Canandaigua alum Tanner Cooper drafted by Cincinnati Reds

Canandaigua alum Tanner Cooper drafted by Cincinnati Reds

By BILLY HEYEN Tanner Cooper was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 35th round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday with the 1044th selection. Cooper starred at Canandaigua Academy before heading to Stony Brook. This past season, Cooper’s sophomore year, he dominated at Finger Lakes Community College. Cooper’s committed to Penn State. […]

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…

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…

Clement taken in fourth round of MLB Draft

Clement taken in fourth round of MLB Draft

By KEVIN OKLOBZIJA – As the 132nd selection, Clement, 21, is slotted to be offered $393,900 by the Indians and, if he signs, would begin his professional career later this month with either Mahoning Valley of the New York-Penn League or with the Indians’ Arizona League affiliate in Goodyear, Ariz…