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2019 Fall Ball Tryouts

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Tryouts for the 2019 New York Nine Fall Baseball season will take place on August 17th at Elmjack Baseball Complex located at 78-1 19th Rd, East Elmhurst, NY 11370 at 10 am.

We are looking for serious, committed ball players and families who understand the time commitment involved in developing elite level young men who happen to be good ball players.

If you feel that you possess or project to have an elite level of athletic talent, are a solid student and are looking for premium instruction and mentors, then the New York Nine is looking for you! 100 percent of graduating seniors have been placed on collegiate baseball rosters with varying levels of aid. Very few programs have had the track record of the Nine with over 50 professional draft picks and free agent signs and hundreds of collegiate scholarship athletes in just over a decade.

As always, there is never a fee to try out.

Please click here to sign up for 2019 Fall Tryouts

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Why Our Fall Program is Your Smartest Choice

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The New York Nine takes a very specific approach when it comes to our fall baseball program. We believe the fall is a time for player development and an extra focus on academic success. We want players to learn both the skills needed to successfully play baseball and perform at showcases as they get older. We also know that without solid grades, athletic options become limited.

Our main focus at the “non-exposure” ages is the physical and situational development of our student-athletes. We base our structure on MLB fall instructs – where the organization invites their top prospects to work with their position specific coaches and development staff. This improves the individual player’s skill and understanding of game situations, as well as overall baseball acumen. We will have professional instruction and assessment provided by those with experience at the Major League level, pro scouting, collegiate and varsity high school level as well as high level training from our partner Juan Miguel Torres, the President and lead trainer at Grind Time Baseball Academy.

We are firm believers in the importance of education and achieving high scholastic marks possible, so we do not mandate any midweek activity in the fall, which allows our student-athletes to focus on their studies. We understand the importance of athleticism and participation in other fall sports, especially at the younger ages, and we encourage student-athletes to participate in other activities. As long as there is communication between player and the coach/organization there are no issues with multi-sport athletes in the fall.

Please click here to sign up for 2019 Fall Tryouts

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New York Nine NABF World Series Title In Photos

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New York Nine Scout Team Wins NABF Senior Division World Series

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The opening game of the NABF Senior Division World Series at the beautiful Bob Cene Complex saw the Nine take on Means Transformers out of Saginaw, Michigan. In the top of the first the Nine got runners on first and second but couldn’t punch them in. The Nine sent Claudio Rodriguez to the mound in the opening game, but Means got out to an early lead on a three base error and a single. After another single got the runner to third, an RBI ground out gave Means an early 2-0 lead. In the Nine once again got guys on first and second via two walks, but couldn’t put a run on the scoreboard. After a quick bottom of the second for Rodriguez, the Nine opened the top of the third with a Griffin Arnone single, a Reynaldo Angeles walk and a sac bunt error to load the bases. Justin Peralta came through on a 2-2 count, clearing the bases on a gaper to right center. After advancing to third on a wild pitch, Peralta scored on a Colm O’Shea ground out to put the Nine up 4-0. The Nine would add one more run in the inning on a John Garcia walk and a Colin Diez RBI single scoring Garcia. After another quick inning for Rodriguez in the bottom of the third, Angeles and Joey Vitiello walked to give Peralta another chance to drive runs in and he delivered. Peralta doubled again to right center driving in both runners and giving the Nine a 7-2 lead. The teams would trade zeros until the top of the sixth when Jesse Spellman used his speed to beat out an infield single before Albery Pichardo laced a pitch just past the center fielder and raced around the bases for an inside the park home run. The Means Transformers added a run in the bottom of the sixth on a double, a hbp, a passed ball and a sac fly. After a single put runners on the corners, Garcia threw the ball into left field allowing Means fourth run to score. The Nine would add a 10th run when JC Morillo singled home Garcia and Rodriguez would shut the door in the seventh giving the Nine the 10-4 win.

