Binghamton Bearcats' head baseball coach Tim Sinicki got some good news recently when he learned that Toronto Blue Jays draft pick Ben Anderson will not turn pro and instead will attend Binghamton University and play for the Bearcats.  Anderson from Shenendehowa High School teamed with his twin brother Ian to key his high school to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class AA Championship.  Both the state semi-final and championship games were played at Binghamton University as the Greater Binghamton area hosted all classes in the state playoff tournament.  Brother Ian was the top draft pick of the Atlanta Braves and recently inked a multi-million dollar signing deal with the Braves.

Ben was the catcher in both playoff games held at BU but he was recruited as a pitcher. He was named a first team all-state selection as a catcher and was drafted in the 26th round by the Blue Jays last month after already signing a National Letter of Intent with the Bearcats.

Anderson was recruited by Sinicki as a pitcher.  He struck out 37 batters in 36.1 innings this spring and joins Binghamton alum and current Blue Jay prospect Murphy Smith as Shenendehowa graduates who have become Bearcats.

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