Saturday, July 26, 2008

More on HV/Adirondack baseball

ENDICOTT — Here's another view of the field that greeted players, coaches, officials and spectators when the storm at Union-Endicott High School died down.Parts of the field were actually under, thus rendering the diamond unplayable tonight and, officials said, tomorrow until noon at the earliest.

With that in mind, ESG officials called off the game and awarded the gold to Hudson Valley, though Steve Greller had another idea.

Even before the final decision was announced, Greller told me he was in favor of awarding each team gold — this despite the fact his team was ahead by two runs at the time the game was stopped.

“I liked the idea of giving both teams medals,” said Greller, a LaGrangeville resident, “but the state has decided that is not an option and they will base it on the seeding.”

As a result, Hudson Valley, which had lost the past two ESG gold-medal games against Long Island, returns home as the only team to receive gold, as Adirondack was awarded silver.

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