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Sportman and Cogswell Still Hitting

Nearly a month into the season, local products JP Sportman and Branden Cogswell are still playing well for the Stockton Ports, Class A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics.

Sportman leads the Ports in hitting at

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Local Products Tearing Up Cal League in Week 1

Capital Region natives Branden Cogswell (Shenendehowa) and J.P. Sportman (La Salle) are both tearing up the California League in its first week.

Both players are members of the Stockton Ports, Class A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics

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Sportman Leads Stockton to Opening Night Win

La Salle graduate J.P. Sportman went 2-3 in his first game for Class A Advanced Stockton Ports of the Oakland A's system.

Sportman had a double and a triple to go along with two RBIs in the Ports 3-1 win over the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels)

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Local Ball Players Learn Destinations

Several local baseball players are currently in the minor leagues, working their way up towards the majors.

Maple Hill graduate Jaime Schultz (Rays) has been promoted to AA Montgomery. The hard-throwing RH can touch 97 MPH and can help the Rays as either a starter or a reliever in the future

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Local Star Heads to Spring Training, Joins Us

Last week we chronicled Section II products in professional baseball, and we continue to do so again this week.

Joining us today? Shenendehowa graduate Branden Cogswell. "Cogs" helped lead the University of Virginia to the College World Series championship series before being selected in the 7th round of the 2014 draft by the Oakland A's

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Brandon Finnegan pitched 2.1 stellar innings last night for the Royals (Getty Images).
Brandon Finnegan pitched 2.1 stellar innings last night for the Royals (Getty Images).
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Wild Card Game Had Local Connection

Last night was one of the best baseball games I've ever seen. And when the dust had settled and the Royals had defeated the A's, 9-8, in 12 innings, to advance to the ALDS, a few things were apparent

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ESPN Radio 104.5 Offseason Athlete Spotlight

Even though the school season’s may be over, the recognition for Capital District athletes continues. Today, our “Offseason Spotlight” focuses on baseball player Justin Yurchak.

Yurchak, one of the most accomplished players in Section II, led Shenendehowa to the New York State Class AA title game this season

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Branden Cogswell is now playing for the Beloit Snappers (Getty Images).
Branden Cogswell is now playing for the Beloit Snappers (Getty Images).
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Cogswell Skipping NY-PL, Playing in Full Season A-Ball

Shenendehowa graduate Branden Cogswell began his professional baseball career this week, playing for the Beloit Snappers, the full season A-ball affiliate of the Oakland Athletics.

He's 1-8 through two games, and hit at the top of the order on Wednesday night

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Branden Cogswell Joins Us

Shenendehowa graduate Branden Cogswell, a 7th-round draft of the Oakland Athletics, joins Brady Farkas on 1045theteam.com to talk about his run with the Virginia Cavaliers at the College World Series, his selection by the A's, support from the Capital Region, and much more

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Cogswell Signs with Athletics

After hitting .391 at the College World Series, Virginia junior Branden Cogswell is foregoing his senior season.

The first-team all-ACC second baseman and Shen graduate signed with Oakland for a signing bonus of $200,000

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Vanderbilt Wins NCAA Baseball Title

Vanderbilt captured the NCAA baseball championship Wednesday after beating Virginia, 3-2, in Game 3 of the championship series.

Vandy took Game 1 before the Cavaliers rallied to take Game 2 of the best-of-three set

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Cogswell Goes 3-4 but UVA Falls in Game 1

Shenendehowa graduate Branden Cogswell went 3-4 Monday night, but his Virginia Cavaliers fell to Vanderbilt in Game 1 of the College World Series championship series, 9-8.

Cogswell lined the first pitch of the game for a single and helped pace the 'Hoos to a 2-0 lead

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