The Penn State Greater Allegheny baseball program wrapped a successful week at Dodgertown in Vero Beach, FL. This was the first year at the facility, and our program came away very impressed. Everything associated with the Vero Beach Sports Village was 1st class. In a strange twist, Peter O’Malley, Hideo Nomo,and Chan Ho Park were spending time at the facility for various reasons.
Were finished the week 6-4 overall (5-4 Varsity/ 1-0 JV). This was the most challenging southern schedule we have played to date, and our young men met it with full force! For the first time our program was able to defeat perennial USCAA power Apprentice, and we also were able to take 3 of 4 from 2011 USCAA World Series participant Rochester College (MI). On our day off we spent the day at the New York Mets Spring Training facility where I was able to meet up with former teammate Ryan Ellis. Ryan is currently the High A manager in the Mets system. It was great to catch up with him, and to have him address our team. Below are the recaps from each day in Vero Beach, FL !
Sunday March 4
Monday March 5
Tuesday March 6
Thursday March 8
Friday March 9
Saturday March 10
http://psugaathletics.com/sports/bsb/2011-12/releases/20120311rkzxvc —- Always great to ride 18 hours in a bus after a WIN !
We are back in action on Friday and Saturday, when we play host to USCAA foes Southern Virginia and SUNY Canton.