New Jersey Jackals: 18 starts, 10-1, 2.51 ERA, 90 hits, 114.2 IP, 18 BB, 81 K, .214 opp. avg. • Was New Jersey’s opening-day starter on 5/27/10 at Sussex. Took the loss , allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits in five innings. • Canadian left-hander was drafted out of high school by the Montreal Expos in the 11th round in 2003. • Named Can-Am League All-Star left-handed pitcher after led the Can-Am League in wins (10-1) and ERA (2.51) and finishing second with 81 strikeouts. • Can-Am League Pitcher of the Month for June and July in 2009. • Lost a perfect game with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning on 6/23/09 at Quebec. • Was traded from the Washington Nationals to the Toronto Blue Jays in 2005 in exchange for outfielder Tyrell Godwin, who reached the majors with Washington later that year. • Younger brother, Jordan, is a catcher in the Cincinnati Reds system. • Second in the Midwest League in home runs allowed in 2005 (21). Second in the Florida State League in the same category in 2007 (18).

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MIKE PONTIUS

RHP

R/R

Born: 10/26/1987 in O’Fallon, MO Resides: Wentzville, MO Drafted: 2006, 43rd round (Cleveland Indians)

6’2”/235

22 Years Old

4th Season (1st w/ Jackals)

Last Appearance: Wed. 6/9 vs Pittsfield - 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K Career High K’s: 4 (4/30/08 vs Greensboro w/ Lake County) College: drafted out of high school

2009 w/ Kinston Indians (A+): 2 appearances, 1-0, 2.45 ERA, 3 hits, 3.2 innings, 5 BB, 4 K, .231 opp. avg. 2009 w/ Arizona League Indians (R): 3 appearances, 0-0, 0-0, 6.00 ERA, 3 hits, 3 innings, 3 BB, 4 K, .250 opp. avg. • In 2009, pitched just five games for the Advanced-A Kinston Indians and Rookie-level Arizona League Indians. • In 2008, posted lowest batting average against (.144) of any South Atlantic League reliever. In 33 innings, allowed just 16 hits and struck out 39 batters with a 0.82 ERA. Had two stints with the Single-A Lake County Captains divided by one with the Advanced-A Kinston Indians. Began the season with the Captains by stringing together 21 1/3 shutout innings over nine relief appearances (April 3-May 4) all of them at least two innings long...twice stuck out five batters in a game in this span. Moved up to Kinston on 5/8/08. Returned to Lake County in mid-August. • Played for the Holt High School Indians before being drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 43rd round in 2006. • Didn’t sign with Cleveland until August 2006 and didn’t make professional debut until June 2007.

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EDWARD RODRIGUEZ

RHP

R/R

Born: 10/6/1984 in Esperanza, Dominican Republic Resides: Paterson, NJ Drafted: not drafted

6’4”/200

25 Years Old

7th Season (1st w/ Jackals)

Last Appearance: Wed. 6/9 vs Pittsfield - W, 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K Career High K’s: 6 (8/18/07 vs Dayton w/ Lansing) College: N/A

2009 w/ Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (IND): 19 appearances (3 starts), 2-1, 2.97 ERA, 29 hits, 30.1 IP, 10 BB, 17 K, .257 opp. avg. • Spent first five professional seasons in the Toronto Blue Jays system. Was released following 2009 spring training. • Spent entire 2009 season with Atlantic League’s Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, going 2-1 with a 2.93 ERA in 19 games. In three starts, went 1-0 with a 0.82 ERA while allowing nine hits in 11 innings and striking out four without surrendering a walk. • Signed as an undrafted free agent with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2002.

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CHRIS ALLEN

RHP

R/R

Born: 12/4/1984 in Williamsport, PA Resides: DuBoistown, PA Drafted: 2004, 45th round (Florida Marlins)

6’4”/205

25 Years Old

3rd Season (1st w/ Jackals)

Last Appearance: Sat. 6/5 vs Brockton - ND, 6.2 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K Career High K’s: 7 (7/20/08 vs Windy City w/ Southern Illinois) College: Florida International University

2009 w/ Quebec Capitales (IND): 16 appearances (15 starts), 5-8, 3.71 ERA, 95 hits, 94.2 IP, 26 BB, 41 K, .258 opp. avg. • Drafted by the Florida Marlins out of high school in 2004 as a catcher. Did not sign with Florida. • In 2009 with Quebec, topped the Can-Am League with two shutouts. Eight losses were the most in the league, but his 3.71 ERA was the tenth-lowest. Both of his complete games were shutouts. Posted a 1.85 ERA in four home appearances (4.35 in 12 outings on the road). Worst start of the season came on 7/24/09 vs New Jersey when Allen allowed eight earned runs and 13 hits in three innings, jumping his ERA more than a run from 2.67 to 3.68. Placed on the inactive list on 8/20/09 due to herniated disks and missed the remainder of the season. Earned a championship ring. • Younger brother, Matt, played infield at Division II Bloomsburg University through 2008 season. • At South Williamsport High School, lettered four times in baseball, three times in basketball and three times in golf. • During his rookie campaign with the Frontier League’s Southern Illinois Miners in 2008, was teammates with former Jackal Mike Scanzano. • Played two seasons at Lake-Sumter (Fla.) Community College before transferring to Clemson in 2006. Tossed a perfect inning in his only appearance for the Tigers before transferring to Florida International University for final two seasons. As a senior at FIU in 2008, went 4-4 with a 4.87 ERA in 11 starts after posting a 4-6 record with a 5.69 ERA in a team-high 16 starts as a junior in 2007.

