One slider that caught ‘a little bit too much’ plate does in Rochester, Slegers

One slider that caught ‘a little bit too much’ plate does in Rochester, Slegers

By BILLY HEYEN ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s Tyler Austin and Brandon Drury have both spent time with the New York Yankees this season. They’re major league-level hitters stuck in Triple-A because of a numbers crunch. In the sixth inning Saturday, they showed their hitting abilities. Rochester’s Aaron Slegers had thrown five shutout innings to begin […]

Greece Post grinds out win while 4 of its players graduate

Greece Post grinds out win while 4 of its players graduate

By BILLY HEYEN GREECE, N.Y. — Greece Athena has held its graduation on Saturday in the past, said Greece Post head coach Dan Ford, so he never considered checking to be sure it was still then. Tuesday, he learned the graduation would be Friday at 7 p.m., beginning an hour after Greece Post’s Friday game […]

Birthday boy Mejia, standout plays at 3rd from Astudillo spark Wings’ 2-0 win

Birthday boy Mejia, standout plays at 3rd from Astudillo spark Wings’ 2-0 win

By BILLY HEYEN ROCHESTER, N.Y. — With a runner on second in the fifth, Syracuse’s Bengie Gonzalez hit a rocket one-hopper to Rochester’s Willians Astudillo at third. He backhanded the ball and looked to throw behind the runner on second as Leonardo Reginatto raced over to cover. During the Red Wings nine-game home losing streak […]

Jim Thome speaks on baseball, LeBron, Cooperstown and dreams

Jim Thome speaks on baseball, LeBron, Cooperstown and dreams

By BILLY HEYEN ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Soon-to-be inducted Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Thome is in Rochester to receive the Coca-Cola Sports Personality of the Year Award at the 69th annual Day of Champions Children’s Charity dinner. He spoke to the media at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center in a press conference on Monday afternoon. […]