Later that night in the prime time game, the Nine would play the local Creekside Fitness. Creekside was anything but local as they finished runner-up twice in the past six years in the Senior Division and have won the Junior Division Championship twice in the past seven years. The Nine started the game loud and full of energy and started the top of the first with a Griffin Arnone walk followed by a Rey Angeles ground ball double to left sending Arnone to third. Albery Pichardo got the run in on a 1-0 ground out to put the Nine up 1-0. Starter Joe Wozny quickly dispatched Creekside in the bottom of the first on 11 pitches including a strikeout to end the inning. The top of the inning started with a fly ball double by JC Morillo followed by Cesar Devarez reaching on a fielders choice. During John Garcia’s walk, the Creekside starter balked Morillo home and Devarez to second. After a double steal by Devarez and Garcia, Phil Li hit an infield single to short, driving in Devarez and advanced Garcia to third, who scored on a throwing error by the SS. Rey Angeles followed that up with a ground ball single to left and Pichardo drove in Li on a ground ball single to left, knocking the starter out of the game. This didn’t slow the Nine down with Joey Vitiello singling home Angeles on a ground ball to left. The final run of the inning came on yet another ground ball single to left, this time by Morillo giving the Nine a 7-0 lead. Wozny once again made quick work of Creekside, inducing three groundouts, this time on 10 pitches. The Nine could muster nothing in the top of the third, going down in order. The bottom of the third saw Wozny dispatch Creekside on nine pitches, on two ground outs and a strikeout. In the top of the fourth, the Nine went down quickly in order. The bottom of the fourth saw Wozny lose command of the strike zone walking the first batter, hitting the second and walking the third to load the bases. Wozny got out ahead 1-2 before walking in a run to make it 7-1. Wozny recovered to strike out the next batter. On a 1-0 count, John Garcia tried to pick the runner off third but threw it into left field and all runners advanced. On the next pitch, Wozny threw a wild pitch scoring another run, which prompted a pitching change to Tyler D’Amico. D’Amico threw 2 balls to complete the walk, which put runners on the corners with 1 out and the score 7-3. D’Amico made quick work of the next 2 batters, striking both of them out. Both teams were losing energy and traded zeroes the rest of the game. Christian Urbina finished off the game after walking the ninth batter and giving up a flare single to left with a flyout, striking out the third hitter and getting the clean up batter to softly line out to first giving the Nine the second win of the day and tournament.

After the previous nights opening ceremonies, the Nine had an early 9 am game vs Team Ontario Astros. Incoming Hofstra RHP, Bryce Martino toed the slab for the Nine and breezed through the first 2 innings before running into trouble in the top of the third. Martino allowed a leadoff bunt single before a sac bunt put the runner at second. The next hitter hit a long triple to center scoring the games first run and immediately followed that up with a squeeze bunt single to third scoring the Astros second run. Martino quickly got out of the inning without any more damage done. The Nine opened up the bottom of the third with Phil Li reaching on an error by the SS. Griffin Arnone followed with a HBP. During Rey Angeles at bat, Li reached third and Arnone reached second on a throwing error by the pitcher trying to pick off Li. Angeles then reached on a fielders choice to shortstop, with Li scoring. Albery Pichardo drove in Arnone on a ground ball single to left and advanced to second on an error by the left fielder. Cesar Devarez followed it up with an RBI single to right field. After a Devarez steal, Wilmer Polanco doubled him home on a line drive to left to put the Nine up 5-2. The Nine did not stop there as Polanco tagged up on a pop up to first and scored on a wild pitch during Jesse Spellman’s at bat, who then proceeded to hit a fly ball double to left center. After another wild pitch advanced Spellman to third, Colin Diez hit an line drive RBI single to center. After Li flied into a forceout, Arnone singled to the SS and Angeles singled on a pop fly to first, scoring Li and Arnone on a throwing error by the 1B, which would be the final run of the inning, putting the Nine up 9-2. Martino only needed 9 pitches to get through the top of the fourth before the Nine bats got going again in the bottom of the inning. The inning started with 2 walks by Polanco and John Garcia before Spellman reached on an error by the right fielder to load the bases. Li then walked in a run before the Astros made a pitching change. On 1-1 count, Arnone smoked a line drive to right for an inside the park home run to put the Nine up 14-2. It wasn’t the end of the inning, however, with Pichardo walking and Eury Vazquez singling Pichardo to third. The Nine showed great patience with the score at 14-2 with Polanco, Garcia and Spellman all walking to make the score 16-2. Pinch hitter Joe Wozny finished the game with a fly ball double to left scoring two making the final score 18-2.

With the Stark County Terriers losing late the previous day, the New York Nine won the pool and rested some players for the quarter-finals. The first inning saw both teams trade zeros with Nine starter Ray Winter throwing only 12 pitches. The second inning saw the Terriers lead off with a single and a double and on a missed catch error by catcher Cesar Devarez, the Terriers took the lead 1-0. The next batter promptly singled in another a run on a ground ball to center. After a bases loaded walk to make the score 3-0, Winter got a foul pop up to first to end the inning. The bottom of the second saw the Nine go down quickly. In the top of the third, the Terriers had a 1 out triple and a sac fly to put them up 4-0 before Winter got the strikeout to end the inning. The Nine went down quietly in the bottom of the third and the fourth saw the Terriers put the game out of reach with a single, walk, single, single, single, error, walk, walk and the score was 9-0 after the half inning. The Terriers would tack on six more runs to make the final score 14-0. For the first time at Bob Cene Complex, a player played all nine positions in the same game when Cesar Devarez accomplished the feat when he went to the mound on the top of the sixth inning.

