MLB Stars Welcome BASE Race Winners;

MLB Stars Welcome BASE Race Winners;

Oneonta’s Mike Hamilton First In 10K

Surrounded by MLB players who will participate in this afternoon's Hall of Fame Classic, BASE Race 5K winners Daniel Nensteil of Drums, Pa., and Cooperstown's Heidi Edmonds, 14, pose for Hall of Fame VP Brad Horn's camera.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Surrounded by MLB players who will participate in this afternoon’s Hall of Fame Classic, BASE Race 5K winners Daniel Nensteil of Drums, Pa., and Cooperstown’s Heidi Edmonds, 14, pose for Hall of Fame VP Brad Horn’s camera. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Oneonta's Mike Hamilton, no stranger to victory in local races, wins the 10K event in the BASE race that started and ended this morning in Cooperstown's Doubleday Field parking lot.
Oneonta’s Mike Hamilton, no stranger to victory in local races, wins the 10K event in the BASE race that started and ended this morning in Cooperstown’s Doubleday Field parking lot.

COOPERSTOWN – MLB players who will be performing in this afternoon’s Hall of Fame Classic lined the finish line at Doubleday Field this morning to welcome runners completing the BASE 5K and 10K races, the starting event of the Classic weekend.

Mike Hamilton, the assistant wrestling coach at SUNY Oneonta and a perennial winner of road races in the region, took first place in the 10K

In the 5K, Heidi Edmonds, of the Cooperstown running family, followed in the footsteps of dad Lee, the Bassett physician, and brothers Josh and Peter to lead the women.   Brother Josh helped pace his 14-year-old sister to the win.

On the men’s side, Daniel Nenstiel of Drums, Pa., outside Hazleton, won the 5K.  He had come to town last evening for the concert at Brewery Ommegang with wife Missy, stayed overnight and decided to compete.

The Classic Parade begins at noon on Main Street, followed by hitting contest in Doubleday Field at 1 and the Hall of Fame Classic at 2:05.