Coach talk
Photo by John Coston

Coach talk

Webutuck Coach Chris Milano makes a visit to the mound to talk with Cody Deister during a Webutuck Minors game Saturday, May 13.

Cody Deister of Webutuck  Little League Minors Savarese Sanitation at the top of his windup. Photo by John Coston

Ryder Charpentier of the Taconic Cardinals hits a single on Saturday, May 13, at Eddie Collins Park in a game against the Webutuck Minors team Savarese Septic Service. Photo by John Coston

Anthony Russo pitches for Webutuck on Saturday. Photo by Kelly Milano

Cody Deister of Webutuck  Little League Minors Savarese Sanitation at the top of his windup. Photo by John Coston

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