Utica Post 229 defeated Whitestown Post 1113 by a score of 5-3 for its first league victory of the season. Josh Long earned a complete game victory on the mound. Josh lost his no-hitter to the first batter in the top of the 6th inning.
The Utica Post vs Smith Post game scheduled for Tuesday has been cancelled and rescheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday June 26.
The Utica Post 229 Senior team has had its first four league games rained out (6 rain outs in total). Dare I say it, but it looks like they might actually play a league game tomorrow night against New Hartford at Murnane Field at 7:30 PM. (The Utica Post Jr team is playing at 5PM). Be sure to check the schedule for the rescheduled dates. Let’s PLAY BALL!
The non league contest between Utica Post 229 and West Canada was cancelled due to inclement weather. Utica will take the field again Tuesday in a non league contest against Ilion Post at Herkimer County Community College.
Utica Post defeated Whitestown Post 9-2 in a non-league contest at SUNY IT today. It was the opening game for both teams. Josh Long lead Utica with a complete game victory, allowing 5 hits and 2 runs, adding 4 strike outs.
Ryan Piccola had 2 hits and scored 2 runs for Utica. Matt Haddad, Josh True and Jordan Treen each had a hit and scored twice.
Opening day is upon us. Both Utica Post teams kick off the season tomorrow with non-league contests. The Utica Post 229 Senior Team opens at SUNY IT at 10 AM vs. Whitestown Post in a non-league matchup. The Utica Post 229 Junior Team opens at NY Mill HS at 4PM vs. Fort Schuyler (split squad team).
The start of the 2013 season will mark the official end Coach Greg Gaeta’s tenure as the manager and head coach for Utica Post. Coach Gaeta has been in the Utica Post 229 dugout for the past 15 seasons, spanning almost 600 games.
Mark VanDreason will take over as the Utica Post 229 Senior Team Head Coach. Mark is a Utica Post alum; a player from 2005-2008, junior team assistant coach (2011), junior team head coach (2012).
Rick LaSalle will take over as the Utica Post 229 Junior Team Head Coach. Rick has 27 years of coaching experience with various teams and organizations throughout the community.
Greg Gaeta will remain as the general manager of both Utica Post 229 baseball teams.
The Utica Post 229 Baseball team will hold an all you can eat pasta dinner fundraiser on Thursday February 28th from 430 to 730 PM at Utica Post 229 American Legion located at 409 Herkimer Road.
The cost for each meal is $7 (child portions available). Meals consist of salad, bread, meatballs, all you can eat pasta, dessert, non-alcoholic beverage.
Tickets can be purchased at the door. For to go orders call 793-9377.
Special thanks to the donors that made this event a success.
Melvin Roads completed the 2 game sweep of the Utica Post 229 Junior team, winning by a score of 11-1 to clinch the NYS American Legion Baseball Championship. The Utica Post 229 Junior team finished the season with a 17-12 overall record.
The Utica Post 229 Junior Team was beat by a score of 7-0 in game 1 of the best of 3 series against the Shrub Oak Junior team. Utica fell behind 3-0 in the first inning and simply never recovered.
Game 2 of the series is Saturday at Murnane Field at 9AM. Game 3, if necessary, will be approximately 30 minutes after the completion of game 2.