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Newark Inks Standout Reliever From DeSales University

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NEWARK, N.Y. – The Newark Pilots have added some bulk to the back-end of their pitching staff with the addition of DeSales University's Cameron Hoos for the 2015 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) season.

Hoos will become the second-ever Pilot listed at 6-foot-7, joining 2012 relief pitcher Chris Rogers from Oklahoma Baptist  University as the tallest players in team history. The sophomore also tips the scales at 225 pounds.

Cameron Hoos (Photo Courtesy of Pat Jacoby Photography)
Last season, the Princeton, N.J., native led all DeSales hurlers with a 1.45 ERA in a team-high 17 appearances, all out of the bullpen. His eight saves were the most among all pitchers in the Middle Atlantic Conferences. Overall, Hoos finished his rookie season with 17 strikeouts and the opposition batted just .197 off him. He did not surrender an extra-base hit in 18.2 innings of work.

As a result, the right-hander was named to the All-Freedom Conference First Team and the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team. Entering his sophomore campaign, Hoos was named a Division III Player to Watch by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.

In his senior season at Montgomery High School in Skillman, N.J., Hoos was a part of a record-setting pitching staff. The Cougars set a single-season school record with a team ERA of 1.64, the lowest in Somerset County in 2013 according to Montgomery head coach Pete Mueller. Although he missed an early portion of his senior year due injury, Hoos did not allow an earned run, going 1-0 with three saves and nine strikeouts in 13.2 innings pitched. Montgomery won the 2013 Skyland Conference-Delaware Division championship.

The Newark Pilots return to Colburn Park for their 2015 home opener on Friday, June 5 against Mohawk Valley. For more information and to purchase season tickets, contact Pilots president Leslie Ohmann at 315-576-6710 or visit www.newarkpilots.com. Fans can like the Pilots on Facebook at www.facebook.com/newarkpilots, and follow them on Instagram and Twitter @NewarkPilots for the latest information.



Ninth annual Winter Snowshoe Hike

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Newark Pilots Announce 2015 Schedule

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NEWARK, N.Y. – The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL), upstate New York’s premier wood-bat summer league, has announced the schedule for the 2015 season.

The Newark Pilots, 2014 PGCBL finalists, are slated to play a 50-game league schedule this season with 25 home and away games. The league will be split into two five-team divisions. The East Division will contain Albany, Amsterdam, Glens Falls, Mohawk Valley and Saugerties; the West Division will consist of Adirondack, Elmira, Newark, Utica and Victor.

Game times and promotional details will be announced in the near future.

The Pilots open the 2015 season on a three-game road trip, which begins with a 30-minute commute to Victor, N.Y., home of the PGCBL’s newest franchise. The soon-to-be named team hosts Newark on Tuesday, June 2 in its inaugural home opener.

On Wednesday June 3, the Pilots travel to Saugerties, N.Y., to visit the league’s other first-year team: the Saugerties Stallions. The season-opening road trip ends on Thursday, June 4 at Adirondack.

Newark’s home opener at the historic Colburn Park is on Friday, June 5 against the Mohawk Valley

Although off from league play, the Pilots will host a Fourth of July exhibition against the Capital City Reds out of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada at 7 p.m. Color guards from both nations, live music and postgame fireworks are among the attractions lined up for the Independence Day celebration.

The 2015 PGCBL All-Star Game is scheduled for Monday, July 20. The host team will be announced by the league in the near future.

Newark’s regular-season finale is on Thursday, July 30 when the Pilots host Victor.

The playoffs begin in August with the top three teams in each division advancing to the postseason.

The opening round of the divisional playoffs feature a winner-take-all game pitting the second seed
against the third seed. The winner will advance to the divisional finals to play the No. 1 seed in a best- of-three series. 

The division champions then meet in the best-of-three PGCBL Championship Series.

The Newark Pilots begin their fifth season of play at Colburn Park in June of 2015. For more information and to purchase season tickets for the 2015 season, contact Pilots president Leslie Ohmann at 315-576-6710 or visit www.newarkpilots.com. Fans can like the Pilots on Facebook at www.facebook.com/newarkpilots, and follow them on Instagram and Twitter @NewarkPilots for the latest information.



Register Now for Young Boater Safety Training

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Learning which life vest to wear is among
the lessons for Young Boaters safety certification.
The course will be offered free at the
2015 CNY Boat Show. Photo: Brian P. Whattam
Syracuse, NY   The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York Sea Grant are alerting youth ages 10-17 to register now for the annual free Young Boater Safety Certificate Training to be offered at the February 11-15, 2015 Central New York Boat Show at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY.

Successful completion of the 8-hour course and proctored exam is required for youth to legally operate a motorized boat or watercraft alone on New York State waters.

Pre-registration is required for the limited space seating for the two-part course that will be taught by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 21 personnel at the Central New York Boat Show on Wednesday, February 11 from 6pm to 8:30pm AND Saturday, February 14 from 9am to 2:30pm in the Horticulture Building Seminar Room. New York Sea Grant is taking registrations by phone at 315-312-3042.

Each youth registering for the course will receive three free admission passes into the 2015 Central New York Boat Show that is the largest and oldest boat show in New York State. The five-day event fills three buildings with more than 500 boats of all styles, water recreation equipment; marine accessories; boating, fishing and Adirondack guides; charter captains and yacht clubs; and exhibits by waterfront destinations, tourism organizations; and local, and federal law enforcement agencies.

