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New Haven Southpaw Cam Guarino Commits to Flames

New Haven Southpaw Cam Guarino Commits to Flames
September 18, 2018 Onondaga, NY: The Onondaga Flames of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) are pleased to announce the signing of sophomore LHP Cam Guarino,from NCAA D-II national collegiate baseball powerhouse University of Ne Haven for the 2019 summer collegiate baseball season.   As a freshman, Guarino came out of the bullpen for the Chargers appearing in 13 games and compiling a 3.42 ERA over ...
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Baldwinsville Ace Jake Marshall Joins Flames

Baldwinsville Ace Jake Marshall Joins Flames
September 13, 2018 Onondaga, NY: The Onondaga Flames of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) announced today the signing of Jake Marshall for the 2019 summer collegiate baseball season. Marshall is a senior at Baldwinsville High School and a 2019 commit to NCAA Division II powerhouse LeMoyne College. The big right hander is 6'5" and 192 pounds. In his junior year he was 5-1 while posting ...
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Canisius LHP Jeff DeStefano Returns for 2019

Canisius LHP Jeff DeStefano Returns for 2019
September 14, 2018 Onondaga, NY: The Onondaga Flames of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) announced today that Canisius sophomore left-handed pitcher Jeff DeStefano, has committed to return to the Flames (@OnondagaFlames) for the 2019 summer season. This will be DeStefano's third season with the Flames, having played for them as a high school graduate in 2017 and this year as a freshman. A former Liverpool High ...
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Slugging Infielder Jarrod Grossguth Returns for 2019 Season

Slugging Infielder Jarrod Grossguth Returns for 2019 Season
September 13, 2018 Onondaga, NY: The Onondaga Flames of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) announced today that CCRI sophomore third baseman Jarrod Grossguth will return for the 2019 summer collegiate baseball season. During the Flames 2018 NYCBL Championship season, Grossguth appeared in 29 games with 87 plate appearances slashing .273/.430/.455 with 3 doubles, 3 home runs and 10 RBIs. "Jarrod was a real find for us ...
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Canisius Catcher Jake Zurat Returns for 2019

Canisius Catcher Jake Zurat Returns for 2019
Photo by Roger Hagen @blazer67 September 12, 2018 Onondaga, NY: The Onondaga Flames of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) announced today that Canisius Sophomore Jake Zurat will return for the 2019 summer collegiate baseball season. During the 2018 NYCBL Championship season, Zurat  appeared in 20 games with 71 plate appearances slashing .283/.386/.433 with 4 doubles, a triple and home run.  Limited by injury, during his freshman season ...
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Herkimer Outfielder Brandon Kruzinski Joins Flames

Herkimer Outfielder Brandon Kruzinski Joins Flames
September 8, 2018 Onondaga, NY: The Onondaga Flames of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) announced today that Herkimer Generals sophomore outfielder Brandon Kruzinski will join the Flames for the 2019 summer collegiate baseball season. Kruzinski will join Herkimer teammate Matt Parkinson on the Flames roster. Kruzinski played in 37 games during his freshman season for the Generals, making 115 plate appearances and slashing .330/.409/.608 with ...
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NYU Pitcher Gabe Golob Returns to Flames Staff for 2019

NYU Pitcher Gabe Golob Returns to Flames Staff for 2019
September 3, 2018 Onondaga, NY: The Onondaga Flames of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) announced today that starting pitcher Gabe Golob will be returning to the Flames for the 2019 summer season. Golob, an NYU sophomore, started four games for the Flames, winning three, until his season was cut short with arm soreness at the end of June. "Gabe was cruising along with a 1.88 ...
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Herkimer Generals Catcher Matt Parkinson Rejoins Flames

Herkimer Generals Catcher Matt Parkinson Rejoins Flames
September 1, 2018 Onondaga, NY: The Onondaga Flames of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) announced today that Herkimer Generals sophomore catcher Matt Parkinson will join the Flames for the 2019 summer collegiate baseball season. Parkinson was on the Flames roster last year but did not play due to a preseason injury that sidelined him for the summer.  An excellent defensive catcher, Parkinson played in 33 ...
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Canisius Slugger Stephen Bennett Returns for 2019

