RECORD NUMBER OF SOUTH TROY DODGERS TAKEN IN 2014 MLB DRAFT

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Jeff Hoffman turned his time at South Troy into an All-American career at East Carolina and a 1st round draft call from the Toronto Blue Jays

Jeff Hoffman turned his time at South Troy into an All-American career at East Carolina and a 1st round draft call from the Toronto Blue Jays

Cogswell's stand-out South Troy Dodger career led him the the University of Virginia.  Cogswell is pictured above with the Beloit Snappers of the Oakland A's farm system

Cogswell’s stand-out South Troy Dodger career led him to an All-American career at the University of Virginia. Cogswell is pictured above with the Beloit Snappers of the Oakland A’s farm system

 

NEW YORK, NY-With over 720 alumni graduating to wear NCAA uniforms, for more than four decades, the South Troy Dodgers baseball program has been the place where promising high school baseball players from upstate New York have gone to develop into college players.  Since 2000, it has also become the place where young professional careers are born with 16 players moving from South Troy to professional baseball during that time.  2014 was a banner year with five South Troy Dodger alums getting their Major League Draft call.  A 2014 Dodger draft run-down can be found below

Brian O'Keefe combined power at the plate with a game-changing arm during his tie with the South Troy Dodgers.  O'Keefe is pictured above homering for the State College Spikes of the St. Louis Cardinals Minor League system

Brian O’Keefe combined power at the plate with a game-changing arm during his tie with the South Troy Dodgers. O’Keefe is pictured above homering for the State College Spikes of the St. Louis Cardinals Minor League system

JEFF HOFFMAN, 1ST ROUND, TORONTO BLUE JAYS–Selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round (No. 9 overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft out of East Carolina Univeristy in Greenville, North Carolina… signed with the Blue Jays on July 2, 2014… ranked the No. 13 overall prospect in the Draft… became ECU’s highest draft pick in the four major American sports… named to Conference USA Second-Team in 2013… went 3-3 with a 2.94 ERA and 72 Ks in 2014.

BRANDEN COGSWELL, 7TH ROUND, OAKLAND A’s–After an All-American college career, Cogswell was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 7th round of the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA) where he helped lead the Cavaliers to the NCAA National Championship series.

BRIAN O’KEEFE, 7TH ROUND, ST. LOUIS CARDINALS--O’Keefe was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 7th round of the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft from St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, PA).

Roseboom was one of the winningest pitchers in South Troy Dodger history.  Roseboom is pictured above in his file photo with the Kingsport Mets

Roseboom was one of the winningest pitchers in South Troy Dodger history. Roseboom is pictured above in his file photo with the Kingsport Mets

JP Sportman’s versatility and skill led him from South Troy to Central Connecticut State. Sportman is pictured above in his file photo with the Vermont Lake Monsters where he is off to a quick start in the Oakland A’s farm syste

 

DAVID ROSEBOOM. 17TH ROUND, NEW YORK METSOriginally drafted bythe Boston Red Sox in the 47th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft from LaSalle Institute (Troy, NY), Roseboom was chosen by the New York Mets in the 17th round of the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of South Carolina Upstate (Spartanburg, SC).

 

JP SPORTMAN, 27TH ROUND, OAKLAND A’sSportman was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 27th round of the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft from Central Connecticut State University (New Britain, CT).

CHISERI COMMITS TO U. CONN

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Chiseri drew much attention after a superlative rookie season with the SOUTH TROY DODGER ELITE team including a strong winning performance at the CONNIE MACK WORLD SERIES.

Chiseri drew much attention after a superlative rookie season with the SOUTH TROY DODGER ELITE team including a strong winning performance at the CONNIE MACK WORLD SERIES.

OCTOBER 20, 2014-SOUTH TROY DODGERS standout Nick Chiseri has made his college choice.  The highly-touted and highly-recruited 16-year old left-handed pitcher from Voorheesville (2016)  made a verbal commitment today to the University of Connecticut.  Chiseri elevated his stock throughout the summer with steady growth and improvement as a key member of the Dodgers ELITE team under Coach Kevin Rogers.  “This is a good day for Nick.  He’s worked very hard to get to this point” commented Rogers “The Connie Mack World Series was a real launching pad for Nick.  To pitch that well against that kind of top- caliber competition really showed Nick how close he was.”

Chiseri drew a steady audience of radar-gun carrying college coaches during the Fall viewing period where he put on some dominating performances displaying a fastball that regularly registered 87-89 MPH in combination with a jello-legging change-up.  Chiseri chose U. CONN after also fielding offers from Stony Brook, St. John’s, Maryland, U. Albany, and Florida International.  “I really want to thank George and Kevin (Rogers) for everything that they’ve done for me” said Chiseri “Last Fall when I had the opportunity to play for George, he really showed me where I could go and that I could be a Division I player if I continued to improve.  I took the advice that George and Kevin gave me and used it to continue to get better during the off-season. Then playing for Kevin every day this summer really showed me the road map and helped get to where I wanted to go.  I can’t thank those guys enough for everything that they’ve done for me”

