Flames Bats Catch Fire For 14 Hits In 12th Win

Rome, NY June 30, 2018: The Onondaga Flames hitters came alive last night at Rome, New York’s Larry Delutis Field, burning the Rome Generals for 14 hits and 15 runs to win their 12th game of the season. The victory puts the Flames at 12-10, good enough to remain in 2nd place in the East Division 2 1/2 games back of division leader Syracuse Spartans (14-7). The plate explosion overshadowed a solid performance by Flames starter Riley Glenn (Chapman University) who scattered 6-hits over 5 2/3 innings and another brilliant outing by the Flames bullpen, which allowed no one to reach 1st base.

The Flames struck early scoring five runs in the top of the 1st inning, three unearned. They added seven runs on seven hits in the 2nd, including doubles by Adam Gordon (Cal State LA)  and Mike Steffan (Canisius). A double by McClain O’Connor (USCB) in the 4th added a run when he was brought home by a Gordon single. The last of the Flames runs came in the 8th when Jake Zurat (Canisius) walked and eventually scored on a Generals’ error.

Flames standouts at the plate for the night included McClain O’Connor (UCSB) 2 for 3 with 2 ribbies and 2 runs scored, Jarrad Grossguth (Queens College) 2 for 5 with 2 RBI’s, catcher Jake Zurat (Canisius) 2 for 5, 2 RBI’s and 3 runs scored, AJ DiFillipo (Columbia) 2 for 4, 1 RBI and 2 runs scored and Gordon who was 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored.

The Flames Jimmy Flahive (American International College), with a league leading ERA of 0.93, put out a fire in the bottom of the 6th and then shut out the Generals in the 7th. Nick Garcia (Chapman University) struck out the side in the eighth to increase his season total to 31, 2nd best in the league and Mike Ruggerio (Wagner) made his first mound appearance a memorable one putting down the Generals in order to end the game. Ruggerio, finally fully recovered from a hamstring injury, also had a 2-run RBI single earlier in the game.

The Flames play the Cortland Crush at Onondaga CC baseball complex tonight at 7:00 PM.

Box Score

Game Information

  • Date: 06/29/2018
  • Start Time: 06:42 PM
  • Duration: 2:38
  • End Time: 09:20 PM
  • Winning Pitcher: 25 – Riley Glenn
  • Losing Pitcher: 30 – Kevin Simon
  • Save Pitcher:
  • Field Umpire #3:
  • Location: Delutis Field
  • Weather:Clear and warm

Batting Stats

Onondaga
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
9 Netzel, M RF 2 1 1 0 1 0 .322
19 Geraci, E RF 1 0 0 0 1 0 .000
22 Gordon, A CF 4 2 3 2 0 0 .338
20 Chernow, J CF
PH
1 0 0 0 0 0 .278
5 Hart, B 3B 3 2 0 0 1 0 .253
10 Kretsch, C 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .200
24 Grossguth, J DH 5 2 1 1 0 0 .298
8 Paxton, C PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .162
4 Evans, J SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
30 Zurat, J C 5 3 2 2 1 0 .209
17 Peterson, T C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246
12 DiFillipo, A LF 4 2 2 1 1 0 .300
39 OConnor, M SS 3 2 2 2 0 1 .273
27 Gibbs, R 2B
SS
2 0 1 0 0 0 .263
7 Steffan, M 1B 5 1 1 0 0 1 .196
2 Ruggerio, M 2B
P
SS
4 0 1 2 0 0 .139
42 15 14 10 5 3
Rome
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
3 Baker, M LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 .329
23 Peters, S CF 2 0 1 0 1 1 .450
50 Pedrouzo, J CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .129
16 Porrino, A 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .313
13 Diskin, T 3B 2 0 0 0 1 0 .237
55 Bramanti, J 1B 2 0 0 0 0 1 .325
20 DeGiacamo, C 1B 2 0 0 0 0 1 .122
52 Stokes, D 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 .333
26 McGuinness, R 2B 2 1 1 0 0 1 .333
44 Michael, K RF 1 0 0 0 2 0 .300
29 Struthers, M PH
RF
1 0 0 0 0 1 .185
10 Atiles, L SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 .283
12 Valenti, J SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 .185
18 Kenny, P DH 3 0 1 0 0 1 .300
33 Woodruff, W PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .227
45 Vasquez, A C 3 0 1 1 0 0 .360
21 Tyler, S C 1 0 0 0 0 0 .310
33 2 6 1 4 13
Away Batting
  • 2B: A.Gordon (4), M.OConnor (1), M.Steffan (1).
  • HP: M.Netzel (5), A.Gordon (3).
  • RBI: A.Gordon 2 (11), J.Grossguth (8), J.Zurat 2 (5), A.DiFillipo (19), M.OConnor 2 (2), M.Ruggerio 2 (4).
  • SF: M.Ruggerio (1).
  • SB: A.Gordon (4), B.Hart (10).
  • Team LOB: 8.
Away Fielding
  • A: R.Gibbs 2 (13), M.Ruggerio 2 (26).
  • E: R.Gibbs (1).
  • PO: M.Netzel (17), E.Geraci 2 (3), J.Chernow 2 (35), J.Zurat 12 (103), T.Peterson (109), A.DiFillipo 2 (18), M.OConnor (4), M.Steffan 6 (74).
  • SBA: J.Zurat 2 (32).
  • TC: M.Netzel (29), E.Geraci 2 (3), J.Chernow 2 (43), J.Zurat 12 (110), T.Peterson (120), A.DiFillipo 2 (32), M.OConnor (7), R.Gibbs 3 (18), M.Steffan 6 (82), M.Ruggerio 2 (44).
Home Batting
    • RBI: A.Vasquez (5).
    • SB: S.Peters 2 (7).

