The Cortland Crush Baseball team begin a three-game series with the Sherrill Silversmiths tonight at Beaudry Park. Game time is scheduled for 7pm. The teams will compete in a doubleheader tomorrow, with first pitch times slated for 3pm and 6pm. Tomorrow is " Take a Vet to a Ballgame Day" and " Crush Decal Day ", with the first 50 fans receiving a Crush Window Decal. Admission is two dollars, with those 12 and under admitted free.
Tompkins Cortland Community College has placed multiple players on the NJCAA Region III all-region lacrosse team. Sophomore defender Brandon Wood (Homer) and freshman goalie Eh Tha Dah (Ithaca) were recognized for being among the best in the region. Both players were named to the second team. A total of 13 players were selected for both first and second teams.
For the fourth time in the last five years, Tompkins Cortland Community College has an all-region baseball player. Sophomore Brian Pfund was chosen to the all-region team by coaches in the NJCAA Region III. Pfund was also named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference team.
In Minor League Baseball, The Syracuse Chiefs beat Norfolk 5-3 last night. The teams meet again tonight in Syracuse. The Binghamton Mets completed a five-game sweep of Akron with an 11-3 win last night. The B-Mets are home to Erie tonight. Also tonight, the Auburn Doubledays open up their season at Falcon Park against Batavia.
Former Syracuse Chief Zach Duke got the win last night, by throwing a scoreless 12th inning, in the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 win in 13 innings over the Mets.
Ithaca native Dustin Brown can hoist the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years if his Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers in Game 5 of the NHL's Stanley Cup Finals. The Kings hold a 3-1 series lead headed into tonight's game in Los Angeles.
Carmelo Anthony was slated to talk with Knicks President Phil Jackson last night, in what was to be the final chat between the two before Anthony makes his decision to either stay in New York or test the free agent market. Anthony has until June 23rd to make up his mind. Meanwhile the Miami Heat are looking into ways to lure 'Melo to South Beach.