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 […]

DiNuzzo Causes Power Outage

Bobby DiNuzzo (Iona) bounced from the mound, pumped his fist, and expressed his satisfaction. He had just blown a heater past Landis Wilson (Pitt Community College), and the Webster Yankees went on to beat the Niagara Power 5-2. Dinuzzo pitched eight strong innings allowing two runs (one unearned) on six hits and one walk. He […]

Webster Blasts Brockport

Nelson Santos(North Carolina A&T) ripped a bases-loaded double in the top of the eleventh inning to score Dan Bertolini (Mercyhurst) with the winning run and propelled the Webster Yankees to a 9-2 comeback victory over the Brockport Riverbats. With no outs in the inning Santos had the opportunity to give his team the lead for […]

Webster Tops Elmira

To call Josh Brown’s (Towson University) 2007 NYCBL season inconsistent would be an understatement. The Annapolis, Maryland native pitched to three batters in the season’s second game. He struck out the side in order. Against Bolivar on June 20th he allowed no runs while striking out two in two innings of work. Beyond those relief […]

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 […]