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

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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.

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.