Cortland senior pitcher Matt Valin (LaFargeville) has signed a professional contract with the Ottawa Champions of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball (Can-Am League). Valin was a D3baseball.com first-team All-American in 2019.
SUNY Cortland baseball head coach Joe Brown has been selected as the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Division III New York Region Coach of the Year. Brown won the award for the 11th time overall and the first time since 2015.
BABSON PARK, MASS. – Babson scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to erase an early deficit and Michael Genaro allowed one unearned run on four hits over seven innings as the host and nationally seventh-ranked Beavers (38-8) defeated Cortland, 2-1, to win the best-of-three NCAA super regional between the teams, two games to none, and earn a trip to the NCAA Division III World Series. Babson won the opening game of the series, 7-6, on Friday.
BABSON PARK, MASS. – Connor Gill singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as nationally seventh-ranked Babson defeated 19th-ranked Cortland, 7-6, in Game 1 of a best-of-three NCAA Division III super regional at Babson’s Govoni Field.
Cortland broke out the bats to advance to the super regionals, W&J and Johns Hopkins secured spots next as the 16 team super regionals took shape. Concordia-Chicago extended their regional into Monday with a 14-13 win in extra innings over Baldwin Wallace.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Cortland scored 18 runs in a six-inning span from the third through eighth innings and every Red Dragon starter registered at least one hit as part of a 21-hit attack as the Red Dragons defeated Tufts, 18-5, to win the NCAA Division III Baseball Cortland, New York Regional. Cortland (34-11-1) advances to the best-of-three NCAA super regionals versus either Babson or Trinity (Conn.) Friday and Saturday, May 24-25, at a site to be announced Monday.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Scott Giordano (Croton-on-Hudson/Croton-Harmon) went 4-for-6 with a homer, double, three RBI and two runs scored to lead a 13-hit attack as top-seeded Cortland advanced to the championship round of the NCAA Division III Baseball Cortland, New York Regional with a 10-5 win over third-seeded Tufts University.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Matt Valin (LaFargeville) and Chris Puzakulics (Vestal) allowed a combined seven hits and three runs, two earned, Wyatt Myers (Chittenango) hit a three-run homer to stake Cortland to an early lead and Mat Bruno (Rye) homered and doubled as the Red Dragons defeated Alvernia University, 7-3, to open NCAA Division III Baseball regional play at Wallace Field.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Mat Bruno’s (Rye) two-run single gave Cortland the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth and Chris Puzakulics (Vestal) struck out six batters over four scoreless innings of relief for the save as the host and top-seeded Red Dragons defeated fourth-seeded Oneonta, 8-7, to advance to the championship round of the SUNYAC tournament.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Matt Valin (LaFargeville) tied a school single-game record and set a SUNYAC Tournament single-game mark with 17 strikeouts and Steven Salisbury (Cranston, RI/Moses Brown) drove in the winning run with a two-out, pinch-hit single in the bottom of the 10th inning as top-seeded Cortland edged third-seeded Fredonia, 1-0, in an elimination game during Day 1 of the league’s postseason playoffs.
This week’s National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Div. III Hitter of the Week, Colin BeVard, had one of the rarest feats, two inside-the-park home runs in the same inning, Joining BeVard is a no-hit pitcher and a hit hitting rookie.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Colin BeVard (Syracuse/West Genesee) homered three times, including a pair of inside-the-park home runs in the same inning of Game 2, as Cortland swept a doubleheader versus Brockport, 18-3 and 11-4, at the University of Rochester.
