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Canandaigua grad Adam Scott’s quick rise through low minors

Adam Scott’s quick rise through low minors
Underneath the NYSEG Stadium concourse on Saturday, avoiding the pouring rain, Adam Scott leaned in to answer a question, as if to impart deeper knowledge. But then, before he got to the punchline, he admitted he was stating the obvious. “There’s a big picture, which is make it to the major leagues,” Scott said. “Obviously everybody would say that. You... more

Auburn native Tim Locastro’s 2019 Major League Baseball season by the numbers

Auburn native Tim Locastro’s 2019 Major League Baseball season by the numbers
It has been a good year for Auburn native Tim Locastro, who joined the Arizona Diamondbacks this season after being in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Locastro didn’t receive a lot of opportunities to play when he was in Los Angeles. That changed this year. He has made several starts for the Diamondbacks and... more

Do you like baseball but don’t have time to study?

Do you like baseball but don’t have time to study?
If your answer was “yes”, then you really have to read this. It may be true that many students find it rather difficult to combine their interest in sport with their academics, and usually take one seriously than the other. According to a survey conducted a few years back, most student-athletes can’t balance school and sports, and this is what... more

Canandaigua’s drive for state title ends in Class A semifinals

Baseball: Canandaigua’s drive for state title ends in Class A semifinals
Canandaigua lost a game short of the Class A state baseball final for a second straight year Friday, falling 5-4 to Section IV champion Maine-Endwell at Union-Endicott High School. Seth Vigneri tagged a first-pitch, three-run home run with no one out in the last of the fifth to draw Section V’s champion within 5-4. But M-E pitcher Adam Rutkowski retired... more

Gananda baseball’s season ends in state Class C semifinals

Gananda baseball’s season ends in state Class C semifinals
An early lead and another impressive pitching performance from Tim McClare were not enough as Gananda saw its season come to a close in a 3-1 loss to Ticonderoga of Section VII in the Class C state semifinals at Maine-Endwell High School, Friday. Gananda (19-5) took its first and only lead of the game in the top of the first... more

Gananda baseball will lean on senior experience at NYS Final Four

Gananda baseball will lean on senior experience at NYS Final Four
Bill McClare figured his squad’s breakthrough season was 2018, but the Gananda Blue Panthers fell to eventual state champion Avon in the Section V Class C1 finals. “That was an eye-opening experience for the guys,” McClare said Thursday night by phone. “We went in and thought we had a solid team and then you go up against a team like... more

Canandaigua baseball moves on to state final four

Canandaigua baseball moves on to state final four
Michael Sculli pitched a complete game shutout and struck out 15 batters as the Canandaigua Braves defeated Kenmore West of Section VI in the Class A Western Regional match-up in Batavia on Saturday. The Braves move on to the state semifinals for the second consecutive season to play the winner of Maine-Endwell vs. Roosevelt of Section IX at 2 pm... more

Gananda Blue Panthers heading to NYS Final Four

Gananda Blue Panthers heading to NYS Final Four
Blue Panthers starting pitcher Tim McClare threw a three-hitter with 16 strikeouts as Gananda beat Falconer of Section VI in the Class C Western Regionals at SUNY Fredonia on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Panthers move on to play the winner of Fort Plain vs. Ticonderoga of Section in the state semifinals at 2 pm Friday at Maine-Endwell High School. more

Canandaigua’s Tanner Cooper drafted by Cincinnati Reds

Canandaigua’s Tanner Cooper drafted by Cincinnati Reds
That’s 2-for-2 for Canandaigua Academy baseball. Tanner Cooper, a 2017 graduate of CA who played at Finger Lakes Community College this spring, was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. Cooper was taken in the 35th round, No. 1,044 overall. Last year, 2014 CA graduate and left-handed pitcher Adam Scott was drafted in the fourth round by the Cleveland Indians.... more

