If nothing else, Buxton has learned the importance of his big toe

If nothing else, Buxton has learned the importance of his big toe

By KEVIN OKLOBZIJA First things first: Even though Byron Buxton has an uncanny propensity for slamming into stationary objects, he has not asked groundskeeper Gene Buonomo or any member of the Frontier Field staff to add extra padding to the stadium’s outfield walls. “Don’t worry about the fences, they’re my best friend, as you can tell,” […]

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. […]

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…

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