February 4, 2018, Onondaga, NY: The Onondaga Flames of the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) announced today that Eric Moon, a freshman at Syracuse University, will be joining the Flames as an intern for the 2018 summer season. Eric is majoring in Broadcast and Digital Journalism major at the S.I. Newhouse School Of Public Communications.
Eric is involved with WAER, Z89, and ACC Network on campus. He is also an Associate Producer for Citrus TV’s “’Cuse Countdown.” Eric previously called games for the FCA Herndon Braves of the Cal Ripken League for three seasons. He aspires to be a play-by-play announcer on national television in the future, particularly for baseball, ice hockey, and/or college football.
“We are very fortunate to have such an experienced summer league broadcaster joining us in the booth.for the 2018 summer season,” said Wayne Walker, Flames president. ” He will do play-by-play and color commentary as part of a talented broadcast team.”
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..