Furmanski helps Hamburg Post 527 capture state American Legion championship

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 31 July 2019 at 6:09 pm

Contributed Photo – Thomas Furmanski holds the Legion state championship trophy.

Thomas Furmanski, who will be a senior at Albion High this fall, has helped the Hamburg Post 527 baseball team capture the New York American League state championship.

Battling back out of the losers bracket, Hamburg claimed the title by sweeping a doubleheader victory from defending champion Rockland by scores of 9-8 and 1-0 today at Utica.  Furmanski scored a run in the 9-8 victory.

Furmanski helped Hamburg get off to a strong start in the tournament as he hurled a one hitter going into the seventh inning of a 3-2 victory over Maine-Endwell.

Hamburg then rebounded from a second round 5-0 loss to Rockland to defeat Rome 7-3 to stay alive as Furmanski banged out a two-run single.

Hamburg then defeated Saugerties 7-2 in the losers bracket finale to earn a berth in today’s title twin bill against Rockland. Furmanski had an RBI sacrifice fly in the win over Saugerties.

The state championship advances Hamburg to next week’s Legion national championship tournament in North Carolina.