Reactions from the baseball world did not take long Thursday night to pour in about the Atlanta Braves’ selection of Shenendehowa senior Ian Anderson with the third pick in this year’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Shenendehowa sophomore Hannah Reale placed first and Saratoga Springs junior Amelia Mahoney garnered second in the Division 1 800-meter run Friday at the state track and field championships at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.
Maazin Ahmed will be Schenectady’s first distance runner to compete at the state outdoor track and field meet Saturday in Syracuse, but not once in the days leading up to his 1,600-meter run did the sophomore show up after school for practice.
After months of speculation that Shenendehowa senior Ian Anderson would go in the first round’s teens, the Atlanta Braves confirmed the rumors of the past few days with their selection of the right-handed pitcher with the third overall pick in Thursday's Major League Baseball draft.
Several hundred people were already in the stands around the baseball field at Larson Playfield, a complex where spectators can see the body of water with which the small city of Moses Lake, Wash., shares its name.