Sports Talk Merrimack Journal

Gendron nabs weekly honor

TROY, N.Y. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s (RPI) Tyler Gendron of Merrimack has been named to the Liberty League Men’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll.

The senior forward led the Engineers to two victories by averaging a team-best 18.5 points. He also had 10 rebounds, four assists, four steals and a block while averaging 31.0 minutes per game. He shot 61.1 percent (11 of 18) from the field, including 62.5 percent (5 of 8) from three-point range. He made 10 of 12 free throws (83.3%).

In a 58-53 overtime win at Bard, Gendron scored 16 points, including seven of RPI’s nine points in overtime. He also had four rebounds, three assists and a steal. Two days later against Vassar, he led the team with 21 points, going 7 of 10 from the field, including 5 of 6 from three-point range. He also had six rebounds, an assist, a block and three steals of a 71-63 victory.

Merrimack Men’s Softball

Saturday, April 16, has been set as the date for the annual tryout and draft for the Merrimack Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball League’s upcoming season. An additional tryout date of Wednesday, April 13, will be available for players that cannot make the April 16 date. The league, which plays on Monday and Wednesday evenings in Merrimack from early May through mid-September, continues to look for new players to fill out its team rosters.

Players are placed on teams through a draft process that aims to maintain competitive balance in the league. The tryout is used to help teams draft players in order by need based on skills and abilities. Every effort is made to place all eligible players on teams. To be eligible, men must be at least 18 years of age, must not currently be attending high school, and must either live or work in Merrimack. Interested players are asked to contact league president, Tom Boland, at for more information or to register for the tryout.