Sports briefs: Incaviglia returning to ValleyCats

Pete Incaviglia will return to manage the Tri-City ValleyCats next season.
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Pete Incaviglia will return to manage the Tri-City ValleyCats next season.

TROY Pete Incaviglia will return as manager of the Frontier League’s Tri-City ValleyCats, the team announced Tuesday after picking up his option.

“We’re excited to have Pete coming back as our field manager for the upcoming season,” Tri-City’s vice president and general manager Matt Callahan said in a press release. “He’s an important member of the ValleyCats organization and we’ve enjoyed having him in the Capital Region community over the past two years. The team enjoyed a solid run in 2022, but we’re already working to bring home a Frontier League Championship in 2023.”

Incaviglia has a 102-86 record in his two seasons with the club. He is the third manager in club history to win 100 games, joining Ed Romero and Gregg Langbehn. The infamous power hitter coached Tri-City hitters to a Frontier League-leading 162 home runs, and a .288 team batting average, the third-best in the league.

“It means a lot to return as manager of the ValleyCats,” Incaviglia said in a press release. “I appreciate the organization having the faith and confidence in me that I am going to get it done.”

SIENA BASKETBALL SNEAK PREVIEW

The Siena men’s and women’s basketball teams will have their Sneak Preview on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 5:30-7 p.m. at MVP Arena.

Admission is free and features the chance to mingle with members of both teams while enjoying complimentary light food and beverage. Men’s head coach Carmen Maciariello and women’s head coach Jim Jabir will address the crowd, providing some exclusive insight into both teams’ upcoming seasons.

Fans who have yet to renew their season tickets — or who wish to purchase new season tickets — will have the opportunity to do so at the event. Seats available for purchase in MVP Arena will be tagged, and the Siena Fan Relations Management team will be on hand to assist fans interested in renewing or purchasing new season tickets, which start at $99 for men’s games and $128 for women’s adult chairbacks. Click https://sienasaints.com/news/2022/6/24/mens-basketball-get-back-in-the-crowd.aspx for more information.

Fans who plan to attend the Sneak Preview are asked to RSVP by Oct. 12 by going to sienasaints.com/sneakpreview.

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UALBANY BASKETBALL SEASON TICKETS ON SALE, WILL PLAY AT HVCC

Season tickets for the 2022-23 UAlbany men’s and women’s basketball seasons are on sale.

Because of renovations to SEFCU Arena, the Great Danes will play their home games at Hudson Valley Community College’s Edward F. McDonough Sports Complex this season.

All seating will be general admission, with the exception of floor seat season tickets. Parking for the season will be complimentary.

Season tickets for men’s basketball are $100 for all locations. Season tickets for women’s basketball are $50 for bleacher seats and $75 for courtside seats.

To purchase season tickets, log in to your online Ticket Return account and select 2022-23 men’s or women’s basketball. Renewals can be processed online, and game tickets will be delivered to your mobile device or, if you choose, emailed. To start your season ticket renewal, click https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/signin.asp#.YEZP-WhKjIX&openTarget=system

SARATOGA SPRINGS’ FREITAG TO BE HONORED

Former Saratoga Springs high school cross country standout Nicole (Blood) Freitag will be the first woman to be honored in the Van Cortlandt Park Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place Oct. 8.

Freitag is a three-time winner of the Ed Bowes Girls Eastern State Championships through the Manhattan College Cross-Country Invitational.

“If I could choose any course in the country to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, this would be the one,” Freitag said in a press release. 

HARTWICK FOOTBALL’S PRIEST, A NOTRE DAME-BISHOP GIBBONS GRAD, HONORED

Hartwick football senior defensive back and Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School graduate Nelon Priest was named Empire 8 Defensive Player of the Week.

Priest recorded 13 solo tackles, two pass breakups, forced one fumble and intercepted a pass late in the game as the Hawks rallied to beat undefeated Nichols College 28-20 last Saturday.

HONORS FOR RPI WOMEN’S TENNIS

RPI women’s tennis freshman Nikki Ridenour, while she and sophomore Lorna Flores Gonzalez captured Doubles Team of the Week.

In singles, Ridenour advanced to the quarterfinals of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northeast Regional with a 3-1 record. In doubles, Ridenour and Flores Gonzalez finished a runners-up, going 4-1.

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