Hayden Smith keeps Rayson Miller alive at state tournament

Hayden Smith keeps Rayson Miller alive at state tournament

By BILLY HEYEN All season long, Hayden Smith has delivered when called upon for Rayson Miller. With a loss Monday representing the end of RM’s season, Smith ensured that wouldn’t happen. Rayson Miller stayed alive at the state tournament with a 7-1 win over Maine-Endwell. Smith threw a complete game on the mound, allowing five […]

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…