Rain holds off for men’s league championship

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D’backs pitcher Nick Ugarte looks in for the sign against the Cubs’ Mike Gajdos.

The Hudson Valley National Adult Baseball Association narrowly avoided a major scheduling conundrum.

Rain threatened the playability of the championship game for their Rec Division, as early morning storms rolled through Dutchess County this past Sunday.

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New York Yankees favorite team at Marist, but Mets close behind

The falling leafs and the chilly air lets you know that you have reached October. October comes with it a magical time for fans of baseball. With both New York teams having had an opportunity to play in the October spotlight, it seems appropriate to determine where the allegiance of the Marist College student body lies. Continue reading

Being Told You Can’t, Doesn’t Mean You Stop Trying

“Early is on time, on time is late, and late is unacceptable!” This was the motto that Dan Ventricelli followed when he was young, and is the same motto, that he continues to follow today.

Daniel Ventricelli Jr., now in his third year at Marist College, attempted to walk on to the Marist College Baseball team his freshman year. Unfortunately for him, things didn’t go the way he wanted. When cuts were announced, Ventricelli found out that he would not be a part of the team. “It hurt inside,” said Ventricelli. “Being told you can’t play something that you enjoy, hurts, but that was the fuel I used to work harder.” And work harder was exactly what he did.

Having played baseball since he was a little kid, Ventricelli didn’t want to stop playing the game he loved. He knew that in order to try and make the team the following year, it would take a lot of effort and determination. Getting better and improving was something that Dan was committed to doing. “I literally went to the gym every day and played on a competitive summer ball team,” he said. “I ate healthy and was focused on the small things that I needed to improve on.” Continue reading