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Author: Sussex County Miners

 Nobody wants to hear another good news—bad news story, but sometimes there’s just no way around it. The Miners’ situation at this point in the season is just a textbook case.      First, the negatives of the moment, beginning with the obvious that is found...

What could be better than a ballgame on the Fourth of July? A ballgame followed by fireworks, of course. But it’s even better this year at Skylands Stadium. This time, it will be a confrontation of in-state arch-rivals slugging it out for first place in...

If any team is going to go wire to wire in the Frontier League pennant race, there are going to be all sorts of challenges along the way. So far, over the first five weeks of the season, the Miners have handled whatever’s been thrown...

This could be a tricky week ahead for the first-place Miners. Or, maybe not. It could be a week of danger at every turn. Or, it could be a week when this team validates its strong start to the year and stamps itself as a...

  So, how are they doing it? How are the Miners all alone in first place? How are they three games ahead of the New York Boulders in the Frontier League’s East Division standings? How are they 10-4 with the second-best winning percentage in the...

  Before the season began, the Miners new manager, Chris Widger, was talking so confidently about the roster that he was asked if this team might go 96-0 this year. Of course, the former big-leaguer laughed it off and said, “I guarantee you one thing:...

Pitching and defense. That’s how the Miners new manager, Chris Widger, described his approach to the game of baseball when he was first hired last Nov. 1. Sure, he’d like to see his guys hitting with consistency and whacking a few over the wall now...

Things are changing at Skylands Stadium this year. There’s a new general manager running things in the front office and a new field manager running things in the dugout. There are new pitch clocks to speed the pace of games, and there’s a revamped roster...

       The Miners take the field for preseason training camp today and it’s right to work under the team’s new manager, Chris Widger, with live batting practice and intersquad games right off the bat, first thing this morning.      “There’s nothing like seeing them...

        Miners training camp begins May 1, the Frontier League season begins on the road May 12 and the home opener at Skylands Stadium is Tuesday night, May 16. This might be the perfect time to plan a family road trip for later...