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If they could stay away from the Berea Blue Sox of Strongsville, Ohio, the Battistoni Diesel might be working on a threepeat in the National Amateur Baseball Federation Senior World Series. The Ohio team eliminated Diesel from the national tournament for the second year in a row, 9-1, in a quarterfinal game on Saturday at the Bailey Park Complex in Battle Creek Mich. Die…

Manager Bob Carnevale was in high spirits Thursday night as his Royal Printing baseball squad punched its ticket to the All-American Amateur Baseball Association national tournament semifinals by way of a dominating 12-2 victory over the Long Island Astros at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, Pa. “We couldn’t have played better in every facet of the game,” he said. …

When Jack Putney was not in the starting lineup he was a valuable performer off the bench all season for Royal Printing manager Bob Carnevale. With a right-hander on the mound for the Paul Carpenter Capital, the left-hand batting Putney got the call to pinch hit with a runner on base in a tie game Wednesday. The Clarence High graduate who is headed for St. Bonaventure c…

Buffalo's Royal Printing and Full Circuit Power endured a wild second day of pool play on Tuesday at the All-American Amateur Baseball Association (AAABA) nationals in Johnstown, Pa. An injury to starting pitcher Alex Licata, who was coasting along on a two-hitter through six innings, started the Royals on their way to 12-3 loss to the New Orleans Boosters. Full Circ…

Bryan Voight (Brockport State) had four hits including a pair of home runs, Max Giordano (Niagara) drove in five runs with two homers and a double and Matt Grace (Niagara) also homered for Royal Printing of Buffalo in a 14-6 victory over the Brooklyn Bonnie Rams in the first day of pool play at the All-American Amateur Baseball Association nationals on Monday in Johnstown,…

Royal Printing, the Buffalo regular season and playoff champion, will make its fifth trip in the last six years to the All-American Amateur Baseball Association national championships starting Monday in Johnstown, Pa. Led by Ottaviano "Tovie" Asarese, their 90-year-old sponsor, and managed by Bob Carnevale with coaches John Barberio and Nick Bonifacio, Royal will be loo…

Ricky Mendiola hit his second home run of the game, a walk-off with two men on base, to give Diesel a 9-6 triumph over Team Deb in the National Amateur Baseball Federation Buffalo Region championship game on Saturday at ECC North in Williamsville. Earlier, Team Deb defeated Orchard Park Sox, 1-0, when Justin Urschel tripled and scored the game's only run. Diesel will…

Underdog Hamburg Post 527 overcame the odds Wednesday and won the New York State American Legion Senior Baseball championship at Murnane Field in Utica. Hamburg defeated defending champion Rockland County Pirates twice to win the title and earn a place in next week's Mid-Atlantic Regionals Aug. 7-11 in Asheboro, N.C. After avoiding an elimination with a 1-0 triumph i…

Hamburg Post 527 will play for the New York State American Legion Baseball championship on Wednesday at Murnane Field in Utica. To win, however, coach Marty Szymanski’s team will have to do it as the underdog against the Rockland County Pirates, the defending champions who already own a 5-0 victory over Hamburg in the tournament. Hamburg survived a second straight elimin…

Taylor Vogel turned in a clutch relief pitching performance, and Hamburg Post 527 survived an elimination game on Monday in the New York State American Legion Baseball playoffs at Murnane Field in Utica. Hamburg never trailed in defeating local favorite Smith Post 24 of nearby Rome, 7-3, to move on to an elimination game at 11 a.m. on Tuesday against Saugerties. With…

Left-hander Miles Massay shut down Hamburg on a three-hitter, and the Western New York champions turned in an erratic performance Sunday, losing to defending champion Rockland County Pirates, 5-0, on the second day of the New York State American Legion baseball tournament in Utica. Hamburg made two errors, and its pitchers walked seven, hit two batters and uncorked two wi…

Ryan Smith (Maryvale) lined a single to left-center in the bottom of the seventh, giving Hamburg Post 527 a 3-2 walk-off victory over Maine-Endwell in an opening game of the State American Legion Baseball Tournament on Saturday at Murnane Field in Utica. Alex Dzimian (St. Francis) was hit by a pitch to start the winning rally with one out. Dzimian stole second after Josep…

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Hamburg Post 527, the District VIII champion, will face Maine Endwell of District VI on Saturday in Utica on the opening day of the New York State American Legion playoffs. Hamburg (16-3) won the district playoffs with a 5-3 win against West Seneca Post on Friday, ending the losers' 13-game win streak. The teams finished tied for the regular season district title with a…

Matt Clingersmith, who as coach at Niagara County Community College has turned the Thunderwolves into a powerhouse with five NJCAA World Series appearances, is among 12 standouts from local sandlot leagues making up the 23rd class of inductees for the Western New York Baseball Hall of Fame. The inductees will be honored at the annual Hall of Fame banquet on Wednesday, S…