‘You win some. You lose some:’ Night after Wings win by 11, Charlotte beats Rochester by 6

‘You win some. You lose some:’ Night after Wings win by 11, Charlotte beats Rochester by 6

By BILLY HEYEN ROCHESTER, N.Y. — When a reporter mentioned to Red Wings manager Joel Skinner postgame that if the second and third innings hadn’t happened, Rochester would’ve won, he put his head in his right hand. The reporter chuckled, and said, “Can’t do that.” “No you can’t,” Skinner replied. It’s true that Rochester outscored […]

Former RIT standout Will Gorman makes hero’s return to Hillsboro after facial fracture

Former RIT standout Will Gorman makes hero’s return to Hillsboro after facial fracture

By BILLY HEYEN On June 15, Arizona Diamondbacks’ prospect Will Gorman stepped into the left-handed batters’ box for his second at-bat with the Hillsboro Hops. Facing a left-handed pitcher, he saw a fastball coming toward his head. “It was coming right at my face,” Gorman said. “It was tough to really tell distance when it’s […]

Rayson Miller’s best season ever ends in state finals

Rayson Miller’s best season ever ends in state finals

By BILLY HEYEN UTICA, N.Y. — Jason Bocklage tossed his bat to the side, then his helmet. Colin Smith chucked his helmet behind him, as well. The Rockland Pirates, just 60 feet, six inches away, piled atop each other near the pitcher’s mound. Minutes later, Rayson Miller posed for pictures with a runner-up trophy, with […]

No-hitter knocks Rayson Miller into losers’ bracket at states

No-hitter knocks Rayson Miller into losers’ bracket at states

By BILLY HEYEN UTICA, N.Y. — It’s hard to win a baseball game with zero hits. It’s impossible to win a baseball game with zero runs. Unfortunately for Rayson Miller, Sunday night ended with a zero in both columns on the scoreboard. Rockland’s Colton Stemkowski had Rayson Miller’s number all night long. “You gotta give […]