Flames Player Profiles

2018

Colleges

Player Profiles

Flames Player Profile #39 McClain O’Connor, UC Santa Barbara

Flames Player Profile #39 McClain O'Connor, UC Santa Barbara
McClain on his way to a triple. Photo by Andrew Roth. McClain O'Connor is no stranger to putting out fires. Having served on a California firefighter helicopter support crew last summer, the rising junior at West Coast baseball powerhouse University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) has plenty of experience staying focused when the heat is on. That experience came in handy in the first game of ...
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Flames Player Profile #24 Jarrad Grossguth, Queens College

Flames Player Profile #24 Jarrad Grossguth, Queens College
The Flames Jarrad Grossguth is a natural talent to watch. One of the youngest Flames, the hard-hitting shortstop/third basemen has demonstrated an abundance of raw talent playing in his first collegiate summer baseball season. Fresh from the junior college ranks at CC of Rhode Island, Grossguth is slashing .273/.430/.455, proving he has seamlessly made the transition to wooden bat and the next level of competition. He ...
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Flames Player Profiles #22 Adam Gordon, Cal State LA

Flames Player Profiles #22 Adam Gordon, Cal State LA
Slashing .327/.421/.469 with great range, sure hands and strong arm, outfielder Adam Gordon, a rising senior at Cal State LA, is a complete ballplayer with great instincts on the base paths. Time and again, he has amazed us with his canny ability to grab the extra base when few others would try it. His heads up play alone has won a few games for the Flames.  ...
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Flames Player Profile #23 Collin Mathews, Kent State

Flames Player Profile #23 Collin Mathews, Kent State
Simply put, the Flames Collin Mathews is on fire with 14 hits in 28 at bats over the last seven games. The owner of the 4th highest batting average in the league, the redshirt freshman is slashing .380/.468/.478 on the season with 5 doubles, 2 triples and 15 RBI's over 109 plate appearances. Collin has created 20.788 runs, second most on the team. A two-way player, ...
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Flames Player Profile #12 A. J. DiFillipo, Columbia University

Flames Player Profile #12 A. J. DiFillipo, Columbia University
It has been an interesting summer for Columbia University rising junior A.J. DiFillipo. After hitting a home run in the College World Series, AJ has taken the NYCBL by storm with a slash line of .359/433/.534 with 8 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs and 34 RBIs. A tough out as evidenced by his .433 OBP, DiFillipo has struck out only 14 times in 103 at ...
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Flames Player Profile #9 Mike Netzel, Occidental College

Flames Player Profile #9 Mike Netzel, Occidental College
Photo courtesy of Roger Hagen One of the most talented and versatile players in the league, Mike Netzel is a rare commodity in college baseball - a pitcher with a strong bat who can double as a designated hitter. Not only does Mike bat for himself when on the mound, he also DH's when not in the lineup as a pitcher or right fielder. The Culver ...
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Flames Player Profile #5 Bryan Hart, Bryant University

Flames Player Profile #5 Bryan Hart, Bryant University
Bryan Hart  photo courtesy of Roger Hagen The workhorse of the 2018 Onondaga Flames, Bryan Hart has played in 32 of the Flames' 35 games so far this season. He has the most plate appearances (137) and at bats (111) of any Flames player. The sturdy Bryant Bulldog seems to be getting stronger as the season progresses witnessed by his last 7 days slash line of ...
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