Member of the New York Collegiate Baseball League

Oldest League in New York State - celebrating its 40th anniversary this year!


The NYCBL was founded in 1978 and is the oldest continuously operated collegiate summer league in the state of New York. The league is partially sponsored by Major League Baseball.and is a member of the National Alliance of College Summer Baseball (NACSB).The Onondaga Flames collegiate summer league baseball team plays in the Eastern Division of the NYCBL


Eastern Division Western Division
Cortland Crush Genesee Rapids
Onondaga Flames Hornell Dodgers
Sherrill Silversmiths Olean Oilers
Syracuse Salt Cats Rochester Ridgeman
Syracuse Spartans Wellsville Nitros

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Player must have remaining college eligibility to participate.
  2. Player must have completed at least one full year of school or have at least one year remaining. Graduating high school seniors are eligible depending on circumstances.

The league features college players with remaining eligibility from literally all across the nation who seek wooden bat experience and the chance to be scouted by MLB scouts who frequently attend league games. Many league alumni have been drafted in the MLB First-Year Player Draft,



The Onondaga Flames are operated in similar fashion 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 will proudly wear its new name and logo starting with the 2017 season.

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