Everyone wants to be wanted, and when you’re a baseball player, there is nothing like being wanted by a major league team.
Corbin Burnes knows the feeling well. On Friday, Burnes, a former player for the Riverhead Tomcats of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers. Burnes, a junior righthanded pitcher for St. Mary’s College (California), was selected in the fourth round with the 111th overall pick on the second day of the MLB Draft. READ
Jake Cousins of the North Fork Ospreys started a stretch in which North pitchers retired 12 straight South batters. (Credit: Garret Meade)
HCBL ALL-STAR GAME | NORTH 7, SOUTH 2
The North Fork Ospreys all stars and their manager wanted to take a group photo, but they were short one. So, they waited patiently while their on-field leader, Austin Miller, was being interviewed for a webcast. When Miller was done with the interview, he picked up his newly won prize, an engraved bat, and trotted over to his waiting teammates, who happily cheered and embraced him.
It was a warm welcome for the most valuable player of the 2014 Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game. (more…)