Advertisement
 
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Amsterdam, NY ,

Michael Kelly/Recorder staff Amsterdam High School baseball's Dylan Angelo is shown pitching during a game earlier this season at Shuttleworth Park. Angelo plans to play baseball next season at Southern Vermont College.

Advertisement

Mountaineers sign Amsterdam's Angelo

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - Updated: 4:30 AM

By MICHAEL KELLY

Recorder Sports Staff

The pipeline from area baseball teams to Southern Vermont College is as strong as ever.

Amsterdam High School pitcher Dylan Angelo is the latest local athlete to make the move to SVC. The senior committed to the college this past week.

"I sent in my deposit and everything," said an excited Angelo, Sunday.

The right-handed pitcher -- this spring, Angelo went 4-3 with a 3.39 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 43 1-3 innings of work -- is the latest local product to head to SVC, where the head coach is Broadalbin-Perth graduate Dave Gage and AHS graduate Robby Hisert is an assistant. This past spring, the Mountaineers' roster included nine former Section II athletes, including Amsterdam's Kurt Kowalczyk and B-P's Owen Chizek and R.J. Pingitore.

"Any guy that we can get from Section II, we think he can be a real strong competitor for us," Hisert said Monday.

Hisert helped coach Angelo in his junior and sophomore seasons at AHS. Angelo said Hisert's presence at SVC was a major contributing factor in his decision to head to the school.

"The big thing with him is that he's always honest with me," said Angelo. "He always tells me what I need to fix, what I'm doing wrong, and he never holds anything back."

Brian Spagnola, Angelo's coach this past spring at AHS, said he thinks that the right-hander will take well to the college game. The coach said that Angelo had some mechanical issues to work out for the next level, but the time with college coaches working in bullpen sessions -- of which, few ever get thrown in high school -- would help him show off his talents.

"He's got the potential to get better," said Spagnola. "He's got upside. ... He's got the ability to get better, there's no question about that."

Spagnola said the most important thing for Angelo is to always bring swagger to the mound.

"There were a few games this year where, to quote Rocky, he had the eye of the tiger," said Spagnola. "You could see he wasn't going to get hit those days."

SVC is a program in the building stages, as the club went 11-24 this past spring. The situation should give Angelo a chance to step in immediately and contribute.

"I think he saw ... that we're a growing program and he wanted to be a part of it," Hisert said.

Angelo said he plans to study criminal justice.

"I'm hoping to do something in that type of field," said Angelo. "I don't really know what yet, but I know [the subject] is interesting and it caught my eye."

     

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Advertisement
The Recorder Sports Schedule

 

The Recorder Newscast

Most Popular

    Area high school sports calendar
    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    Amsterdam Police help Schenectady find homicide suspect
    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    URGENT New York panel picks 3 upstate resort casinos
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    Port Jackson Media changes ownership
    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    New tax: Vehicle use tax approved
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    The Outlet Pass: AHS, B-P set to meet
    Monday, December 15, 2014

    Robert A. Savoie Jr.
    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Amsterdam bounces back from S-G defeat with impressive win over Broadalbin-Perth
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    B-P senior portrait is given the green light
    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    Second nature: St. Mary's staff conducts ebola drill
    Thursday, December 18, 2014

Advertisement

Copyright © Port Jackson Media

Privacy Policies: The Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook