Offseason News: Personnel Changes, Additions | Article Posted
December 10, 2008
An eventful offseason has brought about
several changes in both Expos leadership and player personnel.
Team co-founder and sweet-swinging outfielder
Zeke Perras will take
over the on-field decisions for the team next season as
player-manager. Additionally, utility man
Tom Tetrault will
serve as an assistant coach, while assistant coach
Aaron Bennett will
retain his position.
The Expos are also excited to announce two
additions to their roster.
outfielder formerly of the Loreman's Royals, and
Justin Mahan, a shortstop
who spent last season with the Fourth Ward A's, will both join
the Expos for the 2009 campaign. Both are welcome
additions in support of what's shaping up to be an impressive
roster. Please continue to check in regularly for the
latest offseason developments.
Offseason News: Expos Participate in Exhibition Featuring Bill
Lee | Article Posted
October 1, 2008
Several Meron's/Renzi Expos came together
last Sunday to participate in "Strike Out Malaria," an event
hosted by Plattsburgh State to benefit the Nothing But Nets
Foundation, and headlined by former Red Sox and Montreal Expos
pitcher Bill Lee. Expo
Mike Bergman played a
large part in putting the exhibition game together, and
teammates Matt Kelley,
Dan Noonan, and
Aaron Bennett all
helped out in some capacity. A great time was had by all
involved, and a gallery of images from the game is available
Offseason News: Expos Coach Babe Ruth Team to Title | Article Posted
August 9, 2008
While the Expos' CVBL season may be finished,
the team continues to find ways to contribute to local baseball.
This past week, the Elks Club won the Plattsburgh City Babe Ruth
title, earning the city championship for 13-15 year olds in a
10-inning nailbiter. The Elks are managed by Expo
Mike Bergman, who is
assisted by CVBL teammate
Travis Lavarnway. In-depth coverage of the Babe Ruth
title game can be found via the Press-Republican article
Brilliant Effort by St. Louis ends Expo Season in Quarterfinal | Article Posted July
Unable to generate a sustained offensive
attack in the face of
Adirondack Timberjaxx ace Jeremiah St. Louis, the Meron's/Renzi
Expos found themselves upset 4-0 in their first playoff
Of course, this is not to say that the Expos
went quietly. St. Louis was largely matched by a fantastic
performance by Expos starter
Mike Bergman, who
actually allowed fewer hits (4 to 5) and struck out more batters
(14 to 12) than St. Louis. The Timberjaxx, however, jumped
on every opportunity they were allowed, while the Expos failed
to capitalize on the few bright spots their offense produced.
Chief among the Expo hitters in the losing
effort was Pat Shaughnesy, a playoff pickup from the Clinton
County Mariners. His two solid hits off of St. Louis,
including an early double, highlight the promise of things to
come for M/R.
For now, however, the Expos are forced to
watch the balance of the CVBL playoffs from the sidelines.
It's a disappointing end to an impressive inaugural
regular-season campaign, but it doesn't diminish the superlative
efforts of the Expos over the course of their first summer of
On a lighter note, the quarterfinal game
provided an opportunity to finally accrue some photographic
content for the website (many thanks to Ms. Peggy Hoy for her
efforts on this front). Look for a long-overdue update to
the Team Photos section in the near future.
Have a great summer, everyone.
CVBL Quarterfinal Postponed...Again | Article Posted July
Rain once again washed out the full slate of
CVBL playoff games for this weekend, meaning that the Expos'
quarterfinal with the Timberjaxx has been moved back to Sunday,
the 27th. Due to scheduling conflicts, the Expos may
require the use of an alternate home field for the game.
Check here for updates on the situation.
CVBL Quarterfinal Postponed | Article Posted July
The CVBL Quarterfinal game between the Expos
and the Tupper Lake Timberjaxx has been postponed due to
inclement weather. The make-up date for the game has been
scheduled for noon next Sunday, July 20th, pushing the CVBL
playoffs back by exactly one week.
Expos Battle to Split with Cardinals in Season Finale | Article Posted July
Despite a deflating 3-1 setback versus the
Plattsburgh Cardinals in game one of their season-ending
doubleheader, the Expos battled back time and again in game two
to earn an 8-7 victory and a split with the defending champs.
Game one was a consummate pitcher's duel,
pitching Expos ace Mike
Bergman against Gary Duquette, the Cards' perennial
all-league performer. Two pitches wound up making all the
difference: Gus Terry roped a double off of Bergman, and then
Matt Duquette made good on his teammate's effort by sending a
hanging curve over the fence to give Plattsburgh a 3-1 lead that
Gary would not surrender.
