New York State Baseball Championships Held In Broome County
All five classifications of high school baseball in New York State competed for championships in Broome County today. Each classification played two semi-final games plus a title game.
Play was delayed for two hours at Union-Endicott and for one hour at Conlon Field in Binghamton as grounds crews worked to dry wet spots after heavy rains hit parts of the area late in the week. Weather improved during the day with late games finishing in sunshine.
The highlight for area fans was the play of Seton Catholic Central. The Saints rode outstanding pitching to a 1-0 semi-final win over Pierson-Bridgehampton and then a 9-0 romp over Geneseo to win the state Class C Championship.
In Class D play at Conlon field in Binghamton the Hancock Wildcats defeated Smithtown Christian 4-1 in a semi-final game. But Fort Ann proved too much in the championship game as they topped Hancock 14-0.
Elsewhere, at NYSEG Stadium in the A championship game Bayport-Blue Point downed Williamsville South 5-3. The Double-A semi-finals and championship rounds were played at Binghamton University where Baldwinsville defeated Clarence 4-1 for the crown.
Wrapping up tournament play this evening at Union-Endicott was the Class B competition. The Championship went to Fredonia with a 7-0 romp over Clinton.
Overall 20 teams from all around New York State competed for championships.The Championship Weekend begins with a picnic and opening ceremonies for all teams at NYSEG Stadium Friday evening.