Canisius Slugger Stephen Bennett Returns for 2019
September 1, 2018 Onondaga, NY: The Onondaga Flames of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) announced today that Canisius junior third baseman Stephen Bennett will return to the Flames for the 2019 summer season. Bennett played for the Flames in 2017 when he slashed .317/.411/.394, earning him a spot on the PGCBL Prospect Team, meant to identify players with the greatest future draft potential. This past ...
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UAlbany’s Connor Morrisroe and Marshall Winn Return for 2019 Flames Season

UAlbany's Connor Morrisroe and Marshall Winn Return for 2019 Flames Season
August 31, 2018 Onondaga, NY: The Onondaga Flames of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) announced today that RHP Connor Morrisroe and Outfielder Marshall Winn of the University at Albany will be returning for the 2019 summer season. They will be joining their future Great Dane teammate LHP Cregg Scherrer of Skaneateles, a UAlbany 2019 commit.  Morrisroe, a redshirt sophomore, was a starter for the Flames ...
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Skaneateles All-Star Southpaw Cregg Scherrer to Join Flames

Skaneateles All-Star Southpaw Cregg Scherrer to Join Flames
Photo by Jenn Scherrer August  20, 2018 Onondaga, NY: The Onondaga Flames of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) announced today that Skaneateles high school senior Cregg Scherrer will join the  team for the 2019 summer season. The University at Albany 2019 commit had a pitcher's dream season in 2018 - posting a 0.00 ERA. That's not a typo - zero, zip, nada earned runs ...
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Flames Sign J-D Section III All-Star Scottie O’Bryan

Flames Sign J-D Section III All-Star Scottie O'Bryan
Photo by @sabri_haf. (Edited to put Scottie in a Sienna uniform!) August 2018 Onondaga, NY: The Onondaga Flames of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) are pleased to announce the signing of RHP/OF Scottie O'Bryan for the 2019 summer collegiate baseball season. O'Bryan starred as a two-way player for three seasons at Jamesville-DeWitt High school near Syracuse, NY. He was selected as a 2018 NYS Section ...
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Flames Sign New Haven Catcher George Pappas

Flames Sign New Haven Catcher George Pappas
August  7, 2018 Onondaga, NY: The Onondaga Flames of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) are pleased to announce the signing of rising sophomore catcher George Pappas from the University of New Haven, a perennial NCAA Division II powerhouse. Pappas will join the Flames  for the 2019 summer collegiate baseball season.   "George is smart, solid defensively and can handle the bat." said Wayne Walker, Flames ...
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Flames Sign Local Star Pitcher Mike McCully

Flames Sign Local Star Pitcher Mike McCully
August  2018 Onondaga, NY: The Onondaga Flames of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) announced today the signing of NYS Sectiion III All-Star pitcher Mke McCully (CBA) for the 2019 summer season. The highly recruited McCully is  headed to Loudonvile to become a Siena Saint.  Mike enjoyed an impressive high school career capped by an All-Star senior campaign in which he pitched a perfect game, a ...
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Game Reports

Onondaga Flames Win NYCBL Championship In Convincing Fashion

Onondaga Flames Win NYCBL Championship In Convincing Fashion

Onondaga, NY July 29, 2018: The Onondaga Flames mauled a good Olean Oilers team with 17 hits on their way to an 11-4 win and a series sweep to capture the NYCBL Championship Playoffs last night at Onondaga Community College Baseball Complex. The Flames swept through the playoffs 4-0 beating the Cortland Crush for the Eastern Division Title and the Western Division Champion Oilers 7-3 and 11-4 to claim their first league championship. This was the last NYCBL game for the Flames, who announced they are returning to the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League next season.

The Flames starter Riley Glenn (Chapman University) held the hard-hitting Oilers (3rd in NYCBL team batting) to just 2 hits in 6 1/3 innings. The Oilers did not fare any better with the Flames league-leading bullpen as they managed only one hit and no runs off of NYCBL All-Stars Jimmy Flahive (American International College), Nick Garcia (Chapman University) and closer Keon Taylor (Cal State LA).

