Weekend News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on September 7, 2019
The incredible, award-winning and division championship season for Batavia Muckdogs came to an end Friday night as the Muckdogs fell to the Lowell Spinner, 4-3 in extra innings.
Joe Davis, who hit a walk-off-home run on Thursday night to stun Batavia, drove in the winning run in the 10th on an infield fielders choice.
The runner from third beat the throw home for the win.
Lowell will now take on Brooklyn in the New York-Penn League best-of-three championships.
It was a banner year not just for the Muckdogs, but the entire Miami Marlins minor league system.
Batavia finishes the season as Pinckney Division Champions and won Field of the Year from the New York-Penn League, an honor which will be presented again during the minor league winter meetings and awards.
A Boy Scout leader from Elba jailed for Sex Abuse.
State Police have arrested 55 year old Ronald Rowcliffe of Elba following investigation several reports of sexual abuse.
Rowcliffe, a Boy Scout leader, reportedly had inappropriate sexual contact with several victims ranging in age from 12 to 14 years, who were attending the Massawepie Boy Scout Camp in Piercefield during the summers of 2017 through 2019.
Rowcliffe was charged with two counts of first degree Sexual Abuse, and single counts of Forcible Touching and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
He was remanded to the St. Lawrence County Jail in lieu of $10-thousand dollars bail.
The investigation continues and further charges are pending.
If anyone has information regarding the investigation or believes they may be a victim, they are encouraged to contact State Police.
A new license plate design for New York drivers is being chosen. Nearly half of the 325-thousand New Yorkers who voted selected the plate showcasing several iconic images, including the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline and Niagara Falls. The current yellow and blue plates, known as Empire Gold, have been around since 2010, but officials say the new plate’s white background will be easier to read. The new official license plate will be available starting next April.
Six Flags Darien Lake is kicking off its annual Harvest Festival starting this weekend.
The annual Harvest Festival will be held the weekends of Sept. 7 and 8, 14 and 15, and 21 and 22.
It will feature specialty food, beer and entertainment.
They will also be offering an exclusive beer garden with more than a dozen seasonal brews and exquisite culinary creations.
Harvest Festival activities are included with park admission, but food and beer are not included.