With the top seed in the pool, the Quarter-Finals saw the Nine play against Diamond Hit Club, who the Nine barely escaped last year by the score of 4-3. The Nine sent Colm O’Shea to the mound to face the Hit Club and he got through the top of the first cleanly. In the bottom of the first, on a 2-1 count, Griffin Arnone hit a leadoff triple on a line drive to right field. Reynaldo Angeles would follow with a sac fly to left scoring the games first run. The top of the second fell apart for the Nine. It started with a four pitch walk and a strikeout. Then followed up with a seeing eye single to left field and a slow roller single to SS to load the bases. O’Shea then get a strikeout for the second out, but hit the next batter to score a run and tie the game. O’Shea looked to be out of the inning on the next batter, but on the ground ball to Phil Li, who muffed it and another run scored. Hit Club capitalized on this error with a two run ground ball single to center to make the score 4-1 before a ground out to third ended the inning. The Nine would get 2 on from a John Garcia HBP and a Phil Li catcher’s interference before the bottom of the second fizzled out. O’Shea rebounded in the third to throw a 1, 2, 3 inning with two strikeouts. The bottom of the third saw the Nine once again get two runners on from an Angeles HBP and a JC Morillo single before failing to cash in. The fourth saw both teams trade zeroes. The top of the fifth started with a walk and then the Nine brought in lefty Colin Diez to get through the inning, which he did with a caught stealing, strikeout and flyout. The bottom of the fifth saw Albery Pichardo start it off with a one out ground ball single to third base and advanced to third on a pickoff throwing error by the pitcher. Morillo was hit by a 3-1 pitch to put runners on the corners. On a 1-0 pitch to Wilmer Polanco, Morillo stole second and Polanco loaded the bases on a walk for pinch hitter Cesar Devarez. On a 1-2 count, Morillo drew a pickoff throw which went into centerfield, scoring Pichardo and advancing everyone a base to make the score 4-2. Devarez then hit a hustle infield single placed perfectly to the pitchers right to make the score 4-3. Pinch runner Alejandro Soler stole second base on a 1-0 count followed by a John Garcia RBI single to third to tie the game. On an 0-2 count to Jesse Spellman, the Hit Club pitcher tried to pick off Garcia, but threw the ball into CF allowing Soler to score the go ahead run. On the next pitch, Spellman drove a long double to right center field putting the Nine ahead 6-4, but was thrown out trying to advance to third. Phil Li started it up again with a ground ball single to right and Arnone followed it up with a fly ball single to right, which scored Li on a fielding error by the right fielder to make it 7-4 and end the scoring for the Nine. The first pitch of the top of the sixth was a long triple to left. After a Diez strikeout, Hit Club was able to drive him home with a sac fly to left, but Diez closed out the inning with a strikeout. After a quiet bottom six for the Nine, the Hit Club lead off the top of the seventh with a double but Diez got a quick pop up before getting the next two batters to strike out looking to end the game and advance to the semi-finals to face the hometown, pre-tournament favorites, Astro Falcons.

The Astro Falcons sent Youngstown State commit Bryce Warwick to the mound against the Nine, while the Nine countered with Ulster commit Robert Bradley. The Nine started off fast with an Griffin Arnone walk, a line drive single to right by Angeles and a bunt single to third by Albery Pichardo to load the bases for JC Morillo. On a 2-1 count, Morillo hit a ground ball single to left scoring the game’s first run. On a Peralta strikeout, everyone advanced one base on a wild pitch, scoring a run to put the Nine up 2-0. Bradley made quick work of the Falcons in the bottom of the first with two strikeouts. In the top of the second the Nine were able to take advantage of a couple of miscues from the Falcons. It started with John Garcia reaching on an error by the shortstop and followed by a Joey Vitiello walk to put runners on first and second. Phil Li sac bunted, but the 2B missed first base and Li was safe to load the bases for Griffin Arnone. Arnone showed his patience and walked on four pitches and giving the Nine a 3-0 lead. After a force out at home plate by Angeles, Pichardo singled on the ground to left field scoring Li and Arnone and giving the Nine a five run lead. The bottom of the second saw the Falcons get a leadoff single to center, but Bradley quickly shut the door including two swinging strikeouts. In the top of the third, the Nine went down in order. The bottom of the frame saw the Falcons get a one out walk and moved along to second on a ground out before a fly ball single to right drove him in for the Astros sole run of the inning. The Nine immediately responded with a 1 out single to the shortstop by Phil Li and a walk by Arnone. Rey Angeles then hit a line drive single to center scoring Li and putting the Nine up 6-1. The teams traded zeros the rest of the game with no threats to score by either team and Bradley finishing up the game on a lazy fly ball to right field sending the Nine to the Championship game to meet Creekside Fitness. Bradley finished with six strikeouts and one walk in his complete game.

