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VIDEO: Minisink Valley baseball; Sec. 9 news and notes

It was a great story last season, as Minisink Valley’s baseball team went from the No. 7 seed in a 7-team field to Section 9 Class AA champion. But that Warriors team had plenty of talent, with seven of the nine members of the class of 2013 currently playing in college, including a couple of [...]

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A conversation with the Warwick baseball battery

I stopped by Warwick baseball practice this week to catch up with a couple of the Wildcats’ experienced pitchers, Peter Moore and D.J. Mendenhall. I also spoke with junior catcher Trevor Pinkham, looking to get a little insight into what makes those pitchers so good. Moore will pitch at Division I Lehigh next year. Mendenhall [...]

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The year of the shift coming to high school baseball?

Watching the first few games of the MLB season on TV, it’s become apparent that 2014 will probably be remembered as the year of the shift in the big leagues. Many teams have employed someone, sometimes under the title Defensive Coordinator, to monitor how a given team’s defense sets up for each at-bat and even [...]

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Varsity845 baseball season preview video

Check out the video above as I quickly run through some of the storylines to watch in Section 9 baseball this season. Obviously, there is a ton to talk about but I had to pick and choose here to keep things moving. I also stopped by Chester practice this week to talk to the Hambletonians [...]

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Baseball happenings at Frozen Ropes

Got a note today about a few upcoming baseball events at Frozen Ropes in Chester. Thought I’d pass along the details. This Saturday, a number of college coaches will be in town to train with local athletes. Marist, Binghamton, Fordham, St. John’s will be among the schools represented. For more info on how to register, [...]

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Local college baseball signings

There were a few local baseball signings of note recently. Delaware Valley (Pa.) middle infielder Matt Rivera has signed with Georgia Highlands College, a junior college in Cartersville, Ga. Rivera chose GHC over Temple, Canisius and Farleigh Dickinson. GHC head coach Mike Marra has ties to this area, as he coached at Kingston, John A. [...]

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All-State baseball: 2013

2013 NYSSWA All-State Teams Editor: Tom Vartanian, Cortland Standard I’ve just listed the Players and Coaches of the year as well as the Section 9 players here. For the full list, visit CLASS AA NYSSWA Coach of the Year: Dave Penafeather (Baldwinsville) NYSSWA Player of the Year: Scott Blewett (Baldwinsville) First Team Bobby Maxwell, Sr., INF/P [...]

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Varsity845 baseball All-Stars

The Varsity845 baseball All-Stars will be published in the Times Herald-Record on Sunday, June 30, 2013. Check out the video above to hear members of the first team talking about their favorite moment of the season. Here are the first and second-team All-Stars. Here is the story on our Player and Coach of the Year, [...]

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Baseball, softball may add all-star games in 2014

Baseball and softball officials are discussing the possibilities of adding post-season all-star games, ie. Exceptional Senior Games, following the 2013-14 season, according to the OCIAA office. The sports of football and basketball have hosted all-star games in the past. All spring sports in the OCIAA and MHAL are complete for this season, with the exception [...]

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Cornwall, Coleman Catholic and Minisink Valley bow out in state baseball tournament: VIDEO

FISHKILL – A pair of reigning state champions – Cornwall and John A. Coleman Catholic – bowed out of state tournament play Tuesday, as did Minsink Valley. In a tripleheader at Dutchess Stadium, Section 1 swept a trio of games against teams from Section 9. Arlington defeated Minisink Valley in a Class AA quarterfinal, 10-3. [...]

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