Team LOB:

     8.
Home Fielding
  • A: T.Diskin (17), D.Stokes 2 (8), R.McGuinness 6 (6), L.Atiles (39), J.Pascucci (3).
  • E: A.Porrino 2 (5), J.Valenti (1).
  • PO: S.Peters 2 (32), J.Pedrouzo (22), T.Diskin (15), J.Bramanti 3 (155), C.DeGiacamo 10 (29), D.Stokes 2 (26), R.McGuinness 2 (2), K.Michael 2 (33), A.Vasquez 2 (51), S.Tyler (45).
  • SBA: A.Vasquez 2 (26).
  • TC: S.Peters 2 (35), J.Pedrouzo (23), A.Porrino 2 (19), T.Diskin 2 (33), J.Bramanti 3 (169), C.DeGiacamo 10 (30), D.Stokes 4 (35), R.McGuinness 8 (8), K.Michael 2 (36), L.Atiles (63), J.Valenti (30), A.Vasquez 2 (58), S.Tyler (55), J.Pascucci (3).

Pitching Stats

Onondaga
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
25   Glenn, R 5.2 6 2 0 4 7 3.46
26 Flahive, J 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0.93
6 Garcia, N 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0.96
2 Ruggerio, M 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
9 6 2 0 4 13
Rome
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
30   Simon, K 1.0 5 8 3 2 2 5.32
38 Pascucci, J 6.2 9 7 5 3 0 5.91
47 Manning, K 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 3.68
9 14 15 8 5 3
Away Pitching
  • BF: R.Glenn 27, J.Flahive 4, N.Garcia 3, M.Ruggerio 3.
  • P-S: R.Glenn 124-71, J.Flahive 16-11, N.Garcia 14-10, M.Ruggerio 12-7.
Home Pitching
  • BF: K.Simon 13, J.Pascucci 33, K.Manning 4.
  • P-S: K.Simon 47-26, J.Pascucci 119-67, K.Manning 11-6.

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Bullpen Aces Part 2 – Jimmy Flahive

Onondaga, NY June 25, 2018: The Onondaga Flames pitching staff has been rock solid so far this season, leading the NYCBL in fewest earned runs with 61 over 19 games. Flames pitchers have given up 145 base hits, second best in the league. The staff has a team league best ERA of 3.14.

Contributing to the staff’s success has been the reliable performance of the bullpen with none more steady than Jimmy Flahive, a rising Junior at American International College. Flahive’s 1.00 ERA is the best in the NYCBL (pitchers with 8 or more innings pitched). Appearing in 18 innings over nine games, Jimmy has allowed only 2 earned runs on 11 hits – only one for extra bases. He has struck out twenty while walking only nine for a WHIP of 1.11.

A sidearm southpaw, Flahive has an excellent pickoff move and has already caught a couple of base runners napping. A middle inning reliever, he seldom figures in wins,losses or saves, however, he earned his first win two days ago over the Syracuse Salt Cats.

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Gunnar Groen Goes the Distance as Flames beat Silversmiths 3-1

Syracuse, NY, June 25th, 2018

Sherrill Silversmiths (10-9) vs Onondaga Flames (10-9)

The Silversmiths have one of the best offenses in the NYCBL, but against the Flames, they have scored four total runs in two games. Today, Onondaga only allowed one run to Sherrill thanks to a spectacular performance from Gunnar Groen (Pepperdine University).