With the Championship game being New York Nine vs Creekside Fitness, three of the final four teams were from the same pool, with Means Transformers being the other team. The game started off with Griffin Arnone reaching on an error by the 2b and Rey Angeles singling on a line drive to left field with Arnone thrown out trying to advance to third. Albery Pichardo followed with a ground ball single to left and JC Morillo loaded the bases with a fly ball single to right. This brought up Justin Peralta, who drove a 2-2 pitch over the right fielder’s head for a bases clearing triple. On a Wilmer Polanco walk, Peralta scored on a wild pitch, giving the Nine a 4-0 lead before Tyler D’Amico had to throw a pitch. In the bottom of the first, Creekside got a player to third on a HBP and a throwing error by John Garcia, but D’Amico got the fourth hitter to ground out, ending the threat. The teams traded zeroes in the second with D’Amico striking out the side on 12 pitches. The Nine went quickly in the third but Creekside mounted a rally in their half of the third. With one out, Creekside singled on a fly ball to center and the leadoff hitter reached on a fielders choice to first. Their All Tournament two hitter hit a fly ball single to right to load the bases with one out. D’Amico got a first pitch line out to third and on a 2-1 count got the clean up hitter to ground into a force out to end the threat. In the fifth inning the Nine mounted a threat on a one out Arnone line drive single to right, Angeles line drive single to left and Pichardo walk to load the bases for Morillo, who struck out swinging and Peralta grounded out to end the threat. The sixth inning saw the top of the Creekside lineup come up again and their two hitter led off with a line drive single to center, followed by a line drive single to right. But that’s all Creekside could muster in the inning as D’Amico got the next three batters with a strikeout, flyout and a strikeout. The Nine tacked an insurance run on when Arnone singled on a ground ball to the shortstop and pinch hitter Colm O’Shea drove a double to right center to score Arnone giving the Nine a 5-0 lead and 3 outs away from the National Championship. D’Amico got a first pitch foul pop up to Garcia and a second pitch pop up to Joey Vitiello leaving the Nine one out away from their first NABF World Series Championship. And on a 2-2 count, D’Amico got the swing and miss and the Nine won the NABF National Championship. The 5-0 score was the first shutout in a Senior Division Championship Game since 2008 and only the third since 1981. Tyler D’Amico won MVP with 9.2 innings, 15 strikeouts, 1 walk, 5 hits and no runs allowed.

Tournament Notes:

Reynaldo Angeles Jr. led the team in batting average with .471 and tied for the team lead in hits with 8
Griffin Arnone led the team in on base percentage with .542, slugging percentage with .667 and runs scored with 9. He tied for the team lead in walks with 5
Albery Pichardo tied for the team lead in hits with 8
John Garcia tied for the team lead in walks with 5 and saw 5.4 pitches per plate apperance
Justin Peralta led the team in RBI with 8
Cesar Devarez led the team in stolen bases with 3 and played all nine position in one game
-The team scored 53 runs total, averaging 7.57 per game and hit .291/.406/.401 for the tournament
Tyler D’Amico led the team in IP (9.2) and K (15)
-Outside of the 14-0 loss, Nine pitching and defense gave up 2.14 runs per game
-The Nine threw 4 complete games including the mercy shortened game

New York Nine Win Blue Chip Prospects Great American Classic

Nine wins Blue Chip Prospects Great American Classic

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The New York Nine opened the tournament season at the Blue Chip Prospects Great American Classic. Facing The Cage Warriors at Trunzo Field at the Brentwood State Park Athletic Complex, The Nine started Bayside rising Senior Ray Winter. Winter threw two strong innings, striking out four while not allowing a run. The Nine started the scoring in the first inning by loading the bases before a Jean Carlos Morillo RBI groundout and an Albery Pichardo RBI single to give them a 2-0 lead. The bottom of the 2nd saw the Nine strike again after booming doubles to left center by John Garcia and Rey Angeles, Jr. Christian Urbina threw two innings of scoreless relief. Claudio Rodriguez picked up the win by throwing the final three frames, striking out four and walking none while the Nine tacked on the final 3 runs to win 9-0.

Game Two saw the Nine face the Long Island Hawks at the same Trunzo Field. The Nine offense came out hot in the top of the first with ten straight batters reaching base while putting up a twelve-spot in the inning. The highlight being a long 2 RBI double by Reynaldo Angeles, Jr. with Cesar Devarez chipping in two singles in the inning. The 3rd inning saw the Nine tack on three more runs on a Christian Urbina single, a long Steven Santos double to center and a Jesse Spellman RBI single to right. After John Garcia reached on an error, Justin Peralta hit a fly ball single to right scoring Spellman. Joe Wozny picked up the win, firing a run rule shortened complete game, while only allowing a single hit.