Cooper Crunick no-hitter propels Canandaigua baseball into States

The Canandaigua Braves baseball team advanced to Far West Regional and one game away from the NYSPHSAA Final Four on Tuesday with a 11-1 victory over Pittsford-Sutherland in the Section V Class A play-in game. Cooper Crunick was literally unhitable on the mound for the Braves throwing his second no-hitter of the season and finishing with 10 strikeouts. Seth Vigneri set the... more

Gananda Blue Panthers punch ticket to regionals

Gananda Blue Panthers punch ticket to regionals
With one out in the fourth inning, the Bolivar-Richburg Wolverines brought the tying run to the plate. Bill McClare knew he had to make a pitching change. The Gananda Blue Panthers head coach decided to bring on senior first baseman Zach Ciprich in relief. “Cip just pounds the strike zone,” coach McClare said after the Blue Panthers’ 5-1 win over... more

Honeoye heading to Class D regional with 6-5 win over Avoca

Honeoye heading to Class D regional with 6-5 win over Avoca
Honeoye’s Dom Trippi drew a walk with two outs in the 6th inning followed by a steal of second base with Jacob Slocum already on third. Trippi made it safely to second after a wild throw which allowed Slocum to score the game-winning run for Honeoye which sends the Bulldogs to the NYSPHSAA Class D Far West Regional on Saturday.... more

Canandaigua tops Greece-Athena to win fourth straight Section V baseball championship

Canandaigua tops Greece-Athena to win fourth straight Section V baseball championship
It never gets old, although you get the sense that Dale Werth wouldn’t mind trying to find out. At this rate, the Canandaigua Academy baseball team just might. The Braves rode the left arm of senior ace Michael Sculli and got some breaks on the base paths to win their fourth straight Section V Class A1 title, a 3-0 win... more

Gananda wins Class C1 baseball sectional title

Gananda wins Class C1 baseball sectional title
Gananda defeated Warsaw, 5-0, for the Class C1 championship at Dwyer Stadium in Batavia on Saturday. It was the Blue Panthers’ first sectional baseball title since 1999. Gananda (17-4) and Class C2 champs Bolivar-Richburg (17-6) will meet in a Class C state qualifier contest on Tuesday. .@baseballsectv C1 Final- @gtownbsbl vs. @wcstigernation: Tim McClare's 10th strikeout of the game clinches... more

Honeoye baseball takes Section V Class D1 baseball title

Honeoye baseball takes Section V Class D1 baseball title
Top-seeded Honeoye defeated No. 3 Arkport/Canaseraga to capture the Class D1 sectional title at Hornell on Saturday. Honeoye (22-1) and Class D2 champs Avoca (16-5) will next play on Tuesday in a Class D state qualifier game. That is a SWEET Bulldog Block!! Section V Champions! Bulldog Proud! #PAWesome ⁦@HoneoyeSports⁩ pic.twitter.com/cUNXaFIpMW — David C. Bills (@jdbillscnzm) June 1, 2019 A... more

J-D defeats Auburn for sectional baseball crown (photos)

J-D defeats Auburn for sectional baseball crown (photo gallery)
Auburn lost to Jamesville-Dewitt in the Section III title game on Friday night as Rams starting pitcher Carter Kowalczyk went 5.2 innings giving up just 1 earned run on 2 hits. For Auburn, Mark Locastro, Jacob Sanders, Brenden Williams and Ryan Stewart all recording hits in the loss. Check out a photo gallery by James Farrance from the championship game…  ... more

Vigneri grand slam keeps Canandaigua on track for 4th straight Section V title

Vigneri grand slam keeps Canandaigua on track for 4th straight Section V title
Cooper Crunick pitched a two-hitter and a grand slam by catcher Seth Vigneri on Thursday launched Canandaigua into the Section V Class A1 final, where the Braves have a chance to win a fourth title in four years. Crunick struck out six Irondequoit batters during his seven-inning complete game, as Vigneri’s home run in third inning was all that Canandaigua... more
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