Groen went 9.0 innings allowing one run on just three hits. He served up only one walk and struck out three as well. It was a dominant outing in which he pitched to contact and got quick outs.

On the other side, the Silversmiths got quite the day from starter Connor VanDreason. The lefty, despite allowing three runs, also pitched a complete game (8.0 innings) allowing three hits and striking out seven Flames batters.

Sherrill opened the scoring in the 2nd inning when Sean Doherty grounded into a double play to score a run. However, the flames tied it in the bottom half of the inning on an RBI Groundout from Collin Mathews (Kent State).

Still tied in the 4th, AJ DiFillipo (Columbia University) put the Flames out in front 2-1 with a sacrifice fly, driving in his team-leading 17th RBI. Collin Mathews recorded his second RBI in the 7th inning when he drove in Mike Netzel (Occidental College) from third base on a single.

The Flames take sole possession of second place in the NYCBL Eastern Division with the win. They host the Syracuse Salt Cats tomorrow night, June 26th, at 7pm (teamline.cc with Code “Onondaga” OR through the link at onondagaflames.com for the live broadcast).

Flames take on the Silversmiths next on Monday, July 2nd at Noyes Park in Sherrill, NY.

Of Note

Silversmiths

Chris Turco: 1-2, R, BB

Connor VanDreason: 8.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R (2 ER), BB, 7 K

Flames

Collin Mathews (Kent State): 1-3, 2 RBI

Gunnar Groen (Pepperdine University): 9.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), BB, 3 K

Win: Gunnar Groen (2-1); Onondaga Flames (11-9, 2nd NYCBL Eastern Division)

Loss: Connor VanDreason (1-2); Sherrill Silversmiths (10-10, 3rd NYCBL Eastern Division)

Flames Slip Past Salt Cats in 3-2 Thriller

Onondaga, NY June 25, 2018: On a rainy, windy and chilly evening at Onondaga CC baseball complex, the Onondaga Flames beat the Syracuse Salt Cats 3-2 in a NYCBL thriller last night. Starting pitchers Mike Netzel (Occidental College) for the Flames and the Salt Cats Max Bain (Northwood University) battled to a 1-1 tie until the East Division pitching duel was halted by a one-hour rain delay in the 6th inning. When play resumed, the Flames jumped ahead for good in the top of the seventh, but needed an insurance run to beat the determined Salt Cats, who rallied to make it a one-run game in the bottom of the ninth.

The Flames opened the scoring in the top of the third when Trace Peterson (Lake Erie College) walked, moved to second on a walk by Jack Chernow (Columbia University) and scored on Adam Gordon’s (Cal State LA) single. The Cats answered in the bottom half of the inning when Matthew Nertz (Abilene Christian U) led off with a single and later scored on a fielder’s choice.

The score remained tied 1-1 for 3 more innings until the Flames’ Adam Gordon (Cal State LA) singled home Jack Chernow (Columbia University) with the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh inning. The Flames added an insurance run, which proved to be the game-winner, in the top of the ninth when Jake Zurat (Columbia University) walked, moved to second on a single by Trace Peterson (Lake Erie College) and scored on a single by pitcher Mike Netzel (Occidental College).

Control problems from the usually accurate Flames closer Keon Taylor (Cal State LA) put Drew Patterson (Roane State CC) and Taylor Fajardo (Louisiana St U Shreveport) on base with walks. Patrick Minor (Arkansas Tech) also reached base on catcher’s interference to load the bases with no outs.   After Patterson scored on a passed ball and Matt Nertz struck out, Flames Head Coach Mike Cordero (Chaffey College) called for an intentional walk to Christian Naccari (Nichols College) to load the bases. Taylor then got Chris Anderson (Nichols College) to ground into a game-ending 6-4-3 double play.

Jimmy Flahive (1.00 ERA) (American International College) was the winning pitcher on the strength of another clutch relief effort with three scoreless innings, allowing only 2 hits and striking out five.

The Flames move to 10-9 and a tie for second place in the East Division of the NYCBL with the Sherrill Silversmiths, 3 1/2 games back of the Syracuse Spartans. The Flames return to action today at 2:00 PM at OCC versus the Sherrill Silversmiths in the first game of a three-game home stand.

