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Baseball honors for Purple Tigers’ Steve

Cortland High rising senior Duff Steve has had a busy baseball summer.

Pitching for Baseball U of New York in last weekend’s Diamond Nation Wood Bat 18U Tournament in New Jersey, Steve threw a one-hitter with eight strikeouts in a 4-0 win over Sportszone Braves Blue.

Earlier in July, Steve was named the top player in the Lock Haven (Pa.) Wood Bat 18-Under Classic, where he led all hitters with a .500 average, two doubles and five RBIs and also threw a shutout with nine strikeouts. He previously had earned honors as the top pitcher in the Perfect Game 17U New England Regional Tournament.

Baseball U, coached by Dan Almonte, is based out of the CNY Baseball Warehouse in Syracuse.

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