Head coach Tony Rossi announced the hiring of Joe Sinicola as the baseball team’s new pitching coach and recruiting coordinator effective immediately. Sinicola graduated from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. where he played four seasons before serving as an assistant coach this past year.
Sinicola will be the primary assistant to Rossi, overseeing the development of the Saints’ pitching staff while handling a bulk of the program’s substantial recruiting responsibilities.
The NYCBL season is ended on Saturday when the Brockport Riverbats edged the Glen Falls Golden Eagles 3-2 in the deciding game of the NYCBL Championship series. John McGraw of the NYCBL has been nice enough to send us links to the End of the Season Awards. Continue reading NYCBL End of Season Links→
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – Championship Series’ Most Valuable Player Ryan Nokelby (Texas Lutheran) plated Jeff Abrams (Binghamton) with a 10th-inning sacrifice fly as the Brockport Riverbats edged the Glens Falls Golden Eagles, 3-2, in 10 innings to win the 2008 New York Collegiate Baseball League championship. The Riverbats won the best-of-three series, two games to one. The title is the first in the five-year history of the franchise. Continue reading Riverbats win NYCBL Championship in 10 Innings→
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE EASTERN DIVISION PLAYER/PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Week ending July 6, 2008
Player of the Week: Nick Campbell (Bryant), Little Falls
Nick Campbell batted .375 (9-for-24) and compiled a .531 on-base percentage in eight games for the Miners last week. Campbell scored a team-high seven runs, drove in five runs, drew eight walks and tallied three extra-base hits. He reached base via hit or walk in seven of eight contests and he had three multi-hit and two multi-walk games. The Raynham, Mass., native had his best game against Amsterdam on July 5. He was 2-for-4 with three RBI, two walks, two stolen bases, one double, one triple and one run scored as Little Falls won, 11-5. Continue reading NYCBL Players of the Week ending on July 6th→
FROM NYCBL RELEASE NYCBL East Division Player of the Week: Mark Onorati (Manhattan), Amsterdam Mark Onorati batted .500 (8-for-16) and drove in a league-high 11 runs in four games for the Mohawks. He smashed two home runs, scored five runs, stole two bases, collected 15 total bases and recorded a .939 slugging percentage. Onorati had three multi-hit and four multi-RBI games. He tallied at least one hit in all four games and homered in back-to-back contests against Glens Falls and Bennington. Onorati currently leads the league with 16 runs scored and 15 RBI. Continue reading NYCBL Players of the Week for June 22nd→
Lance Baxter, Staunton Braves, LHP, So., Silverhill, Ala. (South Alabama)
Baxter fired a no-hitter in Staunton’s 2-0 victory over Waynesboro on Thursday, July 5. The University of South Alabama lefty faced just one batter over the minimum in his complete-game effort, allowing runners to reach on a walk and an error with one of them picked off. Baxter struck out seven while firing the league’s first no-hitter since Paul Burnside of Winchester threw a perfect game in his first Valley League appearance in June of 2006. Continue reading Valley League Players, Pitchers of the Week (6/10/08)→
Andrew Carraway dominated this game from the beginning allowing only two runs on five hits over over seven innings while striking out 10.
Coach Brian O’Connor was very happy with Andrew Carraway’s performance tonight: “Carraway I felt was in command of the game from the start, unfortunately he ran out of gas a little at the end, but he did exactly what we needed him to do, and that’s pitch deep into the ball game in an elimination game and save the bullpen.”
The offense really got going for Virginia in the fourth inning with a leadoff single by catcher Franco Valdes to center. Center field John Barr followed with a double down the left field line that could have been stopped by third baseman Mason Heyne. Tyler Cannon then grounded to third, and instead of going home with the throw to contain Valdes, Heyne threw to first to get Cannon out, while Valdes scored. With Rider being in a win or go home situation, they could have used a more aggressive performance from Heyne. Continue reading CBB Visit: Fullerton Regional UVA vs Rider→
UCLA’s main offensive production came early on. In the first inning, after a Jermaine Curtis leadoff double and single by Blair Dunlap, Alden Carrithers grounded out, scoring Curtis. UCLA scored again in the fourth on a Mickey Weisser single, scoring Carrithers. Virginia got out of the fourth inning relatively unscathed though after Brady Dolan grounded into a double play to end the inning. Continue reading CBB Visit: Fullerton Regional Day 1 Recap→
The Cal State Fullerton Titans will be hosting a Regional this year where they will be joined by UCLA, Virginia, and Rider. The Titans have a record of 37-19 while being 16-8 in the Big West. UCLA went 31-25 while struggling in the Pac-10 with a 13-11 record. Virginia enters with a 38-21 record while going 15-15 in the tough ACC. The final team in the regional is Rider who is 29-26 while going 13-10 in the MAAC. Continue reading CBB Regional Preview: Fullerton (CA)→