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FLAMES PLAYER PROFILES

Flames Player Profile #39 McClain O'Connor, UC Santa Barbara
McClain on his way to a triple. Photo by Andrew Roth. McClain O'Connor is no stranger to putting out fires. Having served on a California firefighter helicopter support crew last summer, the rising junior at West Coast baseball powerhouse University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) has plenty of experience staying focused when the heat is on. That experience came in handy in the first game of the NYCBL Eastern Division Playoffs Tuesday evening on a wet Onondaga CC baseball field. With the Flames leading 2-1 in the top of the ninth inning, the Cortland Crush loaded the bases on a walk and two fielding errors caused by wet baseballs. After closer Keon Taylor struck out the next batter for out number one, the Crush sent up a pinch hitter who hit a sharp low line drive towards the hole between short and third base for what seemed like a sure ...
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Flames Player Profile #24 Jarrad Grossguth, Queens College
The Flames Jarrad Grossguth is a natural talent to watch. One of the youngest Flames, the hard-hitting shortstop/third basemen has demonstrated an abundance of raw talent playing in his first collegiate summer baseball season. Fresh from the junior college ranks at CC of Rhode Island, Grossguth is slashing .273/.430/.455, proving he has seamlessly made the transition to wooden bat and the next level of competition. He also shares the team home run title with AJ DiFillipo with 3.  At CCRI his slash line was an outstanding .327/.426/.609 with seven home runs and 33 runs batted in. In somewhat of a recruiting coup for the Head Coach Chris Reardon, Jarrod will be transferring to Division II Queens College in the fall as a sophomore, eligible to play for three more seasons. Not yet 19 years old, the 5-11 185 pounder has a 60-yard dash time of 7.0 seconds and an infield velocity ...
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Flames Player Profiles #22 Adam Gordon, Cal State LA
Slashing .327/.421/.469 with great range, sure hands and strong arm, outfielder Adam Gordon, a rising senior at Cal State LA, is a complete ballplayer with great instincts on the base paths. Time and again, he has amazed us with his canny ability to grab the extra base when few others would try it. His heads up play alone has won a few games for the Flames.  In his 113 at bats, Adam has 37 hits with 5 doubles, 4 triples and one home run producing 24 RBIs, second only to team leader AJ DiFillipo. His contributions to the Flames have been a large part of the team's success. He will be sorely missed as he graduates next year. Gordon played his first two college years at Saddleback College in his hometown, Mission Viejo, California where he hit .289 as a sophomore with 41 hits in 142 at bats. Scored 26 ...
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Flames Player Profile #23 Collin Mathews, Kent State
Simply put, the Flames Collin Mathews is on fire with 14 hits in 28 at bats over the last seven games. The owner of the 4th highest batting average in the league, the redshirt freshman is slashing .380/.468/.478 on the season with 5 doubles, 2 triples and 15 RBI's over 109 plate appearances. Collin has created 20.788 runs, second most on the team. A two-way player, Collin has been clocked at 93-mph on the mound. The 6'2"  200 pound Kent State Golden Flash appears to have fully recovered from Tommy John surgery. performed in the fall of 2016. However, the Flames have used him almost exclusively as an outfielder to get his bat in the lineup. Mathews is a gifted athletic who can hit, run, throw and field. His contributions to the Flames have been invaluable ...
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Flames Player Profile #12 A. J. DiFillipo, Columbia University
It has been an interesting summer for Columbia University rising junior A.J. DiFillipo. After hitting a home run in the College World Series, AJ has taken the NYCBL by storm with a slash line of .359/433/.534 with 8 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs and 34 RBIs. A tough out as evidenced by his .433 OBP, DiFillipo has struck out only 14 times in 103 at bats or 13.5% of the time compared to a league average of 19.1%. Not one to leave the bat on his shoulder, AJ has only walked 12 times in 120 plate appearances. His aggressive approach has created a team high 25.435 runs and an OPS of  .967. A strong-armed corner infielder/outfielder, AJ bats left and throw right. He hails from Peabody, MA. AJ has participated in Flames community outreach events, including both visits to the Onondaga Free Library to read to children and volunteering at ...
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Team News

