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  • Wednesday, August 12, 2015

    4 Players Receive Baseball Scholarshps

    The New York State American Legion Baseball Scholarship Committee has awarded a $1,000 academic scholarship to a young Rome baseball player and $500 scholarships to three other players from Amsterdam, Eden and New Paltz.

      The $1,000 scholarship winner is Joseph Campbell, son of Joe and Mary Campbell of Rome. He played for Lee Post 1794. At Rome Free Academy, he was in the upper 3% of his class, played a variety of sports including coaching football and basketball camps, and was active in the Technology Club and National Honor Society. Campbell plans to study mechanical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and try out for its baseball team.

    The following each received $500 scholarships:

    — Brett Flint, son of Matt and Regina Flint of Amsterdam. He played for Amsterdam Post 701. At Amsterdam High School he played a variety of sports and was a member of the National Honor Society. Flint plans to study business administration and play baseball at SUNY Polytechnic.

    — David Baskerville, son of Keith and Teresa Baskerville of Eden. He played for Eden Post 880. A National Honor Society member and varsity baseball player at Eden Junior/Senior High School, Baskerville plans to major in biology at Canisius College and pursue a career as a physician assistant.

    — Taylor Digilio, son of Craig Digilio and Georgette Verdier of New Paltz. He played for Lloyd Post 193 in Highland. At New Paltz High School he played a variety of sports including being named 2015 Varsity Baseball Player of the Year. Digilo also was a member of the National Honor Society and both the marching and concert bands. He plans to major in math at St. Lawrence University and try out for its baseball team.

    Two other awards were presented at the State Tournament in Utica in August. The “Big Stick” Award goes to the player with the highest batting average and greater number at bats. This award went to Joe Milkowski, who played for West Seneca Post 735.

    The Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award went to West Seneca Pitcher Joel Krywcun.

    Both Milkowski and Krywcun were awarded personalized baseball bats made by The Cooperstown Bat Company.