muckdogs https://www.thebatavian.com/ en https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png muckdogs https://www.thebatavian.com/ Local Matters © 2008-2023 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Sun, 19 May 2024 07:08:23 -0400 https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png Tue, 23 Apr 2024 18:11:00 -0400 Muckdogs announce 2024 promotional schedule https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/muckdogs-announce-2024-promotional-schedule/639134
Batavia Muckdogs June 19 2023
File photo by Howard Owens

Press release:

The Batavia Muckdogs have officially released their 2024 promotional night schedule.  This season the Muckdogs will have four fireworks shows -- June 1, 15, July 3 & 20, $1 Hotdog & $2 Beer Night return, four brand new theme nights, & a blast from the past!

This season, fireworks shows will be sponsored by Graham Corporation & Batavia Downs (Sat. June 1), Oak Orchard Health, HP Hood, & Rochester Regional Health (Sat. June 15), Tompkins Bank & Turnbull Heating & Air (Wed. July 3), and O-AT-KA Milk Products (Sat. July 20). The Helicopter Candy Drop will make a return on Saturday, July 27, vs Jamestown. Dwyer Stadium will also feature some new things, as Dave’s Ice Cream will host a giveaway night, Bark in the Park (bring your dogs to the game!), Kids Free Night (July 5), and Bills Mafia Night.  The Muckdogs will also have something old but new in 2024 as well.  On Friday, June 28, Batavia Clippers Night will be at Dwyer Stadium for fans of baseball in Batavia from decades past.  The Muckdogs will have lots of other fun and giveaways this summer.  The Muckdogs will also have a free T-shirt giveaway on Sunday, June 30 & the Helicopter Candy drop courtesy of Pete Zeliff returns on Saturday, July 27. The full schedule is available at www.canusamuckdogs.com.

The Muckdog's opening weekend is set for Saturday, June 1, at 6:30 vs. the Elmira Pioneers with post-game fireworks and then back Sunday, June 2nd 4:05 vs. the Niagara Falls Americans with meet the team night. 

Season tickets are on sale starting at just $99.  585-524-2260 or visit www.canusamuckdogs.com for special promotions, season tickets, or group information.  See you at Dwyer Stadium this summer.

                                                            

 

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/muckdogs-announce-2024-promotional-schedule/639134#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/muckdogs-announce-2024-promotional-schedule/639134 Apr 23, 2024, 6:11pm muckdogs Muckdogs announce 2024 promotional schedule Press Release <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Batavia Muckdogs June 19 2023" class="image-style-large" height="533" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-06/batavia-muckdogs-june-19-2023-5.jpg?itok=Uxaq0DGg" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>File photo by Howard Owens</em></figcaption> </figure> <p>Press release:</p><blockquote><p><span lang="EN">The Batavia Muckdogs have officially released their 2024 promotional night schedule.&nbsp; This season the Muckdogs will have four fireworks shows -- June 1, 15, July 3 &amp; 20, $1 Hotdog &amp; $2 Beer Night return, four brand new theme nights, &amp; a blast from the past!</span></p><p><span lang="EN">This</span></p></blockquote>
Muckdogs and 'Skip' come to terms for 2024 and 2025 seasons https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/muckdogs-and-skip-come-to-terms-for-2024-and-2025-seasons/636202
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Batavia Muckdogs Manager Joey Martinez during a 2023 baseball game at Dwyer Stadium.
Photo by Howard Owens.

Press release:

The Batavia Muckdogs have agreed to terms with current Manager and coach Joey “Skip” Martinez for the 2024 and 2025 seasons.  Skip Martinez took over in 2021, the first season CAN-USA Sports took over ownership of the Muckdogs.  The Florida native and former Detroit Tigers draft pick has come to know Batavia as a second home these past few years.            

Since taking over, Martinez has led the Dogs to the playoffs in two of his first three seasons. The Muckdogs won the West Division in 2022 and fell just 1 game short of winning the PGCBL Championship that season. Under Martinez, the Muckdogs claimed the #1 seed in the regular season in both 2022 and 2023. 

