The Utica Post Baseball program swept a double header at Murnane Field tonight, with mercy rule shortened shutouts.

In the opener, the Junior Team beat Adrean Post 18-0 behind the no hit performance on the mound by Chaz SanFillipo.

In the night cap, the Senior Team defeated Ilion Post 11-0 behind a shutout performance from Pat Histed.  See box score. here.

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Utica Post scored single runs in the 5th and 6th innings to edge Moran Post by a score of 4-3 at Murnane field tonight.  See box score here.

As the weather heated up last weekend so did the American Legion Baseball season.    Utica Post 229 American Legion will again field two teams, a Senior Legion and a Junior Legion Team.  The Junior team season kicked off with a non league loss to the Rome Jr Bombers by the score of 11-4.  The Senior team started off the season with a non league doubleheader sweep of Oneonta, 7-5 and 6-1.  See boxscores here for Game 1 and Game 2.

The Junior team non league doubleheader for Sunday June 5 was washed out.  League play will begin Tuesday at Delutis Field 2 against Love Post Jr.

The Senior team will begin defense of the District Title with the first league contest against Moran Post at Murnane Field Monday at 6PM.

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The Utica Post 229 Baseball team will hold an all you can eat pasta dinner fundraiser on Thursday February 11th from 430 to 730 PM at Utica Post 229 American Legion located at 409  Herkimer Road.

The cost for each meal is $7 (child (under 10) portions available for $4).

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.

Utica Post 229 captured the District 5 Championship by going undefeated in the District playoffs but didn’t fare as well in the New York State Championship Tournament where they went 0-3.   Game 1 saw Rockland County throw a shutout, winning 8-0.  In game 2 Utica’s late inning rally wasn’t enough, losing to Maine Endwell 9-7.  Game 3 Utica jumped out to a 4 run lead in the first inning but fell to the eventual runner up Saratoga Stampede 8-4.

Utica Post finished the season with an overall record of 22-8.  This was the first District Title for Utica Post since 2010, and the first under head coach Vic Castronovo.

UP229 Champs

Utica Post 229 won the District 5 Championship with a 12-2 victory over Ilion Post 920.  Utica Post’s Parker Goldsmith went the distance on the mound to earn his second victory in the playoffs.

Utica Post found itself with a 3-3 record a third of the way into the season, then went on a 12 game winning streak to clinch the Navy Division Title before dropping their last regular season game.  Then, during the District playoffs Utica won four straight to clinch the title.

Both Utica Post and Ilion Post will participate in the New York State Championship Tournament at Murnane Field beginning on Tuesday July 28th.

Utica Post defeated Smith Post in the second round of the District 5 Baseball Championship Tournament by a score of 6-5.  Mike Alesandro earned the win on the mound with a complete game effort.  Smith Post scored 3 runs in the top of the 9th inning to tie the game.  Utica came right back and scored in the bottom of the inning on a throwing error. See Boxscore.

Utica will play Ilion Post on Tuesday at 8PM at Murnane Field.  The winner will advance to the District Championship game and will qualify for the New York State Championship Tournament.

Utica Post defeated Moran Sylvan Beach Post by a score 7-5.  See boxscore for details.

Utica Post will take on Smith Post, Monday at 430 at Murnane Field.

Utica Post 12 game winning streak ended with a 6-5 loss at Oneida (boxscore).  The defeat didn’t impact Utica Post postseason positioning in the 8 team double elimination tournament.  Utica Post will play Moran Sylvan Beach on Sunday June 19 at 11AM at Murnane Field.

The entire tournament seeds and schedule for Sunday are as follows:

1 – Whitestown Post 1113 (18-1) Air Force Division Champions

2 – Utica Post 229 (15-4) Navy Division Champions

3 – Smith Post 24 (14-5) Defending D5 Champions

4 – Ilion Post 920 (13-6)

5 – New Hartford Post 1376 (11-8)

6 – Sherrill Post 230 (9-10)

7 – Moran Sylvan Beach Post 66 (9-10)

8 – Oriskany Post 1448 (7-11)

Sunday July 19

  • Game 1:  New Hartford @ Ilion Post @ Diss Field @ 6PM
  • Game 2:  Moran Sylvan Beach @ Utica Post @ Murnane Field @ 11AM
  • Game 3:  Sherrill Post @ Smith Post @ Old RFA HS @ 4PM
  • Game 4:  Oriskany Post @ Whitestown Post @ Delutis Field 1 @ 6PM

Utica Post continued its winning streak with a defeat of Helmuth Ingalls by a score of 13-1.  See boxscore for details.

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