Versatile All-First Coast Selection Will Also See Bullpen Duty
Syracuse, NY November 24, 2016: The Onondaga Flames of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (www.pgcbl.com) announced today the signing of versatile Tyler Rourke for the 2017 summer season. Rourke, a smooth fielding third basemen and tough out at the plate, is also an accomplished closer.
Rourke earned may honors during his 4-year career at Jacksonville’s Parker High, including Times Union All-First Coast third team selection, Florida “Top 100 Juniors”, College Prospect Series invitee and numerous times a Max Prep Player of the Game.
In his senior season, Tyler posted a slash line of 333/.425/375, including 15 RBI’s. While known mostly as an infielder/hitter, Tyler is also a talented closer having notched 10 saves with a .39 ERA in 2016, tops for the city.
In 2014, Rourke helped his Post 88 team to the American Legion World Series finishing 5th. He was a .366 hitter for his American Legion career.
“Tyler is a great addition to our roster,” commented Ryan Stevens, Director of Baseball for the Flames, “he can help us in the field, at the plate and from the bullpen. That’s a combination you don’t see at this level every day.”
Syracuse, NY November 7, 2016: The Onondaga Flames announced today they have added shortstop AlexCanty to their roster for the 2017 summer season. In his senior year, the Monroe County Division IV and Section V Class A2 Player of the Year posted a 4.0 GPA while blasting a slash line of .508/.610/.851.
“I am actually more impressed with his GPA than his terrific slash line – 4.0 wins every time. Seriously, Alex has intelligence, talent and an outstanding work ethic, making his potential exceptional.”, commented Wayne Walker, Flames president.
Batavia’s Best’s Alex Brasky, previewing the Batavia Rotary Club’s 2016 Baseball Tournament, commented “….perhaps the most-impressive of the bunch has come from the bat and glove of one Alex Canty – Batavia’s Senior shortstop.”
Beasky continued, “In addition to playing a smooth shortstop throughout the season, Canty is also second in the area in batting average – hitting a .594 – and has batted in 15 runs, which is good enough for 4th in the area. He has hit 2 HRs as well.”
Ryan Stevens, Flames Director of Baseball noted, “Alex is just the kind of young player we need to build the franchise. We’re fortunate and happy to have him.”
Alex is continuing his education at Monroe Community College and will play for the widely respected Tribunes baseball program. He is the son of Tom Canty and Sarah Della Penna of Batavia, NY.
Hard-Hitting Chittenango Star Rounds Out Talented Infield
Syracuse, NY November 3, 2016: The Onondaga Flames of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League, announced today that Wyatt Myers will join the roster for the 2017 summer season.
“Wyatt is a talented, sure-handed fielder who can also help us at the plate. We’re impressed with his work ethic and his desire to improve,” noted Ryan Stevens, Flames Director of Baseball, “we are excited to have a leader of his caliber on our roster.”
Myers racked up a great final senior season for the Chittenango HS Bears batting .475 with four home runs, five doubles, 21 RBI and 22 runs. His stellar play earned a selection to the 2016 All-Central New York All-Star team as well as election to the New York State Sportswriters Association (NYSSWA) Class A All-State Fourth-Team.
Wyatt will continue his baseball career at the University of Buffalo where he is enrolled in the School of Management. He is the son of Don and Tracey Wyatt of Chittenango, NY.
Monroe CC Right-Hander Joins Flames Pitching Staff
Syracuse, NY November 1, 2016: The Onondaga Flames announced today that Ryan Marketell, a 2016 New York State Sportswriters Association All-Star team selection, will be joining their pitching staff for the 2017 summer season. The 6’5″ 200 pound right-hander was also honored by the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle as a member of its 2016 All-Greater Rochester Baseball team.
A Webster Thomas HS team MVP, Ryan struck out 41 batters in 38 innings while posting a 1.66 ERA in his final season with the Titans.The Monroe County all-star also enjoyed a great season at the plate batting .353 with 2 home runs.”While we are looking forward to having Ryan’s talents on the mound, he cam help us in the infield and at the plate as well. He is a player with special potential.” noted Ryan Stevens, Director of Baseball for the Flames.
Marketell will play baseball for the Monroe Community College Tribunes where he plans to major in communications/sports broadcasting. He is the son of Bob and Shelly Marketell of Webster, NY.