"Joey has done a great job for us here in Batavia, and we are pleased to have him back," said Muckdogs Owner Robbie Nichols. 

“I am very happy to be back to my second home and continue to be part of the Nichols family and our Muckdogs Mafia, I hope to be here amongst family for a long time. Thank you for the continued support for our organization, We will be back, and we will be better,” said Martinez.

Season tickets are on sale as low as $99 for the 2024 season.  If you are interested in tickets, sponsoring the Muckdogs, or hosting a group event next year at Dwyer Stadium, call 585-524-2260.  For the latest news throughout the offseason, check out their website at www.canusamuckdogs.com. The Muckdogs will be hosting the Battle of the Badges this Saturday at 6 p.m. at Dwyer Stadium and will be hosting Muckdogs Trick or Treat on Saturday, October 21st 3 to 6 p.m.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/muckdogs-and-skip-come-to-terms-for-2024-and-2025-seasons/636202#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/muckdogs-and-skip-come-to-terms-for-2024-and-2025-seasons/636202 Aug 24, 2023, 1:15pm muckdogs Muckdogs and 'Skip' come to terms for 2024 and 2025 seasons Press Release <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div align-center"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Batavia Muckdogs v. Geneva Red Wings July 11 2023" class="image-style-large" height="533" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-07/muckdogs-v-geneva-july-11-2023-2.jpg?itok=7TOq_k0_" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>Batavia Muckdogs Manager Joey Martinez during a 2023 baseball game at Dwyer Stadium.</em><br><em>Photo by Howard Owens.</em></figcaption> </figure> <p>Press release:</p><blockquote><p><span lang="EN">The Batavia Muckdogs have agreed to terms with current Manager and coach Joey “Skip” Martinez for the 2024 and 2025 seasons.&nbsp; Skip Martinez took over in 2021, the first season CAN-USA Sports took over ownership of the Muckdogs.&nbsp; The Florida native and former Detroit Tigers draft pick</span></p></blockquote>
Doubledays score four runs late to sneak past Batavia in first-round playoff game https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/doubledays-score-four-runs-late-to-sneak-past-batavia-in-first-round-playoff-game
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The Auburn Doubledays erased a two-run deficit with two-run rallies in the seventh and eight innings on Sunday to beat Batavia in a first-round playoff game at Dwyer Stadium, 4-2.

Ryan Kinney, who has been perhaps the Muckdogs ' best starter of 2023, took the loss, going 6 1/3 inning, giving up four earned runs and six hits. He had not previously surrendered more than two earned runs and three hits in a game.  He finishes the season at 4-1. His season ERA doubled after today's loss, from 0.84 to 1.64.

The Muckdogs scored both of their runs in the second inning.  Kyle Hetherington reached first on an error after striking out. Matt DeStefano followed with a double to right, scoring Hetherington. Trey Bacon singled. Chad Falcon reached first on an error by the first baseman, and DeStefano scored.

But with Auburn's rallies, the season came to an unexpected early end for the Western Division's #1 seed/

Photos by Nick Serrata.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/doubledays-score-four-runs-late-to-sneak-past-batavia-in-first-round-playoff-game#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/doubledays-score-four-runs-late-to-sneak-past-batavia-in-first-round-playoff-game Jul 30, 2023, 11:57pm muckdogs Doubledays score four runs late to sneak past Batavia in first-round playoff game Howard Owens <div class="align-center"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-07/img_457muckdogs5.jpg?itok=_tCWOu2Q" width="800" height="499" alt="muckdogs final 2023" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p>The Auburn Doubledays erased a two-run deficit with two-run rallies in the seventh and eight innings on Sunday to beat Batavia in a first-round playoff game at Dwyer Stadium, 4-2.</p><p>Ryan Kinney, who has been perhaps the Muckdogs ' best starter of 2023, took the loss, going 6 1/3</p>
Muckdogs repeat as Western Division champions https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/muckdogs-repeat-as-western-division-champions/635903 With a convincing win over Niagara Power on Saturday and loss by Elmira, the Batavia Muckdogs clinched the Western Division in the regular season finale at Dwyer Stadium.

