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For Immediate Release: September 19, 2006
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU baseball players work out for Major League Baseball scouts

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VESTAL, N.Y. - For the fifth straight year, Binghamton University baseball hosted Scout Day and the 2006 edition attracted members of 10 professional teams as well as the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau. Head coach Tim Sinicki put his players through an orchestrated workout in front of scouts from Philadelphia, New York Mets, Baltimore, Boston, San Diego, Chicago White Sox, Detroit, Florida, Cincinnati and Atlanta.

The workout included position players running the 60-yard dash; position players fielding and throwing from predetermined areas; pre-game infield/outfield and batting practice; catchers throwing to second base; and bullpen sessions for the pitchers.

"This ia always an outstanding opportunity for the players in our program to showcase their skills to the
professional scouts," Sinicki said. "I was extremely happy with the way the guys performed on both offense and defense as well as on the mound."

In the last five years, four Bearcats baseball players have signed professional contracts (Mathieu Bergeron, Jeff Montani, Tim Macko, David Eagan). In the last three weeks, Bergeron (Quebec of Can-Am) and Montani (Ft. Worth of American Association) led their respective independent league teams to championships.

"As a program, we are committed to providing our players with the necessary opportunities for exposure to professional scouts through events like Scout Day, a challenging non-conference schedule, and the always demanding America East Conference schedule," Sinicki said. "I am also very grateful to the organizations who came to campus for Scout Day. I know for a fact that those gentlemen walked away pleased with what they saw and will return in the spring to watch our guys in action."

The Bearcats open their season with a three-game set at Norfolk State on March 3-4.

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