NEWARK, N.Y. – Zack Durant (Verona/V-V-S) allowed one run over six innings and struck out nine batters as Cortland, ranked 22nd nationally in Division III, defeated Brockport, 6-2, in a SUNYAC contest. The game was moved from Friday afternoon to Thursday evening and was relocated from Brockport to Newark’s Colburn Park due to rain in Friday’s forecast.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Cortland scored three times in the bottom of the eighth inning - after Oswego rallied from an early 9-0 deficit to tie the game – and the Red Dragons defeated the Lakers, 13-10, in the first game of a SUNYAC doubleheader. Cortland also won the second game, 4-2, to improve to 14-0 in league play and 25-9-1 overall.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Marcos Perivolaris (Mattituck) and Will Myers (Chittenango) each homered during a seven-run fifth inning and Jake Casey (Homer) allowed one unearned run over five innings as nationally 24th-ranked Cortland defeated visiting Hamilton, 10-1, in a non-league matchup.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – The nationally 25th-ranked Cortland baseball team secured a SUNYAC playoff spot with a doubleheader sweep of visiting New Paltz. The Red Dragons (22-9-1, 12-0 SUNYAC) won the seven-inning first game, 14-5, after jumping out to an 8-0 lead after two innings, and won the nine-inning nightcap, 12-2, by breaking open a tight game with a nine-run fourth inning.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Matt Valin (LaFargeville) allowed two hits and struck out 10 batters over six innings and Wyatt Myers (Chittenango) doubled twice and drove in four runs as nationally 25th-ranked Cortland remained unbeaten in SUNYAC play with a 9-2 win over visiting New Paltz. The Red Dragons improved to 20-9-1 overall (10-0 in the SUNYAC) for their 30th consecutive season with at least 20 victories.
SUNY Cortland head baseball coach Joe Brown has been selected as one of four managers for the inaugural season of the USA Baseball/Major League Baseball Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP) League, which will take place June 13 through July 4 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Jake Casey (Homer) and five relievers combined on a four-hitter and Cortland scored in each of the first five innings as the nationally 25th-ranked Red Dragons defeated Cazenovia, 12-1, in a non-league game at Wallace Field.
FREDONIA, N.Y. – Dan Schweitzer (Poughquag/Arlington) homered and drove in four runs and Scott Giordano (Croton-on-Hudson/Croton-Harmon) reached base four times and finished with two RBI and three runs scored as Cortland defeated Fredonia, 17-4, for its 11th straight win.
FREDONIA, N.Y. – James Varian (Hopewell Junction/Trinity-Pawling) went 3-for-4 with three RBI and Zack Durant (Verona/V-V-S) combined with three relievers on a six-hit shutout as Cortland defeated host Fredonia, 9-0, in the first game of a SUNYAC doubleheader. The Red Dragons also won the second, seven-inning game, 7-2, after breaking open a tight game with three runs in the top of the sixth.
SCRANTON, PA. – Cortland scored 13 runs over the first three innings as the Red Dragons defeated host Marywood University, 22-2, in a non-league baseball matchup. Cortland won its eighth straight game to improve to 15-8-1 on the season.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Cortland scored seven times in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a scoreless tie as the Red Dragons defeated Oneonta, 7-0, in a seven-inning contest during Game 1 of a SUNYAC doubleheader. Cortland completed the sweep with a 7-2 win in the nine-inning second game after overcoming an early 2-0 deficit.
The new top team is the Christopher Newport. The Captains were last ranked at the top spot in Week 8, 2011. New this week to the Top 25 are Heidelberg and Washington Univ. Birmingham-Southern and Cortland drop out.
DEMOREST, GA. – Cortland scored 10 runs in the top of the fifth inning, capped by a Wyatt Myers (Chittenango) grand slam, to break open a close game and the Red Dragons defeated Plattsburgh, 20-6, to complete a three-game series sweep of the Cardinals at Piedmont College.
DEMOREST, GA. – The Cortland baseball team opened its 2019 SUNYAC schedule with a pair of shutouts verrus Plattsburgh in games played at Piedmont College in Georgia. The Red Dragons won the nine-inning opener, 9-0, on a combined one-hitter by Zack Durant (Verona/V-V-S) and Andrew Barnes (Rochester, NH/Spaulding) and the seven-inning second game, 7-0, on a combined four-hitter by Matt Valin (LaFargeville) and Isiah Hudson (Hyde Park/FDR).