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49th Annual
Dirt's Phillies Opening Day

2023 Opening Day

Brand New Pictures

Opening Day 2023

24th Annual
Hooters Christmas Party

2002 Hooters Group

Brand New Pictures

Hooters 2022 Pictures

41th Annual
Myrtle Beach Golf Classic

2022 Myrtle Beach Group

Brand New Pictures

2022 Myrtle Pictures

Sept. 22 - Sept. 26, 2022
Sea Watch Resort - Myrtle Beach

43rd Annual
Hogs Open

2022 Hogs Open Group

Zip Wins Playoff for the Belt

Brand New Pictures

2022 Open Pictures

Official 2023 Hogs Open Invite

Friday June 16, 2023
Pickering Valley Golf Club - 1 PM
Lunch at Grid Iron Sports Bar - 11 AM

Hogs Finish Season 10-9
Rugh Wins Triple Crown, Breaks Five Season Records

Rewrites Record Book

2022 Hogs Team Picture

The 2022 Hogs finished their 42nd season above .500 for the first time since 2018, winning an 11-10 playoff game thriller over Stride before being eliminated by Hackers. The Hogs finished in 4th place out of 10 teams with a 10-9 record.

Manager Chris Rugh broke five season records, all already held by him, including batting average (hitting a ridiculous .770), on-base average, slugging pct., OPS and home runs. Rugh also won his third triple crown, seventh straight MVH award, and achieved a Super Hog season with a perfect 38 bar appearances in 19 games.

Eric Estrada ran away with the Rookie of the Year award hitting .500 and more importantly, a Super Hog season with a perfect 38 bar appearances in 19 games.

48th Annual
Dirt's Phillies Opening Day

2022 Opening Day Group

Brand New Pictures

Opening Day 2022

23rd Annual
Hooters Christmas Party

2021 Hooters Group

Brand New Pictures

Hooters 2021 Pictures

40th Annual
Myrtle Beach Golf Classic

2021 Myrtle Beach Group

Brand New Pictures

2021 Myrtle Pictures

Spirit of '76
Hogs Lose Playoff Opener

The first image that came to this observer's mind was the famous painting depicting the Fife and Drum soldiers marching home after battle during the Revolutionary War. Injuries have been mounting up and taking its toll on this rag-tag team of Hogs. Coach Crew was forced to go to the Hogs' Farm system and call up Ellis 'The Ringer' for this play-off game. Lethargy and lackluster spirit seemed to be the order of the day even under the influence of team leader Straw who was unable to rally his teammates as we succumbed to the Hackers in the first round of the playoffs.
We could have used the indispensable 'intangibles' that Cough brings to the team, but he was on paternity leave. Injuries and vacations also wreaked havoc on the lineup. Joe 'Don't Throw' Bucci covered for a vacationing Nixon at second base. Nixon who ? Bob 'The Bear' Speer filled in at 1st base for Booch who also was out of town with family. Bob who expected to sit out the nights' activities along side the Hog's OG's (Pung and Areno) was forced into action. He discarded his ankle bracelet tracker ( BTW ...he claims an ankle brace/boot) to round out the roster.
Billy is now our designated 'designated runner'.  The only time he wasn't substituting running was when he was running for himself. That time actually did not turn out for the best as he was gunned down at the plate after running through the non-existent third base coach's stop sign. Come on Billy !

Brandon picked up another outfield assist as his throw to Crew and then to Straw at the plate left the Hacker runner face down in the dirt after getting the thumb. That was one of two exciting put-outs at the plate as another foolish Hacker got caught in
a perfectly-executed  rundown and was tagged out with a sweep tag as Straw was able to hold on to his glove and the ball and his shoulder after the collision.
Will was MIA nursing a leg injury sustained from the previous game. (Before signing next year's contract, make sure you have a 'no slide' clause included.)
Rhino's nine consecutive hits hitting streak came to an end.  He maintained on a dubious call from the scorekeeper. Crew continued his hit parade. Noel struck out a play-off game record with 5 K's. Eric continued his solid rookie campaign rising up the batting average leaderboard while playing good defense.

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Hog Wild Treasurer

Hogs Finish Regular Season 9-7

The Hogs finished the regular season with a five-game losing streak, dropping two to Go Green. But it wasn't for lack of offense with the Hogs scoring 37 runs in the double-header. Several Hogs had big stat lines including Yenchick going 9 for 9 with two homers, Straw going 7 for 8 with a double and a triple, Rugh going 7 for 9 with 4 doubles and 4 homers, and Brandon going 6 for 8 including hitting for the cycle in game 2. Playoffs start on Thursday July 21.

