August 2018 Onondaga, NY: The Onondaga Flames of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) announced today the signing of NYS Sectiion III All-Star pitcher Mke McCully (CBA) for the 2019 summer season. The highly recruited McCully is headed to Loudonvile to become a Siena Saint.
Mike enjoyed an impressive high school career capped by an All-Star senior campaign in which he pitched a perfect game, a one-hitter and two shutouts. McCully won 7 games and lost only one. He struck out 69 in his 43.1 innings pitched, while issuing a meager 11 base on balls. His incredible 14.4 K9 was matched by an equally impressive 6.2 SO/BB ratio.
McCully’s season highlight was a 6-inning perfect game in which he used just 64 pitches (48 strikes) and never allowed a batter to get more than two balls in the count. Mike McCully’s perfection on mound drives CBA to eighth straight win
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In a warm up for collegiate play, McCully played in the Interstate Collegiate Baseball League during this past summer season and showed he is ready for the next level.
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 and widely regarded as one of the most competitive leagues in the nation. 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 Onondaga Flames is a wooden bat summer league team comprised of top college players from coast-to-coast as well as the best local players, The team is 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..
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.