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 a 1.67 ERA and striking out 34 while walking 24. “Jake is another Baldwinsville pitcher with huge potential,” commented Wayne Walker, Flames president, “We think he can be something special.”

Marshall is one of four (PGCBLlimit) 2019 college commits the Flames will invite for the 2019 summer season. He joins Cregg Scherrer (Skaneateles) who is headed to UAlbany next fall. “Playing in the PGCBL will give them great experience as they prepare for their college careers,” added Walker.

LeMoyne College Baseball

The Dolphins are a NCAA D-II powerhouse. Over the last three years the fish have won 89 and lost 50 for a .640 win percentage. LeMoyne is led by alum and former major league pitcher Scott Cassidy who enters his ninth season at the helm. Just the program’s fourth coach in the last 49 years, Cassidy has posted a record of 213-164-2 in his first eight years, including a mark of 43-15-1 in the program’s first year back at the Division II level.

LeMoyne has placed a dozen pitchers in professional baseball, including Josiah Gray the 2018 72nd overall pick (Competitive Balance Round B).

PGCBL

The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League was founded in the fall of 2010 in conjunction with Perfect Game USA, baseball’s largest scouting service. The PGCBL is upstate New York’s premier summer wood bat league. Every year since its inaugural season in 2011, the PGCBL has sent players to the pros and has had several alumni selected in the MLB Draft with each year. 

 

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..

In 2017, its first year, the Flames played in the PGCBL and made the playoffs. The team moved to the NYCBL and won the league championship, sweeping the playoffs and winning 15 of their last 16 games. The Flames have announced their return to the PGCBL for the 2019 season and thereafter.

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. “At any level, that’s very impressive for six 7-inning games.” noted Wayne Walker, Flames president

Kevin Rivoli, The Citizen

Striking out 93 while walking only 23, Scherrer also posted an impressive 3.85 SO to BB ratio over 40.2 innings pitched. He allowed only one run (unearned) to cross the plate all season. He had five games in which he had at least 12 strikeouts, including In this year’s second round of the Section III Class B playoffs where he pitched a complete game shutout with 19 strikeouts and only one hit and one walk – that’s 19 Ks out of 21 outs.. 

Delivering from his high 3/4 arm slot, Scherrer commands a heater that sits at 85-87 and peaks at 88-mph, and a 74 mph curve ball, creating big timing problems for hitters. 

Not yet 18-years old, Scherrer has room to grow and to fill out his 5’11” 165 lbs. athletic frame. 

“When I first saw his stats I thought there was a typo but when I drilled down I realized it was accurate. Then, I thought maybe he was just playing in a league below his talent level. However, Cregg has excelled at regional and national level tournaments against stiff competition – he’s the real deal.” commented. Walker, “The Flames will give him some great experience facing high caliber college hitters. I have no doubt he’ll be up to the challenge.” 

Scherrer, who is ranked by Perfect Game USA as the 39th top player and the 4th best left-handed pitcher in New York State, has won numerous accolades including:

  • 2017 WWBA 2019 GRADS or 16U National Championship All Tournament Pitchers
  • 2017 Perfect Game 16U PG SUPER25 National Championship All Tournament Pitchers
  • The Citizen’s baseball Player of the Year 2018
  • 2017 NYSSWA All-Star
  • 2018 NYSSWA All-Star
  • Perfect Game 2018 PG Underclass All Americans/All Regions Honorable Mention

Scherrer in the News

Son of Skaneateles golf star emerges as strikeout king in Section III baseball

Local Roundup: Scherrer dominates with 19 Ks as Skaneateles baseball moves on

Toyota High School Athlete of the Week- Skaneateles star Cregg Scherrer

STATISTICS BY YEAR 

YEAR IP RUNS ALLOWED EARNED RUNS ALLOWED BB K W ERA PITCH COUNT
2018 40.2 1 0 24 93 6 0 123
2017 57 12 9 30 87 7 1.11 384
2016 23.1 18 12 14 29 3 3.6  
CAREER   31 21         507
 