Hogs Clinch Winning Season

The Hogs seven-game winning streak came to end after losing the second game of a doubleheader with Collins Paint. However, the Hogs clinched a winning season with their ninth win, improving their record to 9-3 with four games to go.

Just Another Sweep for the Hogs

Ho Hum - Just Another Sweep for the Hogs

The Hogs cruised with two more mercy rule victories, this time over longtime rival The Fightins.

Joe “The Liability” Bucci led the way for the Hogs in Game 2.  In a true full Hogs experience, Joe showed up to the game looking a little spaced out with red eyes - “must be allergies... or the joint I just smoked”. 

The Liability with Spuds

Playing the deepest right field any Hog has ever played, "The Liability" misplayed several fly balls including a can of corn that bounced squarely out of his glove.

HOWEVER, at the plate in Game 2 Joe lived up to the famous Bucci Last Name and came through with a bases clearing 3 run double to jump start the Hogs to victory.   He had a career night finishing the game 3-3 with 3 doubles and 5 RBIs.  

The Hogs sit at 8-2 with 6 games left in the regular season, needing only 1 more win to solidify an over .500 season.


Hogs Jump Into First Place

In a match-up of top teams, the Hogs swept their way into first place with two mercy rule 10-run wins over Team Stripe.

The Hogs bats were so hot, Team Stripe complained to the umpire to “check that bat!” Thinking that since the Hogs suck, those bats must be illegal.


The play of the day came in game two with the Hogs down by four - Rookie Erik ‘Ponch’ Estrada smacked a grand slam home run to tie the game.  He rounded the bases faster than the California Highway Patrol. The Hogs rode the wave of momentum and piled on from there.



The rookie from Texas is off to a hot Hogs start - one of the few still in the running for the new, illustrious, Super Hog Award.

The Hogs will look to ride the hot bats and cold beers into next week with big games and the Hogs Open upcoming.

New Hogs Softball Encyclopedia
2022 29th Edition Now On-Line

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Hog Rock Grand Resurrection
Saturday, June 18, 2022
729 Hillview Drive, Collegeville, PA
1 PM - Midnight


Starting Time - 1 PM
Jammer Séance - 3 PM

Round Hogs Day Judging - 4 PM
Group Picture - 6 PM
Closing Time - Midnight

Brunch Buffet Getaway
Sunday, June 19, 2022  11 AM - 1 PM
Chadwick's Restaurant & Bar
2750 Egypt Rd. at Shannondell Golf Club

43rd Annual
Hogs Open

Friday, June 17, 2022 - 1 PM
 Pickering Valley Golf Club
Lunch at GridIron Sports Bar - 11 AM

42nd Annual
Hogs Open

Areno Wins Back-to-Back Belts!

2021 Hogs Open Group

Brand New Pictures

2021 Open Pictures

Watch the Legend At Work
Areno's 41st Season Video

Hogs Legend Areno

Areno 41st Season Video

48th Annual
Dirt's Phillies Opening Day is On!
Friday April 8, 2022

Festivities Start at 12 PM, Game Starts 3:05 PM

Dirt's Opening Day

45th Annual
Dirt's 2019 Phillies Opening Day

2019 Opening Day Group

Brand New Pictures

Opening Day 2019

Hogs Finish 2021 Season 9-11

The Hogs 2021 season ended with a 14-4 playoff loss to Routine Hops to finish with a 9-11 record. Manager Chris Rugh captured his sixth straight MVH, Ryan Yenchick was named Rookie of the Year in a close race with Jon Kauffmann, and Bob Speer captured his second batting title.