DODGER ONLINE STORE NOW OPEN UNTIL NOV 3RD

 

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The GEORGE KNOWS t-shirt in SOUTH TROY cardinal will be available in the online store through NOV 3rd

The GEORGE KNOWS t-shirt in SOUTH TROY cardinal will be available in the online store through NOV 3rd

The SOUTH TROY DODGER 2014 Holiday Season NIKE Online Store is now OPEN!   These online stores are administered by Anaconda and Lids Team Sports. Some important notes:

  1. In order to provide a depth of selection, we’ve opened FOUR SEPARATE STORES simultaneously.  This will allow everyone to order what they need for both males and females for both cold and warm weather in the color preference that they want.
  2. Ordering is very simple and the instructions included on each site (LINKS BELOW) are very straight forward
  3. There are separate FLASH STORE CODES for each store.  Each store contains DIFFERENT items, so please view each store to find the items that you want. Those codes are:
  4. In order to allow everyone to receive their merchandise in a timely fashion, THE STORES WILL ONLY BE OPEN THROUGH NOVEMBER 3RD.   
  5. These items will NOT be stocked at the ballpark, so this is the ONLY opportunity that you will have to order SOUTH TROY DODGER GEAR for the 2014 Holiday season.  We  CANNOT take individual orders after the online store closes on November 3rd.
  6. Orders will be shipped approximately 4 weeks after the store closes on NOV 3rd.
  7. Finally, because each store is administered separately, LIDS TEAM SPORTS processes a separate shipping charge for each store.  As a result, if you order items from more than one store, you will be charged more than once for shipping.  While it is not guaranteed that the redundant shipping charges can be revered, if you are in that situation, we strongly recommend that you contact LIDS TEAM SPORTS CUSTOMER SERVICE at 1-800-644-4481 to request that the shipping and shipping charges be consolidated.

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SOUTH TROY DODGER BASEBALL CLINIC MOVED TO AUGUST 25-28

South Troy shortstop and University of Maryland-bound Kevin Smith will be among the elite Dodger players on hand at the Dodger Baseball Clnic

South Troy shortstop and University of Maryland-bound Kevin Smith will be among the elite Dodger players on hand at the Dodger Baseball Clnic

Due to scheduled field maintenance at the Dodger complex at Geer Park in South Troy, NY, the South Troy Dodgers Baseball Clinic originally scheduled for August 18-21 has been RE-SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 25-28.   The clinic will be conducted from 9:00 AM to noon each day and will be open to players ages 8-15.  This unique baseball opportunity will cover all aspects of the game, and will give young players early access to the Dodger coaching staff as well as  current and former South Troy Elite team players as they teach the aspects of what it takes to get to the next level.  You can CLICK HERE to view the 2014 SOUTH TROY DODGER BASEBALL CLINIC Registration Form

Power hitting South Troy catcher and Notre Dame-bound Danny Maynard will be amond the South Troy Dodger Elite team players providing instruction

 

 

The 43-year old South Troy franchise  has sent over 500 players onto college baseball careers, placed ten players in professional baseball since 2000, and recently had six players selected in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.  As the defending American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC)  North Atlantic Champions at the 14U, 15U, 17U, and 18U Age Divisions,  South Troy has set a new standard for post-season success within the highly-respected governing body that was founded in 1935.   Never before in AABC’s  79 year history have four teams from the same program captured Regional titles and advanced to World Series play in the same year.  South Troy completed the QUAD-FECTA in 2013 with teams advancing to World Series competition in the 14U (Sandy Koufax), 15U (Ken Griffey, Jr.), 17U (Don Mattingly), and 18U (Connie Mack) divisions.  In 2014, the South Troy Dodger

South Troy  third baseman Justin Yurchak will be one of the South Troy Dodgers teaching young players. Yurchak will play his college baseball at Wake Forest.

South Troy third baseman Justin Yurchak will be one of the South Troy Dodgers teaching young players. Yurchak will play his college baseball at Wake Forest.

Elite team claimed another North Atlantic Regional Championship and advanced to the Super Six of the 5oth annual Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, NM.  In addition, the Dodger 15U team, under legendary South Troy coach George Rogers, finished second in the nation in AABC after advanced to the Championship Game of the Ken Griffey, Jr. World Series in Surprise, AZ.  This was the third top 3 national finish for this group that that also finished 3rd at the Sandy Koufax World Series in 2013 and captured the Nolan Ryan World Series championship in 2012.

South Troy hard-throwing left Nick Chiseri will discuss pitching techniques with young players

South Troy hard-throwing left Nick Chiseri will discuss pitching techniques with young players

 

The clinic will feature current and former elite Dodger coaches and players including a host the Capital Region’s best prep baseball players that have spent their summers in South Troy Dodger uniforms.

To sign up or for more information, please  contact camp Director and South Troy Dodger Elite Team coach Kevin Rogers (kevin@southtroydodgers.com) about being a part of the is fun, productive, and educational week of baseball.  The cost of the clinic is $150.  You can CLICK HERE to view the 2014 SOUTH TROY DODGER BASEBALL CLINIC Registration Form