Empire 8, the Division III conference in New York and New Jersey, released its All-Conference selections for baseball earlier this month. Three former Valley Leaguers, all of whom appeared in 2018, made the list, including the first set of twins winning end-of-season awards…

  • Sam Little, from Ithaca (Front Royal 2018), is first team in the outfield. Sam hit 306/432/509 in 108 at-bats, with 10 doubles, 4 home runs, and a 23/12 BB/K ratio.
  • Webb Little, also from Ithaca (Front Royal 2018), is first team at second base. Webb hit 362/443/572, with 9 doubles, 6 home runs, and a 19/12 BB/K ratio.
  • Nick Cottone, from Elmira (New Market 2017-18), is second team at starting pitcher. Nick went 3-3, 3.96, with a 1.22 WHIP, 3.1 BB/9, and 10.3 K/9 in 61 1/3 innings pitched.

Congrats, guys!