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…

Greece Post outslugs Irondequoit Post, 8-6, behind three home runs

Greece Post outslugs Irondequoit Post, 8-6, behind three home runs

By BILLY HEYEN EAST IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. — Greece Post head coach Dan Ford predicted to his assistant before Monday’s game that they’d hit three home runs. There was a bit of friendly wind in the air during Greece’s pregame warmup. He didn’t predict, though, that two of Greece’s first three hitters would homer. That’s what […]

Previewing American Legion District 7 playoffs

Previewing American Legion District 7 playoffs

By BILLY HEYEN American Legion District 7 playoffs commence Sunday. There will be four teams playing for one spot in the state tournament. The games begin with best-of-three, semifinal series. Then the championship series to send one team to states is best-of-three, as well. The postseason gets underway with two doubleheaders at Eastridge High School […]

American Legion District 7 league leaders

American Legion District 7 league leaders

By BILLY HEYEN After Wednesday’s tiebreaker game between Greece Post and Brooks Shepard, the American Legion District 7 regular season is officially in the books. The playoffs begin on Sunday, but first, let’s take a look at the league leaders from the regular season.   HITTING   BATTING AVERAGE (Min. 40 plate appearances)   Zach […]