In contrast to the nail-biting pitching
performances of game one, the second matchup provided a
back-and-forth slugfest, with each team unable to hold the
other's bats at bay. The Expos'
Steve Criss distinguished
himself with three hits in support of the surging 'Spos, and
Bergman and Craig Bujold
produced a pair of long doubles that sparked a 3-run rally to
give the Expos an 8-6 lead heading into the last of the seventh.
With starter Mark Sidoti
having done his part and reliever
Rich Gardinier stuck
in a two-on, no-out jam, Bergman came on in the role of closer
with a fastball to match, allowing a sac fly to close lead to a
single run before striking out Cardinals maverick Tom Neale on
high heat to nail down the save.
The thrilling twinbill serves as a perfect
segue into the postseason. Having earned the number three
seed, the Expos will play the
Adirondack Timberjaxx at home next Sunday. With the
Timberjaxx sure to have wunderkind hurler Jeremiah St. Louis at
the ready for the single-elimination, nine-inning affair, the
game could manage to live up to the lofty standard set by the
past weekend's contests.
Exhibition vs. Mariners Rescheduled | Article Posted July 1, 2008
The Expos' exhibition game versus the Clinton
County Mariners, postponed by rain on June 18th, will now be
played this Thursday, July 3rd, at Chip Cummings Field.
First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 PM. Hope to see you
Expos' Offense Back with a Vengeance in Sweep of Royals | Article
Having spent the past few weeks desperate for
some kind of offensive production, the Expos' wish was granted
on Sunday, as they hammered their way to 5-inning victories over
Loreman's Royals, 14-1 and 13-1.
Bujold led the charge for the Expos: his two homeruns, two
doubles, and six hits on the day produced 8 RBI.
Eric Marshall was
particularly effective as well, picking up four hits despite a
nasty ankle injury suffered in the course of legging out a
double in his first at-bat of the day.
From the mound,
Mike Bergman helped the
cause by way of a rare feat: his team short on pitching (and
indeed, short on players in general) for the doubleheader, he
started and finished on the mound for both wins, striking out 11
without allowing an earned run and improving to 6-0 on the
The win was heartening for and Expos team
that seemed mired in an offensive slump; timely hitting and
smart baserunning combined to prolong innings and produce runs,
while Bergman and a solid defense neutralized the Royals' bats.
Such crisp execution will be indispensable next weekend, when
Plattsburgh Cardinals will play as the home team at Chip
Cummings Field in the Expos' final regular-season doubleheader.
Coming off of six- and five-inning shellackings of the
Hockey Plus Padres, the Cardinals appear to be in top form
heading into the playoffs. The Expos, who will hopefully
sport a fuller roster than in recent contests, can find no
better test of their mettle entering the postseason.
Bergman, Bujold, Perras to Represent Expos at All-Star Game | Article
The Meron's/Renzi Expos have selected
Bergman, Craig Bujold, and
Zeke Perras to represent their team
at the upcoming
CVBL All-Star Game, to be played against
American Legion Post 20 at 7:30 on Wednesday, July 9th.
All three players have shown outstanding commitment to their
team, and the Expos have benefited enormously from their skills
at the plate and versatility in the field. Additionally, Bujold and Bergman have acted as workhorses on the mound for the
Expos, providing over 65 combined innings of work over the first
eight weeks of the season. The Expos organization extends
its congratulations to Mike, Craig, and Zeke for their honors,
and are sure they will represent their team with distinction at
Hard-Earned Split Leaves Expos, Padres Deadlocked | Article
The Meron's/Renzi Expos' woes with runners in
scoring position continued on Sunday, as they failed to generate
more than three runs over the course of their twinbill versus
Hockey Plus Padres. Luckily, a superb combined
performance by starter Rich Gardinier and reliever
in game two ensured that the runs would be all the Expos needed,
as M/R eked out a 3-2 victory following an 8-0 drubbing in game
Game one proved an exercise in frustration on
a number of levels: starter Craig Bujold was effective at times,
but lapsed at others, allowing the Padres chances that they did
not squander; the Expos bats were able to pound out solid hits
early in leadoff situations versus HP starter Andrew Bombard,
but couldn't seem to solve him with runs at stake; the defense
was generally sound, but a few errors cost the Expos dearly.
