Category Archives: Baseball

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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All-MHAL baseball coaches’ team

This just popped into my email…This is the team selected by MHAL coaches. The Varsity845 All-Stars will appear in the paper sometime in the next few weeks. MHAL Coaches All League Teams American Conference FDR: Nick Rand (Junior – Pitcher/ Outfield), Will Grega (Junior – Pitcher/Infield), Cory Simmons (Junior – Pitcher/Infield) Highland: Cory Garcia (Junior [...]

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Section 9 baseball: state playoffs on deck

It was a great day for baseball on Saturday, as Section 9 crowned five champions at Cantine Field and Lorenz Field in Saugerties. Here’s a quick look back at what happened and what’s on deck for our local teams in the state playoffs. For some highlights and interviews from yesterday’s action, check out the video [...]

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Section 9 baseball championships preview

It’ll be a busy day for Section 9 baseball on Saturday, as all five championship games will be contested at the Cantine Veterans Memorial Complex in Saugerties. The park is across the street from Saugerties High. Below is a quick glance at the games and where the winners go from here. If you want to [...]

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Section 9 baseball tournament opening day wrap-up

SLATE HILL – It looked like it might be a slugfest after one inning, as both Valley Central and Minisink Valley put some runners on base. But this Section 9 Class AA quarterfinal turned into a pitcher’s duel pretty quickly. Valley Central senior James Karinchak struck out 16 in a two-hitter and Dan Delgaizo and [...]

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State baseball rankings: May 23

Here are the latest New York State Sportswriters Association baseball rankings from May 23. I’ll list all the Section 9 teams here. For the full list, check out the NYSSWA website here. Class AA 13. Pine Bush Class A 18. Wallkill Class B 12. Spackenkill 20. James I. O’Neill Class C 16. Chester Class D [...]

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