2021 Award Winners

41st Season
Hogs 2021 Results

Day Date Time Visitors Home Location Game Result Hogs
Hogs Opp.
Tue 4/20/2021 6:15 PM The Hogs   Gallaghers   FF 11 14 0-1
Tue 4/27/2021 6:15 PM Hackers   The Hogs   FF 12 14 0-2
Tue 5/11/2021 6:15 PM Collins Paint   The Hogs   FF 6 8 0-3
Thu 5/20/2021 6:15 PM Routine Hops   The Hogs   VP 14 16 0-4
Tue 5/25/2021 6:15 PM Brew Crew   The Hogs   VP 21 6 1-4
Tue 6/1/2021 6:15 PM Go Green   The Hogs   VP 9 13 1-5
Thu 6/10/2021 6:15 PM The Hogs   MKS VP 9 8 2-5
Tue 6/15/2021 7:15 PM The Hogs   Phightins   FF 21 5 3-5
Thu 6/17/2021 7:30 PM Phightins   The Hogs   FF 21 17 4-5
Thu 6/24/2021 6:15 PM Routine Hops   The Hogs   FF 5 9 4-6
Tue 6/29/2021 6:15 PM The Hogs   Go Green   FF 11 1 5-6
Tue 6/29/2021 7:30 PM The Hogs   Brew Crew   FF 16 3 6-6
Thu 7/8/2021 6:15 PM The Hogs   MKS VP 4 12 6-7
Tue 7/13/2021 6:15 PM The Hogs   Hackers   FF 5 10 6-8
Tue 7/20/2021 7:30 PM The Hogs   Gallaghers   FF 7 10 6-9
Thu 7/22/2021 6:15 PM The Hogs   Collins Paint   FF 13 11 7-9
Thu 8/3/2021 6:15 PM The Hogs   Hackers   FF 6 16 7-10
Tue 8/10/2021 6:15 PM Phightins   The Hogs   FF 16 15 8-10
Tue 8/17/2021 6:15 PM The Hogs   Gallaghers   FF 9 3 9-10
Thu 8/19/2021 6:15 PM The Hogs   Routine Hops   FF 4 14 9-11
Total           220 205 15
        Location - Phoenixville      
        FF = Friendship Field - 501 Franklin Ave    
        VP = Veterans Park - 194 Mowere Rd    

23rd Annual
2021 Hooters Christmas Party is On!

Official 2021 Invitation

Friday, Dec. 3, 2021  6 PM
Hooters King of Prussia

21st Annual
2019 Hooters Christmas Party

2019 Hooters Group

Brand New Pictures

Hooters 2019 Pictures

40th Annual (Second Try)
Myrtle Beach Golf Classic is On!

Sept. 24-28, 2021
Seawatch Resort

Friday Sept. 24 - Arrivals
Saturday Sept. 25 - Grande Dune at 9:15 AM
Sunday Sept. 26 Scramble - Pine Lakes at 9:09 AM
Tuesday Sept. 28 - Departures

Contact Pink for Details

39th Annual
Myrtle Beach Golf Classic

2019 Myrtle Beach Group

Brand New Pictures

2019 Myrtle Pictures

Hog Rock Tribute
Bill Dungee

Bill Dungee Tribute

Hog Rock Tribute
Pat Chiampi

Pat Chiampi Tribute

42nd Annual
Hogs Open

Friday, June 18, 2021

Pickering Valley Golf Club - 1 PM
Lunch at Grid Iron Sports Bar - 11 AM

2021 Official Hogs Open Invite

Tee Times are Limited!
Send your confirmation to Booze


41st Annual
Hogs Open
Areno Wins 2020 Hogs Open

Areno posted the lowest score of any Hog attending the 2020 Hogs Open at the prestigious Pickering Valley Golf Club today. The much-anticipated yearly event was held Friday, June 19, 2020. It had the lowest attendance turnout of any Hog Open in our 41-year history. The deposit will not be returned. But that did not deter the courageous warrior, aka Areno, from staring down Covid-19 and risking his health to claim The Belt for posterity.

2020 Hogs Open Group

Brand New Pictures

2020 Open Pictures

Hog Rock Grand Resurrection Rescheduled
Saturday, June 18, 2022

Based on your feedback, we will wait another year to be safe. Here's your vote as of 4/5/21: 

1. June 19, 2021 - 17 Votes (39%)
2. June 18, 2022 - 27 Votes (61%)
3. Cancel Altogether - 0 Votes (0%)

Breaking News!

Attention all Myrtle Beach Hogs!

You have all likely been following the new strains of the COVID-19 Virus that have appeared in the UK and South Africa. Just got word this morning about a new strain allegedly coming out of Canada. They are calling this new strain MOEVID-19. If you contract MOEVID you are likely to overindulge in Beer, Wine, Liquor, Food, Cigarettes, Golf and anything else you can glom off of others for free. There is no known cure for this virus.

Apparently masks offer no protection from MOEVID. It is just best to avoid all contact with those who have contracted MOEVID-19 until such time as they find a cure. Not sure how this could impact this year's trip yet.

But there is some promising news.  Vrobel has antibodies and is working on a vaccine.

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New Hogs Softball Encyclopedia
2020 28th Edition Now On-Line

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