While many of these problems carried over
into the second game, the efforts of Gardinier and Sidoti, and a
single big inning from the 'Spos sparked by a brilliant bunt
single by Dan Begnoche, allowed for just enough of an edge to
overcome a strong start by the Padres' Jeff Norton.
In addition to their game-two pitching, there
were a few bright spots from the Expos' offense. Veteran
CVBLer and Expos newcomer Steve Criss shone in his debut,
catching 14 solid innings and putting up a 3-5 performance from
the plate on the day. Mike Bergman continued to contribute
consistently from the plate with a 4-7 day, while struggling
utility man Travis Lavarnway broke out to the tune of 3-6.
The Expos, however, are not about to delude
themselves into the belief that the second game marked any sort
of offensive breakout. Hitting remains a relatively strong
asset for M/R; timely hitting remains dismal. With that in
mind, this coming weekend's games versus the
Loreman's Royals at
South Acres Field could provide a crucial opportunity for the
Expos to end their run-scoring drought.
Explanation of New Content | Article
Hi, this is Aaron Bennett, site admin for
CVBLExpos.com. I'm posting this article to comment briefly
on the new search and advertising content present on site pages.
Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our
sponsors, the Expos have been able to provide their team with
top-notch uniforms, equipment, and amenities without the need
for any fan-based fundraising efforts. However, running a
CVBL team is a costly enterprise, and we wish to offer the same
level of quality for years to come. With that in mind,
we've decided to pursue a more passive means of revenue
Since the left-hand portion of most pages on
this site consists of "dead space" below the site navigation
links, we've incorporated a Google advertisement box in the
empty area. Since the ads are provided by Google, they are
topical to the site's content and will not annoy visitors with
pop-ups, sound loops, or any other grating form of product
placement. They're simply text ads intended to help the
A bonus feature installed in tandem with the
site's new advertisements is our CVBL Search. This search
box provides results only from CVBL Affiliate sites (this one,
site, and the
Padres' independent sites).
Quite frankly, we have no idea what kind of
revenue the ads will generate, but any amount raised will be
transferred directly into the team account for use only by the
Expos. We hope that you'll continue to enjoy our site and
take advantage of our new search feature. Have a good one
A. P. Bennett
Mariners Exhibition Postponed | Article
The Expos' exhibition game with the Clinton
County Mariners has been postponed due to inclement weather.
A makeup game is anticipated, but no date has been set at this
time. Makeup information will be posted here once
Miners Hammer Expos, Leave Chip Cummings with Sweep | Article
It would be tempting to point to a single
fault on the part of the Meron's/Renzi Expos that led to their
downfall Sunday versus
Lyon Mountain, but the fact of the matter is that the Miners
simply outplayed the Expos in every facet of the game, paving
the way for a 5-1, 7-0 sweep.
Normally the anchor of the team, the Expos'
pitching found itself overmatched, as starters
Rich Gardinier and
Craig Bujold fell victim
to the always-potent Lyon Mountain lineup. Each made only
a handful of mistakes on the mound, but every last one was
exploited by the Miners' bats.
Meanwhile, the Miners' own pitching shone:
Dave Waldron and Joey Painter stymied the M/R hitters to the
tune of a single run over the course of the doubleheader.
Perhaps most alarmingly, some of the
baserunning blunders that plagued the Expos early in the season
returned to rear their ugly heads at particularly inopportune
times. Pickoffs, missed signs, and miscellaneous mental
mishaps neutralized any threat Meron's/Renzi was able to scrape
together over the twinbill.
If there's any silver lining to the pair of
games, it's that they were simply two rough losses in a 20-game
season. The Expos have nine wins in hand, and with
division rivals the
Hockey Plus Padres upcoming, perhaps it's best to simply
move on and concentrate on next weekend's matchup.
On a decidedly lighter note, the Expos will
also play no less than three exhibition games over the coming
week. On Wednesday, they face the Clinton County Mariners
in a 5:30 single-game tilt at Chip Cummings Field; on Saturday,
they travel to Waterford, NY to face the Twilight League's
Fordians in a doubleheader. Hopefully, the games will
provide a for the Expos to refocus as they move toward their
clash with the Padres on Sunday.
Bujold's Barrage Helps Extend Expo Win Streak to Six | Article
A command performance by
Craig Bujold spurred
Meron's/Renzi to a 6-3, 9-4 sweep of the
Fourth Ward Athletics, the third such two-win Sunday in a
row for the Expos.
