Binghamton Umpires' Association Scholarship awarded to local catcher

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Since 2000, the Binghamton Umpires Association has presented 26 scholarships to graduating baseball and softball players, totaling more that $27,500. This year the association awarded two scholarships – one baseball, one softball – each scholarship is worth $750, and is awarded to a deserving senior chosen from 17-different high schools. The list of schools includes: Afton, Bainbridge-Guilford, Binghamton, Chenango Forks, Chenango Valley, Deposit, Greene, Hancock, Harpursville, Johnson City, Norwich, Oxford, Seton, Sidney, Susquehanna Valley, Whitney Point, and Windsor. This year the Umpire Association awarded Norwich senior softball catcher, Jordan Sanford the prestigious scholarship after she submitted “a very impressive essay.” Pictured from left to right are: James and Mary Sanford, their daughter Jordan Sanford, Steve Griffen and Norwich Athletic Director Joe Downey. Jordan will be attending Mansfield University of Pennsylvania this coming Fall 2016 to continue her education.

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