Today could be a big one for Troy native Joe Mahoney. Joe is expected to make his first major league roster appearance tonight with the Baltimore Orioles. Mahoney is a graduate of Catholic Central.

The first baseman is hitting .256 with 5 home runs and 38 RBIs for the Orioles AAA affiliate, the Norfolk Tides.

Joe joins another local stand out in the big leagues. Tim Stauffer is a starting pitcher for the San Diego Padres. Stauffer has been battling injuries in 2012 – he ended 2011 with a record of 9 wins and 12 losses with an ERA of 3.73. Stauffer graduated from Spa Catholic High School in Saratoga Springs.