Box Score

Game Information

  • Date: 06/24/2018
  • Start Time: 05:03 PM
  • Duration: 3:21
  • End Time: 08:24 PM
  • Winning Pitcher: 26 – Jimmy Flahive
  • Losing Pitcher: 36 – Thomas Genuario
  • Save Pitcher: 29 – Keon Taylor
  • Plate Umpire:
  • Field Umpire #1:
  • Field Umpire #2:
  • Field Umpire #3:
  • Location: Onondaga CC
  • Attendance:
  • Weather: Rain, windy and cold
Batting Stats
Onondaga
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
20 Chernow, J CF 3 1 0 0 2 1 .306
22 Gordon, A RF 5 0 2 2 0 0 .328
9 Netzel, M DH
P
4 0 1 1 1 2 .333
12 DiFillipo, A LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .283
5 Hart, B 2B 4 0 0 0 0 3 .250
24 Grossguth, J 3B 3 0 2 0 0 1 .308
6 Garcia, N 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
39 OConnor, M SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 .250
30 Zurat, J C 3 1 0 0 1 3 .171
17 Peterson, T 1B 2 1 2 0 2 0 .269
27 Gibbs, R PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
32 3 8 3 6 12
SYR Saltcats
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
6 Ray, M SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 .300
18 Ferlenda, A 2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 .283
25 Lawlor, S 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .353
0 Patterson, D CF 3 1 1 0 1 1 .328
16 Miner, P DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 .265
24 Fajardo, T LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 .250
39 Nerz, M C 3 1 1 0 1 1 .227
2 DeFusco, M 3B 1 0 0 0 1 1 .182
7 Naccari, C 3B 1 0 0 0 1 0 .245
5 Coates, C RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 .038
11 Anderson, C RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 .129
30 2 5 0 6 10
  • Away Batting
  • HP: J.Grossguth (2).
  • RBI: A.Gordon 2 (9), M.Netzel (5).
  • CS: M.OConnor (1).
  • SB: J.Chernow (5), T.Peterson (2).
  • Team LOB: 9.
  • Away Fielding
  • A: M.Netzel 3 (9), B.Hart 5 (42), J.Grossguth (12), M.OConnor (1), T.Peterson 2 (7).
  • E: B.Hart (5).
  • PO: J.Chernow 2 (29), A.Gordon 4 (32), B.Hart 2 (27), J.Grossguth (6), M.OConnor 2 (2), J.Zurat 10 (82), T.Peterson 6 (98).
  • TC: J.Chernow 2 (37), A.Gordon 4 (32), M.Netzel 3 (26), B.Hart 8 (74), J.Grossguth 2 (18), M.OConnor 3 (3), J.Zurat 10 (87), T.Peterson 8 (107).
    • Home Batting

Team LOB:

     7.

  • Home Fielding
  • A: M.Ray (14), A.Ferlenda 2 (33), S.Lawlor 2 (4), D.Patterson (2), M.Nerz (5), C.Anderson (1), M.Bain 2 (3).
  • CS: M.Nerz (1).
  • E: M.DeFusco (3), C.Coates (1).
  • PO: M.Ray 3 (14), A.Ferlenda (19), S.Lawlor 6 (34), T.Fajardo (22), M.Nerz 12 (71), C.Anderson 2 (10), M.Bain (1).
  • SBA: M.Nerz 3 (20).
  • TC: M.Ray 4 (31), A.Ferlenda 3 (54), S.Lawlor 8 (40), D.Patterson (18), T.Fajardo (22), M.Nerz 13 (78), M.DeFusco (16), C.Coates (10), C.Anderson 3 (11), M.Bain 3 (4).

Pitching Stats

Onondaga
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
9 Netzel, M 5.0 3 1 1 1 4 4.61
26   Flahive, J 3.0 2 0 0 2 5 1.00
29   Taylor, K 1.0 0 1 1 3 1 2.70
9 5 2 2 6 10
SYR Saltcats
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
32 Bain, M 6.0 3 1 1 4 8 2.95
36   Genuario, T 1.0 2 1 1 1 2 5.91
20 Kemp, Z 2.0 3 1 1 1 2 9.00
9 8 3 3 6 12
  • Away Pitching
  • BF: M.Netzel 17, J.Flahive 13, K.Taylor 6.
  • P-S: M.Netzel 67-46, J.Flahive 60-35, K.Taylor 24-10.
  • Home Pitching
  • BF: M.Bain 25, T.Genuario 6, Z.Kemp 8.
  • P-S: M.Bain 105-60, T.Genuario 27-18, Z.Kemp 51-40.

