State baseball team won
the 2008 Eastern College Athletic Conference Upstate Championship with a 12-9
victory over Brockport in the second game of the championship round May 11
ESPN.com featured Oswego State's remarkable week
of baseball amid concerns for Head Coach Frank Paino, who was injured in the
tournament's opening game at St. John Fisher when a lined ball struck his head.
Designated hitter Tom Benedetto '09 was named "Most
Outstanding Player" of the tournament. He batted .389 over the course of four
weekend games and had six RBIs to tie for the tourney lead in that category.
The Lakers finished their season
with an 18-12 record. The first ECAC championship for the Lakers came in 1995. Oswego State
fifth, defeated St. John Fisher in a first-round game, and then won the title
on the weekend with three wins and one loss.
Oswego State defeated St. John Fisher on
Thursday, in a game during which Paino was injured. The Lakers
won their first game of the double-elimination weekend portion of the
tournament, 5-4 over top-seeded RIT in 11 innings, and then defeated Brockport
9-6 in 11 innings.
-- Joe Gladziszewski
The Laker baseball team celebrates its first ECAC Upstate Championship since 1995.
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