“It’s a great opportunity and a great experience playing against members of the US Military All-Stars,” said Nick.
Because he pitched Sunday, Polsinelli didn’t get a chance to play against Albany in Monday’s scheduled PGCBL game. But he could be on the mound when the Mohawks visit the Dutchmen Saturday – something his mother could do without.
“I hope he doesn’t have to pitch against them again. I don’t like rooting against Albany, but if he does, I’ll be rooting for him,” said Denise.
If he gets another shot at Albany, Polsinelli would likely pitch against former Guilderland teammate Steve Anderson and former LaSalle foe Will Remillard. Both players have been among the Dutchmen’s top hitters as of late.
“There is a bit of a rivalry going on, so you don’t want to let up a hit … especially when you’re facing guys who were once your rivals,” said Nick.
Another thing that Polsinelli gets to look forward to is pitching in a playoff run. Amsterdam entered this week with a one-game lead over Glens Falls for first place in the PGCBL East Division. The top two teams in each division qualify for the playoffs.
“It’s always fun pitching when you have a playoff race going on,” said Nick. “It makes you a little more competitive out there.”