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Catching Up With Former SI Yanks Pitcher Jason Arnold

Jason Arnold threw the only no-hitter in SI Yanks history (Staten Island Yankees)Jason Arnold threw the only no-hitter in SI Yanks history (Staten Island Yankees)

SI15: Catching Up With Former SI Yanks Pitcher Jason Arnold

Jul 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Staten Island Yankees
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In 2001 the New York Yankees selected Jason Arnold in the second round of the First-Year Player Draft. That year Jason went on to make his professional debut with the Staten Island Yankees and proceeded to make Baby Bombers history that season, pitching the only no-hitter in team history.

We caught up with the former Staten Island Yankees hurler to talk about his selection to the 15-year team.

Congratulations on being named go the Staten Island Yankees 15-year team.  What do you remember most from your time on the Staten Island Yankees?
“The amazing crowds and just being in the city. The first time I had ever been to NYC was when I arrived there. “

 How was it to play in New York With the skyline behind you?
“It was surreal. The year I was there was the year of 9/11 so I played the summer with the twin towers there too. “

In 2001 you pitched the only Staten Island Yankees No-hitter in team history. Can you tell us what it was like?
“That was one of the best days in my athletic career. My stuff was never better than it was that night.  It was in Vermont and by the end of the game all of their fans were cheering for me. I must have signed 2,000 autographs after the game that night.”

That 2001 season was the first of the Brooklyn-Staten Island rivalry, did you feel like those games were a must win?
“Yes definitely. The intensity was always different on those nights. With both the ballparks opening that summer it made it even more fun. “

Anything you would like to say to the Staten Island fans?
“Thank you so much for voting for me for this prestigious honor. The summer of 2001 was one I think about all the time and always with the best memories.”

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College Top 25 (May 26)

College Baseball Top 25

COLLEGE

1. Louisiana- Lafayette (53-7)

2. Oregon State (42-12)

3. Florida (40-21)

4. Florida State (43-15)

5. Cal Poly (45-10)

6. Indiana (42-13)

7. LSU (44-14)

8. Virginia (44-13)

9. Texas Christian (42-15)

10. Oklahoma State (45-16)

11.  Miami (41-17)

12. Ole Miss (41-18)

13. Louisville (45-15)

14.  Washington (39-15)

15. Houston (44-15)

16. Rice (41-18)

17. Mississippi State (37-22)

18. South Carolina (42-16)

19. Nebraska (40-19)

20. Vanderbilt (41-18)

21. Texas (38-18)

22. Kentucky (35-23)

23. Pepperdine (39-16)

24. Arkansas (38-23)

25. Georgia Tech (36-25)

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High School Top 25

 

Brevard County’s Top 25

1. Carson Jackson (Melbourne)                                                  

2. Jeff Korte (Melbourne)                                                             

3. Austin Dennis (Rockledge)                                                                          

4. Ryan Lang (Merritt Island)                                                      

5. Ryan McKay (Satellite)                                                              

6. Jake Walsh (Melbourne)                                                          

7. Matt Meyer (Bayside)                                                                

8. Alex Carpenter (Melbourne Central Catholic)                    

9. Gabriel Rodriguez (Melbourne)                                           

10. Drew Parrish (Rockledge)                                                        

11. John Capra (Melbourne Central Catholic)                            

12. Trevor Payne (Rockledge)                                                        

13. Sam Crocker (Merritt Island)                                                  

 14. Vinny Capra (Melbourne Central Catholic)

15. Kyle Hintz (Viera)

16. Mason Studstill (Rockledge)

17. Christian Vargas (Melbourne Central Catholic)

18. Zach Debski (Cocoa)

19. Reid Poulton (Melbourne)

20. Gunner Minneboo (Merritt Island)

21. Sammy Duran (Melbourne)

22. Brannon Miller (Rockledge)

23. Jackson Muldowney (Astronaut)

24. Matt Wiles (Rockledge)

25. Christian Dufrene (Space Coast)

Honorable Mentions:

Tony Jenkins (Holy Trinity)

Billy Lamm (Viera)

Chris Nall (Cocoa Beach)

Connor Prater (Viera)

Corey Fisher (Eau Gallie)

 

 

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College Baseball Top 25 (May 12)

College Baseball Top 25

COLLEGE

1. Virginia (41-9)

2. Oregon State (38-8)

3. Louisiana- Lafayette (46-7)

4. Florida State (39-12)

5. Washington (36-11)

6. Cal Poly (41-10)

7. Miami FL (38-14)

8. Florida (34-18)

9. Indiana (35-12)

10. Louisville (40-12)

11. Ole Miss (37-15)

12. Oklahoma State (35-13)

13. Texas Christian (36-14)

14.  Rice (34-16)

15. LSU (36-14)

16. Houston (39-13)

17. South Carolina (39-13)

18. Vanderbilt (38-14)

19. Alabama (32-19)

20. Mississippi State (33-19)

21. Liberty (38-11)

22. Kansas (33-21)

23. Pepperdine (34-14)

24. UC Irvine (34-16)

25. Texas (34-15)

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Meet the Pros (Chris Heston)

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CHRIS HESTON

 

High School: Bayside High

Recorded a 6-3 slate with a 1.15 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 55 innings