Slugging Infielder Jarrod Grossguth Returns for 2019 Season
September 13, 2018 Onondaga, NY: The Onondaga Flames of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) announced today that CCRI sophomore third baseman Jarrod Grossguth will return for the 2019 summer collegiate baseball season. During the Flames 2018 NYCBL Championship season, Grossguth appeared in 29 games with 87 plate appearances slashing .273/.430/.455 with 3 doubles, 3 home runs and 10 RBIs. "Jarrod was a real find for us He made the transition to the wood bat and the higher level of pitching in a seamless fashion and was a big part of our championship drive," remarked Wayne Walker, Flames president, "He'll wind up at a D-1 program next year for sure. We're fortunate to have him for another season." Grossguth finished his freshman season at CCRI with an outstanding slash line of .327/.426/.609 with seven home runs and 33 runs batted in. The 5-11 185 pounder has a 60-yard dash time of 7.0 ...
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Canisius Catcher Jake Zurat Returns for 2019
Photo by Roger Hagen @blazer67 September 12, 2018 Onondaga, NY: The Onondaga Flames of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) announced today that Canisius Sophomore Jake Zurat will return for the 2019 summer collegiate baseball season. During the 2018 NYCBL Championship season, Zurat  appeared in 20 games with 71 plate appearances slashing .283/.386/.433 with 4 doubles, a triple and home run.  Limited by injury, during his freshman season at Canisius, Zurat started out the summer season slowly batting only .188 in his first ten games.  "Once he knocked off the rust, Jake just exploded in his last ten games batting .500. Just what we figured he would do," commented Wayne Walker, Flames president. "He was key to our playoff run. We are excited to have him back." Zurat joins Matt Parkinson (Herkimer CC) and George Pappas (New Haven) to form a trio of strong sophomore backstops.  About Canisius College Baseball @GriffsBaseball Canisius College ...
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Flames Begin Recruiting For 2019 PGCBL Season
August 19, 2018 Onondaga, NY:  While Flames players, families and fans bask in their well-deserved NYCBL Championship afterglow, Flames management is hard at work recruiting for next season. "August and September are very important recruiting months and we can't afford to sit on our laurels only to find ourselves left at the starting gate." commented Wayne Walker, Flames President. Walker explained that each year, as players arrive on campus, college coaches review summer league placements with their players and determine the best next step for them. Factors such as location, desire to play with teammates or friends, expense and competition level all come into play. By mid September the Flames will have a decent idea of who will return from their championship team. In addition to additional pitchers, the Flames will have to replace players who choose not to return. "Resuming play in the Perfect Game League presents different challenges. The PGCBL ...
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League News

NYCBL and ACBL create All-Star Game Showcase

NYCBL and ACBL create All-Star Game Showcase
Cortland, NY – The New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) and Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League (ACBL) have partnered to create an All-Star Showcase between the two leagues. This newly formed summer classic will showcase All-Stars from both leagues beginning with the summer of 2018. The NYCBL and ACBL are both members of the National Alliance of Summer College Baseball (NACSB). Both leagues are amongst the oldest and respected summer collegiate wooden bat leagues in the country. The ACBL began in 1967 followed by the NYCBL in 1978. The inaugural game will take place in Syracuse, NY at the Onondaga Community ...
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Former NYCBL Star promoted to the Los Angeles Dodgers

Former NYCBL Star promoted to the Los Angeles Dodgers
Tim Locastro (pictured) has made appearances for the Los Angeles Dodgers in his first two major league games against the Colorado Rockies. Locastro is an alumus of the NYCBL having payed for the Syracuse Jr. Chiefs (now the Onondaga Flames) in the 2012 summer season. Tim swiped his first base of the season on Saturday September 30th. Read more here about Tim's unique journey to Los Angeles:  http://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgers/la-sp-dodgers-rockies-20170929-story.html @NYCBL_baseball  https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=nycbl%20baseball ...
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Onondaga Flames Set to Return to NYCBL

Onondaga Flames Set to Return to NYCBL
Onondaga, N.Y. – The NYCBL is excited to announce that CNY Baseball, Inc is returning to play in the league with the Onondaga Flames. CNY had voluntarily suspended play last year in the NYCBL and the Flames played the 2017 season in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League.  After a successful season, in which the Flames made the playoffs in their first year of play, the team has decided to return to the NYCBL for the 2018 season. The Flames, of Onondaga, NY will call Onondaga Community College home. The Flames will play in the Eastern Division of the league, ...
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