WA Alum, Corey Furman named Patriot League "Player of The Week" for Bucknell. Furman went 7 for 13 with 3 RBIs. Corey has a .298 career BA with the Bisons. READ ARTICLE
NEWS ABOUT "TRYOUTS": Coach Carey and the WA Coaching Staff have met and discussed how teams at all levels will be selected this year. Whether or not there will be cuts will depend on how many players come out for the team on March 3rd. Selections for the Varsity, Junior Varsity, Junior High (7th-9th) and the 7th and 8th grade teams will be made based on players' performance during a two week period of practice: March 3rd to March 14th. During that period, freshmen will be practicing with the varsity at Atlas Field, while the 7th and 8th grade team will be practicing at Shoemaker. After that two week period, paid coaches, Coach Carey, Coach McDermott, Coach Musinski, and Coach Perugini will meet to decide the composition of the teams. THERE WILL BE NO FORMAL TRYOUT DURING THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 15TH. The coaches have determined that two weeks of observation will be sufficient to evaluate personnel. If you have questions regarding the process, you can contact Coach Carey (570-592-8627) or Coach Perugini (570-905-4041).
7th/8th Grade - We will be practicing in the Multipurpose Room until further notice. When the weather breaks, I expect we'll migrate outside the high school to the church parking lot or to the grassy field near the cafeteria. When the snow melts from Shoemaker Field, we'll start practicing in the outfield.
In general, the junior high (9th graders and a few 8th graders) will be practicing directly after school at Shoemaker. They will be taking a small bus to the field. I expect the junior high practice to end at 4:30--so we'll probably do some off field stretching warmups beginning at 4:15 so we can take the field at 4:30. I'll firm up the exact time soon. That's
WEATHER PERMITTING, the 7th and 8th players will have the opportunity to hit in the batting cage in the upstairs area at Battaglia's on Wyoming Ave in Scranton on Saturday 8. We will leave from Atlas field at 1PM on Saturday. Coaches will be able to take some players. Parent volunteers can take others (probably about a total of 15 7th/8th grade players.) We will be using the batting cage from about 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM, and be back at Atlas by about 4:15pm. The varsity/jv/freshmen will be hitting at the same time in Bataglias. Parents can come and watch--although it will be tight. THIS IS VOLUNTARY. We will be asking for a $2 donation from each player.Questions? Contact Coach Nick at email@example.com or 570-905-4041
Interested in Becoming a WA Baseball Reporter?
We are looking for parents who would like to write up game summaries and take photos at Varsity, JV, Junior High, and 7th/8th Grade games. Basically, you would write a paragraph or two of a game summary -- and send it by email to Nick Perugini who will post on the web site. Photos will also be posted. Players and parents appreciate seeing game summaries and photos. If you are interested, contact Coach Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org
PRE-SEASON OUTLOOK - FRED CEFALO Senior
This Monday; the start of another High school baseball season across PA. With the loss of eight starters it would seem that the WARRIORS are in for a long year,but that's not the thinking among the players and coaching staff of the 2014 WARRIORS.Along with the remaining SENIORS who have played together all their baseball life,and a GREAT group of underclassmen,this WARRIOR team is going to surprise a lot of people in the Wyoming Valley Conf. New Head Coach DEAN CAREY has put together,probably one of the better coaching staffs in the conference,and they all expect great things this year. With that being said,I'm sure we're all waiting for the start of BASEBALL,and SPRING; If only MOTHER NATURE would cooperate,we could get this season started.
IMAGINE...a new scoreboard...a new windscreen...a new batting cage
PARENTS AND FRIENDS OF WYOMING AREA BASEBALL
THESE ARE A FEW BIG TICKET ITEMS THAT THE BASEBALL PROGRAM WOULD LOVE TO HAVE OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. THESE ITEMS WOULD NOT BE FUNDED BY THE SCHOOL BUDGET, BUT WOULD BE PURCHASED THROUGH FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES. THINK ABOUT IT. ANYONE WITH FUNDRAISING IDEAS SHOULD PRESENT THEM TO THE DIAMOND CLUB.
A Message from Coach Carey
Time to get to work!
As 2013 is coming to an end, I find myself looking forward to the upcoming 2014 baseball season with great anticipation. I am very excited about the program from 7th/8th grade up to the Varsity level. In this few weeks of transition from Assistant Head Coach to Head Coach, I am finding that there are a lot of things that need to be done...yesterday. There are games to schedule, equipment to order, and many other program details to finalize. It's been a crazy but awesome couple of weeks!
With the holidays also soon approaching, it is a busy time for us all. That is why I would like to let all of you know what you can expect to happen within the WA Baseball program over the next 30 days or so.
I will be busy selecting my coaching staff in the next several weeks. Names will be announced when finalized.
Off-Season/ Non-Mandatory Conditioning will begin after the New year; ALL PLAYERS not currently playing another sport should seriously consider participating.
Freshmen players will participate along with the varsity and JV conditioning sessions while there will be a separate conditioning schedule for the 7th and 8th grade players that will be released after the holidays
Plans are being made to schedule time for the baseball team to work out in the WA weight room.
Plans are underway to schedule time for the baseball team to hit in Scranton beginning in January.
Mark your calendar - Official practice begins on March 3rd
Unfortunately, due to time constraints and scheduling conflicts, the Varsity and JV teams WILL NOT be travelling to West Virginia this pre-season
The next Diamond Club meeting will be held in early January
Keep in mind that all starting positions at the Varsity level are OPEN. My coaches and I are looking forward to working with all of the players as you compete for your positions.
Please check back to this web site regularly for updates.
Enjoy your holiday because after January 1st, it's "Time to Get to Work"!
2014 Varsity Baseball Schedule - For Latest Schedule Updates Go to www.wyomingarea.org