MY TAKE: What has baseball taught you?


We asked competitors at the Cal Ripkin U9 Tournament what they’ve learned from baseball. This is what they said.


(Left to right) Abhi Katragadda, 10, Dylan Mennillo, 9, Caleb Goldberg, 9, and Noah Kenyon, 10, agreed that good baseball players keep their heads in the game. Photo by Rebecca Isenhart


“Never swing for the fences,” said Bobby Facto, left, 10. “Always back up your pitcher,” said Andrew Dongelewic, right, 10. Photo by Rebecca Isenhart


“You can’t always be the best on your team,” said Nathan Ratta Vine, left, 10. “Always encourage your teammates,” said Noah DiCaprio, right, 10. Photo by Rebecca Isenhart


“You can’t always win,” said Lucas Ellet, 9. Photo by Rebecca Isenhart

About the Author

Rebecca Isenhart
Rebecca Isenhart is the reporter/writer for Your Niskayuna, presented by the Daily Gazette of Schenectady.