World Yacht Clippers Baseball: CLIPPER NEWS
Former Clipper Willie Gabay 15th Round Draft for Tampa Bay Rays
Congratulations to Former Clipper Willie Gabay (09')
On June 5, 2012, former Clipper Willie Gabay was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays, 15th round, in the MLB first year player draft. Willie is from Mahopac, NY and has a unique story since he never made the varsity team at Mahopac HS and just pitched for the Clippers. Willie will join Clippers winter pitching coach CJ Riefenhauser in the Rays organization. Best of luck Willie!
Congratulations to Former Clipper Tom Burns (10')
On June 6, 2012, Former Clipper Tom Burns was selected by the Mil. Brewers in the 34th round of the MLB first year player draft. Tom is from Don Bosco Prep. Congratulations Tom!!
Wednesday, June 6
Mike Mercurio (09') Named 3rd Team ALL-American
Congratulations to Former Clipper Mike Mercurio (09')
In May, Mike was named 3rd team ALL-American by the NCBWA for Mount Olive College. Mike also earned other post season awards this past year including, All-Conference 1st Team, All Conference Tournament Team, and All Southeast Region 1st Team.
Michael, just finished up his Junior year of college and will be working along side the Clipper coaches this summer during their trip down south. Way to go Michael. Keep working hard!!!
Tuesday, January 10
COACH MERC JOINS KC ROYALS STAFF
On Saturday January 7, Coach Mercurio signed a contract with the Kansas City Royals to scout under Northeast Supervisor Keith Connolly. While Coach Merc attends dozens of High School and College games a year, he'll be reporting back to Mr Connolly with information on players here in the Northeast.
Congratulations and Good Luck Coach !
Thursday, May 19
Clippers 2012 Committments !
Congratulation to the following members of the Clippers organization and their families !!
Brett Gemmell has committed to High Point University
Red Dowdell has committed to VMI
Dan Crowe has committed to Elon University
Vinny DeMaria has committed to Iona College
Connor Kwallwasser has committed to Belmont Abbey
Steve Fondu has committed to Furman University
Kurt Picarelli has committed to Eastern Nazeren
Andrew Crean has committed to Rochester U
Max Bruckner has committed to Iona College
Vincent Froio has committed to Concordia College
Tim McCarthy has committed to Temple University
Erik Martin has committed to ST Rose
Andrew Pucillo has committed to Iona College
Zach Pruess has committed to S New Hampshire U
Mike Gomez has committed to UMBC
Craig Rothenberg has committed to Brandeis U
Alex Beckett has committed to Franklin Pierce U
Sam Garito has committed to Eastern CT State U
Lucas Owens has committed to UNC-Asheville
Tyler Choate has committed to Mitchell College, CT
Alec Eisenberg has committed to Towson University
Mike Presley has committed to Ithaca College
Tyler Curtis has committed to Triton College
Thursday, June 16
THE CLIPPERS WISH TO CONGRATULATE COLIN MORAN AND JOEY PANIK FOR BEING NAMED "PERFECT GAME 2011 1ST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN".
IT'S JUST GREAT TO SEE PLAYERS WHOM WE WATCHED AND COACHED WHEN THEY WERE 9 AND 10 YEARS OLD GROW UP AND BEGIN FULFILLING THEIR DREAMS. 2011 WAS A GREAT SEASON FOR MANY OF OUR FORMER PLAYERS BUT THESE TWO HAD EXCEPTIONAL SEASONS.
YOU CAN CLICK ON THE LINK TO SEE ADDITIONAL PLAYERS
Monday, June 13
Clippers in The Draft !!
The Clippers family would like to congratulate the following alumni who were selected in the 2011 MLB player draft
Curt Casali - selected in the 10th round to the Tigers 2005 team
Joey Maher - selected in the 38th round to the Yankees 2010 team
Matt Tomshaw - selected in the 43rd round by the Twins 2005, 2006 team
This was a great honor for these players and it was an honor to have coached and had them wear the WYC uniform
Also a congratulations as a friend of the program and former SOAC player for Coach Imbriale (hope that makes some folks cheery)
Joe Panik - 1st round SF Giants
Wednesday, March 30
Colin Moran - UNC FRESHMAN 3B
The CLIPPERS would like to congratulate COLIN MORAN on being named the ACC Player of the Week, The NCBWA Player of the Week and the NCAA National Player of the Week....
Click on the link to read more about Colin and the fantastic week he had and the great freshman season he's having !
Always in our thoughts !!
We will never forget our good friend Chris Caiazzo who left us on January 9, 2007..... His Dad Chris reamains a big part of our program.