Batavia won 9-2.

This is the second consecutive Western Division crown of the Muckdogs, coming in their third season in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. The team has posted winning records in all three seasons while being managed by Joey Martinez.

Michael Pedraza came on in relief with one out in the fourth inning with Batavia up 6-0 and got credit for the win. Pedraza went 3 2/3 innings, giving up three hits, one run, and striking out four.  He finishes the regular season at 4-2 and a 3.85 ERA.

Hilton resident Preston Prince started, going 4 1/3 innings, surrendering three hits, five walks and one unearned run.

Caleb Rodriguez went 2-3 for the team's only multi-hit game.

Matt DeStefano, from Westbury, went 1-4 and drove in four runs.  DeStefano ends the regular season with a .321 average, smacking 21 hits and driving in 13 runs while gathering 11 walks.

The playoffs for the Muckdogs (27-16) start at Dwyer Stadium this evening (Sunday) against the Auburn Doubledays (23-19), who knocked off Elmira on Saturday, to help Batavia get the #1 seed in the Western Division postseason.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/muckdogs-repeat-as-western-division-champions/635903#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/muckdogs-repeat-as-western-division-champions/635903 Jul 30, 2023, 10:56am muckdogs Muckdogs repeat as Western Division champions Howard Owens <p>With a convincing win over Niagara Power on Saturday and loss by Elmira, the Batavia Muckdogs clinched the Western Division in the regular season finale at Dwyer Stadium.</p><p>Batavia won 9-2.</p><p>This is the second consecutive Western Division crown of the Muckdogs, coming in their third season in the Perfect</p>
Muckdogs spilt twin bill, division crown on the line in season finale https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/muckdogs-spilt-twin-bill-division-crown-on-the-line-in-season-finale/635894 The Batavia Muckdogs close out the regular season at Dwyer Stadium tonight with a chance to repeat as Western Division champions on the line.

Trailing the Elmira Pioneers by mere percentage points, the Muckdogs need a win against Niagara Power after a doubleheader split on Friday against Newark.

Batavia won the first game 2-0 behind the pitching of Rijnaldo Euson and Garrett Beaver.

Euson tossed six innings of shutout ball, scattering five hits and fanning eight. Euson finishes the regular season with a record of 3-1 and an ERA of 2.48. He amassed 35 strikeouts.

Beaver picked up his second save in 12 relief appearances. He's 3-0 with a 1.22 ERA.

Lucas Lopez reached base three times, twice on a walk and once with a hit in three plate appearances.

Newark took the second game 4-2.

For Batavia, Lopez was 2 for 3 and Kyle Hetherington went 2-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

The Muckdogs are 26-16 and Elmira is 27-16.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/muckdogs-spilt-twin-bill-division-crown-on-the-line-in-season-finale/635894#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/muckdogs-spilt-twin-bill-division-crown-on-the-line-in-season-finale/635894 Jul 29, 2023, 4:16pm muckdogs Muckdogs spilt twin bill, division crown on the line in season finale Howard Owens <p>The Batavia Muckdogs close out the regular season at Dwyer Stadium tonight with a chance to repeat as Western Division champions on the line.</p><p>Trailing the Elmira Pioneers by mere percentage points, the Muckdogs need a win against Niagara Power after a doubleheader split on Friday against Newark.</p><p>Batavia won</p>
Muckdogs fall to Power but retain Western Division lead https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/muckdogs-fall-to-power-but-retain-western-division-lead/635850 Things did not go the Muckdogs way against Niagara Power on Tuesday, but Batavia managed to retain a slender lead in the Western Division of the PGCBL.

Batavia lost 9-2, giving up 16 hits and committing two errors.

Ty Woods was down 3-0 when he was lifted after three innings, having given up two earned runs on nine hits and two walks. 

Ben Weber was tagged for six runs and seven hits.

