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Muckdogs announce 10 more players for roster

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The West Division Champion, Batavia Muckdogs, have announced 10 more members to their 2023 roster. These new Muckdogs include Rashad Robinson from Bishop State Community College, Kyle Hetherington from Lipscomb University, Galvin Sims Jr from Dyersburg State Community College, Thomas Blaydes from the University of Rochester, Victor Alongi from Genesee Community College, Zach Kasperowicz from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Preston Prince from Niagara University, Matt DeStefano from Stony Brook College, Steven Oates from Stillman College, and Jack Keeler from the University of Fort Lauderdale.

Standing at 6’0 and weighing 160 pounds, Rashad Robinson is a freshman second baseman/outfielder from Bishop State Community College. Robinson has been impressive at the plate with a .388 batting average and also possesses the ability to bring his teammates home with 31 RBIs to match.

Standing at 5’11 and weighing 195 pounds, Kyle Hetherington is an outfielder from Lipscomb University. In his first year of Division I baseball, Hetherington proved he belonged with a .500 average, including a 1.250 on-base slugging as well as 2 home runs in only 8 at-bats. 

Standing at 6’0 and weighing 205 pounds, Galvin Sims Jr. is an infielder from Dyersburg State Community College. This past year he was ranked in the top 500 of all JUCO players going into the Spring 2023 season. In his senior season of high school baseball, he had a .500 batting average, 1.434 on-base slugging, and 34 RBIs.

Standing at 5’10 and weighing 195 pounds, Thomas Blaydes is a pitcher from the University of Rochester. In his junior season, Blaydes had 8 appearances for the Yellow Jackets in which he had 3 strikeouts in two innings against St. Lawrence and impressively struck out the side against Cairn.

Standing at 5’9 and weighing 190 pounds, Victor Alongi is an infielder from Genesee Community College. This past season, Alongi had a .348 batting average, a 979 on-base slugging, and had an efficient 7 for 8 on stolen bases.

Standing at 5’10 and weighing 185 pounds, Zach Kasperowicz is a catcher from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Before arriving at the Division I level, Kasperowicz played at Bergen Community College, where he had a .353 batting average along with a .500 on-base percentage.

Standing at 6’4 and weighing 205 pounds, Preston Prince is a lefty pitcher from Niagara University via Hilton, New York. In his 10.2 innings pitched this past season for Niagara, Prince racked up 12 strikeouts.

Standing at 6’0 and weighing 190 pounds, Matt DeStefano is an outfielder from Stony Brook College. Being in the outfield is where DeStefano’s value on the baseball field shows, as this past season, he had a perfect fielding percentage. DeStefano also scored the game-winning run against the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Standing at 6’2 and weighing 205 pounds, Steven Oates is a pitcher from Stillman College. This past season on the mound saw him strike out 30 batters in only 28 innings. Oates finished with a record of 2-2 in his 6 starts and only allowed 2 home runs. 

Standing at 6’3 and weighing 210 pounds, Jack Keeler is a pitcher from the University of Fort Lauderdale. Keeler, in his sophomore season, made some giant improvements lowering his ERA from a 4.63 to a 2.41. In this past season, Jack also recorded 27 strikeouts and allowed no home runs.

You can see all of these new players from this list in their home opener at Dwyer Stadium against the Elmira Pioneers on Saturday, June 3. Following the opener will be a fireworks display for all to enjoy. For both individual and season tickets, as well as keeping up with future games and promotional nights, please check out our website or call (585)-524-2260!

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