The Nine went into day two needing a win to advance to the playoffs and only allow one run or fewer to claim the top seed that came with a bye into the Championship Game. Standing in the way was the New York X and Walton HS RHP Fraini Tejada. The Nine went to Albert Cuello on the mound and he came out firing, striking out the first two batters he faced. After an error and two walks to load the bases, Cuello got a weak ground out to end the inning without a run scoring. The 2nd inning for Cuello saw the defense both desert him and help him. The first batter of the inning walked and the 2nd batter reached on an error. After a HBP to load the bases, Cuello got the strikeout he needed for the first out and got the X leadoff hitter to hit a lazy fly ball to right field and the runner on 3rd faked the tag and the runner on 2nd tagged to go to 3rd. Jean Carlos Morillo threw the ball home to Teo Estevez, who quickly threw the ball to 2nd where the runner was going back to 2nd and Rey Angeles Jr. cut the ball off to throw home to gun the runner trying to score to complete the double play and get the Nine out of another jam.

The top of the 3rd opened with Albery Pichardo legging out an infield single and stealing 2nd on the first pitch. Teo Estevez then came through with a fly ball single to left scoring Pichardo and giving the Nine a 1-0 lead. The bottom of the inning saw the X once again load the bases with one out. This time, the X got a run home on a sac fly and the game was tied at one. Both teams traded zeros in the 4th inning. The 5th inning started with Wilmer Polanco hitting a hard ground ball down the left field line for a double and using his speed to force the issue, advanced to 3rd on a throwing error by the left fielder. Joey Vitiello immediately singled to right on a fly ball, driving in the 2nd run for the Nine. Colin Diez, who came on to start the 4th, baffled the X in his 3 innings of work, only allowing 2 hits as the game ended quietly on a fly out to Pichardo giving the game and the #1 seed in the tournament to the Nine.

The Championship game saw the #1 seeded New York Nine vs the #2 seeded Team Connecticut Blue Jays in what promised to be an excellent game. The Nine started Robert Bradley on the bump and he opened the game quickly with 2 strikeouts and fly ball to left. In the bottom of the 2nd, Jesse Spellman started off the inning with a walk and Justin Peralta smoked a single up the middle. After a strikeout, Teo Estevez worked the count to 3-1 before slicing a double down the line to right scoring Spellman. Bradley made quick work of the Blue Jays in the 3rd with 2 punchouts in the inning. In the bottom of the 3rd, Griffin Arnone singled, Cesar Devarez walked and Spellman walked to load the bases for Justin Peralta. Peralta battled for 8 pitches before smoking a line drive through the 3rd baseman into left field for a 2 RBI single to give the Nine a 3-0 lead they would not relinquish. Bradley would stifle the Blue Jays until the 5th inning when he lost control of the strike zone for a few batters and walked 3 to load the bases with 2 outs. With the bases loaded and the Championship on the line, Bradley bore down and got a critical strikeout on 3 pitches to end the Blue Jays rally. In the 6th, Colm O’Shea relieved Bradley and quickly got 2 ground outs and a strikeout to push the Nine on to the 7th. O’Shea dispatched the Blue Jays in order including a strikeout to end the game and give the Championship to the Nine. Catcher Teo Estevez hit .500/.500/.650 (batting average/on base %/slugging %) with 3 RBI and played excellent defense to earn Blue Chips Tournament MVP.

Tournament Notes:

Albery Pichardo led the team in the triple slash categories (batting average, on base % and slugging %) with a .667 batting average, .714 OBP and a 1.000 slugging %

Reynaldo Angeles, Jr. led the team in hits with 5 and doubles with 3 and RBI with 5

Cesar Devarez led the team in walks with 4 and Devarez and Jesse Spellman tied for the team lead with 4 runs scored

Joey Vitiello led the team with 3 stolen bases

John Garcia led the team and saw 5.14 pitches per plate appearance

Robert Bradley led the team with 8 strikeouts

-The pitching staff had a .29 ERA and struck out 26 in 24 innings

Nine wins Blue Chip Prospects Great American Classic

teo estevez wins Blue Chip Prospects MVP

nine and team ct blue jays play a great championship game at blue chip prospects

2019 New York Nine Winter Workout (In Conjunction with HBQVB)

Each year The New York Nine is proud to run our acclaimed Winter Workout/Tryout. The Winter Workout/Tryout is designed to improve an athlete’s skills and prepare them for the upcoming season. Our premium instructors will run innovative drills which set and build upon the baseball foundation all athletes need to succeed. We will work in small group settings on offense, defense, pitching, catching and game approach.

Because we believe that conditioning is a vital part of baseball, our workout contains a quality dynamic warm up, cool down, stretching and individual athlete care.

All potential New York Nine members will have the opportunity to showcase their tools, skills, desire to play the game and work ethic throughout the workout. Athletes will be analyzed by MLB scouts, front office personnel and college head coaches.

Any athlete age 8 and up is eligible to join us at the Winter Workout/Tryout and improve their skills even if they are not a member of the New York Nine or are not interested in trying out. Registration is limited so sign up today!

