SUNY Cortland baseball coaches lead Vermont team to league title

The following is a republished press release…to submit a community announcement, email Peter Blanchard at pblanchard@cortlandvoice.com.


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CORTLAND, N.Y. – Cortland head baseball coach Joe Brown and assistant coaches Travis Ratliff '11 and Max Rosing '14 followed up the Red Dragons' NCAA Division III championship this past May by leading the Vermont Mountaineers to a league title in the highly competitive New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) this summer.

Brown, in his third summer as the team's manager, and Ratliff and Rosing in their third and second years, respectively, as assistant coaches, guided the Mountaineers to their first league crown since 2007.

Vermont clinched the best-of-3 championship series versus the Mystic (Conn.) Schooners August 12 with a 3-2, 10-inning road victory in the decisive third game.

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Brown is the first coach to lead two different teams to NECBL titles. He coached the Sanford Mainers to the 2008 league title. Brown also coached the Ithaca Lakers to three Northeastern Collegiate Baseball League summer titles in the mid-1990s.

The Division III National Coach of the Year this spring, Brown is a combined 598-156-3 (.792) in 16 seasons as Cortland's head coach.

Ratliff pitched at Cortland from 2008-11 and has been an assistant coach for the Red Dragons for two years. Rosing joined Cortland's staff as a graduate assistant this past fall after a four-year playing career at the College.


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