Thomas Blaydes stopped the bleeding with three hitless innings to close out the game.

The Muckdogs, with four games left in the season, are 25-14 with a half-game lead over Elmira (25-15).

Batavia has clinched a playoff spot for the post-season.

The Muckdogs travel to Niagara tonight. The team hosts Newark on Thursday at Dwyer Stadium at 5 p.m.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/muckdogs-fall-to-power-but-retain-western-division-lead/635850#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/muckdogs-fall-to-power-but-retain-western-division-lead/635850 Jul 26, 2023, 1:54pm muckdogs Muckdogs fall to Power but retain Western Division lead Howard Owens <p>Things did not go the Muckdogs way against Niagara Power on Tuesday, but Batavia managed to retain a slender lead in the Western Division of the PGCBL.</p><p>Batavia lost 9-2, giving up 16 hits and committing two errors.</p><p>Ty Woods was down 3-0 when he was lifted after three innings</p>
Muckdogs sweep Sunday doubleheader against Geneva https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/muckdogs-sweep-sunday-doubleheader-against-geneva/635804 With a doubleheader sweep of Geneva on Sunday, the Batavia Muckdogs are 25-13 on the season and a game up in the Western Division standings of the PGCBL.

In the first game, Batavia won 12-1.

Preston Prince, from Hilton, tossed all five innings of the first game, giving up only one hit while walking three and striking out nine.

Lucas Lopez went 3-4 and drove in seven runs. Josh Leadem was 1-2 with two walks and two RBIs.

In the second game, Batavia won 9-2. 

Ryan Kinney went the distance in the seven-inning game, improving to 4-0 on the season with a 0.84 ERA. He scattered three hits and gave up two unearned runs while striking out eight.

Giuseppe Arcuri went 1-4 and drove in two runs.

The next home game for the Muckdogs is Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. against Niagara Power.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/muckdogs-sweep-sunday-doubleheader-against-geneva/635804#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/muckdogs-sweep-sunday-doubleheader-against-geneva/635804 Jul 24, 2023, 12:38pm muckdogs Muckdogs sweep Sunday doubleheader against Geneva Howard Owens <p>With a doubleheader sweep of <span>Geneva</span> on Sunday, the Batavia Muckdogs are 25-13 on the season and a game up in the Western Division standings of the PGCBL.</p><p>In the first game, Batavia won 12-1.</p><p>Preston Prince, from Hilton, tossed all five innings of the first game, giving up only</p>
Muckdogs stage dramatic comeback to stay in the hunt for division crown https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/muckdogs-stage-dramatic-comeback-to-stay-in-the-hunt-for-division-crown/635760
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Batavia's Ty Woods delivers a pitch to Jamestown's Zack Kent in the fourth inning, who was attempting to reach base with a bunt.
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A four-run ninth inning brought the Batavia Muckdogs back from a 6-2 deficit against division rival the Jamestown Tarp Skunks before the home team won in dramatic fashion, 7-6 in the bottom of the 10th inning.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/muckdogs-stage-dramatic-comeback-to-stay-in-the-hunt-for-division-crown/635760#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/muckdogs-stage-dramatic-comeback-to-stay-in-the-hunt-for-division-crown/635760 Jul 20, 2023, 10:29am muckdogs Muckdogs stage dramatic comeback to stay in the hunt for division crown Howard Owens <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div align-center"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="batavia-muckdogs-jamestown-july-19-2023" class="image-style-large" height="539" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-07/batavia-muckdogs-jamestown-july-19-2023.jpg?itok=jOq03Zbt" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>Batavia's Ty Woods delivers a pitch to Jamestown's Zack Kent in the fourth inning, who was attempting to reach base with a bunt.</em><br><em>Photo by Howard Owens.</em></figcaption> </figure> <p>A four-run ninth inning brought the Batavia Muckdogs back from a 6-2 deficit against division rival the Jamestown Tarp Skunks before the home team won in dramatic fashion, 7-6 in the bottom of the 10th inning.</p>
Muckdogs face key series against Jamestown after rare back-to-back losses https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/muckdogs-face-key-series-against-jamestown-after-rare-back-to-back-losses/635734 For the first time in more than a month, the Batavia Muckdogs have lost two games in a row, falling to Niagara Power on Monday in Niagara, 6-3.

