I was feeling more confident. I basked in the thrill of playing again. I ran out to the mound for my next inning. My body felt strong. That’s when I threw the pitch that would change my summer.
A club-record 992 fans saw Kingston Stockade FC come out on top in a thrilling 2-1 top-of-the-table battle with Boston City FC on Saturday, a match which showed the home side playing from strength to strength throughout.
Tadesse cleared a school record 15-0 in the pole vault on his second jump to win the title.
After losing their first two games on the road, a 5-4 squeaker to the Jamestown Jammers and a 15-12 slugfest against the Elmira Pioneers, the Saugerties Stallions picked up their first win by drubbing the Oneonta Outlaws in their home opener at Cantine Field last Sunday night by an 8-2 score.
Most of the team’s best players from 2016 are still on the roster, and the new faces are making their mark too.
The latest in a series by Saugerties Stallions pitcher Gavin Hellman
The Kingston High School varsity rowing team is streaking toward the end of another successful season, one in which they’ve competed against schools with more money to splash out on equipment and training. At Kingston High, rowing is a communal experience. Just don’t call them a crew team.
‘In a world that worshipped football, this was surely a baseball town…’
If Stockade FC didn’t mete out the measure of revenge they were hoping for when they boarded the bus for a rematch with Hartford City FC on Saturday, they did the next best thing, picking up a point in a 2-2 draw where all the scoring was done before the half.
Only two ballfields at the Cantine Memorial Complex in Saugerties lack lights, and a group of parents of softball players are raising money to reduce that number to one. The fundraiser will be held June 2.