Hurricanes Meet Islanders In Eastern Conference Semifinal Game Two

The Carolina Hurricanes continue the Stanley Cup Playoffs as they head to the Big Apple to face the New York Islanders in Game #2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals this afternoon. Coverage begins at 3:00 p.m. on NewsTalk 104.1 & 1600 WEJS.

BREAKING NEWS: Dominick Bragalone Invited To Giants Rookie Mini-Camp

According to multiple sources, former South Williamsport and Lehigh University running back Dominck Bragalone, after going undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft, has accepted an tryout invitation to the New York Giants rookie mini-camp next weekend.

The invitation does not guarantee Bragalone a spot on the Giants 90-man training camp roster, but gives the undrafted rookie a chance to earn a spot in training camp this summer.

If Bragalone (South Williamsport ’15) does earn a spot on the Giants roster, he will become the third active professional athlete that has come out of Lycoming County, following behind Kyle Datres (Loyalsock ’15), who currently plays for the South Atlantic League’s Asheville Tourists (Class A Affiliate of the Colorado Rockies), and Alize Johnson (St. John Neumann ’14), who split time this season between the NBA’s Indiana Pacers and their G-League Affiliate Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Blue Jackets Face Bruins In Beantown

The Stanley Cup Playoffs continue tonight as the Boston Bruins host the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game #2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Coverage begins at 8:00 p.m. on NewsTalk 104.1 & 1600 WEJS.

Bruins and Maple Leafs Meet In Deciding Game Seven

The First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs wraps up tonight as the Boston Bruins host the Toronto Maple Leafs in a go-or-go-home Game #7. Coverage begins at 6:45 p.m. on NewsTalk 104.1 & 1600 WEJS.

New York-Penn League Charitable Foundation Announces 2019 Scholarship Contest

The Class-A Short-Season New York-Penn League and its member clubs, including the Williamsport Crosscutters, are proud to announce that the league’s philanthropic arm, the NYPL Charitable Foundation, will once again award over $10,000 in scholarships this summer to deserving high school graduates from the league’s 14 markets.

Now in its eleventh year, the 2019 NYPL Scholarship Contest is open to any graduating senior from a public or private high school within the league’s footprint. Any student who has been accepted at a two- or four-year college or university, vocational school, or technical education institution is eligible. Applicants will be judged based on academic performance, volunteer and extracurricular activities, and the impact their local NYPL club and Minor League Baseball have had on their lives.

The scholarship contest will consist of two stages – a local round and a league round. In the local stage, students will apply directly to their local NYPL team, with one applicant chosen by each of the 14 teams to advance to the league/final round. The 14 finalists will then be judged by league representatives. Three applicants will be selected to receive the top prize of a $2,500 scholarship. All other finalists will receive a $250 book award.

“The New York-Penn League Charitable Foundation and our 14 member clubs are pleased to have the opportunity to assist outstanding high school seniors within our league’s footprint for the eleventh consecutive season,” said Ben J. Hayes, President of the New York-Penn League. “This program will again recognize those seniors who not only meet and exceed traditional scholarship criteria, but demonstrate the positive community impact and lifelong memories fostered by their local NYPL clubs throughout the year.”

High school seniors interested in entering the 2019 Scholarship Contest can obtain the official application by visiting crosscutters.com or at the Crosscutters offices at BB&T Ballpark.

The deadline to submit applications is June 7, 2019. Each club’s winner, including the three $2,500 scholarship recipients, will be selected in mid-July.

The New York-Penn League and its 14 member clubs created the New York-Penn League Charitable Foundation, a 501(c) (3) charitable organization, in 2003. The mission of the Foundation is to provide focus and support for the collective and individual charitable and community efforts of the New York-Penn League, its Clubs, and their staff.

Pirates Meet Giants In Middle Game Of Series

Jameson Taillon and the Pittsburgh Pirates face Derek Holland and the San Francisco Giants this afternoon in the middle game of this three-game set at PNC Park. Coverage begins at 3:40 p.m. on NewsTalk 104.1 & 1600 WEJS, a proud member of the Pirates Radio Network.

Lady Wildcats and Lady Chargers Postponed

Due to rain and wet field conditions, today’s NEAC Softball doubleheader between the Penn College Lady Wildcats and the Lancaster Bible College Lady Chargers has been postponed. The make-up date will be Tuesday, April 23rd with first pitch times of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Check PCTWildcats.com for more information.

Penn College and Penn State Abington Postponed Friday

Due to the forecast on Friday, the NEAC Baseball matchup between the Penn College Wildcats and the Penn State Abington Nittany Lions at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field has been postponed. A make-up date has not been announced. Check PCTWildcats.com for more information.

Cutters Announce Acts & Appearances For 2019 Season

Every Wednesday in April, the Williamsport Crosscutters are revealing a piece of their 2019 promotional calendar in advance of the release of the full slate of events and promotions that is scheduled for May 3rd.

This week, the Cutters announce the Acts and Celebrity Appearances scheduled to visit BB&T Ballpark during the 2019 campaign. Once again this year, fans can expect to see some favorites from the past as well as some entertainers making their first Williamsport appearance.

“We love giving our fans the chance to see unique entertainment acts in addition to meeting some celebrities up close and personal,” stated Gabe Sinicropi, the Williamsport Crosscutters Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations. “The access the fans have at a minor league ballpark, especially ours, can provide a very unique and memorable experience.”

The following Acts and Celebrity Appearances have been scheduled for the Crosscutters 2019 season;

 

· June 22 – Field of Dreams Night featuring actor Dwier Brown, who portrayed Kevin Costner’s

father, John Kinsella, in the movie.

 

· July 11 – Xpogo- The extreme pogo team

 

· August 3 – MARVEL Super Hero Night featuring Spider-Man

 

· August 11 – The Phillie Phanatic

 

· August 31 – Tyler’s Amazing Balancing Act

The celebrity appearance slate will grow with the announcement of the Local Legends Bobblehead Series, a total of five bobblehead giveaways planned for the 2019 season that will feature appearances by many of the featured Local Legends. That reveal is scheduled for April 24.

In addition to the promotions planned for the upcoming season, the Crosscutters offer two money-saving clubs for fans to join;

Sr. Loggers Club presented by UPMC- For fans age 60 and over. For just $25, members receive free a stadium reserved ticket and meal voucher for every Sunday game along with a Sr. Loggers t-shirt.

Jr. Jacks Kids Club presented by Hoss’s Steak & Sea House- It’s FREE to join for kids age 12 and under. Members receive FREE stadium reserved tickets to any Monday-Thursday games during the 2019 season!

Fans can sign up for either club in person at BB&T Ballpark or by visiting crosscutters.com.

Upcoming promotional announcements include; April 24- Local Legends Bobblehead Series and
May 3- Full 2019 Promotional Schedule.

The 2019 season opens on June 14 when the Crosscutters host the rival State College Spikes at 7:05pm. Information on 2019 MVP Club ticket plans, Bonus Books, groups and corporate partnerships are available by visiting crosscutters.com or by calling (570) 326-3389.

Pirates Conclude Series In Nation’s Capital

The Pittsburgh Pirates conclude their series in D.C. against the Washington Nationals this afternoon. Coverage starts with The Neal Huntington Show at 12:35 p.m., followed by game coverage at 1:10 p.m., right here on NewsTalk 104.1 and 1600 WEJS, a proud member of the Pirates Radio Network.