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Flames Drop Back-And-Forth Duel with Spartans in 11 Innings

By Eric Moon

Liverpool, NY, June 23rd, 2018

Onondaga Flames (9-8) vs Syracuse Spartans (12-5)

Saturday afternoon at Blink Fitness Field, the top 2 teams in the NYCBL Eastern Division met and the game did not disappoint.

The Flames scored 4 runs out of the gate in the 1st inning, highlighted by a 3-run home run by Jarrad Grossguth (Rhode Island CC), his 2nd of the season. The Spartans, though, answered with 3 of their own over the course of the first two innings.

Neither team scored until the 6th inning when an Ernie Geraci (Farmingdale State College) sacrifice fly and a Bryan Hart (Bryant College) bases-loaded walk each drove in a run to make it 6-3 Flames.

However, Syracuse answered in the bottom half of the inning with 2 of their own on an RBI triple from Lou Miceli and an RBI groundout by Raimiel Rodriguez. 6-5 Onondaga after 6.

After an insurance run put the Flames up 7-5 in the 7th, the Spartans answered in the 8th. Eddie Pietschmann hit his second home run of the day to lead off the inning and Ray Zincone scored on a wild pitch to tie it up at 7 apiece.

In the 9th inning, both teams balked at great opportunities. Onondaga stranded the bases loaded and Syracuse stranded two runners, including the winning run at 3rd base to force extras.

Both offenses struggled to get baserunners until the Bottom of the 11th inning. Nolan Watson reached on a walk to lead off the inning and advanced to second base on a Nick Spinella sacrifice bunt. With Andrew Pedone at the plate two batters later, Watson scored on a wild pitch to walk it off for the Spartans.

Of note:

Flames

Jarrad Grossguth (Rhode Island CC): 2-for-3, HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB

Jeremy Taylor (Cal Poly Pomona): 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 BB, 5 R (5 ER)

*Taylor’s first start of the season

Spartans

Eddie Pietschmann: 2-for-5, 2 HR, K

Joe Guerette: 5.1 IP, 4 H, BB, 2 K, 3 R (3 ER)

*Guerette replaced Starter Anthony Kane after Kane injured his left ankle in the 1st inning

Win: Cody Kaestle (1-2), Syracuse Spartans (13-5, 1st NYCBL Eastern Division)

Loss: Nick Garcia (0-1), Onondaga Flames (9-9, T-2nd NYCBL Eastern Division)

Surging Flames Top Smitties 7-3

Onondaga, NY June 23, 2018: Held in check for 6 2/3 innings by Silversmiths starter Ryan Cooper (Cazenovia College), the Flames loaded the bases and then scored three runs, two unearned, to take the lead 4-3 at the end of 7 innings. In the bottom of the eighth, Flames bats erupted for three more runs on four hits, including back-to-back triples by Adam Gordon (Cal State LA) and Jake Zurat.(Canisius). Jack Chernow (Columbia) added a pinch hit RBI single. The Flames bullpen once again pitched shut out ball to give the Flames a 7-3 win at Onondaga CC baseball complex last night.

The Smitties started the scoring in the third on three consecutive singles, a walk and a balk to take a two-run lead. The Flames answered in the bottom half of the inning on a single and brilliant piece of base running by the savvy Gordon, who advances all the way to third on an errand throw by the Sherrill second baseman. Jake Zurat brought him in with his first hit of the night, a sharp single in the hole between the third baseman and shortstop. Sherrill added another run in the fourth on two Flames miscues to increase their lead to 3-1.

The Flames bullpen took over in the top of the fifth, shutting out the Smitties the rest of the way. Jake Griffin (Johns Hopkins), Jeff DeStafano (Canisius) and closer Keon Taylor (Cal State LA) combined to allow no runs on one hit, striking out 7 of the 21 batters faced. For the second outing in-a-row, Taylor struck out the side. The Flames pitching staff lead the NYCBL in earned runs allowed and are at or near the top in all important pitching statistics.

Flames catcher Jake Zurat threw out two base runners attempting to steal, one at second and one at third.

The Flames improved to 9-8 and moved into second place in the Eastern Division. They visit division leader Syracuse Spartans tonight at Hopkins Park. Game time is scheduled for 5:00 PM, but is subject to change due to weather conditions. The Sherrill Silversmiths drop to 9-9 are are tied for third with the Rome Generals.

