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, 505-5446/@ydsportsBryan Minniti

Bryan Minniti’s baseball odyssey is leading him closer to home.

And the 1998 York Catholic High School graduate couldn’t be happier about it.

Minniti was recently hired by the Philadelphia Phillies as a special assistant to general manager Matt Klentak.



York Catholic graduate and Red Lion football strength and conditioning coach Ron Johnson was recently inducted into the Shippensburg University Athletic Hall of Fame, along with Littlestown grad John Sell.


, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerPHOTOS: Dallastown vs. Spring Grove baseball

Dallastown junior Nick Parker had some help from his teammates when it came to going through the college recruitment process.

Friday, Parker was the latest member of the Wildcats’ baseball team to commit to an NCAA Division I program, verbally committing to reigning College World Series champion Coastal Carolina. He joins seniors Tye Golden (Old Dominion) and Bryant Holtzapple (George Washington) as members on the team to have their college playing careers set.


Patrick Strohecker, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerYork Suburban senior Collin Slenker, right, stands

Ask York Suburban High School senior baseball player Collin Slenker if he’s a power hitter and he would say that he is.

Over the course of the last few weeks, he had a chance to exhibit that.

Selected as one several participants in the inaugural PNC Bank War of the Roses High School Home Run Derby Challenge, Slenker made it through three rounds of competition to be crowned the best power hitter between York and Lancaster counties.

PNC Bank also sponsors the War of the Roses Battle for the Community Cup season-long series between the York Revolution and Lancaster Barnstormers.


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A lot of people have self-doubt.

Dylan Stoops is no different.

After battling through a pair of injuries while playing NCAA Division I baseball at the University of Richmond, Stoops was not selected in last year’s Major League Baseball Draft. He truly believed he was good enough to play in affiliated minor league ball, but things didn’t work out.

So he bounced around a bit, playing for the East Prospect Pistons early last summer in the Susquehanna League before playing for a couple of independent minor league teams.

His dream of playing for a major league organization seemed to be fading.


YORK DISPATCH STAFF REPORT"East Prospect vs Windsor Susquehanna League baseball"

Former Eastern York High School standout Dylan Stoops is now a member of the San Diego Padres organization.

Stoops had been excelling for the Traverse City Beach Bums of the independent Frontier League. The 6-foot, 4-inch, 230-pound left-hander was 9-3 this season with the Bums. Stoops was the most recent Frontier League Pitcher of the Week and was leading the league in wins. His 3.18 ERA was seventh best in the league.


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York Catholic’s Brenden Kennedy has been chosen to compete in the Big 26 Baseball Classic Border Klash this weekend.

The 6-foot, 1-inch 175-pound Kennedy will be a senior right-handed pitcher this upcoming season for the Fighting Irish.