Watertown Rapids are an exciting new team in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League comprised of teams in New York State. The Rapids will begin play on June 2nd, 2018 at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds in Watertown, NY. The Rapids place a strong emphasis on being community-minded and family-friendly entertainment for all ages. (Video courtesy of WWNY)Read the Full Article
Watertown, New York – December 11, 2017 – David Anderson brings a wealth of baseball knowledge, experience in collegiate league baseball, and connections to college teams to the Watertown Rapids as its first ever Field Manager.
Hailing from Syracuse, New York, Anderson currently is an assistant baseball coach at Cornell University under Dan Pepicelli, working with the pitching staff among other duties with the program.
“David is a great asset to this team,” Rapids Owner Mike Schell said. “He has a strong track record of success as a player and coach and is highly motivated to provide a competitive, fun, and community-engaged team to the Greater Watertown area. He will be a great leader for our players.”
Prior to joining Cornell, Anderson was the pitching coach at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, his alma mater. Under his guidance, the 2017 Muhlenberg pitching staff set its all-time single season record for strikeouts.
“I am extremely thankful for the opportunity that the Watertown Rapids organization has given me and I can’t wait to get started,” Anderson said. “I look forward to continuing the baseball tradition in Watertown and providing the community with a quality team both on and off the field.”
Anderson enjoyed a successful career as a pitcher before turning to coaching, leading the Muhlenberg pitching staff with a 3.14 ERA as a junior. As a senior, while serving as a team captain, he lead the team in strikeouts and innings pitched.
Between his junior and senior years, Anderson pitched for the Geneva Twins of the New York Collegiate Baseball League. Anderson put up an outstanding 9-0 record with a 1.03 ERA over 60 innings, earning the starting nod in the league’s All-Star game and First-Team All-League honors.
After college, Anderson pitched professionally for the Newburgh Newts of the North Country Baseball League, registering a 2.38 ERA and holding opposing hitters to a .194 batting average. Anderson followed his time in Newburgh with a stint with the Bridgeport Bluefish during which he registered a 2.67 ERA.
The Rapids inaugural season will begin in June 2018. Season Tickets and 10-Pack Tickets are on sale now with savings and bonuses if purchased by 12/31/17. The Rapids are seeking Host Families for the 2018 summer. Host Families receive free season tickets. The Rapids can be reached at 315-836-1545 or email@example.com.
P.O. Box 6250
Watertown, NY 13601