HCCC BASEBALL RECRUITS SIGN ON DOTTED LINE-JOIN THE GENERALS
Lucas Godlewski of Little Falls signs letter of intent!
Press Release HCCC
Herkimer, NY—Herkimer County Community College’s baseball program recently had twelve recruits sign letters of intent, committing them to Herkimer for the 2013-14 season. Nine New York State players and three players from Japan round out the early class of recruits, according to Coach Jason Rathbun.
Tyler Phillips is a standout shortstop from Hancock Central. He was a first team all-state selection as a junior and has been Hancock’s starting shortstop since freshman year.
Lucas Godlewski is a 6’4” right-handed pitcher from Little Falls who has a tremendous upside on the mound. Mike Harrington, 6’4”, is a right-handed pitcher from Glens Falls High School.
Coach Rathbun said, “Both student-athletes have strong fast-balls in the mid-80s, and we only see growth and potential in their future.”
Another pitching recruit included is Proctor High School’s John Napoli. The strong, right-handed pitcher is coming off surgery but should be ready for his senior season this year.
Will Apps is a sidearm specialist from Cicero-North Syracuse. “We like John’s size and strength,” stated Rathbun. “Will has had experience closing out games for a strong program with a very deceptive arm slot with a lot of movement.”
Four other players also committed to the program are good athletes who swing the bat very well. Tom Carrigan in an infielder from Niskayuna; JT Ross is a standout from New York Mills who has the ability to play multiple positions on the field. Outfielder Eric Downey is a left-handed hitter from a strong Colonie program. Ryan Lasavio is an infielder from Mechanicville.
Rathbun also recruited three players from Japan, Sinnosuke Takahashi, a standout right-handed pitcher; Kohei Otsuka, a left-handed sidearm pitcher and Taishi Terashima, an outfielder and very sound defensive player.
Rathbun added, “I am very excited about the level of talent in these recruits.”
BOWLERS RECEIVE NATIONAL HONORS
Sophomores Sarah Foley of Rome and defending National Champion Sara Edenhofer of Hilton teamed up and defeated Erie CC with an impressive score of 1,117 pins over four games to Erie CC’s 1,076 pins.
Foley won the Singles competition with 566 over Gabby Damin, Erie CC’s 562.
Foley was crowned All-Events National Champion, earning her Tournament MVP, National Player of the Year and 1st Team All-American.
Coach PJ Anadio said “Foley, a transfer student, was a great bowler when she arrived, but to see her take the next step and become a great teammate, student and person has been awesome. I’m proud of the entire team.”
GENERALS RANKED # 1 PRE-SEASON POLL-CLINIC SIGN UP UNDERWAY
Herkimer, NY- Herkimer County Community College’s women’s softball team has been ranked the #1 team by the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III pre-season poll, released this week by the organization
Coach Anadio said “we are coming off our first World Series appearance in over a decade after winning the Region III Championship and finishing 38-6. We had 18 players above a 3.0 GPA last semester.
“We’re very excited to be selected by the NJCAA’s voting committee as the preseason #1 team in the nation. Just to be included in the poll with some of the top programs and coaches in the game is very humbling,” he added. Anadio said the team will continue to work extremely hard to prove the team is worthy of this accolade.
“A lot of hard work has been poured into the program in the past few years by a lot of people, especially our former players, and I couldn’t be happier for them,” Anadio said. “Without the support from the entire HCCC campus community, we wouldn’t be in the position we are today,” he concluded. HCCC opens its season on March 12 at Orange County Community College.
Clinic Sign ups Underway!
Herkimer, NY—The Herkimer County Community College Softball Program is offering two softball clinics throughout the month of February for girls between the ages of 8 and 18.
The Hitting Clinic will take place on Saturdays from 4-6pm.
The clinic will focus on hitting for power through basic fundamentals. Through a series of “Big League,” fun and innovative drills, participants will learn to build the swing from the ground up for the younger players, while concentrating on the finer aspects of the offensive game and strength drills for the older players. All participants will be allotted cage time each night.
A Defensive Clinic will take place on Sundays from 4-6pm, and will focus on pitching, catching, infield play and outfield play.
Both clinics will be held in the Physical Education Building with special guest appearances and presentations by college coaches and former professional softball players.
The cost for each four-week program is $60. Individual sessions are $20 each. Pre-registration is not required, but highly encouraged as the camp will be held to a maximum of 25 participants for each session. Registration will be open 30 minutes prior to the start of each clinic. Extra cage time will be available certain nights to all players for an additional cost.
Sneakers and workout clothes are required. Players are highly encouraged to bring their own bats, gloves and catchers gear (catchers only), but they will be provided if necessary.
Fresh off their first World Series appearance in over a decade, the Generals, under the leadership of Head Coach PJ Anadio, are ranked #1 in the nation in the NJCAA Preseason Poll.
For more information or to pre-register, contact PJ Anadio at 518-848-6693, 315-866-0300 ext. 8805 or by email at Peter.Anadio@herkimer.edu.