The first trade in the 2015 PBA League program has been finalized, with BROOKLYN STyLES manager Johnny Petraglia bringing PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. back to his former team in a trade with Pittsburgh Jack Rabbits’ manager Tim Mack, who got his 2013 franchise player, Finland’s two-handed star Osku Palermaa, in return.
Under PBA League rules, trades are permitted until November 30.
With Williams, the all-time leader in PBA Tour titles (47) back in the fold, Brooklyn’s roster now includes Sean Rash, Tom Smallwood, Parker Bohn III, Jason Sterner, and Williams, while Pittsburgh’s roster features Wes Malott, Dan MacLelland, Ryan Ciminelli, Bryon Smith and Palermaa.
The PBA League Elias Cup competition is set for March 28-29 at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine. All rounds of PBA League competition will be televised on ESPN on four consecutive Sundays, beginning on March 29.
2015 PBA LEAGUE ROSTERS (REVISED)
BROOKLYN STyLES (manager Johnny Petraglia): Sean Rash, Tom Smallwood, Parker Bohn III, Jason Sterner, Walter Ray Williams Jr.
Pittsburgh Jack Rabbits (manager Tim Mack): Wes Malott, Dan MacLelland, Ryan Ciminelli, Osku Palermaa, Bryon Smith.
L.A. X (manager Andrew Cain): Jason Belmonte, Stuart Williams, Martin Larsen, Patrick Allen, Andres Gomez.
Silver Lake Atom Splitters (manager Mark Baker): Chris Barnes, Mika Koivuniemi, Tom
Daugherty, Dick Allen, Craig Nidiffer.
Philadelphia Hitmen (manager Jason Couch): Dom Barrett, Chris Loschetter, Dave Wodka, Ryan Shafer, Rhino Page.
Barbasol Motown Muscle (manager Del Ballard Jr.): E.J. Tackett, Ronnie Russell, Josh Blanchard, John Szczerbinski, Mike DeVaney.
Dallas Strikers (player-manager Norm Duke): Bill O’Neill, Tommy Jones, Michael Haugen Jr., Norm Duke, Shawn Maldonado.
GEICO New York City WTT KingPins (manager Carolyn Dorin-Ballard): Pete Weber, Mike Fagan, D.J. Archer, Scott Norton, Amleto Monacelli.