Greg Cullen’s ‘love of the game’ allowed him to reach his pro baseball dream

Greg Cullen’s ‘love of the game’ allowed him to reach his pro baseball dream

By his junior season, Cullen was on the radar of major league teams, and his hot-hitting start against bigger schools like Michigan State and West Virginia only gained him more notice. As he remained the country’s leading hitter for the whole season, teams kept reaching out. It was new to Cullen, who felt the nerves at a particular game against Monmouth when four or five scouts were there to specifically watch him, something he wasn’t used to…

Victor Cavalieri, Northstar grad and Houghton lefty, drafted by Atlanta Braves

By BILLY HEYEN Houghton senior Victor Cavalieri will be joining another Section V alumnus and draftee in the Atlanta Braves organization. Cavalieri, who starred at Northstar, was picked in the 36th round by Atlanta after former McQuaid star Greg Cullen was picked by the Braves in round 15. Cavalieri is the first ever Houghton player […]

Niagara star, McQuaid alum Greg Cullen drafted by Atlanta Braves

Niagara star, McQuaid alum Greg Cullen drafted by Atlanta Braves

Penfield-native Greg Cullen was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 15th round of the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Cullen starred at McQuaid during high school and has spent the last three years playing for Niagara University. This is the fifth straight year that a former Section V baseball player was drafted…

Chris Bostick reaches base 3 times Tuesday, looks forward to ‘home cooking’

Chris Bostick reaches base 3 times Tuesday, looks forward to ‘home cooking’

While walks may be unexciting, Bostick scored the game’s first run, which turned out to be the winning run, in Indianapolis’ 5-0 win over the Red Wings. The Rochester-native and Aquinas graduate reached base three times in the game, his two walks and a single, and made three putouts in center field. After the night’s results, Bostick ranks second in the International League in batting average…

Aquinas alum Chris Bostick thriving in 8th professional season

Aquinas alum Chris Bostick thriving in 8th professional season

Rochester-native Christopher Bostick was selected in the 44th round of the 2011 MLB Draft. That round doesn’t exist anymore. He’s one of only two players from that round to have ever played in the majors. With the 2018 draft ongoing, about seven years removed from the long wait to see his name picked, Bostick reflected on what it’s taken to gain traction as a late-round pick…

Westbrook complete game combines with homer, suicide squeeze to send Victor to state final four

Westbrook complete game combines with homer, suicide squeeze to send Victor to state final four

On the third pitch of the at bat, pinch runner Matt Leonardo broke from third. Rosso squared around. The pitch was a high curveball, one that Rosso said after the game was up near his eyes. But he reached up, almost leaving the ground, to square the ball up and get it on the ground. Leonardo slid home safely and the Blue Devils had a third run…