4/20/15: 5th Annual Theo
Higgins Memorial Golf Tournament The BP Baseball team is
hosting its 5th annual golf tournament this
May to raise funds for the program, and to
honor the memory of Theo Higgins. The
tournament will once again be held at Fox
Run Country Club in Johnstown, and costs 50
dollars per player. The cost will
inlcude a meal. We will play a 4
player scramble format. Please click HERE to register
you or your team for the tournament!
See you on the course.
4/19/15: Game Reports The JV and Varsity
teams had solid weeks with the teams
combining to win their last 5 games.
The JV team sits a 4-0, while the varsity
team is 2-2. Please visit the Schedule page and
click on the scores to read write-ups and
view box scores.
4/14/15: Myrtle Beach Photos Several very generous
parents took wonderful photos during the
Myrtle Beach trip. I've collected some
of my favorites and created a page to
display them. Please click HERE to view a
sampling of those photos. Thanks to
Mr. Mike Dygon, Mr. Don Martin, Mrs. Sue
Martin, and Mr. John Gorzycki for taking the
4/14/15: Games Underway The JV and Varsity
teams have both begun their 2015 season
games. Please visit the Schedule page,
and click on any score to view the game
write-up and the box score.
Recorder Article Adam Shinder of the
Amsterdam Recorder spent Monday afternoon
with the BP varsity and JV teams. His
article previewing the team and our trip to
Myrtle Beach can be found on the Media page.
The Leader Herald is supposed to have its
article ready sometime this week. I
will post it on the Media
page as well as soon as it is published.
3/13/15: Corey Caswell
Traded to the Ottawa Champions Former BP catcher,
Corey Caswell, who played professional
Independent League baseball in the Pecos
league with the Alpine Cowboys last season,
was recently traded to the Ottawa Champions
of the CanAm
Professional Baseball League.
The CanAm league regularly sends players
into professional affiliated baseball,
making this a big step for Corey.
Congratulations to Corey and his
family. Read the article about Corey HERE.
Corey joins former Colorado Rockies prospect
and one time Tri-City Valley Cat, Bryce
Massanari to form the Champions'
3/13/15: Opening Day The Leader Herald's Jim
Ellis did a nice story about the opening day
of baseball tryouts. You can no longer
read the Leader Herald for free online, but
the app is free and the articles can be
accessed there. The rosters for the
2015 JV and varsity baseball teams are now
up to date on the roster pages.
Congratulations to the boys who will
represent BP baseball in 2015!
3/12/15: Sponsor Offer We just received a
sponsorship from Tracee's Hair
Stylists. Tracee Douglas is the mother
of former BP all star baseball player, Rob
Douglas. Tracee wanted me to let
everyone know that if you mention the
sponsorship for the golf tournament when you
go to get your hair cut, she will give a
3/11/15: Tyler Schmidt
Honored Congratulations to BP Baseball 2nd Baseman, Tyler Schmidt,
who was honored yesterday with the Capital
Region Chapter of the National Scholar
Athlete Football Award. Tyler attended a
banquet to receive
his award. Tyler is a great example of
hard work, dedication, and success on and
field, and this award comes as no
surprise. Tyler is eagerly
anticipating his acceptance letters from
both Clarkson and SUNY Binghamton where he
will begin the next chapter of his life
after high school.
3/4/15: Tryout Schedule Tryouts officially begin
on Monday for all high school age
players. Tryouts begin on 3/16 for all
middle school age players. Please
visit the BP Google Calendar for a complete
tryout schedule by clicking HERE.
We will be running an open gym workout on
Thursday at 6:00, and again on Sunday at
11:30 for any players looking to get a tune
up in before tryouts begin. See you
2/11/15: BP Alumni Report The BP baseball program
has its highest number of players playing in
college or the pros since Coach Simonds and
Coach Chizek took over the program in
2009. 9 boys have moved on to either
coach or play at the college level, while 2
players have reached the professional
level. Please click HERE to read
about those former Patriots!
Calendar The baseball schedule for
the 2015 season will be on the schedule
page, but will also be updated daily on a
Google Calendar. The link for the 2015
calendar can be found HERE.
If you click on the Google logo on the lower
right corner of the page, you can subscribe
to the calendar. This will load the
schedule directly to your phone's
calendar. Once loaded, all changes I
make will sync with your phone
automatically. The calendar is not
complete yet, but most of the games for JV
and varsity are on it now.
11/3/14: Theo Higgins Memorial
Golf Tournament The 5th annual Theo Higgins
Memorial Golf Tournament has been set this
year for May 16th, at noon, at Fox Run Golf Club
in Johnstown, NY. Players are welcome
to begin seeking out sponsorships for holes
on the course. For players traveling
to Myrtle Beach this season, 100% of the
funds from the sponsor will go toward that
player's trip. For players not
traveling this season, 20% of the funds will
be earmarked for that player. Click HERE to
download the official Sponsor Request