Jr. Rhinos Finish On A High Note

If the old saying is true: “All’s well that ends well,” then Rene Tadal’s U17 Rochester Jr. Rhinos erased all the misery of their 2007 Upstate New York Premier League season. Buoyed by the momentum of their recent success North-of-the-Border the Rhinos finished the season with a victory – Eh! Amanda ‘Put Some Espresso in […]

Have No Fear; Veenema Is Here

The smile on Blair Veenema’s (Rochester) face said it all. The lefty struck out Mike Perkins (UNC-Charlotte) to retire the side in the seventh, and the Webster Yankees went on to defeat the Elmira Pioneers 8-4. After a rocky start Veenema tamed the league’s top-hitting team. Elmira entered the game with a team batting average […]

Carmody Quiets Hornell

Kevin Carmody (Iona) scattered six hits over seven innings, and the Webster Yankees downed the Hornell Dodgers by a score of 3 to 1. The left-hander from Massapequa, New York struck out two and walked two to earn his first win of the season. Adam Curynski (So. Illinois) worked the eighth and ninth to earn […]

Jr. Rhinos Travel North-Of-The-Border

With Kasey Welch and Kristin Blair controlling the middle of the field, and Amanda Coffey converting on the offensive end, the U17 Jr. Rhinos earned a hard-fought trip to the finals of The Toronto Cup. The tournament helped heal the wounds endured while playing in the rugged Upstate Premier League and brought a smile back […]

Webster Takes Two From Bolivar

With the opportunity to win two games the Webster Yankees found production from some rare sources on Sunday night. Bolstered by the hot-hitting of Dan Bertolini (Mercyhurst) and a sparkling pitching performance by Josh Johnson (Toledo) the Yanks took two from the Bolivar A’s: 3 to 2 in the first and 6 to 3 in […]

Geneva Shuts Out Webster

Needing to make up ground in the crowded NYCBL West Division the Webster Yankees opened the second half of the 2007 season against the Geneva Red Wings. Three pitchers held Webster to two hits and zero runs as the Wings topped the Yanks 4 to 0. Paul Bertuccinni (LSU) earned the win as he struck […]

McIntyre and Veenema Lead Webster

Joe McIntyre (North Carolina A&T) led a fourteen-hit attack and Blair Veenema (U of R) pitched six strong as the Webster Yankees defeated the Bolivar A’s 7-3. The win comes on the heels of a heart-breaking, extra-inning loss at Hornell and halts a two-game slide for the Yanks. Webster established early that it would challenge […]

Johnson Homers; Webster Falls Short

Josh Johnson’s (Toledo) three-run home run in the eighth scored Gary Helmick (Towson) and Joe McIntyre (North Carolina A&T), but the Webster Yankees were sent home with a 4-3 loss to the first-place Allegany County Nitros. Webster struggled to get to Nitro starter, Doug Ciallela (Fairfield), for the second time this season. Ciallela pitched a […]

Webster Fights Off Hornell

Ryan Sullivan slapped a one-out triple scoring Marcus Nidiffer (Kentucky) and Josh Johnson (Toledo) in the third, and Gino Offerman (Binghamton) pitched seven strong to lead the Webster Yankees over the Hornell Dodgers 4-3. Sullivan hit the first pitch he saw from Tom Bradley (Southern Polytechnic) into the gap between Phillip Brewington Jr. (North Carolina […]

Biggio, The Big Hurt, and the Draft

Congrats to the last of the ‘Killer B’s (Craig Biggio), Frank Thomas, and Greg Oden. Some notions to ponder: Biggio – 3,000 hits, 4 Gold Gloves(second base), 5 Silver Sluggers (2b and catcher), led the NL in stolen bases one season, way too many HBPs, and played three different defensive positions. WHEN he doesn’t make […]