Colleges: Seminole Community College & East Carolina

2008: Transfer from Seminole Community College to East Carolina where he played for head coach Mike Nicholson and ECU graduate Ricky Plante (assistant coach) … Posted an 8-9 overall record with 88 strikeouts in 107.2 innings with a 4.76 ERA in two years at Seminole … During sophomore season went 2-5 in 17 appearances (eight starts), fanning 47 while walking 22 in 56.2 innings … Ranked among the team leaders in opposing BA and innings pitched (3rd); appearances, ERA and strikeouts (4th) … Selected to pitch in the Florida Junior College All-Star Game in Lakeland, Fla. … As a freshman recorded a 6-4 record with one save, struck out 41 batters in 51 innings with an ERA of 4.41 … Made 11 appearances with eight starts … Notched first win against Hillsborough in a 16-7 decision after throwing 2 2/3 innings allowing three hits … In first collegiate outing, picked up lone save against Brevard in game one of a double-header … Picked up wins against Hillsborough, Polk, Cecil, Lake City (twice) and UCF … Played summer ball for Altamonte Springs in the Florida Collegiate League where he pitched 33 innings striking out 40 and walking only nine … Posted a 3.51 ERA and a 2-2 record …

2009: Selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 12th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C.

1. Who was your favorite baseball player growing up?

- “I was a big Chipper Jones fan growing up. I used to try and do everything like him and at one point Chipper became my nickname. I just liked the Braves and he was one of their better players at the time. He’s also from Florida.”

2. If you had to say someone that influenced your career the most who would that be and why does he/she stand out?

- “I would have to say my parents. They were always pushing me to do better and did everything they could to make sure I was on as many teams as possible. With all the traveling we did when we were young, they were right there with me.”

3. What’s your most memorable baseball highlight?

- “My most memorable highlight was probably when we went to Super Regionals when I was at East Carolina. We came back in the last inning and won with a walk off. It was pretty exciting.”

4. Outside of baseball, what is your top 3 activities/hobbies?

- “Out of baseball I like to do some fishing. I also like playing golf and I try to do both of those as much as possible. Last, I use my free time to spend with family and friends.”

5. What is your best quality as a professional athlete?

 - “I would have to say my best quality as a pro would be my attitude. Baseball is a game of failure and the way you deal with it has a lot to do with how things will continue to go. So I try to control the things I can control and have fun playing the best game in the world.”

 

Year Team League W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO GO/AO AVG
2009 GIA AZL 1 5 4.11 11 6 0 0 0 35.0 30 19 16 0 10 34 1.80 .233
2009 Minors   1 5 4.11 11 6 0 0 0 35.0 30 19 16 0 10 34 1.80 .233
2010 AUG SAL 5 13 3.75 26 26 1 0 0 148.2 161 83 62 6 33 124 1.90 .272
2010 Minors   5 13 3.75 26 26 1 0 0 148.2 161 83 62 6 33 124 1.90 .272
2011 SJ CAL 12 4 3.16 24 24 1 0 0 151.0 144 64 53 10 40 131 2.20 .259
2011 Minors   12 4 3.16 24 24 1 0 0 151.0 144 64 53 10 40 131 2.20 .259
2012 RIC EAS 9 8 2.24 25 25 1 0 0 148.2 124 43 37 2 40 135 1.63 .230
2012 Minors   9 8 2.24 25 25 1 0 0 148.2 124 43 37 2 40 135 1.63 .230
2013 FRE PCL 7 6 5.80 19 19 1 1 0 108.2 129 75 70 14 46 97 1.43 .301
2013 Minors   7 6 5.80 19 19 1 1 0 108.2 129 75 70 14 46 97 1.43 .301
2014 FRE PCL 1 2 3.45 5 5 0 0 0 28.2 28 13 11 4 4 21 1.70 .252
2014 Minors   1 2 3.45 5 5 0 0 0 28.2 28 13 11 4 4 21 1.70 .252

 

Awards/Honors:
06/17/2013 PCL Pitcher of the Week
12/23/2012 MiLB.com Organization All-Star
11/26/2012 Topps Double-A All-Star
08/31/2012 EAS Post-Season All-Star
07/10/2012 EAS Mid-Season All-Star
05/29/2012 EAS Pitcher of the Week
12/22/2011 MiLB.com Organization All-Star
06/20/2011 CAL Mid-Season All-Star
05/16/2011 CAL Pitcher of the Week

 

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College Baseball Top 25 (April 28th)

College Baseball Top 25

COLLEGE

1. Virginia (37-8)

2. Oregon State (31-8)

3. Louisiana- Lafayette (39-6)

4. Cal Poly (36-7)

5. Florida (30-15)

6. Florida State (33-11)

7. Washington (29-10)

8. LSU (33-11)

7. Oregon (31-10)

9. South Carolina (34-11)

10. Miami FL (32-13)

11. Mississippi State (33-12)

12. Alabama (29-15)

13. Louisville (33-11)

14.  Rice (31-15)

15. Indiana (28-12)

16. Houston (31-12)

17. Texas Christian (30-13)

18. Oklahoma State (31-13)

19. Texas (32-13)

20. Vanderbilt (33-12)

21. Texas Tech (35-12)

22. Liberty (35-10)

23. Central Florida (28-16)

24. Mercer (34-11)

25. Kentucky (27-17)

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