Bujold was solid from both the mound and the
plate in game one, picking up a single and a double in support
of his own four-hit complete game. The real fireworks,
however, were reserved for game two: Bujold went 4-4 including a
triple and another pair of doubles, the second of which would
have completed the cycle at several CVBL venues.
Marshall was another key contributor to the Expos' offensive
onslaught, turning in a 3-7 doubleheader performance with a
double and a triple of his own.
Bergman, meanwhile, produced some emergency heroics in game
two: expecting a weekend of rest for his reliable right arm,
Bergman found himself pressed into service for the whole of game
two when a shoulder injury sidelined starter
Dan Noonan after a
single batter. Bergman performed admirably in his
unexpected role, keeping the A's bats at bay while Bujold picked
apart their pitching.
The Expos will look to sharpen their play for
next Sunday by way of their first exhibition doubleheader, to be
played the previous afternoon. The Troy Haymakers will be
visiting from Albany for a wooden-bat twinbill at the Chip, and
with rosters unrestricted by CVBL affiliation, some interesting
faces could take the field for M/R.
The opportunity for the Expos to prepare for
their next CVBL matchup is a welcome one, as the Fourth Ward
sweep makes for a particularly charged showdown next Sunday: the
Lyon Mountain Miners, primed for their first visit to Chip
Cummings Field, currently share second place in the CVBL with
the Expos, each team a single game behind the league-leading
Cardinals. With the second half of the season underway
and playoff positioning a growing concern, the games are
eminently meaningful for both squads. Indeed, the battle
between the CVBL's oldest and youngest franchises could well set
the tone for the stretch run of each team's season.
Colossal Comeback Spurs Expos to Sweep of Mudhens | Article
The Meron's/Renzi Expos faced a 9-0 deficit
just two and a half innings into Sunday's doubleheader with the
CR Tunes Mudhens. An improbable Expos rally, however,
led to a 12-11 win in that game, and strong performances on the
mound by Dan Noonan and
Craig Bujold sealed game
Game one hinged on the Expos' half of the
fourth inning, when a leadoff double by
Eric Marshall began an
11-batter slugfest that garned M/R 6 hits and 7 runs.
Jared Jarvis, a late
arrival due to other obligations, then helped put the Expos over
the top by delivering a triple and a double in consecutive
Game two, while far more orthodox than the
opener, still delivered its fair share of action. Dan
Noonan, who had come on in relief of starter
Mike Bergman to earn
the win in game one, started and pitched four innings of game
two before giving way to a particularly nasty Craig Bujold.
His three innings of work, punctuated by a magnificent catch by
Lavarnway in the 7th, handed Noonan the win for game two,
giving him wins in both ends of the doubleheader.
The Expos offense remained solid: newcomer
Justin Trembly did his job at the leadoff spot, drawing three
walks in the contest, and third baseman
Mike White turned in his
best performance of the year, going 5 for 6 on the day with a
pair of doubles.
Dan Begnoche delivered game two's knockout punch in heroic
fashion, notching the Expos fourth run with a straight steal of
home in the fourth.
Once again somewhat undermanned, the Expos
still found the resolve needed to sweep a powerful CR Tunes
team. Next week brings the
Fourth Ward Athletics to Chip Cummings Field. The A's
have not seen much success this season, but as a young
franchise, they could prove a dangerous foe as an unknown
quantity. Coming off of the past two weeks, however, the
Expos appear ready to face all comers.
Shorthanded Expos Sweep Timberjaxx in Tupper Lake | Article Posted May
Despite a makeshift nine-man roster, the
Expos left LP Quinn Field with a hard-earned sweep of the
Adirondack Timberjaxx Sunday.
The Expos relied on newcomers Tyson Tyrell
and John Ripepi to fill out their roster, and each performed his
duties admirably. Both played superb defense (including an
unexpected stint by Ripepi behind the plate after an injury to
and both used their bats to productive ends, with Ripepi picking
up three hits and Tyrell laying down a sacrifice bunt and
hitting a key RBI groundout.
The situation on the mound was much more
familiar, as Expos stalwarts
Dan Noonan and Mike
Bergman each picked up a win for Meron's/Renzi.
