Jake Binder Pitches Another Gem to Keep Ithaca Bombers Alive

Webb Little Hurls Two Perfect Relief Innings for 4th Save

Jake Binder

Syracuse NY May 18, 2017: Flames players led the Ithaca Bombers to a 5-2 victory over Castleton to stay alive in the NCAA D-III New York Regional Tournament with a 5-2 win over Castleton.

Sophomore Jake Binder threw 4 2/3 innings of no-hit ball and then scattered six hits over the next 2 1/3 innings to garner his ninth win of the year. Webb Little was perfect in relief facing six batters, striking out 2 with three ground outs and one fly out.

Once again, Adam Gallagher, Sam Little and Webb Little were stellar at the plate, each smashing doubles while driving in three runs on four total hits.

 

 

Big Red First Basemen Trey Baur Joins Flames

Sure-Handed Cornell Junior Joins Talented Infield

Syracuse NY May 19, 2017: The Onondaga Flames of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League announced today that Trey Bauer, Cornell starting first basemen, will play for them this summer season. The St Louis, MO product was a s a 2014 Perfect Game Preseason High School All-American.

At Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS) Trey was a all-conference second team as a freshman. In his senior season, he posted  a .512 batting average and led MICDS in doubles, home runs and slugging percentage. He was named to the all-conference first team and was tabbed as the team’s most valuable player. He was also twice team captain. Trey was selected to the Midwest Region team to try out for USA Baseball in Cary, N.C.

The 6’5″ 185 lb junior enjoyed an excellent season for the Big Red turning in a slash line of .301/.460/.380.

“We are excited to have Trey. He can hit and is an excellent fielder. This past season he committed only one error in 127 chances for an outstanding .992 fielding percentage.” commented Ryan Stevens, GM and Head Coach of the Flames.

Trey is the son of Laurie and Turner Baur of St Louis and has two sisters, Taylor and Peyton as well as a younger brother, Griffin. A national merit finalist, Trey is majoring in Applied Economics & Management at Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Flames Name Ryan Stevens General Manager

Dryden Native Promoted To Flames Top Job

Syracuse NY May 14, 2017: The Onondaga Flames announced today the appointment of Ryan Stevens as General Manager. Stevens, who was previously Director of Baseball Operations, will assume responsibilities for all team operations, He is also currently Head Baseball Coach at Tompkins Cortland Community College.

A Dryden, NY native, Stevens was an All-interscholastic Athletic Conference and all-Section 4 standout in both baseball and soccer for Dryden High School prior to his graduation in 2002. A shortstop and pitcher in his playing days, Stevens played at SUNY Cobleskill and then Frostburg State (MD), After finishing his scholastic career he moved on to become the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden from 2008-10.

Independent Pro Ball
In 2008 Stevens joined the Texarkana Gunslingers of the Indy Continental League as a coach and director of scouting for the summer season. After two successful seasons in pro ball, he joined the competing Alpine Cowboys in 2010 where a year later became the second-youngest manager in the professional ranks at the age of 25.  He compiled a 26-10 record while leading the team to the championship of the Continental League. In 2012 the Cowboys moved to the Indy Pecos League (Low Class A Rookie-level) where Ryan led the Cowboys to the championship and was named Manager of the Year.

During his tenure at Alpine, Stevens led to the team to over 200 wins and five post-season appearances. He has helped over fifty players climb the ladder to the next level.

“Ryan Stevens has had several years experience in the ruff and tumble Indy Ball as a coach, Manager, Director of Player Development and General Manager. He has been with the Flames from our start last August and has proven to be a consummate professional. The team is in good hands going forward,” commented Wayne Walker, Flames President.

Scouting
While in Texas, Stevens also served as associate scout in the West Texas region for the Washington Nationals.

Return to Dryden
Ryan returned to Tompkins County and served as Assistant Coach to the legendary Ithaca College Hall of Fame Head Coach George Valesente for the 2013-2014 season. In July of 2014 Stevens was named Head Coach of the TC3 Panthers.

Flames Players Shine in Ithaca’s Heartbreaking Loss to Oswego

Lakers Score Four Runs In Ninth to Edge Bombers 11-10.

