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The Utica Hurricanes Baseball Club’s (UHBC) mission is; to develop each member into a productive baseball player and to help each member advance to the collegiate baseball level.  UHBC offers maximum effort in an attempt to see that each member progresses enough to earn the attention of the college recruiting and professional scouting communities.  UHBC always stresses the importance of education.  Our organization seeks to match your player’s academic qualifications with his baseball talents to fit into a collegiate program.  The UMBC will provide opportunities and exposure while instilling discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship, honesty and integrity.  For more information regarding the Utica Hurricane Baseball Club, please contact Rocco A. Bouse, Director of Player Recruitment 315-982-0064.

Player Identification Showcase Next Sunday!!!

Sunday August 28th.  The Utica Hurricanes Baseball Club will be conducting a Player Identification Showcase at the Utica College Baseball Stadium for players’ ages 6 to 16 interested in playing Travel Baseball for the 2017 Season.  Players Ages 9-12 3:00pm to 4:30pm, 13-16 5:00 to 6:30pm.   Pre-registration can be done by clicking on the link below.  For more information please contact Rocco A. Bouse, 315-982-0064.

9u Hurricanes blow by the Rome River Rats!!

9u Hurricanes Josh Martinez & Jaadiell Romero

(Kiwanis Field Clinton, NY) The Utica Hurricanes 9u started its season off with a sweep of their double header against the Rome River Rats.  Game one pitcher Jaadiell Romero (Utica, NY) (1-0) tossed five innings and kept contact to a minimum, striking out 12 and only allowing three hits in the win.  The Hurricanes managed 4 runs on 4 hits and Josh Martinez (Utica, NY) picked up the save with a shutdown 6th inning.  The final was 4-0.  Manager Cliff Bennett was very please overall with the performance of his players “I thought we did a great job staying patient in the batter’s box, the first time through the lineup the River Rats pitcher had the boys guessing but everyone made the proper adjustments and came through the next time around”.

In game two the Hurricanes jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 13-2 win.  The Hurricanes put up 11 hits.  Liam Noonan (New Hartford, NY) 2-3 2-RBI, Jake Rockford (New Hartford, NY) 2-3 1-RBI, Jaadiell Romero 2-3 1-RBI, and Vincent Martino (Clinton, NY) 1-3 2-RBI lead the hit parade.  Jake Rockford (1-0) got the win for the Hurricanes thanks to eight strikeouts.  Rockford allowed no earned runs, two hits and two walks.

Rome’s Hall joins state ranked Canes for 2016 Season!

(Utica, NY)  Jake Hall (Rome, NY) is the newest recruit to join the Utica Hurricane’s 12u Elite Baseball Team. The four-time Cal Ripken All Star Catcher/ Pitcher should fit in nicely with current All Star Catcher’s Josh Duval (Utica, NY) and Mason Snell (St. Johnsville, NY). Head Coach  Rocco Bouse is very excited about what Hall can contribute to the team. “We are very familiar with the impact Jake can have on the outcome of a game both offensively and defensively.  “Behind the plate, Jake is very mobile with very good baseball instincts and an above average arm.  Offensively Jake is a very dangerous hitter, he is a contact hitter with power to all fields”.   Hall showed his power last year in the Cal Ripken 11u State Tournament when he went 4 for 4 with two homeruns. “Jake has had several good workouts with us this winter and we expect he will contribute on and off the field day one”  Bouse added.  The 8 time Tournament Champions, 2014 & 2015 USSSA’s #1 State Ranked Canes open the 2016 season April 16th. & 17th at Champion Events,  Powerade Opening Day Challenge” in Syracuse, New York.

 

12u Canes' Coming Together!!!

Last week the 12U Silver traveled to Syracuse to face the Syracuse Chiefs and team Pac of Rochester. It was an early day for the Hurricanes 12U Silver as they loss both games of the double headers. Couple of highlights for the Silver Hurricanes, the team shown signs of coming together, and Noah DeMarco hit his first travel baseball homerun.

This week the Hurricanes faced the Spartan Red Gold team from Syracuse at home. The first game ended in a 13 -1 loss for the 12U Silver, Coach DeMarco said, " the team made a lot of mental mistakes, failed to get hits and struggled with our pitching which caused for a tough loss.

The second game the Hurricanes 12U Silver looked like a different team with a spark in each player. This was their first win with a score of 15 -11. The team was able to get the bat on the ball and defense came together. Coach DeMarco stated, " this is the team I knew I had, the boys played at the level I expected, it just took some time for them to come together." Ethan Cassidy pitched 5 great innings. Congratulations to Zach Durr for getting his first travel ball homerun. Next week the 12U Silver face a Syracuse team at home under the lights.

The 12U Silver Hurricanes have had 3 homeruns for the season so far, Jarrett Herzog, Noah DeMarco, and Zach Durr.


10u Hurricanes Split with Rome this Weekend!!!!

Pre-season outlook 2016 12U team

Spring is in the air and it looks as if it has arrived early this year. The new 12U Silver Hurricane players are hard at work getting ready for the upcoming season. The new dome located on the Utica College campus has proven to be the perfect environment to get the new team excited and prepared to get the season underway. The players of our 12U Silver team have a lot of talent, great attitudes and a real passion for this great sport. Coach DeMarco and Coach Williams are looking forward to getting the most out of this talented group of baseball players. Introducing the new 12U Silver team, Noah DeMarco, Maddox Williams, Dylan Foley, Jack Crane, Logan Vanderhoof, Zachary Durr, Gianna Trunfio, Kass Gifford, Joe Lynch, Ethan Cassidy, Alex McLaughlin and Jarrett Herzog