Box Score

Game Date: 06/22/2018
Sherrill Silversmiths  3 AT Onondaga Flames  7
Sherrill 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 3 6 3 
Onondaga 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 3 x - 7 10 2
                                 YTD                                   YTD
Sherrill           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Onondaga           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Cormier, N 3B       5  1  1  0  .306  Ruggerio, M 3B      3  0  0  0  .160
Armitage, R SS      3  0  1  0  .379   Chernow, J 2B,PH   1  1  1  1  .366
Roden, A RF         2  0  0  1  .316  Hart, B 2B,3B       5  0  2  1  .286
Turco, C 1B         3  0  0  0  .318  Netzel, M DH        4  0  0  0  .356
Fitzgerald, M DH    4  0  0  0  .395  DiFillipo, A LF     4  0  0  0  .313
Castronovo, V 2B    3  1  1  0  .214  Mathews, C RF       4  0  1  0  .235
Mullins, M CF       4  0  2  0  .303  Steffan, M 1B       4  1  0  0  .200
Stroshine, A C      3  0  0  0  .000   Paxton, C 1B       0  0  0  0  .182
 Krause, M PH       0  0  0  0  .259  Gordon, A CF        4  2  3  1  .315
 Gozzo, A C         0  0  0  0  .100  Zurat, J C          3  2  3  2  .200
Armitage, Re LF     3  1  1  0  .319  Evans, J SS         1  1  0  0  .235
                   30  3  6  1                           33  7 10  5


2B--Gordon, A CF (2). 3B--Gordon, A CF (2), Zurat, J C (1). RBI--Roden, A
RF (10), TOTALS (0), Chernow, J 2B,PH (6), Hart, B 2B,3B (14), Gordon, A CF
(6), Zurat, J C  2 (3), TOTALS  5 (0). HP--Zurat, J C (1). SF--Roden, A RF
(1). SH--Evans, J SS (0). SB--Cormier, N 3B (5), Armitage, R SS (9),
Mullins, M CF 2 (9), Armitage, Re LF (7). CS--Armitage, R SS (2), Roden, A
RF (1), Mullins, M CF (1). E--Castronovo, V 2B (4), Stroshine, A C 2 (6),
Ruggerio, M 3B (3), Evans, J SS (3). 
LOB--Sherrill 10, Onondaga 8. 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Sherrill
Cooper, R (L,1-2)               6.2   5   4   2   2   4   0    3.51
Riesberg, A                     0.2   3   2   2   1   0   0    6.14
Baker, R                        0.2   2   1   1   1   1   0    4.32
                                8    10   7   5   4   5   0
 Onondaga
Morrisroe, C                    4.0   5   3   2   3   4   0    6.94
Griffin, J (W,1-1)              3.0   1   0   0   4   4   0    5.65
DeStefano, J                    1.0   0   0   0   1   1   0    0.00
Taylor, K (S,3)                 1.0   0   0   0   1   3   0    2.00
                                9     6   3   2   9  12   0
PB--Stroshine, A, Gozzo, A 2, Zurat, J 2. HB--Cooper, R (5). SO--Cormier, N
2, Armitage, R, Roden, A, Turco, C 2, Fitzgerald, M 2, Castronovo, V,
Stroshine, A, Armitage, Re 2, Ruggerio, M, Netzel, M, Mathews, C, Steffan,
M, Gordon, A. BB--Armitage, R 2, Roden, A 2, Turco, C 2, Castronovo, V,
Krause, M, Armitage, Re, Chernow, J, Netzel, M, Evans, J 2. BF--Cooper, R
28 (112), Riesberg, A 6 (74), Baker, R 5 (37), Morrisroe, C 19 (54),
Griffin, J 13 (53), DeStefano, J 4 (18), Taylor, K 4 (35). P-S--Cooper, R
109-63, Riesberg, A 21-15, Baker, R 24-16, Morrisroe, C 83-41, Griffin, J
60-32, DeStefano, J 13-7, Taylor, K 24-14. 
T--2:59.  

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Flames Visit Onondaga Free Library

Onondaga, NY June 21, 2018: Six Onondaga Flames players visited the Onondaga Free Library yesterday joining Laura Hand, news anchor NBC3, and her therapy dog Moose to read to about 20 children in the first of two scheduled visits. The Flames will return on July 13th at 10:00 PM. Jarrd Grossguth (Queens College), Jack Chernow (Columbia University), Connor Morrisroe (University at Albany), Gunnar Groen (Pepperdine University) and Adam Gordon (Cal State LA) spent an hour during their off day engaging children and teaching them about baseball through reading.

The Flames handed out official New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) baseballs, which the players autographed.

The event was organized Maggie Gall, Youth Services Librarian. Susan Morgan is the Library Director of the award-winning Onondaga Free Library.

