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 Saturday, June 22, 2008




Ganser goes distance for win No. 100

The 53-year-old lefty is first Tri-Co pitcher to hit triple digits.

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Some may have found it odd, but for Ray Ganser, it was a fitting celebration.

On Saturday, moments after he became the first pitcher in Tri-County League history to win 100 games, Ganser grabbed a rake and smoothed out the dirt around home plate and the pitching mound at Scherersville Field No. 1.



The 53-year-old left-hander has built his career in the amateur baseball league on hard work and consistency.

He wasn't going to break his routine now, even with family and friends eager to congratulate him on 100.

''My dad is an awesome role model,'' said Ray's 19-year son, Adam, who collected three hits in the 11-3 win by Volpe's Fleetwings over Jordan Creek for the milestone.

''I'll be lucky to be in anywhere near that kind of shape when I'm 53. I don't know if I'll be up to that.''

Ganser goes to the gym every night, lifts weights, and runs 8-10 miles several times per week.

So, that's why he was able go the distance on a warm day, throwing 93 pitches and getting out hitters half his age or younger.

''It was fitting that I got this win here because I actually helped to put that mound in for Lehigh County a long time ago,'' Ganser said. ''Getting 100 wins just shows what a lot of hard work can do. I pride myself on staying in shape. But I've been lucky to play with good guys and good teams.

''I love this game, this league, and these guys. Baseball has motivated me to stay in shape.''

Ganser has come a long way from an 0-4 start with the long-gone Mountainville franchise in 1978.

  Photo by Rich Schultz, Special to The Morning Call  

Ray Ganser, pitcher for the Volpe's Fleetwings on the mound against the Jordan Creek Gators during a Tri-County League adult baseball game at Scherersville Field in South Whitehall on Saturday.


''I remember getting my 21st win at Quakertown [in 1986] and [former player] Yogi Krasley asked me what my record was, and I was 21-46 at that time,'' said Ganser, who is now 100-77.

''I started to play on better teams and marrying my wife, Donna, really settled me down, too,'' Ganser said. ''She kept my focus and told me when I should be coming home.''

Jeremy Arner, Volpe's player-manager, was Ganser's catcher on Saturday.

''I was looking forward to this game more than any other all season,'' Arner said. ''[Former teammate] Dennis Kinney said it best. He said if you don't like Ray, there's something wrong with you. You couldn't ask for a better guy or teammate. It was an honor to catch him today.''

Jordan Creek          010 002 0 --  3   6  1

Volpe's Fleetwings  214 040 x -- 11 14 0

Lebron and Marrero, Maldonado (4); Ganser and Arner. HR: Volpe's Ben Swatsky (1st, 1 on). Notes: Swatsky knocked in five runs.



From The Morning Call -- June 22, 2008

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