Courtesy Herkimer College

HERKIMER, NY – The Herkimer Generals baseball team, which finished third in the nation this year, breaking a school record in wins (44-11), had shortstop Tyler Phillips named second team All-American in 2014.

ball21-121x130Phillips, a Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at Herkimer College, was the only everyday player to make it. The resident of Hancock, NY Phillips led his team with 83 assists on the season, but made his biggest impact at the plate.

The freshman had a team-high .429 batting average with 66 hits, 49 runs scored, two home runs and 23RBIs. His 19 doubles in 43 games have Phillips ranked sixth in the nation. He’s also tied with the team lead in runs scored which is 11th best in the nation.

Herkimer Head Baseball coach Jason Rathbun commented on Phillips accomplishment by saying, “I think Tyler deserved this award and his level of play was at a high level all year, his impact on our team was huge and a big reason we accomplished so much this year. I am disappointed we were not better represented on the All-American list because I think we had another guy or two that deserved this honor as well.”

-Giorgio Varlaro


TYLER, TX – Despite losing their ace after one inning and outhitting Northern Essex by two in nine innings Saturday morning in Tyler, Texas, the Herkimer Generals baseball team lost to the Knights by three runs (8-5) in the opening round of the NJCAA DIII World Series.

ball21-121x130Herkimer (38-10) saw conference pitcher of the year Michael DeCarlo (Wynantskill, NY) last only a third of an inning, allowing three runs in the process, which was a season-high before giving way to Michael Harrington (Glens Falls, NY). Harrington stopped the bleeding, only allowing two more runs to the Knights into the sixth inning, finishing the game throwing 5 2/3 with six hits and four strikeouts.

Harrington was in line for the win after the Generals put up five runs in the first three innings to lead 5-3, but Kyle Garrison (Schenectady, NY) and Denis Lyman (Kingston, NY) were unable to hold on long enough for the bats to come alive for the potential comeback win.

In the eighth and ninth innings, the Generals loaded the bases. Tyler Phillips (Hancock, NY) and Christopher Burns III (Endicott, NY) got the final two outs in the eighth and pinch hitter Andrew Cooper (Lansingburgh, NY) got the final out in the ninth, stranding six runners in the process. Phillips was one of three Generals to get an RBI Saturday, finishing 2-for-5.

ball21-121x130Joining Phillips with RBIs were Shinnosuke Takahashi (Chiba, Japan) and Carlos Almonte (Brooklyn, NY). Takahashi finished 2-for-5 with one RBI and Almonte finished 2-for-4 with one RBI.

With the loss, the Generals snapped a six-game win streak. It was only the fourth time in May the team was held under 10 runs in a game. The Generals will play the loser of Tyler Community College and Suffolk County Community College Sunday (5/25) at 9 a.m. CST. It will be the fifth game of the NJCAA DIII College World Series.


Northern Essex (21-12) 8

Herkimer College (38-10) 5

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Anthony Caiani 2-for-4 2RBI

Daniel Bonito 3-for-4 2RBI

Zarif Pajazetovic 1-for-4 1RBI

Jose Ortiz 1-for-4 1RBI

Elmidio Crisostome 2-for-4 1RBI


Tyler Phillips 2-for-5 1RBI

Shinnosuke Takahashi 2-for-5 1RBI

Carlos Almonte 2-for-4 1RBI

Matthew Lichtman 3-for-5


North Essex

Zachary Beckwith (W, 7-1) 7 1/3IP 5ER 12H 2BB 7K

Ryan McAuliffe 1 2/3IP 0ER 3H 1BB


Michael DeCarlo 1/3IP 3ER 3H 2BB 1K

Mike Harrington 5 2/3IP 2ER 6H 1BB 4K

Kyle Garrison (L, 4-1) 2IP 3ER 3H 1BB 1K

Denis Lyman 1IP 0ER 1H 2BB 2K

-Giorgio Varlaro


HERKIMER, NY – The Herkimer Generals baseball team will begin their quest for an NJCAA DIII national championship this Saturday, May 24th at 9 a.m. CST in Tyler, TX. The Generals, coming out of the Region Three will play Northern Essex Community College who is coming out of Region 21.

A complete schedule of game is listed below. All times are Central Standard Time:

ball21-121x130Saturday, May 24, 2014

Game One: Herkimer (38-19) vs. Northern Essex (20-12), 9AM CST

Game Two: Tyler (38-17) vs. Suffolk (22-10), 12PM CST

Game Three: Prince George (12-21) vs. St. Cloud (27-7), 4PM CST

Game Four: Waubonsee (37-23) vs. Cumberland (46-8), 7PM CST

Sunday, May 252014

Game Five: Loser Game One vs. Loser Game Two, 9AM CST

Game Six: Loser Game Three vs. Loser Game Four, 12PM CST

Game Seven: Winner Game One vs. Winner Game Two, 4PM CST

Game Eight: Winner Game Three vs. Winner Game Four, 7PM CST

ball21-121x130Monday, May 26, 2014

Game Nine: Winner Game Six vs. Loser Game Seven, 12PM CST

Game Ten: Winner Game Five vs. Loser Game Eight, 4PM CST

Game Eleven: Winner Game Seven vs. Winner Game Eight (Winner adv. to Championship) 7PM CST

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Game Twelve: Winner Game Nine vs. Winner Game Ten, 4PM CST

Game Thirteen: Winner Game Twelve vs. Loser Game Eleven, 7PM CST

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Winner Game Eleven vs. winner Game Thirteen, 7PM CST

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Game Fifteen: Winner Game 14 vs. Loser Game 14, 7PM CST (Necessary if winner Game Thirteen defeats winner of Game Eleven)