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A Brief History:
The history of the Shenendehowa Baseball program dates back to a rural school district in Clifton Park, NY. In 1955 the baseball program is formed to compete against local schools with Paul Quigley as the school`s first coach. A year later, Don Van Vleet was hired out of Springfield College in `55 and becomes the district`s second coach in the spring of 1956. Coach Van Vleet guided the Plainsmen to multiple league titles and two Sectional Championships in 1979 and 1984. Coach Van Vleet retired in 1990. James Carrese was promoted from JV to Varsity Head Coach in 1991. Coach Carrese guided the Plainsmen to two Section Two Championships in 1994 & 1996, two Regional Championships in `94 & 96. In 2011 the Shenendehowa Baseball program earned the NYSPHSAA Academic State Champion award as the top performing academic baseball in team in NYS out of 700 schools participating.
August 14th, 2012, Greg Christodulu was named the 4th head coach in the history of the program. On May 31st 2013 Shenendehowa Baseball won the 2013 Section 2 Class ‘AA’ Championship at Joe Bruno Stadium in Troy N.Y. The Plainsmen defeated Shaker in a thrilling 3-2 victory for the programs fifth Sectional Championship. It was the first sectional Championship for the Plainsmen since 1996. The 2013 team also competed in regional play for the first time since 1996. The Plainsmen lost to eventual NYS Class ‘AA’ champion Baldwinsville High School.