Brighton’s Ernie Clement makes jokes, hard contact, slick plays for Akron

Brighton’s Ernie Clement makes jokes, hard contact, slick plays for Akron

The Brighton High School and University of Virginia alumnus was selected in the fourth round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians. He’s worked his way up the system to Akron, where he’s teammates with fellow Section V alumnus Scott. Clement has embraced who he is on and off the field en route to a strong first half for the Rubberducks. He’s in the midst of a 10-game hitting streak with a .293 average that ranks fifth in the Eastern League…

Owen VanNewkirk’s return to wood bat paying dividends as playoffs approach

Owen VanNewkirk’s return to wood bat paying dividends as playoffs approach

VanNewkirk rapped out four hits in four at bats on Wednesday in Rayson Miller’s 4-0 win over Irondequoit Post at Eastridge High School. That included a ground-rule double in the seventh inning, along with a run and an RBI. VanNewkirk, nearly 6-foot-5 and Rayson Miller’s two-hitter, has rediscovered his line-drive stroke that makes him so pivotal to Rayson Miller’s success with the playoffs just more than a week away…

NBA Free Agency: Rochester-native Thomas Bryant reportedly re-signs with Washington Wizards for $25M

NBA Free Agency: Rochester-native Thomas Bryant reportedly re-signs with Washington Wizards for $25M

By BILLY HEYEN Rochester-native Thomas Bryant will sign a contract to return to the Washington Wizards, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Sunday. The deal will reportedly be for three years and $25 million. All three years are fully guaranteed, per multiple reports. Constant work… constant passion… constant improvement I promiseIt’s a blessing 🙏🏾🙌🏾 #TheWizrd — Thomas Bryant […]

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