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Robbie Young

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Robbie Young is one of only three players in the history of the Utica Blue Sox franchise to play three seasons with the organization. Young was a member of the inaugural Blue Sox team in 2016 that went on to advance all the way to the PGCBL Championship Series, hitting .205 with 11 RBIs. His defense proved to be a valuable asset throughout their thrilling postseason run and he also drove in Utica’s first run in Game 3 of the West Division Championship Series against the Elmira Pioneers. He returned to Utica in 2017, but appeared in only 13 games for the Blue Sox, hitting .189 with a home run and a pair of RBIs. After sitting out the summer of 2018, Young came back for one last run in 2019 and made it his best one as the team’s veteran leader. He led the PGCBL with a total of 56 hits in 38 games played and he also finished in the top five in the league in batting average (.368, 4th) and doubles (14, 3rd). He finished second on his team in both home runs and RBIs, hitting three round-trippers and driving in 29 runs that summer. Young was also known for his clutch hitting, getting the walk-off hit against the Rome Generals in an exhibition game in June and crushing a go-ahead, bases-clearing double a month later against the Adirondack Trail Blazers at home that ultimately gave his team a thrilling 6-5 win. Young currently ranks third all-time in franchise history in games (76), hits (80), and RBIs (42) and held the franchise record for doubles with 21, which was broken by Luis DeLeon in 2021. He is now the owner & CEO of Juco Product, a company he founded in 2018, to highlight those whose journeys playing collegiate sports led them down the junior college path, just like his did.

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