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  • Saturday, August 07, 2021

    Hamburg Post Players Are State Champions – Again


    Hamburg Post Champions

    HAMBURG POST CHAMPIONS: Front row with trophy: Alex Dzimian; 2nd Row, from left: Rob Fitzpatrick Sr Baseball Director, Aidan Dugan, Jake LaDuca, Andrew Stablewski, Matt Armstrong, Connor Kiefer, Aidan Brunner, Santino Turello, Ryan Hilton, Coach Hilton, Coach Schreiner, Bruce Mayfield State Baseball Chairman; 3rd Row, from left: Coach Duffek, Connor McMahon, Kyle Kuczewski, Jack Duffek, Mike Heilig, Joe Reitebach, Max Schmarder, Bryce Schreiner

    SAUGERTIES — Tournament MVP Maxwell Schmarder drove in three runs, including the go-ahead score in the sixth inning, to lead Hamburg Post 527 to a second consecutive New York State American Legion Senior Baseball championship July 28 at Cantine Veterans Memorial Complex (known as Cantine Field).

    Hamburg erased a 9-3 deficit to win the championship with a 13-9 triumph over Smith Post 24 of Rome, adding to the title it won in 2019 — the last time the tournament was held.

    Teams playing in the tournament were: 

    • 3rd Dist Champion & Host Kingston/Saugerties Post 150/72 

    • 3rd Dist Representative: Schenectady County Indians 

    • 4th Dist Champion: Clinton County Mariners Post 1619

    • 5th Dist Champion: Smith Post 24 

    • 6th Dist Champion: Oneonta Post 259 Green Wave 

    • 7th Dist Champion: Rayson Miller Post 899 

    • 8th Dist Champion : Hamburg Post 527 

    • 9th Dist Champion: Rockland Post 130 Pirates Black