Bergman had an exceptional day: on the mound, he picked up a
save in relief of Noonan in game one and allowed no earned runs
in going the distance in game two; from the plate, he had a 6-6
day, including a double and a triple in support of himself and
Given the haphazard arrangement of the Expos'
lineup and defense absent many of their regulars, the wins in
Tupper were heartening to a team that didn't know what to expect
going in. Next weekend will bring a more flexible roster,
but also another formidable opponent in the 6-2
CR Tunes Mudhens. With an augmented lineup and a
pitching staff seemingly clockwork in its reliability on the
Expos' side, the games should prove a fearsome test for both
Cardinals to Use Chip Cummings Field for Second Doubleheader | Article Posted May
Following the past weekend's exciting
doubleheader, the Plattsburgh Cardinals have negotiated with the
Expos to play the two teams' second regular-season twinbill at
Chip Cummings Field. The games in question will occur July
6th, and Plattsburgh will remain the home team for the day
despite playing at the Expos' home field.
Tough Losses vs. Cardinals Leave Expos at .500 | Article Posted May
A pair of frustrating losses at the hands of
Plattsburgh Cardinals dropped the Expos to 3-3 following
three weeks of games.
The losses were vexing not only for their
tight scores, but also for their missed opportunities. A
superb debut on the mound by
Mark Sidoti, for example, very nearly made a single run
scored on Plattsburgh's Tom Neale stand up. An
error-plagued third inning, however, led to three unearned runs
for the Cardinals, and an Expos loss.
M/R's defensive lapses were mirrored on the
offensive side of the ball by way of poor baserunning.
Game two saw the Expos pound out four consecutive hits to start
things of against Gary Duquette, but the inning ended with only
one run to show for the effort.
There were certainly bright spots: in
addition to Sidoti, Craig
Bujold, though shaky at times against the powerful Cardinal
lineup, turned in a solid start and delivered three hits on the
other side of the ball.
Joe Curcio had a
phenomenal day, going 5 for 7 with a triple and a pair of
doubles, and Zack Welch
added two triples of his own.
Jared Jarvis even
managed to accomplish the improbable, sending a majestic drive
over the left-center field fence to notch the first-ever CVBL
homerun at Chip Cummings Field.
Unfortunately, these efforts were largely
squandered by mental lapses, an issue that the Expos will have
to address next Sunday versus the
Timberjaxx. With ace Jeremiah St. Louis likely to
start the first game in Tupper Lake, and a number of key
absences depleting the Expos' roster for the doubleheader, the
margin for error will be quite slim if Meron's/Renzi hopes to
climb back above the .500 mark. The talent is certainly
there - playing the 2-time defending champs so closely is
nothing to sniff at - but the Expos still need to find the level
of execution required to convert that talent into an exceptional
Sweep Royals in Chip Cummings Debut | Article Posted May
Strong starts by pitchers
Dan Noonan and
Bergman carried the Expos to their first two home wins on
Sunday. Each hurler went the distance against a game
Loreman's squad to hold the Royals in check.
Runs were a precious commodity all day, as
Reilly Lawless, Chris Markwica, and Chris Van Houten were able
to largely stymie the Expos hitters. A few bright spots
were all Noonan and Bergman needed, however, and Meron's/Renzi
was able to provide just enough to get the job done.
In game one,
Eric Marshall continued his hot
hitting with a two-hit performance while
Zack Welch and
Zeke Perras all but assured at least a man on base between them from
the top of the order.
Game two was similarly frustrating on the
batters' side, but continued success by Welch and a two-hit
performance from Jared Jarvis in his CVBL debut spurred the
Expos to the sweep.
Bergman was in control throughout the first
contest, striking out six without issuing a walk and
surrendering only one earned run. Noonan did him one
better in the second game, allowing only two unearned runs while
fanning ten and putting up a zero of his own in the walk column.
Pitching will be of the utmost importance
next weekend, as the 2-time defending champion
Cardinals visit Chip Cummings with a roster stacked with potent
bats. If the Expos can continue to throw like they did
against the Royals while mustering a more consistent offensive
attack, however, the doubleheader should make for a must-see matchup.
Expos Square Off versus Royals in Home Opener | Article Posted May
The Meron's/Renzi Expos will play their
first-ever games at Chip Cummings Field this Sunday as they host
Loreman's Royals in CVBL Week 2 action.
Following a promising but frustrating split
Hockey Plus, the Expos return this weekend with a full
roster and ambitions to open the Chipper's summer schedule in
style. Joining last week's already-formidable group will
be CVBL and PSU standouts the likes of
Mike White, and
Additionally, the Expos' pitching staff will
come in fully rested on Sunday, having been forced into limited
innings by SUNYAC tournament games last weekend. The
prospect of a rested bullpen in tandem with the additional
pitching talent expected to join the team on Sunday makes for a
truly formidable corps of hurlers.
