SMITTY NAMED BIG 10 FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

SMITH-Big 10 Frosh of Week

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big 10 conference announced on Monday that former South Troy Dodger and current University of Maryland freshman shortstop Kevin Smith won Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors.

Smith starred both at the plate and in the field throughout the  Terapins successful weekend at the South Alabama Tournament. The former South Troy Dodger star batted .455 (5-for-11) with four RBIs, including a career-high three hits in the Terps’ come-from-behind win over Arkansas.

After news of the honor was announced, Smith was quick to thank his mentors in the South Troy program for helping to prepare him for success at the collegiate level.  Smith posted the following tweet to express his appreciation.

SMITH-Big 10 Frosh of Week-TWEET

2015 UNIFORM STORE NOW OPEN–ALL ORDERS MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 17TH

Dodger Uniforms 2014

The 2015 SOUTH TROY DODGER UNIFORM STORE is now open.  Because of NIKE order deadlines on these custom uniforms, all orders must be completed by December 17th in order to receive all uniforms by Opening Day in 2015.  PLEASE NOTE the following important items:

  1. Please CLICK HERE–DODGER-Uniform Ordering Instructions– for ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS
  2. NIKE  has added additional pant options to the SOUTH TROY uniform package as well as options for ADDITIONAL INSEAM LENGTH on all pant options.  Please CLICK HERE–2015-SOUTH TROY DODGERS-PANT OPTIONS– for a 2015 PANT ORDERING REFERENCE GUIDE.
  3. RETURNING PLAYERS are NOT required to order new pants, but they are more than welcome to order new pants for the 2015 season if they choose to do so.
  4. RETURNING PLAYERS do NOT have to order new jerseys unless they are changing jersey numbers or if they simply want to order a new jersey.
  5. In addition to the required uniform package, there are also OPTIONAL items in the uniform store including helmets and game-day pull-overs.

In addition to the UNIFORM STORE, we have also opened an abbreviated FLASH STORE for those who were delinquent in ordering from the larger online store that closed in the early part of last month.  Although this is an abbreviated store, top selling items from the larger store have been included.

  1. Ordering is very simple and the instructions included on the site are very straight forward
  2. To access the FLASH STORE, visit http://team-shop.lidsteamsports.com/form/show/SOUTHTROYBSB14
  3. THE FLASH STORE WILL ONLY BE OPEN THROUGH DECEMBER 15TH.   
  4. 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 DECEMBER 15TH
  5. Orders will be shipped approximately 4 weeks after the store closes on DEC 15th

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”