Saugerties’ baseball standouts

Rory Cohan was named to the All State third-team. After a great season with the Saugerties High School team, he now pitches for the American Legion Post 72 team in the American Legion League. (photo by Robert Ford)

A number of Saugerties baseball players were recognized by the New York State Sportswriters Association for their play this year.

Nick Dennis and Seth Vanderbeck received second-team All-State honors, while Rory Cohan was named to the third team, and Evan Normann to the fourth team.


Dennis and Vanderbeck’s stats tell the story of why they were named.

Dennis, who pitched and played center field, had a batting average of .308 for the season. He scored 32 runs, had six homers, and knocked in 23 runs.

Vanderbeck caught and played right field. He had a .392 batting average, scored 22 runs and batted in 28 runs.

Cohan, who played outfield and was the team’s main starting pitcher, went 4-2 for the year with a 2.57 ERA. At the plate he had a .297 batting average, and had 13 RBIs.

Normann played shortstop and pitched. He had a batting average of .341, scored 18 runs and had 24 RBIs.