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Fall Tryout Information

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As the summer season winds down, the New York Nine is actively preparing for the upcoming fall season. If you are between the ages of 12-18, athletically qualified and looking for premium baseball instruction and opportunity, the New York Nine is the place for you. Since 2006, we have helped over 200 athletes continue to play baseball in college and over 40 players have signed professional contracts. Click here to fill out the form (or fill out the form below) to register for the upcoming free August tryouts, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the exact date, time and location.

UPDATE: Tryouts will be held at Blind Brook High School on Sunday August 9 and August 16 from 9 am to 1 pm. Please report at the appropriate starting time.

Position (and dual position) players: 9 am
All pitcher only players: 11 am.

All catchers will remain to catch live pitching.

You will be assessed on your running, throwing, fielding and hitting ability as well as current and projectable level of athleticism. For hitters ages 13 and up please bring a wooden bat if you have one.

Tryout For New York Nine Will Be Announced Shortly

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After a very successful tryout at Blind Brook High School, the New York Nine will announce its series of tryouts for prospective New York Nine players in the next week. The 2014 season already has seen the Nine Program win 5 tournament championships, a World Series national quarter final finish, our Rookies finish 5-1 at the Premier World Series and 4 alumni drafted. Once again, The Nine will be looking for dedicated student athletes for our upcoming fall season. The areas premier amateur baseball development program, with our quality staff, are looking to take you and your game to the next level. Please fill out an online player questionnaire for an invite to our next series of tryout camps! Stay tuned for announcement of exact time and place.

Rookies Make Statement, go 5-1 at Premier World Series

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The New York Nine Rookies announced their presence with authority at the 2014 Premier World Series in Missouri by defeating ABA New Mexico 7-1 behind a seven strikeout, zero run performance by Spencer Lodes. Johnny Archer and Robert Rota paced the offense with two hits apiece. In game two, Joe Coppola, Scotty Lobel, Ryan Flynn and Jon Difiorio each chipped in a hit and Ryan Flynn fired 2.2 shutout innings to propel New York Nine to victory vs Team Xtreme by a score of 8-6.

The Rookies won their pool and advanced to the championship round and drew three of the nations top 14u clubs. In their opening game, the Rookies defeated The Missouri Nationals Black by a convincing margin of 5-1. Dom Berardi allowed two hits over the final five frames while Lobel and Coppola added a hit and stolen base apiece.

Robert Rota took the mound in game five versus the very tough Team Mizuno Select Houston and fired a complete game, fanning six against one walk. He helped the Nine at the plate with a hit and run scored, with Berardi and Archer also chipping in with a hit apiece.

The final contest vs the St Louis Prospects brought together two undefeated (5-0) teams with the winner advancing to the national final four. Scotty Lobel allowed only two runs in a complete game, but unfortunately fell to the Prospects by a count of 2-1. The Nine plated their lone run when Lobel crossed the plate on a Berardi groundout. The game ended on an unbelievable play by the Prospects left fielder as he layed out on a Lodes missile, which would have plated Difiorio with ease. The Rookies finished with a remarkable 5-1 record, representing the organization professionally both on and off the field.

New York Nine Summer Coaches

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We are pleased to announce the coaching staffs of each New York Nine team. They are as follows:

Select (12u): Eric Alessio (Head Coach), Joe Kelter

Rookies (14u): Gabe Guerrero (Head Coach), Joe Berardi and Kelvin Espinosa

Future15s (15u): Matt Otteman (Head Coach), Christopher McCarthy and Chris Petraglia

Futures (16u): Ian Millman (Head Coach), Anthony Smith, Frank Gracesqui, Kirk Castro, Ted Sabato

Showcase (17u): Stanley Latimer (Head Coach), James Mondesir and Michael Mondesir