Instructors & Guest Instructors (listed alphabetically):

Eric Alessio (Cincinnati Reds), Edgardo Alfonzo (New York Mets, Manager – Brooklyn Cyclones), Joshua Almonte (Toronto Blue Jays), Mike Antonio (Kansas City Royals), Alibay Barkley (Los Angeles Angels), Kevin Brown (Head Coach, Bayside HS), Marcus Cayenne (Former Area Scout – Oakland Athletics), Mariel Checo (New York Yankees), Carlos De La Cruz (Philadelphia Phillies), Joe Gerloven (Head Coach, Flushing HS), Josh Herzenberg (Area Scout, Los Angeles Dodgers), Barry Heyden (Strength & Conditioning, New York Mets), Jake Koenig (Northeast Scouting Supervisor, San Diego Padres), Steve Mandl (BCA Hall of Fame, USA Baseball, George Washington HS), Roger Mischel (Head Coach, Queensborough CC), Greg Morhardt (Northeast Scouting Supervisor, Cross-Checker, Atlanta Braves), Pete Munro (Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros), Jason Norman (Head Coach, Walton HS), John Palladino (Head Coach, Francis Lewis HS), Alex Pangourelias (Queensborough CC), Chris Reardon (Head Coach, Queens College), CJ Riefenhauser (Tampa Bay Rays) TJ Rivera (New York Mets), Jean Carlos Rodriguez (Los Angeles Angels), Viosergy Rosa (Oakland A's), Juan Miguel Torres (Grindtime Baseball Academy), Kyle Young (Philadelphia Phillies)

Location & Dates:

Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, NY 11364

Sunday January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 10

All Players:

6 pm – 9 pm

Fees

The Winter Workout fee is $425 for 5 weeks, but if you pay in full before November 15, the price is $375

Reservations:

To reserve your space at the workout, fill out the form below and follow directions for payment.

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New York Nine Fall 2018 Schedules Posted

The Fall schedules are now posted. Please clink the links below for your team schedule.

18u Schedule
15u Schedule
12u Schedule
10u Schedule

And as always, here is our fall philosophy:

The New York Nine takes a very specific approach when it comes to our fall baseball program. We believe the fall is a time for player development and an extra focus on academic success. We want players to learn both the skills needed to successfully play baseball and perform at showcases as they get older. We also know that without solid grades, athletic options become limited.

Our development process is focused on creating a pro-style learning environment for our players. This setting allows our coaches to help refine baseball skills specific to each individual player to help maximize every player’s abilities. Beyond skill-specific practice sessions, our athletes will participate in doubleheaders to continue learning how to translate their continuously refined skillsets into competition.

We are firm believers in the importance of education and achieving high scholastic marks possible, so we do not mandate any midweek activity in the fall, which allows our student-athletes to focus on their studies. We understand the importance of athleticism and participation in other fall sports, especially at the younger ages, and we encourage student-athletes to participate in other activities. As long as there is communication between player and the coach/organization there are no issues with multi-sport athletes in the fall.

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2018 Fall Ball Philosophy

The New York Nine takes a very specific approach when it comes to our fall baseball program. We believe the fall is a time for player development and an extra focus on academic success. We want players to learn both the skills needed to successfully play baseball and perform at showcases as they get older. We also know that without solid grades, athletic options become limited.

Our development process is focused on creating a pro-style learning environment for our players. This setting allows our coaches to help refine baseball skills specific to each individual player to help maximize every player’s abilities. Beyond skill-specific practice sessions, our athletes will participate in doubleheaders to continue learning how to translate their continuously refined skillsets into competition.

We are firm believers in the importance of education and achieving high scholastic marks possible, so we do not mandate any midweek activity in the fall, which allows our student-athletes to focus on their studies. We understand the importance of athleticism and participation in other fall sports, especially at the younger ages, and we encourage student-athletes to participate in other activities. As long as there is communication between player and the coach/organization there are no issues with multi-sport athletes in the fall.

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2018 New York Nine Final Fall Tryout

The 2nd tryout for the 2018 New York Nine Fall baseball season will take place on August 30th at Elmjack located at 78-01 19th Rd, East Elmhurst, NY 11370 at 5:30 pm. If you attended the try out on August 18th, please do not attend this tryout.

We are looking for serious, committed ball players and families who understand the time commitment involved in developing elite level young men who happen to be good ball players.

If you feel that you possess or project to have an elite level of athletic talent, are a solid student and are looking for premium instruction and mentors, then the New York Nine is looking for you! 100 percent of graduating seniors have been placed on collegiate baseball rosters with varying levels of aid. Very few programs have had the track record of the Nine with over 50 professional draft picks and free agent signs and hundreds of collegiate scholarship athletes in just over a decade.

As always, there is no to fee to try out. Report time will be 5:30 pm at the field the day of the tryout.

