Category Archives: Baseball

Section 9 baseball tournament preview

The Section 9 baseball tournament begins with quarterfinal round games on Tuesday afternoon. Here’s a look ahead to some of the teams and players to watch. Class AA Defending champion: Valley Central. The Vikings are the No. 5 seed in this year’s tournament. Top seed: Roosevelt (16-3) is seeking the program’s first Section 9 title. [...]

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Summer showcase coming to Frozen Ropes in June

Frozen Ropes in Chester will host the 9th annual summer showcase on June 29. Check out the flier below – or follow this link – for more information.

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State baseball poll released, May 6

The New York State Sportswriters Association released its weekly baseball poll on Wednesday. I’ll list the top three teams and any Section 9 teams that made the cut here. For the full list, check out http://www.newyorksportswriters.org/ CLASS AA 1. Orchard Park-Section 6 (12-0) 2. Connetquot-11 (13-2) 3. Rochester McQuaid-5 (13-2) 12. Roosevelt-Hyde Park-9 (10-1) CLASS A [...]

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State baseball poll released, April 28

The New York State Sportswriters Association released its weekly baseball rankings. Records are accurate through games of April 26. I’ll list the top three teams in each class as well as any Section 9 teams that made the cut. For the full list, click here. CLASS AA 1. Ward Meville-Section 11 (11-1) 2. Mamaroneck-1 (11-1) [...]

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Army, Marist to host clinic at the Dutch on April 29

Got a little brother or sister (or son or daughter) who’d get a kick out of working with college players on the big field at Dutchess Stadium? The Army and Marist baseball teams will host a clinic for boys and girls (K-8th graders) at 4:45 p.m. on April 29th prior to their annual showdown at [...]

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Chester baseball hosting fundraiser with Walton Engine & Hose Co.

Chester’s baseball booster club will hold a fundraising dinner in conjunction wit the Walton Engine & Hose Co. at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 10. All proceeds will be split between the two groups. Check out the flyer below for more information.

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Scoring trending down in Section 9 baseball

With baseball season around the corner, I decided to pick up a project I had first started working on a few years ago. When the BBCOR bats were used starting in the 2012 season, it was assumed that scoring would be down in high school baseball. That proved correct. I went back through the Varsity845 [...]

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All-State baseball team for 2014 announced

The annual All-State baseball team was announced by the New York State Sportswriters Association on Wednesday. Class AA Second team John Cain, LHP, Pine Bush, Sr. Third team James Karinchak, RF/RHP, Valley Central, Sr. Fourth team Pat Dorrian, SS, Kingston, Sr. Fifth team Evan Lieberman, RHP, Pine Bush, Sr. Sixth team Charlie Todd, 1B, Warwick, [...]

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Dorrian signs with Braves; list of local MLB draft picks

Kingston’s Pat Dorrian made it official on Thursday, signing a pro contract with the Atlanta Braves. He heads to the Braves’ Gulf Coast League affiliate in Kissimmee, Fla. on Sunday. For more on Dorrian, check out Friday’s Times Herald-Record. In the meantime, here’s the updated list of our local MLB draft picks since the draft [...]

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Final state baseball rankings: 2014

The New York State Sportswriters Association released its final state poll of the season today. I’ll list the Section 9 teams that made the cut. For the full list, check out the NYSSWA website here. Class AA 7. Valley Central 16. Pine Bush Class A 10. Wallkill 15. Marlboro Class B 7. Spackenkill 20. Rhinebeck [...]

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