Mid-Hudson Tiger 9U, 10U teams open playoffs – Daily Freeman

KINGSTON, NY – The Mid-Hudson Tigers 9U team kicks off the Hudson Valley Baseball League playoffs at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Kingston Armory.

The other remaining Mid-Hudson Tiger team competing in the playoffs is the top-ranked 10U team that opens play at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Armory Baseball Field.

The Tigers’ 9U squad, led by head coach Pat Hastings and assistant Brian Mills, will face the Cortlandt Americans in their first game of the knockout tournament. Members of the third-seeded 9U team include Owen Hastings, Cam Lyons, Jude Lefkowitz, Carter Boughton, Keegan
Mills, Jacob Saracino, Grady Zell, Matt Brennie, Riley Cullen, Michael Huleatt and Lincoln Blume.

The Mid-Hudson Tigers’ 10U Maroon team will face the winner of the contest between fourth-seeded Warrior Baseball Blue and fifth-seeded Yorktown Huskers in the semifinals. The home team 10 U is managed by Scott Ricketson and assisted by Dan Schoonmaker, Ryan Deibert and Ryan Simon Jr. Maroon players include Trent Moye, Carter Ricketson, Hunter Palazzolo, Isaac Miller, Mason Deibert, Ryan Simon, Aiden Hammerl, Paulie Tiberia, Cam Wade, Jesse Schoonmaker, Rylan Simmons and Greyson Williams.

In an earlier tournament, the 11 U Mid-Hudson Tigers team led by two-time Freeman Baseball Coach of the Year TD Mills lost to the Brookfield Bandits 6-2 to finish the season with an 8- 5. Drew Logan and Myles Boughton had RBIs for the Tigers. Logan, Boughton, Schoonmaker and Williams all had hits.

“We had a lot of flyball strikeouts,” Mills said. “We had runners in scoring position and left them on base. Our defense made three errors, which resulted in unearned runs.

TJ Manley and Randy Boughton helped Mills with the 11U team. Other team members included Hammerl, Wade, Charlie Bauer, Vinny Daley, Cole Ferraro, Danny Dunham, Max Christiana, Brady Mills and Jackson Manley.

Tryouts for the Mid-Hudson Tigers baseball teams for the 2023 season are scheduled for August 28 at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson.
Two teams of each age level (depending on demand) will provide a quality learning experience and the opportunity to grow as a baseball player.
Select teams (based on ability) will compete in competitive baseball tournaments throughout the spring and summer. Indoor training will be available all winter.

For more information, contact TD Mills at (845) 633-3223 or Scott Ricketson at (845) 901-4309.

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