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Cubs Lose Heartbreaker at Borough Cup Championship

As a fitting culmination of what has been a dominant inaugural season for the New York Nine Cubs at 11u, the Borough Cup presented one of their toughest challenges yet. With Nine Alum, Juan Miguel Torres at the helm and supported by coaches Ralphy Estrella and Antonio Bausone, the Cubs embarked on a difficult quest to play for the Borough Cup Championship at MCU Park in Brooklyn, home of the Cyclones.

Game 1 of the Borough Cup saw the New York Nine square off against the Brooklyn Bandits at HBQVB on July 28th. Miguel Sime was outstanding, striking out 13 in 6 no hit, no run innings. The Nine continuously put guys on in every inning but couldn’t get the key hit. They couldn’t, up until the 5th inning. Gio Bausone singled with one out and then immediately stole 2nd. Parker Tse hit a line drive single to right, advancing Bausone to 3rd. After a steal of 2nd by Tse and then a strikeout swinging for the 2nd out, the Nine pulled off a double steal of home with Bausone scoring on the play and Parker stealing 3rd. Jake Alfano would then single home Tse on an 0-2 count giving the Nine a 2-0 lead that they would not relinquish giving them their first win in the Borough Cup qualifying round.

Game 2 vs the Forest Hills Bombers was a tight affair with scoring starting in the top of the 1st. Forest Hills opened the game, walk, steal, single, steal, walk, RBI walk before Parker Tse settled down and retired the next three batters without any additional damage. The bottom of the 1st saw the Nine respond immediately with Quincy Bright drawing a walk before stealing 2nd and 3rd. Jose Reyes then singled him home. Forest Hills would score again in the 2nd inning. With 1 out, they reached on error and then stole a base, before flaring a ball into center with 2 outs that scored a run to make it 2-1. In the bottom of the 2nd, the Nine threatened with Josh Huerta reaching on an error, Jesse Oyala walking and Parker Tse walking to load the bases with 2 outs. But the Nine could not punch the run home when Kai McCoy popped out to 2nd base to end the threat. In the bottom of the 3rd with 1 out, Jose Reyes hit a line drive single to right and then immediately stole 2nd base. Anthony De Leon followed that up with a game tying line drive single to center. Miguel Sime hit a hard grounder to short scoring De Leon putting the Nine up 3-2. The top of the 4th saw the Bombers tie the score when they opened the inning against Oyala with a ground ball single to shortstop, followed by a walk, a walk and a run scoring HBP. Oyala got out the inning without further damage by getting a quick 3 pitch strikeout and then induced a double play. . The bottom of the 4th saw the Nine leave Oyala and Tse on the bathpaths after they walked and singled, respectively. The top of the 5th saw the Bombers put some guys on base but the rally was ended when De Leon impressively picked a runner of 3rd to end the threat. The bottom of the 5th saw Jose Reyes single, steal 2nd followed by De Leon and Sime walks to load the bases. Unfortunately, the rally ended there as did the game in a 3-3 tie.

The final game of pool play for the Borough Cup saw the Nine play Elmjack. The first 4 innings pitchers dominated and the score was 0-0. The top of the 5th opened with a Quincy Bright fly ball double to left. Bright quickly stole 3rd and scored on a Jose Reyes ground out putting the Nine up 1-0. In the top of the 6th, Oyala drew a one out walk and then promptly stole 2nd and 3rd. After a strikeout, Kai McCoy smoked a grounder through the left side scoring Oyala to put the Nine up 2-0. After a 5 inning, 5 strikeout, 1 hit, 0 run performance by Jesse Oyala, Jose Reyes came in and struck out the side to end the game, win the pool and secure the 4th overall seed.

In the first playoff game vs Elmjack, the Nine got out to a quick lead in the bottom of the first. Quincy Bright singled on a ground ball to right and then stole 2nd and 3rd. With 2 outs, Anthony De Leon singled him home to put the Nine up 1-0. In the top of the 2nd, Elmjack tied the score at 1 with a 2 out bases loaded infield RBI single to 3rd. In the bottom of the 2nd, Kai McCoy lined a single to center and then stole 2nd. With 2 outs, Quincy Bright laced a single to center scoring McCoy. After 2 more scoreless innings, Miguel Sime led off the 4th with a single. He then swiped 2nd and 3rd and scored the 3rd run of the game via error by the opposing catcher. In the same inning, with 2 outs, Jesse Oyala doubled on a line drive to right and with Parker Tse up, Oyala stole 3rd and in a daring move, stole home, giving the Nine their 4th and final run of the game. Elmjack scored a 2 out run in the top of the 6th, but it was too little and too late, giving the Nine a 4-2 win and moving on to the Semi-Finals.