On Sunday, the Muckdogs lost at home to Newark 4-2.

Batavia, at 21-12, still leads the Western Division of the PGCBL, but the lead has narrowed to just a half-game over Emira (20-12) and 1.5 games over Jamestown (18-12).

Jamestown hosts Batavia tonight (Tuesday) for the first of two games between the teams. 

On Wednesday, the Tarp Skunks play the Muckdogs at Dwyer Stadium.  Game time is 6:35 p.m.

There are 10 regular season games left on Batavia's schedule.

The losing pitcher for Batavia on Monday was Rijnaldo Euson, who went four innings, giving up four runs, three earned, and six hits.  He had seven strikeouts and is now 2-1 with a 3.72 ERA.

Starter Ben Weber went four innings, giving up two runs on six hits.

The Muckdogs' offense collected seven hits.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/muckdogs-face-key-series-against-jamestown-after-rare-back-to-back-losses/635734#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/muckdogs-face-key-series-against-jamestown-after-rare-back-to-back-losses/635734 Jul 18, 2023, 1:50pm muckdogs Muckdogs face key series against Jamestown after rare back-to-back losses Howard Owens <p>For the first time in more than a month, the Batavia Muckdogs have lost two games in a row, falling to Niagara Power on Monday in Niagara, 6-3.</p><p>On Sunday, the Muckdogs lost at home to Newark 4-2.</p><p>Batavia, at 21-12, still leads the Western Division of the PGCBL, but</p>
Photos: Challenger Baseball with the Batavia Muckdogs https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photos-challenger-baseball-with-the-batavia-muckdogs/635705
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The Batavia Muckdogs hosted clients of Arc GLOW at Dwyer Stadium on Saturday for the agency's annual Challenger Baseball Day.

Photos by Nick Serrata.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photos-challenger-baseball-with-the-batavia-muckdogs/635705#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photos-challenger-baseball-with-the-batavia-muckdogs/635705 Jul 15, 2023, 4:52pm muckdogs Photos: Challenger Baseball with the Batavia Muckdogs Howard Owens <div class="align-center"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-07/img_3903challenger.jpg?itok=ahzZG4Uj" width="800" height="488" alt="challenger baseball batavia muckdogs" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p>The Batavia Muckdogs hosted clients of Arc GLOW at Dwyer Stadium on Saturday for the agency's annual Challenger Baseball Day.</p><p><em>Photos by Nick Serrata.</em></p><div class="align-center"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-07/img_3880challenger.jpg?itok=ux1cl-rm" width="800" height="486" alt="challenger baseball batavia muckdogs" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div class="align-center"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-07/img_3876challenger.jpg?itok=kHfjComU" width="800" height="474" alt="challenger baseball batavia muckdogs" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div class="align-center"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-07/img_3883challenger.jpg?itok=n_CJd7Gd" width="800" height="544" alt="challenger baseball batavia muckdogs" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div class="align-center"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-07/img_3896challenger.jpg?itok=Yh1SOzYE" width="800" height="489" alt="challenger baseball batavia muckdogs" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div class="align-center"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-07/img_3910challenger.jpg?itok=RczwQFRz" width="800" height="533" alt="challenger baseball batavia muckdogs" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div class="align-center"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-07/img_3912challenger.jpg?itok=lI22zeXa" width="800" height="494" alt="challenger baseball batavia muckdogs" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div class="align-center"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-07/img_3929challenger.jpg?itok=YhNpNOvP" width="800" height="562" alt="challenger baseball batavia muckdogs" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div class="align-center"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-07/img_3944challenger.jpg?itok=uv3BSg3k" width="800" height="541" alt="challenger baseball batavia muckdogs" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div>