Onondaga, NY June 8, 2018: The Onondaga Flames of the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) announced today that they will be hosting the 1st Annual Friends of OFL Night at the Ballpark to benefit the Onondaga Free Library @OnondagaFreeLib . The event will be held Saturday July 14th at 6:00 PM at Onondaga Community College Baseball Complex at the corner of Collegiate Drive and Onondaga Road in Onondaga Hill. The Flames are a collegiate summer baseball team with a national roster of players from top collegiate baseball programs from coast-to-coast together with top local stars.

In addition to great baseball, the night will include games, prizes, giveaways and the Flames popular Pick 4 contest, where a lucky fan will have the chance to win $10,000. Before the game youth players can sign up for Baseball Buddies and play catch on the field with Flames players, run out for player introductions and stand for the National Anthem. A portion of the ticket proceeds and the 50/50 raffle will go to benefit OFL.

Tickets are available at the gate or through our online box office. Ticket Prices are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors (55+), $2.00 Youth (13-18), $3.00 Military & 1st Responders, Children 12 and under FREE.

Onondaga Free Library

Onondaga Free Library is located on Onondaga Hill. Its chartered service area is the Town of Onondaga and the portion of the Westhill School District within the Town of Geddes. Founded in 1960, this modern free association library was expanded and renovated in 2010. As the community’s destination to read, explore, learn, and share, the library features the Onondaga Woods children’s room and spaces for all ages. Meeting rooms, public computers, exam proctoring and fax services are also available.

For the second year in-a-row OFL was voted the the Best Library by the Syracuse New Times annual readers Poll. This is one terrific library!

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.

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..