In the Semi-Finals, the Nine played the Staten Island Vikings. Miguel Sime struck out eight of the first nine batters he faced. The scoring opened for the Nine in the top of the 4th when Jose Reyes hit an inside the park home run on a line drive to right field putting the Nine up 1-0. The bottom of the 4th saw Sime get into a little bit of trouble with 2 walks and a single, but he got through it striking out 3 opposing hitters without allowing a run. Jesse Oyala had a 2 out single to left in the top of the 5th. He stole 2nd on a 1-1 count before scoring on a Parker Tse ground ball single up the middle to put the Nine up 2-0. Sime started the top of the 5th, but got into trouble after a strikeout by waking back to back batters. The Nine went to Jose Reyes to stem the tide, but after an RBI ground out, the Vikings hit a 2 out ground ball single to center to tie the game at 2. Neither team scored in the 6th and the game went into extra innings. Anthony De Leon led off the 7th with a line drive single bringing up Miguel Sime. Sime took the first pitch and hit a monster shot well beyond the left field fence to give the Nine the 4-2 lead. Not content, Giovanni Bausone singled to center, stole 2nd and 3rd and scored on a Parker Tse line drive single to right. Tse stole 2nd on the first pitch and on a 2-2 count, Kai McCoy singled in Tse on a line drive single to left. The Vikings would not go down without a fight. The first batter of the inning took some close pitches and walked on a full count. Reyes then struck out the 2nd and 3rd batter on 3 pitches each, putting the Nine one out away from a date at MCU Park and the Borough Cup Finals. The next batter again battled to 3-2 before walking, giving the Vikings 1st and 2nd with 2 out. They would get a quick single to load the bases before flying out to center to end the game. Miguel Sime fanned 12 in 4.2 innings and blasted a mammoth 2 run home run in extras advancing the Cubs to MCU.

After a rainout on the original date, the team came to the Finals ready to play vs Brooklyn Blue Storm at MCU Park, home of the New York Mets single A affiliate, Brooklyn Cyclones. The game, originally slated to start at 6, was delayed by an hour and a half for rain. This didn’t matter to starter Miguel Sime, who came out firing wowing many in attendance including former Met closer John Franco. and wowed everyone. Sime’s only blemish in six frames was a single walk. Of the 18 batters he retired, an amazing 14 fanned in the dominant performance. Offensively, the Nine got multiple runners on but struggled to bring them home. The best opportunity to score runs came in the top of the 2nd when Miguel Sime led off with a single and stole 2nd base. Gio Bausone lined a single into center where Sime was thrown out at home plate. On the same play, Bausone was trying to advance to 3rd on the throw, but was narrowly tagged out for the double play. In the top of the 4th with 2 outs, Anthony De Leon singled on a fly ball to center and advanced to 2nd on an error. Miguel Sime followed that up with a single to 3rd, giving the Nine 1st and 3rd with 2 outs, but Bausone struck out swinging. Both pitchers pitched well, giving each other nothing until the top of the 10th when Aidan Colasante led off with a line drive single to left and then stole 2nd. De Leon advanced him to 3rd on a ground out to 2nd. Miguel Sime gets intentionally walked and steals 2nd on a 1-2 count. After a Bausone strikeout, Ayala walked giving the Nine the bases juiced with 2 outs. On an 0-2 count, on the throw back to the pitcher, Colasante tried to steal home and the run, but was tagged out by an alert pitcher and catcher, ending the threat. In the bottom of the 10th, with 1 out, Brooklyn singled on a line drive to right field and Sime tried to throw the batter out at 1st, but the ball skipped past the 1B right to the De Leon who was backing up the throw. The runner took off to 2nd and De Leon threw it to the SS who tagged the runner for the out, except the umpire ruled the runner’s hand got around the tag and to the base, thus ruling him safe and giving the Blue Storm a man on 2nd with 1 out. The next batter grounded out to 1st moving the runner to 3rd leaving the winning on 3rd with 2 outs. Oyala got the count to 1-2 when he threw a fastball up above the letters and he hit a ground ball to center field pushing the winning run across and ending the Championship hopes for the Nine.

We’ll leave you with these words from Borough Cup Managing Director, Ben Pinczewski, who said this about our team: “During last night’s Borough Cup finals at MCU Ballpark I saw something aside from 3 great competitive games that really struck me. In arguably the best played game in Borough Cup history which was a scoreless tie going into the bottom of the tenth inning there was a controversial call at second base. The runner was called out and many on the field and in the stands thought the umpire missed the call. The head coach protested as he had every right to and appealed for the other umpire to overrule the call. All his protests were rejected and the call stood. He never used bad language, never made any vulgar gestures and certainly never threatened the umpire in any manner. After that controversial call there was a base hit and the winning run came home. His team lost a heartbreaker. Yet, he never complained, instead while clearly disappointed he congratulated everyone on the other team and encouraged and consoled his players. No one could have set a better example for his kids, their parents and everyone in attendance. I had the privilege of watching him coach and see his team play several times this year and each and every time he made me really happy that we have this tournament and we get to work with people like him.”

We couldn’t be prouder of how our coaches and players handle themselves on and off the field.

More to come…

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