 

 

 

 

The Flames will be hosting the 1st Annual Friends of OFL Night at the Ballpark to raise funds for the library on July 14th. The evening will feature games, giveaways, a $10,000 Pick 4 contest, 50/50 raffle and. of course, great baseball. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased at the library or online at http://onondagaflames.com/online-box-office/. The event is presented by the Friends of OFL, Anne Andrianos, President.

NYCBL
The New York Collegiate Baseball League, founded in 1978, is a summer wood bat development league for professional baseball. Major League Baseball funds a small portion of the leagues annual budget. The league gives college players who have not yet signed a professional contract the opportunity to develop their skills at a higher level of play, gain experience with wood bats, and be evaluated by MLB scouts. The NYCBL is located in scenic Upstate New York.

Teams play a 43 game regular season schedule with games beginning on May 30th and ending in late July. All games are 9 innings, with doubleheaders scheduled as two 9 inning games. The All-Star game is played in mid July, and the League Championship Series concludes in early August.

The New York Collegiate baseball League is the oldest league in New York State – celebrating its 40th season in 2018. The league is a member of the National Alliance of Summer College Baseball (NASCB), a group of non-profit summer collegiate baseball leagues that are each partially funded by Major League Baseball.

Onondaga Flames
The Onondaga Flames are a wooden bat summer league team comprised of top college players from coast-to-coast as well as the best local players..The Flames are operated in a fashion similar to Minor League Baseball (MiLB), providing safe affordable family entertainment with high caliber baseball. The team has a mascot (Blaze), on-field entertainment, raffles and affordable concessions.

The Flames play at the beautiful Onondaga Community College baseball complex, located on Onondaga Hill, home of the Onondaga Nationan original member of the Haudenosaunee, also known as the Iroquois Confederacy, one of the oldest forms of democracy in the history of the world.

As the “Fire Keepers”, the Onondagas continue to be responsible for the gathering of the leaders of all of the Six Nations in Grand Council.  They open and close the councils and sanction the decisions arrived by the Council of Chiefs. The Onondaga Flames are named after the great Onondaga Nation and proudly wear their flame logo.

 

Flames Falter Then Recover – Beat Hornell in Extra Innings

Onondaga, NY June 20, 2018:  A 2-run single in the top of the 10th inning by A.J DiFillipo (Columbia) proved enough for the Flames to slip by the Hornell Dodgers 9-6 last night at Maple City Park in a NYCBL inter-divisional match-up.

After leading from the first inning on, the Flames blew a 2-run lead in the bottom of the ninth sending the game into extra innings. The Flames went in to the frame leading by 6-4, and then opened the door for the Dodgers to tie the game and send it into overtime. A Dodger pinch-hit single by Drew Hefner (Charleston) and a Flames fielding error closed the score to 6-5. Keegan Tyrell (Concordia Chicago) followed with a one-out RBI single to even things up 6-6. Kyler Kent was then intentionally walked to load the bases, setting the stage for a Flames 1-5-3 double play to end the Dodger rally.

The Flames took command right from the opening batter when Jack Chernow (Columbia) walked, stole second, reached third on a wild pitch and scored on A.J. DiFillipo’s first of three hits on the night. The Flames added two more on a Corbin Paxton (Lake Erie) RBI single and a bases loaded walk by Jake Zurat (Canisius). The Flames added another in the 2nd when Chernow scored again after blasting a double.

The Dodgers answered with three runs in the third when Kyler Kent (Webster) had a two-out, two RBI single. The Dodgers scored another run on the play on a throwing error by the right fielder, cutting the Flames lead to 4-3.

The NYCBL Player of the Night, A.J. DiFillipo made it 6-3 Flames when he nailed a two-run home run over the left field fence.

In the Hornell half of the 6th, Nate Tholl (Webster) reached on a fielder’s choice, stole 2nd and 3rd then scored on a wild pitch making the score 6-4 where it remained until the Dodgers rally in the bottom of the ninth.

In the 10th inning, Jack Chernow and Adam Gordon (Cal State LA) both walked setting up DiFillipo’s 2-run single giving the Flames an 8-6 lead. Bryan Hart (Bryant) capped the scoring when he was hit by a pitch, stole second and third and came home on a wild pitch.

Flames starter Gunnar Groen (Pepperdine) without his best stuff, nevertheless managed a solid 6-innings scattering 6 hits for 3 earned runs. Casey Kretsch (LeMoyne) delivered another clutch performance allowing only one hit in shutting down the Dodgers for two innings setting up closer Keon Taylor. Taylor (Chaffey – Cal State LA) fell victim to a costly infield error enabling the Dodger 9th inning rally to continue, but rose to the occasion as he struck out the side in the bottom of the tenth to end the game.