STATISTICS BY GAME

Pitching Statistics

DATE OPPONENT W IP R ER H BB K HB ERA PIT
4/10 Bishop Grimes 1 6 0 0 0 3 15 0
4/11 Solvay
4/14 Marcellus 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 0
4/21 Central Square 3 0 0 0 1 8 0
4/23 Bishop Ludden
4/23 Bishop Ludden
4/24 Marcellus 1 4.2 0 0 0 8 12 0 0 107
4/25 Christian Brothers Academy
4/30 Solvay 1 7 0 0 2 2 15 2 0
5/01 Weedsport
5/05 Hannibal 1 5 1 0 0 4 12 0
5/07 Phoenix
5/08 Mexico
5/09 Altmar-Parish-Williamstown
5/10 Jordan-Elbridge
5/11 Westhill 1 6 0 0 5 3 6 0 0
5/16 Chittenango 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 16
5/23 Utica Notre Dame 1 7 0 0 1 1 19 1 0
5/24 Holland Patent
5/26 Adirondack

University at Albany

UAlbany is an NCAA Division 1 program competing in the highly competitive America East Conference.against Binghamton, Hartford,  Maine, UM Baltimore, UMass Lowell  and Stony Brook. The Great Danes are led by Head Coach Jon Mueller who enters his 19th season at the helm. The Stillwater, N.Y. native has had proven success as both a player and coach throughout his career. Mueller ranks first among UAlbany’s career leaders with 377 coaching victories, and was named the America East Coach of the Year in 2004. He also led the Danes to the program’s first America East Conference tournament championship title and NCAA appearance in 2007. Mueller has produced dozens of all-conference standouts and has had six players selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft under his direction.

 

PGCBL
The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League was founded in the fall of 2010 in conjunction with Perfect Game USA, baseball’s largest scouting service. The PGCBL is upstate New York’s premier summer wood bat league. Every year since its inaugural season in 2011, the PGCBL has sent players to the pros and has had several alumni selected in the MLB Draft with each year. 

The league has 14 teams in three division with the Onondaga Flames competing in the Central Division.

 

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..

In 2017, its first year, the Flames played in the PGCBL and made the playoffs. The team moved to the NYCBL and won the league championship, sweeping the playoffs and winning 15 of their last 16 games. The Flames have announced their return to the PGCBL for the 2019 season and thereafter.

Flames Sign J-D Section III All-Star Scottie O’Bryan

Photo by . (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 III SCAC first team All-Star. (Selected by Section III coaches). O’Bryan is headed to Siena College where he will join new Siena teammate Mike McCully who has also signed with the Flames. 

“We’re excited about working with Scottie who has tremendous natural talent and a great work ethic.” commented Wayne Walker, Flames president. “Scottie was a late bloomer in terms of his size and strength and has recently improved his throwing speed to over 90 mph from the outfield and the mound. We think with some great college coaching, which he will get at Siena, and playing experience, which he will get with the Flames, the sky is the limit for Scottie.” Walker added.

The Flames are no strangers to developing young players. Last year’s Flames NYCBL championship team had 17 pure freshman and 2 redshirt freshman, all of whom were better players at the end of the summer than at the beginning. One redshirt freshman, Mike Steffan (Canisius College) was the Playoff MVP and other first year college players played key roles in the Flames success.

Siena College

Siena College is a member of the  highly competitive Division I Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). 

The Saints are led by Tony Rossi for the 49th consecutive season, He is both the longest tenured active Division I head coach in the nation after Augie Garrido of Texas (46 years) stepped down, and the longest active tenured coach at the same institution in any NCAA Division I sport. Rossi is the winningest coach in school history in any sport, and the winningest active coach in the MAAC, Rossi has defined Siena baseball over the years, building it from a Division II team with 10 players to a championship Division I program with 24 scholarship student athletes.

Since entry into the MAAC, prior to the 1990 season, Rossi has guided the Saints to a 355-273 (.565) record in the conference. He has been named MAAC Coach of the Year six times: 1991, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001 and most recently in 2005. Rossi has also coached six MAAC Rookies of the Year and six MAAC Players of the Year. Over his time, Siena has captured four MAAC regular-season titles and five MAAC Tournament championships.

PGCBL
The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League was founded in the fall of 2010 in conjunction with Perfect Game USA, baseball’s largest scouting service. The PGCBL is upstate New York’s premier summer wood bat league. Every year since its inaugural season in 2011, the PGCBL has sent players to the pros and has had several alumni selected in the MLB Draft with each year. 

 

 

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..

In 2017, its first year, the Flames played in the PGCBL and made the playoffs. The team moved to the NYCBL and won the league championship, sweeping the playoffs and winning 15 of their last 16 games. The Flames have announced their return to the PGCBL for the 2019 season and thereafter.