Also rejoining the team will be
recovered from a batting practice scare that left him bloodied
and bruised, but not nearly enough to keep him off the field
For Loreman's part, they will look to turn in
a strong effort versus the Expos following a disappointing Week
One sweep at the hands of the two-time defending champion
Cardinals. M/R's primary concern in battling the
Royals will undoubtedly be Chris Markwica, who led the CVBL in
homeruns last season while posting a 3.36 ERA on the mound.
With a near-optimum forecast for gametime, an
opponent hungry for its first win, and a full roster to utilize,
tomorrow's games should prove a fitting inauguration for the
Expos' tenure at Chip Cummings Field.
Lavarnway Stable after Pregame Scare; Hopes to Join Roster for
Home Opener | Article Posted May 6, 2008
Lavarnway is in stable condition following a freak accident
during batting practice prior to Sunday's games.
Lavarnway was throwing BP for the Expos when
a line-drive partially caught the netting of the pitchers'
L-screen, curled around, and slingshotted the ball directly into
the catcher's nose. Travis' nasal bridge was fractured,
making for a grisly scene as he was quickly assisted by
teammates into the Meron's/Renzi dugout.
Travis has since made a quick recovery,
however, and now hopes to play next weekend, as the Expos host
Loreman's Royals. The whole of the Expos franchise is
both proud and relieved at Lavarnway's ability to bounce back
from his injury.
Meron's/Renzi Battles to Split in Season Opener; Win First-Ever
Franchise Game | Article Posted May 6, 2008
Sunday's doubleheader in Saranac ended on something of a
sour note for the Meron's/Renzi Expos, as a walkoff single by
Kyle Rock delivered a split for the
Hockey Plus Padres. Nonetheless, as franchise opening
weeks go, the Expos acquitted themselves quite well against the
Game one served as a promising portent of
things to come from the plate:
Joe Curcio smashed the
ball early and often off of HP starter Jeff Norton, while
Zeke Perras got the job
done in front of him to ensure he had baserunners to bring home.
Meanwhile, Expos starter
Mike Bergman picked up
where he left off for the Padres last year, going the distance
in under 90 pitches to earn the franchise's first win.
Bergman was characteristically economical, walking only two and
forcing the Padres to either put the ball in play or be rung up
as it sailed into catcher
Matt Kelley's glove.
Game two was something of an exercise in
frustration for the Expos: they benefited from an admirable
effort on the mound by a cadre of pitchers made necessary by
their participation in the SUNYAC tournament earlier in the
weekend. However, a dearth of timely hitting (mitigated by
a few highlights like a booming Curcio double and a long triple
by the fleet-footed
Jeremy Bissonette) combined with great play by both Padres
starter Andrew Bombard and his defense kept the Expos bats just
as anemic as those of Hockey Plus, until Rock ended things in
the final inning.
Next weekend brings the Expos' home opener at
Chip Cummings field, along with a fully stocked and rested
Meron's/Renzi roster. Given their promising performance
against the Padres, the Expos hope to display their full
potential versus the
Expos Open Season in Saranac |
Article Posted May 1, 2008
The Expos will take the field for their first-ever CVBL
tilt this Sunday, squaring off against the
Hockey Plus Padres at Saranac High School Field in Pickett's
Corners. The twinbill serves as the culmination of an
offseason tirelessly spent putting a winning team together in
order to contribute a strong new franchise to the CVBL.
The Padres should put the Expos' fortitude to
the test early: Hockey Plus came within a single game of the
CVBL crown last season, and assuredly look to enjoy the same
kind of success in '08. They return both hard hitters like
Kyle Rock and Jeff Norton, and slick defense as provided by
stalwarts like Shane Perrotte.
An interesting dimension will be added to the
game by the former allegiance of several Expos to Hockey Plus.
Zack Welch, and others
all wore the Padres' blue and gold last season, but decided to
offer their services to the fledgling Expos for 2008.
The doubleheader receives another wrinkle by
virtue of its date: since several Expos play for the
Plattsburgh State Cardinals, they will be in Cortland this
weekend attempting to win a SUNYAC crown. Their attendance
for the doubleheader depends on their fortunes in their
Regardless of available personnel, however,
Meron's/Renzi believes they will field a strong starting nine on
Sunday. While Hockey Plus will not offer an accommodating
introduction to the CVBL, the Expos hope the Padres can provide
the first of many wins for the Meron's/Renzi franchise.
New Website |
Article Posted April 28, 2008
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