Ron Moshier - Sports

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Moshier: Oriskany's baseball youth serving

Yes, the future may be now for this Oriskany baseball team. With only two seniors on the roster, coach Tom Meiss and the Redskins could still earn a share of the Center State Conference’s Division III title.


That’s not all. Don’t be surprised if Oriskany, led by sophomore pitcher Mike Gaglianese and freshman pitcher and shortstop Mike Bunal make some postseason noise when the Section III Class D tournament begins next week. They are two of the most talented young players around, and a regular season spent knocking heads with Class C rivals Westmoreland and West Canada Valley and Class D Hamilton can only help the Redskins come playoff time.


For the same reason, Hamilton’s Emerald Knights, led by pitcher Jordan Doroshenko, could also contend for a Section III Class D title.

Center State Conference Division IV leader New York Mills, armed with 6-foot-4 sophomore lefty Jeff Albright, will also command respect in the Class D playoffs.


Section III tournament seeds and pairing will be announced Sunday.