The Flames, who have won four of their last five, improve to 8-7 one-game back of the Syracuse Spartans, while the Dodgers slide to 5-9.

The Flames host Western Division leader Wellsville Nitros at Onondaga CC baseball complex tonight at 7:00 PM.

Box Score

Game Date: 06/19/2018
Onondaga Flames  9 AT Hornell Dodgers  6 (EXTRA INNINGS)
Onondaga 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 - 9 9 3 
Hornell  0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 - 6 9 1
                                 YTD                                   YTD
Onondaga           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Hornell            AB  R  H BI   AVG
Chernow, J CF       3  4  2  0  .389  Broughton, C SS     4  2  1  1  .246
Gordon, A LF        4  1  0  0  .292  Tyrell, K LF        4  1  2  1  .429
Netzel, M RF        1  1  0  0  .378  Kent, K 1B          4  0  2  2  .302
DiFillipo, A 3B     6  2  3  5  .350  Johnson, C C        5  0  1  0  .273
Hart, B 2B          4  1  1  0  .277  Tholl, N CF         5  1  0  0  .250
Zurat, J C          4  0  1  1  .107  Laurie, J 2B        4  0  0  0  .160
Peterson, T C      0  0  0  0  .244  Marshall, T DH      2  0  0  0  .333
Paxton, C 1B        6  0  1  1  .182  Leathersich DH,PH  2  0  0  0  .357
Garcia, N DH        3  0  1  0  .286  Fauth, M RF         3  0  1  0  .167
Grossguth,  DH,PH  1  0  0  0  .219  Hefner, D PH       1  0  1  0  .340
Ruggerio, M SS      3  0  0  0  .182  Faudskar, J PR,RF  0  1  0  0  .286
                                      Staker, M 3B        4  1  1  0  .214
                   35  9  9  7                           38  6  9  4


2B--Chernow, J CF (4). HR--DiFillipo, A 3B (2). RBI--DiFillipo, A 3B  5
(15), Zurat, J C (1), Paxton, C 1B (5), TOTALS  7 (0), Broughton, C SS (5),
Tyrell, K LF (8), Kent, K 1B  2 (18), TOTALS  4 (0). HP--Gordon, A LF (2),
Netzel, M RF (3), Hart, B 2B (5). SH--Netzel, M RF (0). SB--Chernow, J CF 2
(4), Gordon, A LF (3), DiFillipo, A 3B (2), Hart, B 2B 3 (8), Grossguth, 
DH,PH (2), Ruggerio, M SS 2 (2), Broughton, C SS (4), Tholl, N CF 2 (11).
E--Netzel, M RF (1), DiFillipo, A 3B (1), Ruggerio, M SS (2), Staker, M 3B
(5). 
LOB--Onondaga 13, Hornell 7. 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Onondaga
Groen, G                        6.0   6   4   3   3   3   0    3.27
Kretsch, C                      2.0   1   0   0   1   1   0    1.42
Taylor, K (W,1-0)               2.0   2   2   1   1   3   0    2.25
                               10     9   6   4   5   7   0
 Hornell
Neighbors, T                    1.0   2   3   3   4   1   0    9.00
Henby, J                        5.0   4   3   3   3   3   1    5.40
Burdett, B (L,0-1)              4.0   3   3   3   6   5   0    6.75
                               10     9   9   9  13   9   1
WP--Groen, G (3), Taylor, K (1), Neighbors, T (11), Henby, J (1), Burdett,
B (1). HB--Henby, J (1), Burdett, B 2 (2). SO--Gordon, A 2, DiFillipo, A,
Hart, B, Paxton, C, Garcia, N 2, Grossguth, J, Ruggerio, M, Broughton, C,
Tyrell, K, Tholl, N, Laurie, J, Leathersich, T 2, Fauth, M. BB--Chernow, J
3, Gordon, A, Netzel, M 3, Hart, B, Zurat, J, Peterson, T, Grossguth, J,
Ruggerio, M 2, Broughton, C, Tyrell, K, Kent, K, Laurie, J, Marshall, T.
BF--Groen, G 25 (63), Kretsch, C 9 (29), Taylor, K 9 (31), Neighbors, T 9
(78), Henby, J 22 (22), Burdett, B 21 (21). P-S--Groen, G 96-58, Kretsch, C
28-15, Taylor, K 33-23, Neighbors, T 38-17, Henby, J 82-52, Burdett, B
82-41. 
T--3:41.  

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