Syracuse NY May 18, 2017: Flames players shined again in a first round NCAA NY Sectionals loss to 7th ranked Oswego State. The sensational sophomores combined for nine hits, five RBI’s and scored seven runs.

Sam Little went 4-for-5, including a two-run homer and two runs scored. Brother Webb, was 3-for-5 with one RBI and one run scored. Catcher Adam Gallagher delivered two RBi’s with a single and sacrifice fly in his five trips to the plate. Center fielder Matt Carey added a single and scored a run.

Oswego’s Brian Nolan (4-1) notched the win in relief. Nolan will also play for the Flames this summer.

Come out to a game at OCC in June and July and watch these terrific young players compete with the top-notch talent of the Perfect game Collegiate Baseball League.

 

Flames Players Contribute to Big Ithaca College Win

Adam Gallagher and Little Brothers Deliver Key Hits

Syracuse NY May 14, 2017: Flames players Adam Gallagher, Sam Little and Webb Little stroked key hits yesterday as Ithaca College defeated 14th ranked St.John Fisher 10-6 to win its third Empire 8 Conference Tournament title and sixth straight Conference Championship . The victory earned the Bombers a berth in the NCAA Division III Championship, the first automatic bid for the conference.

Sam Little

In the bottom of the second inning, with the bases loaded, Sam Little hit a bases clearing triple to left field to give the Bombers a 6-0 lead.

Sam, a sophomore, finished the season with a slash line of 336/.597/.627. In the outfield, Little made only 3 errors in 65 fielding opportunities for a .954 season fielding average.

Webb Little

Not to be undone, brother Webb Little crunched a clutch two-run double in the bottom of the seventh to answer the 4 runs the Cardinals scored in their previous two innings at the plate.

Webb, also a sophomore finished the season with a slash line of .315/.423/.530. A middle infielder, Webb made only 5 errors in 363 fielding opportunities for an impressive .986 fielding percentage.

Adam Gallagher

Sophomore Catcher Adam Gallagher went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored to pace the Bomber offense,or the season he had a slash line of .313/.415/408.

 

 

 

 

Jake Binder

“Flames fans will have a real treat watching these Ithaca Bombers play at OCC this summer.

The Little brothers and Adam Gallagher, together with Bomber Ace Jake Binder (8-1; .293 ERA) and outfielder Matt Carey are all very talented young sophomores with bright futures.” said Wayne Walker Flames President, “Ithaca is an elite program led by legendary Hall of Fame coach George Valesente – we are very fortunate to be able to work with the Bombers.”

 

 

 

Matt Carey

Cooperstown Game and Baseball Hall of Fame Visit

Flames to Play ADK Trail Blazers June 30th at Historic Doubleday Stadium

Syracuse NY May 13, 2017: The Onondaga Flames announced today they will play one of their home games at historic Doubleday Stadium in Cooperstown New York. In what will hopefully be an annual event, the Flames will host the Adirondack Trail Blazers on Friday, June 30th in a regular Prefect Game Collegiate Baseball League contest.

The Flames will visit the Baseball Hall of Fame before the game. A group discount will be available to those who wish to visit the HOF with the team. Doubleday Field is a National Historic Landmark and has no lights.so, the game will be played at 5:00 PM.

The Flames will arrange for charter buses for Flames players’ families and fans who would like to travel with the team to Cooperstown. The buses will depart at 10:30 AM and return approximately 9:00 PM.

Tickets

 

Opening Night

Syracuse NY May 10, 2017: The Onondaga Flames will play their home opener against the Oneonta Outlaws on June 2nd at 7:00 PM. The Flames will honor Firefighters and EMS professionals and then cap the night’s festivities with a fireworks display provided by Young Explosives.

The Outlaws finished 24-24 last year for a fourth place finish in the PGCBL East Division. They return a strong roster this year and figure to vie for the league playoffs.

Tickets are available online here. You may print at home or pick up at the stadium will call window.

Adults $5.00
Seniors $3.00 – 55 and over
Youth $2.00 – 18 and under (Children 12 and under admitted free)

Firefighters| EMS and families admitted free.