The 2015 edition of the award-winning New York Sea Grant Discover Clean & Safe Boating vessels will be at the show with information on life jacket and boating safety, voluntary watercraft inspection for boat owners and operators to help slow the spread of aquatic invasive species.

The February 11-15, 2015 Central New York Boat Show hours are 1pm-9pm Wednesday-Friday, 10am-9m Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday at the NYS Fairgrounds. Admission is $10 per person, children 13 and younger enter free, with free parking and shuttles. Learn more at www.cnyboatshow.com



PGCBL Announces New Team in Victor

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Submitted by: Justin Mattingly, PGCBL

The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League is pleased to announce that the league has added a club in Victor, New York, effective immediately.

The to be named club, will initially play at the Victor Central School District High School prior to the completed Pinnacle Athletic Campus in 2016. The team is owned by Pinnacle Athletic Campus, LLC.

"We are so very excited about adding the Pinnacle brand to our roster of teams,” said PGCBL President Jeff Kunion. “Jim Ludwig has been involved in Victor area youth baseball for many, many years and his commitment to the community is exemplified by the multiple improvements and upgrades he and his team are making to the Victor HS field."

The Pinnacle Athletic Campus, where the team will play following its completion, will feature an indoor sportsplex with a three full baseball/softball fields, six youth soccer/lacrosse fields and a 1,600-foot walking course. The outdoor complex will feature four full baseball fields, where the team will play, as well as soccer/lacrosse fields

"We have been working towards fielding a PGCBL team in Victor for several years,” said co-owner Jim Ludwig. "My son played in the PGCBL and I witnessed first hand the high quality of competition and the devoted ownership and management in the league."

Josh Ludwig played the 2013 season with the Newark Pilots, playing in 38 games and hitting .281 in the process.

The Victor club will compete in the West Division and are the second new team for the 2015 season, joining the Saugerties Stallions, who will compete in the East Division.

The PGCBL is affiliated with Perfect Game, the largest independent scouting service in the country. This year more than 1,400 professional players will have worn the uniform or participated in a Perfect Game event.

For more information on the PGCBL, visit www.pgcbl.com.



Wayne County Receives Great Lakes Basin Project Funding to Build Resiliency

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Sodus Bay beach, photo:
Wayne County Tourism
NYSDEC and NY Sea Grant Announce $89,000 in Grants; funding will help communities increase resiliency to extreme storm events

In partnership with New York Sea Grant, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today announced $89,000 in grants for four projects that will help Great Lakes coastal communities to increase storm resiliency and protect water quality.

“New York remains vulnerable to the effects of climate change, especially from more frequent severe storms,” said Commissioner Martens.  “Each project receiving funding has proposed a solution to address these problems locally, to ultimately reduce risk to communities and ecosystems and will help our communities become stronger and more resilient.”

“New York Sea Grant looks forward to administering these awards and working with the recipients to ensure that the documents produced, data generated, and lessons learned are available to all of our Great Lakes communities and stakeholders,” said New York Sea Grant Associate Director Katherine E. Bunting-Howarth.

Coastal communities along 700 miles of New York Great Lakes’ shoreline are vulnerable to storm surges, flooding, shoreline erosion, and the impact of overdevelopment. Inland communities also experience flooding and erosion as a result of wetland loss and degradation, improper stream management, and excessive development of floodplains.

Grants will be awarded to the following organizations:

·        Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper: $24,482 to improve coastal resilience and community stewardship along Grand Island’s shoreline by engaging shoreline property owners and municipal officials through a combination of technical assistance, and public outreach and education.  Program activities will target stretches of shoreline experiencing significant erosion and habitat degradation problems.

·        Wayne County Soil & Water Conservation District, in partnership with the Village of Sodus Point: $25,000 to use a combination of natural vegetation and rock to stabilize an eroding section of shoreline and protect nearby at-risk sewage infrastructure in the Village of Sodus Point.  Ultimately, this project will strengthen coastal resiliency by protecting wastewater infrastructure and reducing vulnerability to erosion and coastal storm impacts.

·        Oswego County Soil & Water Conservation District: $25,000 to use an ecosystem-based management approach to identify and assess available shoreline management methods for the North Pond inlet and coastal dune barrier of Eastern Lake Ontario.  The project’s findings will be used to inform an inlet management plan that balances the needs and uses of the local community, while achieving ecological stability within this unique barrier-pond ecosystem.

·        Stony Brook University: $14,985 to investigate the potential impact of seiches--standing waves commonly caused by wind--on beach erosion along New York’s Lake Erie shoreline.  This project may have important resiliency implications for coastal engineering practices, which have not typically considered seiches in shoreline protection design.

New York’s Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program is a project of the state Environmental Protection Fund’s Ocean-Great Lakes Ecosystem Conservation Program.  Grant projects support the goals of an Interim NYS Great Lakes Action Agenda, a plan for applying ecosystem-based management to complex environmental problems in order to conserve, protect and enhance our irreplaceable Great Lakes natural resources.

For more information on the Interim NYS Great Lakes Action Agenda, visit DEC’s website at www.dec.ny.gov/lands/91881.html.  

For more information on the grant projects, go to www.nyseagrant.org.



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