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ROMAS HICKS

RHP

R/R

Born: 1/9/1984 in Decatur, GA Resides: Loganville, GA Drafted: 2006, 22nd round (Kansas City Royals)

6’0”/215

26 Years Old

2nd Season (2nd w/ Jackals)

Last Appearance: Wed. 6/9 vs Pittsfield - BS, 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K Career High K’s: 4 (8/30/09 vs Sussex w/ New Jersey) College: Georgia State University

2009 w/ New Jersey Jackals: 28 appearances, 4-2, 1 save, 1.85 ERA, 22 hits, 39 IP, 24 BB, 57 K, .162 opp. avg. • In first professional season in 2009, posted second-lowest ERA (1.85) of any Can-Am League pitcher with more than 2.1 innings pitched (Quebec’s Derek McDaid notched a 1.51 ERA in 34 games). Over his last seven outings of the season, struck out 18 batters and walked one. Allowed more than one earned run once in 28 appearances out of the Jackals’ bullpen. • Carried ‘09 success with New Jersey into winter ball, posting a 1.07 ERA in seven games with eight strikeouts and one walk for the Seminole Country Naturals in the short-lived Florida Winter League. With Seminole County, Hicks was teammates with former Jackals Jerod Edmondson and Chris Garcia. • Was drafted by Kansas City in 2006 (22nd round), but was injured and never pitched in Royals’ system. • During the summer of 2005 with the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod League, recorded nine saves and compiled a 1.52 ERA. • Is fifth in career innings pitched and third in career strikeouts at Georgia State University.

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2010 NEW JERSEY JACKALS DAY-BY-DAY - FIRST HALF Gm Date 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47

Opponent W/L Score WP

5/27 at Sussex L 4-3 Jeff Icenogle (1-0) 5/28 at Sussex W 10-9 Luis Fernandez (1-0) 5/29 at Sussex L 9-5 Mike McGuire (1-0) 5/30 at Sussex L 5-4 Jared Locke (1-0) 5/31 at Pittsfield L 3-0 Matt White (1-0) 6/2 (1) at Pittsfield W 4-2 A.J. Wideman (1-1) 6/2 (2) at Pittsfield L 2-1 Chris Rollins (1-0) 6/3 Brockton W 1-0 Nick Asselin (1-1) 6/4 Brockton L 9-7 Mike Wlodarczyk (1-0) 6/5 Brockton W 5-4 Edward Rodriguez (1-1) 6/6 Brockton W 7-5 Isaac Pavlik (1-1) 6/7 OFF DAY 6/8 Pittsfield W 3-1 A.J. Wideman (2-1) 6/9 Pittsfield W 8-7 (10) Edward Rodriguez (2-1) 6/10 Pittsfield L 6-0 Miguel Flores (1-1) 6/11 at Sussex 6:35 p.m. 6/12 at Sussex 2:05 p.m. 6/13 at Sussex 2:05 p.m. 6/14 OFF DAY 6/15 at Worcester 7:05 p.m. 6/16 at Worcester 7:05 p.m. 6/17 at Worcester 7:05 p.m. 6/18 Quebec 7:05 p.m. 6/19 Quebec 7:05 p.m. 6/20 Quebec 2:05 p.m. 6/21 Worcester 7:05 p.m. 6/22 Worcester 7:05 p.m. 6/23 Worcester 7:05 p.m. 6/24 at Brockton 7:05 p.m. 6/25 at Brockton 7:05 p.m. 6/26 at Brockton 6:05 p.m. 6/27 at Brockton 1:05 p.m. 6/28 OFF DAY 6/29 Sussex 7:05 p.m. 6/30 Sussex 7:05 p.m. 7/1 Sussex 7:05 p.m. 7/2 Sussex 7:05 p.m. 7/3 at Pittsfield 6:05 p.m. 7/4 at Pittsfield 6:30 p.m. 7/5 at Pittsfield 7:05 p.m. 7/6 at Pittsfield 7:05 p.m. 7/7 OFF DAY 7/8 at Quebec 7:05 p.m. 7/9 at Quebec 7:05 p.m. 7/10 at Quebec 7:05 p.m. 7/11 OFF DAY 7/12 Sussex 7:05 p.m. 7/13 Sussex 7:05 p.m. 7/14 Sussex 11:05 a.m. 7/15 Brockton 7:05 p.m. 7/16 Brockton 7:05 p.m. 7/17 Brockton 7:05 p.m.

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SV

Rec.

Pos. GA/GB Att.

A.J. Wideman (0-1) Duaner Sanchez (1) Donald Jordat (0-1) Romas Hicks (1) Nick Asselin (0-1) Duaner Sanchez (2) Edward Rodriguez (0-1) Chris Allen (0-1) Kyle Zaleski (1) Dave Qualben (0-1) Romas Hicks (2) Isaac Pavlik (0-1) Mike Smith (1-1) Romas Hicks (3) Ryan Lobban (0-1) Josh Papelbon (1) Santo Maertz (0-2) Romas Hicks (4) Logan Williamson (0-1) Romas Hicks (5)

0-1 T-5th -1.0 1-1 T-2th -0.5 1-2 T-5th -1.0 1-3 T-5th -2.0 1-4 6th -3.0 2-4 2-5 6th -4.0 3-5 T-4th -4.0 3-6 T-5th -4.0 4-6 4th -5.0 5-6 3rd -4.5

Dave Qualben (0-2) Romas Hicks (6) Shannon Sprouse (0-1) Nick Asselin (1-2)

6-6 7-6 7-7

2nd 2nd 2nd

1,370 2,314 778 802 3,223 246 1,630 2,017 3,872 1,278

-5.0 1,257 -4.0 2,535 -4.5 1,689

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