May 9, 218 Onondaga, NY: The Onondaga Flames of the New York Collegiate Baseball;ll League (NYCBL) are pleased to announce the signing of infielder Jarrad Grossguth from the Community College of Rhode Island (@CCRI_Baseball)) for the 2018 summer collegiate baseball season. Grossguth is from Coventry, Rhode Island and will be bringing his power bat to the Flames lineup. His slash line was an outstanding .327/.426/.609 with seven homeruns and 33 runs batted in for the Knights this past season. He is being recruited by a couple of top Notheast D-I schools.
Community College of Rhode Island
CCRI’s baseball team is consistently a nationally ranked program and NJCAA Division II powerhouse, regularly recruits top-flight talent, has won 11 NJCAA Region XXI titles and has cultivated future professional players such as Rheal Cormier, Allen Levrault, Brad Hertzler and Tom Gavitt. Head coach Ken Hopkins, a former CCRI player and the college’s all-time wins leader, has built a challenging program that includes fall ball against collegiate competition and preseason games against competition in Florida and North Carolina. In 2016, the team finished the season with a 16-13 record. The Knights have an overall program record of 1,080-442-3. In 2012 the Knights won the Region XXI and East district championships earning them a trip to the Division II World Series
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.
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 Nation, an 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..