Freshman Baseball Cruises to 2-0 Start Behind Big First Inning

by Matty Wasserman
Friday, April 13-- Coming off a tight opening day victory, the Greeley Quakers Boys Freshman Baseball team looked to win their second game of the season against the Scarsdale Raiders. Greeley got off to a red hot start, putting up five runs in the first inning, in large part due to a plethora of base hits, along with two consecutive RBI bloop singles.

“We wanted to swing at good pitches that were over the plate,” first basemen Ben Lichtenstein said after the game. “We knew that if we made contact the ball would go far.”

Neither side was able to get much offense going after Greeley’s massive first inning. Colin Dunn and Ryan Bingham teamed up to pitch a stellar game for the Quakers, allowing few baserunners and only giving up one run over seven innings. Greeley would only tack on one more run in the game, on a Scarsdale error in the fifth inning, but the damage had already been done. The Quakers glided to an easy 6-1 victory, and an encouraging 2-0 start to the season.

“This strong start really validates the hard work we’ve put in over the offseason,” infielder Gavin MacGreevey said following the win. “I think it shows that we’re going to be really good [this season].”

Greeley will look to build on its hot start on Wednesday, at home against rival Fox Lane.

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Greeley Sports Boosters Gifts Support Training Staff, Athlete Health. More Planned with AD Jason Semo

Greeley Sports Boosters has gifted the Horace Greeley Athletic Department with several items used by the training staff to treat athletes from all teams. After the required approval by the Board of Education, the Boosters purchased the first series of items to improve the athletic experience:
  • Portable Training / Taping Table
  • Hydrocollator and Heating Pads
  • Vacuum Splint Set – for stabilizing significant injuries to a leg, arm, wrist or neck
Taping Table Athletic Trainer Rachel Marino taping an ankle on the new table

“The convenience of having the portable table has helped me more effectively treat injured athletes without leaving the sidelines of the basketball game. I’m looking forward to being able to evaluate student athletes on the sidelines on the fields. In the past, the training staff has to address injuries on the ground or on a metal bench. It was not an optimal way to treat our student athletes.”

Hydrocollator
Heating pads in the controlled Hydrocollator heat bath

“We now can treat athletes with heat therapy according to protocol. Before receiving the hydrocollator from the Boosters, we had no effective way of taking care of athletes needing warm therapy.”

Athletic Director Jason Semo added, "The Greeley Sports Boosters organization is a tremendous asset to our athletic department. Aside from financial assistance that supports various projects that enhance the overall pride throughout the district, the Boosters serves a great source of support between department and community through constant conversations and a full collaboration of ideas."

Give A Gift Of “Build Your Own” Greeley Bracelets” and Support Adults With Disabilities

Greeley Sports Boosters has partnered with Extraordinary Ventures NY (EVNY) to offer “Build-Your-Own Greeley Bracelets.” Give a gift of Greeley spirit and support EVNY at the same time!

EVNY was established in 2015 for the purpose of creating employment opportunities for adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Create your own EVNY Greeley Bracelet. Choose from a variety of charms to make a bracelet uniquely your own, including:
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  • Football
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  • Tennis
  • ”HG” Letters and Jersey Numbers
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