Webster Rally Falls Short

Bad habits are sometimes hard to break. For the Webster Yankees they are finding it hard to break the habit of being the victim of an NYCBL Player-of-the-Day performance. On June thirteenth Doug Ciallela scattered five hits over nine innings to shut out the Yankees. Then Eric Ferguson had a month in one day as […]

Lawler’s Walk-Off Leads Webster

Rob Lawler’s one-out, walk-off double brought home Jason Johnson with the winning run in the bottom of the thirteenth. Lawler’s hit, his second of the game and fifth in the last two games, preserved an impressive pitching performance as Webster defeated Bolivar 4 to 3. Lawler’s triple in the second scored Johnson to give Webster […]

Former NYCBL Players in MLB

Name (School) MLB Team NYCBL Team Jeremy Accardo (Illinois St) Toronto Wellsville ‘03 Brett Carroll (Middle Tenn. St) Florida Hornell ‘02 Rajai Davis (UCONN-Avery Pt) Pittsburgh Hornell ‘00 Brendan Harris (William&Mary) Tampa Bay Schenectady ‘99 Tim Hudson (Auburn) Atlanta Hornell ‘94 Josh Kinney (Quincy)* St. Louis Hornell ‘98 Steve Kline (West Virginia) San Fran. Little […]

Ciallela Shuts Down Webster

Prior to Saturday’s game if someone told Webster coach, Mike Kelly, that his starter, Robert DiNuzzo would allow just two runs over eight innings, that reliever Jacob Bernath would work a perfect ninth, and his NYCBL Yankees would play errorless ball, the Yankee skipper would have been happy. One problem is that Brandon Scott’s Allegany […]

Wasted Opportunities Cost Webster A Win

Everything seemed all right. The Webster Yankees were cruising along. Brian Pullyblank had another solid performance working when he turned the game over to his bullpen. Josh Brown was on the mound. He had two outs in the eighth, and then everything came undone. The Hornell Dodgers tied the score and finished off Webster in […]

Yankee Hopes Rest With Experience (NYCBL)

When Coach Mike Kelly’s Webster Yankees take the field Thursday in their season- opener of the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL), he will rely on his team’s experience to pick up where they left off last year. The Yankees return seven players from last season’s squad that won nineteen of its last twenty-three games […]

Wisdom From Woody Harrelson and Other Questions

If Pac-Man Jones receives a full-season suspension (as he should) without a formal arrest, then why does Tank Johnson, who has been arrested, only receive an eight-game suspension? Why are people complaining about Lou Piniella being fiery? Isn’t that what is expected? Why do people want Joe Torre to suddenly abandon his laidback managing style […]

Where Does This Fit?

How does one score his team’s last twenty-five points?[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJahvw2ZI1o] Better yet how does one score his team’s last twenty-five points running the same pick-and-roll play for almost every possession? Wait, how does one score his team’s last twenty-five points running the same pick-and-roll play for almost every possession, and everyone in the gym knows that […]

Memorial Day Picnic

Break out the back yard grills it’s Memorial Day – the unofficial beginning of Summer. Ah yes, I can smell the ‘dogs and ‘burgahs sizzlin’ on da grills. Someone gimme a brewskie; I’m headin’ for the hammock. Little history note: Memorial Day, as we know it, originates in Waterloo, New York – jes’ a li’l […]

Jr. Rhinos Travel To Columbia

The U17 Rochester Junior Rhinos have put together an impressive resume: winning the Northern Ohio Cup, finishing second in the Rush Cup held in Virginia Beach, and a competitive showing in the Empire Cup. The organizers of the Columbia Invitational took one look at these accomplishments and decided to place Rene Tadal’s squad in their […]